Rico’s Tea House
Hello Friends. I woke up today to such a lovely surprise to find that Rico’s Tea House made it in the Second Life Destination Guide as one of the Editor’s Picks. *excited* It is such a dream come true to open the tea house for everyone to enjoy. I have been wanting to do it for such a long time and to see people come and spend time, I am beyond thrilled and honored. Thank you to everyone who visited and supported us. If you haven’t yet, come and see the place. Everyone is welcome for a cup of tea and a nice stroll in the gardens. <3 <3 <3
PS: If you have time, Go “LIKE” Rico’s Tea House on the Destination Guide page below. Many thanks.
Rico and Edi
Little Things Make it Better
I have been a nurse for many years now and I have to admit it has been wearing me out. It is not an easy job especially working in Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room. It is very stressful and one mistake can cost a life. Sometimes going to work is a battle and I pray before each shift to give me the strength to help others, even when I’m feeling sick, depressed or tired.
Being in this job has broken my heart so many times, seeing death and loss. Yet, I also see hope and miracles. Last night, I was feeling really down as I am dealing a lot in my life at the moment. I was taking care of this man who is gravely ill and connected to life support. It was just a usual night and it went by smoothly. As I was finishing up my shift, the man’s little daughter gave me this picture she draw. She said it was me and she wanted to be a nurse someday like me. This really affected me and it gave me the energy and strength to go out there again and do my job as a nurse, helping others. Maybe this was an answer to my prayer. <3 <3 <3
APPLE FALL FOR THE MARCH ROUND OF COLLABOR88
APPLE FALL have released a great set for the current round of COLLABOR88.
The set includes the following:
The set includes 2 bookcases, a plant, a bow tie art, a sectional couch. magazine files, the RICO hanging clock, a wall hanging jacket, a model biplane, and a painting of Farrah Fawcett Majors.
Inspired by the executive colours of masculinity, this set represents country club style at it’s finest. The dark woods compliment the muted tones of the accesories, and juxtaposes against the chrome hardware and the light fabrics.
Get ALL of these items at COLLABOR88 today via the landmark below and enjoy!
PS: I’ve had clothing and poses named after me but never a piece of furniture before. I’m proud of the Rico Clock inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Thank you Editorial Clarity and AF Apple Fall.
THE ICE KINGDOM
We are very proud and happy to present a story about the Magic of Winter. Once a year, the Gods and Goddesses of the Ice Kingdom are awakened with the first sign of frost so they can work together to bring the bitter cold and freezing weather all over the land.
We thank all our staff, models, photographers, designers and sponsors for making this book come to life. We thank all our readers for giving us inspirations to continue making our fashion and art storybooks.
A milllion THANK YOU to AZUL, CHRYSALIS COUTURE, DESIR, FASTER PUSSYCAT, FINESMITH JEWELRY, SOLIDEA FOLIES, VIOLATOR, A GATA MOURA, Fashion Pride and LTD Magazine for being our wonderful sponsors.
COVER MODEL: Xandrah Sciavo
COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: Asia Rae
READ our story and follow us: issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/fashionteller-ice_kingdom
Don’t forget to click the <3 if you like the book.
MY MODELLING FAREWELL
Yesterday, once and for all, I finally decided to hang up my modelling career in Second Life. I have been semi-retired for a long time now, always still have one foot inside the door occasionally doing shows, magazine prints and vendor ads for friends. I just cant see myself doing shows anymore and even doing magazine prints and vendor pictures seems like a chore. The fun and excitement is no longer there and for better or worse, the Second Life Fashion Industry is much different now.
As I left my agencies and designer groups one by one, I was filled with bittersweet emotions. I can honestly say that I’ve had the time of my life. Though it was full of UPS and DOWNS, I’ve had very little regrets and I have always been true to myself. I’ve met a lot of wonderful friends from around the world; some I would call family which taught me love, kindness and acceptance. I’ve met enemies as well which taught me to be brave, strong and to stand up for myself and those I love. I have always been shy and quiet in RL but being a model in Second Life taught me confidence, self-respect and perseverance. It also taught me an important lesson: All the awards and supertags, all the VIP titles and Elite memberships, all the exclusive invites to events, etc… absolutely DOES NOT MATTER in the end. I have been a member of many top agencies and designer groups, been honored with many awards and magazine cover features and there was a time when I was winning every contest I entered (or at least top3) but you know what? In 10-20 years time, no one will remember or care. I believe what matters are the lasting friendships we’ve made that transcends into real life. How you treat people matters because they will always remember kindness even in a virtual world. What matters the most are the people I’ve met all over the world.
I want to thank everyone who had supported my SL modelling career and gave me chances and opportunities. Thank you for believing in me and helping me accomplished all my dreams and goals. Thank you to every single one of my modelling and magazine agencies and designer groups that I’ve had the honor and pleasure to be part of. There are so many people to mention but you know who all of you are. With all my heart and sincerity, I can’t thank you enough and I wish you all love and success in both lives.
I will still be in Second Life from time to time but behind the scenes focusing on artistic projects and magazine articles. You need a model? This old fart is retired. LOL :p
LOVE TO DECORATE – The Magazine
LTD: ON THE SHELF
When Editorial Clarity told me that he is publishing a magazine, I told him that I would love to have a column in it. I have written in several Second Life Magazines before and I was expecting him to say, “YES, I would love to have you.”. But I was sadly mistaken. lol. He said, “You look pretty and you can style a great avatar but you can’t decorate.” WELL!!! Obviously, my hubby don’t know me very well. So, I set out a plan to wow him with the amazing interior designer in me. :p
I absolutely LOVE finding interesting, cute, amazing little items in Second Life. The more unique, the better. I know there are a lot of amazing, talented and imaginative content creators out there and I feel it is my duty to collect and appreciate what they make. These little things I feel is what makes a house a home. What we display in our homes can tell who we are, where we’ve been and sometimes where we are headed in life. Each little items we showcased tell a lot about our personality, dreams and goals.
So, after many weeks of campaigning, Editorial Clarity finally gave in and let me have my own column. In the JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE of LTD Magazine, I am sharing several items that I absolutely love in Second Life. I feel they are “must haves” in any house guaranteed to put a smile on your face and help make your living abode a home. Each issue will be a different style focus, but I hope you enjoyed this one! Next issue will be focused on Toys/Dolls/Plushed. If you think you have a new item that may fit the theme, let me know and it could be featured ON THE SHELF.
Below, are all the landmarks you need to get any one of these items and add them to your shelf!
PS: Don’t forget to read the LTD Magazine and check out the blog too: http://lovetodecoratesl.com/