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Carta de Shena/ Shena’s Letter

Otoño!!!!

Autumn!!!!

al fin ha vuelto!!

back at last!!

Para mi el otoño es un fresh air o un nuevo fresh start...

For me, fall is a fresh air or a new fresh start...

Y mi estado de ánimo se refleja en todo lo que hago, también en Versus, nuevas ideas... o me atrevería a decir ¡¡¡mejores ideas!!!.

And my mood is reflected in everything I do, also in Versus, new ideas ... or dare to say: Best ideas!!!.

Este nuevo número ofrece novedades... no, no voy a deciros.. ¡lo ireis viendo al pasar cada página!.

This edition offers news ... no, I will not tell you... you will see them while passing each and every page!.

Tenemos el orgullo de contar con nuevas e enriquecedoras colaboraciones... Aún recuerdo los comienzos de Versus hace dos años cuando éramos un grupo de cinco amigas y entre nosotras nos hicimos absolutamente toda la revista...

We are proud to count on new and enriching collaborations ... I still remember the early Versus two years ago when we were a group of five friends and between us we did absolutely the whole magazine ...

¡Cuánto ha crecido Versus desde entonces! Y todo gracias al maravilloso grupo de personas que son el éxito de Versus. Mil gracias de corazón a todos. ¡¡Volveremos antes de lo que esperáis con grandes sorpresas en las que estamos trabajando!! ¡Let’s go, autumn arrives!

Versus has grown much since then! And all thanks to the wonderful group of people who help Versus to be so successful. Thanks to each of you from the bottom of my heart!. We will be back sooner than you expect with big surprises in which we are working!!

Shena Neox

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Let ‘s go , autumn arrives !


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Carta del editor/ Editor’s letter

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La Historia

The Inside

story...

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No puede existir nunca una única definición de belleza--y eso es bueno. Pero todos podemos estar de acuerdo en decir que sin belleza interior, la belleza exterior no es tan importante.

There may never be a singular definition of beauty -- and that is a good thing. But, we can all agree without internal beauty, external beauty doesn’t amount to much.

Recientemente, me he actualizado (mejorado, cambiado, regenerado, reajustado, modernizado) y se ha renovado mi espíritu por dentro y por fuera. He llegado a comprender que no es tan importante como te ves, si no que es cómo te sientes con lo que vistes... lo que te hace sentir libre y renovada.

I recently had a make over and it has renewed my spirit inside and out. I have come to understand it matters not what you look like -- it is how you feel and what you wear that makes you feel free and renewed.

La verdad sea dicha, son las acciones personales las que son más reveladoras de la persona, cuando se muestra el alma al desnudo. No necesitas de una alfombra roja o aprobaciones o portadas de revista para saber que eres especial.

Truth be told, it is one’s actions that are most revelatory --- when someone lays their soul bare. You don’t need red carpet moments or endorsements or even magazine covers to know that you are special.

Lo que alimenta a Versus es la empatía, un sentido de la justicia, inteligencia y siempre, la belleza.

What fuels Versus is empathy, a sense of justice, intelligence and always, beauty.

Permanece extraordinaria Versus.

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Stay extraordinary Versus.


Autumn / Winter 2015

Staff Publisher

Versus CEO’s

Twitter:

Shena Neox Salvo Waydelich

@VersusMediaSL Instagram:

@VersusMediaSL

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Angels Milena Tania Tebaldi

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/VersusSL Pinterest:

EDITOR IN CHIEF

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Sita Writer CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Rosazul Roussel

COVER LOOK Photographer: Madrid Solo Models: Shaili Alex and Shannon Hambleton

WRITERS

Lissabel Lorefield Sita Writer Suomi PHOTOGRAPHERS AND STYLISTS

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Angels Milena, Anouk Lefavre, Astralia, Blackliquid Tokyoska, BloodyMistress Serenity, Carley Benazzi, Dahriel, Darkyn Dover, Diconay Boa, Hera Larnia, Illargi Dover, Linda Reddevil, Lucia Brune, Madrid Solo, Magissa Denver, Matilda Soon, Natzuka, RenMatsura, Seashell Dench, Syra Hyun, Tania Tebaldi, Wicca Merlin, Zib Scaggs

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ChloeElectra, Diosaharu Adamski, Gretel Bulloch, Mila Blauvelt, Shaili Alex, Shannon Hambleton, Sophia Paez, Payton Heron VERSUS BLOGGERS

Catalina Staheli, ChloeElectra, Ellendir Khandr, Eva Muse, Gara Heisi, Geoffrey Firehawk, Lucemia, Mila Blaubelt, Purple Leonis, Rehana Selhan.

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Contents Shena letter P. 9 Sita Letter P. 11 Miss Spain P. 20 Discoverys P. 42 Institute Versus P. 58 Miss Azul P. 72 Art P. 88 Beauty P. 104 Accessories P. 130 Trends P. 160 The last P. 216

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ENTREVISTA/INTERVIEW

SHAILI ALEX - MISS VIRTUAL SPAIN 2016

La belleza en el alma The Beautiful Soul

Versus has had the pleasure of interviewing the newly elected Miss Virtual Spain, Shaili Alex. It’s no surprise to discover that there is an amazing real person behind this gorgeous avatar

By Lissabel Lorefield / Photography provide by Shaili Alex

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from Astralia and support from the girls behind the Miss Virtual Spain organization -they are now part of my family”.

haiLi’s main focus is on her virtual life. The essence of her happiness is reflected in the way she expresses herself and in the way she interacts with others. She always carries herself with grace and passion.“I joined Second Life in November 2009 with a RL friend who was so enthusiastic about SL that I decided to join. I found that I really enjoyed the ease of interaction and communication among people from all over the world. Although SL is a virtual world, I have had rich experiences here and I have made true friends.”

ShaiLi admits that she lived the contest of Miss Virtual Spain but was nervous. “I was happy to be able to represent the amazing region of Castilla y León in Spain. I always thought the final would be a very special moment for everyone but a very sad too because we would not see each other so frequently as we did during the competition.” The Miss Virtual Spain was a lot more than a contest to ShaiLi. “Miss Virtual Spain was the place where I learned essential things that I try to put into practice every day with the help of my friends. I’m going to attend the course at Versus High Modeling Institute, as prize for winning the Miss Spain crown, and I’m very excited to start because I know I’m going to learn a lot from them. I’m also very proud to be a model for Versus.”

When Shaili began her SL journey she decided to call herself Shaili. “My inspiration came from the name of my old friend, Shailindra, which in hindi means king of the mountains - or something like that - so I decided to use the female version of this name. “ Another surprise is the way Shaili always remembers her friends. “Something interesting about my past is that I’m still friend’s with the first person I met in SL, we actually talk a lot even though we have different interests.”

“... In terms of RL ShaiLi’s believes that the only difference between her avatar and her real life is that in real life she is in a university and that her professional interests are not related to fashion”

ShaiLi’s recent victory will bring her directly to the Miss Virtual World pageant, an experience that she lives “… winning Miss Virtual Spain it is like a dream come true. But, I need to confess that I’m somehow a little scared. I want to make sure I will represent Spain in MVW with all my passion. I know it’s going to be hard. I try to learn as much as I can by watching other models;they inspire me to look beautiful whether I win or not. It’s good for me to be challenged at this level because I’m sure I will end up with a lot of new experiences and friends. I’ve changed a lot with MVS.For example, I started to like many different styles. Currently, Miss Virtual World is the top priority of my virtual life and being MVW would be like having a dream career.”

In terms of RL ShaiLi’s believes that the only difference between her avatar and her real life is that in real life she is in a university and that her professional interests are not related to fashion. “I believe my avatar has 100% of myself. ShaiLi is an extension of my identity creatively and I am grateful for the influence and encouragement I get from my SL friends. My sense of fashion style is the same in both lives… the only problem is that I wish I had some of my SL clothes in real life too”. ShaiLi’s fashion career started in 2011 when a friend invited her to take care of her agency’s marketing management. This was ShaiLi’s first encounter with modeling. “Le Coute was a Brazilian agency and they once organized Miss Brazil. I knew nothing about modeling. At that time, I started to work for AVENUE Magazine and it was incredibly cool for me. After one year I left AVENUE and started my own magazine. It was more focused on lifestyle. I had the chance to meet new people and make a lot of friends. They encouraged me to start modeling. I started to work as a model in February 2015. I had a lot of help

ShaiLi is aware that her friends and her boss in particular, Shena Neox are great supporters. “ After many friends encouraged me to start a modeling Shena suggested that Miss Virtual Spain would be a good place to learn a lot --and she was totally right. I had a lot of support from everyone in that contest. The Miss Virtual Spain organization has continued to be such a wonderful supportive group of friends.

