Wicca’s Wisdom.

November 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm (Shows and events) (, , , , , )

Once upon a time you get an opportunity to do something that you don’t normally do and for me that was attending the session at Fashion Institute where you could talk to the famous Wicca Merlin in an Open Forum with Wicca. The info for the session only said ‘We are delighted to invite you and all of your friends to an open forum with Wicca Merlin. Wicca is a top professional model in SL and here is your chance to come and quiz her on any aspect of modeling.’

I was quite interested in what she would have to say and curious how one of the best in the industry handled the pressure and all the requirements of modeling. It was a great talk and she was a lovely person to be so honest, open and frank. We listened to her talk about her time in the modeling industry and some do’s and don’ts she would suggest. As well as talking about some interesting things that had happened to her during her time so far. She had some very good advice about being unique and to have a unique style and I didn’t realise how much trouble she went to, to keep her face as similar for all pictures as possible – so the brand of Wicca Merlin remains the same. It was interesting also to hear about other areas of modeling and the fashion industry that she was involved with. I think she was promoting as it being very important as a model to be involved in your agency in other capacity. I really was so enthralled by the session and it was lovely to have Shal come along with me to support me in some of my training. He is good he always helps out and I think honestly I am very fortunate to have such a supportive special person in my life :). During the time with Wicca I was fortunate enough to ask a question so I included the information about what I asked and what was said. What a great answer 🙂

[15:48] Wicca Merlin: if you like to ask it is Keeley 😉
[15:48] Keeley Cooperstone: I just was interested how do you find the time to fit in all that you do 🙂
[15:48] Sparkie Funizza: lol good question
[15:49] Sakura23 Bleac: lol that is good
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: against all rumors i have an RL ..i have the advantage that iam a musician in RL so i can do my schedule by my own
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: but
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: count the time you have
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: for your self
[15:49] Keeley Cooperstone: 🙂
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: and then think what all you can handle
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: and think about what takes you hwo long
[15:49] Wicca Merlin: for example
[15:50] Wicca Merlin: if you have 4 hours time
[15:50] Wicca Merlin: you can go to the store you model for ..then you can open a small window for example photoshop and edit your pics or write a note cards and you even can pay attention for the incoming customers
[15:51] Keeley Cooperstone: lol yeps im hearing my life right now 😉
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: then you can sort your inventory and thinking about what time you else have for another appointment
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: time managing is it
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: get yourself an agenda
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: for SL onöly
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: only
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: get in your important RL times
[15:51] Keeley Cooperstone: multi tasking 🙂
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: and make frames of times in a colored way when you have time to do some
[15:51] Wicca Merlin: write that down and follow that plan
[15:51] prazillo Lemon is Online
[15:51] Keeley Cooperstone: nods
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: never change a running system and first come first serve
[15:52] Noa Daffyd: are there any agenda’s you can use in-world?
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: nop
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: i only have a “ols” paper calendar”
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: that never gets lost
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: or SL eaten
[15:52] Rumour Market: great discipline!!
[15:52] Sakura23 Bleac: lol
[15:52] Veronica Krasner: right I use my cellphone and set it with alarms 🙂 only for SL 🙂
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: or some else
[15:52] Talyia Tarber: google calendar is wonderful. 🙂
[15:52] Anabella Ravinelli: lol
[15:52] Keeley Cooperstone: i use google
[15:52] Keeley Cooperstone: snap
[15:52] Anabella Ravinelli: google is amazing
[15:52] Sakura23 Bleac: *hugz google*
[15:52] Rumour Market: hehehe google fanatics R Us!
[15:52] Anabella Ravinelli: hehe
[15:52] Keeley Cooperstone: lol
[15:52] Lorac Cleanslate: yes I do all threee
[15:52] Lorac Cleanslate: have back ups
[15:52] Anabella Ravinelli: (thanks to Colby and Tal)
[15:52] Wicca Merlin: iam a very “classy ” person and always scared that all what i don’t have in my hand can get lost
[15:53] Keeley Cooperstone: mmh
[15:53] Wicca Merlin: but everyone can set his or her own favourites to use what is the best
[15:53] Keeley Cooperstone: ty wicca

Well I look forward to other sessions like this so that I can learn more about how to be my best from the best – learning is so important to development.

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 🙂 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 🙂 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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Life post Miss Refined.

November 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm (Miss Refined International, MRI blogs) (, , , )

Well one would have to always ask the question What happens after the whole competition of Miss Refined is over?  When the girls have all walked, they have charmed and posed their way into peoples hearts and the last announcements have been made. When they have found SL’s most beautiful, intelligent and talented female avatar. What will Miss Refined have to look forward to?  Yes there are many wonderful prizes and I am sure trying to spend the money or gift cards and the hundredth trying on of the tiara and once she has detached the glorious trophy and rezzed it in her place of worship.  What will she be looking forward to doing? 

Well for this little lady I think the most important part of the title that I would relish should I be so lucky would the spokes model role.  For me I think its important for someone that has evolved and changed so much, that has started to work toward becoming the best they can be, and also kept true to their beliefs and ideals  should share their knowledge with others.  There is nothing like helping another to learn even if its a small aspect. I can not tell you enough how much through my journey in modeling how a kind word a point or tip has helped me along my way.  I have one kind lady that mentors me and she supports me which is very rare to find.  It is with her help I become a better person a better model and continue to evolve. To me this is the most important part of winning the title and will be the part I look forward to the most. What a prestigious thing to have the ability to represent a great agency and then to become a spokes model for the Miss Refined ideals.  What a huge responsibility and one I readily look forward to should I be lucky enough to be chosen.

TTYL

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

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