Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Menswear Fashion Week 2013!

*Just BECAUSE* is proud to be one of the solo shows participating in this year's Menswear Fashion Week! I am working hard putting together a whole new collection for you men out there, and this will be the first place you will be able to see it and purchase it! I'm putting together a whole new style specifically with Spring and Summer in mind, yet staying very true to the modern and realistic clothing style you have come to love and desire with *Just BECAUSE* clothing. Please mark your calenders for April 19th - 27th! You won't want to miss seeing this awesome show!

Hello Everyone,

Siren Productions, AVENUE, KMADD, and welcome you to Menswear Fashion Week 2013! We are back for a fabulous third year! Coming to you in our exciting 4th year! We are working hard to bring you a new improved and better Menswear Fashion Week 2013. This years MWFW 2013 is putting the fashion pedal to the model and bringing you the Future of Fashion.

We are bringing you the brightest and best of Mens Fashion in Second Life! We are so proud to have so many wonderful designers back with us this year including Faster Pussycat-Velvet Elvis, Gizza Creations, Gabriel, Dura, Belleza, Shiki, Mea Culpa, Razorblade Jacket, and Redgrave. Each year we welcome so many brand new designers to the MWFW 2013 family including EVOLVE, -Countdown-, Mesh Theory, Zibska, Epicosity, and Cashmere & Keane. We cover everything from hair and skins right down to shoes and accessories!

There are many exciting shows planned for the entire week of events. By popular demand we are bringing back the KMADD Underwear Show, a MWFW tradition. Another show back by popular demand the ladies will be rocking out in menswear and menswear styling! Of course we will be blasting off to the fashion future in Space Odyssey 3010. That is just a few of the many tricks we have up our sleeves!

The SET team from Boystown is back again this year to help with our parties and we are so happy to have them on board! They will be wrapping up the week with our closing party...while ICON/Too Sexy will be kicking off the week with a special opening party on the evening of the 19th. Make sure to check out the website as we develop more details about the parties and calender. You can find info at

If that is not enough there will be tons of new sensational clothing for the fashionable man about Second Life! Each and every designer is debuting fabulous new releases at the event! Some are even debuting entirely new collections. This will be the first place to see them and purchase them! Get them while they are hot and fresh!

We hope to see you all at Menswear Fashion Week 2013!

Yours Truly,
Lexie Jansma
Siren Productions Owner
Menswear Fashion Week & The Mens 24 Creator

Cough Cough Cough!

Isn't this a cute picture I found on the internet? Cute in a sad way, of course... Hee hee! Because this is how I've been feeling.

For the past 4 days I have been sick with a nasty cold and I still have it, so I'm going to cancel tonight's "Coffee with Annie" event. I'm exhausted from coughing and not sleeping. I just don't have the energy. :(

Speaking of Coffee with Annie, I've been doing some thinking about how to make it even better! Starting next month I'm going to make Coffee with Annie a once a month event. These events take a lot of work and having it twice a month was starting to overwhelm me along with all of my other store and creation duties. So, in order to keep my sanity and make sure each event was the best it could be, I've decided once a month is the best way to go. :)

Also, I really enjoyed having a special guest at our last Coffee with Annie, so I plan to keep doing that! I don't know if it will be every Coffee with Annie, but I hope to have a special guest at most of them. We also spent the time voicing in chat and it made the event just fly by! It was so much more interactive and fun that I plan on making this the way we have these events. People who attend don't have to speak, but we do ask that you can at least hear what is going on. Trying to type and talk at the same time was difficult. I'm not the best mutli-tasker! LOL!

These special Coffee with Annie events are your times to give me ideas and suggestions, and one of those suggestions was for *Just BECAUSE* to have a fashion show, so I'm hoping to do that this coming Fall/Winter! So keep an eye out for future updates on how that is progressing. :)

I have some other news to talk about but I'm going to get that in another blog post because it truly does deserve it's own posting. Plus, I need to take a break and rest. Remember that little sad looking green guy at the beginning of this post? Yeah, that's still me, so I'm going to go shuffle away now, drink some tea, and rest. Hugs!!


Friday, February 8, 2013

I made my First Rigged MESH!!!

"Gabby" is a new collection of MESH modern Gatsby inspired dresses in 10 different colors - spring and summer colors and darker vivid primary colors. Perfect for a day at the office or an evening party, or just for running around town! You are sure to find a color that suits your style!


The Gabby dress is a special mesh dress - for 2 big reasons!

First - It's my very first handmade mesh clothing! Yup, I'm super duper proud of myself here! So for this reason I am having this dress at a special low price so all of you can celebrate with me! *does the happy dance!*

Second - I made this mesh is the 5 Standard Sizes, but I ALSO made this dress in the new FORM FITTING MESH! *dances the happy dance even more!*

The *Just BECAUSE* Form Fitting Mesh contained in this folder is a deforming mesh, which means it is a mesh that form fits to your avatar's shape. Unlike the Standard Size Mesh, this means that you can go into Edit > Edit Appearance > Shape and move all of the shape sliders (not just the bones) and the mesh will fit to the form you put it at!

***NOTE: You still have to wear the alpha layer with the Form Fitting Mesh!***

Deforming mesh can only be viewed currently on these Client Viewers:

Niran's Viewer (2.0.5 or Later):

SnowStorm 1716 (Linden Labs Project Viewer):

As of right now (February 2013) only people using the viewers listed above can see the deforming mesh correctly. On any other viewer they will see the mesh clothing, but it will look as if they are wearing the wrong size. They won't be able to see the deforming abilities.

Linden Labs is working on integrating deforming mesh into their future viewer releases, which means that 3rd party viewers will then be able to integrate it into their viewers as well.

We at *Just BECAUSE* hope you enjoy trying out this new deforming mesh!

***This outfit has Mesh! You will need a Mesh Enabled Viewer to see this outfit correctly! ***

*** Rigged Mesh items are COPY or TRANSFER Permissions ONLY, depending on which permissions you chose from the store. They are not able to be modified because they are rigged. ***

Remember that at the *Just BECAUSE* store in world you are able to choose which permissions you want, too! You can choose this outfit in Copy or in Transfer, so you can buy for yourself or for that special person in your life.