Monday, October 24, 2011

Scenery Tutorial: Coco Rocha

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I made a scenery tutorial, so here's one for all you aspiring models.

This tutorial will focus on expression, the power of black an white, and of course, complex posing!

Our inspiration for today is:

 The amazing Coco Rocha!

The first step in making a good scenery is styling. You should keep your basic features (nose, eyes, face shape & skin tone) but expression is key! The two most important things in expression are the eye brows, and mouth. For this scenery I have raised my eyebrows, and chosen a slightly open moth to give a surprised feeling to the scenery:

Once you are happy with your expression, you must chose a background color. For this scenery I am planing to turn it into black and white in the end, so I don't want a white background like in the picture, because it will look to bland. The beauty of black and white is that it unites all the colors in your scenery, and makes certain things stand out. I decided on a grey background, because it adds contrast, but is not too dark.

Now we can begin posing! I always begin my poses with the head, so the first thing we must notice is the angle of the head.

We must also notice how the rest of her body is also tilted, in different angles.

The "T" shape shows her torso and shoulder span. As you can see the torso is at a slightly different angle than the head, but only by a little bit. Because it is such a small difference, I am going to keep the torso that is connected to the head, and just add different arms and legs.

Let's take a look at the angles of the arms and hands:

It looks like we're going to need 5 different body parts to get the correct pose. When putting together the pieces it's important to notice that each elbow is approximately a 90 degree angle. 

Now that we have 6 bodies total things are starting to look a little confusing. But by the lines, I hope you can see that I've lined up the angels pretty well. Now on to the legs! 

I think I will keep the leg on the left that is attached to the torso, because it is pretty close to the correct angle. So that means I just need to add 2 more bodies to form the legs. 

Now that we have all the parts we need, we must cover up the parts we don't need. Like so: 

Don't worry if it looks a little funny at first. Once you put clothes on it will look better. See: 

Then just a dd a few details for effect: 

Do you remember I said I wanted to make this black and white? Let's see how that looks.

Pretty cool huh? So how did this tutorial compare to the other ones? 

until next time,

Monday, October 17, 2011

How braidtastic + New Writer

Hello little Editorialized stalkers!

As the title suggests, I'm a new writer here at this wonderful blog, and it's quite surreal, going
from an avid reader, to having "New Post" where "Dashboard" should be!
Want to know a little bit about me?
My names Joanna, I'm 12 and I come from the lovely  fricking hot right now land of Australia [Like Kylie!].
I love music, art, Harry Potter, songs that make me cry, and laughing at the idiotic drama that happens around here.
And now you know me.

Anyway, as I said before, the days are heating up in Australia, and that means SUMMER has come early!
Not a huge fan of  these 40 degrees Celsius lazy days, but it does mean that 
new hair trends aren't far away, and this year, they're reinventing the braid, and here's 3 
of my absolute favourites!

The Fishtail Braid

Collage courtesy of

The Fishtail Braid basically looks like a back-to-front inside-out braid, something simple, but effective.
It looks great with about any type of hair or colour, and it's surprisingly easy to do!

Here's a video to show you how:

As it says in the video, it's easier to do the fishtail if you have longer hair, and not so short layers.
It takes a couple of times to get it right, and it does take some time to do.
However, with the end product it looks sensational!
It's incredibly easy to make it unique by adding in accessories [flowers, coloured extensions e.t.c],
so have fun braiding!

The second braid I want to show you is a personal favourite of my best friend, Demi,

The Waterfall Braid

It's a no-brainer why this hairstyle is called The Waterfall Braid, it looks as if the hair
is actually cascading down in the style of a waterfall! 
 It can be styled to look messy, for a warm day at the beach, or formal enough to wear to a wedding!

Here's a detailed video teaching you how to get your own Waterfall Braid:

The best thing about the Waterfall Braid, is that you can attempt it with short hair, and it still works!
It does take a bit of time to get this perfect, and it also helps if you're quite accomplished at french-braiding.
Overall, the hairstyle is stunning, and also easy to accessorize, like the Fishtail. 

The next braid hairstyle I want to show you has been around for years, it's a timeless
classic, and this summer, it's coming back.

The Braid as a Headband

Collage courtesy of

This makeshift headband is an oldie, but a goodie, and has made it's way from the hair of bored teenagers
at a slumber party, to the silky locks of Blake Lively and Hayden Panettiere.

Here's one video to teach you one of the many different types of braid headbands:

I find this style easier to do than the other two, but it still has that stunning effect.
 This one is harder to accessorize compared to the others, as it's an accessory itself!
However, just put a few small, quaint flowers inside the braid, and it'll have a lovely, peaceful feel to it.

