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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

collectif French Touch Presents: Special Saint Valentin Event February 2nd to February 29th!


 - ̗̀✧ Event & Shopping , Collectif designers Special Saint Valentin

- ̗̀✧ Opening each Month From 7th to 30 - 31th - ̗̀✧ Exclusive Items, 60 L$, Gift - ̗̀✧ Come and enjoy taking pictures in a beautiful and unique place Montmartre

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

EMA’s Model Training - Tabitha Mercury Reporting…




Recently, while I was out venue hoping, I decided to fill out an application for a modeling position with Eden Modeling Agency (EMA). Owned by Jocelyn Amber and Aufreizend Lexico, EMA is located on the Dragon Field sim. I turned it in after filling it out with all my previous hopes and dreams about being an SL model. I have wanted to get into modeling in SL since I started years back. I was here years ago, under a different name which I had no idea how to get into, I think I may have even deleted the account. My memory grows fuzzy in my old age. *wink*


The Initial Meeting


Sue (sue.terr): I am the CEO and Trainer so you will only be with me for the course and any shows or shoots we do


Tabitha Mercury nods


Sue (sue.terr): Today I want to establish if you have the right enthusiasm behind you to become a model. The course is free and takes around 6 weeks as this is spread out so it does not interfere with your S/L life as well as your R/L life.


Tabitha Mercury nods


Sue (sue.terr): Should you pass the course you will be awarded a certificate of training and a place will be offered as a registered model at Eden Model Agency


Tabitha Mercury: (I am surprised it is free, that's a bonus for sure!)


Sue (sue.terr): yes it is


Sue (sue.terr): Besides the course there will be AO’s you will need for photo shoots and catwalk shows which could cost 2000L but I can show you which you require.


Sue (sue.terr): I do not want to mislead you thinking you have no other costs.

On shoots and shows you are given clothing jewelry and footwear by the designers which can be of 800L or more so free clothing is what you get, however you may get tips too.


Aufreizend Lexico: Tabitha, reason the course is free, is you need to buy the AO



The interview with Sue

The questions posed:

  • So can you tell me why you could be a model?

  • Do you have any dependents to look after in S/L or R/L?

  • Are you married or have a B/F G/F who may get upset if you're not available In S/L or R/L?

  • How would you feel on a photo shoot just wearing underwear with the photographer looking at you for a shot?

  • Do you take orders well?

  • Could you give 12 hours notice if you can not attend a shoot or show?


After pondering my truest answers and answering their very good questions, I excitedly accepted their offer (Aufrezend sat in) to do model training with them. I shot off a letter to my editor, explaining my latest article idea. A weekly peek into what it’s like to become a model in SL. Luckily, she approved and here we are.











First day of training


I landed at the sim and went into the office to wait for Sue Terr, the CEO and trainer of Eden Modeling Agency (EMA). She had a R/L thing and we started an hour later than scheduled, which was fine as I was a dingbat and thought that I would be training for 5 hours every week, during one sitting and prepared my schedule as such. It is only one hour per week, I was very relieved to find out.






We went to the modeling studio classroom and began my training. There was a lot of information given. A lot of requirements and common sense things one could expect. First we started with the rules of modeling.

  1. If you go to a casting, runway practice or fashion show, be there at least 30 minutes before it starts. ( it's a Golden Rule )

  2. Never ever wear bling shoes or jewelry.

  3. The runway is not the place for shoes with sound.

  4. Please do not wear any hair that is glowing. (use the midnight setting to see this)

  5. Respect other models and designers and their work.

She stressed number 5 and mentioned she wouldn’t hesitate to drop you from future shows and shoots because she will not tolerate anything less. Personally, I think this is a very professional approach and should be what’s expected in the industry from each other.


I got lessons in lag, my body, tattoos, a hair reminder about glowing hair and the reminder that your face, body, style (clothing), is your branding. I must admit, I was disappointed upon finding out that I would have to change my petite body to a tall body on occasions, depending on the designer's needs. Lamented the fact that I would likely have to remove my tattoos and then had the horrible realization that I was going to have to remove my wedding ring, as well.




