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A big part of fashion in Second Life is poses which can involve several areas from fashion photographs right onto the catwalk.   If you are like me, you probably have poses scattered throughout your inventory making it difficult to find the right poses for the right occassion.  I finally threw my hands up and said “enough.”  So I went on a search to find the perfect vehicle which will give me the versatility I needed, at an affordable price, and didn’t require that I was a scripting genuis in order to operate it .  I tried out a few until I hit pay dirt – Tillie’s Posing Stand – created by Tillie Ariantho.   Tillie Ariantho wears many hats in the fashion world.  She is not only a wonderful photographer (Tillie Ariantho’s Flickr page), models herself, has her own blog called Tillie’s Things of Second Life and her own store called Tillie’s Store, where you can purchase this posestand.  So if anyone knew what was needed, surely she would.  I wasn’t disappointed!

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In order to take the all the photos for the posts we do here, we use many poses.  In fact, poses are used extensively by models and photographers, and often, little is said about them.  I am always on the lookout for interesting poses for both runway and photo work.  The other day I happened to come across ChereeMotion, which turned out to have a nice collection of poses for photo work.  Cheree Bury has developed a number of interesting pinup poses and offers then individually or in groups.  Since many of us are so dependent on poses, I thought it would be interesting to dedicate an occasional post to them when I find some different ones.

The poses are sorted into categories, each containing about 40 poses.  Being a fan of vintage fashion, I was first attracted to the Classic Pinup Poses.  Below you can see a small selection of them. Each group has a mix of stands, sits, lays, and kneels for good variety.  Many of the classic poses are recognizable from the pinup posters of the war era.  For anyone who wants to try their hand at reproducing this form, this set of Classic Pinup Poses would be a good start.

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Last week I was checking out the shops in the neighborhood. Santa Cruz is the new shopping district at Ischia, were you also can find the EFA office, model school and our runways. I bumped into Stella Furkel while there,  who was busy putting new items in her shop, **Fashion Model Works**. Stella needs no introduction, but for those not so familiar with EFA, Stella Furkel is the amazing designer from our first pose show. She sponsored quite a few more shows and generously handed out goodybags in the Ewing Event VIP guest list group. While talking to her, she showed me her first dress designers and generously gave them to me so I could judge them for myself.

In the picture, I am wearing the “Stella ** FMW ** – CC – Backless Trns Blk Slk Cktail Dress”, a chic, simple and very elegant cocktail dress with a sexy laced top. The bow on the shoulder completes the dress and gives it a little bit of an innocent look, but don’t let yourself be fooled, this dress is really sexy!

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Another week’s Happy Hour has come with another great sponsor! As I’ve mentioned before, and will continue to mention each week, if you’re not a member you are severely missing out! Join us in the ~*Ewing Events VIP Guest List*~ group.

This week we’ve got Zelly Mornington of Striking Poses. Zelly has taken a unique approach to her poses. She’s incorporated her love for celebrity gossip and news and made pose sets based on RL stars. She takes poses that stars have been photographed in and offers sets in-world, grouped by celebrity. Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Heidi Klum are just a few of the offered starlet pose sets.

It gets better, though! Not only does Striking Pose have poses associated with RL stars, she’s created pose sets, like Vogue, Silent Screen, and, Zelly’s personal favorite, Drama Queens. “I figure we’re always going to have drama in our SLives, so we might as well look good doing it!” she says. She’s gotten amazingly creative; which works well for her, since one of her favorite things about Second Life is the opportunity for people to get creative and show off their own artistic styles.

She’s offered each of us the chance to emulate some of our favorite celebs. So come on down, pick your favorites, and pose away baby!

You can find Striking Poses in-world on the Glenn sim at 23, 165, 27

I’ve recently become obsessed with the different poses available in Second Life. I know this probably seems strange seeing that I’m not a model or photographer, I have never tried to be, and have no intentions of moving down that road. I guess, for me, it is about creating as much realism as possible, in a place that many from the outside consider a “game”. As I’ve had fun sampling poses, I’ve run into more than a few pose-makers and I’ve got to tell you, Dove Swanson’s poses are top of the line. Long Awkward Pose is an SL giant and Dove, the owner and creator, took the time to answer my questions. So here it is, straight from the woman herself!

For starters, I’d like to talk about your experiences in SL. What brought you to SL in the first place?

DS: Originally I saw a news brief on MTV. They were covering a U2 concert that was done in SL. I thought it looked interesting so I signed up; but, at that point in time my computer couldn’t handle SL. I couldn’t actually sign up and play again until later in ’06. I’ve been here ever since.

What were some of the things that made you fall in love with SL?

DS: I have to admit, when I looked it up and found out you could “make the sims have sex” I really, really had to see that. LOL. But, after that amazement wore off, I became entirely in awe of the fact that the possibilities really are endless and limitless. You can do and be anything, pretty much, all while never leaving your computer.

Those are some the things that made me fall in love with SL as well; although, you and I have matured into different roles. What made you decide to start designing poses?

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The Ewing Fashion Agency is proud to invite you to our estate della moda (Summer of Fashion) fashion Marathon with fashion shows each evening. Tomorrow, we will be showcasing Kungler – the design partnership of two sisters AvaGardner and Barbra Kungler with that fresh, youthful and sexy designs. Joining Kunglers is new and exciting pose designer Stella Furkel of Stella ** Fashion Model Works ** will be showcasing her new range of pre-release animated runway poses on the catwalk.

This show is going to be packed with all those wonderful items you will want to get your hands on for the season. Dont Miss it.

Event Details are as follows:

Date: 6th July, 2008

Guest Arrival: 11.30 AM SLT

Show Kick Off: 12.00 PM SLT

Dress Code: Chic, Trendy and Stylish (but low prims).

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