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

CONFESSIONS of an SL Top Model Flickr Group

About CONFESSIONS of an SL Top Model Flickr Group

Click to JOIN: http://www.flickr.com/groups/model_confessions/

We are looking for the best Second Life pictures to post in our blog:
CONFESSIONS of an SL TOP MODEL. csltm.wordpress.com/
Our favorites will be featured in our blog as FAVORITE SL PICTURES
and the model/photographer will be credited.

If we really love your picture and you agree to be on our FASHION spotlight, we want to spotlight you under Fashion & Music/Art/Poetry/Life Lessons. We asked that you provide a brief information of yourself or your modeling background, the name of the outfit/clothing/accessories you are wearing in the picture, the photographer, and some information about the picture (optional).

Come on and send us your amazing pictures.

Thank You So Much for participating.

CONFESSIONS Job ALert: Styles of Edo is Hiring Store Male Models

To male models,

Styles of edo will be hiring store models. Details are given below. Please take a look and if you are interested send in your applications to Team edo, Director, Kay Fairey by Feb 10 (Wed).

Team edo, Styles of edo Store Models
- A total of 10 male models will be hired.
- Hired models will belong to Team edo under a new role that is created with a “Styles of edo Model” tag.
- Store models will not be in runway shows together with Team edo male models. In other words, Team edo models will be runway models for edo while this role will be for models in his store.
- Team edo models can apply too if interested and will be given priority in selection.

What will be required of Styles of edo models?
- As Styles of edo models, you will be required to model in the store one hour a day, 5 days a week (total 5 hours a week).
- You will be required to add “Styles of edo” in your profile picks. (Adding “Team edo” in your profile picks will be optional.)
- If hired, you will be required to share your email address so we can add you to share a Google document that will have a spread sheet showing your shifts.
- Styles of edo models will be required to handle some custom service such as answering questions. If you cannot answer, you should ask in group chat if anybody knows and if nobody can answer, you should send a notecard with the question (cc to Kay Fairey) and respond to the customer when you get edo’s response later.
- While you model in the store, you will be required to wear Styles of edo outfits at all times.

What will be paid to Styles of edo Models?
- If hired, you will be paid 200L a week plus all of edo’s new releases including all colour variations.
- You will be given 5 outfits of your choice to get you started at the beginning of this job.

Will Styles of edo models be hired as Team edo runway models?
- Becoming a Styles of edo model does not guarantee a position as a Team edo Model. However, if you work performance is good and edo likes your shape, there is a possibility that you are added.

I am interested. What’s the next step?
1. Copy and paste the bottom part of this notecard after the dotted line on a new notecard.
2. Fill out the questions and paste a head shot and a full body shot wearing a men’s formal outfit (does not have to be Styles of edo).
3. Rename the notecard to “Styles of edo Model Application – Your Name”.
4. Send the notecard to Team edo Director, Kay Fairey by Feb 10 (Wed), midnight SLT.
5. All applicants will be notified of the results no later than Feb 17 (Wed). Please do not contact Kay Fairey or edo Tone asking about the results before this date.

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Your SL name:

Rez Day:

Your time zone or region:
(example – SLT + 9 hrs or Europe, SLT + 3 hrs or USA/EST)

Explain your model experience briefly:

Agency Affiliation (if any):

What is your image of Styles of edo?

Paste your headshot here (512 x 512):

Paste your full shot wearing a formal outfit here (512 x 512):

When done please rename the notecard to “Styles of edo Model Application – Your Name” and sent this to KAY FAIREY no later than FEB 10 (WED), 12AM SLT.

