Madness, complete madness.

November 21, 2009 at 5:53 am (Musings) (, , , , , )

Well today at 8AM SLT time I was helping out the wonderful crew of Rock Me Amadeus where I currently store model.
The contest involves the applicants to upload a picture three quarters to full length wearing an outfit from our store. It is available to experienced and professional people as well as anyone that just enjoys taking great pictures in good clothes. The applicants get their pictures up on our wall and for the week their friends can vote for them. As well as this form of choosing winning entries some of the models and the owner Amadeus Beattie will be selecting the pictures they feel have tried their hardest and these can come from all walks of SL life. I was very proud to be associated with this contest as Ama and the girls try to keep all the people entering aware of the rules and keep them above board and honest.
I was ready in store before the 8 am kick off but I could not believe how popular this actually was. Many of the other models that have been with Amadeus when they held a similar competition said it was totally mad and they were 100% right. I just could not believe all the people that were there before time and after 8 am had been and gone more upon more upon more came to get their pictures up. Total madness. We were helping people left right and centre and even when I managed to take a breath it was two hours later and I didn’t realise the time had passed by. Amazing I do not think I have ever seen something quite like this.

I must admit I do not envy Ama having to make a decision about the winning pictures. But over time it will become more apparent when we get to inspect the pictures closer that some people have really put lots of effort into their entries. I can’t wait to see what comes with the week and any new challenges that are thrown up as the models work in store to support this event.

TTYL

Keeley~~~~~~~~~~@

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My greatest achievements.

November 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm (MRI blogs, Musings) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Today when chatting with a friend I was reminded how much things have changed and the sorts of events and achievements that I have had since starting in Second Life. Back in the day when I first started out it was an achievement for me to actually move around with out bumping into people and going into sims half dressed πŸ˜‰ I finally progressed to an acceptable avi that soon learnt in a few weeks the ins and out of navigating around Second Life as well as how to put together a moderately well made avi. Although I did have to answer the question of was I an alt a billion times. We move forward a few months and I was sucessful in aquring a job for Kayia Islands at one of their sims called Cupids Lagoon. It was a dream job in those times πŸ™‚ Hosting a venue with some fab people learning lots in Second Life and enjoying a job I loved to do. Sadly I had to leave as I was possibly moving in real life and also I wanted to spend a little more time doing my real life job. After a few months things settled down and I decided that it was time to try a new venture. That was when modeling came along and tempted me. So I signed up to a few agencies and it was Modelpages International that won my heart. My first big achievement there was to start the programme with them. Then I was lucky enough to graduate all be it a little later then I had hoped due to real life interruptions. Graduation day was wonderful and my first real live fashion show with them. I also managed in the same month to get selected for Miss Refined International and as a new model it was a huge achievement. Next along the line was to be lucky enough to be accepted to Rock Me Amadaeus as a in store model. I love working for the store and my family of girls are the best. In the last two months I think my greatest achievement has been being accepted into the Miss Refined contest. It was a great honour to be put through in Septembers round and I am totally enjoying the challenges to make it through to the finals. Recently I have also spent time on the House of Beningborough runway. It was also another highlight in my modeling career to have my pictures chosen as weekly winners with some of the best in the business. Of course there have been many others like walking in shows for a variety of other agencies. But to me these are the ones that stick out them most.

To finish with I want to try and include a song that I find inspirational. I played this for children in Year 6 in my RL job – we try to encourage them to stive for the skies πŸ™‚ It is their last year in our primary school age and a great song for end of year to help them remember how great they are πŸ˜‰

Click the link to hear a live version

The World\'s Greatest

R. KELLY
Miscellaneous
World’s Greatest
Album: Chocolate Factory (2003)

I am a mountain
I am a tall tree
Ohhh, I am a swift wind
Sweepin’ the country
I am a river
Down in the valley
Ohhh, I am a vision
And I can see clearly
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look ’em in the Face and say

I’m that star up in the sky
I’m that mountain peak up high
I made it
I’m the worlds greatest
And I’m that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it mmm
I’m the worlds greatest

I am a giant
I am an eagle
I am a lion
Down in the jungle
I am a marchin’ band
I am the people
I am a helpin’ hand
And I am a hero
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look ’em in the Face and say

I’m that star up in the sky
I’m that mountain peak up high
I made it
I’m the worlds greatest
And I’m that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it
I’m the worlds greatest

Makes me smile
TTYL

Keeley ~~~~~~~~~~~@

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Kicking back.

November 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm (Musings) (, , , )

Tonight Shal and I get to do something we rarely get time to do. Probably cause its my fault more than anything. We actually got invited to a beach party for Fashion Institute with the lovely people I have been studying with and those of whom I will be working in when I graduate with my Bachelors Degree in two classes time. It was nice to kick back and relax with people have a dance and a lot of laughs. That rarely happens these days as I seem to be so busy either modelling or doing practices, working at RMA- Rock Me Amadeus and or completing challenges and on the runway for House of Beningborough.
It has been a while since last Shal and I spent a long time doing anything other then modeling related work. We enjoyed the fun and laughter and had a little dance together again – a favourite past time of ours. He is such an excellent dancer too!!
Was nice to see Rumor, Colby, Talyia, Vel, Sparkie, Gem and Hershey as well as many others there. I have included a little piccy of our dances πŸ™‚ Bliss to be spending time together :).


TTYL

Keeley~~~~~~~~~~~~@

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Hair today gone tomorrow.

November 14, 2009 at 11:42 pm (Life of SL Model, Musings) (, , , , )

Well I don’t know if it is senility as I am yet another year older two days ago lol or that I was feeling erm particularly silly the other night and in some very rare down time Shal and I decided to do something totally insane. We were talking about how I am always trawling for great hair. He has um one hair πŸ™‚ Never the less I thought I would make some fun by well wearing all my hairs at once… Resulting picture follows….

It does seem a little silly to dress up like that but hey we all need some down time and we all need to have a laugh at our own expense. Now the resulting silliness caused us to have a giggling fit over some possible titles for the blog which was nice and also means now every time I go to put a hair on for an outfit I have to find out where I attached it!!!!! Oh well never mind a small price to pay for such fun for the evening. πŸ™‚

Here were the possible titles πŸ™‚
Now which shall I wear tonight?
Hair today gone tomorrow
I’m having a bad hair day
Hope I don’t get head lice
Hair raising day
New winter coat
Got hair?
Sort this out toni & guy
Is it shearing time
You gonna do some quilting ?
What do you think they’re gonna make of the hair… woman
How much shampoo do you think I need?
How much to re-colour all this?
How about a wax.. do i really need one?
Yeti’s love child
Boots here I come
Keel you really expect me to love you with all that hair – a lovely one from my other half πŸ™‚
Remind me to purchase a lawn mower – his offering again.

LOL not sure it will cut it in the world of modeling but such fun was had!

TTYL

Keeley ~~~~~~~~~@

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Ack I ran out of Lindens!

November 14, 2009 at 8:57 pm (Life of SL Model, Modeling world, Musings) (, , , , , , )

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Have you ever had one of those days when you have a hundred new hairs to buy and three outfits to style and just need the perfect jewels to go with one of them and realise your out of Lindens. I know silly isn’t it you go along clicking on this and clicking on that thinking its all going to be ok and before you have blinked twice its all gone. Do not be fooled into thinking that as a starting out model you can make money in SL. It costs to keep up with the latest fashions and with having new photos done to be ahead of the game. It cost to have the billion skins the hundreds of hair they thousands of must have outfits and don’t even mention the shoes and accessories as well as the jewelery. I think in the last two months I have tripled my inventory no i dare say quadrupled it!!! Each day I come on I am sure it grows I remember hitting 10,000 a week ago and now its at a robust 11,550 so that means I need to start some more culling and also some more sorting. I need to sort the blonds and the brunettes, the earings from the necklaces and the pumps from the stilettos πŸ™‚ It will be a totally huge task so I am going to dedicate a day to sorting. The only question now is when will I find the day:) What with full time teaching at the moment and also doing all the competitions and the castings I am up to the eyeballs in SL and RL work.
Now I can hear some models out there that have been in the business a lot longer then me say pish thats nothing you should see my inventory !! I remember not long ago having some inventory envy of a top model I happen to be chatting to in a well known hair shop. She warned me then and I still hear it ringing in my ears that she has two inventories πŸ™‚ One for everyday one for modeling and I remember a foolish new to modeling girl thinking.. Huh why on earth would she need that! … Now I know. She was a wise master but the new Jedi could not see her path yet!! Well until I sort mine! I have said no more buying for you Miss Keeley Cooperstone. Eek what to do….

Sorting through my files…
TTYL

Keeley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~@

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Thank god for small mercies.

November 13, 2009 at 11:17 pm (Life of SL Model, Musings) (, , , )

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Ok this is a pretty mundane thing but I just was thinking – thank god for small mercies. As a model in SL we need to make sure we look our best and show off the clients clothes in the best possible light. Many models pay lots of money for lovely skins and have a small stash they will choose from in an effort to be malleable for a designer and their clothes or a shoot they may be doing. I was thinking if this was in RL it would be brilliant if we could take off a skin that might not suit and change to another. I am sitting at home after having a lovely birthday yesterday and a nice dinner with my RL partner last night. I do not know how and or why but it seems I have a lovely massive zit growing beneath the skin. Yes I said it! A zit….. The curse of all women the bane of our existence a zit. Now I never hear on SL complaints of such things. Where do you find a model crying into her decaffeinated herbal no flavour tea waved through water about how she has suddenly developed a huge country on her chin the size of China! LOL never I bet. So its thank god for small mercies that for all the things that models on SL complain about and yes there is quite a bit they do complain over – that they never have to worry about spots, zits or anything of that nature.
Behind the keyboard and screen of the RL world I can continue to look beautiful to the SL eye whilst in reality I am thinking how am I ever going to cover this sucker with enough make up that small children do not go screaming when they see me walk down the street. Aint life grand πŸ™‚

TTYL

Keeley ~~~~~~~~~~~~@

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Dancing, dancing, dancing the night away.

