MANIERA MAGAZINE June 2012 Women’s Edition

MANIERA MAGAZINE JUNE 2012

Maniera Magazine proudly presents its annual women’s issue featuring women who inspire us. Interviews with Bryn Oh, Scarlett LaRoux, Anne Scarlette, Clem Velinov plus two women’s survival of cancer and Maniera Magazine goes RL.

Guess who is that breathtakingly Gorgeous Model on the Cover?

That is the awesome TOPAZ JOUBERT in Real Life. Her real life name is Thelma Lay and I am so happy to meet the amazing person behind the avatar. She has been an inspiration in my life since I started modeling. She gave me my first big break when I won Maniera Men of Style in 2009; just several months after my Rez date in SL. She has been one of my mentors since the beginning and I can’t thank her enough for her generous support and genuine friendship. She has become my SL mom and she even gave me away at my wedding. Love ya, Topaz. You are a beautiful person inside and out. :)

READ THE MAGAZINE HERE:

 http://issuu.com/maniera/docs/maniera_june_2012/1

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FUNHOUSE featuring Topaz Joubert

FUNHOUSE

MODEL: Topaz Joubert

PHOTOGRAPHER: Skip Staheli

INFO: Made for the Pretty Bald in Pink Campaign , Pose by Del May, Background by Rubby Blossom


SONG- FUNHOUSE BY PINK
LYRICS:

“Funhouse”

I dance around this empty house
Tear us down
Throw you out
Screaming down the halls
Spinning all around and now we fall

Pictures framing up the past
Your taunting smirk behind the glass
This museum full of ash
Once a tickle
Now a rash

This used to be a funhouse
But now it’s full of evil clowns
It’s time to start the countdown
I’m gonna burn it down down down
I’m gonna burn it down

9, 8, 7, 6 5 4, 3, 2, 1, fun

Echoes knocking on locked doors
All the laughter from before
I’d rather live out on the street
Than in this haunted memory

I’ve called the movers
Called the maids
We’ll try to exorcise this place
Drag my mattress to the yard
Crumble tumble house of cards

This used to be a funhouse
But now it’s full of evil clowns
It’s time to start the countdown
I’m gonna burn it down down down
I’m gonna burn it down

This used to be a funhouse
But now it’s full of evil clowns
It’s time to start the countdown
I’m gonna burn it down down down
I’m gonna burn it down

9, 8, 7, 6 5 4, 3, 2, 1, fun

Oh, I’m crawling through the doggy door
My key don’t fit my lock no more
I’ll change the drapes
I’ll break the plates
I’ll find a new place
Burn this fucker down

do do do do dodo do
do do do do dodo do
do do do do dodo do
do do do do dadadada
do do do do dodo do (9, 8, 7, 6 5 4, 3, 2, 1)
do do do do dodo do
do do do do dodo do
do do do do dodo doo

This used to be a funhouse
But now it’s full of evil clowns
It’s time to start the countdown
I’m gonna burn it down down down
I’m gonna burn it down

This used to be a funhouse
But now it’s full of evil clowns
It’s time to start the countdown
I’m gonna burn it down down down
I’m gonna burn it down

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WONDERLAND….. Coming Soon!

WONDERLAND

Discover the Magic

August 27, 2011

Saturday, 11 AM SLT

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The Hosts

Editorial Clarity and RicoRacer Flux

The Entertainers

Frolic Mills, Kimmera Madison, Topaz Joubert, Persia Bravin, Enzo Champagne, Amutey Decuir, Nando Korobase, Leandra Breen, Carilyn Ohare, Matteo Bettencourt, Yula Finesmith, Didier Rascon, Angelik Lavecchia, Talyia Tarber, Maddox Kaestner, Arisia Ashmoot, Jen Tafler, LoveliMiwako7399 Menna, Serene Faith, Miaa Rebane, Takeshi Kiama, BlackBarbie Bravin, Falbala Fairey, Varedobiker Blackburn, Saleena Hax, Locked Semaphore, Jade Spectre, Rissa Friller, Veronica Krasner, Mikey Batriani, Todd Anton, Darling Tomorrow, Zachary Zufreur, Linnda Scofield, Ponchituti Boucher, Tyler Barineaux, Anna Sapphire, Daniele Eberhardt, Lali Arbizu and many more…

The Set Maker

Zandy Oh

The Event Photographer

Tillie Ariantho

DJ

CC Teardrop

DON’T MISS THIS GRAND EVENT.