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Modest and still learning, ShaiLi’s adds, “winning a crown is just a symbolic thing, you need to make sure you deserve this honor every day after the contest untilthe next one. My plans for the future are to dedicate myself to contribute as Miss Spain to the Versus Organization and to concentrate on Miss Virtual World 2016. I will also focus on the agencies, magazines and fashion groups that I have had the honor to join this year: Versus, FashionTellerHouse, The Fantasy Angels, AIM and The Queens. I’m not planning to participate in any other contests for one year so that I’m able to have the time to fulfill my commitments.” ShaiLi’s understands that SL is an amazing world that makes it possible for people to look as they wish. “There are so many possibilities and for me this makes SL the most interesting virtual world so far. I update my skin (to a

“ I’ve learned that you need to dedicate your time to organize your inventory in order to style more efficiently”

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little darker tone) and shape almost all the time especially when I need to do a modeling job. I also try to build a wardrobe with high quality accessories in variety of styles. I’ve learned that you need to dedicate your time to organize your inventory in order to style more efficiently.” As a new model, ShaiLi’s admits that the hardest part of modeling is to find a way to get her face out into the SL model community so she tries not to change the essence of my avatar. “I made the choice not to enter many contests, but to try tobe noticed from the those that I enter – I never want to disappoint Miss Virtual Spain. I know that as a contestant in MVW I have to totally focus on styling for each challenge and that every time I walk the runway it is my chance to shine. It’s important to show your best because even if you don’t win, you will have more opportunities as a model. I try to remember that a crown doesn’t


“I will never forget that The Miss Virtual Spain contest is responsible for inspiring”

make you a queen, especially if you don’t keep on giving your best.” Over the years, ShaiLi has made small changes but has started to change frequently after starting her activities in the fashion world. “I will never forget that The Miss Virtual Spain contest is responsible for inspiring these style changes through classes that were offered to all participants. It was an incredible and rich learning experience that allowed me to work with such a professional and dedicated team” Beauty contests and the perception of competitors ave changed over the years. At one time beauty was synonymous with stupidity. Often times, those stars showed great intelligence by knowing how to exploit their talents and assets that were protected behind their mask of beauty. Today, women have no fear to show that, beyond beauty, they also have intelligence, a heart and a soul. ShaiLi is a worthy representative of this new generation - she is a beautiful person inside and out. She knows what she wants and is aware that to achieve her objectives, she must commit herself thoroughly every day. Good luck, ShaiLi, we’re all with you! And thanks to prove, once again, that women are not “only legs” but that they also have a mind, a strong will and a touch of ambition that never hurts!.

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Entrevista • Shaili Alex - Miss Virtual Spain 2016/ Español

Esta Versus se reunió con la recién elegida Miss Virtual Spain 2016, Shaili Alex, con la agradable sorpresa de descubrir que hay una persona increíblemente real detrás de este magnífico personaje

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haili es sincera en lo que se refiere a su vida virtual. Su felicidad es evidente en sus palabras, haciéndonos entender que ante nosotros se encuentra una persona muy comunicativa que intenta y consigue transmitir a los demás la misma pasión que ella tiene por su vida (virtual) y por la moda en particular “... Llegué a SL en noviembre del 2009 junto con un amigo de la vida real que me explicó lleno de entusiasmo todo lo concerniente a este mundo virtual. Pronto descubrí que la facilidad de interacción en Second Life es fantástica y tenía mucha curiosidad sobre ello. Aunque es un mundo virtual, aquí tuve experiencias muy enriquecedoras e hice verdaderos amigos. Cuando empecé en Second Life, decidí llamarme Shaili. La inspiración me vino del nombre de mi viejo amigo, Shailindra que en hindú significa rey de la montaña - o algo parecido - así que decidí utilizar la versión femenina de su nombre. El lo encontró realmente simpático”. Otro detalle que nos sorprende es que ella no olvida a sus amigos “... Algo interesante acerca de mi pasado es que todavía mantengo la amistad con la primera persona que conocí en SL, actualmente hablamos mucho pero aquí tenemos diferentes intereses”. En su opinión “... la única diferencia entre mi yo real y mi avatar es que en la vida real estoy estudiando en la Universidad y mis intereses profesionales están un poco alejados del mundo de la moda. Creo que mi avatar es 100% yo misma. Shaili es un reflejo de mi identidad en el campo creativo. Pero también es la influencia que recibo de amigos y personas que están conmigo todos los días, personas que admiro. Sobre el sentido del estilo, creo que es el mismo, el único problema es que desearía tener en la vida real algunos de los conjuntos que poseo en SL”. Su carrera en el campo de la moda se inició cuando en “...2011 una amiga me invitó a hacerme cargo de la gestión de marketing de su agencia. Ese fue mi primer contacto con el mundo de la pasarela. Le Coute era una agencia brasileña y organizaron un Miss Brasil en una ocasión. Verdaderamente yo no sabía nada en ese periodo de modelaje, pero luego empecé a trabajar en Avenue Magazine y era increíblemente atractivo para mí. Después de un año dejé la revista Avenue y empecé a trabajar en mi propia revista. Estaba más orientada

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Ella es consciente de que sus amigos y nuestra jefa en particular, Shena Neox, fueron un gran apoyo en su carrera. Ella dice que, después de que muchos amigos la animaron a iniciar su carrera como modelo, nuestra Shena le sugirió que “... Miss Virtual Spain sería un buen lugar para aprender muchísimo (ella tenía toda la razón). Tuve mucho apoyo de todos en ese concurso. Toda la organización de Miss Virtual Spain sigue siendo un maravilloso apoyo y grupo de amigos para mí” Su primer pensamiento después de la victoria fué “¿y ahora?”, que era también lo mismo que dijo finalmente cuando volvió al backstage para celebrar todos juntos la final, pero ella admite “... aunque ya tenía respuesta a mi propia pregunta. “

en el estilo de vida. Tuve la oportunidad de conocer a gente nueva y hacer muchos amigos. Me animaron a comenzar a desfilar y realmente soy muy feliz haciéndolo. Comencé a trabajar como modelo en febrero de este año. Tuve muchísima ayuda de Astralia y el apoyo del staff de la organización Miss Virtual Spain, que se convirtieron en parte de mi familia”. Shaili vivió el concurso de Miss Virtual Spain con terror, pero ella “... estaba feliz de poder representar la increíble región de Castilla y León en España. Siempre pensé que la final sería un momento muy especial para todos pero muy triste también porque dejaríamos de vernos unas a otras con tanta frecuencia como durante la competición. Miss Virtual Spain fué mucho más que un espectáculo para mí, ha sido el lugar donde aprendí las cosas más esenciales que intento poner en práctica todos los días con la ayuda de mis amigos. Voy a asistir al curso de la reconocida academia Versus High Modelling Institute como premio por ganar la corona de Miss España, y estoy muy emocionada porque sé que voy a aprender mucho con tan grandes profesionales. Estoy también muy orgullosa de formar parte del exclusivo grupo de Modelos de Versus.”

Ella también añade “... ganar una corona es solo algo simbólico, una tiene que estar segura de que lo ha merecido cada día después del concurso hasta la próxima Miss. Así que mis planes para el futuro son dedicarme a mi misma a contribuir como Miss España con la organización de Versus y concentrarse en el Miss Virtual World 2016 y a las agencias, revistas y grupos de moda a los que tuve el honor de unirme este año, como: Versus, Fashion teller house, The Fantasy Angels, AIM y The Queens. No estoy planeando participar en ningún otro concurso este año para así tener la disponibilidad y tiempo necesario para mis compromisos.”

