Friday, 26 April 2013


What happened?
Yesterday was the deadline and I only got one contestant#s entry until then.
I'm a little confused.

But you'll get more time. Please tell me in the comments how much time you still need.

xoxo Cathérine

Sunday, 21 April 2013

In a big package...

... the ordered prizes for the winners of Task 4 and 5 were delivered today.
Just take a look at them and congratulations if you're modeling for one of them!

graphic by icanglow's suitcase

Carrie for Crystallam2000

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Task 6


The winner of the week of task 5 is ... Clara!
Congratulations, you win this prize:

Task 6:
Create a commercial for an extravagant hat.
The graphic should be a close-up (which means that not the whole body should be seen and the focus has to be on the face and the hat). Since it's a commercial, a slogan and a brand have to be included.
Make your commercial outstanding but not too edgy.

The featured hat (not a fascinator) shall be extravagant, outstanding and maybe a little crazy.
For the overall theme and slogan, think in the direction of horse riding races, royals, ...
Some inspiration:

Deadline: 25.04.

xoxo Cathy

Monday, 15 April 2013

Results Task 5

Hey everyone!

Excited for the results of task 5? Before I post them, I first have to announce some news.
Kirsten left the judging panel before judging the task.
So we have a new regular judge which is ... Lindsey aka LoveGossip4life!
Click here to read more about her.

The guest judge for this task is Kathy aka dubistdie:

Besides, I decided to keep posting the judge's comments anonymously. But I will tell you which judge saw which contestants in the Bottom 3 and Top 2. Now to the results:


Judge1: You definitely included spring trends in this graphic! I'm not so sure of the legs, they look as if the model was shaking instead of walking. Besides, yu seem to smile too much. My favourite part of the graphic is the background, very detailed!

Judge 2: Really good! I love this collection, so you made a great choise! The background is nice, you just need to work on the skin shading!

Judge 3: Simple Black & White Outfit but very nice. The Background is also good. I only don´t like the Bow on your Head & the Earrings I think Silver one would be better.

Judge 4: This is right on trend-wise. I actually am not a huge fan of monochrome, but the way you portrayed it made me fall for it. I really like the runway, but what I'm not crazy for is the shading. I don't see much of an appeal with strictly blurring--maybe try making more layers, and try to lower the strength of blurring. Another thing I think you should work on is the model's expression. While it was a fresh breath of air seeing a model smiling, I think the expression the model held was a bit too cheerful for the outfit she wore. Maybe I also just am so used to runway models holding a scowl.

Guest judge: I’m sorry but for me this is not what i think about prêt-a-porter when I look at your picture.
The part of your legs isn’t cutted out very good. Although I can see your idea and I like the background but I can’t see an improvement in this entry.


Judge1: It#s ok, just the colours don't look good for spring and the green ruffle is horrible. but well done graphicwise.

Judge 2: Nice outfit and nice background! You just have to work on the shading of the clothes and the skin! But it's a really nice picture!

Judge 3: Aww your Outfit and Runway are very cute. Love your Outfit everything is nice I only missed some accessories.

Judge 4:  If anyone knows me, they'll know I love me some ruffles. And this season has plenty of gruffles--as its called. I think your entry was fairly strong, I think other than the ruffles, it didn't possess the traits that many of the S/S trends have. I think it was rather safe, and I think you could've taken a few more risks. I also am feeling a more Spring vibe, which if you're trying to create an outfit that'll suit both the spring and summer season, this outfit isn't one of them. I think the hair isn't too bad, you're certainly on the right track hair-wise. Besides a few minor details, this is a great entry!

Guest judge: I like your entry. It’s not perfect but it’s still very good but you should highlight so much more!


Judge1: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Love the dress, the pose and your facial expression. To get even better, work on your hair shading.

Judge 2:  Nice dress! But you look really small, and u should look a little bit more tall! If you practice your skin shading it will turn out much better!

Judge 3: Wow your Dress is amazing I love it so much! Your Hair & Pose are also very good only Point I missed the Jewelry. Very good Job!

