My Modelling Farewell

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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

xo

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LTD – The Magazine: On The Shelf

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LOVE TO DECORATE – The Magazine

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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!

1. ISPACHI

2. MISHMISH

3. DUTCHIE

4. KEKE

5. KEKE

6. PILOT

7. BOATHOUSE

8. ISPACHI

PS: Don’t forget to read the LTD Magazine and check out the blog too: http://lovetodecoratesl.com/

LTD – The MAGAZINE

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PREMIER ISSUE

Your New Decor Inspiration Is Here!

Step into a fresh unique way to feature Home and Life Decor like you’ve never seen. We want to give you realistic concepts and ideas to inspire your decorating needs.

We aim to be your NUMBER 1 Guide and Resource in all your Home & Garden Decor.

- Step into the colourful world of ARIA
- Visit ROOST HOMES: The New Kids On The Block
- Check out one designer giving a new meaning to the word ”JUNK”
- We feature the ULTIMATE FAMILY HOME, LOW PRIM BATHROOM DESIGNS to inspire you to create that special space and so much more!
Happy Reading and remember, LOVE to DECORATE!

ONCE UPON A TIME: The Swan Princess

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Once Upon A Time

“The Swan Princess”

MODEL: Tyra Eiren
PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan

FASHION:

SKIN, HAIR & MAKEUP:
HAIR: *EMO-tions* Aquaria
EYEBROWS: PM – Purple Moon Swan Jeweled Eye Brows
EYELINER: *Glam Affair* Glitter Eyeliner in Silver
EYE MAKEUP: :: Vanity Hair :: Visages White Swan Eye Make up
MAKEUP: blackLiquid MAKEUP – Just Gloss
SKIN: *Glam Affair* Amberly Skin from the Petal edition

OUTFIT:
SKIRT: *SoliDea FoliEs* MVW 2013 Italy Gown with feathers applications
SHOULDER: *SoliDea FoliEs* Shoulder pads from the Winter Dancer Outfit
COLLAR: *SoliDea FoliEs* Amanda with feathers applications
CORSET: [LWL] Angel Corset (White) made of feathers
SLEEVES: *DESIR* Ania dress with feathers applications
SHOES: 24

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES:
HEADPIECE: FINESMITH Cosmic Mask White
*WTG* Swan Song Jewelry Set – Earrings & Ring -

STORY:

Once Upon A Time, A beautiful Princess was abducted and cursed by an evil sorcerer.
She was taken into…

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Advertising Opportunity in LTD

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A SPECIAL ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY – THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

The premier issue of Love To Decorate – The Magazine is being released on THURSDAY, JANUARY 23RD 2014.

Are you a content creator in the HOME & GARDEN MARKET in Second Life? We are offering a FREE DOUBLE PAGE advertisement in our inaugural issue, as well as a spot in our LTD DIRECTORY.

Want to take advantage of this? You will need to be fast. ContactEditorial Clarity inworld with a notecard or send an email to editorialclarity@gmail.com and the ad specifications will be given.

Note: If you make contact AFTER the weekend, you will be unsuccessful.

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Froukje Hoorenbeek: The Visionary Behind DUTCHIE

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Interview by *Zee* Zuleicca Resident for LTD Magazine January/February 2014

Images provided by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Gezelligheid.”Froukje Hoorenbeek was having a hard time trying to convey a very Dutch thing to me. “Gezellig is not only people, a room or a home can be it too,” she tried again. Looking up “gezelligheid” or “gezellig” did not offer more explanation, but instead made it even more complex.This Dutch word has no equivalent in English. One can attempt to describe as a feeling of coziness, quaintness, pleasant or entertaining, but those descriptions would not even begin to explain the word well.  It is more like a state of mind towards a certain atmosphere and the elements in it. Dutch people cannot even explain this properly to non-Dutch.It is clear, however, that Fruokje’s “gezzelig” has a lot to do with homing instincts.

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THE DOLLHOUSE (Upcoming Project)

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THE DOLLHOUSE

The FASHION TELLER HOUSE is exploring the world of dolls with Second Life Fashion and Art. We tell the story in the eyes of the dolls, from the most beloved cherished possessions to the abandoned broken ones. Get ready to see a variety of beautiful doll creations as styled by the Fashion Teller Models and brought to life by our amazing Fashion Teller Photographers.

.COMING SOON.

Follow Our Blog to Keep Updated.

