I received my 1st runway challenge theme today and I have one thing to say…
Today was the first meeting of the Misters who are competing in the Mr. Virtual World 2015 Pageant. WOW… what an amazing meeting. I went in blind not knowing what to expect. 90 minutes later I feel GREAT about making the decisions that I have made and I am SO looking forward to being part of this experience. The one thing that really stands out for me is the desire to move the Mister pageant into a whole new light. — for today’s meeting we were asked to style an outfit for… “a nice lunch on a yacht”. Here is my style;
Mr.VW 2015 – FIRST MEETING – STYLE CARD – (A Nice Casual Lunch On A Yacht)
Hethwen Collinwood – MR V♛ USA 2015
S O R G O – SMQ / Black – Display – Sunglasses (held in hand)
Yasyn – Greater – Velvet (hair)
Action – Base 04 Veganic (hairbase)
Poetic Colors – Pearl (medium / bright eyes)
::K:: Casual Jacket Homme – Ivory (with Blk Hud Change Shirt)
::K:: Loose Fit Skinny Homme Slacks – Ivory
MANDALA – Lustful (Set w/ Necklace, Bracelet & Ring)
FAUN – Michi Flatform Sandals -Blaq-
Slink – AvEnhance Feet Male Flat (Custom w/ Buff Nails)
Slink – AvEnhance Hands Male – Relax (Custom w/ Buff Nails)
MR VIRTUAL WORLD 2015 – PHOTO CHALLENGE 1 – SPORTS / ACTIVITY
Hethwen Collinwood – MR V♛ USA 2015
Being a business owner, designer, model, blogger and modeling teacher in Second Life is exciting and is often demanding on my schedule. Whether I am teaching a classroom of modeling students or leading an executive board meeting for one of my companies, I know it is important to look my best by styling right. My love of fashion in real life and SL always express the elements of the things that I hold near to my heart. In real life I enjoy the passion of the game and the thrill of competition.
This challenge offers me the opportunity to showcase my love of styling and feature some of my favorite SL Designers who articulate amazing combinations of men’s Sportswear. Using actual elements of uniforms and combing them with fashionable street clothing that always keep me looking fresh, these champion designers hit the high scores every time.
Baseball, wrestling, long distance running, and cricket are among my most loved sports. For this challenge we were instructed; “Without wearing too many elements from the actual sport uniform, we want your outfit to show a clear representation of the sport game of your choice, and your choices of edgy every day clothes”. With this in mind I am thrilled to offer you what I feel is the perfect blend of style for this theme. While constructing the elements of this challenge I envisioned myself leaving the Mr. Virtual World Sports Center locker room just after winning a game. This style must look fresh as I might be met for interviews, decide to grab a quick bite to eat, or go out to dance at my favorite club.
For this challenge I have styled a mix and match of the following designers;
[VALE KOER] – Just Plain Cap (custom combo from hud)
Mr. C – Wild Black Hair
ACTION – 04 Veganic [Crow] Hairbase
Poetic Colors – Pearl Columbia Eyes
Kapone – Black Metal Dimpled Sunglasses
MESHCENTER – Gregory (Bordeaux Men’s Cricket Sweater)
MESHCENTER – Gregory (Men’s Dress Shirt)
SLINK – AvEnhance Custom Hands (Relaxed with Buff Nail)
[VALE KOER] – R-66Y – Watch
[VALE KORE] – VK-Future Shorts (Black2 with leggings)
EGOISME – Evaine – Davide Skin
Heth Haute Couture – Surge Wrestling Boots (Bordeaux)
Heth Haute Couture – Championship Ring
Photography – Wren Noir
Being a powerhouse in the boardroom is vital, and being a team player on the field is a must. Bringing my love for sports and fashion and combining the two is an art form unto itself. To quote a true American hero I will leave you with this thought; “Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever”. – Billie Jean King
Thank you so much for your considerations.
Hethwen Collinwood – MR V♛ USA 2015
After waking up at 3:30 in the morning I knocked out 2 photoshoots for my sponsors. After another 6 hours of meetings, editing, styling, and social media I took a well earned rest. For me, Mister Virtual World has shown me that my desire and determination to earn this years title is a lot more work than I had first thought. I enjoy the Art of modeling, styling and competition but for those who have no idea of the time it takes to make all this happen – you have no idea.
