Happy New Year, Everyone.

Models: Arisia Ashmoot & RicoRacer Flux
Photographer: Lybra Rage
FASHION: RicoRacer FLux in Count Marcus from Tres Beau (Soon to be released). This is the outfit that Marcus Night wore at MVW which is just handsome. Thank You Kimmera for the awesome outfit. Here’s a secret, Nag and Whine to Nave Fall and He’ll give you an outfit. LOL. I think I’m a dead man for that comment. ;p
Arisia in Miamai gown with a new VIOLATOR hair and Finesmith Jewelry.

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2011!!

As I look back in 2010, I reflect with mixed emotions. It was a year filled with highs and lows, but that is usually life. You can’t appreciate the happy parts without the sad ones. Overall, I have been blessed in both RL and SL. Not because of the things I’ve accomplished or done but because I have met so many awesome people. Some only briefly but some stayed longer and became a very important part of my life. I have so many people to thank for their support and friendship. You all know who you are. THANK YOU! You all mean a world to me.

May 2011 grant you Peace, Love and Happiness.

May you be blessed with a special someone to share everything with.

❤ RicoRacer Flux ❤

Sometimes people come into your life and you know
right away that they were meant to be there, to serve
some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help
you figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be – a roommate, a
neighbor, a professor, a friend, a lover, or even a
complete stranger – but when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment they will affect your
life in some profound way.

Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible,
painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you
find that without overcoming those obstacles you would
have never realized your potential, strength,
willpower, or heart.

Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness,
and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of
your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they
may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight
flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and
comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the
success and downfalls you experience, help to create
who you are and who you become. Even the bad
experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are
sometimes the most important ones.

If someone loves you, give love back to them in
whatever way you can, not only because they love you,
but because in a way, they are teaching you to love
and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your
heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn
about trust and the importance of being cautious to
whom you open your heart.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take
from those moments everything that you possibly can
for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk
to people that you have never talked to before, and
listen to what they have to say.

Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your
sights high. Hold your head up because you have every
right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and
believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in
yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in
you.

You can make anything you wish of your life. Create
your own life and then go out and live it with
absolutely no regrets.

And if you love someone tell them, for you never know
what tomorrow may have in store.

Learn a lesson in life each day that you live! Today
is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday. Was
it worth it?

author unknown

LIVE~~~~LOVE~~~~~~~~LEARN


SEXIEST SL Eye Candy Picture of the Week: Topaz Joubert

MODEL: Topaz Joubert

PHOTOGRAPHER: AtomicSparkle Skytower

Appeared in Maniera Magazine November Issue: http://issuu.com/maniera/docs/maniera_-_november_2010

This Super Sexy Picture of Topaz Joubert was picked as the Sexiest Picture this week from the SL Eye Candy Group which will help ring in the New Year sizzling HOT.

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This picture made it to the TOP SHELF & FRONT PAGE at the candy store and named Sexiest Picture of the Week.

Do you have what it takes to be SEXY?

If you think you can cause traffic accidents when you strut your stuff on the street or cause sudden mental breakdown and excessive drooling…

This group is for you.

Post those SEXY HAWT pictures. No Drama and Have Fun.

Join the SECOND Life Eye Candy Flickr Group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sl_candystore/

Warning: This Flickr Group may have Adult content and tasteful Nudity.

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Miss Finesmith Stylista 2011 Crowned: Rissa Friller

Ms. FS Stylista 2011 Crowned

The coronation night for Ms. FS Stylista Event was once again impressive and supported. The morning did not go as simple, but instead three of the finalists scored a tie for the crown. With the desire and need to have one madamoiselle to be crowned, our Ms. Yula, as well as our juries and staff, decided to have another round for the three to break the tie. And as to our expectation, the ladies show their best and expressed their style in the given suprise theme “NOEL”.

“Noel”, as a noun, is used to represent Christmas and is widely used among cultures and generations.  It originated from the Italian term natalis which means “birth” which entails the message of the birth of a child in Bethlehem that is considered for some culture the reason behind celebrating Christmas (birth of Christ). Noel in French originated as “Noël” which is defined as Christmas, some would also say that it may have originated in Gualish terms “noio” or “neu” meaning “new” and “helle” which means “light” (Parker,2005). But, as we all know, that no matter where this term originated, we will recognize the essence of Christmas when we speak of the term “Noel”.

