View Full Version : picturePERFECT; cycle three finished

30th Mar 2010, 7:43 PM

After two succesful cycles, Picture Perfect is back, revamped & better than ever.
Picture perfect is all about expressing yourself in a beautiful unique way for the cameras.
It's about exploring ideas, being creative & producing amazing pictures.

Do you have what it takes?


This is a Sims 2 contest
You may submit Human young Adult/Adult female sims, of any shape,colour or size.
You can use a sim from a previous contest if you wish
Franketsteining and simpose is allowed, as well as minor edits in photoshop.
Simmerizing, stealing or tweaking sims is not allowed
Eliminations may be made if there are more than 15 contestants
Scores will be totalled at the end of the contest
Please follow the Contest Forum Rules, found here
Play nice, have fun & be creative =)

Freelala/Elisabeth Sovaia [APP][ONE][TWO][THREE]
Minus/Zara Hughes [APP][ONE][TWO][THREE]
Aba23/Nicky Ster [APP][ONE][TWO][THREE]
Raindrops757/Heather Lovaak [APP][ONE][TWO]
Happyasabunny/ Demi Appleton [APP][ONE][TWO][THREE]
BR_FL/Evangeline Rosa [APP][ONE][TWO][THREE]



Judge One: jj1010
Judge Two: RoxyDancer
Judge Three: PetaloftheNight

Emergency Judge One: Easypeaze
Emergency Judge Two: dollyrot
Emergency Judge Three:

Pose: /10
Beauty: /10
Uniqueness/Creativity: /10
Writing: /5
followed breif: /5
Judges may also submit a few sentences of constructive criticism if they wish.

Bonus tasks could be worth up to 20 extra points


APPS 30.3.10 to 13.4.10
Round 1 11.4.10 to 18.4.10
Round 2 20.4.10 to 27.4.10
Round 3 27.4.10 to 8.5.10
Round 4 7.5.10 to 12.5.10


30th Mar 2010, 7:43 PM
Contest Approved
Begins 3.30.10
Ends 5.1.10

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

31st Mar 2010, 12:24 AM
Let's get those applications rollin' in.

EDIT: Timeline will be up soon.

31st Mar 2010, 5:23 PM
In the free shot, can my model be wearing anything she wants? I already have an idea, just want to make sure she's wearing your clothing choice if that's the way it's supposed to be.

31st Mar 2010, 9:49 PM
Congratulations on getting approved Emily! I'll be applying soon (probably tomorrow).

31st Mar 2010, 10:02 PM
This contest is granted an extra day if DollyRot wants it, for beginning so close to an interesting day here on this site. ;)

31st Mar 2010, 11:58 PM
Yay! A contest is up again! Can I submit an application for it? (probably tommorow or the next day :))

1st Apr 2010, 12:41 AM
Deatherella - Yes, she may be wearing anything thing she likes.
Calline - Thankyou :3
HP - Lol, I'll take the extra day, it can't hurt.
Raindrops757 - You're more than welcome to submit an application

2nd Apr 2010, 7:10 AM
Name : Jill Lithgow
Age : 24
Location : Lithgow Limits
Ethnicity : Simerican
Height & Mesaurements : 5'8"; 34-22-30

Hi, I'm Jill Lithgow, a recent graduate from LLU where I majored in Modelling, of course. I'm really looking forward to participating in this competition and putting my learned skills to the test. I hail from Lithgow Limits -- a nice neighborly village founded by my great-great-great granddad. I have a great family that supports me in all my endeavors.


Head Shot


Body Shot


Free Shot

PS to the Host and Judges: The head shot was against the paste white wall, and ended up bluish in the pic. When I tried to turn it white in my photo editor, it trashes Jill so I have left it that wierd shade.

2nd Apr 2010, 7:29 AM
Deatherella Great App! The headshot is fine =)

2nd Apr 2010, 9:42 PM
I'm not good with modeling contests, but is it cool to use married sim? Because then I'll use Diana from Veronaville :)

2nd Apr 2010, 11:21 PM
^ Sure, married sims are fine.

3rd Apr 2010, 9:06 AM
Name: Elisabeth Sovaia
Age: 19
Location: San Francisco
Ethnicity: Fijian
Height & Measurements: 5 ft 10 in, 34-24-32

Bio: Who am I? Still figuring that out, actually. When I was growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut/rock star/vet/crossing guard/water slide test pilot/dentist/ballerina, but there was always something wrong with me: too tall, too different, couldn't keep my mouth shut, came from the wrong side of the tracks. Now I work for people who tell me what I can be instead of what I can't. Yesterday, I went from being homeless to a princess in four hours, and who knows what I'll be tomorrow? Maybe I'm a chameleon.







3rd Apr 2010, 10:53 AM
Great App Freelala, her skintone is beautiful.

3rd Apr 2010, 9:18 PM
Name: Damaris Livitje
Age: 22
Location: London, England
Ethnicity: Dutch
Height & Measurements: 1m 83cm, 36-24-36

People say I'm a little 'colourful', I know it is a polite way of telling me they think I am mad. And so what if I am? They can have their sanity, I have my beauty, my vanity. I enjoy spending my time collecting little things, such as vintage Coca Cola bottles and things I find pretty, or playing archery. I have been labelled a 'Camera Whore' by green-eyed monsters, and now I can't wait to prove them right.

Head Shot:

Body Shot:

Free Shot:

4th Apr 2010, 12:11 AM

Hi, I'm Ellie Castle - 23 years old and 5'10. I am a proud Veronavillian, but I now live in Riverblossom Hills where I run my dance studio. It's been great running that place but I think I'm ready to hand over the reigns and start something new. I've never dabbled in modelling, at all, before... so everything is a new experience. I'm not shy of hard work (we Veronavillians never are, though!) and I think I've got a creative streak in me that can transfer from my ballet barre to photoshoots. You can never contain a creative soul, eh?



*You'll have to forgive me, but I have no idea how ladies' measurements work; so I haven't put them as I wouldn't know whether I was putting figures that would make Ellie size 0 or 0 shaped!