“... la única diferencia entre mi yo real y mi avatar es que en la vida real estoy estudiando en la Universidad y mis intereses profesionales están un poco alejados del mundo de la moda”

De todos modos decidió “... no participar en muchos concursos para intentar dar lo mejor de mí en lo que participe y así mantener lo mejor posible mi perseverancia y no decepcionar como Miss España Virtual.”

Ella sabe muy bien que “... Second Life es un mundo increíble que hace posible a las personas aparecer como deseen. Hay muchas posibilidades y para mí esto es lo mas interesante del mundo virtual hasta ahora. Actualizo mi piel (hacia un tono un poco más oscuro) y la figura casi todo el tiempo pues lo necesito para mi trabajo como modelo. Ahora intento organizar mi inventario con accesorios de gran calidad y diferentes estilos. He aprendido que se necesita dedicar tiempo para organizarlo, lo que te hace capaz de trabajar más rápido. Además, no puedes permitirte ser un modelo obsoleto especialmente si te conviertes en habitual. Para mí, como nueva modelo, la parte más difícil es encontrar una manera de que mi rostro se distinga entre toda la comunidad de SL así que intento no cambiar la esencia de mi avatar. Tomé la decisión de no entrar en muchos concursos sino de destacar ya desde el primer momento en el que participé por lo que voy a

Su reciente victoria la llevará directamente al certamen de Miss Virtual World, una experiencia que vive “... como un sueño que se convierte en realidad, como ya lo fué ganar Miss Virtual Spain. Pero tengo que confesar que de alguna manera estoy un poco asustada. Quiero que sepan que representaré a España con todo mi compromiso y dedicación en Miss Virtual World. Sé que va a ser duro y trato de aprender lo más posible observando otras modelos para hacer algo hermoso, gane o no gane. Pero es bueno para mí participar en desafíos a este nivel porque estoy segura de que terminaré mi participación con un montón de nuevas experiencias. He cambiado mucho con Miss Virtual Spain, empezaron a gustarme cosas nuevas... distintas y rehusé otras. Miss Virtual World es hoy por hoy la prioridad de mi vida virtual. Si sucediera eso sería como tener una carrera de ensueño para mí.”

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mantener mi perseverancia y no decepcionar representando a Miss España ”. Ella también es consciente de que, en Miss Virtual World debe tratar de “... estar totalmente concentrada durante cada reto y que cada vez que tenga que entrar en la pasarela sea una oportunidad de sobresalir o no, pero mejor intentando brillar. Es importante mostrar lo mejor que puedes hacer porque aunque no ganes, de todos modos, comenzarás a tener más oportunidades como modelo. Trato de recordarme a mí misma que una corona no hace de ti realmente una reina sino que debes seguir dando lo mejor de ti”. Así pues, a pesar de quien ella es hoy en día “... el resultado de varios cambios durante estos cinco años. Sin embargo, comencé a cambiar más a menudo después de iniciar mis actividades en el mundo de la moda.”, y eso ella no lo olvida “... El concurso de Miss Virtual Spain es el responsable de estos cambios a través de las clases que fueron ofrecidas a todas los participantes. “Fué un increíble y enriquecedor periodo de aprendizaje trabajar con un equipo tan dedicado y tan profesional” porque para ella “... siempre hay algo que aprender. “ Versus se complace de ver que los tiempos y las personas han cambiado. En el pasado los competidores de concursos de belleza brillaban por su habilidad en poner de relieve su estupidez y parecía que soñaban en convertirse en artistas de cine sólo gracias a su belleza. No estamos diciendo que fuera solo culpa suya, en aquel momento era todavía generalizada la creencia de que la belleza era sinónimo de estupidez. En cambio, demostraron una gran inteligencia en saber explotar sus talentos, protegiéndolas detrás de una máscara de belleza y de estupidez. Por el contrario, las mujeres de la nueva generación no temen mostrar que, más allá de la belleza, también tienen un cerebro, un corazón y un alma. Shaili es una digna representante de esta nueva generación, ella es una persona bella no solo externamente sino también internamente, ella sabe lo que quiere y es consciente que para lograr sus objetivos, debe comprometerse consigo misma completamente cada día. Buena suerte, Shaili, ¡estamos todos contigo! Y gracias por demostrar, una vez más, que las mujeres no son “solo piernas bonitas” sino que tienen también un cerebro, una fuerte voluntad y un toque de ambición que ¡nunca sobra!.

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DISCOVERIES

Cocytus The 9th Circle of Hell

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Hadean Eon / Eón Hádico By Suomi / Photography Syra Hyun

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As good epirotans, we feel pierced by a dart of incandescent water, a wet arrow that sinks with sadness in our ventricles, lifting as in the unbearable pain that the heaviness of our being is the very air we breathe; and is there, in that eternal moment of compelling certainty, when we understand that time is not a river but a rueful waterfall that plunges us into a deep, dark abyss in which life is just a moment of fall, a place where we sleep while we are happy, a garden where there are many more thorns than roses.

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Aqueronte Como buenos epirotas, nos sentimos atravesados por una flecha de agua incandescente, una saeta húmeda que se hunde con tristeza en nuestros ventrículos, elevándonos en el dolor de que la insoportable pesadez de nuestro ser es el mismo aire que respiramos; y es allí, en ese eterno momento de cruel certidumbre, cuando entendemos que el tiempo no es un río, sino una pesarosa cascada que nos precipita hacia un abismo profundo y oscuro en el que la vida es solo un instante de caída, un lugar en el que dormimos mientras somos felices, un jardín en el que hay muchas más espinas que rosas.


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Cocytus/ The 9th circle of hell

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There is no other time than that in which you are crying. Sometimes it feels that the rest is a set of pictures quickly parading over our retinas between a moan and the next one. The zen, which begs and asks us to be conscious of all things and each one in every second of our lives, doesn’t understand that is during the unbearable sob of eyes destroyed by salt tears when consciousness of ourselves we floods and drowns us and drags us, and condemns us to shed our water with the sad conviction that it’s not happiness that ends with tears, but exhaustion.

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Kokutos No existe otro momento que aquel en el que se está llorando. A veces da la sensación de que el resto es un conjunto de imágenes que desfilan rápidamente sobre las retinas entre un lamento y el siguiente. El zen, que nos pide y nos ruega que seamos en cada segundo de nuestras vidas conscientes de todas las cosas y de cada una, no entiende que es precisamente durante el intolerable sollozo de unos ojos arrasados por la sal de las lágrimas cuando la consciencia de nosotros mismos nos inunda y nos ahoga, y nos arrastra, y nos condena a derramar nuestra agua con el triste convencimiento de que no es la felicidad lo que acaba con el llanto, sino la extenuación.


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Cocytus/ The 9th circle of hell

Phlegethon As Lawrence of Rome, slow roasted with heat from the coals on a grill, we squirm under uncertainty creeping sweaty behind our eyes, hidden, pushing us toward a fiery crucible of grief, of persistent dispair. It’s that misgiving what burns us slowly and makes our life a procession of fiery red sunsets, a river of molten rock licking our charred skin and inflames our eyes and throat. This is our punishment, this is our global warming and these are our wings, melted for wanting to fly higher than the Sun, for enslaving what is born free, for being the only animal that is not afraid of the flame.

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Flegetonte Como San Lorenzo, asados al calor lento de las brasas sobre una parrilla, nos retorcemos bajo la incertidumbre que se arrastra sudorosa tras nuestros ojos, escondida, empujándonos por la borda hacia un crisol de llameante pesadumbre, de pertinaz desconsuelo. Es esa duda la que nos quema poco a poco y que hace de nuestra vida una ígnea procesión de rojos atardeceres, un río de roca fundida que lame nuestra piel carbonizada y que inflama nuestros ojos y nuestra garganta. Este es nuestro castigo, este es nuestro calentamiento global y estas son nuestras alas, derretidas por querer volar más alto que el Sol, por esclavizar lo que ha nacido libre, por ser el único animal que no se asusta de la llama.

