Remembering the Magic of Katina…

09-06-26 Captured ReflectionKatina Magic Photo by Sequoia Nightfire

Yesterday, Katina Magic, a dear friend and beloved sister passed away. This was the sad news shared with me as I logged on Monday evening, by one of the dear circle of friends from my early days.

a motley crewKatina’s friends – RL Birthday – January 18, 2010 Photo courtesy of Jasmine Night

Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau, also shared her parting thoughts in the Starwalkers 2010 group of this special lady. She urged us in her tribute to Kat to “go hug, kiss and tell everyone dear to you that you love them.” These are such appropriate words to honour this woman, who was most often the most loving and patient one of us during times of stress in our little group.


Kimmera's Angels“Kimmera’s Angels” Katina Magic, Kimmera Madison, & Jasmine Night Photo courtesy of Jasmine Night

At times, Kat could be hilariously irreverent, she would remind us to enjoy life and to not take ourselves so seriously. I treasure a particular moment and somewhere I have a picture of Kat sitting directly next to Frolic Mills at a big fashion show. While the rest of us were trying to be all proper with no prims out of place and of course doing our best to be dressed to impress, Katina was bald wearing a hideous skin with the word DEMO! emblazoned upon it! I could hardly contain my laughter as I waited for Frolic’s reaction.

Katina gift for creating laughter I believe came from her being caregiver in RL, at least it seemed very apparent to me, as she took a very active role as committee member for Relay for Life in SL.

2011 SLRFL Opening CeremoniesKatina Magic at SLRFL Opening Ceremonies 2011

Katina had a big role in the production team of Fanastacia Weddings which would move to BOSL to become Boulevard Weddings. It was sometime before that time of transition I first met Katina. I was asked to help cast a production and do the backstage direction of a Wedding Show to be held at Best of Second Life sim. This show was to also be the 1st anniversary renewal vows of Miss Virtual World 2009, Mimmi Boa and Mister Virtual World 2008, Salvo Waydelich. This show brought the CEO’s of the top agencies in SL to come model together all for one fabulous bridal show. The show was a smashing success and this production team would stay together and eventually assume management of Opium Model Agency.

Opium -  Mea Culpa... The BeginningWicca Merlin & Katina Magic Photo courtesy of Wicca Merlin

Kat brought some valuable experience when she attended my model classes and was a star pupil at Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy, becoming a top model staring in many shows, including for edo Tone, Evane Model Agency and Opium Model Agency, where she would become COO. Katina would later found the company Night Magic Productions with her sister, Jasmine Night and Marcus Night.

Tres BeauMarcus Night, Jasmine Night & Katina Magic Photo courtesy of Jasmine Night

Katina was a bit of a pioneer being proud of her African-American heritage and presenting herself in an avatar that was as much as possible representative of that. Today many designers and the Colour of Couture – Top Model Competition celebrate and promote more ethnic diversity in SL. Back in 2008 when Katina came to SL, there was very little of such wonderful ethnic skins and clothes as we have now, which are celebrated in the fashion community.

Katina Magic Photo by Michela Benazzi

Many of you perhaps will never have heard of Katina Magic, she was not very active over the last two years, but know that she will be remembered for what she did by those whose lives she touched. Take your final curtain sweetie you were loved.


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Let’s get together and feel alright…

Let's get together and feel alright

Sascha Frangelli of Sascha’s Designs has put out three fabulous dresses all for only 60 lindens this weekend but you have to hurry to get them before she picks up Monday morning. I decided on the sexy casual mesh Dora Choco Dress to match up with a pair of the special featured Tamara High Heels Leather Boots that Miamai is offering at L’accessoires this cycle.

Let's get together and feel alright

It was an easy choice to toss on this very stylish knit Ariadna Beret from B&W Hats, the Chestnut is such a perfect hue to tie together with the addition of the amazing FZaPP stand alone mesh belt. One Love, One Heart All came together and I feel alright!!!

Let's get together and feel alright

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – SAS – Dora Choco Dress (S) Mesh from Sascha’s Designs 60 Linden weekend special price!
Hat – B&W – Ariadna Beret v.2 -Chestnut – MESH B&W Hats at L’accessoires
Belt – MESH BELT ALONE( NON- RIGGED ) By FZaPP
Nails – :: PM :: Metallic Bark Brown Nails by PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry – Nabila bracelets and earrings from Angel Dessous
Boots – Tamara High Heels Leather Boots from Miamai at L’accessoires

Fashion For Life 2013 coming soon…..

FFL AD

“When I saw the amount of new and beautiful creations being made for FASHION FOR LIFE 2013, my head span like Linda Blair’s in her best moment. How could we possibly showcase all this new fashion in one week while organizing the event at the same time? Thank God for SL FASHION AGENCIES! They all graciously jumped in to give us a hand. I am forever grateful.” Frolic Mills, BOSL & Co, CEO

Every year, hundreds of people in Second Life ™ give their time, creativity and money to help raise funds and awareness on behalf of the ‘American Cancer Society’ at FASHION FOR LIFE.

This year 2013 from March 9th – 17th, an incredible 9 sims will be built by some of the grids most fabulous artists and builders based on the theme of ‘The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.’

In addition to the most current and fantastic style and fashion finds you can expect to see dazzling art and wonderful architectural displays. There will be a schedule of stunning live events and fashion shows produced by some of SL’s top fashion agencies running though the duration of the FFL event! All to benefit Relay for Life!

