viernes, 30 de enero de 2009
I want to thank all the guests that followed the guides I sent out to help us with the lag. The true is that just very few people went with an outrageous Avatar Rendering Cost.
Putting together something like this would not be possible without the help and cooperation of friends and some group members. Thanks to all of you.
Now we have the next fashion show coming up in February 6 at 1 PM SLT. I will be sending out more info about this during the week. I hope you also follow us in the 2nd fashion show we will have with great designers just for you. I still dont have the complete list of those that said yes for this one because I was so involved with the first one that Opium Agency took care of all related to it. But i can tell you in Advance that we will have again Izira Kirkorian, Sascha Frangilli and Zaphiry Bonetto. I know that they are putting together a very special event just for all of us.
So please keep an eye opened for my notices. Ah before I forget; I put some pictures of the fashion show in our website: www.fashiontrendgroup.webs.com.
sábado, 24 de enero de 2009
I am so excited; nervous and all that you can think of. Remember; today at 5 PM you have a date with us. Invitation is inside the notices of the group. Invite everybody and come to have fun with us.
Today is the big day. I would like it to be perfect but I know that any surprise can come. So be with us, and enjoy this moment that will be part of the history of SL groups.
Lucincia Muliaina. She is the manager of the designer Keely Lutrova. Lucincia has put to our service her sims and let us do there all we needed. She helped building the booths base. built the platform and decorated. She has been such a sweet.
Cangri Capalini - This is like my brother. He built the runway for us. He says he is not a builder but my gosh all what he does is just so nice and the taste he has for decorations is really amazing.
Malu Zhao: As soon as I said I needed a DJ she offered her services and has done a great job with the music selected for this event.
Marienna Cortez - Manager of Bella Vidas that will be waiting for us in the after event party. She also offered to us the Bella Vida's Runway for future shows.
Keely Lutrova - She will be singing for us in the after event party; at Bella Vida's and will sing a song I requested.
Designers - Keely Lutrova, Izira Kirkorian, Marisa Yip, Ambergris Bahomet and Gillygirl Hoffman that said yes immediately and have been so commited and responsible.
To all the people that in a way or another has contributed.
Again Thank you, thank you very much. Receive a kiss and a big hug!
sábado, 17 de enero de 2009
As part of our efforts to make you know better and closest your SL Designers, we continue interviewing them. Due to the upcoming Fashion Show, my hands have been really full but I always take a time to manage all pending things.
This time with all of you the Designer behind fab.pony. Enjoy!
Q. WHAT IS YOUR SL NAME?
A. Tatianna Faulkes
Q. WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING SL?
A. February 2008
Q. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COME TO SL?
A. Designing and branding
Q. NOW THAT YOU ARE A BUSINESS PERSON IN THIS WORLD WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS AND HOW YOU DECIDE THAT NAME FOR IT?
A. Fab.Pony, short for Fabulous Pony... I wanted to dress a girl that is somewhat of a show-off and always impeccably styled, always ready for action.
Q. DID YOU CAME HERE THINKING OF BECOMING A DESIGNER SINCE THE BEGINNING OR IT HAPPENED LATER DURING YOUR WEEKS AT THE GAME? TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THAT.
A. I definitely started designing immediately since I'm a RL fashion designer and was excited to express my fashion views and trends in SL.
Q. WHAT EXACTLY YOU DO AS DESIGNER i MEAN WHAT YOU CREATE?
A. I create everything a woman would need from daytime casual clothing to clubwear, footwear, skins and eyes. The only thing I'm not designing is hair.. for now.
Q. DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN HARD TO BE RECOGNIZED AS DESIGNER AND HAVING AN INCREASE IN YOUR SALES?
A. For sure at the beginning your sales won't be phenomenal, because you need time for word of mouth about your brand to spread. After while, the sales skyrocketed and has been stable for quite some time now, especially when I have new releases.
9. FROM WHERE YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION TO CREATE, TO DESIGN; THE MUSA?
A. Fabulous and trendy girls in SL are my muse -- the 'it' girl in SL is a very strong and independent woman, who knows what she wants so I design according to what she would like to wear on a night out, a date, or just hanging out with friends.
I'm also heavily inspired by RL fashion trends that are constantly changing. I keep my eyes open always to what's the next hot trend by reading fashion magazines, blogs, and clothing stores.
Q. DO YOU THINK IS HARD THE COMPETITON HERE AS DESIGNER? WHY?
A. Competition is something you can be absorbed with or just accept as a tool to improve your product - I choose the 2nd perspective, because otherwise I wouldn't be as focused on my own merchandise.. but for sure there are tons of exceptional talent in SL and I love to see this level of creativity, it's inspiring.
Q. DO YOU THINK YOUR DESIGNS ARE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE? WHY? EXPLAIN A LITTLE.
A. I try my best to keep things different and unique and will abstain from looking at others designs when I'm in my creative period, for fear of being influenced in some way. Often I receive comments from customers about how they love the bright colors, fun patterns and realistic design and texture in my products.
