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Princess Ivory

Wow - I never thought about diversifying skin and hair within the portfolio. I think we all tend to settle on "our" signature look, and don't realize we should show diversity, to the point of buying skins of a different brand, not just wearing a different makeup version of skin by the same designer. Ditto for the hair.

I'd love to see an article about how to put together a portfolio. What format do designers want it to be in, etc.? I would find that very helpful.

And what about poses and AOs? If you are walking down the catwalk, are you using your own, or something provided by the designer or fashion show organizer?

Thanks for the great tips!
Princess Ivory

Shep Korvin

@Princess: I wrote a designers-point-of-view on portfolios a few months ago. The article is here, if you'd like to read it:
http://shep.typepad.com/shep_korvin/2008/02/how-not-to-be-a.html

Princess Ivory

@Shep: That's a great article you put together, thanks. In terms of a portfolio, do people like to receive an object that scrolls through the images, a notecard with several images imbedded, or individual textures? What keeps the material most organized and presents to best advantage?

Princess Ivory

Maddox DuPont

Great article Iris.

I will add fashion agency perspective here.

Last time MAD Agency did model search we invited candidates to send us their applications with:

- resume (achievements, experience, education)
- completed questionaire
- and photos

All of the above mentioned by Iris appilied in our selection.

Next stage it was practical component, which involved public runway show where models needed to be dressed in 3 different styles and accomplish the walk choreography.

This showed us their style, diversity and if they are able to cope with lag as well as know how to follow simple instructions.

Final Stage was face to face interview to get the sense of model's character, their manners, professionalism, ability to communicate and to clarify any points they or us might not be clear on.

To give you an idea who got the job there was not one model with under 6 month runway experience.

Modeling can be tough.

Going to shows is not. Seeing what others do, how models perform, meeting designers, agency directors will help build strong network and keep you in the know.

Eventually doors will open up but not without much persistance and effort.

If you are dedicated enough I am sure that you will find getting into SL modelling easier than in RL.

Good Luck!

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