FASHION & MUSIC: “Love Kills” by Freddie Mercury

MUSIC: “Love Kills”
ARTIST: Freddie Mercury
MODEL/PHOTOGRAPHER: Mikey Batriani
FASHION:
Hair: Aitui
Eyes: Wasabi Pills
Jacket: Ce Cubic
Necklace: Cheerno
Jeans: Zoobong

WATCH:

LYRICS:

Lyrics:
Ooh, ooh, oooh
Ooh, ooh, oooh

Love don’t give no compensation
Love don’t pay no bills
Love don’t give no indication
Love just won’t stand still

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It’s just a living pastime
Ruining your heart line
Stay for a lifetime
Won’t let you go
Cause love, love, love, love, love won’t leave you alone

Love don’t take no reservation
Love is no square deal
Hey, love don’t give no justification
It strikes like cold steel

Love kills, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It’s just a living pastime
Burning your life line
Gives you a hard time
Won’t let you go
Cause love, love, love, love, love won’t leave you alone

Hey, love can play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart
Hey, love kills

Play with your emotions
Open invitation to your heart, to your heart
Love kills, love kills, hey
Love kills
Kills, kills, kills, kills
Love kills
Love kills, kills, kills, kills, kills, kills
Love can play with your emotions
Open invitation

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, scars you from the start
It’s just a living pastime
Ruining your heartline
Won’t let you go

Love kills, hey, drills you through your heart
Love kills, tears you right apart
It won’t let go
It won’t let go
Love kills
Yeah, yeah

CONFESSIONS AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: The Other Model Agency (“TOMA”)

It is with great pleasure to announce the latest Confessions Agency Spotlight, The Other Model Agency. TOMA is perhaps one of the fastest growing and evolving agencies in the SL modeling industry, boasting a plethora of talents upheld by agency CEO Amanda Hinchcliffe. To name a few, TOMA focuses on the following areas of expertise:

• Public Relations
• Modeling
• Magazine
• Events
• Graphic Publications (catalogs, portfolios)
• Contests
• Advertisement
• Blog
• Photography
• Graphic Design

TOMA has proven itself to be one of the most active agencies responsible for organizing an enormous number of runway shows and is responsible for the upcoming ‘A Dozen Shows’ which is sure to be an enourmous event. November 2009 saw the release of the very successful TO-Mag (The Other Magazine) for which TOMA gathered some of SL’s finest models, photographers, stylers, writers etc. Be sure to be on the lookout for this diverse and emerging agency because we’re yet to find something that TOMA cannot do :)

We interviewed Amanda Hinchcliffe in her capacity as the agency’s CEO and here is what she had to say.

Q: There are contests within the SL modelling industry which are gender specific, namely Miss Virtual World, Mr Virtual World, House of Beningborough amongst others.
What are your perceptions on gender specific contests within the modelling industry?
Is it important that a model carry the same gender in SL as they do in RL?
Does this affect the industry in general?

A:
Gender is sort of a big deal in SL, especially in the fashion industry.

As far as contests go, your chances of being eligible can depend on your SL gender. Just like contests that aren’t gender specific, there are many wonderful gender specific contests to be a part of. However, I feel that men are lots of times left out. Some contests for women, do have brothers such as “Miss & Mr. Virtual World”. And some others are opening up to men as well. JCNY has been making more male jewelry, and they recently had a male winner of their “Model’Fest”. There are many wonderful contests to be a part of in the modeling industry. Also, not wanting to reveal too much, there is going to be an amazing modeling contest for both male and females coming to the grid soon, keep your eyes open!

However, I do not believe that the RL gender of a model is important. Whether they choose to be the same gender in SL as they are in RL, does not matter to me. As an agency owner, I do not care what gender my models are in RL, as long as they don’t flip-flop genders on the same avi in SL and do their job as models, I am happy.

