Nov 30, 2011

Winter Styles - AVENUE's November Issue

Get a glimpse of this seasons trends from AVENUE's Fashion Stylists.

Trendspotting | Page 52
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Brie Wonder

wanted to create something really glam but sort of edgy with a mix of prints and textures ...something that was also still really feminine and that was in a woodland/forest setting.... just saw a piece about Kamchatka and was an inch away from literally using a grizzly bear, but alas...

"Asian Influence"
Fun with Fashion | Page 84
Styled, Modeled and Photographed by Vixie Rayna

Spice up your fall with fashions from the Orient. This month’s Fun with Fashion is all about Asian influence, and the stunning Japan Kansai sim is the perfect backdrop to the styles. Take your own journey using obi belts, modern shapes, and Asian patterns.

"Flight of feathers"
Edge of Style | Page 100
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Boe Cortes

It's been over a year since I last played with couture styles for AVENUE, so you can imagine the excitement when I started shopping around. Second Life® male fashion has certainly come a long way in creative styles and concepts with designers such as Ladies Who Lunch, Tableau Vivant, Gizza and the incredible couture hair styles from MADesign.

"Asia Rae"
Blogspot | Page 114
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Asia Rae

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

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Nov 29, 2011

Rejuvenation - AVENUE's November Issue

The start of any new season and especially the coming of the holiday's is a great time to take a moment, step back and really look at oneself. Before you round the corner into the new year, what can you do to make a different, no matter how small or slight, everyone can be rejuvenated by little changes. This month we introduce the Couture AVENUE Look Winners and new Faces of Couture AVENUE as well as unveil the new cover design and magazine look. These small changes we hope pass on a more enjoyable experience to our readers.

AVENUE wishes you all a very happy holiday season full of shopping and great cheer.

"Couture AVENUE Look"
Cover Story | Page 34
Written by Xandrah Sciavo
Photography by Annough Lykin

The AVENUE runway came to life with plenty of fierce competition during the last year as contestants from all over the grid competed for the opportunity to become the face of Couture AVENUE by entering the Couture AVENUE Look 2011 Contest. Each month, contest hopefuls submitted photograph entries displaying their stunning styles created from designs from some of Second Life®’s most talented designers. Please join AVENUE as we celebrate the selection of our two talented and charismatic winners, Diconay Boa and Harsch Sharktooth.

"Chic, from head to toe"
Fashion Icon | Page 44
Written by Augusta Carver
Photography by Miaa Rebane

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If that is true then for this girl, clothes and shoes are a close second. I have to admit that I have not always been a shoe girl in real life or in my Second Life®, but they are inching their way into my heart, heel by heel. For that I am thankful because there are some amazingly gorgeous shoes out there, and when I put them on my feet, I feel sexy from head to toe. Nardya Rousselot of the famous NX-Nardcotix brand creates beautiful high quality shoes as well as one-of-a-kind clothing.

"The man behind Belleza’s success"
Featured Designer | Page 60
Written by ShaiLi Alex
Photography by Kallisto Destiny

Belleza means beauty in Spanish and it so accurately reflects the work of Tricky Boucher and his store, Belleza Skins. With over 36,000 group members currently, Belleza Skins is one of the most successful stores in Second Life®, and a good reason is because all of their skins are amazingly realistic and people love it. “Wonderful creations come in every collection, and their skins are fantastic,” says Honey Endrizzi, one of those 36,000 fans of Belleza.

"Exquisitely BaObA"
Featured Designer | Page 72
Written, Styled and Modeled by Vixie Rayna
Photography by Brie Wonder

One stop in Petalos Clary’s BaObA hat boutique and you may think that you have died and gone to millinery heaven. The entire shop is filled with the most deliciously decadent designs one can imagine. For any serious fashionista, the urge to spend bucket loads of Lindens™ will be irresistible and you will leave poor but deliriously happy!

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

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Nov 20, 2011

AVENUE Magazine November 2011

AVENUE Magazine November 2011

A month of rejuvenation, AVENUE takes you on a trip around the grid. Starting at home introducing the Faces of Couture AVENUE, Diconay Boa and Harsch Sharktooth to Fashion Icon Nardya Rousselot. Join us as we take a Flight of Feathers with AVENUE Stylist Boe Cortes or a look through the Kaleidoscope with AVENUE Stylist Brie Wonder. Just as Umberto Giano takes us to DIGS we round the corner and end with inspirations curated by AVENUE Creative Director Paola Tauber.

