Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fashion Across 300 Years

Do you like Fashion?

Are you interested in the evolution of fashion? If you are, this is the right show for you. Please join us as we have a fashion show with fashions spanning 300 years! We'll have featured designers such as Alba Rossini, Alisha Couture, Cartunno Couture and Kelineschwein Designs. Music will be provided by Kromus Korobase.
There is some lovely designs being shown that day. Please come show your support for Relay for Life that day, as well .
2-4 pm
Click the logo to teleport!

Friday, April 25, 2008


Second Life, April 24, 2008 -- The 2008 Merovingi Fashion Awards geared up this week
with their week-long fashion showcase as a prelude to the fashion awards gala on Saturday,
April 26, 2008, which will be broadcast live on SLCN.TV from 4 pm to 7 pm PST. MFA2008
is hosted by the Merovingi Group, which was established to increase awareness of
international humanitarian efforts within the virtual world of Second Life.
The Merovingi Group is proudly sponsoring the National Breast Cancer Foundation and
Doctors Without Borders during this year's Fashion Awards and have set a goal to raise
$15,000 dollars for the selected organizations, which have made exemplary strides to
improve access to the information and means to seek medical care and treatment for
millions of people worldwide.
Last year's show, helped raise over $5,000 for the American Cancer Society and crowned
the Best New Designer and Best SL Designer. This year, the Second Life community
nominated designers in five categories with the top five accepting nominees in each
category receiving invitations to attend the Merovingi Fashion Awards to showcase their
work. MFA 2008 Awards will be given out for Best Female, Best Male, Best Goth, Best
Furry, and Best New Fashion label.
Partners and sponsors on the roster supporting MFA 2008 are SLCN.TV, RUNWAY Magazine,
MODA Modeling School, 3DG - The Don Duke Development Group, Max March Industries,
and the MHA Group.
SLCNs own duckyfresh Watanabe and Carter Giacobini will serve as Mistress and Master of
Ceremonies for the evening. On hand for presentation of the awards to the top designers
will be Best of SL Magazine's CEO Frolic Mills alongside renowned designers Melania Zhao
and Emma Gilmour. The gala event will be dotted with live performances by SpaceJunky,
Jax Streeter, Thumper Boucher, Moxy Baracuda, and Rosedrop Rust.
The 2008 Merovingi Fashion Awards gala will broadcast live exclusively on SLCN.TV with
simulcast locations across the Second Life grid. Viewers may also tune their browsers to for additional coverage of MFA 2008.

Miss SL Ebony 2008 - Third Cycle


* EXCLUSIVE : In association with Chan Dejavu and Dejavu Isles, the beauty pageant next cycle will be a special 'unleash your creativity event' ! Indeed, a painting by Fabienne Arietti untitled 'Female Eyes Open' have been selected and the aspiring Miss SL Ebony 2008 will use their imagination to talk about it...
The 15 girls still competing for the title will answers to the the following questions : - What does this painting inspire you ? (on the official poster) - How do you see cultural diversity and cultural identity in the metaverse ?
Models will have 5 minutes maximum to give their answers during the event. They will be judged upon their communication skills and their ability to follow strict guidelines (timeline for the speech.) Chan Dejavu is the special judge of this cycle !

At the end of their performance, we will announce the 5 girls who will access the final step of Miss SL Ebony 2008 and get a chance to win over 100,000L$ ! There is excitment in the air... and also stress. If you can feel it, it means that you absolutely have to check this event out.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tangled up in Blue

Oohh, I love spring. A smile starts to play about my lips when I see crocuses valiantly battling the February frosts and now, when the leaves are just bringing forth that acid froth of green…well I’m grinning from ear to ear. And I can’t get enough. Having planted the RL vegetable patch, I’m out there daily, scouring the earth for the first specks of green shoots. But it’s a slow business…and there’s only so long I stand watching bare earth before the neighbours start thinking that I am doo-lally (hmmm…make that more doo-lally). So here I am, looking at how to turn my SL garden into a real spring garden

Heart Garden Centre is the obvious port of call for me. It’s kind of the gold standard for SL plants in my opinion, and it has kept me stocked with daffodils and snowdrops through the first dark months of the year. Now I am wallowing in drifts of candy pink and white cherry blossom and swooning at the intense blue of single stem hyacinths in terracotta bowls.

