KMADD Grand Reopening GALA ~ This Weekend

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Join KMADD Enterprise group for your exclusive invitation and LM. Prizes to be won, giveaways and good old KMADD community spirit.

Come and party with designers, MAD Agency models and KMADD staff.

We hope to see you there.

KMADD Reinvented reopens TODAY

For the past 3 years, KMADD City visitors have enjoyed the convenience of having the top brands for men all in one place. During this time we offered free stores to over 100 established and up and coming designers for men, thus increasing their exposure and popularity. We provided a one-stop-shop for style and appearance services/products that have improved the lives of thousands of SL residents.

Top Row (L-R): Wavie Heller (Valiant), Raven Pennyfeather (RFYRE),  Maddox Dupont (MAdesigns/KMADD), Kirk Claymore (MADesigns/KMADD), Shai Delacroix (Casa Del Shai),  Chloris Hathor  (Indigo/Viva La Glam),  Serjordan Bonetto  (Emery), Yelmer Pfeffer  (Alphamale)

Bottom Row (L-R):  Antonia Marat (Artilleri),  Starley Thereian (Moderno),  Cheerno Destiny (a.C. Store), Akemi Yoshikawa (Akeyo)

As KMADD City has grown, so has KMADD as a brand. Originally, MADesigns only had male shapes, but now caters to both male and female clientele – offering shapes, hair, skin and eyes.

Due to the natural progression of our business, the space at KMADD City has become limited. We were not only in need of more prims to be able to keep releasing new products, but all the unique textures on the sim have created lag – which has impacted on shopping experience at KMADD. Therefore, some changes to our current set up were needed.

Today, we have unofficially reopened KMADD and started to set in motion changes that will revolutionize how you shop in Second Life.

Our new store combines all our products (MADesigns) and services (MAD Agency, MAD Image, MAD Studio) under one roof. While our initial plans will be focused on our own brand, rest assured we will not forget our KMADD City Designers.

Fashion has always been at the heart of our business and it will continue to be so in new and exciting ways. Gone are the days of stale stores in malls; our compact, low lag format and projects that will keep fashion at KMADD fresh and exciting are just around the corner. Here are just some of the things we got planned for you:

– TIMELESS WARDROBE – classic timeless pieces for both men and women
– NEW RELEASES – new fashion releases from 100s of stores in one place
– SEASON PICKS – MAD Image stylists will pick key items of the season
– FREEBIES – top brands & their freebies
– EXCLUSIVES – exclusive fashion items found no where else but @ KMADD

Visit New KMADD today and experience the future of sophisticated fashion shopping.

Further updates and official opening event details for new KMADD sim scheduled for 5th of December will be posted shortly.

KMADD City Renovations

Huge changes to the current KMADD set up are just around the corner. This post explains the reasons for the change and will give you a peek at exciting times ahead.

For the past 3 years, KMADD City visitors have enjoyed the convenience of having the top brands for men all in one place. During this time we offered free stores to over 100 established and up and coming designers for men, thus increasing their exposure and popularity. We provided a one-stop-shop for style and appearance services/products that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.

As KMADD City has grown, so has KMADD as a brand. Originally, MADesigns only had male shapes, but now caters to both male and female clientele – offering shapes, hair, skin and eyes.

Due to the natural progression of our business, the space at KMADD City has become limited. We are not only in need of more prims to be able to keep releasing new products, but all the unique textures on the sim have created lag – which has impacted on your shopping experience at KMADD. Therefore, some changes to our current set up were needed.

On November 25th, KMADD City will be closed and cleared out completely to make way for the new KMADD store. This store will combine all our products and services (MAD Agency, MAD Image, MAD Studio) under one roof. While our initial plans will be focused on our own brand, rest assured we will not forget our KMADD City Designers.

Top Row (L-R): Wavie Heller (Valiant), Raven Pennyfeather (RFYRE),  Maddox Dupont (MAdesigns/KMADD), Kirk Claymore (MADesigns/KMADD), Shai Delacroix (Casa Del Shai),  Chloris Hathor  (Indigo/Viva La Glam),  Serjordan Bonetto  (Emery), Yelmer Pfeffer  (Alphamale)

Bottom Row (L-R):  Antonia Marat (Artilleri),  Starley Thereian (Moderno),  Cheerno Destiny (a.C. Store), Akemi Yoshikawa (Akeyo)

Fashion has always been an integral part of our business and it will continue to be so in new and exciting ways. Some of the things we planned are:

– TIMELESS WARDROBE – classic timeless pieces for both men and women
– NEW RELEASES – new fashion releases from 100s of stores in one place
– SEASON PICKS – MAD Image stylists will pick key items of the season
– FREEBIES – top brands & their freebies
– EXCLUSIVES – exclusive fashion items found no where else but at KMADD

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Helping us manage the enormous workload of putting all this together will be our new appointed KMADD manager Eve Petlyakov. Rest assured that all customer service inquiries will still be handled by me and my partner Kirk Claymore. Eve will be more focusing on public relations and the implementation of new marketing strategies. Eve will also be managing designers and educating KMADD customers on the products and services available to them.