Judge 4: I instantly fell in love with this graphic. Turquoise is one of the hottest trends this season, which is something you got right on. That along with the unique printing, I'd definitely expect this to be something seen on the runway. I am a bit torn though. From the neck down to the hemming of the dress your shading was near imppecable! From that, I had no complains. Although, the legs is where it gets a bit shaky. It looks as if you added a streak of burning and dodging, which lowered the overall quality of the graphic. The shoes could use some more work, but its not to the point where it's bad, either. Overall, i think you did an amazing job--It was definitely one of my favorite.

Guest judge: I really like your dress. Maybe your shading is a little bit to harsh and you’re the pose of the foot on the left side looks not really naturell. Although I think your entry is all in all very good.


Judge1: Your outfit is very nice, perfect for spring as well as the shoes. But what really takes my attention off from the dress is the boring and ugly background, it's much too basic! You graphic quality has become better but you still have to improve clothes shading.

Judge 2:  wow, I love this! The dress looks so great! The skin shading is really good! And I see lots of improvement on your graphic skills!

Judge 3: Love your Dress, Hair & Background and I don´t have anything else to tell you

Judge 4:  I think your entry was one of the lesser quality entries, and to be completely honest the only thing I was maybe slightly fond of was the dress. The other items--including the skin shading and hair--weren't as great as I'd like it to be. Although it's in no way the worst, I think with some more time, it'd advance in quality heaps. Other than that, good job!

Guest judge: Wow I love this dress! When I look at your image it feels like and angel is coming up to me haha, I think it’s because of the highlighting! I’m not sure if your hair ffits to the rest but I like that you choosed a spring inspired runway (the grass). Well done!

(please send me a direct i.imgur... link next time)

Judge1: The graphic is nice, especially the background but it's nothing too special. I'd love to see longer hair next time and a better shading (see tips of judge 4).

Judge 2:  This is so great!! I really like it! Really good background! The clothes shading looks so awsome! And also the skin! The shoes looks a little bit awkward though.  But the whole picture is awesome!

Judge 3: Very, very Good! I love your Dress, the Background is perfect, the Make-up is wonderful  & you take nice Hair.

Judge 4: Even if you were using a designer's reference to make your outfit, I just wasn't feeling the S/S vibe from your graphic. I found the shading also to be really dark, and random shadows in the wrong places. On the bright side, your hair shading is improving tremendously--the highlights and shadows in your hair is right on! I think you have a good chance at winning if you paid more attention to where shadows go.

Guest judge: Manda, I really like your entry! Your Outfit is prêt-a-porter and I adore your background, it fits perfect! You improved in shading and highlighting! Great!

Judge1: Your graphic has a good quality, you only have to improve your hair and hands a lot (try adding more dark shadows on the hands). I like the vibe from the graphic, just the background is too blurry. But what I don't see in this task are the Spring/Summer trends 2013. Monochrome? No. Sorbet colours? No. Skater Skirts? No. (could be continued)... The second time in a row, you didn't completely follow the task! not so good... but the graphic is lovely nevertheless.

Judge 2: wow, this one has the wow factor because of the clothes! the clothes are really nice! But the hands look really awkward and also the hair! But really good clothes!!

Judge 3: Wow your Doll look amazing in that Dress! It´s not my taste but you look perfect with it

Judge 4:  I'm sorry, but I don't see much of S/S other than the small detailing on the shirt. Perhaps you were trying to incorporate a different culture into your graphic, but in the end, that wasn't the ultimate goal. I think you need to pay more attention to the task at hand. Other than that, I think your shading is well done, especially in the outfit. The hands could use some work, as well as the hair, but other than that, I think you did well. I think that you didn't pay attention to the task, it may put you in risk of elimination. Good luck, though!

Guest judge: Wow! I really like your entry. The indian style was a good idea. The shading looks pretty good and the pose of your doll is oustanding, like you’re shaking your skirt and want to turn back to the beginning of the runway haha. The impression of your face fits perfect.


Judge1: Your entry is missing the wow-effect. Neither the graphic quality nor the outfit is extraordinary. You definitely have to improve in clothes, hair and knee shading. I'm sorry to say but I have the feeling as if this wasn't enough.

Judge 2:  I'm sorry but this one is one of the worst entry's :/ You haven't shown any improvment since your other entry's. And the other contestants have improved. You really need to work on your graphic skills.