CONFESSION NEWS REEL: Absent Foundation

A|F
Absent Foundation

Where Happiness is never Absent *

Improving the lives of Avatars one day at a Time *

-Mission Statement-
A|F is a foundation solely developed to better the social lives and gameplay of all avatars disregarding their demographic but fully engaging in them as an indiviual and helping them in their needs. A|F pledges that all the funding is 100% given to the followers and clients of A|F as well as future projects that are directed for the clients and follows of A|F. We understand that everyone cannot afford to pay for the luxuries most can and thus we provide things to those less fortunate in order to increase the appeasement of gameplay. WE hope that you all join the cause and help provide awareness of this group and against this epidemic. “NOOB is a look, not a lifestyle”

Looking for philantropist who fully understand the need of helping others. This charity doesn’t request money. We are solely working to help new residents of Second Life as well as those less fortunate and try to make them a bit more fortunate. We are looking for designers who can sponsor-providing FREE item(s) old or new to the general public-new residents in which will be placed in a stationed store for them to pick up. I dont want any money, I just want to help!

Please Contact Charlie Absent to apply as a Member and/or Supporter.
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Saint%20LLC/233/172/22

FASHION & MUSIC: “Desperado” by The Eagles

MUSIC: Desperado
ARTIST: The Eagles
MODEL: Mikey Batriani
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mikey Batriani
FASHION: Jeans: Alphamale, Shirt/Scarf/Hat/Left Bracelet: BareRose, Right Bracelet: Cheerno
WATCH:

LYRICS:
Desperado, why don�t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin� fences for so long now
Oh, you�re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin� you
Can hurt you somehow

Don� you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She�ll beat you if she�s able
You know the queen of heats is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can�t get

Desperado, oh, you ain�t gettin� no youger
Your pain and your hunger, they�re drivin� you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that�s just some people talkin�
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don�t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won�t snow and the sun won�t shine
It�s hard to tell the night time from the day
You�re loosin� all your highs and lows
Ain�t it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don�t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin�, but there�s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it�s too late

CONTEST: Face of AlphaMale 2010

ALPHAMALE 2010 MODEL CONTEST
“The face of Alphamale 2010″
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Alphamale is yet again holding a model contest to find the Face of Alphamale 2010! Alphamale only uses a few handpicked models in its productions, and this is a unique chance to join the crew, and be used for vendors, advertisement campaigns and promotional items featuring one of SL’s leading male brands. The face of Alphamale must not just be a masculine role model, but also witty and charming. The model also of course has to be willing to work with the Alphamale team to represent the brand. Last years winner “Clyde Saunders” have been doing advertisement, promotional work, and can be found on various vendors around the store. If you think it will be fun to run with the Alphamale pack, win wonderful prizes, and take part in a contest featuring some of Second Life’s most handsome men, then please check out this contest!

Please read the rules and details of prizes below:

Rules
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*The model in the photo must be wearing Alphamale items.
*Only the model in the photo please
*There is no theme, but be creative. You do not have to just send studio shots. Photoshopping is allowed.
*As the model will usually feature clothing, the picture needs to show more than face only.
*No nudity or explicit images
*No tattoos or piercings.
*One entry per person
*By entering your image you are agreeing to allow Alphamale to use your photo for display both in-store and as promotional material

What we need from you
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Make a folder in your inventory called !Alphamale Contest
Upload your entry which must be square, and either 512 x 512 or 1024 x 1024
Letterboxing the picture is ok
Change the permissions on your texture to FULL PERMISSIONS this is very important
On a notecard put your name, your SL age, your time zone, who took your photo, and one paragraph telling us why you think you should be chosen as the Face of Alphamale. DO NOT PUT YOUR PICTURES INSIDE THE NOTECARD PLEASE.
Put your information notecard, and your photos into the folder and send it to ALPHAMALE CHROME no later than 14th February 2010. Please do not send the entries to any other members of staff.

The Prizes
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First Prize
L$20,000
Model will be featured in 2 page spread advertisment of the Alphamale Brand, used in magazines.

2nd & 3d Prize
L$5000
L$2000 Alphamale Gift Card

Notes
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Your entry will be disqualified if:
There is more than one person in the photo
Your photo doesn’t have full permissions
The clothing is photoshopped into oblivion
Your entry is sent to anyone other than Alphamale Chrome
You send your entry in after 14th February 2010.