KMADD is committed to bringing you the best in both male and female fashion in an exciting new format that saves time and keeps you up to date with latest season looks, without having to hunt across the grid or visit stale mall stores.

So with only two weeks left, now is the time to visit KMADD City and shop till you drop! You can obtain a list of brands currently available at KMADD (KMADD City Designer directory) and direct teleport to their store from KMADD City information panel in our store (near tp).

Stay tuned for further updates and offical opening event details for new KMADD.

KMADD City welcomes new designers

KMADD City is a premiere shopping destination for men. This one of a kind all male fashion district offers top quality brands in Second Life®. By putting together some of the best designers of male fashion in one sim, we provide convenience of a one-stop shop and the knowledge base for the who’s who in the male fashion front.

The following designers have recently been added to KMADD City – click on each image for direct tp to their stores…

CURIOSITY

LELUTKA

AOHARU

REEK

ZANZO

KMADD City is looking for designers (repost)

In case you missed our recent post – here it is again.

We have received a number of great applications but still have space available so if you would like a free store – please read this post.

KMADD City is a premiere shopping destination for men. This one of a kind all male fashion district offers top quality brands in Second Life®. By putting together some of the best designers of male fashion in one sim, we provide convenience of a one-stop shop and the knowledge base for the who’s who in the male fashion front.

Today, KMADD City is referred to as a Male Fashion Capital, showcasing nearly 100 top male fashion brands. Our mission is to promote male fashion by strengthening the designer’s brand visibility and increasing their customer base. We also hope that through this shopping district, we would encourage men to look good and feel good while in Second Life.

KMADD City is rent-free sim (conditions apply) and we are ONLY interested in high quality men’s clothing and accessories. If you think that you would be interested in having a store @ KMADD City please contact Maddox DuPont with your LM, vendor photos or examples of your work and we will get back to you with an answer within 24hrs.

Traffic: 11k constant – 27k maximum depending on campaigns/events/releases.

KMADD City Designers

EMERY | VALIANT | REDGRAVE | CASA DEL SHAI | BARNES BOUTIQUE | KAL RAU | CHEZ | HOORENBEEK |  INDIGO | JEEPERS CREEPERS SHOES |  MUWU | AITUI | THE YOUNG URBAN | JGD | GUILLAUME POUR HOMME | TANGO NEW YORK | TONIC | BLAZE | PAPER COUTURE | BRIEF ENCOUNTER | FORM | SHINY THINGS | GUDSHU GLASSES | ENDEAVOR | ARTILLERI | CIVVIES | DUTCH TOUCH | RENEGADE |  LAUNDRY | PIXELMEN | AKEYO | SF DESIGNS | THE ZOO | RFYRE | PALE HERETIC | MODERNO | SOREAL | EL TREBOL | WMD | AC STORE | HEARTATTACK & VINE | MARINESTA | ALPHAMALE | SWEETEST  GOODBYE | FISHY STRAWBERRY | MERIKEN CO. | VISTA | NOVOCANE | ARGRACE | SINISTYLE | SILENT SPARROW | AMODICA | MECHANISM |  CECUBIC | DUCKNIPPLE | INFLICT | GUISIA | MRM FACTORY | STYLES OF EDO | NEGKO DESIGN | REBEL HOPE | DESIGNS INC | ERGO | ECLIPSE DEVELOPMENT | HOLLYWOOD GESTURES | TONKTASTIC | NC | ARAI | DINZEO DESIGNS | JUJU’s CLOSET | ZOOBONG | MOSS | RAWDOLLS | SAVVY AVVY | TAKEO PLASTIC | BLITZED | CONCRETE | HC | DAMIANI | URBAN BOMB UNIT | AKAMI | GIBBERISH | SEY | SHIKI | CATTIVA & CATTIVO | LELUTKA | NSD | BAD BOY JEANS | ARSNOVA | KALNINS | H8 MOTORS | GBTM | ADJUNCT | CURIOSITY | KA | ZANZO | NAME PENDING | REEK

KMADD City is looking for Designers

KMADD City is a premiere shopping destination for men. This one of a kind all male fashion district offers top quality brands in Second Life®. By putting together some of the best designers of male fashion in one sim, we provide convenience of a one-stop shop and the knowledge base for the who’s who in the male fashion front.

