HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010, EVERYONE!!!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

An Old Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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 🙂

FASHION CALENDAR: Opium Fashion Agency Presents “Babes in Toyland”

The first show for the New year and Opium is doing it with something spectacular!. Never before in SL has this been done!. Come and relive a childhood favorite, in a way.. only Opium could do it!. Runways will never again be looked at the same once you come and experience the wave of the future. A Show SO big Opium needs 20 models and 2 days to be seen!. You wont want to miss this.. Opium- always innovative- often imitated..- always Addictive!

*Taken from Opium Blog:
http://opiumsim.wordpress.com/

FASHION CALENDAR: MANIERA Presents Christmas in Argentina 12/27/09 10AM SL

WHO SAYS CHRISTMAS IS OVER?

Come see the last Christmas Fashion Show of the year as MANIERA MODEL MANAGEMENT Presents:

CHRISTMAS in ARGENTINA on 12/17/09 at 10 AM SL.

The last Christmas show of the Year Featuring Christmas …Argentina Style is set in the middle of Summer with Maniera Top Models showing off the hottest Bikinis & Summer wear. Sizzling hot & sweaty models strutting their stuff in a downtown street. Not to leave the ladies out…Santa will make a guest appearance in his latest beach fashion. OH MY, he has worked the fat off 🙂 What a sixpack. Santa will be checking his very last list of who is naughty or nice. Come join us!

Sunday 12/27/2009 at 10AM SLT.

See you there!!

MODELS:
AnnaMaria Manatiso
Keria Tyles
Veronica Krasner
Rhonda Pennell
Jessie424 Zapatero
BlackBarbie Bravin
& RicoRacer Flux as the Cool Hip Beach Bum Santa Claus

INVITE PICTURE MODELS:
RicoRacer Flux & Zoey Greybeard
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nox Deigan

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.

“SCENE IT” OPIUM Presents “DANGEROUS TEMPTATIONS” Video

Another AWESOME show from OPIUM Fashion Agency and Another AWESOME video from PriMaJicka studios.

WATCH:

Show :
Mohna Lisa Couture Show
Sunday Dec 14
4pm slt

Opium Fashion Agency
Anastacia Markova-Show Production/CEO
Mallory Luke, Founder

Designers
Mohna Lisa Couture
24 Shoos
J&W Jewelers

Special Guests Models In Motion

Opium Models
Keira Tyles
Accacia Brissot
Amber Quinset
Sabine Blackburn
Haidyn Inglewood
ToniT Oh
Jasmine Night
Michela Benazzi
Rhonda Pennell
Veronica Krasner
Apollo Call
Marcus Night
Rod Insippio

Film & Editing
Constantine Carpaccio, CEO/Videographer
Synthia Quintessa, CEO/Videographer

*Video Ad taken from PriMaJicka Studios Website
http://primajickastudios.blogspot.com/
Please note they can do all ur video needs even a model portfolio.

CONTEST: Mr & Miss Moolto 2010 SEMI-FINALIST RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to all the contestants who made it to the Semi-Finalist Rounds.
Good Luck to All of YOU.

*Taken from the Moolto Website.
http://moolto.ning.com/group/MrandMissMoolto

MMM Semi finalists release

Congratulations to all our semi finalists!! We were overwhelmed by the incredible response we received to this competition and thank all the entrants for taking the time to be part of this our first Mr and Miss Moolto.com contest.

We have decided that we will have 26 finalists instead of the 20 we were originally going to have. 13 men, 13 women. We will continue on to the next phase of ‘one on one’ interviews with all contestants and CEO Maxes Loon, following which the final 20 semi finalists will be chosen.

Our 26 first phase semi finalists are:
• Apollo Call
• Chief Blackhawk
• Clyde Saunders
• Gianmario Masala
• Jacek Short
• Jarl Soderstrom
• Nave Fall
• RicoRacer Flux
• Salvo Waydelich
• Seth Diabolito
• Spencer Christenson
• Travis Madrigal
• Wurlitzer Seisenbacher

• Diconay Boa
• Glitter Bolissima
• Gretta Graves
• Gwen Debruyere
• Haidyn Inglewood
• Ipkiss Igaly
• Julia Brand
• Leandra Breen
• Mina Pelazzi
• Music Hyun
• Suri Alex
• Trixee Trotter
• Voff Uggla

Stay tuned for all exciting updates on this contest by watching MMM group in Moolto!

