Friday, April 17, 2015

Asmara and Mr. X - new release by Resun and New Skin by October 4 Seasons

Asmara is the dress you have been waiting for. Swing through the spring and summer season in this  dress that creates a stunning silhouette!


A sexy scoop neckline with luscious pleating down the front of this sensational mini you can be assured that every eye will be on you.  I love the tank top under the mini giving it a hip layered look. Asmara comes with a handy color changing hud giving you ten color options that run the gamut of colors.


I have paired this dress with the new skin by October 4 Seasons called Rehana Pearl that comes with 5 make up shades with options for  thin and thick brows. Best of all it comes with a sexy butterfly tattoo on your lower stomach perfect for bathing suits. Rehana Pearl also comes with a freckle option - full body freckle option -- Mr. X loves this. There are slink and other appliers as well as lip options There is a fresh innocence to this skin that is Irresistible.


So Mr. X shall we take a stroll in the rain and look for the daffodils that are the first heralds of spring?


Wearing: Resun - *NEW* - Asmara
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rare%20Jewel/13/146/25resun

Skin - October 4 Season Skins *NEW* -Rehana Pearl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003





Thursday, April 16, 2015

19,967 miles later and Mr. X - ghee @ FFC

Fashion for Change runs through April 25.   In a nutshell,  Fashion For Change (FFC) is a thoughtfully curated event by Eleseren Brianna CEO of Romance Couture.  This  is a two week shopping, entertainment and high fashion event designed to raise funds for the charity Womankind Worldwide.  This organization is  an admirable and important RL group based in the UK whose mission is to  help women in the developing world. Get there.

This fabulous exclusive jumpsuit by ghee called Tropicana with its whimsical  tribal texture is perfect for exploration.   I told Mr. X sometimes you have to stop working like time is the enemy and just go.  Let's trace the steps of Stanley and Livingstone through the heart of Africa; climb the San Juan Mountains in Durango and soak in the hot springs in Iceland.


Tropicana comes in four multi-colored textures Fandango, Grapetini, Lagoon and Tango.  It also includes a turban styled headpiece giving the look a touch of that harkens back to tribal roots that make this jumpsuit even more chic. I have paired ---- with vintage sunglasses Awe by Sonatta Morales and new beads from Mandala. For this blog I am wearing Lagoon and Tango.


19,767 miles later... Mr. X and I are still energized and ready to keep exploring.  Mr. X told me a secret I will share with you..."Sita, sometimes you have to get lost to be found."  It's probably superfluous to say that this jumpsuit travels well!



Wearing:
ghee - Tropicana in Lagoon and Tango
Direct TP -http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/45/125/22




Show and Entertainment Schedule

Saturday 18th April

COC Challenge 10am

Performer 12noon Maximillion Kleene 2014 Avi Choice Winner

Show (MVWMA) 2pm -
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Sunday 19th April

Misses Show 10am

Performer 12noon Keeba Tammas
DJ 1pm tbc
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Wed 22nd April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm SLT
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Saturday 25th April
11am Auction finale - neck cadaver presiding

2pm Final DJ Party - Walter Balazic
(with fireworks)



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Queen of Dhukla and Mr. X at Fashion for Change

Fashion for Change runs through April 25.   In a nutshell,  Fashion For Change (FFC) is a thoughtfully curated event by Eleseren Brianna CEO of Romance Couture.  This  is a two week shopping, entertainment and high fashion event designed to raise funds for the charity Womankind Worldwide.  This organization is  an admirable and important RL group based in the UK whose mission is to  help women in the developing world. Get there.



The theme of the event is "ethnic goes haute" and with that in mind, I am wearing the gorgeous new exclusive made for this event by AlaFolie called Dhukla. I love the shimmering leather top with its sexy golden leather laces and the wide  flowing gold on gold skirt  that is perfectly textured.  This is a complete outfit that comes with hair, a head piece and lots and lots of gorgeous jewelry.



I have paired this outfit with the new skin by October 4 Seasons called Mocha Jewel -- it is just perfect for this  look -- and comes with 5 make up options, brows or no brows, thin or thick, appliers and lip options as well. The best   is that this skin is rich in color and accentuates this look and will make you shine... as a Queen of Dhukla.


 Dhukla comes with a lot of  African inspired jewelry.   An  example of shell bead jewelry,75,000 years old is some of the oldest jewelry known and discovered in a cave in South Africa. Tribal African jewelry is made from natural materials such as ivory, wood, amber, shells, bone, metal, hair and stone.  The bracelets, necklaces, waist chains, beading and head adornments of this dress is a perfect example of tribal chic jewelry.




