Matahari Island Monthly Feature

Each month Matahari Island (InWorldz) appears in InStylez Magazine (formerly Allure) promoting the island as a whole and also showcasing three of our merchants offering specials – premium products with at least 30% discount off the normal price.So come check out these great bargains, exclusive to Matahari Island!

From Sun Made Fashions (Sunny Whitfield):

A wonderful pair of high fashion shoes at a huge 50% discount. Normal price I’z$ 300 – on offer until 15th September at just I’z$ 150 – not to be missed!

From Glamour Style (Christy Hamer):

An elegant gown in the most stunning of colours! I’ve seen this one being worn and can tell you that it flows quite beautifully. Normal price I’z$ 700 but until 15 September, only I’z$ 490.

From JC X-Clusives (JstChrmn Twischer):

A just amazing offer of 30% off EVERYTHING in her two stores at Matahari Island! What better time for a spending spree? There are way too many outfits to show photos here, so just pop on over and browse this great selection. JstChrmn herself is now lying down in a darkened room after repricing all those vendors!

These offers are valid only until 15 September in the InWorldz grid at Matahari Island/27/28/21.  Don’t miss out!

Vintage Fashion Show

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The Vintage Fashion Show last weekend at InWorldz Events Sim A was a roaring success, with the sim completely full (50 avatars!) and the fabulous models of Allure Modeling Agency strutting their stuff on a fantastic set, specially installed for the occasion.  Superb organisation and presentation as ever from Ms Raven Dulce, with excellent music and accomplished commentary from Mr Gerrard Winstanley.   The show celebrated fashions from the 1930s to 1950s.

An overview of the spectacular set before the audience arrived:

Participating deisgners in this show were Brelle Dufaux for Haute and Bothered Couture,  Cataplexia Numbers and Mike Chase for the Cat’s Meow, Rhiannon McKenna for Head Rush, Carey Maynard for NY Couture and myself, Tanya Matahari for Matahari Style.

On the modelling team – Dazzeray Snowpaw, Kelly4u Lynn, Manni Poliert, Rhiannon McKenna and Tinyallthat Young.

Click HERE to see the Allure Gallery of all the outfits in the show  – below are just a few of my own highlights:

I was honoured to have my first outfit modelled by Miss InWorldz 2012 herself – the very beautiful Kelly4u Lynn – and doesn’t she look wonderful!

The statuesque Tinyallthat Young was the perfect model for my 1930s beaded prom gown – supreme elegance.

And here is Dazzeray, looking absolutely delicious in the Della Cherry Ripe swing dance dress, with cherry-trimmed jewellery and shoes.

The designers got to take a turn down the runway at the close of the show.  From left to right:  Tanya Matahari, Cataplexia Numbers, Mike Chase, Rhiannon McKenna (who modelled as well!) and Brelle Dufaux.

Rhiannon took her bow still wearing the Carhop Waitress outfit with roller skates that she had modelled earlier.  Everyone followed her lead and rushed off to get their skates on for the after-party at InWorldz’s very own roller rink, which was soon hopping to the great music provided by DJ Vanni Cannoli.

MidnightRain and Folker were soon into an impressive display of rockin’ and rollin’:

Manni was still enjoying his portrayal of “Grease” from the fashion show earlier (outfit by Brelle Dufaux) and was perfectly complemented by his lovely wife Mira:

This was overall an absolutely fantastic afternoon/evening – enjoyed by all, I’m sure!

A special accolade must go to EventsCoordinater InWorldz (Eve or EC as we have come to know and love her) for the incredible work she has done to make this event such a huge success – not just the fashion show, but all the other attractions that form part of this awesome celebration.  Thank you Eve!

Matahari Island Monthly Feature

Each month Matahari Island (InWorldz) appears in Allure Magazine promoting the island as a whole and also showcasing three of our merchants offering specials – premium products with at least 30% discount off the normal price.So come check out these great bargains, exclusive to Matahari Island!

From Matahari  Style (Tanya Matahari) – 50% off outfit and 50% off shoes:

From Jaricat Fashions (Constanza Amsterdam) – 50% off complete outfit

From Diamond Avatar (Cristal Triellis) – 30% off Katia skin in Fair

These offers are valid only until 15 July and only at Matahari Island in the InWorldz grid, so don’t miss out!

