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::::::   MODEL’FEST Expo,  ‘ JUNE –  2011  Edition ‘     ::::::::

~~~~~~~ “$30,000L – GRAND MODEL PRIZE”  ~~~~~~~

“THIS IS FASHION …”  — ” We make New Models Everyday.”

This is the ’41st Edition of JCNY MODEL’FEST Expo in
Second Life. We are the longest running and largest
Modeling Expo in Second Life. If you are looking for a
modeling resume builder… JCNY always looks good
on your modeling resume. How to Enter? Read below…


Note from JD Hansen of JCNY Collection …

::::   WE’RE BAAAAACCCKKKKKK ~! ! ! ! ! – Did you Miss Us ? ? ?

This month we are proud to announce the 41st Monthly Contest sponsored by fashion
house, JCNY Collection. Joining this contest… is more than just a contest … MODEL’FEST is
an experience. Its also a place where new models can work with our professional staff
and grow into pro models. JCNY’s MODEL’FEST has launched many veteran models in SL.
MODEL’FEST is the original SL modeling contest and is wide respected as the best show
on the grid. We will compete week to week, until the end of this months Award Show.
Read this notecard for information on how to get your career started in Fashion Modeling.

– ‘Best Wishes and Success in Fashion’, – JD Hansen, JCNY Collection.


MODEL’FEST Expo, Entrys thru – June 1 – June 29th, 2011 ::::::::

JCNY – MODEL’FEST Awards Show, June 30th, 3pm SLT.
MODEL’FEST June Theme:  – ” 2011 Summer Fashion Edition “

Continue reading

JCNY Model Fest Elite Pageant 2011


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::::::       2011 MODEL’FEST ELITE : PAGEANT      ::::::::

~~~~~~~ “$200,000L – GRAND CASH & PRIZES”  ~~~~~~~

You are invited to join 2011’s Largest gathering of Models in
Second Life. This Competition is open to anyone with a registered
avatar in Second Life. This year long modeling competition will be
a wild rollercoaster ride of epic proportions. This contest will show
the SL Fashion industry who has the drive and commitment to take
the JCNY King or Queens crown. The only way to make it to the top
is to know what looks good and show determination…

History and Facts
MODEL’FEST ELITE is hosted and developed by JCNY Collection
in Second Life™. This program exsists to promote the new
and veteran models who want the full experience in the SL
fashion industry. MODEL’FEST has a long 4 year history in
Second Life™. We support professional SL Modeling.


MODEL’FEST Expo, Entrys accepted thru – December 1st, 2010 – December 1st, 2011 ::::::::

JCNY – MODEL’FEST Awards Show, December 2nd, 3pm 2011 SLT

Main Store:�


<<<< CLICK HERE >>>> For your Copy of the MODEL’FEST ELITE Poster
Click Here to View:􀀩

– King or Queen – JCNY Top Prize – WIN $200,000 in Cash & Prizes
– 365 Day Modeling Event, Bi-Weekly – Elite Models @ JCNY
– Winner will be seen by over 20 Million – Second Life Residents
– 24hr Live Modeling ::: If selected you will appear at the Main Store
– Chance to be a Bi-Weekly – ‘JCNY – ELITE Model’
– Judge Panel of 5 Top Fashion Industry Experts



TO ENTER, Folow the Guidelines Below …


Entries are accepted each day of the month. This means you can can enter anytime and
have a chance to win a coveted spotlight stage in the JCNY Main Store as a ‘MF MODEL ELITE’.
Read the entry directions below and be sure to follow the instructions.

::::: (REQUIRED):  JOIN ‘JCNY Collection’ Group to enter contest.
Open SEARCH in your SL Browser: Type JCNY Collection. Find our main group. Join up.