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SEXIEST SL Eye Candy Picture of the Week: Topaz Joubert

MODEL: Topaz Joubert

PHOTOGRAPHER: AtomicSparkle Skytower

Appeared in Maniera Magazine November Issue: http://issuu.com/maniera/docs/maniera_-_november_2010

This Super Sexy Picture of Topaz Joubert was picked as the Sexiest Picture this week from the SL Eye Candy Group which will help ring in the New Year sizzling HOT.

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This picture made it to the TOP SHELF & FRONT PAGE at the candy store and named Sexiest Picture of the Week.

Do you have what it takes to be SEXY?

If you think you can cause traffic accidents when you strut your stuff on the street or cause sudden mental breakdown and excessive drooling…

This group is for you.

Post those SEXY HAWT pictures. No Drama and Have Fun.

Join the SECOND Life Eye Candy Flickr Group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sl_candystore/

Warning: This Flickr Group may have Adult content and tasteful Nudity.

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MOOLTO VIP SPOTLIGHT: Topaz Joubert

MOOLTO MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Each month, Moolto is proud to spotlight a member in the community that you should know about. Someone who is an ICON in the community based on their success and high profile in Second Life as well as their ability to be a role model. Someone with class, style and talent but also with humility and grace. I have been entrusted by Maxes Loon to pick and interview the very first spotlight: The one and only: Topaz Joubert

Topaz Joubert is a multi-faceted talent who combines her amazing sense of style with her impeccable work ethic and high degree of professionalism. The iconic Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous.” Classy and Fabulous are exactly the words to describe Topaz Joubert as she easily multi-task into her many roles. Topaz (along with Sami Kutanaga) is one of the CEO of MANIERA Inc. which consist of MANIERA Magazine (one of Second Life’s high quality top publication), Maniera Model Management (a very selective top modeling agency), and Maniera Institute of style (a top quality modeling academy). Aside from Maniera Inc, this multi-talented woman also is a high sought stylist and a high end fashion designer of Opa’s Boutique. As a stylist, she specializes in avatar enhancing and have worked with and assisted many of the top models in the industry today. As a designer, she focus on high quality, sophisticated clothing for women with DKNY and Escada designs as muses.

We are so honored to present our first Moolto member spotlight: Topaz Joubert.

Please read the rest of the interview and leave her some lovely comments here: http://moolto.ning.com/profiles/blogs/moolto-spotlights-presents

FASHION CALENDAR: A Preview from IMAGE Agency: New York Fashion Week 2-11 till 2-18

IMAGE Models Agency is launching 2010 with a New York Fashion week which is being held in honor of Olympus Fashion Week in New York City. Lola Baudin, the COO of IMAGE Models Agency has lived in New York City and has traversed the very grounds where Fashion Week is held in Real Life. “This project is very special to me because New York City is where I found my deep love of fashion and it is a place I want pay a tribute to in Second Life. Although the concept of Fashion Week isn’t new in Second Life; I wanted to bring my interpretation of New York City and the amazingly fashion forward people who live there.”

The Fall 2010 Collection is set to launch for the week of February 2010-2011 and IMAGE Models Agency will correspond with the same dates in the Second Life grid. Virtual Reality has gotten much press in the recent crash of the economy; even USA Today wrote an article on this recent Trend. People are now turning to shopping and living in virtual world as a form of entertainment since it provides those same values for much less. As Jayne O’Donnell, reporter for USA Today states, “Unlike Reality, Virtual Retail Sales are Hot Especially For Avatars“. But this isn’t just about sales and profits. It’s also about creativity and energy that thrives in Virtual Reality. “The thought and and the ideas behind the designs surpasses anything we can find in Real Life. Unlimited by gravity, production cost, and imagination; Virtual World Fashion is something truly spectacular to be seen and experienced,” Baudin states. It is with this premise that NY Fashion Week has emerged.

