Friday, February 20, 2009

Shhhhh.....A Sneak Peek

I couldn't resist sneaking in while Nev was asleep and showing you a peek at the entertainment sim for the clothing fair. We've got some very talented builders putting this together and omg...well, that's all I can say...*grins*

Anyway, here it is...

I'm pretty sure there's a crew or two of pirates laying in wait for all of you shoppers so I hope you're

On a serious note, Nevar and I have been very blessed to be working with the best people in SL and without them, this would have been only a dream on a piece of paper. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you all.

Mark the dates - March 16 - 22, 2009. You definitely won't want to miss this!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Less then a Month to go

Relay Raiders HQ, Haute Couture, Second Life. – February 16, 2009 – – The Relay Raiders are proud to announce the dates for Second Life’s 3rd Annual “Clothing Fair”_ Events are set to launch on Monday, March 16 at 10:00 am SLT, and run 24/7 through Sunday, March 22, 2009 when the doors must close at 9:00 pm SLT.

Nevar Lobo, one of the fair’s originators and co-Captain of the Relay Raiders is at the helm of this year’s event. Joined by his wife Amethyst, team captain Haroldthe, Synergy and Moxie the event started to take shape back in October of 2008. “Having been here from its inception, watching this year’s event fall into place has been outstanding”, says Nevar. “The Raiders have mixed it up this year, offering Second Life’s residents a new experience.”

In response to all of you, this year’s event will span 9 sims and feature over 170 of Second Life’s shining stars. “Being able to meet and collaborate with designers from around the world, has been an awesome experience for us," Amethyst interjects, “We're looking forward to providing an even better, non-stop experience.

When asked if she would like to share any of the details, Synergy replied, “We will be offering a Silent Dress Auction featuring original interpretations of the designs seen grid-wide representing the 7 Deadly Sins.” Bidding will start when the fair begins on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:00 am SLT and will close at 6:00 pm SLT on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Winners will be announced at 8:00 pm SLT on the 22nd to bid the fair adieu. She also shared that she is hoping both she and Amethyst will offered the opportunity to model the designs throughout the fair. They are outstanding!

The Clothing Fair 2009 promises to be a spectacular event, featuring_

• Over 170 Clothing Designers
• Entertainment. Live music and DJ’s will keep you entertained around the clock.
• Silent Auction with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society’s, Relay For Life campaign
• 4 Fashion Shows hosted by Timeless Modeling Agency
16th March ~ Monday- ------ 03 pm SLT (US East Coast)
18th March ~ Wednesday--- 10 am SLT (Europe, Russia)
20th March ~ Friday --------- 02am SLT (Asia, Australia)
22nd March ~ Sunday-------- 06 pm SLT (US West Coast)
• Treasure Hunt

I have given away enough of their secrets. Once again, entry into the fair is free.

Special thanks to Ohana Land, Dyldam, JC Designs and SL-Newspaper for making this all possible. Without your tireless support, we would be mainland!

About the Relay Raiders.Formed in 2007 as a part of the RFL of SL effort, the Relay Raiders have spread their wings by extending their efforts to many charitable organizations in SL. This network of highly dedicated supporters continues to spread the word and support those causes they hold close to their hearts. If you would like more information on our organization or how you can help, please contact Haroldthe Burrel, Nevar Lobo, Amethyst Starostin or Synergy Devonshire.

Side Note: The Relay Raiders would like to pay special tribute to Pips Fetid as the Clothing Fair’s creator. Unfortunately, Pips had to make a difficult decision and step down this year as real life needed her attention. We wish her well and know she will be knocking down doors and taking names. Congrats, Pips. We love you!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Have to pause for just a moment

As I sit here this morning, I remember why I am so passionate and dedicated about this fair. Every year, I have looked for ways to make it bigger and better and this year we have suceeded. We go through the challenges of getting sims, contacting hundreded of designers, making sure that we haven't forgotten anyone, talking to entertainers, reporters, magazine and newspapers but in the end everything is in place and we open right on schedule.

This year's fair is bittersweet for me. On October 20, 2008 the RFL community lost someone who was just as passionate as I am about early detection and finding a cure for cancer. She was also the person who had spend hours with Pips and me to get that first fair started. Chablis was an amazing woman and I am sure that she is smiling down on us today as we are a month away from this 3rd annual Clothing Fair. This year, I dedicate my work on this fair to her memory.

Additionally in the middle of my reflections, I'm reminded that Cancer is not just the only devastation we face in the world. We never know when something will hit us that will take from us the most precious things in our lives. I was reminded of the brush fires in Victoria and the pain and destruction that is left in their wake. I have met many people from Australia since I joined SL in '05 and I hope all are safe and secure. I wasn't ask to post this but please go to the Moonshine clothing blog and see what they are doing to help.

Now that I have had my coffee and time to wake up, I can get ready to face another day of messages and notecards and just general planning issues. I wish you all a safe day and cant wait to see each and every one of you at the clothing fair this year.

Don't forget the date... March 16th 10am slt !!!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Argh matey! Put your back into it!

Clothing Fair 2009 is rapidly approaching and our build team is working day and night to get the stores built, the stage ready and the sim layouts complete. We have a great team of builders this year and they have given nothing but heart to make this years fair the best of the best. Unfortunately, Pips Fetid is not working on the fair this year due to real life commitments so we had to go find the best group we could to fill those shoes. I think we have succeeded.

This year we will be doing something special. 7 designers are working on 7 very special outfits that will be auctioned off during the week of the fair. It will be a silent auction so make sure you save your money. More infomation on this to come as we get closer to the opening date.
We are also working on a treasure hunt. How can you have pirates and not have a treasure? This hunt will cover all 9 sims and should be alot of fun for all.

And now the news that will cause palpitations in all you career shoppers out there (my wife included)! All the shops are full and our total of designers topped out at 175. This is an amazing collection of all areas of the SL fashion community. You will find casual,couture, formal, fantasy,urban,neko, gothic, Roleplay, victorian, vintage , mens (lots of mens), womens and even some accesories like shoes, hats and jewelry. There will be something for everyone here at this fair this year.

It's going to be a great week for the shopping community to come together and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you!