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199 Responses to “D E J A V O G U E FKA DeJaVu Modeling Agency (172)”

  1. Hmm Says:

    Dolce The biggest drama queen arround !>.. This is a very unorganized agency!!!! This agency is a mess.

    • Dolce is Full ofBS Says:

      I agree with you 100% there hmm says. Dolce love to stir shit all the time in sl. Stay far far away from that person, she is full of bull shit all the time

      • Dolce Enderfield Says:

        I beg your pardon. I do not allow bulls to shit inside me, but I thank you for your concern.

        • Comment Says:

          Its time to close this Agency… Dejavogue is full of drama and the worst agency inworld secondlife. As far as Dolce Enderfield goes, I was warned to stay away from her and becareful as she is a trouble maker, loves to create drama, I have not heard she has a big mouth and doesnt know when to keep it shut and loves to stir up shit when ever she can and that if you make her mad she will go to the extreme to make your name MUD in SL.

          • nobody still cares Says:

            I don’t know why people write about this agency or why Dolce replies nobody cares about either.

          • worse out there Says:

            No the Worst Agency in SL is INWORLD Inc. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE agency..scam scam scam

          • SL Inworld yawn Says:

            SL Inworld inc. Yet another agency nobody cares about.They’re interpenetration of fashion is like watching outfits walk down a runway at walmart.

  2. Dolce Enderfield Says:

    hahaha, I’m not sure where people are coming up with the idea that I model? hahaha
    It’s a known fact (even stated here) that I don’t like modeling, personally. That means, (for those who will go “oh look, she doesn’t like modeling, but owns an agency”), that I do not like to model my avatar. I do like doing all the behind the scenes work though.
    Me being Ramonzita or associated with her is a laugh too. That the best you got?
    If you’re going to throw insults and try to spread rumors, at least get up to speed with our name. It is not DeJaVu. We changed that back in like…geez…2010? 2009? I don’t remember. But, we have been DEJAVOGUE for quite a while now, so might want to make sure you use the right name when you post again. :)

    Btw, while my RL is really no one’s concern here, I don’t hide who I am or what I do behind a screen.
    I do not collect disability checks. I collect SSI at this time, due to being wheelchair bound, which is different than straight disability. I’m also a full time college student because I want to earn my own income, not have it given to me by the government because I sit in a chair instead of walk. Right now, that SSI pays my real rent and was not ever the reason DEJAVOGUE closed last year. A broken leg, living changes…and then spur of the moment living changes, thanks to insurance, resulted in me being homeless for almost 6 months last year. While I was homeless, I had to focus on getting a new place to live, which wasn’t the easiest since I am on a fixed income and have an eviction and misdemeanor on my record from almost 10 years ago when I was still in my stupid stage (sadly, I think you are still in it). Because I didn’t have the luxuries of reliable internet every day, nor did I have time to dedicate to SL….and the fact that my laptop was stolen, closing DEJAVOGUE temporarily was the most logical choice, I think.
    I eventually got a new laptop. While I was homeless, I enrolled in college and summer of 2012, while I was still homeless, I went through my first college term. Right before Fall term started, I moved into an apartment, that I got on my own, even after turned down initially.
    Month or two later, I started to re-open DEJAVOGUE. We’re doing pretty well these days with a great team. I know that might contradict your latest comments, but the proof is in the pudding, eh? Oh, and I’m still in school and just in case you wonder, I receive financial aid to go to school. DEJAVOGUE tier is about L$2500 or something a week. I work for the company that owns the estates, so my tier goes down to like less than 1k a week. and we have no problem earning that on our own. :)

    If you’ll excuse me now…I need to finish a bit of homework so I can get some sleep before my classes later. :)

    • Never Again Says:

      Lies, lies and another lies Dolce. If i don’t know you I might believed you too. I dont care if your new agency’s name is DEJAVOGUE for me still DeJaVu cuz you keep showing up in sl with another business BS that wont work with all your lies, every year you come up with new name of your agency , such as DejaVuinterntional, Dejavukids and Dejavushi- or whatever but quit the bullshit, and you perfectly know who I am, used to be your friend that you back stab so deep. Now do you recall. Blah

      • Enough Says:

        Can we stop talking about Dejavougue and Dolce nobody cares about either of them all you are doing is provoking her into writing 1/2 a page of bullshit nobody really reads anyway.Dejavogue sucks and Dolce sucks so does Classic with Style another one nobody cares about.We get it yawn.

      • Dolce Enderfield Says:

        - DeJaVu Kids doesn’t exist. Was a short term extension of DEJAVOGUE, but I decided I didn’t want to include child avatars.
        - Deja Vu International is owned by someone different.
        - Dejavushi sounds like something you’d eat.
        - The name change from DeJaVu to DEJAVOGUE was well over a year ago and is the only name change.
        - No idea who you are and honestly, don’t care, but at least I sign my name instead of hiding behind anonymous names.
        - Everything I said above regarding my RL can be verified (no, I’m not going to verify it for you or anyone else here).

        Thanks for playing. It was fun. Now I’ll go back to ignoring this dump for a while.

        • Nobody still cares Says:

          Who cares if you sign your name or about DEJAWHATEVERNAMEITISTHISWEEK and reasons behind them.NOBODY CARES

          • boring Says:

            Dolce you are almost as boring as Nave Fall .Whatever happend to that bag of hot air?

          • Dolce Enderfield Says:

            You sat on it.

          • Never Again Says:

            hahaha, Nave Fall probably pop the hot air bag and scattered all over in sl ocean. He talks too much shit like Dolce. Blah, blah and blah lol.

  3. ineterested Says:

    hello

    • Never Again Says:

      Oh Yess Hello, even if you pay me to be in DeJaVu I will not learn the horrible lectures from the unprofessional and unexperienced Dolce. I will name her the worst models who wants to be portray as a good model. Blah, Stay away from her all you will learn are rumors, BTW she is ass opps i mean associated with Ramozita check her name out and come to think of it she might be Ramozita..Helllllo … Blah

  4. Kiki Devin Says:

    *sighs* As long as there is an SL with bored housewives there will be drama, I have worked with Dolce aka Jersey a few times and yes i am one of her top models and she has ALWAYS been professional and kind to me and everyone around me, and No I am not an ass kisser and if anyone knows me they know how true that is.I do not need modeling in SL (unlike some that seem to live for it in RL)I do it for fun so no reason for me to give any false statements.So let the shit talkers talk on Dolce i know that it doesn’t phase you one bit.. You have always been kind to me and FYI people if you let SL modeling or anything on SL get to you that much that you must post nasty thoughts in here then i think its about time that you get off SL and remember that there is a real life out there and I’m sure your children and husband would appreciate at least 1/3 of your attention that you give to SL.

    • IhateDeJaVu Says:

      I have been to dejavu agency and interesting enough to see Dolce do not know what the F— shes doing about modeling in sl. I asked her how to use camera while in the runway she gave me this stupid answer that do not make any sence. People in sl

    • Never Again Says:

      Dolce worst model in sl…Why do people still go in DeJaVu, Dolce is the worst model in entire secondlife. I use to work for this manupulated troll, let me see how long she will be open again. Oh wait she collects disabilitt in rl, when her checks runout again she wont be able to pay her tier again and it willl be dejavu again. That is why she name her place DeJaVu

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Dolce doesn’t hate modeling unless something changed very recently and she now does and truth be told, I wouldn’t blame her. There are people like Franni by the dozens sneaking around on alts, being deceptive and creating lies and drama. Her words were, and I quote, as I went ahead and brought up my own copy of the chat log from that chat thanks to the hard work of Nave Fall:

    [2010/02/08 15:03] Dolce Enderfield: I don’t like modeling.
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Dolce Enderfield: I prefer doing all the other work.

    Anyone with half a brain here would know that she is talking about modeling herself, not modeling overall.
    I’d love to see actual, unaltered proof of where Dolce or Jersey is belittling any model, new or not. My experience with her has always been the opposite.
    Want my opinion of you? I think you are really some lousy agency head with too much time on your hands who is jealous of people like Dolce.
    In fact, I remember that Starwalker chat, as I was there and have the chat log thanks to Nave who if
    [19:55] shiva Borkotron: someone wasnt there, made sure they knew by spamming the entire chatlog via notices to a few modeling groups.
    Dolce posts in modeling groups that she has sex? Hmm. Thats strange. I belong to several of the same groups she does and I haven’t seen that. You would think that the group owners would say something or kick her out, right? Unless no one else is seeing it except you? Maybe you are referring to chats like BOSL where many of the chatters kwno each other and they enjoy a group chat among themselves?
    I’ll digress and move on. Her partner, Demi? Nope, nada, nein, no way is she an alt of Dolces.
    It seems that Nave Fall a.k.a. DesPlaines Waverider + his many alts and anonymity rules Agency Report with his current buddies who back him up because they think Nave is someone important who can get them far or does special favors for them. All hail King Nave.
    I’m going to post the Starwalker chat in here for all to see. Keep in mind that its not in violation of TOS and that Franni is an alt and not who she claims she is.

    I’m just,

    The truth.

    [19:55] shiva Borkotron: claims she is.

    I’m just,

    The truth.

  6. Dolce Enderfield Says:

    I came on here to try and find my login information and couldn’t resist replying to the amusing posts below.

    To “justsaynototemplates”…a few things just so no one is left in the dark…

    DEJAVOGUE, or DeJaVu as we originally were, was created back in January 2009 by my, at that time, main AV, Jersey Ceriano (fyi, Jersey is my real name *gasps* )
    At that time, I knew nothing of any agency or magazine called DejaVu, until much much later when Daije hired..what was her name, Donnatella Coutier..god I know I’m spelling that last name wrong, but who cares. As I was saying, Daije had hired Donnatella as a COO of DejaVu International and at some point during her reign, she began creating problems for me because of the similarity in the names of both agencies. They were not necessarily the same, but she claimed all these people were coming to her so confused over it and demanded I change the name. When I refused, she decided to ban (or make them choose) her models from my agency and my models from “her” agency. I publicly announced her choice on that and then later spoke with Daije privately (and you are right, very nice person) who saw no issue with the names and was not ok with banning any model from either agency because of their membership in any other agency.
    Shortly after that…Donnatella either resigned or was fired.

    I later made the choice, on my own, and under no pressure from anyone, to change the business name to avoid any possible further conflict or confusion (you should write for the National Enquirer…your version of things sounds much more interesting, although fake) and also to have a unique name. Wanting to keep the name somewhat intact but different, I came up with DEJAVOGUE, inspired by VOGUE Magazine in RL.

    Lets move onto my alts since you have nothing better to do than pry into my SL life.

    Jersey Ceriano is my original AV rezzed in 10/18/2008
    I created Dolce Enderfield in December (btw…I used the name Dolce because a character in a movie I had recently watched had that name and I liked it) to DJ anonymously at a certain club at that time. After a few uses, Dolce was tossed aside..I even canceled the account until I think later 2009, when I brought her back to take a break from being Jersey (although I never hid from anyone as to who I was) and eventually, just ended up staying with Dolce’s AV as my main and had her take over DEJAVOGUE.

    Ok..now let’s see. I’m a trouble maker, loves to create drama and would throw my own grandmother under a bus to save my own ass.
    Hmmm…you know, I’m actually very quiet in SL. I am mainly on my sim working (do you know the meaning of that, or are you too busy stalking people and complaining?). I don’t talk to many people because I’m that busy..I’m not in SL to play games and BS..sorry. As far as throwing my grandmother or anyone under a bus to save myself…well, say what you whilst, but you obviously do *not* know me.

    If you make me mad, I will make your name mud in SL. Hmm..ok..have I suddenly been promoted to God status? If so, I pronounce you mud, but sorry kiddo, you haven’t made me mad. If what you are doing is illegal or wrong, etc…then…you can best be sure that I will let others know of it…in fact, like you are trying to do..except when I do it, its because I have an actual reason/facts…a point…you…you’re just a shit stirrer. :) But anyways, I do not have the power to make anyones name in SL or RL mud. If I slam someone in SL for doing something illegal or against TOS, etc..and then later, their name does become mud, well..they did it, not me.

    Moving on. If you were smart and mature enough, you’d understand the comment in my RL tab, but you didn’t, so you obviously aren’t. :)

    Thank you for pointing out about the profile picks…it reminded me I need to fix them. I was doing new profile picks for my boss and using my profile to make sure they looked right and forgot to change one or two…like I need to explain to you reasons for stuff in MY profile.

    Anyways…could you take your own advice and like..blow your PC up or something…get lost..disappear…move on…vanish..go away. No one honestly cares.

    With that, I am now off once again to find my freakin login details for this stupid site.

    Ciao

    ~ Dolce Enderfield
    CEO of DEJAVOGUE
    Mohna Lisa Couture – General Manager


  7. Just to clarify what agency I am talking about (as it seems Jersey aka Dolce (lord cant she get an original name for her avi, she uses a name of a state then a name of a famous designer tsk tsk) used Dejavu Modeling Agency and then changed it to DejaVogue….

    The agency I am talking about is Dejavu International (they have been around many many years) and the owner is Daije Yiyuan and the nicest person you will ever meet! I bet Dolce changed the name of her first modeling agency as she had to choice, seeing she copied someone elses name.

    Lets take a look at Dolce and Jerseys avatar born dates…

    Jersey Oct 18, 2008
    Dolce Dec 08,2008

    Daije Feb 06,2007

    Things that make you go hmmmmm!

    Proof that Dolce is a moron, just take a look at her profile and in her 1st life tab…

    RL is RL & SL is SL …. and they absolutely mix well if you are mature enough to live in both.

    Ok is it just me or does this not make any sense what so ever????

    Let’s look at another item she has in her pathetic profile…

    She says in one pick to IM her and not send notecards, then in another pick she says to send notecards. I dont think she knows if she is coming or going, or could it be she has a mulitple personality disorder?

    Dolce do us all a favor and kill both your avatars off and blow up your computer and leave not only SL, but the internet too!


  8. WOW I am shocked that someone would actually name a modeling agency DejaVogue when there has been a Dejavu Magazine/modeling etc around for a lot longer than DejaVogue! Seems that someone cant be creative and come up with a unique name but rather has to copy off of someone elses idea.

    As far as Dolce Enderfield goes, I was warned to stay away from her and becareful as she is a trouble maker, loves to create drama, and would throw her own grandmother under the bus to save her own ass! I have not heard she has a big mouth and doesnt know when to keep it shut and loves to stir up shit when ever she can and that if you make her mad she will go to the extreme to make your name MUD in SL.

  9. Madam X Says:

    When I joined second life it was all game and fun, one day I discovered about the magical world of second life fashion industry, I knew I had to be a part of it because I always dreamed of being a famous second life model.

    What started as a dream slowly became my biggest nightmare.

    It all started in 2009 where I got enrolled my self enrolled in MVW academy in the hopes of being the supermodel of my dreams. The course started all right but then I discovered how important networking was in the second life modeling world. As I entered the course I was told “even if you lack talent its allright but your attitude should be correct”. During the tenure of my studies we and various foundation models were asked to attend various parties. Most of these parties were useless as we models only played the role of “eye candy.”

    Flattering and buttering are the only things I realized work in second life modeling world. I soon became the fancy of any industry head. He soon got me to various place, I used to work in various agencies like EIMA, Glance, Dejavouge, Avenue, Boulevard and Bestyle. But it did not take me much long to realize that he was using me only his sexual appetite.

    Casting couch is black reality of second life. Many models sleep their way through success. In the arrogance of my success I had completely let go of my dignity. I was only a model for name sake; the work I was doing was nothing better than a petty second life escort. MVW academy, Dejavouge, Bestyle and many agencies keep a lot of sexual prepositions to several of their students many are even forced for it.

    Time was great as I had entered win miss virtual world, everything was rigged and I knew I was going to be win it as I had pleased many people from the BOSL panel. But in the end I was backstabbed and it did not take me much long to realize my life was completely ruined and I was in a mess.

    The people who were my best friends were no longer with me anymore because I was not a success story. I realized that the people you meet when you climb up the ladder of success you get to meet them again when you step down the ladder again.

    I no longer work as a model. I can say that I have learned my lesson the hard way.

    Madam X

  10. Nave "naive" Fall Says:

    I have this reputation for “destroying” things, agencies, models, whatever and I admit that I’ve gone after some, but only when I (personally) think they deserved it. DejaVogue and Dolce have proven indestructible. I could crack a bunch of joke here but that would be sooooooooooo tacky

    That said I’ll admit that there was a point in time where I really wanted to go after Dolce/Jersey for a variety of reasons, some personal, some stylistic, some even petty.
    I don’t feel that way anymore……………..

    Dolce’s taken a lot of my crap and come back improved for it. She’s quirky, she says she’s not a model herself (my main gripe btw), she can be funny or mean (depends on the day I think), she’s almost more verbose then I am (which isn’t good I admit), but the bottomline is that she’s worked and grown and chipped away at the things that annoyed me, smoothing those rough edges out……….

    I truly hate when I’m wrong but I was about her.

