Tag Archives: Second Life

The Drax Files: Virtual Chemistry

Virtual Chemistry

It is really amazing to me how Second Life can be used in a variety of ways including as a teaching tool in classrooms. I wished Second Life was used in all my classes when I was back in school. I would probably love learning and do my homework more. Video and Interview by Draxtor Depres and I can see a brief segment of the video shot at Rico’s Tea House. Yay. <3

OMG, It’s Torley Linden!

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OMG, It’s Torley Linden!

We are so honored Torley Linden visited our home and Rico’s Tea House. As you can see, Edi is like awed, shocked and captured in his fan  girl moment. Edi vowed to do two things. This day is now declared Torley Linden Day on our land in honor of his visit and we are going to have a plaque made with two foot prints saying ”Torley Stood here” and put it in the floor. Hehe! Torley took some pics of the sim and they are awesome. Check his Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/torley. Last week, we got a tip in the tip jar from Guy Linden in the tea house. :D Yay.

Thank you to everyone who came and visited Rico’s Tea House. We are overjoyed and floored with the warm compliments and support. Everyone is welcome and we hope you come and visit us again. Go “like” us on the SL Destination Guide Page. Ty. <3

Rico’s Tea House: http://secondlife.com/destination/ricos-tea-house

My Modelling Farewell

Snapshot_001MY 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

xo

RicoRacer Flux

Season of the WITCH: THE FOREST ENCHANTRESS

Miwa.FASHION TELLER HOUSE.

SEASON of the WITCH

THE FOREST ENCHANTRESS

http://issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/fashionteller-seasonofthewitchfinal/1

MODEL: LovelyMiwako7399 Menna
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Pierre
SCENE PHOTOGRAPHER: Polly Elan

The Forest Enchantress is believed to be the protector of the forest creatures and trees.
She loves to play tricks with your mind as you wander through the woods like a maze,making you lost and bewildered.
She can beckon your senses to experience either your greatest dream or worst nightmare.
Don’t get lost in the woods.

READ THE STORY & STYLE CARD:

http://issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/fashionteller-seasonofthewitchfinal/1

Witch 7 The Forest Vixen

APPLE FALL Modern Set

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APPLE FALL MODERN SET

This stunning modern set is now available at the Men’s Dept from Apple Fall.
Happy to announced that this is the first collaboration of my hubby Editorial Clarity and our friend Apple Fall.
There are so much more amazing things to come so don’t forget to:

“LIKE” the facebook page here: www.facebook.com/applefallaf

Join the Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/2080754@N20/

AF | Ram Chaise (Dark Chocolate)
AF | Edi’s Lamp
AF | Ikat Throw Cushion
AF | Natural Weave Circular Rug

Available NOW @The Mens Dept
maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Pea/86/50/22

Style Kingdom Magazine’s MODEL CASTING

Ever dreamt of being a magazine PRINT model? Here’s your chance!

Style Kingdom Magazine© is having our very own CASTING!!!

Win a chance to become our permanent magazine model!

EVERYONE is invited to apply & cast!

Full details in the poster below.

Note : Modeling Certificates not required.

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Style Kingdom Magazine on FACEBOOK

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Hello everyone,

Please like our magazine page to get the latest updates on new releases, castings, events and even changes. We aim to keep improving the magazine and continue to allow styling talents to be showcased as our magazine model regardless of whether you have a modeling certificate or not!

https://www.facebook.com/StyleKingdomMagazine

We will be organizing an official event for residents without modeling certificates to cast to be part of our magazine group. This casting will allow residents to stay in the magazine group permanently as our magazine models.

Note : The only difference is that you will not have the official models tag as that is only given to certified models.

More updates on the dates, times and in-world venue will be told on our Facebook page.

Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 4 – Teasers part 1

Hey everyone,

We might have been quiet lately, all due to the fact we’re in the mids of preparing Vol 4 AND 5. Style Kingdom has always worked as a team and we’ll be implementing changes as we progress into bringing the magazine to become even better.

Spoiler – Vol 5 will be one really special edition. How special? Keep watch for updates :)

Here are some teasers for the upcoming Vol 4. Stay tuned to see more teasers!

