Saturday, April 30, 2011

WELCOME TO ROME!!! Task 7 ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Hey Everyone!

Congratulations to the final six, what an incredible journey so far! But now, we are on our way to...


Rome is such a magical place both historically and fashionably. I am so happy that this is where this cycle is headed and it is perfect for such a classic group of contestants!

For your first task overseas we will be visiting some history and mythology of the ancient romans. As someone who has had the time to study and read ancient roman gods and goddesses, I have often been inspired in fashion by such personas. For this task you will each be assigned one of the most popular and significant roman goddesses (Very different than greek goddesses) and you will have to convey their story and what they represent and symbolize in roman history.

You do have the option of modernizing your goddess, but it may be fun to create something that really does stick to and honor their past.

**** Next to the goddess' name I have said what they are BEST known for, each goddess has about 10 things they are known for (EXAMPLE: If it says goddess of pencils, they may also be the goddess of pens, desks, chairs, glasses, etc..). Everyone should really do some research and read up on their assignment before they create a scenery! Detailed concepts and information will help you make the best scenery possible.

The assignments are as follows:

.naima- Venus (Goddess of Love)

tigre89- Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom)

.pease.- Ceres (Goddess of Agriculture)

sweet.hearts- Vesta (Goddess of Hearth and Fire)

gabby1822-Diana (Goddess of The Hunt)

liajm- Juno (Goddess of Marriage and Fertility)

*** If you guys don't know what something means, contact me! Or google it and look it up.

THE DEADLINE for this task will be Sunday May 7th!!! Good Luck Ladies!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Task 6 Elimination Ceremony ! ! ! ! ! !

Hey Everyone! This week I want to get right into the decision. It was super difficult and possibly one of the hardest I have ever had to make in MelsModels. I say 'I' because the judges and myself were completely split on every aspect of this task. I am just having to go with my gut at the end of the day and I have gone back and forth on the winner, but especially on who to send home.

The callout order is as follows...

1. .naima- Congratulations!!!! You are the winner of this task and your scenery will be featured on the homepage of the club. Not only was your background and pose well executed and appropriate, but most importantly your concept was smart and perfect for the color purple! You showed great creativity!

2. tigre89

3. .pease.

4. sweet.hearts

1. liajm- You have been towards the bottom of the pack for a few weeks and last week I tried to give you a very fair warning to step up your game and show what you have in the first couple of weeks. Nothing about your scenery really gave the judges insight to your color. Even with all your props I couldn't see you conveying orange anywhere. Although your concept was really well put and interestingly created, I feel like you were unable to express those ideas clearly because your pose's lack of realism was distracting and the overall scenery lacked an exciting quality.

2. gabby1822- You won last week so everyone was expecting a lot out of you! Sadly you disappointed us a bit by taking a step back. Your concept was cute and fun, but the way you portrayed it lacked any sesne of refinement and your medoll looked lifeless and possessed rather than high off love! I admire your decision to do something so commercial, but in the end the layout of the scenery really overshadowed that risk and your nice theme.

3. xoxo_zoey- Red can be said to be the easiest assignment this week, because there is such a wide range of things you could have done. I loved your theme and dark take on the color, but you really failed to show all your amazing ideas! Your pose was neat and realistic, but you didn't look dead. Your styling was also poor because the hair covered your eyes and that made it hard to tell if it was even you. I also think you could have added much more to the background and shown more of your passion through some of your choices because sometimes a simple scenery, when it doesn't fully work, can make it look like you don't care as much as you truly do.

This is so extremely difficult and emotionally draining! You have created some of the very best sceneries I have ever seen in this club, yet your work has been so inconsistent the past few tasks! You have either been right up there about to win or right there about to be eliminated and the last few spots need to be placed with people who are more consistent! I know how bad you want this and how much you do in fact deserve it, but I hope you respect my decision and continue being active in the club! You truly are a talented and wonderful person. I love you.

gabby1822 and liajm
LIAJM- this literally was closer than you know and this is the last chance that your getting! I am sorry to sound harsh but you were basically going to be eliminated until I changed my mind at the last minute. I know you have the potential to win, and that is why your staying, but you need to show us you can be consistent. You must blow us away every week because your potential isn't good enough anymore.
GABBY1822- You also need to work on your consistency! If you mess up next week your most likely going to go home, because it is splitting hairs at this point and everyone is doing incredibly well.