But I am already thinking ahead to May and here creators Lilith and Dolly Heart excel themselves…I can festoon the porch of my home with climbing wisteria, place gracefully drooping standard trees in pots for Italianate elegance or use more relaxed and natural spans for bigger spaces. Although most of Heart’s trees are available as saplings, young or mature trees and there is a lot of choice for summer, winter and autumnal foliage, I still think there could be more to capture this beautiful time of year. Please ladies…more for the spring collection!! For now, I have to satisfy my spring lust with red and yellow tulips in 12 packs which I’ll strew about the garden like some animated Proserpine in heels.

Monday, April 21, 2008

At the Bellagio

Last night saw me at the Bellagio Since I knew Edo Tone was showing his Tuxedo collection, plus I am always looking for ideas for my own wedding dress.
They really know how to put on an event here, Edo's suits were worn to perfection my special favourite the classic tailcoat (shown on the right):
The Tailcoat is the "King of formal wear." The Styles of Edo tailcoat is made from a fine worsted wool fabric with the trademark waist-length jacket and classic flexi-tails. According to the international formal dress rules, this evening coat with matching simple, black, worsted wool pants also has a crisp white wingtip collar shirt, an elegant white bow tie and matching white vest. Simple and refined, the tailcoat is worn at the most formal occasions. Suitable for an audience with royalty or for the most formal wedding or event, this is the evening coat that sets you apart as a discriminating, proper gentleman.
Styles of edo is nominated for Best Male Fashion Label at the Merovingi Fashion Awards, I will certainly be voting for him! Click the link above to add your support to this talented designer.

The exquisite gowns of Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau certainly complimented Edo Tones suits.
What a talented lady.
The detail in these dresses is stunning. From simple elegance to extravagant huge trains, even launching a a special edition gown called Bellagio (shown on the main news page), named for the fabulous Bellagio hotel and sim. A cinderella inspired gown of Taffeta and lace. Loads of layering, bows and flower accents. The Headpiece consists of pearls and flowers and a flowing lace veil. The dress also converts to a corset set with stockings and panties for the honeymoon !!For the fairytale bride with a naughty side choose Bellagio!!!!
The dress that especially caught my eye had to be Vivienne (shown far left), named after Kimmera's Mother. A traditional gown in Ivory Satin trimmed with Ivory lace. The embroidery on the bodice extends down into the full skirt and continues around to the train.
The dress itself is beautifully designed, but the reason it caught my eye is that it is an almost exact replica of the dress I myself married in 10 years ago in RL. I have to congratulate Kimmera on a design that is as beautiful today as it was then.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Styles of Edo

Our friend Edo Tone will be very busy this week and justifiably so, his mens suits are the best - if you need a suit for any occasion this is the place to go (I even managed to persuede James to go shopping there this week). Firstly:

~Bellagio's Wedding Extravaganza~
Showcasing Styles of edo and Kimmera Madison Wedding Dresses
Hosted by Premiere Modeling Agency and Bellagio
The Heart of Style
Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 3 pm sl time.
Followed by a party at Caramel Lounge
Join us for the fun!

Then of course the:

~ Merovingi Fashion Awards~
Sunday, April 20 at Noon
The Merovingi Fashion Awards Fair opens and voting begins!
Styles of edo was nominated for Best Male Fashion Label.
Wednesday, April 23:
Best Male Fashion Label Show
Starting at 8 pm, Styles of edo will appear at 9:30 pm

Voting in ALL five categories automatically enters you in a drawing for one of ten iPod Nanos! There is a voting sign in each category area.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rezzable invites you to 'Cascade'

