Cut @ Dolly Loli

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Cut - The Cage @ Dolly Loli

=+Freebies & Deals+=
~*~ Clothes ~*~
Free Eyes
Free Ring (Sloth)
$2L Leggings & Hooves
$5L Face Band
Gacha Hair

~*~ Furniture ~*~
Free Royal Chair
Free Lounge/Couch
Free Rusty Stove
Free Table & Cushions
Free Vintage TV
Free Wooden Creates
Free Vintage Radio
$1L Skybox
$1L Zodiac Canvases
$4L Dirty Lockers
$4L Dirty/Grunge Bed
$9L Full Perm Posters
$10L Rusty Sink
$50L Posed Slave Post

=+Events/NEW+=
*NEW RELEASE* Nyam Nyam Mesh Mouth
Blues Hunt
Enchantment
Femboy Hunt
Chapter Four
The Sinister Goth Sloth FREE Hunt

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Read more @ http://www.dollyloli.com/2014/08/cut.html

*NEW RELEASE*

[[ CR ]]Nyam Nyam_AD

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moonspell/240/223/1101

I wanted to take the time to talk about the new mesh mouth that just hit the market. I had the pleasure of beta testing, and breaking, the poor thing about three different times until we got it just right. The creators of Cathode Ray have just released their new Nyam Nyam’s mouth today. 

The mouth is fully animated, with a typer which makes the mouth move as you type in local, four facial expressions (close, open mouth, kiss, and bite lip), and three sets of built in teeth choices: human, neko, and vampire. It also comes with a full perm developer kit for appliers, built in color picker hud, and a built in selection of various lipstick colors for you to enjoy. At a price of $949L, you get free updates for the lifespan of Cathode Ray on Second Life as well. We’ve already been tossing ideas back and forth about what could be done with potential updates to the Nyam Nyam. 

It’s pretty exciting, because the mouth has very few issues with leaving lines on your face, like other mesh mouths do, and its really simple and easy to use. The animations and facial expression choices make it a must have for roleplayers. Its super cool and really versatile in what it can do. 

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Madpea – Let’s Start Revolution !!

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NEW ROCK CANDY POST !! NEW from MadPea !!!! Also items from Thrift Shop, The Arcade, Mens Dept., Tabou Irresistable, Epia, ISPACHI, The Forge and many more !! Check it ouuuut !

http://www.rockcandykillsfashion.com/2014/06/madpea-lets-start-revolution.html

 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2013!

Happy Holidays all!

Last weekend was a whirlwind with the closing of the Christmas Expo 2013 annual Holiday of Hope Ball on Saturday night, then the Avi Choice Awards on Sunday.  It was truly an honor to be nominated and once again I want to thank all who voted for me.  I partied so hard with some of my close girlfriends I met this year on Second Life, that I become ill in Real Life. Giggles!!!

I’m sorry if you were looking for my weekly Liv Glam ‘Deals of the Week’, Lazy Sunday or Fifty Linden Friday specials.  To keep up to date on all Liv Glam events, check out the LG website.  For Fifty Linden Friday, Lazy Sunday or any other specials, events or weekly discounts, check out the Seraphim site.

Also, I wanted to showcase some of the hunts, advent calendar gifts and other shopping events taking place around the grid, but unfortunately I didn’t have time.   Refer to huntsl for the most up to date information on all hunts.

And, finally, today was the Liv Glam finale.  Wow!  I can’t believe it’s been six months since I was selected as a finalist.  It has been truly an honor to represent Liv Glam with my weekly deals of the week blog post, at events and known on the grid as a Glam Girl!  It was a wonderful experience to meet ladies from around the world and to form such strong and incredible friendship! The finale was not for the faint of heart.  It took 4 and half hours, with every lady answering questions and supporting each other.  In the end, I was selected as one of the top 6!  Wow, oh wow!  I stood in shock and disbelief because of the esteemed quality of contestants.   A huge congrats goes out to Ivyana Szondi (Winner), Slowly Bury (1st Runner-up) and Sienna Bellios (2nd Runner-up)!  Good luck on your journey and best wishes!

In closing, I will be taking some time off of Second Life to celebrate the holiday season with my family & friends.  I wish everyone a wonderful and magical New Year.  Happy 2014!