SL gender of your avi affects the industry tons, however, I do not think that RL gender affects it. As mentioned previously, SL gender is affectual in the many fashion contests. And that is true all over the industry. In my eyes, there aren’t as many oppurtunities for male models to work in the industry. So you may think that male models are not as needed. However, when male models are needed, it is harder to find them for jobs, thus putting male models in higher demand over females. I have noticed that when getting models together for a show, I find females like *snaps finger* that, and males are not as easy to find.

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Q: What attributes must a model possess in order to gain admission into your agency?
Is a potential candidate for your agency required to undertake training specifically with your model academy?
There is a general perception amongst models that some agencies only hire those who have established a reputable name for themselves, whether it be with a top-tier agency or otherwise. Is this important to you? Model training aside, are you willing to take a chance on a model who is new to the industry?

A:
To be admitted into TOMA, and several other agencies, for that matter, it takes quite a bit.

Models must have a desire to work, be dependable, and somewhat know the ropes. It also greatly helps for the models to be unique. The look of the model is a little important, however with a few hours work, their look can be perfected. They also would need to have the ability to walk and pose on the runway.

As far as requiring models to take training before admission to TOMA, it isn’t a requirement. However, if I believe a model needs training, I will reccomend to them a modeling academy. And I will never push them onto L’Autre Academie de Mannequinat (The Other Modeling Academy). Sometimes I will reccomend them to another modeling academy, or just a modeling academy in general.

TOMA does not only take on models who have reputable names, and are with the top agencies, and win all the contests. Their experience isn’t really important to me. I am willing to take a chance on new models, as long as they are passionate and eager about becoming one of SL’s next top models.

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We would like to thank Amanda Hinchcliffe for allowing us to spotlight TOMA and wish her and TOMA all the very best for the future.

Your comments on TOMA? Share them by commenting below!

Contest Results: BeStyle Top Male Models Calendar 2010

Press Release from BeStyle CEO: Agtaope Carter Lane

Hello :))
I’m so pleased to announce the fantastic winners for the BESTYLE MALE CALENDAR 2010!!!!!!!!!!

After a hard and difficult choice for the jury because they were all fantastic,

THE WINNERS ARE: (in a no particular order)=

1 Salvo Waydelich
2 Allenclive Beaumont
3 Phillipp Dollinger
4 Daniele Eberhardt
5 Jarl Soderstrom
6 Clyde Saunders
7 Umverto Giano
8 Apollo call
9 Liam Netizen
10 RicoRacer Flux
11 Burly Tigerpaw
12 Tesan Lane

CONGRATS FOR ALL THESE FANTASTIC TOP MODELS!!!!!!!

There is a BeStyle Fashion Show on February 9 at 1PM SL.

Agtaope Carter Lane
BESTYLE CEO
BESTYLE FASHION DISTRICT CEO

Contest Results: The Face of Beningborough 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to Keira Tyles who is the FACE of Beningborough 2010.
Second Place Winner is Ananya Mai
Third Place Winner is blackLiquid Tokyoska.

Congratulations to all the finalists who competed.

The House of Beningborough fashion show sponsored by MANIERA was gorgeous and elegant.
If you miss it, you can visit Tilli Ariantho’s Flickr Photostream. Thanks.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tillie/sets/72157623318887034/show/

CONFESSIONS News Reel: L.A. Modeling Agency is closing its doors.

It is with great sadness to report that L.A. Modeling Agency in Second Life is closing its doors.
L.A. Modeling Academy/Agency is one of the very first agencies who hired me when I was pounding the pavement
looking to be represented. My very first modeling lessons were from L.A. academy and they have provided me the skills and building blocks that I have always relied on. I wish Lilley Albanese and the L.A. Modeling Staff/Models Success and Happiness in all their endeavors.

Best Wishes.

FASHION & MUSIC: “SWIM” by Madonna

MUSIC: Swim
ARTIST: Madonna
MODEL: RicoRacer Flux
PHOTOGRAPHER: Talyia Tarber from Kiss My Camera Studios
FASHION:
Swimwear: Seraphina Canucci Tan Shorts
Bracelet: Sey
Necklace:
INFO: This is my swimwear picture submission to the BESTYLE Male Calendar 2010 Contest.

