RUNWAY CLOSES ITS DOORS :: CEOs PASS INTO REAL LIFE

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

RUNWAY CLOSES ITS DOORS :: CEOs PASS INTO REAL LIFE

RUNWAY CLOSES ITS DOORS :: CEOs PASS INTO REAL LIFE
By Maggie Mahoney • April 8, 2009

Maggie Mahoney and Ocean Bates passed back into real life on Monday, April 6, 2009.
Ms. Mahoney rezzed in March 2006 and began to enjoy all aspects of Second Life. In July 2006, she opened a photography studio and began taking modeling classes at Tortuga Modeling School and InStyle Academy. She met Ocean Bates shortly after he rezzed in December 2007.
Mr. Bates was working as a sales representative at Carducci Guns. The two discovered quickly that they were inseparable and began spending their time in Second Life together. Real life took Ms. Mahoney away for several months, but she returned in September 2007 and the two found each other once again.

The two worked together doing brand development and marketing before deciding in January 2008 to open a small fashion magazine known simply as RUNWAY. With the help of a brilliantly talented staff, they pushed the envelope and made RUNWAY the best and only magazine in Second Life dedicated solely to fashion. The one-year anniversary issue of RUNWAY was released in March 2009.

RUNWAY produced the largest Bridal Revue to date in Second Life with over 70 designs shown in one runway show, and RUNWAY Fashion Week in February 2009 which boasted eight days of back-to-back fashion shows from some of the best designers on the grid.

Maggie Mahoney and Ocean Bates were partnered in Second Life on December 6, 2009 on the beach at their home in Costa Rica. Maggie has recently dealt with a personal battle with breast cancer and is dealing with ongoing real life issues that will prevent her from returning to Second Life. Ocean has been a real source of support for her throughout the entire ordeal. They both now live happily ever after in real life and wish their friends and RUNWAY family the best of happy times and smiles; they will miss each of their friends and family very much.

Maggie Mahoney and Ocean Bates are survived by their tremendously fabulous and dedicated staff: MOlly Dench, Nemi McCoy, Vera Canning, EmmZ Tzara, Thalia Jie, Trinidad Anatine, Saturnine Dryke, Tillie Ariantho, Sharron Schuman, Grazia Horwitz, Persia Bravin, Zion Felissimo, and Potnia Theas.

No memorial will be held on their behalf. RUNWAY will not be sold. It has been left to the staff if they desire to continue its legacy; if not, it will pass along with Maggie and Ocean. If you wish to remember them, do so by making a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or Relay for Life of Second Life.

Very special thanks to DCNY for their dedication of the Pink RUNWAY Jacket for which all proceeds have been donated to RFL of SL.

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~ by Laura18 Streeter on April 8, 2009.

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