HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM RicoRacer Flux & Mikey Batriani

We want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!
We also want to give a million THANKS TO ALL OUR READERS who have supported our humble blog.
When we started this blog last September 2009, we wanted a fun informative in-depth look at the SL Fashion World. We wanted everyone to be aware of all the upcoming fabulous Fashion Shows & Events in Second Life in our FASHION CALENDAR. We wanted everyone to know all the awesome contests going on for anyone to enter under CONTESTS. We wanted you to meet the TOP SUPERMODELS as well as UPCOMING RISING Stars in our MODEL SPOTLIGHT. We thank Kay Fairey, Mimmi Boa, Isabel Brocco, Liam Netizen, and Salvo Waydelich for allowing us to interview them and giving our readers some modeling tips as well as insight into their journey through their modeling careers. We wanted everyone to get a look at all the Fabulous SL Modeling Agencies and asked the CEOs what it takes to get in to their agencies in our AGENCY SPOTLIGHT. We wanted to review and showcase fashion shows you may have missed as well as show videos from the show (courtesy of the agency & videographer) in our “SCENE IT” tab. We also posted who were hiring models in CONFESSIONS JOB ALERT as well as delivered SL Fashion News in CONFESSIONS NEWS REEL. And just in case anyone needs any inspirations, we added the INSPIRATIONS: RL FASHION EVENTS for videos of real life awesome fashion shows.

SO what else?

To meet your modeling needs, we have MODEL’s CLOSET to make your avatar into a fabulous model by showing you the tools like “STRUT IT” and where to get them. We also covered fun and artistic stuff like combining FASHION with MUSIC, POETRY and ART in our FASHION & MUSIC , FASHION & POETRY, and FASHION & ART sections.

So, WHAT’S NEXT?

Keep in touch because we have so much more to bring you.

*MODEL SPOTLIGHT: We cannot wait to spotlight two TOP MODELS who have amazingly blazed to the top this year: Wicca Merlin and Emma Portillo.

*AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: We are so excited and honored to spotlight our next two agencies: MANIERA Model Management and The Other Modeling Agency. We still have a lot more agencies to spotlight so STAY Tuned.

*DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: This is a new section where we spotlight awesome skilled designers in SL. We already have a few lined up that we are so excited for you to meet.

*VIP SPOTLIGHT: This is a new section where we spotlight SL VIPs: PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW. We start it off in January with one of my mentors..The Beloved TOPAZ JOUBERT.

*CONFESS!!!: A new section in the blog for all our readers to post anything on their minds about the life and drama of the SL Fashion World. We do ask not to specifically name people, agencies or businesses if you post a negative comment. This space is for YOU. I hope you will take advantage and post your experiences, your opinions or even just to say hello. =)

*CONFESSIONS New ADVERTISEMENT: We are shooting a very sexy and provocative fashion book Adverstisement right now for our blog CONFESSIONS photographed by the talented Mikey Batriani and starring Lorelei Maggs among other sexy top SL models much like the Madonna Sex Book. o-O We will be shooting an Magazine Advertisement Ad starring Emma Portillo titled “NEW YEAR, NEW SINS…CONFESS!” also done by Mikey Batriani. Last but not least, We will be shooting a video remake of Madonna’s JUSTIFY MY LOVE with videographer Ethan Haalan in January. We are so excited and we cannot wait to present it to you. It will be steaming hot, sexy, provocative but always tasteful.

AND so many more…..

Once Again, WE THANK YOU for your AMAZING SUPPORT. You have all our love and sincere gratitude.
Please leave some comments and insights so we can improve and grow. =)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

More Holiday Wishes from Our Awesome Friends Part 3

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Thank You Again to all the people who have sent us their Fabulous Holiday Greetings.
Here’s some more….

FROM SEQUOIA NIGHTFIRE

FROM RENA MASCOT

FROM GLANCE INTERNATIONAL AGENCY STAFF


FROM NAIYA KAZYANENKO

FROM JAKEC HOTSHOT & BAZ CEAWLIN

FROM MIMMI BOA & EVANE STAFF

FROM NATHALIE EMBER

FROM MANGOSIO LOHNER & AMBER QUINZET

FROM KARCH DEVIN & JAMI JAXXON


FROM DocSeree Mistwalker & Tex

FROM TALYIA TARBER

FROM ERIC & WHITE MELODY


FROM AVENUE MODELS

FROM SEPH ISHELWOOD

FROM YARA BABENCO, DARKKO MATHY & ANNIKA

*Please make sure your Holiday Greeting is a full rights texture so we can add it here on our blog. TYSM
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN BELOW TO SEE MORE FANTASTIC HOLIDAY GREETINGS.

