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Ngozi Faith

AWARDED MODEL OF THE MONTH Photo credits: Leah McCullough


SUMMARY 17 PUBLISHER’S NOTE

FEATURES

46 TRENDY SHOP PIDIDDLE by Brutus Martinek 48 GIA STYLE BLOG ! Check out the latest style posts

INTERVIEWS

18 ON THE COVER Ngozi Faith, Miss EOE 2012 MONTH 28 FASHION PRO’ OF THE EOE Latrelly Flux, Founder/CEO Miss

FASHION SPREADS

50 COUTURE QUEEN setter Avant-garde looks for the trend 64 SPRING STYLISTA Sensational seasonal style 72 FASHION MADNESS d Mad Men Inspired fashion sprea

EVENTS REVIEWS

12 34 Miss Essence of Ebony 20 event (Re)Discover the highlights of the case 56 Winter Couture Show led Geryn Sloane’s collection revea 81 THANK YOU s Magazine staff and contributor

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HEY, HAVE A BREAK!

Photo credits: Valeria Endrizzi The upcoming season is always a great occasion to make an inventory not only in our virtual closet but also in our lives. Do you need a break? We made this issue of GLANCE Magazine to help you relax! For April 2012, we are happy to interview Ngozi Faith, crowned Miss Essence of Ebony 2012 as well as Latrelly Flux, the Founder of the Essence Of Ebony Beauty Pageant. I had a blast being a Judge at this unique event! Congratulations to all the participants, picking the winner was a tough choice! GLANCE Magazine Fashion Stylists went ahead and made show stopping couture choices: discover the ultimate socialite looks in the “Couture Queen” fashion spread featuring the inspiring, multi-talented Honey Bender, who also put together the Mad Men inspired styles in the “Fashion Madness” pages. Our very own Head Stylist Amalia Foxtrot also showcases edgy fashion in the “Spring Stylista” spread. So what’s on your spring calendar? Relay for Life® of Second Life™ events are currently heating up in-world and everywhere around the grid people are teaming up to fight cancer. Join us today! Find more information online at http://relayforlife.org/secondlife See you around the grid,

Patty Cortes

Magazine Publisher Layout Designer


MODEL TALK

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Ngozi FAITH WINNER MISS ESSENCE OF EBONY 2012 Photo Credits: Leah McCullough

Hello Ngozi and congratulations on winning Miss Essence of Ebony 2012 beauty contest! You are our Model of the Month for April 2012. How do you feel about this title? I’m honored and grateful for the support from everyone. I’ve never been a title holder before so all of this is still new to me. The feeling is great! I still feel like the same person which is good. It was definitely a long road up to this point, as well as a learning experience. How did you get into the fashion industry? I first discovered SL modeling browsing modeling agency websites. I searched around the grid for fashion groups which

later led me to my first casting... which was a train wreck. However, after that I was determined to learn more. What do you like about this industry? I love the amount of creativity expressed in the industry. Everyone views fashion in a different light, depending on which fashion genre you’re into. It’s constantly reinventing itself, moving forward just like in RL. I admire the hard work and dedication that goes into this field which I feel has a bit of a positive influence to the rest of the grid. Many people think that virtual modeling is easy task. What would you like people to under-


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stand about this job? I think some people assume SL Modeling is a skill-less profession because they only see the final production, the ads and fashion shows. If they could only see a model’s screen during a show, they would notice that it is usually cluttered with windows and HUDs! Without evoking the rehearsals and the various tasks, including rounding up the models who come from all over the globe! I know that you are among the upcoming models and that you discovered modeling when many modeling schools were open. Where did you get trained? And

what is your position regarding today’s modeling academies? I graduated from MA Modeling Academy back in 2010. I enjoyed my time there and they definitely paved the way for me to find work. I recently became one of the Instructors for Oglam Academy in which I’m excited about. Looking back at your career, could you tell us more about your achievements as a model? Being a model has allowed me to improve as a stylist, a photographer, a pose maker, and now a fashion designer which was an ultimate goal of mine.