Rezzable is a rl company that has come to sl to create imaginative sims. "Cascade" their newest sim houses one of their largest clothing lines and opens on Monday.
Click the poster to Teleport over for the opening event. 2 shows on Monday the 21st will see the grand opening with Timeless modelling agency displaying a brand new, never before seen, line of designs.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

An April Wedding Event

As spring comes with hope of new life and new beginnings, Bellagio Second Life is proud to present a fashion event that celebrates the beauty and promise of a spring wedding.
Please come join us as we feature the stunning work of Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau Weddings and the elegant work of edo Tone of Styles of edo.
In association with Premiere Modeling Management, Bellagio Second Life presents a Wedding Extravaganza on Sunday, April 20th, at 3 pm slt at the Bellagio Runway on the Isle of Dreams.
We hope you can take the time to enjoy this special event with us. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Hartono, Fashion Consultant or Alix Abruzzo, Owner
Pat Hartono
Bellagio, Isle of Dreams (89,131,22)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Colour change furniture innovative and stylish!

Ever want to change your colour scheme? But after spending so much on everything you really don't want to replace it all?

This is the option for you if you are easily bored or like to theme your room on your mood.
Colour change furniture; a simple command changes it to any one of seven colour options, as you can see from the images this works really well with the stylish furniture made by Adonis Action.
This would be perfect for themed parties too in clubs and lounges and bars that often have to change their look quickly.
Not all the furniture seen here is colour change some is just stylish but it all works wonderfully together.
Check it out for yourself HERE

click images for a larger view

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Poptart Lilliehook joins LeeZu Baxter Designs as Chief Marketing Officer

LeeZu Baxter, CEO, founder, and the creative powerhouse behind the LeeZu Baxter Designs brand announced today that Poptart Lilliehook will be joining LBD to head up the couture fashion house's marketing arm. Poptart is a top SL model and seasoned marketing professional who brings a robust track record in advising RL companies in both the FMCG and luxury brand sectors. "As well as bringing a wealth of RL experience to the role", said LeeZu Baxter, "Poptart will also bring a keen understanding of the couture market in SL. We believe that this unique skill set will add enormous value to our brand going forward".

Poptart, who currently holds the role of VP Fashion at Modavia Fashion Marketing, will be responsible for all marketing, public relations and promotional activity at LBD. She replaces Payton Heron who has left LBD to pursue other opportunities.

Friday, April 11, 2008


Bianca Foulon, owner and designer of the bianca F. line of Italian designed women's apparel, accessories and skins, today releases her newest generation of skins for the women of SL. This new skin series is named “Fata” and it comes in five different skin tones Sahara, Moka, Bronze, Cioko and Ivory. These skins are now available at the flagship bianca F. store
Bianca has refined the facial features and paid close attention to the female form. The result is very realistic and feminine skins that are edgy, yet so delicate. Each skin tone comes with 10 make up choices and demos are complimentary. "I tried to make these skins so close to my own natural skin and hope that women will view them with great appreciation," states Bianca.
In appreciation of the support of the many members of the bianca F. group, Bianca is pleased to offer a gift of one of these newest skins to the group.
This newest collection of skins will be presented in a show on Friday, April 11th at 2 pm PDT in cathedral Piazza del Duomo

Thursday, April 10, 2008


*Duality, Inc - A Second Life® Based Promotions, Marketing and Publishing Companythat Caters to the First and Second Life Fashion Scene Acquires Long-Time SL® Fashion Empire, ASpiRE!*

