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Friday, June 28, 2024

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR Catsmeow, Tilly, Twinkie, Vanessa, Viginia & Vortice advance to the semi-finals!




The LOOK of the YEAR jury selected the second group of six semi-finalists. Well done to Catsmeow17, Tilly Opaline, TwinkieBean, VanessaJane66, Virginia Starchild and Vortice41 who are now in the race to obtain the prestigious LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR title and the incredible L$50,000 cash prize that comes with it!

 

In this challenge, the participants were paying tribute to Ponchituti Boucher, the legendary fashion producer, top modèle and instructor and a very inspiring muse for LUXE Paris since the creation of the brand twelve years ago.

 

YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE

 

Your photo is not there? It's not over! There will be 3 more selections of six semi-finalists in the coming weeks.

 

This week, we invite participants to create a LUXE Paris look for the famous jeweler Zuri Rayna who make diamonds and pearls dance in our life.



 

SPOTLIGHTS ON ZURI

 

She looks like a modern-day princess with her long hair, voluptuous jewelry and natural grace. And she makes us look like royalty with her opulent and refined creations. You will already recognize the legendary Zuri Rayna, jeweler in Second Life since 2007, another wonderful muse for LUXE Paris!

 

You want to know more? You will discover her tastes and preferences in her inspirational text in the FASHION ICONS SECTION of our website.

 

Next week will be dedicated to Coco Chanel and the last week/challenge will pay a tribute to the unforgettable Frolic Mills.

 

Remember that both men and women can participate. If the icon is female, the male participant must simply create a look for the icon's companion. Do not see the icons as limits but rather as flames to ignite your imagination. We definitely don't want carbon copies! Let your creativity run wild. Charm us! Surprise us!

 

FOR WOMEN & MEN, PROS & BEGINNERS

 

LUXE Paris is looking for an ambassador, an elegant and original person, with charisma. Could be a woman or a man. Could be a professional or a beginner, this has already been seen. The organization offers tailored mentoring to the 12 finalists.

 

Do you have what it takes? Send your photo FULL PERM to the avatar LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR in world. The deadline to submit your photo for the Tribute to Zuri Rayna is Thursday July 4th at midnight. Each participant receives a free LUXE Paris ensemble upon reception of the first photo. Stop procrastinating! Beyond the competition, a unique fashion adventure is within your reach!

 



The 2024 LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR competition is carried out in collaboration with One On One Agency, Zuri Jewelry, In-Nova Academy, The SL Enquirer, SL Confidencial, Swank Events, the Womenstuff and Menstuff groups, the Latin Quarter, ProPose Professional Poses, Hyacinth Poses & Design, Hayabusa Design and SL4Live-TV.

More information at LUXE Paris Fashion House

Saturday, June 22, 2024

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR JENNI, JUDE, KEIRA, LAYCIE, GIRASOL & WYATT ARE IN THE RACE!


Its a go! The LOOK of the YEAR jury selected the first group of six semi-finalists. Well done to Jenni Eros, Jude Tatham, Keira Rhapsody, Laycie Pearl, Girasolmx and WyattFrost who are now in the race to obtain the prestigious LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR title and the incredible L$50,000 cash prize that comes with it!

44 applications were submitted for this first challenge dedicated to Jade Pono, our wonderful LOOK of the YEAR 2022 taken away by cancer.

YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE

Your photo is not there? It's not over. There will be four more selections of six semi-finalists in the coming weeks.

This week, we invite participants to create a LUXE Paris look for the famous fashion event producer Ponchituti Boucher, or for her partner, if the candidate is male.




SPOTLIGHTS ON PONCHITUTI

Extraordinary style icon, Ponchituti Boucher has been shining on Second Life fashion industry for almost fifteen years and always was an immense inspiration for LUXE Paris.

Also a modeling instructor, Ponchituti has discovered so many runway stars that she is nicknamed The Mother of All Models!

You don't know her very well? You will discover her tastes and preferences in her inspirational text on our website.

Next week will be dedicated to the jeweler Zuri Rayna, then it will be the tribute week to Coco Chanel and the week dedicated to the legendary Frolic Mills.