Wishing you all a joyous Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday!

with love,

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Nov 6, 2011

Colors of Fall - AVENUE Magazine

This seasons “it” color is most certainly orange. It graced the Fall runways of Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Burberry and many more. Designers in Second Life® have added this deliciously edible hue to their own collections. Rich pumpkin hues to electric orange never looked so good. ~ Vixie Rayna

Fall fashion is in full stride…let's have a look.

"Slice of orange"
Fun with Fashion | Page 92
Written, Styled & Modeled by Vixie Rayna & Photography by Matteo Bettencourt

Newcomer Luxianna Aeon of Coeur Noir found inspiration in the paintings of Rothko for her color-blocked outfit of the same name. Paired with the pink-tinted Tres Chic hat from Nardya Rousselot’s new collection, you will bring a serious “wow” when you walk in the room.

Vignettes | Page 84
Written, Styled, Modeled and Photographed by Strawberry Singh

All Hallows' Eve is just around the corner, and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity for me to talk about one of my favorite costume stores. If you look around Second Life® there are many places where you can pick up complete costumes, or even put things together yourself using various items from different designers. But Surreal LeShelle has done such an amazing job of providing us ladies with some of the best costumes on the grid under one roof.

"Dressed To The Nines"
Featured Designer | Page 74
Written by Augusta Carver & Photography by Miaa Rebane

Vive9 is one of most well-known stores in Second Life® and it has been making fashionistas across the grid clamor for its items. With stylish clothes to match every season and shoes to die for, it’s not much of a surprise. Amazing details, rich textures, and bold styles help make this brand stand out from everyone else. This month, I spoke with Sanya Bilavio, the owner of Vive9 about her in-world life and her famous store.

"Jax Aster"
Blogspot | Page 118
Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Jax Aster

I first came to Second Life® through a friend in 2006, and I quickly became addicted to the many fascinating sims, builds, and creations that surround the grid. For the first couple of years, I made friends, went to clubs, and explored sims; however, my favorite part of Second Life was seeing what kind of clothes I could find, actually put on together, and what combinations of looks I was able to create using items from various designers. After all, at that time, there was not an infinite number of attachment options, tattoo layers, alpha layers, and let's be honest, not a whole lot of men's clothes to choose from that had any quality to them at all. This love of fashion led me, after much deliberation, to join the modeling world of Second Life.

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

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Nov 4, 2011

AVENUE Magazine November Exclusive - GizzA

AVENUE Magazine November Exclusive - GizzA

Innovative, Unique, Vibrant, and Chic, AVENUE is proud to announce this exclusive edition magazine featuring GizzA and personal up-close interview with partners Giz Seorn and Auster Elan.

Get a look at the latest fall fashions and a look through some of summer's hottest trends.

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The Paulse of Fashion - AVENUE Magazine

Graced on the October Cover of AVENUE Magazine was none other then designer Faint Paulse. Known for her unique and cutting edge designs Faint continues to mesmerize the fashion world with each season's release.

AVENUE brings you the Paulse of Fashion in it's October Issue.

"The Paulse of Fashion"
Cover Story | Page 34
Written by Augusta Carver & Photography by Blackliquid Tokyoska

As a designer, Faint Paulse is known for her creative prowess and creating exceptional and sometimes even unconventional designs. She challenges the notions of what is beautiful and chic. When you hear the name Ladies Who Lunch, the first things that should come to mind are carefully detailed and realistic textures, bold colors, wickedly sinful shoes, and, of course, high quality styles. Paulse is a talented designer who could just as easily be creating art as fashion. When asked about her inspirations for designing in SL, Paulse simply replies: “Anything and everything. It depends. In the beginning, I did a lot of custom work, so I was just making things to fill orders. It began monopolizing my time, and I wanted to do more of what I wanted to do, so I slowly got away from it. Now, I flip through fashion magazines when I'm in line at the supermarket or online. Sometimes it's a photo, sometimes it's a shape or a concept. It doesn't matter.”

Fashion Icon | Page 46
Written by ShaiLi Alex & Photography by Kallisto Destiny

R.icielli is one of the most famous stores in Second Life® and it is present in many projects and events related to virtual fashion, mainly because their products are so versatile and varied enough to please even the most diverse types of taste. There are customers of all types, from the most fashionable fashionistas who like to produce photographic essays, to the most basic consumers that are buying just for daily use. “That makes us very happy, because it shows how much people love and approve of our work,” says Fhara Ricielli, owner and designer of R.icielli. “To be honest, we did not have a target audience exactly. What we wanted was to get the majority of residents to know and love our store...and we did.”

Homme | Page 62
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Brie Wonder

"Fall Into Sartoria"
Trendspotting | Page 106
Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Lulu Jameson

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

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