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The Wonders of the World Sims of Fashion For Life

  • Great Pyramid of Giza – Built by Thoth Jantzen – Sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture and Jewellery
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Built by Patch Thibaud – Sponsored by Tres Beau Designs in honor of loved ones lost.
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Built by KarlinJames Zepp – Sponsored by Sonatta Morales *8* Vintage Couture
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Built by nexuno Thespian – Sponsored by Leri Miles Designs, Quality mesh fashion for men and women.
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Built by Kaya Angel – Sponsored by LAZURI
  • Colossus of Rhodes – Built by Rebeca Bashly – Sponsored by .:EMO-tions:.
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria – Built by Bryn Oh – Sponsored by [sYs] Design
  • FASHION FOR LIFE – Built by Eshi Otawara – sponsored by Miss Mundo Virtual Organization
  • FFL Event Sim – Built by Eshi Otawara – Sponsored by Christianraven Resident

VIP SPONSORS:

  • Tjake Kearny
  • Giz Seorn
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    ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS SCHEDULE:
    :Featuring Live entertainment, including music and catwalk events. Scheduled fashion shows will reveal different outfits from the all new ‘Fashion for Life 2013’ collection.

    SATURDAY MARCH 9TH

    ▪12:00 PM SLT: GRAND OPENING OF FASHION FOR LIFE 2013!

    SUNDAY MARCH 10TH

    ▪10:00 AM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by: KV Dream Agency

    MONDAY MARCH 11TH

    ▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by SOLO EVANE

    TUESDAY MARCH 12TH

    ▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by AVENUE

    WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH

    ▪4:00 PM SLT- FASHION SHOW – Produced by Elegance Agency

    ▪6:00 PM SLT – ANTONIO GALLOWAY IN CONCERT!

    THURSDAY MARCH 14TH

    ▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by UEMA AGENCY

    FRIDAY MARCH 15TH

    ▪12:00 PM SLT – CHANGHIGH SISTERS FIRESHOW of Light, Life and Love

    ▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by OPIUM EVOLUTION

    SATURDAY MARCH 16TH

    ▪10:00 AM SLT – GALLIANO COUTURE INSPIRED COLLECTION – Produced by BLVD AGENCY

    SUNDAY MARCH 17TH

    ▪9:00 AM SLT – GRAND FINALE – SL TOP MODEL COMPETITION

    ▪11:00 AM SLT – CLOSING PARTY – RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

    *BOSL Radio will also stream across all 9 sims in partnership with SL club ‘The Velvet’.

    * There will be a public ‘BEST FFL PHOTO CONTEST’ for the duration of this event. The winner will receive items from participating FFL designers.
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    Fashion for Life Flickr:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/2142896@N20/

    Happy “Valenteens” Day

    Happy Valentines Day

    Reign Congrejo has assembled a new collection of fabulous dresses that glow with electricity and will make your Valentines day even brighter! The VALENTEEN series is a new mesh that is has the most lovely crumpled bell skirt rising to an exquisite top with cute off the shoulder cropped sleeves. Make your way to the new EVOLVE store and pick up a Valenteen of your own and you will feel prepared for any surprise evening your sweetheart has planned.

    Happy Valentine's Day

    Accessories were next on my list…i found these cute earrings Belle Roussel of Chop Zuey has out as a gift and added a valentine ring sent to me by RKT of Vintage Jewels….and of course while you are out shopping don’t forget the chocolate! You can never have enough of this necessary indulgence.

    Happy Valentine's Day

    Wearing – VALENTEEN 7 from the Valenteen series at EVOLVE
    Hair – Rita (Black) from :::Fab-U-Lous:::
    Jewelry – Love’s Coming Rd Heart Earrings from Chop Zuey and Valentine Platinum & Ruby ring by Vintage Jewels
    Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Black by Mstyle
    Skin – al vulo
    Poses – NEW from Morgane Batista Poses


    Beauty of Noir

    Noir Beauty from EVOLVE

    I love Film Noir because it was such an influence to bring new an exciting roles to the screen for women. It was in essence the birth of the Femme Fatale and was even popularized in song describing the cool calculating demeanor of such women, “She’s filing her nails while they’re dragging the lake. Watching the Detectives.” I think it is fair to assume Bond girls owe a piece of their paychecks to those girls in the shadows of pulp novel pages and B&W film noir too. Reign Congrejo of EVOLVE, has managed to salute all of these movie stars with her new sultry series, NOIR BEAUTY.

    Jeweled nails from +:+WTG+:+

    Tosy Xue of WTG has also gotten into the act, recently releasing an exciting set of jewelry, Naga Raja”, that can add to that mystique of the wild sexy woman who is plotting with Dr Evil while entangling the secret agent 007 in her snare. The nail, earring and eyepatch set is a perfect match to the Noir Beauty dress and accentuates the cut and attitude so well. Hurry now, don’t be tooo late they will be waiting for you at the Baccarat table when you make your grand entrance.

    Eyepatch **Naga Raja** from +:+WTG+:+

    Wearing – NOIR BEAUTY DRESS S-3 from Noir series at EVOLVE
    Jewelry – **Naga Raja** ear-pierce, eyepatch & jeweled nails from +:+WTG+:+
    Hair – “Asami” (Type B)(Onyx) from “”D!va””
    Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Black by Mstyle
    Skin – Livia by al vulo
    Poses – NEW from Morgane Batista Poses