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Publisher Words By Thereaver Barrymore Yay! We come to the fifth issue very happy with great results obtained from the two Tropicalia Bazaars and the Tropicalia Magazine. In fact it is on behalf of the bazaars that this magazine exists. A big kiss to all participants of the bazaars which have been dedicated to providing beautiful products, some exclusive and for minimum prices. Have you visited the Tropicalia Bazaar today? This fifth issue explores the unconscious and surreal on fashion and in the Sims of Second Life. Many artists are influenced by Surrealism -- an artistic and literary movement that rocked the art world in the 20´s. Check out great looks composed by the dearest Laylinha Tomsen, MokaTana Boa, Stu Reyes and Vick Spitteler in “I S2 Fashion”. Vick presents us some releases of our “Tropicalians” in “Newsphere”. Discover also four blogs not to miss in “Blogsphere”. Silton Mindes, inspired by Surrealism, finds the best horizon on Cadeling Garden. And don’t forget to take a look at the selected pictures in “That Tropicalia Feeling”. A big kiss to all and happy reading! Thereaver Barrymore. Publisher TROPICALIA MAGAZINE


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Surreal By Thereaver Barrymore Second Life is a universe of possibilities where we

Magritte who won the world in the field of fine

can assume any identity, fantasy and experience

arts. Characteristics of surrealism were a

which we can´t have in real life. Among tribes

combination of the representative of the

and styles, you can highlight one path in which

abstract, the unreal and the unconscious.

many designers and photographers decided to follow: the surreal.

It was in the 30´s that Elsa Schiparelli, a French fashion designer born in Italy (1890-1973),

Surrealism was a cultural movement that began

received widespread strong influence of the

in the 20´s in Paris and became popular for the

Surrealist Movement in fashion, mainly because

artistic and literary works of a group of people.

of her proximity to the artist Salvador Dali.

Its greatest mentor and leader was André Breton

Schiaparelli was the inspiration for many

(French poet and writer, 1896 - 1966). Surrealism

designers, notably Jean Paul Gaultier, and

has its origins based on theories of Sigmund

Galliano in 90. Their creations were playful and

Freud, Psychoanalysis and Psychology. Freud

theatrical with extravagant elements from art,

questioned the then prevailing cultural beliefs in

creating a new language in fashion. It was at the

Europe, as well as human posture, vulnerable

hands of Alexander McQueen, the British

against a reality more and more difficult to

designer, that Surrealism came into vogue again

understand and master.

with displacements of shapes and finishes. McQueen is the main inspiration of Nicola

Freud's theory has a great importance in the

Formichetti, the “crazy” mind responsible for the

constitution of surrealistic ideology that values

costumes of the most surreal fashion icon today:

above everything the performance of the

Lady Gaga.

unconscious in the process of creation. Surrealism tries to express the absence of human rationality and the manifestations of the subconscious. The pinnacle of the artistic movement was in 30´s with the works of Salvador Dali and Rene

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Gaga looks like a Second Life avatar. Such

As previously mentioned, the surrealism is

comparison is possible because in Second Life

also in fashion inside Second Life. You can

anything is possible. Many designers inspired by

find countless references to Alexander

the collections of Alexander McQueen, Nicola

McQueen in the metaverse, or creations

Formichetti or even Salvador Dali create clothes

worthy of Lady Gaga. Some people call these

and amazing locations.

creations Haute Couture, although this term has legal protection to prevent it from being

The unconscious and the unreal are the basis of

used indiscriminately, as it serves only to

any surrealist work. The avatar AM Radio is

designate a high standard of creations. The

probably one of the artists who actually managed

surrealism in fashion in Second Life is in

to bring surrealism to Second Life. Known for the

special creations which are audacious and

famous wheat field and the characteristic train

extravagant. It is possible to highlight some

in the middle of an expanse of water, AM Radio

brands such as House of Fox, Glam Affair,

has created several unique and instigating

Violator, Eshi Otawara, SyS, CheerNo, among

installations. Nowadays you can visit only one of

others.

his works, The Far Away. Dare! If, in real life, you don’t want to go There's a tenuous line between fantasy and the

into the streets like Lady Gaga, in Second

surreal. In lands like Gilmour, Florencio,

Life you can!

