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Showing posts with label Competition. Show all posts
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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

THE “MISS & MR ELEGANCE” COMPETITION


*This article was updated 10/18/23
PAY TRIBUTE TO DIOR

That's it! The finalists of the Miss & Mr ELEGANCE contest are now known. With the last audition dedicated to Christian Dior, 18 women and 4 men now compete for the title of Miss & Mr ELEGANCE and the nice prize of L$60,000 in gifts.

A photographic report
by Orpheus & Hyaecinte




The corolla silhouette, Christian Dior's first great success, was the star on stage while the candidates presented their interpretation of the great French couturier. LUXE Paris fashion house also created a collection of ensembles à la Dior for the contest production team for the occasion.




Created in 2019 by Martine and Dante Lisa, the founders of ELEGANCE modeling academy, the Miss & Mr ELEGANCE contest is one of the few fashion contests where both men and women can participate.




Chosen by a jury made up of personalities from the fashion industry of Second Life, the 22 finalists will now have to show their strengths within the framework of four challenges: November 4 and 18, December 2 and 16.




The grand finale will take place on January 13. The challenges/shows will take place at 12:30 p.m. and the public is cordially invited. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/elegancemodelagencySL




*This article was updated 10/18/23

Thursday, August 18, 2022

SPOTLIGHT ON LUXE PARIS LOOK OF THE YEAR 2022 WINNER~ JADE PONO–Ely Catronis Reporting


The Annual LUXE Paris LOOK OF THE YEAR Competition is a glamorous event with the most beautiful models throughout the grid, all competing for the crown and the title to be the Ambassador of the LUXE Paris brand.  It is a tough competition of weekly themed photographs viewed by a panel of judges.


This year’s Ambassador, raised in Japan and living in Hawaii, found Second Life helped her to live out her passion and love for fashion and design. Jade Pono, a beautiful and confident model, found that perseverance and believing in yourself will one day prove that dreams do come true.  Jade will be the unique and outspoken Ambassador that LUXE Paris had looked for in the 2022 LOTY.  Come sit down at the table and meet Jade, this year’s winner.



Interview with Jade Pono


Ely Catronis (EC):  Congratulations to you on winning your title! What were your thoughts that moment when they called your name as the winner?


Jade Pono (JP): Honestly  I don't remember the details.


Throughout the show, the local chat was full of audience chats and announcements from the hosts, plus I had to follow the instructions of the show's group chat director, so

My screen was constantly flooded with chatter.


Then, just before the announcement of the winner, someone in the audience shouted "Nikki You got it! So I honestly thought that Nikkilicious, one of the finalists and a great stylist, had won.


About 10 seconds later, I remembered Mika announced my name, but I was kind of listening to it from a distance as a third party. Under those special and unusual circumstances, I was feeling a bit flustered, my feet weren't on the ground, and I didn't really feel that I was called the winner at all.


I started receiving a lot of IMs right away, and then the director told me to go to the podium by IM. Even then, I still didn't really realize what was going on.


I've been modeling full-time for almost 4 years, so when I get instructions from the director, I follow the cue and can move naturally without thinking. So I automatically walked to the podium. From that moment to the next day, I received several hundred IMs from friends and acquaintances. I was crazy busy just replying to all of those so I really didn't have time to think about what was going on...hahaha...


It's been a week today since the finale of the competition and I still can not believe what happened to me.



EC: Wow.  That is an incredible story. I can imagine the surprise. Where are you from and how did you discover SL?


Jade: I was born and raised in Japan. In my mid-twenties,  I married a local American Hawaiian man who was introduced to me through work in Japan then I moved to Hawaii. My English reading and writing skills were limited to what I learned in compulsory schooling, and my English conversation skills were almost non-existent.  Therefore, almost 100% of the English I use in daily conversation today is something I acquired naturally while living in Hawaii.


One day I found SL when I was reading an article that talked about the experiences of people doing virtual worlds. At first, I was just curious and thought I would quit when I got bored, but I got hooked on the fun of it.


EC: How did you come across your passion for fashion and modeling in SL?


