For over a year, I have been on the process of launching an Equal Rights Awareness Charity in Second Life in the belief that two consenting adults should have the right to love and marry regardless whether they are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Straight. I was set to launched last summer (Free2Love) with the help of friends but to be honest I was always afraid. What if no one listens or worse, be humiliated and attacked for something I believed in? I waited and wondered that somebody should be doing something about this. Then I realized I AM SOMEBODY. I’ve been taught that NO ONE WOULD LISTEN IF YOU DON’T SPEAK UP. You can’t just sit on your butt and expect people to open their minds. If I can just open only one mind and make him/her realize that two people should be able to love and marry, then I have achieved my goal. If President Obama can risked his Presidency by supporting Gay Marriage, then I am here STANDING UP 4 Love and I hope you will join me as well. 🙂

Each one of us has the right to liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has the right to love and be loved in return. GAY, LESBIAN, STRAIGHT, TRANSGENDERED or BISEXUAL…..Sexual Orientation or Race shouldn’t Matter. The FREEDOM to LOVE is fundamental as the FREEDOM to BREATHE. Two adults should have the right to love without discrimination and intolerance. Marriage should be available to any loving couple. Let’s end hatred and discrimination now.

STAND 4 LOVE is an awareness project set to launch this summer 2012 to promote the visibility and rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight couples. It will be a picture campaign in Second Life to spread awareness. I am planning to published all the pictures in the CSLTM/ URWORLD blogs as well as in the STAND4LOVE Facebook and flickr. I will take the best pictures with the best message and bind them in a book to publish in SL & Issuu. I am looking for supporters and sponsors in this project. I am not looking for money or donations. Just some help to spread the word. If you are a photographer and would like to help take pictures, it would be awesome. If you are a blogger and would like to spread the message in your blog, we love you for it. If you would like to join the efforts and truly believe in the cause, we would love to have you. Contact RicoRacer Flux or Editorial Clarity. 🙂



PS: We are working on the LOGO at this time. We will be set to launch in a few days.



AVENUE Magazine April 2012

Spring is a time of rebirth, join AVENUE as we let the colors of spring awaken our inner creativity.

Cover Story | Boudoir
Fashion Icon | Eboni Khan
Feature Designer | House of Fox
Model of the Month | Vikeejeah Xevion
DJ of the Month | Summer Deadlight
Featured Artist | Alan Brady

Wishing you a colorful and vibrant April. Spring forth with style and passion!


AVENUE Discussion Group

Building a career in the Fashion Industry

Hi everyone :smileyhappy:

Having been the founder of AVENUE Models since 2007, I have been at the forefront of trying to help shape the fashion industry in some way or another. My first goal was to provide creative employment and opportunities for those that work with AVENUE to develop their various talents. So I thought I would start a thread discussing opportunities in the fashion and modelling industry and help shed some insights on it.

Looking forward to chatting with you all :smileyhappy:

Rusch Raymaker



Innovative, Unique, Vibrant, and Chic, AVENUE is proud to announce this exclusive edition magazine featuring GizzA and personal up-close interview with partners Giz Seorn and Auster Elan.

Get a look at the latest fall fashions and a look through some of summer’s hottest trends.

Read it on “”

AVENUE Models 4th Anniversary Show “STEAMPUNK”

AVENUE Models 4th Anniversary Show “STEAMPUNK”


PR Contact: Jesika Contepomi, CMO, AVENUE Inc.


AVENUE Models 4th Anniversary STEAMPUNK

When AVENUE first began, there were but a handful of modelling agencies and magazines. Four years ago, AVENUE Models grew from a modest agency with big ambitions to stage fashion show productions that were unprecedented in creativity. From a heaven-themed runway set in the clouds, AVENUE Models had sprung its wings and have had a major influence on what the fashion industry is today in Second Life.

Joining in the celebration of our 4th anniversary is the equally accomplished publication, AVENUE Magazine, that has established itself as one of the leading stalwarts of lifestyle magazine in SL.