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It seems that there is a lot of different conceptions when it comes to beauty. How do you define it? In SL modeling, beauty can be a vague term. I admire models who strive to create a look that isn’t always considered “beautiful”. In the virtual world of Second Life™ it can sometimes be difficult to be unique. I admire beauty in diversity of ethnicity, as well as facial features. Do you have professional tips to share with aspiring models? Have fun! This should be an enjoyable and wonderful way to express your creativity. If you plan to go to any modeling academy, learn about the agency you

wish to apply to. From attending shows, reading magazines, and blog posts try to soak up as much information as possible. Most of all try to stay humble and willing to learn new information. You won with your award a paid tuition worth 8,000L$ to join GLANCE Model Academy. What is your feeling regarding this prize? I’m ecstatic and grateful to be given the opportunity to refresh what I’ve learned as well as learn new information. There’s always room for improvement. What can GLANCE Magazine wish you for the future?


I wish to continue to improve my skills, expand my business and most of all enjoy my second life! All of this is definitely a working progress that I’ll continue to take on day by day.

“If you plan to go to any modeling academy, learn about the agency you wish to apply to. From attending shows, reading magazines, and blog posts try to soak up as much information as possible. Most of all try to stay humble and willing to learn new information.”


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FASHION PRO’

Latrelly FLUX ONY

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Hello Latrelly! It is a pleasure to meet you as our Fashion Pro’ of the month. For our readers who may be unfamiliar with your beauty pageant, could you please tell us what Miss Essence of Ebony is about? The Essence of Ebony Contest was designed to recognize inspiring women of color throughout history and the modern woman of today. The Pageant seeks to give young, talented Ebony women a platform to impact their SL communities while gaining grid-wide exposure. It is an opportunity for these newer Ebony models to obtain a sense of well-being and self-confidence by competing for a prestigious title that will continue to enhance their second lives. The mission of Miss Essence of Ebony Contest is to identify, develop, and promote awareness of Ebony Models within Second Life™. This mission is served through intensive contestant development and by working with our contestant/models on a continuous basis by providing scholarships and ongoing training. This pageant was developed to celebrate the many shapes, sizes, colors, and textures of women of Ebony descent and to provide a forum for those women to showcase their talents. Why and when did you join Second Life™? And what makes you stay? I joined Second Life™ on December the 22nd of 2009, I came to Second Life™ with my SL husband who has been an amazing support for me. The reason why I have stayed so long is due to the continued support from friends and family I have had to pleasure of coming in contact with. What was your inspiration to start this beauty pageant and how did you get started? My inspiration started when I noticed the lack of beauty contests geared


towards women of Ebony descent. I was also inspired by Patty Cortes when I discovered that she in the past had a contest that was geared towards the success of Ebony women in the Second Life™ community. I spoke with Patty about her contest and asked for her blessing and advice to start one of my own with the same concept she had. There has been a first edition of the beauty pageant in 2010 where Imani Enzo was crowned and this year, it is the turn of Ngozi Faith, who is gracing our cover. How did you find the contest this year? Was it more challenging? I did find the contest to be more challenging this year in terms of lack of Ebony contestants applying. During the event, we saw models representing different countries across Africa. Why did you make this choice? How did it impact on your pageant compared to 2010 where this feature didn’t exist? The assigned countries were one of the highlights of the contest for me, to have each contestant to represent a country, to research that country and learn its history was an education process for our contestants. I will continue this tradition for as long as Essence of Ebony will exist. During the rest of the year, do you work on projects other than Miss Essence of Ebony? I enjoy taking photos in Second Life™, so I plan on perfecting my skills in photography and in Photoshop while I continue to promote Essence Of Ebony for next year. What do you think are the pros and cons of coordinating a virtual beauty pageant? The pro of this contest has to be seeing the joy each contestant gets out of being in a fair contest. The con is that everyone will never be happy; some people will always find fault in what you do. Lastly, what can we expect for Miss Essence of Ebony 2013? Miss Essence of Ebony continues to gain grid-wide exposure, success and sponsorship. I am very proud of this. My goal is to continue to stay faithful to my worthy sponsors, add new ones, promote the contest to the fullest, continue to be fair and most of all have FUN!

