Aug 29, 2009

AVENUE SLCC Issue - Limited Edition Real Life Prints Available


So everyone has been asking where they can get a copy of the real life print of AVENUE Magazine's SLCC Issue if they didn't make it for the convention. Well, here's your chance...we have limited number of copies of just about 50 that are available for free. You need only cover the shipping and handling charges to be able to own this coffee table keepsake of the first real life version of a Second Life fashion and lifestyle magazine.


Touted as the best thing to come out of SL and the convention, don't miss this chance before it's gone. First come first served basis.

To get your copy kindly drop your payment to Rusch Raymaker inworld for the shipping and handling charges as listed below. Kindly email to the following : your transaction history, the number of copies you are ordering as well as your mailing address.

Shipping & Handling Charges per copy

Within United States - $3,900L
International outside of U.S. - $6,100L

Aug 27, 2009

MBC News interviews Rusch Raymaker on AVENUE at SLCC


AVENUE CEO Rusch Raymaker is interviewed by Dousa Dragonash on MBC News speaking of her experience at SLCC in San Francisco, AVENUE Magazine's first rl-print edition and the first ever Fashion Track.

Aug 23, 2009

Evangeline Cortes graces the August Cover of AVENUE Magazine


The sexy, salacious and irresistible Evangeline Cortes of LostAngel graces our cover once more for August. If you haven't had a chance to get to know the inner-most secrets of Evangeline and all her many successes from prior editorials now is the time. This month we get to see the softer side of the pose heiress from her love of handbags to photography. *winks*

Click here to read this edition on issuu or visit our office in-world.

New! Runway Model HUD by BehaviorBody


New! Runway Model HUD by BehaviorBody

Newly released by BehaviorBody Animations are three awesome Runway Model HUDs, the first ones of their kind. Each HUD comes preloaded with 12 great poses included in each set, with the ability to personalize them with 8 of your own poses as well, for a total of 20 poses in each set.


Each pose runs for 30 seconds, and the poses may be selected in any order. Each is numbered for your convenience, and may be arranged in a variety of ways and positions on the screen for ease of use.


These innovative gadgets provide models with great flexibility for fashion shows as well as for photographic work and Machinimas. Rather than having multiple HUDs for several shows or portions of shows, they can all be in one. So, enjoy!


And don't forget to pick up your freebie before you leave the store! This month's gift is is a fun Crazy Walker:) Available exclusively at BehaviorBody!

BehaviorBody Animations is owned by Antosperandeo Allen and located at BAIASTICE (146, 88, 24) at this SLURL

Aug 22, 2009



The Second Life Community Convention (SLCC) Edition of AVENUE Magazine was a complete success. We received a tremendous response and truly have all our staff and advertisers to thank for making such a huge endeavor possible.

A limited number of free copies will be available for order shortly (shipping & handling charges will apply), please stay posted here for their release.

As promised we're giving away 6 months of free advertising to an entrant from the SLCC giveaway at the AVENUE Magazine table. We received such a large response from the attendees we've decided to make the giveaway even bigger.

Those selected are listed below:
6 months of advertising - House of Dashwood
3 months of advertising - The Omni Market & Never30
1 month of advertising - Oddfellow Studios, Eshi Otwara, Avatrian, Brautigan & Tuck Holdings, Market Truths, iMagi Learning, Involve, Pop Art Lab, Amazon, Vivox, AKK Horse Ranch, House of RFyre & Clint Bebb

also...each and every entrant are eligible for 25% off their first ad in AVENUE Magazine, all good thru December 2009.

Congratulations to you all and thank you so much for supporting AVENUE during SLCC. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Please submit your ads to - 2048x1024, 100dpi, png file format.

Aug 16, 2009

AVENUE Presents SLCC Fashion Track - Sunday, Aug 17 - 10AM SLT

Fashion Forward

Not able to get to San Francisco for SLCC? Catch the last session of the fashion track Sunday, Aug 17 @ 10am slt.