I was relieved to find out that I can go back to being “me” when I am not doing the shows or the shoots. I feel it would be smart to keep myself in “designer” clothing to keep the branding of myself going, modeling or not. My face will stay true, my body shape may change temporarily to an amazonian goddess size, I can wear my wedding band when not working as a model, and it’s a good thing this is SL and I can remove and add my tattoos at a moment’s whim.


Conclusion

I knew that modeling in SL would entail a lot. I had hoped to find a place where I didn’t really have to change my body shape but I haven’t found one, yet. You become partial to your avatar, as it is an extension of yourself and take great care in curating what you feel makes your avatar the you that you want to be in SL. I would say that if you are not willing to change these things, modeling in SL professionally is not the route you want to go. For myself, this will be an adjustment, but I do look forward to my opportunity before me!


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Ballin on a budget- Affordable housing, clothing, and furniture sales in Second Life- Hazel Silvermoon reporting…




Second life is packed full of amazing things to do. At the top of the list for many, is shopping. Oftentimes, there are tons of places to get great items at a fraction of the cost. Scoring a sale always feels like an achievement, and it can be a lot of fun as well!  I traveled the grid this week in search of some fabulous deals so you can get the most bang for your buck !


Clothing



Gloss


Gloss is a clothing store that features high-quality clothing for many different body types. From dresses, to Jeans and T-shirts, this store has something to suit most anyone’s style. Right now, they are featuring a cute Jean and tie top combo by the name of Hilary. You can snag both the Jeans and Tops set for just 69L each!


Gloss Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heartstring/118/61/20




Hilly Haalan


Hilly Haalan is a brand that delivers top-notch fashion and always has an amazing sale going on. Their clothing is absolutely stunning, and this next find is the best price: absolutely free! The Rosalind dress is the featured group gift for this month. It is a beautiful and sexy dress featuring midriff cutouts. The group is free to join, and the dress hud has so many color options!!


Hilly Haalan Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hillywood/135/157/26



Housing



Trompe Loeil


Tompe Loeil has some excellent houses and home decor, and they have some great sales too. This week’s sale is for those of us that love the waves. It is called the Deja Beach Cottage. Originally 400 L, this home is just 50L for the superfans group. This group is free to join!! The Deja Beach Cottage features a large open downstairs area that is perfect for a Tiki bar, or lounge area. It also has a spacious room upstairs that would be great for a kitchen, living room, or bedroom set. (or all 3!!!)


Trompe Loeil Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trompe%20Loeil%20Mainstore/209/176/22




Furniture 



Your Dreams


Looking for a cute and low cost kitchen? Look no further than Your Dreams Mainstore! Right now, they are featuring their Mini Kitchen set for just 60L! It features 3 wood texture options, a cooktop with flames, and several poses as well. In addition to the mini kitchen, they also have a wide variety of other furniture items on sale right now for 60L .These tend to rotate frequently, but there is usually always a great sale! 



Your Dreams Mainstore: 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Your%20Dreams/35/121/23



Petite Mort


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Petite Mort has this gorgeous Heart Chair set! Each chair has a number of cute poses. They also have Heart rugs, Pouffes, and a decor sign to go with the chairs. Each of these items is just 60L each! You can buy just one of these items if you wish, or all of them, the choice is yours!

Petite Mort Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Desolate/60/40/24


If shopping is your go-to activity in Second Life, be sure to snag these amazing sales while they last! Shopping on a budget isn’t always easy, but if you take some time, check groups and sales ads, and shop around, you are sure to find everything you need and more. Happy Shopping everyone!


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

The SECRET LANGUAGE of COLORS- Hyaecinte Reporting...

 


When a baby becomes five months old,

it will have the ability to recognize the full color spectrum.

Suddenly the world is filled with every color of the rainbow.

Some colors will be considered more positive than others.

Doesn’t every kid go through a ‘no greens’ phase?

Because green means vegetables, ew!




This relationship we have with colors will last our entire lives,

even if we are not aware of what a color actually means.

What a color means to us is predefined by many factors;

by culture, by personal preference and maybe even by

what our high school art teacher told us is beautiful or ugly.


I want to show you these different meanings and make you

aware of what a color can do for you, while linking it to

another meaningful part of our lives:  Fashion!