As for our winners, they represented the theme “NOEL” as so…

1. Rissa Friller

Risa presented her outfit with a red floor length dress with poinsettia flowers  that expressed a very Christmas themed outfit. Accessorized of course with Finesmith Designs. She was able to catch the judges attention on this lovely attire, the dress complemented with the jewelries made her a lovely Christmas maiden. Indeed beautiful and elegant.

2. Blackliquid Tokyoska

Blackliquid is nothing short of AMAZING! She dazzled the runway with her White Christmas themed outfit with a Finesmith Design collar piece turned into a wand.Very clever and very impressive details on her representation of Noel. Combining the metallic features of the jewels with her white detailed gown with fur and a very stylish hair, she continually hypnotizes us with her unique and high-class stylish prowess.

3. Leah Portland

With her color combining skills and accessory matching, people will indeed agree when I say that Leah is striking. In this outfit she projected the harmony of whites and reds that I can define on a personal note that these colors represents Peace and Love, which of course is the very essence of Christmas. She did a splendid job on mixing her skirt to her accessories which does make an impact. One word…Magnificent.

Although the girls did a great job on the final “surprise” styling, there is still one task for our judges…to crown one of them. After the long wait and the whole FS Stylista Contest. I present to you (along with the Finesmith Family) our Ms. FS Stylista 2011 is…

MS. RISSA FRILLER

 

Congratulations Rissa!! And to all the ladies who were a part of this contest. You all deserve huggies and lots of it.^^ With much excitement, we look forward to another year of finding again who will be crowned Ms. FS Stylista 2012.

We hope that you will all join us as we continue the search and walk further the journey laid for us.

We thank you for all your support for Finesmith Designs. This will not be the end of our service and our commitment to all of you, but a start of new possibilities and better quality service as our promise to you…our costumer and friend. Imagination is endless.

Thank you very much.

http://finesmithjewelry.blogspot.com/

Article by Markski Glom Posted as Requested.

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MEET Costa Rica December Influential: LesPaul Ibanez

I had the honor of sitting down with this month’s Influential LesPaul Ibanez. This being my first Influential’s interview I was a bit nervous but LesPaul is so gracious and has the ability to make a person feel so at ease that it was a real pleasure to chat with him.

LesPaul Ibanez is professionally an accomplished model and man of style and distinction on SL. Some of his accomplishments and affiliations include Costa Rica Sims Productions, Queens  & Kings, Arcobaleno Modeling Agency, Pasarella and Maniera’s Man of Style 2010.

Let’s get right to the interview.

Sydney Bonde: LesPaul thank you so much for sitting down with me, Sam says I should get all the dirt :-)

LesPaul Ibanez: Ok… :) go ahead…

LesPaul Ibanez: There are no limits… :)

Sydney Bonde: (laughing) That is what I love to hear!

LesPaul Ibanez: Can I tell you a brief story first, about myself?

Sydney Bonde: Of course, please do.

LesPaul Ibanez: I’m 3 years old here… but I had a first second life… kind of… I stayed something between 10 months and a year… and then left… I came back 5 or 6 months ago… back in July…so that probably opens the door for lots of questions… :)

Sydney Bonde: (smiling) yes it does! What brought you to Costa Rica Sims once you came back into SL?

LesPaul Ibanez: When I came back I was really into some SL magazines…. (I’ve always wanted to write something) and I saw all those ads about Costa Rica… then… I came to see the place… and saw all those familiar names from magazines… and I decided it was the place I wanted to live. I’ve changed my mind since about my reason for living here… I discovered a beautiful place full of even more beautiful people… and I mean beautiful in every sense of the word.

Sydney Bonde: I think many have done and felt the same about Costa Rica Sims.

LesPaul Ibanez: Sure… and the Executive team… I know people come and go… but I’ve never met one person I haven’t found nice and a valuable part of the team.

Sydney Bonde: That is really nice of you to say, I have to ask though what prompted you to come back to SL after so long an absence.

LesPaul Ibanez: I still don’t know…when I left… it wasn’t like I was escaping from something or someone… so I have no regrets in coming back… I just left ’cause I didn’t have time to come here on a regular basis… and I also discovered through the offline Magazines other worlds here… like fashion and building… and stuff like that.

Sydney Bonde: What was your “first” second life like?

LesPaul Ibanez: In my “first” second life…I had no clue about what I was doing, (laughing), but now… I can say I have a career and some goals to accomplish.

Sydney Bonde: Speaking of your career, what made you choose modeling?