November 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm (Life of SL Model, Musings) (, , , )

Yes ok I am singing Leo Sayer right now. I know this is one of those moments I should be writing in my ten things no one knows about me! Well I just had to put this in today as I had such a lovely time last night that I forgot to blog before I went to bed. Can you believe it! I went out dancing with Shal. He is my SL well i guess you could say significant other. We usually enjoy quite a wide variety of activities on SL. No now now take your mind out of the gutter….. our favourite thing to do apart from hanging out at our lovely beach house is to go dancing or to go listen to live music. occasionally we can be found joining Tuna Oddfellow at the Ball. It is amazing for anyone that has never been please check it out in world. ( Oddfellow Studios, Research Center (134, 133, 651))

Tuna Oddfellow was selected by NBC as SL’s “most talented avatar” for his magic and special effects show, also known as Tuna Oddfellow’s Odd Ball.

Check out http://youtube.com/watch?v=3ukKCWRJudM for a story on his winning the America’s Got Talent competition in SL. Tuna appeared twice on AGT on NBC television in 2007.

Just a little about him and a total digression LOL. Honestly I can’t say more other then go and have a look it is too hard to explain! So last night we decided to go and have a dance together – it has been ages and we have missed spending time together lately. Really important to keep one’s self grounded. So we went off to a place that Shalako had found and it was lovely. Of course we go to all the usual places but this was nice and not too crowded or laggy – just perfect for quality time. Here is a little piccy.

I am thankful I have someone so lovely to support me πŸ˜‰

TTYL

Keeley ~~~~~~~~~~~~~@

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10 Things About me :)

November 8, 2009 at 3:24 pm (Musings, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

I was thinking the other say that as contestants and competitors what do we really know about each other in Miss Refined πŸ™‚ So here are 10 things about me that most people (even people who think they know me well) don’t know.

#1 I like to quilt – not everyone knows about this one I love making traditional quilts from hand – very rare people actually see this as I was embarrassed about being young and enjoying such an old world craft πŸ™‚

#2 I hate to have baths – not too sure when this all came about but I much prefer to soak in a steamy shower for a long time then I do the bath – must be the pummeling water πŸ™‚

#3 I actually know how to change my own tires and to fix up various parts in my car. Due to a relationship with a mechanic I was privy to many long hours being right hand woman to him when he worked on our cars! I do learn.

#4 I love to sing and generally can be found singing in the shower and the car and at times when I am on my own at home. I was told I was tone deaf and sounded like a dog dying one time so have not assaulted anyones ears with my voice anymore πŸ™‚

#5 I hate sausages – don’t know what it is but ever since I was young I have hated all types of sausages and this is not without re trying them at lots of different stages.

#6 I have the same middle name and confirmation name as my best friend from Australia πŸ™‚ I think its only her and I that know that one πŸ™‚

#7 Im not a natural blonde πŸ™‚ Well not anymore hee hee

#8 I love the snow and even strange still I love it when its so cold it makes it all crinkly in your nose!!!!

#9 I do not like to be around people who always think that things go wrong. They have a very negative attitude and i find that it brings me down just a little πŸ™‚ I will always try to lift peoples spirit but they make it very hard!

#10 I love it when its cold and wet and i can curl up with a hot chocolate and a book πŸ™‚

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Gossip girl…

November 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm (Life of SL Model, Modeling world, Musings)

Well tonights blog I hope will be much shorter. It seems every time I write I tend to put so much in but I feel that without setting the scene how is it that you can understand what it is I am talking about. Maybe it is just me and I am somewhat too verbose πŸ™‚
Tonight I learned a valuable lesson about gossip.
I take my modeling very seriously and I take my tasks and competitions as well as castings very seriously. I also take my work placements very seriously too. It is hard when making friends to be free of chatting about things that happen and things that you see. I understand this and I am not going to say I am the most perfect person in the world as that would be unrealistic. All I do on SL is think about how I would like to be treated and treat others the same. The mantra has served me well in real life and I hope will still continue to serve me well in SL.

I was disappointed to learn that I was the part of some gossip that thankfully only went as far as two people. Whilst you need to let lots of things slide in SL as people can be well not mindful of others feelings I did get a bit disappointed about this particular instance. I have not mentioned names here as I do not wish to make more of it then needs to be and I don’t think mentioning names is really appropriate.

This particular person passed on some information to a friend about me that was incorrect and in fact could have caused me great upset. I am hoping she has only told one person this alleged information and hasn’t told others what she thought she knew. The fact of the matter when I had a polite word with her how she came by the info she wasnt in fact sure that it was I as the other party. I know I have been a bit vague here but the main reason for writing this and protecting people is that I want people to understand a few things.
1. People are real behind the avatars
2. What you say even when you dont really know can and will get back
3. That you dont win friends by talking about others.

I hope that the person I am talking about will take this advice on board. The lucky thing is that I try not to let others affect me and the support and love of the people I surround myself with is the things that I listen to most. The silly thing about this is that this person whilst probably trying to do good for another made the mistake of gossiping about someone else and had mistaken me for another. I hope she never has that happen to her !

TTYL
a little sadder

Keeley ~~~~~~~~~~~@

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