So come join us as we take you once again to another time and place…in true AVENUE style…

A world infused with fantasy, fashion, culture and technology…where fiction and poetry are fashioned into Steampunk-inspired designs never seen before by the creative minds from :


The clock is set, the gears are in motion…join us on this Sunday at 11am where the stage will play out first with the raw and soulful sounds by Buenos Aires musicians, Engrama.



AFTERPARTY (directly following) -DJ RUSCH RAYMAKER

*please note for best results a mesh viewer would be recommended during the fashion show*

TAXI to Show:

Annough Lykin
Arialee Miles
Clyde Saunders
Hadaluna Daines
Leah McCullough
Leah Portland
Matteo Bettencourt
Mavi Beck
Nala Kurka
Rhonda Pennell
Vikeejeah Xevion
Winter Jefferson


AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy, AVENUE Marketing & PR and AVENUE Studio, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life Fashion Industry to a higher level.

Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi.

Jesika Contepomi


AVENUE Graduation Show

AVENUE is proud to welcome the latest batch of AVENUE Models Academy trainees to the runway on Sunday, October 23rd.

Come and support the hard work and amazing talent of our most recent graduates.

Designer Showcased: Vero Modero

12pm SLT




From: AVENUE MODELS, Rusch Raymaker

Due to unforeseen circumstances, today’s AVENUE Models Academy Graduation Show will be rescheduled for another time within the next weeks. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and be sure that our students will be raring to put an even finer show for you. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

AVENUE Magazine Announces New Editor-in-Chief



PR Contact: Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer, AVENUE Inc.

AVENUE Magazine Staff Transitions

One certain thing in both our real and second lives is that change is a certainty, and today, we at AVENUE Magazine are embracing something new with the stepping down of Isadora Fiddlesticks, who has served our publication as Managing Editor, and also with the promotion of our new Editor in Chief, Sensuous Soulstar. Isadora has been an important part of the AVENUE family for several years, and she leaves her position having made many significant contributions for which we are so very grateful. We wish her much happiness and good fortune on her journey to come, but are pleased to announce that she will remain a part of the AVENUE family and may return to contribute again in the future.

AVENUE is pleased to announce the well-deserved promotion of Sensuous Soulstar to Editor in Chief. Sensuous came to AVENUE two years ago bringing with her a plethora of real life and virtual world experience in journalism and management. She began as a writer and was soon promoted to senior writer, and most recently, she has excelled in her role as General Manager. Sensuous possesses a real world communications and publishing background, having journalism experiences that include working as part of the newspaper staff during her university years at Howard University, as well as performing as a regular contributor to the Law Review during her law school years. Currently employed in the legal field, Sensuous enjoys the creative opportunities presented to her through her work with AVENUE Magazine. When asked about her future plans at AVENUE Magazine, Sensuous offered this: “As for my plans, I intend to continue the outstanding legacy that AVENUE has created. We will continue to provide readers with the most current trends in fashion, the most talented artists in SL and RL, the best places to call home, and of course continue to salute those that are in SL for a higher cause. I will continue to keep an open rapport with the staff and hope to remain a liaison between the staff and management, as that’s been one of my favorite aspects of my work as General Manager. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I do know that the future looks incredibly blessed for AVENUE, and I’m grateful to be a part of that future.”

Please join us as we welcome Sensuous Soulstar to her new position as Editor in Chief of AVENUE Magazine. Indeed, we are looking forward to the many ways in which her contributions will enhance our future.

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Models, AVENUE Studio, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Magazine, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007.  With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life Fashion Industry to a higher level.

Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi.

Jesika Contepomi


AVENUE of Life: 10 hours LIVE MUSIC to RELAY

AVENUE of Life:

10 hours LIVE MUSIC to RELAY

AVENUE of Life cordially invites you to a 10 hours marathon to celebrate music and support the American Cancer Society.