Jade: I get asked this question many times but I actually don't remember much detail about how I was involved in the SL Fashion industry.  Maybe it was my fate... I will share here as much as I can remember. 


In the beginning, when I started SL, I just liked to shop and visit different stores and events.

I enjoy dressing up every day and didn't think more than that.  I don't know if I should reveal too much about my real life, but before my late real-life husband died, he had several businesses of different fields going and he was a pioneer in some of them in Hawaii. 


One of them was Haute Couture Clothing Business.  All of the clothes were one-of-a-kind and completely handmade, and he was able to run a few solo runway shows, albeit locally in Hawaii.

The store has already closed, but as a remnant of that, before my husband's death, there were always piles of posters for shows and tons of clothing fabrics in the house here and there. I am 5'4" (164cm ) tall in real life, so of course, I can't be a runway model and I can't follow a strict diet program. But I always admired this glamorous world from afar.


Then I happened to start SL, and after a while, I heard that a friend of mine was going to be in a runway show as a model, and I was interested to see there was such a thing in SL, so I went to see it. After that, I enrolled in a modeling academy.  After graduation, I participated in castings for all kinds of modeling agencies, and I was kind of selfless, and before I knew it, four years had passed,  and I belonged to more than 20 agencies.


EC:  Is there a person, style or brand that inspires you the most?


Jade: There is not only one person or style or brand that inspires me so this is difficult to answer.   I share one from real life and some from Secondlife. 


In real life, I love Guo Pei very much.  It is a Haute Couture brand that is a mixed style of Asian Romantic Avant-Garde.  I want to make clothes like that in SL one day.


In Second Life, as stylist and model, my greatest respect goes to Falbala Staheli (Falbala Fairey), Wicca Merlin, Hanne Strawberry Keinn, Steele Sinah, World Undercroft,  Carley Benazzi , Jeanie Waydelich, and Shantal Gravois.    I like the way they don't flatter anyone and just go their own way. 


When you are a model, you are constantly being told many things by the people around you. Of course, it is important as a professional to listen to the advice to change things, but if you let yourself be swayed by it, you will lose sight of who you are. It is the difference between being one of many models and being unique.  These people don't bend to their own style. No matter what the theme of their styling, it is easy to tell who they are at a glance. 


I have a very flexible and gentle personality outside. It's one of my personality and correct but inside of myself is actually a very stubborn and hard head.  But if I show this part too much in public, I will lose the job so I adjust myself when I do modeling.


So these people I mentioned really got my respect. They have confidence in themselves and are not afraid to be different, always speaking to the world about who they are by their styling. I hope one day to become this level.  I know it's a long road to become like this! 


Also  Morgan Incognito, Melinda Bayn, Selena Takeda,  Shiloh Mae,  Tymon Alexander have got my respect not only as models but also as human beings. They are all my true SL family.  They support me both in my good times and bad times.  I love them dearly and received HUGE inspiration from them. 


There are so many brands that inspire me in Secondlife , it's hard to narrow it down to just one, but of course, Luxe Paris and I love Ridi - Ludi - Fool (Japanese Avant Garde brand) very much.  Zibska, Heth Haute Couture and Eshi Otawara.  About Eshi Otawara, I haven't had the real experience , but I keep hearing about this brand all the time from veteran fellow models so I went to research and found out that it was a pioneer of Avant Garde Fashion of  SL...since then this brand is hooked in my mind.


EC: That is enlightening to learn all the inspiration that gave us your unique style. Now that you are wearing the Look of The Year crown, what are your plans for representing Luxe Paris in Second Life?


Jade: I would like to fulfill my responsibilities as an ambassador for this year.


First of all, I would like to do my job as a poster model for a new product. I would like to resume blogging by the beginning of next month at the latest, and actively introduce Luxe Paris products on social networks. I want to do something that will help sales as much as possible.


Second, I plan to do the Luxe Paris runway shows at multiple agencies.


Third, I plan on attending charity shows or events. I have little experience of this in the past. It's a lot of work so from now on, I should save some energy for this! 


