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Saturday, 13 May 2017

3rd Task: The Couture Edition

Good morning my dear beauties!

Congratulations to everyone that made it into our Top 8, wishing you the best of luck for the future.

The Edition for the Third Task is all about Haute Couture.  Haute Couture is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Their garments are rich, unique and magical. It is high end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers of our time.

Once again, you will have to create two parts.

Your task is to create a striking fashion advertisement for your dress, wearing the most fashionable and trendy garments from the Haute Couture S/S 2017 (!) runways. The dress should be the eyecatcher of your photo - but not steal your spotlight. Moreover, you're doing all of this while performing underwater, creating the perfect scene for your garments to fully unfold!
Also, if you feel like a slogan would support your advertisement, then you're of course free to add a catchy slogan!

Imagine you're walking in a fashion show, spotlights' on and all eyes are on you. As a canvas of beauty, you have to represent the outfit perfectly, sell the clothing you're wearing and make them stand out!
Create an head-to-toe look that is based on and inspired by Crazy Couture, while wearing fitting makeup, hairstyle and extraordinary fashion pieces and present it on the runway. You can go all the way Avantgarde here - shock us, wow us, surprise us!




I hope you like this task and I'm honestly so excited to see what Couture Picks you're gonna do! ;)
Send your finished entries to with an or link or send them to me on Facebook, thanks.

The Deadline is Wednesday, the 31st May, 2017.

If you've got any questions left or struggle with temporary problems concerning the deadline, feel free to leave an ask/note in the comments. :)

Good Luck darlings and stay tuned,
Manda El Rose

Results Task 2: Action Edition

Happy Weekend and welcome back everyone,

live from our Studio here in Dollywood, LA it's time for the second elimination ceremony of the season.
This task's theme was all about Action. The girls were asked to deliver drama and emotions, while stepping out of their comfort zone in their either desert- or air-themed assigned photoshoot. Let's see if the girls managed to bring all of that to the table.

Also, we're happy to say that Tania is back with us in the game, ready to judge the house down!

Beforehand, I'd like to share with you that Pablo, Filip, Juan and Hevilyn decided to leave us due to temporal/private reasons. Thanks for being a part of this - even though short - journey!
But as we're saying goodbye, we're saying hello. I'm introducing a new contestant into the race, welcome Hilmy aka emmahunt4!

Group A (Desert)



Manda: First of all, I do see improvements from your previous task. Starting off with what I liked: You look stunning, I love your outfit, it fits the theme and gives this very modern, clean fashion appeal. I think you did great in incorporating the area around you. Mirroring the dunes and sky in that glass-bubble (?) you're holding on to was a smart idea! Also, I simply can't deny how beautiful, editorial and fashion-forward your face looks, you're true model material!
Going on with what I didn't like. Overall I have to say your shoot looks way too editorial, this was supposed to be an action shoot, you were asked to give us drama and emotions. Your picture though is very calm and chill. It's a beautiful fashion photo but you've kind of failed the task requirements. Umut, you should really work on folllowing task instructions closely, it's the second time in the row we've noticed that you kind of misunderstood the task. You have so much potential, learn to use it! 

Rafael: I don't know what to say about this photo. There's literally more action going on when a bike falls down in China than in your photo! I feel like you've missunderstood the task again, which is sad because I don't see any progress and that's poison!
Graphic wise it's well done but that's all I can say.

Tania: Sorry but its just off. I mean your doll is gorgeous and it's obvious you try to follow a certain fashion style but you still could do so while being way more versatile and working with what's asked from you. Background and look don't work well together and I dont understand whats the rock thingy nor where's your foot.

Maria: Hmm , No sorry, but I am not a fan of this shoot , I don’t know, there is no action at all. The outfit is cute but not for this atmosphere. What I love in this shoot is that crystal piece. Your face is looking good too. But sadly you didn’t convince me.


Manda: What a way to make a comeback to the race, Hilmy! You look absolutely amazing. I live for this dramatic outfit, the cape is everything and totally sells me some kind of nostalgic feeling. The sunset is just the right setting for this strong, bold look, it makes you look very rich and mysterious. 
You took your own turn on the whole action theme and went more for a dramatic scene instead of a phsycial interaction which works just fine. Of course you could have done more, maybe dramatize your photo even more by showcasing you're in the middle of a sandstorm or something like that but overall this is a great entry!

Rafael: Wow Hilmy, you absolutely surprised me with this photo!! I really really appreciate you participating in this competition again and I can definitely see your improvement! The photo simply screams high fashion to me! I absolutely love love love it. I just don't really see the connection to the "Action" part that was demanded in the task, but it's still a strong entry. Well done!

