I am wearing 2 of my favorite designers in these pictures. Gizza for the clothing in the beautiful Michelle Knitted Dress in Gray along with the gray fur stole. Paired with the Chop Zuey Pentacostal Black Set. I just love these designers. My only wish was that I could own such fabulous jewels in my real life. But that’s ok, I have Second Life for dreaming!
Today I spent hours and hours getting stuff for my show outfits and working on styling them.I had to get weapons for the fashion assassins show because I didn’t have any. It takes me a long time to pick hair and skins, jewelry,etc for each outfit. But, I got it done finally. I had 6 shows to get ready for. I spend a lot of time doing this because I want to look great and think details matter. Then, after I get that done I have to work on my modelling hud and put poses in for each outfit. That takes a great deal of time.
I’m excited to say that I won a contest. I won DC Style Model Discovery fo November. They have a great mall and I am thrilled I was chosen. My picture will be up all over the mall.
Today my modelling was all about photography. I went to a test shoot for a magazine I applied to. I also worked on pictures for contests I am entering. This takes a great deal of time. I can make a decent picture with it but I really want to learn Photoshop. Sometimes minor things can be done to make a picture look better. I do know how to make text on a picture. This is all assuming the contest is fair. I don’t know why people make the cut who are terrible. Looks should count, and style.
Today I had 3 show rehearsals. I am in 3 shows this Saturday I went from 1 rehearsal to the next and then managed to find some time to do my live modelling at JCNY and take some pictures for my entry for this week. I also did some live modelling at HOB and attended the awards ceremony. Whew. That’s a lot of modelling. I loved every minute of it. Rehearsals are fun to me. Learning a new routine on a new runway is fun. Even if it isn’t a new routing or runway it is still fun because I love runway modelling. Saturday is going to be crazy with 3 shows but it will be so much fun.
Today I competed in a modelling competition and it went really well. No lag helped a lot. All of my clothes changed which is always a plus lol. When I first arrived there I was worried because my avatar was gliding down the runway. Other people saw me as walking but it was bothering me. It took several minutes before I could see myself as walking. I didn’t think gliding down the runway is a good look. Sort of a possessed model look and not what I was going for. lol Some people hate competing, but I love it. I spend hours working on my outfits and styling as well as picking just the right poses for each outfit. In this particular competition we wore 3 outfits. I chose 2 gowns and a short lace dress. All classy and refined looks. That’s just my style. I will always choose a great gown or dress if I can choose what I want to wear to compete. My everyday style is the same. I like to dress up and look nice at all times. Once in a while I will wear a pair of jeans, but I still make sure I have on great accessories and hair. I never leave my avatar’s house unless I have checked every detail of my outfit down to fingernails and toenails. You never know who you will run into and as the saying goes you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So make it a good 1!!
I really need to spend a lot of time working on my inventory in SL. Every time I start working on it someone interrupts me or I remember something I need to do. I am up to over 69,000 things. I don’t think I will ever again be one of those under 20,000 in inventory people but am hoping to reduce it by say 10,000. Most of all I just need to organize more. I haven’t had time to work on organizing outfits into folders. I also bought inventory storage boxes but never used them. It really is a lot of work. I used to do a lot of hunts and my inventory exploded and then I started modelling. Well, all models know we need a lot of stuff for modelling. So I now have a ton of gowns, other clothing, accessories, poses,etc. I don’t even want to think about how much money it cost.
Above is me modelling my new gown on the House of Beningborough runway. I love this gown. I love purple. I’ve been wanting this gown for a while so I finally just bought it. This gown is called Confetti.
In my next post I will include my interview I had to do as part of MRI Challenge #3. It was a fun challenge. The hardest part was deciding who to ask to interview me. SL friends are so great. Always there to help when you need it. Speaking of MRI, please don’t forget if you read this to vote for me please. http://wp.me/pyh5c-uw I have been shamelessly asking everyone I know and even people I don’t to vote for me. It means a lot to me. If you have time to vote thank you in advance.
Today was a great day for me. My hubby went out-of-town so I can stay online and play tonight. Just kidding, that’s not why it was great. Today was great because it was one of those few modelling days where everything went right. I competed in the Le Charme Fashion contest and made it through to the semi-finals. I was second actually out of the 8 of us which is not bad. I was chosen for the week for the JCNY Showcase and I was picked to be a finalist at House Of Beningborough for the November Model Awards. I was also looking around JCNY and found a second picture of me on the wall! I was shocked. There are two pictures of me on the wall now at the store. I had to take a picture of course lol. Who knows how long it will be there.