A rich line-up with some of the best performers on the grid:

12pm SLT – Blindboy Gumbo

UK Northener Blindboy Gumbo started his SL music career mostly doing covers with the odd original thrown in for good measure, but with regular shows and audience feedback he found SL live music to be more than just doing covers for fun, and it became an outlet for his real talent, performing his original music and playing some serious slide guitar!

01pm SLT – POL Arida

POL Arida is a solo artist working from Edinburgh, Scotland. Words are POL’s real passion and each of his original songs presents his own unique perspective of life in this world we live in.

02pm SLT – Savannah Coronet

‘I am influenced in my Singing by many different genres. My passion is country music. Singing has taken me in many different directions including small musicals, theatrical roles, honors chorus, talent shows and karaoke shows. I have won contests and I was also a singer in a garage band for a few years. Now I am living out my dream here in Second Life!’

03pm SLT – Freestar Tammas

Freestar Tammas, or “Free” as she is known to most, has streamed live in SL since May ’07. Her singing/songwriting style developed while listening to Bonnie Raitt and classic Elton John/Bernie Taupin (pre-1976), resulting in her own bluesy, sassy, soulful style. Quirky, irreverent and often a bit naughty, she is an original personality playing original acoustic tunes, making the few covers she performs completely her own.

04pm SLT – Allister Westland

Allister has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. He is self taught in guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards. He is also Conservatory trained in Clarinet and has won several awards for his playing abilities. Allister has performed and recorded with many bands throughout the years and has solid stage and recording studio experience.

05pm SLT – Lighthouse Mixmaster

Joel Harlan, aka Lighthouse Mixmaster, has been playing professionally, both live and session work, for many years. While living in Texas, Joel has jammed with Ted Nugent, Jimmy Wallace & Bugs Henderson. He has also shared the stage with many artists including Tracy Byrd, Black Oak Arkansas, Three Dog Night and many more. Joel has been playing guitar ever since 1976. He attended Southwest Guitar Conservatory in 1985 where he studied with Jackie King and Herb Ellis.

06pm SLT – Rapture Damone

One woman and six strings equals pure pleasure. Rapture delivers an eclectic mix of covers that provide pleasure regardless of your music of choice! She pulls out new material constantly and delivers it with talent and enthusiasm… always interacting with her audience to deliver what they ask for!

07pm SLT – Sojurn Rossini

Sojurn Rossini has been rocking the SL music scene for a few years now. He plays regular gigs at several different hot spots around the grid. Sojurn has an  eclectic array of influences and cover tunes ranging from Bob Marley to James Taylor, to more recent artist like Pearl Jam, Incubus, Three doors down, Jack Johnson and more. If you are looking for a whole lotta soul packed into one man’s performance, this is the guy to see!

08pm SLT – Maximillion Kleene

If music feeds the soul, Maximillion Kleene is the food of the gods. His dynamic musical range and smooth groove provide many a listener with a virtual buffet of auditory temptations. Max brings high energy and a vast repertoire of quirky, classic, and current covers to Second Life. Oozing charisma and charm, he provides his fans with an hour of musical magic.

09pm SLT – Edward Kyomoon

Edward gives you high energy rock music and love songs, performing live on either acoustic or electric guitar.  From high energy guitar solos and soaring vocals to acoustic ballads and love songs that make the girls swoon, he is sure to please any audience he draws.


Venue: The A LOUNGE


Eric Coiffard
AVENUE of Life | Event Leader
JSP Lounge | Owner

Livia Mastroianni
AVENUE of Life | Team Captain



My Precious Summer Queen Finale this Saturday


The Agnes Finney Fashion House proudly presents the My Precious Queen Final. This show is produced in collaboration with Alienbear’s Design, AVENUE , Stiletto Moody, and Entrea Mares.
Join us as the 14 finalists prepare to  take the stage one last time before the My Precious Summer Queen winner is announced!

