Friday, November 13, 2009

Builders Wanted for the Fair Sims

Sim Builders Wanted for the 2010 Clothing Fair benefiting Relay for Life .


The Clothing Fair is in planning and we have over 130 clothing designers this year all coming together to raise money for Relay for Life 2010. This project will consist of a 9 Sim build with the theme "Fashion cities of the world".

We are looking for experienced builders who take the utmost pride in their work. Our goal, as the builders, is to create structures that are not only true to the architectural style of each city we have chosen , but will stand long as examples of our dedication and love for creating an art form others will enjoy.

This requires not only fine building skills, but the ability to work well with texture creation and application as well. While there are countless off-the-shelf textures that come close, a majority of the buildings we create require custom made textures. As such, the experience of working with programs such as Paint Shop Pro or GIMP2 ( or any other program that allows for alpha channels) is very important for Clothing Fair builders.

We are looking for builders who are interested in building full Sim recreations of the following cities: New York, Melbourne, Rio de Janero, London, Paris , New Delhi, and Milan. There will be an over all theme and direction for the build but creativity and skill of our builders is also important.

If you wish to be considered for this amazing event please send your note card to Nevar Lobo or dana Vanmoer. All note cards should include, your name and example of your work ... including LM of builds.

This is a volunteer position as money raised from this event goes to Relay for Life. Event will take place in March.

We look forward to hearing from you please send all applications before Nov 15th

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Clothing Fair 2010 Update

We are so excited! The invitations have gone out and we filled in less than 2 days. We have over 130 designers spanning 9 sims this year. This year's theme will be "Fashion Cities of the World" and we have some great builders and builds planned. Over the next couple of months we'll be filling everyone in on dates and other information. We have a Moolto group and in world Subscribomatic group if you'd like to be kept up to date.

If you'd like to submit an application for the Clothing Fair, we do have a waiting list. Please contact Nevar or me and we'll drop one to you.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Make Him Over Hunt!!!!

The second Hunt for the guys is on its way... well actually about half way through.. I finished it over the weekend and wow these designers have gone out and really done some great stuff to get all the guys dressed to the hilt. You can find everything you need all over the grid at stores I never even knew existed.

They are also having a photo contest and you can get more info from the group on that. You must be in the Make Him Over group to enter that contest .

So The hunt runs untill Nov 15th ... if you haven't started .. well guys get to it cuz there is 173 stops along the way !!!!

you can get started Here! If you need some help along the way go to their blog to see outfits , info and hints ... Make Him Over

Happy Hunting Guys !

Friday, October 23, 2009

SF Designs - 5 years of great clothing for us in SL !!!


Swaffette Firefly and Jamir Jimenez open up their hearts to thank all their customers for 5 great years in Second Life ... on behalf of the Clothing Fair , Amethyst and I would like to say thanks for allowing us to be part of that 5 years ... We look forward to 5 more years of working together and friendship!

Party Started Thursday 22 October with great live music and a Fashion show and continues today ! SO Lets all go celebrate with them!

Friday 23rd October:

9am DJ Joella Nico 'Rock your Body ' rock party on Innisfree.

4pm Live performance by Melodee McDonnell and Chris on Penryn.

Saturday 24th October:

24hr formal sale at High Society starting at 4am finishing at 4am sunday

DJ Emerald Bijoux beach party on Innisfree 7am - get up for an early morning swim!

4pm Voice Doobie performs live at the High Society Ballroom Lotus.

So make sure you go and see Swaffette and tell her hi and thanks!!!

Congratulations SF Designs!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pink a Thon Update

Our Pink a Thon event is still going strong with another awesome designer offering her jewelry in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. *ByKay* ~ Creations By Kayleigh McMillan has just dropped off these 4 awesome ensembles that no closet should be without.


Come join us! We'll be here until 9pm SLT... http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scepterd%20Isle/147/99/33

Get your pink on today for a 15-hour Pink-A-Thon for breast cancer awareness!


SkyBeam Estates in cooperation with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is helping to spread the word about breast cancer awareness during breast cancer awareness month with a 15-hour Pink-A-Thon. The event, on October 17, is being organized and hosted by Nevar Lobo, Amethyst Starostin, Neill McCullough, Charlene Trudeau, and all the community at SkyBeam Estates. It will take place on two sims, starting at 6am SLT and finishing at 9pm SLT.

