AVENUE Magazine is proud to introduce ZanzE, the newest hot spot to hit the grid. ZanzE is ready for it's debut as a picturesque sim which features everything from a shopping district, runway, photographic services and club.
Check out this up close and personal interview with ZanzE owner Zzoie Zee, as she takes the grid by storm.
AVENUE revisits the design house of Boudoir by sisters Vitabela Dubrovna and Precious Restless. Oh, how the world of fashion has changed for these sisters since our last cover interview in November of 2010. As stated before, few designers in Second Life® can boast designing success in both worlds. Boudoir happens to be one of the few that can not only boast this, but they have the published success in both worlds to show for it.
Fashion Icon | Page 78
Writer: Sensuous Soulstar
Photographer: Blackliquid Tokyoska
There’s always that one dress that’s hidden in the back of your closet. It’s not your everyday dress, and it’s definitely not formalwear. And while it may be all the way in the back, you never forget about “that dress.” You only pull it out for those special times. Because, in the words of Beyonce, it’s your “freakum dress.” And while you may have your favorite designers for certain looks, there’s only one who can bring out the perfect mix of maximum sex appeal with just the right amount of class. You know the name. You know the brand. And you know the feeling that wearing that dress gives you. You feel every bit of the word “sexy.” And you have none other than Eboni Khan to thank for bringing out the Hucci in you.
Featured Designer | Page 86
Writer/Model: Diconay Boa
Photographer/Model: Ozz Larsson
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"The new face of fierce"
Model of the Month | Page 96
Writer: Sensuous Soulstar
Photographer: Annough Lykin
You’ve seen her face. You know her name…even if you still can’t pronounce it correctly. (It’s “Vicky Jay” for those of you who are still having trouble.) But more importantly, you know of her style. A staple in the blogger community, this month’s chosen Model of the Month is a fashion force to be reckoned with. While there is so much to learn, this month, we touch just the surface as we sit down with her to discuss her Second Life® modeling career. Without any further introduction, we present Vikeejeah Xevion.
"Tied Up" Fun with Fashion | Page 46 By Vixie Rayna
Androgyny was our theme for March, inspired by the upcoming Menswear Fashion Week 2012. All of AVENUE Magazine columnists were instructed to find their inner androgynous style. I tried to breakdown the idea into the basic theme of a tie.
"In|Defined" mi Style | Page 68 By Miaa Rebane
"Andro Man" Edge of Style | Page 84 By Boe Cortes
Androgynous style is fast becoming a trend in Second Life® fashion with many designers opting to create unisex clothing. Men and women are increasingly becoming more creative in the way they shop by crossing over and branching out into stores opposite to their gender.
"The Unnamed" AVENUE Homme | Page 76 Model & Stylist: Salvo Waydelich Photographer: Ozz Larsson
"A fashion Entente" Cover Story | Page 34 Writter: Augusta Carver Photographer: by Brie Wonder
Fashion; it is never constant, always evolving and moving forward. And with the creation of Second Life®, there are always new fashions to see and buy for the avatar. The up-and-coming store “Entente” has been drawing lots of attention lately. With multiple designers: Baudouin Resident, Caelestinus Resident, Guarinot Resident, Meraud Resident, Nazaire Resident, and Benezet Resident, there is more than enough creativity to go around. I was able to speak with the group about their new brand and what they expect to accomplish within the SL® fashion industry.
"Styling Adjuncts" Featured Designer | Page 56 Writer, Stylist, Model: Vixie Rayna Photographer, Stylist, Model: Miaa Rebane
TheNativeHasReturned (myvegancookbook.bolissima) may just have the most unique name in all of Second Life®. As the owner and designer of Adjunct, and this month’s AVENUE Magazine Featured Designer, he has made geek-style, chic! Take a look as Miaa Rebane and Vixie Rayna showcase how women can add their own spin on classic menswear with a twist!
