Sad conclusion…

This morning I’m sure you excepted to read the final conclusion to the August round of Flora’s Fashion Contest, but unfortunately I will no longer be covering that event.  It has come to my attention that the monthly styling contest is dishonest and I will not promote anything that could taint my reputation.  I am greatly sadden and very upset by the actions of the owner, Flora Raven.

This is the first time in my life (real life or second life) that I will not complete a job because of my ethical stand.  This decision could harm me grealty in the SL modeling world, however after much pondering, my readers need to know the truth, or at least my experience.

I am new to the modeling world and have very little experience.  I only enter contests for the fun and artistic expression.  I’m not motivated by money or fame.  When I entered and won the July round of FFc, I was very excited and proud of myself as a stylist on the grid.  The challenges were extremely difficult and the extra added pressure of time played its role.

Flora approached me during the contest about blogging for her.  At the time, I was concerned with conflict of interest, but Ms. Raven assured me that it wouldn’t be a problem.  After the three grueling days of styling and winning, Flora asked me a few days after the contest ended, if I would be the “official blogger” for FFc.  I was honored and wanted to expand the social media presence of FFc and my own blog.  Within two seconds of me agreeing to blog FFc, Flora asked if I “tipped FFc yet?”  This is completely embarrassing, but I had no idea what to say or do.  Her insistence and pushy behavior was bullying.  My modeling mentor was out-of-town and I had no one to ask for advice.  So, I gave Flora part of my winnings back.  I felt victimized. I never told anyone because it was so humiliating.  I hoped we could get past this and I could build my career in SL as a journalist.

Why am I telling you, my readers, this story now?  I was approached by two different people wanting to know if Flora asked me to return part of my winnings “as a tip.”  I was sure since the two people were not connected that this embarrassing incident was becoming gossip and my reputation was being soiled.  I wanted my readers to know the truth.  And, I don’t want this to happen to another unsuspecting person; model, stylist, designer or whoever.

As far as I know, all the judges, designers, sponsors, and the hostess are honest people.  At no time has anyone in the team treated the contestants or fellow team members in an unprofessional manner with the exception of Flora Raven.  On a personal level, Ms. Raven is constantly demeaning, rude and insulting to me.  Her actions are strictly self-motived.

To my readers and friends, I look forward to happier days.  I will always be truthful to you.  I will not be as trusting or foolish.  I will never promote unethical behavior.  I’m sorry I disappointed you because so many of you have styling abilities and a love for fashion.  I feel terrible that I led you down a dark alley.  I’m greatly sorry.

Final Results for Flora’s Fashion Contest

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Ms. Flora Raven (Founder & CEO of Flora’s Fashion Contest) & Gloria Silverstone

This morning, July 27, 2013 three finalists competed for Flora’s Fashion Contest, a timed styling contest with a theme to be announced on the spot.  I previously won the other two rounds and moved forward to the finals.  Today’s challenge was mix and match using 3 designers, 5 different colors (black & white don’t count) in a summer outfit, while incorporating a mesh letter into the overall style in 35 minutes.  It was a killer challenge!

Rushing backstage, I re-read the challenge a few times trying to absorb the parameters.  Starting with a copper orange snake-skin swimsuit from Shiki, I added Morea‘s Jennifer bohemian maxi skirt in teals, bronzes and golds to build the outfit around the summer theme.  I wanted a beachy resort garment to wear for lunch or dinner after a dip in the pool.  To enhance the rich golden bronze teal tones, I added Finesmith Grapa jewelry in turquoise and Ricielli copper clutch.  Then I needed incorporate a large mesh letter somewhere in my look, so I scaled it down and placed it at an angle in the floral detail of the floppy natural straw hat by Avea.  At the last second, I tinted the white letter to a teal tone and prayed.  It was an exciting day and I’m very honored to be chosen for the July FFc contest.  For ladies who love to style, there is another contest in August, details here.

Finals

Ms. Ylenia Resident, Ms. Flora Raven and Ms. Gloria Silverstone

Full lookClose-up of Final outfitClose-up of hat

Winning gown and tiara from Pure PoisonPure Poison Gown & tiara

Liv Glam Glam Girls July

Congrats to the Liv Glam July Glam Girls!  This week promises to be a whirlwind of excitement and joy!