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4 Lethe There is laughter, unique in its kind, it is true. But everything else that causes happiness exists only in the memory, it only becomes clear and conspicuous when no longer exists, and that’s why forgetfulness is the worst of the calamities, because the omission of thought ends with all the permanence of which life is able, because no one dies completely until forgotten. And yet, the deep trench of memory tireless strives to go slowly taking what is left of us so far, in a relentless battle in which one can only end up losing, we can only surrender to collapse, in the belief that we shouldn’t even forget what we have suffered, because that memory is the one that must make more and more difficult to suffer again.

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Leteo Está la risa, única en su especie, es cierto. Pero todo lo demás que nos causa felicidad solo habita en el recuerdo, solo se hace patente y conspicuo cuando ya no existe, y por eso el olvido es la peor de las calamidades, porque la omisión del pensamiento acaba con toda la permanencia de la que es capaz la vida, porque nadie muere del todo hasta que es olvidado. Y sin embargo, la profunda fosa de la memoria se afana incansable en ir poco a poco arrebatándonos todo lo que ha quedado de nosotros hasta el momento, en una batalla sin tregua en la que solo podemos acabar perdiendo, solo nos queda rendirnos al agotamiento, en la constatación de que ni siquiera deberíamos olvidar lo que hemos sufrido, porque ese recuerdo es el que debe hacer cada vez más difícil sufrir de nuevo.


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Styx Nobody, not even the one dragging his steps with discouragement, or the one which chokes on his own regret. Neither the one succumbing to the burning scorch nor the one that disappears into the pit of oblivion. No one is unhappier than the one who hates. For he who hates willingly dives into the dark, cold waters, voluntarily accesses to his ordeal, surrenders to the easiest and worst path. Hatred is sorrow, is groaning, is torture, is misguidance, and much more. It is the worst torment human being can inflict in all directions, and it’s the most difficult to overcome. For he who sets foot across the border never understands, until it’s too late, that to cross that river you have to pay the price.

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s una academia de modelos dedicada a la enseñanza y dirigida a todas aquellas personas interesadas en el mundo de la moda y el desfile en pasarela. Su objetivo primordial es dar un conocimiento completo al estudiante, con conceptos de base, aspectos técnicos y visión actual del Fashion Star System. Sabemos que la práctica es muy importante, por este motivo desde el inicio pediremos a los estudiantes tareas que se complementan con talleres especializados y prácticos sobre las múltiples facetas de esta profesión. Al final del curso el alumno tendrá el nivel requerido para desfilar en pasarela y comprenderá los diversos estilismos que se pueden requerir para futuros trabajos y castings, así como tener una visión general de todas las actividades que engloban el mundo del fashion dentro de Second Life, ayudándolo de esta manera a decidir cual es la mejor estrategia a seguir para alcanzar sus propios objetivos. Todo esto es ofrecido por grandes modelos internacionales, top models que desfilan para las más importantes agencias SL y con una amplia y reconocida experiencia en el campo de la enseñanza. Cada clase es impartida por un profesor especializado en dicha clase.

Academy owners: Angels Milena, AnnaG Pfeffer, Salvo Waydelich and Shena Neox.

Owners academy: Angels Milena, AnnaG Pfeffer, Salvo WayAdelich y Shena Neox.

Academy teachers: Angelik Lavecchia, Angels Milena, AnnaG Pfeffer, Bety Dudek, Brigid Meriman, Chloe Electra, Dahriel, DreamLove, Falbala Fairey, Giela Delpaso, Mila Blauvet, Natsumi Kangjon, October Bettencourt, Salvo Waydelich, Shena Neox, Syra Hyun,Yashi Audion, Yulieta Avril.

Profesores: Angelik Lavecchia, Angels Milena, AnnaG Pfeffer, Bety Dudek, Brigid Meriman, Chloe Electra, Dahriel, DreamLove, Falbala Fairey, Giela Delpaso, Mila Blauvet, Natsumi Kangjon, October Bettencourt, Salvo Waydelich, Shena Neox, Syra Hyun,Yashi Audion, Yulieta Avril.

At Versus high modelling institute we do not offer classes based on levels, our policy is that all models need and should learn everything in a single complete course. From the very first lesson we will teach you everything about the specific theme of that class.

En Versus high modelling institute NO ofrecemos cursos por niveles, nuestra política es que un modelo puede y debe aprenderlo todo en un solo curso completo. Desde la primera clase te enseñamos todo sobre el tema que se trabaja.

After each course, the students will undergo an examination where they will should properly apply all the knowledge acquired during the course and they will receive their diploma after completing it. Students who pass the test will have their graduation show that will be annual for students of the 2 courses.

Versus high modelling institute ofrecerá solamente 2 cursos anuales, puesto que cada curso es extenso y detallado.

Students who fail the examination may repeat the course with no cost. The best students in the graduation show will be invited to be part of the VERSUS MODELS group.

Aquellos alumnos que aprueben el examen tendrán su show de graduación que será anual para los alumnos de los 2 cursos. Los mejores alumnos en el show de graduación serán invitados a formar parte del prestigioso grupo VERSUS Models. Los alumnos que no pasen el examen podrán repetir el curso sin coste alguno.


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SHANNON BRAMLINGTON - MISS AZUL 2016

A Sweetheart Shannon is the winner of one of SL’s most prestigious contests, Miss AZUL. Shannon rezzed into SL and like many of us had a few computer challenges. “I saw SL on television in 2007; however my computer couldn’t handle the viewer and I was unable to download it. When I received a new computer in 2009, I decided to try SL again and I have been here ever since”

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lways, with an eye for fashion and styling, Shannon tells Versus that she started to look into modeling schools in 2014 in order to be more helpful to the ladies entering the Ms Sweethearts Pageant. “I found the Regal Modeling Academy and it seemed a great fit for the pageant; but before sending all the ladies there I decided to take the classes myself to see what type of education the ladies would get. A month after I began classes the Miss Azul Competition was announced, and I knew I had to enter to up my game.” Shannon admits, “I never really wanted to be a model to be honest. It came upon me by accident, but I realized it was what I had to do to become a contestant for Miss Azul.” Once the modeling bug bites… it is challenging, fun and so rewarding. “Being Miss Azul has been a dream for me since 2011. I didn’t know what it took to become this prestigious face of fashion. I just knew that AZUL was my go to brand for all things formal. It was Mami’s generosity that first led me to AZUL, her group gifts were fabulous and I was excited to wear things that were of quality. The longer I was in SL the more I could see the jewel that is Azul and Mami Jewel. When the contest was announced I knew it was time for me to throw my hat in the ring and try.”

“I never really wanted to be a model to be honest. It came upon me by accident, but I realized it was what I had to do to become a contestant for Miss Azul.”

had added feathers to her outfit, and thought to myself – “if I turn these ribbons upside down the sashes will flare... let’s see how this looks.” The results were a risk, but it seemed to work and so did the styling I made around the upside down ribbons :).” When Versus asked Shannon why she thought she had the winning look, she was so modest, a winning quality in any person. “To me, I didn’t think I had the winning look, but I think in flipping the ribbons of the gown upside down created a new idea and showed creativity. I think that is what might have done it in the end.” Competing and placing is a validation of spirit and style –many of us like the challenges and usually we never believe we can actually win… but Shannon won… and is the reigning Miss AZUL, and that is something to celebrate. “Winning to me, meant the world!! In RL I was doing the “ugly cry”. I couldn’t believe I was standing on that stage, let alone winning it. I was so happy to even BE there. At the end of the competition, I was simply speechless and overwhelmed. I think this competition was a businesswoman meets model meets marketing guru. It will definitely be talked about for years to come and may change the fashion world of pageantry for years to come. And I’m thrilled and excited to be apart of it and to be part of the AZUL Brand.” Shannon is a winner in all ways, and has some excellent advice to give to models, to aspiring models…and to everyone that is creative in SL. “There’s a phrase that I repeat to myself in most anything I do. “Go big or go home”. You have to be willing to try. You have to be willing to put yourself out there, and remember the reason WHY you are doing this. Whether it’s for love of fashion, for love of the brand, or for the challenge of it. Don’t forget the reason you started. It will serve you well as you continue on in every competition. And when you win, remember the supporters who told you that you could do it all along. When you’re time is over, they will still be there with you. I’d tell new contestants to trust your gut, lay low of any drama, and have fun with it. Take risks, be fierce, and don’t be afraid to take a risk with your poses. And to remember, when it’s all over, the experience of it is always worth the hard work, win or lose.”