4th Apr 2010, 5:31 AM
Some more gorgeous apps!
To anyone lurking out there, I need judges aswell ;)

4th Apr 2010, 8:13 PM
Name: Zara Hughes
Age: 22
Location: New York
Ethnicity: American(father's side)/French(mother's side)
Measurements: 5'9"; 34-21-31

Bio: Good evening, ladies. My name is Zara and I'm a young model with big dreams and infinite ambition. I started my career when I was sixteen, but not the 'Hollywood' way. I wasn't discovered on the street or while working as a waitress; I ran around like a fool shoving my portfolio into various agents' faces, I accepted every little job I had been offered, I even spent a few months in Paris, but la ville de la mode was a little too tough for me. But now I'm back with more enthusiasm than ever and I hope this contest will be a real boost for my career.



http://i40.tinypic.com/eb65if.jpg (http://i42.tinypic.com/20ayzi9.jpg)

Free shot linked for size

4th Apr 2010, 10:19 PM
I've never judged before, but if you'd like I can sign up to be a judge :) I would love to start

4th Apr 2010, 10:26 PM
Name : Nicky Ster
Age : 20
Location : Farmstown
Ethnicity : American-German
Height & Mesaurements :
Height 5'10" – Weight 112 pounds - Waist: 24 inches -Hips: 28 inches

Hey, my Name is Nicky.
I am actually your average every day girl. I just turned 20, live in a little dull town, have a kid brother John and lovely parents. My parents are actually the reason why I am doing this here!

Years ago before John and I were born my Dad used to enter such a contest similar to this one here. He did not win the contest but he always said he won much more than prestige and money. He actually won my Mom's heart.
My Mom - and that is the amazing part - also had entered a contest like this here and become a model - whereas Daddy ended up with his own Cooking Show on TV! That is how they met, they were in love until the last second, and a contest like this was the beginning of all, even me in some way.

See, Daddy died last Year, it's not the same anymore and we all still feel the pain. So I am entering the contest in Memory of my Dad - I hope I can feel close to him again, and he looks down on me with pride. And I also want to proof that I have more to offer than just being the daughter of Luke and Keisha Ster.

My Headshot

Full Body shot in requested outfit

Freeshot (I have chosen this one - it shows my parents, I know in their hearts they will be with me on this adventure!

4th Apr 2010, 11:09 PM
Applicant Name- Heather Lovaak
Age- 21 years
Location- Detroit, Illinois
Ethnicity- Norweigan-American
Measurements- 34-23-35
Height- 5ft 7 "

When I was much younger I always dreamt of being something special. A singer, an actress, anything like that. It wasn't because I was passionate about being in show business, more like I wanted to gain the admiration of others and as one of eight children living in a ghetto, admiration was hard to come by. But it never happened, so I started to believe that it never would. I got a job as a cleaner, I lived in a fire escape, I pretended not to notice that the world was ignoring me. And I should have forgotten all about my childhood dreams by now. But I guess, years later, part of that desperate little girl still lives on in me. Because I know my life isn't where it should be. I have missed so many opportunites, so many chances. But I'm not ready to miss out on life.

Head Shot


Body Shot


Free Shot


(I'm sorry, the body shot is awful, because I can't actually take good standing photos...)

5th Apr 2010, 2:40 AM
I am so impressed by the standard of these Apps guys, keep em' coming in!

I've never judged before, but if you'd like I can sign up to be a judge :) I would love to start

I would love to have you as a judge!

5th Apr 2010, 4:12 AM
I love it. I think we're going to have enough contestants for a go. Yahoo.

5th Apr 2010, 5:43 PM
I've haven't judged before on this site, but I'd like to sign up if that's okay :)

5th Apr 2010, 6:59 PM
I will try to enter to night I hope I won't be to late.

5th Apr 2010, 8:53 PM
I think that is the first contest I ever joint, where the contest spots are quicker filled than the judges spots.
So happy that this contest section shows some life signs again!

6th Apr 2010, 1:19 AM
I've haven't judged before on this site, but I'd like to sign up if that's okay :)

Lovely, I have added you.

Applications close on the 13th.

EDIT: PetaloftheNight pm'd me and offered to Judge, so we have our 3 judges, Yay!

8th Apr 2010, 3:22 PM
Name: Jeanne Williamson
Age: 25
Location: London, United Kingdom
Ethnicity: Dual citizenship: British, French
Height & Measurements: 177 cm, 33-24-35

Being born in Paris and currently living in London, I've had the chance to experience the best of both fashion worlds, making me feel more than prepared for this competition. I like the unusual, and always strive to add a twist to my pictures, experimenting with what inspiration I get from my archaeology studies and my interest in foreign cultures. I believe that this contest will enable me to take the occasional freelance modelling and photographing I enjoy to a professional level, so that I can not only follow in my mother's footsteps, who is working for a French fashion magazine, but also live up a bit more to my father's expectations, who believes archaelogy is nothing more than 'digging in the dirt and contributing nothing to modern society'.



Full body in requested outfit:



http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr244/zhyvae/ersatz.png (http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr244/zhyvae/fullbody.png)

8th Apr 2010, 4:02 PM
^ Beautiful, I have added you.


9th Apr 2010, 8:42 PM
The power went out in my house on Monday and fried the cpu in my pc. So unless I can find a way to afford getting my pc fixed before the next round, I will probably have to drop out. My old pc doesn't have enough ram to play Sims 2 on and my son won't let me take over his shiney new pc. Darn.

10th Apr 2010, 8:36 AM
That's okay Deatherella, thanks for letting me know.

To my lovely judges - if you could state a reason if you deduct points for not following the brief that would be great.
To everyone else, get those apps in!

10th Apr 2010, 9:24 AM
Deatharella: Be a mom, smack him! XD

It is to late right now, but I will defiantly put application in tomorrow.

10th Apr 2010, 2:07 PM
DollyRot-I will be an EJ for you.

