May 29, 2011

Beauty by Design - AVENUE Magazine May 2011

Beautiful designs are a plenty in SL, there are no shortage of awe inspiring creations that tickle the taste buds and constantly keep us shopaholics coming back for more. In this May issue of AVENUE we feature some of the grids finest designers of beauty and all around inspirational designs.

Cover Story | Finesmith Designs
Behind the Jewels: Yula Finesmith Bares Her Soul | page 34
Written by Sensuous Soulstar
Photography by Blackliquid Tokyoska

Famed industrialist Henry J. Kaiser once famously surmised: “if your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.” Such a simple phrase, with such a profound meaning: shut up and let your product speak for itself. No one designer better portrays this motto than Yula Finesmith. Finesmith has been creating the stunning jewelry pieces that many Second Life® residents have come to know and love since her first days on the grid. Join AVENUE as we take a moment to delve into the mind of superbly talented artist as she shares her passion for creating, and the inspirations behind her incredible line of jewelry

Fashion Spread: Baiastice
Vintage Chic | page 62
Photographed by Brie Wonder
Modeled by Linnda Scofield, Seashell Dench and Poptart Lilliehook

The latest collection for Baiastice is nothing less then chic. These new vintage looks are just in time for summer and will definitely send you straight to the checkout line.

The Blogspot
Vitabela’s Blog | page 52
Written by Vitabela Dubrovna
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Vitabela Dubrovna and Petra Messioptra

Vitabela’s Blog is a platform where many talented designers, photographers and artists post about a wide range of themes linked with Second Life® -- but mostly about fashion. When the blog first started in May 2009, the posts on the blog were mainly about freebies, hunts and gifts sponsored by founder, Vitabela Dubrovna. Vitabela’s Blog was the perfect showcase for the first of Vita's “Boudoir” creations, and is still the official blog for Vita's Boudoir Couture Studio.

Fashion Spread: Couture of Hope
RFL Seasons of Hope | page 84
Styled & Photographed by Blackliquid Tokyoska
Modeled by Liane Maertens, Dahlia Joubert, Valeria Pienaar and Vixie Rayna

If you haven't already had the chance to shop the exclusive designs at Couture of Hope there are only 3 more days remaining. These designs by 50 of SL's best were created exclusively for the Couture of Hope showcase benefiting this years RFL efforts. It's an experience not to be missed as we fight for a cure. One World ..... One Hope ..... Relay For Life

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