Category: Casting

AVENUE Interview

After 7 weeks, 4 stylings and an interview, the AVENUE casting has finally come to an end yesterday.  All hardworks are finally paying off.  I was speechless when the interview panel said “Yes!” and sent me group invite on the spot.  I swore I would have sent a hug animation to the judges if it wasn’t because I wanted to look cool while leaving the interview room.

Also, congratulations to the rest of the models that have made it into AVENUE too.  I look forward to working with each of you in the future!

AVENUE is the second major casting I have done.  The experience was enriching and rewarding, and I got to try new stylings and push my own limits further with this opportunity.  So, for the interview round, we need to continue to dress to impress.  I have picked the jumpsuit from Zenith pairing it with a GField Bow Neck Top that I tinted to orange.  I picked these colours because Fall fashion and colours are one of the trends in this coming Spring and I used a men’s hair and more masculine accessory for a neutral look.

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Thank you very much to all my friends that have supported me throughout the casting process.  You are the best!

STYLE CARD

Hair:[BURLEY]_Gosling_DBrown06
Jumpsuit: =Zenith=Wrap Jumpsuit (Choco)
Blouse: *GF* Bow Neck Tops neck (tinted to orange)
Shoes: N-core POISON “Orange”
Belt:LaGyo_Hurley high waist belt brown/gold
Bracelet: [MANDALA]OKAKI Bracelet/Brown
Pose: Manifeste
Bulbs: Apple Fall

A Big Post for A Big Day

It’s was big day for me yesterrday.  Firstly, it was the second audition for AVENUE casting and also, I was celebrating the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year in RL.  With that in mind, I have decided to use red colour for all my pictures today. 😀

In this post, I will be sharing my stylings for the second phrase of the AVENUE casting and also a casual chic look, something that I would wear on my first day of Chinese New Year. 🙂

I have to say both the themes for audition yesterday were really challenging to my experience.

The first styling is an inspiration of Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 collections.  Models were asked to study the Collections and put on our own coin on it.  When I saw the Collections, immediately I thought of the Linen Blouse from .SHI that I bought at the Black Friday event last year.  It was a limited edition item and hence not many have seen it on the grid, which was a great news to me. 🙂 I was really excited when Joy told me she is going to release the same blouse in Spring textures in the near future.  The best experience was being able to show case one of the designs at the live audition yesterday, prior to the release 🙂  Not only that, I also have the priviledge to put on the sleeves that .SHI has prepared as a group gift for its’ member and will also be released the same time as the top.  A big thank you to Joy Laperriere for sending me these items to use for this round of audition.  <333

As the blouse is a lovely and signature piece, the challenge is to make my personal coin stood out.  AW S/S 13 Collections emphasized on clean cut, so I wanted to made sure all the accessories I used were carrying the same essence; and below is the results.  This is my most favourite styling among the four I have done for this casting.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

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The Second theme is Avant Garde/Fetish. I have to admit this is not my strongest styling although I did a lot of research on this theme, in each of the area i.e. avant garde, fetish, architectural, structural, and trying to think how I could incorporate all of them and still look good and over the top.  A friend reminded me that the styling has to tell a story so I spent most of my last two weeks on this particular theme, styled and restyled.  I knew my styling for this theme was not extraordinary so I tried to make it up with poses.  Now, I will let you be the judge. 🙂

Avant Garde

Now, a lighter topic. 🙂

After the audition, I have put on an all new and bright look for the first day of Chinese New Year.  It is a Chinese tradition to wear new and red clothings on this auspicious day, so it was cool that I get to do that in SL too.  The Chinese Lunar New Year runs for 15 days, starting on Feb 10. If you want a bright and modern chic Chinese New Year look, check my style card. 😉

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I hope you had a great weekend like I did and wishing everyone a great start for the year of snake. 😉

STYLE CARD

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 Inspiration

Hair: [LeLutka]-TOKYO hair – Burnt

Top: .Shi : Linen Shirt {BW} – To be released soon

Sleeves: .Shi : Sleeve (Group gift – to be released soon, join the group soon for this wonderful mesh item)

Tights: Izzie’s – Tights half sheer inside

Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal – White –

Ring: (epoque.s) Pipeline Ring – Chrome // femme

Ankle Cuffs: *BOOM* Fearless ankle cuff (v2) Titanium (Collabor88 item)

Eyeshadow: *LpD* MakeUp – *Geometrie* Ver.1 – Only Eyes (Couturier Dock item)

Lipstick: LAQ

Pose: Di’s Opera

Avant Garde / Fetish

Hair: booN ANT213 hair brown (edited)

