Meet Clyde Saunders, November's Sparkling Face of the Month. Clyde is a well-established SL model, photographer, and blogger who has done it all. We are thrilled to have Clyde as the winner of this month's contest. Let's get to know a little more about him!
Name: Clyde Saunders
Rez Date: 1/1/08
1. Describe yourself and your sense of style:
I am very easy-going and friendly. I love to hang out with my friends and have a good time, whether it be at an event, fashion show, or my home. No matter where I am, or what I am doing, I love to make the best out of every situation with good conversation and humor.
My style is quite varied, and I do not feel that I fit into one particular genre. The beauty of Second Life is that it allows me to implement artistry into the clothing, and to develop unique and interesting looks. I love everything from high fashion, avant garde creations to simple casual wear. I enjoy wearing creations that I could see myself wearing in real life, as well as creations that excite my imagination. Thankfully due to the incredible creations of so many designers, there are plenty of options to suit my imaginative pallate!
2. Tell us a bit about your SL background (education, modeling experience, other contests you may have won, and your goals):
Since January 2008, my modeling experience has included participation in 135+ fashion shows, as well as promotional advertisements, magazine spreads, editorials, television and radio appearances, contest victories, brand representation, and several awards. My primary goal is to continue my modeling career with the same fundamentals I set when I began in 2008, which are: excellence, preparedness, determination, and top-notch quality. So far, these fundamentals have been incredibly beneficial to my success in the Second Life fashion industry.
3. Tell us why you decided to enter the CHAMPAGNE! Sparkling Face of the Month contest?
I decided to enter the CHAMPAGNE! Sparkling Face of the Month contest becasue I was inspired by the Ravage outfit that I wore in my winning photograph. I immediately saw a rock-and-roll themed image, with a stage, dramatic lighting, and plenty of color. I was very pleased that I acted on an immediate instinct, and decided to put together a unique and creative image in order to enter the contest.
4. What is your favorite CHAMPAGNE! design and why?
My favorite CHAMPAGNE! outfit, to date, is Ravage in Gold; the same outfit I wore in the photograph I submitted for this contest. I love the bright golden color, and the rock-and-roll vibe I get when I see this outfit. The studded collar and shoulder pads, accent scarf, and belt are several elements that tie this look together, making it one of a kind!
5. What do you enjoy the most about SL?
I believe that fashion is what I honestly enjoy the most about Second Life. It has creatively inspired me to continually pursue my modeling career, as well as interests in blogging, and photography. Through Second Life fashion, I have also met and befriended some of the most incredible, genuine, and caring people from all over the world. To this date, my involvement with Second Life fashion has been a highly rewarding experience, that I cannot imagine being without.
6. Share a beauty, styling, or other helpful tip with us.
My most important tip, that encompasses beauty and styling, is to stay true to who you are. There is no need to replicate others; let your individual creativity guide you to your own success.