BOUDOIR Photo Contest Christmas 2013!

Logo Boudoir

B O U D O I R  Photo Contest Christmas 2013!
We need a new fabulous Christmassy cover photo for our Facebook page!!
Cover photos are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall.

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Prizes:
1st place: L$5000 Boudoir gift card
2nd place: L$3000 Boudoir gift card
3rd place: L$1000 Boudoir gift card
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READ BEFORE YOU START!

Contest Rules:
– All photographs must be taken wearing one or more CHRISTMAS Boudoir outfits and accessory!
– You may submit max three photos, SIZE IS DEFINED to 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall.
– Photo manipulations allowed, play with your photo as much as you like!
– These photos must be posted to Boudoir’s flickr group pool:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1351993@N25/pool/with/11267174383/#photo_11267174383

- All contest submissions must be named:
Your Name – B O U D O I R Photo Contest Christmas 2013
So for example, my entry would be titled “Vitabela Dubrovna -B O U D O I R Photo Contest Christmas 2013 “
– Deadline to submit entries to Flickr site: December 17th
– Winners will be announced on 18th December 2013 in the group and on facebook page, where we will make album with all submitted pictures!

TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Boudoir/123/215/22
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If you have any questions please contact Vitabela Dubrovna or Precious Restless!
We look forward to seeing your pictures!

Liv Glam Glam Girls November

Congrats to the Liv Glam November Glam Girls!  Personally, this is a very special moment for the glam sisterhood to welcome its final members.  Please join us on December 20, 2013 as we will join together to compete for the Glam Girl Crown, 50,000L grand prize, all new releases for the next 6 months, vendor ads and maybe the most important gift of all, the bonds of friendship!

Please join me in welcoming the new Glam Girls to the family!  Congrats Ladies!

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Glamorous Girl – Business Glam - Cynara Cortes

Cynara Cortes, Business Glam

Glamorous Girl – Club Glam - Crista Wellens

Crista Wellens, Club Glam

Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam - Debora Vos 

Deborah Vos, Casual Glam

Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam - Lanna Axel

Lanna Axel, Cocktail Glam

Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam – Slowly Bury

Slowly Bury, Cocktail Glam

This month winner will receive an interview with AVENUE Magazine, discount for AVENUE Modeling Academy, a Liv-Glam Vendor Shot, a Liv-Glam outfit named after them, L$3000 Cash and a L$2000 Liv-Glam Gift Card.

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GLAM-GIRLS-AD1_invite

AVENUE presents Liv-Glam – GLAM GIRLS 2013
We are happy to announce the first Liv-Glam Styling Contest where we would like to see contestants come up with a Glamorous look that reflects who you are, using Liv-Glam outfits in four categories of glamorous styles :

1. Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam

For your everyday life and your everyday needs. All the glamour girls know that with this line has everything they need, then all it takes is adding a pair of shoes and they’re ready to go take a walk outside or meet up with friends.

2. Glamorous Girl – Business Glam

Going to have a meeting at the office and don’t know what to wear? Well, Liv-Glam is here to help, providing you with pieces that can keep you just as chic and fabulous as you are with a touch of business formal. Perfect to look glamorous at the office without the hassle of wearing boring grey suits.

3. Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam

If you are going out to a semi-formal event, to a wedding, or any kind of event that doesn’t require black tie for gentlemen and gown for the ladies, then this is exactly what you need. Cocktail dresses come in several lengths but we are sure that you will find exactly the length that suits you best at Liv-Glam, all to make yourself look fabulous in those elegant evenings.

4. Glamorous Girl – Club Glam

Going out with the girls or with your significant other? Jeans and t-shirts are not going to cut it this time. So, Liv-Glam offers you a range of fun and glamorous clothes for you to wear on those nights when all you want to do is dance until you drop… while looking super chic of course!

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Liv-Glam features the fabulous designs of the creative and always fashion forward, Samantha S Jones. Liv-Glam fashion philosophy is to give everyone the vision of looking glamorous by providing fashion products which are prefect to achieve the look of elegance. Every women can find glamorous, affordable outfits to wear rom morning to evening, from casual to chic to formally elegant, yet with details that set them apart.

