CSLTM: Our Plans and Goals for 2012

CSLTM:

Confessions of a Second Life Top Model

Welcome to CSLTM: Confessions of a SL Top Model
CSLTM is an information blog about the Second Life Fashion Industry.
The blog was created in 2009 to provide up to date information about everything related to the Second Life Fashion Industry without even logging in-world. We provide up to date information on upcoming shows/events, magazine publications and new product releases that is a “must have”. We also feature modeling opportunities that is a “not to be missed” such as contests and castings.

Aside from providing SL Fashion Information, we feature the movers and shakers in the SL Fashion Industry that you should know about whether it be a Model, Designer, Agency or VIP. We posts tips on modeling as well as occasionally blog my styling through music, fiction and art.
We thank everyone for their support. We appreciate any suggestions or guidance on what you would like to see, change or be featured at CSLTM as we are here to serve you.

We are non-profit and not associated with any agencies or businesses in Second Life. We made a decision not to take payments so we can remain neutral and unbiased on what we published. It also allows us freedom to publish anything we want with no restrictions and no allegiance to one company.
ATTENTION:
CSLTM is making a fresh start on all the SPOTLIGHTS on Models, VIPs, Designers and Agencies. If you have been spotlighted before, please contact RicoRacer Flux so we can update your interview/information and published them here. We will also start spotlighting Photographers, Bloggers, Builders and any SL Personalities we love. Also, if there’s any bloggers out there that want to publish their styles especially new releases, let us know and we can post them here with a credit to you and a link to your site.

Anything else we missed that we should blog about? Feel free to tell us.
If there’s anything fashion related that you want posted here, email all information and inquiries to RicoRacerFlux@yahoo.com.

Post your fashion advertisement, new releases or events at these Flickr Sites so we can blog them here:

CSLTM: http://www.flickr.com/groups/model_confessions/

-URWORLD SL- : http://www.flickr.com/groups/urworld_sl/

Second Life Fashion Advertising: http://www.flickr.com/groups/slfashionshows/

The Fashion Teller: http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_fashion_teller/

Administrators: RicoRacer Flux and Editorial Clarity.

Thank you so much for your support

HELLO BLOGGERS, DESIGNERS and FASHIONISTAS:

I will be updating my blog CSLTM in the next few weeks, giving it a fresh look and attitude. I will be deleting all the links and spotlights and start fresh. If you want your blog/website to be included in our blog roll, send me your blog link and kindly add CSLTM to your blogroll.

Any previous supermodel/designer/VIP spotlights that wants to be included, let me know so I can interview you and update your feature page. If anyone is interested in blogging fashion events and happenings at CSLTM, let me know as well. We have so much more coming.

THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT. <3

CSLTM and Star Walkers Partnership

 CSLTM and Star Walkers Partnership

I am very happy and honored to announced that CSLTM: Confessions of an SL Top Model blog is now in partnership to the best free fashion information group in SL: STAR WALKERS. Please welcome Nox Deigan as an administrator to CSLTM. If you haven’t heard of Star Walkers, then you are really missing out on a lot of information about SL Fashion and Events. Star Walkers is also a great resource to find out where to get a certain item, who is casting models for a show/job and so much more. Anything you need to know about SL Fashion, Star Walkers can deliver the goods and best of all, it is free. The group is currently maintained by its administrators: Anabella Ravinelli, Nave Fall and Nox Deigan.

For more information about Star Walkers, Click on this link: http://csltm.wordpress.com/starwalkers/

If you are not a member yet, You must JOIN now to get in the know of what’s happening.

(Copy the link and paste into local chat)
http://secondlife:///app/group/890c30da-9fde-7da6-d2e3-93c74df54de4/about

A million THANK YOU to Star Walkers for this honor.

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LE CHARME FASHION & CHAMPAGNE SPARKLING PRESENTS MISS SUMMER LE CHARME & MR SUMMER CHAMPAGNE

LE CHARME FASHION & CHAMPAGNE SPARKLING
PRESENTS
MISS SUMMER LE CHARME & MR SUMMER CHAMPAGNE

http://lecharmefashion.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1358076@N25/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Astral%20Dreams/163/202/22

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Deep%20House%20Island/203/174/23

Le Charme Fashion in collaboration with Champagne Sparkling
is looking for Miss summer Le Charme and Mr summer Champagne.

The competition will take place through a series of fashion shows,
during which the contestants will be selected to be
admitted to the final where Miss Summer and Mr Summer will be chosen by a panel of judges.

FIRST Place Winners:
8000 Glance International Agency Scholarship
1000 Zeb & Sly POSE
6000 Portfolio from AS Amerique Silverspar Photography
5000 SLfone
5000 SPREAD RADAR MAGAZINE
10,000 LINDENS
35,000 TOTAL
First Place Winners will be interviewed in Labella Farella RADAR Magazine.

SECOND Place Winners
3000 LINDEN
1 Zeb& Sly POSE
1 Picture from AS Amerique Silverspar Photography

THIRD Place Winners
2000 LINDEN
1 DRESS from LE CHARME OR CHAMPAGNE SPARKLING!