InWorldz Vintage Fair opens today

Today’s the first day of the two-week long Vintage Fair in InWorldz, celebrating the decades of 1930s through 1950s.  Here’s the 50s roller rink and diner all set up and ready to go – this is on IW Events Sim B:

And here is my store in the Vintage Mall on Events Sim D:

Zak is participating too – he created some wonderful 1950s style food carts dispensing burgers, coffee, cakes and donuts, ice cream and milkshakes.  Here’s one of them – see the rest of them at Al Fresco Outdoor Living at Matahari Island.  These are available in InWorldz only.

From Ice Skating to Roller…

Only two weeks now to the opening of the InWorldz Vintage event which will run from 18 June to 2 July 2012.  It covers 4 full sims which are quickly filling now with awesome content by talented creators from all around the grid.

I’ll be excited to see the results of the “Dance On, Dance Off” contest which challenges animators to create new dances evoking the decades of 1930s, 40s and 50s.  We NEED those dances!

Those of you who know me in SL or IW (or have read my earlier blog posts) will know I am passionate about ice skating, having been actively involved in the sport in the real world for most of my life – I am British, by the way, and was a competitive ice dancer for a number of years.

This event has drawn me into the world of social roller skating in 1950s America – and fascinating it has been!  It was suggested I might recreate a classic carhop waitress outfit for the Allure Vintage Fashion Show which I am taking part in on 23 June.  Here is my interpretation:

This outfit is also available in Pink, Lilac, and Soft Cobalt Blue

Currently available in InWorldz, coming soon to Second Life

Matahari Style goes Retro – Part Two

Preparations continue for the InWorldz Vintage Fair and the Matahari Style Poodle Skirt outfits are ready.  I am releasing these as an homage to Ms Juli Lynn Charlot, who first created this iconic design back in the late 1940s.  Although she created similar skirts with a variety of different motifs, the poodle remains the most famous and I am proud to recreate it here.

Other colourways in the range include Royal Blue, Dark Red, Black, Green and Aqua.  Custom colours are available to order.

Currently available in InWorldz, coming soon to Second Life.

Matahari Island Monthly Feature

Each month Matahari Island (InWorldz) appears in Allure Magazine promoting the island as a whole and also showcasing three of our merchants offering specials – premium products with at least 30% discount off the normal price.So come check out these great bargains, exclusive to Matahari Island!

From All About Eve (Eve Compton):

From Absolute Serendipity (Peta Pizzicato):

From Al Fresco (Zak Monentes):

These offers are valid only until 15 June and only at Matahari Island in the InWorldz grid, so don’t miss out!

Matahari Style goes retro!

I’m looking forward to participating in an upcoming InWorldz sponsored event which is to showcase all things vintage – concentrating on the decades 1930s through 1950s.  An exciting amount of scope in those periods I think.  I’ve just been told I’ve been granted a shop at the Vintage Mall that will be opened on the IW Events sims – yay!

By coincidence I had already started work on some 1950s sock hop style outfits after receiving several requests – in particular for classic Oxford shoes which don’t seem to be too readily available at present.  So they were first priority – and here they are:

Other trim colours include Royal Blue, Green, Hot Pink, Black and Aqua.

Available now in InWorldz, and coming soon to Second Life.

 

 

 

Cinco de Mayo

My dear friend Solcar Amat, of Amat Animations, approached me to suggest a joint project to create something cool to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2012 in InWorldz.  So here it is – the Siesta Sombrero – such fun!  You really have to see this wonderful  animation in action to fully appreciate it – so come on over to Matahari Island and pick up your gift.  It can be found at both Matahari Style Main Store and at Amat Animations.

And another Cinco de Mayo special – a Mariachi Sombrero with folded poncho worn over the shoulder.  This one is just I’z$ 45 from Matahari Style Main Store.

Please note the above two items are available only in InWorldz.  The T-Shirt worn by the model is available FREE at Al Fresco Main Store at Matahari Island.  The jeans shown are from the [ MissM ] Lucia collection mentioned in my previous post.

New collection – [ MissM ]

I’m delighted today to launch a new sub-brand to Matahari Style. This new collection will be known as [ MissM ] and will introduce some rather more casual outfits than you are used to seeing in the main collection.  I’m excited to explore this new direction – first up is Lucia, an outfit comprising of silky jeans teamed with sexy laced up camisole tops.  Each set includes one pair of low rise jeans, plus two tops in complementary colours.  The [ MissM ] collection will be keenly price to be affordable to the fashion conscious on a budget!