giovedì 23 dicembre 2010

happy holidays from arialee

Happy holidays to everyone !
Just little thoughts full of peace and love .
Little things that make the difference
because the importance is made of details :)

mercoledì 15 dicembre 2010

The Magician

watching you ...., originally uploaded by arialee miles.
this piece was written for a dear friend and I like it because those words means really a lot for me !!!

Someone calls me magician but I am a trapeze instead
what the people see is the bare result
they can't see the discipline and the work behind the magic .

They , with their noses upside with staring eyes look at the star
I , the one on the thread , feel the dangerous weight of every step
I walk on the thread and I know what it costs ,in pain , in loneliness in pieces of life.

I am the trapeze and I walk on the thread
with skilful equilibrium I balance myself
a step after another ..sizing the rope and sizing my own strenght.

They see the colourful allure , they hear the shrill music surrounding the show
but it is me who walks , attentive , cautious in the absorbed effort to proceed
a foot ahead the other , trying hard to not watch downside the thread.

Every step , a game , I balance the wooden bar in my hand , I sweat
the public applauds looks so easy ... you are the magician !!,,they scream
I am the trapezee instead , the only who knows what happens if for a moment i let myself go.

I am the one who balances the apparence and the truth ..what you see is the cover , look inside.
I bend my head on a side and i move on a well known pattern , I try the rope while I walk away
the wooden bar rotates while I make my show , the eyes widen the noses are upside .

I keep the breath while I am half way .. i don't hear the music anymore
following my whole being which becomes the thread .. I am my step , i dont think anymore
I just walk straight while the audience antranced and thrilled cries .."ohhh".

Every time on that rope there is my life , without thoughts and without net i walk
I dont know if that is the right way but it is my way . They want see the magician.."Here you have "
I am the trapezee instead , and i only know what there is behind the show .

Astonish others is my art ..walking on thread is my only escape
and i see them almost scream , when with a pirouette i reach the other side .
"Ahh the magician !! ".....they scream , I am the trapeze instead .

mercoledì 17 novembre 2010


moolto sim _Axa party, originally uploaded by arialee miles.

What means sense of style?

I am simply a good average model, I am not a contest lover  and due to my private way of being I am too wild to be fully stylish , so for someone I could even be the less suitable person to talk about such this delicate question , but , notwithstanding , I have my clear ideas on it.

And as always I am going to talk about it, because too often I see some misunderstanding between sense of style and success and some major mistake between popularity and professional skills.

Sense of style is not easy to define but most of people immediately can distinguish who has well developed styling skills and who on the contrary lacks of them even if sometimes the difference is really small .

Like all the abstract, not definite concepts, to catch the full meaning of sense of style needs quite a mind effort.

I would define “sense of style” in its higher noble meaning, that quality which allows someone to be noticed for their elegance and class for the inner harmony irradiating from their person , the characteristic which allows to stand out in a crowd , without the people can explain rationally the reason their attention is captured .
Something like an intangible allure which surrounds that person like an invisible shine which hits directly the fantasy and the senses of the bystanders.

Those such blessed people could wear even very simple clothes but so well put together so underlined by an inimitable and unique shape a well chosen skin, perfectly appropriate hair, shoes and so exquisitely suitable accessories so that the person wouldn’t pass unnoticed . And yet people wouldn’t be able to explain why they notice, because of the inner invisible harmony leading the ensemble.

Everything so being part of the ensemble that every single item would seem made for the other like rings of the same chain .

Style in this meaning is even the skill of being able to give life and glamour to sometimes questionable clothes with unique details, chosen among many for their capability to attract the attention although never becoming excessive.

Because true style is never excess even when it portraits the excess itself.

Better said, sense of style is able to turn something that could be potentially excessive in a piece of pure elegance and in many cases in living art.

We all can see models ( and not only ) on runway but even in everyday life wearing daring avant garde outfits, incredible hair, hyperbolic accessories and excessive hats but most of the time we look at them with amazed admiration, looking at the grace and the poise with whom they portrait the otherwise inconceivable ....and at the same time we can point at once who has the style shine and who lacks of it.

In facts all of us (even not professional well trained eyes) can at once notice if the ensemble which is portrayed is harmonious, capturing, or on the contrary it is dangerously descending the slope of the excess and worse of the absurd.

In fact the very same creations, specially the most daring ones, can be extremely interesting and full of style , astonishing in their pure essence, absolutely haute couture or on the contrary almost disturbing , spoiled of every cultural meaning and reduced to a grotesque masquerade.

And here the good professional model responsibility, the well trained sense of style, the attention to the details are the requirements which prevent this last fateful eventuality .

In fact, sad but true, the different runway fate of these very same dresses is all a matter of the models’ good taste, attention commitment and sense of style in addition of course to the sense of the runway , intended like that mix of walk , presence and choice of appropriate poses .

A badly chosen detail, a poor or even worse cheap accessory , the lack of respect towards the balance in pairing the lines and shapes of a complex outfit , a not more than perfect editing, a shape out of proportions or even worse with gross or newbie features , the not measured tone of skin, the wrong colour of hair, to not talk of a bad chosen pose can determine the easy passage from the alluring haute couture to the plain average or worse, alas , to the ridiculous.

That’s why it is good and commendable ( and in this way must be understood and respected ) the effort of those agencies, or designers’ events organizations, to keep really high standards in models requirements and preserving themselves and their good reputation carefully not surrendering to the easy indiscriminate, opening their gates to the crowd of the new “models” that after few days of runway a somewhere beauty title and barely, if any, a quick school, think to know in depth how to master and tame a committing show.

Sad but true in my two years of running back and forth the catwalk I have seen more than one so called professional not being able to turn smooth , not being able to change their clothes technically and quickly, not adequate in their editing and with shapes and skins with more than one flaw.

I am not being snob nor mean here, and who knows me knows even I am neither snob nor mean, but only preserving the professionalism of the many serious model who take this career with the due commitment giving to it a lot of themselves and doing even some sacrifices and renounces.

Because I can sure you, it is quite different to work in a well chosen and high level environment where all is planned and checked twice in advance than in less careful ones where everything is let to the case , where models are not adequately instructed about the agency minimum runway criteria, where the production is not present with an attentive eye and the weight of its authoritativeness.

A well done show where the harmonic flowing of well trained models, able to face even the last minute unavoidable inconveniences, portraying impeccable well styled outfits and gracing the runway with their elegant and well chosen walks and poses is not only a joy for the designer, the audience and the production but is a source of pride for the models , at least for me it is , one of the best rewards this career can give.

But honestly I can say that the fierce competition in fashion environment , not only among models but even among the many fashion agencies, is raising the bar so that is brought in SL modelling an average good degree both among models and agencies, even reaching in some golden spots levels of excellence never seen before which easily cross the border of the live art performances .

These crisis times are difficult ones, but even times where the effort to professionally stand out and make the difference has brought to the scene a rare creativity, where luckily very few space is left to amateurs who can even have fast rises but that don’t last .

