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Sunday, July 26, 2015

LUXE PARIS - "Look of the Year 2015" Candidate Becky Kenaan

Well, I went ahead and entered the Luxe Paris "Look of the Year" Contest. You know - guns blazing... I had my hair done along with a manicure, pedicure, facial, and all that good stuff. 

Seriously, I entered this contest as an opportunity to serve as an inspiration for many other aspiring models here in Second Life. I have set my sights high and as such I believe that this contest offered the perfect venue to express my creative interests and to promote my goals to educate and to inform others along this modeling journey.

LUXE PARIS Jolie in Blue

Being a model here carries with it the responsibility to represent the best of what Second Life offers for those passionate about fashion. I do this not only through my modeling skills but more importantly through my blogging critiques and reviews of fashion and other societal events here in Second Life. I absolutely love to blog, mixing both satire and modeling together to further enrich this wonderful profession of modeling.

Through the use of my blogging skills, I also blend my modeling photography with my unique perspectives - using my comprehensive reviews of the styling trends currently in Second Life. I enjoy the history of modeling and referencing how its continually influences and shapes fashion design. I also love to make people laugh to both entertain and enhance my readers to read on. 

Using this contest as a vehicle for more exposure to my educational outreaches was my primary consideration upon entering the LOOK OF THE YEAR 2015 Contest.

Q: Do you have experience with other contests and if so, what is your greatest achievement so far?

My greatest achievement so far has been one of personal confidence & growth through the evolution of a fashion idea that has innately challenged me to push forward. I have entered and won many weekly contests through Classic With Style in the past. 

But... more important than winning, these themed contests have been excellent tools which have challenged me to think outside the box to excel (through creative fashion statements) as the foundation upon which to grow.

Q: Have you visited a modeling academy, and if so, which one(s)?

My modeling journey involved successfully graduating and thus receiving three (3) modeling degrees here in Second Life from two uniquely different Modeling Academies:

I received my first modeling certificate from a French modeling school in January of 2013 and then decided in March of 2013 to improve upon my education by attaining a Bachelor's and then subsequently a Doctorate Certificate to become a Super Model through Classic With Style. 

Q: Please describe, what makes you to be the possible winner of LOOK OF THE YEAR 2015

I am a little long winded but please bear with me...LOL 

There is a greater purpose behind this contest. I believe that I am beautiful, yes.
 And, after all, isn't this all about the "Look of the Year?" or is it something like...

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"

 Well, we all know how that story ended...LOL. 

Seriously speaking, (for me) "Looks" or having "beauty" is SO much more than skin deep.

When you first think of the word "beauty," the first thing that
usually comes to mind is outside appearance. 

But, I believe that beauty is a vast combination of both exterior and inner qualities -
more than just another pretty face or a drop dead gorgeous silhouette.

(Although I must admit those help, HA!). 

LUXE PARIS Night Stars Jumpsuit

These attributes, although beneficial, do not define beauty, for beauty is more about uniqueness, confidence, intelligence, randomness and the acceptance of one's self. 

But most importantly beauty is more about giving to others and making their lives a little easier and more beautiful. Beauty, in my opinion, is not in the eyes of the beholder - but is rather a state of mind, using confidence and knowledge as the foundation
to share with others what you have learned.

Hmmm...So what makes me to be the possible winner? 

(Great question indeed). 

Is it my self-deprecating and demented sense of humor? 


Well, is it the beauty I try to create on canvas with my Avi? 

(Probably not). 

Then what is it, Becks? 

Well...for me, It comes down to the beauty of what I try to give back to others in my walk here in Second Life I enjoy giving back. I call it the "yeast" principle.

 (And NO... I am not talking about a yeast infection, Ha!) 

As yeast makes the dough in bread rise when heated in the oven, so does giving back to others - for like the dough in the oven, we also rise in personal growth by helping to educate others about fashion history and fashion awareness. 

That is therefore my purpose here and my humble consideration to be
named as the possible "LOOK OF THE YEAR 2015."

Q: Please name us your favorite RL designer(s), max 3

Again looking back at history, I have several favorites but if I were to
narrow it down to three I would name the following:

“Coco” Chanel is by far one of my all time favorites. An excellent French fashion designer, she is also founder of the Chanel brand, whose modernist theory, pragmatic approach to design, and her endeavor in the pursuit of expensive simplicity made her one of the most important and influential figures in 20th-century fashion. 

Donatella Versace was a dynamic force in the fashion world. She made sure that Versace shops catered to fashion centers around the globe, particularly Milan and New York.
Top celebrities have endorsed the company’s collection
of clothes, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. 

As far as recent designers, I would lean towards Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava. Their signature aesthetics takes a fresh look on vintage modern, mixed with an artsy styled palette of hand-drawn prints,
with past collections inspired by japonismo and Egyptian history.

"Becky Da' Boop with Da' Scoop!"

1 comment:

  1. Love this honest appraisal, it is very complete, heartfelt and funny. Good Luck or Break a Leg whichever Models use for luck.