Was drinking a wake-up coffee this morning with Aphrodite Outlander. Incredible she can still look that good after the big opening party of her new store last night! Sounds like I missed a really good party.. lot of nice people, champagne, a stripping Don and good dance music!

But in return, I received a nice private tour around her brand new shop. It is a very spacious place, comfortable warm and filled with…. red sticks, would you believe!

From 12 – 20 April the Red Stick International Animation Festival  is taking place.  You  will have this whole week to find the red sticks with gifts across the whole grid. More than 50 designers are joining this event.In the pic you see the shoes I found in the red sticks at AC. Do you need a better excuse to take a look at Aphrodite’s Creations new store?


The festival has its roots firmly planted in the creative side of the animation business and acts to provide animators, directors, students, artists, designers, writers and educators with a forum in which they can share their knowledge and skills and promote the art of animation. The 2008 festival will be April 16-19, 2008, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Festival venues include the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Manship Theatre, the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, and the Louisiana Old State Capital.

This morning, news spread across the internet, television, news papers across Holland about FIRST FUSION – the simultaneous real-world, Second Life fashion which was hosted last night by the Ewing Fashion Agency at the First Meta Sim – who were also the main event sponsors. The sim packed out with SL fashionistas who clamoured to be part of this ground-breaking event! FIRST FUSION showcased the designs of real-world Amsterdam-based fashion designer Jennifer Delano, whose creative pieces featured items from around the world during the seasons. The team of SL designers who made it possible include the likes of Nicky Ree, Sysy Chapman, Indira Bekkers and Aphrodite Outlander, all of whom are well-known and recognised designers in Second Life, all of whom are dutch.


EFA - Fisrt Fusion flyer


First Fusion Designers
Pictured above: The four designers of the First Fusion Event sitting at the lounge of Iconica, from left to right: Sysy Chapman, Aphrodite Outlander, Nicky Ree and Indira Bekkers.
How do you create an exciting collaborative event where the participants ate come from different worlds, speak different languages and use different tools to realise their creations? Take an innovative real life company like Femis Fashion, four very talented SL designers and creative fashion agency and you get First Fusion! EFA is proud to be in collaboration with the likes of Nicky Ree, Sysy Chapman, Indira Bekkers and Aphrodite Outlander to create this ground-breaking project. All four ladies are well-known, established designers in the fashion world and when approached to participate, didn’t hesitate and jumped right in. This displays their pioneering spirit as the clothes being showcased will not be their own.


The Ewing Fashion Agency and the Amsterdam real-world based Artist Advice fashion promotions agency pool their creative vision to realease a unique real-world, Second Life fashion event.

SECOND LIFE, 16 February 2008 – At 11.30 AM SLT on the 25th of February 2008, the Ewing Fashion Agency and the Amsterdam-based real-world talent managers, The Artist Advice will hold a simultaneous real-world and Second Life fashion show called First Fusion. The show in Amsterdam will be held at the uber fashionable De Balie on the world-famous Leidseplein, where as the Second Life event will take place on the sim of the event’s premiere sponsor, First Meta. First Fusion is one of the few simultaneous real-world/Second Life shows that have been attempted because of their sheer complexity. First Fusion will be filmed for Fashion 360 Television and presents a look at the world through the seasons in different parts of world, cultures and ethnicities. The show, featuring the new and innovative collection of the Amsterdam-based fashion house Femis Fashion represents an exciting new development in the fusion between real-world fashion and Second Life fashion and has been made possible by four talented SL designers – Nicky Ree, Aphrodite Outlander, Sysy Chapman and EFA Design Awards finalist, Indira Bekkers.

First Fusion’s main sponsor, First Meta, will be creating a setting that captures, the atmostphere and charm of the real-world setting of Amsterdam and De Balie. The Artist Advice will take care of the real life part in Amsterdam, where the people will be able to no only watch the live show, but also enjoy a live stream of the Second Life show, which will be broadcasted by Meta.Live.Nu on a big screen and via De Balie‘s internet site.

Ewing Fashion Agency’s CEO commented, “This is really an exciting development for fashion in Second Life and for Femis Fashions and we are proud to be part of the event development team”. To receive further event information and landmarks, or real -life location address, please join our in-world group called the EWING EVENTS VIP LIST.

Information about the Ewing Fashion Agency
Ewing Fashion Agency (EFA) is a fresh, energetic, dynamic and industry focused fashion promotions agency founded by Una Ewing, specialised in the development, creation and management of business and PR and marketing solutions, concepts and promotional campaigns for real-world and Second Life fashion designers and professionals.

Information about The Artist Advice
The Artist Advice is an artist management agency founded in Amsterdam in 2005 by Jennifer Delano. Today, the team consists of seven motivated employees who energetically manage the development and careers of hundreds of artists.

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