I had show practice today and it went well. No lag for me, which is unusual. I didn’t have much of a lag problem when I competed either. That’s quite unusual. With 8 girls competing and an audience I expected more, but wasn’t too bad. I have found that closing out everything on my pc except SL in these situations and reducing my draw distance to 64 has helped tremendously. Out of all the tips that I posted last week, those 2 things are what works the best for me. I always restart SL too,but that’s a given.
As I said before days like today are rare so I will enjoy it while I can and be thankful and grateful for every opportunity. Oh, and don’t forget if you read this to please vote for me in the MRI competition. TY http://wp.me/pyh5c-uw
In real life, professional photographers and models know that things like whitefill reflectors are flattering for people, and take advantage of this in their photo shoots.
Advances made in SL graphics allow residents to have their own ‘whitefill’ without having to use a face light. Follow the steps below so that you can get optimized lighting conditions, too. These tips are all over SL so not sure where they came from and can have some slight variations. Once you enter these settings, play with it until you achieve the best look and are happy. If you are like me, you don’t like the ugly gray shadows. See your avatar the way it was meant to be seen!
1. Open your Environmental Editor.
(Menu bar > World > Environment Settings > Environmental Editor)
2. Go to Advanced Sky settings.
3. Click the New button. Type in Nicelight or whatever you want to call it and click OK to save your new lighting preset.
4. In your new preset, go to the Atmosphere tab. Make the following changes on the sliders:
Haze Horizon: 0.00
Haze Density: 0.00
Density Multiplier: 0.19
Distance Multiplier: 27.0
Max Altitude: 1315
5. Go to the Lighting tab. Make the following changes on the sliders:
Sun/Moon Position: 1.000
East Angle: 0.00
Scene Gamma: 1.15
Star Brightness: 0.00
6. Hit the Save button to save your new settings. That’s it! The light on your avatar should now appear even and smooth, making your avatar look its best!
Today was a slow day for me. I worked at JCNY and HOB like usual, but I didn’t have to rush to rehearsals and shows. I took some pictures for my entry into HOB this week. My own pictures. Two of my pictures are above. I love taking pictures and once I learn how to use Photoshop they will be better. I can add text in Photoshop but that is about it. I wanted to take a class that’s starting this week but because I am in so many shows over the next few weeks I can’t do it. Some of my friends routinely make their own backgrounds and they are amazing. But, Photoshop or not I keep trying. Often some contests in SL are about how amazing the photographer is and not about the models. If you want to hire the photographer that’s fine but to me, most contests should be about how the model looks. How attractive is the model. Do they style well and pick the right fashions? But, I’m not running these contests and they can do what they like of course. I’ve seen pics from some great photographers and the model looked terrible. The purpose of the picture was about being artistic and not how the model looked. I’ve seen some great pictures too, of course. It’s all so subjective though. What I think looks terrible sometimes, other people love, and probably vice versa. We don’t all have to agree. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Mine happens to be right. Just Kidding.
Well here I am again on the JCNY runway right after our show today. It was laggy but went well. This beautiful gown was from our sponsor this week Miamai. This is the third week in a row I got a great gown. Gowns are my favorite things to wear. Probably because I can’t recall the last time in rl I wore a gown. A customer told me once that I lived in the wrong place because I don’t wear gowns much. She was from NY and I am from the midwest. I agreed with her lol.
So I submitted my entry for MRI challenge 2. I am worried about it though because I have never in my life done anything marketing related and am not sure I was even in the ballpark. We had to create a 10 point marketing plan for our blog. This is all foreign to me. Two weeks ago I did my first blog and now I am trying to create a marketing plan for it. But the idea of basically marketing myself, marketing my blog which contains my thoughts, is not something I had ever thought about doing. It was an interesting challenge. I like challenges. Challenges are how we learn and grow. I won’t say it was fun though. Marketing is not fun to me. Which I hope isn’t insulting to business people. I don’t mean it to be insulting, it just isn’t for me. But I am sure there are things that interest me that other people would find uninteresting.
I was picked for the show where I wear the darker skins. I am excited. I love being in shows. I did 3 shows in 3 days this week. Fashion shows are my favorite modelling job. I was called a show hog by an agency owner once. I try to get into every show I can. I don’t see what is wrong with that. Does it upset other people? Maybe it does. I thought it was rude when he said that though. I would think most models try to do as much as they can. Agency owners should be happy that their models are out there and working and encouraging them.