Do not see the icons as limits but rather as flames to ignite your imagination. We definitely don't want carbon copies! Let your creativity run wild. Charm us! Surprise us!




FOR WOMEN & MEN, PROS & BEGINNERS

LUXE Paris is looking for an ambassador, an elegant and original person, with charisma. Could be a woman or a man. Could be a professional or a beginner, this has already been seen. The organization offers tailored mentoring to the 12 finalists.

Do you have what it takes? Send your photo FULL PERM to the avatar LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR in world. The deadline to submit your photo for the Tribute to Ponchituti is Thursday June 27 at midnight. Each participant receives a free LUXE Paris ensemble upon reception of the first photo. Stop procrastinating! Beyond the competition, a unique fashion adventure is within your reach!

The 2024 LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR competition is carried out in collaboration with One On One Agency, Zuri Jewelry, In-Nova Academy, The SL Enquirer, SL Confidencial, Swank Events, the Womenstuff and Menstuff groups, the Latin Quarter, ProPose Professional Poses, Hyacinth Poses & Design, Hayabusa Design and SL4Live-TV.

All details at www.luxeparis.online

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR THE SUPER CONTEST IS IN FULL SWING!


Yes the LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR contest was launched very early this spring and you had a lot of time but not anymore! Shine your style and send your photo!
The deadline to submit a picture for the first challenge dedicated to Jade Pono is June 20 at midnight and the first group of six semi-finalists will be revealed on June 26, here in The SL Enquirer.

Created ten years ago, the LOOK of the YEAR competition pursues two main objectives: to find the best ambassador for LUXE Paris and to offer a great and beautiful adventure to all fashion lovers. Men and women ! Pros and beginners! Everyone can play!




THE IDEAL AMBASSADOR

What does the ideal LUXE Paris ambassador look like?
“An elegant, original and charismatic person” describe Parisian Skytower and Mika Palmyra, the owners and chief designers of LUXE Paris Fashion House.
“A person whose style splashes us with beauty and whose friend we want to be.”

Jade Pono, the last holder of the LOOK of the YEAR title, had it all. A woman with a heart of gold, this pretty Japanese girl living in Hawaii definitely had the boldness of her fashion roots. She knew how to think outside the box without ever losing an ounce of her dazzling elegance. 

Sadly, Jade left us in March 2023 to fight cancer and never returned. Our competition is therefore paying homage to her by asking the participants of the first week of the semi-final to create a LUXE Paris ensemble inspired by our dear Jade.

HUNIPET DELICIOSO TAKES UP THE TORCH

Another example of the type of ambassador sought by LUXE Paris: Hunipet Delicioso, Jade's dauphine. A classic beauty, Hunipet radiates exquisite elegance, definitely shattering the myth of the Texas girl always in jeans and a shirt lol!

As Jade suggested to us before her departure, we asked Hunipet to take over and assume the role of ambassador of LUXE Paris as part of the LOOK of the YEAR 2024 competition. Hunipet will therefore be a member of our jury and of the mentoring team in addition to being the image of the brand.




Jade, Ponchie, Zuri, Coco & Frolic
THESE ICONS THAT INSPIRED LUXE Paris

In addition to Jade, LUXE Paris will pay tribute to four other fashion icons who have particularly inspired the creators of the brand, established by Paris and Mika twelve years ago.

While participants in the competition must not lose sight of the fact that they are applying for the role of ambassador, candidates must draw inspiration from one of the fashion icons. 

Each of the five weeks of the competition is dedicated to an icon. Jade, in the spotlight the first week, will be followed by two extraordinary women who brilliantly shine the spotlight on SL fashion: Ponchituti Boucher, top model, co-owner of One On One Agency, nicknamed The Mother of All Models because she discovered so many runway stars, and Zuri Rayna, creator of the jewelry that bears her name, accomplished businesswoman and fervent supporter of SL designers.

For the fourth week of the competition, candidates will have to take inspiration from the famous Gabrielle Coco Chanel, this daring designer who freed women from their corsets in the '20s. 

Finally, the fifth week will be dedicated to a very dear friend of LUXE Paris, the legendary Frolic Mills, who died last winter. Without the strong roots established by Frolic, the virtual fashion industry would not be the same today.

