Jun 30, 2011

The Art of Style - AVENUE's June Issue

Each month AVENUE features staff stylist and guests that go far and beyond even our own expectations. This month we celebrate the fun vibrance of summer.

"Dancing Queen"
Vignettes | Page 72
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Strawberry Singh

June 2011 is Second Life®'s 8th birthday. Linden Lab® has quite a bit planned for this event. All the festivities start on June 20th, and will run through June 26th. The theme for this year is “Magic of Second Life,” and I am sure there will be lots of partying involved. I thought I would add to the festivities by creating some party looks to wear to the various events. While I was in a partying/clubbing mood, I figured I would go shoot at some of SL™'s fabulous clubs. Let's start dancing!

"Fashion Expression"
The Blogspot | Page 90
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Thalia Heckroth

Fashion is my self-expression. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Trendspotting | Page 100
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Brie Wonder

"Role Played"
AVENUE Homme | Page 130
Written by Spruce Canning
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Lulu Jameson

GOLden Shopping | Page 156
Written and Modeled by Vixie Rayna
Photography by Brie Wonder

Machang Pichot of AOHARU & ANEXX is a talented wonder, and GOLden Shopping is proud to showcase this season's hottest summer looks with her brands. You can find a style that fits any mood, whether you are an ingénue on your first shopping safari, or a groovy sex-pot looking for her next score.

Read these articles and more in the June edition of AVENUE Magazine.

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Jun 28, 2011

Business of Art - AVENUE's June Issue

Art is inspirational, subjective and creative...it's within us all. For the art lovers amongst us I challenge you to truly dive into this issue. There are unexplored facets of SL's Art world that are waiting to be unearthed, mediums untouched and even organizations waiting to offer you a voice.

"Philanthropy for the Metaverse"
For the Love Of: The Avatar Charitable Trust | Page 222
Written by Spruce Canning
Photography by Blaz Halfpint

In all my years on the grid, I have always been impressed by the kindness and social consciousness of residents in Second Life®. Organizations such as the American Cancer Society that has held Relay For Life events since 2005 prove that spirit wholeheartedly. Other forms of philanthropy have abounded in-world, but as of May 2011, there is an organization that provides grants and other forms of philanthropy to those who have ideas and causes that would benefit the society that SL™ has created. That organization is the Avatar Charitable Trust, which was founded by Chuk and Lillie Edman.

"Ambassadress of Machinima"
Media Mojo: Chantal Harvey | Page 238
Written by Isadora Fiddlesticks
Photography by Tillie Ariantho

This month, AVENUE Magazine is proud to interview one of Second Life® machinima’s most influential people, Chantal Harvey. One of the grid’s best machinimatographers, Harvey started out as just another avatar trying to explore and have fun in the metaverse. It was 2007, the year when Second Life was enjoying the height of their popularity. Plenty of people were intrigued by this virtual world and wanted to find out what it was like. Harvey was one of those curious enough to try SL™, She first started in this virtual world as an explorer, like many others, and was amazed by the possibilities it offered.

"Through the Looking Glass"
Featured Artist: Carthalis Rossini | Page 250
Written by Sensuous Soulstar
Photography provided by Carthalis Rossini

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when that picture leaves you speechless? The short answer is that you’re probably looking at a piece of artwork created by Carthalis Rossini, and odds are it has taken your breath away. To call what he does just photography would be a tremendous understatement; he creates snapshots around the virtual grid and using his skill and masterful eye turns those into art that speaks to the masses. Rossini has managed to not only take viewers of his work on a mesmerizing visual journey, but he’s also managed to share a piece of himself through his artwork. Join AVENUE as we sit down with this month’s Featured Artist to delve a little deeper into the man, his mind, and his work.

"A Man with a Message through Art"
Arts Feature: Elie Maurice/Loup Erin | Page 260
Written by Spruce Canning
Photography by Brie Wonder

When walking through the destruction and looking at the results of human consumption and the role that commercialism plays, all displayed in the art of Elie Maurice (Loup Erin in Second Life®), one has to wonder about human society and how long we can sustain this planet until we are forced to start exploring the Moon and outer regions of the solar system. As I walked through the sim and viewed the examples of human consumption that Maurice has created, I had the pleasure of sitting down with him and finding out more about how human society had motivated him to create the stark examples that would cause humanity to rethink their lives.

Read these articles and more in the June edition of AVENUE Magazine.

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Jun 27, 2011

Fashion on Your Terms - AVENUE's June Issue

Second Life fashion is something different to everyone who experiences it. But without a doubt it's one of the only fashion experiences where you're creating a look from the ground up. New face? No problem...let's go shopping. New hair? I got ya...let's go shopping. You can shop till you drop for just about any look under the sun. Let's show you what's in store this season.

"Bringing Grace & Beauty to Every Woman"
Cover Story: LaCrima | Page 34
Written by Sensuous Soulstar
Photography by Annough Lykin

Every woman should be comfortable in the skin that she’s in…and this time we mean it literally. In Second Life®, your look is not complete without just the right skin. Your hair can be flawless, your outfit can be meticulous, and your shoes from the top designer on the grid…but with the wrong skin, you are just another bland avatar blending in with the rest of the crowd.

"Sleek Chic"
Fashion Spread: Absolution | Page 58
Photography by Annough Lykin

There are few things in this world you can be absolute about. Dive into the creations of designer Teresa Republic for a treat of something absolutely chic.

"The Roles we Play"
Fashion Spread: Bare Rose | Page 110
Photography by Miaa Rebane

Walk into your fantasy with style and experience the endless journey and creativity of Bare Rose.

Fashion Spread: Ezura | Page 140
Photography by Natasja Schumann

From old world couture to futuristic pop glam Ezura takes you there. Step into the world of the unknown.

Read these articles and more in the June edition of AVENUE Magazine.

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Jun 24, 2011


art.AVENUE :: June 25th - July 2nd, 2011

AVENUE of Life is proud to present art.AVENUE, through the eyes of over fifty Second Life® artists, get the true representation of how cancer effects those around us. Some struggle, some grow, some learn, some fight, but together we all RELAY.
Join us Saturday, June 25 for the exhibit opening at 1pm with a live performance from musician and artist Colemarie Soleil. The exhibit will stay open for the public to view and make purchases for one week. Then we close the exhibit with a final auction benefiting Relay For Life on Saturday, July 2nd .
Come be inspired and share in the unique pieces of art that will speak to your heart. Indulge yourself in the creations, beauty and show your support for those who champion cancer everyday. Together we RELAY FOR LIFE.
Opening Event:
Saturday, June 25th at 1pm slt
Live Performance by Colemarie Soleil
Closing Event:
Saturday, July 2nd at 1pm slt
Art Auction
Gallery design by by Katy60it Cyberstar @ AVENUE at GOL [101, 127, 2802]

Jun 20, 2011

AVENUE Magazine June 2011

AVENUE Magazine June 2011

With the heat of summer already upon us get a sneak peak of this seasons trends, hot spots and wildest fantasies.

This month LaCrima designer Sarai Saphir heats up our cover, we take you inside the world of imagination with fashion spreads from Barerose, Ezura and Absolution, AVENUE Homme Role Played and an venture out to Risk City.

Artists amongst us this month we feature, humanitarian Chuck Edman from Avatar Charitable Trust, Frets Nirvana, Chantal Harvey, Carthalis Rossini, and Loup Erin.....and more

Read it online @ issuu.com/avenue

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