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February 2011

Fashion Glasses & Shoes! When Cupid Strikes! Couples Feature


Kay Fairey, Mami Jewell Pandora Popstar, Cade Nansen

JM Models Fashion Show Highlights

Romantic Sims to Visit Eddi Haskell

Seascape Photography Showcase |1

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INSIDE 07 Editors Note 10 JM Models Fashion Show Highlight : Morea Style 14 Eye Designs : Glasses Showcase 35 When Cupid Strikes : SL Residents in Love 54 Opulent Obsessions : Kay Fairey, Mami Jewell, Pandora Popstar, Cade Nansen 68 Opulent Magazine Staff Members : Ideal Romantic Dates 72 Opulent Foot Wear Favourites 82 Romantic Sims for that Special Date 84 Romantic Dance Sims 90 Faces of Moolto 2011 : Angelik Lavecchia & Rissa Friller 94 Ariadne’s Kitchen : Chocolate Cherry Mice, Sweet Potatoe Pie & Hummingbird Cake 98 The Infinite Possibilities of Second Life Seascape Photography by Eddi Haskell

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Editor In Chief Aliyeh Yifu

Copy Editor Kamalin Bailey

Publisher Jewell Munro

Staff Writers/Photographers COVER ARTIST :

Aliyeh Yifu

Opulent Logo by Mcooter Graves January/February 2011 Issue Cover Title: Through the Looking Glass

Stephen Venkman Ariadne Barzane Sixx Yangtz River Stromfield Jayden Fairlady

Cover Model: Stephen Venkman

Advertising Rates & Enquiries Contact: Aliyeh Yifu or Kamalin Bailey

Email Press Releases & Other Enquiries to: Read Online at OpulentMagazine


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Show someone you love them beary much with some Teddy Bear Love. Teddy Bears for all occasions.

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JM MODELS FASHION SHOW HIGHLIGHT The JM Models hosted a show for the talented Morea Decosta last month showcasing a wonderful display of Morea Style gowns. The following snapshots are some highlights of that show. Visit the Morea Style mainstore to see more beautiful designs at: - 10| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011


Veronica Krasner

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Kate Stockholm

Blossoms Sweetwater

Rouge Anthony

Kamalin Bailey

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EMORTAL EYEZ by Mcooter Graves

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Photography, Portraits, Pictures, Couple Shots


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NEW RELEASE from RANENA OLIVIER COUTURE The beautiful Stephanie gown, a stunning creation for all romantic occasions. 34| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011

“Love is patient; love is kind and envies no one. Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offense. There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope, and endurance. In a word, there are three things that last forever: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of them all is love.� 1 Corinthians 13:4

When Cupid Strikes Interviews & Photography by Jewell Munro

With the smell of love in the air as the time for lovers fast approaches, we spend a few minutes with a few Second Life residents and get some insight in to how cupid works his on...




ROGER WHITEFALCON Status: Engaged How long have you been together? First date Jan 10 2011 and together nearly constantly since then. How did you meet? Kamalin: I spotted Roger across the crowd at the Miss Mohna Lisa Couture 2011 contest. He was standing alone and I IM’d him. He was afk so we didn’t actually speak until the next night when he took me dancing. Was the best random IM I’ve ever made. What do you both love about each other? Roger: Kam is a wonderful lady - busy in RL and SL and yet so very caring. I love so many things about her that go well beyond her great looks. She is smart, even tempered, and knows herself so well. She is talented in her SL work and is a treasure that I am reminded of daily. Kamalin: I love that Roger isn’t afraid to share his feelings. He’s very open and warm and within 5 minutes of meeting him I felt like I found home. He’s an adventurer and found several activities for us to do that I had never tried previously in SL. He’s grounded and intelligent and makes me feel like the most cherished woman in the world :)