Mysterious Waves, Osaka, World's End Garden, Wild Ride, The Path, among others, you can see the influence of the subconscious in the concept of creating the place.

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Outfit: SKES Masokism Lumier by [CheerNo]


Outfit: SYGNE by [sYs] Hair: Sauvage by Osmose

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Skin: EOS Tan DB / Makeup 18 by R.icielli Hair: Colette: Dark Browns – Pecan by Exile Shirt: Trawler Top black by Yullicie Pants: Baggy Wool Pants in Brown [Mesh] by PurpleMoon Necklace: Selva Necklace in Brown by PurpleMoon Earrings: Essence by Magenta Nails: ABS Sculpt Nail Basic 21 Colors by Art Body Store Tattoo: Henna Beauty Medium by Para Designs Feet: Jolie Pied v2.0 Barefeet by SLink Poses: EverGlow


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Skin: Ludicia . Spc TTB II #3 Edition by Filthy Hair: Isla - Browns – Coffee by Truth Hair Eyeshadow: ABS Eyeshadow II Cobalt by Art Body Store Nails: ABS Sculpt Nail Coral Cream by Art Body Store Earrings: Earrings Amy by NHA! Dress: Organza Aguamarina by Celestinas Weddings Poses: EverGlow


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Skin: Linn by Glam Affair Hair: VICTORIA Hair by Lelutka Outfit: Vodka in The Sahara [BW Pinky] by GizzA Jacket: Boyfriend's Blazer Black by {SMS} Shoes: COQUETTE Spikes by N-core Clutch: Lady Lumen Clutch Bag - Pink (Silver) by MONS Ring: Voyante Ring Plain by Je Suis


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Skin: Linn by Glam Affair Hair: Martini by LoQ Hair Sweater: Cowl Neck Sweater, Raven Black by RezIpsa Loc Vest: Fur Pom Pom Vest Grey by {SMS} Pants: Lolong Trousers Tapa by Celoe Shoes: COQUETTE Spikes by N-core Bag: Satchel Bag Black by Izzie's Necklace & Ring: Litsy by NHA!


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Skin: Tan Skin -Cruz by Redgrave Shape: ABS Shape Male Lucca (s) by Art Body Store (modified) Hair: ISHA Dark Brunette by Lelutka Beard: Scruffy Mutton Chops Combo 4 by Emortal Concepts Shirt: Military Shirt - Mesh - Olive by Hoorenbeek Pants: Light Blue Jeans Mesh by Kal Rau Shoes: Shox - Black / Grey / Orange by Hoorenbeek


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Skin: Tan Skin - Cruz by Redgrave Shape: ABS Shape Male Lucca by Art Body Store (modified) Hair: Boy * 25 (Black) by Dura Beard: Blk Chin Curtain,Chin Cap and Stache Combo by Emortal Concepts Shirt + Tee: S'Wear Fallen Mens Outfit by Lapointe & Bastchild Pants: Wrangler Denims Washed by Muism Shoes: Classic Loafers - Mokka by Redgrave


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Skin: Lovisa [Milky] 01 by Laqroki Eyes: Sagegreen by Redgrave Eyelashes: 38 - Classy by Redgrave Eyeshadow: ABS Eyeshadow II Yellow by Art Body Store Hair: Eight Red A + Tiara by Tukinowaguma Nails: ABS Sculpt Nail orange by Art Body Store Outfit: Crow by Fellini Couture Pose: Art Body Store Taken at Veparella