So back to sense of style , we can see some models walk with pride, pose with poise and fluently dominate the catwalk wearing clothes which scream mercy out loud ( it happens !) and other models that are literally eaten alive by otherwise majestic , beautiful creations of talented designer , killing themselves and the dress with a complete wrong styling.

And it is this last eventuality that serious academies and agencies should try to avoid insisting never enough about the importance of an hard, merciless and accurate work on oneself so that the complete mastery of technical aspects of the runway practice can allow to the model a more accurate work on her style and expressivity .

So in my not so humble opinion sense of style is a magic mix of many qualities, the uniqueness, the ability to find the right detail, the eye for the balance of shapes and lines, the good taste and the ability to always put together an agreeable outfit .

Sense of style in my vision is understatement and harmony, it is the inner class, it is the skill to create a dream allure around a simple pair of ripped jeans and it is, sometimes when the occasion is propitious, the courage to dare and explore with a foot in one owns culture and another in the realm of the fantasy .

This mix of qualities can be helped, cherished, refined with experience, even developed with hard work and practice but only if it is present at least at an embryonic stage since the beginning in the real individual before than in the SL model.

Sense of style can’t be created from nothing and main thing it can’t be created only in SL setting aside the cultural humus of the RL individual .

So if the real person behind the virtual model is not able to dress in RL , has not taste , creativity, sense of occasion , harmonic eye for colour and shades it will be very difficult that the pixel product will shine of its own light.

Because good taste and eye for harmony are a culture and like every kind of culture, they begin in our RL everyday life and only after develop in SL through the possibilities and the tools we have here to take care of them .

Obviously there are outstanding exceptions but they are exactly… exceptions.

Some rare people anyway are very good to pretend, although lacking of a well developed sense of style and in the awareness of that , with the guide of pre made outfits and following the latest newnesses on market , are able to stay in balance disguising personal lacks in expansive clothes.

That’s why in every good school the “freebie test” is always a good bank where the real sense style of the trainees is disclosed and tested .

But sometimes, for mysterious astral influences (and sometimes not so mysterious and not so astral…) someone lacking of sense of style thanks to this capability to disguise (even that is a skill after all ..) rise to popularity.

Pages and pages have been written in SL blogs about the equation professionalism and popularity in SL modelling scene and I don’t want add my two cents to it , mainly because being part myself of some contests , with alternate results, every thing I could say could sound hypocrite if not worse envious.

I have only to say that sometime the equation among popularity , professionalism and style is an equation that has its easy declination on the pageant’ stages but that can mortify and not make justice to the dozens of serious very skilled models who are committed but that prefer to work keeping and preserving their understatement.

I am not saying one choice is better than another ( I myself can’ t decide what side I want to be .. but that is a personal limit of mine I will have to deal with ^^ ), and I respect who has the cold blood to unceasingly bear with pageants and contests, I want just invite to not make easy equations, because if most of the time the aforementioned attributes ( popularity , sense of style , success and professionalism ) live together other times they don’t walk with the same step, and we can assist at some prodigious which make arise to the Top Models’ heaven some blessed lucky soul about whom is allowed to have some doubts . But we aren’t here to criticize anyone so lets go on :P

So we can say that sense of style is the natural skill to sparkle with harmony of moves, projecting all around a light , sparkling and glittering for the way one can compose their clothes , their accessories , their gaits and their attitude .

Now don’t laugh but even in a virtual world the way you move , the way you walk , the way you move eyes , the way you are able to catch the eyes, the way you find to stand out in a crowded casting can make the difference between a shining model ( I don’t like the word top model it is one of my many pet pevees ) and a honest runway employee.

In all our model classes we will hear teachers talking about uniqueness, well that won’t be the fruit of some well placed shopping of skins and hair, it will be only the consequence of a natural gift well developed through hard work and merciless practice .

The path towards our own uniqueness is a journey that never stops until we pursue this career, because in fashion world everything changes and evolves around us and we must be able to change with the world which changes.

Modelling schools teach us how to style an outfit , what poses is better to use and what is better to avoid , how to build and modify a model shape, how to select good quality hair and a flawless skin , but no school will teach us what is the right moment to make float a gown with a move , to make that little turn which captures an applause, to slightly shake the head to capture in that exact convergence of time and space the soul of the audience ... to tame the runway and the audience making them ours .

Yet that indefinite capability half charme and half spell that some of the models have to kidnap the soul and the imaginary of the audience is , in my opinion , the essence of the sense of style.

giovedì 11 novembre 2010

attenzione e nascondigli !

Mi piace certe volte prendermi alla larga , circumnavigare il corso dei miei pensieri soffermandomi .
Attendere ed osservare con pazienza , mentre il filo si tesse , autonomo .
Non scorderò chi sono nè dove vado . Mi raggomitolo nel mio pensiero e aspetto .
Il tempo all fine mi dà sempre ragione ...

venerdì 15 ottobre 2010


mystere, originally uploaded by arialee miles.

personal ramblings :)

This thought is about how to deal with our professional past and with the evaluation mistakes everyone more or less has done in past job experiences.

When the other day I was asked, all by sudden, why although the sudden and unforeseen way that one year ago they ended our cooperation , and moreover the fact that such a fact at the very end could bring me more damage than good consideration , I still keep in my curriculum some references to one of my former works with an organization that is frankly poorly considered in the fashion environment, seen almost as a synonymous of what not to do on a runway .

I thought a little about it and I put the same question to myself …” why the hell I do it? .. why I keep their references written there now that I am starting to be a well appreciated model and I have lots of other new and prestigious things to mention in my curriculum?
Am I so masochistic to the point , after such an hard work on myself I am doing to acquire a fine tuned professionalism , to expose myself , and my professional credibility to easy silly jokes about my past experiences?

I thought about it with an open and true soul , and the answer arose to my mind like an epiphany … I do it for my sense of honour I do it for loyalty .

Loyalty , not only and not mainly towards someone that anyhow and however it ended , at. my very .. very …very beginning, and with the professional tools they had , offered me a chance …

Loyalty first and foremost towards myself , my past experiences , my lived , the phases of my professional model path of growth , even and included my inexperience mistakes of evaluation about things, about this profession the way it needs to be approached and the related people who circulate around it .

Loyalty and respect towards my right to show myself true , without the need to disown pieces of my former experiences ( that would be anyway a very stupid move to do because everyone leave traces of their passage everywhere ), on the contrary admitting them and passing them openly under the lens of my acquired awareness to consider if and to what extend, such a past way of work has contributed to make of me a worse model or if it had not influence at all , or if even now that I can put everything in the right perspective , even that experience had brought something positive to my professional luggage contributing to make of me the one I am with my sensitiveness , my discipline and the way I face things .