Today, KMADD City is referred to as a Male Fashion Capital, showcasing nearly 100 top male fashion brands. Our mission is to promote male fashion by strengthening the designer’s brand visibility and increasing their customer base. We also hope that through this shopping district, we would encourage men to look good and feel good while in Second Life.

KMADD City is rent-free sim (conditions apply) and we are ONLY interested in high quality men’s clothing and accessories. If you think that you would be interested in having a store @ KMADD City please contact Maddox DuPont.

Traffic: 11k constant – 27k maximum depending on campaigns/events/releases.

KMADD City Designers

EMERY | VALIANT | REDGRAVE | CASA DEL SHAI | BARNES BOUTIQUE | KAL RAU | CHEZ | HOORENBEEK |  INDIGO | JEEPERS CREEPERS SHOES |  MUWU | AITUI | THE YOUNG URBAN | JGD | GUILLAUME POUR HOMME | TANGO NEW YORK | TONIC | BLAZE | PAPER COUTURE | BRIEF ENCOUNTER | FORM | SHINY THINGS | GUDSHU GLASSES | ENDEAVOR | ARTILLERI | CIVVIES | DUTCH TOUCH | RENEGADE |  LAUNDRY | PIXELMEN | AKEYO | SF DESIGNS | THE ZOO | RFYRE | PALE HERETIC | MODERNO | SOREAL | EL TREBOL | WMD | AC STORE | HEARTATTACK & VINE | MARINESTA | ALPHAMALE | SWEETEST  GOODBYE | FISHY STRAWBERRY | MERIKEN CO. | VISTA | NOVOCANE | ARGRACE | SINISTYLE | SILENT SPARROW | AMODICA | MECHANISM |  CECUBIC | DUCKNIPPLE | INFLICT | GUISIA | MRM FACTORY | STYLES OF EDO | NEGKO DESIGN | REBEL HOPE | DESIGNS INC | ERGO | ECLIPSE DEVELOPMENT | HOLLYWOOD GESTURES | TONKTASTIC | NC | ARAI | DINZEO DESIGNS | JUJU’s CLOSET | ZOOBONG | MOSS | RAWDOLLS | SAVVY AVVY | TAKEO PLASTIC | BLITZED | CONCRETE | HC | DAMIANI | URBAN BOMB UNIT | AKAMI | GIBBERISH | SEY | SHIKI | CATTIVA & CATTIVO | LELUTKA | NSD | BAD BOY JEANS | ARSNOVA | KALNINS | H8 MOTORS | GBTM

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Here are the winners of The International Men Challenge…


Grand Prize Winner: Devon Chaffe

A 8,192 sq. ft parcel in the beautiful Costa Rica Sims with 1,875 prims valued at 35,000L$ with 1 month of tier included.

Second Prize Winners:

Lavindia Jewell
XxChristinaxX Vantelli
Alberik Rotaru
DanD Rau

4 x winners will each receive all of following :

– 5,000L gift certificate from 3B Designs, makers of the popular
New York City style lofts and skyboxes.

– 1 x MADesigns Shape
– 1 x complete set of MADesigns eyes
– 1 x MADesigns hair style in three colors
– 1 x gift certificate from VALIANT worth 1,000L
– 1 x gift certificate from ALPHAMALE worth 1,000L
– 1 x gift certificate from JUJUs Closet worth 1,000L
– 1 x gift certificate from LeLutka worth 1,000L
– 1 x gift certificate from Tango New York Living furniture worth 1,000L
– 1 x gift certificate from Emery worth 1,000L

Congratulations to all the winners!

To claim your prize, please contact Maddox Dupont.

Special Thanks to:

Giancarlo Takacs of Costa Rica Sims  Costa Rica Sims
Bryston Vanvleck of 3B Designs  3B Designs
Juwan Lane of Juju’s Closet  Juju’s Closet
Yelmer Pfeffer of Alphamale  Alphamale
Minnu Palen of LeLutka Beaute LeLutka Beaute
Wavie Haller of Valiant  Valiant
serjordan Bonetto and sunami Beck of Emery  Emery
Tango Bingyi of Tango New York  TangoNY Living
Haii Voom of Club Habibi  Club Habibi

Thanks to all the participants.

