Hello and Welcome to Ms. Shamrock's Column. Recently on Sept. 30, 2012 Paine Shamrock who is the Island Oasis Media Focus Team Manager of the Marketing Dept., had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the residents of Island Oasis and was able to get to know a little more aboutJstChrmn Twischer, and her JC X-Clusives & Aragon Casuals Here, at Ms. Sharock's Corner, she shares that interview.
Paine Shamrock: Good evening JstChrmin! I'm Paine Shamrock and I'm here to interview your
business, JC X-Clusives & Aragon Casuals for the Island Oasis feature blog
JstChrmn Twischer: Very good. My pleasure to visit with you Paine.
Paine Shamrock: Thank you! for allowing me to come on by today!
JstChrmn Twischer: Oh well Im glad we could finally connect. You have been trooper
Paine Shamrock: Yes, I'm glad we connected too! Thank you for being patient with the delays
Paine Shamrock: Why did you decide to bring JC X-Clusives over to Island Oasis?
JstChrmn Twischer: Well someone told me about IO and mentioned that the founders were a strong team with a clear vision about what they wanted to achieve with this grid. I decided to set up an account and just come in unannounced and look around. LOL However, no one comes here without being noticed and I had a mentor right away that started showing me around.
JstChrmn Twischer: I was so impressed on my entrance alone that I made the decision to come. Once I met Sugar and Demean I was convinced that they were as committed to my success here as I was so I decided to stay.
Paine Shamrock: What is the genre of business and products of JC X-Clusives?
JstChrmn Twischer: The majority of what I carry is generally called casual but I like to call it lifewear and it really just depends on what kind of mood Im in what I end up creating.
Paine Shamrock: So is JC X-Clusives for men? For women? or both?
JstChrmn Twischer: what I do like to do is share. I don't make jewelry or shoes or accessories so I find people that I like who make amazing things of high quality and I incorporate them with my items
JstChrmn Twischer: For me its about everyone being successful and Im not afraid of my fellow creators being a success.
JstChrmn Twischer: The JCX line is for women and the AC line is mens
JstChrmn Twischer: Unfortunately my poor men don't have as many options however our fellas I have found do not have the same needs as us gals
Paine Shamrock: Jst, How long have you been in Island Oasis?
JstChrmn Twischer: aww Im 43 days old!
Paine Shamrock: How long have you had the business? Where did you learn how to create lifewear?
JstChrmn Twischer: I started in SL about 6 or 7 years ago. One thing about me is I have no frame for time LOL Tuesday Saturday last week last month 2AM 3PM its all the same to me LOL
JstChrmn Twischer: And I learned Ill assume like pretty much anyone else who didn't know what they were doing when they got here. LOL I found tutorials and people and jumped in with both feet
Paine Shamrock: Do you do any custom work for your customers?
JstChrmn Twischer: I do customs occasionally. I don't openly offer that as a service because it can get very time consuming if you get a client that you cant connect with. So I will always discuss your needs but if I cant do it Ill tell you right off.
JstChrmn Twischer: Hopefully I can refer you to someone who will be able to assist :D
Paine Shamrock: Can you tell me about any new products in development or new releases you will have?
JstChrmn Twischer: of course! Im about to release my Fall line in IW of about 25 outfits including the custom shoes and jewelry for them that will be showcased on my sim there using Instylez Modeling Agency * who I also work for* lol
JstChrmn Twischer: once that show is complete I'll be bringing those items here to IO for release as well
JstChrmn Twischer: We don't have an agency here yet so Im not certain about how the marketing will go for the items but they will be here rest assured!
Paine Shamrock: Oh I'm sure that we all can't wait to see your fall collection!
JstChrmn Twischer: Aww well thank you! It's a different mix than what you have seen from me in the past. So I'm very excited about it as well!
Paine Shamrock: How do you stay motivated in the world of fashion?
JstChrmn Twischer: Oooh thats a great question. I am not a typical "fashionista" I have no history in fashion in my RL other than getting dressed each day and sometimes I just stay in my jammies LOL but I know what I like and i seem to have a knack for this so because I like what I do and use it as a relaxation tool Im probably always going to do this regardless. Relax = Create thats what motivates me! lol! Theres no pressure for me to do this. I do it because I want to and as long as thats how I feel about it , it will never be work and I'll never HAVE to do it or keep up.
Paine Shamrock: Out of all the years that you have done this what is the greatest benefit?
JstChrmn Twischer: Greatest benefit? The people I meet. If I never made another pair of pannies in my VW life - Id still have made the most incredible relationships with the people I hold near and dear to me. My friends are priceless. I literally miss them when they don't come online and I worry about them as if they lived right next door.
Paine Shamrock: Do you do any kind of hunts, promotions, or seasonal promotions?