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Event Concept, Production & Marketing by AVENUE

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Marketing & PR, was founded in 2007 by Rusch Raymaker. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life fashion industry to a higher level. In 2009, AVENUE led the first fashion track and published a print issue of AVENUE Magazine at the Second Life Community Convention. AVENUE celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012 and in partnership with Zzoie Zee, launched its latest development of a four sim region called zenshi – a Neo Zen lifestyle region which hosts the ultimate in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and the arts. AVENUE continues to break new grounds in creativity, fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information, please contact :
Rusch Raymaker
CEO | | AVENUE
Email : rusch@avenuesl.com
Website : http://www.avenuesl.com
© AVENUE PRESS RELEASE MAY 2013

Liv Glam Glam Girls October

Congrats to the Liv Glam October Glam Girls!  Also don’t forget to look for Avenue Magazine October edition with in-depth interviews on the September Glam Girls. This round is your Last Chance to enter the Liv Glam Glam Girl Contest before the grand finale in December.  If you ever dreamt of walking the runway or working with the best team of ladies on the grid, then just try for it (I’m speaking to a few special friends of mine….please just try, there is nothing to lose).  Plus, did I mention the prizes? Oh NO, grand prize 50,000L, all new releases for the next 6 months, vendor ads and Glam Girls Crown!





Please join me in welcoming the new Glam Girls to the family!  Congrats Ladies!

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Glamorous Girl – Business Glam - Sienna Bellios

Sienna Bellios, Business Glam

Glamorous Girl – Club Glam - Gisa Bayn

Gisa Bayn, Club Glam

Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam - Flidais Etchegaray
Flidais Etchegaray, Cocktail Glam
Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam - Tiviyah Resident 
Tiviyah, Casual Glam

LIV-Glam | GLAM GIRLS | October Semi-Finals Winner

This month winner will receive an interview with AVENUE Magazine, discount for AVENUE Modeling Academy, a Liv-Glam Vendor Shot, a Liv-Glam outfit named after them, L$3000 Cash and a L$2000 Liv-Glam Gift Card.

November round contest will start on 24 October until 16 November 2013. So make sure to submit your pictures as soon as possible. For more info on GLAM GIRLS 2013 by Liv-Glam Contest Rules, please read below:

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GLAM-GIRLS-AD1_invite

AVENUE presents Liv-Glam – GLAM GIRLS 2013
We are happy to announce the first Liv-Glam Styling Contest where we would like to see contestants come up with a Glamorous look that reflects who you are, using Liv-Glam outfits in four categories of glamorous styles :

1. Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam

For your everyday life and your everyday needs. All the glamour girls know that with this line has everything they need, then all it takes is adding a pair of shoes and they’re ready to go take a walk outside or meet up with friends.

2. Glamorous Girl – Business Glam

Going to have a meeting at the office and don’t know what to wear? Well, Liv-Glam is here to help, providing you with pieces that can keep you just as chic and fabulous as you are with a touch of business formal. Perfect to look glamorous at the office without the hassle of wearing boring grey suits.

3. Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam

If you are going out to a semi-formal event, to a wedding, or any kind of event that doesn’t require black tie for gentlemen and gown for the ladies, then this is exactly what you need. Cocktail dresses come in several lengths but we are sure that you will find exactly the length that suits you best at Liv-Glam, all to make yourself look fabulous in those elegant evenings.

4. Glamorous Girl – Club Glam

Going out with the girls or with your significant other? Jeans and t-shirts are not going to cut it this time. So, Liv-Glam offers you a range of fun and glamorous clothes for you to wear on those nights when all you want to do is dance until you drop… while looking super chic of course!

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CONTEST RULES AND CONDITIONS:

1. Contest Schedule

[ November 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 October 2013
Closing Date : 16 November 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 18 November 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 20 & 22 November 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 23 November 2013

Finale: 20 December 2013
Rehearsal: 13, 16 & 18 December 2013

Semi-finalist winners will be announced 3 days after the semi-final and the semi-finalist winners should be available from the day of announcement of results to the 30th of that month for a photography and interview session with AVENUE Magazine.

Each contestant must be committed to the aforementioned schedules.

