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I am glad to present you our first male designer of this edition, which not only is funny and talented but also one of the lucky one to be able to say they were a Mr Virtual World contestant, MR. V♛ BELGIUM 2012. His creations are stylish, and i urge all models to go by his store, his name is Boniefacio from the store Dot BE Fashion.

Hello Boniefacio! Thanks for taking the time out to talk with us.

MB: You have a lovely brand. Tell us the story about how your store came to be.

BR: Well i started in the MVW competition and we had to do different stylings. I then began to build my outfit for cubism and was thinking hey, what if i bring some of my idea’s into sl … and so i did.  And since i’m from Belgium the name Dot BE Fashion Is a reference to Belgium.

MB: Is there a gender you prefer clothes for the most?

BR: Well i prefer making clothing for both, so i don’t really have a preference. Although its not easy and i have to change into a female form to get all the designs right and see if they match.

MB: Are you the type of designer that constructs clothes spontaneously or do you sketch our your pieces before hand?

BR:  Well most of the times i base my clothes on rl designs and art. I try to bring the rl fashion into sl. My latest collection comes from the runway and from Burberry, but sometimes i wake up at night, take my pen and paper and start to write ideas on it. My new collection that’s coming out after my fashion show will be based on fall/winter.

MB: Would you ever consider teaching others the skill of designing?

BR: I could consider this, but i think designing has to be inside of you. Its an art or like a dj. You can teach someone to sketch stuff or to mix music but if the feeling is not within the person you can teach as much as you can there will be no result.

MB: Describe a designing horror story (such as a certain piece coming out completely wrong from what you imagined), if any?

BR:  I was working on my pieces for my fashion show that’s coming up 27 October and i had such a great design in my head until i brought it into sl and i was what am i thinking this doesn’t look right. After 2h of prims adjusting and texturing i decided to delete the entire stuff and start with something else.

MB: Use three words to describe your design aesthetic.

BR: Bring some art in to fashion casual and formal … o o that’s more then three words.

MB: If you could collaborate and make a brand with any designer on Second Life, who would it be?

BR: Yasum Designs, Azlyn makes fantastic outfits and handmade mesh. She is a wonderful, understanding and straight forward women.

MB: What’s in the future for Dot-Be Fashion?

BR: Well i hope Dot-be Fashion is going to stay and grow further in sl and on 27 October i’m going to show my new collection at 2pm. With some great models that will fill the stage and with 1 surprise … nah I’m not saying what it is. But i will say everyone is invited and they can send me a notecard to get a personal invite.

Take a broom ride to his store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mikela%20Isle/81/37/22

A special thanks to my personal assistant, Angexx Quandry who created this interview for me.

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Thanks to Wicca Merlin who did the german-english translation, i was able to do an interview with a wonderful lady who creates beautiful clothes for Baboom. Her clothes both mesh and else are handmade, which makes it so much more special. Meet Kyra Camel.

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

MB: What was your Second Life like since your beginning until you started designing?

KC: I am in SL since 2007. There was advertising in the TV for SL and I was very curious what I could do and what would be possible in SL. On the TV spot as well they said “with building you can earn money”… In the beginning it was not easy to get used to SL and it’s functions, like how to built, whats a viewer and much more. What I learned first was “Go to Jazz Clubs and meet people”. With that I found my first contacts in the Phats Cats club. I was roaming around through different clubs, dancing , flirting and having fun. With all this first contacts I made, I learned how SL works, how to built and I got a lot of great advices.

MB: When did you start creating in Second Life and what made you decide to become a designer in Second Life?

KC: After being 3 month in SL i started looking more and more about clothing. I am a passionate stitcher in SL and so i had a few visions, which got stopped by the way SL buidling works. In the beginning i tried to use full perm items to make my outfits as I was not able to use graphic programs like photoshop or any of those. But I was never satisfied with what i found and so I tried to find other possibilities and found Gimp. I was working hard to understand Gimp and how to make my own layers. It took some time and during this process I lost my temper and nerve. In 2008 i started over and made tried to design fantasy dresses. In the beginning of 2011 I went back to casual and formal gowns… kinda the regular fashion ;)

MB: What do you enjoy doing in Second Life when you are not in creation mode??

KC: At the moment i like to travel around and look for wonderful created sims like Artscreamer and such. Sometimes i like to RP too and write my blogs or foll around in Facebook. AS well i like little browser games to fill some free time.

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

KC: At the moment woman’s fashion, dresses for all occasions, casual, formal and some accessories and shoes.

MB: You do mesh clothing along with *normal* clothing, which do you prefer and why??

KC: Mesh… i learn to to my own mesh prims and a few to sell already. But i still like the “old” stuff like prims and sculpties, even if i like mesh and sculpties the most ;) To mix mesh and layer with flexible prims is a very interesting thing for me right now. I think a flexi skirt or accessories can add a nice touch to an outfit. So to speak i have no special favor, I think all of the together make it :)

MB: If we were to ask your friends what they think of you, what do you think they would say?

KC: Hmm, *smiles* good question! I think i would love to know that too!*laughs* I think everyone will see me different and it is very difficult to guess what people would say about me. I hope it would be something like “kind, helpful and stable”

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

KC: I will keep learning, anyways if mesh or what ever will come. I will always try to improve myself with textures, mesh and all what i can get a hold of as i am never satisfied with my self. So stay tuned what will come ;)

MB: Any last message for the readers?

KC: i wish you all a wonderful time and an exciting hunt. Happy Hunting

Thank you for sharing this moment with us.

To visit the store blog: http://baboomcouture.wordpress.com/

Slurl inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Maharepa%20Bay/243/70/22

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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

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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

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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

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