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Friday, January 7, 2011

Miss 13 (Petra) Cortes One of the Friends Who Gives Me Guidance; Sit Down

"Honesty last longest but it is often how you bring honesty." -13 Cortes

Miss 13 (Petra) Cortes came over to my place for a little discussion on her recent achievements as well as to shed some light for me on the modelling world in a somewhat more formal way.
(Reorganized to fit into the correct categories, and edited for most spelling, punctuation, and paragraphs for an easier read.)

Serafina Ezvalt: hehe Well you take the chair then. Ill take the pillows
13 Cortes: Sits good :))
Serafina Ezvalt: It is from Jennaa's (Jennaa Loire) friend Jeannie's (Jeannie Svenson) shop.
13 Cortes: Oh nice designs
Serafina Ezvalt: I love the pillows and the wooden shoe rack behind it
13 Cortes: Ah yeah hihih now i see it. Its stuffed with shoes i bet

Serafina Ezvalt: Could you list the recent designers you have placed in contests with recently?
13 Cortes: Well won the african queen contest at Angel Dessous
13 Cortes: so i got to compete at the finale of Miss Angel dessous. You know the result. 1st runner-up.
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh yes...shouted yours a few times hehe
13 Cortes: hihih
13 Cortes: i saw
13 Cortes: huggies
Serafina Ezvalt: *blushes*
Serafina Ezvalt: *hugs back*
13 Cortes: a week prior i got to do BeStyle Miss 2011. known names in the contest, and ending behind one of the best SL models is good :)

Serafina Ezvalt:How did it feel to see your print ad?
13 Cortes: i became even a bit emotional:) My first add. And asked by the people themselves, Jesika and Rusch.
13 Cortes: Not a cast, not a contest, asked in the face :)
Serafina Ezvalt: Amazing...
13 Cortes: For them that meant I did things right, and hope I will in the future. [there is] another opportunity the 15th. Avenue, if we mess up in those shows it could be that the next time will be harder to cast.
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh yes the show!
Serafina Ezvalt: Yes...Avenue shows are very erm ---complex.
3 Cortes: i love all my agencies but Avenue. i dunno. its the Top, a SL dream i had when i started and it came true.
Serafina Ezvalt: It is and I have just ...I am still in shock they picked me for their program.


Serafina Ezvalt: So when I teleported into MiaMai, what made you help me with modelling advice? Did I seem like a lost puppy lol
13 Cortes: hahahah NONONOOOOOO not at all.
Serafina Ezvalt: Lol oh I am though
13 Cortes: I tend to do that with models ;) well with everyone who i can help in anyway.
13 Cortes: and if they want :)
13 Cortes: always helpfull if needed and wanted :) maybe i will become a teacher once when i am good enough
Serafina Ezvalt: I think you already are hun
Serafina Ezvalt: I must say I was shocked by your kindness, do I put it...easy going attitude? I felt like you reallly wanted to help.
13 Cortes: yeah you felt right
13 Cortes: i dont feel envy sera
13 Cortes: i dont feel jealousy
13 Cortes: i dont feel hate or something like that
13 Cortes: when someone is better they are better and i need to work harder :)
13 Cortes: when everything goes easy, its also easier to fall.
13 Cortes: i never had a teacher, a experienced one who helped or something like that, but i don't regret because this way i could create a own look instead of someones vison look.
13 Cortes: offcourse one can always make your own style, but when working hard and trying and trying you realy create YOU. we ALL work hard, one is better then the other or better said Different [It] has to do with SL time, how long, your bank account, which friends you have, how many known people you know. I dont know many known people. well i said hi and things, but Knowing them is something else. And there are 2 kinds of people: ones who like my name, and ones who don't:))
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh I think we all have negativity about what one is wearing or if they did that right ect, but to make it personal towards someone is upsetting to see. Exactly, people you know. The people up on the you often wonder if they would do what you do for others or if they are just too busy?
13 Cortes: i think not many sera, but this is me RL and Sl. Everyone has the right for a nice spot in the industry and such, especialy when they invest time, lindens. i am not more then a aspiring model. not more then you. and not less then anyone. we are the same working hard. we just have to get a chance to show ourselves.
Serafina Ezvalt: *nods* You and a few others I have been truly blessed to know.