Staff of Alphamale & Blacklace are not eligible for entry.
If you have any questions or need clarification on any point, please send a NOTECARD to Gemini Galatea.
The winner will be decided by selected members of the Alphamale & Blacklace team

FASHION & MUSIC: “Yellow” by ColdPlay

MUSIC: Yellow
ARTIST: ColdPlay
MODEL: RicoRacer FLux
PHOTOGRAPHER: Karch Devin from KDS Studios
FASHION:
SHIRT: Gabriel Black Open SHirt
JEANS: Gabriel Damaged Black Denim
SHOES: Redgrave Boots
INFO: This is my Male Casual Picture Submission to the BESTYLE Male 2010 Calendar contest.

WATCH:

LYRICS:
Yellow by ColdPlay

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all yellow,

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh all the things I’ve done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D’you know you know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh all the things you do
Cause you were all yellow

I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D’you know for you i bleed myself dry
For you i bleed myself dry

Its true look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine
look at the stars look how they shine for you.

*No copyrights infringement intended. I do not own the video or the song. TY.

CONFESSIONS MODEL SPOTLIGHT: Clyde Saunders

We are truly honored to have Mr. Clyde Saunders as our next Confession’s Model Spotlight because he is a fantastic supermodel and truly beautiful inside and out. He has graced the pages of many SL magazines and been under many runway spotlights. He has won many prestigious awards and honors but the best thing about Mr. Saunders is that he is down to earth, humble and approachable.

HONORS:
Semi-Finalist of Mr Moolto 2010 Contest (Ongoing)
2nd Runner Up – Mr. Virtual World 2009
Face of ALPHAMALE
Vain Inc. Magazine Best Male Model 2009 Winner
IFA 2009 Best Male Model Nominee
RUNWAY 2008 Model of The Year Nominee
Vain Inc. Magazine Best Male Model 2008 Nominee

AGENCIES:
MAD Agency – Model
AVENUE – Model
Modavia – Supermodel
IMAGE Model Agency – Model
BeStyle – Model
GLANCE | International Agency – Model
Boulevard Agency – Model
Timeless Modeling Agency – Model
FACES – Model



Presenting…Mr. Clyde Saunders.

Q: Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modelling industry.
CS: My venture into the fashion world was fairly unconventional. I started out like most just purchasing a typical shape with the instructions to find the matching skin, hair, outfit, and shoes. I was then recruited after my third week in Second Life to join an agency called Club Mannequin, which performed its fashion shows inside a club. I have always had a RL interest in fashion, so the idea of modeling in Second Life definitely intriged me when the offer arose. I walked in my first fashion show just five short weeks into my SL, without any knowledge of walking, posing, or turning. To this day, I have never been “professionally trained” by an academy, but have learned everything through experience and growth in the industry. Ever since my first SL fashion show, I have constantly pushed myself to be a better model.

Check Out The Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te5LfuKN76w
(Recognize That Blond Stud!)

Q: Please tell us about some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career.

CS:
Over the last two years in my Second Life, there have been countless experiences that have aided in my career getting to the point where it is today. I am very proud of the prestigious agencies I have the pleasure of representing. I currently represent MAD Agency, Modavia, AVENUE, BeStyle, GLANCE | International Agency, Boulevard Agency, Timeless Modeling Agency, IMAGE Models Agency, and FACES. I also am the Director of Costa Rica Sims Productions.

Some of my accomplishments have included RUNWAY Magazine 2008 Model of The Year Nominee, Vain Inc. Magazine Best Male Model 2008 Nominee, and International Fashion Awards 2009 Best Male Model Nominee, and most recently Vain Inc. Magazine Best Male Model 2009 Winner. I was most surprised that by the end of my first year, I was already recognized as one of the top male models in SL. Shortly after my first rezz-day I was the announced as the Face of ALPHAMALE Clothing in 2009. This was an absolutely amazing experience to develop a 1-on-1 relationship with a prolific SL designer. Nothing is more exciting than seeing your photos in ad campaigns and clothing vendors. I also competed in the first Mr. Virtual World pageant as Mr. Greece and was the second runner up! This was also an incredible experience to be a part of such a grand event and to have custom outfits created by some amazing designers. More currently, I was a face of Alatiel Fashions finalist, Opulent Magazine Top 10 Second Life Hottest Hunk, and am currently a face of MOOLTO semi-finalist.