    I’m just
    Nave Fall

  11. Herra Says:

    I am in this agency. And although it might not be the biggest agency name in SL and like any agency it has it’s issues, I will say that I am honored to be a part of DejaVogue. I also appreciate that Dolce will take on new models and give them an opportunity to work but still has a list of SL Top models as a part of the group (and well I fall somewhere in between.)

  12. CC Says:

    Just another thing to be said here. It’s smart for each model agency to have models they don’t want to work with. Let’s face it , it’s smart.

    But, remember, every model agency also has a reputation to keep. I’m a SL model. I have no intention of working with this agency. It’s a kind of my personal “blacklist” thing. We models can and MUST select the agencies we want to work for. This one is not on my list.

    This thread is a good example why.


  13. To Pointingouttheobvious….

    You are probably right…except that there is a model in my agency who sent Vic a copy of the notice I sent out in my group and sent him the log from our group chat we had that morning.

    So, it’s either Zuzu’s alt, he has someone feeding him information, or there really was a model he interviewed by the alias of Alexis.

    Who knows. I don’t appreciate it either way, but that’s the last I’ll discuss on that.

  14. Nave "naive" Fall Says:

    Dolce pours Nave, Garrett and I a few shots

    There’s your shot, Garrett. Enjoy! ;-)

    Ohh…. *smacks Nave around a few times*

    Okay what was that for? Posting about Classic With Style in the D E J A V O G U E thread?

    My bad.

    I slipped…..it was late.

    Gimme the bottle I’m gonna start drinking early today.

    ( I rarely drink in RL btw )

    I’m just on a rampage about Classic With Style scamming away…..

    Nave Fall

  15. Nave "naive" Fall Says:

    Damn…..wrong thread. This was supposed to be in Classic With Style

    Crap

    Maybe it can be moved

    /me pokes AgencyReport huh?????

  16. Nave "naive" Fall Says:

    The question of the day is simple.

    Assuming Classic With Style et al’s “contests” are rigged, which I’d stipulate to, how would one go about reporting it to Linden Labs in a way that would catch their attention and catalyze a violent reaction that would “P U N I S H” Anrol and Steverino in a way that gets there attention, in other words cuts this crap off, once and for all?

    I’d like to hear some ideas for communal action that might accomplish that end. Hell I’d spend some cash to do it…………

    I’m just,

    Nave Fall

  17. PointingOutTheObvious Says:

    Am I the only one who realizes that “Alexis” is Vic himself? He made that whole interview up, people… anyone with more than two connecting brain cells can see that. LOL

    He gives it away in his first sentence: “OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I was stumbling around Kumaki minding my own business and BAM!!! This model just IMs me and started spilling her guts! Imagine! To a complete stranger who has a rezz date six months old! Am I awesome or what?!”

    *yawn*

    I’m not sure what his motive is but I know I don’t care. I’m just taking a moment to point out the obvious for you all.

    BTW, most of his “anonymous” comments that praise him? That’s also him. His English isn’t very strong and the signs are there. Look a bit closer next time.

    I bet he’s loving every second of this.


  18. I like you Lex Luthor. You talk sense.

  19. Lex Luthor Says:

    We all have prejudices, likes, and dislikes, grudges that we carry with us for slights rendered once upon a time and never balanced out to our satisfaction,

    It’s human nature to even the score unless you’re the bigger, more evolved person. Very few in here, including me btw, fit into that exalted category.

    There are people that we ALL prefer to not work with due to stylistic issues, intellectual differences, caste, general snarkiness and any variety of preconceived prejudices. I can think of half a dozen who fit this category just fine. Divas, bitches, ass-lickers, liars and cheats

    So what?

    SL is a big enough place that we can avoid people we abhor, or perhaps, merely dislike……….. Or we can take it upon ourselves to attempt to screw with them. Good luck with that, eventually you get caught and the cycle reverts to the other side’s volley and they may be better equipped to screw with you then you were to screw with them. That karma thing where the electrons dance bites you in the ass. Sucks to be you then

    Where does it say we have to like everyone anyway? There are people who have done, and in some cases continue to do things that enrage some of us collectively. Those people get get to see sides of us that that they might not enjoy so much, they get the harder side. the cool, calm negotiators, the gnarly debaters, the person who can take or leave a deal without remorse, the one who believes in karmic destiny and sometimes speeds that fate up…….

    Thank god


  20. Yeah!!! Stop giving me credit already!!! Geez…

    Wait…who is giving me credit where and why???

    o.O

    And uhmmm…ok, I confess, there is no model black list. I am soooo sorry I mislead people into thinking there was!!!

    Hold on…I never said there was a model blacklist…I just suggested one, so I take my apology back!

    You can best be sure however, that any leader in this industry, whether it be designer, agency owner, management, photographers, etc keep their own lists of people to not hire or warn others about and the names on those lists are passed around to each other and shared on a moment’s notice (it’s kind of like RL where you screw up or act like an idiot, etc in work situations, your boss or whoever is in charge will remember that and give others a crappy recommendation to future employers)

    It is true, however, that being banned or not able to get work anywhere in SL will most likely never happen…SL is huge and it would take a very very long time to work for everyone and screw each job up to the point that NO ONE will hire you.

    But what do I know…I’m just…a myth.

    *fades back into the shadows*

    Regards…

    Dolce Enderfield

    “I don’t shake, therefore, I don’t move…”

  21. Skeptical Says:

    This is pretty funny.

    Who nominated Dolce as the reigning queen of the SL modeling world? You’re giving her way too much cred, which she loves. She is not a mover or shaker in the modeling world of SL. She creates nothing of lasting value. She relentlessly promotes the myth that she is a “someone” but that’s it, it’s a myth. Her most notable presence is spamming away on various group chats. DejaVogue is a minor player at best.

    There is no modeling black list and anyone who believes that nonsense needs to get a life. Someone can mess themselves up and get talked about by people but banned outright by everyone? Not likely.

  22. YouCantBeSerious Says:

    Dolce,

    Thank you for your responses especially when you could have just dismissed the question all together.
    My main question was really concerning threats and you cleared that up.

    I raised this question to you and/or other agency heads, but mainly to you because of the fact of what I heard concerning you giving “Alexis” the option to either leave the agency or you kick her out and pass along her name to others in the industry. I can truely understand you wanting a person to leave or you kicking them out of your company if they feel it’s a “joke”, I’d probably do it myself, so yes I get that part.

    However it just seems that a lot of models in the fashion industry of SL are boxed in when it comes to having an opinion or stating a fact. I mean sure we can say what we feel we are adults of course but god forbid a model says the “wrong” thing to a Top industry head, we(models)then become apart of the ridicule or rejection. And what makes it even worse for a lot of those whom have choosen to speak out loud, unfortunately the word goes around SL fast and then that model suddenly finds his or herself without a career. You see SL can be like high school in a lot of ways. Because one person has a issue with one, what they will do is spread the word and then everyone jumps on the bandwagon without giving that model a chance themselves. Who’s to say that they model will be the same way within the next company that they may try to work?!

    You see Dolce before I even started my modeling career I had heard all sorts of stories about you and a few mishaps from different people might I add. I was warned on several occasions not to work with you, but I did. Even though I had been forwarned I felt no need to go by hearsay. Why? Because it’s what they said and I knew that I had no right to judge you especially if I didn’t know you. I took it upon myself to find out what I would be dealing with and I did. I guess my point here Dolce is that the same way you spread a persons name is they same way that yours gets spread and a lot of people make judgements off of hearsay especially negative hearsay. Personally if I had a problem with someone I wouldn’t spread their name around I would just never work with them again but that’s just me of course.

    I can maybe understand a little of where your coming from as far as having a disrespectful model in your company who likes to start nothing but constant drama. Heck that type of person will always make theirselves well known negatively without the help of anyone but themselvse really. I also even get the point of you saying that a model should treat your agency as how a person would treat a RL agency or company that they worked for as far as giving notice. I can respect that!

    Aa far as your notices go boy did they really used to aggrivate the hell out of me LOL. But as you said it’s your group so you may run it as you see fit, not argument here. But people will and do leave groups because of constant spam. Just also keep in mind that without your models there is no DEJAVOGUE group and also without your group there is no DEJAVOGUE model. It works both ways and I realize that.

    For the record and not that it really even matters, I really don’t and never have thought you were ever a bad person. I just felt that some things were slightly off and I felt the way you spoke to some was offensive but that’s neither here nor there at this point.

    Everyone deserves a second chance.

    Dolce Thank you for your time and response

  23. Whatever Says:

    Good to see the interview here. I hadn’t read it yet. Anyways, this is all very weird. A model that works for agencies such as Glance, Avenue , Boulevard, only talks about MVW, that’s really weird.
    What’s she disappointed about? If she works really for the agencies she mentions, why worry about MVW?
    tss tss, I don’t get it.
    Who cares, anyway?

  24. Alexis the who? Says:

    Maybe Alexis is really Alexia Speizer.

  25. Anonymous commentator Says:

    The Memoires of a Model: An Industries Faux-pas

    OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Its a first time when I have such experience! =) I was at Kumaki store when some woman IM me and told me interesting things about her modelling career! And I just decided to interview her since I like to do it and she have a desire to tell the truth without any threats behind. Its an anonymous interview though so I wont tell you anything about her except she is one of established models in SL. I wanted to give her a pseudonym Natasha by name but she told me there is such model already, so she offered me to call her Alexis! ^^ Enjoy! =)

    Vic Zuzu: Hello Alexis! Thank you for giving me this exclusive interview! Please tell our readers why you are here and why you’ve chosen to hide your identity?

    Alexis: Hello Vic and thank you for your time! I discovered your blog through your profile and I’ve established an interest in many of the interviews that you have done. I have also found some truth to some of your blog posts, and I would like to step forward and give my personal testimonials as a MVW Grad. I wanted to talk a bit about my disappointed in the fashion world that I have found myself in. I prefer to keep my identity anonymous because my modeling career may very well be affected by my statements.

    Anonymous commentator: Let me suck up to you Vic, you big studly hunka hunka burnin love.

    Vic Zuzu: So I wonder, what agencies do you represent?

    Alexis: I work for a few agencies such as EIMA, Glance, Dejavouge, Avenue, Boulevard. Some are well known, and others not. I’m sure that you may be able to recognize some of the more popular ones.

    Anonymous commentator: I’m lying madly here but who will ever catch me?

    Vic Zuzu: Yes. I know a few, but let’s talk first of all about the fashion industry in SL. As a working model, how did you start, and what is your impression of this industry so far?

    Alexis: I started with big enthusiasm since I thought everything was going to be different from real life. But after a few months in, I noticed that things in SL were drastically worse. A model becomes important only if he/she knows the right person to pander to. Since I am in MVW circuit I’ve had the chance to see many things, especially how models who flatter the heads at the agencies, gain a place in «court». I’ve seen more than one model making it in Miss Virtual World final, not because of their skill set, but because coincidentally, they happen to be an administrator’s favorite. I am sure that is absolutely an unprofessional way of going about business in these agencies.

    Anonymous commentator: I’m becoming important and noticeable by sucking up to you Vic you charmer you.

    Vic Zuzu: And what about you, have you found you’re a way around this industry?

    Alexis: Personally, I just have the will to continue despite the disillusions I’ve had. This is what is helping me; I just try to take in every piece constructive advice, consider every critic and try to improve myself. I reached a level that is higher than most models (considering my avatar’s appearance and my styling abilities), but this isn’t enough. I still have to see models with old and very common skins, deformed and unnatural shapes, and outfits that are not the best, step over me and other beautiful, hard working models without breaking a sweat. I’ve been in the public for a MVW graduation and I had to see a model with a deformed shape, somebody who had always used the same hair, and the same skin (with the same makeup) during the entire graduation process, enter directly into one of the top elite modeling agencies. Ironically you will always hear these elite agencies saying that having a very good looking avatar is not enough, since just everyone can have one. But if you accept somebody that doesn’t even have good taste in making a shape and choosing a skin (practically the foundation of this industry) then how can that be a good model?

    Anonymous commentator: I’m here talking to you fool. Listen up boy. I am bitter and sick of not getting mine so I’m going to vent here. I know what’s what and I’d tell you if you just STFU and let me talk fool

    Vic Zuzu: How would you describe a good model?

    Alexis: To start off, at the most basic level, a good model should have a pleasant, original and unique look, paired with incredible styling abilities. If one of these things is missing you can’t be a model. Or at least this is what they teach at their academy. But it looks like this works for only some of us.

    Anonymous commentator: look at me fool. I am a great SL model. I have a stunning avatar, does it make me any Lindens? Do I get those fun print jobs? Am I a spokesmodel for Fashion Institute? No I’m not. It’s so unfair. So wrong. I’d do anything for those jobs but no one gives me the chance.

    Vic Zuzu: Since you’re mentioning the good fortune of «bad models», do you suspect that there is a possibility that people just pay their way into the MVW, and even into a modeling career? In other words if you have enough money, then you have it all?

    Alexis: This is what I just thought while watching how things went in Mr. Virtual World! I was shocked when I saw a model with a common skin that almost any male avatar would wear, and an outfit that looked almost like a freebie, reaching the final! But after I realized that he was connected with one of MVW backers everything became clearer. So my answer is yes, I think that if you have enough money you can make it in MVW; and it’s likely that if you pay more you can also get the title. As I mentioned before, also giving plenty of attention to the agency administrators, is a good way to advance in this career. Especially to someone like Frolic Mills, I believe he is always looking for attention in SL as if he lacks it in RL. You can see that in the manner he is always sending notices in the group, it seems like a way to be at the center of everyone’s attention. But then he rejects store owners from the group telling them that notices have a limit and there are too many designers. For instance, he once removed the Italian designer of Baiastice, Sissy Pessoa. I don’t see how he can be very professional by removing designers from the group for sending notices, simply because he needs to use the notices to grab attention. Sadly it seems that only designers with a shop at the BOSL Boulevard, and friends from his inner circle, can send notices. Plus, generally speaking, he’s not very friendly except when you fawn over him! He gives you the impression that he should be treated better than others. He doesn’t accept any critic, and wants to be the only one who can do that. It’s just silly models like me who makes BOSL what it is. It’s our fault.

    Anonymous commentator: Of course it’s all Frolic Mills’ fault that I suck and I’m here doing this middle of the night talk show interview with, God help me, Vic Zuzu, the Connie Chung of SL. What have I done? God help me if I get outted by this moron like he seems to out everyone else

    Vic Zuzu: So now you don’t believe in contests at all?

    Alexis: I tried also other beauty contests around SL and they’re all the same. I don’t think I’m going to try again. Also a famous designer told me that you have to pay to reach the top of this kind of contests.

    Anonymous commentator: She loves contests she just sucks at winning them.

    Vic Zuzu: Really? Like who?

    Alexis: I’m not telling you the names even if you had a gun. *Laughs*

    Anonymous commentator: Ask her again Vic but be nicer. Offer her Lindens, she’ll do it. SHE WILL TELL YOU ANYTHING VIC

    Vic Zuzu: *Chuckles* Ok then, new question… Have you graduated from any modeling schools or academy?

    Alexis: I have a friend that is a famous model and taught me almost everything, but now since it is necessary to have school graduations to be in shows I decided to spend money and enter in a few academies. I graduated at MVW Academy while paying a considerable amount of money, especially considering that Second Life is a game.

    Anonymous commentator: Translation: I’m self taught really ( I lied about attending Miss Virtual World Academy) and we ALL have friends who are famous models who aren’t handing out their secrets for free, that’s how they stay famous, by teaching you everything you know, but not everything they know.

    Vic Zuzu: Did you get any useful information that surpassed the advice that you already learned from your friend?

    Alexis: Well I refined my knowledge and I got the chance to know wonderful experienced models such as Mimmi Boa, Mui Mukerji and well… that’s it. They helped us a lot and always gave useful advice without giving the impression that they were better than students, they were very polite and professional. However, most other proclaimed «elites» who come to teach and share their wisdom are not very friendly at all and have a condescending manner about them (Miaa Rebane and Dancer Dallagio for instance).

    Anonymous commentator: I am a good judge of people and models Like Miaa and Dancer and Kay and Frolic are a mean and evil cabal holding me back from winning anything. They are so mean. I deserve to be famous too. I want to be famous in SL. NOW

    Vic Zuzu: How much did the entire thing cost and what did the graduation include?

    Alexis: I can give you info from the official MVW Academy note cards they send to models who show their interest. You may pay for each session separately, but if you pay for it all at once, you will receive a 10% discount on the total price (13.000 L$ paid total if paid per session, 11.700 L$ if paid in full at once before the first session begins).

    Anonymous commentator: I should have just used that 13K to pay off judges it would have worked better for me because I was already a great model before I drank Frolic’s kool-aid

    Vic Zuzu: 13k for modeling classes? *Gasps* That is a lot! How many lessons do you take?