Judge 3: I think the same like Judge 2.

Judge 4:  I'm sorry, but I'm not a huge fan of this. It was really quite blurry, and quite choppy in some areas. The hair could use work, but quite frankly, its my favorite part of the outfit. I also don't see much resemblance to S/S trends. I think you just need to work on your graphics, and you'll slowly see improvements! I think you've got great potential along with all the other contestants!

Guest judge: I comparision to the other entrys is this one not the best. I think your background is okay but I think you could have worked more at the skin shading use layers!! The Outfit for me is not really prêt-a-porter, I’m sorry.

Top 2 (from best to second best):
Lindsey: claragoosmann19, Cheekycazbo1
Raul: claragoosmann19, MandaMichalka
Joao: MandaMichalka, mangunmeetan
Moi (Cathérine): claragoosmann19, mangunmeetan
dubistdie: mangunmeetan, MandaMichalka

Bottom 3 (from "best" to worst):
Lindsey: mangunmeetan(just because she didn't follow the task), smiling.jojoo, Rei1981
Raul: smiling.jojoo, Cheekycazbo1, Rei1981
Joao: claragoosmann19, Rei1981 (couldn't decide for 3)
Cathérine: Cheekycazbo1, ashley_doggett, Rei1981
dubistdie: smiling.jojoo, ashley_doggett, Rei1981

I planned to eliminate two contestants but the general quality is too good to eliminate 2 of you in one round :3
That's why only one person will be leaving us.
Reina, I'm sorry, but this time, it just wasn't enough. But I'm sure that you will continue modeling and wish you the best for your magazine! Thanks for participating!

The winner of the week will be announced together with the next task.
Stay tuned!

xoxo Cathy

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Just a quick question

Do you want to know which judge had which opinion?
Until now, I posted the comments anonymously and in a random order.
If you want, I could write the judge's name next to his/her comment.
Shall I?
please comment :)

xoxo cathérine

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Task #5


We haven't done a runway shoot yet, so it's definitely the time to do one!
Your task is to create a graphic with your medoll featured on the runway.
The outfit should be prêt-à-porter and it shall go with the actual trends.
You have time until Wednesday, the 10th at 10pm GMT.

Good luck!

xoxo cathérine

Update: I am talking of Spring/Summer 2013.
Sorry for all those who live on the southern hemisphere ^.~

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Results Task 4 Part 3


If you haven't read the second part yet, click HERE.
The decision of task 2 will take place in this part of the results post. For the entries and judgements, click the link above. This decision was quite tough since it's been the first time that the judges (including me) weren't of the same opinion. Obviously, we're close to the semi-finals!

Team 1: Manda&Mangun
A clear win for Manda. She incorporated more aspects of the “hipster theme” into her outfit, therefore ..singstar.. selected her as the stronger girl for this task, as did everyone else of the judging team. Mangun's task didn't fulfill the given criteria which means that you're in our Bottom 4. Manda, you're the team winner and you're in the next round!

Team 2: Carrie&Mia
Carrie has won automatically since Mia didn't send in her entries. Congratulations Carrie, you're the team winner not only because Mia hasn't sent in her entries. Welcome in the next round! Mia, you're eliminated. No entries means no next task.

Team 3: Clara&Reina
Your team was the hardest to judge! It was a very tough decision and we had a very clear tie since one judge and one guest judge considered Clara as team winner, another judge and the other guest judge prefered Rei. And the last judge liked both... With the tiniest protrusion possible, Rei has won. But as you were so close to each other, you're both in the next round and you're both team winners. Congratulations!

Team 4: Jojo&Jovana
Once again, a close decision. 3 judges prefered Jovana's work, 2 liked Jojo's better. But none of you was really good. I'm sorry to say that you're entire team is in the Bottom 4.

Team 5: Ashley&Hilmy
Finally, a very clear decision again. 5 votes for an amazing, powerful Cleopatra called Ashley. Congratulations, you're the team winner and in the next round! I'm afraid you're in the Bottom 4, Hilmy.