The last of the fashion track session is on Building a Community Around your Designs – Branding, Marketing & Promotions. A two-hour mixed media panel on how to create, build and manage your fashion brand. Starting with store and logo design to maintaining the community experience around your brand. This is an ongoing discussion as maintaining a brand is a constant evolution of originality and creativity, so I’m hoping discussion on this topic can continue on the SLCC blog or in-world groups. Topics of interest: store design, logo design, blogs, flickr, twitter vs plurk, in-world groups, contests, hunts, advertising, events, and fashion shows.

Speaking on this panel will be: Harper Beresford, Asri Falcone, Rusch Raymaker, Callie Cline, Dancer Dallagio and moderated by Jesika Contepomi.

When: Sunday August 17, 2009 @ 10AM SLT

Where: AVENUE Sky Runway

Aug 15, 2009

August Edition of AVENUE Magazine


AVENUE Magazine August

Here's to an awesome August!

Cover Story on Evangeline Cortes of LostAngeL Industries
Fashion spreads on AZUL & Apparence Skin & Shapes
Designer of the month : Arcavim
Architectural Review on Hosoi Ichiba
Sexy in SL Special
Featured RL/SL Artist Gracie Kendal

Read it on ISSUU

Be sure to check back soon for the SLCC rl-print edition online!

And a super special thank you to all the AVENUE Advertisers and Staff for rocking a very busy month!

Black Swan- Swan Song

Black Swan- Swan Song

Audience members ascended to their feather-seats up in the sky and dangled their feet to Rusch Raymaker's otherworldly playlist, while down on the ground Black Swan gave its final coup de grace fashion presentation on Sunday August 2, 2009. The sculpted figurine of a dancer hovered above the volcanic landscape of the runway. Other amazing sculptures towered overhead; all created by the inimitable artist Light Waves. The atmosphere was magnificently surreal.

“Swan Song” was the final spectacle in a series of three Black Swan shows; the first one was “Passions” in September 2008 followed by “Winter Magic” in January 2009. For this show, Winter and Lokum had recruited an extraordinary team of designers and assigned each of them with creating one piece that they felt best expressed one of the natural elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Air. The following tidbits are highlights of the boundless imagination in design that sprang out of this endeavor.

Shown above- Callie Cline opened the show wearing her amazing creation “Swan Song” on the runway. This is a beautiful black and white feathery dress which was featured in a real life magazine alongside fashion from Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Lacroix, and shown in an art exhibition in Florence, Italy, and featured in two books!

Embellishing the swan theme is a stunning dress from Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch (worn by Seashell Dench, below) with black swans making up the pattern of the bustled skirt, and with the perfect hair to match it by Autumn Hykova of Tiny Bird.

WATER- Shown below is a water creation by Rouge Darcy of Rebel Xtravaganza: Mareea with its curling foam accents, aqua depths and Mediterranean hues. The bodice of the gown is adorned with a delicate seahorse and the front ties are held by clasps of spiraled shells.

Below- Another stunning water creation by L'Abel; a dress clearly inspired by the painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa by the Japanese artist Hokusai, with various shades of blue, like the depths of the sea, and white and blue ruffles to represent the waves in a froth of crests and curls!

AIR – Shown below is the Wind gown by Amutey DeCuir of Bliss Couture from their elements collection, with its sheer white skirt that practically billows in the wind; worn by Haruka Kish with the Raven Valerie skin by Pulse, and Exile’s Breeze hairstyle in Strawberry.

In color contrast, but along the same air theme, is the dramatic Lament ensemble from Morrigan Dennimore of The Black Canary (worn by Takeshi Kiama below). Lament is the first of two ensembles that Morrigan crafted for the element of air. Morrigan explains "It was named thusly for the vampires of old, the Methuselah, who have seen many centuries and often sleep for many at a time. This is a sorrow of the deepest kind, in which I used smoke to represent the slow passing of time."

FIRE- Among the blazing fire creations in the show; the Fire Salamander set from June Dion of Barerose (worn by Mavi Beck & Jarl Soderstrom, below). This is an incandescent ensemble with perfect prim accents, and options galore. Helena Stringer of The Stringer Mausoleum created the matching hair, appropriately named Mane of Fire. Complementing this blistering look on Mavi is Skin Within’s Special Edition Fire Elemental Skin from the Anaise line.