Work Ethic and Behavior

13 Cortes: i dont have secrets. 1 secret i have hihihih
13 Cortes: my face mesurements
13 Cortes: thast all. we have to :) thast what seperates us
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh shapes...I am constantly tweaking since day one of sl...i am not sure i will ever get it right. Oh yes, my face is mine. heh
13 Cortes: we just dont know
13 Cortes: yup you are you :) keep it that way. a few days ago i changed a few small details again in my face :) we never stop. i think as long as we look like us its good. i have flappy ears now :)
Serafina Ezvalt: *smiles* I will. I am thinking a touch about the nose, but that is i think.
Serafina Ezvalt: HEHE I saw!
Serafina Ezvalt: They are adorable!
13 Cortes: giggles thxx
Serafina Ezvalt: Mine are too big, thank you for reminding me
13 Cortes: wasn't sure about them, but when i looked at them a few minutes i said YES its me :)
Serafina Ezvalt: \o/

13 Cortes: working hard and be nice always works
13 Cortes: it is seen
13 Cortes: it is noticed, even when you think noone looks :)


Serafina Ezvalt: The 'graduation' show will be my first and I am so scared 13...what should I do to settle it down?
13 Cortes: its hard. just make your outfits work. be sure of them. then you are more then halfway. set poses. set walk. so the only thing you have to worry about it walk straight :)the choreo
Serafina Ezvalt: The choreography and hitting those marks
13 Cortes: you will be ready
13 Cortes: yes
Serafina Ezvalt: That is my huge, huge nightmare
13 Cortes: thats should be the only thing in your mind, and if you stop on the wrong place or just not right STOP there dont move anymore.
13 Cortes: and go on on the next cue. most people wont even recognize
Serafina Ezvalt: *breathes in and out* I am already getting sweaty palms heh
13 Cortes: hihih
13 Cortes: i know :)
13 Cortes: i still have that
Serafina Ezvalt: You do?
13 Cortes: and i am doing this from august 2009
13 Cortes: mmmhmmm i do
Serafina Ezvalt: Wow.
13 Cortes: heart in my throat, sweaty hands. i even have a piece of cloth next to me to wipe hands :)
Serafina Ezvalt: Ahhahah
Serafina Ezvalt: Good advice!
13 Cortes: yeah sweaty slippery hands are not good :)) that is the excitement of modeling Sera. when that dissapears you could be not as sharp as before, and the chance is there that others are. when we stop learning is standing still
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh I am sure, veterans and up and comers alike
13 Cortes: nervousness keeps us sharp and on to it
13 Cortes: yeah
Serafina Ezvalt: Like before an entrance in a play
13 Cortes: i have seen so many models who forget somethings or even worse dont mind. that cannot be. offcourse i know we all try BUT. if you are a TOP model or SUPER model, it cannot be that your lashes are placed crappy, or hair part in your head, or not well resized:)
13 Cortes: i bet i have that also at times. BUT we have to try to minimize that
Serafina Ezvalt: If you are not sure about the resizing could you ask someone?
13 Cortes: yes DO
13 Cortes: you will know soon enough who are able or wanting the best for you and not thinking, "pff i hope she trips so i look the best." or look crappy. normaly we all look at each other if we are rezzed and things, and tell when things are wrong

