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MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 – The Grand Finale – Introduction

Hello dear candidates,

it is not much time anymore until the finale of the MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Pageant! We are very excited and look forward to organize the very first YoungStar finale for and with you.

WELCOME TO LONDON

The MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Grand Finale will be ‘situated’ in one of the most exciting capitals of the world, in London. The 2000 years old city is popular as a multicultural melting pot, from where newest trends spread over the world quickly. Many movements and streams originate from ideas born by creative minds from or in London. The global city London is not only the home to the royal family or numerous of leading museums but the epicenter of many cultural branches like art, entertainment, music and certainly fashion, too.

Many Youth Cultures have found their vastness in all variations and colors in the streets of London, tolerated and welcomed by the liberal and cosmopolitan minded London citizens.

In our first trip to London we pay tribute to the titles, that you have chosen for the MISS & MR SL YoungStar pageant, as London is also the place in many books,  films and songs. Ready to depart from the King’s Cross Station’s 9 3/4 platform?

The Title Costumes

The Title Costume challenge in the YoungStar pageant is similar to the National Costume walks, that you would see in other pageants. You have chosen a fictional place from literature, film or music for your pageant title and in the title costume challenge you are asked to represent this place from your title. It is the challenge, in which you need to showcase your creativity and ability to think ‘outside of the box’.

Thinking outside of the box does mean, that you create a one-of-a-kind mix and match styling, to incorporate the theme that stands for your title. To represent i.e. Hogwarts and to wear a magician cloak and holding a wand in the hand may just not be enough.

With your title costume, you have unique ability to tell a story on the runway, using all your imagination and creative skills to express yourself.

Do not be fooled by the term ‘costume’. The Title Costume challenge is not a carnival, but a parade of culture, in which you represent a certain fan base or more even, a community. If you are not taking your title serious in the way you represent it in the pageant, you may be upsetting those, who are identifying as fans. Extensive research and your love to the detail will make your title costume the oustanding and unique styling that lets you represent your title worthy and inspiring to others.

In the Title Costume challenge you may go wild with your posing as well, you may use expressive up to articstic borderline poses, but you may want to make sure, to follow standards that still apply also for this challenge.

  • Check your hover height, always – you cannot hover or fly on our runway, not even if you are a magician.
  • Your poses should not stretch or break the fabric or textures of your clothing
  • Hair and body parts should not go into the clothing or into other body parts
  • Make sure, that accessories are properly attached, in particular those you are holding in your hands, but in general also.

Summer in London

This is our fashion challenge, in which you can showcase your sense for style and trends. We’re returning to nowadays London and more explicit in the summer months. You are a tourist in the City of London and all you know is, that London’s weather is very inconsistent with rain and clouds also at the height of summer. The question what to wear to come dry through a day is almost not to answer, the only way is to be prepared for all possibilities.

Style as a tourist, that goes out to visit the historic sites of London. Of course you don’t want to attract negative attention to the British people by looking like a cave man or women with white socks in sandals or leggings that let your legs look like sausages. To discover all the luxury stores in Knightsbridge or Saint James, to go into a bar in Soho or to  discover the landmarks of Westminster you may want to dress CASUAL CHIC and up with the trends of the current summer 2017.

You must use at least one color in your clothing, that is not black, white, gray, beige or blue. Accessoires, Jewelry, Hair and nails do not count for colors.

Your accessoires may be that of a tourist, but hold right there. As mentioned before, the weather in London is rather unpredictable, so you may be prepared for the case it`s getting colder or rainy during the day.

Show us, how you prepare for the unsteady weather for a day in London. Be careful if you are i.e. carrying an umbrella… it’s not very handy when taking the crowded tube and it’s quite a challenge to pose on runway with as well, because you must avoid that your accessoires break into your clothing or body parts. Or maybe it’s a stylish hat that helps you not to get wet if it rains, make sure that the hat does not cover your face.