Rules for the competition:

FOR ASPIRING MISS

- Buy a dress from new spring collection 2010 Le Charme Fashion
(excluding free gifts,items on special offer, and the old collection at 199 Linden)

- Send Ramona Planer a photo 1024×1024. jpg (full perm) named “Le Charme
Fashion Miss Summer 2010 “your name”. On picture write outfit’s name and aspiring miss name. Pics can have graphic modify and effects but not included other accessories not by Le Charme Fashion
(From open contest till the end the photos will be posted on:
website http://lecharmefashion.blogspot.com
flickr group champagne http://www.flickr.com/groups/1358076@N25/

http://pixelook.ning.com/group/_lecharmefashion

into Le Charme fashion mainstore)

- Join the flickr group champagne http://www.flickr.com/groups/1358076@N25/
– Join Le Charme Fashion Group on pixelook (http://pixelook.ning.com/group/_lecharmefashion)

- The aspiring Miss will wear the dress purchased and will be judged (by a qualify jury) at
Fashion Shows based on her style, poses, and runway skills.

- The aspiring Misses that pass the selections will reach the final and be judged
by a panel of designers.

FOR ASPIRING MR

- Buy a dress from Champagne Sparkling! collection
(excluding gifts)
– send to Ramona Planer a photo 1024×1024. jpg (full perm) named “champagne
Mr Summer 2010 “your name”. On picture write outfit’s name and aspiring mr’s name. Pics can have graphic modify and effects.
(From open contest till the end the photos will be posted on:
website http://lecharmefashion.blogspot.com
flickr group champagne http://www.flickr.com/groups/1358076@N25/

http://pixelook.ning.com/group/_lecharmefashion

into Le Charme fashion mainstore)

- Join the flickr group champagne http://www.flickr.com/groups/1358076@N25/
– Join Le Charme Fashion Group on pixelook (http://pixelook.ning.com/group/_lecharmefashion)

- The aspiring Mr will wear the dress purchased and will be judged (by a qualify jury) at Fashion Shows based on his style, poses, and runway skills.

- The aspiring males that pass the selections will reach the final and be judged
by a panel of designers.

The competition open from APRIL 16TH 2010 until MAY 31ST 2010

JUNE 6TH 2010 will set the dates for the fashion shows and for the final and communicated into Le Charme Fashion group, Champagne flickr group and Le charme fashion blog.

Le Charme Fashion staff
Ramona Planer
Mirtha Marjeta
PepperPicaboo Pevensey

CONFESSIONS MODEL SPOTLIGHT: Apollo Call

This next model spotlight is one of the most recognizable male model in Second Life especially with the Japanese community. You have seen him grace magazine covers like Maniera and his face have appeared all over high quality fashion stores like Gabriel, Champagne! Sparkling Fashions and W&Y to name a few. He is represented by many top modeling agencies and recently named one of the finalist for Mister Virtual World. This talented multi-lingual model along with his Sora Tatham, have helped bridge the gap between the Japanese fashion community with the rest of the fashion world.

Please Welcome Apollo Call.


Q: Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modeling industry.

AC: I was having fun to create a cool avatar from the beginning of my SL. I joined Starfleet when I was 2 month old here. I just needed the uniform there and didn’t need many civilian’s clothes. About a year ago, a friend of mine told me about BOSL Magazine’s Mr. Virtual World contest. I am getting curious about the SL fashion Industry. I just took the first head shot of mine by myself and sent the application form. I didn’t even know how to walk on runway and pose. When I went to the live audition, I realized most of the contestants were models. They really looked and moved so cool. I saw Phillip and Salvo there and I looked like their kid. I knew I didn’t even have a slight chance to stand next to them. It was a truly exciting experience though. I was glad to have the opportunity to walk on the huge runway. Since then I started to observe SL fashion shows and sent applications to many agencies.

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

AC: Maniera Magazine:July 2009 Cover and Interview & February 2010 Valentine article, Model of the week in SuperElite blog, Mr. Moolto Finalist, Mr. SE Winter 1st Runner up, Mr. Costa Rica Finalist. Print and Cover model for Champagne!, Gabriel, W&Y.

Present Agencies : Agata, BeStyle, Costa Rica Production, EIMA, Evane, iC Motion, IMAGE, JSE, Maniera, Modavia, ModelX, Opium, The SuperElite, 5th Avenue

I am basically very shy, so I haven’t applied so many contests or awards to get focused.
But after I met Topaz Joubert,  Maniera’s CEO, the door to my modeling career had been opened. I met her through Sami Kutanaga, the manager of Maniera, who was once my student at Starfleet Academy. (I am not sure she is happy to hear I revealed her past occupation as a Starfleet officer though.) I had trouble making my shape look better and didn’t know which parts I should change. Topaz took me to the places for skins, eyes, and hair patiently. She also suggested me how to make my own style. She showed me the rope and I am now here because of her great lessons.

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?

