MANIERA MAGAZINE Men of Style Edition


MANIERASL takes a look back with six Men of Style winners. Ricoracer Flux, Seedus Aldrin, Vortimer Ethaniel, Maddox Kaestner and Khurt Vhargon.
Also the designs of one of the leading SL fashion designers Tayuka Jinn of Gabriel and take a trip with us down Route 66!
Men of Style 2009 Vortimer Ethaniel
 Photographer Natzuka Miliandrovic



BIGGER, bolder and sexier

Five of the sexiest men on the grid will appear on the MANIERASL Magazine February cover and receive a two-page magazine photo spread and bio. New this year, they will also be included in MANIERA’s 2013 calendar, plus on MANIERASL Magazine promotional material.

MANIERASL Magazine, Second Life’s top fashion and lifestyle magazine, is searching for five gorgeous guys who shine like gods to feature in our February 2013 Anniversary issue. We are looking for five men from various backgrounds and industries who can give us the TRIPLE THREAT: substance, style and sex appeal!

MANIERA Men of Style come from all backgrounds and in all varieties. They are models. They are writers. They are business owners. They are designers. They are DJs. They are roleplayers. They are explorers. They are activists. They are unique. These men come from all over the grid and walk like gods among the mere men on the SL® grid.

If you feel like you’re a man who can live up to this high standard then read the information below and be sure to enter. The judges at MANIERA are tingling with anticipation waiting for your entries!


When I won Maniera Magazine’s Men of Style back in 2009, I was only a few month’s old in SL and just discovered modeling. Winning this contest put my name in the spotlight and helped launched my modeling career. Most of all, winning this contest allowed me to meet many wonderful people especially my mentor and SL mom, Topaz Joubert. Thank you Maniera.

If you want to join the Maniera Magazine’s Men of Style 2013 contest, Read the instructions here:

The Hunt for this year’s MANIERA MEN OF STYLE is ON.



For over a year, I have been on the process of launching an Equal Rights Awareness Charity in Second Life in the belief that two consenting adults should have the right to love and marry regardless whether they are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Straight. I was set to launched last summer (Free2Love) with the help of friends but to be honest I was always afraid. What if no one listens or worse, be humiliated and attacked for something I believed in? I waited and wondered that somebody should be doing something about this. Then I realized I AM SOMEBODY. I’ve been taught that NO ONE WOULD LISTEN IF YOU DON’T SPEAK UP. You can’t just sit on your butt and expect people to open their minds. If I can just open only one mind and make him/her realize that two people should be able to love and marry, then I have achieved my goal. If President Obama can risked his Presidency by supporting Gay Marriage, then I am here STANDING UP 4 Love and I hope you will join me as well. 🙂

Each one of us has the right to liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has the right to love and be loved in return. GAY, LESBIAN, STRAIGHT, TRANSGENDERED or BISEXUAL…..Sexual Orientation or Race shouldn’t Matter. The FREEDOM to LOVE is fundamental as the FREEDOM to BREATHE. Two adults should have the right to love without discrimination and intolerance. Marriage should be available to any loving couple. Let’s end hatred and discrimination now.

STAND 4 LOVE is an awareness project set to launch this summer 2012 to promote the visibility and rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight couples. It will be a picture campaign in Second Life to spread awareness. I am planning to published all the pictures in the CSLTM/ URWORLD blogs as well as in the STAND4LOVE Facebook and flickr. I will take the best pictures with the best message and bind them in a book to publish in SL & Issuu. I am looking for supporters and sponsors in this project. I am not looking for money or donations. Just some help to spread the word. If you are a photographer and would like to help take pictures, it would be awesome. If you are a blogger and would like to spread the message in your blog, we love you for it. If you would like to join the efforts and truly believe in the cause, we would love to have you. Contact RicoRacer Flux or Editorial Clarity. 🙂



PS: We are working on the LOGO at this time. We will be set to launch in a few days.


MANIERA Press Release



Contact: Topaz Joubert
April 17, 2012

MANIERA LLC. announces launch of MANIERA Magazine into real life
WASHINGTON D.C. – MANIERA Magazine, one of Second Life®’s premier magazines, officially announces the launch of their real life digital publication. Coming June 2012, MANIERA LLC will release a preview of the new venture of MANIERA.

The real life digital publication will focus on news, entertainment, celebrity interviews, fashion, business and lifestyle features.

MANIERA LLC will continue its monthly in-world Second Life version, which will now be known as MANIERA SL. The real life version will now be known solely as MANIERA. With the new changes, there will be a new Web site, in-world kiosk and branding in the near future.

“It’s been in the pipeline for the last two years and now it’s finally happening,” MANIERA CEO Topaz Joubert said. “Second Life is our home, and we have a strong base here. We hope our readers will follow both editions. The response and interest from inside and outside Second Life has been extremely positive. It will be a challenge to run two consecutive magazines both in Second Life and in real life but the entire MANIERA staff is up for the new challenges. It’s truly a dream come true.”