What is the MODEL’FEST Expo all about?
JCNY and proud sponsors would like to invite you to enter and experience fashion modeling
in a professional enviroment. This is the 41st Model Search that JCNY has hosted in Second
Life. MODEL’FEST ELITE PAGEANT will be judged by a panel of SL’s top designers. There are no voting
machines or technology driven programs that will decide the winning model. The models are
judged by real life people with an eye for fashion and design. If you share the same passion
for fashion and modeling, pass this notecard on to a good friend and get him/her involved with us!

MF ‘ELITE MODELS  – What is an JCNY ‘ELITE Model?
How do I get to model at the JCNY Main Store?

After entering your photos you wil be up for ‘JCNY – ELITE MODEL Status’ during the week entered.
These models are hand selected by the judges to take the runway at the JCNY Flagship Store. SL Newspapers,
Fashion Photographers, Model Agencys will all be randomly  present to view the JCNY ELITE Models. If you are selected
as a JCNY ‘ELITE Model you will recieve a group tag from JD Hansen of JCNY. This Event is not paying models for their time
spent modeling at the store. This Pageant is for the determined models in SL to break into the fashion industry
and build a strong modeling reputation. If you dont have the drive or outgoing personality to participate in the
event, you will not win. Please do not waste your entry if your not going to participate. The models who are
seleceted are considered to be the featured models of the current two weeks entrys and are not in any specific
order of placement in the runnings. As an JCNY ‘ELITE Model for MODEL’FEST its completly up to you to participate
at the Store. Its the best way to meet new people and make contacts! Participation in fashion modeling is our
#1 goal. Each Second Week we will send out a group notice of the selected JCNY ELITE MODELS how have been
selected to participate in the JCNY MODEL ELITE. If you get an invite to be a JCNY ‘ELITE Model…

Please IM – Hermione Mocha – JCNY Runway Manger



****Watch your Manners! Fighting or Foul Language will result in disqualifications! Bite your lip on the stage.

Stage Managers : Send IM’s to Hermione Mocha or Caroline Hanly for help.

ZERO DRAMA POLICY — Keep your personal problems off the JCNY Model Stage —
JCNY – ELITE MODELS will be presented as ambassadors of modeling and fashion in SL. Please do not
engage in any foul language or agrumentive public chat. You are expected to be onstage with a
sense of class and style. Anyone acting in an unkind manner onstage wil be kindly asked to leave
MODEL’FEST Stage.  ELITE Models are here for your viewing pleasure and soley for fashion
modeling. Please chat with respect and kindness. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE PETY ARGUMENTS AND
MOBBERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN ANY FORM! Please send any reports to your runway manager,
Hermione Mocha.



Please read the entry guidelines below.
As the rules have changed for – MODEL’FEST ELITE 2011

::: ENTERING YOUR PICTURES  ::::::::::::

Your photos should be all about fashion and JCNY Style, for Fall Fashion 2011
Lets get excited for the best fashion pageant ever! Show us what you’ve got. (!)  We
want to see Runway Style, Fashion looks, and Apparel. Make sure you get good
backdrops, lighting, makeup, camera angles, and props. Make it Fashionable!
WE WANT FASHION! – Make sure you have JCNY Jewelry, or risk your photo being
deleted on the spot by the judges. – Thanks and have fun on your shoots!
If you can hire a professional photographer in SL, that will help but not nessecary…

::::::  ONLY JCNY JEWELRY IN PICS   ::::::
“””If you dont have any JCNY Jewelry… there is a FREEBIE Gift @ JCNY”””
Visit JCNY Collection – Flagship Store Below and pickup a FREE Look-Book – JCNY Catalog.
In the Look-Book JCNY Catalog you will find the option to grab the FREEBIE Jewelry. Or
simply visit the main store and Click the FREE JCNY – Noobie Box. No excuses for non-JCNY Jewelry!


Please follow these instructions carefully.
Your submission will be trashed if not done correctly.
We require all entrys to the exact details as follows:

<<<<<<<  HOW TO   >>>>>>     MAKE YOUR ENTRY FOLDER:
1. REQUIRED: OPEN THE SEARCH TAB: Click groups, Type JCNY Collection. Join the Group.
You must be in the JCNY Collection group to be elligable! Profiles will be checked.