And finally, I want to become a designer, though it is still just a dream at this point.  For the Luxe Paris competition challenge, I added sleeves and fringe to create a 1970's hippie style for the 1st challenge, and for the final formal gown, I made a cape with the Luxe Paris logo on it and added it to the styling.  I have a lot of designs swirling around in my head. But I don't have the skills to make them a reality yet, so I'll be practicing making clothes all this year. 



EC: We are looking forward to seeing your journey this year. Do you have any advice for other models who might be inspired to try for next year’s Look of the Year of Luxe Paris competition?



Jade: I felt that this Luxe Paris of The Year contest was a tough one. You are not bound for 3 or 4 months like some of the other known competitions, but because of that, each challenge is more intense.


This contest decides the ambassador of the Luxe Paris brand, which is a big difference from other competitions where you are not bound by the brand and can style your own clothes freely.


The only jewelry that could be used this time was from the sponsor, Zuri Jewelry, and they did not encourage hair accessories that would stand out more than the brand's signature pieces.


I thought that hairstyle, makeup, and poses were very important to stand out from the other contestants and to catch the judges' attention.


I feel that it is very difficult to get to the top unless you can attract judges one rank higher than that and make them want to copy your styling. 


For example, it is said that it is taboo to raise one's hands and show one's sides in a formal gown on the runway, but if you get too caught up in this rule, all the poses will fall within the safe line, and it will be boring to watch. I recommend incorporating one or two poses that challenge the viewer until the very last minute.


I think we should always evolve and keep changing, and to do that, we should always challenge ourselves.


Also, I highly recommend and suggest for you attend all the seminars during this competition that Ponchituti Boucher from One On One Modeling Agency and Naar Rexen from In-Nova Agency offer to the finalists. These seminars will help you a lot and are worth it for all the models. 


EC: As a model, are there other fashion-related events that you see yourself getting involved in?


Jade: Yes.  I am involved as a model and blogger manager for a charity event called I Say No Event Benefit to Rainn (ISNE), which is directly connected to the Real Life Rainn organization. This is the third year.


Another project is The Powerhouse Collective which shines a light on minorities in every sense of the word, models who are talented but not getting out in the public eye for various reasons.  I am a Co-Owner of the agency.  So far we have created several video shows. Next month we will do our first show with an audience.


EC: Besides Modeling, is there anything else that you enjoy?


Jade: Some of my friends are videographers and they sometimes invite me to perform in their dance videos.  We are usually dressed up in mini-skirted kimonos, belly dancers, K-pop, or other costumes (Cosplay type) and dance with a few or a large group of people.

EC:  Thank you for the interview today. It has been wonderful to meet and talk with you. Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers?


Jade:  First I would like to say my sincere gratitude to the owners of Luxe Paris, Mika Palmyra and Paris Skytower, and also all the judges of the competition and staff.  Because of them I am here and have the opportunity for this interview. 


I must confess that I have done a fair amount of work over the past four years.  It was not unusual for me to be working two shows on the same day, rehearsing for the next show, and shooting poster models for designer products.


Before this Luxe Paris contest, I had participated in several other contests, but the results were not so good. More than once, I wondered why I was not recognized for my hard work and why I was not getting any results. So I've been in a ' Zen '  mood these past few years.  Zen mood means I just do my own best and not think about anything other than that. 


So I came to the Luxe Paris of The Year 2022 contest this time with the stance of doing my best and not expecting any results. 


So I could not believe they chose me as a winner. I can't really feel it.


So, if there are models who are struggling with the lack of results in the contests, I really understand the pain and struggles that they are going through, and I want to encourage them from the bottom of my heart.


It could be tomorrow or it could be a few years from now that you get results. In my case, it took 4 years.


Once you get the results, all the hard work and underachievement until then will be nothing. So please don't give up, be optimistic that you are on the way to a bright future, and just look forward and do your best.


Additional Information


LUXE Paris Look of the Year Grand Finale LIVE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiNyzUx4WeQ&t=3s

LUXE Paris has found its new ambassador: JADE PONO WINS! ~ The SL Enquirer


Preferred Contact: Jade Pono

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/jade.pono.39/


Thursday, August 11, 2022

LUXE Paris has found its new ambassador: JADE PONO WINS!