"Chiaki Xue: Creating expressions of individuality" Fashion Icon | Page 132 Writer: Sensuous Soulstar Interpreter: Apollo Call Photographer: Ozz Larsson
Dura has become a household name. Its creative hair designs for men and women can be spotted on the runway, in the latest issues of magazines, and even on most Second Life® residents on a day-to-day basis. And while you may be quite familiar with the brand, many are not familiar with the humble creators behind the scenes. This month, AVENUE sits down with one half of the creative team, Chiaki Xue, to find out more about how she got her start in the world of hair, and a little more on the history of Dura.
March is for MEN. With Menswear Fashion Week just around the corner, AVENUE would like to celebrate the much anticipated fashions with a homage to MEN.
We introduce you to the newest design team to hit the grid, Entente, with a candid up close interview on the powerhouse design team.
Join the AVENUE Stylists with their androgynous inspired styles. Featured Designer Adjunct, Fashion Icon Chiaki Xue, Menswear Fashion Week's Lexie Jansma, For the Love of with the Giant Snail Race's Racerx Nitely, DJ of the Month Anubis Darkwatch and Featured Artist Quika Basevi.
Celebrate a month of love with AVENUE. This month we are proud to honor all those who discovered love in the most unlikely of places here within Second Life. This issue is dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of Blush Skins creators Marie Whitfield and Ymir Coronet and we wish them many more blissful years to come.
Cover Story : Blush Skins Fashion Icon : Yula Finesmith Featured Designer : The Sea Hole Interiors : The Loft Sports & Recreation : London 2012 Olympics Featured Artist : Winter Hendes
"Maitreya Mesh" Featured Designer | Page 40 Stylist & Model: Vixie Rayna Photographer & Model: Miaa Rebane
"Mix Match Mesh" Edge of Style | Page 86 Writer & Stylist: Boe Cortes
What better way to leap into the new year then the start of a new venture: Mesh!
Mixing and matching mesh clothing for those who haven't tried is a challenge, but well worth a shot.
"Weird at Mesh Mellows: integrating mesh into art" Arts Feature | Page 212 Writer: Spruce Canning Photographer: Sophy Meridoc
Mesh is here to stay in Second Life®. It was only a matter of time that the new content creation technology would be integrated into the many of the art works that have been presented on the grid. Claudia222 Jewell’s build, "Weird at the Mesh Mellows" sim does just that.
AVENUE will be presenting the MIX + Mesh Fashion Fair on February 25th...stay tuned.
"Standing out from the crowd" Cover | Page 32 Written by Linda Reddevil & Photographed by Asia Rae
Once in awhile, good things can come out of necessity and desperation, and can also end up benefiting the mass majority of people. In fact, these very two things were the driving force behind Ziamela Loon when she began designing her own clothing line, Jador Fashion.
"Picka Pucka Poncho" Edge of Style | Page 78 Written, Styled, Modeled & Photographed by Boe Cortes
Ponchos! Yep, that’s right you heard me. Long gone are the days of dressing as a cowboy in order to justify wearing a poncho. For some time now ponchos have been considered a fashion item for the ladies, but not anymore; if you're brave enough to venture out in one, here are a few styles to give you some ideas of how to "man up" a poncho for the winter. Come on lads, lets show the ladies that we can carry off a poncho just as well. So, next time you go shopping, why not "picka pucka poncho" and see what you can come up with.
"Le Rouge et le Noir" Homme | Page 94 Styled, Modeled and Photographed by Cade Nansen
"Vintage Love" Fun with Fashion | Page 142 Written, Styled and Photographed by Vixie Rayna Modeled by Matteo Bettencourt and Vixie Rayna
This season is all about the retro fashion, using classic textures, colors and locations. Vintage Fair 2011 by Chic Management motivated many designers to create unique pieces for the event. Matteo Bettencourt joins me this month, as we find our vintage inspiration. Journey with us to The Mother Road, where you’ll fall in love with the vintage of Second Life®.
"Looking Back" Inspirations | Page 284 Curated by Paola Tauber