Opera meets Couture Gala

Duche de Coeur’s Academie Royale de Musique (ARM) and MANIERA LLC present the first annual Opera Meets Couture fashion show and gala. A magical night inspired by Vogue’s Night of a 1000 Stars. Please join us Sunday, April 15th starting at 12pm SLT for an afternoon filled with music, dancing and fashion.

A selection of gowns from some of Second Life®‘s top designers will be sold with partial proceeds being donated to help support the Academie’s education and outreach efforts.

ARM’s director, Marquise Baharat Atlas, “Music education is of course at the forefront of our education agenda, and we offer a series of music education workshops and listening sessions.  The Academie however continues to grow and expand beyond music into the performing arts enabling us to produce elaborate dance productions.  We also offer immersive educational activities that allow guests to experience 18th century French customs and culture.  All of our offerings are open to all”

Academie Royale de Musique supports and promotes superior music and theatre at the Duche de Coeur.  The Academie’s mission primarily focuses on classical music however it showcases a variety of genre through several music appreciation and educational workshops and sessions.

The Academie also produces modern and liturgical dance as well as ballet and stage plays.  We are proud of our partnerships with Unity Productions (liturgical and modern dance) and KG Shine Productions (theatrical plays).  Together we bring spectacular performances throughout the year.

Maniera Inc. is a premier Second Life® fashion and lifestyle corporation with three subsidiary companies including: Maniera Magazine, Maniera Model Management and Maniera Institute of Style. For all business inquiries, please contact Topaz Joubert, CEO of Maniera Inc.

MANIERA MAGAZINE is one of Second Life®’s top fashion and lifestyle magazines with a distribution of over 30,000 in world.  We were the first themed magazine in Second Life® and boast a staff of professionals in their field not only in Second Life® but in real life as well.  We raise the bar of Second Life®’s magazine publishing industry by demanding excellence in our professional writing, expert photography and sleek design. Maniera Magazine is published Inworld Monthly and also on the world wide web via Issuu.

A secret walk with a not yet released dress…

A few days ago I was visiting Herradura Baar, dear and long time friend of mine. We had a nice talk with coffee and cake. After spending some hours ranting and gossiping I needed to find the bathroom. She told me to leave the room and the 2 times right and I will find it.

I passed her sleeping room as suddenly something jumped into my eyes… there was a box on the bed… it looked as it was opened short before, kinda like I disturbed Herra as I arrived. I opened the door a bit more and peeked closer… the box had Journey McLaglen as sender on it. Now my explorer spirit took over. It looked like a new idea of Journey for Prism, that she sent to Herra like always to ask for her opinion… my brain was working hard… what could I do to try it. I left the box and went to the bathroom still thinking…

As I came back, I had an idea…

I passed Herra’s sleeping room again and quietly I snatched the new dress and pushed it into my bag… thank got I had chosen one of the bigger ones of PurpleMoon that I found in the ‘Dress Me Purple Hunt’ (yes I will post that soon as well :p). I went back to the living room and told a weird story about a text message on my phone about my dog and told her I will be back in a bit. I left her house and nearly ran to my car.

After I drove a few minutes I reached a small wood and it looked lonely and quiet. I stopped the car and pulled the dress out of my bag. There was a little label on it at the bottom that said “Prism – Yoko”. I tried it on and it really looks amazing. Parts are made with the new mesh technique and the textures are incredible great and detailed like always for Prism. It really was hard to get this amazing dress off again, but I had to bring it back. After another 15 minutes I was back in the car and on the way back to Herra’s house. For thank god I was able to put the dress back where I found it, Herra did not yet notice something, as she was cleaning the cups we used for the coffee before. So better keep an eye on the upcoming Prism releases… I am sure “Yoko” will be out soon!

Details

Dress: Prism – “Yoko”  – NEW (not yet released!)

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Diconay”

Hair: Urban Lutz – “Aries” – NEW

Shoes: Mea Culpa – “Zen”

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Newsflash: Azul meets Jewelry by Jake!

Gown: Azul – “Imani” – NEW

Jewelry: Jewelry by Jake – “1906b Faberge” /blue& perarls – NEW

Hat: Jewelry by Jake – “195e Belles de Rici” Diamonds blue – NEW

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Beach Bun” – NEW

Lashes: Redgrave – “Superior”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /special custom makeup

Poses: Body Talking

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

New Poses at Fluke!!!

Details

Outfit (incl. shoes): E-Clipse – “Gloria” /acqua – NEW (mesh)

Jewelry: SoliDea FoliEs – “Cube” set

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Stacked” – NEW

Eyelashes: Redgrave – “ZickZack”

Poses: Fluke – “Breezy Poses”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Wicca’s Wardrobe: LOTD 04/12/2012 – New Shoes!!!

Again there are new things at LeeZu 🙂 So for my shift today I styled my look around the new “Claudette” sandals from LeeZu.