GIVE FREE RUN TO YOUR IMAGINATION
L$200,000 in PRIZES!

Don't let yourself be frightened by this new version of the competition. These icons are absolutely not a limit. It's just a matter of imagining how you would dress them.

When the icon is female, male participants are invited to create a LUXE Paris outfit for their companion and vice versa for female candidates.

Does the adventure tempt you? Stop procrastinating! All participants receive a free LUXE Paris ensemble upon receipt of their first photo. The twelve finalists will share L$84,000 in gifts offered by our sponsors. The winner will receive L$50,000 cash and the runners up, L$10,000 each, in addition to many gifts.

It's the most exciting fashion competition on the planet SL and who knows, maybe you're the star we're looking for...

Visit our website at LUXE Paris Fashion House 
to get to know our icons better, let your creativity flow, make your style shine, capture it all in a full-length photo and send it FULL PERM to the avatar LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR inworld . You can send a maximum of 3 looks by icon.




The 2024 LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR Contest is presented in collaboration with One One One Agency, Zuri Jewelry, In-Nova Academy, The SL Enquirer, SL Confidencial, Swank Events, the Womenstuff and Menstuff groups, the Latin Quarter, ProPose, Hyacinth Poses & Design, Hayabusa Design and SL4Live-TV.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR 2024 TRIBUTE to our FASHION ICONS L$200,000 IN PRIZES!



SHOW US HOW YOU STYLE

For its 9th edition, the LOOK of the YEAR competition will pay tribute to five fashion icons of who have particularly inspired LUXE Paris over the course of its 12 years of existence. 

Participants will have to draw inspiration from these stylish icons to create a LUXE Paris outfit that meets their vision of fashion, and snap a picture to send us. Yes! Oui! Si! It is that easy!




LUXE Paris legendary friends
JADE, PONCHITUTI, ZURI, COCO & FROLIC

Three of these icons have left us but their exceptional talent and charisma have forever marked our memory and the fashion world, in Second Life or in reality: Frolic Mills, famous editor-producer-designer-model and so many other things, sadly deceased last winter, Jade Pono, our very dear LOOK of the YEAR 2022 who left SL in March 2023 to fight cancer and never came back...  and Gabrielle Coco Chanel, the one who revolutionized fashion by freeing women from their corsets in the 20'!

Our two other icons are still alive and kicking and shaping our virtual fashion world. They also greatly inspired LUXE Paris: Ponchituti Boucher, top model, co-owner of One On One Agency, nicknamed The Mother of all Models because she discovered so many stars of the runway, and Zuri Rayna, designer of the jewelry that bears her name, accomplished businesswoman and ardent supporter of SL designers.

Each of the 5 weeks of the contest application period will be dedicated to one of these icons and participants will have to create a LUXE Paris outfit for this particular star.

You don't know them very well? Our muses are told in very evocative texts, in the ICONS section of our website at
LUXE Paris Fashion House

There is also a Special Edition LOOK of the YEAR 2024 of LUXE Paris Magazine available at our main store at

Each of our fashion icons has its text and it is in the light of these Inspiration Texts that our jury will evaluate the applications. There will be no points allocated for physical resemblance with the icon or exact copy of the images we present to you for inspiration.

It's your creativity that counts. We don't want you to copy the icon's style but to present a look that she/he would love, wear with enthusiasm, or highly suggest to a friend of the opposite sex.



New this year
MEN CAN PARTICIPATE

Another big news this year, men can participate! Regardless of the gender of the icons you choose to interpret, the inspirational texts offer the possibility of presenting a feminine or masculine version and our LOOK of the YEAR 2024 can be both, a woman or a man. LUXE Paris creates a wide range of clothing for everyone.

The first week of the competition will be dedicated to Jade Pono, this exquisite Japanese lady who represented LUXE Paris so brilliantly. Known for her outside-the-box style, Jade was also a promoter of beauty diversity. Find out more about her in her inspirational text on LUXE Paris website.

FULL PERM photos of your LUXE Paris outfits inspired by Jade must be sent to the avatar LUXEParisLOOKoftheYEAR inworld by June 20th before midnight. You must include your legacy name and that of the icon that inspired you in the title of your photos. Misidentified photos will be disqualified.




