Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Shame of Menswear Fashion Week MWFW

I am reposting this article in an attempt to make everyone aware of how corrupt this woman is and why no one should align with Menswear Fashion Week MWFW in Second Life.


REALLY Lexie Jansma? Really? You want to tell people that your MWFW contest for the "Face of Menswear Fashion Week" was not rigged last year and that I only tossed a fit about it because my boyfriend did not win? REALLY? Is that what you call professional ethic?

First you DID rig this contest last year as was made public and proven on the spot at the contest in front of everyone who attended. You were notified and every judge was notified both in IM and local chat that an error had been made when you posted only the last 2 sentences of an answer that a contestant gave in the on stage question and answer section of your contest. REPEATEDLY Silvano Korobase and I contacted you only to be ignored... I went down the line of judges when you refused to answer me, and wrote every single judge there asking them to please stop the contest and go back and present the correct answer that the contestant had given. Did you? No. -- Did any of the judges do the right thing and allow this contestant the same fair opportunity that was given to the others? No. -- So how can you claim that this was not rigged?

I was just given a complete copy of your chat logs trying to cover your butt and lay your shame aside by name dropping names of Lindens and SL designers who have worked years to build ethical reputations in SL -- and who do not know of how you cheated those men last year who worked so long and so many weeks to get themselves into your rigged contest.

It is disgusting that you tried to ignore it at the contest when you were contacted and made aware of what you did wrong ON THE SPOT before the contest was even finished. Now you attack me and lie about me saying;

[19:32] Lexie Jansma: Everything went fine last year. Infact all of our designers did really well. If you would like to speak to Takuya Jinn of Gabriel or Giz Seorn of Gizza Creations...or any number of designers who have worked with us repeatedly I am sure you would be able to draw your own conclusion from it instead of listening to one persons opinion based on one event that he is upset that his boyfriend did not when.
[19:32] Lexie Jansma: win not when

REALLY? Were these designers present for the contest when you rigged it? Did they wittness first
hand how you cheated everyone there? Let me redirect your ignorance back to the focus.... YOU CHEATED AND RIGGED A CONTEST !!! You were notified. You were given EVERY chance to right a wrong and now you want to take it to this level and say this? Really? REALLY? Ok. Well I have contacted a few of the designers you listed in your letter along with this lie you just wrote about me... and now I will contact every deisgner and sponsor of your event and let them know exactly what went down and how you have handled it and how you continue to handle yourself unethically. You are the worst of the worst -- layering lies and misdirection. It is a shame that you rigged your contest. It is a shame that you ignored several pleas to right your wrong. It is a shame you tried to cover it up, and now it is a worse shame that you dare to say that this is a reaction based on my boyfirend not winning. Well guess what -- Silvano did not deserve to win. LOL... but the man who did deserve to win got 1st runner up.  See? I am not angery because Silvano did not win. I AM upset that you lie, cheat, and rig your contests... and now I am even more upset that you are laying your shame on the countless unsuspecting designers in Second Life who have worked YEARS to build their reputations.

 Lexie, YOU wrote;

[19:37] Lexie Jansma: House of London, Dura, [sYs], Akeruka, Halcali, Cheerno, EMOtions, Jarythe's Barber Shop, Aplendeurs, Vaya Con Dios, Faster Pussycat, Machookas Toritire Clothiers, Starchild Designs,  Belleza, Ravensoul, Havok, Birth, Mea Culpa,  Epicosity, Gabriel, Gizza Creations, Vero Modero, Evolve, Razorblade Jacket, Shiki, Zanzo PeKaS, Amacci
[19:37] Lexie Jansma: and that is a small portion
[19:38] Lexie Jansma: of people we work with
[19:38] Lexie Jansma: we already have 50 designers on board this year.

and when you were asked;

[19:39] (name omitted upon request): As I said i would like to do my own research into the matter. And also i would like the names of judges of the competition from last year as i would like to get a full story from everyone as to what happend before i make a decision weather or not i would like to participate in this event or not. You'll have to forgive me if i seem to be wanting alot, But the opinion of my friends does mean alot to me.

you answered;

[19:41] Lexie Jansma: I am sorry, I will not provide that information.  I will say that one of the judges was a Linden and I doubt that they would participate in anything that was fixed or not judged fairly.

I am please that this person was then smart enough to give this repsonse to you;

[19:43] (name omitted upon request): If you cannot provide me that information then I cannot participate. I do appologize but that is the process i go through with any and all contests or fashion events that I participate in. I have to make deicsions based on what is best for my image and meets to my standards of ethics. And the Lindens are people as well. And it has been well known that not all of those that are Lindens are exactly fair indivudials.


Lexie, I said it publicly last year at your event when the person was GIVEN a title they did not EARN and I will say it again to YOU and every one of the judges who were present because I contacted them all myself and made each and every one of them aware of what went wrong and not one of you did the right thing. SHAME ON YOU !!!

