Interview to Mimmi Boa
I met another VIP visitor of Piazza Italia, the model Mimmi Boa, who in a break between a fashion show and another is coming to see me in the "workshop" of the new headquarters of Jen School & Fashion (of which I will be able to speak soon) with her SL husband, model Salvo Waydelich. I took the opportunity to make some questions to Mimmi who gave me interesting answers. But I leave you the final judgment, good reading.
Luciana Pinazzo: Fist question is a must: when and how Mimmi Boa was born on SL?
Mimmi Boa: Mimmi Boa was born May 20, 2007 out of curiosity, after hearing a television service of the Italian-speaking Switzerland. I tried to get in, seemed nice but I have not given much importance. Indeed I remember that I asked myself: "But how can you enjoy going to dance here?? Kissing?? It all seems crazy!
L.P.: Do you immediatly thought to fashion?
M. B.: Well, I came into and I immediately created a "super sexy doll", 'cause I am a bit so in RL too, I am a former model and, despite not having 20 years anymore, I'm still quite pretty! The fashion has come as a result, slowly, with Miss Italia and the encounter that changed my life, Salvo Waydelich, my SL husband and a rather well-known model in Second Life.
L.P.: If you want to succeed in fashion, is better an international agency or an Italian one?
M.B.: I must honestly say that I work with the main American agencies and I'm really satisfied: capillary organization, maniacal precision but perfect shows. I worked in Italian lands and we will work still, especially since as you know now I'm the testimonial of Jen School & Services, and I also work with another agency. Overall, however, in Italian lands where I made some shows, I found a lot of lag and I noticed how Italians work differently, at least those with whom I worked until now.
L.P.: The secret for a perfect show and to be able to take part of it as a model?
M.B.: The secret (lag permitting) is to try, try and try. Having the folder with all the things ready: clothes, accessories, hairs, manicure, poses loaded and maximum concentration. To be chosen in a fashion show, well, you have to prove that you are reliable and serious, but against "Mr. lag" you can do little.
L.P.: Jennyfer Miles, owner of Jen School & Services, told me some time ago that she she still saw a gap between Italian lands (and agencies) and the foreign one, do you agree? Or do you think that this disadvantage for the Italian community is reducing?
M. B.: I agree with Jennyfer, we should still work, even if it's improving a lot.
L.P.: What could even be better in your opinion, only the organization or even the very concept of events and shows?
M.B.: We need to improvise less, starting from the fashion show presentation, selecting male and female models based on their attitude.
Salvo Waydelich: Even audience is not always the same as in international lands.
L.P.: A word of advice for a girl who wants to try to start a "career" as a model in SL? And for the Italians organizers of a show?
M.B.: For a girl: never believe to be the most beautiful, best arm themselves with humility and good disposition to learn. Go to search for groups of famous models and join while pending applications and work hard to create a unique look. One need not be perfect but unique: this advice comes from Modavia, from Dea Mills, and I have treasured it. For an organizer I repeat: you do not patch together male and female models at the last minute, plan, try and make a speech of good manners. Too many times I've seen models chat from the stage, it is absurd! In one of our international agencies you are thrown out for this reason, it takes method, that's all.
L.P.: Salvo rightly said that sometimes the public can be a problem.
M.B.: Darling... this is a thorn of the Italian community: the only shows where I felt really unpleasant things have been shows in Italian lands, but you can not select the audience, unless in the case of a privatly held fashion show.ShareThis