It’s always nice to find a store that makes you want to visit frequently. You start aisle by aisle, picking out what you will buy, and what’s going to be your future purchase. Once you join the update group and you know what the newest hot items are, they must be added to the list too, or be bought. Maybe I should just IM the owner and ask for a flat rate, one of each to go?!


Rating Scale in shopping bags

1 – Dislike

2 – Needs Improvement

3 – Good

4 – Very Good

5 – Loved it


The Facts

Name: UnTone Quilt

Owner/Designer: Chocolate Yifu

Shop Category: Casual Fashion for Women

Price Point: Medium range

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In my experience, when a designer can be found in her shop a lot, it speaks well of both her and her designs. It’s no wonder then that the clothing at MEB, owned by MariaElena Barbosa, blew me away. I think that MariaElena was in her store every time I stopped by, and her sweet demeanor and helpful attitude were the first things that struck me about the shop. This brilliant Italian designer was kind enough to show me her newest collection and allow me to sample some of her designs. Before I get into the specific outfits, it should be noted that a lot of the clothes at MEB come as full outfits, complete with shoes and/or accessories, all just as beautifully detailed as the clothing.

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As many of you know, I have now taken over the role of Blog Editor and whilst we have many new features planned for you, including the return of Friday Feature, I wanted to give you – our loyal readers – the opportunity to have your say. What would you enjoy reading? Perhaps it’s more style features, advice on hair or skins, or where to get the best alternative clothing. You tell us!

Leave your ideas as comments or IM me at harriet.gausman@googlemail.com

It’s always nice to find a store that makes you want to visit frequently. You start aisle by aisle, picking out what you will buy, and what’s going to be your future purchase. Once you join the update group and you know what the newest hot items are, they must be added to the list too, or be bought. Maybe I should just IM the owner and ask for a flat rate, one of each to go?!


Rating Scale in shopping bags

1 – Dislike

2 – Needs Improvement

3 – Good

4 – Very Good

5 – Loved it


The Facts

Name: Ibizarre

Owner/Designer: Anyusha Lilienthal

Shop Category: Formal and Casual Fashion for Women

Price Point: Medium range


General Environment

  • Decor: wide and minimalist

  • Music: Chill out music

  • Navigation: Easy


Customer Service

  • Level of Knowledge: No in-store employees

  • Interest in helping: Send note card to owner

  • Did they suggest anything new: Yes

  • Availability: Send note card to owner

  • Demos: No

  • Freebies: Freebies

  • Communication: Update Group

  • Models: No live models in-store

  • Refund Policy: No

  • Permissions: Copy / No Trans / Mod

  • Custom work: No

  • Pose stands: No


Selection

  • Variety: Good

  • Versatility: Good

  • Colour choices: Many choices

  • Quality: Very good

  • Matching accessories: Yes


Packaging

  • Delivery: Folder

  • Contents: Purchase & Landmard

  • Item Naming: Items are descriptively named

The name IBIZARRE is a tribiute to Lenny Krarup, his Ibizarre chill out music series and the island of Ibiza.

The landing point is right in front of the entrance. You walk a few steps forward to find a hall decorated in an Arabic theme with cushions and table inviting you to relax before or after your shopping spree. The décor of the rest of the shop is quite minimalist in a grey scale of colours which allows you to focus on the clothing designs.

The new fall collection is already on display. Lovely! The freebies are on the balcony on the right side of the shop and if you put Ibizarre in your pics you receive a gift! You don’t need to worry about getting lost just browse through the shop and enjoy the clothing collection, the accessories and the skins as well. The clothes are rezzed giving you a perfect idea of its design.

You can join the update group and you also can discover all about Ibizarre in the blog http://ibizarre.wordpress.com.

The creations are very detailed with beautiful and discreet colours. The prices are reasonably affordable and the goods come in a well sorted folder so you don’t need to rez and unpack a shopping bag.

So, let’s go shopping at Ibizarre!


Mystery Shopper gives Ibizarre an overall of




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Minnu is taking us on a journey around the world with her latest generation of skins. Moscow, New York, Paris, Roma, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Johannesburg and Tokyo. That’s quite a journey! Upon landing, you will find yourself in a courtyard. To the west is Cachet and to the east is Minnu’s hair shop. To the north, behind the Space Elephant statue, you will find Minnu’s skins. As you enter the store, you can find the men’s skins on your left, and the women’s on your right. Don’t forget to grab a new pair of eyes and lashes while you’re there too, and you can also get her last line of skins, Zero, upstairs. Each of these new skins has it’s own unique face. I chose to travel to New York, Helsinki, Paris and Roma.


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On Sunday, September 28th, Ewing Fashion Agency held a graduation fashion show for the Elite Model Training Classes. This month, the class had five students graduating: Agatha Szpringer, April Burt, EmeraldEyes Honi, HoneyBear Lilliehook, Lillyanna Ohl.

Each student was asked to arrange a wardrobe for Casual, Swimwear, Smart Business, Lingerie, and Evening Formal illustrating their own individual sense of style. The 5 students then graced the audience with a wonderful show featuring a wide range of lovely outfits. The show went very smoothly and swiftly ended with a huge applause from the audience. Following the finale, each of the new graduates was asked to return to the runway to receive official congratulations from the agency. EFA titled model Aleida Rhode had the great pleasure of presenting the graduates with their certificates.

Everyone at Ewing Fashion Agency wishes the latest graduates every success as they continue their pursuits in this very competitive industry. Good luck!

Hello, my name is Capri, and I’m addicted to skins. Seriously, I should attend meetings. Finding a new, quality skin-maker is one of the few things that can change a really miserable day into a fabulous one. And I had just that experience when I ran into Olyvia Zenovka, store manager of LionSkins, at an event. She was wearing the most artistic skin I had seen in awhile and I asked her wear she got it. She chuckled, and told me about the store. I TPed there a few days later and was blown away by the variety and the quality. The shading on the body and the detail in the face are particularly well done. Now, why are these skins being included in the luxury column, you ask? Well, to me a luxury item has two attributes: extremely high quality, and a somewhat prohibitive price. At 1200L a skin, these aren’t the most expensive skins I’ve seen, but they certainly aren’t the cheapest. But as you’ll see, these skins are totally worth the expense!

Olyvia and LionSkins creator Lion Jonesford explained to me that their goal with the store is to allow women to define beauty in their own unique way. With a wide variety of everyday and runway-inspired skins, there really is something for everyone. I was lucky enough to sample a few skins from Lion’s newest line, the Suzana line. Below on the right, you will see Suzana – pale 10, a neutral look with glossy lips and smoky eyes. On the left is the Suzana – pale freckles 10, one of many freckled skins in the new line, with darker, more dramatic lips.

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