Now I will contact ever designer you mentioned (most are very dear friends) and let them know exactly what went down and the risks they are taking by aligning their good earned reputations with filth like you.

There is nothing you can do at this point that would right this wrong. You cheated every contestant last year, you cheated every deisgner last year, you cheated yourself, the judges, and every single person invloved when you willingly made the choice to not do the right thing. I think at this point an apology to everyone is in order -- but knowing you now I am guessing you are probably above admitting that you did wrong... and trying to right this horrible train wreck of a mess YOU created. You just seem to dig yourself into a hole deeper and deeper. Lexie, save some face here... The right thing to do at this point is SAY you are sorry, issue a public apology for not doing the right thing last year, admit your wrong doing and learn and grow from all of this. Make this coming year better. DON'T lie about people and say "He is mad because his boyfriend didn't win". This is a lie and not about that at all and I am disgusted you would try and throw this back at me like that. CLEARLY Silvano missed his marks twice last year and did not deserve to win. So do not try and drag my name into your mess like this. YOU were told, YOU knew, YOU chose to take this in the direction you took it in. I only hope to bring a spotlight on this and show others exactly what is truth here. Lexie, for once, do the right thing.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

SMESH - by Sakira Mirabella

SMESH - by Sakira Mirabella

There have been very few times in SL where I've found friends of mine within the modeling community cross over and become designers. Many have talked about it but few actually do it. Recently my good friend Saki (Sakira Mirabella) sent me a note telling me she had done it, she crossed over and has made her first HUGE splash into the world of design. She lovingly calls her line SMESH, and coming from a models perspective on fashion -- I think that all of you are going to love everything she offers. SMESH includes lines for both men and women and SMESH is about those rare times you just want to feel comfortable and look your best. Relaxed comfort, perfect fits and sensual warm textures that will make you want to reach out and touch them.
We all face that same question... yes, even us models... What to wear today? We dig through our closets and search our inventory knowing that something is going to pop up. But today you are off... No work, no appointments, no photoshoots, no public appearances, and all you want is to find something comfortable and relaxed to wear but that you will look great in should someone suddenly want to tp you out for any reason. What to wear... what to wear? All you need to remember from now on is one name -- SMESH.

So what is SMESH? Sakira Mirabella has intorduced her new line of clothing into Second Life, and it is called SMESH. SMESH is an entire line of comfortable, affordable and beautiful clothing, made for everyone by an SL Top Model. Saki has worked as a top model in SL for years. She knows top fashion and she knows how to perfectly offer us the very best looks, the very best textures, at the very best price. What do I reach for when I want all of these qualities? SMESH. This T-Shirt is a perfect example of Sakira's brilliant design work. Let's take a closer look at this new awesome T-Shirt. 1 T-Shirt, 1 HUD, 10 different texture choices, all for one amazingly low price.
(Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge them for detail) 
This T-Shirt is a  RIGGED MESH object, so you will need a MESH ENABLED VIEWER to see it properly, like the official Second Life Viewer (3+), Firestorm, etc.. The Shirt  will automatically adapt to your body and will MOVE along with your body. It cannot be resized or repositioned, but the mesh will turn and move with the flow of your body. There are 5 different sizes of this T-Shirt included in the item folder when you purchase it. The sizes are based on the STANDARD SIZING system. Sakira has included a note in every item folder that offers you more information about Standard Sizing in Second Life.
When you purchase this T-Shirt, the package includes the T-Shirt, Alpha Mask and a HUD that enables you to change the outside texture of the shirt. You can choose from a variety of 10 different textures (all of them are pictured above). You simply wear the HUD and click on the image of the shirt that you want to wear to change the texture on your T-Shirt. Then you can detach it. If you want to change the shirt to a new texture, simply attach the HUD again from your inventory folder by chooising ADD or WEAR and change the texture again by choosing a different shirt. Just touch the shirt you want to wear and it instantly changes the shirt you are wearing to the shirt you choose -- how simple is that?
I am so proud of Saki for her entire new line... SMESH -- Made by an SL top model with the idea of comfort, style and affordability. You can find SMESH on the marketplace and you will love the choices for both men and women. The marketplace link is provided for our readers below... and as Saki is known for saying -- "Enjoy your Second Life"... MUAH !!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

