Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Melinda: Taking the modeling industry by storm!

Some how I accidentally published this post when it was incomplete, so I've be added more stuff to it. Sorry, I don't know how that happened!

.Naima (better known as Melinda), has been taking the modeling industry by storm! She recently won itgonnarain's comp SNTM.XX and my comp MTM. She is very talented, but let's take a look at how it all began: 

How and why did you get involved in stardoll modeling? Well, when I became a member on Stardoll it was for the fashion and the fun. I didn't know that there were clubs being about modeling and I wasn't sure what it meant to be a model. I joined MelsModels as well as SNTM.XX and I looked around the club sceneries(in SNTM.XX). It was the end of cycle 4. One of Bonitababy's final sceneries and I fell in love! After I found out that you have to hide the body parts(I saw it in a glitched scenery), I joined many many modeling clubs to gain experience. And now... Here I am :)

-All of your sceneries are very unique, and creative, where do you draw inspiration from? Well, first of all, thank you very much! Secondly, I draw inspiration from everywhere. I have a folder on my laptop in which I have tons and tons of fashion pictures. I see poses as well as themes that I stray my inspiration from. I also love to use real art and visit a museum. There are many artists that inspire me, such as Salvador Dalí, Steven Meisel, Tim Walker ect. Nature or just people on the street, music, my friend or a good movie all these things can be inspirational.

-You are the "revolutionary" leader of the body tilt pose, how did you think to do that?I actually didn't really plan on doing a body tilt. But I can tell you how it all started! Once upon a time there was a little girl named Melinda. She was dreaming about being a model in the famous club MelsModels. So she auditioned. And made it to the Callbacks. She had to do a scenery that could get her through to the final girls. So she was going through her book of Salvador Dalí's art and found a beautiful picture. She decided to use the pose as inspiration and when she recreated it here on Stardoll she had to do a body tilt. That was the start of something new. And she lived happily ever after :)

-Do you have any advice for aspiring models? Don't try to be someone your not, just stay true to yourself! I am also owner of a modeling club and I see so many girls who say: 'I am unique, because..' I think that being yourself is the most inspiring thing, so don't try to be unique just be yourself! And be ambitious :D. Trying to become better with every scenery you do, trying out new poses are things that are a must! And what is most important: listen to what more experienced people tell you. -I have to thank you Lia, because I didn't round of my joints before you told me :)!

-Where do you see your self in the future in Dollywood? I would love to be on the cover of a magazine :). I started as a scenery-model, but now I want to be in more magazines and on the runway. That's my dream! I am already involved in some projects, but I always want to reach more and more :D. I would also love to become a writer for blogs. Or a blog to start with :P.
Here are some of her AMAZING sceneries from both of the competitions she won:

Melinda is still participating in modeling competitions, and her talent is still growing. 
Let's just say she's a force to recon with.


Kylie/missricopenguin said...

Oh I love her sceneries! :D

Linus said...

Melinda's fantastic. :D

Stardollz Vogue said...

love love luv

liajm said...

I'm sorry you had to see the incomplete version of this, it seemed I click publish instead of save...well it's done now, I just tweaked a few things (:

Princessvx/Vicky said...

She should put up her own blog with tutorials, because I want to learn some of her skills ;)

Nadine86 said...

I love them,all but i have a question are they all made with paint fro m the scenery's stuff on sd they just made on stardoll with the scenery's and no computer remodeling or anything?if so Respect for the work!