2. NOT REQUIRED: +Become a Fan, JOIN our FACEBOOK Group, You will see all the latest on Model’Fest Expo here:
Copy this link —- http://www.facebook.com/pages/JCNY-Collection-Fashion-Jewelry/142827175866?ref=ts

3. PORTFOLIOS must be a FOLDER with the text… JCNY MODEL’FEST ELITE — ‘Your Name’

4.  A total of TWO of your best photos inside the FOLDER (**DO NOT put Pics inside notecards…)

Name each photo:  1- Your Name 2- Your Name
First Photo – will always be a Horizontal Close Up Facial Shot.
Second Photo – Full Frame, Vertical Body Shot.

5.  A notecard detailing the creator of all clothing worn in the photos. As well as
any skins, hair, accessories and jewelry items. Lastly, A Short paragraph about your
impression of JCNY Jewelry and the Fashion Industry in Second Life.

*** All Photos MUST BE full permissions. This means Copy, Modify, Transfer. Any conflicts from
Model Agencies or contracts, in the use of submitted photos, will be deleted from the contest.
READ more info below as to the rights of the Photo Properties. *Photos not full perm will be trashed.

6. Drop your Folder on JD Hansen’s profile to submit. Make sure your submittal is
right the first time. Multiple submissions with different skins are accepted. Offline
entrys will be auto recieved. Please do not send IMs asking if we got your entry.
If you dropped your entry on JD Hansen’s profile… we have the entry. Thank you.

7. We will not be accepting Photos with real life bodies that have a photoshopped avatar head on it.
You can use photoshop for your backdrops, textures, or lighting. But not for real life model bodies!

8. Photos submitted become propoerty of JCNY Collection. You are giving up the rights for each photo
that is entered into the JCNY – MODEL’FEST ELITE PAGEANT


FREE – PHOTO STUDIO ACCESS  ::::::: JCNY – Photo Studio, @ Farrah Island Sim.

NO LINDENS? but need Photos? Use our ‘FREE Photo Studio’ at JCNY Flagship Store.
Now we have ( 2 ) FREE Photo Studios at the Main JCNY Store on Farrah Island. Feel free
to use the studio, lights, change backdrops and take your own photos for submittal.
􀀫 – TP Here and walk RIGHT or LEFT.


DISCLAIMER/ WARNING: Please be advised by submitting photos to the MODEL’FEST, each photo becomes property of JCNY Collection™ – JCNY retains exclusive rights to use and or distribute any photos entered in the contest. Plausable by Greenburg & Lierbermann Law Office, Washington, DC, USA. http://www.aplegal.com By submitting photos you are subject to the rights and terms of the contest owner and creator, JD Hansen. JCNY Collection is a registered US Trademark 2011.
All Rights Reserved. This does not mean you cannot use your photos for another contest in SL. We openly support the
modeling industry in SL. There are other agencys and entitys that we support, feel free to redstribute your photos. Be
aware that your photos can be used by JCNY in any manner chosen on entering this contest. All Rights Reserved. 2011.

FINAL NOTE :::::::

*Deadlines or Show times can be otherwise changed due to Second Life issues, Real Life Emergencys,
Holidays, Staff Absences, or Second Life down times.


CSLTM Model Call ~ Summer 2010

Good morning.   Well, it’s morning for me.  Tuesday at 1:58 am and I just finished the pictures.  Now I know I’m late, and I apologize.  For one, I found out that the Cool Viewer sucks for taking pictures.  So, ya, I’m not doing that again.   And on that note, it took me so long to finish because I had to rebuild the pictures. *passes out*

Now, my friend Ethan Haalan wanted to come by and watch.   Little did I know that he was secretly doing a video while we worked. So to all the models, congrats you are also in our first ever commercial!  😀  There are two versions which you can see here:

1. CSLTM Summer 2010 Commercial (30 second version)
2. CSLTM Summer 2010 Commercial (2 minute version)

And now, without further adieu, here are the wonderfully talented models for CSLTM Summer 2010 showing off their styling talents.   And as part of this, a styling card is included so you can run and grab all the great designs showcased.

