MAD Agency Shows of 2008

2008 was a fantastic year for MAD Agency, MAD Agency is part of KMADD Enterprise and is located at KMADD City. We had such a great time organising fashion shows that mesmerised and entertained both our audience as well as our designers.

In this post you will find photos of MAD Agency fashion sets and link to each one of the shows. We will also give you tips that can help reduce lag and enjoy your next Second Life show better.

But before all that, here is the list of upcoming shows for January 2009:

- GRAVES Latex & leather – fetish clothing

- MECHANISM – Male and Female Urban clothing

- LBD – Lucious gowns

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And now to help you on your next visit…

TIPS FOR ATTENDING FASHION SHOWS IN SECOND LIFE

- SECOND LIFE PERFORMANCE – Defragment drive, empty cache and relog

- SYSTEM PERFORMANCE – Close all other applications, apart from SL

- REDUCING LAG – Deactivate gesture, voice, remove AO once you are seated and wear clothing that has low rendering cost and possibly low prim

- REDUCE CRASHES – any inventory activity like opening textures, note cards or using search and even trying to IM someone can cause crash

- ARRIVE EARLY – this will ensure that all clothing will load for you when the show begins. It is much harder to load when sim is getting full. Arrive 45 to 30 minutes before the show as our sim fills up within 10 minutes. Our sim is set usually at 60 – 80 people depending on the SL performance on the day and number of prims contained in collection (more people means less likelihood  models are going to be able to successfully attach all their clothing prims)

- MUSIC – although it can also slow performance MAD Agency shows must be viewed with music turned on upon arrival. We spend considerable amount of time in selecting Music score to go with each one of our shows – this creates atmosphere and sets the mood to experience the show as it was intended.

- FOCUSING ON MODELS – Looking at the audience instead of models will slow your rendering rate. Focus your camera on the models instead.

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MAD Agency Fashion Sets

MAD Agency is famous for their lavish and intricate fashion sets.

Our runways are always created with the designer’s request in mind and with great consideration for the clothing that will be on display during the show. You have never seen so much effort put into each and every fashion show.

Sets that are rich in detail, often grand, and with no prim spared make these runways one of a kind. All aspects of the performance are carefully planned – music, costumes for announcers, right up to the build itself – they all come together to create a unique atmosphere that will surely transport you to different place and time.

Come with us on a journey of new and exciting discoveries…

ac-store-set

Client: a.C Store

Designer’s brief: build that would suit urban line of clothing with darker subdued colors

Result: stylised tube, metro, train station with bright colors to contrast dark clothing, monitors, seats, moving track & walls, glow, hyperspace inspired and semi-futuristic design. Announcers platform features black and white map of 6 fashion cities. MAD Agency’s final show for 2008.

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: a.C Store

Client: MUISM

Designer’s brief: urban war ~ construction, deconstruction, destruction

Result: another set of urban immersion, concrete, explosion, super hero themes, dirt but no grunge, fortress with circular runway

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: MUISM

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Client: Frozen Turquoise Valentine

Designer’s brief: clean winter runway with audience kept invisible and in the dark based on RL runway of Alexander McQueen

Result: 3 part set – huge cube in the room with audience on 3 sides, exposed cube revealing white tree, stars, fog and faun that intro the show, finally room becomes completely dark with audience unable to see each other from each side (lag reducing) and tree, stage and models the only thing visible

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: FTV

Client: Alphamale & Blacklace (joint show)

Designer’s brief: open brief ~ still set needed to accommodate lingerie and more conservative male brand as well as be suitable to fall

Result: Warm color rich interiors juxtaposed against cold exterior of gardens with parallel 2 runways and staircase. Interiors reflected masculine and feminine influences done in European style (French, English and Italian influences)

I would also like to acknowledge Thora Charron and Minnu Palen who have inspired this set with their editorial called Sister’s act featured in the first issue of GLAMsl Magazine.

