Friday, June 29, 2012

Broadway White Closing Celebration for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is having a Broadway White Closing Celebration today at 4:30SLT. The event is sponsored by Dream Seeker Estates and will feature A&M MOCAPs MANIACS and live performances by Christopher135 Quan and Tamra Sands. This is a formal attire event and it is requested that ladies wear white gowns and gentlemen wear black tie attire. All money raised goes to a good cause, so be prepared to have a great time and raise some money for a wonderful charity.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Judging by the number of people in and out of the place while I was there, I'm the only person on the grid who hadn't heard of Mandala before this week. This is why I'm not in charge of the fashion blogging. But when Merrick got me a truly stunning necklace as a gift, I was inspired to check out the shop myself.

Mandala's Onigiri necklace in silver.

I was impressed by the creativity and attention to detail in the jewellery displayed, and also pleased that almost all the items had a male and female version available for purchase or were clearly marked as unisex. The jewellery was unique and intricate, and I gave in to the temptation of some accessories that are pretty far from my usual, though they may now become my usual.

Mandala Sinra2 Nail & Ring set, and Sinra2 Bracelet set, both in Samurai color.
The nail and ring set comes in four hands sizes, and different versions for nails only, rings only, complete (shown above) and simple (a less elaborate set of rings). Both the nail and ring set and the bracelet are easily made to fit with the resize script included, and can have full-bright turned on or off.

I'm not a great one for putting together accessories – I figure if I have my ring and a belt on, I'm doing pretty good (another reason why I don't do the fashion blogging) – so I was glad to find some that look impressive but don't require a lot of planning. Now that Mandala is on my radar, I can see myself returning regularly. The belts have already caught my eye.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pajama Party at Queue!

Get out your bunny slippers, it's time to dance til the buttons on your drop-seat jammies bust! Queue club at Hutchinson's Parish is having a pajama party to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Tuesday June 26, at 6pm SLT, drop by Queue club for some hot tunes from DJ Mirah and a chance at the Best in Jammies title. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012


You may have seen these photos on Facebook or Flickr. STAND4LOVE is an awareness campaign created by RicoRacer Flux and Editorial Clarity (you may remember their photo by Enzo Champagne in Case's Champagne story in our June issue) in support of marriage equality. The LGBTQ community has made great progress but there's so much more ground to gain before we can say we have the equality we deserve as humans. The Stand4Love campaign is pushing us further down the road by presenting images and messages of love from all walks of life, showing the world in one huge blog full of visual and literary commentary that love is love, regardless of sexual orientation. 

Anyone can participate in this campaign. Simply follow the instructions on the STAND4LOVE website.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

CHAMPAGNE! Sparkling Couture Ethno

Ethno in blue
Enzo Champagne has added a new outfit to his CHAMPAGNE! Sparkling Couture male line: the sexy, chest and navel revealing Ethno. This sexy style shows off plenty of skin and with the super short pants, it's perfect for summer lounging or beach strolls. Ethno is available in five different colors: blue, lilac, mint, mustard and pomegranate. Stop by and grab yours today so you can hit the beaches in sexy style.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Gallery Gift Shop

Bringing to together art, fashion, and decor, the Gallery Gift Shop offers something to please every aesthetic.

Visual art is displayed throughout the location, with links to the artist's flickr photostream. Some is available for purchase as well. The landscaping that adorns the outside area and some of the furnishings within may be purchased to beautify your own home. Inside, designers including Tableau Vivant, 22769, and Glam Affair and many others, offer exclusive skins, clothing, and furnishings

The site itself is a work of art, with crashing waves bursting through the gallery wall in contrast with the urban skyline outside.

Visit The Gallery Gift Shop.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Malaika SL9B & Pride Fair

In honor of SL9B's theme of "community" and to celebrate Pride events going on in SL at the same time, Malaika Park sims has joined in with an open house event that showcases the talented vendors and artists of its community.

Starting today, Monday June 18, visit the open house to view some two dozen vendor booths (with lots of generous free gifts to be had) and artists' displays.

On June 21, the weekly Mayhem at Malaika dance party features the lovely and talented DJ Mirah from 6pm to 8pm SLT.

The last day of the event, June 24, will see an afternoon beach party from 2pm to 4pm SLT followed from 6pm to 8pm by a celebration of SL9B and Pride with DJ Mirah, culminating with a fireworks display!

The Malaika Park sims are beautiful to explore at any time, but with the added fun of the open house and special events, there's no excuse not to wander through, pick up some free gifts from the vendors, buy some of their wares, and enjoy the friendly community.

And stop by the Blithe SL booth while you're there: hit the kiosk for the current issue, and join our inworld group to keep up on what we're doing. Don't forget to pick up a special gift from Blithe SL, made by our talented CEO Merrick Genesis.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Even More Kal Rau Goodness

The latest release from Kal Rau was one I was especially looking forward to. This Casual Blazer M3 in Mesh is beautifully sculpted like all of Kal's items and 4 sizes are included. Both the hoodie and the strings can be customized easily using the included HUD. As with all mesh, be sure to test a demo before buying.

