Our next model spotlight is a fresh face who took the SL fashion world by storm. In the very short time that she has been modeling, she has risen to great heights and won many prestigious awards in the fashion industry including winning Miss Gems & Kisses 2010, Face of Alatiel 2010, Miss Virtual World Finalist 2011 and selected as a Modavia SUPERMODEL to name a few achievements. To top it off, She is a very talented stylist, photographer and builder. She is also the creator of KABUKI which is known for their unique extravagant shows and amazing runways.
No one can deny her unique look and amazing fashion style, Welcome blackLiquid Tokyoska.
Q: Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modelling industry.
bT: I am a model, stylist, photographer and shape maker in sl. I am highly creative and always like to keep busy. Some would say I am quite eccentric or avant garde, I feel that I am strong, interesting, smart, creative, spiritual & generous. I am someone who would be considered the eternal student always learning and exploring, prior to modeling I had been on sl for a few years and had been a successful business owner, The time came in July 2009 that I was fed up with my sl life and needed a sea-change, having been in close personal contact with Eshi Otawara and also having another friend who was a model I decided plunge myself into the deep end of sl fashion. I had been a model in rl from the ages 15-21. Being an artist photographer and avant garde fashionista computer geek in rl, it was only natural that this is the direction I took. Without a doubt the best decision I ever made regarding my fulfillment and joy in sl modeling makes me smile everyday.
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.
bT: In my short career I have been lucky enough to have many things I would count as accomplishments, I think firstly the fact that I have been in at least one show most weekends since I began modeling to be a wonderful achievement. Of course, being the muse of Eshi Otawara, winning Miss Gems & Kisses 2010, winning the Face Of Alatiel 2010, having Bliss Benningborough & Dianny3636 Aeon name designs after me and being chosen as one of the few handpicked models to represent VIOLATOR. The most defining moment of my modeling career thus far would have to be making into the top 20 being selected as a Modavia model and being photographed for the MFD13.
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?
bT: Hard work, drive, motivation, effervescence, attention to detail, grace, poise, uniqueness, strength of character, having a confidence factor yet still remaining humble, being flexible, creative, passionate, dedicated, clever, quick thinking,able to take direction well, be able to sell ANYTHING!.focused, well prepared, and open minded, professional attitude, perfectly styled, super organized, on time, fresh, lively & marketable. Its a long list and I am sure there are many more things we can conjure up but I don’t want to loose peoples interest. My advice to aspiring models is to get good training @ at a large academy like AVENUE Academy, Learn all you can from every source be a self starter work on establishing yourself in the industry by the means of building your portfolio and networking going to shows and submerging yourself into the world of sl fashion. Be strong and confident don’t doubt yourself always give 100% make sure you are happy with the way you look your character will shine though your avatar.
Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?
bT: I love mostly everything about modeling however the only thing I do not like is insecure people, who are intimidated by my confidence and try to judge me or pin things onto me that simply aren’t true, it is sad but the more you archive in sl modeling the more people write you hate mail! you have to try your best to have a thick skin and giggle and pity the poor people that need to make up lies about you in order for them to feel good about themselves.
Q: Finally, please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?
bT: Creativity, flexibility and change are my most inspiring factors To name but a few, true artists Like Deliziosa Vendetta, Eshi Otawara, soraya Vaher are the kinds of people who are my biggest inspiration and drive me to learn and grow…. I know there are many more gorgeous and talented designers that truly inspire me also thank you to all of them… my inventory is stocked full of your delights x.
Thank you blackLiquid Tokyoska for letting us interview you and sharing your modeling tips to our readers.
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