And right at the end of the day, you will return to the hotel to get ready for the

Prom Night

The prom night is the event of the year, a formal occasion, to finish the (school) year, for which you will don yourself into the best attire, luxurious and elegant. It is the event, in which you shine bright and where you are the star. Obviously, it is also the highlight of the MISS & MR SL YoungStar Pageant, perhaps resulting into your coronation as MISS or MR SL YoungStar 2017, hence you may want to make sure to look stylish, flawless and perfect for the occasion.

Prom Dress Code

(copied from a catholic school, please ask if you have a question about)

  • Dresses may be strapless (if they fit properly) or include spaghetti straps.
  • Dresses may be backless, as long as they are not cut below the naval.
  • 2-piece dresses MUST overlap at the waist: meaning top MUST overlap with skirt waistband.
  • Midriffs will not be exposed. This includes both front and side. With arms down at your side, if skin touches skin, the dress is inappropriate.
  • Dresses may not have a slit that exceeds mid-thigh. This is fingertip length.
  • Dresses may not be cut below the bust line.
  • Undergarments should not be visible. See-through apparel is not permitted.
  • Garments that are tight or low-cut are also unacceptable.

  • Gentlemen, you are expected to wear formal attire. Formal prom attire may be classified as a tuxedo or dress suit, including a tie or bow tie, a dress shirt, which may include a vest or cummerbund, and dress shoes.
  • Shirts are to be worn at all times.
  • Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are unacceptable.

For the finale

Once every candidate has presented their prom styling, all candidates need to give an answer (shout into local chat) to question, that will be given to you in the rehearsals before the finale. All receive the same question. You have then time until the finale to prepare your answer.

In the following Question & Answer rounds with the top rated candidates, you will receive an individual question asked live by a present judge, which you need to formulate while you are on the stage. If you require translation from English to your native language, you must bring your own interpreter.

The Question & Answer round repeats if we are narrowing the the top scored to a top 3 for the selected candidates.

After we will announce the winners, MISS and MR SL YoungStar 2017.

For all challenges

  • You require for each challenge outfit a different walk, suitable for your styling, a default pose and a pose set of each approximately 40 seconds. (3 outfits = 3 walks, 3 default poses, 3 pose sets)
  • Please do not repeat a walk or a pose in two or more challenges.
  • You are required to submit a styling description for all three finale outfits. The styling descriptions get submit via a form on our website. The required information will be sent to you on Monday, July 24th personally in a notecard.
  • The styling description must contain a credit list, containing all elements that you have used for your styling, incl. the brand/designer name.
  • The styling descriptions must be submit by Thursday, July 27th, 12:00 p.m. SLT LATEST.
  • The participation in one of the rehearsals on Friday, July 28th – 10:00 a.m. SLT or 05:00 p.m. – is mandatory. The finale event is to complex to walk without rehearsal.
  • You must come to the finale venue after Saturday, July 29th 12:00 a.m. and rezz all three outfits and play all poses and walks, to store all information into the sim cache. This will minimize potential lag significantly and the judges as well as the audience will be able to see you without rezzing issues.

I hope, that you are as much excited for the pageant as we are. We are well aware of the effort that you put into your participation and and do hope, you will enjoy yourself and the event. Even though, at the end of the finale, we only will have two winners styled with a title, MISS and MR SL YoungStar 2017, we strongly believe, that you all are winners already by taking up on the challenge to participate. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the finale, please do not hesitate but let us know!

The date and time(s) for the ‘Meet and Greet’ event will be announced soon in the pageant group. We are likely to schedule two events to cover your different timezones.

The MISS & MR SL YoungStar 2017 Grand Finale – Welcome to London – event is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, to begin at 10:00 a.m. SLT and open for public.

I wish you all good luck and much fun!

Kind Regards

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman


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MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar 2017 – Picture Challenge “Back to School”

Hello candidates to the MISS & MR SL ♛ YoungStar 2017 Pageant. We hope you are all well and up for the challenges to come. Before we reveal the styling themes for the Grand Finale to you, we want to distract you a little, with a picture challenge. Please know, that a picture challenge is voluntary for the participation in the pageant, but it allows you to gain a few extra points towards your final competition scores.

