Who will be the next Miss Essence of Ebony?

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20, 2012 by maddivamotives

For the past 5 weeks our finalist have been asked to complete specific style challenges and to grace the runway and pose in each of the looks. Finalist were challenged to be unique, original, meet style challenge deadlines and to exemplify professional behavior throughout the pageant.

Miss Essence of Ebony 2012 will be expected to be active in her role. The title gives an opportunity to be a positive role model and inspiration to all models and aspiring models in the Second Life community.

It has been my pleasure to work with each contestant and I am truly humbled by your dedication.

So…Without further delay, I present to you the Essence of Ebony Contestants of 2012!

MISS BENIN -Lynxa Wilde wearing a gown that represents her country

Vivid and dramatic with an inner warmth portraying the heart of the Beninese, this formal gown by Dani Plassitz emphasizes the grace and dignity intrinsic to the vision of Benin that Lynxa has.

The use of geometric repeating patterns draw the gaze down the bold length of this formal gown fit for royalty.  Gold filigree half sleeve caps extend from the cross wrapped bodice.

Gold is echoed in the underside of the multilayered back skirts, and in the worked gold bracelets, choker, and earrings from RYCA.

Gold also crowns the entire effort and settles firmly in the fantastic crown Lynxa wears so well over the Reagan Ebony Hair she has chosen from Tukinowaguma.  Extreme RealLash from CCD frames her eyes.  Flower Pumps “Eve” by *GF* complete the picture of modern glamorous Benin.

MISS BURUNDI  Koffie Juniper

From a land of music and dance, Koffie Juniper wears “Burundi Dream” a creation from JaZsY’s Elite Designs by Jasilyn Amiot.  Follow the flow of the soft green, white and red cotton wrapped round the chest and criss-crossed in the back to the front then back again.

With each breath, the fabric clasps and uplifts molding lovingly to the body.  The top is draped with a sheer red shoulder wrap that floats gracefully over all.  Red shoes to match the low waisted colorful ruby tone skirts peek out from under the flowing train and swaying layers.  A simple, wrapped white turban tops the colorful ensemble.

Matching PM Etria Bangles in Green Most and Mango Earrings in green, gold and red are the jewelry of Miss Burundi’s choice.  Finesmith Solid Red Nails add that touch of matching color to the hands.  Dark Bangs from Analog Dog peek out from under the turban.  Touch up the eyes with  green eye makeup and the look is done to a T.

MISS CONGO – Anigma Eulenburg

Often considered the “heart” of darkest Africa for adventurer and historians, please welcome Miss Congo, Anigma Eulenberg is dressed in a gown from Kunglers.

Sparkling gemlets of azure, green and gold grace the bodice of gold silk and the over tunic, which is gathered in a high baby doll waist line to fall in heavy folds that over lap each other making a very full skirting. A ruffled collar of darker turquoise act as a supporting strap for the sleeveless backless bodice.

Anigma matches Azul teal gloves with the dress.  The under tunic is a set of colorful stripes of purple, teal and black that flow to the floor.

The hair is from Lode and the matching sculpture like head piece in red, teal and gold is by Nardcotix.  Over size earrings and ring from Finesmith add a nice touch of polished rubies and gold.

Slip on Mary Jane shoes and make up is from Mock Cosmetics, Apple May Designs and Je Suis for that finished look. Color in the face of adversity, showing the courage of the people and the country of  Miss Congo!

MISS ETHIOPIA – Shelby Matfield

From the country in the horn of Africa, welcome Miss Ethiopia, Shelby Matfield as she models her vision of her country,  Purple Moon’s PinkTiki Gown in Teal.  An ancient heritage of native royalty shows clearly in the empire waisted deep teal bodice gathered with a gold band.

A half capelet, from Zaara Menake Sari in Blue, falls from the left shoulder and embroidered gold cuff over a deeply worked lace three quarter sleeve. Gold embroidery in Romanesque patterns border the cape.  The skirts fall snuggly until the point of the hip and then fall in fuller folds to the flow.

The regal coiffure is from A&A, Jenica Hair #4, and is graced with a wide gold head piece that matches the chocker and hand jewelry by Zaara Nizam, Collection in White.  Earrings are Kungler’s Extra Ipomoea in Copper adding warmth to the setting.

Nails are Mandala Palette Medium, Lipstick The Body Company Nude, and  eye shadow finishes the look with R.icielli Night Makeups in Green. Matching shoes are Zaara Iiaida Mojri in Turquoise.  From a country with an ancient heritage and royal lines, Miss Ethiopia’s crowning moment!