Couture AVENUE Showcase :: JUICY HAUTE

Couture AVENUE Showcase


Couture AVENUE unveils it’s exclusive Summer 2011 collection from designers Baiastice, Gizza, Stylissimo and sYs.

With special accessory guests Baoba, Diorsis Hair Design, Finesmith Jewelry, Gems & Kisses, Lode Hats, LoQ and Manifeste this is one sizzling event not to be missed.

Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 12noon SLT


AVENUE Models Academy :: Graduation :: MAY 8 – 12PM SLT

AVENUE Models Academy
:: Graduation :: MAY 8 – 12PM SLT

AVENUE is proud to welcome the latest batch of AVENUE Models Academy trainees to the runway this Sunday.

Join us as we cheer on:

Keira Soulstar
Yesenia Zero
Tyler Barineaux
Coventina Mendicant
Alvi Halderman
Karly Crystal
Corbin Sporg
Xandrah Sciavo

Designer Showcased: DD Style

12pm SLT

AVENUE: Couture of Hope

AVENUE: Couture of Hope


AVENUE is honored to announce this year’s Relay For Life, AVENUE of Life, kick-off event “Couture of Hope”. Last year our tribute to Alexander McQueen raised over $2,000 usd for Keep A Child Alive and this year we hope break that record for Relay for Life.

With 40 participating designers, fashion bloggers, sponsors, special guests and the dedication of AVENUE staff – “Couture of Hope” is a tribute to the survivors and champions who battle cancer everyday. We challenged this years participating designers to design a couture piece that embodies their vision for a season of hope. We are so thankful for each and every designer participation and know this will be an outstanding tribute for RFL.

The, May 1st, event will open with a preview show of the 40 exclusive designs, followed by an After Party, Date Auction and special guests appearance from Dazzlers Inc. The AVENUE at GOL sim has now been closed to the public in anticipation to Sunday’s events, and we hope you join us to Relay.

Until a cure is found we Relay. One World ….. One Hope ….. Relay For Life

–Opening Show Date:
1 MAY, 2011 @ 12pm SLT

1 MAY, 2011 @ 1:30pm SLT

AVENUE Magazine – Designer Fashion Spread
Dazzlers INC – Dance Performance
Solidea Folies (Mila Tatham) – Custom Dress Design
Blush Skins (Marie Whitfield) – Grand Gift Certificate
Rusch Raymaker – DJ Event Service
Jesika Contepomi – Model Coaching
Kryptonia Paperdoll – Model Coaching
Livia Mastroianni – Model Coaching
Vixie Rayna – Styling Consultation and Headshot
Tatiana Kurri – Runway or Editorial Model

Where: SLurl:

–Charity Sale Date: 1-31 MAY, 2011

Where: LM will be sent to groups on May 1 – following the Couture of Hope show. Join AVENUE Magazine Readers group for all announcements.

3636 Dianny3636 Aeon
ALEIDA Aleida Rhode
AZOURY Mayhem Seetan
AZUL Mami Jewell
BLUSH SKINS Marie Whitfield
CHAMPAGNE Enzo Champagne
CHANTKARE Applonia Criss
CYANIDE COUTURE LovelyMiwako7399 Menna
DD STYLE Dadina Dosei
EMO-TIONS Mirja Mills
ENTRE MARES Sykao Adamski
EVOLVE Reign Congrejo
GASQHE Karija Azalee
GIZZA Giz Seorn
HOUSE OF DASHWOOD Dashwood Muircastle
INDIE ROSE Angelina Eizenberg
INSANYA Tatyana Ultsch
KUNGLERS Avagardner and Barbra Kungler
LODE HATS Chirzaka Vlodovic
OH! STUDIO Marcopol Oh
THE BLACK CANARY Morrigan Denimore
SEBIS Sebastiaan Obviate
SOLIDEA FOLIES Mila Tatham&Rodroguez Imako
sYs Systi and Syane Cisse
TRES BEAU Kimmera Madison
VACKRA Bambi Cheri and Camille Bellecoeur
WHITE WIDOW Julie Hastings


SIREN Production Presents Menswear Fashion Week


Presented by Siren Productions

in Association with AVENUE, KMADD and MENstuff

MARCH 18th to 25th

The biggest week long event dedicated only to SL Men’s Fashion is back and it is better than ever with over 25 diverse shows and parties. A lot of new items from the best designers in SL Menswear will be unveiled. Anything you desire… Casual, Formal, Goth, Punk, Couture, Fantasy….You can find it here!

