Thursday, October 30, 2008

Styles of Edo Tuxedo Collection 2008

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Tuxedo 3 co ordinate 10
Tuxedo 3 co ordinate 01

Tux 01, with the shirt from co ordinate o2 and the waistcoat from co ordinate 38.
Tuxedo 02 corodinate 05 and tuxedo 01 coordinate 38.
Tuxedo o1 coordinate 02 and tuxedo 01 coordinate 38 again.
For weeks I have been waxing lyrical about the Styles of Edo new tuxedo collection. I have told you about the multitude of variations available (Edo himself claims 96 variations, but if you buy the indiviual neck ties etc I am certain you can get more - but NINETY SIX VARIATIONS - and not a bad one amongst them!). I have sung the praises of the details, colours and texturing. I have whispered that Edo is a god among menswear designers.
Weeks ago I was hoping to bring you an article that was most pictures of a selection of the collection, unfortunately computers die, connections fry and things happen - so only now am I able to bring you that article.To end this article I would like to say that there are limitations to SL photography and to the quality levels I can get Blogger to reproduce for me - so this is by way of a teaser - these clothes are a hundred times better in world than I can manage to reproduce here.

I would also like to thank Minty Bachem for modelling (he is also available to escort ladies to any formal event - he even has the wardrobe), also much thanks to Hempy Weezles and Medow5571 Shilova for stepping into the breach when our photographer lost their internet connection leaving us somewhat in the lurch. Great job guys, thank you.

And again, gents, go - add at least one of these tuxedos to your wardrobe - then you too will be helping make SL a prettier place one male avatar at a time.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rule Fashion Show

There are pro's and cons to a fashion show, the cons are mostly to do with the awful lag which is the curse of most shows. The upside of a fashion show is the pleasure of seeing clothes that the designer thinks are their best new work. When that designer is Edo, of Styles of Edo fame, then suddenly the pluses out weigh any down side. The Rule show, presented by Boulevard Agency was a delightful insight into the Formal collection by Styles of Edo. One thing I did notice, which saddened me, was the audience was more female than male - gentlemen you should be attending shows like this - they really are for your benefit.
As well as the new generation of tuxedos ( which are getting a full, in depth article to themselves later this week - don't miss it), there were examples of his new suits, with the trade mark fine detail which you already know makes me Edos number one fan, bright, bold colours and unique cuts.

There were suits that seem to be inspired by matador "suits of lights", which feature strong colours (I adore the red one) and fine gold embroidery. There were daily suits in striking pastal colours, hard to imagine that lilac can be a bold, strong, masculine colour - and I dare say that most designers couldn't make it work - but Edo not only makes it work but has done it with a style and flair that is unique. Colour in mens suits is a rare thing, but this collection has it, velvety shades of black, rich, dark chocolatey browns, organic greens, lusty reds, pearlescent whites, pulsing purples and playboy pastels all feature. This collection has colours, either in the subtle little touches like cummberbunds, waistcoats (vests for the Americans among you) and stitching, or for the more dashing man who isn't afraid to make a bold statement, in whole jackets of rich, vibrant colours. In real life, only in the very finest Italian designs do colours like this work so well.
And now I am going to wax lyrical about a personal favourite - Edos new tail suit. If ever there was a reason to insist that tail suits are not just for wedding, this suit is it, the flexi tails give movement and the styling would make any man look like a Hollywood movie star. Available in black or "white" (more a pure ivory than white in my opinion) this should be on every mans wish list. Edo's designs make me long for more formal events - really these suits - from the tail coats, to what I would call day suits and everything in between make me long for a ban on tshirts and jeans. Gentlemen - the chances are all the ladies you know have several wonderful formal gowns in their Second Life wardrobe - it's time you caught up - just having one suit and one tuxedo in your inventory is no longer enough - buy more suits, buy cumberbunds and ties to match your partners favourite outfits - revel in the almost lost art of wearing a formal suit with an almost casual grace - the women of Second Life will love you for it and if you follow my advice then your first stop should be to the Styles of Edo store, where your only dilemma will be which suit to buy first.
As well thanking Edo for bringing such wonderful designs to Second Life I also have to thank Dana Vanmoer and Echo Underwood for allowing me to use some of their pictures ( their pictures are the really good ones, in case you are wondering).