LesPaul Ibanez: I guess modeling chose me… I wanted to write for a magazine… that’s what I still want to do… or a blog or something… but it’s really hard… English not being my native language…anyway… I was so into reading BOSL and Glance and Maniera that I kind of got myself into modeling by accident…   so I went to Glance academy… and it all started… :)

LesPaul Ibanez: Do you want to know something funny?

Sydney Bonde: Always!

LesPaul Ibanez: In my first class at Glance, my teacher (RicoRacer Flux) told me to go to every casting… and Sam posted a casting call for CRSP like 10 seconds after Rico said that…so I came to the casting… and got picked for Boys of Summer show…when I told Rico, he almost passed away… lol!

LesPaul Ibanez: I ended up doing modeling boot camp to be ready, but I think Rico did an excellent teaching job… :)

Sydney Bonde: That’s a great story!

Sydney Bonde: Any interesting modeling/runway disaster stories?

LesPaul Ibanez: I still haven’t fallen off any runway fortunately… not yet… nor sudden crashes either… but I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Sydney Bonde: After your experience in the CRS “Boys of Summer” show what did you do next?

LesPaul Ibanez: After that Rico “strongly suggested” I enter Maniera Man of Style… and well… it all started that way.

Sydney Bonde: You mentioned goals earlier, writing for a magazine or blog being one, any others?

LesPaul Ibanez: Sure… lots of them… but they’ve changed since I first came here…  writing is still up there… but I also want to keep on knowing people… I’ve met some wonderful and interesting ones… especially in Costa Rica Sims and at Costa Rica Sims Productions.

LesPaul Ibanez: Modeling-wise… well… I just want to be regarded as a professional model… someone agencies, designers and co workers can rely on.

Sydney Bonde: in your profile you say your biggest accomplishment in SL has been the friends you have made, what would you consider your biggest career accomplishment so far?

LesPaul Ibanez: mmm… tough question ’cause I’m really proud of everything I’ve done here… from store modeling to photo shots… everything… I have a quote from a happy  store manager in my profile about professionalism…. that’s for sure something I’m really proud of, and I’d place it up there with my biggest accomplishments.

Sydney Bonde: I have to ask about your name of course.  LesPaul, being the pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible” and an accomplished musician, along with Ibanez being a brand of guitars also. Was that on purpose?

LesPaul Ibanez: Sure…and well… that’s something I’m also proud of… because I didn’t cancel this account back when I left SL the first time… I’m not a musician in RL… far from it… but I’ve played different instruments since I was 6 years old and music is still my biggest hobby… :) I have a band… and I play bass guitar on it… we play Classic Rock… 70’s 80’s even some Beatles… and of course some Glam/Hair Rock… :)

Sydney Bonde: So you chose the name based on your admiration for the RL musician?

LesPaul Ibanez: Yes and when i picked the name… back then you picked the last name from a list, and when i saw “Ibanez” (a well known guitar maker)  I thought of picking another guitar brand/name that sounded first-name-ish… :) and then I came up with LesPaul.

Sydney Bonde: If you had to share only one thing about your RL with all of SL what would it be?

LesPaul Ibanez: I have no problem when people ask… there’s nothing off-limits if you get to a certain degree of friendship… but now… well… I’m an engineer in my mid-30’s…  male… straight… and I manage the IT department of a big company here in my country.

LesPaul Ibanez: That’s really boring isn’t it???  (Laughing)

Sydney Bonde: Not at all!

Sydney Bonde: And if you shared one thing with people in RL about SL what would it be?

LesPaul Ibanez: not much really… and not because I don’t want to… it’s more because people don’t have a clue about what SL is… but I have a friend who used to play (now he can’t ’cause he’s living in China)  and we exchange emails all the time… I keep him updated… lol… I share with him almost everything that happens here… but he’s no really into fashion. So he says he pretends to be interested!

Sydney Bonde: You discussed your” first” second life earlier and how you made all the mistakes that we all do when learning our way around SL, what was your most embarrassing newbie moment that you can recall?

LesPaul Ibanez: Well… this friend I told you about… he invited me to SL to begin with… and he didn’t told me he was dating a girl… so the first time I came I found this really interesting and nice girl, and I was IM’ing her like crazy, until she told me she was dating my friend that was really embarrassing…    /me blushes… (Laughing)… I remember that and got all embarrassed again… :) but it was really an honest mistake… I had no clue… :)

Sydney Bonde: What advice would you give to others in SL?

