NEW RELEASE: FINESMITH Diconay Inspiration

Diconay Inspiration



A beautiful bohemian combination of wood and semi precious stones. Styled with delicate wooden fronds fronds encircling the gem. The set includes an attracive pair of long earrings a long necklace composed of three latge gem stones and a double bracelet set with an array of small gems in addition to the Diconay statement gem. Also comes complete with a blunt to sit back and relax! Diconay comes with a complete colour change menu allowing you to create a multitude of different jewelry options. Both the wood and gems are colour change and all items have re-size included.

Morgane Baptista Poses Model of the Month


Every month, the contest winner will have their picture in view of the entrance where everybody that comes in will see your picture. Contest is open to males and females.

1- Rename the picture: Morgane’s model of the month (write the month for which you enter) – your name , then send me the texture only, no notecard.
1a- if the picture isnt renamed with your name, you wont be counted in, no exceptions, so double check before sending the picture to me!
1b- the month to write is for the following month (In july, write august)
1c- Picture MUST be full perm
2- The picture must show a pose from Morgane Batista Poses Shop only, freebie or not.
3- Only 1 contestant can enter per picture (if you do a group picture, choose who enters the contest)
4- Join my shop group on flicker and MUST add your picture there also:
5- If you win a month, you will have to wait 2 months to re-enter.

6- Remember which pose you used for the picture, if you win, you will need to write in a notecard the pose you used, from which pack and your inspiration from the pose for the picture. If you are a model you can also include in a notecard inside, your model resume.

Dates of entry is from 1st to 31th of every month.

1- you will have your big picture in view of the entrance for everybody to see for a full month.
2- you will get a pack OR 6 poses (including couples) or walks of your choice!
3- your name will be announced in multiple in-world groups as winner
4- your name and picture will also be announced in the shop page on online groups.

Get your camera ready, and good luck,
Morgane Batista

Opium Elite Fashion Academy Seeking Instructors

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Thank you for your interest in joining the staff of Opium Elite Fashion Academy.
We value our instructors, models, and students very much and only want the
best of the best! Please read thoroughly through this information to determine
if you are suitable for an instructor position. More information about courses will
be given to you upon hiring.

Remember, we need instructors from all different timezones to cater to our
students needs to feel free to apply no matter what timezone.

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OEFA offers three different course types: Modeling 101 (basic), Advanced, and
Elite. We also offer a mix ‘n’ match option where students can customize their
course to their needs.

Our Modeling 101 class is typically taught one on one but will occasionally be
taught as a group class depending on instructor availability and class sizes.
This course is designed for new models whom have little to no experience in
the modeling industry. Students will participate in a graduation runway show.

Next is the Advanced modeling class which is taught in a group class setting. It
focuses on models who want to hone their runway skills. Students will participate
in a graduation runway show. NO INSTRUCTORS CURRENTLY NEEDED.

Lastly, the Elite modeling class which is six 1 hour long lectures where different
fashion professionals will speak about different aspects of the modeling/fashion
industry. The instructor position for this class will be speaking for one of the hour
lectures and to handle student evaluations at the end of each lecture. Students will
produce their whole graduation show. Instructors will be hand chosen by Anastacia

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There are a few different things each instructor will be required to do during and
after each class.

Each instructor will be required to give out homework all class times as instructed
on the teacher curriculum.

Instructors will also need to fill out evaluations for each student after every class
time. We will give you the form and it is to be returned to Anastacia Markova and
Grant Valeska.

Following the course guidelines is a MUST. We want all of our graduates to have an
even education. You may add certain topics if you feel the need to and you may
remove topics if the student has already learned it.

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Each instructor will recieve 50% of each student’s admission, so getting students
in depends not only on OEFA staff but also on you!

And remember, we run a TOP NOTCH modeling academy, with some of SL’s top
models coming from us, we expect you to be 110% dedicated and to have ample
time to devote to teaching and assisting future models.

If you feel you qualify for this position, please fill out the following application and
return it to Grant Valeska as soon as possible. Thank you and good luck!

Essence of Ebony Seeks Applicants

THE ESSENCE OF EBONY CONTEST was designed to recognize aspiring women of color through out history and the modern woman of today. The contest will recognize your beauty and your upcoming achievements here in sl.  In honor of Black history month ( February) we want to honor you.
This Pageant seeks to give young, talented Ebony women a platform to impact their SL communities while gaining grid wide exposure. It is an opportunity for these newer Ebony models to obtain a sense of well-being and self-confidence by competing for a prestigious title that will continue to enhance their second lives.


The mission of Miss Essence of Ebony Contest is to identify, develop, and promote awareness of Ebony Models within Second Life.
This mission is served through intensive contestant development and by working with our contestant/models on a continuous basis by providing scholarships and ongoing training. This pageant was developed to celebrate the many shapes, sizes, colors, and textures of women of EBONY descent and to provide a forum for those women to showcase their talents.

The spirit of this contest is for the fun and enjoyment of the contestants and to promote and impact cultural awareness . The rules are designed to promote fair play and good will.

