Friday, October 3rd, 2008

EFA is proud to announce that we are now an official partner of The Artist Advice. EFA worked together with The Artist Advice for the EFA-First Fusion show, the first RL-SL simultaneous fashion show. After this big success new idea’s were generated. Which will lead to a next event at the Amsterdam Fashion Week in January 2009.

The Artist Advice gives advice, coaches and provides management for artists such as: models, actors, dancers, singers, extras, make-up artists, stylists, photographers, bands, dj’s and other artists. The Artist Advice has been founded by Jennifer Delano in 2005. Today the team consists of seven motivated employees and from our offices in Amsterdam the careers of hundreds of artists are being managed. The mission of The Artist Advice is to help artists getting started and to keep artist working, using their own strengths.

EFA is looking forward to a close relationship which will make it possible to promote real life fashion in Second Life, resulting in not to miss unique and exciting events.


A few days ago I decided to check out the Vanity Universe Glamour Expo.  These fairs are great places to see a large selection of designers in various categories.  This month, the Glamour Expo is showcasing Second Life’s fashion designers.  I saw most of the top and well-known names there, but as I had hoped, I also came across a few names I hadn’t been familiar with.  Of these new names, one really stood out to me.  Maybe it was the cute, feminine styles, or the vibrant colors and textures, or the suggestion of bygone days.  I suppose it was a combination of all these things that caught my eyes.  In any case, the designers name is pixivor Allen and her store is A La Folie.  I knew immediately that I wanted to share what I saw and decided to present some of her creations here.

A La Folie has a number of really cute short dresses with lots of frills and layered skirts.  Some of which come as complete outfits with hat, shoes and/or jewelry.  The first one pictured below is called “Vagabonde”, a strapless mini-dress with a number of options.  First of all, the prim skirts can be worn to produce either an empire or natural waist dress.  The standard skirts are polka dotted white with black lace edged hems.  Alternatively, you can replace a number of them with the optional sheer black tulle.  All together there are eight pieces to the skirt of which you can wear up to five at once, resulting in a multitude of possible looks.  This outfit also includes the shoes and hat seen here.