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Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam – Zivaah Resident

Zivaah Resident, Casual Glam- July 2013

Glamorous Girl – Business Glam – Dixiesweet28 Twine

Dixiesweet28 Twine, Business Glam- July 2013

Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam – DiamondGem Destiny

DiamondGem Destiny, Cocktail Glam - July 2013

Glamorous Girl – Club Glam – Astralia Resident

Astralia Resident, Club Glam- July 2013

LIV-Glam | GLAM GIRLS | July Semi-Finals Winner

This month winner will receive an interview with AVENUE Magazine, discount for AVENUE Modeling Academy, a Liv-Glam Vendor Shot, a Liv-Glam outfit named after them, L$3000 Cash and a L$2000 Liv-Glam Gift Card.

August round contest will start on 24 July until 17 August 2013. So make sure to submit your pictures as soon as possible. For more info on GLAM GIRLS 2013 by Liv-Glam Contest Rules, please read below:

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AVENUE presents Liv-Glam – GLAM GIRLS 2013
We are happy to announce the first Liv-Glam Styling Contest where we would like to see contestants come up with a Glamorous look that reflects who you are, using Liv-Glam outfits in four categories of glamorous styles :

1. Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam

For your everyday life and your everyday needs. All the glamour girls know that with this line has everything they need, then all it takes is adding a pair of shoes and they’re ready to go take a walk outside or meet up with friends.

2. Glamorous Girl – Business Glam

Going to have a meeting at the office and don’t know what to wear? Well, Liv-Glam is here to help, providing you with pieces that can keep you just as chic and fabulous as you are with a touch of business formal. Perfect to look glamorous at the office without the hassle of wearing boring grey suits.

3. Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam

If you are going out to a semi-formal event, to a wedding, or any kind of event that doesn’t require black tie for gentlemen and gown for the ladies, then this is exactly what you need. Cocktail dresses come in several lengths but we are sure that you will find exactly the length that suits you best at Liv-Glam, all to make yourself look fabulous in those elegant evenings.

4. Glamorous Girl – Club Glam

Going out with the girls or with your significant other? Jeans and t-shirts are not going to cut it this time. So, Liv-Glam offers you a range of fun and glamorous clothes for you to wear on those nights when all you want to do is dance until you drop… while looking super chic of course!

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CONTEST RULES AND CONDITIONS:

1. Contest Schedule

[ June 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 May 2013
Closing Date : 15 June 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 17 June 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 18 & 20 June 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 22 June 2013

[ July 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 June 2013
Closing Date : 13 July 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 15 July 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 17 & 19 July 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 20 July 2013

[ August 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 July 2013
Closing Date : 17 August 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 19 August 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 21 & 23 August 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 24 August 2013

[ September 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 August 2013
Closing Date : 14 September 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 16 September 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 18 & 20 September 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 21 September 2013

[ October 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 September 2013
Closing Date : 12 October 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 14 October 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 16 & 18 October 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 19 October 2013

[ November 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 October 2013
Closing Date : 16 November 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 18 November 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 20 & 22 November 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 23 November 2013

Finale: 20 December 2013
Rehearsal: 13, 16 & 18 December 2013

Semi-finalist winners will be announced 3 days after the semi-final and the semi-finalist winners should be available from the day of announcement of results to the 30th of that month for a photography and interview session with AVENUE Magazine.

Each contestant must be committed to the aforementioned schedules.

2. Eligibility
This contest is open to anyone above 6 months old.

3. Entry & Submissions
– Entries must be submitted via Flickr to participate – link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/glamgirls/
– Each entry/photo should be square format preferably 1024 X 1024 jpeg.
– Each photo submission needs to be titled : Your name_Glam Girls_Month_Category e.g. Marina Resident_Glam Girls_Cocktail Glam.
– The photo submission deadline as stated above.
– Entries submitted must include the name of the outfit and items styled with it in the description.
– Outfit worn must be a Liv-Glam fashion product only. NO K-COLLECTION
– Outfit used MUST NOT be from the gift area.
– If you are not chosen as a monthly winner you may re-enter the contest in the following months as many times as you wish.
– Creative and clear photography are a must. Photograph can be shot by a third party photographer but excessive photoshopping is discouraged.
– Each entrant can enter into any or all categories each month but only one submission can be made for each category. Should the entrant be selected to enter each month’s semi-finals, they will be selected based on the best entry for one category.