Shannon is a gracious competitor and tells Versus, “The contest was fierce! A highly organized competition of marketing plans, blogging, styling, presentations, fashion shows, research challenges, questionnaires and voice interviews. The contest was organized by the AZUL team and lead mostly by Chloe Electra and so well done.” Azul asked for two “inspirations” where the contestant’s imaginations could go wild with creativity that is the very heartbeat of SL. “The inspiration for the first look was the butterflies. When I look at RL butterflies I noticed they’re not all one color, so I used a color wheel to look at complimenting colors and found that the color combination of the Ruby and the Sugalite was amazing.” For the second look the contestants were asked to style the same gown, the -AZULAmalia without additions, styling it only. “I saw the Miss AZUL 2011 Miss Ponchituti Boucher

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the first place! “I love music!! I spend a lot of time at our ballroom, and I love to build buildings. I seem to have developed a passion for architecture that I never had before SL. I enjoy playing with my husband on SL, its great to take a vacation in SL and save the real life expense! lol.” Shannon was very sincere in her love of creativity and fashion (and music!) in SL. “I want people to know that my love of -AZULbrought me to this competition, and it wasn’t just a competition of styling and being pretty, it was a new twist on a “Miss” competition to find someone with business sense, as well, and I hope people embrace that. I want them to know that I am the same, with or without the crown, that I’m down to earth and expect nothing and am always humbly grateful for everything that happens in my life.” As for the future, Shannon, with her sense of humor says, “I’m going to Disney World! I’m just kidding, Right now I have a few photo shoots and interviews to do, beyond that I am looking forward to what -AZUL will be in the future and excited to be apart of it.” Versus is looking forward to all that you and AZUL will be doing too --- and congratulations! For all the curious models and fashionistas, Shannon reveals the elements of her winning looks: The Mix and Match was the following: Gown: -AZUL- - Shino - Ruby Gown Mix: -AZUL- Luana - Sugilite Back Butterflies: -AZUL - Shino Butterfly Ruby, & Champagne. Accent Butterflies - GizzA - Papillon Set pink moded purple Animated Butterfly: Challis - Body Butterfly pink Moded purple Jewelry: Lazuri - Marzia Spring Collection Hair : Bizarre Hair - MyStic

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Entrevista • Shannon Bramligton - Miss AZUL 2016/ Español

Shannon es la ganadora de uno de los más prestigiosos concursos de SL, Miss Azul y cómo muchos de nosotros se enfrentó a algunos desafíos informáticos “Conocí Second Life en la televisión en el año 2007 pero mi ordenador no tenía entonces los requisitos necesarios para poderlo descargar. Cuando recibí mi ordenador nuevo en el 2009 decidí intentarlo de nuevo, y aquí he estado desde entonces...

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iempre con la vista puesta en la moda y el estilismo, Shannon nos comenta a Versus que ella comenzó el aprendizaje de la moda en 2014 para ser de más ayuda a las chicas que entraron en el concurso Ms Sweethearts. “Encontré la Regal Modeling Academy y me pareció que sería bueno tomar las lecciones yo misma para conocer el tipo de formación que era necesaria. Un mes después de comenzar las clases se anunció el concurso de Miss Azul y supe que tenía que entrar. Con ese fin comencé mi preparación. Shannon admite que “Honestamente, nunca pensé en ser modelo, llegó a mí por casualidad. Pero cuando comenzó el concurso Miss Azul, supe que es eso lo que tenía que hacer para llegar a ser una buena concursante”. Una vez que el mundo de la moda llama es divertido, desafiante y muy gratificante “Ser Miss Azul ha sido mi sueño desde el 2011. No sabía qué era necesario para llegar a ser la prestigiosa imagen de esta marca, solo sabía que Azul era mi marca preferida en vestidos de gala. Fue la generosidad de Mami la que me llevó a Azul. Sus regalos de grupo eran fabulosos y yo me sentía encantada de poder llevar vestidos de calidad. A medida que pasaba el tiempo en SL pude ver la joya que es Azul y Mami Jewel. Cuando el concurso fue anunciado, supe que era el momento de liarme la manta a la cabeza e intentarlo”

“Honestamente, nunca pensé en ser modelo, llegó a mí por casualidad. Pero cuando comenzó el concurso Miss Azul, supe que es eso lo que tenía que hacer para llegar a ser una buena concursante”.

Shannon es divertida y comenta a Versus “¡El concurso fue feroz! . Una competición altamente planeada en los aspectos de marketing, blogs, estilismos, presentaciones, desfiles de moda, retos de investigación, cuestionarios y entrevistas de voz. El concurso fue organizado por el equipo de Azul, y en su mayor parte por Chloe Electra”

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Azul pidió dos inspiraciones dónde la inspiración dónde las concursantes podían dar rienda suelta a su creatividad. “La inspiración para el primer look me llegó observando las mariposas. Cuando las miraba en RL me di cuenta de que no eran de un solo color, asi qué busqué los colores disponibles y encontré la asombrosa combinación de los colores rubí y sugilita. Para el segundo look se nos pidió que todas hiciésemos un estilismo del mismo vestido “Azul Amalia” sin añadidos de otros vestidos, simplemente el estilismo. Vi una foto en que Ponchituti Boucher Miss Azul 2011 había añadido plumas a su vestido así que pensé ¿y si pongo los lazos bocabajo? El resultado era arriesgado ¡pero parecía funcionar! y así hice el estilismo poniendo todos esos lazos del revés”. Cuando Versus pregunta a Shannon por qué cree que su estilismo fue el ganador, ella nos responde modestamente, una cualidad añadida en su persona. “No creo haber tenido el look ganador, pero creo que el voltear los lazos aportó una nueva idea, y eso es lo que yo creo qué puede haberme hecho ganar el look”. Competir y conseguir buen puesto son una buena prueba de espíritu y estilo. A muchos de nosotros nos gustan los retos y normalmente nunca creemos que podamos ganar, pero Shannon gana y... es la actual Miss Azul, y eso es algo para celebrar. “¡Significó el mundo entero! En RL yo estaba chillando de alegría, ¡no podía creer que yo estaba allí en el escenario, sola, como ganadora! Estaba tan feliz de estar allí. Al final de la competición estaba sin palabras, abrumada. Creo que esta competición fue como...mujer ejecutiva encuentra modelo gurú del marketing. Será sin duda un tema de conversación en los años venideros y puede cambiar el mundo de la moda, de los desfiles en los próximos años. Estoy encantada y emocionada de ser parte de todo esto y de la marca Azul”


una pasión por la arquitectura que nunca tuve antes de entrar a SL. Me encanta jugar con mi marido SL, es fantástico tomar unas vacaciones en SL y ahorrar el gasto que esto sería en la vida real... jajaja”. Shannon es muy sincera mostrándonos su amor por la creatividad y la moda en SL. “Quiero que la gente conozca mi amor por Azul, que es lo que me ha llevado a esta competición de Miss. Buscaban a alguien con un sentido de los negocios también, y, espero que la gente lo apruebe. Quiero que sepan que sigo siendo la misma, con o sin corona, que estoy con los pies en la tierra y que no espero nada, que siempre estoy humildemente agradecida con todo lo que ocurre en mi vida” Para el futuro, Shannon, con su sentido del humor nos dice: “Me voy a Disney World!! Estoy bromeando. Ahora mismo tengo varias sesiones de fotos y entrevistas que hacer. Aparte de eso, tengo muchas ganas de ver lo que será AZUL en el futuro y me siento emocionada por ser parte de él.”.