FASHION & MUSIC: SANTA BABY by Eartha Kitt starring Sami Kutanaga



MUSIC:
Santa Baby
ARTIST: Eartha Kitt
MODEL: Sami Kutanaga
PHOTOGRAPHER: Spartin Parx
FASHION: Black Lace One of a Kind

WATCH:

LYRICS:
Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I’ve been an awful good girl, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a ’54 convertible, too, light blue
Well I’ll wait up for you, dear, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight, yeah

Think of all the fun I’ve missed
Think of all the boys I haven’t kissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that’s not a lot
I’ve been an angel all year, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa, honey, there’s one more thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine, santa honey
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s
I really do believe in you
Let’s see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing
A ring
And I don’t mean on the phone, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight…


MODEL INFO:
Sami Kutanaga is a powerhouse. She is a supermodel who is quiet and unassuming but when she struts her stuff…she commands attention. She is one of the best on the runway, having taught so many of the top models today. The best thing about her is she is very down to earth and approachable. We love ya, Sami.
Co-Owner and General Manager
MANIERA MODEL MANAGEMENT
MANIERA INSTITUTE OF STYLE
Nemesis Fashion Events Group

Staff Writer and Co-Owner
MANIERA MAGAZINE
MANIERA, INC

Biography:
* Former General Manger, Runway Instructor, and Model for SuperElite Modeling and Fashion Academy/Graduation Show Coordinator 11 times/ Elite Instructor with Isabel Brocco
*Currently Head Model and show coordinator and choreagrapher for Maniera Model Mangament
*SE and Bestyle
*Posied Model Agency Shiki Designs Show
*Maniera Takin’ it to the Streets Show Producer and choreographer
*Maseno Show SuperElite Model/Producer Jungle Theme
*Maseno Show ICON/Startlight Model
*Maneria Magazine Cover Model
*Spring Fashion Show SuperElite
*Chocolate Koncept Azul Show-Kemo
*Maniera 40’s Confidential Producer and Choreographer
*BeStar Carnival of Venice Show
*Maniera HeadModel and Print Model/Maniera Magazine
*Capture Trade Show Runway Model Winter 2009
*Nemesis Fashion Group Runway Model/UK Runway Show/Print Model/Runway Manager/Owner
*Runway coordinator Flashbox Studios Dec 08/January 09
*Glance Skin Show SuperElite
*Apple May SuperElite at BOSL

SAMI KUTANAGA & ATOMICSPARKLE SKYTOWER
This is the COVER of the DECEMBER ISSUE of MANIERA MAGAZINE. PICK ONE UP NOW!!!

Please feel free to send some love and comments. TY

PLEASE SEE THE WONDERFUL AND CREATIVE HOLIDAY CARDS BELOW THIS POST FROM OUR FRIENDS. TY.

Holiday Wishes From Our Awesome Friends…

We have received so many wonderful and creative Holiday Wishes cards that we would like to share them with everyone here to spread the Holiday Cheer. We thank all our friends sincerely for the greetings. If you don’t see your Christmas Card here, It means we were unable to download it because it’s not a full rights texture. Please feel free to resend. We are still accepting full rights Holiday Textures to be posted here in our blog. Please send to RicoRacer Flux or Mikey Batriani. TYSM. Happy Holidays Everyone!

FROM KATHY NIKOLAIDIS

FROM CHES SERIMAN

FROM SENSUALITY CORDEAUX

FROM CODY BOLERO & BILLY BLAYLOCK

FROM DIANE HANDSCHUH

FROM BURLY TIGERPAW

FROM LIKE BIKCIN

FROM DIVOS TITANIUM


FROM Chicie Quintessa

FROM JEN TAFLER

FROM ZOEY GREYBEARD


FROM PYPER DOLLINGER

FROM DARKSTAR GOTHLY

TYSM =)

FASHION CALENDAR: OPIUM Fashion Agency Presents Noir Couture 12/22 6PMSL & 12/23 1PMSL