Well, I hope you guys found this post helpful if you're in need of a new hairstyle!
Leave me some comments saying which one was your favourite, and whether you tried any!

ENTM: Task 1

 One of the most important parts of a scenery is the inspiration. And in the case of ENTM, that means the task. One of the beauties of a NTM competition is that everyone is given the same task, but somehow ends up with such different and unique sceneries in the end. since the inspiration is so important, a bad, poorly thought out task can lead to a bad scenery. This is where I come in. I have run 2 successful cycles of a modeling competition, and I hope to make this the third. It is my job to provide the best, most inspiring tasks that I can.  

Without further ado, I present to you the very first task in ENTM history.
 In the early 20th century the impressionists changed the way we see art forever. They painted "en plein air" and painted their impression of things. They cultivated movement and emotion in their works. Although deeply criticized at first, they are now seen as some of the greatest artists in history. For this task I want you to make a scenery inspired the impressionists, and everything they strived to create. You can do this by turing one of their works into a scenery, or generally incorporating their works into a scenery.

Make your scenery in the club ModelingWorld. Include "task 1" in the title of your scenery. You must include yourself in this scenery. A pose is required. Please print screen your work before you save it, and put the link in the comment section. Please give a description of your entry in the comment section. You have until the 27th to submit your entry.

The task winner's scenery will be featured on one of stardoll's most popular blogs Memoires of a Medoll. So work hard, and give this task a lot of thought. Don't be afraid to ask me questions.

Please remember that this task is only for the official contestants of ENTM, which are as follows:

1. Twiilight.Freak
2. x-x-Perfect-x-x
3. MMAlovergirl
4. Gabby1822
5. Jelizaveta123
6. RockinEllee
7. LuxeHolly
8. LoveGossip4life
9. Iovanca

Unfortunately MissCeaaria has decided that she will not be able to take part in the competition due to personal reasons. Although something about the even number of 10 contestants pleased me, I have decided to continue with 9.

For those of you who are not contestants, are you routing for anyone?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October 2011 Covers and editorials

Hey guys,
Sorry for the lack of posts; and honestly, I am not really back into the stardoll scene, I am just honoring the blog that was founded by one of my best friends on stardoll Kylie (missricopenguin) and is now owned by the honorable and love-able Lia (Liajm).

On to the post; VOGUE OCTOBER! Its late, but since no-one here posted this yet; I said why shouldn't I? Without further delays - and before I go on apologizing to you magnificent readers *ahem* - let's begin.



The always beautiful Karen Elson in Armani by Steven Meisel. The cover editorial features the likes of Guinevere van Seenus, An Oost, Delfine Balfort, and Karen Elson appropriately titled, 'Winter's Edge.'


Sasha Pivovarova goes glam in Atelier Versace shot by Mert & Marcus. The issue sported a sexy femme fatale themed spread with Isabeli Fontana and Arizona Muse, as well as Kate Moss nabbed themselves solo editorials.


Michelle Williams on her second Vogue US cover wearing Oscar de la Renta; photographed by Annie Leibovitz. The issue also features superstar editorials from Karen Elson.


British songstress Adele by Solve Sundsbo. The issue comes with editorials from Lily Donaldson and Freja Beha.


Doutzen Kroes strikes a pose in Miu Miu shot by Camilla Akrans.


Toni Garrn and Hollywood actor Clive Owen strike a pose for Alexi Lubomirski's lens. The duo are featured in a glamorous editorial featuring Roberto Cavalli, Georgio Armani, and Elie Saab gowns.


Daria Webowy in Dolce&Gabbana by Terry Richardson. The Canadian supermodel vamps the pages of Vogue Russia in a sexy set featuring looks from Thierry Mugler, Givenchy and more.


TV star Maggie Q by Dan Jackson.


In a rare non-model choice, musician Florence Welsh gets photographed Karl Lagerfeld in Ralph Lauren. Crystal Renn also stars in a beauty supplement and her own editorial within the issue as well.

*note: Not ALL Vogue covers are featured, I did not add Vogues Australia, India, Portugal, Korea, Turkey, or Brazil, If I do find a link to the them I shall add it later*

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Official Editorialized's Next Top Model Contestants

This moment could change everything.
You know what's up for grabs.
Do you have what it takes to claim it?

The judging panel has chosen 10 members who have the potential to win it all.
The potential to be an icon.
The potential to be a covergirl.
The potential to be a top model.

If your name in on the following list you have been chosen.


If your name is not on the list then you have not made the cut.

If you have made the official top ten, comment on this post to reserve your spot.