2. Eligibility
This contest is open to anyone above 6 months old.

3. Entry & Submissions
– Entries must be submitted via Flickr to participate – link:http://www.flickr.com/groups/glamgirls/
– Each entry/photo should be square format preferably 1024 X 1024 jpeg.
– Each photo submission needs to be titled : Your name_Glam Girls_Month_Category e.g. Marina Resident_Glam Girls_Cocktail Glam.
– The photo submission deadline as stated above.
– Entries submitted must include the name of the outfit and items styled with it in the description.
– Outfit worn must be a Liv-Glam fashion product only. NO K-COLLECTION
– Outfit used MUST NOT be from the gift area.
– If you are not chosen as a monthly winner you may re-enter the contest in the following months as many times as you wish.
– Creative and clear photography are a must. Photograph can be shot by a third party photographer but excessive photoshopping is discouraged.
– Each entrant can enter into any or all categories each month but only one submission can be made for each category. Should the entrant be selected to enter each month’s semi-finals, they will be selected based on the best entry for one category.

4. Prizes

Glamorous Monthly Prize Winners:
3000L Cash
2000L Gift Card
An outfit named after them.
An upcoming Liv-Glam official vendor shot.
$1000L voucher with AVENUE Models Academy
Inclusion in a spread and interview in AVENUE Magazine

Grand Finale Winner Prizes:
50,000L
All new releases for the next six months.
Vendor shots
Glam Girls Crown

5. Winners

There will be one winner from each category every month until December with a total of four winners per month. A grand finale will be held in December. Each finalist will compete in their respective categories to become Liv-Glam’s Glamour Girl and will hold the title for six months.

So join us in this glamorous contest today.
Ready, Set, and Liv-Glam!

SLURL

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zenshi%20east%20two/125/175/28

FLICKR

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2038164@N25/pool/

MARKETPLACE

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/104628

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Liv-Glam features the fabulous designs of the creative and always fashion forward, SamanthaSjones. Liv-Glam fashion philosophy is to give everyone the vision of looking glamorous by providing fashion products which are prefect to achieve the look of elegance. Every women can find glamorous, affordable outfits to wear rom morning to evening, from casual to chic to formally elegant, yet with details that set them apart.

____________________________________________________
Event Concept, Production & Marketing by AVENUE

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Marketing & PR, was founded in 2007 by Rusch Raymaker. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life fashion industry to a higher level. In 2009, AVENUE led the first fashion track and published a print issue of AVENUE Magazine at the Second Life Community Convention. AVENUE celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012 and in partnership with Zzoie Zee, launched its latest development of a four sim region called zenshi – a Neo Zen lifestyle region which hosts the ultimate in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and the arts. AVENUE continues to break new grounds in creativity, fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information, please contact :
Rusch Raymaker
CEO | | AVENUE
Email : rusch@avenuesl.com
Website : http://www.avenuesl.com
© AVENUE PRESS RELEASE MAY 2013

Liv Glam Glam Girls September

Congrats to the Liv Glam September Glam Girls!  Also don’t forget to check out Avenue Magazine September edition with in-depth interviews on the August Glam Girls.

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Glamorous Girl – Club Glam –  Jamee Sandalwood

Jamee Sandalwood, Club Glam Girl

Glamorous Girl – Business Glam - Kaciee Dreams

Kaciee, Business Glam

Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam - BloodyMistress Serenity

BloodyMistress Serenity, Cocktail Glam Girl

Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam – YeriakTH Couturier

YeriakTH Couturier, Casual Glam Girl

LIV-Glam | GLAM GIRLS | September Semi-Finals Winner

This month winner will receive an interview with AVENUE Magazine, discount for AVENUE Modeling Academy, a Liv-Glam Vendor Shot, a Liv-Glam outfit named after them, L$3000 Cash and a L$2000 Liv-Glam Gift Card.

October round contest will start on 24 September until 12 October 2013. So make sure to submit your pictures as soon as possible. For more info on GLAM GIRLS 2013 by Liv-Glam Contest Rules, please read below:

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GLAM-GIRLS-AD1_invite

AVENUE presents Liv-Glam – GLAM GIRLS 2013
We are happy to announce the first Liv-Glam Styling Contest where we would like to see contestants come up with a Glamorous look that reflects who you are, using Liv-Glam outfits in four categories of glamorous styles :

1. Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam

For your everyday life and your everyday needs. All the glamour girls know that with this line has everything they need, then all it takes is adding a pair of shoes and they’re ready to go take a walk outside or meet up with friends.

