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.


MISS MUTYA 2013: Vero Modero Model Search

MISS MUTYA 2013: Vero Modero Model Search
Presented by PiXel ICON INC. and Vero Modero.

The Search for Miss Mutya 2013 Begins!!
You, Yes you! If you are a model and wants to be next Miss Mutya 2013 then you are what we looking for!

This is our second year operating. A search for the best model to represent Vero Modero. “Mutya”  means Pearl or Muse. This year Miss Mutya is organized and presented by Pixel ICON and Vero Modero.

Vero Modeo is running their 3rd Model Search and would like to  invite you to join. The contest consist of 3 months of submission in June, July and August. Each month we will select 2 top models to compete in the finals. This contest will be open to female avatars only. Starting on 1st June 2012.


– Join the official  Vero Modeo group to recieve all notices about the contest. secondlife:///app/group/919e70a3-7d42-a9c0-4945-863e30ae3cde/about

– Style an outfit from Vero Modero, be creative unique and be yourself. We are looking for someone who can stand out in a crowd so feel free to experiment.

– Create a Notecard containing your  head shot and Full body Shot using 1024×1024 and title the pictures Miss Mutya The Vero Modero Model Search. Write something about why you want to be the Next Miss Mutya.

-Sent entries at Vero Modero snail mail


– Miss Mutya 2013 Winner
– 1 year Vero Modero Advertorials (Print modeling)
– 1 year Vero Modero Runway Modeling
– 1 year Supply of Outfit (All new and upcoming releases of Vero Modero)
– 5,000L Vero Modero Gift Certificate
– PXLi magazine Cover Girl
– PXLi magazine 4 spread
– 1 year PXLi Magazine Print Modeling
– Scholarship for Miss Virtual World Academy or  PiXel ICON School of Photography From PiXel ICON
– 8,000L Cash prize
– 2,000L Gift Certificate from Chop Zeuy
– Styling with Top Model Kay Fairey for 3 hours.
– a Custom Couture Gown from Casa Del Shai
– A leading role for Master machinimist Emanuelle Courtois project.

1st Runner Up
– 1 year Vero Modero Advertorials (Print modeling)
– 1 year Vero Modero Runway Modeling
– 1 year Supply of Outfit (All new and upcoming releases of Vero Modero)
– 5,000L Vero Modero Gift Certificate
– 1 year PXLi Magazine Print Modeling
– 5,000L Cash prize
– 1,000L Gift Certificate from Chop Zeuy
– 2,000L Gift Card From Casa Del Shai
– A role for Master machinimist Emanuelle Courtois project.

2nd Runner Up
– 1 year Vero Modero Advertorials (Print modeling)
– 1 year Vero Modero Runway Modeling
– 1 year Supply of Outfit (All new and upcoming releases of Vero Modero)
– 5,000L Vero Modero Gift Certificate
– 1 year PXLi Magazine Print Modeling
– 3,000L Cash prize
– 1,000L Gift Certificate from Chop Zeuy
– 1,000L Gift Card From Casa Del Shai
– A role for Master machinimist Emanuelle Courtois project.


– Kay Fairey
– Carilynn Ohare
– Shena Neox
– Ponchituti Boucher
– Nice Wildrose – Miss Mutya 2012

– Bouquet Babii – Vero Modero CEO
– Fuzz Lennie – Vero Modero COO
– Ashia Denimore – PiXel ICON CEO


X A N A D U –

Mesh Styling Contest March 2012

~♔ X A N A D U – Fashion ♔~

From March2012, Each month will be a styling contest announced !
three best styling will be chosen each month through September
a fashion show in September will be organized to elect the best stylist XANADU !
3 candidates chosen per month so18 candidates for September For a Fantastic Show!

Xanadu Fashion Presents MARCH contest “Mix & Mesh”
(Contest Start March 10.2012 To April 10.2012)

Our New Collection “MESH” is now available!
Then Show us your talent as a stylist!

