Oh where oh where did Zari go?

I haven’t posted anything on here about what has been going on and while I have a few moments I thought I would do exactly that.  To explain where I have been and what is going on.

Things in my RL and with my job became quite busy earlier this year.  I was not able to keep up with my shop like I needed to and therefore unable to afford land as well.  I closed the in world location temporarily and plan to at some point at least add my items to Marketplace when I’m able to.  I have not run my hunts since then either but am working on getting those up again for September.

Hopefully this helps explain a few things.  I hope to be back in business soon!

You Are Invited!!!

*Zari* Mini Show & Runway Presentation

You are cordially invited to attend the first months runway presentation of contestants for The Gentleman & Lady *Zari* contest, Sunday at 11am.  The first part will be a minishow to present my newest and a few former designs.  I would be delighted to see you there!  Come as you are.

*Zari*

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lila/106/151/1901

 

*Zari* New Release ~ Winter Snowflakes Set (Jan. 25, 2011)

Lots of things happening at *Zari*!  If you haven’t already be sure to visit my new Mainstore.  I have 5 wonderful renters in my courtyard as well.  More info on them below.  Here is the new LM:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lila/42/168/1901

 

NEW RELEASES

Today I am releasing a very delicate set added to “The Seasons Collection”, called Winter Snowflakes.  This set is for women, although men could wear the ring probably.  It includes:  Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace and Ring.  All to be purchased separately.  This set will be on sale for the first 24 hours at 100L, then will be marked up to full price at 300L per piece.  Here are the photos for you:

 

I hope you like them!  Perms are set to NO MOD/COPY/NO TRANS, but include a copy with a resize script added for the relevant pieces if that is needed.

 

WELCOME TO *ZARI* RENTERS

You can find some great items at these renters at my mainstore location, be sure to check out their little shops.

  • annette Cyberstar – Owner of GLAM! – skins makeup tattoos
  • AmySue Shirakawa – Owner and Designer of  **Adored** – women’s clothes, skin, jewelry & tattoos
  • Anastasia Magic – Owner of Studio Nails – wonderful prim nails
  • Nikita Lightfoot – Sole Owner & Designer of Naughty N Nice – ladies biker gear, casual clothing and lingerie
  • Thalia Tal – Owner of Thalia’s Fashion Collection – Chic & Sexy Clothing

 

CONTEST

Applications are opening soon for February!  Be sure to join my in world group for more details.

 

GROUP

For the most recent updates, contest news and for the best chance to know about my new release sales when they happen, please join my RL group * Zari *.  You can find it in my profile or come to my mainstore and join.

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you in world!

*Zari Genira*

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lila/42/168/1901

50L Sunday Sale @ *Zari*

50L Sunday Sale at my Mainstore location for *Zari*!!!  This will only last today so hurry hurry!!  EVERYTHING in my shop is only 50L…that includes all mens and womens jewelry, including wedding pieces, all shapes & womens tees as well.  ONLY 50L!!!!!  Limo attached!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lila/42/168/1901

 

The Gentleman & Lady *Zari* Contest January Semi-Finalists

Thank you to all who have applied to the first month of my Gentleman & Lady *Zari* Contest!  I am very excited and have had several sponsors who wish to donate items, of which I’ll be sending info out soon!  So many more great prizes for you!

Just a quick note:  Even if I don’t end up with a total of 16 semi-finalists I will not necessarily choose all who applied for the following reasons:~If directions are not followed, you will not be chosen, even if your application and photos rock.~If you are not in my mainstore SL group and do not add my mainstore to your picks, you will not be chosen.~If you do not submit your photos to the flickr group as required you will not be chosen.

That being said, let me present to you the semifinalists who will be competing this month!  Please watch for details on the next phase soon.

JANUARY SEMIFINALISTS:

amethys Inglewood

Catlyn Sahara

Cyberdawg Foxclaw

Enelya Swansong

Maia Avindar

Natzuka Miliandrovic

SD Damiano

Sophira Nitely

The Gentleman & Lady *Zari* Contest 2011

Begins today!!! I am very excited to bring to the modeling world of SL a new designer initiated contest that evens the playing field.  No purchases are required for this contest.  And no formal photography allowed.  It will be a monthly contest that ends in a finale from the monthly winners and runners-up to find the Faces of *Zari* for 2012.  Please read the attached thoroughly.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.  Thank you and I look forward to seeing all your entries!*Zari*

FOR FULL DETAILS READ HERE:

http://zaribyzari.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/the-gentleman-lady-zari-contest-of-2011-for-2012/

* Zari * Print Model Jobs #9 RESULTS

I am overwhelmed with the number of models who applied for this job!  I had SO many applicants.  And all so incredibly beautiful that I couldn’t make up my  mind.  So, I decided to do something a little different.  I am now going to do a new poster for each month of the contest.  And will use two sets of models (male & female) for each poster.  The poster will reflect the theme for that month.  That being said, this means I can now use 24 female models and 24 male models.  Sadly, I still won’t be able to use everyone who applied, at least not females anyhow.  But I’ll be keeping some as backup models as well, in case the others fall through.  I will also still send each of the backup models a little gift even if I don’t get to use you.  Anyhow, here are the results.  I will be sending more details on your individual photoshoots soon.  My photographer is going to kill me….lol.

MALE MODELS

(Still need more men)

Angelik Lavecchia

Matteo Bettencourt

Rush Arcana

Sawyer Ballinger

Spirit Firebrand

Taye Michigan

FEMALE MODELS

Alexandrea Ryada

Aliyeh Yifu

Blair Leifstrom

Carmen Hoyes

Catlyn Sahara

Cecilia Verrazzano

ElizabethMarie Lexington

Emlies Xeltentat

Ghost Trefoil

Grizel Halberstadt

helen Zhora

Jamee Sandalwood

Liliangel Benoir

Maia AVindar

Miria Moonbeam

Raven Serrurier

RhiannaLynn Lane

Sensual Fold

Shina Yuhara

Sookie Triellis

sweetalicious starsider

Trinity Graves

VelvetOnyx Jewell

zanzy46 Raja

BACKUP MODELS

Calico Silverweb

Coral Ferina

Cristina Mistwalker

Dulce Karsin

Kara Tierbal

Roxxy Tylman

The “Gentleman & Lady *Zari* of 2011” Contest Sponsorship Information

Thank you for taking the time to look over the details of how you can sponsor my contest for 2011.  I am very excited to offer this opportunity to models who may not typically be able to join contests because of money restraints.  Hopefully this will become an annual event!  Here is the notecard that models will be receiving for you to look over if you wish, so you know what all this contest involves.

How can you sponsor and what are the benefits of sponsoring?  Let me explain here:

You may be a sponsor by either providing linden or gifts.  The decision is totally up to you.  There are several different phases of the contest.  I prefer to save a linden prize for the grande finale when the faces of *Zari* will be chosen for 2012.  However, gift prizes that are not monetary are welcome for any stage of the contest.  Here is a general run down of each month’s theme.  You are welcome to sponsor one or more or even all phases of the contest.
January:  “White”
February:  “Pink”
March:  “Black”
April:  “Yellow”
May:  “Purple”
June:  “Green”
July:  “Orange”
August:  “Turquoise”
September:  “Brown”
October:  “Gray”
November:  “Blue”
December:  “Red”

Now what do you get for being a sponsor:
-The opportunity to sit on the judges panel for any or all months of the contest.
-Your shop logo on all marketing.  In the instance that marketing has already been sent for the month, your logo will appear on the next months marketing material.
-Your shop logo and a landmark to your mainstore included on a sign at my mainstore for the duration of the contest, showing you are a sponsor.
-Your shop logo and a landmark to your mainstore included on a sign at the venue for the runway events for the duration of the contest, showing you are a sponsor.
-Your shop logo, name and shop name included in a special blog post on my shop blog.
-Your name and shop name included in a post in the flickr group for my contest, as well as in the group information.
-A special thank you and mention of your shop and name at all events involved with my contest, showing you as a sponsor.
-If I think of anything else I’ll add it to this as well.  If you have any ideas of what you would like to have, please feel free to share it with me as well.

So you want to be a sponsor?  Please fill out the following application:
https://spreadsheets0.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG9ONHk5dGRZU0Nnb0hNdGVQLWViN3c6MQ

DISCLAIMER
*The purpose of this contest is to provide an equal opportunity to all residents who typically cannot compete in a contest because of having to spend lots of money on a designers items or on a good photographer.  HOWEVER…this contest DOES require a certain knowledge, experience and skill in modeling.  And they will be judged on such.  At no point in this contest will a winner be chosen because of popularity, by voting, or because they are well known.  It will be on the criteria mentioned above alone.  And if a judge is found to not be following this, they will be removed from the panel.
**With the exception of the immediate above listed disclaimer, the rules and details of this contest are subject to change at any time and without notice.  However, any changes WILL be made public knowledge as soon as possible.  I do not forsee this happening except for changes for the better, such as better prizes!
***All sponsor money collected for the duration of this event will be used for ONLY the following:  Prize linden for the Gentleman and Lady *Zari*, payment to staff involved with the contest and rent for the venue and any other charges directly incurred because of the contest.  At no point will this money be used for personal gain.

*Zari* Newest Release: Basic Knitted Tees

I have finally begun to attempt making some clothing.  Wish me luck!!  To start, here are some basic tees that I have released recently.  They can be found in my new remodeled Mainstore (yay):

NEW LOCATION:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lila/40/167/1901

Now for the pictures!!  A huge thank you to the lovely models who styled these for me:

Scarlet Loxingly, VelvetOnyx Jewell, Kanukita Karu & Vikeejeah Xevion

The Gentleman & Lady *Zari* Contest 2011

The “Gentleman & Lady *Zari* for 2012” Contest
FOR ALL QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BY NOTECARD:

Zari Genira

Anabella Ravinelli

The Gentleman & Lady *Zari* 2011 Contest

FAQ
What is this contest?
This contest is to find the male and female who will be the faces of *Zari* for 2012. Each month applicants will be narrowed down to 2 finalists, one male and one female; and 2 runners-up, again one male and one female. At the end of 2011, the 24 finalists and runners-up will compete for the titles of Gentleman *Zari* and Lady *Zari* as well as the runners-up: *Zari* Gentleman of the Bedchamber and *Zari* Lady-in-Waiting. The monthly contests will consist of a color theme that you will need to style and present. A design from my shop will need to be the focal point of the outfit.

Who can participate?
Any human male or female avatar at least 90 days old in Second Life. *Zari* models may also participate, and will be given the same consideration as anyone else. Judges and sponsors of course may not participate as a contestant. Any models who are currently the face of any other shop also may not participate.

What is the time period for this contest?
A complete schedule of events is listed below, but for a quick answer, this contest will run from January 1st 2011 to December 31st, 2011. As stated above, there will be a monthly contest for the finalists and the grande finale at the end of 2011.

What do I need to participate?
A great sense of style, excellent modeling skills, a passion for creativity and most importantly a great attitude and sense of professionalism. Full details are listed below, but you do not have to pay anything at all to enter this contest. No purchases are required. The items for each phase of the contest will be provided to you at no cost. Additionally you do not need to have exceptional photography skills or even the ability to afford a great photographer, as I will only be requiring basic SL snapshots for the initial phase of each part of the contest. More details below!

What will I be judged on?
What you are judged on includes, but is not limited to, the following:
-Styling
-Creativity
-Presence
-Ability to follow directions
-Sticking to the theme
-Poses: ability to choose proper poses both from a modeling standpoint and styling as well
-Attitude
-Professionalism
-Representation of the *Zari* brand and the spotlight design chosen for the outfit

Are there other ways I can get involved with the contest if I don’t want to compete?
Yes!! I will be needing the following and if you are interested I would LOVE to have your help if the position is still available:
-Photographer
-Bloggers
-Judges
-Sponsors
-Host/Hostess
-DJ
-Backstage help (for cuing and/or organizing the contestants)

RULES
1. No drama or divas will be tolerated!
2. You must be available for all events involved with your part of the contest. A no-show will result in automatic disqualification for that period.
3. You must use my designs provided for the phase of the contest you are competing in. Any additional designs are completely your choice and are encouraged. I LOVE to see mix and match styles/designers.
4. All photos submitted to the contest MUST be basic SL snapshots. Absolutely NO photo editing is permitted beyond cropping.
5. You must respect your fellow competitors, the judges, sponsors, myself, my models, and all involved with the contest. Any show of poor attitude, non-professionalism or lack of respect will result in disqualification from the contest.

STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR PHASE ONE
(Additional instructions will be given for those chosen as phase 2 semi-finalists each month.)

1.  Fill out the application at the following link:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDVUYy01bDlCY2h5bUY5eWJzT0M1R0E6MQ

2.  Visit my Mainstore here:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lila/40/167/1901

3.  Add a profile pick at my mainstore in your profile.

4.  Buy for 0L a copy of the Phase One item box for the contest.

5.  Join my in world group * Zari * (NOT THE SUBSCRIBER).  A clickable sign is available in my shop to give you the link to the group.  It is inside and to the left of the entrance, just above the phase one item box.

6.  Choose ONE or MORE items from the Phase One box you picked up in my shop.  Style an outfit that shows YOUR personality, using the item(s) you chose.  I want to see who YOU are, but want to be sure you know how to showcase my items too.  Also please style in the color theme listed below for the month you are applying for.  So look your best, style well but don’t forget my items you are wearing…they need to show.  Any additional styling beyond what I provide is up to you and highly encouraged.

7.  Take TWO basic SL snapshots – one full body shot and one headshot of yourself in SL.  NO PHOTO EDITING ALLOWED, except for cropping as needed.  NO NUDITY OR OFFENSIVE PHOTOS ALLOWED.

8.  Upload the photos to your flickr account.  Be sure to name the photo:  *Zari* Contest <month you are submiting for> <YOUR FULL SL NAME>.

9.  Join my flickr group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/gentlemanladyzari2012/

10.  Submit the photos to my flickr group for approval.

 

MONTHLY THEMES
January: “White”
February: “Pink”
March: “Black”
April: “Yellow”
May: “Purple”
June: “Green”
July: “Orange”
August: “Turquoise”
September: “Brown”
October: “Gray”
November: “Blue”
December: “Red”

TIMELINE
Please note, exact dates & times will be attached each month:
Part 1- First week of each monthly contest will be for accepting applications and snapshots
Part 2- The second week of each monthly contest, up to 16 (split between male and female) semi-finalists will be selected and announced. Contestants will then be given their items to prepare for the next phase of the contest.
Part 3- The third week of each monthly contest will be used for practices and preparing for the monthly finale show. A time for a photoshoot will be scheduled as well. ALL monthly semi-finalists will get a photoshoot with Anabella Ravinelli showing their combination with the items given and their own added style.
Part 4- The dress rehearsal & runway presentation will be during the forth week of each monthly contest. This presentation will involve a mini show with *Zari* models and previous month contest finalists. Photoshoots will be completed this week as well. And the months finalists will be announced after all is complete.

PRIZES
As I will not be making money from contestants purchasing items from my shop, a linden prize is going to be the one variable. However, as I obtain sponsors for this event, I hope to grow the linden prize to a great amount! Each month there will be prizes awarded to the finalists and the runners-up. Also the grande finale will include prizes for the winners: Gentleman *Zari* and Lady *Zari* as well as the runners-up: *Zari* Gentleman of the Bedchamber and *Zari* Lady-in-Waiting. In addition, all applicants will receive a small gift, and semi-finalists a bit more. I want to be sure everyone is a winner! Please note, monthly finalists and runners-up may not apply again for the contest for this year.

The prizes that will be given are listed below:

Monthly Winners:
*.:.*All applicants*.:.*
A small jewelry design made especially for this contest.
Submitted photos in my flickr group. (required as part of the application)
*.:.*Semi-Finalists*.:.*
A photo with Anabella Ravinelli of your outfit styled for the monthly finale show.
Submission of the photo to my flickr group and on my store blog.
A clothing item designed especially for this contest.
*.:.*Runners-up*.:.*
A 500L gift card to my shop, *Zari*.
Opportunity for print work for the month following the announcement of winning.
Stand in opportunity in the event the monthly Finalist is unable to commit to his/her winnings.
Display of your outfit photo in my shop for the duration of the contest.
An photo voucher with Photography by Ana (Anabella Ravinelli) valued at 250L (a basic processed photo).
*.:.*Finalists*.:.*
A 1000L gift card to my shop, *Zari*.
Opportunity for print work for the month following the announcement of winning.
An interview for my store blog, including a post of your photo.
Display of your outfit photo in my shop for the duration of the contest.
An photo voucher with Photography by Ana (Anabella Ravinelli) valued at 500L (a fully processed photo).

Grande Finale Winners:
*.:.*Gentleman and Lady *Zari**.:.*
The title associated with the winning of this contest.
A complete modeling portfolio with Photography by Ana (Anabella Ravinelli), including 12 to 15 photos.
A winners photo with the Gentleman and Lady *Zari* by Anabella Ravinelli.
A custom jewelry set designed by myself from *Zari*.
An interview and writeup, including photos of you on my blog.
5000L gift card to my shop, *Zari*.
A crown designed for you by myself from *Zari*.
A certificate/award to show off to your friends, or include in your resume.
The opportunity to join my model group.
The opportunity to be the Face of *Zari* for the year following your win.
Possible linden prizes and additional prizes may be added as sponsors join.
*.:.**Zari* Gentleman of the Bedchamber and Lady-in-Waiting*.:.*
The title associated with the winning of this contest
A winners photo with the *Zari* Gentleman of the Bedchamber and Lady-in-Waiting by Anabella Ravinelli.
A custom jewelry piece designed by myself from *Zari*.
The inclusion of your photos on my shop blog.
2500L gift card to my shop, *Zari*.
A certificate/award to show off to your friends, or include in your resume.
The opportunity to join my model group.
The opportunity to stand in as the Face of *Zari* in the instance that the grande finale winners are unable to fulfill his or her duties.
Possible additional prizes may be added as sponsors join.

DISCLAIMER
*The purpose of this contest is to provide an equal opportunity to all residents who typically cannot compete in a contest because of having to spend lots of money on a designers items or on a good photographer. HOWEVER…this contest DOES require a certain knowledge, experience and skill in modeling. And you will be judged on such. At no point in this contest will a winner be chosen because of popularity, by voting, or because they are well known. It will be on the criteria mentioned above alone. And if a judge is found to not be following this, they will be removed from the panel.
**With the exception of the immediate above listed disclaimer, the rules and details of this contest are subject to change at any time and without notice. However, any changes WILL be made public knowledge as soon as possible. I do not forsee this happening except for changes for the better, such as better prizes!
***All sponsor money collected for the duration of this event will be used for ONLY the following: Prize linden for the Gentleman and Lady *Zari*, payment to staff involved with the contest and rent for the venue and any other charges directly incurred because of the contest. At no point will this money be used for personal gain.

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