FEATURE INTERVIEW: Beatrice Serendipity – OGlam iNSIDE contest winner for February 2012.
Interview by Linda Reddevil
— What made you interested in modelling in sl, and what was your first step into becoming a model…
When I landed up in Secondlife, 3 years ago now, I had no idea how addictive dressing my avatar would be – even better than dressing up dolls as a little girl, with this fantastic array of wonderful creations to play with, and the almost limitless possibilities for transformation.
Quite early on I set up a little photo studio and started as a photographer. My photography helped me develop as a stylist, and it was when people started contacting me to ask for details of the outfits I was wearing in photos I began to think seriously about modeling.
My close friend and sl sister StarliteStarbrite Constellation encouraged me to go to the Models Workshop, which is an amazing resource for any model in SL. About a year ago I entered the Models Workshop Styling Challenge, and to my surprise I came second! From that, I decided to get some formal training and enrolled at iC Motions and the Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy, and I’ve been keeping pretty busy with blogging, shows, some print work, films and contests ever since.
What would you say your “signature” style is and what kind of style do you normally love to wear?
I think my style is pretty eclectic, I’m a bit of a fashion chameleon really – so it’s hard to say. I love wearing all sorts of styles – from vintage chic to avant garde, and I love experimenting with different looks. I hope that makes me versatile, rather than fickle!
How much of your RL style do you put into your modelling in sl? Is it similar, or is it very different?
How I style in SL is definitely driven by my personal tastes and RL influences – if I had the body and budget to dress like my avatar in RL you can bet I would! I’m a Londoner, and I’ve always been influenced by street fashion, and I think that comes through in my sl modelling.
What have been your biggest accomplishment so far in modelling in sl?
So many things have felt like big accomplishments – so far, for me, modelling has been a very rewarding, affirming experience, and I’m learning and growing all the time – I’ve been lucky to have won a few contests now, I’ve been in some exciting shows, and I’ve worked with some fabulous people, but I think my biggest sense of accomplishment comes when people tell me they appreciate my work – that’s what matters the most to me.
What are your goals for modelling? What would be the ultimate acheivement for you?
My goal is simply to be the best model I can be, work with the best designers and photographers, and just be fabulous! Oh, and I’d like to be on the front cover of LOTS of magazines ☺