1 – Create a Mix & Match Fashion half Xanadu “Mesh” ( or only mesh clothes )
with the following garments (List of items to use for your Mix & Mesh)

– X A N A D U Fashion Jumpsuit ( All colors&Style)
– X A N A D U Fashion BaggyBlouse ( All colors&Style )
– X A N A D U Indian Blouse( All colors&Style )
– X A N A D U Mesh Dress Balloon ( All colors&Style )
– X A N A D U Serena/Sarina Dress Mesh
– X A N A D U Valentine Dress &Jacket ( All colors)
– X A N A D U Python Dress Mesh ( All colors&Style )
– X A N A D U Mesh Jacket Alys ( All colors)

Any other clothing on our store are available for your Mix & Mesh
but it is obligatory to wear a minimum one “Mesh” in our new series above in your styling.

2 – Send your photo “Full Body” in Full permission named
“XANADU Mix & Mesh Contest – Your Name” before Aprl 10 , 2012!

3 – Add your photo on our Flickr group:
♔ –

4 – Do not forget to join our group to receive the Xanadu Fashion Winners and all other info contest
and the latest news each week.
♔ – secondlife:///app/group/fccd15f9-1fcd-ae9d-fa6e-5ddafd64ab84/about

5 – All jewelry and accessories used by other brands are accepted!
(No clothing)

– P R I Z E S –

– 2000 L$ Gift Card Xanadu Fashion
– You’ll be on our next advertising in BOSL Magazine
– Your are Candidate For Xanadu Fashion Styling Show/Contest Final in September

The Winner will be announced for April 12, 2012.
Good luck to all and be creative!

Xanadu Damiano
☏ Contact :
Blog :
Flickr :

Taxi :

sYs Presents The sYs Skin Challenge Contest

[sYs] Sisters Presents Six Months of Six Skins

::The [sYs] Skin Challenge Contest::

We want to see the creative perspective of our selected [sYs] skins through your eyes!

This Contest will run from October 2011 to May 2012.

Every month a skin will be released or announced as the skin of the month, in order to participate you will need to buy  this particular skin at our mainstore.

There are some limitations like  how to style. You are welcome to use other designs in your images for hair, lingerie and accessories ONLY FROM OUR SPONSORS, but the focus of your style should mainly represent  [sYs].
Only [sYs] clothes will be allowed .

Keep in mind that it is a skin contest, therefore nudity is allowed as long as it is done in a tasteful manner.
For the theme of your images, just be as creative as possible.
We reserve the right to decline any images that we do not see fitted or proper for this contest.

Every month one winner will be selected and at the end of the contest (that shall last six months total), our monthly winners will be delivered by one last skin that they will have to compete in a “Styling Challenge” where a panel of [sYs] Staff and Muses will decide who is the winner based on that challenge.

[]   R U L E S   O F   T H E   C O M P E T I T I O N   []
What do you need to do to participate?

[1] Join  ::The [sYs] MONTHLY CONTEST:: group on flickr, so you’ll be able to submit you images for the contest to the group:
and the [sYs] Design inworld group

[2] Every month a new skin will be selected and announced in the flickr and [sYs] Design groups as the “[sYs] Skin of the Month” that will have to be used in order to take part in the contest.
You and any other models that are featured in your image, must be wearing the “[sYs] Skin of the Month”
Bodyshots ( full or 3/4 ) or headshots are allowed as long as the skin is well displayed.

[3] Rename your image submission on flickr as follows “[sYs] Skin Challenge (your full name) –  (Name of the Skin of the Month and Month of participation)”
Example: [sYs] Skin Challenge Elyna Carver -“BlackLiquid skin June”

[4] You are allowed to submit only one (1) image per month.

[5] On the description field,  please credit all content photographed in the image. Also, please be sure to credit the photographer if you didn’t photograph the image by yourself.

[6] All Images that are submitted will need to be either 1024×1024 px or 2048x1024px. Light  photoshop editing is allowed as long as the skin colour and display is not altered .