WATCH:

LYRICS:
SWIM by Madonna

Put your head on my shoulder baby
Things can’t get any worse
Night is getting colder
Sometimes life feels like it’s a curse

Bridge:

I can’t carry these sins on my back
Don’t wanna carry any more
I’m gonna carry this train off the track
I’m gonna swim to the ocean floor

Chorus:

Mmmmm
Crash to the other shore
Mmmmm
Swim to the ocean floor

Children killing children
While the students rape their teachers
Comets fly across the sky
While the churches burn their preachers

Bridge2:

We can’t carry these sins on our back
Don’t wanna carry any more
We’re gonna carry this train off the track
We’re gonna swim to the ocean floor

(chorus)

Let the water wash over you
Wash it all over you
Swim to the ocean floor

So that we can begin again
Wash away all our sins
Crash to the other shore

Mmmmmm

(bridge)
(chorus)
(bridge2)

Crash to the other shore
Swim to the ocean floor
Mmmmmm

* NO copyrights infringement intended. I do not own the music or video.

Contest Results: Mr & Miss Moolto 2010 FINALISTS

Over 250 SL residents have applied to be the Face and Spokesperson for Moolto.com.
Thirteen Men and Thirteen Women were chosen to be a Pre Semi-Finalists.
Maxes Loon, CEO of Moolto, personally interviewed each contestant to pick the TOP TEN MEN & TOP TEN WOMEN to be Semi-Finalists.

And the competition just began….
Over the next few weeks, the 6,000 members of Moolto were encouraged to pick their favorites and they voted by the hundreds to make their voices count for 30% of the total score.
On January 23, the semi-finalists were grilled with tough interview questions in a live stage to be judged by a selected panel of high profile talented VIPs from across all fields in SL. The judges scores tally up to 70% of the final score.
You can see the a script of the event here:
http://moolto.ning.com/group/MrandMissMoolto/forum/topics/mmm-contest-semi-final-script

AFTER All the trials and tribulations…

*From Maxes Loon:
The Finalists:
The Moolto.com management team is proud to announce the ten finalists in this year’s Mr. and Miss Moolto contest.
Those going forward into the finals are:

Males:
Apollo Call
Jarl Soderstrom
RicoRacer Flux
Salvo Waydelich
Spencer Christenson

Females:
Diconay Boa
Haidyn Inglewood
Julia Brand
Mina Pelazzi
Suri Alex

Congratulations to the finalists and many thanks to ALL the contestants who made it as far as the semi finals.

So what’s next?

This contest is far from over! So far we have seen how the entrants responded to the pressure of appearing in public while answering some difficult questions. The next stage will determine how well they work in teams and will give them chance to express their creative ideas in front of an even tougher panel of judges at the grand final on February 27th. Moolto.com members will also be asked to vote for their favorite finalists from the 13th-27th February.
Make sure you keep watching this group for postings on what the finalist’s next challenge will be over the next two days. http://moolto.ning.com/group/MrandMissMoolto
Sincere thanks to everyone who has taken time to vote in this contest. As a moolto.com member your opinions matter!

And a felt ‘Thank You’ to all the sponsors of this contest:
ALATIEL – ANGEL DESSOUS – AZUL – BABELE FASHION – BLISS COUTURE – DD DESIGN – DELIRIUM STYLE – GEMS & KISSES – GINEVRA LANCASTER – HOUSE OF BENINGBOROUGH – MAYDEN COUTURE – MEB – MIAMAI – OPA – PURPLE MOON – PURPLE ROSE JEWELS – SARTORIA – SF DESIGN – SOPHISTISHAPES – TUKINOWAGUMA – UTOPIA MALE -VANILLA C. DESIGN – VIOLATOR – VOGUE

Maxes Loon

UPDATE:

PLEASE no further public votes until after Feburary 13th when the next part of the MMM challenge will be revealed. Any public votes until the 13th will not be counted.

*Taken from Press Release at Mr & Miss Moolto Group Contest: http://moolto.ning.com/group/MrandMissMoolto