How do SL Models 'earn' popularity?

I have opened moderated comments here. One of the comments I have received is from a SL Model that thinks she is 'popular'.

Very well, then. From now on, I'll refrain from posting any photos of any SL Model that has this kind of attitude. Yes, I will not 'publicize' ladies that believe that winning SL Beauty Pageants or a few SL Photo Contests, will suddenly 'transform' them into 'Queens of Absolutely Nothing'.

Popularity is not the same as being a good professional in whatever we do. Beauty Pageants do not make a good SL Model. There has been a great misunderstanding regarding this in SL.

Again, popularity is like respect. Must be earned.
Most of the best SL Models I have seen on the runway are absolutely discrete about their activities. They just walk the runway with style and elegance. And that is something you just have or you don't.
Elegance and style include personality, even in a metaverse world such as SL.

By the way, I was paying attention to Modavia Autumn Casting. I'll post here the names of the chosen SL Models soon.

Kabuki Naughty and Nice Fashion Show

This was a well produced Fashion Show. The set was beautiful. This photo I took doesn't really show the beautiful set. It can give you an idea, if you missed it.

I took lots of snapshots, but for this show, I'll just show you a SL Model that really was fierce and outstanding. I don't think I have seen her before. She caught my attention from the beginning. She may be a SL Model to follow up and see what happens to her.

Let's see her.

blackLiquid Tokyoska

With an amazing image and unique style, blackLiquid really caught people's attention in this Show, even though there were other SL Models that have more 'popularity' in SL. Again, I really hope she keeps progressing as a SL Model with a humble attitude.

I caught her with a not do good pose , next. The hood covered her face.

In general, this was a great Fashion Show to watch, very well produced and an outstanding SL Model. She has my attention ;)

There is a Winter Fashion Week going on in SL

I managed to take a look at Eccentric Fashion Show.
These Shows are relatively simple, one SL Designer each day. Here are the SL Models in this Show.

This is Elyana Carver
Elyana showed some issues with her poses. What I mean is that there are so many pose makers in SL that there is no reason for a SL Model to keep making mistakes like armpit poses (out of a 'dramatic' production Fashion Show) or the usual hands inside primmed skirts. Poses need to be practiced, like shaping and chosing a good skin.

I caught Elyana with a smile, on the runway. It can be lag, or not.

This is Koffie Juniper

Besides the ruthed shape, which is a very common SL issue with lag (I know that) , I just want to show you Koffie's poses. And I will say no more ... just watch.

When Koffie changed outfit, think as if you were a SL Designer. Do these poses inspire you to buy this outfit?

Let's take a look at Lileaka Magic

Among the other SL Models , she did relatively well. In such a simple show, I'm sure there were mode poses to choose.

This is QueenBrat Bracket

The same SL issue, ruthed avatar. Again, looking only at the poses. QueenBrat had severe problems standing. Even with lag ( and it was laggy) we can tell that homework wasn't done, here.

This is Sazzy Oh
Sazzy chose the same pose, over and over again, with several outfits.

And finally, when she changed to a different pose, she chose a back pose, covering her face completely.

As I mentioned before, this was a simple Fashion Show, with some basic mistakes, related to poise and poses. Lileaka Magic was the SL Model that was ok, but still not outstanding.

Agency Report

A friend of mine warned me that someone was using the name of my blog in the Agency Report website, making believe it's me.

Unfortunately it was true. It is not me!

I left a comment there. In fact, I left in general maybe 2 comments.
There are quite a few, written with the name of this blog, which is not my blogger ID.

From now on, I'm opening moderated comments here.

I do not have any personal interest in offending any SL Model. I observe.
I realized that there are some "mistakes" I have pointed out that are due to SL issues, lag, glitches, etc.

However, I will continue to observe. Many issues, concerning professional attitudes of SL Models, come to my attention. Most of those I don't mention here. Others that I consider extreme, I do.

My bloggerID is Fifth Avenue, which I chose you all know why - one the most famous Fashion Avenues in the world, in Manhattan, New York.

Please, disregard any comment in AR coming supposedly from me.
Actually, if we think about it, a blog like this is not a SL Model Agency, so it shouldn't even be in AR.

I will accept and post polite comments; delete all rude or dramatic situations.
I don't have any intention, as I mentioned so many times here, of being a character critique. I may make a comment about professional attitudes that I know of. And believe me, I know a lot of situations that would increase the dramatic situations some of the Models (unfortunatelly in RL too) in SL love to display.

Every SL Model, experienced or not, should go to as many Fashion Shows as possible and see, behind frindship or loyalty, would I hire that particular SL Model if I were a Model Agency CEO? That is the question I ask all the time, when I watch a SL Fashion Show.

Let's talk about it. Moderated comments are possible from now on. Be polite.
Again, I remind that only here I make my coments of what I see and my opinion about SL Fashion Industry. Not anywhere else.