At TwoKats KoffeeHouse there will be live music throughout the day, with a special performance by singer-songwriter Kim Seifert at 6pm: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Estates/179/58/24 (there will be a detailed live music schedule posted at TwoKats nearer the time).


Meanwhile there will be dancing and fun at Ormsary Arts Centre, where Dakota Christensen (6am to 1pm), Bcreative Wilde (1pm to 6pm) and Cataplexia Numbers (6pm to 9pm) will be taking turns to spin their favourite tunes: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scepterd%20Isle/147/99/33

The awesome Mami Jewell of AZUL has donated these two beautiful dresses ... you definitely don't want to miss these!



ALL donations will go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the premier breast cancer event of the American Cancer Society, raising both dollars and awareness to fight the disease.
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For more information about the Pink-A-Thon please contact Nevar Lobo. For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life please contact MSABC coordinator Synergy Devonshire.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Get your pink on for a 15-hour Pink-A-Thon for breast cancer awareness.


SkyBeam Estates in cooperation with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is helping to spread the word about breast cancer awareness during breast cancer awareness month with a 15-hour Pink-A-Thon. The event, on October 17, is being organized and hosted by Nevar Lobo, Amethyst Starostin, Neill McCullough, Charlene Trudeau, and all the community at SkyBeam Estates. It will take place on two sims, starting at 6am SLT and finishing at 9pm SLT.


At TwoKats KoffeeHouse there will be live music throughout the day, with a special performance by singer-songwriter Kim Seifert at 6pm: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SkyBeam%20Estates/179/58/24 (there will be a detailed live music schedule posted at TwoKats nearer the time).


Meanwhile there will be dancing and fun at Ormsary Arts Centre, where Dakota Christensen (6am to 1pm), Bcreative Wilde (1pm to 6pm) and Cataplexia Numbers (6pm to 9pm) will be taking turns to spin their favourite tunes: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scepterd%20Isle/147/99/33


ALL donations will go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the premier breast cancer event of the American Cancer Society, raising both dollars and awareness to fight the disease.
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For more information about the Pink-A-Thon please contact Nevar Lobo. For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life please contact MSABC coordinator Synergy Devonshire.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MAKEOVER MAGIC fashion show

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 6 October, 2009

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A celebration of courage and caring!

On Sunday, October 11 starting at 11 am SL time there will be a fabulous MAKEOVER MAGIC fashion show on the American Cancer Society Island. Three cancer survivors and a caregiver, along with their fashion mentors, will display their new looks - shapes, skins, hair, clothing, AO's, and accessories. Please come and join us in this celebration of courage and caring!

MAKEOVER MAGIC is organized by volunteers from the American Cancer Society in Second Life and SL's Cancer Survivors Group and Caregivers Group, led by Cinders Vale. It is the Second Life equivalent of a real-life American Cancer Society program, ‘Look Good...Feel Better’ - a nationwide, public service program in the USA to help cancer survivors to look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. This year, 2009, is the 20th anniversary of LGFB which is now available in 19 countries around the globe ... and now, also, in Second Life.

Cinders explains: ‘We have adapted the ACS program to fit our virtual world. A virtual makeover will include everything from new shapes, skins, hair, clothing, AO's, accessories. Each participant will be assisted by two mentors, to find that new look that will be amazing.’

This year Makeover Magic has been opened up also to cancer caregivers. ‘Any cancer survivor will tell you just how important their caregivers are. Cancer caregivers deserve some pampering too’ says Cinders.

Participants

The three cancer survivors selected for this program are RebelMum Slade, Dwen Dooley, and BluesSweet Tomorrow, who will be modeling their new finery alongside caregiver Darcie55 Kraus.

Their fashion mentors are: Fire914 Flaman, Jacksonn Munro, Tiffany Dragonash, Sharron Schuman, Millie Gears, Helena Geiger, Arlene Muircastle, Cody Bolero, Aryon Dagger, and Boot Janus.

Designers

Italia Velota, who is responsible for the mentors and designers, says: ‘I would especially like to thank all of the designers who agreed to donate their clothing, shoes, skins, shapes and accessories for their generous support’.