Q. DO YOU HAVE TIME TO HAVE FUN? HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR SL AS DESIGNER WITH YOUR SL AS A NORMAL RESIDENT?
A. I go through periods where I am working very hard, then times when I just like to go out to clubs, dance and meet people. Sometimes work and pleasure intermix, where I meet customers or people I work with and end up being friends with them, that's always fun.
Q. IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A ROMANCE AND BEING A DESIGNER AT THE SAME TIME? WHY ? HOW YOU HANDLE OR WOULD HANDLE THAT SITUATION?
A. It would be ideal to meet a guy that is as passionate about a creative SL business as I am, but enjoys partying as wel.. although I try to stick to my long-ago decision since starting SL that my main focus here is Fab.Pony...I get in less trouble this way :P
Q. ANY ADVICE OR RECOMMENDATION YOU WANT TO GIVE TO OTHER DESIGNERS, BUYERS OR RESIDENTS?
A. Customer service is key when starting any business in either worlds. Clients will appreciate you taking the time to just say hello, or fit a prim for a particular size. At the same time you'll gain valuable information on their opinion on your brand, which is important. Other than that, I love my shoppers - they're brand-loyal and generous with compliments, I owe my success to them and enjoy designing because of this positive relationship.
Thanks Tatianna for taking time and share with us your story.
Here are some pictures of fab.pony Designs.
martes, 13 de enero de 2009
Thanks for deciding to be with us in this magnificent day.
To make the event a pleasant one for each of you we need your cooperation. As most of you know; Lag is the worst enemy that Fashion Shows and events have. But if all of us work together ; we can defeat that beast. :)
These are guides to follow to not bring more lag to the area of the event and then you will enjoy a nice show.
Be careful with your Avatar Rendeing Cost. Don't come with an Avatar Rendering Cost with Red Numbers.
Inside the invitation there are the guides on how to determine your Avatar Rendering Cost but here is a quick tip:
Go to Advance =>Rendering=>Info Display=> Avatar Rendering Cost
it could be the Info Display first and then Rendering; I don't remember right now the exact order but you will find it.
Once you check that ARC option a number will appear on the top of your head and everybody else head. Those numbers when in orange mean that you are bringing some lag with you; when in RED that means you carry a lot of lag. Please don't attend the show with Red Numbers.
Here are some tips that may help:
1. Try to use hair with the less possible prim count and flexi.
1. Try using very simple sets and turn bling off if possible. If you have a set with the resize script you must know that once you fit the pieces to your body you can delete the script using the same menu that you used to resize it. Those scripts causes lag.
1. Try to be reasonable with the clothe. The simple the better. Pants are better instead of flexi skirts.Don't worry about looking like a model. If you want to be a model just send me a notecard telling me your name and your interest in that and i will help you as much as i can.
The fahion show is for you to enjoy watching and maybe thinking how you will look with the outfits you will see on the runway.
Turn off the sound; it can interfere with the event and is not nice
Please try not using the chat for casual conversations once the show start. The descriptions will be sent via chat and although they will appear in green for the people to differentiate that from other talk, casual chat can interfere with the people screens and they can lost a description. They would have to open the chat to see it and then will not have the screen available to enjoy the panorama.
U can applause, say nice things to the models or designers if you want. make nice comments , but please please use the IM window to casual chat. This is to be ethic and respectful.
Version en Español:
Gracias por decidir estar con nosotros en este magnifico dia.
Para hacer de este evento uno placentero para cada uno necesitamos de tu cooperacion. Como muchos de ustedes ya saben el Lag es el peor enemigo de los Desfiles de Moda y de los eventos. Pero, si todos trabajamos juntos podemos derrotar a la bestia. :)
Estas son guias a seguir para no traer lag al area del evento y asi disfrutaras de un agradable espectaculo.
Se cuidadoso (a) con lo que se conoce como el Avatar Rendering Cost. No asistas con los numeros de tu Avatar Rendering Cost en Rojo.
El Avatar Rendering Cost se puede accesar asi:
Ve a Advance =>Rendering=>Info Display=> Avatar Rendering Cost
Puede ser Info Display primero y luego Rendering; No recuerdo ahora mismo el orden exacto pero cuando veas el menu lo encontraras.
Aqui algunas ideas que te pueden ayudar:
1. Trata de usar cabello que no contengan tanto prims o flexi.
1. Trata de usar conjuntos sencillos y apaga el bling si es que puedes. Si tienes un conjunto con el script para hacerle resize, una vez que ya lo tengas ajustado a tu avatar; que ya te quede como quieres, borra el script usando ese mismo menu que te da para cambiar el tamaño de la pieza. Esos Scripts causan lag.
El fashion show es para que tu lo disfrutes y tal vez te imagines come te verias con lo que veras en la pasarela.
Trata de usar conjuntos simples. Preferiblemente pantalones y no faldas de flexi prims. Si las usas por lo menos que sean sencillas. No pretendas lucir como una modelo; debes enfocar en disfrutar el evento e imaginar como te verias luciendo la ropa que veras en pasarela. Si quieres ser modelo enviame un notecard y yo te ayudare lo mejor que pueda a lograr ese sueño.