    Alexis: There are 5 courses called 101,102,103,104 and 105. The first 3 are about basic things like editing objects, how to move, getting judged on avatar’s appearance and stuff like that. 104 courses (that can vary from 1 to 2 days) are usually made by ex Miss Virtual World like Mimmi Boa or Miaa Rebane and it’s a course about «how to be a model» or «finding your own style». Class 105 is a seminar (that last 2-3 days) made by Frolic himself if you’re lucky enough to find him in good mood. You basically get your avatar and your outfits judged in order to be ready for the graduation show.

    Anonymous commentator: Blah, blah blahhh blahhhhhhh

    Vic Zuzu: Did those lessons help you in your modeling career?

    Alexis: Not really. I just learned a few tricks and useful things to improve my avatar, and developed my way to move in the catwalk. In general I think that just everyone can teach us something new, we can always learn new things. What I found to be very enlightening and interesting where the lessons with Mimmi Boa. She’s the sparkle in all of the debris that is the MVW organization.

    Anonymous commentator: Blah, blah blahhh blahhhhhhh

    Vic Zuzu: Do you believe in fashion education in SL? Do you think models are more likely to succeed if they graduate from as many schools as possible?

    Alexis: If you are a good model and you attend at least one good academy, you don’t need to collect graduations throughout SL. That’s completely a waste of time and money. The need to go to different academies might be caused by the fact that in every academy there is always one or a few teachers that don’t do their work well, but since these teachers are the friends of owners they get to stay there. *Smiles grimly*. Sadly this is how things work. You can be the best model in SL, but you also need to have the capacity to teach, otherwise it’s just a waste of time.

    Anonymous commentator: Blah, blah blahhh blahhhhhhh

    Vic Zuzu: Could you describe your modeling experience at Dejavogue?

    Alexis: Sure! The casting had been kind of comic, with that weird attitude that Dolce has where you don’t know whether she’s being rude or making you a compliment! I guess I entered at Dejavogue because Dolce was looking desperately for models to give rebirth to the agency, and I’ve been chosen because I had a good look and a good outfit compared to the others models. Later on though, the models from her previous agency started to come back, and they automatically became top models without any effort.

    Anonymous commentator: Buckle up it’s getting bumpy now

    Vic Zuzu: I would like to ask you directly, what are your thoughts on Dolce Enderfield as CEO of Dejavouge?

    Alexis: Well, in one instance during the first show that Dejavogue had she just disappeared and came back when everything was over, leaving the models to manage everything by themselves, that to me, was very unprofessional of her. I think she’s probably still learning how these kinds of shows work; the feeling that she just improvised this profession in Second Life is still strong.

    Anonymous commentator: Blah, blah blahhh blahhhhhhh

    Vic Zuzu: Since the Fashion Victory blog is about men’s fashion, I would like to ask you my traditional question; do you think men’s fashion in SL exists?

    Alexis: Yes I think it exists and it’s growing quickly thanks to the wonderful new designs that Second Life offers today. On the other hand male models look all the same, many with the same skins and unnatural blue eyes. Now that, in my opinion, is boring to see.

    Anonymous commentator: and they’re all gay anyway right Vic?

    Vic Zuzu: Thank you very much Alexis for the interview! It was a very brave of you to step up and tell us the things you have experienced in this industry! Would you like to say something to our readers at the conclusion of this interview?

    Alexis: Well as you all can see this is how things work in this world! I hoped that SL was a better place in terms of this industry than RL, but it appears to be very similar or even worse at times. All I’ll be spending my time and money on now are clothes, not academies, or beauty contests of that sort anymore! Thank you Vic for such opportunity and I give you my support. I know if you try to talk about this part of the modeling industry you’ll a lot of people against you. Someone speaking from our positions would be seen as a menace, but the autocrats of the fashion industry in SL can only keep so many people quiet for so long.

    Anonymous commentator: Blah, blah blahhh blahhhhhhh


  26. Now, let’s see if I can manage to post this correctly.

    YouCan’tBeSerious asked the following questions below and under each, I have given my (lengthy) responses. I have marked his or her questions/statements with a + and my responses are followed after my name and a colon.

    + Researched Fact #1 – Your first show after relaunching your agency was a spring show. It’s been said that there was some choas right before the show started which cause the show to start very very late, maybe 45 minutes later. You abruptly left SL during the choas only to leave your models run the show on their own and then you conviently returned to SL once the show was over. Seems very strange doesn’t it?! Luckily for you, you have a good team of models that were able to take on that challenge and still follow through.

    Dolce: Not that it matters what number it is/was…I believe the Spring show was the 2nd show we did, the first one being Let’s Hear It For The Boys, held the day before (Saturday).
    There was quite a bit of chaos before the show thanks to SL. We couldn’t build anything…nothing was rezzing on us, attachments weren’t attaching…there was immense lag and more. At first, we thought that it was problems with the sim, as the owners hadn’t restarted it yet, but after we attempted to re-locate the show to another sim and ran into the same problems, we quickly realized it was SL, so we moved back to the DEJAVOGUE sim and decided to try and do the best we could when the sim owner finally got online and restarted the sim….so we were all forced off the sim and to wait until it was back up, which of course put us later.
    One of our clients had crashed and couldn’t get back on and had one of her staff members IM me in-world to let me know and hoped that we would wait to start the show once she got back. Luckily, she was able to log back in around the time the sim came back up and SL appeared to have calmed down. So, we start the show, I believe half an hour late and I go to open the script from my inventory and SL tells me I don’t have sufficient permissions to view it. Now…SL screwing up or not…I could have easily avoided this problem by having a copy of the script on my PC, like in Word, or better yet, on something like Google Documents so that myself and my staff could have access to it.
    Ok..so I get the error message with the script and start doing it impromptu for the moment…the show must go on. Well…it did, but without me. I crashed and could not log back in. Convenience? Not for anyone involved as far as I could see. I kept in touch with a few of the models via e-mail throughout the show who kept me posted and let me know how it was going and I was very very impressed with the fact that they were able to pull together like that spur of the moment and have the show with little hitches. You are right, I have a good team of models and they know it.

    + Researched Fact #2 – You hold model castings at your club while your dj’ing and You choose your models while they are on the floor dancing. Dont get me wrong I am not against a good party but is that how a preofessional goes about in chosing they’re models? Just because they look great on the dance floor means nothing. What about the models ability to follow directions, walk correctly and select the proper poses for certain outfits? Seems to me and some others that holding a casting in your club while your dj’ing is nothing but a ploy to generate traffic to your establishment.

    Dolce: First of all, let me say that my agency and I sometimes do things like castings or shows/events outside of the box, meaning, they are different, creative, not like everyone elses.
    Just because this agency and that agency….and the agency down the road and more do let’s say, a casting, one way doesn’t mean that it is the only way to run it or that any other way is not professional.
    I held castings there at the lounge because it was different and unexpected, not to mention fun People were having a good time…the usual tension and worrying and general chaoticness was not there. I took the opportunity to look at their styling, which was closer to their own personal, day to day looks and styles rather than them conforming to a specific style I want them in and trying to look better than everyone.
    I also paid attention to who was wearing what…what type of skins…the body shape…the hair…the shoes…the clothing, accessories. I believe that most of the castings were come as you are…I got a chance to see the type of clothing and looks they put together on their own…their own preferences, their taste in clothing, which also ties in with styling.
    Having them at the lounge also gave me the opportunity to see their personalities a bit more than I might at a standard casting, where they are nervous, fumbling with things, trying to make sure they say the right things and just really not so much themselves. Like I mentioned above…they were more relaxed and having a good time. I got to see who might be a good fit, personality wise, for DEJAVOGUE, and who might not be. Not everyone is a fit for every agency and again, with standard castings, it’s not always easy to see.
    I paid attention to how they interacted with others and how they conducted themselves while there. Were they just standing around, watching, or were they dancing and talking to others…were they kicking back relaxed on one of the couches…where were they if on the dance floor…out in the middle, in a corner…off to the side…part of a large group of dancers/friends or by themselves.
    We also talked. I would ask them random questions, sometimes calling on them individually, sometimes as a group. I looked at profiles too.
    If they seemed to anxious to join the agency, they were turned down. If they didn’t follow instructions as given, they were turned down. If they came in asking how long it would take or if they bothered me personally or made comments in open chat about picking them, etc, they were turned down
    As you can hopefully see, those castings at the lounge were a far cry from just wanting to get people into the lounge to dance or unprofessional. It’s just an out of the box strategy.

    + Researched Fact #3 – You told your models that they MUST inform you of when they decide to leave your agency behind and if they fail to do so then they will suffer the consequences of having their names passed around the industry. Why is that Dolce?

    Dolce: That is a SLIGHT exaggeration there. I did not say they MUST tell me if they are leaving. I said that I expect them to We are all adults…I hope, here and just because this world is on a screen functioning as pixels doesn’t mean we can just treat businesses and people as such, acting irresponsible, immature and thoughtless. What is so hard about IMing your boss and saying something like “hey, I have too much on my plate in SL and RL and need to scale back some, so I am going to have to leave this ‘establishment’. ”
    Or even something like “I’ve been in this agency for a while and while the people are wonderful and it seems like a great place to work, it just isn’t a fit for me.”
    What about “I really like this agency, but I am finding that I have a hard time liking or accepting you as a boss and I’m going to go ahead and do the mature thing and leave.” <~~ THAT happens to be a reason why a lot of models or staff leave places, but it's rarely said to their boss, and knowing how a lot of agency and business owners are, I don't blame the models or staff for not saying it.
    Now, getting back on track. I expect all my models and staff to, in a sense, treat DEJAVOGUE as if it were a RL organization. This doesn't mean they put it before RL or or exceptions aren't made, etc…but I expect them to come to me if there's a problem in the agency or if they are having challenges or conflicts or if they felt they were treated poorly by me (and I have had models quit because they felt treated badly or ignored by me…and then we sit down and talk about things and 9 times out of 10, they come back). My models have no reason to fear or avoid me…those that have taken the time to get to know me have learned that on their own.
    So when a model, for whatever reason or another, wants to move on, they are free to do so, no hard feelings, they may come back later if they wish, can remain friends, etc…the only thing I ask is that you let me know you are leaving…in a polite way and preferably a reason why.
    If a model or staff leaves without a word, to me, that's unprofessional and obviously, something most likely happened to make that model want to quit. Part of being a successful model or business owner, etc, especially in Second Life, is good clear communication with those you work with and for. If someone is leaving without a word…that isn't good communication, not to mention, it shows your lack of consideration for others. Businesses are affected when a person leaves…even a model
    I don't always monitor my 100+ list of models to see who is here and who isn't…that takes time and I don't want to have them on the DEJAVOGUE site as a model if they aren't…or consider them for a modeling job only to find out they've left, or mention their name to clients and then later see that they aren't there. When I do compare my updated list of models to those that are still there because I notice we are down by one or two…I always contact the model that left to see what was up. Sometimes, they leave the group on accident..meaning to leave another group…heck I've done that…and they either hadn't gotten around to asking back in or were embarrassed or nervous. Or sometimes, they leave for their own reasons and then yes, I do put them on a list that I keep and share with other business and agency owners around, as a person to either NOT hire at all or a person I don't recommend hiring. If you can't take the time and just a bit of courage if needed, to contact the person who took the time to hire you and probably get you jobs, do you favors, represent you…then why should business owners give you their time or a job?

    + Researched fact #4 – You spam your group on a constant nagging and annoying basis, largely with comments that has nothing to do with modeling within DEJAVOGUE.

    Dolce : I admit that at times, I have sent notices in excess. I either notice it personally or it's pointed out to me by someone. I mainly try to keep notices on topic, but just to point out, DEJAVOGUE is a large and diverse group, so things don't always stay on topic. I also try to keep them to a minimum…and we are working on transitioning to a web based communication for notices/schedules, etc…so that we can virtually eliminate in-world notices and everyone can be kept well informed via the staff site instead.
    Now…on the other hand, DEJAVOGUE is *my* group and quite honestly…if I wanted to send a notice every minute of every hour of every day to the group…then hey, that's my right, don't you think? Just as if you owned a group…you could send notices whenever, about whatever, however often you want. Of course, you pay the consequences of probably losing some, most or all of the members by doing that…but again…your group…your right. :)

    + Researched fact #5 – You’re an emotional roller coasting wreck! This fact I did not have to really research because like I said I have worked with you in the past but a tremendous amount of people greatly agree on this one. Ever heard of leaving your problems at home while on the job?!

    Dolce: Emotional roller coasting wreck hmm? I'd really like examples of that to better understand where you are coming from.
    But, a few things…DEJAVOGUE is a business I am always there working at. Maybe not actively or right at the moment, but it's an overall part of my SL and I don't go work at DEJAVOGUE and shut everything else off, just like, I don't shut DEJAVOGUE off when working somewhere else or having personal time. I'm not quite sure that makes sense, but to me it does. I'm human…I have emotions…I get sad at times…I get happy…I get angry and upset, hurt and confused and while I don't fly off on tangents or burst into tears when something is bothering me…I can't necessarily hide some emotions.
    I am also fighting an illness in RL at the moment that leaves me, at times, in a great deal of pain or, I'm on pain medications and not quite myself, leaving me sometimes very quiet or irritable or very tired. I go AFK often during those times, but a lot of times, it helps to be here and work to distract my mind, so maybe it is those times you are referring to.

    + So again I ask of you Dolce why do you feel the need to threaten people when they give an opinion or even state facts, especially when it’s true?

    Dolce: I do not threaten people. Actually, I take that back. I have in some cases, to those who deserve it, such as the recent Melinda Bluxome who started creating trouble in SL for a multitude of people, wanting gossip from any person she could get it, posting here on the AR with less than professional and rude remarks and attacking people in her blog. After she asked me in IM to fake a fight with her on her blog to get more traffic to it and I turned her down, I began warning a lot of people that I know in SL of her. Not to hurt Melinda, but to stop her from hurting or damaging others.
    Long story short, she became irate the following day when she logged on to one, find her plan and business shot down because of her own actions and words and two, that I was a major backbone in stopping her. She told me that she was going to post about me in her blog and that now there was no need to create a fake fight with me..she had a real one. I told her to go ahead, it's her choice, but if she does, she'll have a very hard time finding work in SL (which is and isn't true). Whether because of that threat or another reason, Melinda quickly changed her mind, shut her blog down and resigned from several of the jobs she held in SL.
    With the case of the model that Vic Zuzu interviewed…she wasn't horrible in her comments about me, but the overall general attitude she had in the interview sucked and is not someone I want in DEJAVOGUE. Not to mention that I want nothing to do with someone who can read Zuzu's blog and WANT to willingly be interviewed and follow in the same 'fashion' that he does. That person is more or less out to create drama and trouble where she/he can and yes, I will keep their name(s) down and advise others to avoid them.
    But no…I have not and will not threaten any model or staff member or outside person(s) who comes to me with suggestions or comments, ideas, problems, questions or who wants to quit or who questions my actions/behavior and so forth. I only inform others of another person if that person is out to harm others or create trouble or is difficult to work with (i.e. is constantly late or argumentative, doesn't show up for shows, starts trouble in the agency, etc)

    + You said you had your list composed of what you were going to say but hey who knows maybe you just forgot..

    I had responses written out for a previous post that covered most of what you covered here in this one and I used certain characters like the < character around my responses, which resulted in it not being shown. Just as well…I feel that your questions were much clearer and direct and more factual than not and my answers, while definitly long, were hopefully well written and thought out a bit.

    Regards,

    Dolce Enderfield
    DEJAVOGUE CEO
    Mohna Lisa Couture Manager

  27. YouCantBeSerious Says:

    @Dolce

    You Wrote,
    “Dolce: A model is a human being, just like agency owners, designers, photographers, etc. They have the same rights as us. I’m not above a model or another agency owner or designer…and no one is above me. We all have our opinions and personal perceptions of how things went, but a lot of people here seem to forget the meaning of an opinion and fact. An opinion is only true to the person giving it and it’s a personal thought. A fact is researched and investigated and proven to be true.”

    Dolce I do agree with you when you say these words and I have done my research. So here are my researched facts

    Researched Fact #1 – Your first show after relaunching your agency was a spring show. It’s been said that there was some choas right before the show started which cause the show to start very very late, maybe 45 minutes later. You abruptly left SL during the choas only to leave your models run the show on their own and then you conviently returned to SL once the show was over. Seems very strange doesn’t it?! Luckily for you, you have a good team of models that were able to take on that challenge and still follow through.

    Researched Fact #2 – You hold model castings at your club while your dj’ing and You choose your models while they are on the floor dancing. Dont get me wrong I am not against a good party but is that how a preofessional goes about in chosing they’re models? Just because they look great on the dance floor means nothing. What about the models ability to follow directions, walk correctly and select the proper poses for certain outfits? Seems to me and some others that holding a casting in your club while your dj’ing is nothing but a ploy to generate traffic to your establishment.

    Researched Fact #3 – You told your models that they MUST inform you of when they decide to leave your agency behind and if they fail to do so then they will suffer the consequences of having their names passed around the industry. Why is that Dolce?

    Researched fact #4 – You spam your group on a constant nagging and annoying basis, largely with comments that has nothing to do with modeling within DEJAVOGUE.