Q: You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model. Do you have any advice for aspiring models?
CS: Being a successful model takes time. Success is not achieved overnight. Some essential elements would definitely be recognizable, yet distinct and unique look, patience, and dedication. Professionalism and reliability are two additional factors that play a major role in the duration of a models career. Nobody wants to work with someone who is unprofessional and unreliable. You can easily be replaced. It is important to keep in mind that models are a canvas for content creators. We style, advertise, and promote products through print and runway modeling.

Modeling in Second Life is a highly competitive career. There are dozens of agencies, and hundreds of models. When starting your career, I would absolutely suggest investing in a model academy in order to learn model basics. These fundamentals will be carried throughout your career. Marketing yourself is another key factor that can get your name noticed by designers, agency owners, and photographers. Webpages such as Flickr, MOOLTO, Pixelook, Plurk, and WordPress can all benefit a model to keep them networking with other members of the fashion community. Above all, be yourself, and do not pretend to be somebody that you are not.

Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?
CS: I love the designers, photographers, and dedicated agency owners who are able to consistently produce work for many models across the Second Life grid. I am so amazed by both male and female designers and the content they create. So much has changed during the two years I have spent in SL, and it continues to amaze me how quickly things evolve. I also love the fellow models whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with, both experienced and new. The fashion industry, although it is highly competitive, has many models who truly care and constantly support each other.

I dislike the drama that evolves from the modeling profession. Sometimes it is inevitable, but I do my best to not get involved. Maintaining professionalism at all times is a very admirable characteristic. I also dislike those with a lack of patience, “diva” attitude, lack of respect, and jealousy. Nothing in the modeling profession is handed to you, everything is earned.

Q: Finally, please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?
CS: I am constantly motivated by the rapid evolution of the Second Life fashion industry, and the rush of walking in a runway show, having a photo shoot, seeing your face in a magazine, or a store, being interviewed, winning contests, and even SL television appearances. I always try to keep myself updated with the latest trends, while having an amazing time with some truly incredible people in this industry.

I am most inspired by music. Music is absolutely amazing and its constantly playing while I am in SL. Various songs may inspire an outfit, or a photograph, or a particular theme for a fashion show. It is just something that can always rely on, no matter what mood your in.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/clydesaunders/

http://moolto.ning.com/profile/ClydeSaunders

We sincerely thank Mr. Clyde Saunders for this very informative interview and amazing modeling tips. Please give him some love and leave him a comment below. TY.

CONFESSIONS News Reel: Red Cross Haiti Fundraiser by GLANCE International Agency

This short trailer has been produced by Sanders Beaumont to promote Red Heart 100, GLANCE International Agency’s upcoming Haiti charity fundraiser. The mentioned event has the purpose to raise money for the people in Haiti in cooperation with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies http://www.ifrc.org

The benefit of the event goes 100% to IFRC.

Credits to the trailer:

Patty Cortes
RicoRacer Flux
Amalia Foxtrot
Wicca Merlin
July Raymaker
Salvo Waydelich

Any designers that want to participate in this event, PLEASE contact Patty Cortes.
It’s time to stop making excuses. It is time to stand up and do our part to help.

Confessions Teaser: Opium Fashion Agency Presents “Metaverse RELOADED” Video Teaser

“Opium is about to out do themselves once again as they present what is sure to be a phenomenal show to all in the fashion industry. Here’s a sneak preview of their upcoming show “Metaverse Reloaded” which will be presented on February 4th and 5th. That’s Right!!! this futuristic event is going to be so hot they’ve added a second day.