Because what I am now comes from a sum of factors , and I can say without fear to be called liar that at the moment , several schools after and several different experiences in a wide range of fashion related fields , I can be defined a good level experienced model , even if someone, without being completely wrong, wrote somewhere a “not particularly shining one” .
( .. that in plain words means one that didn’t won any beauty or photo contest since now :P)

So , what I am now, the whole package of the “model Arialee”, included my reliability , my commitment , my hunger to learn always and from everyone , my humble determination in facing things , my true passion for the runway , my attention to the details , my styling skills , my experience that makes of me a quick problem solver, my accurate care about my professional training , my wish to help and mentor new models in my possibilities, ……. well all these traits of my professional portrait are the product of my whole past professional experience, the good and the bad parts , the more shining and the less shining organizations , without the need of lies and hidden pieces, without being exactly proud of everything but even without being particularly ashamed about anything .

Everyone is the product of one own past, and everything lie on us in progressive layers , and then when we bring in a work ( or in a social or love relation ) the whole of ourselves , we bring with us exactly what we are and what we have been . Something will need to be adjusted , something only fine tuned , something will be good as it is and something else will be even better , passing the expectations .

So lets keep high the right to be ourselves as we are without fear to be misrepresented by our past , of course always with the tension to improve and do better but never hiding anything of our former professional experiences ( unless the cooperation ended with a murder and we want avoid to be put in jail ..but that is another movie and we will not talk of that now :PPPP ^^).
That because the ones who should judges us only by prejudices, being influenced more by what we have been in past , than by what we really are now , maybe at the very last are not people worthy to work with. 


giovedì 14 ottobre 2010

*il burattinaio *

red dress, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
Sometimes I question myself about the extension and quality of our freedom . In those moment my delirium assumes its complete perfection and my ramblings become even more dissociate .
Here you have a product of my gallopping mental desease :PP

Il burattinaio

Lui manovra , lui sa , il burattinaio .
Tutte le pene che il mio stare al mondo
mi provoca , e l’angoscia di non essere quella che vorrebbe.

Lui mi tira, mi spinge mi seduce.
Di forme luccicanti mi riveste ,
mi fa essere bella, affascinante , mi fa essere quella che non sono.

Lui conosce la vita e sa i suoi passi ,
raramente si sbaglia o si confonde ,
la stessa sicurezza poi mi infonde anche se io sicura non lo sono.

Così passano i giorni sulle ore,
avvicinando il volto quasi annuso
lo scandirsi del ritmo che lui impone, la corsa verso il nulla e le ragioni.

Cosa fai lì nascosto dietro il vetro,
occhi grandi dilatati da una lente
osservi , tiri un filo , molli un poco, dirigendo quel che resta del mio arbitrio.

Fuggirò da questa gabbia, me lo dico,
aspettando con ansia l’occasione
poi rimando attaccata alla catena delle solite inespresse coazioni .

Lui le sa le cose, lui dirige,
i burattini stanno ad ascoltare
io li osservo e in loro vedo me , il mio specchio è dentro i loro gesti.

Si lo sono un burattino anch’ io
Sono nata da un gesto , da un capriccio
Gettata in questo mondo, sono sola a lottare mentre guarda.

Come insetto al microscopio
Lui mi studia aspettando un sospiro,
una reazione che giustifichi ancora un po’ la fune .

Mi rifletto nel sogno , mi dileguo
Mentre il sonno si stringe attorno a lui
Scappo in fretta in preda all’euforia mentre sogna tranquillo , lui non sa.

Corro , salto , mi fermo
Di assoluta libertà ormai ubriaca e vinta
Non ho legami , né padroni , non più fili che tirino di lato .

Di stordita contentezza,
Ingenua storditezza ignara ,
la sua lente è solo un po’ più in alto mentre il filo trasparente si dipana .

martedì 14 settembre 2010

almost here !!

glamour style 2, originally uploaded by arialee miles.

It is lots of time that i don't post anything .
I am becoming lazy ..soon soon I will be back in myself . :)

martedì 3 agosto 2010


arialee sepia, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
We model are often very fragile souls, lovely and vain butterflies made to be admired, but sometimes to admire us better, they pierce us with a pin and put us in a frame so we are nothing more than died butterflies pinned in a box ; our vital essence has been drained away from some cannibal mysterious , inscrutable mechanism . And some victims are left behind .

How many people, often talented professional, we see quitting , or taking a “pause” or too stressed to continue modelling … Be sure stress is never for working too much , is always for working too little or for not being able to cope with the fact or the unavoidable frustration that despite our efforts to be at the best we are not considered enough.

Someone said once “ the power wears out the ones who doesn’t get it “. I can say in SL Fashion World the very same thing is transferable to the concept of popularity , too much popularity never stresses , is the lack of it that wears out .

I am not stating at all that popularity makes a good model, or even far helps to make a better model, I have my precise and personal ideas about it . And about what are the qualities which make a good model but …. As I said elsewhere time ago, “ popularity doesn’t make a “good “ professional model …. but definitely makes a working one..” .
So soon or later we all have to deal with this sometimes extraneous and someway, for some of us, disturbing concept of “ being popular “.

Let’s understand well on this point, I don’t consider myself neither detached nor superior , I like being popular as every model does and I have my good dose of daily frustration about it , because like every model I am narcissistic , otherwise I would have chosen to script closed in my virtual cave instead than waddling my ar..e back and forth on a catwalk :P

So in my opinion it is not “being popular” that is disturbing, is the fact that one “must” become popular in order to be a model who is called to work, at least at certain levels .

It is the imperativeness of the matter which is disturbing. Is being “forced “ to be popular that someway can counterfeit the natural rhythm of a career ( and of a mind ) .
Let’s say the truth, are very few , lets say ten , the models who can manage to work at high standards without go now and then under the “ forche caudine “ of some jury toothache .
And most of the time to win or to lose is not even the aim … the aim is being around , to make presence, ..make the name flow around .

Contests, pageants , finals continually try to build little stars, nano pixel divas , to consume in less than a season ( and it is only due to the inner mental sanity of most of the models that this perverse game has not even worst consequences ) .

Agencies and designers ( not all I must admit ) , pushed by this mechanism, like bees on the honey this way are always concentrated on the same 10 / 15 professionals, and strange enough this “collective crush” most of time is enough consistent but often lasts very few , creating expectations that often can’t be maintained. Consequently the frustrations and the dramas.

The best that a model can do to have a continuous fresh presence lasting in time , besides to stay updated , is not to burn herself . Like a video star she have to catch the good occasions for sure but try to not to be uber – present everywhere . Fashion like love likes to keep some mystery on the object of its passion. 

This same career , beautiful and rewarding , seems on the other side , made to feed our inner insecurities, as most of us (with very few happy and lucky blessed exceptions) spend half of our professional time dealing with rejections, wondering why we have been refused in this agency , eliminated in this contest or not chosen at that other casting ..and.. blah blah ..blah here and blah.. blah.. there , consuming time and energy in excruciating sessions of self analysis, thinking and struggling about if we have something wrong in ourselves, wondering where we have mistaken or worse thinking that the whole fashion world is against us. .