4. Prizes

Glamorous Monthly Prize Winners:
3000L Cash
2000L Gift Card
An outfit named after them.
An upcoming Liv-Glam official vendor shot.
$1000L voucher with AVENUE Models Academy
Inclusion in a spread and interview in AVENUE Magazine

Grand Finale Winner Prizes:
50,000L
All new releases for the next six months.
Vendor shots
Glam Girls Crown

5. Winners

There will be one winner from each category every month until December with a total of four winners per month. A grand finale will be held in December. Each finalist will compete in their respective categories to become Liv-Glam’s Glamour Girl and will hold the title for six months.

So join us in this glamorous contest today.
Ready, Set, and Liv-Glam!

SLURL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zenshi%20east%20two/125/175/28

FLICKR
http://www.flickr.com/groups/2038164@N25/pool/

MARKETPLACE
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/104628

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Liv-Glam features the fabulous designs of the creative and always fashion forward, SamanthaSjones. Liv-Glam fashion philosophy is to give everyone the vision of looking glamorous by providing fashion products which are prefect to achieve the look of elegance. Every women can find glamorous, affordable outfits to wear rom morning to evening, from casual to chic to formally elegant, yet with details that set them apart.

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Event Concept, Production & Marketing by AVENUE

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Marketing & PR, was founded in 2007 by Rusch Raymaker. 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. In 2009, AVENUE led the first fashion track and published a print issue of AVENUE Magazine at the Second Life Community Convention. AVENUE celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012 and in partnership with Zzoie Zee, launched its latest development of a four sim region called zenshi – a Neo Zen lifestyle region which hosts the ultimate in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and the arts. AVENUE continues to break new grounds in creativity, fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information, please contact :
Rusch Raymaker
CEO | | AVENUE
Email : rusch@avenuesl.com
Website : http://www.avenuesl.com
© AVENUE PRESS RELEASE MAY 2013

Flora’s Fashion Contest “Dress Up Spree”

This past weekend I challenged myself to enter a styling competition, Flora’s Fashion Contest.  FFc is a free on the spot design contest with time limits and specific themes.  I initially learned about Flora’s Fashion Contest through Lillou’s Design group.  Lillou’s is one of the many sponsors and donors of the contest.  If you would like to join the contest, please drop Floraniana (Flora Raven) a notecard.

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Flora Fashion Contest “Dress Up Spree”

Each contestant must a be a female who thinks she can dress up fashionably and win this contest within a limited time. There will be 3 rounds and 3 different stylings. The challenge will be given on the spot. There will be professional judges to judge the style and fashion sense.  It’s free to participate.  We have one contest each month, about 1 to 2 hours per round.  A lot to win nothing to lose why don’t you give it a shot and choose.

Prizes For This Months Winner: 

1) 1000 Lindens Cash Prize
2) Model Advanced Training Scholarship worth 3,500 Lindens Sponsored by L’Amour Management
3) Poses for the winner and picture on Ovation Poses Vendor
4) A picture on FFc Famous Wall of Fame
5) A gift card for Lillou’s Designs worth 3000 Lindens
6) A gift card from Eden Jewelry worth 2000 Lindens
7) A gown and tiara specially made for FFc winner sponsored by Pure Poison
8) A mesh trophy made by the owner of the contest herself, Ms. Flora Raven

There are many great sponsors including: Beautiful Deluxe and Pura Vita Wedding Services, L’Amour Model Management and Productions, Ovation Poses, Lillou’s Design, Eden Jewelry, and Pure Poison.

Judging will be based on the following:

1. Style: your editing; creativity; The outfit, accessories, etc must show how well you can coordinate and match accessories, including shoes, jewelry, etc.

2. Runway: The poses you select must be fitting and complimentary for the outfit chosen and be realistic to a model. Smooth and graceful (points will be deducted for choppy poses or inappropriate poses).

