Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Red Letter Day

On Saturday, July 5, 2008, Second Life residents will finally be able to experience, first hand, the highly-anticipated unveiling of CodeBastard Redgrave's new sim, simply named, Rouge.

Codie, as she is affectionately known, is the creator of the infamous Boudoir Rouge portrait series, developer of the MachinimaCam and Dramavatar fashion line, and owner of the Code Red Lounge and Gallery. Apart that, she is also a very close friend of mine.

Having had the opportunity to watch the transformation of this sim from barren desert to work of art at the hands of legendary builder, Eshi Otawara, I can honestly tell you that Rouge is, indeed, one of, if not THE, most unique and beautiful builds I have seen in Second Life to date. And it is quintessentially representative of it's proprietress.

From the official CodeBastard Redgrave website:

"ROUGE — CodeBastard “Codie” Redgrave, photography artist and content designer, has the immense pride and pleasure to announce that her brand new sim, Rouge, will open it’s doors to the public with a smashing huge party happening Saturday the 5th of July, starting at 2PM SLT. It will end up several hours later to accommodate friends from both the American and European timezones.

A press conference will be held Friday the 4th at 6PM SLT for all bloggers and journalists interested to know more about Rouge and the opening event. I will also offer a guided tour preview of the sim after the press conference. Those interested can ask for a press pass directly to CodeBastard Redgrave.

The party will include an impressive lineup of DJs to entertain you, including Nexeus Fatale and Amanda Shinji, among others awaiting confirmation. There will be gifts distributed all night. Boudoir Rouge artwork will be on display for you to enjoy, or to acquire those exclusive pieces to support the sim activities. Many surprises awaits on this unique and magical night to come. The dress code is anything red, or lingerie, or naked (you read well).

The Rouge sim is a unique and amazing piece of work created by building and design luminary Eshi Otawara. The whole sim is a concept never done before in SecondLife both in the aestethical and spatial organization sense. It’s purpose is to host the new version of the legendary Code Red Lounge, the new Rouge gallery walk and a new store, just called Rouge, that will sustain financially the sim’s cultural and artistic activities. The Rouge store will include products from multiple content designers, of course most of it themed with the red color.

The new sim will be hosting various events, from art events to fashion shows, and will be available for rent to any organization needing it for holding special events. It is also an awesome leisure resort where Secondlifers can come anytime they want for a good time in good company, in a very spectacular setting. It is a VIP club but will be open to the public as soon as the sim is officially launched."

The official schedule for this event has also been announced via the website and includes a who's who of Second Life DJs each cranking out their signature shows to keep the crowd energized. They include:

  • 2PM-3PM - DJ Azufr3
  • 3PM-5PM - Digital Francis
  • 5PM-7PM - Nexeus Fatale
  • 7PM-9PM - Amanda Shinji
  • 9PM-11PM - Init Hubble
  • 11PM-1AM - Eris Alexander
  • 1AM-3AM - To be determined
  • 3AM-5AM - To be determined
  • 5AM-7AM - Nephie Eerie - Stella Errans
Several of Second Life's most prominent designers have signed on as sponsors of this epic event and will offer special gifts to invitees. (Note: I've had an opportunity to preview a couple of these gifts, and you won't want to miss out!) The sponsors list includes:
  • Tesla
  • Casa del Shai
  • Juicy
  • Bluebell Productions
  • Mairead Fitzgerald
  • Callie Cline
  • Alexx Markova
Due to the expected high demand, access will be limited to Code Red group members. IM CodeBastard Redgrave for a group invitation and come join the fun. I'll be there...and who doesn't want to party with me? See you at Rouge!