First Place - Katherine Comet wearing 'Patty'
Second Place - Gabriella Mortensen wearing 'Emily Gold'
Third Place - Elena Ewing wearing 'Ashley'
The standard of entries was very high so congratulations to the winners of this month’s competition. All the entries can be seen on the CCD Flickr page and the winners are posted here on the CCD Blog. Thank you to everyone who participated and, once again , congratulations to Katherine, Gabriella and Elena.
On the 1st of January you can enter your new pictures for the CCD Reflecting Diamonds Photo Contest. Don’t forget that this will be the last opportunity to participate and be eligible for the Grand Prize – good luck. For more information about the competition please click here.
The main things I wanted to share with you in this update were the Maseno Project II Garments of Hope fashion show and charity auction which took place on the 1st of May and the forthcoming CCD Fashion Show on the 10th of May.
The Maseno Project helps to support children in the western Kenya orphanage Nest Rescue Center and, as this is such a wonderful charity and such a good cause, I wanted to sponsor an event and donate a unique piece of jewelry to be auctioned in aid of the children. The event on the 1st of May was a huge success and featured a CCD model – Naiyah Dreamscape – as well as the event management skills of Marian Rexen. Nani Wrigglesworth, SterlingZen Harbour, Latex Zemlja and me were all in the audience to support as well and it was a lot of fun to see so many beautiful designs and our friends modelling them too. The show featured some of my jewelry designs from CCD as well as the work of a number of other designers (MariaElena Barbosa, Digit Darkes, Blacklace, Alphamale, Nonna Hedges, Sherona DeGroot, Ramona Planer, Naiyah Dreamscape and Z’Vogue design (by Zepher Dibou) but I think the highlight for me was the charity auction which closed the event and raised some serious money for the Maseno Project charity.
Miss Virtual World 2009 - Mimmi Boa - wearing a unique CCD design
More pictures from this event can be found here.
I designed a unique one-off piece of jewelry which you can see being modelled by Mimmi Boa in the picture above. A generous supporter paid $25000L for Mimmi’s outfit at the end of the auction and I was really proud to be part of this great event and help to raise such a huge sum of money!
Work is also underway on a CCD fashion show planned for the 10th of May at the Fashion in-Look Institute. CCD Models; Nani Wrigglesworth, Sheyla Mills, Shaz Bashly and PinkAngelStar69 String will model my jewelry and dress designs and the event is being organised by our Model Manager Naiyah Dreamscape who has done a great job organising the models and writing the script. The event starts at 11:00 AM on Sunday the 10th of May at the Fashion in-Look Institute and I hope you can all be there.
This week has been soooooo busy! I have lots of news for you and there has been so much going on with my designs and CCD, I hardly know where to begin.
Firstly, I want to thank those models who responded to my challenge to suggest a jewelry design. I really enjoyed making the jewelry from the suggestions I received and I had a lot of fun turning your ideas into ‘reality’ here in SL. I hope you like the designs I made for you and thank you again for your efforts and the hard work you put in to finding the inspiration for all of your wonderful ideas.
We also welcomed 2 new models since the last update and I am very pleased to announce the arrival of Beyonce Kuhn and Diconay Boa into the CCD modelling team. You can find their profiles on the Model Pages of the CCD Blog here and it would be great if you could say ‘hi’ to them next time you see them modelling at the CCD mainstore. They are both really friendly girls and I am so happy to have them as part of the CCD family.
I am also really proud to announce that CCD now has an Event Manager. Marian Rexen has been a model at CCD for some time now and she loves anything to do with fashion and modelling. She is also one of those people who knows everybody in SL and I am looking forward to some great CCD events and parties. Look for updates in the Blog about this and I hope to see as many of you as possible joining us at the first CCD event in the near future. Marian’s CCD profile can be found on the CCD Model Pages here or in the CCD Team here.
I am still hoping for more applications for some of the ‘specialist’ roles here at CCD. I hope to make announcements soon about the Model Manager and FlickR Competition Manager but there still vacancies and, if you are a committed and hard-working person with an interest in SL fashion, I would love to hear from you. Details of the available positions can be found here if you are interested in applying.
Latex Zemlja (LZ)
Lastly, that brings me on to the Blog and my wonderful friend Latex Zemlja (LZ) who has been so much help in putting this Blog together. I hope you will agree that the Blog is a real success and a great showcase for my designs, CCD updates and, of course, the beautiful CCD models. Together, LZ and I are slowly working on getting my entire range of designs onto the Blog and he has done an amazing job taking photographs of the models and helping with profiles on the Model Pages. Please tell us what you think of the Blog by leaving comments and also tell your friends all about it so they can visit too. I will do my best to keep the Blog fresh and interesting and you can expect regular updates filled with news and views as well as special announcements about new releases.