Wrong answer !! The fashion world is never AGAINST anybody, it simply most of time DOESN’T SEE somebody, fashion world ( considered like a two-headed and four handed beast )
never sin for commission , its sins are always sins of omission.

Fashion world never hates anyone, it is a too strong feeling for a so idle beast , it simply leaves you on a side without an apparent reason … …. Often wondering why.

And most of times there is not a rational understandable answer .. it simply happens, now and then , for long or short periods , it happens and it must be accepted like a collateral of this career. It should be part of our models professional training learning how to deal with that thing , how to keep ourselves strong and sane without surrender to some inner “abandon “ fear .

It is not a game, the whole matter must be handled with care, because behind the “pixel skinny divas that shake their tushes on the catwalk “ there are human beings with their inner world made of a million things sensitiveness and feelings , and where human beings are involved things must always be done carefully.

So to defend us better against this life drainer mechanism, to save our right to fly high and not be pinned we must become steel butterflies and iron flowers, developing the wisdom of a stoic philosopher and the patience of an old Tibetan monk ( only better dressed !)

We must put into gear “the zen mode on “, take part in everything without being touched by anything , being present and always reliable but someway detached , we have to put passion and commitment in what we do without put our own “whole life “ ( even if only the second ) in it .
We must develop alternative interests , to have alternative SL goals , and so when we don’t put all of us in it , when we ( metaphorically ) let the “beast” stew a bit in its own juice that is the time that things start to work right .

It is not easy, it is a damn trapeze job, sometimes it will seem you ‘re playing on a 3 circus rings, trying to please everyone without even please yourself … but it can be done I sure you , butterfly , it can be done . And it can be done damn well.

So girls never give up, put your best smile on and try again, and after you have tried one , two and three times ..well go home shower and eat to try the fourth ….the fifth …. 

And to close with a quote
Dadà ……. The wisdom pill of the day :

A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period.
When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs. Coco Chanel

venerdì 30 luglio 2010

Rambling about a dress ..... eeekk

dress Azul
Hair Tukinowaguma LaSnob Cyber Gold

This was my outfit for MVW Live Audition ... I didn't pass and I dont complain .
I talked broadly about contests & judges tastes  elsewhere , it is normal sometimes win and sometimes lose.
The ones who were picked up were fantastic talented girls and I think judges had really an hard time deciding for the yes or the no.
Anyhow on the contrary of other times , when I always had the awareness of a dissonating detail, this month I wanted to show my outfit because I really loved it , I had great fun assembling it , fun modelling it at the audition and even more fun taking these pictures . And after all fun is what really matters , at the core it is all about fun . There is not bigger rewards that the joy of being aware to have built a good product . And in this case my product was me . :P
No worries if the box stayed over the shelves and none bought it , its lightening eccellence doesn't depend about the tastes of the buyers , I will never sindacate that , it is part of the game I deecided to play.
But hey it speaks for itself . I loved it and I loved to love me . What a narcisistic brat LOL !!!
Wow I was really proud of myself this time , and I continue to be absolutely content of what I did .
Others had different opinions , I fully respect them, I even understand their reasons if I think about them from an outer perspective , taking in count all the pros and cons, but acting in a way that not mirrors myself just to obtain something has never been in my way of being , I am what you see  ..... and  I can't stop to say " you rock girl " to myself !!! You did a great work be happy simply with that :)
Our value is the value we attribute to our actions and decisions , the self esteem is someting that is built layer over layer with an attentive and merciless eye on our acts; we have to live in a social world so we have to adapt to some convention but never the collective imaginary has to prevail over our true self .
As I said last night talking somewhere win is nice ..but to lose is not a tragedy , and mainly is not the ruler with whom we have to size ourselves .
But now stop rambling about a dress

here a fun quote that I loved

I'm not that interested in fashion... When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life.

Bruce Oldfield (English Fashion designer. b.1950)

eheheheh I share the feeling fully >LOL
yeap I am a living contraddiction but damn it ... I do love it !!

stop for now :P

mercoledì 28 luglio 2010

it is the mask instead ......

it is the mask instead , originally uploaded by arialee miles.
It seems almost true ,
disguised in black satin,
graciously parading,
waddling on dizzy heights .

It is the mask instead
The work of a drunk puppeteer
The icon of the crowds.

They think there is some substance
Behind the frowning pout ,
the slightly alluded smile
the sapient trembling lashes
the far sidelong glance.

Behind the mask a soul ,
There is any truth ,
somewhere ?
Behind the elegant laces ,
Besides the curly hair,
Beyond the glowing skin
The perfect gemmed nail,
There is any presence?

Or it is just the alluring
human and fascinating
slightly morbid attraction ,
the ineluctable impulse
to look deep into void ?

by AM

martedì 20 luglio 2010

The art of war applied to butterflies' competitions ..eeeek

arialee and the crow , originally uploaded by arialee miles.
The Art of War applied to butterflies’ competitions ….

Although dreamy and apparently absent minded as an inhabitant of an alien solar system who is the last to know its sun is shutting down , I usually have few but very clear opinions about what I see happening around me , but I never express them in a too vehement way, never in a aggressive way , absolutely never complaining ( maybe I did two times in almost 2 years of modelling , but those were limit cases and the recipient of the complaints should be ashamed about what they did and told me ) often choosing to keep my opinions for myself and myself silent.

That because even a right, justified and wise opinion in theory can become “dramatic “ and so become an inopportune behaviour if expressed with a too high (even if metaphorically ) tone of voice or in a wrong contest .

But my relaxed way of taking fashion world related things, and my SL in general , my way to choose to react “not reacting” to blatantly clear provocations or little mean actions, not fair behaviours , which have the smell of poorly conceived revenges, has never to be mistaken for weakness or worse dullness .

Because I sure you I see everything and I can state, with a slightly snobbish detachment that I usually understand everything what I see .
I am quite aware about what I am surrounded by . I just don’t mention it by choice, a choice of personal style I made some time ago .

I simply let people have what they deserve and often they don’t deserve more than my silence.

Most of the time I just decide willingly to not stop on things , to take a deep breath and move on , to avoid to talk over and over , and reply and review in detail every single thing was said, and every single thing was done or done not , avoiding to blow up on the fire of the easy, useless, polemic .

I must confess I am rather bothered when I notice this way of acting in other people , are they right or wrong , when I hear an insistent complaining about everything my first instinct is to run away and leave them at their repetitive blah blah , and that thing was the best deterrent to keep myself far enough from similar behaviour .

I prefer to let flow bad gossips, poor mean jokes, little mean actions, little or big unfair behaviour on my shoulders that although graceful and delicate if surrounded of lace and silk on the runway, have been trained to be solid and strong as rock, in my everyday life .

Because we all, lovely battalion of butterflies, often when we complain about something ( and the 90 % of time we complain for not being chosen somewhere) , we start from a wrong premise that wrongly influence our evaluation of the reality.