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: Alphamale & Blacklace

Client: Baiastice ~ Attitude II (3rd show with MAD Agency)

Designer’s brief: Madonna’s RAIN video, water, metal, minimal, with thunder skies

Result: Abstract video reproduction with reflections, mercury rain drops and moving thunder skies.

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: Baiastice

Client: KMADD swimwear group show

Designer’s brief: surf, beach and paradise

Result: immersive nearly quarter sim size build with waves, splashes, rocks to sit on and complete with nature sounds

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: KMADD Swimwear Show

Client: PunchDrunk & ICING (3rd show with MAD Agency for ICING)

Designer’s brief: open brief

Result: Sexy sleek modern Asian influence runway with the touch of glam

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: PunchDrunk & ICING

Client: Leezu Bexter Designs (3rd show with MAD Agency)

Designer’s brief: Film Noir and Art Deco

Result: 1/4 sim size set enclosed black and white city with moving skies with main building only in color. Inside Art Deco ballroom complete with custom made textures and furniture.

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: LBD

Client: AC Store

Designer’s brief: black & white, sleek & modern, futura…

Result: Odyssey 2001 inspired set

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: a.C Store

Client: group underwear show

Designer’s brief: Greek or Roman, ruins, heavenly, classical, to suit guys wearing underwear and angel wings

Result: Roman build set in clouds

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: KMADD Underwear show

Client: Frozen Turquoise Valentine

Designer’s brief: something loungy, clubbish, rich in color, must have purples and pinks, dark

Result: Inspired by colorful lounge culture of Melbourne (Australia)

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: FTV

Client: Trendy & Company

Designer’s brief: Paris by night

Result: well Paris by Night is what they got

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: Trendy & Company

Client: Baiastice

Designer’s brief: set suitable for swimwear, art deco

Result: Titanic inspired built with deck, island and Art Deco elements

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: Baiastice

Client: ICING

Designer’s brief: French country

Result: Shabby chic interiors (home) & Mediterranean courtyard

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: Icing

Client: BAIASTICE

Designer’s brief: Italian Carnivale Build

Result: Eyes Wide Shut (the movie) baroque set

Set design: set was originally built by TracyLynne Carpenter (gift from Maddox DuPont and Tracy to Kirk Claymore for his birthday ~ our famous EYES WIDE SHUT Masquerade Ball)

Maddox DuPont appropriated the building and interior for Baiastice’s Carnivale Show

Photos from the show: Baiastice

Client: Leezu Bexter Designs

Designer’s brief: Sim Opening Fashion Show, Art deco with modern elements

Result: texture rich double runway build

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: LBD

Client: MUISM

Designer’s brief: something very MUISM – “we trust you Maddox and leave it all up to you”

Result: unfortunately, photos of the original set have been lost – this is after party area designed with same textures, metallic, warm browns and lights were very MUISM

Set design: Maddox DuPont

Photos from the show: MUISM

Client: The Zoo

Designer’s brief: set to suit adventure wear

Result: African Safari Set

Set design: Kirk Claymore

Photos from the show: The Zoo

And if you are interested in attending MAD Agency show in 2009 please join KMADD Enterprise Group ~ notices for all our future shows and designer show bags are sent via this group.

See you in 2009!

FREE Eyes @ KMADD City

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Santa did not quite make it to his destination this year – oh well – more for us!!

One of these boxes contains FREE Eye sampler from MADesigns – simply join KMADD Enterprise Group and find them. All eyes included in the pack are high quality products currently sold in our store. We only have best for our KMADD members.

As a member of KMADD Enterprise you will receive:

- FREE GIFTS -  prototypes, promotional gifts, exclusive freebies from our designers. Please note these are not available if you subscribe via sub-mattic – KMADD group ONLY.

- UPDATES on all MADesigns products & services

- FRIENDLY COMMUNITY to interact with that is fashion oriented & drama free

- INVITATIONS to MAD Agency fashion shows, and notices about employment (model search, agency staff etc.)

- NOTICES from KMADD City fashion designers (sales and new releases). KMADD City is one of a kind high quality shopping destination for men.

