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Monday, June 17, 2019

LOOK of the YEAR Style Contest-THE FOURTH GROUP OF SEMI-FINALISTS! LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE!



Bravo to Quinte, Red Jess, Nonoya, Zimileo, SheriMT, Cellohenry, Yeben, Ferru2L, Sykotik187 and Breezeblockz! These 5 women and 5 men have been selected as SEMI-FINALISTS for the contest LOOK of the YEAR.

There are now 40 Semi-Finalists in the race for the grand final with only one other selection of Semi-Finalists to come! So if you did not send your photo yet, it is you last chance! You have until Friday June 21th midnight to apply.

Remember: LUXE Paris Women Fashion and LUXE Dot Be Men Fashion are searching the grid to find 2 ambassadors, a woman and a man with style and charisma, who will represent the brands and each win L$50,000 cash!

Even better, each contestant receive a free outfit once they submitted their first picture! Also the 2 winners and 4 runners ups will share L$175,000 in prizes beside the 2 cash prizes!


NO NEED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL MODEL!

You do not need to be a professional model to apply because the finalists without experience of the runway will receive a special training. You just need to have style, to express yourself through what you wear.

Just wear a LUXE Paris or a LUXE Dot Be outfit, add your touch of style, snap a picture, put your legacy name in the title and send Full Perm to LOOKoftheYEAR resident.


MEN WANTED!

If the women are very numerous to apply to the LOOK of the YEAR contest, it is not the case for the men! Yet the top prize in the men’s category is the same as the top prize in the women’s category.

Common guys! Be courageous and show us your style!!! 





You will find more details about the contest at LUXE Paris and LUXE Dot Be stores 




 and on our website at https://lookoftheyear.wordpress.com/

PETRA's Schedule of Performances Week of 6/16


The start of a new week and another opportunity to present the finest in live music in SL..
It was with no small amount of surprise that I realized, the other day, that PETRA"s has been open for 8 months!  Honestly, I thought it was longer.  While I have owned other venues that I care deeply for, this little club is my favorite.  We are so grateful to our artists for performing at our venue.  We are fortunate indeed.  And we are grateful to all our wonderful patrons who have supported us with high energy since we opened our doors.  My thanks also go to my wonderful staff of hosts who contribute so much to the warm welcoming and elegantly relaxed atmosphere of the venue.  Thank you, Sweet, Foxxy, Alyss, April, and Freya.
Now have a look at what we have for you this week...
        
A  TUESDAY. JUNE 18
                                              
PERFORMER                                        

2:00 PM     Paris Obscur
3:00 PM     Savannah Rain
4:00 PM     Wayne Davis
5:00 PM     Erik Kottzen
6:00 PM     Liam Wakeman
7:00 PM     Hogan Baily
8:00 PM     Essence Bilasimo

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
                                                   
                                            
6:00 PM     Savannah Rain
7:00 PM     TwinGhost Ronas
8:00 PM     Voodoo Shilton 
9:00 PM     Savannah Coronet

FRIDAY, JUNE 21
                                                 
                                                 
2:00 PM     Lisa Brune
3:00 PM     Jack Slade
4:00 PM     AMforte Clarity



Sunday, June 16, 2019

What is Elite SL Music Magazine ?




Elite SL Music Magazine  is a vibrant source of realtime information about music events in Second Life. Elite SL reporters comb the metaverse to bring up-to-the minute stories of musicians and the venues they play in, bringing together stories of Real and Second Life careers. Constantly growing, changing, and reshaping itself, like the music and the venues it describes, Elite SL Music Magazine  is the go-to WebZine for all lovers of real music. Join us on these pages and inworld to learn more, and to feel the music!
We offer Live Performances , a close up on SecondLife Music World , candid interviews , reviews and events covered.



Saturday, June 15, 2019

BEAUTY IN THE MAKING – MISS GLOBE UNIVERSAL – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING.





What do you get when you combine a lovely setting, phenomenal attire, and some of the grid’s most beautiful women?  Why, it’s the Miss Globe Universal Beauty Pageant, of course.