In fact usually when we participate to a casting, submit the photo to a designer’s contest , attend to a live audition , we assume that the winner “must be the best looking , the best dressed , the loveliest of us , and when that happens most of us ( there are always the due exceptions , but complaining in that case is a mental pathological illness and I wont talk about it ) quietly accept the result in the consoling thought that the superiority of the winner assured the fairness of the whole matter .

But when for a chance, likewise fair, and soon I will explain you why it is , to win is not the “best one , the best dressed, the best looking one , the loveliest “ then we start cry havoc ….. And there is nothing worse of the deafening noise that a battalion of silent complaining butterflies make.

Ahahaha ….. I hear you my dear little butterflies and I understand you ( because I don’t live on Mars I am one of you ) . I can perfectly hear that subtle , sneaking voice make its way between a smile and a ritual “congrats” , that little voice coming from the inside of the bowels , climbing the tummy , arriving till the left ear to whisper us in a cross tone.. “..damn it …I was perfect …, my outfit was perfect ,….. my poses were impeccable, ….I looked like a true princess and wtfff%&%$£$% kkk !! They didn’t even looked at me !! “

Well I have had in a not even so far past that kind of self destroying , time and energy consuming, kind of mind attitude, I am not ashamed to admit it because , it is a someway natural behaviour although I fixed it and I feel much better now . But that’s why I know perfectly what I am talking about ….

It is a kind of “newbie competitor” attitude, not because it is “newbie” to complain in general, that’s only annoying , but because the reason we often complain for .

It is all tied to the wrong mind premise we have when we attend a “competition”, meaning with the word “competition” whatever kind of event where models are lined up , live in alpha order or by photo on a agency wall , and as result we have that some (or one ) are picked up and others no .

The winner/winners of the competition whoever she is , often is not he best , the most skilled , the best dressed, the loveliest of the competitors .

Sometimes , it can be even a completely outsider one , and can even happen that the skills, the beauty , the sense of style , the poise of some of the discarded ones scream out loud , but doesn’t matter , it is perfectly fair the way it is , that to win was not the best , but the one who met what the jury , whatever jury , was looking for .

The one that gave an emotion to the human being called to judge, even if her dress was not perfect, her pose not so sophisticated and a bit stiff and her look not so impeccable. But with evidence something in her moved a range of emotions that other even better ones were not able to move.

Yes , I know what you are telling me my butterflies – “…..there were a lot that looked like royal princesses!” ..But you know what ? That day the judges were just fed up by the royal family princesses and they were looking for a twist more so they had an emotion and picked in the bunch the 3 that looked like the escaped residents of an asylum on fire” .
( it is a fun example I am not referring to any recent event . You won’t trap me on it !! LOL )

And now I hear you my lovely butterflies, asking me again , if it is so fair that in a competition, the judges make that kind of choice …. and I will never stop to tell you, YES ..YES ..YES .. it is perfectly fair and completely understandable , because the things judges/agencies/designers look for, in that place and at that time , is always different and it might even be out of the “orthodoxy of the loveliness” or on the contrary lay completely on that concept, depending on their temporary tastes and inclinations.

Obviously I don’t even take in consideration the fact that to go ahead in “competitions” of whatever genre , are people chosen in consideration of their friendship or job relation , or familiar bounds with some of the judges or their friends or clients. I hope such a low thing doesn’t happen because, this fact would insult the intelligence of both who choose and who is chosen, meaning the chosen girl wouldn’t be able to go ahead without a little friendly “push “ .

But we all know so well that these things never happen in SL fashion world , that just mentioning it is a loss of time 

Back to us …. I will tell you a thing (and it took me a while to understand, metabolize and accept it ! ) that an arbitrary judgement of a jury , provided is not polluted by “nepotistic” reasons not contest related , is fully A B S O L U T E L Y fair .

If we accept to be underneath judgement of third people in a competition, provided that we trust their independence of thought and their inner seriousness, we must accept their tastes , their little mania and obsessions , their pet peeves , in few word we must accept to be liked or not on the basis of an unfathomable criteria , a ruler of evaluation that can even not be at all “ the runway skills” or “the loveliness of look ” .

We must learn that it is an act of faith in which we can just be happy of the result we brought there , doing our best . Then if our best was not their best … well patience it means that next time it might be better , in the same place or in another place .
That is all about learning to deal with refusal without being eaten by it.

Because, butterfly , never , and I mean never , to be not picked at a casting , or not chosen for a finale or not bla bla bla bla ( insert what you like here ) …..must make you doubt of your inner value, if after a true self analysis about your look , your editing , your poses , your whole you, you are truly happy about yourself .
Not everyone can win, and sometime win and sometime lose is part of the game.

But the exam to be useful must be true and made with self honesty and a good deal of self irony to be really useful .

At this point I can’t avoid to tell you a little story about what happened to this “ old runway chicken” that defines herself skilled, not more than some weeks ago .

Dressing for the casting , not happy about the shoes I had in my first outfit , I decided ( against every good sense rule ) to change them last minute , and so 15 minutes before the casting call the “here writing dull runway chicken” decided to head towards a well know shoe shop and buy an elegant pay of new brand pumps . The here writing chicken bought them , went back home , unpacked them tried them , edited them , added tem at the outfits and went to the casting all in 15 minutes . Wonder Model !
Then she made her performance , she posed , she was elegant , she was lovely …….. and she was discarded .

Now I don’t know if it was only for that, or to being discarded contributed a sum of reasons , and really I don’t want to know . Because going back home ….. realize I had forgotten to eliminate the damn heels click sound that was on default and to think …darn it I am f %&/(%&%$%&d was one thing !!! But the result was the less.

If I think about it , and I can’t do it without laugh in the depth of myself ( I thank the God of the morons who gave me a sane sense of humour to keep me safe in any situation ) , I am still shuddering in horror and shame thinking that I had done a whole casting call in front designers professionals and collegues , with a “ clippete cloppete clippete “ sounding runway!

I sure you , when I realized it I would have made hara-kiri with a solemn death ritual under the old low prim peach three in my house garden .

But then I realized that it happens , it happened to the best and it will happen in future to better people than me , it should not to an attentive professional , but it does , and when we make such a gross mistake, it is useless to find if and but , we have to raise hand with grace and say … ok my fault !!

That anyway brings to my mind another issue. I am sure , because it already happened that if I heard some other model making such a noise I would have immed her telling her about the fact , now I wonder , did really nobody else hear it or despite our smiles and hugging the merciless logic of “mors tua vita mea “ prevailed ? I prefer don’t question myself about it . At last everyone needs to keep some illusion intact 

Back to us .
The only thing when we compete we must be sure of ( usually it happens more in contests than in castings ) is the seriousness of the organization and the fact they don’t change the rules in the middle of the play , because that is not only lack of honesty and deeply unfair but even deeply in spite of the time , the emotional investment and sometimes the economic resources of the contestants .