LesPaul Ibanez: Ohh… from me??? omg… I’m still learning… but I think I would like to say this:  Have fun, and be sure the people around you are having fun too… RL is fully loaded of s**t already so if you don’t find SL funny… what’s the point?

LesPaul Ibanez: May I say 2 things I’d like you to post if you find some space?

Sydney Bonde: Most certainly

LesPaul Ibanez: Ok… thank you very much.

LesPaul Ibanez: First, I’d like to say THANK YOU (with capital letters) to all the Executive team that runs Costa Rica… From GC to Sam to all the team members that have made Costa Rica Sims such a wonderful place… I don’t deserve the honor of having an Influential’s party… but I’m certainly honored…  so… again… THANK YOU ALL GUYS!

LesPaul Ibanez: And secondly…

LesPaul Ibanez: I’d like to thank and congratulate all the models and staff at Costa Rica Sims Productions… what a wonderful bunch of people… I don’t want to say any name because I’ll leave someone out and I’ll feel like s**t for doing so… but certainly…. to share a RW with Payton, Mikey, Todd… and all the others in Costa Rica Sims Production, it has been one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of either my RL or SL life.

Sydney Bonde: Thank you LesPaul, I have thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you, it’s been a real pleasure.

LesPaul: Thank you!

Interview By: Sydney Bonde for CRSP

For More Info, Pls Visit the BOSL blog: http://thebosl.com/bosl_blog/

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I was browsing through websites and blogs today when I came across LesPaul’s interview and I thought I’d share it with you because he is an extra-ordinary guy. I met him as a student of mine at GLANCE Academy. After our first class, he told me he got casted for CRSP “Boy of Summer Show” and needed runway lessons fast. We usually don’t teach the runway portion until Lesson 5-6, but I had to do a model bootcamp with LesPaul and he was a pro. He learned fast and took to it like fish to water. LOL. LesPaul was one of my two students that I pushed hard to enter the Maniera Men of Style 2010. I won the title the previous year and I knew he could do it. I was ecstatic when both LesPaul and Seedus won.  Anyway, Congratulations to LesPaul Ibanez for being CRSP December Infuential. Best Wishes, Buddy. I’m sooooo happy for you.  =)

❤ RicoRacer Flux

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Miss Shyms 2011 Starting soon !



Miss Shyms 2011 Starting soon !

SHYMS MAINSTORE
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Earthsea%20Bay/29/196/24
║♛ – ———- ” MISS- S H Y M S – Queen 2011 ” ———–♛ ║

Three Queens will be chosen each month from January to April.
So we will have a selection of 12 girls for our final of Miss SHYMS Queen 2011 in May 2011.
The 12 Finalists will be chosen first on photography, the final step will take place on a runway.
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PRIZES :
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– Miss SHYMS Queen 2011 will receive 100 000 L$ cash and will have an interview for AVENUE Magazine and BOSL.
– The first runner up will receive a 10 000 L$ Gift Card to spend in Shym’s Mainstore.
– The second runner up will receive a 5 000 L$ Gift Card to spend in Shym’s Mainstore.

Those three girls will also be the official models for the upcoming advertising of Shym’s brand.

As we are going to choose 3 Queens per month, the 3 month’s winners will each receive a gift card of 3000 L$ to spend in the store.

January 1st to January 12th ( 3♛ Queens chosen )
February 1st to February 12th ( 3♛ Queens chosen )
March 1st to March 12th ( 3♛ Queens chosen )
April 1st to April 12th ( 3♛ Queens chosen )
What do you need to do to join ?
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Step 1. Make purchases at SHYMS

ATTENTION – any items created by Shym Mosely (Obligatory Dress & Jewellery By – S H Y M S -) .

Step 2. Requirement of the pictures:
— Take two pictures (Head shot and full body shot, 1024x 1024) with FULL PERMISSIONS.
ATTENTION – Make sure you have all rights on your photos with your photographer !!! Once you entered, pics are property of SHYMS !

— Put the full perm pictures into a folder. Rename the folder as ” SHYMS Queen+ MONTH + your full name.”
No need to put any words in the pictures , thank you .

(Your entry will be ignored if you send us a notecard instead of a folder.)

The pictures have to present the outfit and yourself as a queen. Post processing with Photoshop is higly recommended but not mandatory. You have to keep the real aspect of the gowns.

Send the pictures to Shym Mosely before 12th (midnight) of each month.

— You also have to join the group in world !
Announcements will be made thru group notices and our Flikcr.
Therefore it is important if you stay in the group for updates & Infos.