Joubert’s role will focus on the launch and development of the business platform for the real life version of the publication. The day to day operations for MANIERA in both Second Life and real life will be overseen by Chief Operations Officer Aphrodite Brianna.

“This is an exciting time for us all at MANIERA,” Brianna said. “We have a fantastic product and a fantastic team behind it. I am really proud to be a part of this.”

Ji Nirvana will oversee the editorial workflow as Editor-in-Chief for both publications.

“The launch of MANIERA into real life will be a challenge for all of us but I believe that we will succeed in producing a publication that we all can be proud of,” said Nirvana. “It’s exciting to be a part of team who is passionate and dedicated to making the real life version possible. I hope that the Second Life community will enjoy and stand behind both versions of the magazine they have come to love.”

MANIERA LLC. is a cutting-edge digital publishing company established in real life in 2011 and includes the digital publication MANIERA Magazine. Its Second Life incarnation was established in 2008, and includes MANIERA SL Magazine, MANIERA Model Management and MANIERA Institute of Style. For more information about the company, please contact Aphrodite Brianna For more information concerning MANIERA and MANIERA SL publications, contact Ji Nirvana



MANIERA Model Division is hiring models!  Are you a team player, have excellent styling abilities and can pose better than the rest?  Then MANIERA’s Modeling Division wants you!

MANIERA is planning new exciting fashion shows and we need more incredibly talented men and women who want to join this fantastic team.

Here’s the process:

Please copy and paste the link below to view and complete the MANIERA Model Application:

All successful applicants will be contacted via notecard with further instructions for the runway casting portion by 6 PM SLT, Monday, 04/16/12.  The runway castings will take place on the following dates if you are chosen. (You will only need to cast on one of these dates):

        Wednesday, 04/18/12
10 AM
4 PM

        Thursday, 04/19/12
6 PM

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact me directly.


Katherine Comet
General Manager
MANIERA Model Division




MANIERA proudly presents the Ones to Watch for 2012. They are unique, fierce and have a wicked sense of style.

-3.5 million YouTube views, 130K twitter followers
#1 artist on Amazon and Frostwire
The AMAZING Kellee Maize
-The  STYLE SYNDICATE- Models that are carving a name for themselves with their own unique style.
-Creating her own rules- Nino Heartsdale
-The New Faces of Moolto!
-and MANIERA’S Winter Couture Winners!!


MANIERA names new COO and new Editor in Chief.

Maniera LLC.

 Contact: Topaz Joubert

 MARCH 6, 2012

 Maniera LLC. names Aphorodite Brianna as new COO and Ji Nirvana as new Editor in Chief

 WASHINGTON, DC — MANIERA announces the appointment two new key personnel into the COO and Editor in Chief positions. Aphrodite Brianna will oversee the day to day operations at MANIERA as the new COO. Her purview will include but are not limited to MANIERA Model Management, MANIERA Institute of Style and MANIERA Magazine.

 Ms. Brianna is a regular writer for MANIERA Magazine was formally the personal assistant to CEO Topaz Joubert as well as Director of Events Management at MANIERA. Her experience in running multiple sims, show production and event planning shows her strong management background, which provided her with the appropriate foundation required to take on the demanding role of COO.

 Ji Nirvana will oversee the production of MANIERA Magazine as the new Editor in Chief. Ms. Nirvana comes to MANIERA with a wealth of real life and Second LIfe journalism experience. She has formally held the position as Editor in Chief of Radar Magazine and is an establish real journalist.

 “Ji is much respected for her work in Second Life and a very accomplished journalist in real life. We are extremely fortunate to have her on board as Editor in Chief. I am certain that under editorship w ill be able to move Maniera to the next level,” MANIERA CEO Topaz Joubert said.

 MANIERA LLC. is a premier Second Life® fashion and lifestyle corporation with three subsidiary companies including MANIERA Magazine, MANIERA Model Management and MANIERA  Institute of Style. For all business inquiries, please contact MANIERA CEO Topaz Joubert.

 MANIERA Magazine is one of Second Life®’ s top fashion and lifestyle magazines with a distribution of over 30,000 in world. We were the first themed magazine in Second Life® and boast a staff of professional in their field not in Second Life® but in real life as well. We raise the bar of the Second Life® magazine publishing industry by demanding excellence in our professional writing, expert photography and sleek design. MANIERA Magazine is published monthly in world and online at


MANIERA INSTITUTE of STYLE Presents The Rebirth of Punk

Please join us in celebrating one of the most influential styles that has greatly influenced fashion in the last 40yrs.

Our Maniera graduates will do their final walk August 6th, 2011 at 11:00am SLT at the

Maniera sim.

The following styles will be featured:



Leah Portland –
Lua Vendetta –
manu Reggiane –
Oya Laville –
Parisian Skytower
Raija Halsey –
Sensual Frenzy –
Elicea Igaly –
Jasmine Loening –
Kenshin Xevion –
Meimei Shiu –
Willey Resident –
Zachary Zufreur –
Leah McCullough