 

RED

 

Red is one of the most powerful colors that exists.

It stands for passion, risk, courage and success.

In Eastern cultures red is the color of happiness and life.

In some cultures it is even considered bridal.

Red is a perfect color for a sensual woman!

 



 

BLUE

 

Blue is considered the world’s favorite color.

It stands for loyalty, honesty and intellectuality.

In the Islam blue stands for protection.

In the Chinese culture it is the color of immortality.

Blue is for those who know what they want!

 



 

YELLOW

 

Yellow means willpower in psychology.

It stands for curiosity, optimism and flexibility.

In Western cultures yellow brings joy and happiness.

In Buddhism it is the color of wisdom.

Yellow is a fun color for a fun lady!

 



 

GREEN

 

Did you know green’s psychological function is love?

It also stands for balance, relaxation and harmony.

In Christianity green is the color of hope and growth.

But universally it is often associated with nature.

Green is a color for a gentle and calm beauty.

 



 

PURPLE

 

Purple is the color of insight.

It stands for spirituality, individualism and idealism.

Purple is a strong color when connecting to other people.

You will be inspiring and devoted to others.

Purple is the right color for a social and loving beauty.

 



 

ORANGE

 

Orange means desire.

It also stands for humor, understanding and order.

In Hindiusm it’s a holy color associated with saffron.

It is the national color of Holland so it means to party!

Orange is for a versatile lady who has many qualities.

 



All fashion creations presented in this report are from LUXE Paris. Established for twelve years, LUXE Paris fashion house is recognized for its “couture” style and affordable prices. Visit LUXE Paris at:



An article by Hyaecinte 
SL Top Model, RL certified stylist & colorist

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2023 Contact: TFL Management (thefashionloft) The Fashion Loft Invites You to Celebrate the End of 2023

 



On December 9, The Fashion Loft (TFL) will host its 7th annual Holiday Event in Second Life. The event is created to show appreciation for the creators who have supported TFL, as well as a way to promote mainstore shopping. Using a HUD, shoppers will be able to teleport to participating stores. Once there, they will find items for sale for L$99, and hunt items for L$1. To kick things off, The Fashion Loft will host an Opening Day party at TFL Headquarters on Saturday, December 9 from 2-4 PM SLT. About The Fashion Loft The Fashion Loft prides itself on being a home for bloggers, content creators, fashionistas, models, and photographers. Since 2016, TFL has provided events, shows, contests, and other activities that brings the fashion community together.



Inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Creation/160/27/21 Website: https://thefashionloftevents.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefashionloftsl/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/tflevents/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFL_SL Discord: https://discord.gg/SrZAhhz

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

THE “MISS & MR ELEGANCE” COMPETITION


*This article was updated 10/18/23
PAY TRIBUTE TO DIOR

That's it! The finalists of the Miss & Mr ELEGANCE contest are now known. With the last audition dedicated to Christian Dior, 18 women and 4 men now compete for the title of Miss & Mr ELEGANCE and the nice prize of L$60,000 in gifts.

A photographic report
by Orpheus & Hyaecinte




The corolla silhouette, Christian Dior's first great success, was the star on stage while the candidates presented their interpretation of the great French couturier. LUXE Paris fashion house also created a collection of ensembles à la Dior for the contest production team for the occasion.




Created in 2019 by Martine and Dante Lisa, the founders of ELEGANCE modeling academy, the Miss & Mr ELEGANCE contest is one of the few fashion contests where both men and women can participate.




Chosen by a jury made up of personalities from the fashion industry of Second Life, the 22 finalists will now have to show their strengths within the framework of four challenges: November 4 and 18, December 2 and 16.




The grand finale will take place on January 13. The challenges/shows will take place at 12:30 p.m. and the public is cordially invited. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/elegancemodelagencySL




*This article was updated 10/18/23

Saturday, September 2, 2023

MONIQUE’S CLOSET ORGANIZATION GUIDE: MY TIPS TO ORGANIZING MY SECOND LIFE INVENTORY - Moniques Chapeau reporting...


Hey Lifey Babes, this is your girl Monique coming to you with Second Life’s hot topics about culture, gossip and style. 