 



It is Jade Pono, an experienced model renowned for her professionalism and her style woven with ardor and femininity, who won over the LOOK of the YEAR jury during the grand final Sunday.

PHOTOS: MONÏ 

It took a long time for Jade to realize that she had just been elected LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR!

“When Mika Palmyra announced that she was going to reveal the name of the winner, someone in the crowd shouted Nikki You got that! so I thought, cool, it's Nikki, now I'm going to be able to go rest because I haven't slept for two nights, I was so feverish,'' tells Jade with emotion.

''But I was getting all kinds of weird messages...and the coordinator was asking me to go in front! I was totally confused... Until I saw the crown arriving in my inventory!''

Japanese living in Hawaii, Jade Pono has been a professional virtual model for five years.

''Short in real life, I wanted a second life as a great tall top model so I got to work, combining training and participating in as many fashion shows as possible to gain experience.
''Today I am member of 25 agencies and on some Saturdays, I have three shows in a row!''

The new LUXE Paris ambassador received L$50,000 in cash, an elegant tiara created for her by Zuri Rayna and another L$50,000 in gift cards from LUXE Paris, ZURI Jewellery, In-Nova Modeling Academy, Swank & Co, ProPose Modeling Poses and Visionaire Photo Institute.



The runners up
HUNIPET & LATHILDA

In the wake of Jade, also very stylish and remarkable on the runway, another highly reputable experienced model, Hunipet Delicioso, 1st runner up, and a student model, a new star, Lathilda, 2nd runner up.

The two runners-up each received L$10,000 in cash, a ZURI tiara and over L$15,000 in gift cards.

The three LOOK of the YEAR winners will also appear in several reports in The SL Enquirer and in the magazines SL Confidencial, SL20 and LUXE Paris.

A SPECTACULAR FINAL

It's a colorful show that the 12 finalists delivered in their last LOOK of the YEAR challenge. On a grandiose stage created by Parisian Skytower, co-owner LUXE Paris, the great 12 took us on a journey around the world by interpreting, in turn, a particular look inspired by one of the 12 most important fashion capitals of the planet.

In our fantasy world, Rihanna, Cher and Madonna, three of the world’s biggest fashion icons, created the Global Fashion Ball to benefit hungry children. At their head table, 12 elegant women diplomats representing the 12 most important fashion capitals of the planet, the 12 LOOK of the YEAR finalists!

Each of the finalists was asked to prepare a formal look representing the fashion style of a particular capital. The 12 greatest fashions capitals were selected according to the latest Global Fashion & Luxury Cities Index (Nov 2021) and assigned to the finalists randomly.

And all the finalists shone, admirably capturing the fashion essence of each of the capitals and arousing an extremely close vote.




A JURY of 13 FASHION
& MEDIA PERSONALITIES

Finalists had to present an outfit made up of LUXE Paris clothing and ZURI jewellery and have received for this, generous gift cards from both brands. The LOOK of the YEAR contest is the only style competition on the grid which subsidizes its finalists.

The jury was made up of 13 personalities from the fashion and media worlds: Parisian Skytower & Mika Palmyra,
LUXE Paris owners, Zuri Rayna, owner and designer Zuri Jewelry, Valsnia, LOOK of the YEAR 2021-2022, Ponchituti Boucher, legendary top model, co-owner of One On One Agency and owner ProPose Modeling Poses, Frolic Mills, another virtual fashion legend who practically invented the industry in Second Life and the owner of the new SL20 magazine, Lanai Jarrico, owner of The SL Enquirer, , Adonis Lubomir, owner of Swank Events and Womenstuff group, Chema K, owner of SL Confidencial magazine, Ava Jhamin, co-owner The A-List and L'Amour Productions, Stephano Del Piero, teacher at In-Nova Model Training Academy, Consuela Blanche, manager Visionaire Photo Institute, Virgo, manager of the Latin Quarter.


The judges have awarded a score to each finalist by evaluating the accuracy and originality of their interpretation of their fashion capital as well as the presence of LUXE Paris and ZURI elegance. They also evaluated the finalists stage presence and charisma. The scores allocated during this last challenge were added to those of the first challenge, which took place ten days ago on the theme DECADES of FASHION 1950-2020. It is the sum that determined the winner.