10th Apr 2010, 3:40 PM
Even if we don't hit 10, as long as we have 8 or 9, it might be worth asking beeps if the contest can keep running. The winner won't receive a star (if I recall) but it means the contest can continue! :)

10th Apr 2010, 4:51 PM
Is it okay if I edit my application? (:
+ I'll try to convince some simmers to apply xD

10th Apr 2010, 7:05 PM
Name: Demi Appleton
Age: 19
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Measurements: 5 feet 6 inches, 32-22-32

I am freshman at the University of Michigan. I am going there to become a computer software engineer. I am a computer geek, but I am also very girly and I am just starting to model. I have only done one photoshoot, but I have loved it. I never really have been a trend setter or even a trend follower for that matter. I have always worn clothes that a very quirky and fun. I love big bold pieces and cute full dresses. I probably have the least amount of experience, but don't count me out just yet. I have some tricks up my sleeve that you won't see coming.

Click To View The Actual Image

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/1a.jpg (http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/1-3.jpg)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/3a.jpg (http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/3-2.jpg)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/2a.jpg (http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w101/happyasabunny/2-2.jpg)

10th Apr 2010, 9:08 PM
I hope i'm able to get an app in on time. Not many contests lately!

10th Apr 2010, 10:54 PM
I've never entered a sims 2 contest before, so I hope this is okay.

Name: Jade Hale
Age: 23
Location: I currently live in London, England.
Ethnicity: My mother is French, and my father English.
Height: 5'10"

Hello, my name is Jade Hale. I currently live in London, where I run my own small fashion boutique. It used to be my mothers, but she left it to me after she sadly passed away two years ago. Since then it's pretty much taken over my life; if I'm not in the shop selling my clothes then I'm at home designing then. I still love it though. My dream is to be a model however, and I'm hoping that this contest will give me the platform I need to achieve my dreams! Avec chance!


http://i42.tinypic.com/sf8ite.jpg (http://i39.tinypic.com/r2251t.png)

Fullbody Shot

http://i43.tinypic.com/2059h75.jpg (http://i40.tinypic.com/8volzd.png)

Free Shot

http://i42.tinypic.com/1674m5i.jpg (http://i42.tinypic.com/axik9c.png)

A few notes:
* Click the pictures for better quality.
* Sorry about the general quality of the pictures; my laptop doesn't support smooth edges
* I've been having trouble downloading the underwear required for the fullbody shot, so I put her in the closest thing I had. Is it okay?
* I have no idea how womens measurements work, being a guy, so I didn't fill that out.

11th Apr 2010, 12:46 AM
Haha, wow! I wake up this morning and soooo many updates =D

KyleTheArtist and BR_FL: Great! I look forward to seeing it. Don't stress too much though you still have 2 or 3 days to hand it in.

Easypeaze: Thankyou, I have added you.

Wgroome: Even if we don't get ten apps, I have every intention of continuing this contest (:

Calline: You can edit your application up until they close (:

happyasabunny: Such a beautiful application =D

Exxy: Your sim is gorgeous. Don't worry too much about the measurements, they may be used later on in the contest, but I will help you out with that when the time comes. I will tell the judges that you were unable to download the underwear, thanks for letting me know.

Woohoo! we have 9 contestants and only one more EJ slot to fill! & Round one will be posted later today, for anyone who would like a start on it.


11th Apr 2010, 3:37 PM


A good model is diverse. So, whether you’re pulling mad angles in the pages of Vogue or showing your pearly whites for Covergirl, you need to WORK it.

You will need to submit two pictures for this round

Part One;
Couture is high fashion, it’s edgy, it’s bizarre, it’s interesting.


You are to provide a picture demonstrating “couture” modelling.
This includes clothing & styling, posing and compostion.
There must be two of you in this picture, like in the example picture above.
(You may use the same image reflected if you wish.)
This means some minimal photoshop will be needed, if you have any problems please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
The image should be cropped from either mid thigh or waist up.
Your main colours should be black, white and grey.

Part two;
Catalog is commericial, it’s likeable, it’s bright and fun.


You are to provide a picture demonstrating “catalog” modelling.
This includes clothing & styling, posing and compostion.
You are to pick a colour that will act as the theme for your shot
The image should be cropped from either mid thigh or waist up.

Part three;
You are to write few sentences on which modelling style you prefer and why.

Judging Criteria;
Understanding of Concept: /20
Pose: /15
Beauty: /5
Uniqueness/Creativity: /10
Writing: /5
followed breif: /5



11th Apr 2010, 6:25 PM
I wasn't too sure how to style Jade, so I hope this is okay.

Couture Shot

http://i43.tinypic.com/24y7n6g.jpg (http://i43.tinypic.com/kex74y.png)

Catalog Shot

http://i44.tinypic.com/10s55px.jpg (http://i41.tinypic.com/iodjj9.png)

My Opinion On The Shots

I have to say, I really enjoyed modeling for these shots. Although both shots required completely different styles of fashion, I loved both. The catalog outfit was very pretty and ladylike, although it was a bit plain for my tastes. I absolutely adored the couture outfit however, as it more my kind of style. It was sexy, edgy and different, things I love when it comes to clothes. I love wearing things that nobody else will be wearing, and standing out from the crowd. If I had to choose my favourite shot then it would have to be the couture one.


http://i42.tinypic.com/w84683.jpg (http://i39.tinypic.com/125rrdi.png)

After the shoot, the director of it came over to me, and told me a bit of software that he has on his computer where you submit a photo of yourself and you could see how you look with different hairstyles, so you could 'try before you buy' in a way. I was interested and let him take another photo of me to submit. We looked through a few styles but none of them really suited me, until we saw this. It was a very drastic, shaved hair style. I really liked the look of the style, but I've decided to stick with the style I have for now, but in the future; who knows?

Again, click for better quality pictures.

11th Apr 2010, 7:51 PM




Which One I Liked

After both photoshoots I looked at the pictures. I really loved them both but in the end I realized that I liked couture more. It is more edgy than catalog, but yet I still feel girly. I feel all dolled up without putting on a dress and pink lipstick. It is definitely different then what I'm used to, but I love it.


I think I liked what I looked like before more. I feel like I do not look as edgy as I did before. I love the idea of brown hair but I don't think it suits me.

11th Apr 2010, 9:36 PM
Must it be plain backgrounds again?