EARTH- Shown below is a dazzling creation by Dezi Jarvinen of Staged; Mother Nature is a delicate yet strong outfit that combines sheer chiffon with a sumptuous shades of green and brown to symbolize nature's cycle. Skin Within’s Ahawi - the Earth Element Special Edition Skin, with its elaborate tattoo of vines and leaves covering the eyes and face perfectly compliments the dress. Cherelle Capra’s Earth accessories and Exile’s Breeze in the earthy honey shade are spectacular additions to an already stunning look.

Another earthy creation is a sexy elemental set by Exile –Untamed Earth (worn below by Jarl Soderstrom). The pants and vest appear to be an intriguing mixture of leather, branches and earth. Intricately detailed and amazing in its simple complexity. The Savage Hair, also by Kavar Cleanslate of Exile, and the earthy Brimstone bracelet and necklace set by the amazing Brandy Rasmussen of Shine make the perfect accessories for this look.

Black Swan Swan Song is produced by Kryptonia Paperdoll and presented by AVENUE and members of its staff. AVENUE Models in this production are Seashell Dench, Takeshi Kiama, Poptart Lilliehook, Shenandoah Saintlouis, Jarl Soderstrom, Haruka Kish, Summer Deadlight and Mavi Beck.

To view the entire photo set for this event, please visit our flickr page
Photography by Tillie Ariantho

And for those who missed the show, there will be an encore on August 17 at 6 PM SLT so mark the calendar and book your feather:)

Aug 13, 2009

BehaviorBody - New AO Releases!

BehaviorBody - New AO Releases!

Newly released by BehaviorBody Animations are three complete AO HUDS which come ready to wear, and are so user-friendly it will delight the pragmatic fashionista in you!

BehaviorBody-AO-Elegance V1.0

The Elegance AO combines poise with sex allure in 34 fantastic animations for the SL lady with a refined taste: It comes complete with five different walks, six stands, four sitting animations and another three for sitting on the ground. Add to that- Flying and swimming cycles and a combo for crouchwalk.

BehaviorBody-AO- Garbo V1.0

Inspired by the debonair charm of this classic silver-screen beauty, the Garbo AO comes complete with every animation you will need in your second life; from crouching to flying and landing, standing, sitting and even swimming. There are 37 unique animations in this easy to use HUD, and it comes with an auto-update feature for life!

BehaviorBody-AO-Elegance & Garbo V1.0

And yes! For those who like to have it all, the Elegance-Garbo AO combines the best of BOTH Elegance and Garbo into ONE smashing set of 43 animations which cover the whole gamut: five walks, fifteen stands, seven sits, and flying/swimming/crouching as well!

These new and awesome AOs are powered by the user-friendly ZHAO II Scripts, and come ready to wear and use. Additional ZHAO help tutorials are included with every package. And as always, each AO comes with an auto-update feature to ensure you have the latest and newest version as soon as it has been released. So hurry up to get yours! And don't forget to grab the free gift (it's a surprise) before you leave the store!

BehaviorBody Animations is owned by Antosperandeo Allen and located at BAIASTICE (146, 88, 24).....Here is the SLURL

Aug 4, 2009

Skins to Infinity

The days of strolling into a skin shop and being stuck with the preset looks is quickly coming to an end. The Body Politik, owners Maximillion Grant and Polly Pavlova, have designed an interactive and thoroughly innovative approach to skin buying with their new line, Infinity, due out mid August.
With a dynamic website menu that will house billions (yes you read right) of combinations, you need never look the same as the avatar next to you again. With choices such as base skin, eyebrows, makeup, tattoes, stomach and breast shading.
The best bit? Once you've chosen your base skin, if you go back to change any of the extras, you don't have to pay the full price again. You're only charged for the extras and upload fees (200L).
The web interface works fluidly with an in world kiosk that will be set up at their shop where you will pay for the skin once you've customized it. Once your skin is created by the software, you'll have it within 48 hours.
For those not wanting to use the web interface, they will also have an in-world vendor where you can shop for a base skin, but obviously with less combinations.
At present this is offered to the ladies only, but as we know TBP makes extraordinary male skins as well, they are in the works to add many of their skins to this new system.
Click here to see "Infinity" YouTube video and more looks that can be achieved here at The Body Politik blog.

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