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Season of the WITCH: THE WINTER SORCERESS

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SEASON of the WITCH

THE WINTER SORCERESS

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MODEL: Tyra Eiren
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan

The Winter Sorceress brings deep freeze and cold chaos in all her glory.
A once beautiful princess that was cursed by evil  is her story.
Her very touch can turn a man into icy snow while her kiss is like a winter’s blow.
The ground is frozen with each step she takes, blizzard and snow storms appear with each breath she makes.

READ THE STORY & STYLE CARD:

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Season of the WITCH: THE DREAM WEAVER

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SEASON of the WITCH

THE DREAM WEAVER

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MODEL: Linnda Scofield
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan

The Dream Weaver is a witch with the power to enter your dreams in your deep slumber,
devouring the juicy imaginings and turning them into nightmares.
She will suck your dreams through the night.
You’ll wish you will awake with the morning light.
Sleep tight, don’t let the dream weaver bite.

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Season of the WITCH: THE VOODOO PRIESTESS

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SEASON of the WITCH

THE VOODOO PRIESTESS

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MODEL: Sessie
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan

The Voodoo Priestess uses dark magic and ancient rituals to invoke the spirits,
calling the Gods and Demons with her enchanting spells and hexes.
This witch has the spiritual power to bring curses of misery and pain to her enemies
as well as the power to raise the dead.

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Season of the WITCH: THE DEMON QUEEN

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SEASON of the WITCH

THE DEMON QUEEN

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MODEL: Mimmi Boa
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan

There are many legends to the origin of the Demon Queen.
Many say she was once a witch who was so evil that she was banished to hell which she ruled as her kingdom.
She commands legions of evil followers in a place of burning flesh and suffering for the wicked.
Continue with your evil ways and you shall spend an eternity with Her Majesty.

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Announcing: Love To Decorate – The Magazine

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Over the last 2 years, I have witnessed the quality and uniqueness of Second Life Home & Garden stores’ creations develop in a great way. This virtual world that we love is an amazing platform for creating and making beautiful dreams come to some sort of reality.

As you probably know, especially if you are a follower of my blog, I am very passionate about great design and work. I am a huge fan of realism and I believe in Second Life, the quality of talent is that great now that we can make spaces both indoors and outdoors, look so amazing that we envision it being in our Real Lives also.

Earlier this year, I created the Love To Decorate Flickr group, which now holds more than 1,600 members and 13,000 photos. It has become a great resource for me, so good that I check it every single day…

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A Project That May Interest You!

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I’m going to try not to make this sound like an ad you see in a newspaper, but hopefully it may be something that grabs your interest and you would like to be a part of!

I have been sitting on something that I’ve wanted to do for a while and now, I feel it is the right time. A new year is approaching, which for me means new projects and new adventures.

Each day, I go to my flickr and my Love To Decorate page and see so many wonderful pictures and interior designs that inspire me. I learn about new talents and new stores each and every day which is an amazing thing.

I am currently looking to put together a small team of people who have the same interests as me. People who Love Decorating, People who love looking at great decorations/landscapes, and those who appreciate impeccable…

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Day 5 – Hawaiian Adventure

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What I thought would be a simple, relaxed day at the resort, turned into something quite amazing! Amazing for me anyway, because I have never experienced anything like it before.

After getting up, we walked down to the lagoon, got some sun loungers and got our spot in the less crowded corner of the beach. I love it there because the view of the water hitting the rocks is awesome, and because it is so shallow there, you can see all kinds of fish and sea life swimming around from where you sit. It’s awesome!

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Today while me and Rico were swimming, I jumped as a turtle swam right in front of my face. So close and so unexpected! I was mainly looking at the colorful fish but this thing took me by complete surprise. It seemed quite big at first, but couldn’t really tell. After a few minutes, I…

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Day 4 – Hawaiian Adventure

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So much to write about tonight after our adventure today! We woke up bright and early to catch our 9am bus that took us, and a few other hotel guests on a 9 hour tour of Oahu. We pretty much saw most of the island and it was AMAZING!

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From our hotel we headed up to the mountains via the H3 freeway, which apparently is the newest of the freeways here on Oahu and cost around 17 billion dollars to create, but in my opinion, it is worth every single dime because the views are just incredible. Unlike anything I have seen before and it is actually a freeway that makes you WANT to drive on it, rather than avoid! It took us all the way through the valleys and we ended up at a mountain lookout that was out of this world. Awesome views…even a few wild cats and…

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Day 3 – Hawaiian Adventure

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Another awesome day is coming to a close. Although this is ”Day 3”, it is only our second full day on the island and it was another great one!