MISS MALAWI – Hillie Delicioso

From the Great Rift Valley filled with wonders and birds, please welcome Miss Malawi, Hillie Delicioso wearing the Bewitchment of Malawi Gown from Enzo Champagne of Champagne! Sparkling Couture.

Headdress is bound in gold with wooden carved mask, and red jewels decorating the base.  Large bird feathers of dark black edged in red festoon the top.  The gold choker tops the shoulder piece in golds and black edged with flamboyant red feathers.  Large arm band of black leather and gold cuff with ruby and black match the bodice and skirts.

The top is a black strapped affair showing skin above a tightly laced corset banded top and bottom with gold plates and native wood carvings with bottom edged with lacey thin red feathers.  The skirt is open to the front, designed for dancing , multilayered native dyed and worked embroidery in red, gold and black reflect light and darkness with each swirl.

Accessories include: Lulu Stilettos Shoes in Chocolate by Slink, Orient Ring by Donna Flora, Aztec Ring by Zuri Rayna, and Nails by Vika.  The headdress is complemented by  Wildbee Face Makeup by Neema.  Wild tropical dancer of the coast, Miss Malawi!

MISS MOROCCO -Lucia Brune

Land of exotic and mysterious women, land of the Berbers as well, welcome Miss Morocco, Lucia Brune, dressed in a gown reminiscent of the djellaba. In golds and midnight black velvety silks the modest hood  is overlaid with a gold banded headpiece in solid gold with worked red gold tassels that sway just above the mysterious  made-up eyes.

A warm full open fronted cloak is worn over a more intimate close fitting outfit of black silk embroidered heavily in gold thread with a deep v bodice. The cloak had wide full sleeves with six inch gold embroidered cuffs.

The inside of the cloak is gold thread with the outer side black decorated with gold etched diamonds and stars, and trimmed with the heavy gold thread border.

Heavy links of gold make up a necklace and matching earrings  with links joined in circles and loops from Finesmith Jewelry.  The gold and black footwear is from B&G Woman Shoe with other accessories from :: PM :: PurpleMoon Creations.  Mysterious Morocco!

MISS TOGO – NGozi Faith

West Africa coastal nation with varied backgrounds, please welcome Miss Togo, Ngozi Faith wearing [D*L] Vertebra Gown- Togo Edition, in subtle jungle greens and brown blacks.  Elegance in a traditional dress of low spreading skirts in the mermaid fashion, the bodice on the dress is decorated with bows at the top and at the base of the full skirts.

Sculpted designs of C shapes snake down the fabric in soft forest greens over muted blacks textured in shadow designs like ghosts.  At the waist Ngozi has placed a series of bone vertebra as a belt adding a bit of dark shadow and mystery to the dress.  The ruffled fans at the hips flare out down the tight skirt just above the fullness of the base skirts, layers of black shiny satin spring out below the over skirts at the base.

The up swept hair in formal style with braids is from Boon Dare-black with splashes of color in the feathers.  Large gold earrings are Paper Couture Sunrise Earrings in contrast to the dark black of the choker and necklace League Wander-Black.

Bracelet from Shad Throne The Dungeon contrast the bracer from Sissi Colar me up Bangles.  Complete this with shoes from Maitreya Gold- Salience Sangria.  Color me serene and unpredictable Africa, Miss Togo.

MISS TUNISIA – Lieffiie Ruby

From the land of dark desert nights and awash with warm Mediterranean waves, greet Miss Tunisia, Lieffie Ruby who greets you, “Marhaba!”

This flowing formal gown is from Orage in a sleeveless bodice and full skirts of silks in burgundy and sheer overlays of a darker burgundy.

The bare backed dress has a swath of pleated fabric in shimmering satin that secures at the left side of the bodice and crosses diagonally to the right side of the slim waist.

The remainder falls to join the full skirts and sheer overlay to make a full elegant train. Modern and very simple in its lines this is a more European influenced design.

The dark rich updo is graced with gold accents that match the full necklace and bracelets,  Ethic Jewelry from Kunglers.  Other accessories are provided by Sonia, Noya, Riciellie, and Diktator.  Miss Tunisia bids you, “Ma’assalama!”

MISS UGANDA – Helen Zhora

From the Pearl of Africa, welcome Miss Uganda, Helen Zhora wearing this creation from Countdown Designer.  A dream of gold and green, the top is made of interlaced gold threads with emerald green threads in a rich brocade.