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ESSENCE OF EBONY ANNUAL BEAUTY CONTEST SPONSORS

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GLANCE MAGAZINE PROUDLY PRESENTS

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} WINNER NGOZI FAITH Photo by Poulet Koenkamp


MISS ESSENCE OF EBONY 2012

The Journey...

The quest to find Miss Essence of Ebony 2012 started with 110 applicants among which the top 20 was selected. All these beautiful and talented women presented week after week their unique sense of style to the jury composed of fashion professionals Patty Cortes, Roe Woodford, Vikeejeah Xevion, Ava Jhamin, Miss Essence of Ebony 2011 Imani Enzo, Miss Essence of Ebony Founder & CEO Latrelly Flux and Miss Essence of Ebony COO Kalyabreeaa Capelo. On February 18th, the top 11 contestants presented their styling skills for the last time in the 2012 Competition. At the end of the event, only one was crowned: congratulations to Miss Essence of Ebony 2012, Ngozi Faith! We extend our congratulations as well to the 1st Runner Up Slowly Bury and the 2nd Runner Up Shelby Matfield. Let’s go back on a style journey where fashion statements were made and fashion rules were reinvented. 36


WINNER NGOZI FAITH Photo by Poulet Koenkamp


MISS ESSENCE OF EBONY 2012

H KY BUNC THE FUforN Week #1 “Funky 70’s” Theme Top 3 Winners

Ngozi Faith

Slowly Bury

Lieffiie Ruby

Mad Diva

Top 3 Winners for Week #2 “Accessorize a Mad Diva (outfit)”

Shelby Matfield

Lieffiie Ruby

Ngozi Faith


HARAJUKU Top 3 Winners for Week #3 “HARAJUKU Fashion” theme

Jaguar Constantine

Ngozi Faith

Slowly Bury

REAL WORLD FASHION

Top 3 Winners for Week #4 “RL Fashion Designers” Theme

Anigma Slowly Bury Eulenburg

Jaguar Shelby Matfield Constantine

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MISS ESSENCE OF EBONY 2012

SO BLURRY Top 3 Winners for Week #5 “Androgynous Fashion” Theme

Anigma Anigma Eulenburg Eulenburg

Jaguar Jaguar Constantine Constantine

h zi Fait Ngo Ngozi Faith

This concludes our review of the 5 weeks of fashion competition... Now let’s review the finale where the finalists wowed the audience and the jury for a chance to win the title of Miss Essence Of Ebony 2012! The Winner recieved the title of Miss Essence of Ebony 2012, L$50.000 and became the Cover Girl of GLANCE Magazine. She also received a paid tuition at GLANCE Model Academy (worth 8,000L$) and a one of a kind gown designed by GIZZA, a custom made gown from PurpleMoon and a beautiful crown made by FINESMITH designs. Stay tuned for the Essence of Ebony 2013 Contest!


Get the looks!