Tania: Lovee the reference you chose, so fierce but still so high fashion, you surely captured what this task was about, for me. I just wished there had been some more details and shading, specially on the cape part.

Maria: I’m living for this shoot, this blue shade is totally working with the orange scene and that contrast between the heat and the wind is giving me fresh and positive vibes. Also the gold jewelries are so necessary here, I wish you had a dramatic bold makeup, it would look stronger but all in all it’s a great entry, well done! 



Manda: I like the color theme you went for, it's different from most of the others, which is great. It's always good to stand out from the rest! I adore your hair and makeup, it's very wild and fierce. Pose-wise I'm a bit bored, it looks cute but I think you could have went for something less predictable and more powerful. It would have been a nice contrast to the very feminine, flowy and soft dress. Hoewever, I like how you created a dusty atmosphere with the fog and sand gusts. All in all, it's an okay entry but I wished you went more out of the box and stepped a little out of your comfort zone. The image is boring me a little bit which is fatal for the Action Edition. I know you can do lots better, Gabriel!

Rafael: You're clearly not afraid to get your feet dirty.. literally. I love how high fashion yet how energetic this photo is on the first sight! Taking a closer look I do see some things that bother me, for example that one leg/foot - it just doesn't look all that great when you stand on your toes almost like a ballerina while you pose like this. It also seems to be a bit disproportioned, look at that skirt - it falls kinda straight down and hits the floor, however, it's about 3 feet away from your foot - therefore it doesn't look realistic at all. The way it falls/folds in general is also quite unrealistic. I also don't enjoy that teal shine around the skirt. What bothers me the most is the shadow(s), considering where the light is coming from. It's completely off!!
What I do appreciate though is the shading, especially the hair. It's a dream!!
All in one it's a good entry that fullfilled the purpose of the task, but it's still not very story because of the many little flaws. I advise you to really keep an eye on the small details and also double check the proportions of things. When in doubt, stand in front of a mirror and see what it would look like in real life - then apply it to your graphics. It does WONDERS!

Tania: Sorry Ju but this is a boot from me. The pose is awkward, the proportions are totally off and it doesn't work with the background, posing next to cactus with wind strong enough to move your skirt that much seems not the best the idea. I know you are capable of much more though, you just need to really go for it.

Maria: Despite from the lack of 3D proportion, the color of your outfit is so good , it would look better if you used hot colors in the desert instead of a cold color. Your makeup and hair are not bad of course. The skin shading is great. But I know you could do better.



Manda: I love the story you're telling here and I see huge improvements! You had an exhausting ride on your camel, rode through the sandy dunes of the Sahara and now rest in the cool shadow of dawn. Your outfit is amazing, I love the tribal look and it suits you really well. You've really put thought into creating a perfect concept. In your picture you went for a dramatic scenery after all the action has taken place which is totally transmitted through your photo. You could have went out there even more, maybe actually sitting on your camel, but that's just a thought. I would have loved to see an even more dramatic makeup but I get that you wanted to keep it simple since the rest of your look is very vivid. It's sad your photo lacks in quality though, I know you had problems during the process with photoshop, for the next time try to deliver a high quality picture!
Rafael: Love the vibes of your photo, it's very editorial, very edgy, very strong. I just wish there was some actual ACTION going on in this photo. That's all!

Tania: While the color scheme works very well and the makeup and hair are gorgeous, it's just too simple. It was meant to be an action photo shoot but you're just sitting, I really wished you had really gone for it, at least some emotion or so.

Maria: I can clearly see the right atmosphere in your shoot, the hot colors, and your dress is soo African-Desert style which is so good for such a theme. Even though you used a lot of filters for your skin and this annoys me a bit to be honest, I know you could do better, you have the potential, but there is always something that prevent your shoot to be outstanding. Work more, earn more.(try to do your own hair too).



Manda: Yasss! Fierce, hot, dramatic, action!!! I love your photo. The outfit is perfect and it works so well with your concept. You're the only one that combined drama and action in one photo. I'm getting the story of your car breaking down and you deciding to take a spontaneous glamour action photo shoot in the sandy winds of the Sahara, which is not necessarily the most creative idea but I just keep forgetting about that because you look so damn fine. You're kicking, you're moving, you're posing, you're doing SOMETHING and you look absolutely gorgeous.

Rafael: One of the best entries and probably my favorite so far - I looove how young, wild and free you look. It's very fresh, youthful, yet sexy and adventorous. Living for that outfit and hair! Also love the expression on your face. You really know how to play with emotions, how to alter your face to deliver without completely changing the key elements of your doll's face. L O V E ! ! !

Tania: Fierce Momo, pretty Momo. Some more detail would have given me life but I'm loving this regardless, I don't know how you were able to find a car in a dessert but you sure working it well, good job.