A short over skirt is encircled with three loops of gold embroidery.

A floor length cutaway skirt shows the right leg off against a background of heavy emerald fabric edged with a border of braided gold weave.  The fullness of the skirt allow a swirling and enticing motion to each step.

A skullcap of worked gold edged emerald silk fits closely to her scalp, a fantastic hair by Faster Pussycat rises high above her in tall branches reaching upwards touched at the end of each tendril with gold crosses.

Jewel tone beads of gold and emerald in several strands grace her neck and shoulders, gold hoops hang from her ears, and colorful bangles make up the set called Maasai from Kunglers.

Shoes from Mary Jane match the set.  Exotic and colorful in her heritage, Miss Uganda.

MISS ZIMBABWE – Slowly Bury

Exotic and multicultural is the land Zimbabwe, and Miss Zimbabwe , Slowly Bury showcases this all in the gown *Soly* created for her by Solylence Houston of  Solylence Creations.

Based on native styles this dress has a tightly wrapped bodice and skirt at the heart of the design.  Tropical hot colors spiral and swarm over the top in bright sea green and sky blues interlaced with satin burgundy against a night black landscape.

Mid knee the skirts erupt in a wild crushed gathered crepe of silvery fuchsia.

The skirts swirl and dip with each movement in shimmering tones of color.  Again, we see the popular head wrap in matching bright purple violets twirled into a towering crown.

Long necklace of bright contrasting colors match with armlet, bracelet and earrings Fzapp Set Pimentas.  The shoes are from Maitreya called Slinky.  Makeup is Chelle/cheap makeup.  All in all as colorful as the land and its people. Traditional and modern mixed in melting pot of culture, Miss Zimbabwe!

MISS ZAMBIA – Jaguar Constantine

Finally, we present Miss Zambia, Jaguar Constantine,  from a land of fantastic rivers and falls.  The gown designed for Jaguar by Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau seems to echo this land in the fall of this splendid painted mermaid base skirt.

The painted palm sized leaves flow with exotic animal spots and patterns layered in offset tiers. The closely fitted body of the tube skirt carries the browns and creams upwards to mix with alternating triangles of zebra stripes and red ruby sports on cream.

The corset runs vertically with more subtle zebra shadow strips to the low bodice of spotted dark browns on cream.  The left shoulder bears a cascade of patterns that  drape and fall elegantly. The matching turban is a swirl of soft native fabric a kaleidoscope of all the patterns used to crown Miss Zambia.

Gold bracers and bracelets match the dramatic choker and chest piece of gold semicircles, with matching earrings this set was made by the talented Jaguar herself.

Finishing off the look are SLink Jolie Prim Nails, Femme Fatale Bun in black by Paper Couture for the hair, and shoes  FEMME “Hiver” by N-core. Native and colorful Africa, Miss Zambia!Shop Jaguar’s look at Gizza, Sf Designs,  Diram, A&M, Gawk, Redgrave, Schadenfreude, Septem Essentia, Rozoregalia, Dura, Slink, and Miamai.

MISS LIBERIA – Yrwin NagloFrom the land of North Atlantic beaches and rainforests, please welcome Miss Liberia, Yrwin Naglo in the bright tropical colors of this formal gown.The dramatic corals, sun orange, sun washed greens are from nature’s rich bounty of the rainforests.  A open fanlike headpiece graces heavily curled midlength hair.The bodice ruffle crowns the tight sleeveless bodice that is tucked into the full flamboyant puffed tie-dyed  skirts. The waist is embraced by highly decorated side ruffles the stand out from the skirt like a bird’s tail.

Accessories include a choker necklace, earrings and bangles and armlets in swirling gold.  Credit goes to the following providers:  glamorize:, Calico Creations,  Aria Meridoc Design, Tanya Wakaonna * GD *, and *Mary Jane Shoes*.  Tropical and sultry, Miss Liberia!

So Blury… Can you see?

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2012 by maddivamotives

This week, our beautiful Contestants will show us their interpretations of Androgynous Fashion.

Conventional wisdom defines androgyny as a combination of traditionally feminine and masculine elements.  There is definitely something exciting about gender-bending fashions. Whether it’s a designer creating a line that is completely gender versatile, or making women more hard-edged and men more soft-edged for an editorial shoot. Playing around with traditional gender roles is not only interesting, it’s totally fashionable too.  Our contestants blured the line and the top looks are as follow:

MISS ZAMBIA – Jaguar Constantine

Jaguar looked to D&G’s Ready To Wear runway show for inspiration.

