BOSL Fashion Week 2009 officially launched today, August 8, with a smashing fashion show featuring the designs of Soraya Vaher for Violator, and culminated with a huge opening ceremony party with a live performance by none other than Mankind Tracer.
Attendees began flocking well over an hour early to the amazing Tunnel of Light venue, created by Frolic Mills and Patch Thibaud within the renowned Patch Thibaud Auditorium. Best of SL Magazine Vice President and Boulevard Agency CEO Giela Delpaso was already on hand to provide the music and greet arriving guests. Multi-colored fantasy robots extended their arms to provide seating along the tunnel wall, creating one of the most colorful and imaginative fashion show settings ever seen in Second Life.
SLebrities, notables, and fashion enthusiasts crowded in, greeting each other with kisses and good-natured teasing. It was a celebratory mood. BOSL CEO Frolic Mills announced just before the show started: 94 PEOPLE ON THE 2 SIMS !! WELCOME TO BOSL FASHION WEEK … THE SHOW WILL BEGIN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES ðŸ™‚
And what a show.
Accompanied by music selected by Violator CEO Minx Glaz, the fabulous models of Boulevard Agency took the stage.
Miss Virtual World 2009 Mimmi Boa, Boulevard Agency Director Kay Fairey, and Boulevard beauty Mavi Beck each modeled Violator gowns for the “Cyber Elegance” segment while “Grinder Reminder (rmx)” by Tetrameth underscored the excitement.
Fabulous Boulevard models Kurvy Rhode, Payton Heron, Barbarella Fuosing, and Jarl Soderstrom also provided their talents to showcase Violator creations from the avant garde (Tentacle Haute Couture) to magnificent ballroom gowns and amazing new releases that had the crowd cheering over and over again, while music as eclectic as “Trommelmaschine” by Der dritte Raum, Moby (“Whispering Wind”) and selections from the movie soundtracks of King Kong and Pirates of the Caribbean set the mood.
At the end of the show, as the crowd cheered, whistled, and applauded, Violator CEO and designer Soraya Vaher put out a gift for all attendees to shouts of “Brava! Bravissimo!” from the delighted viewers.
And then the opening ceremony party started!
Mankind Tracer set up right in the middle of the tunnel – no distant stage here! – and sang crowd pleasers and favorites such as “Inside Your Dreams,” “Horse With No Name,” “I’m Yours,” and “Roxanne” while everyone danced and had a fantastic time.
It was the first day and a more than fitting start to BOSL Fashion Week 2009!