My Bag Rock and Rolls especially the Brassiere

SCD came up with the ultimate .... Whats in your bag ?. Its obviously been a while since I had a clear out of the rather large bag I carry around with me on a daily basis. One article in particular Im not sure how it arrived in my bag but I was obviously wondering around bra-less on one particular day.

So tell me whats in your bag ? It was fun to do and some of the things people have are hilarious. Tenshi's purse for example

1) Coach Bag
2) Black Bra
3) Umbrella
4) Packet of Tissue
5) Empty packet of Cigs
6) Used Tissue
7) Baby Lotion
8) Vodaphone Blackberry User Guide ( unread )
9) M&S glove
11)Coach Purse
13)Other M&S Glove
14)Mac lipgloss
16)Tony's business card
17)Mamma Mia DVD
18)Christmas Card from Best Friend
19)Chance by Chanel
20)Empty Packets of Chewing Gum
22)UK Sterling

Vain Inc VRCA 2008

Ooooo what a surprise and an absolute delight to be notified by a stream of IMs before the Christmas break that I had made it into the Vain Inc Readers Choice Awards 2008, best model category. Along with many of SL's top fashionistas and personal friends, all I can say is what an honour. Many thanks for anyone and everyone that voted for me, not that I know who you are, but my thoughts are with you.

Winners will be announced in the January issue of Vain Inc. There is no formal ceremony, just your name plastered up on blogs, mags etc etc.

So three cheers for readers choice. See attached for a full list of nominees

LE.LOOK of the Day .............

OK so I'm a little late in announcing the launch of LE.LOOK Fashion District, but better late than never I say. To say that's its truly A M A Z I N G is an understatement. So many malls in SL lack design creativity and initiative, but LE.LOOK is an architectural dream in its own right. Its a fashionista's haven with an armful of designers to keep any shopper happy for hours. Malls really aren't my thing. I have my preferred designers, some of these big brand names, but LE.LOOK really is different and something incredibily special.

The build took 4 months to complete. Im sure the team consisting of James Schwarz,Jordan Giant,Sawyer Campese and Moonaco Porta arent disappointed with the final outcome. I spent hours wandering around the gleaming glass fronted spacious stores and spent a fortune in doing so. Every item placed strategically with the buyer in mind. I felt like I was a cast member of The Truman Show, a fashion district thats spotless, clean and crisp with a multitude of choice.

So if youre looking for something with a touch of class, LE.LOOK is defintely going to be one of those places to be seen spending those Linden Dollars. It's a thumbs up from me !!!!

Designers include:-
Atomic Crush
Bax Coen
Beauty Avatar Couture
Calypso Giano
Digit Darkes
DP*Serendipity/ Candy Nail
Find Ash
Glitter Hair
House of Heart
Indyra Originals
KoumB/ Digital Dream
MAD Designs
mai bodyshop
Meriken Co.
Milk Motion
Nicky Ree
Riviera Couture
Skin e Liciouz
UncleWeb Studio
Yabusaka Loon

Meet the Designer - Alba2 Rossini , Alba Fashions

Welcome to a new edition of my blogspot called Meet The Designer. A weekly spotlight with some of SL's innovative and creative designers. I have had the pleasure this week of interviewing Alba2 Rossini, the CEO and brains behind Alba Fashions.

Alba has a strong creative flair for any fashion lover in SL. She has 3 stores, located at Watersedge Los Vegas, Italia Vera and Sallow.

Alba is not new to the fashion scene in SL and models are often seen strutting their stuff on the catwalk in her designs. Diversity Model Management are proud to be showcasing her designs on Saturday 20th December 1pm SLT. It was through Diversity that I had the opportunity to interview this talented designer. Her creations have flair, versatility and and wont cost you the earth. The collection is diverse from stunningly beautiful wedding gowns, chic casual daywear to elaborate sparkling evening wear.

Considering english is not Alba's first language, she was a pleasure to interview. Meet the designer presents Alba2Rossini .....

How and when did you start making clothes?
It's been more than one year since I started to create clothes for women, that's happened in october 2007 when I created my first model "black fairy".

What is your design philosophy ?

As a real life artist, a painter, I love to create clothes as if they were pieces of ART, painting and sewing all over the body. That is a start, but I follow real life fashion events because the big stylists give me so many ideas that I combine with my fantasy. Moreover considering that we are in second life, the world where the imagination comes true, everything it's possible to create, and I enjoy doing it.

What kind of person do you invisage wearing your designs?
A woman who is sensitive,intriguing, charming and feminine. This is the girl who loves my creations, she is the one that is sure of herself and that catches the eye of everybody.

How would you describe your collection ?

Just as I feel myself, my collection is a reflection of my way of being, always different from yesterday, I always feel new and with the desire to make things very different among themselves.

There are hundreds of clothes designers in SL, what do you think it takes to become an established well known designer?
Passion is very important, then precision, attention to detail, understanding your market, information and promotion.

When do you think Alba Fashion became a key player in the fashion world of SL and why ?

The people who discovered me, loved my designs and prices were reasonable. It was purely through word of mouth .... and here I am now one year on.
Participating in fashion shows is another good thing. People want to be informed and these events are a good way to showcase your designs.

What would be your advice for anyone trying to design clothes in SL ?
Use your imagination, be creative, be yourself. Second life brings a lot of opportunity to be someone, the most important thing is to find a place where you can create .

What has been your greatest challenge so far ?

Creating 'DIANA', one of my wedding gowns. A friend of mine was getting married and she wanted a dress similar to the one Lady Diana was wearing when she married Prince Charles. Copying the 'DIANA' look was a big challenge.

Style Card

Photograph 1)Black with abstract rose silk belt
Photograph 2)Angel
Photograph 3)Aglaia
Photograph 4)Diana Wedding Gown

Look out for my next installment of 'Meet The Designer' with interviews from Indrya Seigo, from Indyra Originals and Scarlett Niven from The Niven Collection.

My special thanks to Alba for taking time out to speak to me. Hugs and have a fantastic show x x x

Blinded By The Light

Blinded by the light
Originally uploaded by Jula Carnell

I am the happiest girl in the world right now. Its been a long time coming and Kasen will be singing from the rooftops that my new Alienware M17 laptop has arrived. He will no longer hear me moaning that "I cant see" and "nothing is rezzing".

This is amazing. Comparing the quality of my Walking in a Winter Wonderland entry to this photo - well Im speechless. I can see trees, water, REFLECTIONS, grass, birds ... all the things that everyone else has enjoyed. Now I can see them too.

So as promised , to all the people that I have said I will take pictures of , the list in priority order goes like this .....

Kasen my handsome husband, our christmas card creation will soon be underway.
Chalice my bestest friend in SL, your belated portrait pictures.
Bunny, one of my oldest model friends, your JCNY snaps will be ready for submission
Aeva, Russ and Brit - Can you hear me screaming ?
Hunter my flickr buddy, for sending me to such a gorgeous place.

Welcome to the world of SecondLife Miss Carnell, prepare to be amazed !!