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DIDIER RASCON LAVECCHIA Status: Married How long have you been together? We had our first kiss in August 2010, right after the NOH8 show practice lol. And we get married in september 6th 2010. How did you meet? We felL in love for each other at the practice for Mr SuperElite summer 2010. I was in July 2010 :) But we were both to shy to speak to each other, even not knowing we had a crush on each other lol What do you both love about each other? Angelik: It’s hard to believe in avatars love when you don’t have that experience. Neither of us have plans to turn this feeling into RL, but all I can say is that Didier is my other half... I feel complete with him. Didier : What i love about Angelik is that he really knows what in wants. He is honest and true in his feelings. I really love his personality and the way that he never tries to change me ... he loves me as i am, and i love him as he is. He is beautiful inside out and really is my angel :)

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RIVER STROMFIELD Status: Married How long have you been together? River: 8 beautiful months and counting Jewell: Its been 8 great months so far but feels like I only just met him yesterday, I still get butterflies in my stomach and a big smile washes over my face whenever I see him. How did you meet? River: My now wife was interviewing me for a job, not only did I get the job but I got her too. So win, win for me. Jewell: My sister Aliyeh tp’d River in for an interview and we got to talking...he seemed pretty friendly and nice and easy to hang with, we got along so well that I invited him out shopping and we’ve been inseparable ever since. What do you both love about each other? River: There are many things..making a list of them would just discount the things I fail to mention so with that said..I love everything about her. Simply put, I couldn’t say I love her if I don’t love all that she is. She is highly intelligent, funny, overly caring, honest and above all things willing to put herself last. I admire that about her most, her’s something I can understand and relate to all too well. I love her because she is mine. Jewell: I’ve never met anyone like River before, he’s quite unique in many ways and has an air and grace about him that I just love so much. He has this enormous strength of character and cool confidence that exudes intelligence and wisdom, it always draws me in and makes me go weak at the knees, I am utterly loves truck by this wonderful man. He inspires me and supports me and is always there for me as I am for him and he really shows me just how much he loves me everyday. I love that he is mine. 40| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011



WYETH SLADE Status: Married How long have you been together? 3 years 7 months How did you meet? Ariadne: We were both dancing in a rock club, Hot Licks. Wyeth’s profile said he did photography and the shot he had as a sample was stunning. I asked if he would be interested in doing some pictures for me. He sent me his portfolio and we started talking about his work. After a bit, he asked me to dance. The rest of the evening was spent dancing and talking. As I like to say - Wyeth danced into my life and swept me off my feet! Wyeth: Ariadne ask me about doing some pics for her, so I sent her a copy of my portfolio. We talked for sometime and I asked her if she’d like to dance, she accepted and lighting struck. What do you both love about each other? Ariadne: We were both dancing in a rock club, Hot Licks. Wyeth’s profile said he did photography and the shot he had as a sample was stunning. I asked if he would be interested in doing some pictures for me. He sent me his portfolio and we started talking about his work. After a bit, he asked me to dance. The rest of the evening was spent dancing and talking. As I like to say - Wyeth danced into my life and swept me off my feet! Wyeth: The brightness of her smile, the ease of her being. The counter of her optimism that’s balances my pragmaticism. Her sense of adventure is in tune with mine. Most of all she understands me for who I am and inspires me to be what I might. She devoted, passionate and giving, a perfect match for this man. We have just the right amount in common and Just the right amount of differences that makes that perfect balance, which marks and makes a perfect bond and love. 42| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011



IGOR BALLYHOO Status: Shacked up in immortal perpetual virtual sin. How long have you been together? Over a year now give or take a few slight diversions from each others company. How did you meet? Igor IM’d to compliment me at a Gallery opening. Offered to show me his ‘sketches’. Later we argued a bit , it as love. He’s says I seduced him , of course that’s all lies. What do you both love about each other? Igor : beautiful mind, independent, arrogant, ambitious, nasty, kinky, fucked up, honest, loyal, spoiled, childish, great tits (finally)... Eliza : What he said above , less the great tits .

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DONNIEK CAPALINI Status: Married (SL & RL) How long have you been together? 3 years How did you meet? Met online on SL, now RL together for 2 years+ What do you both love about each other? Sarlah: I love his strength, his level headedness, and his sense of humor. Donnie: I love her wit, intelligence, and that she’s very loyal.

