THE FASHION TELLER: MURDER, My Sweet “The Damsel”

Murder Damsel

The FASHION TELLER:

MURDER, My Sweet

issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/mysteriouscase

Scene 1: The Damsel

The night was hot and humid. The kind of night where everything sticks to your skin, including the constant outpouring of sweat. I sat quietly in my lousy office in a lousy part of a lousy town. Just another down on his luck detective with nothing left to lose. I would take a smoke from my cigar and slowly toy with it, twirling it between my fingers, stopping only as I exhale.

That’s when I saw her…the blond bombshell…pale skin, red lips, deep blue eyes with hair that matched the paleness of her skin. What caught my attention was her hands…dripping and covered in that red sticky fluid I knew so well. As she began to walk, I shot to my feet and ran towards her, thinking the blood was hers. In that moment, she dropped down to her knees, taking me with her. She said to me, her voice cracking and begging, “I’ve been incriminated, Help Me!!!”

CAST & OUTFITS:
Liam Netizen: Hoorenbeek Mesh Trenchcoat
Draakje Dailey: Bliss Couture – AnaRita Cocktail Dress in Red/Black

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Spartin Parx

READ THE STORY: issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/mysteriouscase

FT – THE ART of DANCE: Tango “Di’s Opera Poses”

TANGO

The FASHION TELLER:

THE ART OF DANCE: TANGO

issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/artofdance

POSES by DI’S OPERA (Di Hoorenbeek)
MODELS: Maddox Kaestner and Mimmi Boa
PHOTOGRAPHER: Enzo Champagne

Our bodies are hot like fire, melting together in a sensual and passionate movement.
We are pressed tightly together and your arms are holding me in sweet confinement.
The soulful melody of the saxophone fills the air as our bodies dance The Tango in such intoxicating enchantment.

Let us show you the dance of love in our new high fashion story book art:
issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/artofdance

The Last Samurai

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THE LAST SAMURAI

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: Editorial Clarity

LOCATION: Bryn Oh’s Imogen & the Pigeons Sim

FASHION:

BOW/SASH: DRIFT L’Bow 2 Red

SHIRT: 22769 Homme Asymmetric Shirt white/black trim

PANTS: SHI Drape Bermudas

LEGGINGS: SHI Luca Meggings Black

COLLAR JEWELRY: SHi Lacet Motif Collar

BOOTS: Hoorenbeek Mullingar

I had these items in my inventory for a long time now and today I was inspired to do a modern day Samurai. A man who is very brave and honorable. A man who will stand up for what’s right and will fight for love.

I love unique items…they always catch my eye like these asymmetric shirt by 22769. It is simple but the way its created just pops. I combined it with another unique creation from SHI called Drape Bermudas. To add a bit of color and drama, the red sash/bow is from DRIFT. I love the whole new look. I hope it will inspire you to create your own hero/heroine.

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GLORY OF LOVE by Peter Cetera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWHOF_0-6Hg

Tonight it’s very clear, as we’re both standing here,
There’s so many things I want to say.
I will always love you, I will never leave you alone.

Sometimes I just forget, say things I might regret,
It breaks my heart to see you crying.
I don’t want to lose you, I could never make it alone.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of.
We’ll live forever, knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love.

You keep me standing tall, you help me through it all,
I’m always strong when you’re beside me.
I have always needed you, I could never make it alone.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of.
We’ll live forever,knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love.

Just like a knight in shining armor from a long time ago.
Just in time I will save the day,
take you to my castle far away.

I am a man who would fight for your honor,
I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of.
We’ll live forever,knowing together  that we did it all for the glory of love.
We’ll live forever, knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love.

WE DID IT ALL FOR LOVE.

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Paparazzi

Paparazzi

PAPARAZZI

PARTNERS: RicoRacer Flux & Editorial Clarity

PHOTOGRAPHER: RicoRacer Flux

Poses: Agapee

FASHION:

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HAIR: *Dura-Boys&Girls*38
Gilet+T-shirt: :SEY
Pashmina scarf: Elysium
Jazz Glasses (Black): FNKY!
Blue Jeans: RONSEM*
Military Boots: Hoorenbeek

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.EDI.