I had 4 men contact me today asking about how they could prepare to be in next years competition for Mr Virtual World 2016. I gave each of them the same response. “Do your homework. Prepare yourself. LEARN your craft. Expect to be isolated for hours every day working on the most intricate details of your styles. Practice. Practice more. Do not log out, practice more.” What amazed me is to listen to the reactions of the men I mentor to and hear “I thought you just got some nice clothing and walked down a runway”. — FOUR (4) years people, four years… I have worked in the shadows, learning, preparing and praying for my chance to even get into this pageant. I have over 35 years of pageant experience in real life and trust me when I say this… Mr. Virtual World is not easy to win. It requires countless hours (and that is the easy part). Your focus and attention must be on point at all time.You must eliminate the words – quit, tired, exhausted, and can’t from your vocabulary. You must also set your goal(s) and focus them into a laser beam. Once you have done all of this and if you are blessed to win… that is not the end. It is the beginning of the rest of your year.
Competing in Mr. Virtual World, for me, is like boot-camp. It prepares you for a year of hard work ahead because your victory is an honor and you then have responsibilities to promote the Miss and Mr. Virtual World Organization from the moment the announcement comes that you have won. You should never approach this work as an obligation, rather, it should be seen as a honor and respect that you are able to carry a legacy to the SL world and present it to everyone humility, dignity and honor.
It is difficult to try and tell any one person in a 10 minute discussion what you have learned in 4 years of working in modeling and pageants in Second Life. So I am posting this to give some of the most basic elements and tips to those men who wish to become Mr. Virtual World in the future.
If you are seriously considering pageants and modeling, I encourage you to read and re-read this post. Start with a well known and established modeling school. Enroll and prepare for hard work and a lot of fun. I do teach a 14 week modeling program and I often do FREE public workshops in a wide variety of modeling subjects. Right now the ONLY school or academy that I will suggest you enroll in is the Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy. Men, please do not let the name fool you. The Miss virtual World Modeling Academy is not just for the ladies.
You will not find better teachers or a better syllabus offered anywhere. Many people have asked me about the Metaverse Modeling Academy, I will say that I am sad to close that chapter of my SL but in January 2015 the Academy, Magazine, and Pageants within the Metaverse family were sold to the Barnsworth Group who will take it over in June of 2015 when my last classes have graduated. My goals include working with the Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy (if they will have me) once the 2015 Mr. Virtual World Pageant is complete. Whether I am teaching for the Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy or not, I still want to encourage you to attend this school. You will not be disappointed.
Dream, set your goals and LIVE. Along your journey do not lose sight of your ability to enjoy your experience. Having fun is why most of us come to Second Life. Becoming Mr. Virtual World or holding any title is an additional aspect that adds a thrill to your SL experience… just remember to enjoy the experience and stay true to yourself. Change your hair, change your shape, change your clothing (at least 10 times a day ) but never compromise your ethics. When others try to put your back against a wall and force you to compromise your ethics, DON’T. Be strong, hold your dream and stay determined. In the end you will be proud of your accomplishments.
For more information on how to enroll in the Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy please contact Reign Congerjo in world by notecard.
The best dressed men in Second Life must style right and look their best at all times. Takuya Jinn – Owner and Designer for GABRIEL introduces his men’s Black Three Piece Suit Collection. GABRIEL is an official sponsor to MR V♛ USA.
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Today I was on a posestand for what seemed like hours and was doing test shots for the photographer who is shooting my first photo challenge in the Mr. Virtual World 2015 pageant. I built the set that we will be using for the photoshoot and selected all my clothing, made some of the items myself, and once I was styled I hit the pose stands to find that perfect pose. Doing test shoots is simply for lighting and a great way I convey my desired vision to the photography. I love the group 2NE1 and took the inspiration for this shoot from their song ‘I Am The Best’. That song gets me GOING !!! Not that I am not excited about this journey to begin with … but this song gets me DANCING. If you have not heard it or seen the WAVE of fashion in this song take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_lSP8Vc3o
So with everything ready for my photoshoot.. I’ll send you all my heart for your love and support.
I really liked some of the test pix I took and decided to play with this one in photoshop a bit. I hope you like it ❤ Heth
This just in… The announcement of the official list of candidates in the Mr. Virtual World 2015 Candidates
Here are the official countries of the Misters
MR V♛ ARGENTINA Alsedel Llewellyn
MR V♛ BRAZIL Rodrigo Colt
MR V♛ CANADA Barney Helendale
MR V♛ ECUADOR Vin Gabbana
MR V♛ FINLAND Ramsa Luv
MR V♛ FRANCE MathieuL Bravin
MR V♛ GERMANY RedHawk Chronowire
MR V♛ INDIA ElliotKhan Resident
MR V♛ ITALY Renato Arnica
MR V♛ MOROCCO Vin Cinquetti
MR V♛ SCOTLAND Cubito Smit
MR V♛ SPAIN Caesar Langer
MR V♛ U.A.E Teladis Resident
MR V♛ USA Hethwen Collinwood