I went out to lunch with my mom today and left my pc off. I hardly ever leave my pc off when I am away because I usually leave my avatar live modelling somewhere. But, I was expecting the new lists to come out and if I wasn’t chosen being caught on the runway is embarrassing. I was chosen though for House of Beningborough. She is running a new contest- The Face of Beningborough 2010. It is a great contest: 100,000 in prizes, being her face and model for the year. What a great opportunity that would be. So I applied for week 1 and was accepted and I get to live model in the store for the week. We are not required to do that but I like to. This contest runs for 2 months. So, many more chances to apply and wow the judges with my pictures and presence. I know a lot of people are applying so it would be tough to win, but I am happy just to be picked and model there for the week.
I had 2 practices today. The first 1 went ok. But it irritates me when people are late and we have to wait for them to catch up. It also amazes me that models who can’t walk a straight line are in good agencies. Why doesn’t someone show them how to do this?
My second practice was easy. The walk is new but an easy 1. It doesn’t take me long to pick up the walks. This show is for LA Modeling Agency and has great designers like LEE ZU and Jador.I love my outfits. From SF Designs I got a really cute plaid outfit. It is always nice when I do a fashion show if I like what I was given to wear. From Mondira I got a cute jumpsuit. LA has so many shows, it’s great.
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.
I almost forgot to mention that I competed in the Gems & Kisses contest last Friday and actually made it through to the finals. I’m worried they are going to be held when I am out-of-town for Christmas. No SL for a week is going to be hard. Anyway, I was happy I made it to finals. The competition is much harder now though. Many fabulous models in the finals. Assuming I can even go. If I can’t I did what I could and RL has to come first. I love runway competitions. I feel comfortable on most runways. I know how to walk and pose correctly.
Well today was quite busy I was in 3 fashion shows. The first was for Siren Productions and was a Hugo Latex show. We were fashion assassins and got to wear guns and daggers and look all tough. I got a bunch of new poses for this. It was great fun. A bit of a lag problem but nothing major for me.
The next show was for LA modelling. It went well. No problems. I wore 2 beautiful gowns that I love. I chose bold eyelashes to go with the gowns and I love the look of it. It was a pretty quick show. The third show and final was for TnT and we were walking mannequins like I said in a previous post. We had a great deal of lag but I think it went well. I didn’t see any major errors. I had problems the whole show with lag and it doing that walking out into space thing it does and that walking forward and being pulled back thing. I call it the elastic band effect.I had fun and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Today was a busy day of modelling. I had 3 rehearsals to do for 3 shows I am in tomorrow. One of the shows has a complex runway that is a challenge in lag but fun as well. I am worried about bumping another model on the runway which would not be good. I love the challenges. This particular show is a latex skin and jewelry show. We are supposed to be human mannequins. I got some great jewelry from CCD.Bandit and Alunin. Plus we get paid for doing the show. Can’t beat that. I’d do the show for free just for the jewelry. Jewelry can be so expensive.
Today is one of those rare days that I don’t do any modelling other than leaving my avatar in a store because it’s Thanksgiving. So I spent the day with family. Missing my brother though. He’s in Iraq. Didn’t know how hard it would hit me that he isn’t here but it did. Thankfully we do Thanksgiving at my mom’s house and not mine. I usually do Christmas Eve at my house but this year we will be out-of-town. I love modelling but it is probably good to get away from it and SL from time to time. I spend too much time online. I’m sure many others can relate.
I had a very busy weekend. I was in 4 shows this weekend. That makes 5 shows for the week. Since fashion shows and runways are my favorite thing to do, it was awesome. I had serious lag all weekend though. Really bad. Other people had the same issue so I think it is SL. I sure wish they would do something.
I have a very busy week coming up. I have 3 shows scheduled for next weekend so I have a lot of rehearsals this week, plus one competition. Plus I’m American and we have Thanksgiving this week. At JCNY they have this very narrow runway they left backstage and whenever I am there I love to practice on it. I made runways to practice on at the house in SL. But, it’s always fun to practice on a new runway.
The picture above is me modelling at House Of Beningborough. I’m wearing the White Swan gown. This has been such a fun month. The theme is winter elegance. So I got to dress up all month, plus gowns are my favorite thing to wear. I’m also very excited that I am a top 10 finalist this month. Last month I was a top 15 finalist. Some people get so upset about not being a finalist. I will admit when I have not been chosen as a finalist I have been a little bummed but that quickly passed. I say have fun and do your best. The rest is out of your control and worrying over it constantly won’t help at all.
As promised, below is my interview I did for challenge #3 of the Miss Refined International competition. We had to be interviewed by a friend as if we were way ahead in the competition. A great lady named Kitsuki Chayoo interviewed me. So here it is.
Kitsuki Q You are a favorite for the MIss refined Model Contest. How does that feel? It’s exciting. I’m really just happy to be in the competition at all, so to think I’d have even a slight chance to win against all these great models is very exciting and humbling at the same time.
Kitsuki Q Do you feel confident? No, I mean I think I would make an amazing Miss Refined International but like I said I am up against great models. Plus this is a competition from Second Life and just like in rl, anything can happen.
Kitsuki Q How do you prepare for such a competition. By being fabulous. Just kidding. Well I prepared doing what I always do, working on my avatar and practicing to make sure I am the best model I can be.
Kitsuki Q At what point do you stop feeling nervous, or don’t nerves play a part? I don’t know at what point nerves stop because I havent reached it yet. But, having done a lot of shows I feel comfortable on a runway doing a fashion show. It is before that I feel slightly nervous sometimes and when competing. But, I find that the nervous energy helps me focus and do my best.
Kitsuki Q How long have you been modeling and how much does your experience in this play a part in the competition? I started modelling around June of this year. I think the more you model the more confident you become. The more you know what is expected and have your look straight. I love my current look and have worked hard to get where I am.
Kitsuki Q What determines your choice in skin and outfits? I choose my clothes that are appropriate for the occasion. Whether I am going to a formal event or an event requiring couture, etc. I then choose my skin to match and compliment the outfit. I love to dress up and am seldom in extremely casual clothes. I prefer to always look refined, elegant and classy. I never leave my house unless everything is perfect down to nails and accessories.
Kitsuki Q How would you assess your personality? I’m fun, good sense of humor, sassy, independent, driven, ambitious, friendly,outgoing, talkative,organized, good-hearted and like to help people
Kitsuki Q What would winning MIss Refined mean to you personally? Winning Miss Refined International would be a dream come true. It would mean that all my hard work was paying off and recognized. I would be so honored if I was chosen.
Kitsuki Q How would you see it in helping your future? Well having a title can only help your modelling career because it gives you status. Winning a photo contest is one thing but winning a competition that you worked so hard for shows everyone you are serious about your modelling.
Also as part of this challenge the person with the most votes for their before/after Miss Refined picture gets a bonus so please vote for me. Thank you.
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.