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The weather was a little cloudier this morning. We got up, had breakfast in on our balcony looking at the mountains and I went down to get an Ice Tea at Starbucks and a walk along the beach. The hotel is awesome because it has it’s own Starbucks…that makes me very happy because I’m an addict! So I had my Ice Tea and took a stroll to my little spot over looking the ocean and sat there relaxing until Rico came to meet me after his shower.

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The clouds soon disappeared and it was another hot day. Well, I’m not sure if 85F is considered as ”hot” in Hawaii, but compared to 25F back in Chicago…it is tropical! Was so perfect…

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Day 2 – Hawaiian Adventure

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Today has been another amazing day. We were woken this morning to a beautiful sunrise outside of our window. Was pretty to watch. Although we fell back asleep again right after and woke up a couple of hours later to more glorious sunshine!

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I giggled, because a couple of weeks ago I posted on my Facebook that I was a bit nervous about going in the Ocean because it has just never been my thing. Always afraid of what is lurking around my feet…especially when I cannot see the bottom. However today, I was just simply in Island mood I guess…got right in there and it was great! So nice to swim in the Pacific!

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We booked a few outings today for next week. Shall be going on a full island tour Monday, we also have Dolphin and Whale scuba diving too! Really looking forward to it! Amazing huh? Last…

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Day One – Hawaiian Adventure!

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I smell of chlorine. Just been out for a late night dip in the pool and jacuzzi after dinner. Amazing! I have been to quite a few places in the world, but Hawaii is like no other. I wanted to write in my blog, a write up of each day. To share this special trip myself and my hubby are taking together, and to also keep it as a memory for me.

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The flight was long. Did you know it is a longer flight time and distance from Chicago to Honolulu than it is from London to Chicago…I found that out over the last few weeks. So much traveling! But all for good reasons and worthwhile in the end.

We landed in Paradise late this afternoon (Friday) and on the drive to our hotel, I was amazed at the place. So different from anywhere I have been before. The Island…

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Season of the WITCH: THE SEA SIREN

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SEASON of the WITCH

THE SEA SIREN

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MODEL: VeronicaLynn Parx
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: October Bettencourt

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The Sea Siren lures sailors to their doom with her magical voice and bewitching song.
This sea nymph will mesmerize you in euphoric paralysis and hypnotize you in deep stasis.
Don’t let her music get into your head or it won’t be long until you’re dead.

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The ICE QUEENS

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THE ICE QUEENS

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Style Kingdom Magazine and The Fashion Teller House recently collaborated on the magazine’s First Anniversary Issue and we are so proud to present our piece… THE ICE QUEENS. Please read the magazine HERE. The Fashion Teller House’s Spread in the magazine is titled “THE ICE QUEENS”. The idea behind the winter theme is to showcase fantasy winter couture as well as tell a story of these ICE GODDESSES responsible for spreading the ice and bitter cold on earth. They are asleep for most part of the year but then when the winter season comes, they are awaken from their deep slumber to blanket the land with snow and ice so that life can be reborn again come spring. We are very honored to work with Pam Astonia as the photographer for the spread as well as the amazing talents of our models: Mimmi Boa, Serene…

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Avi Choice Awards

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The FASHION TELLER HOUSE would like to thank everyone for their support and love. It is nice to be nominated for the Avi Choice Awards among the giants of SL newspaper, magazines and periodicals. We are just a very small art projects/books and this is reward enough to be recognize. Thank you also to our staff, models and photographers for all the hard work. Thank you again. <3

http://avichoiceawards.com/vote-for-your-favorite/entertainment-categories/

Happy Thanksgiving <3

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I want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

I want to take this opportunity to send my love, appreciation and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who have supported me and Editorial Clarity as well as our projects. It means a lot to us.

Thank you to our family and all our Second Life and Facebook friends who always manage to put a smile on our faces. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support. We love you all. <3

COTTAGE IS NOW OPEN! <3

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Come visit our Autumn Cottage. <3

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Hi Everyone!

I know I am a day late, but I had good reasons :P

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I flew to Chicago yesterday to come back to my hubby, and I was so tired by the end of the day I completely forgot about opening the house. Sorry! I am opening it now though :-)

The cottage will be open WEDNESDAY 27TH – SUNDAY 1ST

HERE IS THE SLURL! HOPE YOU ENJOY!

PS – There is nothing on the upper floors of the home, so I recommend exploring the ground floor and the gardens :-)

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