Maria: I’m so in love with your editorial shoot this time, and I prefer it on the task one bald mannequin shoot. The hair is healthy and fabulous, the dress is hot, even though I’d prefer it more if you didn’t add that brown part, and kept it all black. I also feel your pain walking on sand in that boot, I love it thought, Good job!


Manda: You improved from last task, congrats! I really like the atmosphere in here, the background is beautiful, I love the sandstorm effect you created, it looks very dynamic, your dress is super dramatic and that's causing the action in here. You're pose works perfectly as well, it seems as if you were struggling to stand tall against the heavy wings. Overall your idea is a little bit basic though, I think just like many of the other contestants, I would have wanted you to go further out there and make a more memorable impression. Maybe you should have went for a more bold, striking color than being covered in plain white fabrics.

Rafael: ok. So, the ambitions are definitely there. And I see the action in that Sandstorm. But your photo seems so wrong to me. First of all, that outfit. It looks like you just came out of the shower and quickly grabbed a white towel to cover your body. Second, that pose isn't my cup of tea either. It's an ACTION shoot in a freaking sandstorm, not a women's razor commercial!
This is definitely one of the weakest entries this time, I do however still see a lot of potential in you. I mean, the graphic skills are there! You CAN do it, and your graphics look great, you really just need to work on your visual concepts - actually, your concepts in general. I still believe in you, I hope it's not over for you now, I'm rooting for you!!

Tania: It's just a sheet. Too simple for me and I just don't know what to say , you could have gone so wild, why didn't you boo?! Also white is pretty difficult to shade , it can look pretty rough..

Maria: I love your imagination and that you respected the part of the model delivering action in the shoot. I’m not a fan of your white dress, the whole shoot looks so fade. I wish you used another color, and worked more on the shadowing. The hair doesn’t look so clean in my opinion. Expecting more from you next time.

Group B (Air)

Manda: I really love this! I think your concept is so unique and innovative, props to you for not going with the most predictable ideas concerning the air topic. I love the robbery/thief theme you went for. I totally get the action from here, you just robbed a bank, you're hundred meters high in the air, covered in diamonds with dollar bills flying everywhere. This is just so cool. Besides that, I think you really improved. You did your first very own hair, which looks great - I see that you inspired it by another hair graphic but you re-did it which is good, that way you can teach yourself how to draw hair. I think you can go even further and add more detail, like adding more detailed shadow layers. The skin looks great, the outfit is nice, I just think the shoes - especially the front one looks very strange, a bit chunky and undefined. Also I think knee-high boots would have made this even cooler!
Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised, I think you did a great job!

Rafael: I really like your photo because it's very fun, and full of action. Graphic-wise it's a little bit off, your shading seems a little bit messy/dirty. Make sure to work on that! Other than that I simply LOVE the small details such as the dollar bills and the makeup, gives me good old Kesha vibes. Well done!

Tania: It's fine but doesn't really get me you know. The pose feels a bit awkward and stiff, it's not working with the concept you tried to create in the photo shoot. I like the dollar signs with your pic and the accessories so toot for that though.

Maria: Your entry this time is definitely better than task 1. I love the theme of the shoot, it’s not boring me to be honest, the clothes and the choice of the background are both so good. However, the face is not in the correct place, there is something off to me, maybe It would look better if it was a side face, I’m not sure tho , your pose and the angle of view are risky. Also I feel that the hair was done before and not by yourself if I’m not mistaken. But you have improved so Good job!


Manda: This photo is a beautiful picture. It's got a very artsy, body-lingual vibe to it which is wonderful too look at. Your body looks snatched and topmodel-worty. Also, just me imagining hanging this high. headfirst in the air with only my feet attached to the fabric that my life is depending on, gets me extremely nauseous - I love the dramatic atmosphere you created! Besides that I think your idea is pretty creative, the acrobat theme is spot on. I'm not really happy with the fact that we can only barely see your face, I wished you were looking right at the camera, or somehow presenting us your beautiful face. As a model your face is your brand and trademark - we can't really recognize it, otherwise this would have been a perfect shoot!

Rafael: First of all, your photo is a true eyecatcher when scrolling through all the entries! It's something different and artistically absolutely stunning! However, I don't think that the pose is flattering since we can barely see your face.. like, don't rely on that body, gurl!
No but seriously, I feel like you've missed the point with this graphic. On the other side, I do appreciate you taking a risk, but next time please give me more face and more dynamic emotions!

Tania: This really caught my eye at once. I wish you had taken more time with it, so it would look less rough but the pose is just beautiful and everything in the picture works well with each other.

Maria: I’m in love with your shoot, it’s amazing. That body is ready to rule the catwalk. But sadly, I’m not satisfied that you are not taking your time with tiny details (toes, fingers, ears..) . On the other side, the color of your jumpsuit is slaying in the atmosphere and that background is totally working! 