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trick 'O' Mask

Skin City - Three days before Halloween 2008 (October 27th to October 31st), Skin City merchants will be putting out their Halloween treats in front of their stores. Unlike many promotional events, Trick'o'Mask strives to be unique and easy for residents of Second Life to participate in. To be given out are not just any treats, but masks -- masks based on select skins created by Skin City designers!
But, there's more to the story:
The masks can be used to obtain discounts to its corresponding skin, and also to land on modeling opportunities for its bearer.
Following this event will be the first ever Guy Fawkes Fashion Show on November 5th, where anyone who has a Trick'o'Mask mask get to walk on the Skin City runway and to win more prizes.
Mayor Ina Centaur explains the entertainment-based rationale behind the event, "Virtual candy is generally not as sweet or fun as its RL counterpart, so, instead, for Halloween we give masks - with famous faces based on skins created by the designers of Skin City! Customers who like the skin can then use the mask to activate a discount in a vendor containing the original skin the mask face is based on. For those who can't afford the skin, they have a chance to win it at the Guy Fawkes Fashion show on Nov 5th - and maybe to land on future modeling opportunity to accumulate more fashion wealth on SL!"
The Trick'o'Mask event is from October 27th to October 31st. The Guy Fawkes Fashion Show, where all are welcome to model is on November 5th.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Styles of Edo SATURDAY

A show not to missed with Edo Tones new collection
click the image above to teleport Saturday 25th at 2pm SLT

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lemania wakes us with her Dreams collection

I have not been to many fashion shows, but Lemania has captured my love of dreamy clothes of places I dream of, places I have danced to in RL and SL.
I was entranced by this beautiful collect on, it is a must see and the top models from Look elite are certainly among the best.
The crowd was excited, loving this collection with its floaty detailed textures, I heard ohhs and ahhhs and thunderous applause. Oh how we loved it.
Fia Bonetto is CEO of Elite Models and moderator for the fashion show. She is terrific with her descriptions of mysterious gowns that flow like a dream, the inspirations of Lemania, choices of silky and satin that make you feel like you are dressed in wonderment.
We all received the dragonLady gown just for coming to the show.
So generous and come to the Halloween hunt it is still going on. Be assured it is not your hard to find and then wonder (what do I want with this) you will be delighted as I was.
Breezes Babii
I am always searching for something.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fashionable Obama ?

“The main point is to get people to do some serious work,” said Keith Mandell, the president and founder of Obama for President, who is known in Second Life by his avatar, Cubsfan Pugilist. That means contacting friends and family—both in real life and second life, as well as donating money.

With a shirt like this ??? Come on .... sl designers can do better !!!

No i dont have hope !

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Great Idea from CodeBastard Redgrave

Every now and then I come across something new, a great idea!
This is one all SLotographers would be interested in - the FilterCam HUD created by CodeBastard Redgrave.
This filter will allow users to cut out the photoshopping/gimp etc..
Get a great image without the need for post processing - what a simple idea, the HUD rezzes a prim across the whole screen and applies a texture onto it - simple isn't it - completely customizable (add your own filters/textures) its just one of those things you have to say 'WOW' to.
Created in collaboration with noted Second Life photographer and artist Ryker Beck, the HUD has 30 preset filters and 13 texture masks.
In the press release Redgrave states:
Current filter and texture masks include: blood, cinema, circle, clear, grunge, iphone, nightvision, oval, postcard, scanlines, square, tryptic, and wanted.
According to Redgrave, “Its the first customizable effect processor for SL ™ as far as i know.”

This, the first official release of the FilterCam HUD, has been thoroughly alpha tested and is now available for purchase only at the Rouge Boutique. FilterCam users are also invited to join the Flickr FilterCam Group - - and post their own photographs using the FilterCam HUD.
Upgrades to the FilterCam HUD system are free and automated, and new textures and presets are in the design stages and will be added in the future.

Redgrave also notes, “I would like to thank Ryker Beck for making all of those fantastic filter masks, you, girl, seriously kick ass. Thanks to Alidar Moxie for being so brilliant and insightful. Thanks to Gabby Panacek for helping with promotion and documentation and distracting me from scripting. Thanks to all alpha testers and to everyone that contributed with ideas especially the SL Plurkies.”
LSL Scripting by CodeBastard Redgrave
Filter Masks by Ryker Beck
Redgrave is the creator of the infamous Boudoir Rouge portrait series, developer of the MachinimaCam and Dramavatar fashion line, and owner of the acclaimed Rouge Sim and the Code Red Lounge and Gallery.
A great idea and one I shall be checking out.
Dana Vanmoer

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fabulous Fashion: New Show to Premiere onSLCN.TV