***Congratulations to the Top Six!! I will be announcing the next task and future trip abroad soon! Stay Tuned!


Who will win!?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Task 6 ! ! ! ! ! !

Hey Everyone! For my Top Seven Models, it is about to get very colorful. Literally! For the sixth task you will each be assigned a color and will have to somehow convey the essence and vibe of that color. You may do a beauty shot, a full body shot, or something in between, but we really want you to think outside the box. If your color is yellow and you dress your medoll in a yellow dress and call it a day, you will for sure be up for elimination. This is a simple task, so the main feature is your creativity! Let it shine and just have fun! The assignments are... gabby1822 - Pink sweet.hearts- Blue tigre89- Yellow xoxo_zoey- Red .naima- Purple liajm- Orange .pease.- Green The Deadline for this task is Friday April 22nd ! ! ! DO NOT RELY ON EXTENSIONS. I will not be giving them out freely anymore, only for valid excuses. Good Luck Models!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Task 5 Elimination Ceremony!

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the delay in the results, but many of you needed an extension, and I was very busy this week as well. This week was extremely tough to judge. One of the toughest in MelsModels history. Choosing a winner was interesting since everyone had different favorites, and choosing someone to leave us was even harder because of the immense talent within this group. To be respectful, I won't drag it out any longer. The callout order is as follows... 1. Gabby1822- Congratulations!!! You are this week's task winner and your scenery will be featured on the club's home page! You did an amazing job this week, really, and the story behind it (how you were crammed for time and going through some difficult personal issues) really is inspiring! 2. sweet.hearts 3. tigre89 4. xoxo_zoey 5. .naima BOTTOM THREE: 1. liajm - We all know how great your sceneries can come out, but this week you basically fell flat. Your pose was way off with proportions and really took away from your overall scenery. The background was nice, but it couldn't make up for the rest because it just wasn't memorable and didn't have a 'Wow Factor' that we are looking for in this stage of the competition. Also, some of the judges felt like your styling to your medoll with her features was very 'quiet', she just looked pretty and she didn't come across as a model. 2. .pease.- You have consistently been in the top, and this week you really blew us away by putting forth work that was definitely not cohesive with your past work. I understand that sometimes the simplest or 'easiest' assignments (like Cinderella) are often the hardest, but your scenery was really 'one-note' and was just forgettable. The judges also strongly felt you didn't push yourself at all and there was a lack of creativity, especially when we look back at other sceneries this week and your older work. It only takes one bad scenery to get sent home, and we feel like you may have forgotten that! 3. MissCeaaria- While your scenery had some of the most intriguing and interesting forms of creativity, that was also your downfall. You had great ideas but I think they may have been overwhelming for you since the whole scenery lacked a sense of cohesiveness. The proportions were off which made your medoll's body look unrealistic, and even though everyone absolutely adored the pinkys, we feel like the styling actually distracted us from that genius invention. You have been inconsistent with your sceneries from week to week because one week you come in second and the next your almost eliminated. This worries us, since we don't have that much time until the finals! ELIMINATED: MissCeaaria This was honestly so extremely difficult. It is also so emotional because I really see a part of myself in you and it kills me that it is your time. You have grown so much and have had some of the best and most creative themes and ideas in MelsModels history, but your inconsistency hinders your abilities. You are growing tremendously, but with those triumphs comes a few setbacks and there is only a certain amount of weeks that we have until we must crown a winner. I hope you stay in contact with me and active in the club! You will surely be missed! SAVED: liajm and .pease. You both cannot understand how close this was. You each got votes to be eliminated and almost didn't get a second chance. I am unsure if you guys got cocky with your place in the competition and felt like you didn't have to put as much effort into it anymore, but you really have to step it up and try your hardest every week! You cannot rely on your past work to bring you through the rest of the competition! Show we made the right choice, please, because this was extremely difficult. ***CONGRATULATIONS to the final seven!!! The next task will be posted soon! Stay Tuned!