Aspire, one of Second Life's original fashion magazines and modeling agencies has been purchased by Duality, Inc. Duality, a first-life corporation that operates out of Second Life, came on the scene with the launch of Depth Magazine in January, 2008. Duality is also the parent organization for Duality Photography; Posture Poses and most recently, Miss SL Universe 2008's print modeling agency, Doll, Inc. Duality co-founder and CEO, Kristianne Matfield, has been a player in the SL fashion publishing scene since shortly after her arrival in SL in July of 2007. Beginning with her personal fashion blog, Matfield quickly became the go-to girl for First/Second Life marketing companies searching for assistance in event planning, hosting and management. Matfield joined the staff of ASpiRE! Magazine in November, 2007 as a staff writer before launching her own magazine with her partner, the accomplished photographer and Duality co-founder and President, Benderoverand Hammerer. Before long, Aspire founders Bianca Darling and Trina Noland asked Matfield to step in to the role of Aspire Magazine's Lead Stylist and then, Editor-in-Chief.
"There's no denying that Aspire has long-held the role of virtual fashion promotion powerhouse. Bianca and Trina brought to it a vision that allowed it to succeed in the way that it did and I was honored to become part of the team," says Matfield. "When I recognized that their time in Second Life was limited and fresh competition was picking up almost daily, I wanted to be sure that Aspire didn't lose its place as leader of the pack."
Duality, Inc has slowly been gaining momentum behind the scenes, too. Their first magazine, Depth, rushed on the scene amid significant mystery and hype at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, 2008. A new, fresh approach and a rogue staff of two (Matfield and Hammerer) was out of the norm for the SL magazine scene. Duality also parented Matfield's and Hammerer's side businesses, Duality Photography and Posture Poses. But that's not all. Babyhoney Bailey, Miss SL Universe 2008 and the grand prize winner of the 12Avatars Calendar competition, had been working on her own to start a new and inventive approach to modeling in SL by focusing on print work versus runway with agency Doll, Inc. Bailey's ideas are countless and she and Matfield began working together. In a bid to recapture some of the excitement and fresh vibrancy that Aspire was known for, Bailey joined the Duality team as Vice President and Doll, Inc became a fourth facet of the growing company.
"Anyone who's met Babyhoney Bailey knows that she is full of fantastic ideas. Her long-running and successful experience in the SL modeling world makes her a natural choice for the position of Agency Director in the modeling facet of Duality. I'm truly excited about the plans we have in place for the Agency," Matfield explains.
Matfield, Hammerer and Bailey recognize the work they have in front of them and want to reassure the current staff of Aspire's Magazine and Modeling Agency that everyone who wishes to remain a part of the team and is ready to work as hard as they are to propel the company to new heights is welcome:
"The first step," says Matfield, "is regrouping all of the staff and making sure we're all on the same page and everyone is left feeling confident about our plans and motivations moving forward. I foresee that happening in a series of meetings over the next several days. I know that mergers and acquisitions can leave anyone feeling unsure of the future and before there are any visible changes in the structure or face of Aspire, we want to reassure all of the loyal staff, vendors, advertisers and partners that Aspire has very positive things in store for its future. Bianca and Trina both worked so hard to make Aspire the top agency and magazine through their integrity, loyality and dedication. I speak on behalf of my partners when I say confidently that we are proud and honored to be able to continue their legacy and are anxious to build a working relationship with all of Aspire's existing affiliates."
At this time, the SIM, Groups and staff structure will all remain unchanged aside from the addition of the new management staff. Any notable changes will be posted on the Aspire blog ( when they occur. A staff directory will be provided in the coming days.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Drama at JCNY contest: we tell both sides

On Tuesday I received a strange story, now this does happen but we don't always print them. This however was well written and expressed one side of a story, so I did what any reporter would do I contacted the other side to get the full picture.
One thing I do wish emphasized is that none of this is written by me, I will not print the whole story but will try to show both sides, even after being accused of writing it, I still wish to be fair:

"Many weeks ago JCNY launched a "SL Reality Model" contest. The format is familiar to every Second Lifer: each week JCNY would choose a group of 9 models and open the voting booth for the public. Each week 4 models would get enough votes to move on to the next week while others fell to the side and were bid farewell. The final week, the model with the most votes that week is the winner. Simple enough.We all know that voting in SL would make Chicago's famous Mayor Daly ("Vote early. Vote often") proud.
I began watching the JCNY contest after hearing the very well respected photographer and Vogue Models owner Evely Lane complaining (in a nice way) about how one of her models had been treated less than fairly during one of the weeks. Let's be honest, everyone loves gossip! Having never been to JCNY, I figured I'd check it out. During that week I voted a few times for various models and struck up conversation with some of them. Everything seemed normal and professional to me.
During the next week, one of my new friends, Vixie suggested I contact one of the other models Pocket Arai (whom I had refused to vote for because she seemed so popular). She informed me that Ms Arai's agency was looking for models for an upcoming show. "Coolness", I thought, and so I contacted Ms Arai and she agreed to take me on as a runway model. I say this for the sake of transparency. That week, my friend Vixie failed to "make the cut" but Pocket proceeded, as did others for whom I voted.
The final week came without much incident. But it was on the third day of the final week that Pocket made a comment to me that "Rainn is attempting to force me out of the contest." I had seen this contestant Rainn, but honestly I don't vote for blonds very much and she was a lovely blond model. I thought Pocket was being overly sensitive and probably paranoid. Just in case something juicy was happening, I began to stake the place out, day and night.
I was not to be disappointed. What happened over the final 4 days of the JCNY contest can only be described as disgusting entertainment. Lets just say it was like Jerry Springer's show on whiskey and steroids.
The formerly quiet, professional place was now buzzing with people. Harassment of noobie JCNY customers and voters was joined by constant trash talking in the open voice channel (I have 100's of pages of chat logs and 90 minutes of recorded vocal dialogue to back this up). The competition had boiled down to two contestants, Pocket and Rainn. Both had been fairly popular during previous weeks. Both have been in SL for some time and have a nicely developed network of friends (these networks form the bedrock for popularity contest voting). It was no surprise to see that Pocket and Rainn were running neck and neck.
Rainn seemed to be in control of the veritable reign of trash-talk while Pocket remained quite quiet in open chat. And there was plenty of griefing.
On Friday, April 4th Pocket let her AV stand while she was AFK. In Pocket's absence, Rainn's friends hung a sign over Pocket's head that said such slogans as "Hacker", "Slut" and "Stinky". Rainn encouraged her friends and laughed along with them. Later, one of Pocket's friends began griefing Rainn. What had been an orderly display of fashion modeling had decayed into complete madness.On the final day, Pocket pulled ahead and established a 100+ vote lead and by 6:00pm SL time (the end of the contest) she had won the popular vote by over 150 points.
It was shortly thereafter that JD Hansen, the owner of JCNY announced "POCKET IS DISQUALIFIED…"
JD continued her explanation as to why she'd disqualified Pocket:
I tried to get an answer explaining which of the contest rules explained Pocket's disqualification. Her response? "We had multiple incidents, documented accounts, and witnesses proving alts and bots in the store. The voting machine was getting votes for "person in question" even when no avatars were present. The truth is we know there was foul play. We dealt with it in the best manner. The decision was made and we stand by it. The next two in line as winners Split the 50,000L in a fair and just conclusion to our 30 day event. This is SL and were just people like everyone else and we feel the right decision was made and stand by it. We do not support cheating of any kind."

In an interview today, JD Hansen stated that no rule of the contest had been broken but that cheating had taken place. When pressed on what that cheating was, she stated it to be "votes appeared in the voting box without any avatars present". And again stated that Pocket's group had cheated because the voting machine would tally votes for Pocket while nobody was present.
I brought this matter to the delightful Arthur Corrigible, the creator of the voting box used at JCNY. He stated unequivocally that it is impossible to change the way the machine works without breaking the entire SL security system. Can someone tamper? "No, only if SL system is unsafe" (he is French). He seemed dismayed that his work was the scapegoat for JD Hansen's machinations.
Linden Labs concurred with Arthur stating that "SL has not suffered any security issues this past month".
What might explain the invisible voter phenomenon? When pressed for opinion, Pocket stated that many of her friends were tired of "being harassed" in the voting area and had taken to voting from the TP zone at JCNY. I tried this style voting on a similar voting box at Evely Lane Photography and was able to vote from at least 80M from the box. In addition, while 5 SLers (including me) where standing near the voting box at E.Lane I had 2 friends TP to Evely Lane's TP Zone, zoom in to the box, vote and leave. All 5 of us standing at the box saw the votes appear and not one of the others noticed my friends' presence. They had managed to TP in, vote and leave in 10 seconds. I can't imagine anyone would need to take more time than that at JCNY. "