A special thank you to all designers and creators of Second Life.  With out you we would be naked and living on beach. Ummmm….nevermind (Jen Tafler shuts her mouth).

Mimmi Boa:

Bikini: Jacinta pink by Nicky Ree
Hat and tulle transparent dress: Maratea by Bianca Foulon
Jewels: Arturo set by Donna Flora necklace + earrings
Prim Nails: CCD long pink
Hair: JF April in white beach blonde
Shoes: City wedge by Kookie

HoneyBear Lilliehook:

Hair – W&Y 137
Suit – Water Babies – Shades Bikini (Aqua)
Beach Bag – INDI Beach Bag (Rose)
Feet – SLink Sheila Thongs Turquoise Flowers
Anklets – SLink Jolie Pied Anklets Leather and Stone

Veronica Krasner:

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 9 (hat tinted to pink) – Waka&Yuki
Skin: Elle BR Fair – Belleza
Eyes: EyeReal DeepBlue – *YourSkin & YourShape*
Bathing suit: Belinda Swimwear – Jador Fashion
Flip Flops: Ladies “Shoes” Flip Flop (tinted to pink) – Water Babies
Bracelet: TAKARA Bangle/metal white – [MANDALA]
Earrings: AMIDA earring/white – [MANDALA]
Necklace: Amida necklace/yuki white/Female – [MANDALA]
Tattoo layer: *FACE TATTOO**EVERYDAY 015 – Tattanooga
Lashes: Thorn Lashes – [Detour]

Leah Portland:

Hair-Eclat 02 by Lelutka -blonde/fair
Bikini-Ariel by Luxus – White
Cover-up – Corsica by sf design- mauve
shoes – flip flops by Taboo-featuring colour change hud
beach bag- St. Tropez by Jador
Sunglasses – RG1 by Dela- Pearl blue
Bangle – Pearl rain bangle by Mandala-purple

Maddox Kaestner:

Shorts – B-side Couture – Bloom Couture Shorts
Flip Flops – Elle et Lui – Flip Flop Relax – Contreverse
Sunglasses – [Gos] – Custom Eyewear v3.0 – Razor
Necklace – Silvery K *Hawaiian Necklace for Men
Bracelet – M.R.M. Factory – Surf Bracelet *White Shell*
Hair – Uncle Web – Daniel – Meteoric Storm
Earrings – Pierced Soul – Bar Bell Earrings
Tattoo – [HUZ] – Tribal Simplicity

AlexanderVyper Avedon:

Hair – .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ AKAMI ~ NB III
Sunglasses – [Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 – AVIATOR
Earring – JCNY – ICONOCLAST, Classic Diamond Stud Earring
Necklace – NC Jewelry Designs – Shark Necklace
Shorts – Action Mens Bloom Swim Shorts – Sting
Sandals – Kalnins Sandals – Earthshine

Suga Leakey:

Skin – LAQ – Martina peach glow skin
Shape – NOON – Alexia
Eyes – Beauty Avatar Diamantie Eyes 17
Eyelashes – Chaisuki – lashes07
Hair – Tukinowaguma OTOHA – Gold
Bikini – Rock Me Amadeus – Summer Bikini
Sarong – BOOM – Summer Sarong – Red
Bag – ibizarre Beach Bag
Glasses – VANNESSA FRANCE – New Chanel Sunglasses
Jewellery – UZURI – Nahla Necklace and Braclets
Shoes – Purple Rose – PRJ Red Summer Shoes with Prim Toes

Darling Tomorrow:

Hair by Magika – Ribbonetta dark auburn
Skin by Redgrave moon/natural
Dress by “daru” shiroko red
Heels by B&G Julia Marron
Bangles & Nails by Mandala Takara Bronze
Necklace by ZC: Parnini *amber
Earrings by !SyDS! Gold Flowers

