This is a difficult post for me to write, today, FabFree. It seems that there’s been a few deaths in our community the last few months, and each one seems to affect us in ways we perhaps didn’t expect. Every time I hear of another person who has passed on, I am again taken by surprise at how this virtual world becomes such a part of us – and especially how the people in it are a part of our daily lives, even if we’re not physically together.
Today, I want to take just a moment to reflect on the passing of the extremely lovely Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch. Sadly, she was ill for quite a while and passed away in January from Cancer. I remember the last time I spoke to her she had been feeling better and was hopeful that things would improve, but it seems that it returned and sadly we are now without her sparkling positivity.
I’d like to just talk for a moment about why Sn@tch was such an important place for me, because as we know, people may forget what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel, and Ivey and Sn@tch always made me feel happy. Sn@tch was the first store that I ever shopped at in SL. The first place I paid *gasp* real Lindens in order to buy outfits I just HAD to have. It was the beginning of a massive collection of clothing, and for that I’ll always be grateful.
I really also miss Ivey’s weekly notecards, which always contained some sentences of encouragement and positivity, and I always thought that was something to marvel at. Week after week, she reminded us to take care of each other and be kind. I loved every second of it.
Sn@tch also played a really huge part in why I’m here running FabFree today. Several years ago, I was fishing for an outfit (good times) at the pond at Sn@tch and happened to land right beside the illustrious Love Trill (who was the fearless fashionista leader before me and who made FabFree what it is today). We got to talking, and a few days later I was blogging here at FabFree. What a place.
I’m sorry if this post is a little sad, but… what a virtual world we live in where we can love and care for people we’ve never really met. And that’s what I’ll always remember.
You can visit Ivey and her husband Roblem’s (who sadly passed away one month before Ivey) memorial inworld HERE.
And you can get my crochet top (with Omega applier and system layers) from Sn@tch’s marketplace store for just 10L HERE.
Luff and Peace,
Aline is Wearing…
Top – Sn@tch Trinka Crochet Halter Top (10L on Marketplace)
Pants – Boys to the Bone Vida Pants Tapestry 2
Rings – Kibitz Brandy’s Ring
Earrings – Ysoral Luxe Earrings
Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Skin Applier – Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow – Alaskametro Dark Arts
Lipstick – Alaskametro Dark Arts
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – Stealthic Realness
Pose – Foxcity Delicate
Sim – Ivey & Rob’s Memorial