Love is all around

I’m not very good at writing and even worse when it comes to serious stuff. But I do know that few things are as heartwarming as a community getting together for a good cause. When hearing about Sway Dench’s problems, Together for Sway was started up. You could already read about it on this blog and you can even read more about it on the official blog. A fabulous group of designers put out their items at the event and 100% of the profits will go to Sway. Together for Sway started today and will last until the end of this year.
Love is all around
And if my luscious cleavage doesn’t convince you to donate, well… then I don’t know what will.
Love is all around2
Angels: Sway’s angel – Sway’s at Together for Sway
Skin: Amelie – Essences at Together for Sway
Hair: Sway my way – Exile at Together for Sway
Eyes: Stella - Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh eyelashes - Maitreya [Group gift]

Top: Seashell blouse – League
Tights: Snowy pantyhose – Sakide at Together for Sway
Shoes:Classic leather pump – Duh at Together for Sway

Pose: Model344, Model345 - Everglow [Using Tillie's pose stand]

So many awesome contests!

So I believe this had to become a blog post because really, people don’t normally read notecards and not everyone is on plurk and not everyone watches Flickr religiously (like I do…I get lost for hours *eep*), but anyway there is so much awesomeness of contests happening!

I highly recommend trying them out. Not only will it help in development of photography skills, but it can really get you out there and win you some awesome prizes!

1. Mon Tissu – by Elie Spot & Anouk Spot

New Blogger Search! Fashion Editorial Photo Contest!

What can you win? -

GRAND PRIZE: You will be added to our official blogger list which gets you free Mon Tissu releases for life! In addition, you will get a 1 hour private shopping spree (you pick the date!). During your spree, we will join you at Mon Tissu and assist you in any way you need, passing anything you ask for. The sim will be closed for this hour, so it will be completely private.

TWO RUNNERS UP: 2500L Mon Tissu store credit each!

Who can enter? -

ANYONE! Unless you are already on our official blogger list!

How to Enter -

We want you to create a fashion editorial-style photograph, showcasing a look that you love. This look must include at least 3 pieces from Mon Tissu, and at least 2 of those pieces must be clothing items (shoes count as clothing). You can wear clothing from other brands as well, but your Mon Tissu pieces must be visible and easy to spot! We will be looking not only at your outfit, but also at the setting, the theme, the perspective, and the quality. We aren’t requiring any post-editing, but we welcome it! A breathtaking image is what we’re after. This can be achieved any number of ways, so be creative! We also want you to write a short paragraph to go along with your image. The writing should support the photography and assist the viewer in understanding the purpose of your image. You can talk about the clothing you’re wearing, you can make up a story about the subject, you can really take this anywhere you like! Let your text show the kind of writing you would pursue on your own blog. Under your paragraph, add your CREDITS! Be sure to credit every piece of clothing, your accessories, shoes, skin, hair, makeup, poses, props and location! Its important to let your readers know about everything you’re using, even if you don’t mention it in your article. Once you have completed your image, writing and credits, you should add your photo to the Mon Tissu Flickr Group ( www.flickr.com/groups/montissu ) and title it “Mon Tissu Blogger Search Entry – (Your Name)”. Paste your paragraph and credits into the description, and submit!

Rules -

You can submit a maximum of 2 entries. Your image(s) must be new, they can’t be recycled. Your text must be original. All entries must be submitted on or before September 19, 2012. If legitimate credits aren’t provided for each item being shown in your image, your image will be disqualified. Crediting is very important as it informs readers and protects creators. Entries must be submitted under the Second Life account name you intend to use for blogging, as all winning prizes will be sent to the account listed in the title of your entry.

*We will be accepting entries now through Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 21, 2012.*

2. [PXL] Skins by Hart Larsson

Got Faith?

PXL is proud to announce their very first Flickr contest!
The event will run from NOW until September 16, 2012.
With the winner announced on September 19, 2012 prior to SL midnight time.

The rules are simple but the prizes are awesome!!!

Prizes first:

1st place winner – 10,000L plus choice of a fatpack. AND that is not all. Your picture will be front and center at PXL store and you will also be picked to do a vendor pic for his next skin release!!

2nd place winner – 2500L plus choice of fatpack

3rd place winner – 1500L plus choice of fatpack

Now on to the rules:

- The theme is – Faith! Faith means a lot of different things for a lot of different people. Show us what faith means to you.
- The skin must be FAITH! The skin must be purchased and not a blogger review copy.
- No Nudity.
- Max 2 picture submission.
- Post processing is perfectly accepted as long as you do not make major changes to the skin, the skin must look untouched
- If you are chosen as a finalist, please be prepared to submit your transaction history.
- You must post the picture on the PXL flickr site ( www.flickr.com/groups/pxl_faith_contest/ )

3. FATE by Damian Fate 

FATEwear Photo Competition

The rules are simple, grab the FATEwear Subscription Gift “Carter” outfit from FATEisland take some photos of the outfit and submit them to the official FATEdesign Flickr group, and whichever photographer’s image is picked will receive the entire launch collection – and that is a LOT of items!

Looking forward to seeing your entries, good luck!

Hair Fair 2012

On July 14th, the SL Grid is being hit with what is known as Hair Fair. For a lot of us, this is a time for amazing designers to come out with their amazing work and show us their ever-growing talent. It’s also a huge charity event for Wigs For Kids. A percentage of the sales from Hair Fair 2012 will be giving to the Wigs For Kids charity. We all hope you come out on the 14th to show your support.

To help out with the lag, there is a Hair Fair DEMO Group you can join in-world: HERE Please join. Designers will send demo packs through this group, so that you can look at the designs and try them out prior to arriving to the sim, and also help out in your shopping excursion.

Happy Hair Shopping!