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Tiviyah Resident

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Yashi Audion

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Nickle Sparrowtree

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Cavey Charlesworth

“Style Kingdom Magazine believes in giving opportunity to everyone to be a magazine model, not only residents with modeling certificates.” – Dougie Boxen

CASTING opportunity – NON-certified Second Life residents

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Style Kingdom Magazine is having a casting for all non-certified residents to have the opportunity to become part of the magazine’s OFFICIAL model’s team! Becoming part of the official team means you’ll be featured in every Vol without needing to cast for every next release!

Yes, you heard us correctly! You don’t need to be a graduate with a modeling certificate to cast as Style Kingdom Magazine believes in giving opportunities to everyone on Second Life!

Casting challenge

Challenge – Style in the mood of having been betrayed.
Keywords are MOOD and BETRAYED.

Casting requirements

1) Avatars minimum age 1.5 yrs old

2) Speaks understandable English (Interviews in text will be held)

3) Has either a flickr portfolio or fashion blog of at least 6 months worth of fashion styles

4) Human avatars only

How to participate

1) Each resident must ONLY submit 1 entry/1 style with both a close up and full body photo

2) Professional editing NOT allowed as we want to see styling skills NOT photo shop skills

3) Email your entries to dougieboxen@gmail.com with your photos and flickr/fashion blog link if you have one, in-world note cards will be ignored.

4) Dateline – 2nd June 2013

**Seeking certified models or professional stylist to help you style will result in immediate disqualification (Trust me, we’ll know if you had help)**

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

The Fashion Teller: MURDER, My Sweet INTRO

Murder Intro

The FASHION TELLER:

MURDER, My Sweet

issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/mysteriouscase

We are so proud to present to you a book about Mystery, Mayhem and Murder, set in a classic detective film noir style. We decided to do the pictures in Black & White with only Red showing as a color to set the mood of intrigue and suspense. To add drama, we are honored and thankful to spotlight the designs of Bliss Couture, SoliDea FoliEs, Vero Modero, LovelyMi and Vaya Con Dios.

Let’s follow a down on his luck detective as he attempts to solve the biggest case of his life.Will he succeed or will it be his end? Turn the page and prepare to be enthralled in our world.

Will he succeed or will it be his end?
issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/mysteriouscase

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*CAST & OUTFITS:
Editorial Clarity: SoliDea FoliEs – Murder, My Sweet
(LovelyMi Makeup – Avant Garde)
Arisia Ashmoot: Bliss Couture – Federica Gown
RicoRacer Flux: SoliDea FoliEs – Murder, My Sweet

*PHOTOGRAPHER:
Natzuka Miliandrovic

Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 3 RELEASED!!

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Hello everyone,

Here’s Style Kingdom Magazine’s Vol 3, special “Love, Peace & Joy” edition. Enjoy!

Click here

Casting for Vol 4

2 types of castings.

1) Casting – Fixed models (Style Kingdom Magazine’s official model team)

- Needs to be a certified model

- Certificate(s) can be from any agency in Second Life

- Needs to be at least minimum 1 yr old

- Needs to be searchable in-world

- Models already in Style Kingdom Magazine group need to cast if you want to be part of the models team.

2) Casting – Vol 4 models (ONLY model for Vol 4 of Style Kingdom Magazine)

- Do not need to be certified models

- Needs to be searchable in-world

- Has a good attitude and able to work well with other models & photographers

- Models already in Style Kingdom Magazine group need to cast at casting parties or drop mail at the office (details below)

To apply – Drop a mail at Style Kingdom Magazine’s Office & Model’s hangout here (the red mail box on the front desk)

In the mail include

1) Second Life name (not display name)

2) Certified or non-certified

3) Flickr stream, if you have one

4) Your email address.

5) Casting for official team OR Vol 4 only

Reblogged from Dougie Boxen

Orion

Hello everyone,

You all know how much I love blogging about new stores. The owner of a new store dropped me his fatpack of cardigans. After trying them out, I chose one of my favorite Spring time colors, yellow. This style also includes some items that were released last month. Enjoy the style!

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Photo by my bro, the talented Badon Rain

Hair – RAW House – Khaos

Cardigan – Orion – Yellow & Black cardigan NEW

Shirt – Guarded Cross – Black Cross T-Shirt (V5)

Necklace – **RE** – Rebel Cross Necklace M2 NEW

Pants – Epicosity – Skinny Jeans Light Blue

Shoes – Reila Skins – Rush Sneakers NEW

Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium – Seminar SCHEDULE

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Hello everyone,

We will officially be starting our FREE seminars next week.

25th April

YeriakTH Couturier – Seminar on styling, 4 – 5pm slt.