You must submit your application in order to be considered for the competition. Please read through and complete  THE ESSENCE OF EBONY CONTEST- APPLICATION BEFORE SUBMITTING.

Monthly Photo submissions will be accept April 2011-Dec 2011. Photo submissions close on the 18th of each month. You May enter as many times as you wish if your not chosen the first time you applied all the way until December 18, 2011

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AVENUE Magazine Announces New Editor-in-Chief



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

AVENUE Magazine Staff Transitions

One certain thing in both our real and second lives is that change is a certainty, and today, we at AVENUE Magazine are embracing something new with the stepping down of Isadora Fiddlesticks, who has served our publication as Managing Editor, and also with the promotion of our new Editor in Chief, Sensuous Soulstar. Isadora has been an important part of the AVENUE family for several years, and she leaves her position having made many significant contributions for which we are so very grateful. We wish her much happiness and good fortune on her journey to come, but are pleased to announce that she will remain a part of the AVENUE family and may return to contribute again in the future.

AVENUE is pleased to announce the well-deserved promotion of Sensuous Soulstar to Editor in Chief. Sensuous came to AVENUE two years ago bringing with her a plethora of real life and virtual world experience in journalism and management. She began as a writer and was soon promoted to senior writer, and most recently, she has excelled in her role as General Manager. Sensuous possesses a real world communications and publishing background, having journalism experiences that include working as part of the newspaper staff during her university years at Howard University, as well as performing as a regular contributor to the Law Review during her law school years. Currently employed in the legal field, Sensuous enjoys the creative opportunities presented to her through her work with AVENUE Magazine. When asked about her future plans at AVENUE Magazine, Sensuous offered this: “As for my plans, I intend to continue the outstanding legacy that AVENUE has created. We will continue to provide readers with the most current trends in fashion, the most talented artists in SL and RL, the best places to call home, and of course continue to salute those that are in SL for a higher cause. I will continue to keep an open rapport with the staff and hope to remain a liaison between the staff and management, as that’s been one of my favorite aspects of my work as General Manager. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I do know that the future looks incredibly blessed for AVENUE, and I’m grateful to be a part of that future.”

Please join us as we welcome Sensuous Soulstar to her new position as Editor in Chief of AVENUE Magazine. Indeed, we are looking forward to the many ways in which her contributions will enhance our future.

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.

Jesika Contepomi


Styling Forward Season II Announced



STYLING FORWARD returns after a sensational success last year! Kimmera Madison, Frolic Mills and a different weekly guest judge will be responsible for finding a new styling master!

Are you an amazing STYLING ARTIST? Do you have what it takes to create jaw-dropping outfits that will inspire others to follow your lead?

If so 100,000 Lindens could be yours!

STYLING FORWARD will be aired on METAVERSE TV every Wednesday at 3:00 pm SLT starting August 10th through to October 5th 2011.

If you cannot commit to this schedule, please don´t audition.


AUDITIONS will be held on Wednesday August 3rd at 3:00 pm SLT at Boulevard Agency




Style a mix and match AVANT-GARDE look. We will be looking for uniqueness, great taste and overall look.





Your brand could be one of our partnered sponsors and your logo will appear at the beginning of ALL 9 shows!

Live mentions will also be read out during the live transmission.

Please send Frolic Mills and IM for further information.


GOOD LUCK and may we find the new styling GOD or GODDESS of Second Life!

Frolic Mills

AtomicBambi, Swansong and EVOKE rebrand to VERVE


Thanks to all our competition entrants – it’s been difficult deciding from among all amazing suggestions!  Thanks 🙂

Congratulations to Hybie Mynx for suggesting our winning brand name VERVE.

“Verve can mean gusto, passion , vitality, sparkle and energy. Verve is a simple word with a lot of meaning behind it. It’s a perfect word to describe three forces coming together as one”.   ~ Hybie Mynx

Also congratulations to our runners up who will have products named after their suggestions:

RUNNER UP:  MaHyeRi Resident, suggested Akiko:  “Akiko is japanese name , means Iris; light and bright. as the brand it self very famouse this name had this music that you wont forget ” aKiKo ” , unique , Fashionable”

RUNNER UP:  ViiiBRANT Magic, suggested Elan:  “Elan Prounounced as ey-lahn or ay-lahn is a word with a french origin. While searching for a name that would represent everyone under this brand I searched sparkle. Reading the synonyms of “sparkle” this word was the ONLY word that spoke to me. The meaning is right on spot and there’s a originality factor”.

VERVE will replace AtomicBambi, SwanSong and EVOKE in August.

Thanks again,
AtomicSparkle Skytower





Come join us today at the BOSL RADIO LOUNGE from 11:45 AM to 2PM SLT to celebrate Editorial’s Birthday today, July 27, 2011. Everyone invited. The more, the merrier. Anyone else who have a birthday this week, come and let’s celebrate.



Pic by Falbala Fairey. Invite by Amazon Silverweb.