3. Walk: Your walk must be suitable for a model and the outfit. Straight lines when on a straight runway.

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Round One: I arrived early on Saturday morning having no clue what to expect.  The contestants lined up backstage and we walked the L’Amour Model Management runway to meet the judges; founder of Flora’s Fashion Contest Ms. Flora Raven, CEO of L’Amour Model Management & Productions Ms. Ava Jhamin, and Ms. Darlene Snowbear.  I didn’t want to peek at the exclusive Pure Poison grand prize gown and tiara, but I did and it was stunning, so if I wasn’t nervous before….I was then. The lovely and stylish judges gave us our first challenge; we had 20 minutes to mix and match two designer outfits to create a style that would be appropriate to meet our boyfriend’s parents for the first time, so we needed “to dress to impress.”

Personally, in my RL this is never a good move for me, I over think the situation and over dress.  Since, Glory is wiser and smarter than her real life counterpart, I thought do the opposite.  I planned on wearing something demure and chic.  I played with a few simple black cocktail dresses, but in SL I own very few black items (probably because I live in black in my RL).  I wanted to add a blazer, or cardigan, but unfortunately, I couldn’t get the alpha layers to work together.  I looked down at local chat and Flora say 1 minute left ladies.  I looked at Glory with three different dresses and an animal print blazer and said, “No.  Don’t overdress.  Don’t stress out.  You are meeting his friends and family and where would that normally take place…..not where an animal print blazer would be.”  I remembered I purchased a cute pink/green blazer at Drift a few Fifty Linden Fridays ago, threw on the only pair of jeans Glory owns, a lime green top from Prism, pumps & stud earrings.  Time was called and I wasn’t naked…thank God.  Somehow it all came together at the last-minute.  I didn’t have time to check my poses, so I used my preloaded huddle and prayed it would work.  When I was in line, I thought about where I would like to meet my boyfriend’s friends and family…..at a backyard BBQ.  Maybe it’s the American California girl in me, but I knew I could be relaxed and casual outside with beer in my hand (or in my case a glass of wine) and burger.

Anyway, back to the contest….. All the contestants walked the L’Amour Runway, around the water fountain and did 4 poses before receiving the judges feedback.  I was second and was hoping that my outfit conveyed a sweet girl next door look at a summer backyard BBQ.  They got and loved it.  Some weren’t crazy about the shoes, but other than the poor fit of freebies, I returned feeling pretty good.  After all nine ladies walked the runway (& no one fell in the fountain), we returned as a group to face the judges.  At this point, I realized there were top models from CoC, MVW and CWS in the audience, I was just hoping that everyone could relate to my point of view.  With a drum roll, Flora announced the first place contestant, Gloria Silverstone, and asked me to step forward.  I stood there for a minute and then said “wow, thank you.” I was honestly surprised because this was my first time ever embarking on a timed styling contest.  Five other ladies were selected to move forward to the second round on Sunday.

Gloria Silverstone, Round #1- July 2013

Round Two:  Bright and early Sunday morning, Glory pop over to L’Amour and waited backstage with the other ladies.  I chatted with the girls while in line when hostess, Summit Beaumont stopped in to say “hi.”  Summit was wearing a lovely red Lillou’s cocktail gown and large white and red feather hat; I suspected we might have to do a cocktail or gown round.  Once again we walked out to meet the judges and receive our second assignment. This time it was all about the holidays, with the caveat, no contestant could have the same holiday.  We rushed back stage to change into our holiday finest in 20 minutes.  I scream out, “I’ll take Valentine’s Day.”  It is no surprise to my loyal readers, that I love that darn holiday, single, or as a couple.  For this styling challenge, I had a game plan, knew what I wanted to wear and just needed to find it in the deep hell I call ‘inventory.’ (I really need to take a few days away from shopping to organize it, but alas…maybe someday).  So, the game plan was Sascha’s I Love You Pink 50’s style dress, Finesmith Love Nugget jewelry, and a cute cupcake handbag.  I had a few seconds to spare to check the poses and walks this time, and switch it up a bit.  My name was called and I walked out and hoped I didn’t land in the fountain, did my poses and told them my inspiration.  No one said anything.  “Oh no. They hated it. They don’t like pink, they are anti-Valentine’s Day and there goes my chance at the grand prize.”  To my delight, they seemed to like what I styled.  Once again they didn’t like the lavender shoes, I swear they are pink on my viewer, thought some of the prims crossed, but LOVED the cupcake bag, dress and hair.  Oh good, I thought as I returned backstage.  With only six ladies in this round, the wait was shorter and I was able to make some jokes backstage and a few new friends. 🙂  After all the ladies had a turn on the catwalk, we were asked to walk out as a group to get the results. Lined up as stylish holiday soldiers, I was selected as first in the round.  Joana Ryba (Joana Wingtip), Y L E (ylenia10), and myself will be competing next Saturday for the July finals.  I would love for you to come out and cheer me on (taxi).  I’m really excited, proud and a little nervous.  I have found that pushing yourself brings out creative juices that you keep locked away. That is probably my all time favorite thing about Second Life, you can be anything you want to be. You can try on many different masks and play various roles.