I love shopping, especially during the weekend. But after a shopping spree and receiving gifts from secret admirers, inventories start to get super cluttered and confusing. But don’t worry, I’m here to help. Here are my 6 top tips for organizing your inventory. 

1. CREATE CATEGORIES FOR EVERYTHING YOU BUY BEFORE YOU SHOP 

Before I start any shopping trip, I always make sure I have all of my folders created so when I start to organize everything, they already have a home. All I have to do is drag my new folders to their home and things already are in order. 

Here are a few of my categories for everything in my closet! 


2. USE SYMBOLS TO SEPARATE CATEGORIES 

I like using symbols to separate my categories. These symbols create groupings and things become much easier to find and organize. 

The “#” is for anything to do with my body parts. 

The “$” symbol for all of my beauty products. 

The “**” symbol for all of my clothing items. 



3. DELETE DEMOS IN THE RECENT TAB IMMEDIATELY 

When shopping on SL, the number one rule before buying any outfit is to always try the Demo. 

Whether you buy the outfit or not, it is easy for the demos to mix in with regular purchased objects and it creates a jumbled mess.

The Tip: Every time you change back into your regular outfit, go to the “Recent” tab on your Inventory, right click and “Delete” the Demos immediately. This good habit will save you time when you have to organize objects you actually want to keep. 


 

4. UNPACKING THE HAULS WHILE THEY ARE STILL FRESH 

There are two great ways you can unpack your hauls. 

The first one is to unpack your objects as soon as you buy them. But my favorite way is to unpack everything right after the end of my shopping spree or at least the next time I log on. 

This way what I bought is fresh in my mind of what the object looks like. Usually, if I wait too long to organize the objects, I forget what I bought and I will have to add it to my body to see what it is. This creates an annoying extra step for organization. So, the fresher it is in your mind, the easier it is to organize. 

4. OPENING A SECOND INVENTORY WINDOW TO GET THINGS IN ORDER 

I was so happy when I found out this amazing tip. What I do is use multiple inventory windows at once. 

You go to the bottom left of your inventory window, hit the gear symbol and the top of the tab it will say “New Inventory Window”. Now you will have two identical inventory windows. I use this feature for mainly two things: 

The first is when unpacking my purchases, I use the first window to look at my unpacked “Objects” list while I use the second inventory window to look at everything on my “Recent” tab. As I unpack, I make sure everything I unpack corresponds with my Recent Tab. It works great ! 

This is useful because it makes sure in the rush of unpacking, everything you spent your good hard Lindens on gets is ready to use.

 


My second favorite function of the double open inventory windows trick is when there is a long list of unpacked items, sometimes when moving folders objects around they go into the wrong folder. It is much easier to move items from one inventory tab to the other. 




5. GIVING FOLDERS A MEMORABLE NICKNAME 

An inventory is something very personal. My final tip is never be afraid to give objects in your inventory a nickname folder so you can quickly recall what something looks like. 

Here is an example: 

This hair is from FAGA called Daria, but I won't easily remember what the hairstyle looks like based on its original name. Instead, I call it “Cerci Low Westeros” because in the popular show Game of Thrones, the actress Leah Headley wears it often in the first few seasons for her character Cerci. So as soon as I read that folder, I know exactly what it is. You can use this trick for almost anything, and it works! 




6. MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME 

Here is my final tip and maybe the most important one. Inventory organization does not have to be done all at once, but rather it can become a filler of time. I will explain what I mean. 

Most come on Second Life to connect with people and to have fun, but there can be time gaps in between those fun times and that’s when you tackle your inventory. 

Let’s look at a few common scenarios: 

You and your friend are typing, but suddenly they type “BRB” in the chat. You are waiting for a teleport to the latest event, but it’s taking a little while. The person talking in voice is boring you to tears or they are just super annoying. 

These are all excellent examples of scenarios where you can click into your inventory and organize a few items. You may only get one or two done, but keep up with this good habit and before you know it your inventory will be perfectly organized. Plus, it is less overwhelming just to do a few things at a time. 




CONCLUSION 

Inventories can get confusing and overwhelming, but hopefully some of my tips will be helpful.




 
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