Head dress: !*Bliss Couture*! Alethia Hat – Noir

Collar: HouseofFox :: UnaHolster

Sleeves: from (epoque) Rigid Bodysuit /

Necklace: [MANDALA]KARMA Necklace/Sinjyuku RED

Bra: *SoliDea Folies* Venusia – black

Corset: GizzA – Glam Rock Suit – MESH Corset

Skirt: from Fellini Couture-Midnight skirt

Stocking: *blowpop* Fishnet Stockings -Black-

Gloves: Baiastice_Leather short gloves-black

Hand cuffs: Sculpt Magic (on Marketplace)

Boots: [LWL] Troopa Boot (Soldier Black)

Eyeshadow: Cheap Makeup-Eye Smoke

Blush: Cheap Makeup- Cheekbone Contouring Medium

Lipstick: *LpD* MakeUp – *Elettrica* Lipstick

Pose: Manifeste

Casual Chic

Hair: [e] Return – Brown 08

Cardigan: =Zenith=(Choco)Oversized Cardigan

Top: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Xue Top[Red] (Collabor88 item)

Pants: DRIFT Apartment Pants [MESH-XXS] ShagMe Paisley (Lazy Sunday item)

Glasses: {{BSD Design studio}} sunglasses -Glamazonian ( transparent ) (Exclusive edition for SL fashion week)

Shoes: [HANDverk]Water Pump.aquarius (Zodiac item for the Aquarius cycle)

Clutch: [HANDverk]Heart Clutch.gift – group gift

Lipstick: *Fishy Strawberry* Makeup – Allure – Faded Lipstick Bright Red

Pose: Label Motion.

AVENUE Models Casting

These are my stylings for the AVENUE casting that took place today.  The themes given were really exciting and challenging, but every challenge pushes us a little more, to work harder on improvement and creativity, sometimes testing our patience, so I have to say this casting so far has been a new learning and enjoyable process to me.

Our first theme today is “The Details Is In The Devils”, with simple and minimalist clothing of neutral colour palates and playing up the look with statement accessories.  I used the same styling for my headshot submission.  Many has asked me about the hat.  I actually tinted the decorations and the scraf to match the colours and you will find my style cards below. 🙂

Ai Avenue Headshot

Ai Avenue Minimalist

Our second theme is “New Baroque | New Romantic” with frills, fringes, lace highly patterned and our styling needs to be over the top, taking this soft romantic look to the next level.  Below is my interpretation of the theme.  I took inspiration from Donna Gabbana’s Fall/Winter 2012 collections.  The veil is added not as a bribe but like those of old villagers put on young virgin girl.  I have chosen to only have the back part of the veil because of the constraints we have on prims, poses and runway rules.

Ai Avenue Baroque

There are a few people I like to thank for helping and supporting me on this first phrase of the casting.

Leah McCullough for her on going mentoring and helping with this photography.  Leah has been very patience with the photoshoot process because two of the sims we went to take just three pictures were very laggy and it took us 3 hours to complete that and not to mention her amazing works in capturing every details of my stylings.  You are awesome Leah!

Miffyhoi Rosca from Zenith Fashion for custom making the mesh lace veils for me in such a short notice and she did it exactly the way I imagined it.  I especially love the lace part.  Thank you Miffy! ❤

Also to RKThings Crystal from Vintage Jewelry for custom making the necklace in silver for me which I have to apologize for later changing it to gold because it stands out more on the runway.

Monica Outlander from Miamai for a workaround on the boots and last but not least some of my dear friends that were in the audition together and also those that have been truly supportive in the entire casting process.

I definitely hope today it is not the end of the casting process for me and while we are waiting for the results, I bid you good night and a great week ahead. <333

STYLE CARD

Style 1 – The Devils is in the Details

Model/Stylist: Ai Hienrichs

Photographer: Leah McCullough

Hair: [e] Looking – Brown 08

Hat: NX-Nardcotix Innocence Odelay Hat Nude’d

Coat: celoe.maru.coat.roast.

Scarf: from Bare Rose ::: B@R ::: QuizeMaster Lady Blue/Pink Set (scarf edited and tinted)

Skirt: Tee*fy Emily Mini Flare Skirt  Creme (collabor88 item)

Boots: *COCO*_SuedeCutoutBoots(Black)

Satchel: The Secret Store – Tiny Satchel – Scarlet (The Arcade item)

Ring: .Shi : Eye Ring [Gold]

Eyeshadow: .Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Coffee

Lipsticks: Blacklace Beauty Pout  Gloss & Blacklace Beauty Pout Gloss 9

Nails: N-core Manicure

Pose: .::MS::. Open Your Mind – Set.1.3v3

Location: Small Town of Green (unfortunately the house has been taken away by the owner and replaced with a farm, but it is an equally beautiful sim)

Style 2 – New Baroque | New Romantic

Model/Stylist: Ai Hienrichs

Photographer: Leah McCullough

Hair:”D!va”” Hair “Manon” (Type A)(Brown diamond) (edited)

Veil: Custom made by Miffyhoi of Zenith Fashion Black lace Veil

Top layer 1: *GF* Bow Neck Tops long

Top layer 2: Miss Tre`s Blouse/black by LeeZu!