I'll be around, as always ;)

Modavia Fashion Week - Last Day

I had forgotten that I have in my archive some of the last day's Modavia Fashion Week Shows' photos.
In each Fashion Show, only three SL Models were on the catwalk, if I remember correctly. You will see photos of Modavia Models mixed, in no particular order, mixing the Shows too.

Just a good example of some of the best SL Models poise on the runway (and some of the, let's say, not so good Models).
Considering that Modavia is a Model Agency that has a strict casting for their Models, well, let's take a look at their Models.

This is Anessa Stine
Very "clean" and simple. Anessa is a good example of a Professional SL Model with a good attitude.

Great poise. Styles differently and well.

Let's take a look at Anessa's SL profile.
Simple profile, no "diva" attitudes. The Models' profiles tell their story and show what they are after in SL.Clean profile. Anessa gets personal in her picks. No reference to any training.

This is Barbarella Fuosing
Regular SL Model. Good choice of poses through the Show.
Barbarella's profile
Barbarella defines herself as a "supermodel" in her profile and she's back to modeling, after retiring. No model training mentioned.

This is Kay Fairey
Kay is one of the best SL Models, ever. She has poise, she has personality and character on the runway. Never goes unnoticed. Great work done on the runway! Outstanding!

Let's take a look at Kay's SL profile.
No model training mentioned. Kay's profile is all related to SL Fashion. No "diva" attitudes in her profile.

This is Mavi Beck
Regular SL Model in this Show. Since we're taking our stardards up high, being Modavia a very strict Model Agency. Mavi, here, was regular.

Mavi's SL profile
In her picks, she tells potential clients, to drop her a "notecar" (yes, there is a d missing) for modeling offers!! Only in SL would a Fashion client ask a Model "please, can I see your resume? I want to hire you!". This kind of attitude amazes me!

This is Payton Heron
Payton is a very versatile SL Model. She can adapt easily. Again, we are setting the standards higher, here. She did very good in this Show.

Payton's SL profile
She has quite a professional SL Model Profile. No training mentioned.

This is Poptart Lilliehook
Poptart is, like Kay Fairey, one of the best SL Models. Absolutely "clean"; no mistakes on the runway. Outstanding and very chic and fashionable!

Just kook at her face! Poptart has a unique look. No SL Model can copy such a personal look. Extremely well shaped and styled!

Looking at Poptart's SL profile
So far, the most professional SL profile I checked, regarding Fashion! No "diva" sayings, no contests won or beauty pageants to refer to. Excellent!

This is Risa Bright
Risa was below average in Fashion Shows like these. Not to mention the lack of poise and general fashionable style and shaping.

When I saw this pose in a SL professional Model I almost fell from the chair! Armpits in a gown like this???

Let's see Risa's SL Model profile
Her front page profile is not "styled"for a High Fashion SL Model. Her photo is kind of childish and not styled. No training mentioned. Just compare this profile with Poptart's.

This is Tiffany Dragonash
Tiffany is a versatile SL Model. She can walk the runway with several styles. However, when wearing formal, she could be a bit more styled.

Cheching Tiffany's SL Model profile
Quite good profile. Personally, I wouldn't mention beauty pageants, though, or any kind of contests won. They are no certificate for a good SL Model. A Model is not just a pretty face.

This is Wenadrenia Soderstrom

About Wenadrenia, I don't really know what to say. Just by looking at these three raw photos, we can see that there is something wrong about her shape (I'm not telling what, but I know what it is) . The use of the same old Glance skins make her look a lot like so many other avatars in SL. Wenadrenia is not "chic", not fashionable. Maybe good as a "catalogue Model". On the runway, she wore heel sounds in her shoes. Her poses were too dramatic and not elegant at all.

She looks like the girl next door. Not a Professional SL Model! She can move on the catwalk; in fact, she moves too much to show the new "poses" she has found. Even if they are not appropriate for the Show or outfit.

Here, with this hair, her shaping problem is clearer. Not fashionable and chic at all.

It has come to my knowledge, by reliable sources, that Wenadrenia dares to demand certain outfits when she is casted for a Fashion Show. If the Agency doesn't give her what she demands, she threatens to leave and not be in the Show. What an attitude!! I so wish this was RL, so that this kind of Models knew what Fashion World is all about!Wenadrenia brings a bad name to all SL professional Models.

Let's see her SL profile
As you see, she has so many Agencies she works for!! Why don't I see her more often in Fashion Shows? She mentions a beauty pageant in SL, in her profile. I guess that's her Glance skin and her pretty face that led her to a contest like this. Again, this does not make a good SL Model. No Model training is mentioned.
I loved the three Shows that Modavia provided us, in their Fashion Week. As I said, excellent professional SL Models worked well, and some didn't.
That's life! Even the Second ;)