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I had the chance to get an interview with a special skin and makeup creator.  I had heard of her store so many times but cannot remember the last time i went there. But theses are wonderful, offered in even many skin colors, not only normal skin tones. A big thank you to Wicca Merlin who allowed this interview to be possible, being the translator, as i speak French and English but not German. This Designer is Malicia Python from Silken Moon

Hello Malicia, thank you very much for allowing us to get to know you better through a couple of questions.

Hi Morgane, thank you so much for your interest

MB: How did you discover Second Life, and why did you decide to join?

MP: The first time I heard about SL was actually professional, I heard that some companies had a bad time trying to use the game for advertising. A lot later I was curious about how to be a vampire there – seems I liked it.

MB: At which moment did you start thinking of doing creations in Second Life?

MP: I always loved skins, but had no idea how they were made. I stumbled over a set of templates and really got hooked actually making all the skins I could not find.

MB: Did you have a background in graphic art prior to Second Life?

MP: Only „passively“ I am a copywriter, means I work with designers. So I got a bit about how to make things look good and what Photoshop can do.

MB: Can you tell our readers what we can we expect to find in your store?

MP: I picked the name Silken Moon for the different aspects that conglomerate in my work. The aim for beauty (Silken) combines with imagination (Moon). So you find Vampiresses, dead aristocrats and fantasy characters next to drama queens and 60s girls.

When I thought about a claim for Silken Moon, it was „Skins with character“. I want them to have an attitude – conveying the idea I had making them.

MB:  What inspires you when you create skins and makeup?

MP: Any idea can be the ignition for a new face. A bit of tartan became a punk girl, a book about a 20s girl resulted in creating the Flappers. I see my girls as characters, so even their makeup is unique, matching how I feel they would fancy up for an occasion.

MB: You started to make mesh clothing, what do you love most about mesh?

MP: The way it is to be textured. I hate working on the system clothes for all the seams and stretching when rendered onto an avi. Mesh allows so much more there. And it is a nice change to stare at something not flesh-coloured at times,

MB: If you could have 1 skin you made to have in real life, no matter the skin colors, which one would it be?

MP: Oh thats a tough one. If worn as my own skin, I guess it would be one of the Minas. For ages I have always worn the newest skin I made but I got stuck with Mina as she has a lot of me. If I could just wear it in turns with my normal mug, it would be Clawdia, the angry vampire. Let‘s scare some kids :).

MB: Could you tell us something we don’t know about you and that you would wish to share?

MP: Did you know my skins pick their own names when I make them? At some point, a becomes a persona, that is when a name flashes into my mind – as if they told me.

MB: Anything else you wish to tell our readers?

MP: As I will not make any acceptance speeches soon, I‘d like to thank all the people who gave me feedback – esp. honest criticism, encouragement and lovely compliments on my work. And my friends who bore with my follies and rants and helped in so many ways.

Thank you for sharing this moment with us.

To visit her store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Napf/31/37/40

I had the chance to have a small discussion with one of the most models loved hair creators. Either it is in prims or mesh, her hairs fits the lifestyle of the fashion industry, which is why you can see models at the store every time you go there. Tabata Jewell is the owner of Vanity hair.

Hello Tabata! Thank you so much for speaking with us.

MB: What made you decide you wanted to make hairs?

TJ: Hi Morgane, i decided to make hairs, cause I needed hairs. I use to be a model in sl, and the fact that i could not find the exact hair i wanted to style my clothes made me go bald in many fashion shows, so i finally decided to give a try and make my own :)

MB: Do you have a favorite hair color you’re particularly drawn too?

TJ: Not at all, depending on the outfit, skin, styling i will choose the color.

MB: How did you choose the name of your brand?

TJ: well, i use to be a real hair whore, so in order to find new hair stores, i use make up names and look for them in search. So one day i typed ” Vanity Hair”, there was no shop named like this. I thought that if i ever had a hair shop that would be the name for it :)

MB: What hair pack would you dub as your favorite?

TJ: the Fatpack LOL

MB: Are there designers in real or SL (or both!) that you idolize?