[7] DEADLINE: for all image submissions  the 30th of each month by 9:00 AM SLT!
Only images submitted before this date/time will be considered as valid.
The winner will be announced via the flickr group on the 6th of the following month at the same time we announce the new “[sYs] Skin of the Month”.

[]   P R I Z E S   []

–    M O N T H L Y  1 s t   P L A C E   W I N N E R
The participants image submission that is chosen, as the winner of the month will receive:
L$3,500 of [sYs] Store Credit and qualify for the chance to win a larger reward.
and the prizes of Manifeste, Glitterati, Del May, Shi Mainstore, Plume, Euphoria, Finesmith, Attitudes Lingerie, Vanity Hair,  KMADD, Mandala

O V E R A L L   [ s Y s ]   S K I N   C H A L L E N G E   W I N N E R
–    The winner will receive:
–    L$50,000 by [sYs] Designers.
–    5 Outfits available @ [sYs] of their choice
–    1 Inspired Skin named after her to be sold in the Store
–    Invitation to join sYs Designs Model Group.
✘ And the prizes of
✎ Modavia -> Guest model for the [sYs] Ad on the Modavia Magazine
✎ Secondnights -> 5000 L plus an article on Secondnighters Magazine
✎ Fan shopping chat -> A shooting with Fan Spirit Studio for 2500L and your choice of pictures – worth 2000L
✎ CIA designs -> A new outfit
✎ Manifeste -> 10 pose packs (100 poses) of their choice.
✎ Del May -> 10 Couple and 100 single poses from Del May Mainstore OR An exclusive custom made couple or two person pose.
✎ Finesmith -> Special item ( best seller or new release ) or giftcard
✎ Attitude  -> A collection (5-colors pack) they choose + a unique set (special color set, color being of course chosen by the winner, or a most exclusive set, that has never been sold)
✎ Plume -> 3 fat pack
✎ Vanity hair  -> A new release fat pack with all colors.
✎ Kmadd -> Complete Couture Hair Collection.
✎ Mandala->  3000 L in store products

Good luck to all participants!  We look forward to see what all of you can create…

Thank you to all our sponsors who accepted to participate to this wonderful event! Thank you to:
✘ Attitudes Lingerie
✘ CIA Design
✘ Del May
✘ Euphoria
✘ Fan Spirit Studio
✘ Finesmith
✘ Glitterati
✘ Manifeste
✘ Modavia
✘ Plume
✘ Secondnights
✘ Vanity Hair
✘ Mandala

[sYs] Design Staff

If you have any questions, please contact
[sYs] Owner :  Syane Cisse or Systi Cisse
[sYs] Contest Manager : Arialee Miles

Note: By submitting your image to the contest you are allowing [sYs] Design to reserve all rights to keep images submitted and re-use them as they see fit as well as to disqualify an image based on the staff criteria.

The FASHION TELLER: Seven Deadly Sins Model SEARCH

The Fashion Teller:


Featuring FINESMITH Designs

The FASHION TELLER, presented by SL Art Couture Agency, is a one of a kind High Quality, High Fashion Story Book that features the best Second Life models, designers and photographers. Our goal is to present the designer’s amazing work of art in a new and exciting way…..a story book filled with artistic wonder and beautiful imagination but always with high fashion in mind.

We are looking for a model to feature in our upcoming book: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS featuring FINESMITH designs. Present a FANTASTIC styling using at least one FINESMITH Jewelry and create a dramatic photo depicting one of these DEADLY SINS: PRIDE, GREED, LUST, ENVY, SLOTH, WRATH and GLUTTONY. The winning picture will be featured in our next book and the model given a spot in the book. It is a PAID job. Both Male and Female Models May Apply…

The FASHION Teller:
Seven Deadly Sins Contest


1. Present a picture using at least one FINESMITH jewelry depicting your artistic vision of one of the Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Sloth, Wrath and Gluttony. Remember we are featuring FINESMITH, so try to style around the jewelry item you have chosen. Please credit the photographer and mention the name of the FINESMITH jewelry you are wearing in the picture description or your accompanying notecard.

