CCD Fashion Show (Caithlin Carter wearing 'Vanity' & Models)
Despite some nerve-wracking last-minute problems with my Sim, the recent CCD Grand Reopening and Fashion Show opened on time and was a real success. I wanted to thank all of you who found the time to come along and watch the CCD models wearing some of my latest Reflective Jewelry and Prim Nails + Ring. I’m sure you will agree that the CCD models who performed at the Fashion Show did an amazing job and I’m really proud to have such a great team working with me at Caithlin Carter Designs. I made my own debut on the catwalk at this event wearing the exclusive limited edition ‘Vanity’ Jewelry set and I really enjoyed this totally new experience and the thrill of hosting what was a really exciting event for me.
I would like to thank the CCD models who took part in the show – Adriana Ellisson, Amberlea Nitely, Arianah Markova, Isabella Wikifoo, Janet Nitely & Mailen Karu – and, of course, Kat Svenska and Naiya Kazyanenko for organising things so beautifully.
CCD Fashion Show - Nina Reflective Jewelry
CCD Fashion Show - Felicity Reflective Jewelry
CCD Fashion Show (Fashion in-Look) - 10 May 09
Before I even begin writing this update, I wanted to thank all of you who worked so hard to make the CCD Fashion Show today a success. I want to thank Naiyah Dreamscape in particular for her amazing work in organising the models and, of course, the models themselves who took time to rehearse and work through some pretty tough conditions at the show. I hope you all agree that the show was a lot of fun and I hope that those of you who came to watch had as much of a good time as I did and enjoyed seeing my latest designs being worn by the most beautiful models in SL.
This event was an opportunity for me to release 20 new complete outfits (gowns, jewellery, lashes and nails) and I have placed a new set of vendor boards at the front of my Main Store at Holland Coast2. Offering pre-coordinated complete outfits is a new approach for me but I really wanted to do something different this time and the Fashion Show was such a great opportunity to produce a whole ‘look’ for each model, I simply had to offer these ‘looks’ to the wider community of fashion-conscious women of SL as well.
Latex Zemlja took a lot of pictures at the Fashion Show and these are available on his FlickR pages here. The complete set of outfits in this new release can also be found here on the blog.
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.
Best Jewelry Designer Award
One of the most special things that happened to me this year (2009) was receiving the award of “Best Jewelry Designer” in SL. Yay! This is my first award and i’m very proud that so many people have enjoyed wearing my jewelry. I’ve shown a picture of the award here and put the real thing in my mainstore to the left of the modelling area so, if you’re interested, please come by and take a look 🙂 This award from the ‘Classic with Style Corporation’ means a great deal to me and I am so happy to have won such an amazing prize.
In December 2008, I finished work on my new mainstore which is now open for business. I finally finished work on this around Christmas! Well, i can’t say its really finished as I’m still working on the decorations and furnishings but the store is definitely open. This new store is much bigger than the old one and I hope that it makes a better setting for my designs. There is now much more space for everything and I have included a brand new modelling area for the team of beautiful models who work at CCD.
Another new thing about CCD is the new live modelling team. CCD now has 30 stunning models who wear my jewelry and accessories as well as the gowns. I’m very fortunate to have found such a great team. Thank you girls!