Dolce & Gabbana used Janelle Monae and David Bowie as stylistic muses for the collection.
The super fan and super sleek play on classic men’s wear is definitely an homage to Janelle Monae and D&G’s 2011 line.

Shop Jaguar’s look at Gizza, Sf Designs, Diram, A&M, Gawk, Redgrave, Schadenfreude, Septem Essentia, Rozoregalia, Dura, Slink, and Miamai.

MISS TOGO – NGozi Faith

Ngozi said about challenge, “I was thrilled to attempt this challenge. I can be a bit of a closet tomboy so I wanted to create an up beat hip look inspired by Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection.”

The stylish frames, well made jacket, concert tee, and oddly structured but super edgy mustard colored pants are total urban chic street wear that you’d see in a chill spot in New York.

You can shop Ngozi’s look at Mon Tissu, Mr Poet, Nowhere, Ladies who Lunch, Mirken, Miel, R.icielli, Shade Throne, Calypso, Fab Pony, CC Designs, Esk-imo, Cheerno, and XYR.

MISS CONGO – Anigma Eulenburg

Anigma decided to rebel and embrace her inner punk with this style.

A lacy blouse is paired with a simple bow tie collar. She keeps her bold edge with a necktie decorated in chains and crosses. Dainty gloves are balanced out by the unisex belt from LouLou & Co. She polishes off her studious look in a shaved hairbase and loafers.

Anigma gathered pieces from Gizza, Nemesis, Mandala, Finesmith, LouLou& Co., MEB, Acid & Mala, and LoQ to complete her look.

Next week the contestants dawn there gowns as tribute to there countries and the final scores will be tallied.  Who has there eyes on the prize.

Designs On The Real

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by maddivamotives

The Forth week of competition was truly about the real.. Real Life Designers that is.

MISS ZIMBABWE -Slowly Bury   Designer: John Galliano

Slowly is inspired by  contraversal  Designer John Galliano’s Fall 2011 collection . The vintage chic look has glamour with just the right of amount of drama featured in dark rich textures and fabrics.

The bulk of fabric creates an interesting silhouette. The darker fabrics are dramatic and decedent. The look is accessorized with a gold necklace and matching earrings.

Slowly’s look was pieced together from Vanguard, SAS, Shi, Cheap Makeup, Gizza, Xanadu, Finesmith, and House of fox.

MISS Ethiopia -Shelby Matfield  Designer: Georgio Armani

Shelby quoted her designer challenge inspiration Giorgio Armani, “The difference between style and fashion is quality.”

Shelby wears a white ankle length dress that swirls around gracefully as she walks. The gold pumps and bolero make her skin glow and the bag and scarf add a touch of tasteful color.

Shelby is wearing pieces from Indie Rose, Gizza, Aoharu, Miel, Stiletto, The Sea Hole, Je Suis, Finesmith, Mandala, Lelutka, and The Body Co.

MISS TOGO -Ngozi Faith   Designer: Donna Karan

Ngozi styled a look resembling Donna Karan’s Fall 11″/Spring 12″ Line. This seasons line had lots of fur featured ,  structured pencil skirts, and  loser free flowing tops or blazers with chunky fur trims Representing old Hollywood in a sense.

Combining these elements, Gozi wears a very old Hollywood-esq  jacket that lines the neck and beast with fur. A sparkling pencil skirt adds color and a touch of edge to the over look, and the Betty Boop Swoop hair style completes the look with a touch of elegance.

If you want to match Gozi’s style, you can shop Gizza, Fleshtone, Purple Moon, Mandala, Finesmith, R.icielli, Vive9, Grix, Grage, and Icon.

Next week the contestants blur the line of sexuality with androgynous style.  Just being pretty will not cut it on this challenge.  Who will blur the line without going too far?

こんにちは – Harajuku

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2012 by maddivamotives

This week our contestants take there style from the Far Far East.  Japanese fashion “HARAJUKU”.

Harajuku as it is now traces its roots to the end of World War II during the Allied occupation of Japan. U.S. soldiers and government civilians and their families lived in a nearby housing area called Washington Heights. It became an area where curious young people flocked to experience a different culture and stores in the area stocked goods marketed towards middle and upper class Japanese and Americans.

