MISS SL 2016
The Second Styling Challenge – Her Majesty, the Queen!
In the last year we have been guests at the Chinese Imperial Court for the “Empress of China” Challenge and I was sure that I would want to continue the challenge, each time showcasing another country respectively part of the world. Since I do not mean to put particular candidates on display before the others we have this time a meeting of the European Royal Courts.
The European history and monarchies have seen a number of great Queens through about 1500 years, some with an huge influence on the way we understand Europe and the world today. Our second challenge in the MISS SL 2016 competition is an homage to the Queens of Europe, who often were more than just high society figures, but have left their footprint in our society.
Please pick a Queen from history. Due to respect to the living majesties, it may not be one of the current reigning or living Queens but all of their ancestors from Europe (incl Russia and the Balkans). Of course you can pick either a Queen who was reigning monarch or Queen Consort to a reigning monarch. The Queens often have been photographed and/or painted with their full garments or in beautiful, breathtaking dresses which stood out from the ordinary available to those times. Most of those pictures and paintings are known all over the world as being exhibited or published for the one or other occasion. Please find a picture of your picked Queen, which inspires you most and transform the shown dress/styling in the picture into a modern 2016’s Haute Couture/Pret-a-Porter Styling. Please style this outfit like a modern, living Queen (or their stylist) would do, therefor it needs to be appropriate for a crowned majesty. You´re not limited to a particular dress code, your styling may be suitable for any public occasion. Of course, a Queen does not wear any dress off-the-rack, therefor you will need to use your own creativity to make a styling outstanding.
Example from Huffington Post (text and picture):
The second challenge is the first act of the Angel Manor Faberge Egg Hunt 2016, a charity project to benefit The Hunger Project. For this occasion DM Studios by Frank Dexter donate beautiful and handcrafted Faberge inspired mesh eggs. We ask you to include a Faberge Egg in your styling. Please message Marcus Lefevre to receive a copyable egg of a color of your choice. You only can receive one color. You can include the Faberge Egg in your styling in any way you want.
Some of the sponsors for the Angel Manor Faberge Egg Hunt 2016 have agreed to provide early access to the hunt items exclusively to the MISS SL 2016 candidates to be displayed in the second challenge. On Sunday, March 13, we will open a special space, where we will allow access to the items. The designers will drop their items from then and during the coming week. We would love to see, if you can pick one or more items and include them in your styling as you see fit. Please include those hunt items in the styling description as you would do for a custom/exclusive created item.
You can earn extra scores in this particular challenge by submitting a photography of your styling. We know that a model nowadays requires more than the ability to style and walk the runway, and often magazines and agencies expect photography skills too. The photography needs to show your styling as Queen and ideally the Angel Manor (inside or outside) as background. A panel of separate judges will pick the best submissions by a scoring and the 5 best receive each 25 extra points to their regular pageant scoring. The results will get published Sunday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. SLT, The best 10 will get displayed in an exhibition at the Angel Manor during the Angel Manor Hunt and the best 5 we will publish on our websites and social networks in the week during the hunt. At the end of the hunt it is possible that the one or other picture may get selected to be displayed at the Angel Manor permanently.
The submit picture must be done by you, but may not show a signature. The ideal size of the picture is 2048×1024 and 150 dpi. To submit a picture for this extra-scoring, please send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the email you have been using for your application and styling card submissions. Please do not include this particular picture to your styling card submission for this challenge.
Please know, there will be a second chance to gain extra scores within the competition, so you do not have to be worried if you think that photography is not one of your greatest skills (isn`t mine either…)
Queen Elizabeth photographed by Sir Cecil Beaton
The same procedure as… always
Your styling description ideally contains this 4 elements:
- a brief description, which Queen you choose and the reason why you choose her, respectively what you have been inspired by. You are limited to max 150 words for this description. Please submit a full perm picture of the inspiration at the bottom of the web form.
- a detailed listing of ALL items used for your styling, incl. the designer/brand name.
- a separated listing of ALL items used for your styling, which have been exclusively or custom created for your appeareance in this challenge for MISS SL 2016, incl. the designer/brand name.
- a raw picture of your styling – no excessive photoshop-ing please, a white canvas as background or something simple is just fine.
Elizabeth of Austria, Queen of Poland, saved from bjws.blogspot.com
The styling description needs to be submit via the web form by Friday, March 18, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. SLT latest.
Rehearsals for the second live challenge are scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m. SLT. Informations about walk order and further instructions wil get sent by a member of MISS SL Organization to you during the next days, but latest Thursday, March 17, 2016. The attendance at one rehearsal is mandatory in order to be eligible for the walk in the second live challenge.
The second live challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 2016 – 10:00 a.m. SLT.
Good Luck Ladies!
MISS SL Organization | Owner
Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia, saved from madameguillotine.org.uk