Diconay Boa:
Hair – MrS – Languid – Assymetric Haircur . Black
Trousers – Ce Cubic Effect – Flare Trousers / Grey
Fur Gilet – (Madsy) Fur Gilet – black (size L)
Shirt – Part of a Gown – [LeL.Ultra]-SUNDAY/redBLACKwhite
Underpants – Part of a gown – [LeL.Ultra]-SUNDAY/redBLACKwhite
Gloves – part of an outfit from DIRAM – NOA Attire Red
Bangles – [PACADI] – Efate Bangles
Earings – not showing – JCNY – Ultra Classic, Diamond Studs, ICONOCLAST Collection
Nails – CCD Short Red Diva Nails
Shoes – Lelutka Saffron Pumps in Electric Red

Jenie Jennings:

Outfit – Zaara Mrinali Bights Blossom
Jewelry – R.A.Crystal Noel Pink Diamond Set
Nails – Candy Nail Hana Pink
Hair – W&Y New 92
Shoes – B&G Woman Shoe Julia Fucsia

Rissa Friller:

Hat- [Lelutka] AUDREY Hat (black)
Top – [SC] Surf Couture Hermana Tank (white)
Skirt -[SC[ Surf Couture Summer of Stripes (black)
Shoes – #OC# Melanie in Satin Silver
Sunglasses – ARMELLE Diva Sunglasses
Necklace – {*Aglaia*} Haute Couture Cream Pearl Necklace
Earrings – YS&YS Pearl Earrings in Night
Bangles – YS&YS Bangle Gold/Black
Bag – [Lelutka] Ruiz Bag in Eggshell blue w/ cream scarf
Skin – LARA (Lucy)
Nails – Belleza (Roco Kit) Passion 4

Arisia Ashmoot:

Jewelery – Zaara
Dress – LeLutka
Hair – Truth
Shoes – LeLutka
Nails – lovesoul

Amber Quinzet:

Hair – Truth
Jewellery – Zaara
Top – Mimikri
Trousers – Pheonix Rising
Shoes – Stiletto Moody
Belt – *UM*
Handbag – designer lv

Thank you again to everyone who submitted their pictures and styling cards showing how wonderful you all are in styling. I wish I could have picked you all but know that I will hold another one and hope you will join us again.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day/afternoon/evening. And for now, I am signing off and passing out. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Filmed on location at Costa Rica Sims. For more information please visit here ~ Limo to Costa Rica Welcome Center

Happy Shopping

~ Jen : )


It is with great pleasure to announce our latest Confessions Model Spotlight of one the fastest excelling female models in the SL modeling industry, namely Emma Portilo.

In a short period of time, Emma has emerged well within the SL modeling industry boasting incredible experience in many different avenues of the modeling and fashion industry. Amongst it, Emma has enjoyed much time as a JCNY Showcase Model between June – December 2009 and the prospects of Emma taking out the monthly Model’Fest competition look incredibly high.

One of Emma’s biggest accomplishments is her work for Opium Fashion Agency for which she operates as a General Manager in the Blogging Division. OFA is one of the most active and profound agencies which largely precedes the walls of Second Life through its fashion blog. From this, Emma has proven herself an integral asset for OFA and much great success is premised on her hard work and natural drive.

We invited Emma to participate in this spotlight and here is what she had to say. We would like to congratulate Emma for being the current model spotlight for CSLTM and wish her all the very best for her career!

1. Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modelling industry.
I came into Second Life in March of 2009 and took up exploring, making friends, and surfing. However, I have always had an interest in modeling and knew there had to be to it than just being another pretty face because everyone can be pretty in Second Life. Not sure of what I was getting myself into, I entered a calendar contest for Surf Love and won a spot as Miss December 2009. At the same time I was selected as a JCNY Showcase Model of the week. That was in June. While on the runway at JCNY, I met many models, some experienced, some not. I learned a lot from the models that week and it both inspired and fueled my desire to go into modeling. Shortly thereafter I enrolled in a modeling school, Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy, where my passion for modeling truly took root and continued to grow and develop.

