An average Sunday

JCNY
Sunday Showcase at JCNY

   So today was like most weekends in SL for me -very busy. I went to compete in a contest and wasn’t eliminated which is always good. After that I went to JCNY for the Showcase models get to do on Sunday. It was sponsored by Divine and I got this great dress to wear. This is me after the show modelling for a while. This morning I was at House of Beningborough and tonight I have an audition. Then after the audition I have to go to a grand opening for a friends  magazine. Docseree Mistwalker opened DMG Creations and E-Style fashion magazine. She’s great so people should check her out. A magazine people can  read. What a great concept. I can’t tell you how many times I got a magazine to read but the print was so small or the magazine so poorly done I was thinking what’s the point.

So very busy,this is how weekends are a lot for me. I have to go from 1 thing straight to the next. But, it’s fun and I enjoy it. I hope I did well in my audition. I didn’t have a chance to change. We were told hey there’s an audition in 30 mins but I was afk working on my blog! lol By the time I popped my head back into SL I had 10 minutes to get there.

  If I had a store or an agency I would give out more notice. It is just a pet peeve of mine. Only models online during that specific time frame could audition which leaves a lot of people out. Granted even with last-minute notice there were still maybe 15 people there. I just feel bad because I know how I feel when I miss opportunities because I didn’t know. I think it is fairer if more notice is given so people have a chance to audition.

 On a positive note, I entered the Vanilla C Calendar Contest with a picture that can be seen on my flickr. I didn’t win, Katherine Comet won with a terrific picture and I am very happy for her. However, I was chosen to be on May in the calendar. I took the picture myself so getting anything from my own pictures is very rewarding and makes me want to keep pursuing photography.

What models do for fun

Shopping
A favorite past time

 People might wonder what there is to do in SL for fun. Well, for me one of my favorite things is the same as in rl, shopping. Here I am at a skin store in SL. I needed a darker skin for an audition so I went to my favorite store to see what I could get. I wound up getting a great deal on a pack of skins in my chosen style on sale for only 50L. Two different colors of makeup. So for only 100L I have skins from light to dark in two different colors.Woot

 
   So then, I start looking at the skins in my favorite style, the Cupcakes line Daydream in Honey and find out they have 2 new sets of makeups so of course I have to get those. Now I have lots of choices to play with. I’ve heard people say as a model stick with one style skin designer. I am very happy with the designer I’m sticking to. Of course if I won the MRI competition I’d have more money to go buy the expensive skins I see people with, but I really love mine. I’m quite sure I could find other uses for the money though. IT’s amazing how much skins in SL cost at some stores. I don’t know what goes in to making a skin. I’m sure it takes a lot of time. But, I really think they are over-priced. Paying thousands of lindens for one skin is something I would really have to think about. I don’t mean thousands of lindens for a skin that includes multiple make-up options either. I mean thousands of lindens for just 1 color make-up.

Winning is cool

    So I’ve talked before about how this is a competition. We are trying to win the MRI title. The prizes are great. I don’t know what I would do if I had that much money all at once. Pay my tier on my house for a month or two perhaps, or go by a new pair of expensive shoes I can’t normally afford. I’d really like to buy the kits that help you make things. They have jewelry making kits which I think would be fun to try. I’d like to take more advanced training which is expensive. I’d love to have a great portfolio to show. I want to pursue photography more and maybe clothing design.Do I feel I am the most beautiful and intelligent? Well, of course. However, there are a lot of great women in this competition who are beautiful and intelligent as well. They are all talented. I want to thank Jason Grant and Model Pages International for this opportunity. You can access the MPI blog from my links. Thank you for the amazing opportunity to do this. I am very honored to stand with these great women.

The ups and downs of modelling

    Sometimes being a model is hard. Having to deal with a lot of rejection is something all models deal with. I always say for every yes I get 4 or 5 no’s. Some weeks are great and you win something and other weeks you lose everything you tried for. It’s not easy. I don’t know if I am good at dealing with it yet. The reality is there are a lot of models trying for the same positions, same opportunities, that you are. i try to remind myself that me, the person wasn’t rejected, thats it is just an avatar. It’s hard to never know why. There can be all kinds of reasons. They might not like red-heads for example, they didnt like your walk or you are in a group they dislike or they don’t like your outfit. But for all the no’s that we get, when you do get that one yes it somehow makes it all worth it. Plus, I can’t pass up a challenge or opportunity. I feel to get ahead as a model you need drive and ambition as well as resolve, that no matter how often you get told no, you keep trying.

ooh I want that

Well today we found out that the 7 finalists of the  MRI competition get a professional video model portfolio. That would just be awesome to win. Imagine the surprise when asked for my portfolio if I had a video portfolio to give.  A very valuable prize. Although just being one of the finalists would be great in itself. When I think of what being refined means; great style,polished,professional, pleasant attitude, fashionable, I feel I have these traits. I do my best to always look put together and stylish. Like I said in previous posts I feel looking my best at all times is important. Finding photographers to do a normal portfolio of pictures has proven problematic for me because I’m very picky and don’t care for sloppy,bad pictures. To have the opportunity for a quality video portfolio would be the best thing ever for me. To me being refined means having quality work done that makes you look your best. This prize offers that.

The MRI competition is being done by the MPI agency. Check out the website for MPI. It is just full of great information.http://modelpages.net/

I’m not patient

First, I want to say that this challenge given to us as part of the MRI competition is making me think and try new things which is good. My friend and fellow competitor, Keeley Cooperstone, has been very nice helping me figure out how to do this blog thing. I still have a lot to learn. Having to learn how to blog and think of things to say is difficult when you are not a patient person. But then I started thinking, modelling in SL requires patience. Every time you try out for something or enter a contest you wait to find out how you did. We all wait to see what opportunities will come up next. I’m still far from a patient person but maybe this challenge will make me a little more patient. Which will be a good thing.

My first blog ever

Queen Card
Yes I am the Queen

    So today, as part of the Miss Refined International competition we were given our first task, create a blog about MRI and modelling in SL. Well, I have never blogged before in my life.I’m still not sure that I actually am right now. In fact if this is really terrible I’m sure someone could tell me. Be nice though, remember I am new.  I didn’t even read blogs before. I couldn’t figure out why people would want to read my thoughts and why I’d want to read all of theirs. I am going to give it my all and try to learn how to do this well. This competition is a great opportunity.

   I love modelling in SL and competitions are fun. Thank you to MPI for doing this. Thank you Jason Grant and the MPI staff for doing this. I am thrilled at the chance. I am honored I was chosen. Check out their site, it is great. A lot of very useful information for models. http://modelpages.net/