Gentlemen….Get Ready.



Couture AVENUE Showcase

Couture AVENUE Showcase

AVENUE Models is proud to present the Couture AVENUE Showcase featuring exclusive designs from AZUL, Baiastice, Chantkare, Designing Nicky Ree, LeLutka, Osakki, Stylissimo and sYs.

Ravishing, Tantalizing with all-out Fierce Styling from AVENUE Models this show will feature fabulous styles from Vintage to a glimpse into the Future. You won’t want to miss this exciting haute couture production.

Sunday, March 6 @ 12pm SLT

AVENUE MAGAZINE January Issue Available Now

AVENUE Magazine January 2011

AVENUE Magazine January 2011

Look forward to an exciting new year with AVENUE

Featured this month
:: Fashion revolutionary Kaysha Piers of Osakki
:: AZUL’s enduring elegance
:: Fashion stalwart Harper Beresford
:: EGOISME’s extravagant male styles
:: Naturellement by Lulu Jameson
:: Trendspotting with July Raymaker
:: Ride of creativity with Mysterious Wave
:: Club of the Month : Black Label
:: Arts Feature : Poetry on the move with Lyrical Cafe

Read it online @


AVENUE Models ::  ARROGANCE by Diram

Pushing the extremes of haute couture and urban style Diram brings us into the new year with another fierce collection.

Hosted by our own Rusch Raymaker you can be assured this show will be accessorized with throbbing beats and sultry vocals.

15 January 2011 – 1pm SLT


For more information please read the official press release at AVENUE MODELS Blog.

Get regular updated by joining AVENUE Magazine Readers group in world.


FACE of COUTURE Avenue 2011

Couture AVENUE is looking for fashionista extraordinaires that are able to embody the spirit of our couture brands and combine top-notch looks and styling to be the face for Couture AVENUE in 2011.

The November Semi-Finalists are:
Barney Helendale
Federica Galtier
Leesa Donner
Retribution Fall
Todd Anton

Come see their full looks and judge for yourself as they take the runway on Sunday November 14th at 11am SLT.

AVENUE at GOL Runway


This month’s finalist will be chosen and receive:
– an exclusive interview and shoot in AVENUE Magazine
– $3,000L shopping spree at Couture AVENUE
– a discount voucher of 2,000L for a course at AVENUE Models Academy.

All monthly finalists will be entered into the finals where one male and one female winner will be selected to be the face for Couture AVENUE Look 2011.

The ‘Couture AVENUE LOOK 2011′ search is open to both men and women, offering one top male and female winner an invitation to AVENUE MODELS, an exclusive AVENUE MAGAZINE cover and to be the face of Couture AVENUE ads and promotions.

The November Semi-Finalists are:
CALook2011November_Barney Helendale
Barney Helendale

CALook2011November_Federica Galtier
Federica Galtier

CALook2011November_Leesa Donner
Leesa Donner

CALook2011November_Retribution Fall
Retribution Fall

CALook2011November_Todd Anton
Todd Anton

Good Luck, Everyone.


AVENUE Presents “The Art of Motion”

The Art of MOTION

AVENUE Models :: The Art of MOTION

AVENUE pays tribute to the animators behind the couture. Be it editorial or runway, pose-makers in Second Life bring our dreams of creativity to life. In this homage to movement we are proud to present ‘The Art of MOTION’. This theatrical performance, in 2 Acts and an Intermezzo, will feature the latest pose creations of agapee, BeScene, Body Talking, CORPUS, EverGlow, Manifeste and Posies. With sponsored apparel from AZUL, CHANTKARE, CheerNo, GABRIEL, Gasqhe, LeLutka, Mea Culpa, Paper Couture and PurpleMoon.