11th Apr 2010, 10:32 PM
Name - Evangeline (Eva) Rosa
Age - 28
Location - Monterrey Bay, CA
Ethnicity - Spanish (Father's side) & French (Mother's side)
Height - 5'9"
Measurements - 34-24-33

Soccer mom. That term would best describe me. My modeling career was over before it even began. My life has been one, big, perpetual suburban dream, if you could even call it a dream. As a teenager I aspired to make it big; I wanted to go to the big cities of the world an make a name for myself. Get myself out of my suburban wasteland. But as soon as I got out of high school, I got married to my sweetheart, and now I have two lovely kids, a nice house, a husband who is never home, and a minivan. While I don't mind my life now, my dreams aren't going to wait for me as I pass my prime. I hope that I can prove to myself that I can make it big, and have fun in the process.

Head Shot


Body Shot


Free Shot - Home Alone


12th Apr 2010, 12:19 AM
Must it be plain backgrounds again?
It's up to you.

BR_FL - Lovely app! I have added you!

We now have ten contestants!

12th Apr 2010, 12:53 AM
In the couture shot, should the model have the same hair/clothes/makeup in both poses?

12th Apr 2010, 1:45 AM
Freelala - It's entirely up to you.

12th Apr 2010, 8:04 AM




My preference is definitely couture. I like unique, edgy clothing and pictures. In my opinion, you have clothes, and you have art. Clothes are what a person wears to look good, and couture is what you wear to showcase an artist. Designers are the artists, the clothes are the paint, and the model is the canvas.



The adjustments to my look during the makeover were kept to a minimum. My natural coloring makes me stand out quite a bit, and even the smallest tweaks can turn me from unique to freaky. (Look no further than my seventh grade yearbook photo for evidence of this: I got a perm, and for three months I had to walk sideways to get through doors) They did some trimming to keep the layers clean, then finished with a hydrating gloss for shine.

12th Apr 2010, 2:06 PM



It's makeover time!
Your task is to submit a new headshot, in the provided frame above.
You should also include a few sentences stating whether your love or hate your new hairdo, or why it wasn't changed.

This task will be judged, and you may recieve a maximum of 10 points added to your round one score!



12th Apr 2010, 9:37 PM
Here I am with the questions again. ^_^ Should the makeover be included with Round 1 or in a separate post?

12th Apr 2010, 10:36 PM


I prefer Catalog. Why? Well, in Couture, I do not understand why there must be two of me. There is only one Damaris, and one is enough. Also, the lack of colour did not appeal to me, my eyes looked so out of place. In Catalog, I feel the drama of the composition. I felt empowered, the cold blue representing the cold power a woman holds, whilst the wine glass and silver swimsuit represented glamour and sexuality - I was a work of art, nothing less. Couture is too stiff, lacking emotion and passion, there is something awkward about it that I did not enjoy.

12th Apr 2010, 10:58 PM
Ehm Question - how do you make the two pictures in one? I think I am too stupid for this :-(

13th Apr 2010, 12:01 AM
Here I am with the questions again. ^_^ Should the makeover be included with Round 1 or in a separate post?

Either is fine.

Aba23 - You are not stupid! Do you have photoshop (or a similar program) or MS paint?

13th Apr 2010, 5:42 AM
Yes photoshop elements and GIMP - no MS paint

13th Apr 2010, 7:12 PM


"I have to say, whilst the heights of couture fashion made me feel as
glamorous as possible, I'd opt for catalogue nine times out of ten. It's so
more... um,... realistic, you know? I'd be more than happy to walk around
Riverblossom dressed in my catalogue outfit, but I think I'd get a few looks
turning up to the market in my couture clothes!"

13th Apr 2010, 8:49 PM



I am not sure whether I can make a clear choice. I actually liked both. The Couture shoot reminded me a bit on my childhood days when I played dress up with my Mom's wardrobe, just that this time the outfits did fit better!

The catalog shoot was pretty exciting and more challenging from a modeling view. We tried a few outfits and poses. We changed the themes and background settings from bubble gum screaming colors to plain and very simple, however the decision was made for the shoot with the natural/animal theme. I had fun doing this and can see myself wearing this shirt on street.

BONUS :up:

As a model - that is what I learned already-you have to be very flexible and sometimes do things or wear things you would actually never want to. The agency told me we have make pictures for my portfolio so they played with my face and hair. I am not very happy with it but they told me - this picture is in my favor. I do not like that one side of my hair is longer then the other even if it seems to be 'in'! I always like my hair symmetric. This asymmetric haircut is driving me nuts. I always feel like shorten the longer side as well.


14th Apr 2010, 12:35 AM


14th Apr 2010, 10:07 AM




Looking at these two photos I can't help but laugh at how different they are. Sure, shooting catalog was fun, too, but couture is the one for me! Before the photoshoot the photographer asked me, "Do you like drama?" Of course I love drama, I have French blood running through my veins! In the end, we all had a blast, and I couldn't be happier about the result.

http://i41.tinypic.com/30m94xx.jpg (http://i42.tinypic.com/24l4ths.jpg)

Look who's a redhead! I haven't ever gone this far for a photoshoot. We actually spent a whole day bleaching and dyeing my hair and I was bored to tears. I have mixed feelings about my new 'do. Sure, it's fierce and intense, but it hasn't grown on me yet. When I told the guys I didn't think it was worth it, they told me that it would only do me good in the future, but right now I'm tempted to cut it short and dye it black myself.

14th Apr 2010, 10:59 AM
I am so impressed at all the round ones guys!

14th Apr 2010, 8:19 PM
My scores for the application round are in. All the entries were really well done. And Round 1 already looks great, can't wait to see the rest!

14th Apr 2010, 11:24 PM
I'm sorry but I'm not sure how to use photoshop, so my Round one might look a bit strange....I hope it's okay.

15th Apr 2010, 12:10 AM
^ It's okay Raindrops757, you aren't getting scored on photoshopping skills.

