I’m the type of model who is always seeking opportunities for growth and experience to better my skills as a model. I feel one should never stop learning as the SL Fashion Industry does evolved over time and there’s always something new to learn. I took the ADVANCE and ELITE course at the SuperElite Academy and they did not disappoint. My instructors (Lorelei Maggs, Mimmi Boa, Mangosio Loner, and Nani Wrigglesworth) are all top models and highly qualified to provide the comprehensive courses while maintaining a supportive caring environment. I sincerely THANK Lorelei Maggs for her guidance and support. She has become one of my mentors not only for her superior modeling skills and professionalism but also for her kindness and genuinely caring personality.
I also want to thank Yasmine Kidd, Rena Mascot, and all the judges at the SuperElite First Year Anniversary Modeling Search for picking me as one of the five winners and making me one of the newest member to the SuperElite Modeling Agency. Thank you also to SuperElite and Philip Dollinger for giving me my first modeling job with SuperElite for the upcoming SE Autumn Runway Show/Contest this coming October 31st. I can’t wait. TY.
Thank you Rico & Akiya for your kind and thoughtful comments. We think highly of all our instructors. But Lorelei Maggs is such an underrated presence in the world of SL modeling. It's so nice to see her get that kind of credit. As always, please contact her if you wish to take a SuperElite class.
For those who have not be sellected this time, we remind you that nothing is finished, You still have your chance to become our Miss and Mister Winter, Spring or Summer and finally our Miss and Mister SE 2010 ! So don't resign and don't leave the groupe because for sure you deserve to become one of them and so compete for Miss and Mister SE 2010.
And so today, our 20 finalists for the 2nd live audition are....
~*~*~* W.O.M.E.N. FINALISTS ~*~*~*
~*~*~* M.E.N. FINALISTS ~*~*~*
Congratulations Ladies and Gentlemen !
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We remind you that for 2nd audition, you will walk in a public runway show, wearing your own composition stemming from the compulsory theme.
Each of you will have to show his faculties of imagination, creativity and style, as well as his professional capacities and modeling skills.
This audition is all about the beauty you create with your meticulous care of yourselves and your wardrobe ; your professionalism and your dedication.
For the show, we have organized practices :
- 23th October at 2 PM slt
- 24th October at 2 PM slt
- 25th October at 1 PM slt
- 28th October at 4 PM slt
In time will sent by group the LM of the runway and we ask you to join the practices at least 2 times.
Date of the audition : Saturday, 31th october at 1 PM SLT
Place : Fashionista Plaza
Theme : "Through half-opened windows of the manor, in the heart of the celestial forest, shielded from the hundred-years-old trees dressed in their autumn coat bathed under the dust of stars, your hear the crystalline notes of the ball for the elected and recognized beings... "
Cao Fei is one of the most innovative artists in the world. Tonight on PBS you can watch her SL project as part of a series on fantastic new RL artists. (you can read all about it and watch videos HERE)
Also she has a show called DRESS CODES: The Fashions of China Tracy at a museum in NY and a great picture of her SL fashions in this month's NEW YORKER magazine (October 12th, page 26).
It is inspiring and should make us all think bigger about our SL.
Interests / Activities: I came into SL to be a model and that's what I have worked on since the first day I entered. I do most of my own photography and I write a fashion blog called Xen's Pen. (http://xenspen.wordpress.com/)
Your major influence(s) in Business: I work as Agnes Finney's assistant, so she is one of my major influences. I love her styles and she is a delightful person.
Your major influence(s) in Life: My family has been a huge influence in my life. My father was a special influece because he loved people. After he died, a quotation was found in his wallet: "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." - Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855 (French-born Quaker Minister) That's how my father lived. I try to follow the same philosophy.
Best SL Experience(s): Meeting Roland Zepp and working with some wonderful models.
Worst SL Experience(s): Running into people who bring their hate and intolerance into SL.
Favorite SL Hangout(s): By Roland's side. Why: I don't care what we do, whether it's dancing at Wheelies on the Water, fishing, participating in a hunt, standing in line to wait to go on stage, or something else--whatever we do we have fun.
Favorite SL Store(s): My Precious, Simone!, Bliss Couture, JCNY, CCD, LeeZu, Cupcakes, The Graceful Lily, ALB, W&Y, Cake, LALA Moon, Tuli, Nicky Ree, Icing, Apple May Designs, Kay Couture, Striking Poses, Chade's Model Supplies, and more! Why: I love beautifully done designs. Whether it's hair or a dress or shoes or skin or poses--doesn't matter. I love to shop and try things on. I especially like to collect hair.
Favorite SL Designer(s): I hate doing this because I know I'm going to leave some of my favorites off the list. So just because someone is not here does not mean I dont adore their work. Agnes Finney, Simone Stern, Amutey DeCuir, LeeZu Baster, Talia Lefavre, AnaLee Balut, Kaylee Tebaldi, Arica Kaestner, Lemania Indigo, Lady Thera, Miko Omegamu and more Why: Their work is well done and they have an eye for detail.
It’s hard to believe but exactly one year ago none of us had ever set foot on Fashionista Island.
SuperElite had never performed a show.
The academy had yet to graduate a single student.
There were no pictures in the museum.
And there were no shops open for business.
We’ve seen a lot here over the last year. So much has changed to make this the thriving hub of creativity that it’s become. And there are some people we must thank:
First and foremost, Delerium Hannibal and his wife Emma LaFollette
for their time and creativity in the build of this land. And for Gwen Carillon, who is making her mark on new projects today.
Thank you to Sami Kutanaga for starting the SE Academy. And Lorelei Maggs for improving and expanding it today.
We want to thank Lorelei once more, because she was the very first model of note to join the agency. Thank you for setting the standard, then and now.
We want to thank Lady Thera, Terra d’Ombra, Glance, MEB, Carabella Babii Photography, The Joy Movement & Andra Anatine for supporting us with their great designs and skills.
And pixivor Allen of A LA FOLIE for being the first to move here.
Thank you to friends like Frolic, Mystre, Anette, Carabella, Mercedes, Jules, White Tigres, Rayn, Carabella, Ima, Sandro, Krise, Ash, Dark, Bono, Nyla, Lacey, Isabel, & Mimmi Boa for supporting us, when we were nothing, and had no good reason to. That’s the very definition of generosity.
And thank you to all those who believed and supported us when we really needed you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We want to thank those who’ve led SE and helped managed the wonderful models here, starting from Kylie Balogh to Wenandrenia Soderstom. We’re grateful for their guidance, and especially for the remarkable leadership of Rena Mascot today.
And of course, we’re especially grateful to all the wonderful models who we are proud to call SuperElite.
Finally, our last thank you goes to Horris Fitzcarraldo. The crazy dreamer. The genie who grants other people their wishes and dreams. The calm, steady hand behind all of this. There are generous people in this world. And then there is Horris. There aren’t enough ways to say thank you to that man.
But that’s all the looking back we will do today. Today is really about looking ahead.
Where there were no stores, we are at capacity and growing.
Where we had no students, we know have hundreds of graduates, several of whom have opened their own agencies.
Where we started with one model, we are having a competition
to see who will be the next to join us.
So today, like always, we want to remind you that this is YOUR agency.
And this island is here to help you fulfill YOUR creativity.
So today isn’t about looking back at where we’ve been.
It’s about asking, where will YOU take all of us tomorrow.