Designers to present are as follow:

Violator
Thea Turman Fashions
Gems & Kisses
Lion Skins
VvB Stilettos
Calamity
Talon Faire
Alpha Tribe

Opium Models on the Video:
Katherine Coment
Nisa Constantine
Harlee Lane
Anastacia Markova
Aspen Parx
More Ying

Film & Editing
Primajicka Studios
Constantine Carpaccio, CEO/Videographer
Synthia Quintessa, CEO/Videographer

This Show is proudly sponsored through Moolto

* Special THANK YOU to Synthia Quitessa and Opium for this fabulous video.

FASHION CALENDAR: AVENUE Presents “Echanted Elegance” 1/24 2PM SL

AVENUE Models proudly presents the 2010 Spring Collection of Ginevra Lancaster Fashion Designs.

This fabulous new collection reflects the vision and creativity of Ginevra with whimsical yet pratical designs that are sure to allow one to express themselves while displaying their sensuality. Also, don’t miss the unveiling of the new Ginevra Lancaster men’s wear line!

When:
24 JANUARY 2010, SUNDAY, 2 PM SLT

Where:
AVENUE Sky Runway

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Royal%20Properties/178/202/1001

FASHION CALENDAR: Infinite Focus Presents “2010 Jewelers Fest” 1/24 2PM SL

Infinite Focus Presents “2010 Jeweler’s Fest”

WHEN: January 24 @ 2PM SLT

All guests will be filled with a mysterious feeling of merriment from the absolutely ‘heavenly’ runway in the skys shrouded with pure gold and ivory. Watch the male and female angels float around in lingeries and boxers, about the clouds in gorgeous jewelry pieces from:

GEMS & KISSES
YABUSAKA
FAIRODIS JEWELRY AND HAIR
DRAGONS DEN
SIGMA
LOULOU&CO
ZURI’S JEWELRY
PRINNY’S PRIMS
PISA
R.A CRYSTAL
LA FORGIA
DIAMOND DREAMS
PRIMALOT

FASHION CALENDAR: Costa Rica Sims Productions Presents “Glitz & Glamour” 1/23 12Noon SL

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COSTA RICA SIMS PRODUCTIONS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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GLITZ & GLAMOUR FASHION SHOW

THE DESIGNER
-AZUL- by Mami Jewell

FEATURING
Caithlin Carter Designs

THE MODELS
Nisa Constantine
Florentine Rau
Millie Gears
Alexia Speizer
TraLove Pinazzo

WHEN
Saturday, 23 January 2009, 12PM SLT

WHERE
Costa Rica Sims Designer Showcase Venue

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Alajuela/78/163/1003

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-AZUL- by Mami Jewell

Mami Jewell is one of the most talented designers within Second Life®. Her formalwear and bridalwear is uniquely distinct and comes in a wonderful array of colors, which is sure to please every taste imaginable.

CONTACT: Poohta Bailey, -AZUL- Manager
WEBSITE: http://mamijewell.wordpress.com/

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Caithlin Carter Designs by Caithlin Carter

Caithlin Carter continuously creates new and innovative jewelry every woman desires. You can find just about anything at her mainstore, from stylish necklaces, earrings, bracelets, tiaras, rings, nails, and even eyelashes.

CONTACT: Kat Svenska, CCD Manager
WEBSITE: http://caithlincarter.wordpress.com/

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Costa Rica Sims Productions was established in August 2009, and continues to grow each month as it produces high-quality fashion showcases from the best Second Life® designers located within the Costa Rica Sims Commercial District.

For more information please contact Clyde Saunders, Director of Costa Rica Sims Productions.

EMAIL: costaricasims@live.com
WEBSITE: http://www.costaricasims.com

© COSTA RICA SIMS PRODUCTIONS PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2010

FASHION CALENDAR: Mr & Miss Moolto Semi-Finalist Event 1/23 12PM SL

The semi final contest will be at 12pm on Saturday January 23rd on moolto sim

A selected panel of judges will be asking questions followed by a ball with live DJ’s and promises to be a huge party and all Moolto members are invited.