The participating designers are:

MichaMi (Clothing, Shoes and Accessories for Women)

Kitties Lair (Clothing and Shoes for Women)

Meil (Clothing and Shoes for Women)

AMD (Shapes, Skins, Hair, Eyes, Clothes, Shoes, Accessories for Women)

Indrya Originals (Shoes and Clothes for Women)

Kmadd (Men’s Hair, Shapes, Eyes and more)

Addict (Hair, Clothes, Eyes, Accessories)

fri.day (new store on the grid)

Gala Skins (Womens Skin)

The Body Politik (Men’s and Women’s Skin and Shapes for both)

Shade Throne (Men’s and Women’s Accessories)

LeeZu! (Fully Stocked Women’s Attire)

Free Spirit (Shapes, Skins, Clothes for Women)

Kenzi & Co (Clothing)

King For Men (Mens Clothing)

E! - Eclectic Apparel and Accessories (Men’s and Women’s Clothes and more)

Deviance (womens clothing & costumes)

Aqua (Womens Clothing and shoes)

AtomicBambi (Beautiful Hair Jewelry)

Madame – haute couture (Clothing)

.:Naive :. (Clothing)

SugarCube (Clothing)

Boon (Men’s and Women’s Hair)

Dellybeans (Jewelry)

Barefoot Apparel (Men’s Shoes)

Riddle (Clothing for Men and Women)

Rfyre (Clothing for Men and Women)

Dela! (Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories for Women)

Skin Flicks (Clothing, Skin, Shoes, Accessories for Women)

Peeps Fashion (Men’s and Womens Clothing, Jewelry and Shoes)

Rebel Hope Designs

AnA_Mations

Visitors to the fashion show will also be able to view the island ‘makeover’. Although it is still a work in progress, the main builds are now in place. We hope visitors will take the time to look around after the show.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, October 11 at 11am!

ACS Island can be found here

The ACS Makeover Magic Committee


For further information please contact Poppy Zabelin or Aryon Dagger of the Makeover Magic media team or Cinders Vale, Makeover Magic Coordinator


Sunday, September 27, 2009

RFL Hope Hunt and Race - Starts today !!!

Spreading the Hope – RFL Hope Hunt + Race begins Sunday, September 27

Starting Sunday, September 27, the Relay for Life of Second Life Hope Hunt + Race will be taking place throughout Second Life. The Hunt will last for three weeks from 10am SLT on Sunday, September 27 through Saturday, October 10. All proceeds go to Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity.

This is a treasure hunt in Second Life. It was conceived by the ‘All-Stars’ Relay for Life team who originally organized a hunt in June, but had to close down the hunt due to technical issues. They have now resolved the issues and are looking forward to a successful event!

So how does it work? Over 200 participating merchants will hide pink Hope roses at their locations. Like most hunts, many of the merchants will be putting give-away items – ‘swag’ – in the roses. There will also be 100 roses on the American Cancer Society sim. Unlike many hunts, merchants can place as many roses as they choose at their location – there is no limit. The rose represents hope for a cure, and the organizers chose pink for this event because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This is also a ‘race’. Cash prizes have been donated and will be awarded to the winners at the conclusion of the event, as follows: first prize: L$45,000; second prize: L$25,000; and third prize: L$10,000. The prize money has been donated anonymously, in honor of a loved one who lost the battle to cancer.

To take part, hunters click on a sign to receive a free Hud, which they can wear, which will track the number of roses they find. The signs are set out at participating merchants and there is no entry fee. The leaderboard will be displayed on the Hope Hunt website: http://thehopehunt.blogspot.com/ and will be automatically updated every three hours.

The merchants will purchase the roses they place at their location(s). All proceeds from the sale of roses go directly to Relay for Life. There will also be a website that provides merchants with ‘traffic reports’, showing the number of avatars who have found roses at each of their locations.

Says Sidda Jubilee of the All-Stars team: ‘Each and every one of us at one time or another has been touched by cancer. It has destroyed so many lives and Relay for Life enables our avatars to participate in defeating this enemy. We want to stamp cancer out of our lives now and forever. With hunts being so popular in Second Life, there is no better way to spread cancer awareness across the grid; it will also spread this awareness to each and every avatar’s real life as well.’ She continued: ‘Special thanks are due to Arete Diplomat whose wonderful scripting made it work.’