CONFESSIONS News Reel: Maniera Academy has a great offer.

Happy Holidays from Maniera Institute of Style.

Wishing everyone a joyous and safe holiday. For the month o January we would like to offer a 10% discount on all courses!

Studying with Maniera Institute of Style, you will transform from being an amateur avatar into a knowledgeable model. We will provide you with enough information that willl lead you in the right direction into becoming a top SL Model!

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PRICE: 4995L$
Within Maniera Institute of Style we provide 3 semesters that consists of 4 weeks of intense training. There will be a maximum of 2-3 lessons per week, that will be a 90 min lesson.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

SEMESTER 1: Class 1: Intro to Modeling

-Ice breaker
-Introduction about company
-Tell a little about yourself – Profile viewing
(Home Work: Prepare a casting call introduction)
*Profile and Full Body pictures to be sent to ManieraCollege Button

Class 2: Getting Started

- Quick Change Folders
- Organizing Inventory Folders
- Static and animation poses
- Model huds
(Home work: 3 quick files that vary)

Class 3: -Styling Your Avatar!!
Lesson by Maniera’s CEO Topaz Joubert

- Shape
- Skins

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By the end of Semester 1 you will gain all the knowledge you need to know in how to prepare your avatar when ready to use the runway. You will also have an understanding on techniques used during fashion shows.

ADVANCED begins – PRICE 3750L$
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SEMESTER 2

Class 1: Styling Part 1
Evaluation by Topaz
- Styling (how to make your avatar unique)

Class 2: Styling Part 2

-Prim attachments
-Editing Prims (belts, hair, etc)
*Photos will be taken for evaluation of your shape/skin
*Arrangements to enhance avatar with Topaz

Perpare for *styling challenge and
*mock casting – what is advant garde?
– what is haute couture?

Haute couture is a certification from french government. Only 12 registered designers has hit this levels in the world.

Students will take the Modavia catologe and choose 3 designers to match to RL designers.
(Homwork)
Take and RL picture fromthe fashion world and recreate in SL, Mel, Topaz or Sami will judge)

Class 3: Styling Part 3

*styling challenge
*mock casting – what is advant garde?
– what is haute couture?

* Name 3 different types of fashions

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By the end of Semester 2 you will know the details into making your avatar unique and stand out. You will know what to do when buying clothes, given clothes for a show or photoshoot and being able to edit prims to fit your unique shape of your avatar. This is very important to know when modeling.

SEMESTER 3: Transforming into a model Part 1

Class 1: Insight into Modeling Industry

-How to get your face out there
-Putting your portfolio together
-Other means of media to advertise your work (flickr,moolto)
- Transforming into a model Part 2
-Career consultation (where you are now? what next steps to take)
-Resume
-Flickr Accounts

Class 2: Runway

-Runway (how to perform on and off the runway)
- Poses used
-Lag tips
-Camera skills
- Tips on how to walk straight
- Practice runway

Class 3: Runway
- Practice runway
- Putting the useful tips into play

By the end of Semester 3 you will be ready for the modeling industry. We will prepare you for interview and castings by helping you create a well presented portfolio. Your first castings are always nerve wrecking and by doing a mock casting we will help you to feel prepared and letting you know what to expect when taking part in a casting. We really want you to shine out from the rest!

Class 4: Runway
-Practice runway
-Putting the useful tips into play

Class 5: Graduation
- Dress Runway Practice

Class 6: Graduation
-Graduation show (To be Announced)

During the lessons we will keep a file on each student which will hold information on how you have progress from beginning to end. This even means having a before and after photoshoot!

*** there is no guaranteed placement within the agency after graduation which is why we must stress that you work as hard as possible during your time training within Maniera. We will place every model in our Maniera Group for invites to events, job listings, and future placement.

MORE Holiday Wishes from Our Awesome Friends Part 2…

Thank You So Much to all the wonderful friends who sent us these AWESOME Holiday Wishes. We want to share them with you to spread the Holiday Cheer. Each one is uniquely creative and I’m sure made with love. Enjoy!! Please Scroll down to see the first batch of more Holiday Cheers.

FROM KAY FAIREY & ARIS EARNSHAW

FROM CANDIO CONTEMPOMI & AMYJADE WIREFLY

FROM LUCY EBERHART


FROM LEILANI MUIRCASTLE

FROM CERISE OHARE

FROM THE CATALYST OF FANTASY MODELING AGENCY FAMILY

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL AND YOUR LOVED ONES!

*Please make sure you send your Holiday Greetings as a Full Permission TEXTURE or else we cannot upload it here.