Opium Fashion Agency presents Noir Couture: A History of Baiaistice in Black and White. This fashion show is so big that it takes two days for the Opium Models to grace the runway in the exquisite designs of Baiastice, beautifully accessorized with jewelry from CCD and Tukinowaguma hair. The show is being held December 22nd at 6pm and December 23rd at 1pm. The set is simply amazing with the theme of Old Hollywood Noir Couture Black and White.
Haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet? Well, Come see the wonderful designs of Baiastice as well as gorgeous jewelry from CCD and hair from Tukinowaguma. We got those on your list taken care of. =)

MODELS:
Nisa Constantine
Emma Portilo
Kay Fairey
Anastacia Markova
Lovena Allen
Wenadrenia Soderstrom
Accacia Brissot
Hollee Zhora
Marcus Night
RicoRacer Flux

FASHION AND MUSIC: Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Mariah Carey starring Veronica Krasner

We want to wish everyone Very Happy Holidays. We have received so many wonderful Holiday Greetings in SL that we want to share it with everyone. We are amazed the love and creativity that goes into making these awesome Holiday cards. Veronica Krasner Starts us off…

MUSIC: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
ARTIST: Mariah Carey
Model: Veronica Krasner
Photographer: Veronica Krasner
FASHION: Jekateri by Earth and Sky

WATCH:

LYRICS:
You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He’s making a list
He’s checking it twice
He’s gonna find out
Who’s naughty or nice

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town

The kids in girl and boyland
Will have a jubilee
They’re gonna build a toyland
All around the Christmas tree

So, you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus (is comin’ to town)
Santa Claus (is comin’ to town)
Santa Claus is comin’
Santa Claus is comin’
Santa Claus is comin’
To town

CONFESSIONS NEWS REEL: A New Tradition at Catalyst of Fantasy Agency

I have always said that CoF is a family and I have always been so blessed when I have seen you all rally around someone who was down and needed a hug, or some encouragement, or some help on the runway. You guys have ALWAYS been there to help out .

We are a new company on the grid, but because of you we have made it a long way and are looking at the top. I am stunned when I see the dedication all of you bring to your job here .

Since we are young, we haven’t had a chance to develop any CoF traditions yet, but I would like to start one now.

The recession has hit many of us very hard. We have families and need to tighten our belts. One thing we can do is come to SL and play and enjoy the company of freinds here who we may have never met in RL but that doesn’t make them any less dear to us. We make friendships here that last a lifetime and we grow as human beings in our time here. Who says this is just a game?

Well, it has come to my attention, that one of CoF’s own is in terrible need this holiday season. They have been hit hard by the recession and , they have been brought to their knees. I only found out at all because that person IM’d me to let me know to expect them to disspear for a while because they might be losing their internet access and their family is facing eviction. They have small children and have been trying to very hard to keep up but the recession has hit them very very badly.

We both cried during this conversation and then I had a flash of brilliance! Why not help them??????? D’UH!!!!!

So , I approached a scripter and got some tip jars made that are transfer and pay to me.

I am calling this ADOPT A FAMILY ..and that’s what we are doing. We are going to adopt this family for Christmas.

XD !!!

So , I have 9 tip jars available….if you DJ or own a club, please consider taking one of these to rez and letting people know it is going to a worthy cause.

I know who this person is, and so do a few people that are close to us. This is not a scam, this is the real deal so any help would be appreciated.

ALSO,

December 22 from 4 – 7 PM SLT is our CoF FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY! WOOT !!!!!

I have brought in 3 live bands…….

Blue4U Nowicka @ 4 pm
Noma Falta @ 5 PM
and Edward Koyomoon @ 6 PM SLT

I also have a small gift for everyone to just say thank you for all your hard work and dedication to CoF through all of our first year struggles. Without you, CoF would have folded a long time ago, so PLEASE come , wearing your fav Santa or Elf suit or your Christmas finery.

Then I had another brilliant flash of genius. LOLOLOL.

What if, during this party, since the bands will have followers anyway, we offered up some CoF models for auction to raise money for the Adopt a Family this year???????

Woot!!!!

So that’s what we are going to do.

Butterfli Sorbet, a Miss VW finalist and CoF’s own has offered herself up for auction and so has Mikey Batriani.
OMG 2 super hot models …. drools! No you don’t have to offer a date, you can offer photography if you do that, or modeling lessons, or a makeover, personal shopper and take them to your fav stores, or anything at all. Be creative.

l.ease consider helping us raise money for this truely wonderful family.
This is a short video of who you are helping this year 🙂

Given with their consent BTW 🙂

CoF is putting up a full scholarship, beginner and advanced classes.