15th Apr 2010, 4:12 AM

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7458/snapshot58c4085e58d28a7.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/i/snapshot58c4085e58d28a7.jpg/)


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4024/snapshot58c4085e98d2aeb.jpg (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/snapshot58c4085e98d2aeb.jpg/)

I think it finally hit me today that there is a huge difference between high fashion and commercial modelling. It seems to me like couture modelling is more like the 'traditional' kind of modelling, you take position, wear the garment, try to get across the right vibe and can only hope that you've pulled it off well. And I know it might be above me to say this but it felt very cold and a bit emotionless at times. Art is dead because it never got the chance to breathe. Or at least in my eyes.

Cataloug modelling suprised me entirely. I thought it would be just like couture, only less formal. But when it came down to it, it was just...incredible really. The colour purple was depicted as confusion. A mystery never to be solved. And when I got on to that set, something strange happened. I was losing myself in the colour. And in everything it represented. It brought back memories. Being lost, confused, upset, frightened. Not knowing where my next meal was coming from. In a way it was hard to re-live it all like that. But in another, it made me realise that I had found something that I was truly passionate about. Something that I really, really wanted. Badly. I have something now that I never had before.
A dream.

15th Apr 2010, 5:14 PM
damn I was too late :/

16th Apr 2010, 1:50 AM
Sorry Jeniveve, maybe next time?
You are welcome to be an EJ though (:

Just an update for my lovely contestants, I have 2 sets of scores for the applications and have contacted my EJ. Round 2 will be posted later today, but you still have 2 more days to finish your round one.
I think it might be best to submit your bonus tasks with your rounds as well.

16th Apr 2010, 12:12 PM
^Should we edit our round 1s with the bonus task?

16th Apr 2010, 1:30 PM
^ yes, if it's not too much hassle

16th Apr 2010, 1:47 PM
^Nope, it's fine :D
One more question. Does it have to be on white background or we can go wild?

16th Apr 2010, 7:14 PM
Edited my round one entry with the bonus task. Let me know if it needs changing or anything!

16th Apr 2010, 8:37 PM
I'm sorry I can't judge. My computer is going through problems and I won't be able to be on for the next 2 weeks :( Sorry!

16th Apr 2010, 11:06 PM
Added my makeover pic.

17th Apr 2010, 12:35 AM
One more question. Does it have to be on white background or we can go wild?

Entirely up to yourself (:

17th Apr 2010, 1:24 AM
I know I'm a bit late, but i'll be an EJ if you still want one;
I've been lurking this thread sooo bad.

17th Apr 2010, 10:38 AM
Entirely up to yourself (:

Thanks :) I added it to my round one.

17th Apr 2010, 10:53 AM
I know I'm a bit late, but i'll be an EJ if you still want one;
I've been lurking this thread sooo bad.


17th Apr 2010, 11:38 AM

"I love my new headshot! My hair looks great and I think I've mastered that serious model stare.
I'd be more than happy for the agency to send this out!"

17th Apr 2010, 7:34 PM
I did add the bonus as well.

18th Apr 2010, 6:57 AM
Aww man I wanted to apply.

18th Apr 2010, 7:11 AM
^ Aww, I am sorry luvmeandyou. I would love to host another contest once this one is done (=

18th Apr 2010, 7:18 AM
That would be awesome :)
Andif any judges or something drop out in this one and your looking for a new one please pm me and would love to take their place

18th Apr 2010, 9:23 AM
Will you post Round 2 soon, in the timeline it said 16th? Next week will be a busy week for me so the earlier I can start the better it is ;-)

18th Apr 2010, 10:33 AM
Yes, I am just perfecting it.

18th Apr 2010, 11:40 PM
My Round 1 scores are in [Except for the missing 2 people] and I must say everyone did really good this round ! Im excited to see what you all come up with next round.

19th Apr 2010, 4:58 AM
Great job everyone!
My scores for round 1 are in!

19th Apr 2010, 9:39 AM
Sorry guys, my internet has been very tempremental lately as the tower is damaged where I live.

A quick update for you! I have given the two contestants a one day extensions, so if you would like to edit your round ones at all you have another day.
I am going to change the timeline to give you guys some extra day for round two as it isn't posted yet, although it should be posted later tonight (if my internet allows!)
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to PM me!


19th Apr 2010, 12:03 PM
Oh noo, don't tell me i'm too late... Just so you know, had some Probs in Private Life again... Now again started to play Sims 2 and I have to find all my downloads again and I missed the start of this Contest... What a stupid Start... Well... I'll be quicker the next Time a Contest opens^^

19th Apr 2010, 9:14 PM
When will Round 2 be posted? :]

19th Apr 2010, 9:20 PM
I got busy and didn't join! :cry:

I will be a lurker though :)

20th Apr 2010, 4:38 AM




I find it really difficult to choose what style i prefer. With the couture modeling, it felt more glamorous and I felt very empowered. To me, this seems to be, to me, the epitome of being a model. However, I do prefer the catalog only because it seems so much less stiff. I can have fun, play around with poses more, and experiment with my own abilities in a very light atmosphere.



I absolutely love my new hairstyle! It is at a really flexible length and i don't have to do much with it for it to look good. It is also makes me feel less "mom" and more "model".

20th Apr 2010, 9:42 AM

20th Apr 2010, 1:38 PM


What we know now, we have learnt from those before us.
Where would we be without the mod-muse Twiggy or the herion chic Kate Moss?

There are three parts to this round

Part One;

You are to provide one picture.
You will assign yourself a “theme” for your shot:
Sailor - FreeLaLa
Nurse - Exxy
Cowgirl - Wgroome
Cabaret - Raindrops757
Maid - Aba23
Schoolgirl - Calline
Cheerleader - HappyAsABunny
Girlscout -
Teacher - BR_FL
Police Officer -Minus
(post which theme you would like)
Background is up to you, but your whole body should be visible
Clothing and styling should reflect old school pin-up, but with a modern flair.

Part Two;

You are to provide two pictures.
You are to select one of the following rounds from each of the previous cycles of Picture Perfect.
You don’t need to follow the exact rules of that round, just the basic concept.
If the round has two parts, select one part to complete.