    Researched fact #5 – You’re an emotional roller coasting wreck! This fact I did not have to really research because like I said I have worked with you in the past but a tremendous amount of people greatly agree on this one. Ever heard of leaving your problems at home while on the job?!

    So again I ask of you Dolce why do you feel the need to threaten people when they give an opinion or even state facts, especially when it’s true?

    You said you had your list composed of what you were going to say but hey who knows maybe you just forgot.


  28. Ok, ignore that post below. I’ll repost it correctly in a bit. I had responses written out and formatted it in a way where I think it’s code for delete or something when you hit submit, so yeah.

    Dolce Enderfield


  29. YouCantBeSerious Says:

    >>Dolce,

    I had recently heard of an interview that Vic Zuzu had with a model of yours whom renamed herself as “Alexis” for that particular interview. Apparently after you saw the interview for yourself it was said that you gave the model the option to leave or if not you threatened to pass her name around the industry in which I’m sure you will still probably pass around her name anyway.<>My question to you Dolce and any other agency heads that wishes to answer, why do you feel the need to threaten a models career because she gave her personal opinion of things especially if it’s the gospel truth that has been spoken?<>You see Dolce I have worked with you in the past and like “Alexis” said, you have always had this way about you and how you speak to people to where it can’t be determined if your being sarcastic or if you are just having a bad day. So it is not just her alone. I know quite a few of your models and a lot of them feel this way about you and majority think that you are weird in a lot of ways but they definetly aren’t going to say it to you in fear of having their careers being placed in jeopardy.<>I saw someone mention before on here that you have the “be seen and not heard” attitude and I agree with them 100%. This exactly why a lot of people use anonymous names when they give interviews or come to these baords. Models aren’t allowed to have voiced opinions period and models do have to kiss up to the right people in order to get ahead. Creativety is no longer important and you dont know and suck up to the right people. It’s a sad and very unfortunate reality.<>I’m just curious why cant a model speak his/her mind especially if what she says is true?<<

    Dolce: A model is a human being, just like agency owners, designers, photographers, etc. They have the same rights as us. I'm not above a model or another agency owner or designer…and no one is above me. We all have our opinions and personal perceptions of how things went, but a lot of people here seem to forget the meaning of an opinion and fact. An opinion is only true to the person giving it and it's a personal thought. A fact is researched and investigated and proven to be true.

    Regards,

    Dolce Enderfield
    DEJAVOGUE CEO
    Mohna Lisa Couture Manager

  30. YouCantBeSerious Says:

    @Mr. X

    I do not have the interview with me word for word of what “Alexs” said however, she basically said that she was with 3 other “Popular” agencies such as Glance, Avenue and I believe the other agency was BeStyle. She said DEJAVOGUE was a joke(her words not mine). “Alexis” also stated that the first show that Dolce had after relaunching DEJAVOGUE was left to the models to fend for themselves. She said that once the show started Dolce went offline and never returned online until after the show was over. I’m not for certain if this was true of what the model said about Dolce leaving her own show behind I will have to ask around about that. She did mention that when Dolce speaks to people that you can never really tell if she’s being sarcastic or having a bad day. I guess a short while after DEJAVOGUE was back up and running there were models who came back to the agency that were promoted instantly to Top Model without any effort at all.

    “Alexis” also stated basically that in order to be on top that models have to suck up to the right people and be friends with certain folks and this is the reason why she refuses to enter beauty contests any longer. She said that attending so many academies is a waste of money and that she was in MVW academy and there were models who sucked up to Frolic Mills and those were the models that were basically being seen by him.

    She pretty much said that mimi Boa was a pleasure at MVW but on the other hand there folks like Mia Rebane and Dancer Diaglo that pretty much looked down on other models as if they were better.

    Again, these are not the exact words or the exact order that “Alexis” states but this is basically what she has said.

    I have no idea who “Alexis” is and maybe she does have noob hair and skin and then again like some of you have said maybe there is no Alexis at all. But I do know for a fact of how Dolce speaks to people and I also know that in order to be on top in the modeling industry of SL that you do have to be friends with with certain people and kiss ass. I to have seen great models get looked over to where a non creative model has won a contest or been promoted to Top Model status without any effort.

    @melindabluxome

    You said,
    “Second of all a model can say what she wants when she wants in fact I encourage it! However, you must be able to stand by your convictions and not care about the consequences.”

    Yes a model should be able to say what he or she wants. But the reality of that is that a model faces a big possibility of losing their career because something that was said that maybe a agency head or a so called “higher person” in the industry didn’t like. Words spreads like wildfire in SL and a lot of these people are “friends” and if one doesn’t like what a model has said or done, there is the possibility of the “friends” following in not wanting to work with that particular model. Then you have those that may not be so much as friends but they may not wish to work with the model that everyone else refuses to work with just to keep their “Reputation” in good standing. A little like high school right? But hey this is how it is in the fashion world of SL.

    It’s who you know, not how creative you are

  31. DK Says:

    Vic Zuzu = the ghost of Andrzej Makarov

    priceless!!!!!!

  32. Mr. X Says:

    What did this girl “Alexis” say?

    “On the other hand male models look all the same, many with the same skins and unnatural blue eyes. Now that, in my opinion, is boring to see.”

    wtf? They don’t *all* look like Liam Netizen, do they?

  33. Ghostbusters Says:

    Vic Zuzu = the ghost of Andrzej Makarov

    Any bets?

  34. Mr Wizard Says:

    Who cares what Dolce thinks, she’s no model herself and says so all the time. She’s right about vic though

    Alexis is some anonymous, gutless, freebie wearing, little iwannabeamodel who likes attention and Vic/Victor/Victoria, the smarmy, profane, perfessional stylistica gave her a moment of glory.


  35. @You cant be serious

    First of all I wouldn’t take anything that blogger man says into account. I am almost one-hundred percent sure that the entire interview was a fake because No.1 the hair she was wearing was a starter hair that comes in everyone’s inventory, and what self respecting model would wear that? No.2 Because alot of responses mimicked that guys personal views.

    Second of all a model can say what she wants when she wants in fact I encourage it! However, you must be able to stand by your convictions and not care about the consequences.

  36. YouCantBeSerious Says:

    Dolce,

    I had recently heard of an interview that Vic Zuzu had with a model of yours whom renamed herself as “Alexis” for that particular interview. Apparently after you saw the interview for yourself it was said that you gave the model the option to leave or if not you threatened to pass her name around the industry in which I’m sure you will still probably pass around her name anyway.

    My question to you Dolce and any other agency heads that wishes to answer, why do you feel the need to threaten a models career because she gave her personal opinion of things especially if it’s the gospel truth that has been spoken?

    You see Dolce I have worked with you in the past and like “Alexis” said, you have always had this way about you and how you speak to people to where it can’t be determined if your being sarcastic or if you are just having a bad day. So it is not just her alone. I know quite a few of your models and a lot of them feel this way about you and majority think that you are weird in a lot of ways but they definetly aren’t going to say it to you in fear of having their careers being placed in jeopardy.

    I saw someone mention before on here that you have the “be seen and not heard” attitude and I agree with them 100%. This exactly why a lot of people use anonymous names when they give interviews or come to these baords. Models aren’t allowed to have voiced opinions period and models do have to kiss up to the right people in order to get ahead. Creativety is no longer important and you dont know and suck up to the right people. It’s a sad and very unfortunate reality.

    I’m just curious why cant a model speak hiis/her mind especially if what she says is true?

  37. Dejavoguer Says:

    DejaVogue has come a long way from the joke we used to be.

    Dolce had a lot to learn and she’s getting it finally.

    One thing you can say about this agency is that we do something a lot of other agencies don’t, we have some fun doing what we do.

    DejaVogue is growing and improving.


  38. The 411 On the whole escort thing…

    From January 2009 to end of March 2010, I was with my now ex g/f. Probably around…August-October 2009, she started up a escort service…all on her own, not tied with :DEJAVOGUE: or anything. I was more or less her business partner from the time it started to the end of March, when I left both her and her adult business. I did not mix the two, however, in early 2010, we decided to have her business, which since had grown, partner with :DEJAVOGUE: to give my models the opportunity and option to do adult modeling for some of the clients in her adult themed mall. This was not forced on any model and while it may or may not have been a move worthy of making, it didn’t last. When I broke up with her, she severed ties between us and no longer wanted me on her staff, which is fine.

    Now, I have nothing to do with anything “adult” related…I barely, if at all, speak to my ex…I am not an escort (and wasn’t when I was working with her either)..not a stripper…not a club dancer. :DEJAVOGUE: has no part in any of that and never will.

    Our lounge is very PG. No poles…no dancers (except guests)…no escorts allowed..role playing isn’t even allowed.

    So there you have it.

  39. anonymous Says:

    “not once since i been there i was i ever asked to do any escort service kind of work

    who’d pay?

  40. caffinelover selona Says:

    dejavogue is a great place to be as a model, we models get along we have a great time hanging out at the club with desingers,,photographers,ceo just having a fun time,i like dolce/jersey she down to earth and great to get along with,fun to be around and great to work with, she just tell like it is, dont be mad at her be cause she say what she want to say and not afraid to say it.not once since i been there i was i ever asked to do any escort service kind of work, all of that is seperate, also she have events seperate from the modeling that gives anyone a chance to go out for,

  41. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    Defend myself against what?

    Ok..there are SOME valid posts here and I’ve never claimed to be perfect or the nicest person in the world or the easiest to deal with or the best business woman…ok..what was my point?

    Anyways…

    I’m sorry…but if you are even thinking about relying on this site for factual information on almost any agency, then you really need to think again. Its filled mainly with people who have nothing better to do than make snarky little comments wherever they can or who didn’t get their way and want revenge.

    My advice? Find out for yourself, first hand, what an agency or business…or even person is like and go from there. Talk to staff..models…etc and get their opinion. But please, do NOT rely on this site for anything valuable. There is a bit of truth here, but not much.

    Jersey/Dolce
    DeJaVogue CEO (and yes, the only owner)

  42. Random Reader Says:

    I hear a bit about this agency in-world and decided to come here to read reviews. After reading a bunch of these responses, I really wonder why the owners still bother trying to defend themselves to this point. The damage is already done.

  43. LOL-Wtf? Says:

    Giggles Like Mad!

    O M G

    Another Place that should shut down. Dolce Enderfield/Jersey or how many other alts she has spends all her time in BOSLChat, acting like a clown making herself look bad. DeJaVogue is nothing more than a waste of time with no purpose. Ermmm they’re in association with Duff’s Club as I recall is a an escort club. I mean how trashy and un-proffesional can you get? Any model who thinks aobut applying at DeJaVogue should think twice.

    The Fabulous LOL-Wtf? xxxxxxxxx

  44. Herra Says:

    Recently DejaVogue did a spring show for several designers that included the store where I manage – Prism. I was a bit hesitant when my boss first told me she wanted to be a part of the show. I know this agency has had a rocky past.

    But we agreed to do it and I was very pleased with the outcome. The show was totally professional – there were models of all experience including a few of SL’s Top Models. And even when the SIM crapped out on us, Dolce managed to get the show up and running with only a 20 minute delay.

    I believe in 2nd chances and I think Jersey & Dolce are working their hardest to show they are an agency that can get the job done.

  45. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    Sorry ‘Anonymous’, but I rarely venture out to different agencies for any purpose, let alone send my models to them.

    Good luck to you though.

  46. Anita Claven Says:

    FRUITCAKE….IN A FRUITCUPPPPPPPP BEING EATEN BY A GIRAFFFFEEEEEE!

    Like my song? no? oh well i don’t give a damn.

  47. Anonymous Says:

    Jersey sent one of her girls over to Opium Fashion Agency to stir up trouble. I wouldn’t join dejavu even if i was having a dejave about it being good.

  48. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    Donnatella Courtier (sp)…is not a member of my agency. Sorry.

  49. Anonymous Says:

    I would not join this agency for many reasons. I’ll just name one. It has an idiot by the name of Donnatella Couturier who has ZERO experience in modeling. He/She carries herself as having experience when she has none at all. Don’t make me lists your accomplishments Sir Couturier I’ll do it.

  50. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    Awww, looks like someone is bored on Spring break.

    Filli, while the series of events you just described could very well happen at any agency that is being ran unprofessionally, I regret to inform you that the activities you listed did not, and will not ever, occur at DeJaVu or DeJaVogue.

    Now please get off Mommy’s computer and let your nanny out of the closet. This site is for big girls and boys.

    Filli says…
    I got ripped off here, and there was so much drama and back stabbing that I left SL… I thought SL was supposed to be fun. The manager was sending her girls to other agencies, paying them to cause problems for the other agencies. There was a male goon that got paid to crash their events. There was an alt of a owner/manager that would come spy on the girls and pretend to be just another model. I was had for $5,000L. No more drama and no more SL for me. Thanks alot, DeJAVU!!!!

  51. Filli Says:

    I got ripped off here, and there was so much drama and back stabbing that I left SL… I thought SL was supposed to be fun. The manager was sending her girls to other agencies, paying them to cause problems for the other agencies. There was a male goon that got paid to crash their events. There was an alt of a owner/manager that would come spy on the girls and pretend to be just another model. I was had for $5,000L. No more drama and no more SL for me. Thanks alot, DeJAVU!!!!

  52. Brittney Scorpio Says:

    ok im a little late in this, but its DejaVogue now, and i havent experienced anything bad, granted i havent experienced ANYTHING with this agency, but thats probably because Jersey/Dolce/Whatever other alts there are is busy working on different things, so i will be pleasantly patient in waiting for something to happen :) and if not, there are plenty of other modeling agencies, but i like Jersey/Dolce, and i will keep at it

  53. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    testing…

  54. Nave Fall Says:

    Interesting quotation

    looks very familiar

    very very familiar

    omg

    that’s in the 1st life part of one of MY profiles

    I’m not sure how it applies here but I love the quote

  55. AnOnYmOuS Says:

    First they ignore you.
    Then they ridicule you.
    Then they fight you,
    Then you win.

    -Gandhi

  56. Bemused Observer Says:

    Hell why stop at a website?

    Why not go all the way and create something like MOOLTOBOY, ( read about the mis-adventures of an SL Business Mogul Wannabee at: http://mooltoboy.wordpress.com, ) PixieLook, my modelfacebook, or AvatarsUnited? The Déjà Social Network using the NING platform to drive the business.

    Jersey?Dolce can have her own contests then. She can run one called: Mr.and Miss Déjà Vu 2010. You can use the contest’s challenges to come up PR/Marketing ideas for free to expand your fledgling network’s outreach too.

    Why stop there? You can take over the internet: Here is recently recorded chat transcript of Jersey/Dolce’s:

    The Brain (Jersey/Dolce): Quiet Frani, I’m getting ready for tomorrow night.

    Frani: Why? What are you going to do tomorrow night? Huh? Huh?

    The Brain (Jersey/Dolce): [Irritated] Guess! C’mon! Think damn you think

    Frani: Ohhhhhh, try to take over the SL modeling world for the 12th time, right.

    The parallels between MOOLTOBOY and Jersey/Dolce are eerie. Neither produces ANYTHING. They self-select themselves as authorities fashion, modeling, styling, and PR/Marketing in SL. They repeat their story over so often that they start to believe it themselves. If someone confronts them with HARD questions about what they do, or who they are, they shift to “victimized” mode and attack that person, or better yet they banish the person. It’s incredible. Maybe MOOLTOBOY is one of Jersey/Dolce’s hidden alts that escaped her clutches.

    What a nightmare

    God, stop me before I type again.

  57. Anonymous Says:

    It doesn’t matter if you make another website for other feedback, Agency Report will always be here and, most likely, people will still come here to read the comments posted.

    Sorry, but trying to protect yourself won’t help.

  58. Displeased Says:

    Jersey/Dolce,

    I give you props for taking the blame for that, but it was VERY unprofessional to speak to people in that manner…especially when you have not met them before. The fact that you were joking really is besides the point.

    It was just dumb.

  59. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    Displeased said:

    I attending a casting through this agency after receiving a notice that only advertised the casting (no mention of practice or show dates or times were given). My partner and I attended the casting together, and it was the most unprofessional thing I have ever seen. Everyone went out one by one like a normal casting. My partner did not even make it down the runway before the judge said “thank you.” My partner has a very put together and attrative avatar, but even if he was the ugliest thing she had ever seen, the judge should have at least let him finish the walk.

    After everyone had walked and some were IMed with rejections, the two judges walked backstage and said the following:

    [21:35] Judge 1: Kay So there is only 4 spot open
    [21:35] Judge 1: due to me cutting models out
    [21:35] Judge 1: If you dont come tomorrow
    [21:35] Judge 2: She’s a bitch.
    [21:35] Judge 1: when reherals is
    [21:35] Judge 1: ill cut you
    [21:35] Judge 1: not playing anymore
    [21:35] Judge 2: With a knife.

    There was mention of rehearsal dates or times prior to casting taking place, so to come backstage and start with conversation like this is ridiculous. Needless to say, I tped out and was not interested in having anything to do with this agency, but I did want to share my experience.

