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MODEL: RicoRacer Clarity-Flux
PHOTOGRAPHER: Editorial Clarity-Flux

Gabriel Mesh Body Belt Suit with Dress Shoes
HAIR: Dura #42
POSES: HISpose by Sixx Yangtz

Apple Fall Dress Form
Apple Fall Monogram Luggage
Apple Fall Portable Camera
Apple Fall Tea Time Tea Set
Apple Fall Tea Time Tins
Apple Fall Sketchbook
Apple Fall Recycled Desk
Apple Fall Reflector Light
Apple Fall Vintage Camera with Tripod
Apple Fall¬† L’ Olivier Plant
Sway’s Breakfast Around The World ‘Somewhere’ Rare Tray

LOCATION: Taken at Apple Fall Paris Loft Skybox

rico Trouble_001Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago…
I was in your sights, you got me alone.
You found me, you found me, you found me.
I guess you didn’t care, and I guess I liked that.
And when I fell hard, you took a step back…
Without me, without me, without me.

And he’s long gone when he’s next to me
And I realize the blame is on me.
‘Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in,
So shame on me now.
Flew me to places I’d never been,
‘Til you put me down, oh.

I knew you were trouble when you walked in,
So shame on me now.
Flew me to places I’d never been.
Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble.
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble.

rico Trouble_003No apologies. He’ll never see you cry.
Pretends he doesn’t know that he’s the reason why.
You’re drowning, you’re drowning, you’re drowning.
Now I heard you moved on from whispers on the street.
A new notch in your belt is all I’ll ever be.
And now I see, now I see, now I see.

He was long gone when he met me,
And I realize the joke is on me, yeah!

I knew you were trouble when you walked in,
So shame on me now.
Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

And the saddest fear comes creeping in…
That you never loved me or him, or anyone, or anything.

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My 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


RicoRacer Flux

Typhoon Haiyan Fundraising Event


Typhoon Haiyan Fundraising Event

Please give whatever you can to the people of the Philippines who have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
Open your heart and your hand. Every little help counts.
Visit the Typhoon Haiyan Fundraising Event and grab one of these shirts in Second Life inworld for a good cause.
It is only 100 lindens and the total sale will go directly to International Redcross in the Philippines.
THANK YOU to Fuzz Lennie and Zenshi for organizing this event.