2. 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.
I have been selected for numerous shows and won many contests since I began modeling. I feel very proud of each and every one of the accomplishments I have achieved. I am currently a General Manager for Opium Fashion Agency, an instructor for Opium Elite Fashion Academy, a model for several agencies including Opium Fashion Agency, Give it a Swirl, My Precious Modeling Group, Evane Models, Catalyst of Fantasy, and Team Edos. However, one of the most defining moments for me was my first runway show which was the Something Blue Love & Marriage Expo show. It was my first runway show and gave me that little boost of experience every model needs to be successful. It enabled me to move on to more and more runway shows, meet more and more people, and expand my experience and career. Since that show I have been in dozens of runway shows, numerous print ads, won the DC District Model Discovery search, am a Miss *LA* Beauty pagent winner, a Catalyst of Fantasy Model of the Month, and am in the top 20 for the Miss Bliss Couture 2010 title.

3. 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?
I believe nothing surpasses experience, knowledge and a well equipped computer. Plainly stated, you have to have the technology to be able to cope with the increasingly high demands of the modeling world. The better your computer, the easier it is for you as a model. That being said, you have to have the knowledge to know what you are doing and nothing gains knowledge faster than becoming educated through a modeling school. Following that education, the experience you gain by repeatedly styling, selecting poses, and actually walking the runway are not only rewarding, but definitely priceless.

Some of the best advice that I received was from my instructor, Sequoia Nightfire, was to always be ready. Learn to style at a moment’s notice, have poses organized and prepared, and have a resume and pictures on hand. Being prepared has equipped me to move quickly at times when fast reactions were key to my success.

4. What do you like and dislike about modelling?
I dislike lag!!!! It’s such a huge evil for a model. It’s sometimes very difficult to fight and makes me realize how important it is to do everything you can, as a spectator, to help keep the lag down so the show can go on! I also dislike drama and negative attitudes.

What I like about modeling is everything else! From styling the outfits, to picking poses, to walking down the runway, to meeting so many different people – designers and models. I don’t design at all so it’s such a honor to be able to bring the imaginative designs of others to life on the runway or in front of the camera. It’s all very exciting and I feel so honored to be a part of it all.

5. Finally, please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?
I am motivated to be a model because I love the lifestyle. I love meeting the people, gaining the experiences in my life, learning new things, and receiving the wonderful creations of designers. As far as who inspires me most, there are so many that do! There are my incredible friends such as Mistina Collins, Grace Whelan, SterlingZen Harbor, Miaa Rebane, Sequoia Nightfire, Ireland Anthony, Liliya Avedon, Anastacia Markova, Kay Fairey, Mimmi Boa and so many others. It seems as though I meet new people on a perpetual basis and it would be really hard to list them all. In addition, all of the amazing and talented designers I have met and have been priviledged to know – from those working their way up in the fashion world to those that are well established, top designers. However, nothing and no one inspires and supports me more than my partner, Maxwell Silvansky. I can honestly say without his support, I would not be where I am today. He encourages me when I am down, lifts me up when I have failed, and is behind me 100% through thick and thin. He is truly the reason I have the strength to keep going on bad days and he always sees the beauty that is me, the real me behind the avatar, the beauty I try to show through my avatar. He believes in me and gives me strength to believe in myself even when others may try to bring me down.

Please help us congratulate Emma once again by commenting below! It is thoroughly deserved and we look forward to seeing Emma within the industry indefinitely!


It is available in news stands all over Second Life. It is simply fabulous with great articles and graphics.
COVER MODELS Katherine Comet and RicoRacer Flux DAZZLES in JCNY glamorous jewelry.
Articles on Katherine and RicoRacer being TOMA’s TOP Models and Model of the Month inside.
Also FEATURED is MR JCNY: Mikey Batriani….The first Male winner of JCNY Model Fest.

GO GO GO! ;p