GROUP JOIN : secondlife:///app/group/449558aa-53ef-65dd-0140-5645d66da457/about

If you entered and are not selected for exemple for January, try again! we have 3 months to choose our 12 finalist 😉
But you do NOT use the same dresse or even photo ! Thank you .
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For More Infos Send your Notecard To :

Shym Mosely
– SHYMS – FACELICIOUS – ©

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MANIERA Magazine Special Edition

Maniera- 6 Degrees of Seperation Special Edition


Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is approximately six steps away from any other person.

This month Maniera asks: Who did you meet today?

-Sister Act- RL Designers and sisters Vitabela Dubrovna and Precious Restless
-All That Sparkles- RL fashion photograher Atomicsparkle Skytower
-SL National Anthem – Grammy Winner Griffith Parx

– And much more!

Now Live on Issuu.com
http://issuu.com/maniera/docs/maniera_magazine_-_december_2010_-_january_2011
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The SEX Book by SL art couture

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IN JANUARY, I am collaborating with SL art couture again to bring you a very HOT and super SEXY high fashion book simply called “SEX”. The SEX book will be loosely based on the infamous Madonna SEX book but it will be high quality and in good taste that is designed to melt away your winter blues and leave you burning and craving. We are finalizing our designers but we still have one or two spots left. If you would like to advertise or be one of the designers featured in the book, Please contact ARISIA ASHMOOT. CASTING for Models and Photographers will begin soon and is all handled by SL art couture agency. My role in this project is just an artistic visionary  and not involved in the castings/hiring or the business side. Thank God or I will probably be broke from hiring everyone and paying for everything myself. LOL. Thank You to the Boss Lady, Arisia Ashmoot. ;p ❤ RicoRacer Flux.

GET READY TO BE SATISFIED!

COMING SOON!!!

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SEXIEST SL Eye Candy Picture December 3rd Week: Valeria, Mimmi and Agtaope

MODELS: Valeria Endrizzi, Mimmi Boa, Agtaope Carter

PHOTOGRAPHER: Cherie Parker

ALL Wearing the Latest 3636 Hairstyles by Dianny3636 Aeon.
Valeria Wearing Lala, Mimmi Wearing Mimmi and Agy Wearing Athena.

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This picture made it to the TOP SHELF & FRONT PAGE at the candy store and named Sexiest Picture of the Week.

Do you have what it takes to be SEXY?

If you think you can cause traffic accidents when you strut your stuff on the street or cause sudden mental breakdown and excessive drooling…

This group is for you.

Post those SEXY HAWT pictures. No Drama and Have Fun.

Join the SECOND Life Eye Candy Flickr Group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sl_candystore/

Warning: This Flickr Group may have Adult content and tasteful Nudity.

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SL art couture: The Fashion Teller PRESENTS: The Nutcracker

SL art couture: The Fashion Teller

PRESENTS

THE NUTCRACKER

Many Second Life SUPERMODELS, Top Photographers and Select Talented Designers have gathered together to bring you this High Fashion Story Book Romance as a gift this Holiday Season.

You can View it on Issuu: http://issuu.com/slartcouture/docs/v2/the_nutcracker

STARRING:
Agtaope Carter, Apollo Call, Arisia Ashmoot, Cade Nansen, dancer Dallagio, Editorial Clarity, Enzo Champagne, Frolic Mills, Ginevra Babii, Julie Hastings, Kay Fairey, Leandra Breen, Liam Netizen, Louise McWinnie, Luralie Bailey, Mikey Batriani, Miaa Rebane, Mimmi Boa, Minx Glaz, Nando Korobase, Phillip Dollinger, RicoRacer Flux, Rhonda Penell, Roe Woodford, Salvo Waydelich, Sora Tatham, Soraya Vaher, Talyia Tarber, Tatanka Kaligawa, Tesan Lane, Todd Anton, Veronica Krasner, Wicca Merlin & Yula Finesmith.

Photographers:
Cade Nansen, Ginevra Babii, Julie Hastings, Mikey Batriani, Talyia Tarber

Top Designers:
Angel Dessous, Body Talking, Champagne! Sparkling Fashion, Finesmith Jewelry, Garded Secret, and Mea Culpa. Guest: Violator

Have a wonderful and safe Happy Holidays. ENJOY!

(Click on each Picture to Enlarge and Read the Text)

~ by wiccamerlin: http://wiccamerlin.wordpress.com/