Second U

Who doesn’t like magazines? Whether it’s fashion, lifestyle or you name it, magazines are definitely a huge part of our everyday lives. I recently read a very interesting article on the influence of magazines in the fashion industry. According to the author “the history of fashion magazines shows that fashion magazines have been linked to fashion in the early beginnings. It reflects that the driving force behind the growth of magazines, is fashion itself. Magazines have become an essential tool for keeping customers close as they pursue their decision journeys on the way to purchase”. It’s a theory that definitely applies on me. No matter how busy I might get daily, I will always find ten minutes to go through certain magazines, catch up with trends and fashion tips or just read about random celebrity gossip (makes me feel so good about myself afterwards, haha). Lately though, I usually do that online. Most magazines now are available online as well, which is something I’m not against, even though I do enjoy the old traditional way of reading them.

I had heard about magazines in SL as well, but never had the chance to read one before. I wasn’t sure where I could get one or even which ones they are. To be honest with you, I still don’t. When I was asked to make a picture for a new SL magazine I knew I couldn’t say no. You probably know well by now that I really enjoy challenges. Also, I really love the Annex. The store has well designed mesh with great attention to detail and the sizes are available for all popular female mesh bodies. Store has recently added lucky boards too so make sure you check them out.

The Second U magazine has been released only a few days ago by the lovely Beloved Ruby and her team. I had a conversation with her about it and here’s what you need to know. Originally, the magazine was planned to be published 4 times a year. However, many people have expressed their interest in seeing the magazine published a lot sooner. So there are discussions now about the possibility of publishing every two months. The best quality and content are their main goals so they would never risk losing that over quantity. The magazine will be published online only with subscriber kiosks in-world where everyone will be notified about each new release. You can also follow magazine’s social media and be up to date with everything related to it. Most importantly, when they say It’s All About You! – it means that every single Second Life Resident is part of this magazine. Your comments, thoughts, work, suggestions, will all be listened to and may be published in the magazine as well.

This picture is for the premier issue of the magazine, for the Annex store in page 10. You can now read the magazine online here:

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/second-u-magazine/0949625001472845220?short

or use this link in case your Flash add-ons aren’t working:

https://issuu.com/secondumagazine/docs/2nd_u_magazine_-_premiere_issue_201

Second U Magazine Social Media

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2ndureaders/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Second-U-Magazine-1221049524604385/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondumag

Website: https://secondumagazine.wordpress.com/ (under construction)

Last but not least, I want to specially thank my friends Tyler De’Leon for his support, guidance and advice, Beuanna and the Annex store for their faith in me and my bestie, Jules for always being by my side and believing in me like noone ever has before.

Have a nice evening.

Second U magazine
click for full size

HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Antonia 2.0

DRESS: The Annex – Natasha

HAIR: Elikatira – Elodie

NECKLACE: Maxi Gossamer – Knotted Shimmer Pearls

POSE: BodyLanguage SLC – BackShot A

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