2. The Picture must be 1024×1024 in size and be of high quality and high fashion. May use Photoshop or GIMP but Morphed pictures are not accepted.

3. All contestants must join the SL Art Couture KULT group inworld as the winner will be announced in the group notice. If anyone needs a group invite, please contact Arisia Ashmoot or RicoRacer Flux.

4. All contestants must join the SL Art Couture KULT Flickr group and post their picture entry in the group.

KULT Group:
The picture must be titled FASHION TELLER CONTEST: (Name of Sin).
For example: Fashion Teller Contest: WRATH.

Feel free to join and post to the FINESMITH and The Fashion Teller Group as well:



5. Send a copy of your picture to RicoRacer Flux or Arisia Ashmoot. Kindly send us a notecard for any questions or concerns.

6. The Winner must be available for the photo shoots and is willing to follow the photographer/designer’s requests.

DEADLINE: June 30 at 12 NOON SLT

Are you tempted? Give in to sin….

Good Luck.

Judging will be made by Yula Finesmith and Arisia Ashmoot.

Finesmith Valentines Day Challenge Artwork

Finesmith Valentines Day Challenge Artwork

Engraved hearts, set Diamonds in your soul.

**join the creativity madness and create an image for valentine with your love.

– the image must have couple only- male female,male male, female female

-you may do it with a friend, not necessery lover , but we sure want to see love all around you- romantic/steaming….creative!

_this challenge is open for anyone. and does not have to be made by professional photographer- we wish to see great idea.

_image resoulution no less then 512×512

_at least one finesmith jewelry in the image

-no nudity please:)

– final date to submit your photo – February 13:)

_winners will be announced on february 14

**your gift- 10k each in finesmith store credit.

Add the image to finesmith pleasure group here in flicker. and send submission. Go to Finesmith main store. Drop your image in main store mailbox.

Many Thanks to our models- catlyn Sahara and Markski Glom.
and the creative mind, everything genius. the photographer- Blackliquid Tokyoska


Miss Bliss Couture 2011, Fourth Phase, October

Fourth Phase, October

The fourth phase of MISS BLISS COUTURE 2011 starts on October the 1st and ends on October the 15th.

Only two months left to enter the couture house’s beauty pageant of the year that will crown one lucky lady as Face of Bliss Couture.

And this is the time again to announce the finalists of the past month. Due to the high number of applications, the talent shown in the styling and the beautiful images, it’s not been easy to select only a few, but these are our favourites:

Amazon Silverweb
Mely Gibbs
blackLiquid Tokyoska
Natasja Schumann

Congratulations to the enchanting finalists and we’ll see you on the runway!

But the model search has just started and if you think you have the numbers to win don’t miss this amazing opportunity.
We are looking for a lady with a natural sense of style and an outstanding presence to represent the essence of our brand. We strongly encourage all the fashion and couture lovers, mannequins or new faces, to enter our pageant.
The 2011 edition aims to provide an incredible chance for our contestants, and we would like to invite you to carefully follow the instructions so that your application will be eligible for the MISS BLISS COUTURE 2011’s model search.

You can send your application from friday October the 1st to friday October the 15th as better explained in the announcement or in our blog.

The winner will be crown as MISS BLISS COUTURE 2011 with an exclusive diamond jewelry set by Virtual Impressions. She will be the face of the couture’s house in the next year, she will be given all future luxury brand releases throughout her reign (one year), awarded with a 30.000L prize and will also receive an invitation to Boulevard Agency and an interview for BOSL Magazine.

The top 10 finalists will receive a professional photoshoot, and their choice of any one fatpack of a new release Bliss Couture dress or outfit.

The top 5 finalists will all become Bliss Couture models, and be hired for various modeling work within the company. In addition to the prizes for the top 10, the top 5 girls will also each receive a $5000L gift card from Bliss Couture.

You can admire the wonderful pictures of all the entries at the Miss Bliss Couture 2011 Show Room.

Good Luck!

Amutey DeCuir
Bliss Couture CEO