Lip Piercing: A:S:S deLuxe - Cross my heart, male
Hair: Dura - Boy*36 in Strawberry
Necklace: Gabriel - black bead necklace MENS

Monday, June 11, 2012

Black & White Auction

Well-made goods are highly valued in SL, and designers who make beautiful things can become quite popular, which is great for them, but not always great for consumers, who may find half a dozen other guys wearing the same new jacket. The opportunity to own something completely unique is rare, so when it arises, and especially when it arises in support of a good cause, we should take notice.

The Black and White Auction in support of Second Pride opened today and runs until Sunday, June 17. The event offers an array of one-of-a-kind clothing, art, furniture and structures, all in the black-and-white theme.

The silent auction boards are set up in the plaza outside of [N] club and will be accepting bids until the culminating event — a live auction and black-and-white–themed party — on Sunday June 17 at 6pm SLT.  Bidding is easy: simply pay the vendor however much you'd like to spend on the item. If someone else comes along and enters a higher bid, your money is returned with a message informing that you've been outbid. You can then return to the vendor and pay again, raising your payment to above the current high bid.

Some items are reserved for Sunday's live auction, so be sure to return to the party to get your bid in. There will be dancing at [N] Club with music provided by SquirtN DJ so don't miss this chance to own a truly original creation while having a good time and supporting a good cause.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Make Your Noob Friend (or yourself) Hot (on a budget)

Ginger is just one of the options, too.
It's been a while since we've shared a way to look great without spending a lot of Lindens. However, October's Trending Fashion Center provides some options for men to look great on a budget. Simply join the group and search for treasures. Amid the dresses and skirts and blouses, Egoisme's Alessandro skin is available for just L$150 in three different tones. This skin isn't a new release, but with the sexy nipples, abs, and navel, it's a great upgrade from an older skin or a perfect skin for those just starting out in our virtual world.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kal Rau Denim Jacket

In the midst of our magazine rush, Kal Rau released amazing mesh denim jackets that are essential wardrobe additions. These aren't for the big men (I'm wearing the largest size), but will look great on those with smaller, less muscular shapes.
Just look at that texturing at style.
Like Kal Rau's other designs, the denim jackets are available in a variety of colors:

So many options...
Unlike Kal's other designs, this one is available for the ladies, too:

So cute, right?

Stop by and pick up these high quality mesh jackets. You won't regret it.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Just Music... Two DJ's on one stream!

Just Music, 2 DJ's on 1 stream!
On Saturday, June 2nd, I had the pleasure of attending an awesome party at DJ Sasch Petrov's "BLUE ZONE" skyclub, where a unique collaborative DJ effort took place.   DJ Sascha Laval and DJ Sasch Petrov, together, sharing a single stream, and both spinning great tunes and announcing and interacting together at a single event.

I tried, unsuccessfully, to probe Sasch about the methods employed to perform this unique "duo" in SL, but he's remaining tight-lipped about the mechanics of the connection.  I may have to inquire again in a "pillow talk" situation... bitches do have their ways, lol!  He did reveal that the duo were in different physical locations, not in the same real-world room, so whether Skype or some other connectivity was employed, who knows?  The result was flawless, and a unique and exciting experience!

Despite the "secret recipe" remaining unrevealed, the party was a smash, and Sasch and Sascha turned out great dance hits, mashups, and vocal interludes, keeping the crowd entertained and sated with delicious ear-candy throughout.

Here's a few photos of the event, and if you missed it, I trust that Sasch, showman that he naturally is, will bless us again with a taste of twin-spin, at some future shows.
DJ Sascha Laval

DJ Sasch Petrov gettin' dancy
This was a fun event, the club venue large and comfortably lag-free, and the repartee between the two DJ's was an exciting addition to the usual dance club fare.

Two DJ's rockin' BLUE ZONE Skyclub!
Club life in SL just keeps improving in quality and scope, and I certainly look forward to more great parties and innovations from the growing, vibrant DJ population tickling our eardrums in-world!

A:S:S at CHIC 2 Event

CHIC Management has brought Second Life many great fashion and charity events and is turning 2 years old this month and is having a special event to celebrate the milestone. While predominately feminine in nature of designs, CHIC does feature designs that can be added to a male wardrobe. A:S:S deLuxe has made a contribution that provides a special avant garde look for any fashion forward male who wants to make a statement. CHIC 2 is open from June 3rd to June 24th. A word of warning: Don't click past the cut if you experience arachnophobia.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Almost Flat Land

I admit that I'm the first to reduce my particle count to zero. For the most part, I'm annoyed by particles and accuse them of causing any bit of lag I may have. However, the minute I hear the name Tyrehl Byk, my particle slider is maxed. Why? Because the man is an artist and particles are his paintbrush. Mr. Byk's latest canvas, "Almost Flat Land," opening today, features stunning builds and gorgeous particle artwork designed to explore self-discovery, personal bias and consideration of the expansiveness of the world. He and sound designer, Ultraviolet Alter, have created a visual and auditory experience that you don't want to miss.