The sandals are wonderful detailed and you can change the color of the leather and the gemstones with a menu that’s built-in the shoes. The cute socks are as well part of the amazing sandals. For the upcoming spring season the “Claudette” sandals are a must have for your wardrobe :). The hair as well is a new release, coming off the house of Loovus Dzevavor. A place,  the fashionista cannot walk around :p and the jewelry was handcrafted by yula Finesmith. So if you search for your new spring look just stop by at LeeZu, Loovus Dzevavor and Finesmith 😉

Details

Top: LeeZu – “Sissy Cardigan” /cream

Skirt: LeeZu – “Miss Tre’s” /beige

Tights: LeeZu – “Burleske Tights” /champagne

Shoes: LeeZu – “Claudette” – NEW

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Shiitake” – NEW

Jewelry: Finesmith – “Organic”

Lashes: Redgrave – “Twiggy”

Poses: agapee

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Skirt or Pants? – With Sascha’s Design you can choose :)

Again Sascha Frangilli, over and designer of SAS-Sascha’s Design. released a wonderful outfit in different colors with many different options to wear. “Laitha” comes in 8 different colors and each of them has at least 4 versions to wear it. For my post today I chose one of the short skirt options, as you can see in the upper pic and one short pants version that I will show you on the next picture 🙂

For the jewelry I chose one of the latest releases from J&W Jewelers by Wenadrenia Soderstrom. The wonderful “Brooks Collection” in snake-skin and silver made the perfect match for me for this style, anyways if pants or skirt 🙂 The hair stylist for this look was Vikeejeah Xevion with her new label Loovus Dzevavor. The wonderful skin and markup was made by  one of my favourite makeup artists Malicia Python, owner and designer of Silken Moon.

Details

Outfit: SAS-Sascha’s Design – “Laitha” – NEW

Jewelry: J&W – “Brooke Collection” – NEW

Hair: Loovus Dzevavor – “Woodford” – NEW

Eyelashes: Prism – “Fantastic PRISM Tattoo Eyelashes” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /Changeant

Poses: agapee

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

House of Rfyre – Fashion Unlimited!

I felt very honored, as Raven Pennyfeather, owner and designer of House of  Rfyre,  IMed me and asked me if I would pose for one of her Vendors. We all know House of Rfyre RFyre for Gothic and Dark Couture, as well for amazing RP clothing. The textures usually are super high quality, wonderful detailed and unique. So you can imagine the feeling I had as Raven asked me. She sent me one of her newest creations called “Avril” in lavender and black. The outfit can be worn in different combinations as you see on the picture above. I made a few different stylings and Raven decided the one she liked most and that matched the best what she was aiming for. Working with Raven is fun and very productive I have to admit. During the photo shoot we had a lot of fun and she has a great music taste :p. The picture above was the result of the shooting and I really love it. “Avril” has more than only the black and lavender version.. if you are curious wich colors House of Rfyre offers for the “Avril” outfit you should make the way to the House of Rfyre Mainstore and see for yourself 🙂

Thanks a lot Raven for that wonderful opportunity and I hope we did not meet the last time 😉

Details

Outfit: House of Rfyre – “Avril” /black&lavender – NEW

Jewelry: Alienbear – “Sivart” /dark set

Hair: LoQ – “Ouzo”

Shoes: L&P – “Elise” /black

Model: Wicca Merlin

Photographer: Raven Pennyfeather

Dress Me Purple Hunt at PurpleMoon!!!

Dress Me Purple Hunt at PurpleMoon!

Dress me Purple Easter Hunt at PurpleMoon
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April 6th – April 15th, 2012
After the big success of the “Cherries on Top Hunt” we come back with one more hunt for you!
10 purple eggs have been hidden at PurpleMoon Main Store
Find them and get these fabulous treasures!

How does this go? We have done it before so you all know the rules by now but let me remind you:
Instructions
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1- This hunt is free and open to public (no group membership required)
2- The object you are looking for is an egg in purple polka dot texture (like the sample located at the entrance)
3- To receive the gift, simple by the eggs for L$0!. You will be given a folder with the contents of the egg that you can wear right away!
4- The eggs are numbered from 1 to 10.
5- There are no hints given. They are easy to find and this is more for the fun of it than anything else. They are only hidden at the FIRST/MAIN FLOOR of the Main Store (8 eggs) and in the BOHO HOUSE (2 eggs), across the garden. (NOT on the second floor)
6- The eggs hanging of the ceiling are an indicator that there are purple eggs hidden in that room.
7- It is MANDATORY to HAVE FUN! =P Bring your friends, family, loved ones and enjoy!
Stay Purple!

Wonderful News from Finesmith!

Yula Finesmith again released some awesome new art pieces 🙂 But not only that.. she redid her whole store to set all her amazing creations in the right light. Finesmith always stood for quality, class and extraordinary style. Now yula Finesmith reopened her new store that totally underlines this words. A wonderful clear structured and very high-class store receives the customers 🙂 On a cute side board you will find all the amazing group gifts surrounded by all the awesome new releases and evergreens 🙂

One of the latest additions was the “Riri Inspiration” set, wich I would like to showcase for today. The whole set is a combination of earrings in 2 versions, different necklace options, cape, ring, headpiece and shoes. That means you nearly have a full outfit if you wear all parts to the same time 🙂

To see all the amazing new releases you better make your way to the new Finesmith Mainstore and take a look for yourself 😉

Details

Jewelry (incl. cape): Finesmith – “Riri Inspiration” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Rookie” /grey – NEW

Hair: 3636 Design – “Baum” /modified

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin