Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Release: Holidays in Cortina

Holidays in Cortina
Picture uploaded by Abriael
New year's eve is just around the corner and a dashing Tuxedo is always a good choice for menswear at an upscale party. The only problem with that is that almost everyone will be wearing a black tuxedo. That's where an high-quality Ivory tuxedo comes in.

The Holidays in Cortina (Cortina is Italy's Aspen, or better, Aspen is America's Cortina :P) tuxedo features a classic peaked lapel paired with a trendy two vent style, perfect for formal parties. The striking ivory color makes it especially suitable for dinners and weddings, or any other upscale occasion in which a gentleman would want to stand out in the crowd. The hand-painted textures of the embroidered waistcoat add a refined touch of color to the ensemble.

This tux is characterized by an extensive use of sculpted prims (jacket cuffs, shirt cuffs, trouser cuffs, lapel, collar, bowtie and jacket bottom) and includes ten waistcoats of different colors and the usual advanced Mudashi-Do hud to resize and fit the prims and to change the ten colors of the bowtie. You can also wear the tuxedo without the jacket to showoff the rich embroidery of the waistcoats and the detail of the shirt, complimented by additional sculpted cuffs.

Holdiays in Cortina Bowties and Vests

The massive freedom in color variation allows you to match the tuxedo to your mood or to the gown of your date effortlessly.

It's available as usual at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store and on Xstreet. Don't miss it :D

As a final style hint, you can easily mix and match the jacket and trousers of this tuxedo with the black ones from Party in Venezia, for a perfect Dinner Jacket style :D

Dinner Jacket

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Limited Edition Dress: Tender Blossoms - Winter Night

SL Daily Deals is having a lovely special two-days long event for Christmas, and every six hours, starting midnight, you'll be able to enjoy a different deal from eight talented designers.

Musashi-Do will have the honor of starting us off, with this beautiful limited edition color of the Tender Blossoms dress, in a special wintery pattern, "Winter Night".
It will be on sale for only 6 hours, starting tonight at Midnight and ending at 6 AM tomorrow morning (SLT). Only 200 will be sold, then this dress will disappear in the mists of time and will never be sold again.

The dress comes in jacket, shirts and pants layers, includes sculpted collar, frogs (the chinese-style clasp buttons) and skirt, and sports a beautifl hand-painted floral pattern.

On top of it all, it's also discounted on the usual price of Tender Blossoms, that normally costs 225 L$. This special limited edition will only cost 169 L$ It will be set for sale ONLY at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store.
The SL Daily Deals vendor will automatically deactivate at 6 AM SLT, or when the 200 units sell out, whichever happens first, so set your alarm clock for Midnight, first come first serve!

PS: Of course they are also transferable, so you can make of them the perfect Christmas Gift.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Musashi-Do Holidays 50% off Gift Card Sale!

The Holidays have reached Musashi-Do, and to celebrate the coming of of Christmas and the installation of the new automated gift card system (active since today), we're having a bit Holiday Gift Card Sale!

All the new Gift Cards have their price sliced by 50% starting now until 11:59 PM on December the 23rd.
You read it well. 5000 L$ Gift Cards are priced 2500 L$, 2000 L$ ones are priced 1000 L$, 1000 L$ ones cost 500 L$ and so forth. Buy a nice gift for your friends and save money at the same time!

You can find the discounted gift cards at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store.

Note: if you have an older non-automated Musashi-Do Giftcard, don't worry! Just send Shiryu Musashi an IM and he will replace it with a new automated gift card of the same value.

While you are at the Musashi-Do flagship store don't forget to check the Milano Holidays 2009 and World Holidays 2009 twin Photographic Exhibitions, and since you're saving money on the gift card, please consider purchasing the beautiful Milano Holidays Framed Picture Collection. The whole income for it's purchase will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The World Holidays 2009 photographic exhibition opens

The World Holidays 2009 photographic exhibition has finally opened, showing the Holidays spirit in several locations of the world. You can visit it on the Eleganza Sim, at this location.

I would like to thank everyone that nicely contributed and shared the heartwarming spirit of this exhibition.

You can still contribute pictures to make it even bigger and better, by using the form available by clicking on the panel titled "Would you like to Contribute to this Exhibition?" at the exhibition itself.

Again, my thanks to everyone that contributed and to the ones that will contribute in the next few days!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Milano Holidays contest: The winners!

Unfortunately there were only 7 entries to the Milano Holidays Contest (but they still turned in enough pictures to create a small but very cute exhibition that will open tomorrow):

Here come the winner list, and thank you for your submission everyone!
1st: Matthew Anthony
2nd: Chandni Khondji
3rd: Kimmie Rayna
4th: Tenshi Vielle
5th: Alicia Chenaux
6th: Sarra Foggarty
7th: Gidge Uriza
8th to 10th: Unassigned

You can see a list of the prizes in this post.

On this note, Kris Citron of the Sea Nymph cruise ship offered an additional prize to the 3rd winner (Kimmie Rayna) over the ones listed in the previous post. A free night in the Sea Nymph's luxurious honeymoon suite! Thanks for your support Kris!

The winners will be contacted in the next couple days to receive their prizes.

Again, I would like to thank all the visitors to the Milano Holidays Exhibition, and expecially the ones that shared the Holidays spirit of their cities with everyone through the pictures they shot. Thank you! :D

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Release: InfiniTie Shirts, now for Ladies!

The InfiniTie system has already started revolutioning menswear (if you don't know what InfiniTie is yet, you can see a movie explaining it on Youtube), but what about ladies? A lady can definitely wear ties, and be sexy with them.

To finally make the InfiniTie system fully available to women in Second Life, we just released the InfiniTie Shirts for Ladies, in three sets: Classic, Trendy, and Christmas edition.
They all come in three variations, Untucked (on the jacket layer), Tucked and Bare Midriff (on the short layer) and include sculpted cuffs and collars and a flexi tie, with a sleek black Jacquard texture.

The Christmas edition also includes two exclusive festive (but classy) InfiniTies in matching green and red.

You can find all three sets at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store and on Xstreet (Classic, Trendy or Christmas). The classic and the trendy sets are priced 499 L$, while the Christmas set is priced 259 L$.
You can also find separate shirts from the Classic and Trendy sets for 129 L$ each at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store.

Of course, to fully enjoy the incredible variation offered by the InfiniTie system you can buy separate InfiniTies at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store for as few as 29 L$ each. Look in the meanswear area (even if we'll have dedicated InfiniTies with a more feminine slant soon, stay tuned for them!).

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Friday, December 18, 2009

You're invited to the Musashi-Do Winter Fashion Show

You're cordially invited to the Musashi-Do Winter Fashion show, graciously hosted by the talented professionals of the Silver Star modeling agency. The show will happen at the new catwalk in the Musashi-Do Home sim, Eleganza, tomorrow, friday December the 18th, at 6 PM SLT. The show will be filmed and will be followed by an after party with Live DJ, fashion trivia and prizes.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Milano Holidays 2009 Photographic Exhibition is Open!

Milano Holidays 2009
The Capital City of Italian Fashion dressing for the winter season
December the 12th, 2009 - January the 6th, 2010

Milano Holidays 2009 Is a photographic exhibition featuring 50 original pictures (and two movies) by Shiryu Musashi portraying the beautiful city of Milan during this holiday season. You will see how the capital city of Italian fashion (and according to many, of worldwide fashion) dresses up for the holiday seasons, in a rainbow of merry lights merging with historical monuments and kisses under the mistletoe.

You can experience the exhibition on the 4th floor of the Musashi-Do Flagship Store
You can click on one of the panels at the landing point to be teleported directly to the exhibition.

Daily framed free picture

Each day from december the 12th to December the 25th, you will be able to pick up for free an elegantly framed picture between the beautiful ones ones shown at the exhibition. The picture will vary day by day, so make sure you come every day to own the full series of 14!

Charity scripted picture frame with 10 pictures

During the whole event you will ble able to purchase a scripted picture frame that includes the 10 best pictures (those 10 will NOT be available between the free ones above) of the exhibition. The frame itself changes 15 colors to fit your mood and any kind of furniture you might have in your SL hourse.
The Milano Holidays 2009 Picture Collection Frame costs L$ 250 and is no copy/modify/TRANSFER.

100% of the income from the sale of the Milano Holidays 2009 Picture Collection Frame will be donated to the Toys for Tots charity. Of course if you'd like to donate more than the price of one, you're encouraged to purchase as many as you can! The frame is transferable and it's the perfect holiday gift for your friends and loved ones.
Remember that Christmas is the perfect time for sharing and giving!
IMPORTANT: Full data and receipt of the donation will be disclosed here on the Musashi-Do on January the 7th, 2009.

World Holidays 2009 Exhibition and Contest

Milano Holidays 2009 is just the first event of two. On December the 20th, 2009, a second, bigger exhibition will open: "World Holidays 2009"!
While Milano Holidays focuses on Milan, World Holidays 2009 will feature pictures from all over the world, pictures that you all can take and show, while having a chance to fin fabulous prizes from our sponsors, Musashi-Do and SySy's.
Here's how to participate:
1: Search for the most beautiful locations that show holidays decorations in your own home city and take pictures of them. As many as possible (The resolution of the pictures needs to be at least 512 x 512 pixels),
2: Send your pictures to the e-mail adress In the text of the mail include the following form, filled with your data (Your real life name is indispensible for legal reasons but it will NOT be shared with anyone or displayed anywhere, unless you specifically ask us to):

Second Life Name: (Insert Your Second Life Name Here)
Do you want your RL or SL Name to be displayed under your pictures in the exhibition?: (insert RL, SL or None here)
City: (Insert the name of the city where the picture(s) have been shot)

I declare that the pictures included in this mail are my intellectual property. I Authorize Shiryu Musashi (Giuseppe Nelva) to use and publish the pictures attached to this mail in the "World Holidays 2009" Exhibition in Second Life and for no other purposes.

Signed: (Insert your Real Life Name here)

Additional notes: (if you have any additional notes or requests, write them here)

3: Pictures sent without the above form filled in all it's parts will not be included in the exhibition and will not participate to the contest described below. The deadline for sending the pictures is 11.50 PM SLT on December the 19th. No submission will be accepted after then.
4: On December the 20th at 00:10 AM ten names between the ones that submitted eligible pictures will be raffled via script and will win the following prizes.

1st: 1 copy of every outfit Musashi-Do releases from December the 20th 2009 onwards, for life!
2nd: 1 copy of every outfit SySy's releases from December the 20th 2009 onwards, for life!
3rd to 10th: a 1000 L$ Musashi-Do Gift Card + a 1000 L$ Sysy Gift Card!

You won't need to be present to the raffle to be eligible to win. If you won, and you're not immediately available, you wull be notified via IM and Notecard.

Event Sponsors:
Silver Star Modeling Agency
N.A.I.L. Productions

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Release: InfiniTie Shirts Christmas Edition

The 12 days of Christmas event is continuing, and today it's Musashi-Do's turn to release a themed item (a few hours late, regrettably). So here are our Christmas Edition InfiniTie shirts, sporting themed colors (a deep, daring hue of red and green) and two beautifully painted holiday InfiniTies, not available elsewhere, one striped and one in a floral pattern.

Of course the whole package is fully compatible with the InfiniTie System and you can both use other InfiniTies with the shirts (should you want to wear them in less festive occasions), or use the InfiniTies included with other InfiniTie compatible garments to make them more festive, increasing the flexibility of this set tenfolds.

As usual, if you don't know what the InfiniTie system is, you can check an explanatory video here.

You can purchase the InfiniTie Shirts Christmas Edition at the Musashi-Do Flagship Store, or on Xstreet for L$ 199.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A little teaser...

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Release: Brocade Princess gown

Brocade Princess
Picture uploaded by Abriael
As the holidays approach, more and more formal parties happen. People like to go dancing and to do so in style. It's the perfect time for a new gown release by Musashi-Do: Brocade Princess.

Brocade Princess is a lovely ball gown in six colors, it's graceful heart-shaped bodyce cuts into a daring cleavage that will be the perfect frame for any finely crafted set of jewelry you might want to wear. The low riding sash accentuates a feminine hourglass shape, while the hand-painted brocade pattern creates feeling of warmth that will turn heads during any winter formal party. Completing the look are a set of matching velvet gloves which add a subtle touch of classic elegance.

To add a little more flair to the gown, each color comes with both a patterned and a solid color matching sash. Alternating between them allows you to completely change the mood of the dress.
As a little additional detail, the pattern of the gown matches that of the waistcoats of the Party in Venezia tuxedo, for those couples that like to go dancing with a subtle yet stylish matching detail in their attire.

I hope you will enjoy it, as well as your holidays dancing parties.

The Brocade Princess gown is available both as a fatpack (for 2199 L$) or as sepatate colors (priced 499 L$ each) at the Musashi-Do Flagship store. Permissions are set as no copy/modify/transfer, making this gown the perfect holidays gift.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A crystal Christmas tree for Musashi-Do, and a new freebie!

The Holidays season has come, and a massive crystal Christmas tree has been built in front of the new Musashi-Do flagship store for your festive viewing pleasure.
But since the spirit of the holidays lies in sharing, a slightly smaller version of the tree (in three sizes) is also available as a freebie that you can pick up at the flagship store Itself, as you enjoy the sight of their bigger brother.

I hope you will enjoy them as I enjoyed building them, it's been a lot of fun for sure :D