Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Last night the Milano Moda Donna that runs from the 22nd – 29th of September in Milan and is dedicated to the showcasing of new trends for women for the Spring and Summer of the following year was marked in Second Life by the opening of the new fashionable space called FASHION, EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE. The space is interestingly presented and has one of the most innovative runways I have seen in Second Life, using bends, dips and differnt platform levels and lights to luminate and integrate the numerous bars and seating areas around the venue (see picture top left inset for a bird’s eye view). It is well lit and apart from having to risk tennis neck to watch the models making their way around, it is very alla moda and very Milano. The event was attended by much of the hosts from the Italian run square Parioli, including Vittorio Beerbaum and other SL fashion professionals, such as Shiryu Musashi from Musashi-Do and model, journalist Naturelle Santos. The venue will be used for experiment projects in fashion in Second Life. The event was particularly interesting, because it is a talent scout was let loose amongst the crowd to select the most fashionable looking lady to take part in a video that would be played at the “Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana based in Miland, so you can imagine the ladies had come out in their full glory The spot.is definately worth a visit, if not for the events that will be taking place, then to experience its ambience at least once – or to strut your stuff on the fantastic runway when no one is looking.



“A tapestry of bodies” 

Ambient lights and enticing music filled the dance room at the top of Megg Demina’s new shop called the Chapeau tres Mignon. The party is one of the fortnightly bashes she has on top of her shop every two weeks – so the next will be the 7th of October and that is one to mark for your diaries, because the music is cool, the people are beautiful and it is the perfect start or end to the week – depending on how you view your Sundays. I actually didn’t realise how long the party had gone on for because the the DJs did a great job of keeping us dancing to the banging beats of the 70s and 80s and floating (literally I might add) to the ambient sounds of smooth chilled out lounge. It was a lot of fun and of course yours truly joined in – “when in Rome, …?”. 


That being said, Chapeau tres Mignon is a quaint and aesthetically pleasing shop, where you can find Megg’s one-off creations – that being stylish hats of  course geared toward the discerning lady wishing to create a lasting impression. Note that Megg Demina’s work will be featured at the EFA Fashion Week in October.