Sleeves: from *LpD* – *MyStar* Dress set (tinted)

Top: [celoe.coco.top/mini.orca.]

Skirt: from *LpD* – *Princess* Dress B.&.W

Legging: naive . noise leggings Pants black

Boots: Miamai_Karya Boots Coal Gloss

Gloves: Baiastice_Velvet long gloves-azure

Necklace 1: Vintage Jewelry – Katarina Gold necklace

Necklace 2: MG – Necklace – Baroque Teardrop (Fameshed item)

Necklace 3: MG – Necklace – Erzulie’s Love Charm (collabor88 item)

Eyebrow upper: -Glam Affair- Glitter Eyeliner in Black

Eyeshadow: R.icielli – GLAMOURIZE Make-up / BlueEyes

Lipstick: blackLiquid MAKEUP – kabuki red sheer shimer

Pose: The Muse Poses – Eupharie 3

Location: La Baule

OGlam Model Search

It has been quite a fun two weeks for me, styling and preparing for one of the biggest agency castings on the grid.  There have been three phrases of the casting.  First being a photo submission of the Fall theme.  Leah helped me with two of the pictures because I was ill on the week the photo submission was due.   (Thank you so much Leah! <33)  As usual, Leah managed to captured the essence I wanted and these are the pictures that got me through phrase I.

Theme: Fall

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Phase II was a runway challenge and style to the “Minimalist” theme.  I took quite awhile to decide on the look because this theme evolves quite a fair bit in RL, based on fashion trends too.  Minimalists used to style minimal with neutral colours and one piece clothing, however as fashion evolves, I noticed people are starting to use some accessories and sometimes added a statement piece, added a pop color and still called it “minimalist”.  Eventually, I have decided to go for the look that I like for a minimalist and I took inspiration from real life model Miranda Kerr, that is very much a minimalist in her styling. 🙂

This is the look that got me advanced into Phase III of the casting. 🙂

Theme: Minimalist

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Phase III, also a runway challenge, is the total opposite of the Phase II theme.  For this challenge, we need to use Roberto Cavalli Fall Collection 2012 as an inspiration, with the use of colors.   Cavalli’s vision of Fall included short dresses in jewel toned colors of emerald-green, plum, fuchsia, electric blue and burgundy.  Also, animal prints, fur and leather gloves dominated the runway living to the theme of his fashion show – “Sumptuous”.  In this challenge we were also asked to write the descriptions of our style which you will be able to find mine below the pictures. 🙂

Theme: Robert Cavalli Fall 2012 Inspiration

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As we are not expected to recreate an exact style of the RL, I used a different types of hair and accessories keeping in mind of the elements, materials and prints Cavalli uses for this season and my description reads as follow:

“Glamorous and extravagant, Ai hits the runway, in Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2012 inspired look, in an electric blue sequin top and an exotic cat prints skirt.  The jewel like electric blue color contrasts perfectly with the colors of the cat prints.  A matching sequins belt and shoulder Anja fur complements her style. 

As though sequins, cat prints and fur are not enough, Ai is taking this already sumptuous look further adding a pair of black leather gloves and shiny leather boots.   The embellish necklace and little tint of sequins on the boots accentuate this luxurious theme.   Also inspired by Robert Cavalli’s Fall 2012 campaign, Ai added a little taste of wilderness by wearing a wet-look hair. The crown is Ai’s little twist to the look.  With the add of a new element, Ai brought some fun and taking this maximalist style to another level.  

To achieve her ensemble today, Ai edited some parts of her clothing, just like Cavalli, a clever trick in creating an ensemble that feels particularly modern and natural, albeit the mixture of multiple prints and textures.” 

I enjoyed this casting alot because not only these themese are fun to style to, they also gave my shopping trips a little more missions and meanings, not to mention all the refreshing clothings I have seen for the past couple of weeks.

This casting has also brought my skills to another level, when I decided to retexture my skirt and some parts of my shoes as I couldn’t find the types of prints I wanted.

