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PR Contact: Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer, AVENUE Inc.
EBONY – Black is Beautiful
Bring out your Inner Diva as AVENUE Models present Ebony – Black is Beautiful.
This fashion showcase will be one of Fall’s biggest adrenaline rushes yet featuring the latest designs from Chantkare, Audacious Designs, Dangerous Lace, Ranena Olivier Couture, Asri Falcone Originals, Cacao, House of Hucci and Urbanista.
Designs from urban to couture created by these beautiful black talents in Second Life® will feature looks that spell sophistication, elegance, sporty, flirty and risque. Each look will be completed with the dark tones of skin connoisseurs Lionskins, SkinTight, Skin Within and TheAbyss.
To top the fashion quotient, fashion celebrities Angie Mornington (Fabulous Fashion TV), Applonia Criss (CHANTKARE), Tabata Jewell (Vanity Hair) and Celebrity Trollop will be gracing the runway as guest models.
AVENUE CEO Rusch Raymaker collaborates again with Dance Choreographer Pyper Dollinger and her dancers from DAZZLERS Inc to give that added spin to a highly entertaining fashion show that AVENUE is known for. This promises to be another exciting event with staging over 4 sims to ensure everyone can get in for the show.
20 September 2009, 1PM SLT
Asri Falcone is the designer and owner behind the complete collection of Asri Falcone Originals hair, clothing and most notably her prim shoes and boots. Asri is also the lead designer of The Firm, an exquisite modern retro prefab by House of A Hatbox & Dominion, featured on CBS 60 minutes.
Audacious Designs, designed by Audacious Bade, is defining style with a new refreshing innovation in shopping for SL. A new line of sophisticated, fun, fresh, flirty, funky, clothes and accessories to match your style and show off ya flava.
Tamsin Barzane, owner and designer of cacao, is a scholar of African Studies in real life, and has her own collection of traditional textiles. Her designs reference contemporary international fashion, but are either made from African cloth or are inspired by African objects. She has three other clothing stores: Cinnamon Brigade (which sells traditional African clothing styles),
Tropicality (playful dresses from African cloth), and Adire (New World outfits for orisha followers).
Applonia Criss, owner of CHANTKARE with business partner and boyfriend Long Pausch, has been designing clothes (self-taught) for one full year. Applonia the artistic force behind the clothing design while Long handles the art direction for store and ad promotions. ” I love what I do and seeing the smiles I put on peoples faces, Its most rewarding for me”, says Applonia.
With hopes of expanding her store to a full sim in the future, Applonia offers this advice to future designers, “never give up , have patience and learn from all that will share knowledge.”
For more information please contact Applonia Criss.
Dangerous Lace is an intimate fashion house that brings sexy, sophistication, and class to the SL Fashion scene. Kaysha Piers created Dangerous Lace as a collaboration of fierce sexy clothing along with the sensual femininity to create a perfect blend of style and class in a complete line of clothing. Dangerous Lace is made for the everyday woman to the nighttime fashionista in us all. Take the Risk.
House of Hucci was created in 2005 as a premier lifestyle brand. Hucci is the brand of choice for the sexy, confident avatar that believes that she is the star and what she wears highlights her beauty. Eboni Khan is the creative force behind Hucci, bring street style, runway and fantasy together to create the premier upscale lifestyle brand in Second Life.
LionSkins by designer and owner Lion Jonesford is a celebration of diversity, color, unique style and the freedom to be yourself. Each skin is carefully hand crafted by Lion who says, “You don’t just need a skin, what you need is personality”. This can be seen in each and every unique design that comes from her brush. With special care to luscious kissable lips, Lion has paired her works in collaboration with designers from Einstein and LeeZu.
With a heart of gold, Lion is a regular contributor of SL fund raising events, most recently participating in the Maseno Project. Having traveled the world it’s easy to see the cultural inspirations in her work.
Born in Second Life on January 8th, 2007, Ranena Olivier was brought into SL kicking and screaming by a real life friend. Ranena began designing fashions in Oct 2008 and quickly opened Ranena Olivier Couture in January of 2009. Getting design inspirations from “anything and everything”, Ranena has her own sense of style and continues to learn how to achieve new techniques.
Giving special attention to her customers needs and desires, keeping her on her toes, Ranena finds joy in her clients happiness and says ” My favorite thing in the world is having a woman try on something from my line and she loves it, she feels good and looks fabulous in it.”
Myrtle Spyker, owner and creator of “SkinTight” skins, is one of the few people in second life that figured out how to build before she knew how to fly. She opened her first store only 3 months after logging in. Focused on a soft, natural look with a special attention to detail, her own unique style and fashion sensibility makes each and every one of her skins interesting and unique.
Myrtle’s custom skin designs are favored by SL Models, Designers and Photographers, and her work is often featured in stores such as KMadd Shape, Vanity Hair, LaGyo, ChantKare and Pocket Mirrors. You’ll also find her featured on countless SL fashion blogs often cited for generous and interesting gift skin packs. Feast your eyes on her skins and she will surely be tops on your SL Skin watch list. Get into a SkinTight skin at her main store at Paris New York.
Ayesha Bisiani designer and owner of Skin Within, is known for her unique ethnically diverse range and creativity. Ayesha is truly committed to bringing new and exotic offerings from around the globe via increasing international selections. Their work includes a combination of photosourced and handpainted detail for outstanding definition. A true hallmark is the original, artistic makeup in the widest selection of colors and styles in all of SL. These skins are not just skins, they are literally art you can wear
Risen from the Darkest Depths, TheAbyss from owner/designer Khai Sinister is a tribute to rugged masculinity surrounded by the apocalyptic industrial feel of his mainstore sim. The top skin designer for male skins in Second Life®, Khai has a reputation with both the men and ladies. The just released new line embodies his signature look with a close attention to fine detail in the multitude of options available.
For more information please contact Stormy Blackheart.
Urbanista is the upscale brand for the Urban Fashionista. Urbanista offers trendy, high quality fashions designed with the voluptuous avatar in mind. Urbanista is the creative product of Alissa Phaeton, a name synonymous with quality SL Urban Fashion since 2003. Urbanista is the result of 6 years of Second Life Fashion and creative experience.
AVENUE Models, the premier modeling agency in Second Life®, are well known for their professional organization of lavish and creative fashion events driven by unique and effective marketing and promotions.
AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Models, AVENUE Studio, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Magazine, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007. 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.
Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention ’09, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life®.
For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer for AVENUE Inc.
© AVENUE INC PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2009