Good morning peeps! Hope everyone’s having a wonderful weekend so far!
Today, I’m showing you the 3rd picture featured in the Spring issue of Gallant magazine – there’s still 2 more to come, which I guess you have seen already – and it’s one of my favorite scenes so far. There’s something about all this…Green that pleasures my eyes!
If you have no idea what I’m talking about click here to find out and if you do know what I’m saying but want to see all the items used in the picture, click on that as well.
For the next few days I’ll be showing you the pictures I made recently for the current issue of the Gallant Magazine. I’ve been a working with Gallant for 2 years now and I have to say it’s a very cool and fun environment to work in. Everyone is very supportive of each other and the end result shows just how hard we all worked.
“Gallant Magazine is welcoming the arrival of Spring with its 2-year anniversary issue! This issue we spotlight Men’s Fashion aficionado Invincible Anton and his store Ascend, along with renown Home & Garden creator Aris, who brings a number of interior design staples to the grid with her delightful store Ariskea. This issue offers over 300 pages of the most talented designers, photographers, models and bloggers Second Life has to offer! Dive in and see why Gallant Magazine has become the definitive journal for Men’s Fashion and Home & Garden delivering a visual experience to the grid! Thank you for all of your support during or our first two years and we look forward to many more!”
My assignment was “Plant shops – All natural” so you will see that I didn’t hold back. I think I’ve used almost every plant I have in my inventory!
Please take a look at the magazine here to see my credits and show some love to each and every one of us.
The Spring issue of Gallant Magazine has been released and I had the pleasure to be part of it. It’s not the first time I’m working with Divos and his talented team of photographers and stylists though. In case you’ve missed the previous, Winter issue, you can take a look here.
But, it’s Spring season and the gardens are blooming! My assignment this time was “English Gardens” which was a challenge. I’ve been to the UK many times but gardens and especially English ones, are not something I’m very familiar with. Luckily, SL creations have everything covered so inspiration was definitely not something I was lacking of.
Good morning world! Back to work again today so I’m grumpy. It is Wednesday though and that makes me feel a lot better.
I had mentioned in one of my previous posts that I had been working on a project for the Holiday Issue of the Gallant Magazine. The magazine is released so now I can share it all with you. Well, not all, I only picked some of the pictures.
Mostly because some of the stuff in the pictures are still currently at events but also because the whole point is to read the magazine!
So, my project was to create a winter lodge. Divos provided some boards for me from pinterest with pictures that would inspire and motivate me. He also had the build ready. And a pretty big one!
At this point, I want to mention that this has been the very first time I worked on something that huge and demanding. The fact that Divos trusted me with this project, showed me faith and support meant a great deal. I felt that I had to do a great job and not let him down. But, working more than full time and taking on a project like this, can be challenging.
I had to sleep for only 3-4 hours every night in order to finish the decorations and as soon as that part was over, take the pictures. And you know I’m weird right? I changed the bedroom decoration twice and the bathroom’s and kitchen’s thrice. Yes. And I still don’t like them 100%!
I’m not saying all these to complain. Not at all. I knew what I was getting myself into. It was a stressful experience but which activity that involves a deadline, isn’t? I think the satisfaction I’ve gotten after everything was ready and all the nice and kind comments I received from many of you are worth it more. Plus, it’s one more experience. It helped me become more resourceful, creative and grow as a blogger.
Most of the items used in the pictures are fairly new or still currently at events, the Arcade and Fameshed.
Featured designers are Apple Fall, Hive, Dust Bunny, 22769, Soy, Consignment, Trompe Loeil and many more. Both the mentioned events are about to end soon though so you don’t have time all the time in the world. I would suggest visiting page 267 of the magazine for all the detailed credits. They took me a while to write down so you kind of have to read them.
The whole build is at the Gallant Estates sim which is now open to the public and will remain open until the 2nd of January. I would like to encourage you all to visit and see the works of other fellow bloggers and decorators there, take your pictures and tell me your opinion on everything, by leaving a comment below. I will include all the important SLUrls and links at the end of this post.
Last but not least, I want to thank Divos for his tremendous support and encouragement all this time. He’s a wonderful person and I’m lucky enough to call him a friend now. He’s pretty hot too! Big thanks to Julie and Alexa also, for offering me an ear to complain to and a providing me with a hug when I needed one. And big thanks to all of you for reading and supporting me for so long. I appreciate it a lot!
To see more pictures and read the magazine click here.
To visit the sim, have a look at the rest of the decorations and take pictures click here.
To read full credits of all the items used click here.
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 Rubyand 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:
Last but not least, I want to specially thank my friends Tyler De’Leon for his support, guidance and advice, Beuannaand 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.