We made it!!! Today we celebrate six months of our TRD Girls weekly magazine!!! We started TRD Girls purely as promotion for our family and to display our work across social media. Over the last six months we have seen it grow more and more to include the Avakin community as well, through our affiliation with Avakin Unity, Avakin Edits and Avakin Life Addicted. It has also encouraged many well-known and/or talented people to join our family and this has seen better and better work to share with you all each week and reach more people. So what does 2017 have in store for us? We would love our magazine to cater more and more for the Avakin community and include contributions/features from others within it. We are working to bring you a magazine that does just that, however we would love to hear from you if you really would like to get involved in our growing magazine or if you would like to contribute in any way. Finally, we would like to thank everybody, and we really do mean EVERYBODY for their hard work, dedication, effort and contribution to bring you this magazine each week and we look forward to continue working with you all in the future. We would also like to thank everybody and anybody who has ever liked our work, commented or simply read our magazine. Thank you so much!!!
So now for all the week's new releases. This week Lockwood really challenged us with collections from five different brands not including the Ikon release on Friday. First was the highly anticipated Christmas costume release from Cosmos. Those Avakins still around from last Christmas may own many of the items released within the collection already, though similar to Halloween this year, you can expect many many more to come throughout December and I'm sure you're just as excited as we are to receive them. Next was the Dusk 'till Dawn collection from LKWD Couture. We don't see all that much forward-thinking fashion from the brand, but this week's collection certainly was that and unsurprisingly split opinion across the community. Five modern and stylish outfits featured in the range and came with the usual high price tag, which is always expected when it comes to Couture. Next was the Wedding Collection from Mon Coeur. Many of the items were re-releases, but as a collection it worked very well and it was great to have the chance to get our hands on some items that were no longer available. Whatever your style or colour, there was something for everyone within this gorgeous collection. There was also new and re-released items by Front Row, but most excitingly there was the Christmas jumper collection from Foal that we were really all waiting for as the seasonal period hit. Again, whatever it is you like, there is an item within the collection to suit all tastes. We were treated to two ikons this week, with the new Fervour dress and the Enchanted dress received as a gift from santa. Both are stunning red dresses perfect for those occasions when you want all eyes on you. Finally, it is lovely to see Lockwood getting involved in good causes and this week we had the Positivity t-shirt in support of Cybersmile, a foundation against online bullying. The item may be quite pricey for what it is, but remember the proceeds do go to the foundation and you are therefore showing your support for the cause by purchasing the item. It's been a very very busy week, we hope you enjoy!!!
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As part of not only our six month anniversary celebrations, but in anticipation of Christmas also, we are running two daily features via our Facebook and Instagram pages to really get us into the spirit of things. Firstly, each day until Christmas Eve, we will be opening a door on our TRD Girls Anniversary Advent Calendar and revealing a group edit featured in a previous edition of our weekly. It's great to revisit some amazing collections we've been lucky enough to model for you and the first five edits from the first five opened doors feature later in this edition.
We are also running the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' feature each day from the 1st-12th December. A different TRD Girl has chosen a day to make there own and will provide us with a beautiful edit to represent the day when it comes. We wish to thank all the girls for getting involved in this and the first five days are presented below. Watch out for more!!!
And a partridge in a pear tree
It is amazing to announce an exciting new event taking place via our partners at Avakin Life Edits. The Secret Santa event puts two complete strangers together and see them gift each other with an Xmas gift up to the value of 700 avacoins. All you have to do is PM the Avakin Life Edits team via the Facebook page and you will receive someone's Avakin username. Then, only on the 16th December, we want you to send the person a request and gift them when it's accepted. It's important to remember we want to see pictures of your secret santa gifts using the hashtag #avakinsecretsanta posted to the Facebook and Instagram pages. We are really excited about this and it would be great for you all to get involved!!!
It's is great to announce that we are now including edits from our Avakin Unity Models as well as usual TRD Girls in our Top pics of the week feature. With a batch of brand new AU Models completing daily tasks for us each day, we wanted to include them and share their amazing work with you. Today's edition features edits by new models Rɛċҡʟɛss|Saքքɦʏ, EcoQueen, Purpleava and YongYong.
This week, Novembers TRD Fashion Show took place and was organised/filmed by |Addy|88 xTRDx. Many of our TRD brothers and sisters turned out to show off their favourite outfit from last month and it was a lot of fun to take part in. Be sure to check out next week's edition for the video of the event!
And finally..... a special big thank you as always to all the girls for their huge amount of time, effort and contribution <3