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Skin: Lovisa [Milky] 04 by Laqroki Eyes: Sagegreen by Redgrave Eyeshadow: GlamPuss - Green by Chelle Hair: Marie hair - StrawberryShortcake by Lelutka Head piece: Oda Headpiece by PurpleMoon Jumpsuit: Leopard Print jumpsuit by R.icielli Skirt: Clash black by Mimikri Sandals: BLack Simphony by Chrysalis Pose: Art Body Store Taken at Veparella


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Skin: Nathalie by Filthy Nails: ABS Sculpt Nail Gacha Deep Purple by Art Body Store Dress: Kelly MESH Silver by Leri Miles Designs Earrings: Ocollection Oxygen Earrings by Finesmith Shoes: Lace Ankle Boots by Elan

Nathalie is the newest skin from Filthy – so beautiful! Art Body Store brings a basic nail set with 21 colors. Available in complete pack and gatcha. We love mesh and this lovely dress from Leri Miles Designs. Lace Ankle Boots from Elan in 26 colors! We need it! Wow! Look these earrings from Finesmith! Amazing!

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Skin: Nathalie by Filthy Jewelry: Cubics dans la Chocolaterie Set by PurpleMoon Nails: ABS Sculpt Nail Gacha Deep Purple by Art Body Store Coat: Alana Coat - Cherry by Molichino Bag: Monogram Bag Mesh Red by PurpleMoon Shoes: Ballerine Eden Rouge by AZOURY

We loved the bag in MESH from PurpleMoon! Available in lots of colors! We are in love with this amazing Cubcs Supreme Collection from PurpleMoon. Avaiable in seven colors, Red is my favourite. A really adorable release from Azoury Alana Coat in new colors from Molichino. Georgeous!

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Note*book is a japanese fashion blog with astonishing pictures and looks. The author of the blog is the resident YukaChoco Magic. URL: http://slycm.wordpress.com

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Created by Lily0000 Gartner, SL Yummies draws attention by the pictures full of color and life. The blog exists since December 2010. URL: http://slyummies.blogspot.com


Winkler's Wardrobe is a blog created by Nickie Winkler resident of Second Life since July 2007. The blog is clean, with delicate and inspiring pictures and looks. URL: http://oaktre3.wordpress.com

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YouStyleSL is a male fashion blog created and maintained by Gasolinealex Serevi. The blog exists since September 2009 and has had nearly 100,000 visitors since its start. URL: http://youstylesl.wordpress.com


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Skin: Ludicia . Spc TTBII#3 Edition by Filthy (TTBII #3) Eyeshadow: ABS Eyeshadow II Yellow by Art Body Store (TTBII #3)

Model & Photographer: Mariana Barthelmess http://marianabarthelmess.wordpress.com


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Hair: Kezia – Essentials by Mina Hair (TTBII #3) Eyeshadow: ABS Eye Shadows II 12 Colors (Gold) by Art Body Store (TTBII #3) Earrings: Around by Magenta (TTBII #3)

Model & Photographer: Hacsa Karillion http://hacsakarillion.blogspot.com


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Necklace: Selva Necklace in Brown by PurpleMoon (TTBI#10) Pants: Baggy Wool Pants by PurpleMoon (TTBI#10)

Model & Photographer: Mariana Barthelmess http://marianabarthelmess.wordpress.com


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Nails: ABS - Sculpt Nail 21 Colors - Pitanga (TTBI#10) Pants: Baggy Wool Pants by PurpleMoon (TTBI#10) Poses ABS My Wall by Art Body Store (TTBI#10)

Model & Photographer: Lotus Mastroianni http://slitgirls.blogspot.com


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Pants: Baggy Wool Pants by PurpleMoon (TTBI#10) Earrings: Around by Magenta (TTBII #3)

Model & Photographer: Thereaver Barrymore http://www.flickr.com/photos/thereaver/6728485607/in/photostream


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Dress: Organza Aguamarina by Celestinas Weddings (TTBII #3)

Model & Photographer: Luaflor Moo http://flordaluastyle.com



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