    Dear Displeased,

    First off, let me apologize to you for that incident and the rehearsal structure. I will take the blame for this one.
    Second, this was not a DeJaVu casting or affiliated with DeJaVu. It was a casting for a show for a mall I happen to help manage.
    Third, the people you have named as judges were actually the model manager (Judge 1) and myself, Dolce Enderfield (Judge 2). The conversation you pasted here is truthful, however, you cut it off, or TPed out right after that. We, and several of the models who were backstage, were laughing, as I was being quite silly to try and liven up the mood (the model manager was frustrated at previous models not showing up for rehearsal, so was being a bit too serious with the people who showed up for a casting to replace them).
    Those that know me know I am quite the jokester with words and sarcastic, although, I try to keep that on the low as it offends some people and I really don’t want to offend anyone. Anyhow..remarks like the ones I made were joking only.

    HOWEVER, that was unprofessional of me and reminds me that I do need to practice what I preach, as I quote what I told new model Frani Dressler in the Starwalker chat just the other day:

    [2010/02/08 15:10] Dolce Enderfield: “Frani, we are left to assume a lot in SL when we cannot see facial expressions or body language or tone of voice. Emoting or explaining further here sometimes helps, but if thats not done and a person doesn’t know you well…they are left to take it as they see it.”

    So as I said right from the start, I do apologize for that. I can be a fun person and I like to throw in humor and off the wall comments and things randomly just to lift moods and have fun…sometimes things get way too serious and I want people to enjoy themselves, but I should and will make sure that I do it on a more professional level, taking into consideration of those around me.
    Also, please know that the casting that took place that day was not ran by me..I was more of an interactive observer of the model manager. Unfortunately, the model manager herself, as we later found out, was too in-experienced for the position and no longer works there.

    I include the actual log of that incident here:

    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: hey some of them stayed
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: cool
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: LOL
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model 2: lol
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Dolce Enderfield: I told you!
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: okay
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: lol
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model 3: We were anxious to know
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model 3: hahaha
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: It was hard picking
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: wished one more stayed
    [2010/02/03 21:34] Model Manager: lol
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: Kay So there is only 4 spot open
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: due to me cutting models out
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: If you dont come tomorrow
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Dolce Enderfield: She’s a bitch.
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: when reherals is
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: I’ll cut you
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: not playing anymore
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Dolce Enderfield: With a knife.
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: lol
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model Manager: rofl
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model 2: lol
    [2010/02/03 21:35] Model 3: When is rehearsal
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model 2: what time?
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model Manager: 6pm slt
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model 1: What time tomorrow? As that was not outlined in the notice.
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model Manager: IFFFF!!
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model Manager: you cant make it
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model Manager: tell me
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model Manager: now
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model 2: i can’t make it
    [2010/02/03 21:36] Model Manager: bc ill set up another time

    Regards,

    Jersey/Dolce

    P.S. I will also post this on the actual DeJaVu feedback site at:

    http://www.dejavumodelingagency.com/feedback.html

  60. Nave Fall Says:

    Ohhhhhhh my my my.

    This has been a very interesting day. I handed out the StarWalker’s chat transcript as file last night in StarWalkers and models looking for work.

    Hey those thing were said in OPEN CHAT. No TOS violation there. Did I stir the pot. Ohhhhh hell yeah. I used a KitchenAid on high to splatter it all over. I thought it needed to see the light of day. If people don’t want things like that shared they should engage brain before shifting mouth into gear.

    That was my choice. I asked for comments. The comments are running 5 to 1 in favor of Frani and the action I took. Do I care if the people who ganged up on her care??? Not too much actually. I like some of them. I’m sure they all deplore me. The good news for me is I don’t care whether they like me or not.

    Like Jersey/Dolce I’m NOT a runway model. I do have some prints hanging in a few places around SL though. Pictures I took of myself btw. I’m not a photographer either but I manage to take some decent pictures when I set my mind to it.

    My point is this, people learn to do lots of things in SL. Some can teach those things to others. I don’t sell myself as a photographer nor do I teach people photography. I am a decent writer. I can often edit and improve things I see I see written in here. I do some PR/Marketing/Strategic Planning consulting, under the nom de plume: The Strong Persuader, in here that seems to please people who pay me well to do think on their behalf.

    Jersey/Dolce tried to intimidate someone. I OBJECT to that. It’s highly unprofessional. If she or any of the others don’t like what I did they can mute me. I could care less. I’d do it again today.

    Frani deserved to be welcomed and have her questions taken seriously. Was she a bit confrontational? Sure……….. so what? The cabal that attacked her remind me of a pack of hyenas nipping at a wounded victim. Hit and run, hit and run….. acceptable behavior on the African veldt. Not in here.

    Anyone who accepts behavior like that deserves it. No one has to and Frani stuck up for herself. That took some guts. I’m pleased that she IM’d me and spoke up.

    Am I perfect? Hell no. I am a lot more honest the I used to be though. The strong women who like me have beaten HONESTY into me. Those beatings are tuition I’m glad I paid. The lessons are worth the pain. Do I whine about it. Hell no. Am I am victim? Haaaaa, not a chance. Can I take punch. ohhhh yeah.

    Flame away…………

    Buckling up here,

    Nave Fall

  61. anonymous Says:

    I highly doubt grade school children go after people and threaten them. That’s more the behavior of insecure adults who don’t like hearing the truth.The point is, (if you bothered to read the posts)that many, many people have had personal experience with Jersey and this agency and didn’t like it.She threatened someone in Starwalker chat for having the nerve to ask a question. You can try to sugarcoat it all you like, but you give ME a break.

  62. Displeased Says:

    I attending a casting through this agency after receiving a notice that only advertised the casting (no mention of practice or show dates or times were given). My partner and I attended the casting together, and it was the most unprofessional thing I have ever seen. Everyone went out one by one like a normal casting. My partner did not even make it down the runway before the judge said “thank you.” My partner has a very put together and attrative avatar, but even if he was the ugliest thing she had ever seen, the judge should have at least let him finish the walk.

    After everyone had walked and some were IMed with rejections, the two judges walked backstage and said the following:

    [21:35] Judge 1: Kay So there is only 4 spot open
    [21:35] Judge 1: due to me cutting models out
    [21:35] Judge 1: If you dont come tomorrow
    [21:35] Judge 2: She’s a bitch.
    [21:35] Judge 1: when reherals is
    [21:35] Judge 1: ill cut you
    [21:35] Judge 1: not playing anymore
    [21:35] Judge 2: With a knife.

    There was mention of rehearsal dates or times prior to casting taking place, so to come backstage and start with conversation like this is ridiculous. Needless to say, I tped out and was not interested in having anything to do with this agency, but I did want to share my experience.

  63. Seriously? Says:

    Are we in grade school? Going after and threatening?

    Give me a freakin break. I bet if more than half of the people in here who post negative remarks were to get to know Jersey/Dolce or speak to her personally about their problems with Dejavu or her, you might be quite surprised. That goes with other agencies here too. Something happens and instead of confronting the person and dealing with it like a mature adult, people run here and whine. That doesn’t change the problem or make anyone feel better.

  64. anonymous Says:

    Awwww so people post the truth about her agency and she runs off and starts her own web page so that she can censor it to her hearts content and remove things not favorable to her- but all true.It doesn’t matter that people post anonymously here- they have a right to do so and people like you want to dismiss what they have to say, but sorry to say it’s all true and that’s the real reason you don’t like it. That, and if people used their true names you would know who to go after and threaten.

  65. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    As of today, I have moved DeJaVu’s feedback page to our own website at

    http://www.dejavumodelingagency.com/feedback.html

    Please visit there to post your feedback regarding DeJaVu, whether it be negative or positive. The difference, however, is that while you will be able to enter any name you wish and leave whatever feedback you want, only accurate feedback left in a responsible and professional manner, signed by your REAL SECOND LIFE names will be left on the site. We will not tolerate any slander of our agency or models or staff, no threats, no anonymous posts, no drama, no heated angry posts that do not make valid feedback and so forth.

    Entries will occassionally, depending on content, be verfied in-world with the matching name on the entry and SL name. Attempts to slander or post anonymously will result in your ISP being blocked. If you have a complaint or serious concern regarding DeJaVu, please feel free to IM me in-world to discuss that. I can also post your complaints on the feedback site for you, listed as a complaint from a verified, but private source, if you give it to me in-world, through IM for those who wish to be heard and not seen.

    Entries will be available for the public to read, just as this site is…we just won’t participate in any of the garbage here any longer.

    Thank you.

    Jersey Ceriano/Dolce Enderfield
    DeJaVu CEO

  66. Bemused observer Says:

    I read thru this chat & I picked some of the choice parts out. I will translate them for you.

    BO

    [2010/02/08 15:14] Dolce Enderfield: Frani, I do understand. And some advice I can pass on to you, as an agency owner, is to watch how and what you say in groups like this, that are filled with professions in the modeling and fashion industry…

    TRANSLATION: You best be careful how you talk to me kid. I can hurt you.

    010/02/08 15:15] Dolce Enderfield: Because how you appear here and other groups is noted and that could affect you possibly as a model if someone doesn’t like your remarks or attitude from a conversation they saw in a group chat.

    TRANSLATION: You best be careful how you talk to me kid. I can really hurt you.

    [2010/02/08 15:17] Dolce Enderfield: I do it all the time. I’m in no way trying to be rude or mean or offensive…I understand your points and trying to help you understand and also give you some advice.

    TRANSLATION: I don’t have to try to be mean, rude or offensive. It comes naturally to me. You aren’t listening to me.

    [2010/02/08 15:17] Clif Sharktooth: I can say that SL is huge but the fashion industry is alot smaller than you think and models talk to models and designers to designers photographers to photographers and so on and the start to a good model begins with a Great attitude it will open more doors than you realize

    TRANSLATION: You’re still not paying attention. You best be careful how you talk to us kid. WE can ruin you.

    TRANSLATION: You best be careful how you talk to me kid. I can hurt you BAD

    2010/02/08 15:18] Frani Dressler: so as a model we should shut up and not question?

    TRANSLATION: Do you know who we are?

    [2010/02/08 15:14] Dolce Enderfield: Frani, I do understand. And some advice I can pass on to you, as an agency owner, is to watch how and what you say in groups like this, that are filled with professions in the modeling and fashion industry…

    TRANSLATION: You’re still not listening. You best be careful how you talk to me kid. I can hurt you.

    010/02/08 15:15] Dolce Enderfield: Because how you appear here and other groups is noted and that could affect you possibly as a model if someone doesn’t like your remarks or attitude from a conversation they saw in a group chat.

    TRANSLATION: You best be careful how you talk to me kid. I can hurt you.

    [2010/02/08 15:17] Dolce Enderfield: I do it all the time. I’m in no way trying to be rude or mean or offensive…I understand your points and trying to help you understand and also give you some advice.

    TRANSLATION: Go way kid ya bother me.

    [2010/02/08 15:17] Clif Sharktooth: I can say that SL is huge but the fashion industry is alot smaller than you think and models talk to models and designers to designers photographers to photographers and so on and the start to a good model begins with a Great attitude it will open more doors than you realize

    TRANSLATION: You’re not paying attention. You best be careful how you talk to us kid. WE can hurt you.

    2010/02/08 15:18] Frani Dressler: so as a model we should shut up and not question?

    TRANSLATION: I get it already.

    2010/02/08 15:18] Dolce Enderfield: Nope, but its how you do it that makes a difference.

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    [2010/02/08 15:18] Majest Dezno: no just question a little nicer hehe

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    2010/02/08 15:18] Celeszta Szondi: Drop the attitude and question as you like

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    2010/02/08 15:18] Hermione Mocha: yes, being nice and not coming off rude is very important hun

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    2010/02/08 15:19] Frani Dressler: LOL, interesting, I asked a simple question based on something an agency head made, and I’m the bad one…

    TRANSLATION: Who is the gagency head here anyway? The I’m not a model twit? I’ve been so buried in ELITIST doublespeak I forgot.

    [2010/02/08 15:19] Hermione Mocha: no one said you were bad hun

    TRANSLATION: You are getting on my last nerve now.

    2010/02/08 15:19] Frani Dressler: you just called me rude

    TRANSLATION: you’re lying. I’m tellin

    [2010/02/08 15:20] Majest Dezno: it was just how it came across is all were saying and how you come back to responses..we understand your curiosity

    TRANSLATION: STFU kid

    2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: no i didn’t

    TRANSLATION: Which was it ? is she rude or isn’t she? “yes, being nice and not coming off rude is very important hun. Sounds like you said she was rude to me.

    2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: i was talking in general hun

    TRANSLATION: Be specific we’re dense.

    [2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: no its the content of the question as if your saying because she only uses a skin or two than she I sent a good teacher its the implication that sparked the convo ;)

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard in here.

    2010/02/08 15:20] Dolce Enderfield: I’ve been in the modeling and fashion industry in SL for over a year now. Granted I’ve not always been perfect and have made tons of mistakes and have been a bitch to people in the past….but I’ve stuck in there and make those changes. I’m not out to screw you or anyone over…I do a lot of stuff for free…in fact, when I reopen my agency in the next day or two, I’ll be taking in students for free.

    TRANSLATION: Okay I had a few false starts but I’m back again. 12th time could be the charm. Running an escort service doesn’t pay like it used to. Redtube has hurt business. This time I’ll stick around I promise. Really really really I will. Anyone I owe money too can sue me. I have lawyer on retainer. Dewey Cheatthem and Howe Esq. IM them.

    2010/02/08 15:20] Frani Dressler: and I see comments implying that I am now discarded for asking a question, being told to watch what I ask and say

    2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: not the question per say :D

    TRANSLATION: shoooooooo shoooooo

    2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: nope not at all

    TRANSLATION: yes yes yessssssssssssss at all

    2010/02/08 15:20] Sabine Blackburn: can you please solve your dicussion in private IM else I will have to mute you thank you :)

    TRANSLATION: Busted

    2010/02/08 15:20] Frani Dressler: No Clif, DOLCE said that, I just questioned it

    TRANSLATION: what’s your point?

    2010/02/08 15:21] Clif Sharktooth: read it back over youve gotten a lesson for free from several models owners and instructors :D

    TRANSLATION: You’re pretty smart too bad we dragged you down to our level and beat you with experience, Now come to my agencie’s school so I can teach you some manners

    2010/02/08 15:18] Dolce Enderfield: Nope, but its how you do it that makes a difference.

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    [2010/02/08 15:18] Majest Dezno: no just question a little nicer hehe

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    2010/02/08 15:18] Celeszta Szondi: Drop the attitude and question as you like

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    2010/02/08 15:18] Hermione Mocha: yes, being nice and not coming off rude is very important hun

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard grasshopper

    2010/02/08 15:19] Frani Dressler: LOL, interesting, I asked a simple question based on something an agency head made, and I’m the bad one…

    TRANSLATION: Who is the gagency head here anyway. The I’m not a model twit?

    [2010/02/08 15:19] Hermione Mocha: no one said you were bad hun

    TRANSLATION: You are getting on my last nerve now.

    2010/02/08 15:19] Frani Dressler: you just called me rude

    [2010/02/08 15:20] Majest Dezno: it was just how it came across is all were saying and how you come back to responses..we understand your curiosity

    TRANSLATION: STFU kid

    2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: no i didn’t

    TRANSLATION: Which was it ? is she or isn’t she? “yes, being nice and not coming off rude is very important hun

    2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: i was talking in general hun

    [2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: no its the content of the question as if your saying because she only uses a skin or two than she I sent a good teacher its the implication that sparked the convo ;)

    TRANSLATION: You should be seen and not heard in here.

    [2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: i wasn’t pointing at anyone

    2010/02/08 15:20] Dolce Enderfield: I’ve been in the modeling and fashion industry in SL for over a year now. Granted I’ve not always been perfect and have made tons of mistakes and have been a bitch to people in the past….but I’ve stuck in there and make those changes. I’m not out to screw you or anyone over…I do a lot of stuff for free…in fact, when I reopen my agency in the next day or two, I’ll be taking in students for free.

    TRANSLATION: I had a few false starts but I’m back again. This time I’ll stick around I promise. Really really really I will. Anyone I owe money too can sue me. I have lawyer on retainer. Dewey Cheatthem and Howe Esq.

    2010/02/08 15:20] Frani Dressler: and I see comments implying that I am now discarded for asking a question, being told to watch what I ask and say

    2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: not the question per say :D

    TRANSLATION: shoooooooo shoooooo

    2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: nope not at all

    TRANSLATION: yes yes yessssssssssssss at all

    2010/02/08 15:20] Sabine Blackburn: can you please solve your dicussion in private IM else I will have to mute you thank you :)

    TRANSLATION: Busted

    2010/02/08 15:20] Frani Dressler: No Clif, DOLCE said that, I just questioned it

    TRANSLATION: what’s your point?