- VIP INVITE to all KMADD Parties. Just see what you have been missing out on so far.

Now there is more than one reason to join KMADD.

See you soon! Enjoy holidays!

Last chance to visit Ancient Japan

KMADD Winter Party was a complete success – sim was full with capacity turned to 100 (with no crashes) for over 2hrs. Unfortunately, this is your last opportunity  to see Ancient Japan Sim built by KMADD team for our last event for 2008. After today, sim will be stripped for next event for which I am building Roman inspired/ fantasy build for private ceremony of Cheerno Destiny (a.C Store) and his loving partner Deko Vought.

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Visit KMADD Flickr Group for photos from our guests and photographers.

Build by:
Gahum Riptide, Eve Petlyakov, Aldero Akami, Kirk Claymore and Maddox DuPont
Water effects by Vitrail Illios from New Trails.

Thanks to Costa Rica Sims.

SLURL: Costa Rica Events SIM

KMADD’s final party for 2008

Join us! Everyone is welcome…

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For exact location of the sim please join KMADD Enterprise group – additional invitations with LM will come out tomorrow.

Please read the event details carefully – for the enjoyment of everyone and for the sake of immersion dress code applies.

Phantom Of The Opera

Parties in Second Life are always a great excuse for dressing up.

This time I tackle costume based on main character from classic tale of Phantom of The Opera.

formal wear/costume

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MADesigns Eyes EXPLAINED

Eyes are life in Second Life. It is where soul of one’s avatar radiates from. Eyes although a very small detail can break or make your look.

MADesigns eyes travel that fine line between hand crafted and realism. Our collection that comprises of nearly 200 eyes, offers various features, textures and colors and you are always bound to find something that you would like. MADesigns eyes make perfect compliment to MADesigns Shapes, giving you personality and flair for added realism and beauty.

With MADesigns eyes others will forget that you are made of pixels and so will you.

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About this collection:

Soul eyes from MADesigns is the original series of eyes and one of our most popular releases. Made with Windlight in mind these eyes feature great selection of colors with realistic iris texture and reflection.

Occasion: Windlight/everyday.

Colors available: 12 Multi-color (SOUL 1), 8 Pale, 8 in Blue, Green and Brown.

Iris size: small

Veins: light

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About this collection:

Promise eyes from MADesigns is one of the Maddox’s favourite collections. These are hand painted eyes using the realistic source with subtle reflections.

Occasion: Everyday use, all light conditions.

Colors available: 10 Blue, 15 Green and 13 Brown

Iris size: large

Veins: light

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About this collection:

Truth eyes from MADesigns are once again hand painted collection of eyes with iris that has minimum of texturing for open, bright, glassy feel.

Occasion: Everyday use, all light conditions.

Colors available: 10 in Green, Brown and Blue. Blue contains 1 additional variation as a bonus.

Iris size: small/medium

Veins: pronounced

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About this collection:

Innocence eyes from MADesigns have bright color rich hand painted texture with reflections in the middle and lower part of the iris for teary, innocent appeal.

Occasion: Everyday use, all light conditions ~ particularly suitable for night time.

Colors available: 10 in Green, Brown and Blue.

Iris size: medium

Veins: light

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About this collection:

Shadow eyes from MADesigns are doll like medium size iris eyes with limited selection of color. Shadow eyes feature shadow that comes almost half way across iris for added depth. These eyes look perfect with eyeliner.

Occasion: Eyeliner, low light conditions.

Colors available: one in each color.

Iris size: 2 sizes available ~ small and large

Veins: light

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About this collection:

The Happening collection is all about reflections, you can almost see the world in action when you look into these eyes.

Occasion: Night time.

Colors available: one in each color.

Iris size: medium

Veins: light

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About this collection:

Studio eyes from MADesigns are intense, striking eyes that come in great selection of iridescent hues with multiple reflections.  Studio feature shadow in the top part of the eyes that gives them added depth and almost doll like quality. Highly recommended series.

Occasion: Everyday use, all light conditions. Great in studio or photoshoots.