SURPRISE!
VALSNIA LAUNCHES
HER 1st COLLECTION

As soon as the FASHION CAPITALS challenge was over, Mika Palmyra, the other owner-designer of LUXE Paris, left de judges' lounge to proceed with the compilation of the votes. Usually a long and boring moment, this waiting period turned into magic tho as Valsnia, outgoing LOOK of the YEAR winner, surprised the crowd with the launch of her first collection for LUXE Paris!

Suddenly, the majestic runway decked out of gold and onyx disappeared to give way to a magical Hindu garden. Five top models from One On One Agency, ZosiaAura, Memole, Miso, Tiy and Sholy, appeared as so many mysterious goddesses... This is because Valsnia's new collection pays homage to her country, India.

"I married traditional fabrics from my own real-life wardrobe with today's styles and cuts to show the two sides of India, its fondness for the past and its modernity," says Valsnia.

Among the traditional fabrics used, Valsnia's wedding dress and that of her mother.



SHOCKED
JADE COULDNT FIND
HER WORDS

The presentation of the collection ''LUXE Paris COLORS of INDIA by Valsnia'' was immediately followed by the long-awaited highlight of the event, the crowning of the new LOOK of the YEAR, Jade Pono, and of the runners-up Hunipet Delicioso and Lathilda.

Jade was so shocked that it took her long minutes before she could find her words to thank the judges, the organization and her supporters. On the VPC, the models' private communication system when they are on stage, the show's coordinator, Lali Arbizu, was begging Jade to break the silence...

''I just couldn't believe it'', Jade exclaims.
''I still cant believe it'', she added, 48 hours later.

Sa soeur Morgan
l'a inspirée

This is the second year that Jade has taken part in the LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR competition. Chosen in the semi-finals last year, she had not been selected for the final and here she is the big winner! What happened? What changed?

“What a tough question,” Jade comments with a laugh. ''I think it was my sister Morgan Incognito who inspired me. I so wanted her to be proud of me!

Morgan, Jade's virtual sister, also Japanese in RL, is a celebrity in the fashion world both for her qualities as a top model and for her involvement in many projects to improve the world such as her I SAY NO campaign benefiting RAINN, the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network.

Jade also thinks the LOOK of the YEAR mentoring team and the training she received in her early days at Naar Rexen's In-Nova Academy played a big role.

THE BEST PART:
THE MENTORING CLASSES!

"These mentorship classes and seminars with legendary supermodel Ponchitutti Boucher were the best part of the competition," she says feistily.
''It's worth millions of dollars to me!
''As for the school that introduced me to modeling, In-Nova, it is an extremely serious and very demanding institution!
''I even learned the basics of design there, which allowed me to create a cape to highlight my LUXE Paris dress for the final!''

Obviously, no one will be surprised to learn that Jade would like to continue her design apprenticeship within the LUXE Paris team. To be continued!

You regret missing the LOOK of the YEAR grand final?
Watch the ''live'' broadcasted by SL4Live-TV on YouTube:

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Breaking News! The new LUXE Paris LOOK OF THE YEAR IS JADE PONO!

 




Jade Pono is the new LUXE Paris ambassador! Hunipet Delicioso won the 1st Runner Up tiara and Lathilda won the 2nd Runner UP tiara.

Jade was chosen from among 12 grand finalists by a jury of 13 fashion and media personalities. The finalists were themselves selected from more than 300 applications.

The new 2022 winner received L$50,000 in cash, an exquisite tiara created for her by Zuri Rayna, and another L$50,000 in gift cards from LUXE Paris, Zuri Jewellery, In-Nova Modeling Academy, Swank & Co, ProPose Modeling Poses and Visionaire Photo Institute.

Jade also received a VIP invitation to join the ranks of the prestigious One On One agency, producer of the LOOK of the YEAR final.

Jade, Hunipet, and Lathilda will also be the stars of reports in the SL Enquirer and the magazines SL Confidencial, SL20, and LUXE Paris.

