Valde Beauty is part of the Metaverse and wants you to partake in it too! The brand, founded by Peruvian American fashion, home interiors, beauty industry veteran, and businesswoman, Margarita Arriagada. Valde Beauty will be celebrating the launch of The Divine Collection and the debut of the Valdé NFT Collective on Thursday, January 27th at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET.
The historic event for the beauty industry will be held at the Ainsley Gallery in Decentraland
The first time a cosmetics company hosts a launch event in the Metaverse will take place at the Ainsley Gallery in Decentraland. Guests will be able to see the NFT artwork made to go with each piece in The Divine Collection during the celebration.
“It’s a tsunami,” says the narrator. It’s all occurring so quickly. During a virtual news conference, Arriagada told HOLA! USA and other media outlets. “It feels major, and it does feel like the relaunch of the internet because of how vast it is”. “This is primarily a male-dominated environment. And, to loop back to the brand’s mission, I believe women have a tremendous chance to help define it for us, to offer value. There is a money side, but more importantly, it is a fantastic area in which to truly participate.”
Being in the Metaverse feels intuitive for the founder of Valde Beauty
Margarita claims that being in the Metaverse feels natural to her. “It feels like I’ve been waiting a long time for this.” “This has felt like a baptism by fire,” she explained.
As the indigenous system is developing, I focus on facilitating the ushering and sharing of knowledge as well as bringing everyone to experience it”. That is how indigenous it is. It’s an amazing location with the potential to help us establish community.”
HOLA USA published that Arriagada found inspiration for the armor’s shape in a female body. The Armor vessel had to be no larger than a typical lipstick and it had to feel ergonomic to me. Two elements really contributed to this desire to create something sculptural like this. I wanted to pay tribute to her. I wanted to honor a woman’s femininity and strength, and when I first started this design, I had a super bullet pattern, but it was also reminiscent of a ballerina tutu.”
White Quartz Armor auction will come with NFT art
Only a limited number of Crystal Armors will be available. The White Quartz Armor’s first edition auction will include NFT art and a set of exclusive perks for the bearer.
All Phygital pieces come with a lifetime membership in the Valdé NFT Collective, which includes VIP experiences, benefits, and a dynamic network that supports women in the beauty industry.
Microsoft clearly engages in the metaverse using Q2 earnings call
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, revealed his vision for the metaverse at the company’s Q2 2022 earnings call.
Overall, the company’s Q2 2022 filing showed a significant increase in cloud-based services. Microsoft reported $51.7 billion in revenue, a 20% increase over the previous year. Intelligent Cloud revenue was $18.3 billion, a 26 percent increase over the previous year. Azure drove a 29 percent increase in sales for server goods and cloud services. As well as a 46 percent increase in revenue for other cloud services.
Among the trends noted by Nadella on the earnings call was a “structural shift in PC demand.”
According to Microsoft CFO Amy Hood, Windows revenue from PC manufacturers increased by 25%, which was “far over expectations”. She stated that demand was being driven by the PC market’s success, particularly in the commercial category.
According to an earnings call transcript obtained on the financial blog site Seeking Alpha, Nadella envisions the metaverse as the next wave of the Internet. “Just as the initial wave of the Internet has allowed anyone to construct a website, I believe the next wave of the Internet will be a more open world where people, whether companies, game developers, or anyone else, may create their own metaverse world,” he stated.
“The first place we see this is the increasing digitization of people, places, and things to truly enable organizations automate operations at the next level,” he explained. “So, today, we have a number of examples of customers engaging with us through Azure IoT, Digital Twins, and Mesh. So that’s what you’ll see in Azure, and we’re investing heavily on it.”
Nadella sees prospects for Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces further up the software stack. This in-development technology is to control physical operations in physical areas such as a store, a connected factory, or a building. “We now have a suite that powers entirely by connected spaces,” he explained. Microsoft’s goal, he noted, is to automate physical operations.
Style.me introduces its wearable NFTs in the metaverse
Style.me, the industry-leading 3D fashion technology company, has launched a new innovative offering that enables designers to become metaverse-capable creators. In addition this latest step extends the company’s solutions into the world of digital fashion and NFTs. Moreover building on its growing success in virtual fitting and styling.
The company Style.me mints and distributes fashion NFTs
Style.me creates and distributes fashion NFTs, allowing people to wear, share, and use them across the metaverse. In addition, the company gives its partners the ability to bring their physical collections into the digital realm through bespoke “phygital” experiences.
The company Style.me’s plug-and-play technologies will allow metaverse projects to make digital fashion accessible to their communities. New experiences, such as virtual runway presentations, exhibitions, and live events, will be possible for designers and companies.
Style.me, with its 3D and AR technologies, is at the forefront of making digital fashion more accessible
Fashion NFT utilities are now limited, and Style.me is at the forefront of making digital fashion more accessible with its 3D and AR technology.
Style.me’s President, Rufus Parkinson, stated. “Style.me’s mission has been to enable consumers to see and interact with fashion in the digital environment since its inception. We believe that digital fashion and NFTs will alter the industry by allowing us to leverage our patented technology to open up a new dimension of user experiences.”
Combined with blockchain technology and the rapid expansion of the metaverse, digital fashion will explode in the next few years. Morgan Stanley estimates that the premium digital fashion sector alone will reach $20 billion by 2030.
Style.me’s goods are already in high demand, with consumption rising 386 percent in the last year, and this additional fashion NFT offering offers up even more prospects for growth in the digital fashion industry.
Metaverse: Tencent is updating QQ with the Unreal game engine
According to an upgraded version of the program, Tencent Holdings has stealthily integrated the Unreal Engine video game engine into its increasingly obsolete QQ messaging network. Hence, analysts believe the move is part of the social media and gaming giant’s entrance into the metaverse.
According to LibChecker, a third-party app inspection tool, the Shenzhen-based company updated QQ last month. The new version, which was formerly a chat app, includes portions of the Unreal Engine video game engine.
Tencent launched a new app feature called Super QQ Show, which is a 3D interactive arena where users can socialize, watch shows, and play games, at the same time as the update. As a result, observers claim the move is Tencent’s latest attempt to establish a footprint in the metaverse.
The decision also demonstrates Tencent’s commitment to resuscitate QQ, its second most popular messaging platform behind WeChat with 590 million monthly active users, which had fallen out of favor in recent years as Chinese netizens shifted their attention to short videos and other platforms.
In China, the metaverse is gaining traction. Although the country has not yet developed a national plan for the concept, like South Korea has, officials in some key cities have pushed businesses to investigate it. For example, one of four frontiers to explore in Shanghai’s future five-year plan is the metaverse.
The Super QQ Show is currently under testing by a small number of users. Tencent staff uploaded screenshots and video footage of the functionality. Which shows players dressing up their avatars in 3D, decorating their homes, and visiting others. Thus similar to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing video game franchise.
The Unreal Engine is utilized in successful games such as Bioshock and Mass Effect. Tencent owns a 40% share in Epic Games, which operates the engine in the United States. Last year, Epic Games was one of the first worldwide tech behemoths to make metaverse development a top priority. Epic’s flagship game, Fortnite, considered as one of the market’s leading metaverse initiatives.
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