May 30, 2011

Style Amongst Us - AVENUE Magazine May 2011

In a world of abundant creative possibilities, outrageous fashion and endless couture finds, stylists who can collect, spin and reinvent these designs is an artform all on it's own. AVENUE strives each month to bring a new spin to the season's fashions with both impeccable style and artistry. This month is no different.

Ladies Who Lunch | page 94
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Strawberry Singh

This month for Vignettes Strawberry focuses on one main designer; her name is Faint Paulse and she brings you the most outrageous high fashion creations on the grid.

Edged Styles | page 110
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Lulu Jameson

Fledglings | page 118
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Brie Wonder

Fun with Fashion
Pretty in Pink | page 166
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Vixie Rayna

Pink is the epitome of sweet feminine style. The color adds a breath of fresh air to any outfit. This month’s column is all about pink! Get your girlie side ready!

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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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My Precious Princess' - AVENUE Magazine May 2011

Over the last several years, Agnes Finney, the creator of My Precious Design House, has established herself as one of the most sought after designers when it comes to beautifully-made, elegant designs in ladies formalwear and cocktail designs in the Second Life® grid. In 2009, Ms. Finney began the My Precious Queen contest, an opportunity for individuals who embody the ideals of the brand to compete to become the face of My Precious, and the royal ambassador for the design house to serve as a representative on the catwalk, in print advertising campaigns, and at various public events. My Precious is known for charm, class, and sophistication in design, so the one selected as My Precious Summer Queen this coming June will be chosen because she shares those qualities as well as a flair for unique and refined styling that enhances the beauty of My Precious designs.

The current contest round will culminate in the selection of the My Precious Summer Queen 2011, a lucky lady who will have quite a journey ahead of her. In addition to the prestigious title, the winner will receive cash prizes, a voucher for the AVENUE Models Academy, sponsored gifts and gift cards, and a photo shoot for AVENUE Magazine. She will also have the opportunity to serve as the hostess of Behind the Throne, (link: a blog in which she will highlight My Precious designs and events from her reign.

With April’s selections behind us, there is only one month left in what has been shaping up to be an exciting competition. AVENUE Magazine is proud to present the three finalists chosen for the month of April. Read on as we introduce you to Eliza Mint, Sabine Mortenwold, and Vivienne Coppola.

My Precious Queen Contest
Road to Royalty | Page 178
Written by Xandrah Sciavo
Photography by Natasja Schumann

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May 16, 2011

AVENUE Magazine May 2011

AVENUE Magazine May 2011

A sizzling issue from start to finish. Finesmith designer Yula graces our cover with her latest collection, girls prepare yourself for Fashion Icon Naith Smit, Featured Designer Gia Pawpad of LoQ, Baiastice Vintage Chic Fashion Spread, stylings from the hottest stylists on the grid Strawberry Singh, Lulu Jameson, Vixie Rayna, Brie Wonder and guest stylists Vitabela Dubrovna and Petra Messioptra, AVENUE Model of the Month 13 Cortes, we take you to the romantic capital Paris 1900 and what's a sizzling issue without sexy's behind you!

This and so much more in the May 2011 issue of AVENUE.

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May 4, 2011

AVENUE Couture of Hope - Exclusive Designs

AVENUE Models :: Couture of Hope :: 1 May

The kick-off event was just amazing. We would like to thank everyone for attending and bidding in the auction. With 173k linden raised in the auction the Couture of Hope Shopping Experience is now open.

With 40 participating designers, fashion bloggers, sponsors, special guests and the dedication of AVENUE staff - "Couture of Hope" is a tribute to the survivors and champions who battle cancer everyday.

Until a cure is found we Relay. One World ..... One Hope ..... Relay For Life

AVENUE Couture of Hope LM

May 1, 2011

AVENUE Couture of Hope - Fashion Show & Exclusive Sale

AVENUE Models :: Couture of Hope :: 1 May

AVENUE is honored to announce this year's Relay For Life, AVENUE of Life, kick-off event "Couture of Hope". Last year our tribute to Alexander McQueen raised over $2,000 usd for Keep A Child Alive and this year we hope break that record for Relay for Life.