Bottom 4

Mangun, let this be a warning for you! Read the task better next time. Next time? Yes, we decided to let you in the next round since your past entries were really good and we hop that you'll get back to that level again. Second chance for you, you're in the next round. Congratulations!

Hilmy, you've never been one of the best in the last tasks. To be honest, you've always been one of the worst. I'm sorry to say, but you're eliminated. BUT keep modelling, you've scored a well deserved 9th place and throughout CMA, you have really, really, really improved!

Mia, you already know that you're eliminated. To my mind, this is very sad. I can't understand why you haven't done the task, you were one of the best. You could have been so much better than place 10.

Jojo and Jovana, it has really been a tough decision who of you will have to leave. This task, Jovana was a little better. But if we take a look back, Johanna has nearly always been better. We see a higher potential in Johanna. Congratulations, you're in the next round but you must improve! Jovana, I'm sorry but I have to tell you that you're eliminated. Nonetheless, you score a well deserved place 8!

This means that our Top 7 are set! Party, girls!! MandaMichalka, Cheekycazbo1, mangunmeetan, ashley_doggett, claragoosmann19, Rei1981 and smiling.jojoo. Are you ready to rock the next tasks?

I bet you'll be even more motivated with a little prize... or maybe even a larger prize? The 5 team winners 
(or shall I say the four and a half team winners?) will all get a graphic sponsored by Crystallam2000!
Manda, Carrie, Ashley, Rei, Clara: Congratulations! As soon as they're finished, I'll post them here.
And a huge thank you to Crystallam2000 for sponsoring this prize.
(just talking of the 5 graphics)
Check out our media partners page for our other sponsors. And prepare for an exciting task!
Happy with the decision? Was it just?

xoxo Cathérine

Results Task 4 Part 2

Hello Dollywood!

Had a cheerful and happy Easter? I hope so.
Finally, here are the results, hope you haven't been waiting too long. ^.~
Big thanks to my two guest judges ..singstar.. and AnneHattaway (judged the creative aspect of task 4.1)
Since there have been so many different tasks, there will be several posts for the results.
In this first post, the judgements will be displayed but not the decicions.


Task 4.1: 
Judge one whispers:  wow, this is awsome, it's so fierce!

Judge 2 sings along: OMG, your doll looks so gorgeous as Cleopatra. this entry portrays her very well: her power, her style, her arrogance. You've really improved!

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: "OMG your Graphic is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G you look so strong, superior & dominant like Cleopatra. Really good Job."

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says: "Simply WOW! This is amazing! I love how you make her look so important and luxurious, your face is great and the dress movement too. My only thing to point out is that the columms are from Grecee rather than Egypt, but it´s a minor detail."

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers: Good answers! But don't make them too big!
Judge 2 sings along: You really showed your personality in these answers although they're a little too long for some (not for me). Well done and nice attitude!
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Nice Answer but a little bit to long.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers:  It's a nice outfit, I love these pastel colors. But the jewlery doesn't fit very well in here, gold is the wrong choice.

Judge 2 sings along: What a transformation from the edgy, extravagant ashley I know! I love the hair and the clothes. Get rid of the accessories in bold colour or gold, stick to the pastel theme.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Your Outfit is ok but it’s a little bit to much sry . I don´t like the Jewelry – Silver would be better.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: I love this! The bralette/corset lace top compliments the shorts really well, giving it a feminine look. The belt and blazer give nice pops of color! The only iffy part of this whole outfit, though, is that chunky bracelet on the left it looks a little too heavy for my liking, but that set aside it’s gorgeous.


Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers: This is really great! I definitly see his style incorporated here. This is a feminine version of him. And I loved the hair which is really like his but in a feminine way.

Judge 2 sings along: I would have liked to see collarbones and ripped shorts but everything else is close to perfcetion! Great job!

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Ok first of all I have to say I don´t know who is Kurt Cobain (shame over me) but I look at some Pics & I think your Doll looks like him in a female way & I also like your Hair they look like the Hair from Kurt Cobain.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says:  I like the spirit of the image I think you recreated his style in a feminine way really good, though I would have changed the top for something not that sassy. The face and pose are great! The guitar is key.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers: Small answears and enough said, which is great!
Judge 2 sings along: Wonderful answers, i enjoyed reading them and that's important.
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Good Answers that everything said.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: I see lots of creativity here! The outfit is so nice and you incorporated the bag so well! Definitly edgy!

