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

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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
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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

Anesis

“Being comfortable with someone is one of the best feelings you can have”

Anesis is greek for comfortable.

Comfortable were these pillows EvoLove releases today at the new round of Liaison Collaborative. In the package you will find two sets of pillows (cool and warm) with a hud of 3 sitting poses already on them. Apart from these, you will also find 3 static poses, which we all know EvoLove is a master on.

Comfortable has also made me feel the designer of them June Fallon. Apart from an incredible photographer and amazing blogger, she’s a designer, she’s a stylist for events and she’s now my friend. I believe our 2 hours-long conversation last night sealed that deal! How can she do it all? Don’t ask me! I did ask her that myself and her response was LOL. So I think that answers my question, ha ha!

So, good morning everybody and I enjoy your day shopping or posing or whatever it is you’re up to. Be good!

Pillows
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HEAD/SKIN: Genesis Lab – Antonia 2.0 @C88 (ends today)

HAIR: Oleander – Billie

TOP/PANTS: Dead Dollz – Chandler (GACHA COMMONS)

PILLOWS/POSE: [evoLove] – Dreamweaver@TLC (NEW!) (opens July 6th)

LOCATION: Khaled

Piper

“The only real luxury is time. You can’t get time back.”

I had a quite stressful week and I’m so glad it’s finally over. A very good friend of mine got married last Sunday.

I was a bridesmaid so inevitably I was very busy with preparations, bachelorette parties and nights out trying to convince her to change her mind (lol). Jules has been pressuring me to take a break all this time and I believe she was right. I’m back now feeling more energetic and powerful than ever. So when you guys feel you’re drained or can’t think of anything, just take a few days off.

This project was ready last week but I figured now it’s the right time to post it. I knew I couldn’t keep this Easterling dress waiting for too long in the closet. Once again the hud that comes with it is amazing. Different colors and textures to meet all the styles.

Jewelry is from Lagyo and complimented the dress just perfectly.

PS: Thank you so much Gyorgyna for the gift ❤

Be good everyone ❤

PIPER
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HEAD: Genesis Lab – Antonia 2.0 @C88 (NEW!)

BODY: Maitreya – Lara V3.5

HAIR: elikatira – Olivia @HAIROLOGY (NEW!)

DRESS: Easterling – Piper Dress (NEW)

PANTIES: Easterling – Simple Slip (NEW)

CHOKER/NECKLACE: LaGyo – Antonia Marble @C88 (NEW!)

BRACELET/CUFF: LaGyo – Antonia Marble @C88 (NEW!)

Antonia

“People will stare. Make it worth their while”

Harry Winston

Please meet, Antonia.

Genesis Lab did it again. Created this new, gorgeous mesh head for new round of Collabor88.

If only I could count the number of times I have worn a Genesis head, fell in love with it, only to betray my love, as soon as I put on the next one.

Can you blame me?

ANTONIA
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HEAD: Genesis Lab – Antonia 2.0 @C88 (NEW!)

SKIN: Genesis Lab – Antonia Cappuccino

HAIR: Moon – Barracuda (PAST WHIMSICAL – LIMITED)

EYES: Genesis Lab -AZURE (GACHA COMMON)

EYESHADOWS: Genesis Lab – GLAMOROUS EYELINER (GACHA COMMON)

LIPSTICK: Genesis Lab – VELVETINES MATTE NUDE SWATCHES @C88 (NEW!)

SEPTUM: Yummy – Luxury Septum’s – Chain Link Septum GACHA COMMON @THE ARCADE (NEW!)

CHOKER: !IT! – Ra Choker