SHIKI Lamentation

SHIKI - Lamentaion
Sweater and Slacks with Sculpted Pants

Lamentation for a Child
Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the richness of its contents
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…
Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…
And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart.
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?
Shinichi Mathy, owner and designer, of Shiki Designs in Second Life brings you his latest release -- Lamentation. This smoothly subtle urban design offers you comfort with classic style. The ensemble includes your choice of sweater color in 5 jewel tones and matching sculpted slacks. Shinichi has brilliantly combined a fusion of different cultures, lifestyles, ideas and attitudes in his creation of Lamentation. This ensemble is edgy and reflects lifestyle, attitudes and individuality. For those of you seeking true self expression through your fashion in Second Life, check Shiki Designs out where you can find the newest release Lamentation. Shiki Designs is real fashion, style that exudes individuality and attitude and is what the ordinary fashion savvy shoppers in SL are wearing right now.  
(click pictures to enlarge for color and style details)

Available today at Shiki in five different colors including Ruby, Emerald, and Amethyst (shown above).
Shiki's fall-winter collection was created in collaboration with real life artist Vinn Wong. His artwork served as inspiration and we hope to convey the feelings of his art in this latest collection. We also invite you to enjoy Vinn Wong's original artwork that are placed on the walls in Shiki's store. 
Make sure you are logged into Second Life and click the folowing link for a direct TP to Shiki:
Shiki Designs blog:
Vinn Wongs Art
This blog is in remembrance of those children who lost their lives in the Connecticut school shooting.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

8 Designe - NEW SKIN - Carlo

8 Designe - New Release - Carlo
You've Never Felt So Good In Your Skin

I recently visited my friend Niky Dorben at 8 Designe skins in Second Life. She graciously toured me in the store and showed me the new releases. I quickly noticed that the designs were very detailed and well textured on EVERY skin that they carry at 8 Designe, and I found many unique specialty designs that are wonderful skins if you model in SL, or just want something special. The skins honestly speak for themselves, offering that 'cut above' look for the most distinguished tastes.
As you can see SL top skin designer Kun Soup of '8 Designe' skins has given strong attention to every detail of the new Carlo skin. Perfectly chisled features surround the shape of the body in exquisite detail offering the man who wears this skin the confidence that every eye will be on him any time he reveals his body. Swimsuit, modeling, or dancing at the club, this skin is sure to catch the eye of everyone. Smooth and seductive only one question remains -- Are you bold enough to be seen in this skin? I know once you are in this skin you will understand my title for this blog 'You've Never Felt So Good In Your Skin'.
Every inch of the skin offers magnificent richly textured detail. Sumptuously and expertly textured features surround CARLO, the new skin by Kun Soup of 8 Designe. So warm and inviting you might find that people want to reach out and touch it to see if your avatar is real. With this skin you will have that "look and feel of real." *winks* So what are you waiting for? Isn't it time to treat yourself or that special man in your life to something special? Hurry down to 8 Designe where CARLO is waiting for you !!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ruca Tease - Fedro Mens Mesh Trench

Ruca Tease - Fredo Men's Mesh Trench
A Day At The Henge

That there were giants in the olden time
These stones cry out; whether before the Flood
(As some have dreamt) in earth's majestic prime,
The sons of Tubal piled up here sublime
What ever since in mystery hath stood
A miracle; or whether Merlin's rhyme,
Or patriarchal Druids, with their brood
Of swarming Celts uprear'd them,-- here they stand
In Titan strength stupendous, wonderful,
The great primæval glory of our land:
And -- who can tell how stained with innocent blood
This Golgotha, this place of many a skull,
Is peopled now with terrors of the past,
Poor ghosts, that howl on every driving blast?
~ Martin Farquhar Tupper

I wandered upon the ruins of an old henge tucked far away in the lands beyond the boarders of Ruca Tease... the wind brisk and cold. I was thankful for the new trench coat I had found while shopping at Ruca Tease before I left to explore today. Gorgeous sunlight beamed radiant down upon a henge. The sense of ancient times filled this place as if some hidden ley line lay beneath it begging for a release of it's magical powers. I breathed it all in, basking in the solace of this long forgotten relam, and was thankful that my friend Bonadea sent me to find time alone. Bonadea had given me two wonderful things this day -- the magical adventure of exploring and finding this henge, and this handsome men's trench coat she made (for sale starting today at Ruca Tease).
The Fredo Men's Trench Coat hit's the floor today for sale at Ruca Tease -- and putting this coat on for the first time will make you feel ready for anything the cold weather will hand you. The Fredo will give you confidence as everyone gives you admiring glances for being dressed so well. Expertly crafted with handmade textures -- Bonadea Cobalt of Ruca Tease has created a classic coat that you can use with any combination of styles or designs. Richly warm sensuous brushed leather surrounds you in a very "GQ" style. This texture is beyond breathtaking. Zoom in on it when you get yours and you will see that there is no better design artist who can out texture the Cobalt's of Ruca Tease. This coat is simply flawless and if you have a trench in your invnetory already I dare you to compare. You will throw away your older trench coats and peacoats to have this one. Hands down, it is the best I have seen since I have been in Second Life. The richly textured coat features a classic eight-button front with a wide lifted collar, notch cut lapel, full high-dressed sleeve cuffs, and side pockets. The reverse of the coat offers a classic tided back belt.
Gentlemen hurry to Ruca Tease NOW to find this and so many more of their *NEW* collection releases. You will not find a better trench in SL. Ruca Tease -- One stop shopping that will make you look your very best at very affordable prices.
Trench Coat: Ruca Tease - Fredo Men's Mesh Trench
Shirt, Pants & Leg Bandana: Ruca Tease - Men's 'Rusty' Outfit
Skin: Prodigal - 'Bud' - Medium Buzz Shaved
Eyes: Expressive Eyes - Green 2
Hair: LoQ - Radiant MO3 Midnight
Hairbase: No.07 - Army Black (no longer available)
Eyewear: SZD - Sunglasses (Black)
Earrings: Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry - The Templar Cross of Fate and Courage
Earrings: Rozoregalia - Nornir (Unisex) Pierced 2
Necklace: Gabriel - Men's 'Crest' Necklace (Black)
Ring: Chop Zuey Couture Jewlery - Appache Fire Men's Ring
Ring: Chop Zuey Couture Jewlery - The Templar Cross of Fate and Courage
Ring: Rozoregalia - Rosenkavalier Men's Ring
Footwear: Gizza - 'Faust' Men's Boots

