Friday, March 18, 2011

MTM jr Scores & Challenge 2

jelizaveta123: 12
chan9909: 12
prima.princess: 14
bonniew111: 18
musicqueenxx2: 15
mursal12345: 6
sourapple3000: 15
Khushbu: 11
Miley_Rock_312: 13
Avril3666: 9
Liljj123: 18
DawnLissyloulou: 11
blingjane: 17
trueblueSinger: 4
karamelenia1988: 16
Erin13224: 15
woodslee: 8
IslandSadly: 13
vanillalime27: 16 

Challenge 2:

Do a make-up look inspired by spring! 
Post a link here or in the club topic.

Due the 27th!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MTM Elimination 9 and FINAL TASK

First of all I'm sure you are all wondering why Zoey didn't submit a scenery. Well she did but she had to personally send it to me because it did not save. So here is is along with her description and the judges comments:
(click to enlarge) 
Description: This task was personally one of the most challenging task I've done in my Stardoll life. Notice that my doll is at it's original size. Normally, I'm so accustomed to my doll being increased but I wanted to challenge myself and make sure I can do a wide vary of things. Since this task the last task until the final two are chosen, I wanted to think this one through. I've noticed that my best work is when my doll has nothing covering her but an item. I don't really know why that is but I come out on top whenever I do a "nude" shoot. I used my backup doll for this because I'm still having issues with my original doll being one-colored. Okay so the story behind this is that, my doll and her friends had a bet. The bet was that whoever loses, has to stand by a pole and pose with nothing but their accessories. Obviously my doll lost and she posed. I hope you like my scenery.

Maggie's comments: I think this was a bit poorly done, but to analyze, lets take it step by step. First the background, the use of many clouds make the whole scenery feel messy, and in addition to the already dark green trees, the contrast in colors makes it a bit hard for me to enjoy the mood you are trying to give out. The pose, I think you have done the pose with skill and delicacy, however, the hand on top seems to just stick there, I dont think its fits into the whole scenery to begin with. The medoll, this by far has to be the thing that disappointed me the most, the use of the black fur made it very unclassical, and in contrast to what you did made me feel like it took away the essence of having to pose naked. In addition, I didn't really like the face the model was given, I wished you had mixed and matched other facial features to make the medoll more... alluring.

Lia's comments: To be honest I found this scenery to be a disappointment. From reading your description it seems like you over thought this instead of just going with the flow. The reason you come out on top when you do a nude shoot is because it's very challenging, but for this particular scenery I don't think it works, it comes of a little slutty... And what is going on with the background? clouds on the ground? And I agree with Maggie that the green of the trees doesn't make it flow very well. I'm sorry for all this negativity, but the only thing I like is the pose, it matches the picture perfectly.

 Now on to the Group photo. Well most of you have probably seen the spoiler, but what you haven't seen is all the 3 sceneries before they were put together.

Melinda's original shot:

Sarah's original:

Zoey's original:

Now how did this mess become this?
Well I specifically said NOT to make the medoll bigger than the original size. However when Melinda asked, I did tell her she could make her doll a little bit bigger, as it is hard to pose when your doll is small. That turned out to be a mistake because even the small difference between Sarah and Melinda's poses were too much, so I had to make Melinda's pose a little smaller...and that's why it seems like there are glitches in the final copy. Now on to zoey's pose....this really caused me grief. Following directions is SO important! So where did the rest of zoeys legs magically appear from? They're Melinda's legs! can you tell? Well there that, and I also added some different shoes. 

Anyways, the judges were looking for the model that stood out the most. 

Here's what Maggie said: The model that I see stands out the most has to be Melinda because of her quirky yet definitely fashionable, I loved the use of the colors she did use and mixed the striped top with the glittery skirt, it amazes me how she ended up doing such a creative pose and certainly did something others wouldn't do because of its complexity. 

What Lia said: I agree with Maggie.  Melinda your personality shines though everything you do, and that makes so unique and creative. I don't know if you've ever seen Adele's music video for Rolling in the Deep, but this pose reminds me of this person from that video:
The outfit along with the sword thing is similar.
Now just some constructive criticism for the other two:
-Zoey: please read all directions carefully! I don't know what you were planing to do with the legs, and who knows maybe it would have been something amazing!
-Sarah: your torso looks very strange here, and your waist is too thin. Besides that I really like the pose, especially the hands on the hips.

I just want to say how impressed I am that this flows so smoothly. All the angels even line up! Zoey's elbow is parallel to the angle of Melinda's skirt, and her knee fits right in the angle of Sarah's arm! Really amazing!

 So, now on to the elimination.
Order best to worst taking both parts of the task into consideration.

1. Melinda - Congratulations! You are in the top 2!
2. Sarah - You definitely steeped up your game and showed the judges you deserve to be in the top 2! I love watching you grow in this competition, and it shall be exciting to see where the last task takes you.
3. Zoey - I'm shocked to find myself telling you that you are ELIMINATED. Your work this week was really a disappointment. I think you're trying to push your self too hard. You are an amazing poser, but at some point you need to just let it flow, do what feels right, not what is more challenging. I don't know if you saw my post on editorialized, but it was all about atmosphere. The background can be just as important as the pose, and that is something that you often lack. The atmosphere of your scenery this round was just all off. I hope you can understand what I am saying, and will take this constructive criticism, and go on to great places in stardoll modeling. I really enjoyed having you in the competition.

The Final Task
The last task was 2 parts, this one has 3 parts. 

Part 1: 
The winner of MTM winter will become the face of MTM spring, and that means you will be the model on the banner for the next season. So I would like each of you to create a scenery & and save it. Then I would like you to add the title "Miss Top Model Spring" and post the finished copy in the comments. The scenery should be spring themed, flowers and stuff...but otherwise you have complete freedom. 

