Saturday, August 22, 2015

Razzle dazzle with Razmataz ….

Razmataz is one of Sweethearts Jazz Clubs loyal advertisers.  Melonie Romano brings you custom poses, animations for builders, items with full perms, model poses, HUDs, AOs, walks, group dances, swimming animations, bathtubs with MLP, wedding walks, cuddle rugs, hot tubs with MLP and much more under the brand name of Razmataz.

Melonie has a strong passion for Art, Dance, Music and Fashion.  In real life she enjoys modern dance and ballet.  She received a medal on balance beam and plays guitar for leisure. She came to Second Life for fun, and to make friends.  She decided she didn't like the animations available and so now she am the owner and creator of Razmataz Art, Poses & Animations.

"A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms."

FlowerDreams by Nile Karas is one of the design houses with a satellite store on the Sweethearts Shopping Plaza.

I personally have a couple of the gowns designed by Nile and when I wear one of them, compliments for the gown abound.

In real life Nile lives in Istanbul, she is educated in journalism and PR and has always had an interest in PC games and virtual worlds.  Her SL journey began in February 2007.  Initially she joined SL to occupy some of her free time.  Over time some the wonders of the creativity SL offers attracted her attention and so began her journey as a builder, starting with simple flowers and plants, over and above this she had a sim with an art gallery and a dance venue, run in conjunction with her partner.

Monday, August 17, 2015

A man's best friend @ Realistek

Dogs and horses don’t generally speaking get along in real life, but in Second Life they get along like a house on fire.

Zed Avedon owner and creator of Realistek, is the man responsible for making these animals get along so well in SL.

The human behind the pixels of Zed, is an artist from Auckland, New Zealand, who has a background in architecture and the fine arts.  Seven years ago, an ex-girlfriend suggested he might like Second Life and he said "what is Second Life?"  …..

Zed started creating dogs and horses when his, as he put it, social grouping dispersed.  They were a role play group in which he was a Centaur.   He said “Trouble was, I didn't really like the way it looked at all. I tried making it better, but noticed it kept reverting back by itself!”  Then he found a freebie horse head by chance, and was he was really excited to think he could be a proper horse.  He added “I needed to wear the head and make myself invisible from the hips up... so I worked hard on just that.”

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Don't be left out in the cold

This week’s featured designer on the Sweethearts Plaza has been Snowpaws.  The design talent behind the brand is the gorgeous Carrie Snowpaw.

The human behind the avatar currently lives on the east coast of the United States. Her background is in fine arts and graphic design. She originally came to Second Life after reading an article about it somewhere. She logged in, looked around and left... It held no draw for her. But luckily for the fashionista’s of SL, about six months later she was bored one day and decided to take another look. And she was hooked.

After being in Second Life for several months Carrie became interested in SL clothing. She loved buying clothes but was never quite satisfied with what she had bought. She always thought she would like the outfit better if this part were different or that part was shorter. So that dissatisfaction is what put the idea of designing her own line in her mind.  She said “Why purchase clothes that I want to change? Just make the outfit I really want!”

Her design style is creating for herself. When she is am making a dress, she makes something that she wants to wear, and that she thinks is pretty. Her design aesthetic is feminine, elegant and sexy but not overly so. She thinks the flood of club wear and slut wear in Second Life is really is what helped to make her store successful in the beginning.  Back in 2009 when she opened her store sexy clothing was everywhere. She said “I think elegant feminine clothing was a little difficult to find. So when I started offering outfits that were different from every other mall store women noticed.”

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Τα ελληνικά νησιά σας καλωσορίσω - The Greek Islands welcome you

Mykonos Greece

In RL Greece is a country in South Eastern Europe consisting of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It's often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

And in SL we have the Greek Islands, run by Edemon and  Frederikia Gausman. Sweethearts Jazz Club is proud to feature The Greek Islands as one of our loyal advertisers.

Edemon is Greek and lives in Greece. He graduated from an American College in Greece and he runs his own computer related business. A good friend of his recommended that he join SL as a way of expressing his creativity with building in particular.

He started the Greek Islands with one region at the end of 2013. His rationale for starting the estate was, and still is, to present Greece in SL as Edemon said “To show the spirit of our white and blue.” The estate currently consists of 13 regions, Greece, Santorini Island, Myconos, Zakynthos, Ios Island, Parthenon, Dionysus Symposium, Yakynthos, Dilos, Super Paradise, Euboea, Frederika, Strofades, all named for RL Greek Islands or locations, apart from Frederika which is named for his partner.