Tribal jewelry tells a story, depending on the culture and the times -- jewelry has been used for everything from defining social status to ritual dances to a form of  money.  What story shall I tell Mr. X when I wear this dress?  I know, I will tell him to support Womankind and donate to this fantastic and meaningful event. 




Wearing:  AlaFolie called Dhukla-- a Fashion for Change Exclusive
Direct TP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/31/90/35



Show and Entertainment Schedule

Saturday 18th April

COC Challenge 10am

Performer 12noon Maximillion Kleene 2014 Avi Choice Winner

Show (MVWMA) 2pm -
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Sunday 19th April

Misses Show 10am

Performer 12noon Keeba Tammas
DJ 1pm tbc
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Wed 22nd April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm SLT
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Saturday 25th April
11am Auction finale - neck cadaver presiding

2pm Final DJ Party - Walter Balazic
(with fireworks)




Monday, April 13, 2015

Mr. X & Giraffe Women - Baboom Couture Fashion for Change

A vision of exotic.. burning sun like desire.  Intricate batik patterns are like sublimation textured on this gorgeous Asian sensation  by Baboom Couture called Mandala.  Batik originates in Java, Mr. X and I love to watch this exquisite dyeing process where a wax resistant dye is applied in lavish designs of dots and lines allowing the artist to select a fanciful selection of colors making each hand batiked piece a treasure for years to come.


I remember the day Mr. X and I wandered the lanes behind the Taman Sari water castle in Java a former royal garden of the Sultan of Yogyakarta... a bathing area where the concubines would bathe while waiting for the sultan's choice... hmmm Mr. X liked that idea....
The necklace of Mandala is like the necklaces worn by the Kayan women of northern Thailand and Burma, yes, I say Burma, not Myanmar.  The Kayan tribe has a custom where women that wear the "rings" around their necks to create an appearance of a long neck -- sometimes called giraffe women. Coils can weigh up to 25 pounds and depress the shoulders and chest.. they don't really make the neck longer... some  women enjoy upholding this tradition, others feel pressured to endure the painful custom to make a living..... as an estimated 40,000 tourists pay $8-$16 to stop by the hill tribe villages in Thailand to gaze upon these women and take a photo.  It all comes down to ethics; for me this arrangement makes me uncomfortable.


Wearing: Baboom Couture - Mandala for Fashion for Change
Direct  LM
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/76/18/22


Skin - Laila  Marigold - October 4 Seasons Skins
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003 

Main Landing Point for Fashion for Change
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/85/121/24

Show and Entertainment Schedule

Wed 15th April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm

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Saturday 18th April

COC Challenge 10am

Performer 12noon Maximillion Kleene 2014 Avi Choice Winner

Show (MVWMA) 2pm - 
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Sunday 19th April

Misses Show 10am

Performer 12noon Keeba Tammas
DJ 1pm tbc
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Wed 22nd April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm SLT
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Saturday 25th April
11am Auction finale - neck cadaver presiding

2pm Final DJ Party - Walter Balazic
(with fireworks)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Prisilla and Mr. X -- Wicca's Wardrobe for FFC

You lean against a boardwalk railing, being sultry and licking ice cream at the same time, holding his shoes.... Mr. X says-- those ribbon colored boots are sweet beyond words... I  wonder what he has in mind.... but really, Wicca Merlin has made a fabulous  new outfit called Prisilla  Marsala  for Fashion for Change.  This dress  is replete with yummy ribbon colored boots...and a dashing geometric paisley pattern of  opulent  indian origin that  dates to the court of the Moghuls.


“You shouldn't be dressed that way,” he says. Pretending sternness.“What way? It's just a dress.” Pretending innocence." We've been married for two decades but still know how to get each other's pulses pounding.



 And so does this  dress -- with the tight belt and flouncy flirty skirt... oh... yes... let's get the blood  mmm mm  up!

When you wear this dress, with its swirling  cool  mint and  clove colored swirling  textures  -- they will accentuate  you  in the evening light,  and all will know that  when you walk ... well they are  aware that your walk liquefies, your pace slows and nuanced gestures emerge.  Refuse the second rate. Refuse the untimeless. He'd break windows to get to you.