Shannon es una ganadora en todos los sentidos y tiene algunos preciosos consejos que dar a las modelos, a las aspirantes a modelos y cualquier persona creativa dentro de SL. “Hay una frase que me repito a mí misma en casi todo lo que hago. Hazlo a lo grande o vete a tu casa. Tú tienes que querer intentarlo, desear exponerte y recordar la razón de por qué estás haciendo esto. Si es por amor a la moda, por amor a la marca o por simple reto. No olvides la razón que te empujó a comenzar. Esto te servirá en cada nueva competición, y, cuando ganes, recuerda a las personas que te apoyaron, las personas que te dijeron todo el tiempo que

podías conseguirlo. Cuando tu tiempo se haya acabado, esas personas seguirán estando allí contigo. Diría a las nuevas concursantes de confiar en su propio instinto, lejos de dramas y divertirse con ello. Que se arriesguen, que sean valientes y no temer tomar riesgos con las poses. Y, cuando todo haya terminado, recordar la experiencia que queda de todo ello. Siempre merece la pena, ganes o pierdas”. Shannon también se divierte en SL, la razón más importante para estar en SL. “¡Adoro la música! Paso la mayor parte de mi tiempo en las salas de baile y me encanta construir edificios. Es como si hubiese desarrollado

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Versus espera impaciente todos los grandes proyectos que Azul y tú haréis en el futuro... ¡enhorabuena! Para todos los curiosos y fashionistas Shannon nos revela los elementos de su look ganador: Gown: -AZUL- - Shino - Ruby Gown Mix: -AZUL- Luana - Sugilite Back Butterflies: -AZUL - Shino Butterfly Ruby, & Champagne. Accent Butterflies - GizzA - Papillon Set pink moded purple Animated Butterfly: Challis - Body Butterfly pink Moded purple Jewelry: Lazuri - Marzia Spring Collection Hair : Bizarre Hair - MyStic


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Watercolors By Javier Escudero Cuervas-Mons / Photography Javier Escudero Cuervas-Mons

The Canarian Forest of Laurisilva

El bosque canario de Laurisilva

This small sample of watercolors is my tribute, my very personal tribute, to the extraordinary forests of these islands considered Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is a work done with passion and affection of whom, even from other lands, one day discovered the magic and beauty of a breathtaking and magical nature, much older than men and that for sure met the great dinosaurs.

Esta pequeña muestra de acuarelas es mi homenaje, muy personal, a los extraordinarios bosques de estas islas considerados como Reseva de la Biosfera por la UNESCO. Un trabajo realizado con la pasión y el cariño de quien un día descubrió, desde otras tierras, la magia y la belleza de una naturaleza sobrecogedora y mágica, mucho más antigua que los hombres y que conoció a los grandes dinosaurios.

Volcanoes, deep valleys, amazing cliffs, indescribable skies , greens that do not exist in the palette o f a painter, ocher, red and black stones vomited from the bowels of the earth as old as the world. The sheer force of the sea and wind.

Volcanes, profundos barrancos, sobrecogedores acantilados, cielos indescriptibles, verdes que no existen en la paleta de un pintor, piedras ocres, rojas y negras vomitadas por las entrañas de la tierra tan antiguas como el mundo. La enorme fuerza del mar y el viento.

In the retina of the painter, has passed the age of the Universe.

Por la retina del pintor ha pasado la edad del Universo.

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Beauty If the fashion trend of tone on tone proves anything at all it is that this fall monochromatic looks are having their moment. Highlighting eyes, cheeks and lips with shimmering hues in a color family similar to your complexion creates a warm naturally radiant effect that is trending on the runways. Best of all, this look is easy to create at home. Natural beauty is in. Whisk on warm peach and rose -colored blush that make you look like you have just returned from a refreshing autumn walk through the fire colors of fall foliage. Be on the look out for sweet luscious lips in the ubiquitous red lip palette that ranges from crimson and berry to soft pink and cherry. Don’t forget a dash of black eyeliner to add a little drama to soften your look for fall. Hair ranges from a tangle of long natural waves that are soft and flowing to pony tails that are worn asymmetrically. Ponytails 2.0 can have a casual beachy look that is deconstructed and not over done, a polished look perfect for a black tie event or a retro glam look with clean lines and lots of volume. For a more formal occasion, finger raked knots and sleek high buns whether hair is sleek or tousled take center stage.

“Style – all who have it share one thing: originality” Diana Vreeland

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Sponsor Section : Madrid Solo Makeup: Moroccan Metal Works Photographer & Model: Madrid Solo

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Photographer and Model: Anouk Lefavre Eye Make-Up: Saskia by Clef de Peau Eyelashes: Groomed by MG Lipstick: Sasha by [the Skinnery] Hair: Molly by Analog Dog

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Photographer and Model: Astralia Hair: Vanity hair Make up: Eyeshadows Glam by {D.A} Headpiece: Strawberry wreath by Astralia

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Photographer and Model: Carley Benazzy Skin: L’Etre - Alexia Hair Base: Just Magnetized - Natural hair base Lashes: Mai Bilavio - MB - Natural Extended Lashes Eye Makeup :Waterline by Meghindo’s Lip Makeup: Pink Acid - Heat Matte Lipstick V2 Many Moons

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Photographer: Yulieta Avril Model: Payton Heron Skin: Gemma Hair: Kayla by Lelutka

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Photographer and Model: Ren Matsura Hair: KONVERT 4 by VRSIONLODE Eye Shadow : Male Kohl 1 by Clef de Peau

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Photographer.: Yulieta Avril Model: ChloeElectra Hair: Natasha Bun by Rowne Eyeshadow: Ursel by Zibska Eyelashes | MonCheri - Falsies (Silver Glitter) Lipstick: Rebel by Madrid Solo Nails: Window Split Stiletto by Hello Dave Necklace: Gopi by Modern Couture

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Photographer & Model: Matilda Soon Face Tatoo: Helicon by Madrid Solo Hat: Fall by Vita Boudoir Jewellery: Reign by Modern Couture Hair: Feline by Little Bones Lipstick: Gleti by POEMA Eyeshadows: Erotica by New Faces

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Photographer and Model: Shena Neox New body: Mesh ABAR - eBODY

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Photographer & Model: Shena Neox Makeup: U-Color-It-Baroque Motif- by Madrid Solo Necklace: Aislin by Zibska Hair: Titan by Zibska

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Photographer & Model: Madrid Solo Sponsor: Kunglers Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Melita necklace (color options)

“ Elegance is not about being noticed, it is about being remembered.� Giorgio Armani

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Fall 2015

Accessories ~ This fall and winter we have returned to big, gorgeous oversized jewelry with a minimal design. Bling is back with big earrings, eyeglasses, updated brooches and sparkling jewelry. The ethos of jewelry is pure adornment and chokers this fall are linear and strong while necklaces have a baroque vibe perfect for those with an eye for the ornate.

Say hello to ankle boots this fall and winter with chic stiletto heels in a myriad of interesting colors and textures. Look for shoes that leverage two colors or consist of a patchwork of textures and color contrasts that are just plain fun. If you like “furry feet” wear a pair of boots that are embellished with so much fur that it looks like you have raided Chewbacca’s closet! As for accessories, pocketbooks have never been so much fun from daring lux fur bags that are just begging to be touched. Look for artfully embellished bags with lots of fringe and exuberantly colored bags with metal studs suggesting rocker glam. As for metal bags– no matter which type of metal you choose, you will be on the right side of the coin.