SLCN.TV in conjunction with Perfect
World Productions will debut a new show
on Monday, October 13th. Fabulous
Fashion with Angie Mornington, a half
hour television show featuring the fashion
designers of Second Life, will be filmed
and broadcast live on Mondays at 6pm
"Clothing designers serve an important
role in Second Life, their designs allow
Residents to wear the styles that best
express how they choose to represent
themselves," said Host and Producer
Angie Mornington. "People spend a large
amount of time customizing their avatars
with the purchase of clothing, skins, hair,
and accessories. With Fabulous Fashion,
our goal is give viewers insight into the
fashion industry from the designers point
of view. We want to bring the designers
from behind the runway and into your homes."
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Fabulous Fashion was created by Paisley Beebe, host of the highly popular
SLCN show Tonight Live with Paisley Beebe, and CEO of Perfect World
Productions, the team that bring Tonight Live to over 20,000 viewers every
week. Beebe serves as Executive Producer for Fabulous Fashion. "It took
me all of 30 seconds on meeting Angie Mornington to start creating the show
which is now Fabulous Fashion around her! She is one of the most Stylish
people I know! and her bubbly smart personality is a huge asset to Perfect
World Productions!"
About Fabulous Fashion: Each week one designer will be interviewed by
Angie Mornington, to talk about the success of their design career in Second
Life. Viewers will get to see new releases and special previews from their
some of their favorite designers. Our Accessories Stylist Daphne Abernathy
will have a weekly segment featuring the hottest accessories that are
currently out.
Fabulous Fashion will be broadcast live on the SLCN.TV web site, on tens of
thousands of video screens throughout Second Life and will be available as a
vodcast on iTunes.
Contact Information:
Angie Mornington
For More Information Contact:
Maggie Mahoney, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mania at Lemania????

Lemania has a vast array of terrific shops, a beautiful land to roam and hunts to die for.
I have rarely found such fun in shopping and having a great time all in one place.
Her service is just wonderful, I asked for a special item and it was not long before Lemania made it for me, perfect and 5 minutes before I needed it.
I have found so many thing to do here to get me through my flights of fantasy.
I love to ride the swan around the stream.
Lemania told me soon some 30 brand new outfits will be scattered all over these will be 1 of a kind - wow! I think that this will be an exciting hunt. I cannot wait. Gang way here comes Bree hahaha
Here is a bit of her story please enjoy and See you all there I bet:

In RL Lemania is an artist and has sold her work all over the world with a focus on classic Hollywood stars in pastel and acrylics.
Lemania has been in SL since September of 2007 and has met a lot of wonderful people from all over the world. She started building furniture and then clothes and found her niche in the SL clothing market. She bases a lot of her designs on classic designs and also creative textures and styles.
The main store is located in her sim with lots of stores all over the sim with her clothes and themes including a fashion cemetery, a building dedicated to a charity called Bugles Across America (to help provide live taps at veterans funerals), barns full of shoes and goodies and always a weekly gift for the group of an original design.
You can always check out what she is doing on her blog at:
or go visit her
Lemania Indigo Designs & Divine , S Crystal Springs (189, 138, 21)

Breezes Babii

Monday, October 6, 2008

Styles of Edo, Mami Jewels new releases

Its no secret that I am a huge fan of Mami Jewel and her partnership with Edo Tone of Styles of Edo and when she dropped me some new designs I couldn't wait to try them out, I was not disappointed!
GRACE (shown right) is a sweet design which works well for work or play - classy and chic - it comes in 5 colours all with a black high waist skirt, the bold design on the top is carried through with the flexi prim ribbon on the chest, this one I often wear for work teamed with a black jacket but it would fit equally well at a cocktail party.

MOJITI and MOJITO ROYAL (left) are perfect cocktail dresses, the short MOJITO design shows Mami's versatility and also talent, have you ever tried to make a sequin skirt? Using a system skirt this is a big challenge and one well met by Mami. Both designs work on me and I would happily wear either.
FARFALLA is fantastic - the only word for it, sassy, chic, romantic, cheeky don't describe this design well enough - it has to be worn to be appreciated to its fullest. The perfect gown for an evening of dancing and once again Mami astounds me with her attention to detail and textures. There are not many designers out there that can compete with the realism of Mami's 'fabrics'
Check them out for yourself in all their colours at Styles of Edo
Dana Vanmoer
Hair by Gritty Kitty
Shoes from Zhao

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Second Life London Fashion Week

London England announces its Fashion Week of Top Second Life Clothing Designers to take place from 28th September to 5th October at Kensington W8 London region in Second Life.
This event will show off Second Life top designer achievements in avatar creation and clothing design.
With an exhibition, catwalk show, opening and closing entertainment as well as a competition for aspiring designers this proves to be an entertaining occasion.
Cleopatra Charleville, London Events Manager says "The process of organising an event this large is a process of a lot of work and dedication. It is all worth it to see the finishing result".
SL London Fashion Week runs from 28th of September until the 5th of October and promises you the best in designers from around the SL grid. Examples of these designers are DYN and FAT Designz
The events will be running from the kensington SIM and you can view the designers work on the fashion runway and at the exhibition center.
Debs Regent, London Owner, says she is "really excited about this event, we have so many great brand names and stunning designs that I can't wait for the opening party to start it all off"

Events daily starting at 1pm slt

SL LONDON FASHION WEEK Kensington W8 London (98, 172, 21)