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STEPHEN VENKMAN Status: Partnered (SL & RL) How long have you been together? 1.5 years but we have known each other for longer than that but where both dating other people at the time. How did you meet? We met at a friends poker club. Over the years we started playing cards together and the friendship blossomed and here we are today in RL & SL. What do you both love about each other? Stephen: I love her goofy side, the kid in her likes to play. I love her tender heart and I like that she gets me and all my many people in my head LOL. Cocovia: I love how we laugh, we laugh a LOT and besides a good sense of humour the sex is hot!

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SIXX YANGTZ Status: Engaged How long have you been together? Rylan: In Feb, 6 months. Sixx: Officially partnered for 5 months How did you meet? Rylan: Through Plurk, I needed a male to pose in one of my blogs, he was the first to volunteer! Sixx: I knew “of her” on Plurk, but we didn’t meet until she had a blogging assignment and needed a male model. I JUMPED at the chance...I mean come one, she’s such a diva! What do you both love about each other? Rylan: Sixx is the most loving and supportive man I have ever met in SL. He has an amazing way of making me smile. Not only is the man talented, he is down-to-earth, caring and one of the best friends a girl can have. Sixx: It’s very hard to maintain a “virtual” relationship. I retired to the fact in not even trying before I met Ry. I love how we make it “easy” for each other. I think its our constant and consist communication we BOTH strive to give to it. I love that we both have the same desires and motivations in SL. We each have our own “thing” in SL and we both support each other in it. We’re a good mesh. But don’t tell her all this, it tends to go to her head. XD JUST KIDDING!

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High quality, low prim jewelry at a reasonable price! Wedding bands, necklaces, bracelets & earrings available. gorgeous shapes for both Men & Women. And coming soon: a clothing line, nails & tattoo layer makeup!

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by Ariadne Barzane-Slade

Special occasions come in all shapes and sizes!! Whether you are looking for a way to celebrate a milestone in your relationship or move it to the next level, an evening spent dancing in the arms of your loved one is a perfect choice. To help make your evening a success, we have roamed the grid and found a wonderful variety of places to dance the night away. Whether your plans include dressing up in formal wear or keeping it casual, these places are beautiful and romantic. Our first stop is an outdoor garden setting filled with gorgeous fields of flowers generously sprinkled with animations for two. Gardens of Absentia ( secondlife/Garden%20of%20Absentia/210/169/23) has 8 special areas to explore and share including a lovely Breast Cancer Awareness Pool of Hope. Secluded pavilions and dances scattered throughout the sim await your discovery. Wrap your arms about your sweetheart and enjoy the beautiful romantic soundtrack that is playing. Come as you are and enjoy yourselves in a heavenly landscaped spot. If your lover is your princess or knight in shining armor, this next location has a sparkling dance floor tucked into a fairytale castle. Classic pop, R&B and soft rock love songs waft through the air for your dancing pleasure. In addition to the castle, this sim has countless spots to cuddle, kiss and dance tucked away here and there. Private grottos, underwater ruins to explore, tents with camping spots can all be found at this location. No matter what your idea of a romantic moment, Romantic Isle of Dreams ( is a place guaranteed to bring two people closer together. Our next location has a lovely Tuscan themed dance floor with some of the best couples animations anywhere. If you need any encouragement, this spot is a perfect one for putting on the tuxedo and formal gown for a night on the town. While dancing the time away, if you feel like hearing ‘your’ song or making a dedication of a song to your sweetheart, be sure to visit during one of the DJ hosted events. In addition to the ballroom area, there is a fantastic shopping area which carries the finest in formal wear for men and women. This can come in handy if you have forgotten your special day! Intimate Moments ( Vita/226/37/24) has a number of other spots with dances, cuddles and couples anima84| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011

Forest Feast Flower Field

Nature blooms with a magic that is unsurpassed at **forest feast**. A field of brilliant wildflowers greets you on your arrival and sets the stage for some lovely photo opportunities. Scattered throughout the sim are a number of small areas with couples dances. Quiet piano solo style music offers a soothing backdrop to your explorations. Come as you are and share this beautiful place with someone you love!