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In our picture challenge we want you to imagine, that you go back to school (or college) the first day after the summer holidays again. The first day of the new session clearly is an exciting one, where we get to meet our friends again, where new students join classes, new teacher get introduced and eventually you have made yourself the promise to succeed this time better than in the previous year. Of course, you want to show yourself to everyone from your best side, recovered and fresh from the holidays, some beach tan, a new hair dress, these fancy shoes that everyone wants to have and surely a little more grown than before the holidays. It’s the day to dress and impress.

 

Source: https://www.pinterest.de/ELLE_Germany/

We ask to style an outfit that you would want to wear for one of this first school days after the holidays and to take a photography of it, in any way you see fit. That may include a decorated scene, which supports your outfit (i.e.  a classroom) but does not have to. The focus in the picture has to be your clothing. A fashion (blog) photography makes only sense, if details of the clothing are recognizable. If you wish to edit the picture with photoshop or other software, please make sure not to overprocess the colors and fabrics of your outfit with unnecessary filters.

  • Your picture must have a least size of 1024×1024 pixels. Fashion photographer and social media experts do recommend pictures ratio of 4:3 (i.e. 2048 px wide x 1536 px high) or 3:4, to photograph a complete scene a ratio of 16:9 or 16:10 may be required.
  • Upload your picture to your Flickr account and add it to the YoungStar group. You must be member of the group, to be able to add pictures.
  • Give your picture the title as following: MISS (or MR) SL ♛ (your title) – Back to School – Picture Challenge, e.g. MR SL ♛ Hogwarts 2017 – Back to School – Picture Challenge.
  • Add to your description a detailed credit list or a link to a post on your own blog, if you have one, where all credits are listed.
  • You may add more than one picture to the group, but please be aware, that your last submit picture, that is labeled as  “- Back to School – Picture Challenge” will be taken as submission for the judges.

Your picture must be submit by Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 until 12:00 p.m. SLT. Five independent judges will review your pictures for the quality, focus, scene, overall impression. The picture must be a photography taken by yourself. It is not allowed to submit a photography done by anyone other but yourself.

 

Source: https://www.pinterest.de/source/lookbook.nu/

The judges will give 1-10 points for each picture they review. The amount of points given to one picture gets divided through five (number of judges) and multiplied by three, to receive the score that will be added to your competition score ahead the Grand Finale. The result of the judges scoring will be disclosed within the finale.

Please note:

  • We may ask you kindly to refrain from manga inspired ‘lolita school uniform’ looks. This is not a challenge to make old men drooling over lollipop sucking cute girls, or boys.
  • Our judges panel are experienced photography and social media experts, who will not measure your photography based on faves or groups you add your Flickr picture to.
  • Please know, that even if you feel, that your photography skills are not that far yet, everyone has begun at some point and our judges too. They are able to recognize and will acknowledge your effort with their scoring. Please don’t be afraid to show your picture with a screenshot to our team or me in a personal IM before upload and we may give you advise, how to improve, if necessary.
  • You may post your picture to other social networks and blogs, please make sure to refer to your Flickr upload and the picture challenge.
  • Please do not use logos from any brand, organization or event in your picture.

Source: stylishwife.com

We wish you much fun with this styling and photography challenge and look forward to see your submissions.

Good Luck!

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman

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MISS SL 2017 – The Third Runway Challenge – Miranda is back!

Hello Ladies, official candidates in the MISS SL 2017 pageant,

in your third challenge we are paying tribute to the film The Devil wears Prada, which was greatly received by the fashion and modeling community in 2006.

Meryl Streep was celebrated and awarded for her role as Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of the Runway Magazine, in The Devil wears Prada. While the film mainly plots around Andy, an aspiring journalist, who has applied for a job as personal assistant to Miranda,  and puts up with Miranda`s excessively demanding and humiliating treatment, hoping it will be the addition in her curriculum vitae to open doors for better jobs at other media companies.