    2010/02/08 15:21] Clif Sharktooth: read it back over youve gotten a lesson for free from several models owners and instructors :D

    TRANSLATION: You’re pretty smart too bad we dragged you down to our level and beat you with experience, Now come to my agency’s school so I can teach you some manners when my partner isn’t around

  67. Nave Fall Says:

    “2 other alts who do nothing but add to traffic sometimes and say and do nothing, so I do not feel the urge to share.”

    Speaking of TOS violations this sounds a lot like “CAMPING” to me. That’s a real TOS violation that WILL get you suspended by LL.

    And GeorgieBoy, Frani has nothing on being thin-skinned in that conversation and subsequent ones compared to some of the other participants who didn’t much like it when I posted that in StarWalkers and on models looking for work last night. My IMs ran 5 to 1 in Frani’s favor and against the establishment.

  68. Nave Fall Says:

    I broke the TOS?????

    How did I do that? This chat took place in LOCAL on StarWalkers. SO how did I break the TOS?

    You’d have hard time proving that I EVER broke the TOS. I read the Terms of Service and the commununity standards and I understand them too……..

    DRAMA???????????? I’m outraged. When do I everrrrr engage in stirring the pot? C’monnnnnnn. Why would I do that.

    I don’t play the victim well.Sorry. I think that there is onely ONE victim in this: ALL THE, POTENTIALLY, NEW MODELS WHO AGENCY OWNERS WANT TO PAY TO ATTEND THEIR SCHOOLS WHO SEE THINGS LIKE THS HAPPEN AND SAY TO THEMSELVES “WHATTA BUNCH OF JERKS!!!!!”

  69. Nave Fall Says:

    I broke the TOS?????

    How did I do that? This chat took place in LOCAL on StarWalkers. SO how did I break the TOS?

    You’d have hard time proving that I EVER broke the TOS. I read the Terms of Service and the commununity standards and I understand them too……..

    DRAMA???????????? I’m outraged. When do I everrrrr engage in stirring the pot? C’monnnnnnn. Why would I do that.

    I don’t play the victim well.Sorry. I think tha

  70. anonymous Says:

    None of this addresses the fact that she is starting her agency again and never paid back the people she took money from, for classes that never happened. She can offer free classes all she wants but she’s ripped off people and that doesn’t make ammends for that. Plus, I don’t know anyone that’s gotten anything out of her classes. Run away from this agency. As far as I know she’s never even had a show.

  71. Anonymous Says:

    Hmm, you have to add your own traffic? Very interesting.

  72. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    Yeah, I have an alt..several actually. My main alt that I use just as much as Jersey, for another type of work I do in SL is Dolce Enderfield, but I don’t hide that I’m Jersey and I do work in DeJaVu as Dolce or Jersey.
    My other alts are:

    Jersey Chiantelle – used for advertising/promotions of DeJaVu (mainly because of group space and functions limitations)
    Dolce Zeplin – used for advertising/promotions of Duffs (where I mainly work as Dolce Enderfield and again, used because of group space and function limitations)
    2 other alts who do nothing but add to traffic sometimes and say and do nothing, so I do not feel the urge to share.

    I sign as Jersey/Dolce so people know its me, one way or another. I have nothing to hide.

    Cheers!

  73. Anonymous Says:

    So, let us see…

    I know better now than to take Nave seriously. He enjoys creating drama and breaking the TOS.

    Jersey seems to have an alt or has changed accounts.

    Very interesting observation going on.

  74. GeorgieBoy Juliesse Says:

    All right Nave, you asked people what they think, this is what I think.

    Personally, I think Frani’s question was naive and basically accused Dolce of being a hypocrite and a fraud, which is a pretty serious accusation to make. When others in the group tried to explain what Dolce meant, that you don’t need to do X to teach X, and gave Frani valuable advice, she got defensive and thin-skinned.

    BTW, I have never been in DejaVu, never worked with Dolce/Jersey, but that’s my impression of the conversation.

    GBJ

  75. Nave Fall Says:

    GET REAL, IT’S NEITHER DRAMA NOR GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!

    Frani was dismissed, and threatened, in OPEN CHAT, IN PUBLIC for having the NERVE to confront an agency owner. God forbid that should happen. Your attempt to soothe her later, IN PRIVATE, is, a bit gutless in my opinion, if you were so genuine in wanting to resolve the issue, why not speak out in public.I find your comments to be self-serving and disingenuous. Some people are lucky they didn’t get AR’d. Sabine was wise to suggest taking it private but Frani deserved the same public forum we all enjoy I think………..

    And

    So don’t claim to be so noble. Offering her training and job help was a convenient way to try to slow this one down but she was smart enough to send the chat to a few people before you did that.

    BTW this is NOT all about you Dolce/Jersey……… Others were even more culpable in their derisive treatment of someone who had legimate, well thought out, if a tad strident, questions that anyone considering modeling as an SL endeavor would like solid, well-informed answers to.

    You know I don’t like runway modeling either. So what? I also prefer the business side of SL. That is not the issue here. The difference is I don’t OWN a modeling agency or academy any longer or nor am I affiliated with one now. I like some agencies and schools a lot. I’ve openly shared who some of those are on here. There are others, equally reputableI’m sure, that fall outside my experience so I can’t comment on them.

    I’d still like to hear what others say after reading the chat transcript.

    I’m still unhappy and

    Still just,

    Nave

  76. Jersey/Dolce Says:

    I don’t believe I’m in the wrong here. I made a comment in response to someone asking about skins, saying I only wear one or two skins myself and would make a lousy model. Its no secret that I don’t really model at all or really care to model, as in putting together outfits and skins and shapes and hair…and so on, and then walking up and down the runway and posing. I prefer the business side of it, behind the scenes. Nothing wrong with that and I do not believe that I was in the wrong here.

    HOWEVER, I have been on Frani’s side of things…I was once new..we all were and her being a new model and reacted to that way, I didn’t want to leave things at that, so after I came back from being AFK, I IMed her and we talked, for I believe an hour. I apologized to her, offered her free training and job opportunities, tried to explain things here and there. I took time out of MY RL/SL schedule to IM her on my own accord even though I’m really not at fault here. If I am, so be it.

    I’m working on getting DeJaVu back up and running and starting off fresh. Please leave the drama and garbage elsewhere, I don’t want it.

    Regards.

    Jersey Ceriano/Dolce Enderfield

  77. Nave Fall Says:

    I got sent a transcript of an OPEN StarWalkers 2010 chat today that bothers me. A LOT……….

    I’m very disheartened to find things like this waiting for me when I log in and read things like this.

    Frani Dressler, a new model, asked a question about a comment that was made in open chat by Dolce Enderfield/Jersey Cerino of Deja Vu and got disrespected, spanked, threatened, talked down to and, generally, badly mistreated, She had legitimate questions which were dismissed out of hand. She was mocked. That’s just WRONG…………….

    I don’t understand this at all. I’d like this discussed. I’d also like Frani apologized to by anyone who thinks they owe her an apology. I’ll be asking her about it. I did my best to soothe her but it wasn’t how I wanted to spend an hour of MY time.

    I’m just the not very happy right now,

    Nave Fall

    [2010/02/08 14:58] Frani Dressler: wait, you only own 2 skins, and would make a lousy model…yet you own an agency and run a modeling school?
    [2010/02/08 14:59] Nefertiti Kimagawa: hmm?
    [2010/02/08 14:59] TigerLily Haiku: :O
    [2010/02/08 14:59] TigerLily Haiku: I logged in at the wrong time
    [2010/02/08 14:59] Frani Dressler: thats what Dolce just siad
    [2010/02/08 15:00] Skylar Jovinavic: Boogie, did u find a skin
    [2010/02/08 15:00] Dolce Enderfield: Frani, yes…I don’t model.
    [2010/02/08 15:01] Dolce Enderfield: And I own way more than 2 skins, but I only use one or two mainly.
    [2010/02/08 15:01] Frani Dressler: isn’t that sort of..contradictory?
    [2010/02/08 15:01] Nefertiti Kimagawa: not really
    [2010/02/08 15:01] Dolce Enderfield: No…unless I’m going to model.
    [2010/02/08 15:02] Frani Dressler: seems to me someone running an agency and school for modeling, would first need to be someone who would make a good model
    [2010/02/08 15:02] TigerLily Haiku: Using one skin as a model is fine, and in no way measures how good a model you are.
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Clif Sharktooth: You dont need 100 skins to teach and pass on years of experience
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Clif Sharktooth: and a skin doesent make you a model by any means
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Frani Dressler: the number of skins isn’t what made my eyebrows go up
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Frani Dressler: the comment, I’d make a lousy model did
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Dolce Enderfield: I don’t like modeling.
    [2010/02/08 15:03] Dolce Enderfield: I prefer doing all the other work.
    [2010/02/08 15:04] Frani Dressler: you don’t like modeling, but you teach it
    [2010/02/08 15:04] Frani Dressler: makes no sense to me
    [2010/02/08 15:04] Dolce Enderfield: So yes, I would make a lousy model, because my hearts not into being a model…the keyword there…being.
    [2010/02/08 15:05] Frani Dressler: but…if you’d make a lousy model, how can you teach how to be one? I’m just trying to understand that concept
    [2010/02/08 15:05] Frani Dressler: being you charge for classes and what not
    [2010/02/08 15:05] Majest Dezno: she is a great model, just chooses not to model lmao
    [2010/02/08 15:05] Majest Dezno: she likes the busniess aspects
    [2010/02/08 15:05] Celeszta Szondi: This is ludicrous
    [2010/02/08 15:06] Majest Dezno: yea let it go lmao
    [2010/02/08 15:06] Nefertiti Kimagawa: I think she was just saying that as a joke frani
    [2010/02/08 15:06] Celeszta Szondi: One need not be it to train it
    [2010/02/08 15:06] Frani Dressler: sorry, I just see alot of people taking peoples money to teach them supposedly how to be a model, yet, makes me wonder
    [2010/02/08 15:06] Celeszta Szondi: Or prefer it to train it
    [2010/02/08 15:07] Majest Dezno: yep ㋡ just have to be sure to do ur research first
    [2010/02/08 15:07] Dolce Enderfield won’t touch that further.
    [2010/02/08 15:07] Frani Dressler: I’m just trying to grasp how it all works is all, sorry to it annoys you all
    [2010/02/08 15:08] Dolce Enderfield: Its not annoying Frani…I think maybe if you approached it in a little less of an attacking manner, it’d be fine.
    [2010/02/08 15:08] Frani Dressler: I asked a question, don;t assume how it was asked
    [2010/02/08 15:08] Dolce Enderfield: I question everything myself, so I understand.
    [2010/02/08 15:08] Vichonette Constantine: There is a great deal more to being a model than skins. It’s attitude, styling, dependability, performance on the runway no matter what the obstacle, paying attention, being on time, being open minded and willing to give what the designers want… a whole lot of things that have nothing to do with whether you spent $2K on a skin or $200
    [2010/02/08 15:09] Nefertiti Kimagawa: agreed
    [2010/02/08 15:09] Celeszta Szondi: Absolutely
    [2010/02/08 15:10] Dolce Enderfield: Frani, we are left to assume a lot in SL when we cannot see facial expressions or body language or tone of voice. Emoting or explaining further here sometimes helps, but if thats not done and a person doesn’t know you well…they are left to take it as they see it.
    [2010/02/08 15:10] Frani Dressler: My comment wasn’t about skins or what they cost…actually, Dolce referred to that, my reaction was to the comment she’d make a lousy model…I found that interesting since she charges people to teach them to be one…
    [2010/02/08 15:11] Nefertiti Kimagawa: I think and i can not speak for dolce but i really do think she meant it as a joke
    [2010/02/08 15:11] Dolce Enderfield grins. I know a lot of people who make excellent teachers but lousy at the actual job.
    [2010/02/08 15:12] Dolce Enderfield: Besides, I’ve modeled before and do it on rare occassions when I need to.
    [2010/02/08 15:12] Dolce Enderfield: And, with that…don’t assume anything. :)
    [2010/02/08 15:12] Dolce Enderfield pokes Gamp.
    [2010/02/08 15:13] Frani Dressler: well, as a fledgling model, with not alot of Linden, it’s disturbing to me to see an agency head make a comment like that, joking or not. I want to know that if I invest my meager lindens in a class, it’s taught by someone thats qualified and has a passion for what they do…sorry if thats offensive
    [2010/02/08 15:13] Skylar Jovinavic: VICH!
    [2010/02/08 15:13] Skylar Jovinavic: well said
    [2010/02/08 15:13] Majest Dezno: everyone is entitled to their opinion frani :) thats why its imp to spend alot of time looking at dif agencies and classes to find the right one for you
    [2010/02/08 15:13] Skylar Jovinavic: :)
    [2010/02/08 15:14] Frani Dressler: agencies and schools are a dime a dozen in SL, but for those of us starting out and poor…it’s a huge thing to think about
    [2010/02/08 15:14] Gamp Lane: Help..why did you poke me Dolce?
    [2010/02/08 15:14] Hermione Mocha: i don’t think that any model is better then the other.. and to down someone because maybe they have made a few mistakes itsn’t right at all
    [2010/02/08 15:14] Dolce Enderfield: Frani, I do understand. And some advice I can pass on to you, as an agency owner, is to watch how and what you say in groups like this, that are filled with professions in the modeling and fashion industry…
    [2010/02/08 15:15] Dolce Enderfield: *professionals
    [2010/02/08 15:15] Vichonette Constantine: Hey Skylar… thanks!
    [2010/02/08 15:15] Frani Dressler: I could say the same advice to you Dolce, being you are representing one
    [2010/02/08 15:15] Dolce Enderfield: Because how you appear here and other groups is noted and that could affect you possibly as a model if someone doesn’t like your remarks or attitude from a conversation they saw in a group chat.
    [2010/02/08 15:16] Hermione Mocha: big hugs to everyone :))
    [2010/02/08 15:16] Frani Dressler: and you can turn people off from joining your agency and taking your classes just as easily….which is the point I’m trying to make
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Dolce Enderfield: I do it all the time. I’m in no way trying to be rude or mean or offensive…I understand your points and trying to help you understand and also give you some advice.
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Frani Dressler: you made a comment that surprised me being your position….and it made me question, excuse me
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Dolce Enderfield hugs Herm.
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Hermione Mocha: :))
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Dolce Enderfield: Gamp, I poked you to change the subject.
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Majest Dezno: lol
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Hermione Mocha: lol
    [2010/02/08 15:17] Clif Sharktooth: I can say that SL is huge but the fashion industry is alot smaller than you think and models talk to models and designers to designers photographers to photographers and so on and the start to a good model begins with a Great attitude it will open more doors than you realize
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Cinna Button: Hermmmm I can’t wait for FAME to start casting!
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Dolce Enderfield: CInna!!!!
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Hermione Mocha: yay!! hey Cinna
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Clif Sharktooth: if your fear is lindens than its a process like with anything save em up and the more you learn the better you will be
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Frani Dressler: so as a model we should shut up and not question?
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Dolce Enderfield: Nope, but its how you do it that makes a difference.
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Majest Dezno: no just question a little nicer hehe
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Celeszta Szondi: Drop the attitude and question as you like
    [2010/02/08 15:18] Hermione Mocha: yes, being nice and not coming off rude is very important hun
    [2010/02/08 15:19] Frani Dressler: LOL, interesting, I asked a simple question based on something an agenciy head made, and I’m the bad one…
    [2010/02/08 15:19] Hermione Mocha: no one said you were bad hun
    [2010/02/08 15:19] Frani Dressler: you just called me rude
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Majest Dezno: it was just how it came across is all were saying and how you come back to responses..we understand your curiosity
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: no i didnt
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: i was talking in general hun
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: no its the content of the question as if your saying because she only uses a skin or two than she isent a good teacher its the implication that sparked the convo ;)
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Hermione Mocha: i wasn’t pointing at anyone
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Dolce Enderfield: I’ve been in the modeling and fashion industry in SL for over a year now. Granted I’ve not always been perfect and have made tons of mistakes and have been a bitch to people in the past….but I’ve stuck in there and make those changes. I’m not out to screw you or anyone over…I do a lot of stuff for free…in fact, when I reopen my agency in the next day or two, I’ll be taking in students for free.
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Frani Dressler: and I see comments implying that I am now discarded for asking a question, being told to watch what I ask and say
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: not the question per say :D
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Clif Sharktooth: nope not at all
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Sabine Blackburn: can you please solve your dicussion in private IM else I will have to mute you thank you :)
    [2010/02/08 15:20] Frani Dressler: No Clif, DOLCE said that, I just questioned it
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Clif Sharktooth: read it back over youve gotten a lesson for free from several models owners and instructors :D
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Dolce Enderfield: Babsy is back.
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Clif Sharktooth: right riht I understand
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Majest Dezno runs and hides from Sabine lol :P
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Dolce Enderfield waddles over to Babsy.
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Cinna Button: Fran, don’t take it personally, just let it go and move on. Let’s all have a great day because today is beautiful!
    [2010/02/08 15:21] Hermione Mocha: please understand we arent trying to point at anyone.. we were just saying in general hun

  78. Ugly Betty Says:

    No clue what is going on here anymore. I know there was TONS of drama though.

    It seemed to have been doing on track, on its way to be a great agency, and then a sudden plummet!

  79. anonymous Says:

    I joined this agency as a student and paid the money for her classes back when I started modeling.She had a couple useless classes before stopping them altogether. Now I am just out the money. That’s a total rip off. If you take money for classes then cancel them, you should give the money back. Same thing happened with MIA. She has a policy of not giving refunds. I left the agency after I saw nothing was happening. She was disorganized, dismissive,rude and not reliable and that’s not what I want in an agency.

  80. Ex-DeJaVu Model Says:

    I agree with what Black and others are saying. Jersey is disrespectful and has no clue as to how a SL Modeling agency should be run.

    Please stay away from DejaVu.

  81. Anonymous Says:

    Sad to see nothing has really changed even after several months. If her own words aren’t damaging enough, look at what her models are saying. Why anyone would apply or stay with this agency is beyond me.

    I left this agency way back at the beginning, for several reasons mostly attributed to Jersey’s behavior and disorganization, but had hopes that DeJaVu would turn around for the better when Jersey posted back in May.

    I thought that maybe Jersey/Dolce was being over-scrutinized because of her past offenses. These recent comments, by models and by Jersey/Dolce herself, show that nothing has changed, and DeJaVu is back to how it was when it all began.

    To anyone considering this agency … don’t.

  82. Anonymous Says:

    Wow! Dolce you really have gone a long way in exposing your true nature! I don’t know you, but I have been following this string since last April, and there have been times when I’ve wondered if the complaints were nothing but sour grapes. But now…not so much. Words are very powerful “sweets” and I really believe that you have used them to expose your ugly nature. Kudos to blackliquid and Charriol for refusing to complete your demeaning assignment. I could understand such a thing if you were trying to mentor a new model. And shame on you for attempting to smear their modeling careers. My question is this: Why would anyone want to work for “your” agency? I too am an agency owner, and from this point forward, when I look at a models profile and see your agency listed, I’m going to think twice, because anyone that would work for you has got to be desperate for the title.
    Agency Owner

  83. Anom Says:

    Not that i would mention this usually, you can’t learn to be submissive it a natural thing inside you. And before you start to bitch im a Mistress in rl and sl. Your training to be a sub thats is different and i know Forceme. And i tell you what, you ever spoke to me like you do to these ladies you would feel the wrath of my temper that even my own slaves and subs have never seen. I roam the circles you do, remember that and our paths will cross.

  84. Jersey Ceriano/Dolce Enderfield Says:

    The way I look at it is…if you want respect to be given to you…you need to earn it. I don’t give it out for free on silver platters nor do I expect it for free from others. This isn’t to say that I disrespect everyone until they’ve earned my respect. I am polite and respectful until I am proven otherwise. And then at that point, I cut things off with that person (like I did with you), making it short and bittersweet.

    Whether your RL alarm didn’t go off or your dog chewed a computer wire or whatever…you didn’t make the show. But, that happens to all of us..something happens in RL and screws up our SL schedule. Thats the way it is..but it still doesn’t change the fact that you or I or anyone else, didn’t show up like we said we would.

    You spoke to several of your ‘top model’ friends? Are we in highschool now? You remind me of the snotty, ‘popular’ girl in highschool (who, as most of us know, gets a big dose of her own ‘medicine’ in the end) who thinks she’s all that and above others. Do I care if your little friends think that this assignment is ridiculous? Nope. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion…so you can think its the stupidest idea in the world, but point blank…if you’re in my agency and assigned to do it, I do expect it to be done. If you aren’t in my agency..well…whats the problem? And if you are in my agency and have a problem with an assignment, I expect to be approached by that person in a mature fashion and have a calm discussion over it, dramatics aside.

    So…you quit or I fired you…does it really matter? You told me you didn’t think you were a fit with DeJaVu and gave me childish reasons for it and then I agreed with you, that you aren’t a fit, and told you goodbye. Then you had to have a little fit in open chat as the others witnessed and said goodbye to you before you vanished. You weren’t given the option to stay either way.

    As far as MY profile goes, *I* am not ashamed to make public what I do in SL. I’m a submissive in training right now and I am proud of that. I have learned so much in my training so far about others and myself that its not even funny. I’m always in leadership positions both in SL and RL so learning to be a submissive has been a HUGE learning experience for me..very humbling..sometimes humiliating…difficult…but also very rewarding. If anyone is so superficial that they are going to judge me by that..please…waste your energy somewhere else because I do NOT care.

    Let me see…General Manager of a strip and escort club..something else I make publicly known because I obviously do not care what others think. If I want to go join a nudist resort or pose as a man or engage in orgies or swing on a pole…whose choice is that? MINE! If you want to be that shallow and judge me because of it or frown on others being in my agency, go right ahead. I’m not ashamed..heck, I have it in my profile. And, I don’t want people in my agency (nor would I want to be a part of an agency that thinks like you) who are going to be that shallow anyways. It would be way different if I mixed the two, perhaps by saying….I’ll bring you in as a model, but you also have to work as an escort or stripper in the club I manage.
    *rolls my eyes*

    Perhaps it wasn’t clear enough to you that I was not the one running rehearsals, yet I was there and quite aware of things. Butterfli was on mic and the others were in open chat too…except you, who decided to use DVc even though you knew the others weren’t on it. I observed you standing on the runway, silent, but well within chat range of Butterfli, so I know you were ‘hearing’ what she was saying and even if you were out of chat range, she was on the mic, so unless you were 90m or beyond from us, you’d be able to ‘hear’ what she says. Why would you use DVc if you are that close to the person you need to talk to and you know she’s not using it? Hello. Then a bit later…you are backstage and go “OMG!”, which of course, disrupted rehearsal while Butterfli and I tried to figure out what was wrong as you stood there in silence, ignoring us and then afterwards saying that you were fine. I even pushed you a bit, not to be rude or get a response out of you, but to see if maybe you had crashed and your ghost was still here (because then your AV would be phantom) since you were choosing to not speak.

    I do not manipulate models or strike fear in them or demand respect and not give it in return, nor am I inappropriate. I don’t cuss, I don’t belittle…I give warnings or reminders when I see or feel something isn’t quite right, such as last night…I reminded everyone there that I have zero tolerance for negative behavior or attitudes. Not to strike fear in any of them, but give one or two models, you being one…a reminder and hoping you’d put yourself in check.

    Finally…I didn’t change my name. I’ve had the Dolce Enderfield AV for almost a year now and it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started using her again and then as my responsibilities started growing as Dolce, it made it difficult to be Jersey as well..so I did the sensible thing and switched DeJaVu over to me as Dolce so I could do it all. I don’t hide that I’m Jersey…I didn’t create Dolce to start over or anything else. I’m not ashamed of who I am or what I do and if you have a problem with that, well…its your problem, not mine.

    In closing…I am not replying to anymore of your silly rants, for I believe the quotes….

    “Argue with a fool and onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

    and as Will Rogers says….

    “Never miss a good chance to shutup.”

    Have fun!

  85. blackLiquid Says:

    why the hell would i want or need to gain the respect of somone as unprofessional as you? I have no interest in you concept of superiority, in the past i didnt make it to your show (with all of my own fashion items i might add because it was 3am and unfortunately my rl alarm didn’t go off that is the only time I have ever missed a show for that reason) for goodness sakes dolce i spoke to my top model friends about your silly asignment and they said it was ridicouls for you to expect that! Also look at your profile… agencies like Evane, AVENUE, GLANCE & Modavia would not want me to be involved with such a person and I quote “✖ GM of Club Duffs: Escorts & Strippers
    ✖ Shape designer [Shapes by Dolce]
    ✖ DJ for hire
    ✖ Sub to Forceme Silverspar, owned by Demi Duffield
    ✖CEO of DeJaVu Modeling Agency/Academy
    ✖CEO/Founder of Model Bootcamp
    dolce.enderfield@gmail.com
    OMG!!
    Also, I did choose to leave you in saying “I don’t think I am a good fit” didn’t fire me. Yesterday at the practice i was communicating in DV C as you and many other agencies expect and was getting frustrated because there was a communication breakdown, I was doing my job professionally and to the best of my ability and being scolded for not paying attion or responding! you are inapporpriate in everyway the way you comminicate to people is unacceptable and you think you can manipulate models by fear and make them respect you even though they have to earn yours? I am not the only one who has been left with a sour taste in my mouth and from your continual behavioural problems alas will most certainly not be the last… and fiy chaning your name doesn’t change the horrible you behind it, only you can choose to set yourself free from your demons.

  86. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    To Charriol: You arrived at DeJaVu to participate in an open casting I was holding for the Winter Dreams fashion show: you knew the date and time the show would be held on and by showing up, that said you were able to make that committment for the show. You were also asked at the end of casting if you could make it and you said yes.
    So please do not complain about being casted for a show when you showed up on your OWN, knowing the details.
    No one was rude or unprofessional either, sweets. I am known to be a quite blunt, getting straight to the point type of person with little frills at times. Nor was anyone de-graded. I’m not sorry if I don’t have the desire to heavily sugar coat every request or statement I make so that you won’t get upset and throw a fit in a public forum over it.
    No one was ‘made’ to be responsible for anything. I did ask a few of my models with experience if they would HELP me out with this show for this month, as I have other obligations that I must full-fill for this month and won’t be able to give it my complete, or near it, attention until after the New Year. No one was FORCED to help out…they offered and I’ve also offered to pay them for their time and energy.
    Apparently, you don’t have the guts to speak with me privately regarding your ‘problems’, which doesn’t impress me much right off the bat, not to mention you assume reasons for the homework I assigned and seem to be a bit full of yourself…no dis-respect intended. Then you also decide to speak for every single model in SL by using the term “we” and feel that you have to protect them from the big, bad DeJaVu Modeling Agency. You aren’t warning anyone…what you are doing is complaining because you think you are too good for my requests and rules. Yeah…right.

    BlackLiquid…lets see here. This is the second time you have let me down as a model. The first time, I had just brought you into DeJaVu and you were placed in a show with us shortly after…yet, you never showed up. The second time was last night when you were at our Winter Dreams rehearsal and like in the IM conversation between you and I on your post (which, by the way, is against SL’s TOS to make a private IM public without consent of the other person…and you never even asked.), you wanted to leave because of your anxiety. Anxiety over what??? Learning a routine for the show? Given instructions or advice? While I was not running the rehearsal, I WAS there and quite aware of everything going on and you were not treated unfairly or rudely…no one was. The anxiety you were/are having is self created. Then you go on to scoff at the homework assignment, telling me you don’t have the time, are a Modavia model, an SL photographer and a RL model and are too good for the assignment. After watching your behavior during the rehearsal and the attitudes you were copping (which yes sweetie, was noticed by several others) and our brief conversation in IM, I fired you. I made it clear several times that I have zero tolerance for negative or bad behavior/attitudes. In our IM, I was very straight forward and honest with you. I wasn’t going to sugar coat anything. You should know that by now.
    During the casting…the models were not scrutinized or rejected openly. I, to the best of my memory, IMed those I turned down to let them know I couldn’t use them. There were one or two models in the end that I had to decide who to cast. It was then that I made my final selection for the show and asked the other model to be backup and I also wanted her in DeJaVu regardless. There are only so many spots available for shows, including this one, and as much as I would like to sometimes, I cannot accept EVERYONE. Thats the way it is..and again, you know this.

    Now lets look at the assignment that I assigned all of the models walking in the show. I originally assigned it because I noticed from a few conversations with other people in private and public that they weren’t aware of how others view this as very important, re-arrange their schedules some when possible..going the extra step. I wanted this assignment to be a learning experience…no matter how much you think you know about something, theres always the chance to learn something else too. It wasn’t demeaning in any way. I’m sorry if you think that everyone is a top model because in my eyes, that is not true. I think most have the potential to be one, but not everyone is. Top models, in my theory are those who have worked hard throughout the months and even year(s) in modeling…overcame obstacles and challenges, stuck with something even during not so pleasant times and more. They are the ones heard about often in SL. They worked their butts off to get where they are and deserve proper credit and acknowledgement. They are also the ones that don’t think they are above a task or person and welcome opportunities to learn and gain exposure.
    Most of the other models in the Winter Dreams show have either nearly completed or are halfway through this assignment and are finding it to be an interesting and informative assignment/task. I also told all DeJaVu models last night that I too will do the task, to show I’m not above anyone and I can handle what I give out.

    Point blank…if you don’t like the way I run MY agency, then please, leave, because whining or acting sour isn’t going to get you far at all. If you have issues or complaints or suggestions, please feel free to IM me in-world and discuss what the problem is, in a calm, mature and ADULT manner. Doing so might help you understand something in particular that I have requested be done and impresses me and gains my respect towards you

  87. Charriol Ansar Says:

    Homework for Winter Dreams models…
    Monday, 07 Dec 2009 19:36:40 GMT

    This is a reminder that yesterday during our rehearsal schedule meeting, I assigned everyone who is walking in the Winter Dreams show a bit of homework.

    I want you all to interview 5 of SL’s top models this week to find out what it took for them to get where they are now…how long it took…any setbacks, etc. After you give a somewhat lengthy outline of their climb, please share with me what you learned from them. I’d like at least two (decent) paragraphs
    .
    This is DUE on Friday, December 11th.
    —————————————————–
    In keeping with my always ready, always prepared modus operandi…I am handing this assignment…homework….and what amounts to no more than a waste of my time after being asked to attend rehearsals and participate in a show just a few days before Christmas which will budget my SL and RL time enough already, however no one forces me to be a model so this is not a complaint. So here goes……

    We are all top models and I need not interview anyone to look around me and know what goes into being one. Let me use the collective term ‘we’ here when I speak about ladies who budget their real life time to enjoy being a bit of a Barbie Doll, a bit of a fashionista and a total girl. Ladies (and Gentleman) who manage real life jobs, careers, husbands, children, boyfriends, pets and anything else one might encounter to have a modeling ‘career’ in Second Life. (Aplogies in advance if that seems grotesque to anyone however, personally I was once in the middle of a runway walk and my poor kitty needed to leave the room and use her litterbox only I could not get up to open my sitting room door so the poor cat pooed on the floor! ) Any road…Bravo to you all and a successful career of modeling in Second Life to you and I hope you all go as far as your wishes and expectations take you.

    In my short time at the DejaVu agency, I encountered unprofessionalism, rudeness, degrading in open chat of several models, complete and some disorganisation with the models made to be responsible for the short-comings of those ‘in-charge’. I am not a complainer and I don’t believe in making excuses for myself or anyone however instead of a private notecard to the agency owner i feel it my obligation to other models who want to join this agency that this open letter be a fair-warning to you, your time and efforts might be better put to pursuing a better agency that will take you and your career places other than made to feel not only expendable but worthless by the very people who ‘hired’ you. I should add this was not apparent in ALL the staff at DejaVu and I did try to be optimistic that what i saw a few times was not the norm here. This is not a dig at the agency or a vendetta. It is someone posting to a forum about their experience and should not be seen as anything more either personally or professionally. I am not ashamed and not sending this anonymously.

    If you have no faith in the people you chose to hire and cast in your shows and make them do the above assignment are you not telling them that they are NOT top models and you are just perfectly willing to throw any old useless people down your runway because it is all you have?

    Again, I will repeat…bravo to you all reading this and a successful career of modeling in Second Life to you and I hope you all go as far as your wishes and expectations take you and I hope you do so in a pleasant, professional and respectful environment. For me sadly, it was not to be found at DejaVU. I resigned today due to creative differences. This is a first for me, quitting, getting fired or asked to leave, or resigning any agency and leaving under anything but good terms to pursue other avenues with other agencies. It saddens me… however I would be remiss to not tell other models my experience at DejaVu.

  88. blackLiquid Says:

    Generally the world of modeling on sl calms me down, enables me to enjoy my life alas being involved in DeJaVu had the opposite effect on me. My anxiety has sky rocketed, I am not ashamed to post this or potentially harm myself by using my name but I need to stand up for my self and other good models.

    As models highly scrutinised and publicly selected or rejected openly I was fortunate enough to be one of the few who made the cast into the DeJaVu show. yesterday in a meeting Dolce AKA Jersey delivered this to all the models cast in the show.
    Homework for Winter Dreams models…
    Tue Dec 08 06:36:10 2009

    This is a reminder that yesterday during our rehearsal schedule meeting, I assigned everyone who is walking in the Winter Dreams show a bit of homework.

    I want you all to interview 5 of SL’s top models this week to find out what it took for them to get where they are now…how long it took…any setbacks, etc. After you give a somewhat lengthy outline of their climb, please share with me what you learned from them. I’d like at least two (decent) paragraphs
    .
    This is DUE on Friday, December 11th.