Wiccas Wardrobe  Exclusive for Fashion for Change- Prisilla Marsala
Store LM At Fashion for Change
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/44/168/22

Skin - Jewell - October 4 Seasons
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003 

Main Landing Point
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lifestream/85/121/24

Show and Entertainment Schedule

Sunday 12th April

MGB Show 10am

Dani Plassitz 12 noon
Truelie Telling 1pm

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Wed 15th April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm

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Saturday 18th April

COC Challenge 10am

Performer 12noon Maximillion Kleene 2014 Avi Choice Winner

Show (MVWMA) 2pm -
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Sunday 19th April

Misses Show 10am

Performer 12noon Keeba Tammas
DJ 1pm tbc
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Wed 22nd April

DJ: Mex (SL Radio) 1-3pm SLT
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Saturday 25th April
11am Auction finale - neck cadaver presiding

2pm Final DJ Party - Walter Balazic
(with fireworks)





Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fashion for Change Haute goes Ethnic - Styles by Danielle

Fashion for Change starts today and runs through April 25.   In a nutshell,  Fashion For Change is a fantastic two week shopping, entertainment and high fashion event designed to raise funds for the charity Womankind Worldwide - an admirable and important RL group that has been around for 25 plus years and is based in the UK with the mission of helping women in the developing world.  The theme of the event is "ethnic goes haute" and with that in mind, I am wearing the gorgeous new exclusive made for this event by Styles by Danielle called  Ivona.  And don't miss Danni Sunday April 12 at 12 noon -- she sings like an angel... and she is so special.



Ivona is a wine colored silk gown that is fit for a empress with its intricate baroque inspired gold thread traditional embroidery from Croatia.  Here, embroidery is a lavish floral artform garnished with geometric patterns made with gold and silver thread for clothing made from silk or wool.


Cutwork, applique embroidery work on Ivona add elegance.  I love the shimmering gold scarves draped at each shoulder that adds a sensational flair as you sweep into view with every eye on you.


Diversity is the main characteristic of the Croatioan woman folk artist whose work with fabric and her use of colors, threads, weaving patterns and intricate embroidery stitches come together to create a beautiful and traditional look that reflects the life of her rich culture heritage.  Ivona reflects this perfectly.


Ivona also comes with a traditional headpiece made of flowers (vijenac) that adds elegance to this look. You may spend a few extra minutes in the mirror when wearing this gown. Stare. Get to know yourself. There is no greater mystery. Nor reward.


Your recollection of history may come down to the rosiest of shades. The grandest of grand. Positively positive. Don’t worry, vanity isn’t calamity. Just get this gown!  Shall we dance Mr. X?

Wearing: Styles by Danielle - Ivona -- a Fashion for Change Exclusive
 
Hair- Wasabi Pills




About Womankind

Womankind Worldwide is a UK based, international Women’s Rights charity working to help women transform their lives and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

It celebrated it's 25th Anniversary last year (2014).

The Charity's motto is 'Equal, Respected, Proud' and its vision is of a world where being a woman does not limit choices, opportunities or rights, where ever she lives.

The Charity's aim is to support local Women’s Rights organizations and smaller local women's groups.  These groups, often at great personal risk to themselves, are challenging discrimination, human rights abuses and violence towards women within the countries and communities they are based in.  

Womankind delivers the essential support – funding, expertise, contacts and publicity that these local grass roots women’s organizations need to amplify their voice, increase their impact and bring about greater change in their communities.

Womankind's approach is not to impose a 'top down' solution but to help and empower the women's groups it works with to achieve their own solutions and change. Womankind Worldwide also works in wider arenas, to lobby for change , working to influence the powers and practices of governments and non-governmental organizations.

While not being a very large charity, over the 25 years of its existence it has supported directly and indirectly over 18 million women and their families. In 2013, for instance, it worked in 15 countries, directly supported almost 141,000 women, and helped improve the rights of over 6 million women. In 2013 as an example, it worked in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

What follows is just a tiny example of the schemes, large and small, that it has helped.

Afghanistan - In Jalalabad WW helped a a legal aid center run by a local Women's Organization to provide free legal support to 175 women, psychosocial support to 70 women/girls and basic health treatment to 46 women

Bolivia - WW helped 550 indigenous and peasant women leaders in 5 out of the country’s 9 regions to acquire the knowledge to challenge discrimination and they are now actively participating in local politics.

Liberia - WW helped develop a manual to help the police improve how they manage cases involving violence against women and girls, especially rape

Tanzania - WW worked with the Women's Legal Aid Center in the Nyarugusu camp to support refugee paralegal units to take action on violence against women, and other human rights abuses, and they trained the wider community to recognize, promote and protect the rights of refugee women, children and men.