With 40 participating designers, fashion bloggers, sponsors, special guests and the dedication of AVENUE staff - "Couture of Hope" is a tribute to the survivors and champions who battle cancer everyday. We challenged this years participating designers to design a couture piece that embodies their vision for a season of hope. We are so thankful for each and every designer participation and know this will be an outstanding tribute for RFL.

The, May 1st, event will open with a preview show of the 40 exclusive designs, followed by an After Party, Date Auction and special guests appearance from Dazzlers Inc. The AVENUE at GOL sim has now been closed to the public in anticipation to Sunday's events, and we hope you join us to Relay.

Until a cure is found we Relay. One World ..... One Hope ..... Relay For Life

--Opening Show Date:
1 MAY, 2011 @ 12pm SLT

Show LM

1 MAY, 2011 @ 1:30pm SLT

AVENUE Magazine - Designer Fashion Spread
Dazzlers INC - Dance Performance
Solidea Folies (Mila Tatham) - Custom Dress Design
Blush Skins (Marie Whitfield) - Grand Gift Certificate
Rusch Raymaker - DJ Event Service
Jesika Contepomi - Model Coaching
Kryptonia Paperdoll - Model Coaching
Livia Mastroianni - Model Coaching
Vixie Rayna - Styling Consultation and Headshot
Tatiana Kurri - Runway or Editorial Model

--Charity Sale Date: 1-31 MAY, 2011

Where: LM will be sent to groups on May 1 - following the Couture of Hope show. Join AVENUE Magazine Readers group for all announcements.

3636 Dianny3636 Aeon
ALEIDA Aleida Rhode
AZOURY Mayhem Seetan
AZUL Mami Jewell
BLUSH SKINS Marie Whitfield
CHAMPAGNE Enzo Champagne
CHANTKARE Applonia Criss
CYANIDE COUTURE LovelyMiwako7399 Menna
DD STYLE Dadina Dosei
EMO-TIONS Mirja Mills
ENTRE MARES Sykao Adamski
EVOLVE Reign Congrejo
GASQHE Karija Azalee
GIZZA Giz Seorn
HOUSE OF DASHWOOD Dashwood Muircastle
INDIE ROSE Angelina Eizenberg
INSANYA Tatyana Ultsch
KUNGLERS Avagardner and Barbra Kungler
LODE HATS Chirzaka Vlodovic
OH! STUDIO Marcopol Oh
THE BLACK CANARY Morrigan Denimore
SEBIS Sebastiaan Obviate
sYs Systi and Syane Cisse
TRES BEAU Kimmera Madison
VACKRA Bambi Cheri and Camille Bellecoeur
WHITE WIDOW Julie Hastings

Alii Vella
Angels Milena
Anna Sapphire
Cajsa Lilliehook
Deeta Aeon
Diconay Boa
Elyna Carver
Florian Antiesse
Jesika Contepomi
Juicy Littlething
Keira Soulstar
Leah Portland
Marir Parkin
Mavi Beck
Miaa Rebane
Nala Kurka
Poppy Panache
Steffy Ghost
Thalia Heckroth
Valeria Endrizzi
Vixie Rayna

Dazzlers Inc.
This team of classy ladies and gentlemen is paid to dance, & model at charity events, promotional events, fashion shows, & in SPIRIT ads each month. Please see our team blog at for details on upcoming Dazzler appearances and how you can hire the Dazzlers for your next event!

Pyper Dollinger

GOL, exclusive partner of AVENUE, has dedicated their talent and time to build the custom space for the Couture AVENUE RFL shopping experience.

GOL is a unique Second Life company founded in the spring of 2006 by Dakota Neumann. It was born from Mr Neumann's passionate interest in design and architecture

GOL is known for the stunning and wildly popular club, Elements, now in it's 8th evolution. Across the bridge leads you to luxury shopping sims GOL 5 and AVENUE at GOL along with the modern living creations at the innovative GOL Design.

The design, coherent thoughout all The GOL sims, reflects Dakota Neumann's vision to continuosly and deliberately evolve with time. Creativity and aesthetic are always first, and business follows.

For more information or custom projects, please contact Dakota Neumann.


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