Let me present to you a hardworking, multi-tasking SUPERMODEL: Linnda Scofield
Linnda Scofield is an amazing person because not only has she made a name for herself as one of Second Life’s SUPERMODELS, but she managed to own/run one of the Top Most Successful Active Agency on the grid: ModelX, which is celebrating it’s Second Year this month. On top of that, She is a fantastic stylist, blogger and photographer. This Superwoman can do everything and she does it with professionalism and style. She is very well liked and respected in the SL Fashion Industry because she is very friendly, gracious and reliable. She is represented by Top Agencies which include:
☆ AVENUE Models
☆ BeStyle District Agency Supermodel
☆ Deja Vu International Model
☆ D’IOR modeling agency
☆ EVANE Topmodel
☆ GLANCE | International Agency
☆ ModelX (owner and headmodel)
☆ Modavia Model/ Modavia productions event model
☆ Premiere modeling agency
☆ Solo2 fashion topmodel
☆ SW &MB Production Model
☆ Timeless Agency
☆ 5th Avenue Modeling Agency
Because of her love for Fashion, She is also a stylist and blogger at Glance and freelance blogger for BOSL.
Take some notes because this Top Model have some amazing tips.
Here’s LINNDA SCOFIELD:
Q: Please tell us about yourself and what you consider your defining characteristics as a model that makes you unique and recognizable from the rest.
*LS: At this moment, there are a tons of models at the grid so you need to be an outstanding model to get the right attention.
It is all about uniqueness. The first thing what a good model should have is to have a good personality. Have respect for your college models and designers,be friendly and helpful, enjoy the little things and don’t ever give up. Also a good taste, good sense of style and eye for details is important. Be updated with the fashion scene. Have passion with all the things you do.
To be and stay a good model, you need to keep improving and work for it, take time to work on your avi. The more you are original and unique, the more you will get noticed. Improve and try to be one of the best. Never give up!! Don’t just buy a shape and skin so you look like anyone else. Make it your own so people will recognize you. One tip I can gave is to dare to mix and match different designers and styles. This will make you stand out from the crowd.
I would like to describe myself as a model that have fun with everything; I am enjoying all the tiny things. I love to be classy, sexy and be elegant but I also value precision in any kind of way.
Q: What is your view of SL Fashion and how did you venture into the modelling industry?
*LS: I love Fashion, well call me fashion addicted. Because of my love for fashion, I started modeling on November 2007. One of my best friends was a Modavia Supermodel already and she took me with her to Modavia. Dea Mills inspired and motivated me to be a model and gave (together with Harmonica) some great workshops and advice. They really inspired models in a good way to keep improving and teach us the basics. I started to join some agencies with a good reputation and even started my own agency in July 2008. I have never been “professionally trained” by an academy, but have learned everything through experience. But I do like to say to new models to join an academy so you are sure you know all the basics.I have constantly pushed myself to become a better model but I think even top models aren’t too old to learn and yes even me. I recently did some advanced modeling seminars done by Payton Heron for Evane models and in July, I couldn’t resist to do 2 classes at the MISS VIRTUAL WORLD Modeling Academy with my friends Mimmi and Kay, because one is never too old to learn and being up to date with the new tips and tricks.
Fashion doesn’t only mean Modeling for me. Fashion at Sl is something very big and we deal with it everyday.
Fashion is a way to express my self, my personality and my feeling of the day :)
I love to search for new kinds of designers, read the sl fashion magazines and blogs to keep in touch with all things around sl fashion and try to combine outfits so I can make a unique look incl everything like accessory, hair and skins.
Q: What are some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career?
*LS: The most important accomplishment is to be a well known model with a good reputation. I always have my love and passion for my work and I think people feel this when they are working with me and are around me.
My career have had some wonderful moments since 2007 , I will never forget the tiny things. I have done so much but i do have some highlights :D But don’t be afraid that I will note down my whole history. haha.
One of those highlights is that I am hired by the most important agencies of SL which I am very proud of to be a part in and walk those amazing runway shows with them.
A moment I won’t forget was to be a model of the month and cover model for Bestyle Magazine last September. I felt so honored, this feeling was just amazing. I am also very proud to be a part of the Modavia group, no i am still no supermodel but they are a great group to work with and i have been in some shows with them and was in some magazine issues.
I also like to mention my work with some of the best designers in sl. I am so proud to be a LeeZu and Miamai model and I may not forget all my print work for several designers who become such great friends like Nando Korobase and leandra breen (angel dessous) Poulet Koenkamp (PurpleMoon), Joy Fellini (Fellini Couture),M4rk3tt0 Bonetto (DMD/Essential Soul) and July Raymaker (Manifeste) and oh my, I can name some more designers and print work but these people really always are there to support me and give me that smile on my face.
The same things is that Patty Cortes of Glance hired me not only as a model but also gave me a job as Blogger and Stylist for her website and Magazine. This really made me feel so happy and proud. It is great to see yourself in magazines or on store adds. Those are lovely and great moments for me.
I may not forget the one thing i am very proud of and that is running my own agency since july 2008. This week we are having a special show for our 2th anniversary. ModelX is my baby and together with all my precious models and staff we can be proud of it. Who could ever thought ModelX will be here after 2 years.
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?
*LS: Have Fun!! Enjoy all those lovely moments when you walk a show or doing a shoot for magazine’s or store add. Dare to be creative. Mix and match and don’t forget to make your outfit always special with all those lovely extra’s we have on sl.
Keep being unique and keep improving your self and the one of the most important things is to have respect to everyone around you, just be your self, never lose your personality, because at the end it is your personality and uniqueness which make you a great model, and not the tag above your head. Remember you are in a show, magazine or add to represent the brand not to present yourself.
Beauty is in your soul even when your an avatar. It is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It’s beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.
One thing i always tell new models is not to expect miracles and don’t think you are a top model in just a few months, and don’t freak out when you have lag, learn to live with it ;)
Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?
*LS: I love all the creativity that is possible in sl. You can do anything to make that one special look. Styling is something i can do for hours and search just for that one special thing that finish my outfit. I just love to model hahaha and see myself back in show, adds etc.
I dislike models who think they are the best and think they rule. I so hate Jealousy, bad attitudes and people who don’t have respect for others. Just be your self because everyone is the same. And don’t be fake, i so hate fake people who are just want to come to me and be nice because they want something from me.
Q: What motivates you to be a model? Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?
*LS: My love for fashion motivates me. I love rl fashion just as much as I love sl fashion and omg it is so huge in sl. I can express my feelings of a day into my outfit. My close friends are the ones who keep inspiring me and people like Leandra breen, Agtaope Carter, Mimmi Boa and Natasja Schumann can kick my butt sometimes when my modeling battery need to be uploaded haha.
Q: What are your plans for the future? Any future shows or projects we can look forward to?
*LS: OMG I have so many plans haha. First we have the 2th anniversary show next week for ModelX (and there are coming some more amazing shows with ModelX) but also i will be a part of the Modavia Fashion week and some shows with other great agency’s. I will keep blogging and styling for Glance and freelance for BOSL. I also joined some contest like Miss Bliss and Angel Dessous so see what that will bring me. Think i wont get bored ;)
Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?
*LS: I just want to say thank you Rico (and the CSLTM team) for this interview and I hope i can inspire some people. It was an honor to do it :D Keep on going with this great website. Also i would like to thank everyone who always keep inspire me and support me.
***Thank You Linnda Scofield for the interview. You have provided us with some excellent modelling advice and we are grateful. We wish you the very best in all your endeavors and May You Always SHINE!!!
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