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Rose Mikaelson, Founder and Chairman of the Miss Globe Universal Beauty Pageant.  This year the Miss Globe Universal is celebrating its fifth year, and Rose was excited to share with our readers what all had been accomplished here.  Rumor has it there will soon be a Miss Globe Earth Pageant as well, but details on that are yet to be released. When asked how she got started in pageants, Rose  noted “Before I became another owner of a pageant in the fashion world I was first a professional model. My experiences of both good and bad through the years lead me to knowing in my heart I wanted to do some good in the fashion world. I also wanted to give back through charity. I happen to be a fan of pageantry for a very long time so the fact that SL gives people like us the platform to do and create things we never could have dreamed of in RL is amazing.”  During our time together, I learned that Rose does everything by herself...stage manager, designer, choreographer, lead instructor. She notes “I have no staff at all and that can lead people to thinking that is a little crazy.” I also learned, to my disappointment, that no, I would NOT be allowed to serve as a contest Judge, Enquirer article or not. Sigh



I later had the pleasure of chatting with some of the contestants themselves.  What better way to determine the heart and soul of an organization than to talk with those who are actually involved most deeply?

The contestants came from all over the globe.  Their length of time in SecondLife ranged from one to a dozen years of residency/ with the average being about 4 ½ years.  For most of the contestants the Miss Globe Universal was their first pageant, although a couple had participated in pageants in the past.

When asked how this pageant stood out from others, those who had a basis for comparison noted the intense honesty and integrity of Rose, the CEO.  One contestant noted… “I believe that Miss Globe Universal is not only a beauty pageant. I think that it will allow the ladies that will be part of it to have the opportunity to enjoy, learn, develop and challenge themselves. During that process the contestants can also meet other ladies, share experiences and learn from each other.”  Another contestant noted “I can say Miss Globe Universal Organization is a well-run organization. I felt this when I attended the first meeting after the audition. Rose(CEO) spent her time, and explained every detail and answered our tons of questions. I appreciate that a lot.”



When asked why they decided to participate in Miss Globe Universal, their answers varied. “I don't really see it as a Beauty contest at all but more about fashion and style and how well we as individuals portray ourselves in SL and I love fashion and to explore it so that is why.”  Some were urged to participate by others. “I always had the dream of being part of a pageant as a contestant but never had the courage to do it until a very good friend convinced me to do it and join Miss Globe Universal pageant.” and “I decided to join after a gentle push from a friend of mine who informed me that it was happening.  At first, I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to do, primarily because it was a completely foreign realm to me. However, the more I thought about it, the more I was convinced that it was the right choice. Regardless of the result, it would be an experience that's new and exciting for me, and I could learn from it. My goal is to gain more self confidence, and the first step would be to try.  In any case, I'd come out as a stronger and better person.”

So then, what does it take to be a successful beauty pageant contestant? In a word – dedication. “Keep practicing on a home runway. Doing meditation , keep calm and positive mind under any situations.  Always thinking happiness of both others and myself.” Another noted “Lots and Lots of time making sure my outfits are right, that I have the right make up and accessories, as well as testing poses and walks to make sure I have the best ones for the outfit that I am wearing.”  One new contestant noted “Since this is my absolute first time, there is so much I need to learn. I'm sort of going in like a blind bat, since I've never had any experience or training prior to this. This means that I must spend more time researching and not be afraid to ask questions.  That is vital. I think often at times, especially in a competition in any field, contestants are afraid to show what they don't know.



Being in a Beauty Pageant is not easy, by any stretch of the imagination.  When asked what is the hardest part of competing, answers varied. One contestant answered, “I would say it would be pulling together an outfit for a specific theme in a certain amount of time because I try to be a perfectionist and I just keep going until it feels right to me and that could mean putting together 6 outfits before I am satisfied with the look, I will eat sleep and breath an outfit until I am happy with it”.  For another, it was the questions that she found most terrifying.

Being a top contestant does not come cheap.  One competitor noted “To be honest, the financial matter also the time are the hardest part(s) for me. This is a challenging.”  And then there was the challenge faced by those who compete in general. “For me, it is the fear of failure. You are always putting yourself out there, and never know if you will win or not.  You are always asking to be judged.”

In closing, I asked the contestants what they liked MOST about Miss Globe Universal.  One participant summed it up nicely when she said “The best thing so far that I've experienced is just simply the thrill of trying something new and seeing myself evolve into a more confident person.  Since we are still at the beginning of the pageant process, there are a lot more things to experience and many more challenges to come. I hope this answer would change as I experience new things. :-)”



GeekSpeak – will the world ever be one country? Join the discussion Saturday June 15th 12pm SLT



Do you look forward to a time when the world will be just one state, with one government?  Or do you think there will always be borders between countries, however much the world may change in other ways?