TJ: I usually like more the songs than the singers. Meaning i don’t really follow any designer, but if i am in love in with one product i try to buy no matter who is the designer ( some times i like very expensive stuff..then i have to save the money in order to get it, but it really is worth it.) In SL is different cause you get to know who is behind the designs, and when you have a personal relation ship with those designers, the whole thing changes. You love a designer, yes, but in my case i love the person that is behind the designer tag.

MB: Describe your design aesthetic in 3 words.

TJ: Not a clue :D

MB: What are your hobbies in Second life other than designing?

TJ: Obviously shopping, when i am done with a hair, i love styling the vendor picture. So i go around and shop the items for that specific hair, it takes me a whole day or even more to do so. I am very picky with my stylings.

MB: What’s your favorite quote (from a movie, designer, etc.) that influences your daily life?

TJ: “It takes 5 seconds to get to the door and leave my apartment, i give you 3″ This quote is from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, may not be exactly like that, as i am translating it from spanish. But i have used it a couple times to get rid of undesirable and rude companies. Well, i guess i am not the only one who has had a bad date :)

MB: What’s next for Vanity Hair?

TJ: I really have no idea, i just go with the flow :)

 

To visit Vanity Hair inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/197/111/22

I have the pleasure to present to you all the very first interview of the Runway Perfect Hunt edition 3 with the designers. This first lady, was in the 2nd edition also, i am sure you will remember her from the gorgeous nails she offered! Adorable, fun, energetic and sweet, now is time for you to enter in her world and get to know better TRPH3 #30 – Kathrin Dassin of Moondance.

 

Hello Kathrin! Thanks for taking the time out to speak with us.

Morgane Batista: What inspires you the most to design? Whether it is bright colors, nature, patterns, etc.

Kathrin Dassin: I think it had alot to do with watching other people creating items for others in SL, and not finding something that fit me and what i was looking for.

MB: Name your favorite piece that you have made and the story behind it’s creation!

KD: I would have to say my saffron swirls 3d set. Which does have a story behind it. I created it while i was actually getting my RL wedding set up, and looking for a invitation that i could do. Well as i was doing the texture, I decided to use the texture for my wedding invite. And so my wedding invite, and my thank you cards, as well as my response cards ended up with that design, and i ended up wearing it in real life as well.

MB: Are there designers in real or SL (or both!) that you idolize?

KD: Yes there are, Spooky Mistwallow, owner of Kastlerock Couture, and Belle Roussel from Chop Zuey

MB: What’s next for the Moondance Boutique? (Any sneak peeks at potential nail sets?)

KD: Of course new nail set sand yes actually i can give you a sneak peek at a new nail that i’m working on, this nail is based on my favorite Anime of all time, Sailor Moon. This is being 100% hand drawn in photoshop and it is very intricate.

MB: If you could design any other thing in SL, what would it be? (Clothes, cars, houses, etc.)

KD: I think Jewelry, but not with the nails

MB: Describe your design aesthetic in 3 words.

KD: Unique, bold, classic

MB: How did you choose the name of your brand?

KD: I was doing belly dancing in the house one day and well the way they move their fingers looks so much more beautiful with nails on it, and one day i saw a bellydancer in front of the moon and that’s how i came up with the brand name

MB: When you came into Secondlife, did you know you wanted to be a designer?

KD: No I didn’t haha

MB: What are your other hobbies in Secondlife?

KD: I enjoy Roleplay, and taking pictures of myself, my husband and friends. And now styling outfits. I’ve started to find it very fun if frustration

Thanks for sitting down to talk with us!

To visit her store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Precious%20Breedables/101/20/22

 

Personally i would like to offer a huge thank you to my personal assistant Angexx Quandry who made this beautiful interview with Kathrin, for me while i was extremly busy, love you tons.

Look out for the next interview coming soon!

Morgane Batista

Welcome everybody,

I am so happy to announce the runway perfect hunt is coming up on October 1st. Something unexpected in my real life making my SL life more difficult to deal with. I got a job which takes most of my days, so i been running late on the hunt work. But it’s coming along pretty well now.

Like always, this marvelous hunt was created thinking of models and how we don’t have much time as working models to do hunts and when we do take the time to do one, what we want is gifts that will become useful in our work as runway models and of course print models.

Also what i wished is to have well known stores that are loved by the models already and make them discover little gems that we did not know before. So i am bringing you back designers from the past 2 hunts and added new stores that even i did not know.