Even though the events are still in planning stages, some of most notable Second Life Companies are on board. Maxes Loon of Moolto will be our sponsor for the event. We will hold the Fashion Week on Moolto Event Sim and also be a featured event for Moolto. Topaz Joubert of Maniera Magazine has graciously agreed to sponsor IMAGE Models as well. “We are still speaking with several Second Life companies about sponsorship opportunities including Real Life Fashion Companies,” Baudin states. This is a fashion event not to be missed.

ALL UPDATES ABOUT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WILL BE POSTED HERE: http://imagemodelssl.com/lookbook/

Please check out the IMAGE Agency Site: http://imagemodelssl.com/

*Taken from Image Blog

CONFESSIONS AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: Maniera Model Management


BLOG: http://mymaniera.com/

It is with great pleasure to announce an enormous landmark within the Second Life modeling industry, Maniera Model Management.

Maniera is one of the most hard-working, close-knit professional agencies led by Second Life fashion pinnacle Topaz Joubert and Sami Kutanaga as the agency’s CEOs. Maniera boasts as a successful model agency and academy as well as monthly magazine led by the Maniera Talent Group consisting of models, photographers and writers amongst other wonderful talents.

One of the most unique facets of Maniera’s magazine is that it showcases each and every competition which Maniera manifests, namely the latest PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Photo Competition, Miss Pacific Heights, Maniera Men of Style to name a few. Models within the agency are largely given the opportunity to participate in print modeling for the magazine, including the opportunity to appear as a Cover Model (BlackBarbie Bravin, Apollo Call).

We interviewed Topaz Joubert in her capacity as the agency’s CEO and asked her to share her confessions. Enjoy!

Q: There are contests within the SL modelling industry which are gender specific, namely Miss Virtual World, Mr Virtual World, House of Beningborough amongst others.
What are your perceptions on gender specific contests within the modelling industry?

TJ: Well, Most contest cater to women but gradually we are seeing more aim just for men though not many. That was one of the motivators for Maniera to host the Men of Style Contest. To have a contest just focusing on men. Men from various areas in SL. Not only just in the fashion industry but in other industries.
And I think both of you (Mikey and Rico) would agree that it was a success. (smiles).

Is it important that a model carry the same gender in SL as they do in RL?

TJ: For me Sl is a place where you can be anything you want….. a dragon, goat..whatever. So for me, It’s not an issue. Some of (not mentioning any names)the best female avatars I have seen are actually men in RL.

Does this affect the industry in general?
TJ: Well , I guess in some ways it does , but that depends on the agency and what their philosophy is. I would like to think Maniera just focuses on the person and what type of model they are instead of what gender they are .

Q: What attributes must a model possess in order to gain admission into your agency?

Is a potential candidate for your agency required to undertake training specifically with your model academy?

There is a general perception amongst models that some agencies only hire those who have established a reputable name for themselves, whether it be with a top-tier agency or otherwise. Is this important to you? Model training aside, are you willing to take a chance on a model who is new to the industry?

TJ: Our philosophy at Maniera is that we do not train models but develop them. If we see potential in a model, something special, We will take them under our wing and develop their skills. I personally do not pay attention to top model tags, I pay attention to the person. If they have drive, integrity and a desire to work to their potential, that impresses me. We do mostly print so I look for truly unique looks, faces, shapes and if they have their own unique style.

Many of our models were new to the industry. At the beginning of the agency, both Sami Kutunaga and myself made the decision that we wanted to take a hands on approach to develop models. Give advice on careers, shapes , runway skills…. the whole package. It’s more then having a pretty avatar because at the end of the day, it’s a business and we help the models look at it that way. I have worked with a few and we have worked on a “business plan”. You have to look at it that way, set goals, time lines and believe it or not it can still be fun.

We would like to sincerely thank Topaz Joubert for all she has done on behalf on Maniera and further thank her for allowing us to interview her. It is an absolute pleasure to work alongside Topaz and also to know and respect this great lady as a fine colleague and friend. As always, your comments are encouraged! Long live Maniera :)