The Forest

Rich textures and lush landscaping create a sweet backdrop to a romantic evening when you and your special someone find your way to The Forest. Peaceful romantic music winds about you as you share a dance or explore this lovely sim. Fairy lights and gorgeous waterfalls give this spot a glow that will make both of you smile. Word of warning, watch out for the wild animals that live there as they do enjoy stopping by for a visit. Lions, tigers and bears ~ Oh my!!

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tions for you to enjoy with your mate. Among the romantic locations in-world, nothing can compare with our next spot. The classic setting of the RMS Titanic ( sets the stage for an evening that is pure magic!! Formal attire is required but do not worry if your tux is a bit frayed, there is a great number of shops there to pick up something new to wear. An enchanting mix of romantic tunes fills the room for your dancing pleasure. DJs and live performances add some exciting depth to your entertainment options at the Titanic sim. While visiting, do not miss the chance to take your picture at the bow of the ship with your arms extended wide and the wind blowing through your hair! For something every bit as formal but entirely different, you really have to visit our next location ~ The Abbey ( The ballroom is set in a dark stonework area with deep crimson drapes and carpets. Gleaming gold trim and fresh sprays of flowers make for a romantic setting with an elegant gothic twist. DJ hosted events offer opportunities to have a song dedicated to your sweetheart as you share a slow dance. In addition to the dance floor, the sim has a number of beautiful hideaways to explore and enjoy. To share the beauty of your relationship in an atmosphere that is all about change, visit Miranda’s 4 Seasons ( Scattered around the sim are a number of small dance floors, cuddles and animations for couples. Whether it is ice skating in Winter or cuddling in Spring, this location has a romantic atmosphere that is truly magical!! Soft rock love songs are the background music for your exploration of this lushly landscaped sim. While you are visiting, do not miss the small private dance floor tucked in the grotto. You will be glad you did!! Our final romantic dance destination is like stepping back in time. Marble dance floors tucked within a lovely garden setting create a beautiful setting for a romantic occasion. You know you are in for a special treat when you come upon the baby grand piano on one of the dance platforms. Big band music and older jazz tunes are the highlight of the Moonglow Ballroom ( Nakgol/41/239/21) so slip into something formal and join us for a romantic evening. We hope you will find your way to one or two, or all of these locations. They offer a romantic setting for you to share with the one you love.


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by Ariadne Barzane-Slade

Chocolate Cherry Mice This is a fun and easy recipe that even kids can enjoy making...You can make a few of them for that special someone or you can create an army of delightfully delicious critters!!

Ingredients - 2 jars of stemmed maraschino cherries - Hershey’s chocolate kisses

- unsalted peanuts (whole) - Red M&M mini candies

Directions 1. Drain stemmed maraschino cherries and set aside. 2. Unwrap Hershey’s kisses (one for each stemmed cherry). 3. Melt chocolate chips. 4. Holding the stem, dip the cherry into the melted chocolate 5. Attach to the flat side of the chocolate kiss 6. Set on parchment paper 7. Split open a whole peanut and set between the cherry and kiss so the flat side is facing away from the stem of the cherry. 8. Have white icing in a frosting bag tube with the small piping tip 9. Place two dots for the whites of the eyes. 10. In another frosting bag tube with the smallest piping tip, spoon in some of the melted chocolate 11. Place two dots for the eyes and a dot at the tip of the chocolate kiss 12. Place a red mini M&M candy for the nose 94| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011

Source: Group Recipes Website

Sweet Potato Caramel Pie This decadent frozen dessert will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth! This recipe makes two pies so check your freezer space before you put them together. Because this is such a rich dessert, it is suggested that you serve 10 slices from each pie. The suggestion is wonderful but most people who have had this dessert want more of it - not less!! Be warned - even the people who said they hated sweet potatoes, enjoyed these deliciously sweet treats!!