Kimmera Madison provided me with the outfit i am wearing on the poster called Sabyn. It’s a wonderful mesh ensemble coming in different sizes to fit your shape better, the jewelry is also from the set. My skin and makeup is in the Jade collection from Oceane Body Boutique, which is also in the hunt for a 3rd time. And of course the pose is Morgane’s runway – Androgyne pose 2 from Morgane Batista Poses.

Here is the stores you saw in the past editions who are back for the 3rd edition:

Morgane Batista Poses, White Widow, CHG Fashion, Aurora Borealis, Shiki, Tres Beau, Oceane Body Boutique, Angel Dessous, xen’s hats, prism, MPP, bubbles, Loveli Mi, Azoury, a la folie, Paris Metro, Moondance, Chop Zuey, ::WetCat:: Builds&Poses, 22769 ~ casual couture, Morphine poses, Quintessência Store, Eden Jewelry, Vanity hair, L+N Signature Designs, Purplemoon and Artistry by ~ E ~.

And those we are welcoming for the 1st time in the hunt:

Miamai, Ezura, Headturners, Dot-BE Fashion, Eden Jewelry, Totally random, Jewelry by zuri, Gizza, Fatal, Posesion, The Funky Chappeau, Mohna Lisa Couture, Just Darling, LIV-Glam, Miss Darcy, Dulce Secrets, Luziefee, Absolutely Smitten Designs, PicMe Poses, Mavazi, Baboom and Silken Moon.

When looking at theses stores what i can tell you is you will get loads of runway poses and jewelry. Also plenty of clothes and watch out for mesh, here they come! Makeup and facial art tattoos, an exclusive skin, hair, nails, an awesome hat and accessories.

This blog will feature again the hints on the Hints and Slurl page of the blog. Multiple bloggers again will showcase in their blog the prizes you can find in the hunt, you will see the link to their blogs on the right side of the page. And the Flickr group of course will still be there so you can post your own pictures taken with prizes you found along with the bloggers and designers who will be posting there too. You can find the group inworld to join for help and discuss with the designers and other hunters.

The time to hunt like models is coming again. I would like to ask you all tho that while hunting please be considerate and remove excessive huds and scripts, so you and others can breathe better.

I hope we get to do more interviews with the designers in the hunt so you can get to know them better.

Prepare lindens, because you won’t be able to resist shopping while you hunt in theses wonderful stores!

Morgane Batista

If you were directed here for your inscription, please copy paste this in a notecard in Second Life and send to Morgane Batista.

 

Rename notecard: The Runway Perfect hunt application- your name

Your name:
Your store name:
2nd contact: (not mendatory)

Landmark:
SLURL:

Type of Store (what do you sell):

What is your prize idea:

To receive hunt notices and items I prefer to (choose at least one)
___ be added to an in-world group
___ join a subscriber group (does not take up a group space in-world)

Start Location: Morgane Batista Poses

hi everybody,

I had the pleasure to be invited and be interviewed to talk about the runway perfect hunt on the Happy hunting! show on Treet.tv

To see the interview, click the link: http://treet.tv/shows/happy-hunting/episodes/runway-foolish

Morgane Batista

 

Today it is with pleasure that i present you a wonderful designer, WetCat Flux. Not only she is a great builder but also a awesome pose maker. If you ever been to Purplemoon, you will have seen her pose stands here and there. She have a great sense of humor and is a great friend. When you cross her around the grid, don’t hesitate to say hello to her.

 

Wetcat gladly accepted to participate in the Runway Perfect Hunt edition 2. She offers a set of poses for males and female that i also included within a gorgeous build called Window Shopping.

Creating both Photography and runway poses, let me show you examples of her work.

MB: Hello Wetcat, thanks for giving me some of your time today to answer some questions, so we can get to know you better.

MB: Could you tell me how you came across Second Life for the first time? Was it someone who talked to you about it?

WC: As amusing as it may sound, i came across a Build picture while google-ing, and came to SL looking
for different forms of art. as you all know… u end up finding much more.

MB:We find more and more SL pictures in Google, so we can say you were born to build hehe

MB: Being both a builder and posemaker, which came first in your life professionally?