Gloria Silverstone- Round #2- July 2013

Flora’s Fashion Contest if a wonderful styling challenge that I highly encourage and recommend to any lady.  FFc allows you to stretch your imagination and opens up a world of creative opportunity.  It’s a monthly contest and more information can be found on Ms. Flora’s website.

And, a big thank you to all the sponsors, judges, and audience members.

Fashion Shows, events and more…

This weekend and the coming weeks are packed with activities other than the elite eight showdown, easter egg hunts, or in the US taxes.  SL is showcasing some top talent with fashion shows, fairs, contest and more, so mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss these events!

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Saturday & Sunday, March 30-31 – Last Days of Skin Fair 2013

The Skin Fair 2013 is sponsored by:

Amacci
JesyLilo
ND/MD Skins & Shapes
Lo0mi
Dream Ink
TD Templates
La Petite Morte
Style by Kira
Skin Addiction
Cynful Clothing & Co.
The Blue Lagoon Club
The Plastik
Eos Games

This year, The Skin Fair will take place from Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 31. The fair will showcase new and exclusive skins from over 80 of your favorite designers from around the grid. We have been careful to include skins that would appeal to everyone including male and female skins, child skins, fantasy skins, and even mesh avatars!

The fair covers two sims this year which is good news for everyone because that means more people can shop at once. We will be enforcing a strict script policy at the fair. Please come in as little as possible but as the sims are PG, please make sure that all private parts are covered. Detach all objects that you may be wearing. This will allow for a better shopping experience for all. There will be a lag free outfit dropped in the Skin Addiction group and the Skin Fair 2013 group before the fair begins. If you do not have your own lag free items to wear, feel free to grab the outfit from the notices and wear it.

To keep up to date on the events of the skin fair, you can join the Skin Fair 2013 group. We will be making announcements in that group as well as the Skin Addiction Group. Please copy and paste the following link into your SL browser to join the Skin Fair 2013 group here.

We are looking forward to an amazing skin fair this year and hope to see you there! Doors will open March 15 at 12:01am. The location will be announced at a later time. It is sure to be the event of the year so don’t miss it!

For a list of participating stores in alphabetical order, click here.

Keep up to date with the Skin Fair by following their WordPress blog! https://skinfair.wordpress.com/about/

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Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14 –  Pose Fair 2013

Pose Fair 2013 will be a true celebration of posers and animators!  As always, Pose Fair will bring you a variety of amazing pose and animation creators who will have a big selection of new items to make your photos come to life and put movement into your SecondLife.

For updates on Pose Fair and other Hottie Cooterati events, please join our in-world group: The Hottie Cooterati Experience.  For a list of participating stores, click here.

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Saturday, March 30 at 10am & 2pm – The Hollywood Event (March 29 to April 14)

Hosted by BLVD Agency, taxi

Ivy Maverick creator of Womenstuff Group and Maverick Shapes, and Rames Meredith have joined together to create a star-studded Hollywood party for two weeks (March 29 to April 14).  For preview pictures and interview with Ivy, check out the Womenstuff blog.

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This is going to be fun, and BLVD AGENCY is proud to showcase the amazing new couture made for this event.

The models hit the runway on the Fabulous Mann’s Chinese Theater on March 30th at 10:00 am SLT and again at 2:00 pm SLT.

Don’t miss it!

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Saturday, March 30 at 4pm – Earth Hour Fashion Show

Hosted by The Amazing Impressions Modeling (AIM), taxi

What is one hour of light worth to you?

Earth Hour was inspired by a demonstration in Sydney, Australia on March 31, 2007, when more than 2.2 million Sydney residents and more than 2,100 businesses switched off lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour to make a powerful statement about the leading contributor to global warming: coal-fired electricity.