Language : Spanish

Kim Lysette – Seminar on photography, 7 – 8pm slt.

Language : English

Interested in attending? Contact Dougie Boxen via in-world note card or email to request for group invite.

p.s – The SIM will be open some time next week ;)

**UPDATE** Seminar instructors – Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium

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Hey everyone,

More people have graciously agreed to take part in the project of giving back to SL community. Here’s an update of the instructors who will be sharing their knowledge to those who are interested in attending these FREE seminars.

List of instructors

Jade Spectre (Miss Virtual World 2013 contestant) – Seminar on styling & shape modification

Kaelyn Alecto (Established photographer & fashion blogger) - Seminar on in-world photography skills with viewer(s)/windlight

Paradox Messmer (Mr Virtual World academy graduate & vendor model) – Seminar on styling and blogging

Brendan Macarthur (Mr Metaverse Pageantry 2013 Winner & Mr Virtual World 2011 contestant) – Seminar on styling

Kim Lysette (Established photographer & fashion blogger. Official photographer for Liv Glam) – Seminar on in-world photography and communicating with store clients

Ngozi Faith (Miss Essence of Ebony 2012, established model, fashion blogger & owner of {.:Ozi:.} ) – Seminar on styling & posing

Please keep checking back for the schedules of each instructor’s seminars. To apply as a student, simply contact Dougie Boxen via in-world note card.

Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 3 – Teasers Part 3

Hey everyone,

Hope all of you had an awesome weekend? :) Here are more teasers!!!

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sinontherocks (Absi-lutely delectable)

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ninjamonkee (Jaseface)

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Brendan Macarthur (Mr Metaverse Pageantry Winner)

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Chirzaka Vlodovic

Stay tuned for more teasers and updates on our release date, it’s REAL soon!!!!

Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium

Hello everyone,

Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium has finally been set up!!!

We’ll be providing FREE basic styling, posing and photography seminars by invited certified models and established photographers.

Our HQ & Auditorium is NOT an agency but meant to be a non-profit education center, focusing on Second Life fashion, modeling and photography.

We also have a mini mall for store owners to set up shop and limited boards to place vendor ads, all for FREE. No rental cost ever AND 100% your store makes goes back to you, not us!!!

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Application – Students

1) Need to be at least 3 months old

2) Searchable and contactable

3) Willing to suit schedules of instructors

4) Have a keen interest in SL modeling

5) A learning attitude

Application – Instructors

1) Certified by SL modeling agencies (minimum requirement – 1 certificate)

2) Able to speak understandable English

3) Willing to be patient

4) Able to hold a seminar at least once every 2 weeks

Note : Instructors will be paid.

Application – Store owners

1) Stores to be at least 3 months old

2) Owners need to be searchable and contactable

3) Stores need to not sell copy-bot items

For more information, contact Dougie Boxen by the following methods below ONLY…

1) In-world note card

2) Email : dougieboxen@gmail.com

Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 3 – TEASERS Part 1

Hello everyone,

I’ve decided to only post a few teasers for Vol 3 and let all of you find out who will be featured on the actual release day itself.

What I can reveal is, we managed to have 75% of the models featured not being official/certified ones. The theme’s a tough one and if you think they couldn’t do a good job, think again and check out their styling when Vol 3 is released ;)

Teasers

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Aphroditelust Resident

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Cadhlacaill Resident

Stay tuned for MORE teasers coming your way. We’ll be releasing Vol 3 THIS month!!!

AVENUE FASHION WEEK

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AVENUE Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Week

…the definitive spring/summer fashion event

Bloom in style

31st March – 6 April 2013

Fore more info to be revealed soon : http://www.avenuesl.com/  or join inworld group : AVENUE Magazine Readers

From 31 March to 6 April will take place one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Spring Fashion Week by AVENUE displaying exclusive new designs from a whole host of different designers, and each collection will purchasable after each show. Don´t miss this wonderful event!

The FASHION TELLER Public CASTING

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The FASHION TELLER PUBLIC CASTING

The FASHION TELLER is looking for a couple of fresh faces (Male or Female) to join the family. Anyone can apply and doesn’t have to be an experienced model but He/She must be a master stylist capable of creating a look in any scenario. We totally depend on our models to creatively style and BE the character they are portraying in our books, so it is imperative that they are able to style in any fashion. We are looking for unique and creative people who would love to be part of the group for the sake of making fashion art stories. We are not an agency but a group of friends and family who are proud of the work we do to create something beautiful. This will be our only casting for 2013 and we can only hire a couple of models as we try to limit our members so we can provide work for everyone.