Picture Perfect by Emma_SC
Tuning up the Moment (http://nene.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=2504041&postcount=144)
Seasons (http://nene.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=2504167&postcount=268)
Just to Inspire the Moment (http://nene.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=2503966&postcount=73)

Picture Perfect 2 by our very own HappyAsABunny! <3
Angel of Darkness or Light? (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=2719806&postcount=57)
Flowers, for You? (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=2737527&postcount=108)
Japanese? (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=2766261&postcount=167)

Part Three;
Provide an outtake, test shot or behind the scenes photo as well as 3 or 4 sentences commenting on one of your shoots.


20th Apr 2010, 3:18 PM
Wow! Great competition! Hopefully I get a chance for the next one! :D

20th Apr 2010, 5:29 PM
Dolly would it be possible to see the scores before we submit our Round 2? So we have the chance for improvement in case judges have given some comments.

I think I take the maid :D

20th Apr 2010, 6:03 PM
Can I have sailor? :D

20th Apr 2010, 7:34 PM
Claiming Nurse? :]

20th Apr 2010, 7:35 PM
Police officer, please? :D

20th Apr 2010, 8:18 PM
Cowgirl, por favor! :)

20th Apr 2010, 8:26 PM
*Edits* Could I take the cabaret spot actually? :)

20th Apr 2010, 8:44 PM
OOh, round 2 looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun to judge :)
I hope the scores are up for the previous rounds soon, i'm curious.

Good luck everyone.

21st Apr 2010, 12:13 AM
Scores will be up within the hour my lovelies <333
EDIT: I am going to PM you your respective scores, because I would like to keep the totals to the end (=

21st Apr 2010, 12:15 AM
Oh, I want teacher! Thanks!

21st Apr 2010, 1:01 AM
Thanks for including my cycle and can I have cheerleader, please?

21st Apr 2010, 1:47 AM
I have included everyone's request for their themes, and have PM'd your scores - Any questions or queries please PM me.

21st Apr 2010, 11:37 AM
Oh crap, I didn't know we were supposed to like, pick xD
I'll have schoolgirl then, please.

24th Apr 2010, 3:35 PM
Part 1:

Part 2:
Coming soon...

Part 3:
Coming soon...

25th Apr 2010, 1:18 PM
I'm not sure if I can do this. :( My video card is being a bitch and my game refuses to run on high graphic settings. I could try and work with the crap quality caps, but I don't really want to submit stuff I'm not happy about. I'll try to come up with something until Wednesday, so we'll see.

25th Apr 2010, 1:21 PM
I believe the deadline in Tuesday actually.

My entry should be in soon, I only have the last picture to take.

25th Apr 2010, 1:51 PM
Minus - I understand, I am the same way. You are more than welcome an extension if you need one.

25th Apr 2010, 3:44 PM
Great contest Dolly!
I can be Emergency Judge three, if its not yet taken, if you want? (:

25th Apr 2010, 9:05 PM
DollyRot- Is it possible that I could have an extension for Round 2? - I'm really busy until about Wednesday, but I understand it could like, mess up the scoring if I have one, so it's fine if I can't. :)

26th Apr 2010, 1:02 AM
Raindrops757 - you are allowed a 2 day extension.

This goes for everyone else aswell, but please let my know if you are going to use it.
Round three will be posted later today.

26th Apr 2010, 5:32 PM
I think I will use the extension, as I've got a lot of school work to deal with.

26th Apr 2010, 5:30 PM
Phew, I did it. Click the buttons to view the pics.

Part One

http://i40.tinypic.com/x23ok8.jpg (http://i39.tinypic.com/ibyy5l.jpg)

Part Two

http://i40.tinypic.com/ifblm8.jpg (http://i39.tinypic.com/11jy7ae.jpg)

http://i43.tinypic.com/6zqa2o.jpg (http://i43.tinypic.com/6r4tx1.jpg)

Part Three

http://i42.tinypic.com/4rot1w.jpg (http://i39.tinypic.com/8wh2yh.jpg)

Mon Dieu, what a week! Nothing but neverending hours of hair, makeup and posing every day! After all this torture it was a real refreshment to go out in the fields and breathe something else than studio air. While I was waiting for instructions, the photographer took this test shot of me. It is unposed, natural, and by far my favourite photo of me. They didn't want to use it though, so I'm just going to send it to my mom. It'll be a nice addition to her album.

26th Apr 2010, 5:35 PM
Great contest Dolly!
I can be Emergency Judge three, if its not yet taken, if you want? (:

Could I? (:

27th Apr 2010, 12:06 AM
Great entry minus!
fthomas - Sorry! I already added you, I just forgot to post it haha

27th Apr 2010, 1:09 AM
Part One



Part two






Part three


This week has been crazy. I had to change outfits all the time and spent hours in the makeup chair. I had so many extensions put in that my head started aching. In this picture you see me in pain after I just had extensions put in. I had such a bad migraine that I had to sit down for a minute. At the end of the week all I needed was some down time and maybe a drink. :Pint:

27th Apr 2010, 6:32 AM
I think I'll be using that extension up as well.

27th Apr 2010, 8:24 AM
Part One


Part Two

Just to Inspire the Moment


Angel of Darkness


Part Three


Let's play a game. It's called "Why is Elisabeth ready to punch the wall?" Is it a) she's getting in character for the Angel of Darkness photoshoot, b) the Red Wings didn't make the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, c) her head weighs fifty pounds and her insurance doesn't cover scalp replacement, or d) this is the sixth time the wings have needed retouching? If you answered c, good job. You get a bunny. :bunny: Do you have any idea how much time I spent in hair and makeup before going on the set? I stopped keeping track after two hours. I'm Fijian. I have a lot of hair. The artistic directors, however, saw fit to add much, much more hair to my already overcrowded head, twist it into a complicated mess of loops and braids, and then add a bunch of metal decorations. I'm glad they got the effect they wanted, because it hurt! Maybe next time they can lug that monstrosity around on their heads and see how they like it.

27th Apr 2010, 12:56 PM

How else do you expect to make money?

There are three parts to this round.

