Paparazzi

Paparazzi

PAPARAZZI

PARTNERS: RicoRacer Flux & Editorial Clarity

PHOTOGRAPHER: RicoRacer Flux

Poses: Agapee

FASHION:

.RICO.

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

Paparazzi 2

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

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.

RicoRacer Flux: Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: RicoRacer Flux (Above), Kimmy Inkpen (Below)

FASHION: Okay, I’m in an EMO mood and what better way to express it than to dress up in an ultra chic black outfit from one of my favorite stores: Tableu Vivant. They recently released a lot of cool new mesh items and I’m hooked. I love the simplistic style, yet it is unique and breathtaking the way they play with the shape and textures of their designs. For example: This Cossak trousers are just amazing the way it balloons at the top and tapers it down to the legs; the fabric just flows. Paired the look with a corset from Cheerno, gloves from Vero Modero and boots from Hoorenbeek. Make up by Nuuno adds a nice finishing touch to my EMO ensemble. Afterall If you are gonna be sad, LOOK FABULOUS!!!

SHIRT: Tableu Vivant – Net Shirt
SCARF: Tableu Vivant – Scarf Black
PANTS: Tableu Vivant – Cossak Trousers
CORSET: Cheerno – Deuil Mercury
GLOVES: Vero Modero -Elf Gloves
BOOTS: Hoorenbeek – Mullingar
MAKE-UP: +Nuuna+ AstroGlam
HAIR: Shag – Army of Me

“Everybody Hurts”

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang onDon’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimesSometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no

Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts

FASHION and MUSIC: Born This Way by Lady Gaga Starring RicoRacer Flux

BORN THIS WAY

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: Zachary Zufreur

INFO: This is my tribute to the song “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga. I love this song because it is about loving who you are and loving everyone who seems different in the eyes of society. YES, I purposely wore female clothing and accessories to prove a point. There has been some flak about male models wearing feminine items. I say WHO CARES? Be who you are and wear what you want. Express yourself and don’t let anyone put you down especially in SL where you should be free as long as you are not hurting others. Remember, the unique and extraordinary are what people remember and love the most. Ty to my sis Lovely for taking me shopping. LOL.

FASHION: Top/Corset by The Abyss, HeaddGear by SoliDea FolliEs, Gloves by Graves and Stiletto by NeurolaB Inc.

MUSIC: BORN THIS WAY

ARTIST: Lady Gaga

WATCH:

LYRICS:

BORN THIS WAY

INTRO:
It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up’
cause you were Born This Way, Baby.

MY MAMA TOLD ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG,
WE ARE ALL BORN SUPERSTARS.
SHE ROLLED MY HAIR AND PUT MY LIPSTICK ON
IN THE GLASS OF HER BOUDOIR.
“THERE’S NOTHIN WRONG WITH LOVIN WHO YOU ARE”
SHE SAID, “‘CAUSE HE MADE YOU PERFECT, BABE”
“SO HOLD YOUR HEAD UP  AND YOU’LL GO FAR,
LISTEN TO ME WHEN I SAY…”

I’M BEAUTIFUL IN MY WAY
‘CAUSE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY.
DON’T HIDE YOURSELF IN REGRET
JUST LOVE YOURSELF AND YOU’RE SET.
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY,
I WAS BORN THIS WAY.

OOO THERE AIN’T NO OTHER WAY
BABY I WAS BORN THIS WAY
BABY I WAS BORN THIS WAY.
DON’T BE A DRAG -JUST BE A QUEEN
DON’T BE A DRAG -JUST BE A QUEEN
DON’T BE A DRAG -JUST BE A QUEEN
DON’T BE!