Would a world government be a good thing?  It might mean the end of war.  But it could also mean a world with an evil government that could not be escaped.  Maybe we need different countries just so that we have some choice about the culture and laws we live by.  

Maybe you think that human nature dictates that there will always be different states that are sometimes hostile to each other.  Even if we achieve a world government on Earth that unity might not last when we set up colonies on other planets.  Will we end up living in a Star Trek universe, where each planet has a world government, but the planets are not united?

Come and discuss borders and how to get rid of them, or keep them.  Bring your red pills.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any suggestions for new subjects.




Monday, June 10, 2019

PETRA'S Schedule Of Performance Week Of June 9



As PETRA's prepares to open its doors for the upcoming week we are aware that before too long we will be celebrating the club's First Anniversary;  What a time we have had.  And we look forward to the future with excitement and anticipation.  We have a wonderful lineup performs on three days this week
But before I post this week's schedule of performances,  I'd like to share some news with you
The addition of performances on alternate Thursdays
continues this week on 6/13 with...
5:00 pm Noma Falta
6:00 pm Liam Wakeman
7:00 pm TwinGhost Ronas
And finally, PETRA's is over the moon excited about announcing performances on the Fourth Sunday of each month, BY SOULVISION and THE QUADRADIX!
Our hosts, Sweet, Foxxy, Alyss, April, Freya and I look forward to welcoming you..

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

3:00 PM   Savannah Rain
4:00 PM   Wayne Davis
5:00 PM   Erik Kottzen


THURSDAY, JUNE 13

5:00 PM   Noma Falta
6:00 PM   Liam Wakeman
7:00 PM   TwinGhost Ronas

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

2:00 PM    Lisa Brune
3:00 PM    Jack Slade
4:00 PM    AMforte Clarity
5:00: PM   Collin Martin
6:00 PM    Max Kleene



LOOK of the YEAR - Style Contest-The THIRD Group of SEMI-FINALISTS!



Congratulations to Nicolle Baroque, Becky Kenaan, Viana Oaks, Bunnibunbunz, LillyoftheVeil, Ahn Avion, Alex Avion, Maxtorfrisk, Gleasman and Zeddiv! These 5 women and 5 men have been selected as Semi-Finalists in the LOOK of the YEAR Contest. 

The jury has now selected 30 Semi-Finalists, 15 women and 15 men, who are in the race for the prestigious titles of LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR and LUXE Dot Be LOOK of the
YEAR. 


STILL TIME TO PARTICIPATE!
L$ 50,000 CASH TO WIN!

But the 14 judges will vote again on June 16th and June 23th to select 2 other groups of Semi-Finalists so it is still time to send your picture! Remember: LUXE Paris Women Fashion and LUXE Dot Be Men Fashion are searching the grid to find 2 ambassadors, a woman and a men with style and charisma, who will represent the brands and each win L$50,000 cash!

You do not need to be a professional model to participate because the Finalists without experience of the runway will receive training. All you need is style, elegance, a special look!

Very easy to participate: Wear a LUXE Paris or LUXE Dot Be outfit, style it, snap a picture, put your name in the title and send Full Perm to LOOKoftheYEAR resident.



GIFT TO ALL CONTESTANTS!

All participants will receive a free outfit from LUXE Paris or LUXE Dot Be once their first picture is submitted.

All the pictures received are eligible to all the selections of Semi-finalists so if you send your photo now you have 2 chances to become Semi-finalist as there will be 2 selections of Semi-Finalists in the next two weeks.



MEN WANTED!

Men candidates are especially wanted as they are not very numerous. Yet the top prize for the men’s category is the same as for the women’s category: L$50,000 cash!!!

So where are the stylish men? Stop being shy and show us your look! You have nothing to loose but so much to win!

A total of L$275,000 in prizes will be distributed to the two winners and the four runners ups. These prizes are a courtesy of LUXE Paris, LUXE Dot Be, Amazing Impressions Modeling Agency, In-Nova Modeling Academy, Duplex Club, Zuri Jewelry, ProPoses, Alma Makeup, Confidencial Magazine, The SL Enquirer, ModeLS Magazine, L'Amour Diversity Magazine and Jack Rock Photo.