AC: I am still learning and trying to improve myself. I was self-taught at the beginning but I went to 2 academy classes later.( SuperElite Advanced Class and male model class under Mimmi Boa and Salvo Waydelich at Mimmi Boa Modeling School) It might be a quick way to learn about modeling. And also it is important observe models on runway, look them closer with your camera, observe how they create the face features, how to make well-balanced shapes, movements of the body, how to connect pose to pose, how to coordinate the whole outfits… sort of stuff. You shouldn’t copy their style. You have to make your own unique style. But learn how they create their style.

Q: What do you like and dislike about modeling?

AC: I am trying to be a super realistic model, not like close to reality. Beyond reality, looks very real, but can never be create in RL. The process is hard but it’s fun to play around with it.

What I dislike is a drama, as many people might say.  Sadly there are many dramas and political issues in this dream world too. There are many so called confused divas or pre-Madonna. I am trying not to get involved with this ugly side. The modeling is serious issue sometimes but we have to have fun. SL is for us to relax and have fun. We shouldn’t get stressed out in here. If you take it too serious, a drama will be born. We have to have responsibility to act in SL, modeling, building, selling, making love or whatever. We should respect the other avatars. But I don’t want to live in SL like in RL. This should be our fantasy world.

Q: Please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

AC: As I said before, Mr. VW was the trigger. And Ms. Topaz is one of my mentors. As a fellow model, Phillip Dollinger is the one who I always look up to. My style is completely different from his. Perhaps, he is French and I am trying to create the image of all American boys with a touch of my oriental roots. But I am impressed every time when I see him on runway or even in casual outfits. His styling is always perfectly done from head to toe.

Q:    What are your plans and goals for the future in modeling?

AC: I am living in SL for 2 years now. (I feel so old like a senior citizen here.) The first year, I was in Starfleet dedicated myself building holograms and star systems in the Astrometrics Deck. The second year, I was busy modeling trying to accomplished something. So, I am looking for more creative and productive work in here. But not sure what I want to do exactly… perhaps explore the strange new SL worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where I have never gone before.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?


AC:
Thank you for choosing me in your blog. I am so honored. And thank you for reading my interview. Have fun in SL, folks!

Thank You So Much Apollo for letting us interview you and for sharing your modeling experiences and tips to our readers. We wish you the best in all your endeavors. Please leave some comments for Apollo.

FASHION & MUSIC: “Feel” by Robbie Williams starring More Ying

MUSIC: Feel
ARTIST: Robbie Williams
MODEL & PHOTOGRAPHER: More Ying
FASHION:
Shirt – artilleri
Jean – Primitive Designs
Hat – Surf Couture
Gloves – YV
Tattoo – Garden of Ku
Location: Surface (one of AM Radio’s exhibitions)
MODEL INFO: More is a young SL model ,since roughly September 2009, that was drawn into this world by a fascination with fashion and creativity. More work in the sciences in RL, so modeling allows some creative outlet in creating an entire scene,ambiance, and vision for designers, displaying their works, and being part of the creative fashion process in any way possible. He recently won SuperElite’s Mister Winter competition. Represented by ~ Opium Fashion Agency ~ SuperElite ~ ModelX ~ Catalyst of Fantasy ~ Kabuki ~ Venus Model Agency ~ UNIQUE Models ~ F.A.M.E. ~JSE Model Agency ~ Mohna Lisa Couture. More Ying is a very talented photographer as well. Photography has been a natural extension of the creative process, and is something that he is still new but he learns new techniques every day and love to experiment. You can view his work at his Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42076091@N05/

*This picture was picked for a CONFESSIONS spotlight because it has a down home country pureness feel to it. It is totally realistic and believable. You RAWK this picture More. =) WTG!

WATCH:

LYRICS:
FEEL

Come on hold my hand,
I wanna contact the living.
Not sure I understand,
This role I’ve been given.

I sit and talk to god
And he just laughs at my plans,
My head speaks a language, I don’t understand.

(chorus)
I just wanna feel real love,
Feel the home that I live in.
’cause I got too much life,
Running through my veins, going to waste.

I don’t wanna die,
But I ain’t keen on living either.
Before I fall in love,
I’m preparing to leave her.
I scare myself to death,
That’s why I keep on running.
Before I’ve arrived, I can see myself coming.

(chorus)
I just wanna feel real love,
Feel the home that I live in.
’cause I got too much life,
Running through my veins, going to waste.

And I need to feel, real love
And a life ever after.
I cannot get enough.

(instrumental)

(chorus)
I just wanna feel real love,
Feel the home that I live in,
I got too much love,
Running through my veins, going to waste.

I just wanna feel real love,
In a life ever after
There’s a hole in my soul,
You can see it in my face, it’s a real big place.

(instrumental)

Come and hold my hand,
I wanna contact the living,
Not sure I understand,
This role I’ve been given

Not sure I understand.
Not sure I understand.
Not sure I understand.
Not sure I understand.

*No copyright infringement intended. I do not own the video or music. Special Thanks to More Ying for letting us spotlight his picture. Kindly leave some comments. =)

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