PART ONE; bling

You are to provide one photo.
You will be advertising diamonds.
Your picture should be cropped no lower than waist up.
Styling is to be black and white, with jewellry as accents.
You must use the following background:

PART TWO; hot and bothered

You are to submit one picture.
You are advertising swimsuits.
Styling and compostion is up to you.
Your background should be a beach or resort style setting.

PART THREE; up in the air

One photo is required.
Please assign what you would like to advertise:
Jeans -
Perfume -
Shoes - FreeLaLa,
Handbag - Minus, Raindrops757
Sunglasses - Aba23, Happyasabunny
(2 per category)

You must appear to be in mid air - jumping, floating, flying; whatever.
Styling is up to you, but your entire body should be visible.

27th Apr 2010, 7:20 PM
I'd like Jeans please, also, I need to take advantage of the extension for Round 2, so much stuff going on :(

27th Apr 2010, 8:21 PM
Jeans for me too please.

27th Apr 2010, 8:31 PM
Can I have handbag, please? :3

27th Apr 2010, 8:29 PM
I can has shoes plz?

27th Apr 2010, 11:46 PM
I will also need an extension.

28th Apr 2010, 12:01 AM
Wow so lucky you put out an extension.
I think I will try sunglasses please - no idea yet how to combine it with flying our so but I will make up something.

28th Apr 2010, 4:48 PM
Could I also advertise a handbag for round 3 please?

My Round 2 should be in later tonight as well. :)

28th Apr 2010, 8:23 PM
Can I have jeans please?

28th Apr 2010, 8:41 PM
There have already been two requests for jeans happasabunny.

30th Apr 2010, 12:29 AM
Cabaret Pin-up


Seasons - Autumn

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/7638/snapshot58c4085eb8e62e9.jpg (http://img265.imageshack.us/i/snapshot58c4085eb8e62e9.jpg/)

Angel of Light

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/175/snapshot58c4085eb8e6366.jpg (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/snapshot58c4085eb8e6366.jpg/)

Behind the Scenes Shot

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/4598/snapshot58c4085ef8e4cec.jpg (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/snapshot58c4085ef8e4cec.jpg/)

Sooo...This is akward. Those were my exact words right before this photograph, I kid you not. I've worked jobs before that involved this kind of thing but at the same time, posing on camera, pole-dancing made me kind of uncomfortable. And not only that, but the photo stylist and set director, were having an argument about who was going to back down and re-think their design, seeing as my burlesque costume clashed horribly with the bar behind me (The stylist won apparently.) Eventually, we tried something else for this shot and I think it worked better, although I'm not exactly 100% sure I pulled the cabaret thing off. But hey, I'm still an amature. I'll learn with time.

30th Apr 2010, 1:10 AM
Ok, then sunglasses please

30th Apr 2010, 2:44 AM
Maid Pcture

Just to Inspire the Moment

Flowers, for You?


What a week - shooting all these photos and changing clothes all the time. I liked it eve when it was stressful. The 'Maid' picture was difficult, I had to 'look naughty'. I liked especially that my kid brother John visited me on the set as to be seen in the outtake picture. He always gets me in a good mood. The Photograph said John has a good nature and there is something about him - well so it came that John ended up as mysterious masked man in the 'Inspire the moment' picture. I think he did good - what do you think? :lovestruc

30th Apr 2010, 6:03 AM
The Modern Pinup


Just to Inspire the Moment

Flowers, for You?

http://i41.tinypic.com/mv3edw.jpg (http://i41.tinypic.com/sx2ddw.jpg)
(Click the Pic for a bigger image!)



How embarrasing! I feel so silly thinking back to this moment, where I was trying to be so "sexy" when I sat on a tack on the desk. Hah! I flung forward and almost toppled backwards where I struggled to catch my balance on my heel. Luckily, the man in charge of the lighting caught me in time. I didn't even know that this image was shot by one of the crewmen!

30th Apr 2010, 6:14 AM
Loved your Just To Inspire the moment shot BR FL :)

30th Apr 2010, 11:14 AM
loves it everyone! Totally exceeding my expectations!

30th Apr 2010, 4:50 PM
I'm extremely sorry but I just don't have the time to carry on with the contest, as I have exams coming up and I've got a lot of work to do. Sorry again.

30th Apr 2010, 7:25 PM
My Sims refuses to run, if I don't figure out the problem soon I'm afraid I'll have to drop out as well ):

Edit: dfjghda my damn CD drive is broken, I'm so sorry, but I will have to drop out, I'll try to get it fixed soon!

2nd May 2010, 1:03 AM
^ It's okay guys, Wgroome has dropped out aswell, but I am still going to continue this contest!

2nd May 2010, 10:31 AM
So how many are left now? Six - seven? Really sad that so many have to drop out.

2nd May 2010, 1:01 PM
^ Oh well. Shit happens haha. Let's just keep this going haha <33

3rd May 2010, 1:28 AM
Part 1

I'm not sure I used the background right so let me know if I did please. :mod:

Part 2


Part 3


4th May 2010, 9:37 PM
What is the deadline for this round now?

5th May 2010, 12:08 AM
Working on updating the OP now, will probably post round 4 later, to lessen the work load.

5th May 2010, 8:19 PM
Part One
http://i39.tinypic.com/2ik8a6w.jpg (http://i40.tinypic.com/35l5g0z.jpg)

Part Two
http://i39.tinypic.com/awdi14.jpg (http://i42.tinypic.com/23wnzud.jpg)

Part Three
http://i43.tinypic.com/119lzbs.jpg (http://i43.tinypic.com/2cndo5f.jpg)

6th May 2010, 1:59 PM
Round Two Is Closed
Round Three Is Due 8/5/10

6th May 2010, 4:32 PM
I wish I could have joined :( There are no contests right now and I really want to join one :( I'll just keep lurking all the Photos are AMAZING so far :up: Keep up the AWESOME work :D

7th May 2010, 5:36 AM
8/5/10? O_o
Are you sure you don't mean 5/8/10, DollyRot?

7th May 2010, 6:49 AM
Maybe DollyRot wrote it the European way? There we write it: day/month/year.