Part 2:
As you read in my comments to Zoey, atmosphere is very important. I want each of you to create a scenery that shows us who you are, and while doing this keep a balance between posing and atmosphere (to avoid confusion I do want a complex pose, but just don't get carried away). Again you have a lot of freedom with this, but I just want you to be comfortable so you can let your creativity flow freely. 

Part 3:
Create a discussion topic in the club (title with your name) the explains your journey throughout the competition and why you think you should be the winner. 

I would give you more time for this...but I'm on a time crunch. I'm going to PARIS (ahhh!!) over spring break and will not have internet access. I leave on the 18th, so you need to be done with this task before the 16th, so that I can announce the winner before I leave. I hope there is no problem with this due date, please contact me asap if you have any questions.            

I'm excited to have Mel as our guest judge, and I hope you are too!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

MTM task 9 spoiler

Well as you may have heard the first part of task 9 was that each of the 3 contestants would do a pose and I would put them all together and make them black and white. I have done this, and now at first I wasn't going to show everyone the result until the elimination , but I have decided to post it as a spoiler:

 from left to right: Zoey, Melinda, Sarah

What do you think? Who's post do you like the best? Who are you rooting for to win?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

MTM jr March Challenge 1

Spring is in the air.
This first challenge is to create an outfit completely out of plants and flowers.
How? Well the best way to do that is in a scenery. Use a theme that already has a lot of flowers in it so you don't have to worry about buying them your self.
We're looking for couture looks.

Post a link to your outfit in the comments of this post or in the club topic.
you have until the 14th.

Good luck, and remember anyone can enter!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MTM jr February scores & Winner!

Here are the scores for MTM jr challenge 2 (out of 20 points):

JosephinaA: 11
khushbu: 13
Musicqueenxx2: 11
prima.princess:  20 (A perfect score!)
Miley_Rock_312:  8
DawnlLissyloulou: 9
Erin13224: 13
vanillalime27: 16
xxcaoimhezoexx: 16
Liljj123: 13
Pauo-Watson: 19
sourapple3000: 16
bonniew111: 11

And here are the total scores for the month:

Sary.Babyface: 16
Miley_Rock_312: 21
Vanillalime27: 35
Erin13224: 29
IrishLily09: 12
Sourapple3000: 33
DawnLissyloulou: 19
Pauo-Watson: 40
Liljj123: 27
Xxcaoimhezoexx: 29
JosephinaA: 22
Musicqueenxx2: 11
Princesspea105: 14
Prima.princess: 37
Khushbu: 21
alexotsiaki: 13
bonniew111: 13
Iovanca: 2

And the winner with a total of 40 points is Pauo-Watson


You win 25 stardollars (contact me)
And a judging position for the next month!

And as always of the people who participated in both challenges 10% of your score will be carried on to the next moth, so here is the beginning scoreboard for March:
JosephinaA: 2
khushbu: 2
prima.princess:  4
Miley_Rock_312: 2
DawnlLissyloulou: 2
Erin13224: 3
vanillalime27: 4
xxcaoimhezoexx: 3

Liljj123: 3

sourapple3000: 3

MTM jr March will begin soon!

MTM Elimination 8 and Task 9

Wow, wow, wow. You all continue to impress me. I have never seen this lever of talent competing against each other in a modeling competition since, well...ever! But a decision has been made, and a contestant is being sent home.

Best to worst:

Zoey: I think you, and your posing ability has grown immensely  throughout this competition, and now I am at the point where I am wondering if there is nothing you can't do.

Melinda: You are another posing genius! The tilt in your scenery was just so flawless. Let me tell you I attempted to do a tilt like you do, and I was not very happy with the results. So major kudos to you!

Sarah: I was worried that you would not be able to pull of the pose, but you did flawlessly! Just work on making you the center of attention, and maybe pay a little more attention to the fashion aspect of the scenery.

Elle: Unfortunately you will be going home tonight. You had a brilliant scenery last week, but you need to bring it like that every time. The pose was not as identical to the graphic as many of the others were, and although it was an amazing scenery, it was just a tad below the level of the others. We are all sorry to see you go, and we wish you luck on future competitions!

Task 9

As you guessed the guest judge for this task is Maggie (Findurlove)! She is very well known in dollywood, and owns the ever fabulous VanityModels. 

Since we are now down to the top 3 (Ahhh!!), This task will be a two part task. 

Part 1:
I have assigned each of you an editorial. I would like each of you to copy the pose as closely as possible, and to take inspiration from the rest of it. 

Remember to show motion though hair and clothing, and be creative with where you are (the setting of the scene).

This shot reminded me of your under water scenery with the dolphin, and so I'd really like to see what  you can do with it.

I'm sure by now you know I'm a huge fan of the body tilt. I know both Melinda and Zoey can do it, but can you? Take this as a challenge. And please note that obviously you will not be able to turn the head, and I totally understand that. 

Part 2

This part in inspired by a task I saw on ANTM. In the task the models all do a photo shoot together, and when the photo was presented the judges had to say who captured their attention first. 

Obviously we can't all do a photo together, so I'd like each of you to do a pose on a BLACK background, with no other objects. Please do not save this scenery, as I do not want people to see the separate poses. Instead simply send me a link of your pose and I will put all 3 of them together. 

*please no lying down, or "horizontal" poses
*Keep you medoll close to the "original" size so that one Person is not vastly larger than the other

Things to keep in mind:
*You want to stand out as a model (i.e. facial expression is important)
*I will be putting this photo into black & white so bright colors will not help you
*It will be on a back background, so don't blend into it by wearing dark shades

I think I have covered it all (:
Send me your pose for the group photo by the 5th
And have your editorial sceneries done by the 8th

I am very excited to see what you come up with!