That single hour accounted for a 10.2 percent reduction in energy consumption across the city. Global icons such as the Sydney Opera House went dark, weddings were held by candlelight, and the world took notice. – What is Earth Hour?

When Dana Yotov started her small project of capturing portraits of those in support of Earth Hour, she did not know how much of an impact it would have in SecondLife (SL). Instead of an expected handful of requests from friends to join in on the pledge, she soon had dozens upon dozens of requests from all over the SL community.

One of those, was Boniefacio. He has volunteered his services in support the cause to help reduce emissions and save our Earth. The Amazing Impressions Modeling (AIM) will be hosting an Earth Hour 2013 Fashion Show on Saturday, March 30th at 4pm SLT.

What designers already confirmed to be participating in this event?

  • Yasum Design
  • Vero Modero
  • Shey
  • sYs Design
  • Vassnia
  • Moondance Boutique
  • MEB
  • Morea Style
  • Kitty From Paris
  • Liv Glam
  • DotBe
  • KR Designs
  • Innuendo
  • Flor
  • ALB
  • Amarelo Manga
  • Dulce Secrets
  • Charltina’s
  • Finesmith

Earth Hour 2013 itself will be held across the world on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30pm to 9:30pm in your own local time. Reduce the air conditioner, turn down the heater, use energy saving bulbs and turn off the lights to do your part to save the Earth every day.

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Saturday, March 30 at midnight – DEADLINE for Miss Color of Couture 2013 

Colour of Couture is a Top Model Competition created to bring mainstream awareness to Women of Color in Second Life Fashion — including Aboriginal, African/African Diaspora, Alaska Native, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Maori, Native American Indian, South Sea and Pacific Island, and Indigenous heritages throughout the world.

Miss Colour of Couture will be that woman who can represent the celebrated diversity of models in SL. Unique in appearance and styling, Miss CoC will be a combination of grace and elegance and have a commanding presence on the runway. Miss Colour of Couture will be a welcomed ambassador to the fashion world with a care and ambition to help others.

The Miss CoC competition is an opportunity to gain automatic entry into the Miss Virtual World competition. We seek only candidates who are professional and mature in understanding that fully completing the challenges of this competition will give them the experience and opportunity to excel at the highest level of competition. CoC management will provide a full schedule of times and dates for all events, so that in fairness, all candidates may accomplish the goals to gain the most points possible.

The owners of this competition see this event as more than a competition, but also as an opportunity to showcase the collaborative energy of creative and talented women of colour to have influence on a worldwide technologically based community. Come show us your true Colour of Couture!

To apply click here: 2013 Colour of Couture – Top Model Competition Application

For all 2013 Colour of Couture – Top Model Competition candidate information including Photo entry information and qualifications click here: 2013 CoC Candidate Information

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Sunday, March 31 at 3pm – Face of Virtual Asia, round 6

Round 6 of The Face of Virtual Asia (“FOVA”) will take place on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m. SLT.   Music will be spun by DJ ZteflonDon during FOVA as well as for the continuing street party afterward where the winner and runner-up will be announced.

About the contest:

Come and wow us with your best Tokyo Street Chic/Harajuku/Kawaii/Ganguro styles (*No Gowns Accepted*) and walk away with a cool $1000L cash, $750L gift card from Vero Modero, your picture on a billboard over the bright lights of the City and gain exposure in the Virtual Asia media outlets. Also, a $500L gift card from Sassy! and a $750L gift card from Vero Modero, will be awarded to the second place winner!!!  This contest runs for 8 rounds, then the winner of each round will compete to win $10,000L, a $3,000L gift card from Vero Modero, be the *FACE OF VIRTUAL ASIA* for two months, and become a member of our own Virtual Asia *Models!

Please see the page titled “Face of VA” for more details about the contest and some examples of styling.

We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday for Round 6 for FOVA and the rocking street party!

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Sunday, March 31 to Saturday, April 6 – AVENUE Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Week

… the definitive spring/summer fashion event.

Bloom In Style

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AVENUE is proud to present the inaugural AVENUE FASHION WEEK S/S 2013.

Having been a part of Second Life for five years, AVENUE unceasingly evolves and grows,
in order to continually be able to support and showcase creative and cutting edge Fashion Designers.