The above is an edited version, meaning I have cut out some unneeded parts, but I have not changed the contents or the context. JD Hansen had this to say when i spoke with her, (after we got over the fact that I did not write this):

[2008/04/08 11:30] JD Hansen: first of all, Im no programmer so I dont know how this box was made and I do not hold the maker responsible for anything I saw happen with the box nor a linden labs security break.
[2008/04/08 11:31] JD Hansen: btu I do know what I saw was odd and unethical for our contest. What I saw was the vote machine working in Pockets favor with no one in range of casting a single vote. Also numerous reports from my staff, customer reps, live models, and customers over the period of two weeks before our decision. All of this info was collected, I didnt believe it myself until I went to investigate this happening myself
[2008/04/08 11:33] JD Hansen: When I did look into it, everyone was right. I saw the machine getting votes on in her favor. Anyone with a conscience would have made the same decision and do whats right in the light of the situation.
[2008/04/08 11:34] JD Hansen: I did what I thought was right. I do not support any for of cheating regardless of how technology is or is not used to achieve it. Seeing it myself. Lead me to do the right thing. Which I did and stand by my decision. which was in no way influenced by either mob present at the awards.
[2008/04/08 11:36] dana Vanmoer: but do you think its possible that this person was right and you just did not see those voting?
[2008/04/08 11:36] JD Hansen: Like I said Im not a programmer. Im not saying its a perfect system but I do know we wont use it again. I only know what I saw as a business owner I did what was right. And I will not support cheating or foul play of any kind in SL.

This morning the following press release was waiting for me:

Important Lessons Learned from REALITY MODEL CONTEST.
Announces return to old contest format
The JCNY Reality Model contest ended on this past Sunday evening with much dissatisfaction and drama. It saddens me that this occurred, when my business is about providing special tokens of affection for couples in love. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than having a successful business that allows me as a builder to fill this special niche.
Cheating, name calling, and intimidation of all sorts, whether by a contestant or voter, had no place at JCNY. I stand by my decision to disqualify the person who received the greatest number of votes. I witnessed a manipulation of the vote, and whoever was behind it, whether the contestant or not, my only option was disqualification.
The JCNY organization is not about causing anyone misery. We love fashion, we love being able to provide that fabulous and special gift. The fashion business is not always nice, but we strive to have a business that is an expression of love. JCNY is excited to have Riann as our spokes model next month. We expect that she will exemplify the spirit of what our business means. We wish Pocket and her supporters the best and acknowledge their heartfelt expressions of disappointment.
As a result of the outcome of the contest, the JCNY organization will no longer hold "vote based" contests. We are returning to the "judged" format with clear contest criteria and qualified and neutral judges. I have tossed the voting machine in the trash, though it saddens me that my effort to bring greater "participation" turned into an exercise in anger and accusations by all sides. It was an experiment with a lesson all vendors should take careful note. Though obvious in hindsight, "popular votes mean winning and losing sides." That is not good for contestants, not good for the voters – all of which are your greatest asset, your customers.
We hope to put the JCNY Reality Model contest behind us, as sad lesson learned, and move to the next competition and a beautiful year for you all in Second Life.
Thank you for your time.
JD Hansen

JCNY Collection

I leave you to make up your own minds on what happened and what you would have done.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I Love Hats

At a recent Fashion show Chigadee London and SavhannahAnn Miller of Spirit put on a terrific show, combining the delightful costumes of Savhannah with Chigadee's beautiful hats. If you love hats in SL these are perfection, the detailing and texturing a perfection paired with Savannahs suits and dresses, a fabulous show that all those attending enjoyed.
Costumes by Savhannah and Hats by Chigadee

