Evolution of a Skin Designer: Gala Phoenix

I have been obsessed with skins since day 1 of SL. At times it is hard to believe that I’ve already been in SL now, for almost 4 years. Over that time I’ve witnessed the evolution of many creators. One of those creators is Gala Phoenix. I purchased my very first Gala skin in Dec of ’07, and since then have been an avid Gala fan. It was my very first freckle skin that I felt had realistic freckles. She was having a sale at the time, and with money being tight for me, I was able to get away with purchasing 2 of her skins. I loved the softness the body had to it, and of course which to this day, in my opinion, the fantastic cleavage that Gala is known for.

Evolution of a Designer-  Gala Phoenix 1

3 months go by and I go to my very first skin fair. Lo and behold……Gala had come out with a new line of skins. I immediately fell in love. For some odd reason, I only purchased a couple while at the fair, and regretted not having purchased more. As it turns out, I was glad I had made those purchases because it was several months before Gala released the full line at her shop. People were berating themselves for not having gotten them at the fair, while I happily clung to my purchases. When Gala finally released her line, I went to purchase the whole line. At the time she didn’t do fatpacks, so I contacted her and begged her to do a fatpack for me. Luckily for me, she was super sweet and did a custom one for me on the spot. As she continued to release new makeups, I would contact Gala and ask for more fatpacks until I think she got tired of me (and I’m sure others) asking for them, and decided to offer them in her store.

Evolution of a Designer-  Gala Phoenix 2

After the initial flurry of the new line, it goes quiet. For months nothing was heard from Gala, and many of us wondered if she gave up creating. Finally, about a year later, Gala releases another new line with 3 new faces. Hyper-realistic, beloved cleavage; it was a match made in heaven. I snatched up the fatpacks as soon as I could click “teleport”. It turns out I wasn’t alone in my adoration of her new line. Gala has become one of the most recognizable skins on the grid. As soon as there was a Gala release, people would teleport in hordes to get it. I’m proud to say that I’ve been able to see Gala emerge as the talented creator she is today. I look forward and wonder where she will take us next!

Evolution of a Designer- Gala Phoenix 3

Taxi to Curio

Hair: Maitreya Green II – Ginger
Lingerie: [Intimizzio] Kensington Notte Braziere – Wine 1


GLANCE Front Row Event

GLANCE Front Row 2011 - Official Flyer

GLANCE International Agency has brought 50 designers together to produce a total of over 100 unique and exclusive designs to raise money for the fight against cancer. These items are -only- available for a limited time, so be sure to come and support the relay for life! Events lasts from April 1st-30th.




look 1

[ATOMIC] Skin Audri_Porcelain – Abyss 2 FRECK
*League* Side-Gartered Stockings -Butterfly -Brown Garter
[LeLutka]-SAMARA 2.0 hair – IrishRed
*League* Wanderer Jewellery Set
*GF* Short Ribbon Boots “Anna” -brown-
Vanitas Vesture – Obsessive Dress – Auld Blue Chocolate – Belt GFR Exclusive

look 2

Maitreya Nimue – Ginger
:: Exodi :: Sylvan Cachet – 17 (Rd/F)
Ear Candy ~ Totally Stoned in Silver GFR Exclusive
JANE – lucidity dress.cream GFR Exclusive

P10 Serenity Lazy Sunday Lilac Bow Heels

look 3

::DT:: ::JoLiE:: V2 Cream – SmokeySmooth CL1 EBBlack
*SHOP Toshy*PantyHoseMediumWiteEmbroideryRoseWhite2
~{frou-frou}~ – Thomasina/Copper
$GaNKeD$ Pomp Jewelry Set
*GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” -white-
::FlipSide:: Multi Diamond brow and mouth set
Yummy! Diamond Spray Earrings FLF
Son!a Juma mini dress pink GFR Exclusive

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life® in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay. The main RFL of SL track event this year will take place on July 16-17. We will walk a virtual track for 24 hours, just like in a real world Relay For Life. Team members build and gather at their team campsites, enjoy live music, participate in fun events, and explore the many Relay sims and the incredible builds by some of Second Life’s top designers, as the event runs overnight and into the next morning.

In 2010 Relay For Life of Second Life attracted more than 120 teams with participants from over 30 countries, held over 300 team fundraising events between March and July, and raised over US$222,000 (that’s REAL US dollars) for cancer research and education. The funds raised go to research, advocacy, patient services and programs, with 12-15% going to international projects. Just as in the real world, RFL of SL is an international event.

Official RFL of SL Website: http://www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

RFL of SL Updates Blog: http://www.rflofsl.blogspot.com
Follow RFL of SL on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rflofsl
Follow RFL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/relayforlife_SL

RFL of SL on Wiki: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Relay_For_Life_of_Second_Life

Fantasy Faire Teaser

It’s coming! For all of you that love fantasy, the Fantasy Faire is coming up, starting April 2nd through April 10th, with special items benefiting Relay for Life.

Fantasy Faire

Hair: *Brit*Charo Hair
Tattoo 1: Rune Tattoo [Boxed]
Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Fae Special Bewbs FF
Makeup: Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Full Face Tattoo – Dark Fae FF
Outfit: Adam n Eve Diana Green FF