Tayzia Abattoir, Relay for Life of Second Life Event Chair for 2009-2010 says: ‘I am excited to have it utilizing the American Cancer Society sim so more people can see the services we have here :) It is a wonderful idea, and the way it was thought out and put together took a lot of work and dedication. Kudos to everyone involved with such a creative fun event to raise funds for the ACS!’ She added, ‘I plan to look for some roses when I find time to quit working LOL!’

Happy hunting! And if you would like to volunteer for Relay for Life 2010 please join the ‘SL’s RFL Volunteers’ group and look out for the announcements.

For cancer information 24/7, please visit http://www.cancer.org or call 1.800.227.2345 in the USA.

Briefing for Press and bloggers:
Please contact: Poppy Zabelin (poppy_zabelin@yahoo.co.uk), PR Chair for Relay for Life 2009-2010, or Sidda Jubilee or Areta Diplomat on behalf of the organizer

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rebel and RH

As we were reading over the feed today and saw the various bloggers showing their support of Rebel and RH, we felt compelled to add our feelings and support as well.

Nevar:

When we heard about what RH and Rebel woke up to yesterday, lots of thoughts when through our minds.

For me personally, being one of the organizers of the Clothing Fair, I am very angry and disgusted to think that someone could go and blatantly attempt to destroy these two amazing designers. Then my next thought was, I hope this doesn't take them from the Clothing Fair.

Rebel Hope and RH Engel have been two of the biggest supporters of the Clothing Fair and Relay for Life here in SL. In 2007, when Pips and I began the Clothing Fair, they were the first designers to step up and say "yes, this is an amazing idea". Rebel walked with us talking and laughing for about an hour as she told stories of people close to her who had suffered from cancer. Today, I still thank her for introducing me to Relay for Life and sparking my passion again for something.

I can speak for all of us when I say this .... the Committee of the Clothing fair is dedicated in our support of the content creators of SL and will do our part to help put a stop to this.

Amethyst:

When I first came into SL in June of 2007, the first Clothing Fair had already come and gone. My love of Rebel and RH started 3 weeks after my rez day when someone took me to their sims when I was looking for clothing and furniture. And the very first things I purchased were from those sims.

In 2008, I had the pleasure of meeting them in person at the Clothing Fair. They were warm and giving and I was so honored. I remember shaking my head as I read the posts from the person who so blatantly and thoughtlessly stole from them and still can't understand where the hatred and attitude comes from.

So, this evening as Nev, Dakota Christensen (awesome DJ, Mom and friend) and I were talking about this, we decided to put on our favorite Rebel clothing and RH jewelry.

First, this is Dak in Tease. She loves this dress so much she got it for all of her bridesmaids to wear when she married Max.


Then we have Nevar in Branson, his absolute favorite tux. I swear he almost lives in it. And with all the options, he even has a tie to match his Calico RFL hair.



And finally me in Memories. This is the very first gown I ever bought. I remember spinning in it just so I could watch the "flextasy" skirt...feeling like a princess. The necklace and earrings are RH's Premonition in platinum and ruby.



Thank you bloggers and fashion community for showing your support of these fine people. Don't forget to head down to Rebel and RH's store and pick up some of these fantastic creations for yourself.

Monarch Bay

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mexican Spirit - Fashion Show

I was given this press release today about a wonderful event here in Second Life i would love to share with all of you today . We know that there are many many events that happen for different charities around SL , this one is sure to be a good one. Please Join them as they celebrate the Culture and raise awareness for Lindens for Language.

Who: Instituto Espanol and Miramar Modeling Agency

What: "Mexican Spirit". A fashion show and charity benefit for Lindens for Language, to feature the regional costumes of Mexico by designer maycoco Capra.

When: Saturday August 29th. 2 shows. 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Where: Instituto Espanol

Why: Lindens for Language is a charity project sponsored by Instituto Espanol Second Life. Lindens for Language purchases computer equipment for Spanish language teachers in Mexico who lack the required computing power to function in Second Life and who lack the finantial resources to purchase what they need.

How: To the backdrop of the the incredible tango guitar of Joaquin Gustav and our new seaside stage and runway, Instituto Espanol and Miramar Modeling Agency are thrilled to present "Mexican Spirit", regional Mexican costumes by designer marycoco Capra. "Mexican Spirit", commissioned by the Institute as a fund raising activity to benefit the Lindens for Language project features 16 never seen before designs.