With this in mind AVENUE FASHION WEEK S/S 2013 aims to produce a week of shows that support both the newer BLOOM and the established VANGUARD Designer. Climaxing in a unique Haute Couture show, where some of the best fashion artists in Second Life, showcase one exclusive, exquisite piece.

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Entail all those designers who have been in the industry for less than a year, with very little projection in the industry. Talented and skilled, the Bloom designers will get an opportunity to showcase their collection in the biggest fashion event of the season.

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Composed of established designers, the doyennes of the Second Life Fashion industry will unveil their much anticipated Spring/Summer Collections

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This special event will close AVENUE S/S Fashion Week. Debuting unique and exquisite creations from twenty of Second Life’s most creative designers. These will be sold directly after the event has ended.

LOCATION

ENTRANCE A /

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zenshi%20South/83/228/1921

ENTRANCE B / With access to Retail Gallery

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zenshi%20East/74/27/1921

SCHEDULE | March 31st – April 6th:

March 31 | Sunday

11 am SLT – REMY  /BLOOM/

12 pm SLT – MIAMAI

01 pm SLT – VERO MODERO

02 pm SLT  – LADIES WHO LUNCH

April 1 | Monday

11 am SLT – FENDITY /BLOOM/

12 pm SLT – ILLMATIC

01 pm SLT – PAPERBAG

02 pm SLT  – ZANZE

April 2 | Tuesday

11 am SLT – ARISKEA /BLOOM/

12 pm SLT – LUSH BY COCO

01 pm SLT – LOOVUS DZEVAVOR

April 3 | Wednesday

11 am SLT – FLOW /BLOOM/

12 pm SLT – COUNTDOWN

01 pm SLT – SHIKI

 

April 4 | Thursday

11 am SLT – TORN  /BLOOM/

12 pm SLT – LIV-GLAM

01 pm SLT – INDYRA ORGINALS

02 pm SLT – MEB

 

April 5 | Friday

11 am SLT – {.:Ozi:.} /BLOOM/

12 pm SLT – GABRIEL

01 pm SLT – RICIELLI

02 pm SLT – MOLICHINO

 

April 6 | Saturday

10 am SLT – FENDITY /BLOOM/

11 am SLT – AD CREATIONS

12 pm SLT – ZIBSKA

01 pm SLT – SOLIDEA FOLIES

02 pm SLT HAUTE COUTURE

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Week of April 9 -14th at 1pm – Milan Fashion Week by Solo Evan 

The Milan Fashion Week by Solo Evane will run on April 9th -14th  with great designers: FlightyPIxels poses&couture, Lady Thera, Evolve, Solidea Folies, AD Creations, and Morea Style.

FlightyPIxels poses&couture, Lady Thera & Solidea Folies will present a new collection on our stage ! . AD Creations , Morea Style & Evolve will create 5 exclusive outfits for this event.

This is the program of the Milan Fashion Week:

  • April 9th @ 1pm SLT – FlightyPIxels poses&couture Show
    • Show Director: Natzuka Miliandrovic
    • After the show will have a party !
    • DJ : Dawson Wilder
  • April 10th @ 1pm SLT – Lady Thera not on sale Show
    • Show Director: Ellendir Khandr
    • DJ : CottonCandy Teardrop
  • April 11th @ 1pm SLT – Evolve Show
    • Show Director : Shena Neox
    • DJ : CottonCandy Teardrop
  • April 12th @ 1pm SLT – AD Creations Show
    • Show Director: Draakje Dailey
    • DJ : CottonCandy Teardrop
  • April 13th @ 1pm SLT – Solidea Folies Show
    • Show Director: Draakje Dailey
    • DJ : CottonCandy Teardrop
  • April 13th @ 1pm SLT – Morea Style Show
    • Show Director: Genevieve Kamala
  • April 14th @ 1pm SLT – Finale Show and after party!
    • Show Director: Ellendir Khandr & Mimmi Boa
    • DJ : CottonCandy Teardrop

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Saturday, April 13 at 1pm – DEADLINE for The Fashion Teller Public Casting

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The FASHION TELLER is looking for a couple of fresh faces (Male or Female) to join the family. Anyone can apply and doesn’t have to be an experienced model but He/She must be a master stylist capable of creating a look in any scenario. We totally depend on our models to creatively style and BE the character they are portraying in our books, so it is imperative that they are able to style in any fashion. We are looking for unique and creative people who would love to be part of the group for the sake of making fashion art stories. We are not an agency but a group of friends and family who are proud of the work we do to create something beautiful. This will be our only casting for 2013 and we can only hire a couple of models as we try to limit our members so we can provide work for everyone.

