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On May 23, 2009, Ewing Fashion Agency had the distinct privilege of bringing together two very famous designers.  They were Mami Jewell of Azul Collections and Elettra Gausman or Orage Creations.  The setting was the very dynamic surroundings of the Lost World Gallery.  Here was found a picture of artistic clothing creations, enveloped in a frame of art.

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On May 23rd at 1 PM SLT, The Ewing Fashon Agency and Lost World Studios are presenting the 2nd Gallery of Fashion show at the Lost World Gallery.

The fashion show will feature some of the latest designs of Elettra Gausamn’s Orage Creations and Mami Jewell’s Azul.

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These exciting fashions will be show among never before seen photo art works from artists Musique Gable, Aleida Rhode, Barney Roundel, Vitor Algoma, Adonaira Aabye, Joy Fellini, lolmac Shan and Kiya McMahon.

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Everyone is invited to attend this cultural experience to enjoy the presentation of the clothing and art.

Music will be provided by DJ Aris Earnshaw.  An after party will follow the fashion show, so plan to stay awhile to dance or just enjoy the art.

Fashion and Art are creative outlets for fashion designers and artists alike.  So what better place to have a fshion show than at an art gallery among the works of a talented artist.  This  Thursday, March 12th at 11:30 AM SLT, The Raven-Lynxx Art Works will host The Ewing Fashion Agency’s “Gallery of Fashion” show, the first in its “Fashion in Art” series.

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The Raven-Lynxx Art Works is a Second Life art gallery run by Ravencloud Nightfire and JohnLynxx Morpork, where they display the works of various SL artists as well as their own.  The art displayed consists primarily of RL and SL photographs and sculptures of modern form.  This month has the photo art works of Izzy Cole on display.  There will ba a fashion show produced by The Ewing Fashion agency on the premises, preceeding anafter party and gallery viewing viewing hosted by Ravencloud and JohnLynxx.  Shoe music will be provided by the incomparable DJ Aris Earnshaw.

The latest designs from Angel Dessous’ couture and lingerie lines will be presented amongst the art as well as a a surprise preview collection of a totally new brand, L’Abel, from a leading Second Life designer.

After the fashion show, Ravencloud and JohnLynxx will host a party and gallery viewing with trance music provided by DJ John.  They will also offer a L$1000 prize for for “BEST FASHION OUTFIT”.

All are invited to attend in support of Second Life’s creative talent as we bring the worlds of Art and Fashion together.

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The organization began in 1980 with one wish to a little 7-year-old boy with leukemia.  His dream was to become a police offer, and through the amazing efforts of others they made his dream come true.  He was sworn in as the first honorary patrolman in Arizona’s Department of Safety.  Little Chris enjoyed a helicopter ride, a custom made police uniform, and a set of motorcycle wings for passing the motorcycle proficiency test.  Sadly Chris passed away on May 3, 1980 but his legacy lives on by inspiring others to grant wishes that provide hope, strength, and joy to children and their families.

I personally have had the pleasure of working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in real life.  The network of volunteers and their dedication is remarkable.  The organization has grown tremendously over the last 28 years all thanks to many generous donations.  Please join your fellow SL™ residents as they come together to raise money and awareness for this wonderful cause.

All are invited to the SL™ Celebrity Auction to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation®.  It will be held this Sunday, December 28th from 1pm until 5pm in the Patch Thibaud Auditorium.  21 Celebrities will be auctioned off for a wonderful cause. 

Read more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

Browse the SL™ Celebrity Auction Catalog

Last Wednesday, we had a Meet the Designer talkshow with Aideen Sideways / Josine Vermeij. For those who missed this, here is an impression of that evening in the pictures taken by Tillie Ariantho:

It was a lovely event and the nice voices of Rhi Rossini and Aideen Sideways were saying more about the background of Aideen and her thesis. Aideen Sideways graduated this week from the Fashion School in Utrecht, Netherlands. For her graduation she wrote a thesis, Syntopia, and did a lot of research about how our fashion utopia is like, in real life and in Second Life, and how we experience our utopias.

Aideen/Josine: In this thesis, I have explored the seductive force of fashion and the way in which people feel the desire to turn utopia into reality. More specifically, I have examined the role fashion plays in the creation of utopias, and how virtual worlds can play a part in their realization.

The thesis is a must read for all fashion lovers, but also for every citizen of Second Life. It tells the two sides of the story, the real life one and the Second Life one, both with their positive and negative aspects. It is very easy to read and I am sure you will find a lot of things you recognize in it.

To finalize her graduation, there will be a fashion show in real life and in Second Life, which EFA will host. (more…)

To many people, including myself, a designer’s creations are a form of art. The successful ones are every bit as creative and innovative as those we all consider artists. Second Life offers many people the opportunity to express their creative flair through the medium of clothing design. With possibilities here not available in the real world, this is truly a place where art and fashion collide. One designer in particular has brought the worlds of art and fashion together in a very innovative way. I expect that many of you know her already, but for those of who don’t, her name is Thera Taurog. Her shop is called Lady Thera’s and many of her designs are based on the paintings of the great masters, such as Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne. Not only does she use the paintings as inspiration for the textures, I think she does a wonderful job of capturing the thematic spirit of each in the overall design as well.

Above are two diaphanous dresses, Paul Jenkins’ Diamond and Monet’s Poppy Field. Diamond has a similar colors and an abstract pattern consistent with the famous painting. The hemline is raised in the front suggestive of the non-conformity associated with abstract art and the movement of the skirt induces the watcher to see many things. With eight prim parts, the wearer has a number of optional looks. The skirt has two prim layers. There is a prim scarf and prim shoulder puffs. Finally three sheer lace prim accents around the bodice. Shown here with the short pants options, it also has long pants for a more modest coverage of the legs. Monet’s field of flowers is evident in the texture of the Poppy Field dress. The skirt, which is made of a system skirt and two prim parts, appears to be made of the flower’s stems and moves as if blowing in a gentle breeze. The jacket can be removed to show the strapless bodice. The evening length gloves end at the wrist and have lace prim cuffs at the top.

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