The role of Miranda Priestly is not only important but crucial throughout the entire film. While Andy gets an exclusive insight on the ‘private’ side of Miranda too, it`s especially that the film shows the tough and demanding work, that such a job position comes with, including the sacrifice it means for a woman`s private life. How can a business woman compensate better, but with top-notch of fashion. The Paste Magazine wrote:

Pretty much every ensemble Miranda Priestly dons is to die for. Who can forget her evil spin on such a classic sweet-girl move when she peers over the top of her sunglasses and spits, “Oh don’t be silly, Andrea. Everyone wants this. Everyone wants to be us.” Miranda’s knack for fur and neutral snakeskin, her over the top coat collection and sky-high heels all make this modern day Cruella de Vil all the more terrifying. Still, among the fur and stacked heels, her ice blue accents are a consistent addition to this ice queen’s look. These pieces play perfectly against her blue, chilled stare and ice-cold heart.

 And this is your challenge:

  • Please create a business chic styling, based on the S/S 2017 trends seen at the fashion weeks around the globe. Style like you will style in a position as CEO of a fashion company, modeling agency… or Editor in Chief for a fashion-related media giant.
  • Using Meryl Streep`s Miranda Priestly as an inspiration, do add the extravagance and luxury touch, that lets a woman in a power position appear bold and visible. This would be done with accessories, high qualitative and rare fabrics, edgy clothing elements etc …by not loosing the classy and chic appearance, that a boss needs to have.
  • In this styling challenge, you must use two colors and you are limited to two colors only also. Black, gray, white, jewelry, hairs, nails, shoes and hand held accessory do not count for your color choice.
  • Please prepare a walk, a default post and a pose set of 40 seconds, that work best for your styling. Please have a reverse pose prepared also, just in case…
  • Please submit your styling description until Friday, March 24, 12:00 PM SLT at the web form like in the previous challenges too.
  • In your styling description include your favorite quote by Miranda Priestly in The Devil wears Prada. The quote does not have to be in context with your other styling description and does not add to your word count limitation. However, choose a quote that is limited to 30 – 40 words at the most – we do not require a lengthy statement about cerulean sweaters or belts in all its length.

Rehearsals for the Third Runway Challenge are scheduled for Friday, March 24 10:00 AM and 05:00 PM SLT. As always, you are required to attend at least one of the rehearsals to be eligible to walk this challenge. The walk order and instructions notecard will be sent to you inworld during Thursday, March 23.

The Third Runway Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 10:00 AM SLT and open for audience.

Please do take this challenge with the right approach. We do not wish to see, that you are copying a Miranda Priestly style from the film, we do not wish to see you as Meryl Streep and god beware, we also don´t want to see Anna Wintour clones on the runway, you will go to hell if you dare that. The idea is, to take this figures as example indeed, but to create your own styling, as if you are the boss of a leading fashion or media company.

That´s all!

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman

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MISS SL 2017 – The Second Runway Challenge – Spring is in the Air!

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Hello Ladies, official candidates in the MISS SL 2017 pageant,

First of all, it is my honor and pleasure to congratulate you all again for performing a beautiful and fabulous show with the first runway challenge “Women of the World”. Not only have you shown very interesting minimal chic styling ideas, but we also had the opportunity to learn about the situation that women live and work in and your thoughts on, what can or needs to change, or what has been achieved already. I want to thank you, for sharing this important messages with us and our audience in our event.

It is now time, to move forward with the second challenge, which is scheduled for coming Saturday, and I really hope, you like this challenge too. In the second runway challenge I would like to see an explosion of colors, a call for the upcoming spring, the happiness and joy that the raising temperatures and blossoming flowers and trees cause in us.