The term “Harajuku Girls” has been used by English-language media to describe teenagers dressed in any fashion style who are in the area of Harajuku. This fashion infuses multiple looks and styles to create a unique form of dress.

The cyber-punk look takes its influence from gothic fashion and incorporates neon and metallic colors.

Punk style in Harajuku is more of a fashion than a statement. Its fashion mainly consists of dark colors, and bright colors, plaid, chains, and zippers. Punk style is also one of the more gender-neutral fashions in Harajuku.Harajuku street style is promoted in Japanese and international publications such as Kera, Tune, Gothic & Lolita Bible and Fruits. Many prominent designers and fashion ideas have sprung from Harajuku and incorporated themselves into other fashions throughout the world.

This week the Harajuku  tops are…

Ngozi Faith MISS TOGO 2012 brings how unique style to this weeks theme.

Ngozi was inspired by the Punk Lolita and Gothic Lolita to create the look we see on the runway.

The entire look is centered on the monochrome stripped corset. The tattered skirt lends itself to the Punk Lolita style, and serves as a great juxtaposition with the corset. The fish net designed stockings and the headpieces are edgier traces of both Lolita styles.

NGozi’s look can be shopped at Magika, Jet Doll, Rotten Toe, Veneno, and Rock me Amadeus.

Marching to her own beat we have Slowly Bury MISS ZIMBABWE 2012

Slowly Bury was inspired by the Harajuku sub Genre of Fairy Kei. Perhaps little known, the Fairy Kei is a candy coated look with 80’s inspired themes and motifs such as My Little Pony, Care Bears, Poppies, Barbie, etc. The look can be almost kitschy.

The pastels in Slowly’s look are a major component in the Fairy Kei look. Her hair is reminiscent of the tail of a My Little Pony doll, and the touches of candy shaped jewelry cinch the Fairy Kei style.

Jaguar Constantine MISS ZAMBIA

Jaguar Constantine went for a dramatic Gothic Lolita look.

The Victorian style corset, bustling skirt, and adorable shoes are all pieces that contribute to the overall Gothic theme. The touches of soft pink aren’t a usual mainstay found in the Gothic Lolita style, but it is a very bold and daring choice nonetheless.

Jaguar’s look can be shopped at Rotten Toe, Maitreya, L’emporio, Violet Voltaire, BunnyStar Productions, Wasabi Pills, Noya, and Miamai.

Next week the contestants dive into the world of their assigned real world designer and pull a look that embodies the essence of the designed and there individual style.

Accessorize a Mad Diva

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2012 by maddivamotives

The creative came to play today and they brought there A game.  Last week the contestants strutted the Funky 70’s but, this week it’s all about the accessories.  There all working off the same dress design but can they make it there own.  The contestants were given a Mad Diva mesh dress to come up with a unique look.  The contestants could change the texture and color of the dress.  The contestants can also add parts from other clothing or accessories to create their look.  The contestants did there thing bringing there style and creativity.

The results are in and the top looks in the Mad Diva Accessorized challenge

 

MISS TOGO -Ngozi Faith

Ngozi will be the first to tell you that the Mad Diva challenge gave her a run for her money. However, she ended up with an artistic and one of a kind look to put on the runway.

Ngozi explained “ I wanted to style something you would probably see in a September Issue of Vogue. Dark, Mysterious, Unexplainable, and out of the norm.” The bee swarmed hair and skull and bones hat, paired with the silhouette changing ruffles and oddly patterned tights are certainly all of those things.

If you want to create a work of art like Ngozi, you can start by shopping Mad Diva, House of fox, Veneno, Vita’s Boudoir, Cheerno, Miel, Candy Nail, and Hate me and Eat me.

 

MISS Ethiopia -Shelby Matfield

When coming up with her style plan for this weeks challenge, Shelby turned to this quote from Coco Chanel: “ A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous.”

Miss Matfield’s style is a mix of oriental, vintage and couture shapes. She chose to retexture the Mad Diva’s dress a bold and striking red. Accented by the white gloves and shoes, her color choices bring out the warmth in her skin and hint to a vivacious personality.
Shelby’s look can be shopped at Shi, Chantakare, Indyra, Madesigns, Lode Hats, Similar Footwear, Miamai, and Paper Couture.

 

MISS TUNISIA -Lieffiie Ruby

Lieffiie went tribal for the Mad Diva challenge.

