Hung, Drawn and CAPTURED

The Captured Photography Book should be on the tip of the tongue of any wanna be model, designer or photographer. So who wouldn't want to be in the 2009 edition? Applications started approximately 2 weeks ago and a staggering 400+ people applied. I successfully made it into Heat One, which included approval of my photographs and general application information.

120 people were selected to go through to the next round, which consisted of 'The Interview'. Actually, no one had a clue what was going to happen at this stage. It was all very hush hush. Models who had been selected were pinging left right and centre, asking questions like, ' Are you preparing quick changes?', 'What are you wearing' , 'Are you wearing your huddle?' I think we all got each other in a bit of state really, cos there is always someone who has prepared more than you and visa versa.
I was fairly calm leading up to the event, until Laya IMed me saying, 'You re up next Jula, await the TP'. The feeling of dread came over me and I started shaking ........... shaking because its much easier doing an interview with people you don't know rather than people you do. I arrived to a sea of ghost like figures smoking like crazy ( not with a cig, but you know what I mean )

It was like cross fire at dawn on arrival, questions being fired left right and centre, coming in at all angles. I don't think the panel meant it to be a terrifying experience but it frightened the living daylights out of me. To top it off, some random TPed in on my head mid interview which was most off putting, as all I could see was a pair of feet over my eyes and the rest just some misty body trying to rez up. I don't know how I did but I'm glad I prepared that's all I can say. Vixie, bless her during the interview said, 'excellent answer Jula' . I was chuffed with that only because she gave me the strength I needed, even if it was really a crap answer.

So once again its a waiting game. A few people IMed me after comparing notes etc, but I do secretly hope I get through to the next round ..... I mean really HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BOOK ?


Outfit for my interview - casual but chic

Skin by Blowpop, Caramel Tuesday

Hair by Truth, Ivy

Pants by LBD

Top by Bianca F

Jewellery by India

6 comments:

Chalice Carling said...

Love the title of this post poppet. OOOO I bet you wanted to be captured. I've seen you in silks.

Me has my fingers, toes and tits crossed for you my friend. I'm your biggest fan and you have as much inner beauty as your gorgeous avi has external beauty. You'll always be a winner to me. Keep blogging won't you cause I so enjoy them.

Vixie Rayna said...

oh hun, i remember being on the other side of this interview on the last issue. its really hard, as you have no clue what to expect. but you did really well - and i'm crossing my fingers for you too.

this post was really wonderful! i'm sure everyone was a nervous wreck - but we've been really impressed by you all. its hard to compose yourself when under pressure to answer quickly and intelligently from 3-4 people at once.

the last interviews are at 6pm today. i am really psyched to reveal the list of those getting the test shoots with impa. 40 lucky people will get the ultimate model test in sl.

Jula Carnell said...

Thanks so much ladies for your postive responses and comments. I know you have both been there, I mean you are the Muses are you not :)

Looking forward to seeing the results. Even if Im not successful, I am still in the Breiz photography group, thats something x x x

Vixie Rayna said...

congratulations miss carnell!! top 40 baby!! :D

woot WOOT!

Jula Carnell said...

Woooot Wooooot - bring it on :)))

Chalice Carling said...

WOOOOT WOOOOOT WOOOOOT......U R IN :-)))