That’s one item.

The other thing that CoF is going to do is match…linden for linden, every dollar raised during this auction. Now is your chance to hit CoF where it hurts the most! The wallet!!! HAHAHAHAHAH

You guys are the best so please consider helping this family out. If you knew who it was you would fall over yourselves to help them as this person is so sweet and so loved and would do anything for anyone.

Also, this is going to be a yearly tradition……. CoF will adopt a family every year in November and raise money to help them out. YAY YOU! So you can all keep your eyes and ears open to submit families next year to help and of course, it is strictly confidential. No one will know who it is , not even themselves, until they are given the lindens from us. Then , if they choose to tell people that is up to them. They never need make it known if they are not comfortable with that.

What do you think? Great idea?

This is the season of love and kindness toward our fellow man. Let’s help our family and pull together. Volunteer to auction. Take a tip jar to your club or where you DJ.
Make a bid or a donation. Any amount will do.

Let’s pull together and make a RL difference !

If you are interested in volunteering for the auction, please send MIKEY BATRIANI a notecard telling him what you are willing to put up.

Might be a good time to have a yard sale too and dump all those transfer things in your inventory that you will never use. HEY GREAT IDEA. ! I HAVE A TON OF STUFF. If anyone is willing to organize this please IM me and let me know.

Thanks guys.

Come to the party on December 22 from 4 – 7 pm slt and lets come together as a family one last time this year.

I truly do love you guys.

Lacie Benigborough

xoxoxo

Model’s Closet: Talon Faire Made to Fit Eyelashes for the Ladies.

Talon Faire is proud to announce a first for SecondLife!

THE FIRST CUSTOM FITTED LASHES!!!

Talon Faire has partnered with Sophistishapes to bring you the ultimate look. ALL the female range of original styled shapes at Sophistishapes now has a corresponding SET OF 3 stunning lashes sold separately.

No more editing or loosing those lashes girls!!! Just pop them on and you’re away!

Shapes and Lashes available both at Talon Faire and Sophistishapes~

See YOU there!

FASHION CALENDAR: PACADI JASHA Secret Christmas Show 12/20 1PM SL

PACADI JASHA  Presents The Christmas Secret Fashion Show 2009

December 20 at 1PM SL

LOCATION: – Christmas Secret , Altobello (70, 134, 21)’  ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/Valletta/104/97/81 ).

•  What exactly does PACADI Jasha for the show and what is the show about?

PACADI Jasha has planned the show for the last few months and finally started organizing it in November this year. We had the idea do something unique in SecondLife, so PACADI Jasha started working on amazing accessoires and beautiful lingerie a few weeks ago.
The show is all about beautifull lingerie and eyecatching accessoires. The whole event is made up of three different themes which will be presented throughout wonderful dessous and giant scenes which will give the event the unique look. The stage in the house which has been built for the show is huge and something totally new to SecondLife’s fashion shows. We planned special effects and dance performances for the show, as well as one or 2 speeches of the designer behind the PACADI Jasha store. It’s all going to be giant.

• What makes this event so different to all the others?

“The Christmas Secret Fashion Show” is one of the most complex shows in SecondLife and the stage and the different themes make this event so different to all the others. We worked with beatiful textures and awesome light effects to assure a wonderful scene.

• When and where does the show take place?

The show takes place at the PACADI Jasha sim on December 20th at 1pm PST.
Follow the red carpet on the show day and you will see what it is all about!

MISS VIRTUAL WORLD NEWS: Introducing MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2010 Miaa Rebane

CONGRATULATIONS to MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2010: Miss Miaa Rebane

May you reign the year with grace, beauty, happiness and above all….LOVE.