You will find mode details about the LOOK of the YEAR contest at LUXE Paris and LUXE Dot Be main store at Bao and on the contest website at https://lookoftheyear.wordpress.com/

Saturday, June 8, 2019

GeekSpeak – the decline of the USA - Join the discussion June 8th at 12pm SLT



Many people today think that the USA is losing on the international stage.  Is the American empire crumbling? How long will it be before the USA loses its prime position?  Who will take over as the most important country?

Can the position of the USA be saved?  What changes are needed?  What do you think we can do to save the primacy of America?  Or should we accept the decline of America?  Will the world be better post-America?

Come and discuss the future of the greatest nation on earth!

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

5 Steps To Take Your Career To The Next Level



Looking to take your career to the next level? Everyone needs a new challenge from time to time and once you have been in the same role for a while you may start to feel like you have outgrown it. Not only this, but the majority of people want to advance their career so that they can command a greater salary. Many people want to advance their career, but either do nothing about it or do not know how to go about doing so. There are a few important steps to take if you want to take your career to the next level - read on to find out more.

1. Speak To Your Boss

First, you should let your boss know that you want to take the next step with your career. They can then let you know what you need to do for this to happen, help to arrange training, and recommend you for certain vacancies.

2. Do Not Shy Away From Moving Companies

It can be intimidating, but sometimes in order to move forwards, you will need to look elsewhere. Keep your eyes peeled for new opportunities which could move your career forwards - this might even involve moving to an entirely new area. This means that networking is incredibly important and you should take any opportunity to meet new people in your industry.

3. Develop Your Soft Skills

No matter what industry you are in, it is hard to get by without polished soft skills. This means that if you have any area that needs work, then find ways to develop these skills, such as practice, reading online or even courses. A few key soft skills include:

  • Communication
  • Self-motivation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Time management

4. Earn Qualifications

Qualifications are important (and sometimes essential) for taking the next step in your career as they will teach you the necessary skills and/or knowledge. Fortunately, you can now take respected qualifications online which will allow you to continue working while you study and balance the two effectively. This could include earning a Masters of Science in Applied Economics from educational institutions such as http://appliedeconomics.bc.edu/master-science-applied-economics/.

5. Go The Extra Mile

It is unreasonable to expect to advance your career without putting in work. You should look to go the extra mile at work by:


Although you need to work hard, it is also important that you take time off and find ways to relax to avoid burnout.

Everyone should want to advance their career especially when they have been in the same position for a long time. In addition to the obvious financial benefits, taking the next step in your career can also have a huge impact on your self-esteem and give a sense of purpose. It can be incredibly rewarding to advance your career, but you must be willing to put the work in and the above are the best ways to go about doing this.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

LOOK of the YEAR Style Contest The SECOND GROUP of SEMI-FINALISTS!


Congratulations to MelanyAguilera, Anastasianin, Isabelle0583, SabrinaCooke, Eva Madenwald, Erick Naidoo, Geoffrey Firehawk, Fallen Grigori, TymonAlexander and Simon Enersly! These 5 women and 5 men compose the Second Group of Semi-Finalists of the LOOK of the YEAR Contest.

Therefore there are now 20 Semi-Finalists in the race for the prestigious titles LUXE Paris Look of the YEAR (for the women) and LUXE Dot Be LOOK of the YEAR (for the men). The winners will not only become the official ambassadors of these brands but they will also each win L$50,000 cash!



YOU STILL HAVE CHANCES!

Your picture has not be chosen? You still have chances! There will be 3 other selections of Semi-Finalists in the next 3 weeks and ALL the candidates are eligible to all the selections.

''Voting was tough because everyone had a unique style,'' says Lanai Jarrico, the owner of The SL Enquirer and one of the 14 judges on the LOOK of the YEAR panel.
''I can't wait to see what's in store for next round! Good luck everyone!''


Once there are 25 Semi-Finalists Women and 25 Semi-Finalists Men, the judges will select 10 finalists who will be invited to two challenge-shows which will determine the winners. This said there is no need to be a professional model to participate to the contest because the experts from AIM, In-Nova and ProPose, 3 sponsors of the contest, will train the Finalists without experience on the runway.

SEND YOUR PICTURE!

You did not send your picture yet? It is still time! The deadline to submit a picture for the third Selection of Semi-Finalists is Friday June 7th, at midnight.