While we are waiting for the results, next phrase, if I am selected, will be an interview so do wish me luck! 🙂

 

STYLE CARD

Theme: Fall

Hat: tram -cat beret

Hair: [BURLEY]_Liu_DBrown06

Headpiece: LaGyo_Bizarre flower headpiece

Sweater: Part of ::: Bare Rose ::: Nordic Sweater Lady Purple Jacket

Scarf:  [LeLutka]-SCARFtube_knitt2_earth

Blazer Dress: ISON – shift blazer dress – (brown)

Fur vest: {SMS} Fur PomPom Vest Beige

Tights: {mon tissu} Favorite Wool Tights ~ Oatmeal

Gloves: celoe.mery.gloves.teak

Fur on gloves: *Muism* [Lady Gloves]_White White pearl (Discontinued)

Necklace: tram leather frilled necklace

Boots: Maitreya Mesh Jazz Boots *Aubergine

Bag: Color.Me.H.O.F [TheRoman2.0[Purple]

Makeup: *elymode* makeup – basic shadow – purple & *Fishy Strawberry* Kokeshi Gloss – Bronze

Theme: Minimalist

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Annette Mesh Hair – Chocolate

Blouse: *COCO*_BalloonSleeveBlouse(White)

Blazer: Leverocci – Sleek Blazer_Snow

Pants: Maitreya Leather Legging Black

Shoes: N-core COQUETTE “Black”

Ring: je suis…voyante ring *plain*

Bag: Fleshtone :: The Daenerys [Black]

Makeup: *Fishy Strawberry* Kokeshi Gloss – Peach & LAQ ~ Eye makeup 01a

Theme: Robert Cavalli Fall 2012 Inspiration

Hair: Exile Magda: Brownie

Top: Tres Blah Sequin Dress – Silver 3 (Tinted)

Belt: Part of Paper Couture Metallic Lame Gown Skirt Prim (Edited)

Skirt: Part of NX-Nardcotix Riva Coat Dress (Retextured)

Fur:  Color.Me.H.O.F Anja Fur Shoulders [Black]

Gloves: Celoe Mery Gloves – Mine

Stocking: Shiny Things Solid thigh-highs  – charcoal

Boots: Paper Couture Elevation Bootie  – Black (Partially Retextured)

Crown: LaViere Fake Plastic Crown Gold

Makeup: Shakeup! Loute Makeup Pack4B [EyeMakeup] & Blacklace Beauty Pout  Gloss & *Fishy Strawberry* Makeup – Allure – Faded Lipstick Nude Dark

Style for Colour of Couture (CoC) Audition

The second live audition for the CoC took place on March 30, last Saturday, and I was one of the 18 girls choosen to walk in front of the judges.  The theme given was “Soft Alterntive”, one of the fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2012.  There were some information that I found on the web but surprising not a lot, not to mention sample images or stylings.   With what I managed to find and to digest, I took inspiration from the phrase “graceful sensuality with old-fashioned charm. Compose a refreshing romanticism, without naiveté”. 

Soft alternative also means soft colours with a vibrant touch so here is my styling.

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I used lace and pencil skirt to express the old fashioned charm, and the deep V collar on the lace blouse to enhance sensuality.  However, to remain chic and current, I wore a short bob hair, added a beautiful hair dress, a modern clutch and a signature ring to the overall styling.  My pop colour would be the tango or orange colour from the skirt and ring.

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It was rather challenging to pick the right runway poses for this lace blouse.  As you can see it has a lot of flexi prims from the shoulder to the waist.  I had at one point considered changing the blouse but it was such a beautiful, feminine and delicate piece that speaks everything about grace, antique and sensuality, I just refused to take it off, leaving pose hunting as the only option.

Thank god the efforts paid off and I am one of the 7 lucky finalists choosen at the second audition, joining another 9 finalists that were choosen at the first audition, for the finale. 🙂  In the next couple of weeks, leading to the finale on May 6,  I will be sharing our activities, progress and my experience as well as styling challenges here, so stay tuned for more!

To find out more about the Colour of Couture Top Model Competition and to follow us, feel free to visit the CoC website and flickr.  You support is very much appreciated!

Here’s an insight about me, as a finalist of CoC and a Southeast Asian model.

 

STYLE CARD

Hair: tram  A816 hair(B) / brown (edited)

Head dress: Tukinowaugma Tyako Accessory (flower tinted to have different shades of orange)

Top Layer: *Bliss Couture* Synergy Lace Bodice (Ivory)

Top Vest: ! Bliss Couture ! Draconia Lace Vest (Beige)

Skirt: Celoe.nikka.skirt.tango

Shoes: Redgrave Audrey 2

Ring: Finesmith Organic Olive Leather

Lace bracelets: League Antique Lace

Clutch: MONS Croco Clucth Bag – Sephia

Nails: Mandala Female medium

Eyeshadow:  elymode makeup – bold coal & brown 2

Lipsticks: MOCK Sahne Well Read Lip 1