7th May 2010, 1:03 PM
I live in Australia, that is how we write it...
(Plus you say 8th of May, not May of 8th :P)

8th May 2010, 1:29 AM


Hot & Bothered


Up in the Air


8th May 2010, 4:37 AM
Oh, I never indicated my topic. I pick shoes! My entry should be up soon.

8th May 2010, 11:20 AM
Wow Freelala - I love your bling picture it really seems to shine - it's fantastic!

8th May 2010, 6:27 PM
Oh I get it Dollyrot
And most people in America use 8th of May too :)

8th May 2010, 7:31 PM
EDIT: After hours of digging through my DL Folder I managed to find the corrupt file that made it impossible for me to access my game/lots. So lucky it is all fine again.



Sunglasses/In the air

9th May 2010, 1:10 AM
My entry should be up shortly! And aba23, congrats on getting your Sims game running!

9th May 2010, 3:11 AM
My scores are in, everyone did a really nice job. Round 3's entries are looking good too!

9th May 2010, 5:24 AM


Hot and bothered

http://i42.tinypic.com/kbaems.jpg (http://tinypic.com/m/a2rq5e/1)

(Click for Larger Image)

Up in the air - Shoes

http://i43.tinypic.com/o7sjo5.jpg (http://i43.tinypic.com/feqbuh.jpg)

(Click for Larger Image)

11th May 2010, 6:02 PM
Huh? Suddenly it is so quiet here? Is this round closed now? Are we still going on?

12th May 2010, 12:48 AM
I am going to post round four today :D

13th May 2010, 11:19 PM
Ok the last post was three days ago, what's going on?

14th May 2010, 12:25 AM
it was actually only two days.



It's time to make your mark


You are to submit one picture.
This picture is similar to the couture one from round one.
There should be three of you this time.
Each picture should represent a side of your personality.
Styling should be simple - tank and jeans, or similar.
Background should be a nuetral colour.




You are to supply one photo.
You are the covermodel for a magazine of your choice.
Styling and background is completely up to you.
(Keep in mind though, that styling for Seventeen would be completely different to Vogue)



You are to provide one picture.
You are on the runway for a couture, avant garde fashion show.
Styling should reflect that style. (Think Alexander McQueen or Galliano)



This is your modelling card from your agent.
a - Your favourite photo you have submitted
b,c,d - other photos you have submitted
e - headshot
f - your stats (should be in inches)

You will recieve an additional 15 points for completing this task

14th May 2010, 4:50 PM
This contest is amazing, I think you have put it together so well dolly. It is fabulous (:

14th May 2010, 7:16 PM
I did not mean to be unpatient.

15th May 2010, 1:25 AM
Haha, I am just a perfectionist and If I feel like it's not right I won't post. I probably shouldn't say "Oh I am going to post the round today" without knowing for sure if I will, but I didn't want to leave you guys in the lurch.

Thankyou Ffion :3

19th May 2010, 12:38 PM
Hey... Umm I was wondering if this competition is open to new members right now?
If it is then I can get started on an application straight away but I'm also happy to just sit and soak up the pretty pretty pictures if entries are closed :>
Let me know! :P

19th May 2010, 8:04 PM
My round four should be in soon! Finals are almost done; so more free time. Woo!

21st May 2010, 12:10 AM
Hey... Umm I was wondering if this competition is open to new members right now?
If it is then I can get started on an application straight away but I'm also happy to just sit and soak up the pretty pretty pictures if entries are closed :>
Let me know! :P

Sorry, applications are closed. I'll keep a lookout for you in future contests though?

21st May 2010, 5:52 PM
Dolly do you have some more scores already?

22nd May 2010, 12:00 AM
Yes, I have the round twos but not the threes. I will be getting them shortly.

EDIT: How is everyone rounds going? I'd like to put a deadline on it.

26th May 2010, 8:52 PM
I am alsmot done - a few tweaks here and there

28th May 2010, 3:31 AM
Okay guys, I am going to give this another 48 hours. Please communicate with me within that time if you are still in this.

28th May 2010, 9:27 PM
Note: Hope I understood the three of me picture right? I somehow am not able to make this modelling card fit ;)

Nicky: Well that are my last photoshots in this contest, sadly somehow but I am also happy that it is over. Don't get me wrong I loved it, just never knew how exhausting it could be? Not sure how my Mom and Dad did it, while raising two little children. I have even more respect for my parents and I am so happy that I took part in this adventure. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

Three of me

Magazine Cover


EDIT: The people from the model agency surprised me today with my modelling card, very proud of it!

31st May 2010, 11:52 PM
I am going to PM the remaining contestants to see what is going on. I have PM judges about the scores, but have yet to reply. I have no idea where everyone has disappeared too.

1st Jun 2010, 1:14 PM
I've had and at times I'm still having connection problems. I'll try and get my entry in asap.

2nd Jun 2010, 9:34 PM
Great posts everyone! I've been creepin'. I hope someone makes another contest soon, it's summertime so I'm sure there would be more participants.

6th Jun 2010, 2:53 PM
One more day, and then I am closing this thing.

8th Jun 2010, 3:15 PM
Congratulations Aba23, you are the winner by default.

8th Jun 2010, 6:39 PM
That is sad - I can not even be happy about it. Hope you will decide to have another contest then I will be in again!

9th Jun 2010, 4:57 PM
If you make another contest I will join as a contestant aswell - PLEASE think about! THANKS

12th Jun 2010, 1:46 AM
PLLEEAAASSSEE do another one, im in it for sure =]

12th Jun 2010, 9:38 AM
I didn't enter this contest but I have been vaguely following it... What is "the winner by default"? Why "by default"?

13th Jun 2010, 1:30 AM
It was winner by default because no other participant had submitted a post for the latest round. Therefore, the only person that had, aba23, won. I was following the thread as well. I hope to enter the next one, pray that there is on!

13th Jun 2010, 6:46 PM
Oh. I hope there is another one because I might like to enter as well.

18th Jun 2010, 2:25 PM
Hmm. I might host another, once I think of some good ideas. I was pretty disappointed at how this one turned out tbh, but great job none the less Aba <3

27th Jun 2010, 1:10 AM
Ooooh I wish I knew about this contest sooner....I'd love to join!

please host another one DollyRot :)