Judge 2 sings along: A huge difference from your usual styling! Makeup is missing but well done apart from that. I'd like to see a little more of this edgy style in your normal outfits ^.~.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: The Outfit is ok but nothing that said WOW I don´t like the Earrings over the Hair it looks so unreal & I don´t the top & other Shoes would be better. And one positive thing the bag is not easy to combine & so it’s a solid performance.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Fits the theme perfectly! The bag and the shoes work well together to give it a bad girl look. Well put together!


Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers: I see creativity, but i don't know about the graphic because it seems that it was made by someone else and you just added a stardoll face ther, correct me if I'm wrong. And you had to incorporate charlie chaplin in a feminine way, and I see a masculine body.

Judge 2 sings along: To my mind, this really portrays Charlie Chaplin. The outfit is nice but I'm missing the fun aspect of Charlie Chaplin, your graphic is too severe.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: WOW, WOW & WOW your Task is great I love the Outfit the Pose & the quote from Charlie Chaplin very good.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says: I like how classy it is and the rising eyebrow is fantastic, the phrase is a great choice. On the other hand I would have like to see something more of you, erhaps a more feminie version or a suite created by you or even a different pose.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers: Short and good answers, great!
Judge 2 sings along: That is what your "stragedy" is based on... What the hell is a stragedy? :D
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: great Answer

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: I think it could more extravagant, although I like the outfit!

Judge 2 sings along: Your outfit could be more extravagant but it isn't bad.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Sry I don´t like your Outfit its to much and so most Items don´t fit together ( for example the Red Belt, the Skirt & the Top).

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Red, blue and white…very American, yet at the same time, very well executed. The updo-ed hair makes the look, in my it shows class and polishes the entire ensemble.


Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers: I don't think this pink fits on cleopatra, although nice background.

Judge 2 sings along: You still haven't done a custom pose (I wouldn't call turned sd body parts a custom pose), thumbs down for that. But the graphic quality is better now, still one of the weakest, but definitely better than in previous entries :) You can recognize Cleopatra easily but I think that her power could have been shown better.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Your Outfit and Pose is nice but you don´t seem a like Cleopatra. Cleopatra is more dominant, strong & Superior & you aren’t that. You looks to cute and soft not like Cleopatra.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says:  I like the head jewel, make up and background very much. I´m not keen on the dress, I like the white part but the pink and the tulle is something I can´t imagine Cleopatra wearing as it´s too classy and she is more exotic.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers:  In your first answear you say " I actually don't think I am a good model..." well then why are you in the competition, the competition is to see who's the BEST model, and if you say this you're saying your not the best. remember this is a competition..
Judge 2 sings along: What was that? You told us that you didn't deserve to be in the competition. And you told it in a grammatically horrible way considering you're a native speaker.
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: I agree with judge °1.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers:  I like the outfit, but the shoes are not the best choice.

Judge 2 sings along: Top, Jacket and shorts fit very well but the bag and the shoes don't fit at all. In my opinion, the look is more casual than girly.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Your Outfit is nice but the Shoes and the Shorts doesn’t fit together because the 2 pink tones bite! And I don´t like your purse an other one would be better.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Love the editing! You make me want to buy those shorts. The top portion of the outfit is stunning, girly and sheer, however, the boots do not really fit the “feminine” look it’s more biker chic/tough cookie.


Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers:  I don't know if this really incorporates le roi de soleil, you should add some extra items to help that!