By Breezes Babii

Monday, April 7, 2008


Today, noted marketing professional Payton Heron has joined bianca F. as it's Marketing Director. She will be responsible for all marketing, publicity, advertising and public relations for this premier Italian women's apparel, accessories and skins company in SL.
“I am delighted to welcome Payton to our family,” said it's founder and designer, Bianca Foulon. "Her RL and SL talents will be instrumental in the continued growth of our brand.”
Payton is one of Second Life’s top fashion models and a skilled marketing consultant, who most recently worked with LeeZu Baxter Designs. She is one of the best known names in the SL fashion field not just for her modeling but also for her work with top agencies and designers. She owns a successful retail consulting business in real life.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Bellagio, monthly designer showcase.

Last week saw the monthly, designer Showcase at Bellagio.
With Premiere Modeling Management we were brought the original designs of Italian- american, Thera Taurog, of Lady Thera's, and Luriel Jewell, of Liberte.

Lady Thera's art and Fashion, is getting to be recognized, not only in Italian SL, but all over Second Life, because her designs are original and different. The dresses are interpretations of works-of-art from the great masters, Renoir, MirĂ³, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Jackson Pollok.
One of my personal favourites is Gustav Klimt's, the Portrait of Adele. Thera took the golden textures of Klimt's painting and placed it on this extremely rich double prim flexi skirt.See the reds and blues that will appear under the old gold as you walk. Everrything is combined with the top and the scarf, made of shiny silk.Portrait of Adele is a treasure for you to wear on your most Special Second life moments. I loved the pure cheekiness of Andy Warhol's Fashion Art Tomato Soup Top and pants. The top is part of the Great Painters Collection and comes with an unframed copy of the original work of art and a brief note from Wikipedia about salvador dali, as did all the outfits shown.

Then we were delighted by the designs of Luriel Jewell of Liberte, my pick of the ones shown? Her ballgown version of Lucienne in red, it is an exclusive dress, trimmed with beautiful, shimmering gold roses and beaded embroidery. The embroidery can be seen throughout the entire design, allowing the material to fall regally and softly downward. The three different skirt lengths that accompany this exclusive design make it versatile enough for any occasion. (the first dress on the left of the image shown) I also loved the cocktail length (not shown).
Luriel showed a great diversity from full length gowns to business suits and dresses, perfect for the modern sl business woman, but also other designs that were soft and alluring certainly a shop designer I will be looking out for in the near future.
A great show once again the ladies of Premiere, Modeling Management did a great job with all the models appearing in the show personally trained by Wyntir Jewell, winner of the January JCNY Model Search contest, in the Academy, with the help of Image Consultant Gemini Galatea.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Creativity Trends and Cool Hunting

Accademia Montenapoleone 5 (the first real world fashion Academy to get a Second Life) would like to announce the beginning of fashion oriented classes held in Second Life by the Academy's teachers, all of which are accomplished professionals in the real world fashion field.
The first public class will be held on Tuesday, April the 8th, 2008, at 8:00 PM GMT (12:00 PM PDT SL time) and will be held by Prof. Manuela Rubertelli (in her Avatar form Mikado Rubble). The class subject will be Creativity Trends and Cool Hunting, Spring/Summer 2009. At the end of the speech there will be a Q&A session for everyone interested in further clarification and discussion.
The class will be held in English language and is open to everyone that would like to attend, for free. Especially encouraged to attend are Second Life designers and fashion professionals that would like to broaden their knowledge of Real World fashion and gather inspiration for their upcoming creations.
To attend the class just teleport to the Accademia Montenapoleone 5 Classroom at this SLURL:
Make sure to turn on your streaming audio by pressing the play button on the bottom right of your screen, so that you'll be able to hear the speech by the teacher.
The class will be moderated by the Academy's Administrator in Second Life, Shiryu Musashi. Any enquiries about it and about further classes can be directed to him via IM.
Also, to receive timely info about classes and other initiatives by the Accademia Montenapoleone 5, you can freely join the "Accademia Montenapoleone 5 Update" group, that will be used to spread such news.