Nepal - WW helped Dalit tribal women’s political participation and their understanding of local political processes

Ethiopia - over five years, alongside another charity, WW worked with local communities to raise awareness of women's rights, violence against women and harmful traditional practices. Just one result of this work was that 250,000 girls escaped genital mutilation.

That is only a tiny sample, the list could go on for hours....

This is a charity where even small donations can make a significant difference, because the money is targeted to make maximum and lasting impact. Some examples are shown below.

$20 US could train a police person in Peru in issues of sexual exploitation, violence and women’s rights to ensure that they better support trafficked women and women in prostitution.

$60US could train a community paralegal in Ghana, to provide legal support to survivors of violence, helping them to obtain child custody, a divorce or to keep their home.

$300US could train 25 Aymara women in Bolivia to educate other women in their communities on women’s rights, violence and leadership.

Looking at the figures, you can see that there is a real chance that money raised in Second Life could make a real difference somewhere.

Womankind Worldwide's weblink is below - go check it out!

http://womankind.org.uk/

Friday, April 10, 2015

Saviad Fashion Fair Now open - AD exclusive & Mr. X

Soft pastels remind me of the sweet kisses Mr. X gives me and the way his hair blows on my shoulders as we dance... like a soft wisp of enchantment.  Speaking of enchantment, I discovered AD's exclusive gown at Saviad called Oltre -- it reminds Mr. X and I of Spring bursting  like a flower out of the earth.

Saviad is open now thru April 18 get there ...  Look at Oltre-- it  has a filigreed  skirt with a most delicate pattern of lace and spider webs it is complicated and it flows and sways in the breeze. It is elegance in motion when I walk the grid.... Mr. X loves this.... so will you!


The belt of flowers around the waist is amazing --- very artfully  designed and evokes the way I feel sometimes as Mr. X takes my hand and leads me onto the dance floor... I feel loved and like walking art.   The headpiece is like a mysterious creature of the sea that is ever so beguiling.  I love the luxuriant tentacles that radiate from the headpiece and the way they flow on the breeze.


Oltre  comes in three fabulous pastel shades..... each with their own allure... and this gown is alluring...Mr. X cannot take his eyes off me -- telling me that love is in the springtime air indeed! Mr. X will you follow me up the stairs........ ?



Wearing a Savaid Exclusive -



AD Creations - Oltre
Saviad is Open today -   Get there ! 40 plus  couture  designers
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Violator%20HQ/143/29/3902

Skin:  Angelina Milk - October 4 Season Skins
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Shoes and Jewelry  - Muse - Seafoam and Diamonds  and Enchantment  Wisp necklace and earrings

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Never%20Again/143/160/1502

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cocytus - a LEA 18 build and AFI's new release

Dante's Inferno  I have found the deepest darkest level on Lea 18 created by Frankx Lefavre. The 9th circle ringed by classical and Biblical giants that are not merely fraudulent...they are treacherous...and frozen in a lake known as Cocytus...encased in ice.

"Midway on our life's journey, I found myself in dark woods, the right road lost."


Here Satan in waist deep in ice beating his wings and weeping as if trying to escape...the icy wind he generates only encases him deeper into the ice.  Here Satan is impotent and full of his own hatred in this frozen wasteland.


When exploring this sim, I decided to wear the brand new release by AFI Designs called Crucify -- really what could be more appropriate!


 This has a gothic vibe with a twist, I really like the pink crosses (this is also made with black and red crosses) because it adds a touch of gothic double dare! Mr. X  likes that, a lot!


At the end of the day Mr. X, a person that has not passed and conquered the inferno of his or her passions has never overcome them.



Shot at Lea 18
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA18/80/160/21



Wearing

AFI designs - Crucify - Pink
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kmadd%20Enterprise/199/39/4000

Headpiece - New Muse - Lost Souls  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Never%20Again/143/160/1502

Hair - Violator - Bird of Prey-  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Violator%20HQ/147/114/22

Skin - Morphine Quin no longer available

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ghee exclusive at Savaid Spring Fair

Mr. X told me that I should be adopting a "tropical" state of mind...after all spring is here and summer is on the way.  He left me a gift box from ghee with a note that said..."Sita, here is something to get you in the mood -- as this is ghee's latest in "Wisteria".  Ah, the romance of wisteria......and this fabulous new exclusive at Savaid by ghee



This shift has gorgeous wide horizontal stripes in variegated colors that make it an instant classic and must have for your summer look. It also comes with ruffled ankle high matching heels, really cool glasses and a pocketbook... to stow all your tropical treasures in!