THE INTERNATIONAL MEN CHALLENGE


It’s time to check your Vexillology (the study of flags) skills!

MADesigns International Men Collection has recently released new shapes representing a number of countries from the Middle East, North Africa and Western Asia.

Twenty Two (22) new shapes are on display at the MADesigns Store lobby.

Guess names of the countries represented in the new collection and get a chance to win these fabulous prizes. (see point 6 under conditions of entry)

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE

– 1 x Grand Prize winner will receive a parcel in the beautiful Costa Rica Sims

8,192 sq. ft. with 1,875 prims valued at 35,000L$ with 1 month of tier included.

RUNNER UPS

4 x winners will each receive all of following :

– 5,000L gift certificate from 3B Designs, makers of the popular New York City style

lofts and skyboxes.

– 1 x MADesigns Shape

– 1 x complete set of MADesigns eyes

– 1 x MADesigns hair style in three colors

– 1 x gift certificate from VALIANT worth 1,000L

– 1 x gift certificate from ALPHAMALE worth 1,000L

– 1 x gift certificate from JUJUs Closet worth 1,000L

– 1 x gift certificate from LeLutka worth 1,000L

– 1 x gift certificate from Tango New York Living furniture worth 1,000L

– 1 x gift certificate from Emery worth 1,000L

CONTEST RULES AND GUIDELINES

ELIGIBILITY

1. To be eligible, you must be a member of the KMADD Enterprise Group.

Search > Groups > KMADD Enterprise Group > Join

2. MADesigns Store must be in your picks tab.

How to put MADesigns store in your picks tab:

a.   Teleport to MADesigns
b.  Open your profile > Picks > New > Set Location > OK

3. Your account birth date should be dated on or before January 15th 2009.

4. All entries must be completed correctly and received on or by the closing date/time. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

5. Only one (1) entry per avatar.

HOW TO ENTER:

6. Name the twenty two (22) countries (in ALPHABETICAL ORDER) represented in the new International Men Collection shapes found on display at the MADesigns Store lobby. Put your answers in a notecard and drop it in a designated RED drop box near the display. Don’t forget to label your notecard with your complete name. Entries with no names will be disqualified. There is NO FEE to enter the contest.

I M P O R T A N T

Do not drop notecards to Kirk Claymore, Maddox Dupont, Risa Bright or any staff of KMADD, such entries will not be honored and will be automatically disqualified.

All entries must be submitted on or before Saturday, February 28 2009 at 12:00 noon slt. No exceptions.

7. The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are NOT  transferable,  redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize(s). If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, KMADD reserves the right to determine an alternate winner in its sole discretion.

8. Names of winners will be posted in the MAD Image blog, KMADDCITY.com and KMADD Enterprise group notice on  February 29, 2008.

9. By entering the contest, you agree to be bound by these rules. Contestants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest providers, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Contest providers reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be acting in violation of the contest rules.

SPONSORS:

Costa Rica Sims

Emery

LeLutka Beaute

Alphamale

Valiant

3B Designs

TangoNY Living

Juju’s Closet

OMFG $1L store @ KMADD City

KMADD Enterprise Group announced today opening of new store @ KMADD City, which sells quality items for amazing $1L. And look just what happened…

After almost crashing the sim that had to sustain influx of over 50 people all at once, everyone enjoyed getting their hands on great designs from Perefim Cao. When asked why his items are so affordable, Perifim said that he does not rely on his store to make living in SL and that he wanted more people to enjoy his items. That’s a spirit!

And yes OMFG is actually the name of his store!

For some great accessories and clothing visit [OMFG] @ KMADD City.

FREE Hair Hunt @ KMADD City

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Series I of MADesigns HAIR has been out for nearly 3 weeks and has received some great reviews all over blogosphere. As we prepare to release Series II (within a couple of days) we would like to thank you for your support and give you something back in return. This is your chance to sample some of our best colors in Unisex Style ~ Alex.

So, this is how it works…

How to claim your FREE hair

1) You must join KMADD Enterprise Group. We post updates on new releases and give free hair regularly.

2) You must be a reader of MAD Image. Daily clues will be posted on MAD Image as to where the hair token is located ~ location will change daily.

3) You must visit KMADD City to locate the hair token based on the clue. Each hair token entitles you to 2-3 colors. Collect 1 group or all colors ~ by the end of it all you should have them all.