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Short to the point, here are the specific details:

  • Please style an outfit, which resembles anything, which commonly is associated with the spring season. This can be literally anything, but as example, it can be a styling associating a flower, a tree, an animal…
  • You may use single parts of flowers or trees, in order to enhance your styling, i.e. petals, leaves.
  • The fabrics used in your styling may have floral pattern. The pattern only may enhance your styling, but should not be the main element.
  • Jewelry in your styling should not be the main element, to achieve a spring associating styling, either.
  • While you may use this elements, they, and accessory, only should enhance your styling. What matters is your creativity to make clothes express the emotion of spring.
  • I may suggest you, to use bold and fresh colors. For your guidance I have added the Pantone Spring 2017 color chat to this post, but you are not limited to those colors.
  • Please prepare a walk, a default pose and a pose set of at least 40 seconds for your styling. Please also have a reverse- (curtain-, back-, 180°-) pose prepared, just in case.
  • Please write a single sentence about spring. What does spring mean to you, what emotions do you have for spring. Limit your sentence to 20 words maximal please.

This is your challenge, ladies, and I do hope that it will trigger your creative skills a little and that we will see again some beautiful styling ideas in the coming challenge.

The second runway challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. SLT. As always, we will have rehearsals on the Friday before, at 10:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m. SLT. It is mandatory to attend at least one of the rehearsals, to be eligible to participate the challenge. Detailed informations you require for the rehearsals and the challenge, will be sent to you in a notecard on Thursday night.

 

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I am very excited to see, what you will do with this challenge. While the Pinterest Board above shows the Autumn Collection 2010 from Dior, it very much reflects, what the challenge intends.  Do not cover yourself all over with flowers, BE the flower. May you blossom on our runway in this challenge, that is my sincere hope.

Kind Regards

Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Organization
Owner | Founder | Chairman

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PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017


MISS SL 2017 – Results from the second live audition and all official candidates!

Yesterdays audition was the last step, after three months of application process, six castings and finally two auditions. While we were not sure how the castings would be received, we do acknowledge that our decision to change the picture selection from the previous years pageants into a process of application and castings, has allowed the judges to select aspirants for the auditions based on more facets, than a simple headshot would allow.

In result we did have two very interesting auditions with even more interesting aspirants, some fairly new to the virtual pageantry. We definitely have seen, that all aspirants were well motivated, which may also be a significant difference to the picture selections, where we have not been much in touch with a potential aspirant prior to an audition. Hence it is our pleasure to notice the success of the application process and will insist on the castings to replace the picture selection for future pageants too.

We deeply regret and are sorry to have been informed, that potential aspirants had to withdraw from our auditions, because they were forced to by another contest organization. While we understand, that every organization expects prior commitment to their own event from the participants, this particular contest happens to finish long before MISS SL 2017 actually gets into the full array of challenges. We are sorry for the ladies, who were forcefully and unreasonably taken off the chance to participate in MISS SL 2017, but sincerely hope that they will take the opportunity to participate in the following years.

MISS and MR SL candidates are ALWAYS allowed to enter other competitions, but we suggest to consider and to commit to our event schedule, which is posted prior to the auditions, for everyone to see (incl other organization owners).

In yesterday`s audition we were amazed by the large audience, who have joined the event to cheer the aspirants for their encouragement and motivation. All aspirants, who have auditioned yesterday truly have performed at their best, to their best knowledge and given their possibilities. We want to thank all ladies, who have walked our runway yesterday, for their trust and patience with MISS SL Organization for their participation in the MISS SL 2017 competition.

We also would like to thank our esteemed panel of judges, who have offered their knowledge and time to us yesterday, to select the aspirants, they think will be able to proceed and succeed in the upcoming pageant. The judges certainly did not have an easy task with their decision and we understand, that every judge may have different perspectives. The more we are grateful for the overwhelming response on our judges availability.