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Photorapher & Model: Astralia Hair: Bohemian by Pepe Hair Headpiece: Olive Headdress by Lode Shoes: Pointy strap heels by Ison Skirt: Tee*fy Su pencil skirt sunny Sweater: Colette sweater by Gizza Ricielli - Luggage Tote Yellow

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Photographer & Model: Carley Benazzy Hair: Evelyn by Pepe Hair Earrings: Ciri Earring by Kunglers Coat : Faux Fur Coat by Tee*fy Pant: Leather Legging by Gizza Shoes: Moonless boots by Ison Accessory : Frang purse by David Heather

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Photographer & Model: Carley Benazzy Hair: Hortensia by Tableau Vivant Jewelry: Kora necklace by Pure Poison Coat : Zira shoulder goat fur coat by Ryvolter Dress: Crepe Overlayed Maxi by Seul Shoes: Imperial Shoe by Azoury

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Photographer & Model: Lucia Brune Ring Iracy: Jasper by (Kunglers) Bracelets: Savannah by (Kunglers) Earrings: Ciri Copper by (Kunglers) Necklace: Radija necklace - Gold & wood by (Kunglers) Dress: Lauren Top by Zibska

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Photographer & Model: Ren Matsura Hair: Gerard by [Q]uartzo Mask: Mask 1.1 by VRSIONLODE Lips: Natural Glossy Lips by Pink Acid Nails: Hunter surgeon nails by He La

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Photographer & Model: Shena Neox Headwear: Aziza by Azoury Shoes: Sphere by Azoury Body: ABAR - eBODY v6.5 R8 Makeup: Shena by Madrid Solo Pose: Del May

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Photographer & Model: Shena Neox Hair: by EMO-tions Ring: Iracy ring by Kunglers (3 colors options)

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Accessories fall 2015

Photographer & Model: BloodyMistress Serenity Dress: Marsala Asian Garden dress by GHEE Bag: Edie bag by GHEE Boots: Hunter ankle boots by [GOS] Necklace: Knotted snake chain necklace (recoloured) by p.c; Earrings: Malika decor mask (edited) by Lagyo Gloves: Appliers for SLINK Hands Tattoo Leather Gloves: by AE Hair: Stella by Elikatira

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Photographer & Model: Wicca Merlin Headpiece: Kandira by Wicca’s Wardrobe Necklace & Earrings: Wave by Finesmith Shoulder Piece: Macabre Warrior by Lelutka Shoes: Doro Booties by Wicca’s Wardrobe Nail Polish: Rock Set by Nailed It Bag: Veronica by 22769 Purse: Apocalypse Clutch by Swallow

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Photographer & Model: Zib Scaggs Pose: Grafica Poses thing ii Skin: Glam Affair on TMP Eye makeup: Lune 16 Hair: Tableau Vivant Harukaze Jewelry: (Flower headpiece, shoulders and lower) Blanchefleur by Zibska Collar: Madeleine by Zibska Necklace: Cirino by Zibska Sleeves: Letti by Zibska

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Photographer & Model: Zib Scaggs Pose: Grรกfica Poses ailbhe Skin: Glam Affair on TMP Eye makeup: Triumph 10 byZibska Hair: Tableau Vivant Scarlett hair Jewelry: Headpieces Alerie, Zephyrine and Vespera by Zibska Shoulders: Manna by Zibska Necklaces: Essence, Tatienne and Calais by Zibska Earrings: Discordia by Zibska Lanterns: 8f8 Chinese Lampion

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his fall and winter the journey into the vortex of fashion trends delves deeper into the curious and exotic…it surprises and delights us with the unexpected…and sometimes with a flashback to the past.

This season’s treasure trove of beauty trends includes everything from goth girls casting a shadowy dark tal that is mysterious and magical to an overwhelmingly exorbitant adventure to the orient. Don’t forget dramatic accessories and black make up to make this look pop… because black is back. For fun, get ready to take off with the popular jetset gypsy patterns of the 1980s that are eclectic with rich colors perfect for fashion nomads. Add a dash of fur -and boho chic will never feel so regal and warm. If you are feeling nostalgic “patch” things up with an old -fashioned youthful look that is all the rage. Tryjackets and pants in striking mix and matched patchwork textures, updated micro tweeds, plaids and checks…look for deconstructed silhouettes that will add new life to any wardrobe. Free spirited and carefree… nudes are in andmatched with unexpected textiles, feathers, loose knits…and more that are just begging to be touched.

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“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.”

Audrey Hepburn

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Mix and Mash - Bold Pairings, Chunky stripes, off kilter cool, oversized wraps, eclectic prints

Photographer : Darkyn Dover Model: Gretel Bulloch Blazer: Blake/Rayure by Diram Jumpsuit: Blake/Orangeby Diram Hair: Airwaves by Vanity Hair Sunglasses: Charismatic Stupendous bu ArisAris Clutch: Blake/Orange by Diram Jewelry: Omochi/Black by Mandala Makeup: Soft Kisses Lips by Madrid Solo Nails: Animal Print Natural Set by Nailed It

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Trend 80s - Nostalgia

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Photographer : Illargi Dover Model : Chloe Electra Hair: Boon - BNG331 Top: Rowne - Anka Silk Belt: Gos - Cinch Skirt: Maitreya - Mini Skirt Bag: ISON - Pandora Duffle

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Trend 80s - Nostalgia

Photographer: Hera Larnia Model: Jamee Sandalwood Top: Elena II Mesh Blouse White/Black by Seven Skirt: Monique Skirt White/Black/Red by Prism Handbag: Dulce De Leche [DDL] Accessories - Instant Crush Red Boots: Layla Boots Blackby 7Five Necklace: Collar Solene by Kali’s Earrings: Tokyo Tears in Black by Maxi Gossamer Sunglasses: Uptown Girl Sunglassesby Lybra Hair: Darmody Veganic Hair in Platinum by Action Lipstick: Bubble Gloss Lips by Madrid Solo

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Trend 80s - Nostalgia

Phtographer: Darkyn Dover Model: Mila Blauvelt Shirt: Whitheby Coco Skirt: Urban Community Bell : WideWaist by Coco Clutch: SHEY Tights: Ghee Glasses: SZD - Black Earring: Kunglers Hair: Rowne

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Trend 80s - Nostalgia

Photographer: Illargi Dover Model: Vanka Machiavello Dress: Faster Pussycat Savannah Dress Blue Earings: H.m.a.e.m - Lahasa earings Pure Bracelets: Rubik’s Cube Headpiece: Azoury Necklace Rubik’s Hair: Boon Clutch: LaGyo Malika clutch Lime-Gold.

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Photographer & Model : Linda Reddevil Hair: Pink Hustler 8036 Coat: Pixicat Wintry Aztec Cape Collar: MOLiCHiNO Fur Hood: Pixicat Black Hood: Foxes Aviator Jacket Hood Skirt: Milk Motion my leather fringes skirt Skirt: GizzA Joy Fringe Skirt Pants: ARISKEA Cuirette Aztec Gloves: LeeZu Nif Nif Mesh Boots: Meli Imako Boetis Boot

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*Peta Approved The ultimate in updated retro glam from tribal chic to bold colors dynamic and polished

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Trend - . Artic Fur – *Peta Approved

Photographer & Model : Seashell Dench Stole - Mink Princess by .: Ryvolter:.

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Photographer & Model: Linda Reddevil Scarf: Bliss Lilyana Fur Vest: Redgrave SIENNA Knit Skirt: V.e. Prudence Long Velvet Glasses: Dark Mouse Roundeye Pet: Foxes Little Chi Bracelet: | ark Alena Cuff Ring: bellballs Cheetah Hat: LeLutka ANZHELINA Hair: Tableau Vivant Low

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Trend - . Artic Fur – *Peta Approved

Photographer & Model: Seashell Dench Coat : - !gOi - Wild Fur Collar: Fur Collar Babooshka Artic Fox by Maxi Gossamer Hat: Ruby Cat Ear (black) by Elysium Umbrella: Meowbrella (black) by Boudoir Trousers : Shiu Oxblood by Rowne

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Photographer & Model: Blackliquid Tokyoska Outfit : tora yokoware shita : kokorotayori Hair: Red Mint - Hair No.35’15 Necklace : BlackLiquid COLLAR - ORBITAL v.2 TOXIC Lipstick: Aai - yellow geisha lip

Orient TRENDS

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All aboard‌.. for an unforgettable journey of style

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Trend - Orient Express

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Photographer & Model: Blackliquid Tokyoska Earrings : Mandala Pearl-Rain-Season3 black Hair: cheveux F070 Black Skirt: Twinkle Cash - High-Waisted Skirt Belt: Loloche - Corset Belt - Black Cape : Loloche - Jeanne Cape Jacket - Blue Tights: Schadenfreude Silent Koi-nietzko Tights

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Trend - Orient Express

Photographer & Model Blackliquid : Tokyoska Top: Fashioably Dead - Blanche Top - Black Neck: .Shi, Kimono Neck Warmer Hair: BlackLiquid HAR - CHEN Hairbase: BooN center part A hairbase blueblack mesh Skirt : Emery Ariel Maxi Skirt Lime Armbands : GizzA - Tribal Armbands Lipstick: Aai - yellow geisha lip