Tips For Beginners

13 Cortes: yes the academy is a good step towards your goal. if you perform well, and you will, they could ask you for a interview when you end the academy
Serafina Ezvalt: I am doing my very best.
13 Cortes: i know and it will be noticed :)
13 Cortes: people just dont know what modeling is about until they do it themselves. awww pfff walk back and forth on a runway phwaaa i can do that.
Serafina Ezvalt: The choreography is so intense and I stumble quite a bit. The first day of training...oh my lord I should have worn a dunce cap >.<
13 Cortes: yeah yeah LOL
13 Cortes: *smiles* we all struggle in the beginning sera. believe me.
Serafina Ezvalt: I am getting much better though :)
13 Cortes: if you see my styling at the grad show whahahah i didn't look great. BUT for many its the first show, and we evolve. A
s long as krypt sees you evolve your good.
Serafina Ezvalt: And having your inventory organized....*sighs* Still working on it.
13 Cortes: yes important
Serafina Ezvalt: Have to have it done asap. Like uber asap.
13 Cortes: i have to redo it also for a part
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh?
13 Cortes: many things are in it again; more colors, more styles, more designers. i use categories:
skins, and in there sub categories. designers [...]

Serafina Ezvalt: In one paragraph what would you give, advice wise, to new models?
13 Cortes: work hard,work to your goal,use critics and learn. That the most important one, like i said IT is noticed. You have more change to make it when they say,
"well Sera isn't the best in styling BUT how hard she works and do her thing." is great. or
13 Cortes: exsample right hihihih
Serafina Ezvalt: hehhe
"She looks great, but her lack of interest and work, and her interaction with colleagues isn't good."
Serafina Ezvalt: Sera sucks at hitting her marks but damnn she got it going on....oi
Serafina Ezvalt: Ahhh yes I see
13 Cortes: that wont make you go to the top
13 Cortes: thats right :))
13 Cortes: yeeeeeeeeeeeees
13 Cortes: wrong orders :)
Serafina Ezvalt: lol
13 Cortes: wow chat lag
Serafina Ezvalt: yes
13 Cortes: you hit it with what you said :)
Serafina Ezvalt: My problem is I want to be great at it all:(
13 Cortes: you will
13 Cortes: we.they ,ourselves just cannot expect the bst from models who just began to do their thing;
13 Cortes: one goes faster then the other
13 Cortes: shift attention
13 Cortes: say, styling: you do well 40% lets say choreo: 60%
13 Cortes: shift as much as you think is needed, but work to the first thing thats comes to you
Serafina Ezvalt: *nods* I think that is a good ratio actually for now...
13 Cortes: lets say a show. make it work ,styling and pose picking. do the things first in which you are good at, and then do the things that are less good, and feel good about it.then it is easier. this is about graduation, perfection or near perfection is for later. time enough :)or like now the contest you will do. thats important.
Serafina Ezvalt: I can maybe do some choreo...feel good about myself and then work on my inventory while on that high?

13 Cortes: good idea

Serafina Ezvalt: Lashes are very difficult on these eyes for me for some reason.
13 Cortes: as long if we use lashes with many prims, so we can edit every hair. and for that use a skin with bare eyes or no black eyeliner, well not too much.
Serafina Ezvalt: Oh! Oh my gosh....I am so embarrassed. I didnt even think of editing everyhair
13 Cortes: don't be its okay :)))
13 Cortes: you can make it perfect CCD,Je Suis,Miamai have those, and more of course ;)
Serafina Ezvalt: *nods*
13 Cortes: i have many 1 prim lashes, but its almost impossible to get them right.

Serafina Ezvalt: Take a picture with me in front of the decal wall?
13 Cortes: sure
Serafina Ezvalt: let me look for that one riri pose ball i have
13 Cortes: lemme get a good pose :) oh even better :)
Serafina Ezvalt: it is one where you can be on my back lol
13 Cortes: nice phrase :)
Serafina Ezvalt: Yes my friend Kate makes them. She is opening a store Icing On The Kake. hmm i should be on your back lol since i am the one riding on your knowledge
Serafina Ezvalt: hehehe
13 Cortes: we look cool :)) giggles

[Chair, Sofa, Pillows, and Shoe Rack: Home Jeannie.
Rug: Leezu Home]

(Styling credits to come)


To clarify, modification to original made per the request of the other party.

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