This is our latest book.
http://issuu.com/fashiontellersl/docs/artofdance

HOW TO APPLY:

1. Follow the styling challenge asked and take a picture (Professional or SnapShot) of the complete look. You must use more than 3 different designers to create your look. Please provide a style card under your flickr pic. Be creative, different and inventive. We want you to be imaginative so don’t be afraid to be dramatic and extraordinary. Think outside the box.

2. Title your picture “FT CASTING” in Flickr and post it on the Fashion Teller Flickr Site here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_fashion_teller/. SEND a copy of your full permission picture inworld or by email to RicoRacer Flux (RicoRacerFlux@yahoo.com). May submit up to two pictures per person. The DEADLINE is April 13, 2013 at 1300 SLT. Please no MORPHS or RL pics.

3. The winners shall be announced on this blog and URWORLD inworld group. Copy and paste this URL in local chat inworld and click join: secondlife:///app/group/8dad7856-17cf-d7d3-b388-36ffa3d1245b/about .

4. If you are chosen, you will be invited to The Fashion Teller group as part of the team and eligible to cast for any of our events/projects. You will also be eligible to cast in any of our other projects outside the Fashion Teller.

STYLING CHALLENGE:

The year is 3045 and the world has scarce resources left. Many fashionable people have resort to using materials and items outside the box. The futuristic Kingdom of STYLISTA is inviting its citizens to attend a grand ball looking for the most stylish to rule the land.

Please style a unique and extraordinary outfit that is VIBRANT, COLORFUL and that is made of a COMBINATION of UNUSUAL ITEMS.

*Please note that by submitting a picture, you are giving us the right to use it in our blog, book or magazine.

Thank you and Good Luck.

Residents, meet Eros!

Dougie Boxen for Egoisme

Dougie Boxen for Egoisme 2

Photos by my bro, the talented Badon Rain

Hey everyone,

It’s been a while since I posted something on Second Life fashion. Before I go into that, yes I changed my shape a bit. Still me, just a bit of tweaks here and there.

Introducing the new skin Eros by Egoisme, plus some clothing items that were recently released as well. According to the note card, Eros is part of the new deity line of male skins, making you look and feel god-like. Pretty impressive!

Items from Egoisme

Skin – Egoisme – Eros (Tan Skin Fat Pack) NEW

Shirt – Egoisme – Rolled Shirt (Art Deco 2) NEW

Pants – Egoisme – Skinny Joggings (Suede Red) NEW

Necklace – Egoisme – Lagrange Vexed Necklace V2

Egoisme website here

Egoisme in-world store here

Egoisme marketplace here

Other items

Hair – Atro Patena – Ezio

Shoes – COCO – Homme Double Layer Boots (Black)

Only GOD Can Judge Me.

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ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME

MODEL: RicoRacer Flux

PHOTOGRAPHER: Editorial Clarity

FASHION: New Releases from SHIKI

Shiki brings an ultra cool casual masculine look with the combination of a white shirt and tie with the black leather jacket and jeans.

SHIKI White Dress Shirt with Tie
SHIKI ECHOES Mesh Black Leather Jacket
SHIKI ECHOES Black Mesh Jeans

I have been on Second life for four years now and I have to thank SL for making me tougher and braver than what I was. When I first came to SL, I was painfully shy, very trusting, very giving and just a pushover. I was afraid to talk to people and I was a doormat for most to step on. The past couple of years have really opened my eyes to how horrible people can be especially when they hide behind their avatars, feeling no responsibility for their actions. I’ve been betrayed in the most horrible way. I’ve been humiliated and shamed. I’ve met plenty of fake friends who values more on what they can get out of you than anything else. I’ve met liars who spread filth all over the grid, not caring what their words do. And many others… But I learned that No one can hurt me unless I allow them to. I learned to not care what others say about me because these haters are not important in my life. I refuse for anyone to have any power over me especially in a Virtual Game. I don’t care who you are and how high and mighty you think you are….I won’t bow to anyone but I also won’t look down on anyone. I give respect and praise when it is earned. I will confront and fight if you do me wrong. I treat everyone equally. I’m not perfect though I don’t judge.

With Everything I do… With All the things I go through… With All that I am… And everything I represent…

ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME!

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