We should always avoid to join competitions where we have the smell ( and lets trust our instinct ) that someway the result is pre-cooked , where we and our gracious loveliness or our fierce unconventional sense of style , are used like movie extras just to make the landscape and make shine the one/ones who were pre destined to win since before the competition started . I must say there are not many of these case, but such pageants exist , and it is only a matter of time learning to develop the skills that bring us to find out those scams ( and I don’t talk only about the usual “pay for vote” contests easy to avoid in their gross evidence , but even about some with a much more “presentable facade” ones ) and run away with the speed of a rocket .

And that choice and evaluation has to be made with a lot of care, asking advices , not being ashamed to make lots of question about how it works, having the courage even at beginning of a career to say no to smelling bad situations and to join only well known and with adamantine reputation of seriousness organizations .

I know it , my lovely butterflies , because I have been there as well ( well lovelies as you can see I have missed nothing in the “cursus honurum” of the perfect dull newbie model at my beginning ) , bad experiences with those runway predators and life drainers , can cause serious wounds to one’s own self esteem that can be only fixed with a lot of trust in oneself .

Being part in those fake representations, even if made in prefect good faith as it happens most of time , can make feel ashamed of oneself , and I have no fear to use a “strong” word can leave a sense of disgust and of fault like it happens , without any reason , to the innocent victims of a violence.
But about that, my butterflies , we will talk another time .
Enough ramblings for today 

lunedì 12 luglio 2010

le temps passe_ Mea Culpa Photo Contest

le temps passe, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
I am very happy this photo won the second Prize at Mea Culpa photo contest .
Mea Culpa is a haute couture avant garde fashion brand that I am following since its very beginning few months ago .
Tatanka Kaligawa's vision of the fantastic side , often the darkest one , of the fashion completely meets my taste and could inspire me a good imagine that I translated as possible in a photo .

venerdì 9 luglio 2010

I delete

come un dipinto , originally uploaded by arialee miles.
I delete the traces of your presence
From my life and from my belongings

I scrape off under my skin to remove
The memory of your scent .

I delete letters , I delete presences
The joyful hope then the sadness

They don’t melt anymore
In the waiting , in our anticipation .

What you are is not what I am anymore
We have taken note , we know it .

We are idle streams of something
Which destroyed the best inside ourselves.

I focuse to believe to get over it
I wake up in the night and I rethink it

I restrain myself from screaming out loud
My deep pain my antique sorrow.

And I live again all our past days
Our passions , holding our hands so tight

The unknown destroys me
But sometimes knowing too much
.....doesn’t help.

giovedì 8 luglio 2010

The Vampires and the vultures

Some people aim is only to drain energy out from you.

They like vampire and vultures feed with your life fluids and leave you exahusted and bewildered , wondering what was the reason of their behaviour . Or worse wondering what you have done !!
Is not your fault , sweet butterfly , if not the fault to trust too much , specially at beginning .
The reason about that feast of blood , is a no reason really , they are predators , and maybe you are just the right victim at the right moment for them , nothing personal.
You can find them everywhere ..yes.. butterfly , dont open your eyes in astonishment , they are even in SL fashion world !! And they are many .

Some are naive so easily identificable and easy to cope with, because their gross behaviour in taking advantage of others , is so clear and lightens on their forehead like a traffic light , allowing people who are not totally blind to step away without regrets .

Some other instead , are much more dangerous , because their technique , often passive aggressive , is a mix of strictness and sweetness , a smile and a pout , now flattering and now detached, keeping one always on tip toe and that kind of " dead kitten " behavior ( even a male can be a dead kitten !) it is recognizable only after a while , when you are in that molasses till the neck and the damage has already started to produce in your mind.
They never criticize you in open , but when talking about you they have always an extitant tone of voice a movement of eyes "... yes .. she's good ..but .." , they never speak upfront to you but the grid is full of their speech done on your back, they always show you symphaty , and now and then for at least 10 minute you feel "the centre of world" , but then for the rest of the time you are with them they don't support you at all , eben showing a slightly bother about you .
They profess you friendship and love, but they always have a stab ready to use ( pret a porter ) under their cloak !!!
They are a more civilized kind of predators , better dressed and with a better spelling , but not less dangerous that the really ugly ones .

Now I dont want terrorize you !!! Come here ..dont run ... of course the SL fashion world is a fantastic place to work and stay , it is highly rewarding if you work hard , it is full of lovely , professional , wonderful, friendly, supportive ready to help , and really worthy people !!! Full of lovely collegues , agencies , designers , DJ, staff , all people which is a pleasure to work with and for .
So let's try to open our eyes wide and become more selective , lets not run in every contest we see , apply for every model call we know about , running running without to know why , lets not be pushed by hunger to work ending in not professional hands .
Lets stop now and then and lets make a little review about those requirements of seriousness that we all know what they are , lets check if they are all in place before to accept a work , and if we accepted it and we start to smell something not right ..lets follow our istinct .. lets step away , you are the best judge about what is the best for yourself ..and they won't change ..they never change .
lets be clever ( yep I am sure , butterflies have a brain!!! so lets use it )

DING !!!
Wake up butterfly !!
Butterfly defend yourself !

Defend your private life , your job and your dignity ..dont allow them to pull you down at their level and cause you damages that after.... when you want make the change of level.. in a high level career , where really high standards are required , are hard to fix .
Because some little black spots , some initial acquired flaw both on your style and on your curriculum are really persistent , they stay on you very very long , even when you seem to have won them , if you dont use the best detergent , rubbing hard with a harsh , intensive professional extra dose of training !!!
.. butterfly step away with a smile, never polemize in any case , but closing accurately all the doors at your back .

And to remember you, all that i talked about with a smile, I will write below what once said George Bernard Shaw

" I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig .. you get dirty and besides the pig like it !! "

have a great day :)

martedì 6 luglio 2010

Now that you are here

Now that you are here, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
The Art of War for Models aka
Sun Tzu applied to the Butterflies.

_dedicated _
My dear butterflies collegues , my lovely sister models that so graciousely rock back and forth the runways of all this virtual world that often we call international homeland , this is for you , some rambling , some advice , some trick some simple talk , I hope you enjoy 

Thought # 0 _ I start ….. I start … … Why the hell do I start ?

Lately I have been asked some questions, by a curious friend out of the modelling environment , which gave me the occasion , in order to meditate it and give not stereotype answers to a true cherished friend , to think quite long about this shining and glittering SL fashion world, that usually is after all the best choice , satisfying , rewarding and flattering towards us battalion of lovely butterflies, but sometimes can become merciless, damaging and heartbreaking in the unaware selfishness of its ineluctable mechanism , not less and not with less intensity than the failure of a fully lived love story .

Usually , in the few posts I made here, I used to not talk too much about modelling related things, preferring to enclose in this space and accordingly explore , other sides of my creativity, like my pictures or the occasional “poetries” or “ little pieces “ I like to write , but now I feel I have to start saying something about this world which is the world I chose to belong in SL , and so I will do.