Judge 2 sings along: Your doll looks good on the picture and the clothes are well chosen, I especially like the sun necklace. But still, the absolutistic power isn't shown very well, your pose is too relaxed. i would have prefered the typical king pose which can be seen on so many pictures of louis XIV. But it is an improvement from the last task.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts:  I don´t like your Task its boring! When I think about Louis / Ludwig XIV I see splendor, splendor & splendor. He was extravagant, decadent & pompous & that aren´t your Task.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says: The outfit as it reminds me of Baroque with all the ruffles and gold accesories but I think the rest of the picture is lacking this style as it´s too simple.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers: Good answers, but they could be better, you have to develop it.
Judge 2 sings along: Some language mistakes and answers that are ok. Not bad but not interesting either. I probably wouldn't read a whole interview with you which is probably even worse than negative headlines.
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Your Answers are ok.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: I don't really like this outfit, sorry :/

Judge 2 sings along: I would never ever wear this outfit. But it definitely is Haute Couture (which I wouldn't wear either most of the times). It is extravagant, it is haute couture, so well done although i still completely dislike the outfit.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: You call your Outfit Haute Couture I call it horrible sry but nothing fit really together and this Blouse is so cool I think the half of your contestants are envy that they don´t have this Blouse because it`s so easy to create a good Outfit with it.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Odd was the first word that popped into my mind when I saw this. However, most haute couture shows that leave a lasting impression on the general public are the ones who come across as different, so this was a good choice, to make. Unicorns horn ftw (jk lol).

Task 4.1: 
Judge one whispers:  Once again, I don't see le roi de soleil incorporated here. You should add some extra items to help it.

Judge 2 sings along: I had to check back the task to see which personality you portrayed. There is nothing that reminds me of him in the picture! No bordeaux red (his colour), only a too modern background (I doubt Versailes was a penthouse), a dress that could be from any century, ... I could list so many more negative aspects, I'm really disappointed!

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Jovana your Pose & Dress a ingeniously but the Background is boring you should us one from Opulence Interior Store or so & its shame that you don´t use more Jewelry you know he was extravagant, decadent & pompous and that is missing.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says: I love how you used his clasic cape print in the shoes and the hair looks great, however I think the picture is way too much modern-looking as the dress is too simple to be compared to the king´s outfits and all the trimmings of the time.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers: Wrong answears! You can't just say "As I'm really sure I won't win..." you can't show up negative thoughts and show up you're not conviced enough to do it. And too small answers.
Judge 2 sings along:  I didn't knew that it is possible to give so short answers with so many grammar mistakes. They're extremely boring which makes you look boring and in addition you tell us that you didn't deserve to be in the competition. URGH!
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: I agree with judge °1.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: Not very good outfit! the clothes doesn't fit together!

Judge 2 sings along: The outfit is far too simple. I dislike the skirt since it doesn't go well with the blouse and the rest are just oxfords and a normal tight. Haute Couture means going crazy.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Sry but your Outfit is horrible nothing fit really together and this Blouse is so cool I think the half of your contestants are envy that they don´t have this Blouse because it`s so easy to create a good Outfit with it.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Nicely paired with the couture dress and McQueen inspired oxfords, but the makeup still looks a little too “good girl” for haute couture for me, but it will do.

Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers: Omg, this is so good!!! You definitly incorporate Rosa Parks! Everything looks good! The graphic, the clothes, the background, everything! Really good job!

Judge 2 sings along: Nice background, wonderful slogan. The clothes really match Rosa Parks [a civil rights activist in case you didn't know] but we're already the Top 10 and it's time to draw your own clothes. A step backwards.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Manda your Legendary Task is perfect I love the background & the Outfit and you look really like Rosa Parks.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says: I think you delivered the task in a fantastic way as your image shows a great styling as well as an example of her daily struggle for civil rights, plus I love the colour scheme. TEAM WINNER

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers: Good answears but try to make them smaller! But really nice answers, you really show your point of view!
Judge 2 sings along: Your task was to answer two questions, not to write a novel! The answers are interesting but much too long.
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Good Answer.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: Once again, this is sooo good! It's definitly hipster! Great clothes matching! I love your face modeling here, and the hair!

Judge 2 sings along: All I can say is YOLO: You Obviously Look Offbeat! Well done!

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Wow Manda your Hipster Look is really awesome you look great and everything is perfect.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Love, love, love! Although I’m not much of a hipster in real life, I know one when I see ombre hair, nerd glasses, cross necklace, moccasins, going green, this is perfect.


Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers: "create a whole look (outfit & make-up) personifying a legend in a fashionable way in a graphic with an elaborated background" [my remark: this was the task given] this is what you were suppost to do, and u didn't do it. None outfit, none make-up, none fashionable way in a graphic. Only a bacground. So not very good.