2. Glamorous Girl – Business Glam

Going to have a meeting at the office and don’t know what to wear? Well, Liv-Glam is here to help, providing you with pieces that can keep you just as chic and fabulous as you are with a touch of business formal. Perfect to look glamorous at the office without the hassle of wearing boring grey suits.

3. Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam

If you are going out to a semi-formal event, to a wedding, or any kind of event that doesn’t require black tie for gentlemen and gown for the ladies, then this is exactly what you need. Cocktail dresses come in several lengths but we are sure that you will find exactly the length that suits you best at Liv-Glam, all to make yourself look fabulous in those elegant evenings.

4. Glamorous Girl – Club Glam

Going out with the girls or with your significant other? Jeans and t-shirts are not going to cut it this time. So, Liv-Glam offers you a range of fun and glamorous clothes for you to wear on those nights when all you want to do is dance until you drop… while looking super chic of course!

____________________________________________________

CONTEST RULES AND CONDITIONS:

1. Contest Schedule

[ October 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 September 2013
Closing Date : 12 October 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 14 October 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 16 & 18 October 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 19 October 2013

[ November 2013 Semi-Finals ]
Start Date : 24 October 2013
Closing Date : 16 November 2013
Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 18 November 2013
Rehearsal for Contestants: 20 & 22 November 2013
Semi-Finals Showcase : 23 November 2013

Finale: 20 December 2013
Rehearsal: 13, 16 & 18 December 2013

Semi-finalist winners will be announced 3 days after the semi-final and the semi-finalist winners should be available from the day of announcement of results to the 30th of that month for a photography and interview session with AVENUE Magazine.

Each contestant must be committed to the aforementioned schedules.

2. Eligibility
This contest is open to anyone above 6 months old.

3. Entry & Submissions
– Entries must be submitted via Flickr to participate – link:http://www.flickr.com/groups/glamgirls/
– Each entry/photo should be square format preferably 1024 X 1024 jpeg.
– Each photo submission needs to be titled : Your name_Glam Girls_Month_Category e.g. Marina Resident_Glam Girls_Cocktail Glam.
– The photo submission deadline as stated above.
– Entries submitted must include the name of the outfit and items styled with it in the description.
– Outfit worn must be a Liv-Glam fashion product only. NO K-COLLECTION
– Outfit used MUST NOT be from the gift area.
– If you are not chosen as a monthly winner you may re-enter the contest in the following months as many times as you wish.
– Creative and clear photography are a must. Photograph can be shot by a third party photographer but excessive photoshopping is discouraged.
– Each entrant can enter into any or all categories each month but only one submission can be made for each category. Should the entrant be selected to enter each month’s semi-finals, they will be selected based on the best entry for one category.

4. Prizes

Glamorous Monthly Prize Winners:
3000L Cash
2000L Gift Card
An outfit named after them.
An upcoming Liv-Glam official vendor shot.
$1000L voucher with AVENUE Models Academy
Inclusion in a spread and interview in AVENUE Magazine

Grand Finale Winner Prizes:
50,000L
All new releases for the next six months.
Vendor shots
Glam Girls Crown

5. Winners

There will be one winner from each category every month until December with a total of four winners per month. A grand finale will be held in December. Each finalist will compete in their respective categories to become Liv-Glam’s Glamour Girl and will hold the title for six months.

So join us in this glamorous contest today.
Ready, Set, and Liv-Glam!

SLURL

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zenshi%20east%20two/125/175/28

FLICKR

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2038164@N25/pool/

MARKETPLACE

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/104628

____________________________________________________

Liv-Glam features the fabulous designs of the creative and always fashion forward, SamanthaSjones. Liv-Glam fashion philosophy is to give everyone the vision of looking glamorous by providing fashion products which are prefect to achieve the look of elegance. Every women can find glamorous, affordable outfits to wear rom morning to evening, from casual to chic to formally elegant, yet with details that set them apart.