Because my nature is to follow my instinct , and to keep faith to my beliefs and to the things I think that are right . Without the intention to make offence to anyone but without fear to make mistakes speaking upfront , because without any fear to admit my mistakes , if any.

So I think I will start to write now and then about some modelling related subjects calling them simply thoughts and numbering them , taking the occasion of the little rambling by something which happens to me or to people close to me .
Always joking with the title of the most well known manual of military strategy and always keeping safe my sane level of self irony and the capability to laugh about myself .

I won’t lay any claim to teach anything to anyone but I will have the illusion maybe to offer some starting point about making some consideration to the few who want read me and follow the twisted and warped thread of my thoughts .

I will try to approach the issues I will consider, in a general way , trying to find out from them a meaning which makes sense , without enter too specifically into single matters, avoiding to make names , trying to not lower the level of the talk .

As I will refer to pure facts not to people or other living (or dying) entities fashion related , if someone will feel recognizable by it , well it will mean their action identified them and what I wrote was not so new , so I hope they wont complain with me only by describing or referring to things otherwise already well known .

I don’t promise to be rational , I don’t promise to be sane ( I have never been and I won’t start now), I don’t promise to be fair ( I am human and I have my preferences ) , don’t promise to be useful to everyone ( we are not all the same ..thank God !) but I promise to be honest and true , sometimes extremely serious and sometimes irresistibly fun , and to give you , hidden in all the “fluff “ I will write some useful occasional tip if you will have the patience to read me 

More soon :)


lunedì 5 luglio 2010

1_ fireworks show _ 4th july

4th of july , indipendence day in US
my birthday in Italy :P
usually a time for good intentions , clever purposes or simply a day like another we let flow on our shoulders ..a bit older ..a bit wiser a bit disilluded ..... maybe :P
au revoir :)

venerdì 2 luglio 2010

front cover

pastiche, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
Trapped in the front cover
Of outer passions
I believe in unfaithful deceits
With the trust of an irremovable pureness
I keep my mind intact
Even in the play ,
In that subtle boundary
Between the true and the false
The true lie and the simply unsaid
The fiction and the reality
Which someone still call life .
I am the image
The mirror of my desires
The journey that I haven’t done.
The missing piece of the puzzle
O maybe the last verse of an unwritten poetry.
The first note of a mute symphony
of unexpressed music.

lunedì 21 giugno 2010

surreal arialee

surreal arialee, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
Sometimes one just wants wake up and see a different light surrounding the reality .Like a shine , a little shiver a journey into the surreal part of the life .

giovedì 17 giugno 2010

RESUME Arialee Miles UPDATED March 2012

arialee miles, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
Updated  March   2013

General Data
name : Arialee Miles
nationality : Italian
Timezone :CET
SL date of birth: 17thof July 2007
SL availability :
week days usually from 11 am /noon to 5/6 pm SLT
week end from 10 am /6 pm

Runway , Print and Video Model

model represented by:
*AVENUE Models
*Glance International Models
*Solo Evane Models
*SWMB Production
*My Precious Events
*Déjà vu International Model
*Spirit Models ( charity )
*TP Ima
*Venus Model

Studies and Training
1. Horan Models School _ grad Dec 2008
2. Darna Dream Fashion School _ grad Feb. 2009
3. Mimmi Boa Model Academy _ grad  July 2009
4. Venus Academy _ grad  Feb 2010
5. MVW Academy _grad Feb 2010
6. Avenue Academy_ grad April 2010
7.Glance Academy_ grad May 2010
8.Eima _grad June 2010
9. Look Elite Academy _grad Jan 2011

* Payton Heron Advanced Modelling Seminars c/o Evane
*Mui Mukerji training for My Precious*
*color me right seminar by Frolic Mills

[sYs] Contest Manager
Portraits and Fashion Photographer
Bites of Nite Photo Studio owner
Runway coordinator
Style consultant
Fashion Blogger

Work Experiences

Past experiences _
Formerly model for Horan Models  , Darna Dream Fashion , Cathalist of Fantasy , Eclectic Visions, Astral Models , SoloDue , Evane  EIMA, Dejavogue , KV fashion agency
Formerly in house Model and Models’ Trainer at CwS Corp (Jan/Dec 2009)
Formerly Teacher at Fashion University of CwS Corp (Oct/ Dec 2009 )

Runway _
Represented by various agencies I have modelled in several fashion shows presenting creations of, inter alia, Bliss Couture, Vogue, Dare2Bite, Simone, SJ, Alisha, Kattleya Greggan, Alba2 Rossini, Dark Depression, Chez Gabrielle ,S@ss Shoes, Caithlin Carter Design , Sanizen, P3, Sage Wonder, Nils, Dark Depression, Kaotic, Patrizia Blessed , B Style , Lady Thera , Alpestyle, Sanizen, House Of Beningborough, DD Style , Entre Mares , My Precious , Red Passion ,SF, Shouted , Grimorio , Ezura , Alienbear Jewels, My Pink Skull , Kim Bodysuit , Divine Couture , MEB , Khush, Ginevra Lancaster , The king of Shoes , Glamour Style , Bonetto , SF , Rag Dolls, Indira Original , Stiletto Moody , SaS , Indie rose , Kunglers, Zashiki Gi, Kastle Rock, Amarelo Manga , Innuendo, Thea Tamura, Aliza Karu, Ydea,Kastle Rock , DrD, Estravaganza , Agy Secrets, Figure Shape , Avion ; ALB fashion , Avion , sYs, Meiling, lionskin , deity , LeeZu, aliza karu , jador, Donna Flora , Hyatt, redmint , baoba , L+N signature , Finesmith, Tres Beau , Callie Cline , Champagne, Azul