Judge 2 sings along: I love your graphic! It shows Rosa's spirit so well! But it just doesn't fulfill the task you were given! Creativity and graphic talent aren't only necessary but also the ability to read and follow tasks.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Your Graphic is special, creative and great but it’s not a whole Outfit and that was the task and you don’t do it.

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says:  I love how this is like a small collage of Rosa´s life, and the strength of your central figure representing the phrase´s “stand up”. However I don´t see the fashion in this entry, recreating Rosa´s syle was part of the task.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers:  Good answers!!
Judge 2 sings along: Short answers that include much wisdom concerning the model industry! One of my favourites.
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: nice Answer.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: It's a nice outfit, but you could show up some creativity, you just made a print screen of the starplaza and that's it. You need to show up that you worth to be in this competition.

Judge 2 sings along: A quite boring outfit, that is rather skater/hip hop than Hipster. You could have worn some more "hip" pieces.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Your Outfit is ok but the bracelet, Hair & undefinable chain thing on your Doll doesn´t fit to your Outfit that’s really shame.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: Very hipster indeed haha! Loving the headphones and colored nails, you did a great job in the portrayal of the theme. One thing that doesn’t quite fit, however, is the wished it was a bit longer to fit those “bad girl” looks.

I'd like to show your pictures here. But I can't since they don't exist - at least not in the comments section.
I tried contacting you but I got no answer. 


Task 4.1:
Judge one whispers: Really good!Great face, I definitly see Charlie here!

Judge 2 sings along: I haven't seen such a funny graphic for quite a long time. And that's good! Only thing i dislike is the face, it's not your "normal" one and too black, to my mind.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts:  WOW your Pose is amazing & I love the quote & your Outfit you look really great!

And the expert (AnneHattaway) says: The pose is amazing, really creative and I like very much the background too, I just wish your face expression matched better the chosen quote but I must say it helps the feminine side of the picture.

Task 4.2:
Judge one whispers:  Great answers!!! In a short comment you say what you think!
Judge 2 sings along: Amen, Rei has spoken. One of favourite answers, if not even my favourite. Short and to be remembered!
In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: Great Answer.

Task 4.3:
Judge one whispers: Nice outfit, but it could be more extravagant!

Judge 2 sings along: Without the makeup it would be too boring but now it's really nice! Maybe a little red accessoire would have added the final, extravagant touch.

In a very friendly way, Judge 3 shouts: I like your Outfit. You combine the Shoes very well but I don´t like your Hair Color & your Make up it looks not so nice.

And the expert (...singstar...) says: This is beautiful. The fur really adds the touch of extravagance, and the red hair is a definite yes. I almost feel like you are color-blocking with the blue lower body and red facial/hair look, it’s great.

Overall comment: Hilmy, Manda, Ashley, Carrie, Mangun, Jovana please post the direct links to your pictures in the comments. I want to have a link that leads me to the raw image directly (and that i can paste into the URL image uploader).
The elimination will be posted in a second post.

xoxo Cathérine

P.S.: Neither ask me why judge one always whispers nor why judge two is singing all the time nor why judge three likes shouting. I have absolutely no clue. I don't even know who of them is me.

Results Task 4 Part 1


This is the interview with our Top 10:

K: What do you think makes you a good model?

emmahunt4: Well I actually don't think I am a good model personally I think everyone is 
a good model in their own way and I think what make me a good model is actually the 
person I am like my personality makes me a good model, my dolls face first of all without
 that who am I lol but seriously I think its my personality overall which make me a good 
model .

ashley_doggett:  I believe my ambition overall makes me a good model. I'm not just a 
"pretty face" and have not used that factor to skate by in life in the slightest, even here on 
Stardoll. Although modeling requires you to look asthetically pleasing most of the time, 
the model's personal ambition and drive make him or her whom they really are. I also 
find that having a good sense of charisma and an open mind makes me a good model. I am open to criticism and eagerly use critiques and honesty to make myself better all around. I am willing to try different, daring things and stretch my ideas to the farthest of limits.