In addition to the swirling print on the Mad Diva dress,
Lieffiie used a fur vest, suede boots, a neck elongating necklaces and ethnic inspired dangling earrings. Her look is certainly a take on ethnic chic.

Liffiie shopped Cheerno, Epoque, Bax, Paper Couture, and Je suis to complete her look.

The next challenge is comming from the street.  The girls have to pull off Harajuku, Japanese street fashion.  Who will bring the asian flavor.

The Funky Bunch

Posted in Essence of Ebony Contest 2012, Uncategorized on January 8, 2012 by maddivamotives

The openning show was off to a bumpy start however, our 17 Miss EOE 2012 Contestants weathered the storm and got down with the funky styles of the 70’s.

One of the funky bunch  Ngozi Faith

Ngozi Faith’s look is inspired by Diana Ross’s looks in the movie Mahogany. Ngozi said she chose this particular film because “Her looks were well streamlined and way before their time.”

The wide brim hat is a perfect example of the one worn in the film “Mahogany”, and feels like it jumps from directly off the screen.  The well-structured jacket is a modern spin on the jack Diana wore with the hat in the film. For a splash of color in an otherwise neutral ensemble, Ngozi added a bright colored boot.

Ngozi’s look is comprised of pieces from over 10 places, including well known brands such as Purple Moon, R.icielli, Zaara, Fir&MNA, Amacci, Tiny Bird, and Vive9.

Hot on the heels was Slowly Bury

Slowly went a bit outside the box on her inspiration choice when chose Slyvester. For those who don’t know, Sylvester James, better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer, and a drag performer. Sylvester was sometimes known as the “Queen of Disco,” and known for songs such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, “Dance (Disco Heat)” and “Do You Wanna Funk”.

Slowly’s look captures the over all essence of Fabulousness that followed Slyvester when he was alive. The animal prints, shiny high waist pants, and fan are all touches of the time period and Sylvester’s personal style while holding a touch of glamour.

Slowly’s look is pulled from Iconic, Uzuri, Meghindo, and 24 shoes among others.

Bring the funk was Lieffiie Ruby

Lieffie Ruby explains her choice to mimic 70’s icon Pam Grier, “ Styling [ as Grier] is a tribute to the power, beauty, and style that Miss Grier exuded during the 70s and demonstrates how the looks Pam Grier helped make popular then still look good today.

Lieffie dons hot mini pants that show off ample thigh, a feather halter that just barely qualifies as a top, tall and sexy metallic boots, and of course and Grier-esq afro.

Lieffie shopped this look at DeeTaleZ, Ladies Who Lunch, Bax, MrS, and Glow studio.

The next challenge is all about the accessories.  Can they take the same dress and make it unique to their individual style?  The Only way to know is to be there.

Essence of Ebony 2012!!

Posted in Essence of Ebony Contest 2012 on March 7, 2011 by aphroditebrianna

Welcome to Miss Essence of Ebony 2012.  I am writing the first blog for our exciting contest from the brand new EoE Headquarters and from my office I can see the portrait of Imani Enzo the beautiful winner of Miss Essence of Ebony 2011.  Just imagine, next year that could be your portrait!

The beautiful Imani Enzo winner of the 2011 contest

Although this is most definitely a beauty pageant, here at EoE we hope that it is much more than that.  The aim of the contest is to promote is to promote awareness of Ebony models in the fashion industry.  The prizes on offer importantly include training scholarships, but we also aspire to provide on-going help, support and advice throughout the contest.

Is this a contest for well- known and experienced models?  Yes!  Is this a contest for someone with no modeling experience at all?  Yes!  We had both categories in our final ten in 2011, and during the next few weeks some of last year’s contestants will be sharing their experiences with us.

What do you need to do to be involved? Pay us a visit at EoE HQ, have a look round.  Take a peek in my office, check my on-line status on my board and feel free to ping me if you have any questions.  In the entrance foyer as you land there is a reception desk.  Just click on the ball there to get all the details you need to enter the contest.

The first part of the contest is the picture submission.  Participants should submit their best HEADSHOT – One (1) Photo Only – Photographs need to be full permission ( COPY, MOD AND
TRANSFER and 512×512 or greater) and MUST be renamed YOUR NAME – EOE Contest 2012.  No MORPH PICTURES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  By submitting pictures you grant permission for them to be
used on our winner board.  The SKIN you submit with your photo can not be changed once you are chosen to compete.

Once you have done that, drop it in the box at reception, and who knows… that picture smiling down at me… could be you!!!