____________________________________________________
Event Concept, Production & Marketing by AVENUE

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Marketing & PR, was founded in 2007 by Rusch Raymaker. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life fashion industry to a higher level. In 2009, AVENUE led the first fashion track and published a print issue of AVENUE Magazine at the Second Life Community Convention. AVENUE celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012 and in partnership with Zzoie Zee, launched its latest development of a four sim region called zenshi – a Neo Zen lifestyle region which hosts the ultimate in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and the arts. AVENUE continues to break new grounds in creativity, fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information, please contact :
Rusch Raymaker
CEO | | AVENUE
Email : rusch@avenuesl.com
Website : http://www.avenuesl.com
© AVENUE PRESS RELEASE MAY 2013

Be Happy In Sl’s Blog has now a Group in IW !!

Be Happy In Sl’s Blog has now a Group in IW !!

As my rl keeps me so busy , i don’t have time for my sl shop, so, i decide to do the group shop, as being Be Happy In Sl’s Blog group.

The manager for group  is  Alina Yven.  So please contact her if you want to get an application for designer/blogger/ event planner/ hunt organizer…. Tag or an invite to group.

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The name of group is : Be Happy!

Enrollment : Free (for all)

Group : secondlife:///app/group/d249a9c4-5da0-4923-85a3-99427b3194a2/about

(copy paste IW the above link and join in Be Happy! Group)

Members : over 700

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For any type of question in connection with Be Happy IW Group please contact  Alina Yven  through im.

* Plz don’t send note cards , ims or anything to me ( madalina Aeghin), i come very rarely in SL *

Thank you

madalina Aeghin

Sad conclusion…

This morning I’m sure you excepted to read the final conclusion to the August round of Flora’s Fashion Contest, but unfortunately I will no longer be covering that event.  It has come to my attention that the monthly styling contest is dishonest and I will not promote anything that could taint my reputation.  I am greatly sadden and very upset by the actions of the owner, Flora Raven.

This is the first time in my life (real life or second life) that I will not complete a job because of my ethical stand.  This decision could harm me grealty in the SL modeling world, however after much pondering, my readers need to know the truth, or at least my experience.

I am new to the modeling world and have very little experience.  I only enter contests for the fun and artistic expression.  I’m not motivated by money or fame.  When I entered and won the July round of FFc, I was very excited and proud of myself as a stylist on the grid.  The challenges were extremely difficult and the extra added pressure of time played its role.

Flora approached me during the contest about blogging for her.  At the time, I was concerned with conflict of interest, but Ms. Raven assured me that it wouldn’t be a problem.  After the three grueling days of styling and winning, Flora asked me a few days after the contest ended, if I would be the “official blogger” for FFc.  I was honored and wanted to expand the social media presence of FFc and my own blog.  Within two seconds of me agreeing to blog FFc, Flora asked if I “tipped FFc yet?”  This is completely embarrassing, but I had no idea what to say or do.  Her insistence and pushy behavior was bullying.  My modeling mentor was out-of-town and I had no one to ask for advice.  So, I gave Flora part of my winnings back.  I felt victimized. I never told anyone because it was so humiliating.  I hoped we could get past this and I could build my career in SL as a journalist.

Why am I telling you, my readers, this story now?  I was approached by two different people wanting to know if Flora asked me to return part of my winnings “as a tip.”  I was sure since the two people were not connected that this embarrassing incident was becoming gossip and my reputation was being soiled.  I wanted my readers to know the truth.  And, I don’t want this to happen to another unsuspecting person; model, stylist, designer or whoever.

As far as I know, all the judges, designers, sponsors, and the hostess are honest people.  At no time has anyone in the team treated the contestants or fellow team members in an unprofessional manner with the exception of Flora Raven.  On a personal level, Ms. Raven is constantly demeaning, rude and insulting to me.  Her actions are strictly self-motived.

To my readers and friends, I look forward to happier days.  I will always be truthful to you.  I will not be as trusting or foolish.  I will never promote unethical behavior.  I’m sorry I disappointed you because so many of you have styling abilities and a love for fashion.  I feel terrible that I led you down a dark alley.  I’m greatly sorry.