GIVE YOURSELF PRUDENCE
AND LOVE YOUR FRIENDS.
SUBWAY KID, REJOICE YOUR TRUTH.
IN THE RELIGION OF THE INSECURE,
I MUST BE MYSELF, RESPECT MY YOUTH.
A DIFFERENT LOVER IS NOT A SIN.
BELIEVE CAPITAL H-I-M (HEY HEY HEY).
I LOVE MY LIFE I LOVE THIS RECORD AND
MI AMORE VOLE FE YAH (LOVE NEEDS FAITH).

DON’T BE A DRAG, JUST BE A QUEEN
WHETHER YOU’RE BROKE OR EVERGREEN
YOU’RE BLACK, WHITE, BEIGE, CHOLA DESCENT
YOU’RE LEBANESE, YOU’RE ORIENT.
WHETHER LIFE’S DISABILITIES
LEFT YOU OUTCAST, BULLIED, OR TEASED.
REJOICE AND LOVE YOURSELF TODAY
‘CAUSE BABY YOU WERE BORN THIS WAY.

NO MATTER GAY, STRAIGHT, OR BI,
LESBIAN, TRANSGENDERED LIFE.
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN TO SURVIVE.
NO MATTER BLACK, WHITE OR BEIGE
CHOLA OR ORIENT MADE…
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN TO BE BRAVE.

I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!
I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!
I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY
I WAS BORN THIS WAY HEY!

HAPPY PRIDE 2011!

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FASHION & MUSIC: It Must Have Been Love Starring RicoRacer Flux

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: Skip Staheli

FASHION: Hair bu Uncle Web, Skin by Belleza

MUSIC: It Must Have Been Love

ARTIST: Roxette

WATCH:

LYRICS:

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love lyrics

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely, is there a silence
In the bedroom and all around

Touch me now, I close my eyes
And dream away…

It must have been love, but it’s over now
It must have been good, but I lost it somehow
It must have been love, but it’s over now
From the moment we touched till the time had run out

Make believing we’re together
That I’m sheltered by your heart
But in and outside I turn to water
Like a teardrop in your palm

And it’s a hard winter’s day
I dream away…

It must have been love, but it’s over now
It was all that I wanted, now I’m living without
It must have been love, but it’s over now
It’s where the water flows, it’s where the wind blows

It must have been love, but it’s over now
It must have been good, but I lost it somehow
It must have been love, but it’s over now
From the moment we touched till the time had run out

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FASHION & MUSIC: Santa Baby Starring Lile Bikcin

MODEL: Lile Bikcin

PHOTOGRAPHER: CKDexter Howley

FASHION: Angel Dessous – Christmas Edition 2010
Boots : Red Bax Boots :
necklace Set : Donna Flora’s

MUSIC: Santa Baby

ARTIST: Kylie Minogue

WATCH:

LYRICS:

SANTA BABY

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I’ve been an awful good girl, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a ’54 convertible, too, light blue
Well I’ll wait up for you, dear, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight, yeah

Think of all the fun I’ve missed
Think of all the boys I haven’t kissed
Next year I could be just as good
If you check off my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that’s not a lot
I’ve been an angel all year, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa, honey, there’s one more thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine, santa honey
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany’s
I really do believe in you
Let’s see if you believe in me

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing
A ring!
And I don’t mean on the phone, santa baby
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

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FASHION & MUSIC: Don Henley’s Boys of Summer Starring RicoRacer Flux

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: Pam Astonia www.flickr.com/photos/35985753@N00/

FASHION: Dreambox Swimwear. This very cute blue swimwear from Dreambox comes with a bulge prim and drawstrings that look very realistic. It fits perfectly and it is very masculine. I love the dark blue color as well.

MUSIC: Boys of Summer

ARTIST: Don Henley

WATCH:

LYRICS:

BOYS of Summer

Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer’s out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I’m drivin’ by your house
Though I know you’re not at home

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin’ in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don’t understand what happened to our love
But babe, I’m gonna get you back
I’m gonna show you what I’m made of

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin’ in the sun
I see you walkin’ real slow and you’re smilin’ at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice Inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back.”
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin’ in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin’ in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.