HAIR: *Dura-Boys&Girls*38
Black Ripped Skinny Jeans: EPIC
BLAZER/SHIRT: KAUNA Two Piece Suit
Necklace: Entente
Olivier Glasses: Entente
El Paso Boots: Horenbeek

We are both wearing a brand new release of unisex hair from Dura called *Dura-Boys&Girls #38. GET IT HERE: Dura main shop

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PAPARAZZI by Lady Gaga

We are the crowd, we’re c-coming out
Got my flash on, it’s true
Need that picture of you
It so magical, we’d be so fantastical

Leather and jeans, garage glamorous
Not sure what it means
But this photo of us it don’t have a price
Ready for those flashing light
‘Cause you know that baby, I

I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me
Papa, paparazzi
Baby, there’s no other superstar, you know that I’ll be
Your papa, paparazzi

Promise I’ll be kind
But I won’t stop until that boy is mine
Baby, you’ll be famous, chase you down until you love me
Papa, paparazzi

I’ll be your girl backstage at your show
Velvet ropes and guitars
Yeah, cause you’re my rock star in between the sets
Eyeliner and cigarettes

Shadow is burnt, yellow dance and we turn
My lashes are dry, purple teardrops I cry
It don’t have a price, loving you is my cherry pie
Cause you know that baby, I

I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me
Papa, paparazzi
Baby, there’s no other superstar, you know that I’ll be
Your papa, paparazzi

Promise I’ll be kind
But I won’t stop until that boy is mine
Baby, you’ll be famous, chase you down until you love me
Papa, paparazzi

Real good, we dance in the studio
Snap, snap to that shit on the radio
Don’t stop for anyone
We’re plastic but we still have fun

I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me
Papa, paparazzi
Baby, there’s no other superstar, you know that I’ll be
Your papa, paparazzi

Promise I’ll be kind
But I won’t stop until that boy is mine
Baby, you’ll be famous, chase you down until you love me
Papa, paparazzi

MANIERA MAGAZINE Men of Style Edition

MANIERASL -MEN OF STYLE REVISITED 2012

MANIERASL takes a look back with six Men of Style winners. Ricoracer Flux, Seedus Aldrin, Vortimer Ethaniel, Maddox Kaestner and Khurt Vhargon.
Also the designs of one of the leading SL fashion designers Tayuka Jinn of Gabriel and take a trip with us down Route 66!
 READ HERE:
Men of Style 2009 Vortimer Ethaniel
 Photographer Natzuka Miliandrovic
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MANIERASL MEN OF STYLE 2013

THE HUNT IS ON!

BIGGER, bolder and sexier

Five of the sexiest men on the grid will appear on the MANIERASL Magazine February cover and receive a two-page magazine photo spread and bio. New this year, they will also be included in MANIERA’s 2013 calendar, plus on MANIERASL Magazine promotional material.

MANIERASL Magazine, Second Life’s top fashion and lifestyle magazine, is searching for five gorgeous guys who shine like gods to feature in our February 2013 Anniversary issue. We are looking for five men from various backgrounds and industries who can give us the TRIPLE THREAT: substance, style and sex appeal!

MANIERA Men of Style come from all backgrounds and in all varieties. They are models. They are writers. They are business owners. They are designers. They are DJs. They are roleplayers. They are explorers. They are activists. They are unique. These men come from all over the grid and walk like gods among the mere men on the SL® grid.

If you feel like you’re a man who can live up to this high standard then read the information below and be sure to enter. The judges at MANIERA are tingling with anticipation waiting for your entries!

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When I won Maniera Magazine’s Men of Style back in 2009, I was only a few month’s old in SL and just discovered modeling. Winning this contest put my name in the spotlight and helped launched my modeling career. Most of all, winning this contest allowed me to meet many wonderful people especially my mentor and SL mom, Topaz Joubert. Thank you Maniera.