Apaga el sonido de taconeo; puede interferir con el evento y es de mal gusto en una actividad como esta.
Por favor trata de no usar el chat para conversaciones casuales una vez que comienze el evento. Las descripciones se enviaran usando el chat y aunque saldran en color verdes para que las puedan distinguir, la conversacion casual interfiere con los monitores de las personas y se podrian perder una descripcion. Tendrian que abrir la ventana del chat para leerla y no tendrian el monitor libre para disfrutar del panorama.
Puedes aplaudir, decir cosas agradables a las modelos a las disenadoras o hacer comentarios lindos de su ropa, pero usen sus ventanas privadas de IM para conversaciones casuales. Esto es ser Etico (a) y respetuoso.
lunes, 5 de enero de 2009
There are some topics that I would like to discuss here briefly.
Fashion Trend have a new web page: www.fashiontrendgroup.webs.com in which we have some important information that are the type that doesn't change a lot. Also, we have there a Calendar with all the upcoming events and meetings; a forum for you to express yourself and the rules for members and for designers. You want to contact us? The site offers that opportunity as well.
The blog will remain here. We don't want to fill the page with tons of text. So for news, interviews, etc, this is the place and a link is there to this blog. You can favorite the web page and keep an eye on the blog from there or favorite this blog and keep an eye on the site from here.
We have modified the rules to reinforce some violations. We noticed that some designers are asking the members to go to their stores to pick the gifts but what they have there is the regular free gift they offer to every visitor. We have been tolerant with this rule breaking but not anymore.
The agreement you made with us is sending a gift to the group. So we will monitor that again. DONT ASK THE MEMBERS TO GO TO YOUR STORE TO GRAB A GIFT FOR THE GROUP. If you have a gift there that you want them to go and grab, fine; you can include that in your notice; but that will not be considered the gifts you should be sending to the group in the timely base we agreed since you signing as designer.
The kiosk or group sign need to be placed in your main location in a very visible area. If you want to place it in several locations fine; but we need to see it in your main location.
Although you can send notices of stuff that you created before joining the group; that doesn't mean that you will be repeating the posting about the same creations. You do it once and that's it. We understand that maybe you have gorgeous designs that our members have not seen because or they don't belong to groups where you use to post before, or they are new. So just for that reason we allow you to post about old stuff. But don't repeat notices.
I am placing the more critical rules in the web page so every designer can go and verify what is going on. But we will also be sending one by one the Rules review to each of you.
Just one warning remember; that is all what you will receive. If you want to come back; a fine will be involved. This is a new rule we are adding.
Lunna and I are quiet organized. We do all this work manually and with papers that we have in Real Life but we also have a staff that monitor the group with us. Lunna keep a close eye on notices; gifts etc and from time to time we go and visit stores to check if you are complying with the rule about the kiosk.
This situation has happened with just a very few designers. 99% are in comply with our rules and politics.
We are working for you; to help you grow your business in a very different way, compared with other advertisement groups. We want a very unique group. For that we need your help just by following the rules and get involved in our events.
To Models & Designers:
Helping our designers with the Fashion Shows Project we are also helping our members that have a dream to become a model or to have that experience at least. We are working really hard to polish you; teaching you for free with not only my help but also an avatar that is a real life model. I am not a model but I am related to the beauty industry and due to that I attend fashion shows in RL plus I love Fashion TV. So, if you tell us that you want to model or to showcase, we need a commitment from your part.
I am flexible but I don't tolerate irresponsibility. If you can't attend a meeting; the least I expect from you is a notecard with an excuse. SL is a game for a lot of people but it is more than that. It is a platform where real people do business, socialize, pursue dreams and interact with each other. A respect must be given to those people behind avatars. Don't tell me that at least once you haven't feel a real life emotion while in SL. So your emotions get also triggered in the same way RL does.
We still need like 4 more female models; 4 haven't respond to confirm they will participate in this upcoming fashion show. I will have a meeting with prospects so please if you want to model for us; send me a notecard. The event will be January 24 at 5 PM SLT. Check your RL schedule prior to send me the notecard telling me you want to participate. I would love to find somebody willing to host for us that day. I would really prefer to be backstage and helping the designers and models.
I have been more than lucky to meet wonderful people through this group. Our models have been very committed and designers as well. The people helping us in this endeavor is amazing. Thanks to all of you. I do hope we can make this group a very special one.
Madonna Saenz & Lunna Merlin
viernes, 2 de enero de 2009
This is to inform you that the group has already its webpage which is www.fashiontrendgroup.webs.com. There is a permanent link from here to there and from there to here. In the site we will have our rules for members, soon our rules for designers and also a calendar with the meetings and events.
Also you can suscribe to the page and contact us whenever you want. If you visit there please sign our guests book. We will appreciate to know who visited us.
We will keep the blog here to not overload that page with a lot of text. It is enough with the about us and the home info. Here to know about anything we want to write and comment and there to be updated with everything about us.
I hope you enjoy and appreciate all the efforts we are doing to make this group unique, special and eventually very exclusive.
Madonna & Lunna