On June 22th, the jury will choose the six best applications of the week, that is to say the participants who have best interpreted Jade's inspirational text. These semi-finalists will be revealed on June 26th on our website and in the SL Enquirer. The photos of the semi-finalists will also be featured in the Spanish magazine SL Confidencial.

The second week will be devoted to Ponchituti Boucher, the third to Zuri Rayna, the fourth to Coco Chanel and the last to Frolic Mills. We will then have 30 semi-finalists selected by the jury. Detailed chronology of the contest in the SCHEDULE section of our website.

A free LUXE Paris ensemble
FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

All participants will receive a free LUXE Paris ensemble upon receipt of their 1st photo! 

You can submit your application for one, few or all our icons and you can present up to 3 photos for each of our icons as long as they show different LUXE Paris outfits. The more you participate, the more likely you are to be noticed by our jury.

This competition is open to fashion professionals as well as amateurs, simply in love with fashion. The evaluation by the jury will be strictly based on the quality and originality of the styling presented. The LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR organization will offer free modelling training and mentoring to the finalists, for beginners and professionals. The renowned ONE On ONE Agency and IN-NOVA Academy will lead these training sessions.

When we will have 30 semi-finalists (6 semi-finalists per week/icon), the jury will re-evaluate all the 30 photos in the race to choose 12 grand finalists.




The most generous fashion competition
L$ 50,000 CASH TO THE WINNER 

The twelve finalists, who will be revealed on July 31th on our website and in the SL Enquirer, will win L$84,000 in prizes. The winners of the title LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR will receive L$ 50,000 cash while the two runners up will win L$10,000 cash each. The trio will also share almost L$100,000 in gifts from our sponsors.

On September 8th, for the grand finale, each finalist will have to interpret the style of one of our icons but this time live on stage. The selection of the icon awarded to each finalist will be made by drawing lots.

So what are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in the inspirational text of your chosen icon and let your creativity flow. We are looking for an ambassador for LUXE Paris, a woman or a man who evokes our brand with elegance, charisma and innovation. Surprise us! Who knows? Your Second Life may be changed forever...




The 2024 edition of LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR is carried out in collaboration with One On One Productions, Zuri Jewelry, In-Nova Modelling Academy, SL Confidencial magazine, The SL Enquirer news site, Swank Events, Women & Menstuff, Hayabusa Design, ProPose, the Latin Quarter, Hyacinth Poses & Designs and SL4Live-TV.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

THE SL ENQUIRER'S EASTER EGG DECORATING CONTEST BEGINS! MARCH 20TH!


 Instructions For the SLE Easter Egg Contest!

1.    Choose from the mesh or prim template in your decorating kit and rename the floating text with your name.  (Edit egg, go to contents, open script, apply name in “ Your Name here”)

2.    Begin decorating your egg. You may add prims to your design. Up to 10 linked prims maximum.


3.    When you are done decorating your egg. Rename your Egg “ SLE Easter Egg- “Your Name”  and Submit to Lanai Jarrico for placement in the contest by March 30th and ask all your friends to come vote for you!


PRIZES:

·       1st Place- A  Spotlight Feature and one month of advertising on The SL Enquirer website or cash prize of 1000L.


·       2nd Place-1 Month Advertising With The SL Enquirer! or 500L cash Prize 


·       3rd Place- Press Release Post (a L$300 value Redeemable for cash for L$ 100)


RULES

Use one of the Easter egg template provided only- Permissions: YES modify,  NO copy,  YES transfer

 

•    No Mega prims/Mesh ok

•    10  prim limit 

•    1 entry per person/couple

•    Must be PG as per Community Standard Guidelines

•    No changing original egg template size

YOU CAN ADD:

   logo advertising

  landmarks

   note cards

  gifts

  touch/ giver script


You can See Previous Contest Entries at the media Center for reference!


All entries will be displayed at the media Center with a voting board.  Teleport your friends to vote for you! Voting will be open to the public once entries are in!

GET YOUR FREE EGG DECORATING KIT HERE:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Akamai/212/39/22


Contest Ends April 20th 2024.



Good Luck and Happy Easter!





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/


 
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