Ingredients - 2 prepared graham cracker crusts - 9 inch size - 2 tablespoons butter or margarine - 1 7 oz. package flaked coconut - 1/2 cup chopped pecans - 1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes - 1 8 oz package cream cheese - softened - 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk - 1 12 oz jar caramel ice cream topping - 1 8 oz carton frozen whipped dessert topping - thawed Directions 1. In a large skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2. Add the coconut and pecans 3. Cook and stir over medium heat until golden brown 4. Remove from heat and set aside 5. In a large bowl combine the softened cream cheese, sweet potatoes and sweetened condensed milk 6. Beat until smooth 7. Fold in thawed dessert topping 8. Spread 1/4 of the mixture into each of the graham cracker crusts 9. Drizzle with 1/4 of the caramel ice cream topping 10. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the coconut pecan mixture 11. Repeat layers 12. Cover and place in freezer 13. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm 14. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving |95

Hummingbird Cake This is one of the richest and most elegant cakes you can make! The combination of pineapple, bananas and nuts makes for a cake that is rich, moist and slightly decadent. This one takes a little bit of time and effort but is well worth it. If you are looking for a special recipe to prepare for your sweetheart, this is it!!

Ingredients - 3 cups all-purpose flour - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon - 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil - 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple - 2 cups ripe banana - 16 ounces cream cheese - 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar - 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans

- 2 cups granulated sugar - 2 teaspoons baking soda - 3 eggs, beaten - 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract - 1 cup chopped pecans - Cream Cheese Frosting - 1 cup butter, room temperature - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together into mixing bowl several times 3. Add eggs and oil to the dry ingredients 4. Stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are moistened 5. Stir in vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans 6. Stir in the bananas 7. Spoon the batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans 8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean 9. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling rack 10. Cool completely before frosting Cream Cheese Frosting (This recipe makes 3 layers...) 1. Combine cream cheese and butter, cream until smooth 2. Add powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy 3. Stir in vanilla 4. Frost the top layers 5. Stack and then frost sides 6. Sprinkle top evenly with the 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans 96| OPULENT Magazine : February 2011

Source: Group Recipes Website


The Infinite Possibilities of Second Life Seascape Photography A photography showcase by Eddi Haskell Eddi Haskell is a well known photographer in Second Life. He specializes in realism, whether it be landscapes, architectural photography, or portraits. He was selected as one of eight photographers to participate in the main exhibition for Second Life’s Fifth Anniversary on Orange Island in June 2008. Eddi’s photography has appeared in SL Illustrated, VR Style, Metaverse Messenger, Best of Second Life, and other leading publications including Opulent Magazine which he is a regular contributor for. Eddi also photographs other Virtual Worlds and took one first prize and two second place prizes (out of four categories) in the first photography contest for sponsored by Avatar Reality, parent company of Blue Mars. Eddi blogs at ..:The SLURL to Eddi’s Gallery:..

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The interaction of land with water provides much of the beauty when photographing Second Life. Without our sea, our virtual world would be a haphazard collection of landscapes and builds. Water gives us a gorgeous unifying factor which can portray an infinite number of moods depending on lighting conditions and other ambient factors. The following photographs were taken in 2010 at locations in Second Life, many of which are no longer available. However, the images captured have more to do with advanced light and water settings that are made available as options in the Phoenix viewer. The best way to explore these is to experiment at a high resolution, and save images directly to your hard drive to begin final processing. It may surprise many people to know that I did not use Adobe Photoshop, or any similar programs to process these images. Except for a few minor tweaks to adjust light and occasionally tonal balance the images you see here employ color and lighting schemes available in Phoenix. I took these images in ultra settings to get water reflections and additional atmospherics. I did sharpen images somewhat (making color boundaries more distinct) to highlight color boundaries when called for. None of these photographs appear to be that “conventional�. But they all imply a certain mood which portrayed what I set out to accomplish. Additional land and seascapes can be seen at my gallery on Whiskers Sim.





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