So who is your favorite contestants-one male and one female and why do they deserve to win?
Add your comments and vote today! Your voice counts because 30% of all final scores will be from the public voting round after all;
the winners will be representing the whole of the Moolto community so make sure you have your say!

The semi finalists and the designers they will be representing at the semi finals are:

The Mr.’s
Apollo Call – Vanilla C. Designs
Clyde Saunders – PurpleMoon Creations
Jarl Soderstrom – Sartoria
Nave Fall – Babele Fashion
RicoRacer Flux – Utopia
Salvo Waydelich – VoguE – Style
Seth Diabolito – Mayden couture
Spencer Christenson – SF Design
Travis Madrigal – Miamai

The Misses
Diconay Boa – MEB Fashion
Gretta Graves – AZUL
Gwen Debruyere – Ginevra Lancaster Fashion – Purple Rose Jewelry – Sophistishapes
Haidyn Inglewood – House of Beningborough
Julia Brand – Opa’s Boutique
Leandra Breen – Tukinowaguma Hair Style – Angel Dessous
Mina Pelazzi – Alatiel Fashions
Suri Alex – Bliss Couture
Voff Uggla – DD Style

Come and meet the contestants at the ball and meet them up close and personal!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moolto%20Community%20Store/146/115/77

Leave all comments and the name of the contestants you want to vote for in the MMM group.

http://moolto.ning.com/group/MrandMissMoolto

Good luck everybody!

FASHION CALENDAR: Avenue Presents Scandalous 1/23 2PM


★ AVENUE Models ★

PR Contact: Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer, AVENUE Inc.

DIRAM Scandalous
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AVENUE Models proudly presents the 2010 DIRAM Scandalous Collection.

This is a knock-out collection of sultry and sensual designs. From sleek pant suits to sexy luscious curve hugging couture, you don’t want to miss this sneak peek before it hits the floors for sale on January 30th.

The runway, built exclusively for this celebration, sets the mood and serves as an excellent example of the designer’s constant creativity. Come catch the bus and be a part of the scandal!

When:
23 JANUARY 2010, SATURDAY, 2 PM SLT

Where:
SLurl:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Primtings/11/197/2057

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djod Karu has been creating for over one year now in SL. She takes great pleasure in designing different types of clothes from sexy, extravagant to glamorous. Her inspiration comes from pop idols such as Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, but she is also inspired often late at night while preparing for bed.

Each of her designs are made with the same love because because fashion is her life which is the best way to express her thoughts. Her Scandalous Collection took about four months to create and her motto is perseverance.

For more information please contact djod Karu.

Email: djodstyle@hotmail.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diramfashionblog/

AVENUE Models, the premier modeling agency in Second Life®, is well known for their professional organization of lavish and creative fashion events driven by unique and effective marketing and promotions.

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Models, AVENUE Studio, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Magazine, was founded by Rusch Raymaker, CEO in 2007. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life® Fashion Industry to a higher level.

Leading the first fashion track and publishing AVENUE Magazine in print at the Second Life Community Convention 2009, AVENUE continues to break new grounds in fashion marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life®.

For more information please contact Jesika Contepomi, Chief Marketing Officer for AVENUE Inc.

Email: jesika.contepomi@gmail.com
Website: http://www.avenuesl.com

© AVENUE INC PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2010

FASHION CALENDAR: SUPERELITE Presents “Last Waltz” 1/22 @ 12PM



CALLING ALL MODELS WHO HAVE WALKED AT THE SE RUNWAY STADIUM:

*From SuperElite

Today, Friday, we will be taking down our famed Runway Stadium, to make way for a new one.

So before we take down this grand old runway, which has been home to so many wonderful events, we wanted to invite everyone to a LAST WALTZ.

ANY model who has ever walked at RUNWAY STADIUM is invited to come take one last walk this Friday at 12pm.

You don’t even need to be a current member of SuperElite. If you’ve walked at any of our past shows, fashion or student, you are invited.

Just wear one piece from that past event. And lets send RUNWAY STADIUM out in style.

Your style.

Love Yas & Rena & Fashionista