Opening Show | 13 November 2010 – 6pm SLT

Closing Show | 14 November 2010 – 1pm SLT

The Art of MOTION SLurl


The Art of MOTION Animator _ agapee
Opening in July of this year, agapee is a runway pose specialty store for both male and female. With a wide-array of poses for accessories, gowns even kimono, agapee is a must stop for models needing both runway and editorial animations.

For more information please contact: Argnit Igaly or Sora Tatham

The Art of MOTION Animator _ BeScene Poses
BeScene by owner and pose-maker Dimitri Shinn specializes in runway, editorial and couples poses since February 2010.

For more information please contact: Dimitri Shinn

The Art of MOTION Animator _ Body Talking
Established in early 2010 BODY TALKING by Arisia Ashmoot redefines posing as an expression of art and fashion creating exceptional poses for runway and photography. As extension of style and emotions BODY TALKING opens creative, bold and unique new horizons for the most fashion forward style icons and photographic geniuses of SL. Casual to avant, classy to sexy, fantasy to futuristic.. no look can be complete without the perfect pose… the perfect expression of style from BODY TALKING.

For more information please contact: Tandra Parx

The Art of MOTION Animator _ C O R P U S
C O R P U S ™ is a brand new pose store inspired on Editorial/High Fashion Poses. With an inspiration to fuel models to work amazing outfits on the runway, owner and pose-maker Diconay Boa yearns to improve the concept of editorial High Fashion Posing in Second Life, not only for photographs but also runway.
C O R P U S ™ mainstore designed to offer a great time, it offers an exciting ambience with chill music and a relaxing space for shoppers to have a hot cup of coffee, read and dance.

For more information please contact: Diconay Boa

The Art of MOTION Animator _ EverGlow
With an an extensive variety of poses for all girls and boys, EverGlow has become known as the goto place because their poses work great for most sizes and shapes. With animations designed for both photography and runway, you can be confident to look your best at any angle and with any outfit. Bring your photography and runway themes to life while expressing different emotions to form a more beautiful and harmonious artistic expression.

For more information please contact: Fanny Willis

The Art of MOTION Animator _ Manifeste
Manifeste specializes in runway & model poses.

For more information please contact: July Raymaker

The Art of MOTION Animator _ Posies
With a love of models, fashion shows and poses, owner Anatalia Honi gives models the variety and quality to stand out. Giving a unique look for models on the runway and during photo shoots is what she yearns for and the driving force to her creative genius. With a fan base built on her creative spirit of modeling Anatalia energizes models dreams to succeed in their careers and aspirations.

For more information please contact: Anatalia Honi


The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ AZUL

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ CHANTKARE

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ CheerNo

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ GABRIEL

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ Gasqhe

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ LeLutka

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ Mea Culpa

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ Paper Couture

The Art of MOTION Sponsor _ PurpleMoon Creations



AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy, AVENUE Marketing & PR and AVENUE Studio, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life Fashion Industry to a higher level.

Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.


For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi.

Jesika Contepomi

AVENUE Models Academy :: Graduation :: Nov 7 – 12pm SLT

AVENUE Models Academy :: Graduation :: Nov 7 – 12pm SLT

AVENUE is proud to welcome the latest batch of AVENUE Models Academy trainees to the runway this Sunday.

Join us as we cheer on:

Amazon Silverweb
Jamee Sandalwood
Dolce Panache
Anna Sapphire
Marijana Aries
RoxyLove Darcy
Serene Faith
Xenobia Foxclaw
Jasmine Loening

Designer Showcased: My Precious by Agnes Finney

7 November 2010 – 12pm SLT

AVENUE at GOL Runway

photo by . Diconay Boa