The colors, clothes, and history of Mexico will come alive as we celebrate Ms. Capras first professional show. A long time designer of contemporary clothing, marycoco accepted the Institute's offer of a commission to produce the costumes of her culture with glee. Over the past year she has dedicated herself to her craft and her culture. The results are the highest quality historical representations of Mexico's past that can be found in Second Life.

From the costumes of the Aztecs to the contemporary style of Guadalajara, marycoco has captured the "Spirit of Mexico". Instituto Espanol could not be more proud of marycoco's work ethic, cultural pride, and results. Join us today at 3:00 pm or 5:00 pm. We promise you a great show. great music, and your chance to participate in a great cause.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Clothing Fair 2010 Planning has begun

Amethyst and I have been working on some early plans for the clothing fair next year. Trying to get the voice of everyone we have started a group on Moolto so that people can join into the discussions and help us try to make sure we get what everyone would like to see.

There are a couple ways to stay in touch with information as we go through the planning of the fair. We have a Subscribe - o- matic group set up in world you can join at any number of stops, you can always read the blog here and that will keep you up to date, or you could join us at Moolto and give your thoughts through the group...

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Clothing Fair in March ..!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thank you All... You Recordbreakers!!!

We just finished the closing ceremonies for this years Relay for Life ... WOW... I don't have the words right now but through my tears of joy and the strength and love I feel for each one of you that gave just 1L$ this year... I had to say thank you !!!

Its been a very long year for us... we started last September planning the Clothing Fair... Amethyst and I have been so blessed to have met so many people along the way and friendships have been made that will never go away... again ... Thank you ....

I would like to share the total that was just given out... we have raised to right now ... $261,651 USD. WOW.... yes that is $261,651!!!!!!

SO to everyone who Relayed with Amethyst and myself this year... Thank you .... Thank you ... and Thank you ...

Now . Rest for a while .. cuz we have to top that next year... and will be talking to you soon cuz planning for the clothing fair will be starting soon ....!!!!

GO RELAY FOR LIFE !!!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Relay For Life is winding down

We only have a few days now before we all take to the track and begin our 24 hours of walking. I have been sitting here all day reflecting back over the past 5 months and all I can say was WOW. You know we started the fund raising season with the Clothing Fair and then the events just took off from there. Sunday night , I was sitting at my computer so tired after the Relay-stock '09 event ended and the chat started up again . They had just announced that the amazing people of Second Life has passed 225,000 USD. I watched the chat just explode with excitement and found a new burst of energy ... It got me started thinking already about next year .. and dreaming about the clothing fair and the things we might do.

Its been an amazing season of fund raising and all I can say is Thank you for everyone who Relay's with us here at the clothing fair...

We lost a friend this year in SL and when ever that happen it pushes a lot of us to dig deeper into our hearts... ON Saturday , we had a tribute concert for our friend... Lachlan Campbell... A thought I would share this video with you from the concert....

Thanks for Relaying this year everyone ... and get ready cuz soon we will be planning for the next Clothing Fair...


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Helen Keller Day

Many people in the world are disabled and for a long time I wasn't ready for people to know that I was disabled . I have been working with these wonderful people here at Style Enabled Modeling Agency , its been such a wonderful experience as I have been empowered to begin talking about my disability and have found other ways to help people here in SL .

I want to personally thank the following designers and people who helped with this fashion show: Lemania Indigo, Simone Stern, swaffette Firefly, Ross Myhre, Alyssa Bijoux, Amutey DeCuir, Wiccan Sojourner, dana Vanmoer, Roland Zepp, Amethyst Starostin, Sasy Scarborough.

Please come join us today at 3pm slt to see just how empowered people can get by the amazing things you can do in Second Life.

People with disabilities make up approximately 20 percent of the SL population. For many people with disabilities, SL is about as “barrier-free” an environment as it gets - People who cannot walk in real life can fly and teleport here in SL. Some, however, are not as fortunate: Deaf and hearing impaired people can be unwittingly excluded from voice chats, and people who are blind or visually impaired still face massive challenges in being able to use the highly visual 3D environment at all – Which is why Helen Keller Day is coming to Second Life, Saturday, June 27th. It’s a day that is set aside for 24 solid hours of information, education, exploration of employment opportunities, arts and entertainment, and social engagement, at the four The Ye, Olde, Supporte, Faire islands. There will be vendors, employers, presentations, and mainly… fun.

Find us here the event runs for 24 hours ...