FULL REPORT TO COME WITH MONI'S PHOTOGRAPHIC MAGIC!
SEE THE FINAL ON YOUTUBE in a SL4Live-TV production AT


Sunday, July 17, 2022

LOOK of the YEAR The' MAKING OF' Episode 1- NOW ONLINE!



Filmmaker Petlove Petshop takes us behind the scenes of the LOOK of the YEAR competition, following the adventures of our 12 finalists step by step. In this first episode of this Making Of, the broadcast of which will continue until the election of the new LUXE Paris ambassador, she explains the concept of the competition, takes us on a tour of the Hall of Candidates with its walls lined with hundreds of photos and attends the mentorship workshop. Next episode: The Judges Brunch.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR SPOTLIGHTS on the 1st GROUP of SEMI-FINALSTS!


Updated 5/30/22

CRICKET, LOKIA, ROSE, STORMY, TRINITY & VEE2000X!

It's a go! The LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR jury has chosen the first group of six semi-finalists. Cricket Palianta, Lokia Float, Rose Fae, Stormy Spires, Trinity Aironaut and Vee2000x are now in the race for the prestigious title and the fabulous gifts that come with it!

L$50K TO WIN!

The new LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR will win L$50,000 cash and as much in gifts offered by sponsors. The two runners-up will receive L$10,000 cash and numerous gifts too. It is one of SL's most generous contests and it is open to ALL women of style.

No need to be a professional model since the organization benefits from a team of mentors and professors to guide newcomers.

That said, the LOOK of the YEAR competition is also a place where professionals in the trade shine. The ones who are not afraid to compete against beginners since each year a few rising stars reach the final. The 1919 crown was even won by a debutante. For the professional, this competition is therefore an unusual challenge, a little destabilizing, but how exciting!




STILL TIME TO PARTICIPATE

The jury will select 6 semi-finalists every week until end of June so applications are accepted until Thursday June 23 midnight.

We remind you that LUXE Paris is looking for an ambassador, a stylish woman who will represent the brand with elegance and charisma. Could it be you?

Very easy to participate: Put on a LUXE Paris outfit, add your charming style, capture a photo, put your official name in the title and send with FULL PERMISSIONS to the avatar LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR inworld. Gift to all participants!

More information at the store and at www.LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR.com

Thursday, April 14, 2022

COULD YOU BE THE NEXT LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR? L$50,000 cash TO WIN!

 


A contest for ALL stylish women

Do you have a passion for fashion? Does your style and elegance set you apart? Well maybe
you have what it takes to become the next LUXE Paris ambassador and win L$50,000 cash!

No need to be a professional model because this competition is purely about style and we have the best experts to initiate you to the art of walking a stage so you live a beautiful and rewarding experience. 

But we are also calling the stars of the runway as style is definitely their cup of tea. They just have to have the guts to compete with beginners as every year we have newcomers who make it to the finale.


‘‘I TRULY FELT LIKE A CELEBRITY!’’
                        -Valsnia
              LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR 2021-2022

‘’The best memory of my reign is when LUXE Paris published an article about me and my real-life experiences in the brand's magazine and website, in the SL Enquirer, and in the Spanish magazine SL Confidencial'', confides Valsnia with emotion. 
‘’I truly felt like a celebrity!’’

Valsnia refers to a report recounting her victory in the competition, the final of which coincided with her marriage in real life! 

Valsnia was about to walk for the grand finale when her real-life friends showed up at her house to surprise her and celebrate the end of her celibacy. 

‘’After a moment of panic, I  regained my composure and had everyone sit around my screen while explaining what was happening’’ relates Valsnia.

REALLY EASY TO TRY YOUR LUCK! GIFT TO EACH PARTICIPANT!

You got style? Try your luck and show it to us! It is really easy to participate and everyone who sends their photo will receive a LUXE Paris outfit as a gift upon receipt of their first submission! 

Do not hesitate! Trust your fashion flair! Put on a LUXE Paris outfit, add your charming style, capture a photo, put your official name in the title and send it with FULL PERMISSIONS to the avatar LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR inworld.