Colors available: 10 in Green, Brown and Blue.

Iris size: large

Veins: 2 kinds ~ pronounced and light veins version

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About this collection:

Naturals collection of eyes from MADesigns is designed for avatars that seek high realism in their appearance. All eyes have been perfectly adjusted for Second Life and feature incredibly varied colors, patterns and reflections.

Occasion: Everyday use, all light conditions. Mostly daylight ~ depends on reflections.

Colors available: Green, Brown and Blue Label + Black label (contains sources that inspired all other series)

Black Label contains complete lashes collection as an added bonus (L$1000 worth of value)

Iris size: 2 sizes available for most ~ small and medium

Veins: light

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Permissions: NO MOD/COPY/NO TRANSFER

Eyes are each sold separately or as part of a bundle. Bundles attract generous discount and are suggested if you are planning of buying several eyes from same series.

All eyes are now available @ MADesigns Shapes Main Store ~ level 3 & 4.

We hope that the following guide will help you decide which eyes to choose on you next visit to MADesigns Store.

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Permissions: MOD/COPY/NO TRANSFER

Male & Female versions available.

Eyelashes are each sold separately or as part of a bundle. Discount on bundle is L$400.

Eyelashes can also be found @ MADesigns Shapes Main Store ~ level 3 & 4 as part of eye display.

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People who love wearing MADesigns eyes

Migi and Icemocolo Voom (MUISM), Milla Michinaga (MichaMi style), Raven Pennyfeather (House of Rfyre), Juwan Lane (JuJu’s closet), Frolic Mills (BOSL), Thalia Jie (Runway), Monta Horan, (GLAM/Vain/Monta blog), SallyYachvili & Cheerno Destiny (a.C Store), Giancarlo Tackas (Costa Rica sims), Vitrail Illios (New Trails), Risa Bright (MAD Agency Manager), Willamina Fitzgerald (Model) just to name a few.

If you have purchased MADesigns eyes and enjoy wearing them we would love you to share your story.

Maddox DuPont’s top MALE Fashion picks

While other designers keep to themselves and often are not highly social in Second Life, either because they have limited time or have no interest in social aspect of SL, Kirk and I love socialising and are quite often seen at KMADD City wondering around helping visitors or talking to friends.

While being friendly & approachable person is great for business and expanding your social network, it does have it’s drawbacks especially if people think you hold certain level of  “expertise” on appearance and fashion. Trust me I don’t I have just been here for a while to know where to shop. While I would love to sit and be someone’s personal shopper, I do not always have time. I usually send people to join fashion emergency if they are looking for specific items or use our stylist service, but I am often stuck with answering questions like best places for hair, skin etc.

I thought what better place to send them to than MAD Image next time they ask me.  A post would be helpful too listing all my favourite stores in one place.

So here it is. My top picks for everything appearance and fashion. Anything that I would wear or use is on this list and reflects only my own personal preference listed in no particular order.

Keep in mind that this list may change with time and if some designers are not on the list it does not mean that I am not familiar with them nor that I do not like them, I am just not wearing them as much at this time. I have no political agenda in mind, just like sharing information on designers I would recommend based on my personal experience of their clothing and my taste.

Let me know if you would like me to add more categories.

Enjoy!

SKIN

Belleza | Redgrave | Damiani | Abyss | Minnu Model Skins | A.c Store | Valiant | Dragonfly Designs | Mirror Image | PXL | Millage Valenti | Rac | Naughty Designs | Good Life | Gentlemen | FNKY | Avalon | Kara Mia | Aitui | Muism

HAIR

MADesigns | Minnu Model Skins | Aitui | Find Ash | Novocaine | Gritty Kitty | Armidi | Argrace | 69 | Cake | Chase | Discord | Exile | Good Life | Sky Everett | Naughty Designs | Muism | Moderno | Little Heaven | Laqroki/Rac | Truth | UncleWeb