It is easy! Just wear a LUXE Paris or a LUXE Dot Be outfit, style it, snap a picture, put your name in the title and send Full Perm to LOOKoftheYEAR resident. You can submit as many pictures as you want as long you present a different outfit and styling for each one.

Each participant will receive a gift from LUXE Paris or LUXE Dot Be.

A total of L$275,000 in prizes will be given to the 2 winners and the 4 runners ups.

These prizes are a courtesy of LUXE Paris, LUXE Dot Be, AIM, Duplex Club, In-Nova, The SL Enquirer, Confidencial Magazine, Alma Makeup, ProPose, Zuri Jewelry, L'Amour Diversity Magazine, ModeLS Magazine, and Jack Rock Photo.

You will find more details about the LOOK of the YEAR Contest at LUXE Paris and LUXE Dot Be stores at https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bao/55/97/26/  and on the LOOK of the YEAR website at https://lookoftheyear.wordpress.com/


PETRA's A Live Music Venue: Schedule for Week Of June 2, 2019



Tuesday, June 4

2:00 pm    Paris Obscur
3:00 pm    Savannah Rain
4:00 pm    Wayne Davis
5:00 pm     Erik Kottzen
6:00 pm     Liam Wakeman
7:00 pm     Hogan Baily
8:00 pm Essence Bilasimo


Friday, June 7

2:00 pm     Lisa Brune
3:00 pm     Jack Slade
4:00 pm     AMforte Clarity


Thursday, May 30, 2019

GeekSpeak – the rise and rise of bitcoin. Join the Discussion Saturday 6/1 at 12pm SLT


Bitcoin is nearing 10k US dollars this week, so it is a good moment for all of us to get up to speed with what is happening in the cryptocurrency scene.

Why is bitcoin so important for the whole of humanity?  How much further will it rise before it completely takes over?  What will the world look like under a single monetary standard?  Will all countries be equal, or will some still manage to suppress others?

How will the culture change in a world of micropayments, where small amounts of money will change hands all the time, a world where your car will pay a few pennies to the road or to the traffic lights, and your phone will send a few cents to the streetlights.

Will corruption be impossible in a world where all data is stored on blockchains?

Are you too late to buy bitcoin or is there still a chance to make a fortune?

Get ready for the world of the future.  Bring your bitcoin mining pickaxe. 

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.




Sunday, May 26, 2019

LOOK of the YEAR CONTEST WEEK 1: SPOTLIGHT ON THE FIRST GROUP OF SEMI-FINALISTS!



Bravo to AmandaDay, Selene Snowpaw, TryskaMoon, OhPrincess, YamilaEnid, Tiaz Esquire, Richard De Grataine Suoh,  Jared Swords, Tottes Cosand Micah! These 5 women and 5 men have been promoted to the Semi-Final of the LOOK of the YEAR Contest!
Your name is not there? Do not be sad yet! There will be 4 other selections of semi-finalists in the next weeks and ALL the pictures submitted are eligible to all the selections!



 TIME TO SEND YOUR PICTURE!

You did not send your picture yet? Well it is time because the bandwagon is on the move! Remember: LUXE Paris Women Fashion and LUXE Dot Be Men Fashion are searching the grid to find 2 ambassadors, a woman and a man with style and charisma, who will represent their brands and each win L$50,000 cash!

No need to be a professional model because we train the Finalists without experience  and it is very easy to participate! Just wear a LUXE Paris or LUXE Dot Be outfit, style it, snap a picture, put  your name in the title and send Full Perm to LOOKoftheYEAR resident.

GIFT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS



All the contestants will get a free outfit from LUXE Paris or LUXE Dot Be, once their first picture is submitted.

You can send as many pictures as you wish as long you are wearing different outfits with different stylings. Each picture is judged as it would be a different contestant. The judges are looking for elegance, style and charisma.



L$275,000 IN PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS
AND RUNNERS UP

The 2 winners of the contest and the 4 runners up will receive a total of L$275,000 in prizes from LUXE Paris, LUXE Dot Be, AIM Modeling Agency, The SL Enquirer, Confidencial magazine, ModeLS magazine, L'Amour Diversity magazine,  Duplex Club, In-Nova Model Training Model, ProPose, Alma Makeup, Zuri Jewelry and Jack Rock Photo.

You will find all the details  on our website at https://lookoftheyear.wordpress.com/ or at the stores at https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bao/55/97/26/ 

 
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