Congratulations to all the Miss Virtual World Finalists:

The Top 5 Runners Up …

  • 4th Runner Up, Miss United Kingdom, Ella Quinsette
  • 3rd Runner Up, Miss Switzerland, Sabine Blackburn
  • 2nd Runner Up, Miss Bahamas, Divine Hunt
  • 1st Runner Up, Miss China, Sora Tatham

Top 10 finalists included:

  • Miss Italy, Mavi Beck
  • Miss Costa Rica, Nisa Constantine
  • Miss Holland, Melanie Sautereau
  • Miss Ireland, Dancer Dallagio
  • Miss Japan, Marry Eel

FASHION CALENDAR: AVENUE Presents LaRosa Winter Show 12/20 12Noon SL

★ AVENUE MODELS★

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR Contact: Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer, AVENUE Inc.

LAROSA WINTER SHOW
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Join AVENUE Models Liam Netizen, Salvo Waydelich, Laurel Luminos, Lunabeam Moonites, Gena Zeiler, Sally Yachvili, Seashell Dench, Shenandoah Saintlouis as they present the trendsetting fashions of LaRosa.

Combining elaborate textures, skilled design and affordability, LaRosa makes for a one-stop-shop of all your fashion needs.  Please join us this Sunday as AVENUE Models parade LaRosa’s latest winter collection down the runway.

When: 20 December 2009, 12 noon SLT

Where:
Landmark:  􀀑

Slurl:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/LaRosa/128/7/23

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LaRosa has been providing cutting edge fashions for over a year.   Offering a wide variety of quality items including mens and womens clothing, shoes and skins, creator and designer LaRosa Kohime has enlisted the creative talents of several people.  Co-designers Eisbluemel String (Urban & Streetwear), Enes Davies (Menswear) and Stari Novi (Shoe designer, shop manager and builder), Kira123 Baum as LaRosa store and Model Manager, and last but not least Diva Duranjaya, MalaZara Lemon and Swani Hazelnut as LaRosa consultants.

For more information please contact Stari Novi in-world.

Website: http://larosakohime.wordpress.com/

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AVENUE Models, the premier modeling agency in Second Life®, is well known for their professional organization of lavish and creative fashion events driven by unique and effective marketing and promotions.

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Models, AVENUE Studio, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Magazine, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007.  With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life® Fashion Industry to a higher level.

Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life®.

For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer for AVENUE Inc.

Email: jesika@avenuesl.com
Website: http://www.avenuesl.com

© AVENUE INC PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 2009

FASHION CALENDAR: IMAGE Model Agency Presents: The Gift 12/20 3PM SL

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IMAGE Models Agency is proud to present
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Sunday, December 20th @ 3 SLT
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Featuring

◈ Nymphetamine Boutique ◈
◈ RedStar Creations ◈
◈ WishBox ◈
◈ CheerNo ◈

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IMAGE Models cordially welcomes you to our Gothic Winter Wonderland featuring some of the best Second Life’s designers in realms of creativity and imagination. The designers are also the very best of fantasy wear couteliers. As always, IMAGE Models Agency provides original set design, music carefully selected according to the theme and some of the most professional & innovative fashion models on the grid.

◈ Nymphetamine Boutique ◈

Paeoti Pomeray is a designer after a woman’s heart. Established in 2005, Nymphetamine Boutique provides a sensual, and a touch of naughty lingerie and gothic wear that is well constructed and flattering to a women’s body. Nymphetamine newest lingerie collection is sweet as well as flirty. A definite must have for any woman’s wardrobe.

◈ RedStar Creations ◈
Bastian Redstar is the creative force behind RedStar creation who makes some of the best role playing/fantasy skins that is feral and visceral . Featured in BOSL twice, Redstar is best defined as an avant garde skin artist.

◈ WishBox ◈
Whimsical and Effervescent, Wisp Jinn is THE Fantasy Couturlier Wishbox is a fantasy clothing label specializing in imaginative, vivid designs. Bored with the everyday? Believe in magic… Open the Wishbox! You’ll find a special treasure every time.

◈ CheerNo ◈
CheerNo Destiny specializes in men’s fashion and is regarded one of the best haute couture designer for Hommes. Well constructed and masculine; CheerNo quotes “The modern men can be sexy like a girls are.”