JstChrmn Twischer: again all of the above. lol but its just a matter of getting my store up and running here still yet so bare with me :D
Paine Shamrock: Do you have a date for the grand opening of JC X-Clusives ?
JstChrmn Twischer: No honey I do not. Ive had a number of issues getting off the ground here but we are ironing those problems out, I didn't want to set a date until I know Ill be able to keep that commitment.
Paine Shamrock: So JC X-clusives is coming soon :-)
JstChrmn Twischer: LOL well Im here but the rest of my stuff is taking its sweet time so yes LOL the opening will be soon - ish!
Paine Shamrock: Do you have a way to for customers to give feedback ie. website?
JstChrmn Twischer: I like to speak to my people directly so I encourage anyone to please IM or NC me with any feedback good bad or indifferent! Im open to all. I am a stickler for platinum customer service so I like to deal direct. I've been in CS for 30 years in RL and know what it takes to make and keep customers pleased, being available is the #1 thing for me
Paine Shamrock: Having awesome customer service does keep the customers coming back and happy :-)!!
JstChrmn Twischer: I believe so. I honestly believe that when you are reachable that is a critical factor to anyone you work with. There is always a solution to any given problem if you are available and can get on the same page with your customer. I too am a customer I know what I expect when it comes to service so I wont give anything less.
Paine Shamrock: Do you do offer apprenticeship or classes for JC X-Clusives and clothing design?
JstChrmn Twischer: you know I can honestly say thats isn't something Ive ever even thought about. I don't think Im that special. LOL isn't that kind of thing for the big dogs of design? LOL Im probably not there yet although I would definitely consider it if I ever get to that level. That would be fun!
Paine Shamrock: What do you like about Island Oasis and is there any differences here that you would like to mention?
JstChrmn Twischer: I will tell you the same thing we started this interview with that sold my right away. I was not unnoticed when I came here. I immediately felt like I COUNTED. Thats huge for me. AND its very different. Id like to see the mentorship program get stronger so no one ever comes here and feels alone. People get online and come to places like this because they have a need to be part of something. We should always strive to be a part of someone else's world. I want to make a difference in every person I meets life. When you think Charm I want you to smile and say " yea that chic is cool, I feel good when Im around her." No one should ever come to a place like this and feel lonely. In the life of every person I meet is how I meant to say that LOL!
JstChrmn Twischer: The first time I joined an online world I remember I was sad and lonely in my RL life. When I got in I met someone pretty fantastic. I distinctly remember thinking that for every pixelated image I saw there was a very real person behind that computer who has a real life and real needs and a real story. I live my Virtual Reality as I do my RL . I am the same everywhere and all the time. Thats important to keep in mind as you move through the grids[
Paine Shamrock: Based on your experience and time on IO, who would you recommend as a vendor or owner to come to IO?
JstChrmn Twischer: Well I think Ive pretty much drug everyone I know over here so far! LOL So look around and see who is here already. Thats who I recommend. There will be more and growth will come undoubtedly but there is a strong team of people here already and we will all work to continue sharing this world in the other areas we operate in. I believe that IO will be a strong hold in the grid world and in shocking time. With the founders being who they are and operating how they do they just cant go wrong. This is a great grid even with the growing pains :D. But what makes it amazing are the people. I'm really excited to be in on the ground floor.
Paine Shamrock: Oh yes! It is the people that makes IO was it is! An awesome place to call home and set up your business and flourish!
JstChrmn Twischer: I could not agree more Paine. I'm anxious to get myself settled in where I can start being more involved.
Paine Shamrock: Oh yes indeed!:-)
Paine Shamrock: Why do you love to create your products?
JstChrmn Twischer: Because its a great escape and an excellent way to relax. I am constantly learning new things which is something else I love about being here. Education is key no matter what or how you learn. Just learn! Education opens so many doors of opportunity
JstChrmn Twischer: Very very true
Paine Shamrock: Is there any statements you would like to leave us with, JstChrmn?
JstChrmn Twischer: Thats quite the open ended question that leaves me to my own devices. LOL Its best if I bow out now while I still have some dignity. HAHA
Paine Shamrock: lol!!! Haha!!!
JstChrmn Twischer: How is that for a grand finish LOLOL! Anyone who knows me will understand that this is a good time to stop talking rofl!
Paine Shamrock: JstChrmn thank you for taking time to sit down with me to do the interview for the Island Oasis Blog! JC X-Clusives coming soon to Island Oasis!
JstChrmn Twischer: Well Paine thank YOU for your patience and persistence in working with me. I had a great time and you are an awesome interviewer! :D Great job!
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Since the the two ladies sat down for the interview JstChrmn has opened her store and is ready to welcome clients. Her store can be found in the region Monentes Island.
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