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ruca Tease - Mens Mesh Short Sleeve Leather Shirt

Ruca Tease - Men's Mesh Short Sleeve Leather Shirt
'Completey Floored and Breathless'
NEW Release 12-5-12

The one you've been waiting for is finally here. This exciting new men's mesh short sleeve leather shirt is one of the best shirts I have seen in SL in a very long time. Roscko Cobalt of Ruca Tease created this shirt and had told me about it a few weeks ago. Words just did not justify the actual garment, because when I tried it on and saw the quality of the textures my jaw dropped. As you can see the shirt in close-up view, it offers you exquisite details such as the ribbed knit collar to the diamond-quilted leathers. The detail of textures even on the buttons are simply stunning. A true artist, Roscko spared no expense in crafting this fine masterpiece.

The men's mesh short sleeve leather shirt comes with many features including 5 Standard Sizes of mesh shirts to help you achieve that perfect custom couture fit, a *NEW* Style HUD that offers 7 different shirt style colors, the alpha layers are also included, and of course the highly detailed texures as you can see. You won't find a better designed hand crafted piece in SL. A must have for your winter wardrobe.

Completely floored, this shirt will leave you breathless. Hurry Gentlemen to Ruca Tease and grab this one for youself today !!! ONE shirt -- One HUD -- 7 different choices of style colors. WOW what and awesome deal !!! 
(Touch photo's to enlarge for style color detail)
Shirt: Ruca Tease - Men's Mesh Short Sleeve Leather Shirt
Jeans: Ruca Tease - Mesh Jeans (Tight Fit)
Hair: Atro Patena - Kelvin (Black)
Footwear: Gabriel - Leather Boots
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry - 'Dauphine' Paltinum Men's Wedding Bands
Watch: Dahlinks - Switch Watch

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Modern Vintage Tribute

Modern Vintage by Hethwen Resident (Heth Vertaus)

After visiting the Second Life 'Black Event' sponsored by Fab Free and nearly buying up the lot, I decided to piece together a tribute ensemble that was inspired by several RL 2012 Spring fashion shows that I saw this year. Many RL designers paid homage to times where fashion was more than a mere reach-in-the-closet and grab... rather, these RL designers sought to bring back elements of designs that would combine and compliment todays design influences and make them relevant. With this in mind, here is my own personal tribute to 'Modern Vintage'.

I found these amazing high-waisted wool trousers that inspired this enitire blog. The trousers are the Hell Bop - HB Zach (black) trousers by SL designer Floatie Hock. They feature inverted air pleats on the front and Y-style leather braces (suspenders). To make them relevant for modern vintage I wanted to show the socks and garters that I selected to style this ensemble, so I did a little editing on them and lifted the pant length to just below the knee-line, and then added prim cuffs that I covered in a ribbed knitted woolen texture.

Hat & Scarf: Graffitiwear - Black Unisex Hat and Scarf Set
Hair: Dura - Dura-Boy 31 Black
Pipe: Piddler's Perch - Antique Smoking Pipe
Shirt: Mr. Poet - Pleated Silk Shirt (Black)
Armwarmers: Dirty Little Secret - Mesh Armwarmers - Charcoal Strip
Trousers: Hell Bop Clothing - HB Zach Trousers (Black)
Trouser Cuffs: Hethwen Custom Scupt - Wool Charcoal Knit Cuffs
 Socks: Hell Bop Clothing - Men's Suspender Socks (Brown)
Footwear: Gabriel - Leather Bootie (Black)