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Photographer & Model: Blackliquid Tokyoska Bracelet & Necklace: Mandala Pearl-Rain-Season3 black Hair: CHEVEUX = F067 Blacks03 Bangles: BlackLiquid BANGLE L - ORBITAL v.2 TOXIC Shirt: ISON - shoulder cut-out tank deep blue Pants: Mundos Jessy Pants Black Leather Lipstick: Aai - yellow geisha lip

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NAKED Nudes… Simply sheer delight…

Photographer & Model: Magissa Denver Headwear: Harmonie by Azoury Armor: Scarlet by Diram Skirt: Victoria by Diram

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Trend - Naked

Photographer & Model : Magissa Denver Outfit: Stella by Diram Shoulder Coat: Stella by Diram Belt: Selena by Diram

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Trend - Naked

Photographer & Model: Magissa Denver Pant and Top: Chanel by Diram Belt: Selena by Diram Hair: Cassie by Lelutka

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Photographer & Model: Magissa Denver Blouse: Gina by Baiastice Shorts: Vigo by Baiastice Cornrows: Ciara by Lelutka Heels: Echium by Glamistry

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DARK TAL Goth chic with a twist - Bold… Mysterious – Magical- and Mad •

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Photographer & Model: Diconay Boa Shoulder Jacket: JacketOverShoulders_forShirt&Shorts by *COCO* Mask: .: PC Doctor Mask Steel Pants: [Femme] - Outre by .Shi Feaher Stole: Feather stole / Black RARE by :GB:: Hair: O’HARAPitch (not for sale) by Lelutka Fringe Collar: Fringe leather collar by Tableau Vivant

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Trend - Dark Tale

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Photographer & Model: Diconay Boa Puffy Skirt: Linda Dress by Gizza Mask: .: PC Doctor Mask Steel Hair: Cassie long hair by Lelutka Dress: Absinthe Dress by Gizza Shoes: Gladiator Couture Princess Heels Materials Hat: HouseofFox :: ModernCoutureHat Legins: - Holy Leggins - Leather Black by Gizza

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Trend - Dark Tale

Photographer & Model: Diconay Boa Scarf: Shalwar Outfits Vol.1 - Collar by Gizza Hair:.: fiore :. VELMA Hair (L/Resize) Mask: .: PC Doctor Mask Steel Fedora: Nyu - Debut, Chic Fedora, Black Shoes: [Co57] Lorena Bootie NOIR Shoulder Fur: [inMonster] - Valo Suit Fur Pants: Salwar Pants by Gizza

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Trend - Dark Tale

Photographer & Model: Wicca Merlin Bodysuit: Liquid Latex by LeeZu Top: Fur Stole by Gizza Sleeves: Black Rook mesh sleeves by [AD] Pants: Renraku Pants by Wicca’s Wardrobe Shoes: Booties by Wicca’s Wardrobe Earrings & Ring: Cube Earring by Solidea Folies Headpiece: Kandria Headpiece by Wicca’s Wardrobe

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Photographer & Model: Wicca Merlin Top: Xena Top by Wicca’s Wardrobe Pants: Lavinia Leggings by Wicca’s Wardrobe Headpiece: Xeno by Wicca’s Wardrobe Hair: Shaved Hairbase by LoQ Hair Makeup: Ltd Noir Makeup by Zibska Tattoo: Tombstone Women by White~Widow


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Photographer: Tania Tebaldi Models: Tania Tebaldy and RenMatsura RenMatsura Hair: Justin by [Q]uartzo Shirt: TMP loose tank no1 by DUFAUX Thong: TMP brief no1 by DUFAUX Tania Tebaldi Lingerie: Fling by Baiastice Hair : Not my business by Vanity Hair Bracelet: Yennefer by Kunglers

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LINGERIE The pleasure of the architecture of lingerie -- is to linger and enjoy... the choice is yours... minutes or hours?

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Trend - Lingerie

Phtographer: Illargi Dover Models: Diosaharu Adamski and Sophia Paez Diosaharu Adamski: Lingerie: Unforgettable Princess Lingerie- Pink by Dirty Princess Hair: Lana by Lelutka Shoes: Vixie by KC

Sophia Paez: Lingerie: Aksaka by Zaara - nude Hair: Yui by ARGRACE - Ash Brown Shoes: Kiele Foot Straps by Zibska

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Photographer: Tania Tebaldi Models: Tania Tebaldi and RenMatsura RenMatsura Hair: Jack by Exile Shirt: lazy shirt by Breath Pants: Coda sweatpants Black by Modulus Shoes: Benny vans by Elysium Tania Tebaldi Lingerie: Cynzya by Baiastice Pants: Mahvi by Miamai Robe sunday vintage by Valentina E. Hair: Sexy Kitten by Vanity Hair

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Photographer & Model: Marika Blaisdale Hair: Yui by Argrace Lingerie: Marlene by Big Beautiful Doll Necklace: Charlotte by Gems & Kisses Shawl: Shawl Purple by Lika Ruby Shoes: Firenze by KC Couture

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Versus Blogger: Gara Heishi Outfit: GHEE– Ghee Cerulean Damyanti Set Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ishya

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Versus Blogger: Catalina Staheli Zibska: Ryoko Zibska: Vova Collar Ryoko Vs. _CandyDoll_ : Arabella White AviCandy: Short Lace Gloves Tableau Vivant : Editorial – Underwater

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Versus Blogger: Chloe Electra

Outfit: Gabriel – Olive* Hat: Tracei – Jarvis Sunglasses: Glamistry – PU2003 Handbag: Tracei – Petit Malle Croc

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Versus Blogger: Ellendir khandr Outfit : -AZUL- Rehana Make up: {MUA} Eyeliner Pose : {MUA} POSES Jewels : FINESMITH ADWAITA Hair : La Espanola by Vanity Hair

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Versus Blogger: Eva Muse Hairbase : by Homage ~ Pois Eyeshadow: Nox ~ Shock Shadow LipSticK : Clef de Peau Necklace&Bracelet : Vintage Jewels ~ Empress Jumpsuit : KELINI ~ XTravaganza

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Versus Blogger: Gara Heishi Outfit: ArisAris AA98~Let Me See Jewellery: MG – Necklace & Bracelet – Hampton Boho Bag: =Zenith=Spice Leather Bag (Black MiX) “Gacha” Hair: Magika [Hair] First Light Pose: an lar [poses] The Polarius Series

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Versus Blogger: Geoffrey Firehawk

Hairs : *~*Damselfly*~* Rafe Non Rigged Mesh Tuxedo Glasses : [ZOOM] Zarp Glasses Jacket : F.A.T – Cardigan Knit Jacket Beige Pants : F.A.T – Slim Fit Jeans Dark Brown Shoes : ..::ILLI::.. Ralph Loafers

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Versus Blogger: Lucemia Dress: Zibska ~ Reilly Shoes: AZOURY – Chromatics V2 – Red (Also Onix, Brown, Black and Cream)

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Versus Blogger: Purple Leonis

**** Woman Blond**** OUTFIT: ZIBSKA Ryoko TATTOO BODY: White Widow invictius SHOE: Azoury Chromatic HAIR: RunAway Nicky V2 – Essential Color **** Woman Brown**** OUTFIT: ZIBSKA MASQ: Azoury Insidious SHOE: Venus Shoes Scarlett HAIR: Madesign Hair Erin Red VIII

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Versus Blogger: Purr Foxlcaw Hair: KoKoLoReS Hair – Val (Gen Neutral) Skin: ..::WoW Skins:: V2 Masha Makeup: Eyeshadow: ::SlackGirl:: Riuka (Designer Circle starts later today) Design: Zibska ~ Renee Pose: *PosESioN* Halloween

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Versus Blogger: Rehana Selhan Top: Zibska – Noname Deux (Texture Change) – NEW!! Pants: Zibska – Vidar (Texture Change) – NEW!! Shoes: Tag. – no diggity (Leather / for Slink) Hair: Dura – Boys&Girls*60 @The Mens Dept Pose: PosESioN – Freeza Set

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Vesus Blogger: Mila Blauvelt Gown: Antonella by Azul

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Vrsus Blogger: Gara Heishi Dress: Zibska ~ The Ruse Gloves: Sascha’s Designs Mask: [Chariot] CANDIDA Mask

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