When I think of tropics, being spoiled by Mr. X, I think of luxurious resorts and what better to wear than the new simple shift by ghee that comes in Peony, Wisteria and Hyacinth.




Think warm beaches, glistening and dancing under swaying palm trees to a rumba beat. This new dress by ghee will take you there.  It is an exclusive at the Saviad Spring Fair that takes place from April 10 - April 18 and showcases some of the top designers in SL.



Wearing ghee exclusive for Saviad
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Violator%20HQ/143/29/3902

LM for ghee http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Qeestein/32/224/1501

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fashion for Change - Haute goes Ethnic and KL Couture Tallulah

Mr. X told me about a new event that is happening April 11- 25 and it is one that we embrace and we hope that you will too. In a nutshell,  Fashion For Change is a fantastic two week shopping, entertainment and high fashion event designed to raise funds for the charity Womankind Worldwide - an admirable and important RL group that has been around for 25 plus years and is based in the UK with the mission of helping women in the developing world... and they have watch the video at the end of this blog... please....

The Event will run between the 11th - 25th April on its own dedicated sim. There are over 40 Designer Shops - including many of the biggest and best brands in SL.  There will be weekend and midweek live Entertainment and DJ parties.  There will be 4 Fashion Shows.  On the final weekend there will be an incredible Charity Auction of *one only* designs and other amazing prizes.  During the event too there will be a Hunt.  All of this is set in a breathtaking 'city of arts and sciences'.


This whole, amazing event is designed for one purpose, to raise funds for one incredible Charity, that is working hard to change lives, present and future, in the Developing World.  To kick off my first post for this fabulous event i am wearing KL Couture Tallulah -- an exclusive for this event. It comes with a trendy midriff top and harem pants... and a fantastic set of matching jewelry.


Wearing: (this is dedicated to all our sisters in Africa)

KL Couture Tallulah - Exclusive for  Fashion for Change (FFL)
Timeline - 11th to 25th April
SLurl - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lifestream/84/120/24

Skin- October 4 Seasons - group gift- Henna Marigold
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

About Womankind Worldwide
Womankind Worldwide is a little known International charity, which does profoundly important work helping to challenge discrimination, inequality and violence towards women in the developing world.  It provides support to local women's organizations in these countries as they fight to improve women's rights and make the lives of women in Africa, Asia and South America better.

Fashion For Change is an opportunity for us in SL to support Womankind Worldwide as they help women for generations to come.

Information on the charity and its work is viewable on the following You Tube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpYu3Yq0910

HELP US HELP WOMANKIND MAKE CHANGE


Brunch and Mr. X - New Spring release Aphrodite @ Heart Homes

One of our very favorite things in the world is to have brunch on Sunday mornings.  It is our way of starting the week off at a leisurely pace in anticipation of the hectic hours to come.

Aphrodite at Heart Homes has made a dream of a Spring Brunch set just perfect for this occasion.  As always, not a detail is missing and this brunch set is fully interactive with multiple ao's and goodies to try.  Coffee & lemonade, cookies and cupcakes, flowers and other decorative items come with this set that you will treasure all through the spring and summer.

Spring Brunch Set - Aphrodite at Heart Homes
LM http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shopping%20City/243/7/23

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sneak Peek - Mr. X and the devil!

It is true that Mr. X -- has dealings with the "devil" or so he says.... he lives on "devils island"...  it makes me wonder how all this came about... perhaps it was just fate... or could it be... he sent his minions to catch my attention?

Suffice it to say, he has my full attention--- so do the finds at Sneak Peek this month. I love uncovering new fashion finds like this  steel, silver and black finely textured mini called the Dominator Dress by AFI Designs... wow!

I love all the details in the Dominator Dress from the sexy corset top that will make jaws drop to the intricate details of the skirt's zippers as well as the zipper all the way down the back...oh la la!


I am wearing "October Powers" - the new group gift skin by October's 4 Seasons that is perfect with the Dominator mini because it really picks up the colors of the tattoo and blends with the texture of the dress.  A sparrow tattoo is for one that is bound by her own rules and is the mistress of her own destiny... are you?

Sneak Peek Exclusive - AFI - Dominator Dress
LM http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zanze%20two/64/191/26

Skin- NEW - April Gift - October 4Seasons
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003