EYES

MADesigns | Minnu Model Skins | Miriel | Sin Skins | Naughty Designs | Laqroki | FNKY | GLANZ | Fashionably Dead

CLOTHING

Muism | Valiant | Sey | Mechanism | Juju’s Closet | Gbberish | Redgrave | Shai | A.c Store | Badboy | WMD | MRM | Abyss | Aitui | Armidi | Bare Rose | Ce Cubic | Calypso Giano | Ducknipple | Heartattack & Vine | Kal Rau | Savvy Avvy | Paper Couture | Truth | Takeo Plastic | Sweetest goodbye | Mariken Co. | Sinistyle | Laqroki | the Zoo | Zoobong | Concrete | Grandma

SHOES

Kalnins | Abyss | Akeyo | D2TK | Pornstar | FNKY | Jeepers Creepers | Shiny Things | Hoorenbeek | Muism | Zero Number | Redgrave | Soreal | TonkTastic | Original Sin | Sinistyle | Rawdolls

GLASSES

Gudushu | Unpop | FNKY | PrimOptic | Kalnins | Ac Store | Original Sin | RoleOptic | Suite 17 | NO| Fishy Strawberry

JEWELRY

Mhaijik Things | Akami | JHZ | Yamusaka | Earthtones | Puncture | Deviant Kitties | MRM | 69 | Rawdolls | Monogrind

TATTOOS

Aitui | Addiciton | Artisitc Skinspressions | Bitter Thorns | Cake | Canimal | Devol | Garden of Ku
Digital Mayhem | Etched | Form | Inflict | Ink Slingers | Kalico Kreations | Negko Designs | Skin Deep | Tiki Tattoo | Truth

SHOPPING Places

KMADD City | Glamworld | The Block | Plunder | Bare Rose | Istanbul | Apperance Mode | Costa Rica |

Landmarks for all these designers can be found in our Designer Directory.

If you are male and are looking for extensive list of stores where we like to shop then visit KMADD City, it is one of a kind fashion sim in Second Life that host nearly 100 top designers for men hand-picked by us.

KMADD City DESIGNERS

AC STORE | AITUI | AKAMI | AKEYO | ALPHAMALE | ARAI | ARGRACE | ARTILLERI | BARNES BOUTIQUE | BLAZE | BLITZED | BRIEF ENCOUNTER |  CE CUBIC | CHEZ | CIVVIES |  CONCRETE | DESERT MOON CLOTHIERS| DINZEO DESIGNS | DUCKNIPPLE |  DUTCH TOUCH | ECLIPSE | EL TREBOL | EMERY | ENDEAVOR | ERGO |  FISHY STRAWBERRY | FORM | GBBERISH | GIUSIA | GUILLAME pour HOMME | HC | HEART ATTACK & VINE | HOLLYWOOD GESTURES | HOORENBEEK |  INDIGO | INFLICT | JEEPERS CREEPERS | JUJU’S CLOSET | KAL RAU | LAUNDRY | LOOKR | MADESIGNS | MARINESTA | MECHANISM | MERIKEN CO | MODERNO | MOSS | MRM| MUISM | MUWU | NC | NEGKO DESIGNS | NOVOCAINE | PAPER COUTURE | PIXEL MEN | PORNSTAR | RAWDOLLS RAUNCH | REBEL HOPE DESIGNS INC | REDGRAVE | RELAX | RENEGADE | RFYRE | SAVVY AVVY | SEY| SF DESIGNS |  SHAI | SHINY THINGS | SILENT SPARROW |  SINISTYLE |  SOREAL | STYLE OF EDO | SWEETEST GOODBYE |  TAKEO PLASTIC | TANGO NEW YORK | TOKEO PLASTIK |  TONIC | TONKTASTIC |  TRUTH | YOUNG URBAN | VALIANT | VISTA ANIMATIONS | WMD | ZOO | ZOOBANG

Host with the most

Today, MAD Agency had their very last show for 2008 ~ we presented a.C Store Winter Collection for 2008/09. As a host I usually open each show and today’s outfit is what I wore for this special occasion.

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