IMAGE Agency Models:

✰Annabelle Fleury
✰BridgetMarlane McDonnell
✰Elahna Dyrssen
✰Lauren Mureaux
✰Liliya Avedon
✰Linnda Scofield
✰Lola Baudin
✰Maile Michinaga
✰Phillip Dollinger
✰Seth Diabolito
✰Tempest Rosca
✰Wipster Baxter

Host/DJ
✰Seashell Dench

Machinima/Photography
Ethan Haalan CEO of IMAGE

FASHION CALENDAR: MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2010 12/19 11AM SL

You are cordially invited to MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2010

DECEMBER 19TH
11:00 am SLT
PATCH THIBAUD AUDITORIUM

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MISS VIRTUAL WORLD SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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1. Opening act:

– JAPANESE BAND GA-GO opens

– NATIONAL COSTUME competition

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2. set change

– BATHING SUIT COMPETITION

– 10 finalists are called

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3. set change

– Kori Travanti in concert

– COUTURE EXTRAVAGANZA

– THE EVENING GOWN COMPETITION BEGINS

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4.

– THE 5 FINALISTS ARE CALLED

– Q&A with the 5 finalists

– MANKIND TRACER in concert

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– Mimmi Boa’s last walk as MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2009

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FINAL RESULTS

MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2010

Virtual Glam just doesn’t get any better than this!

Please be so kind as to detach Aos and all other scripted items before you get to the theatre.

Thank you!

FASHION CALENDAR: AVENUE Presents D’ORIENT LAUNCH 12/18 12PM SL

★ AVENUE Models ★

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR Contact: Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer, AVENUE Inc.

D’ORIENT LAUNCH
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d’Orient opens this week with a list of top SL™ designers filling it’s asian inspired shopping district. Where East meets West, this First Meta sim couples the premier Singaporean retailer TANGS (known as VTANGS inworld) with a stellar cast of in-world designers promising a fashion smorgasbord for a unique shopping experience.

Debuting the sim in style, First Meta has partnered with AVENUE Models for an unforgetable runway show featuring d’Orient designers:

Rfyre
Nardcotix
Stylissimo
Magnifico
CIA Designs
Devine Couture
MEB
[AddiCt]
[Obscene]
Ducknipple
Blitzed
ChicChickie!
Ema’s
CNUK
HOX
+ ezura
PATY
DCNY
MADAME
Jela Couture

When: 18 December 2009, 12pm SLT

Where:
Landmark:

Slurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/First%20Meta/119/105/21

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About First Meta
In 2007, we brought to Second Life the world’s first virtual credit card. First Meta now presents the First Meta Exchange – a multi-world virtual currency exchange.

The First Meta Exchange (FMX) is currently live in 4 virtual worlds including Second Life and IMVU. Users can buy and sell their Linden Dollars as well as trade them for other virtual currencies like IMVU credits.

Besides its cross-world capability, FMX features
• a unique multi-avatar account management system
• a proprietary volume optimization algorithm
• traditional and alternative payment methods spanning more than 230 countries so you can reach out to a wider audience
• in-house developed anti-fraud technology that allows us to have the lowest fraud rates in the industry.

FMX will be the single platform for virtual world Residents to expand their business and manage all their ‘virtual’ finances.

First Meta is a real-life company based in Singapore and funded by private investors and the Singapore government.

Selected media coverage and awards:
echCrunch, BusinessWeek, WIRED, BBC World Service and most notably named one of the top 200 private technology companies in the world by Red Herring.

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AVENUE Models, the premier modeling agency in Second Life®, is well known for their professional organization of lavish and creative fashion events driven by unique and effective marketing and promotions.

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Models, AVENUE Studio, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Magazine, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life® Fashion Industry to a higher level.

Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life®.

For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer for AVENUE Inc.

Email: jesika@avenuesl.com
Website: http://www.avenuesl.com

© AVENUE INC PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 2009

“SCENE IT” OPIUM JUNGLE Show Video

Opium Fashion Agency presents Jungle Wear
Anastacia Markova, Show Production/CEO/Owner
http://opiumsim.wordpress.com/

Designs by Jungle Wear

WATCH

Opium Models
Aspen Parx
Jens Marksman
Kelcie Aslop
Marcus Night
More Ying
RicoRacer Flux
Seth Diablito
Seph Ishelwood
Trystan Reid
Wenadrenia Soderstrom

Film&Editing
Primajicka Studios
Constantine Carpaccio, CEO/Videographer
Synthia Quintessa, CEO/Videographer
http://primajickastudios.blogspot.com/

*Video Courtesy of Opium Fashion Agency and Primajicka Studios