Get all the details about the looks featured in the previous pages here: Week #1 - The Funky Bunch http://essenceofebony.wordpress. com/2012/01/08/the-funky-bunch/ Week #2 - Mad Diva http://essenceofebony.wordpress. com/2012/01/15/accessorize-a-mad-diva/ Week #3 - Harajuku http://essenceofebony.wordpress.com/201 2/01/22/%E3%81%93%E3%82%93%E3% 81%AB%E3%81%A1%E3%81%AF-harajuku/ Week #4 - Real World Fashion http://essenceofebony.wordpress. com/2012/01/30/designs-on-the-real/ Week #5 - So Blurry http://essenceofebony.wordpress. com/2012/02/07/so-blury-can-you-see/ 41


The Con MISS BENIN Lynxa Wilde

MISS ZAMBIA Jaguar Constantine

MISS BURUNDI Koffie Juniper

MISS CONGO Anigma Eulenburg

SECOND RUNNER UP MISS ETHIOPIA Shelby Matfield

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ntestants MISS TUNISIA Lieffiie Ruby

MISS MALAWI Hillie Delicioso

MISS MOROCCO Lucia Brune

MISS UGANDA Helen Zhora

FIRST RUNNER UP

MISS ZIMBABWE Slowly Bury

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The Finale


Sh ow Cr ed it s Miss Essence of Ebony 2011 Imani Enzo with the beauty contest finalists. Photos of the event (previous page and below) by Burly Tigerpaw.


TRENDY SHOP

PIDIDDLE BY BRUTUS MARTINEK Photo by Dann Kroll

Hello Brutus! Can you tell us more about you and your career as an SL fashion designer? I got started with making tattoos for fun in 2007 and then later I started a little brand with a friend in the beginning of 2008 and branched out into clothing, poses, etc. After we shut down that brand I decided I wanted to open a store on my own and named it “Pididdle” after a game my friends and I used to play in high school. I taught myself Photoshop and started out small with basic clothing and accessories. It’s insane when I think my brand will turn 4 this year! I have kept creating because I get a huge fulfillment out of conquering things I said I could never do, like sculpting and baking for example. I am very proud of what I have done so far and will continue to learn and create as long as I can. Four years, that’s a long time! Where do you find inspiration for your new creations? Do you find it to be a difficult aspect of the creation process? Inspiration is always tough for me

because I don’t want to be known as a designer that copies straight from real life ideas. I often just think of what I’d love to have for my avatar that I can’t find anywhere else. Of course sometimes my designs favor real life trends because I know people want to wear in Second Life™ what they love wearing in real life, but I still try to do a twist on such designs to make them more “me”. How often do you release new items? Do you have special creations for those who are part of your in-world or subscribers groups? I try to release as often as I can. Juggling a real life job and other real life responsibilities is tough on my Second Life™ time. Right now I would say I have about 3 new things a month but I hope to increase that soon. I have a subscribers group that just sends out news – it doesn’t have gifts or special items. I have a VIP group though, that takes up group space and has a fee. The only reason I have a fee is so people don’t join just to get the items I give away


in the group notices and then leave. I don’t just throw items that I like less into the group notices, I make them special and often times group members are the only ones who will own them in Second Life™. So you are giving away exclusive items only available to your VIP group members, that’s very generous. What are the next projects for Pididdle? Well, I am opening a new build soon and with that, I will have a whole new lip color line as well as new clothing and accessories. Right now I am more focused on accessories because I am trying to learn my way around 3d programs better. I hope to learn mesh soon because the clothing items I have in mind and really want to make would work best with mesh. Mesh is a road block for me at the moment but I really want to learn. Last question - how do you envision Pididdle in the future? I envision it to be bigger, with a sub-

larger invenFASHIONstantially DESIGNER tory than it has now (I have a bad habit of retiring things when they start to embarrass me!) I’m not sure about style or even direction. To be honest the brand changes as I change. I’ve never been good at sticking to one vision. I’m terrified of change in real life but I love it here. Keeps everything refreshed and ideas flowing. Check out Pididdle latest releases on their blogs: http://pididdleshop.wordpress.com You can shop Pididdle on the Second Life™ Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/ stores/14448 Shop Pididdle at the main store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Existence/112/198/22