K: Do you think that you have improved throughout the previous tasks of CMA?

emmahunt4: For sure, like I could never imagine myslef doing these graphics and meeting these amazing people through the process of CMA and I found out lately that I am much stronger then I actually 
thought I was and I enjoy every moment I get in this competition and If I leave I just wanted to say 
thank you to the judges and Cath specially for actually asking me to join :)

ashley_doggett: I believe I have personally. When I first started with CMA, my style was unique yet a bit outlandish. I have learned to tone down my overall apperance without taking out my personality in 
the process. I have also experimented with different graphic techniques and have invested some 
time into making my graphics more intresting to look at. As an artist off of Stardoll, I understand 
much improvement means and how it will define your work in a very serious manner. It's just the 
same with CMA. My improvement has shown with each task. Practice makes perfect!  


K: Do you think that being a model is only about having a pretty face?

smiling.jojoo:  A pretty face is nice but it is not everything a model needs! A models face has to 
be special, somethink you can remember. Pretty faces look always nice but only the special 
faces can be remebered.

jovana8:  No, it's about how she point out the task & how she combinate everything together.

K: What are you planning to do after the end of this cycle of CMA?

smiling.jojoo: Maybe I'll participate some more model- competitions! (: I love modeling 
with my Stardoll- Face, and so I think I'll keep on searching for model jobs!

jovana8: As i'm really sure, that i won't win, i'd like to do more competitions like CMA.

K: Which purpose do cou think the tasks at CMA have? 

Rei1981:  They encourage us to be better models, to have more fashion sense and to improve
 our dressing, make up and graphics skills.

claragoosmann19:  I think they should challenge us. Through comparing to others, we will see 
what we can do better and how variable a topic can be. So we improve a lot for 
example our graphic skills. This is what my "stragedy" is based on.

K: What is your strategy to stand out of the crowd in the Dollywood model industry?

Rei1981:  Perseverance. I try to learn and become a better model every day. It doesn´t matter 
how many times I may fall, I will always stand up and continue my journey to success.

claragoosmann19:    Most important is, to have a unique face, that is recognizeable. There are 
so many beautiful models out there and if you look similar, you don't stand out of the crowd.

K: What did you expect at the start of the competition? 

Cheekycazbo1: I expected a fun filled series of tasks with some friendly competition. I knew graphic 
skills would be an advantage further into the contest. I also expected some amazing competitors, 
so I was prepared to spend a lot of time committed to this. I thought it would be an enjoyable 
experience and I thought correctly :)

K: What means modeling for you?

Cheekycazbo1:  Modelling to me is a way to express yourself through your actions and fashion. It 
helps build peoples confidence and show their emotions through photography. In competitions 
like this we have the opportunity to get creative with our modelling and be challenged with 
different tasks. I also find modelling very inspiring.

K:What is the best part of being a model?

MandaMichalka: In my opinion the best part of being a model is, when people look at you and 
watch out for you. When they tell you, you look beautiful or tell you they are going to feature 
you in upcoming magazines, you feel so happy and honored and you really appreciate it that 
your hard work gets recognized. It is an amazing feeling to watch at a magazine or campaign 
or anything else and to find yourself shooted in it. The Model world is beautiful, full of glamour 
and creativity. I'm always wondered to what the people are  able to create.

mangunmeetan: The best part of being a model is learning. Not only learning to model well, but to 

learn how to express your self, to be apt, adjusting and most importantly experimental.

K: What do you think are the three basic things needed for being a good model?

MandaMichalka: I think a model should be varied! She should be able to slip into different roles, 
but she also should'nt forget about her own style and personality. She must have a unique face.
 It has to be recognizable and it should stand out from the crowd. Prensentation, so many things 
depend on the presentation; in the model business and (model) lifestyle. You should know how 
to present yourself on the runway and in photo shootings. Moreover she should present herself 
polite and lovely. She shouldn't be shy, but also not conceited and act like a diva. If you follow 
these steps, nothing should stand in the way of your career.

mangunmeetan:  From my perspective, the three basic things needed for being a good model are firstly
 being unique but approachable; second is to be adjusting and accepting; lastly its very important to
 be transformational and ready to make amendments.

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xoxo Cathérine