Your first task will be announced on the 17th.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hello, and Apptastic Fashion:

Hi there, first let me begin with how excitied I am to be writing here, and also with a little bit about me.
My name is Shannon, I am 14. I am from New York City, and I would say my style is "urban-boho'-ish, is that even a style? I also write for Stardoll Fashion Daily as a makeup artist. So here is my first post:

     As a proud owner of an iPhone 4, apps are everything to me, from style, to well Talking Tom, I thought I would list some of my favorite fashion apps. So, starting with the basics, I am a big fan of Tumblr, and of course Blogspot, so I like to quickly catch up with my favorite bloggers. In case you would like to know, I personally love, The Girl Next Dior, Tam Worddict, and of course, Saucy Glossie (thanks for the hint TJ Maxx commercial)

Secondly, I am overly addicted to those QR codes, so I love scanning every single one I find, so I have quite a few shopping apps, but by far the most useful would be Sephora, I am addicted to makeup, even if I don't but all that much of it, so I like to see what's new and on sale. Also in shopping Overstock is great (cheap shoes anyone?) As well as Forever 21 and H&M.

I love the Chicfeed app, it is avliable for free or 99 cents, so of course me being, well me, go for the cheap one. This app features inspiring photos from fashion blogs, perfect for finding new blogs, and seeing cool pictures.

So there are my apps, any recommendations? Please comment below or in my guestbook, and I will make an updated list later on.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Interview with Starsyd3333

Final Task

Sydney (Starsyd3333), is the cycle two winner of Miss Top Model, and will be a judge for the next big thing: Editorialized's Next Top Model. But no one simply gets handed these things. She had to work her way to the top, and it was not all up hill. Let's take a look at her journey. 
Circus inspired

L: Let’s start from the beginning. How did you find out about stardoll, and what has kept you on it?
S: Hmmm, well, it was actually a friend who told me about it. We were maybe 10 or 11 and loved dressing up our own, and each other's dolls. I remember we would use the Stardoll chat to communicate, but we eventually drifted apart. The only reason I got on Stardoll was mainly for communication with her and other friends. When they were gone, I didn't know what to do, but I eventually found these modeling clubs and joined one. When I won the first one, I became active in more and more. So, I guess what has kept me here is making sceneries.

Three little pigs inspired

L: How did you develop your talent for sceneries?
S: I wasn't really into the "dollywood" part of Stardoll, but one day I heard about someone who was considered an elite. It was actually bluegreen86, who we all know owns probably the biggest modeling competition on Stardoll. I looked through the sceneries and found all these different poses and wanted to create amazing sceneries such as the ones I saw in that club. I experimented a lot, and failed quite a few times, but I grew better and better. Joining competitions helped, because they pointed out problems that I didn't see. Actually winning the competitions boosted my confidence to join more. 

Inspired by dance

 L: You were a contestant in cycle one, and were eliminated early. What made you determined to be a part of cycle 2?
S: Anyone who knows me knows I am a very determined person, and along with that competitive. I feel like in cycle 1 I left on a bad note. I didn't want to be thought of as that person easily picked off in the beginning, and never truly leaving my mark. I wanted to redeem myself, I guess you could say. This time, I wanted to leave remembered.

L: What was your favorite task from the cycle?
S: Most likely the music task, but not just 'cause I won it! I love music in general. Along with music, I am sort of a poetry junky. I like listening to a song and figuring out what is meant behind the lyrics. I feel like I look at things in a different way. The task gave me a chance to show my interpretation visually, which is a way I have never done before.  (see scenery below)

Inspired by "Love Story"

L: Where do you get your inspiration from?
S:  My life. In most of my sceneries you can find an aspect of my life, even if it is really hard to find. I feel like by adding a piece of my life to each of my sceneries, it makes it more real. It adds that spark that every scenery needs.

L: Do you have any future goals for your stardoll life?
S: I might try to write for a blog or create one of my own since I love writing so much. I read all of these amazing posts from writers on Stardoll blogs, and I see how inspiring just there words and opinions can be. Words are very powerful and can leave an impact on someones life. So, I guess my goal would be to leave an impact. Not only here on Stardoll, but also in real life.

Inspired by a raindrop

L: What advice would you give to aspiring models?
S: I know you will probably here this a thousand times from a million different people, but it is true. Don't give up. You need to keep trying and practicing. I'm into basketball, so I am going to give a sports related metaphor. When I first started, I couldn't do a thing. I couldn't shoot the ball, dribble it, or run up and down the court without tripping over my own feet, but I practiced. I shot 50 free throws each night, I started doing laps at the track, and joined the local rec team. Three years later, I'm a starter for my high school team. Hard work and effort DO pay off, so don't give up.

Let's give Sydney a big congratulations, and welcome her to the ENTM judging panel!

PS: I have hired three new writers from a contest I held on MDM. See the post here. For the moment that is all the writers I will hire, but if you are interested in writing for this blog you can apply here.