Estela Parx, Model and Owner/Designer of FIGURE
I recently had the honour of meeting one of SL’s supermodels Estela Parx. Estela is the owner and designer of FIGURE, a shape store that offers exclusive shapes with facial and body features designed to give you a unique personal and realistic appearance. Each shape includes a complete styling card to help you match the brilliantly photographed models on her store walls. Estela offers modify and no modify versions of her shapes (skirt shape included).
It’s always fun to experiment with different shapes and skins. Estela’s shapes are beautiful and perfect for modeling. Visit her store and try them for yourself (FIGURE by Estela Parx).
More about Estela Parx
Below is my interview with Estela, who offers some great advice to aspiring models.
Jena: How long have you been a model?
Estela: Becoming a model in SL was one of my goals. My career began with the Spanish academy, Laver, who gave me the opportunity to participate in a course for being a model in August 2009.
Jena: What training have you had as a model?
- Laver Academy Model graduate – Sept 29, 2009
- SuperElite Modeling Academy graduate – Nov 9, 2009
- Evane Model School from Mimmi Boa graduate – Nov 12, 2009
- SuperElite Modeling Academy (Elite Class) graduate – Dec 17, 2009
Jena: Do you remember your first job as a model on Second Life?
Estela: Yes, my first professional fashion show was in October 2009 with the Spanish Agency Laver for the designer Ariadna Garrigus. It was an experience I will never forget, and I remember with nostalgia my friends, the stress from it being my first show and the big lag!
Jena: What is your favourite type of modeling?
Estela: I really like the runway, no doubt, but I also love making creative styling to pose as premier model in the store of Thea Tamura Fashion, a designer for whom I have great admiration.
Jena: Tell me about your recent or favourite modeling jobs.
- Miss Winter SuperElite SuperSearch 2010 – Jan 2010
- Hearts for Haiti (Evane Agency) – Feb 2010
- Pandora show (SuperElite Agency and designer HOUSE OF BENINGBOROUGH) – Feb 2010
- Fellini Couture show (SuperElite Agency) – April 2010
- April spotlight video for Thea Tamura Fashion in Liata Social Club
Jena: What advise would you give to aspiring models on SL?
Estela: Create your own style, be yourself, do not imitate others and work hard. A model must have dedication, professionalism, punctuality and responsibility; beauty is a prerequisite in this profession, but without intelligence you will not get very far.
Jena: In your opinion, what are the benefits of being a model?
Estela: Developing your creativity, acquiring technical skills (e.g., shape and editing objects, catwalk choreography with poses), meeting interesting and creative people and making good friends.
Jena: Describe your personal style.
Estela: Style is an expression of personality. The qualities that differentiate one person from another is a personal brand that is expressed in our actions and also in our clothes. I like femininity and elegance with attention to detail. I’m a bit of a minimalist, but I also love trying different looks matching different styles. It’s very creative and fun for me.
Jena: Tell me about your other interests on SL.
Estela: I love making shapes, taking photos, making friends, networking with others in the modeling business, shopping and exploring.
Estela’s Style Favourites:
- Skin store: Belleza
- Shape store: I never bought a shape
- Hair store: TUKIMOWAGUNA
- Clothes store: Leezu Baxter and Thea Tamura Fashion
- Shoe store: Stiletto Moody
- Jewelry store: Paper Couture
- Accessories store: LaGyo, Baiastice
- Fashion Magazine: BOSL
Thank you Estela for allowing me to feature you on my Blog. Your elegance, grace and sheer beauty inspires us all to be the best we can be.
AMPLIFIED Models CEO
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