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Hair: Wasabi Pills/ Ginger Mesh Hair: Rouge Skin: 13 Pale Skin -Jenny- / *onthefloor (light brows) *REDGRAVE Top: GizzA - Mesh Blouse Leather Black Small Skirt: GizzA - Pencil Skirt (Mesh) Leather Black size M Clutch: GizzA - Mesh Clutch Bags [Black] (pose 1) without AO Boots: Nina Boots Black by INSOLENCE - S


Shoes: Armidi - Sasche Flats [Espresso] Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Monique Mesh Hair: Lemon tea Skin: 03 Pale Skin -Jenny- / *pink (light brows) *REDGRAVE Top: not so bad . KATE t-shirt . m . red & blue Pants: not so bad . JANE jeans . xxs . dark Belt: not so bad . JANE belt . xs & s


Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Sybille2 Mesh Hair - Wild honey Dress: Baiastice_minix dress in leather-gold Shoes: N-core COQUETTE “Fatpack” R Necklace(PART 2) Aphrodite Necklace Gold Brazil Skin: 02 Pale Skin -Jenny- / *kajal (light brows) *REDGRAVE* Clutch: GizzA - Mesh Clutch Bags [Sand] (no pose)


Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Dragon Mesh Hair: FEM - Chocolate Skin: 11 Pale Skin -Jenny- / *copper (light brows) *REDGRAVE* Bottom: GizzA - Classic Trousers Mesh [terra-cotta] size 1 Top: AOHARU_JacketCoat_ Brown_M[RiggedMesh] Shoes: ANEXX_OxfordShoes_ Leo(L_Foot) Bag: Baiastice_Ikna-ocra golden_shoulder bag-resizable 1


Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Taleen Mesh Hair - Faded Skin: 08 Pale Skin -Jenny- / *mystic (light brows) *REDGRAVE* Necklace: JCNY - ‘Haute Monde, ‘PRIVATA - Pearl Drape Necklace Dress: Size 1 Average Shape Stephanie Gown (no heels)


Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Sybille Mesh Hair: Night shadow Dress:Baiastice_Misty Mesh Mini Dress-white/black-XS Necklace: MISTY gold necklace (Donna Flora) Shoes: [Diktator]-OBEY “SPINE HEELS BOOTIE “ LEFT Skin: 12 Pale Skin -Jenny- / *smoky (light brows) *REDGRAVE* Clutch: je suis...sauvage clutch zebra (gold) hand (r)


Fashion

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MAD MEN INSPIRED FASHION SPREAD MODEL, STYLIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER: HONEY BENDER

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Hair: I LOVE OLIVE “DORIS” in platinum blonde DRESS ICING* Mulberry Cordial Cardigan: /artilleri/ Elspeth cardigans *yellow* Earrings: “Ambrosia” pearl drops by Alienbear Design Bracelet: 3-strand pearls by Infinity NAILS: [ Love Soul ] Prim nails+Ring*Brilliant-Glossy*Red


Joan DRESS: Ingenue :: Ella :: Seaspray HAIR: VA! Summer Fling reds Necklace and earrings: “H2O” by Yula Finesmith


Peggy Cardigan: /artilleri/ cherry cardigan Dress: ~Ivalde~Sofia peach dress Hair: “Nicole” by Aden Shoes: “Funny Girl Flats” by Periquita Glasses: artilleri Stockings: No.9 “Nylons Vintage Edition”


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THANK YOU!

Publisher/Layout Designer Patty Cortes Cover Designer Sanders Beaumont On the Cover Ngozi Faith Miss EOE 2012 Show Coordinator Trage Cline Head Stylist Amalia Foxtrot

demy Graduates for trusting us. We strive to provide elite education and support to help aspiring, new and confirmed Second Lifetm Models to become an essential part of the virtual fashion and modeling community.

Stylist Honey Bender Photographers Leah McCullough Valeria Endrizzi Burly Tigerpaw Maryanne Destiny Claudia Pomfret Contributors Latrelly Flux Brutus Martinek Geryn Sloane and Featured Models in the Winter Couture showcase. GLANCE Model Aca-

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