Finally, the judges have voted for following aspirants from yesterday`s audition, to be eligible to enter the MISS SL 2017 competition, as always in no particular order but alphabetical:

GretaConGarbo
Maile Michinaga
marylinemaby
Melinda Bayn
Rhiananna
Sakura Zimberman
samanthastell
Sequane
Skie Summers
ZionP

We congratulate all the ladies above, as they are offical candidates in the MISS SL 2017 competition now and wish them the best of luck within the upcoming challenges! Please contact Marcus Lefevre, in order to receive the MISS SL Pageant group, which is required for the participation. Please make sure to be available on Saturday February 25, 10:00 a.m. SLT for the general meeting, which is mandatory for all candidates to attend. On this day we will proceed the country selection for the official candidates to MISS SL 2017 also.

For the ladies, who have not made it as official candidate in this round, we may offer our deepest respect for their participation in yesterdays audition. We encourage you to keep trying, practicing and evolving please. All members, instructors and models in MISS SL Organization are to your disposal to receive feedback and guidance.

We want to thank the team members, who have directed yesterdays audition and made it a fluent and perfect experience for the aspirants, judges and the audience. We also thank our sponsors for the MISS SL 2017 competition – your all support is most appreciated and understood as our warrant for success.

The MISS SL 2017 competition is now finally about to start, in March we will have the first challenges. The complete list of official candidates from both auditions, who will enter the pageant, reads now as follows:

Elita Wardell
Etoilerose
GretaConGarbo
Jaily Bailey
Lilyan Arcana
Maile Michinaga
marylinemaby
Melinda Bayn
Naarnisse
PeytonJayne
Rhiananna
Roberta Aulder
RoyaleSun
Sahra Freschi
Sakura Zimberman
samanthastell
Sequane
Skie Summers
Sydney420 Ashbourne
ZionP

We do look forward to work with all this ladies in our event and to see them process and grow until the Grand Finale. The MISS SL 2017 Grand Finale is scheduled for May 27, 10:00 a.m. SLT. Until then we would like to invite our followers and friends to come and enjoy the official candidates, as they compete in our runway challenges. The invitations can be received through the social networks, MISS SL Magazine and our public inworld group.

Congrats again to the official candidates to MISS SL 2017!

Sincerely,

MISS SL Organization
Marcus Lefevre

MISS SL Academy
SaianSamuel

MISS SL Agency
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MISS SL 2017 – CALLING FOR THE SECOND AND LAST AUDITION!

 


We are calling today the aspirants the judges would like to see for the coming second and last audition of the MISS SL 2017 pageant.  We did have six castings in December, January and February – and we are happy and grateful for the many applications we have received. The aspirants from the last three castings, the judges would like to see for the second and last audition, are:

carolynbrown1
Crimsonella
GretaConGarbo
marylinemaby
Melinda Bayn
Paris Dexing
Rhiananna
Sakura Zimberman
samanthastell
SandraRamu
Skie Summers
Sunday Whitewood

From the first application round and audition we are calling again following aspirants, who are eligible to walk in this second audition:

Maile Michinaga
QueenBrat Bracken
RadioActiveGlitter
Sequane
Zionp

If your name is listed above, please read the information below, for the participation in the audition.

The Audition – Rehearsals

If your name is listed above, you are entitled to participate in this audition. For the participation in the audition, you are required to attend at one of the both scheduled rehearsals. The rehearsals are scheduled for

Friday, February 17, 2017

10:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m. SLT

Detailed instructions and informations (Venue and Backstage Landmark, VPC Code etc) for the rehearsal and the audition will be sent to you during Thursday, February 16, 2017 in a notecard and to your email.

If you cannot participate in one of the rehearsals, please inform Marcus Lefevre as soon as possible.

The Audition – Styling Requirement

Please prepare a casual chic styling based on Spring 2017 trends. Other than this you are not limited to your styling any at all, but make it fabulous, unique and to impress the judges. Also prepare one walk and as many poses you may need for a stop of approximately 40 seconds.

The Audition

The audition is scheduled for

Saturday, February 18, 2017

10:00 a.m. SLT

and is open for public.

Please consider to arrive early as possible.

We wish all of the participants good luck for this audition and look forward to begin our journey in the MISS SL 2017 pageant with you!


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