This is our latest book.
http://issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/artofdance

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Follow the styling challenge asked and take a picture (Professional or SnapShot) of the complete look. You must use more than 3 different designers to create your look. Please provide a style card under your flickr pic. Be creative, different and inventive. We want you to be imaginative so don’t be afraid to be dramatic and extraordinary. Think outside the box.
  2. Title your picture “FT CASTING” in Flickr and post it on the Fashion Teller Flickr Site here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_fashion_teller/
  3. SEND a copy of your full permission picture inworld or by email to RicoRacer Flux (RicoRacerFlux@yahoo.com). May submit up to two pictures per person. The DEADLINE is April 13, 2013 at 1300 SLT. Please no MORPHS or RL pics.
  4. The winners shall be announced on this blog and URWORLD inworld group. Copy and paste this URL in local chat inworld and click join: secondlife:///app/group/8dad7856-17cf-d7d3-b388-36ffa3d1245b/about
  5. If you are chosen, you will be invited to The Fashion Teller group as part of the team and eligible to cast for any of our events/projects. You will also be eligible to cast in any of our other projects outside the Fashion Teller.

STYLING CHALLENGE:

The year is 3045 and the world has scarce resources left. Many fashionable people have resort to using materials and items outside the box. The futuristic Kingdom of STYLISTA is inviting its citizens to attend a grand ball looking for the most stylish to rule the land.

Please style a unique and extraordinary outfit that is VIBRANT, COLORFUL and that is made of a COMBINATION of UNUSUAL ITEMS.

*Please note that by submitting a picture, you are giving us the right to use it in our blog, book or magazine.

Thank you and Good Luck.

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Saturday, April 13 & May 18 at 10am – Models Giving Back Fashion Show, benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Models Giving Back presents two amazing shows to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Show your support and get a chance to view the latest from Styles by Danielle and Paisley Daisy.

  • Thursday, March 28th @11am sLT – Styles by Danielle
  • Saturday, April 13th @ 10am SLT – Paisley Daisy
  • Saturday, May 18th @ 10am SLT – Paisley Daisy

Both shows will raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
www.nationalbreastcancer.org

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Saturday, April 27 at 12 pm – Audace Models Styling Contest

Audace Models presents
Stars and Starlette Super Styling Pageant

Prize will be:

  • 1st Place – L$5,000 and will be center of the May fashion show
  • 2nd Place – L$3,000 and will be center of the May fashion show
  • 3rd Place – L$1,000 and will be in the May fashion show

What you need:

  • Join the Audace Models group in-world.
  • Two outfits corresponding with the theme interpretation of Marilyn Monroe. Be imaginative!
  • One style card per outfit and one biography card. We will provide examples of bio and styling cards on request.
  • Perfect English is not required.
  • Be able to learn the walk formations with the trainer. These lessons will be at fixed times.

For more information, please send a note card to Sagia Resident.

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Tuesday, April 30 – DEADLINE for Face of Elliot Contest

Are you unique? Are you fabulous?!

The House of Elliot is on the look out for one unique model to be the Face of H-O-E for 2013. Can you be the trend? Do you stand out from everyone? Can you bring out the best when it come to Fashion? If the answer is yes, then you may be what H-0-E is looking for in the Face of 2013.

Rules:

  1. All outfits must be from the House of Elliot Store. You are most welcome to edit any parts or style with accessories from other designers. Think outside the box when it comes to styling.
  2. Must be a portrait of full body photo. Rename your portrait or full body photo, “H-O-E Face of 2013 Contest – YOUR NAME“.
  3. Send a copy of your full permission photos to Zaryna Resident.
  4. All photos must be turned in before April 30th.

The Winner will become the Face of House of Elliot and receive a vendor photo made by Julie Hastings and a L$15k prize.

The following judges will pick the winning photo. Best of luck to you all!!!

Judges:

  • Virlay (Zayna)
  • BlackBarbie Bravin
  • Wicca Merlin
  • Kim Rongyu
  • Mimmi Boa