WC:  Building, it was the first thing i did in SL, from my first week in game. the pose making came later.

MB: Can you remember what was the first thing you built to sell, and your first pose?

WC: My first build was my “Forgotten” Swing, that i have updated and still sell in shop. First pose was a couple pose i made called “Uncontrollable” .

MB: Awesome, what type of builds do you create?

WC: Mostly i find myself focusing on couple and single Swings. i have made other things when needed,
but swings are my Passion – as special as they come. Also, i build my pose props, to create a scene as best as i can.

MB: How would you describe the poses that you make, for theses who never had the chance to try or buy your poses yet?

WC: Hmm.. If needed to describe them, i would say i focus on natural.
i Try my best always to minimize game glitches and body twists that happen when u upload poses into sl.
i always aim to show some emotion in movement. a body position can showcase a lot of feelings even if your face doesn’t.. my couple poses thou are most likely taken out of a 15 year old romantic mind lol

MB: Being so fussy on twisting and glitches myself, i can confirm you have gorgeous poses.

MB: A tough question that we don’t want to answer when we are multi-taskers hehe. If you HAD to choose between only build or only make poses, what would you choose?

WC: Hard call really.
Building has become my own private shrink in SL, and pose making is my joy,
So i guess i cant choose lol . point this question to my close friends -
do they rather see me moody or insane?! o.O …Best if they don’t answer that one… lol

MB: LMAO! We can see your poses on the beautiful vendors of Purplemoon, how did this partnership became reality?

WC: ooh .. Poulet lol.. Poulet Koenkamp the Talented owner of Purplemoon and Myself, have been close friends for a long time. ever since my shop was just a box with windows on some un known mall sim lol.  she is my SL Sister now, and my Cupcake lol..
i always sent her my poses and have started to make sets custom to her gowns when she made a gorgeous gown with a special sculpted Wide collar that not every pose could work with. Plus she needed dramatic poses so she asked me, and i did them with joy. since then i have made a few sets for her gowns, that i sell in her store and mine as well.

MB: Do you work with other designers aside from Poulet Koenkamp?

WC: Well.. i don’t consider it “Working” lol… i sent poses for my designer friends,
i custom for them from time to time. i have customed once for ‘Gizza’ and for the ‘::PM::’+’Finesmith’s runway show, and some mermaid poses for ‘Deviance’. Thou mostly i just spam my Friend-list lol. Poulet is the only designer i have customed for on a regular basis.

MB: Is it something that would interest you?

WC: I always love to Custom work. Sadly my time doesnt allow it much, but i enjoy it.
I like helping someone fulfill a vision. poses are meant for that after all. :)
I never turn down a designer.
Plus i am very chatty lol.. and love working with others. so yeah – would interest me for sure.

MB: Have you ever set a goal for yourself in SL? Did it come true?

WC: I set myself a goal every week :P .. i try to accomplish all i set up to do,
but still long way to go lol. some of my goals have come true – yes.
Professionally, i wouldn’t have thought when i first opened my small shop,
that i would be where i am now. The beauty in SL is that we have limitless options to grow.

MB: What do you have or do in SL that you wish you had in RL?

WC: ooh Thats easy!.. The ability to change hair style with just one click, and the same amount of shoes :P
oh and ofc the ability to build.. in RL i cant even nail a picture to a wall lol

MB: What is the biggest difference and similarity between Wetcat and you in RL?

WC: Well, Honestly lol .. this isn’t very known, but ::WetCat:: is actually a combination of Myself and my RL sister, who is currently away from sl due to personal reasons.
She is still working behind the stage lol.. she is the main pose maker and i’m the main builder, thou we both do all lol. Wetcat is very much me in RL. for better and worst lol.. she inherit my Quirks well.

MB: Oh, that’s news to me, i had no idea. If you received 1 million Lindens, what would you do with it?

WC: Buy a sim, Buy all the sculpts on my Buy list, and shop for shoes till i pass out.

MB: What would you like to say to theses reading you right now?

WC: Hope i didn’t bore you to tears with my aimless mumble lol..
I Welcome you all to visit my shop and Thank you for taking the time to read it.

MB: Lol, thanks for the laughs and taking the time to answer my questions so we can know you better.

To Visit Wetcat’s store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/42/214/24

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