If you want to join the Maniera Magazine’s Men of Style 2013 contest, Read the instructions here: manierasl.mymaniera.com/maniera-sl-magazine/menofstyle/

The Hunt for this year’s MANIERA MEN OF STYLE is ON.

strip’d Fashion NEW JEANS!

So I probably shouldn’t say this, but what the heck…I hate making jeans. There, I said it and from what I have heard of other designers they don’t care for it much either. All the different parts, details, washes, rips, fabric, pockets, belt loops…ugh. Give me a dress or top any day and I will bag it out fantastically!

But I will digress.

People have been telling me for a good while now to make some jeans, so my thinking is, if you design it — they will come. SO COME ON AND BUY THEM!

149Ls – Single

450Ls – Fatpack

Inworld Store – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Courtyard/80/205/22

MP – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/71407

Fashion & Music: Man in the Mirror

MAN in the MIRROR

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mikey Batriani

FASHION:
Gabriel Down Jacket
Gabriel Three Piece Suit Pants
Gabriel Belt
Gabriel Loose Shirt w Tie

POSE: Agapee

INFO: First Runner Up Winner to Gabriel Photo Contest 2011

MUSIC: Man in the Mirror

ARTIST: Michael Jackson

I’m going to make a change for once in my life.
It’s gonna feel real good… Gonna make a difference, gonna make it right.
As I turned up the collar on my favorite winter coat, this wind is blowin’ my mind.
I see the kids in the street with not enough to eat. Who am I to be blind, pretending not to see their need?

A summer’s disregard, a broken bottle top and one man’s soul.
They follow each other on the wind ya know? ‘Cause they got nowhere to go, that’s why I want you to know. I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer. If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

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There was a time in my SLife when all I did was live and breathe SL fashion and modeling. It was always about which awards and contests to win next, what agencies to get in, and which designers to work for, etc… Though I am extremely shy and reserved, I think I did pretty well and I have achieved all that I wanted to do. During my modeling journey, I had lost plenty of friends, made a few enemies and been through plenty of Ups & Downs but through it all, I was true to myself, I stood up for what I believed in and I did it my way without stepping on others back.

One day I woke up…

I realized that I had put so much importance and revolved my life on something that most likely won’t matter 10 years from now. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love fashion and I love being able to express my fashion and artistic style in Second Life, but I think the obsession and constant need for attention and obtaining these “awards/agencies” are just too much and not healthy. It makes me sad how people act in SL. Some “important” people act like “GODS” and think they can look down and control others just because they gained some success in a Virtual World.  Some resort to ass kissing, back stabbing, lying, cheating, cyber bullying and other childish behavior to get some attention and notoriety. I ask you…Is it worth it? Does it make you feel great and superior to treat other people badly? You might ask….Who the hell am I to judge? I will be the first to tell you that I am NOBODY. I am just another human being behind an avatar who has feelings and gets lonely sometimes, just like you and everyone else. And I am not judging, I’m just voicing my opinion through my experiences. I deeply believe in Karma and I will treat people as how they treat others no matter how “delusional” they might be about their SL importance.

Now enough of the negativity…. lol. I’m not completely emo, I promise. The best part of the SL Fashion World for me is the many wonderful friends I’ve met. There are truly many beautiful and kind people out there and I have the honor to call them my friends and mentors. They have given me a lot of opportunities to grow, supported me through everything and loved me for who I am. You all know who you are and I sincerely Thank you for being beautiful inside and out. My awesome hubby, Editorial Clarity and I have slowly moved away from SL Fashion these past few months though we both know fashion is part of us. We will continue to produce The Fashion Teller books as a means to express our fashion and artistic sides, and I will probably model from time to time I’m sure. I’ve tried to retire completely so many times but a little tiny voice is always calling me back especially when I am inspired. LOL. So….I guess I am semi-retied. ;p

Best Wishes to Everyone in Both Lives.

<3RicoRacer Flux

If you wanna make the world a better place. Take a look at yourself and then make that change.