Manda: Your Action Shoot is totally incredible! Seriously, the amount of creativity and detail you've put into this is amazing. Honestly, I don't have anything negative to say about this. Your dress is just stunning, it's so dramatic and works so well with your setting - being positioned that high in the air gives your dress the ability to fully unfold. Love how you're standing proudly on these stilts, that balance onto this huge box, that itself is hanging hundreds of meters high in the sky. You've totally played within the possibilities of your self-given height. Everything about this photo ist thought out and well put together. You totally stepped out of your comfort zone this time. Props to you, this is a head-to-toe brilliant entry!

Rafael: Yes yes YES! Love the concept of your photo, also love the innuendos, the shoes, the pose, the hair.. everything looks and feels so wild and free! I just wished there was more action going on, e.g. if you were in the hair yourself instead of standing on that chest. Other than that - well done!

Tania: Gurl yas, just yas. Surely my favourite so far, technical stuff to the concept, you just nailed it all, loves it.

Maria: I really love the concept of your shoot, everything is so good, your skin is amazing, the dress, and the boots are to die for. I wish you used a flying hair it would be better I think to be honest, but still I have to admit that this entry is one of the best in this task, +1 for the background.


Manda: Kirsten, you look so pure, elegant and beautiful. The dress is such a show-stopper. It works perfectly for your scenery, it's flow-y, soft and big which is just right for the air theme. I'm really in love with your background, the huge ocean (displayed under you) gives this a very nostalgic feeling. You look like a goddess on this magical swing. Looking at this photo as a customer, I'd book you right away for the runway. Even though I think you could have went more into the whole action aspect, everything in this photo works so well with each other that I wouldn't want to change a thing about it. The only thing I'd like to criticize is that the slogan is totally unnecessary. You don't always have to add a slogan to your photoshoots unless it's asked for. We're doing an editorial here, not an advertisement (which you guys will be challenged with later on), so the picture should speak for itself. All in all, a very great entry!

Rafael: I just love your graphics! I've been a fan of your work for so long and this is no exception - I love your graphic. It's so well executed, so precisely shaded, very professional.
What bothers me is that there's not really any action going on. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like your photo. It's just too... well, cute, to be action.
I do appreciate your effort and highly applaud your skills and this wonderful result, but next time please try to come up with a great concept that will blow me away - a great graphic (from the technical side, shading et) is only good if there's a great concept and story behind it.

Tania: I like the vibe of the photo shoot actually, simple but sweet and dreamy alike and there's emotion in that, color scheme pretty good as well. The only thing is that the bottom part of the dress seems a bit too stiff for me, it should just go flowy with the wind

Maria: In my opinion, this is the best entry this time. The showing leg needs more shadowing I think, but still this is so good, For the next time, I’d like you to wear another color. This is so similar to the one you used in your first editorial. The slogan is perfect and just right so it won’t make it boring. Well done hun!



The Judges and I deliberated.

Hilmy (emmahunt4), Jess (jesspoynter), Gabriel (juliaChang-diva), Mangun (mangunmeetan) - you delivered solid performances, the four of you represent the golden middle field this week- You're safe.
Congrats, you made it into the next round of this competition!

Listen to us! Step out of your comfort zones, work on your concepts and add a little spice - that could already earn you positions in the Top. You guys got the potential, work with it!

Going on, Nico (hermosalisagirl), Umut (bloom_xx_layla), Elisabeth (Lutzst), Arafah (MomoSakuraChan), Byron (SandyHermosa) and Kirsten (sparklewand12) - while some of you made a big blast in our Action Edition, others bored us to sleep.

Nico, Elisabeth, Arafah, and Kirsten - Congrats, you four represent the Top Contestants of this Task. Your entries were the best from the bunch. You had the most creative and out-there concepts and photos, thank you! One of you is going to be this Task's winner of the week, which you'll find out by the next Edition.

This means, Umut  and Byron, once again, both of you secured their place in our Bottom Two.

Umut, just like last time, you completely disregarded the Task's requirements! If you want to secure your position in this competition, you need to step it up and listen to what we're asking for!
Byron, you improved. But it wasn't enough - especially for you it's about details and making the right choices. Your photo could have been amazing but it turned out to be rather basic and boring.

So who's going home?

Umut, we think you're not ready for the race yet. You were a beautiful addition to this cycle's cast and I thank you so much for being a part of this! You're incredibly talented, you just need to turn this rough diamond into a shining million-dollar brilliant.


Silence everyone, the decision is made!
Task 3 will be posted very soon! Stay tuned, it's going to be fun!

Have a wonderful day and keep shining,
Yours Manda