*About 40 in house FS for CwS Events
for the top designers of the grid
*Casualmania by SW&MB Productions
*House of Beningborough FS by Venus Models
*DD Style FS by DD Style Events
*Ezura FS by Venus Models
*Divine Couture FS by Venus Models
*Heart of Haiti by Evane Models
*Tribute to A McQueen Auction by BOSL model for Divine Couture
*Lost in Love by Solo2 Project
*Spring Queen by Solo2 Project
*MEB Spring Collection FS by MEB Events
*Jenuary FS for My Precious Events and Alienbear
*February FS for My Precious Events and Alienbear
*March FS for My Precious Events , Alienbear and King of Shoes
*April FS for My Precious Events , Alienbear
*Glamour Style FS by solo2project
*The 60’s by Eclectic Visions
*Rag dolls by LC Academy
*Lady Gaga friday teaser for DejaVogue
*MEB summer Show for Astral Models
*SaS FS for Eclectic Vision
*Indira Original For Glance fashion week
*July FS for My Precious Events , Alienbear and Stiletto Moody
*Fantasy Fashion show by Solo2project
*Around the world in 80 minutes by Avenue Models
*When fashion meets art _Lady Thera FS for Solo2Models
*October FS for My Precious Events , Alienbear and Stiletto Moody
*Glamour Style and Innuendo FS for Evane
*Amarelo Manga FS for Avenue Models
*Purple Rain Anniversary FS for Solo 2 Project
*November FS Entre Mares and Alienbear by My Precious Events
*I'am not your doll ( live performance for 2Lei /Pangea desses Aliza Karu )
*Snow White Happiness by solo2models (host )
*Ydea FS for Modway
*Kastle Rock FS for Deja Vogue (host )
*Entre Mares, Alienbear and Stiletto Moody February FS by My precious Events
*"Broken Hearted Drama Queens " Blvd and MVW Academy models' Valentine FS
*Mech Toys Fashion Show By Avcon
*Brazil Fashion week "DRD" Fashion show by International Model Agency
*Brazil Fashion week "ALB" Fashion show by International Model Agency
*Brazil Fashion week "AVION _FIGURE _FINESMITH" Fashion show by International Model Agency
*Brazil Fashion week "ESTRAVAGANZA" Fashion show by International Model Agency
*Brazil Fashion week "CARNEVALE " Fashion show by International Model Agency
*Agy's Secrets Fashion Show by Solo2 Models
*Entre Mares & Alienbear March FashionShow
*sYs Experience FS by Avenue Models
*Entre Mares & Alienbear April fashion show
*Meiling FS for Blvd and MVW Academy
*Edge of Tomorrow ( Lionskin ,Deity , LeeZu ) for AvCon
*Alaska FS ( Aliza Karu , Donna Flora , jador ) for KV Fashion agency
*Surreal Show (Hyatt, redmint , baoba , L+N signature ) for Opium agency
*Model in Motion for Miami fashon week ( Indyra, Faster Pussycat, Gizza, Diram ) for Opium Agency
*Finesmith FashionShow _Miami fashion Week for Opium Agency
*Shan BLVD models for BOSL Fashion Week
*The Diva Shop BLVD models for BOSL Fashion Week
*My Precious and Alienbear October Fashion Show
*Winter Fashion Show ( Blvd Agency )
*Hitchcock Fashion Show for SoloEvane Models
*Entre Mares December Fashion Show
*Season's Greetings for IMA TP
* Mardi Gras Parade For Opium Evolution & BLVD

Logo of 2009 /2010
Simone Stern Store Vendors (summer 2009)
Divine Couture Store Vendors (winter 2010)
Glance Magazine ( ad for Divine Couture_ photo by Hermes Kondor _ Issue February 2010)
Avenue Magazine (ad for Angel Dessous _photo by Julie Hastings_ Issue March 2010)
Glamour Style Store Vendors ( spring , summer , fall ,winter 2010)
Sinatra Magazine (ad for Glamour Style_photo by Arialee Miles_ Issue October 2010)
Model for Art for Autism ( The Forbidden Side of a  Woman _collective expo October 2010 )
Avenue Magazine ( Amarelo Manga FS review_photo by B.Tokyoska Issue November 2010)
Avenue Magazine (ad for Glamour Style  _photo by A. Miles Issue December 2010)
American Bazaar vendor Jan 2011
Glance Magazine (ad for CheerNo Femme _photo by V. Endrizzi Issue Frebruary 2011)
AD for LIONSKIN May 2011
Solidea Book for Asymetrique sept 2011

Life of a Runway Model _ Cw/S Corp _ nov 2009
PixeLooK. net Promo Video by Lowe Runo _sept 2009
Zarzuela in SL by Metaverse TV _Feb 2010
I am not your doll ( 2Lei)
AVCON VIDEO  AD Tres Beau Contests

> Bliss Princess Photo Contest (1 runner up in tie) March 2009
> Ms March 2009 Calendar winner at Cw/S _ March 2009
> Prestigious Model Award _May 2009
> 3 runner up Ms Beautiful _April 2009
> Finalist in HWoF CwS _June 2009
> Face of PixeLook Contest winner _Sept 2009
> winner or in first3 in about 50 Styling contests at C w/S (Jan/Nov 2009 )
> 1 runner up Ms Beautiful  _October 2009
> 2 runner up Ms International  Nov 2009
> Divine Model Fair 2010 Winner for the month of January ( Jan 2010)
> Make it Work February ( second place ) February 2010
> Finalist of Ms Fashion 2010
>  Mea Culpa Photo Contest 2° place

SL Goals and life philosophy
Although with a certain mastering of the runway, always with the aim to improve my skills and never stop to learn and research , at the moment I am taking special care of my model training attending academies, seminars and workshops about modelling techniques.
So my SL goal is to improve even more in this committing career to become the best model I can. I strongly believe in the professional duty to be well trained and stay always updated to give one’s own best in this committing career . That because new techniques, new poses, new walks, new looks, new conception of fashion and style in SL modelling never stop. They change and evolve very quickly, and a serious professional model can’t allow to be left behind. So I consider part of my commitment and responsibility to always make an hard work of research, study and experimentation to give to the Agencies and the Designers who choose me , trust me and rely on my skills , always fresh ideas and solutions to present the creations that I model.

Photo and Video Portfolio , Contacts

my photo portfolio at

my videos at Promo _ Courtesy of

Zarzuela El Barbarillo _ courtesy of Metaverse TV

email me at

Skype Arialee.Miles

gothic escape

gothic escape , originally uploaded by arialee miles.

The pains
Of an outraged season
Of a thousand
outstanding hopes
Withdraws .

The end of every
Seems idle in its futile
Uneluctability .

giovedì 13 maggio 2010

twisted tartan

twisted tartan , originally uploaded by arialee miles.

sometimes from a simple texture and a casual photoshot can ome an idea :)

venerdì 5 febbraio 2010

A contest photo

Arialee MP 1, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
This is a photo I have done for My P recious contest . It is a lovely spring gown with a bow which reminds a butterfly flight .
I chose a background of the same colour to underline the lightness of the ensemble .
Skin Curio
hair Tukinowaguma
jewels Alienbear

venerdì 22 gennaio 2010

haute couture

haute couture, originally uploaded by arialee miles.
Sometimes there is the need to stop a minute and look back .
What we have done and what this model profession means for us .
What we are we willing to renounce for it , and what are our priorities .
I am strongly determined to succeed but I dont want become not caring of the others as I sometimes see it happens .
But maybe if you are kind and caring offline, you will be that way online too.
We bring with us, wherever we go, our personality and the circumstances of this glittering fashion world , even if they are pixel glitters, can only just undersline a little our natural way of being, not change us .

So if someone has no style , no sense of measure , no coscience of civilized social behaviour, is not a tag related to the fashion world that can change them , on the contrary a silent charme and a quiet classy way of being can scream mone than a shown off flashy presence .

The deafening presence of the substance will win the screams of all form people :)
At least I hope that :)

giovedì 21 gennaio 2010

Arialee Miles

Arialee Miles , originally uploaded by arialee miles.
well better late than never.
Lots of things are changed and i will be a better blogger from now on
I left some exausted work and sentimental relation behind me .
And i go forward . As always .


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