4) You must send token back to claim the prize. Once you have found no copy hair token, place it in the folder named: ! FREE Hair ~ ___________ (Avatar name) and send it to Maddox DuPont.

5) If all done correctly you will get FREE Hair delivered from MADesigns. Once we have received your token in correctly named folder, we will verifying that you are KMADD group member and send you free hair.

Prize

Unisex MADesigns Style Alex in 12 colors (male & female size)


As you know each one of MADesigns Hair color packs contains 3 colors and to own one from each would cost you normally L$2,500, more if purchased individually. I have selected my favourite color from each of 12 packs ~ that’s 12 colors in total and you will get all of them.

So keep an eye on MAD Image for clues and join KMADD Enterprise to claim yours.

First clue will be out sometime today.

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.

Live to dress another day

*Eagerly opens the invite to the Kmadd city opening*
Rizza: Lookit! The invitation has arrived!
*sits down and starts reading*
Faint: What’s the theme?!
Rizza: Bond… 😀
Faint: Oh! I saw a great dress at Muism I could wear
Rizza: Yea, you’d look hawt fosho
Faint: Nu Uuuuuu!
Rizza: Wait a second.. I would as well…
*light bulb*
Faint: You thinking what I’m thinking?!
Rizza: What that the cake is a lie?! *shakes his fist*
*Faint pulls Rizza close and whispers in his ear*
*Rizza makes an ‘O’ face* …(nooo not THAT ‘O’ face–the other one.)

<Read on as I stumble and fall out of my comfort zone…>

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Making a Statement

Written by Maddox DuPont

Men have an inherent need to stand out. Generally speaking, men want to be in control, to be noticed, to attract the opposite sex (well, mostly), and to be seen as successful, confident and strong. This often opposes the way male clothing is designed in Real life and why it is so colourful in Second Life. With women’s clothing, there is such a great, broad variety of ways to express different moods; female fashion is flamboyant, bright, sexy, and fun. Men’s clothing however, is much more subdued.

Is it surprising then, that when some men – or even stylists, try to make a fashion statement in Second Life, their ensembles are often unwearable. No one wants to look like a Christmas Tree. Men want to stand out for a show – not for a beating. In saying that, it is still possible to express yourself with color, even if you are male. Keep in mind that less is almost always more – two colors will often do, in addition to black and white.

When it is time to make a fashion statement, I suggest you restrain your colors. Sure we want to stand out, but we still do not want to look like women. Rely on details to add color, flair and originality to your outfit. Men often forget about the small details. They are concerned only with having the biggest and latest items. That’s why you see so many guys addicted to muscle and red cars in real life, while in Second Life our male fashionists parade somebody else’s idea of style. Just because is it is a latest release, that does not make it fashionable. Remember, unless you are making a trend, you are following one.

To create a trend you do not need to be a designer or a stylist. You just need to be creative. Clothes are your palette, mood is your brush, occasion is your canvas.

< read a complete GLAMsl Magazine article and get style info – after the jump >

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Welcome to MAD Image

After constant insistence from our friends but mainly our customers Kirk and I have finally given in and decided to take the next step.

We present to you MAD Image ~ fashion and lifestyle blog.

Kirk and I have been working in Second Life’s fashion industry for nearly 2 years. We work as creators of MADesigns Shapes, own successful MAD Modelling Agency and male shopping mecca that is KMADD City. We also regularly contribute our styles and photography to fashion magazines such as: GLAMsl, RUNWAY and ALTA MODA.

We have passion for what we do which often leads to good reputation at doing it well. We also treat both designers and our customers with dignity and respect they deserve, unlike some blogs we are here to promote not criticise (some may call this story-telling but you be the judge).

We like to focus mostly on men’s fashion although we are known to style both.

What we hope to do is bring you fashion & lifestyle posts that will inspire you rather than overload you with product information. In addition to our own posts, we have put together a team of lifestyle specialists to help us grow MAD image to become a site well known for featuring the most diverse fashion and lifestyle items that make YOU look and feel fantastic, enjoying your Second Life to the fullest.

To help us with this we also need YOU, our readers. Here are just some of the ways that you can help:

  • Spread the word by listing us on your blog, in your picks or web tab of your profile
  • Tell us about new designers or send us your designs
  • Share places, products and content creators you discovered
  • Leave comments on posts
  • Visit our events
  • Join KMADD Enterprise Group
  • Become stylist for MAD Image

We hope you join us on this journey and we look forward to our relationship together. Without you none of this would be worth it.