You can submit as many as 5 photos every week, but each picture must present a different LUXE Paris outfit. Each of the photos submitted will be evaluated by the jury as if it was a new candidate. So the sooner you start participating, the more likely you are to be selected for the semi-finals.

Each week for five weeks, starting May 30th, we will be posting photos of 6 semi-finalists on our website at www.luxeparislookoftheyear.com and in The SL Enquirer. The semi-finalist's pictures will also be published in SL Confidencial magazine inworld. In addition, we will be exhibiting the photos of all the participants in the Hall of Candidates at our main store in Bao/67/72/26.

When we have 30 semi-finalists, our jury will then proceed to the selection of 12 finalists.

EACH of the 12 FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE 10 LUXE Paris OUTFITS and L$ 1500 WORTH of ZURI JEWELRY

The twelve big ones, selected from the photos, will be revealed on July 4th and invited to the Judges' Brunch on July 17th. It is at this event that the finalists will each
receive a L$ 3000 LUXE Paris gift card (approximately 10 outfits) and L$ 1500 worth of Zuri jewelry! This will allow them to create their looks for the 2 challenges/shows at almost no cost. 

LUXE Paris and its prestigious partners are proud to present an inclusive competition where everything is done so that EVERYONE can flourish.




The JUDGES' BRUNCH A FIRST ROLE as an AMBASSADOR 

It is also at the Brunch that the jury will meet the finalists for the first time in person. The twelve greats will be called upon to play their role as ambassadors of LUXE Paris.

Why would they be good ambassadors? What are their assets to play such a role? Each of the finalists will be invited to type a short speech in the public chat to make themselves better known to the judges and will also have to answer questions from the jury.

For this event, the finalists will have to dress in LUXE Paris, as they would if they 
were LOOK of the YEAR and invited to represent the brand at a brunch with fashion VIPs. No marks will be awarded for this event but the presentations of the finalists will allow the judges to get an idea of their personality, which will certainly influence the scores during rounds 2 and 3 of the final.

TWO CHALLENGES-SHOWS

Two challenge shows will effectively follow the Judges' Brunch. The theme of the first challenge will be ''Decades of Fashion 1950-2020'' as the second challenge will highlight the twelve most important fashion capitals of the planet. For each challenge, the 12 finalists will have to present a LUXE Paris outfit with ZURI Jewelry. 

It is the cumulative scores awarded by the judges during these two challenges that will determine who will be LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR 2022-2023 and the two runners-up.

A team of 15 judges from the worlds of fashion, media and entertainment will determine who will be the next LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR. This imposing and prestigious jury ensures a wide diversity of opinions and a transparent and fair process.

Over L$100,000 in prizes 
ONE of SL'S MOST GENEROUS CONTEST!

In addition to the L$50,000 in cash, the new LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR will win:

. One year of free shopping at LUXE Paris (value L$30,000)
. A tiara created especially for her by ZURI and a L$5,000 gift card
. A scholarship from IN-NOVA Modeling Academy (value L$ 3,500)
. A private photography class with Wren Noir, co-owner of Visionaire Photo Institute (L$5,000)
. A L$3,500 ProPose gift card (professional fashion poses)
. A L$2,000 Swank & Co gift card
, A VIP invitation to join the ranks of the prestigious ONE On ONE Modeling Agency.

The great winner will also be the protagonist of several reports in the magazine LUXE Paris, The SL Enquirer, SL Confidencial, SL20 as well as on LUXE Paris website.


The two super finalists will receive:

. L$10,000 in cash,
. A superb tiara from ZURI and a gift card (L$3,000, 2nd, L$2,000, 3rd)
. A L$5000 scholarship from IN-NOVA Modeling Academy, 
. A gift card from PROPOSE (L$2,500, 2nd, L$1,500, 3rd)
. A L$1,000 SWANK & CO gift card, 
. A private photography class with Wren Noir from VISIONAIRE (value L$5,000)
. A mentoring session with Ponchituti Boucher. 

They will also be interviewed for the magazines The SL Enquirer, SL20, SL Confidencial, and LUXE Paris.



Do you want to know more? Go at LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR 2022 


 
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