    My reaction to this had built up over the day to this point: conversation follows…

    [20:18] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I have issues with the homework asignment
    [20:20] Dolce Enderfield: I need you to focus on the rehearsal right now…we can talk after.
    [21:13] blackLiquid Tokyoska: im sorry I need to leave
    [21:13] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I have very bad anxiety
    [21:13] Dolce Enderfield: Whats going on?
    [21:13] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I feel very uncofortable
    [21:13] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I dont think I am a good fit
    [21:14] Dolce Enderfield: Why do you feel that?
    [21:14] blackLiquid Tokyoska: well I fel the homework is demeaning
    [21:14] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I earn my rl income from my sl photography
    [21:14] blackLiquid Tokyoska: and interviewing top models?
    [21:14] blackLiquid Tokyoska: really
    [21:15] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I have been a model in real life many years
    [21:15] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I am already a modavia model
    [21:15] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I feel uncofortable with it
    [21:15] blackLiquid Tokyoska: and I dont have time to do somthing like this
    [21:16] Dolce Enderfield smiles. And I don’t have time to deal with models with big heads. You’re right. You are not a fit. Goodbye, B.
    [21:17] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I dont have a big head
    [21:17] blackLiquid Tokyoska: I dont like being spoken to in such a rude demaining way
    [21:17] Dolce Enderfield: I said goodbye, B.

  89. Designer (Andrzej Makarov) Says:

    Horrible agency

  90. Gary Says:

    To add a postscript to this , these were my comments witnessed on that day, maybe it was an off day but i can only say what happend to me

  91. Gary Says:

    as far as I can remember, that they aren’t modeling material and in order to be ejected from bootcamp, you have to be completely horrible in way more ways than one, have a snotty attitude and fail to show up.
    And…three…there are no refunds given.
    Hello Jersey now im out of SL i can tell what i know
    YOU DID turn me down you said my AV was not good enough to be Model , you spent time talking to your wife ( which i didnt know who she was at the time ) you harrassed people into giving you money remember being surrounded by 20 or so AV’s asking you questions and all you were saying pay up now ???
    i do can even back it up with the text
    funny thing is i left you in disgust and TP’d to another agency and was signed up best thing that happend to me
    Funny thing is a few days later a good friend who did pay you had a massive RL issue and caouldnt attend your classes what did you do eject her and didnt even think to offer her a refund

    but its SL after all

  92. Anonymous Says:

    I just want to say that seriously people need to watch how they say things on this website – as they can be legally liable by any member of the modeling agencies or linden labs for thin red lines we all think we don’t cross.

    DeJaVu made mistakes i’m sure, pros and cons are professionally supposed to be presented..

    Just be careful

  93. Kindergarten Cop Says:

    Part Deux ~

    The comments I made are to the masses in general and not directed to anyone specific. I did, however, slide a few comments in that covered topics from other posters.

  94. Kindergarten Cop Says:

    Could everyone keep the postings based on facts? Let’s pretend we’re reasonable adults without an axe to grind. There are folks reading these posts trying to get real information so they can decide whether or not to join a particular agency. Instead, they are reading your spiteful blasts written to satisfy some sick need to put people down or see someone fail and think you had something to do with it. Maybe you did have a bad experience. It happens and it’s OK to report that. But you don’t need to be dramatic about it or exaggerate to the point of it turning into a tall tale. Did you address your issues with the agency management before posting here? (Rhetorical question, I’m sure I know the answer)

    This is someone’s business. Would you want to be attacked as a business owner by rumors, lies, or half truths? Report the facts.

    Does the agency provide proper training? Are there too few scheduled events? Do all the models have the opportunity to tryout for fashion shows or are the calls limited to 1 date/time and if you can’t make it too bad? Are the events organized (castings/shows/classes)? Have designers have bad experiences with the agency or their models? [It's not necessary to name names of models but OK to point out if the models show poor attitudes or skills. A model's actions reflect on the agency regardless if the model or the agency is at fault.] Are there too many models or not enough? Does the line between agency business and SL personal life get crossed to the point of being annoying for the entire group?

    This is the type of information that is helpful to know before someone submits their application…rather than whether or not the CEO has a male genitalia. I personally don’t care if the CEO is male, female, a vampire, a top/bottom or a camel. I have had interactions with DeJaVu/Jersey and have nothing bad to say. I wish her and the models well.

    If you have a vendetta or screenshots you think you can use as blackmail, take it to your own blog or website. I don’t give a rip. Here I want to know facts about the agency. No, I’m not a moderator. Yes, I know there is freedom of speech in most countries but let’s not forget what this site is for.

  95. Anonymous Says:

    change name, the old agency name is dooomed

  96. Pat J Says:

    Wasnt there a big stink about the Jersey- tranny issue before? Who cares if it is really a man? If a 50 year old man wants to dress up like a 20 year old woman in a virtual world, and make money stiffing newbs into buying his type of trans-gender fashion then so be it! SL is all about acceptance and creativity. I hope all transvestites, crossdressers and other alternative types can have a great time here :) Power to the people, etc. *waves a rainbow flag*

  97. Desplaines Waverider/Nave Fall Says:

    This is a long overdue apology to Jersey Ceriano.

    We’ve spoken……….. I abjectly admitted I was wrong about what I said in here. She deserves far more then that “private” apology so here it is in public – in both personas.

    If anyone cares to question who is really writing this I’m taking a screenshot to save as proof that I am me. I’ll upload that to Nave on SL in case anyone needs to see it. No one bu tme could have this unique screen capture.

    Again………..

    Please accept my apology Jersey.

  98. Alantra Benoir Says:

    I felt after lots of comments i had to say how i feel about DeJaVu as a perosn. I feel Jersey is one of the realest ppl in sl. Down to earth. Demi and Jersey make a strong team. Most importantly. The ladies in this Agency. Became over months my mentors and personal confidants.This agency will stick by you. Not one person at DeJaVu has EVER given up. Just learn, and prepared harder. One thing for sure DeJaVu is actually a place to enjoy being at as a person. To Jersey Demi aned team. Im realy realy proud to be part of DeJaVu as a Model, Mate (freind) and you make al this fun and profesional. Thankyou . We all learn and continue to better ourselves. I woldnt be listwening to comments from nealry a year ago. This agency has run the startup race and is doing well.

  99. Alantra Benoir Says:

    I felt after lots of comments i had to say how i feel about DeJaVu as a perosn. I feel Jersey is one of the realest ppl in sl. Down to earth. Demi and Jersey make a strong team. Most importantly. The ladies in this Agency. Became over months my mentors and personal confidants.This agency will stick by you. Not one person at DeJaVu has EVER given up. Just learn, and prepared harder. One thing for sure DeJaVu is actually a place to enjoy being at as a person. To Jersey Demi aned team. Im realy realy proud to be part of DeJaVu as a Model, Mate (freind) and you make al this fun and profesional. Thankyou

  100. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    Yeah, except…I’m a woman in RL and SL and I have cold hard facts to back that up if ever needed, but then again, if you’re convinced I’m male or sleeping with models or have all this money, then you don’t know me or anything about my RL/SL life and I don’t really care to enlighten you on it.

    Herra, I need info on the Thursday model workshops you have…can you send it to me in-world?

    Let us all return to normalcy and stop the slandering and dumb “I’m pissed b/c I didn’t get my way” remarks. This isn’t what this site is for…its to educate others about agencies and academies on SL…by either raving (honestly and not b/c your best friend runs it) or making a formal complaint against an agency…not b/c you’re angry or want revenge…but b/c something happened that really shouldn’t have and others need to be warned.

    Hakuna matata

  101. herradurabaar Says:

    “What everyone doesn’t know is that Jersey Ceriano is a man posing as a female.”

    And what, we’re all a bunch of supermodels in RL playing SL? This is SL – we’re all ‘posing’ to be something. I think for most of us we keep SL and RL very separate except for a few of our closest SL friends and partners.

  102. anom Says:

    Get a life Des, your boring the hell out of this agency report readers

  103. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    omg, ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Any “notes, IM’s, etc” that you supposedly have of me “admitting” I’m a man in RL are falsified as are any of your photos.

    According to you, it looks like a lot of agency owners sleep with models…strange though…b/c…I just don’t recall sharing my bed with anyone else than my wife..unless they’re somehow getting past “NO ENTRY” lines to our house late at night and sneaking in bed with us or using our bodies without our knowledge. Never know.

    *pats you on the back*

    Nice try, but…really…knock it off. Its old.

    The end.

  104. ExDejavi Says:

    First of all all the comments listed here are true. Secondly if Jersey really has money to spend on the agency then she surely had enough then to give her friend 10000lindens which is equivalent to about 40usdollars..

    It’s august and i must say this is THE WORST AGENCY EVER to get involved with. It’s run by a little girl who doesn’t have a clue of anything. Noone gets anything out of this group but continuous spam…

    I heard jersey enjoyed scamming you all.. Additionally i heard she slept with some of the models and tried to get male models in…What everyone doesn’t know is that Jersey Ceriano is a man posing as a female..WAKE UP.. i have the notes on it all where he/she is even admitting it.

    But I’m going to save this for fun. Oh and not only do i have proof via text but also via pictures..Seriously if one hasn’tchanged and this isn’t real life, do you think they’re going to change at all..LAUGHS.. you have to be an idiot to work with children who are NOT SHOWING YOU a thing…

    for those who were scammed let this be a big lesson to you.. DEJAVU/DMI….IS NOT where you want to go learn about anything accept misery.. you join her because you love misery as well and you know that old saying”misery loves company”……

  105. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    Curious who you are, in the first place. Second, I’ve never told anyone, as far as I can remember, that they aren’t modeling material and in order to be ejected from bootcamp, you have to be completely horrible in way more ways than one, have a snotty attitude and fail to show up.
    And…three…there are no refunds given.

    Four…I don’t recall receiving any IM’s from an ejected bootcamp member. Care to run it by me?

  106. Cherrybomb H Says:

    I was told after not understanding one part of the boot-camp that I was not “modeling material” and I was ejected without refund of my L$. No IMs to management were replied to :(

  107. Yara Babenco Says:

    Really I can’t understand why some persons spend so much time offending others. Maybe they don’t know what SL is. It doesn’t make any sense say so bad things about a place where no one is obliged to stay.
    The same doesn’t happen in RL.You must stay in a job even when it’s not what you wish.
    I am a DMA Model ( thanks Jersey) , I made the bootcamp show and I loved it. I subscribe every word RicoRace wrote.
    Don’t worry, Jersey, with the things some anonymous say here. They don’t know you or maybe they can’t do what you do.
    I’m in SL to have fun, have friends and do my best in a virtual life I chose. I only belong to groups I like and I only go to places I chose. I love modelling, I love fashion but I have no time to lose my energy getting trouble with persons who always do her best to run their agencies.
    As Rico says “I just want to THANK DeJaVu Agency for the First Ever Model Bootcamp experience. It was very challenging but also rewarding. Important lessons learned and re-enforced are Treating Everyone with RESPECT, Keeping COOL under pressure, Working Together as a Team, Learning to handle difficult situations gracefully among other things”

    Thanks to Jersey, to the Yellow and Pink Team and a very special THANKS to all the designers who entrusted us to model their creations. THANK YOU SPORK, COQUETTE, ELIXIR and LAGYO.

    Last, I can’t understand all the negative comments posted about DMA. My experience with DMA was a good one and I don’t have the right to judge on how to run an agency. I want to be a good model and so that I just do my best working as a model and follow the rules of the agency.If I can’t follow them, I’ll quit. So easy.
    Thanks again.
    ( and sorry if my english isn’t very good..)

  108. Lacie Beningborough Says:

    I just wanted to say that I am saddened by this kind of attack on someone in such a public forum. From what I understand, Jersy had a boot camp and it ended with a fashion show. Isn’t that what she said she would do? So I am confused here. She took a few moments to pay attn to someone in distress in an IM while taking her attention of off YOU for a moment? OMG THE NERVE! SHOOT HER ! ** rolls eyes ** Here is my suggestion…there is no shortage of models or agencies on the grid. If you don’t like one, move on and find another. That task should take you about a minute and a half. If you have a legitimate issue with her, take it to her personally and try to resolve it in an adult fashion. If it is larecenous then bring it to the forum as ppl have done with the infamous Gia Puddles. But this petty,snivelling,whining crap is shameful. Jersey and I share a model, Rico, and he has nothing but praises for this agency.
    Jersey, I am so sorry that you have had to undergo this attack. Let’s hope it stops now and BTW I couldnt agree more with the following quote of yours !
    “Here’s an idea. For those of you that are complaining about any little thing you dislike, go open your own agency…and…make sure its listed here, b/c everytime you make a mistake (and oh yes, you will make them) or someone doesn’t like your methods (and oh yes, there will be plenty who don’t) or who question YOUR way of running YOUR OWN agency (and oh yes, they will), it will be posted here. Work as hard as I do and other agency owners and oh yes, please, be perfect, b/c thats what is expected of you.

    After you’ve done that…then, you have the right to complain. ”

    You got THAT right.

  109. RicoRacer Flux Says:

    I just want to THANK DeJaVu Agency for the First Ever Model Bootcamp experience. It was very challenging but also rewarding. Important lessons learned and re-enforced are Treating Everyone with RESPECT, Keeping COOL under pressure, Working Together as a Team, Learning to handle difficult situations gracefully among other things.

    The experienced of putting together a RUNWAY show in 4-5 days from scratch made me appreciate more what Agency Owners and Managers go through everyday handling the models and making sure THE SHOW MUST GO ON NO MATTER WHAT.It wasn’t always perfect and the models didn’t always agree but we managed to put on a very good show, NAUGHTY OR NICE, despite of all the confusion, overwhelming lag, negative criticisms among other things. I am very proud to be part of the show and I am even more proud of all the models in the Yellow and Pink Team that I had the oppurtunity to work with. I wish you all the best.

    I want to give a very special THANKS to all the wonderful and totally awesome designers who entrusted us to model their wonderful creations. THANK YOU SPORK, COQUETTE, ELIXIR and LAGYO. WE appreciate you.

    Last, I am saddened by all the negative comments posted about DMA. My experience with DMA has been a good one so far and I am not one to judge on how to run or operate an agency. I am a model. I just want to do my best working as a model and abide the rules of the agency. At the end of the day, I want to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of what I have done. TY.

  110. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    Hmmmm…and exactly how long did I keep everyone there waiting while I attended to this student? You all were held there against your will, I know, so that probably added to the frustration.
    Do you know what was said in my IM to the student? Maybe that…I was busy at the moment and couldn’t talk, but would get to him or her afterwards? Probably…but all you are hung up on is the fact that I paused from the orientation (which, you didn’t like anyways, so of course any little thing you can latch on to, you will) for a very short time.
    My students and models and staff are JUST AS IMPORTANT as a random stranger..and while I will not drop everything and go running the moment they need me, I do my best to make sure they are taken care of, so please don’t kid yourself and think I’m going to blow them off b/c of something like orientation.

    The money question surprises me…I hope you’re not a model. Most models get paid in just the ‘clothes and crap’ that they are given by the people who design them (I’d go anonymous too if I was a model and calling designers work “crap”). Sometimes more. It depends on what is needed, when, where, why and so forth. If a model is modeling in SL, let alone my agency, b/c they think its going to pay well…think again.

    Regarding me ignoring IM’s…here’s the deal…I only see the first few IM’s that show up in my box before you have to click the little arrow to scroll through the rest. When I am busy, which is 90% of the time, I just glance at the IM box and if theres not a new msg there, I go back to working. I don’t think to scroll through the list most of the time..my mistake and I probably miss a lot of IM’s..but ya know, they could always notecard me.

    And my moods…I am just like everyone else. I have good moods, I have crappy ones, usually the result of stuff like this…hmmm…we’ll use your own word…crap.

    Here’s an idea. For those of you that are complaining about any little thing you dislike, go open your own agency…and…make sure its listed here, b/c everytime you make a mistake (and oh yes, you will make them) or someone doesn’t like your methods (and oh yes, there will be plenty who don’t) or who question YOUR way of running YOUR OWN agency (and oh yes, they will), it will be posted here. Work as hard as I do and other agency owners and oh yes, please, be perfect, b/c thats what is expected of you.

    After you’ve done that…then, you have the right to complain.

    Castings…I’m not holding castings. I haven’t in a while I don’t think. Bootcamp was originally created as a way to sort through the long list of people who had applied to DMA in the past. I didn’t want to just dump those apps, nor did I want to accept every single one of them. A good majority of bootcamp members are those who have applied with the agency. Bootcamp is so far, proving to be an enjoyable and beneficial experience for those participating, so outsiders are also joining in.

    Here’s a thought…if you don’t like something…move on and let it go. If you don’t like something b/c someone is being dishonest or there is a HUGE problem…then, say something. But please, don’t sit through something you have decided you aren’t going to like from the get go, just to find things wrong with it and come whine here. That tells me you have way too much time on your hands. And please, quit going anonymous. Doing so tells me that you’re hiding something..maybe…the truth..and you don’t want to be caught? idk…

    You can also contact me in-world…I welcome constructive criticism, from most people, but again, create an agency. Until you’ve done my job and others, you don’t have a lot of room to talk.

    Meeting adjourned. Have a great day!

  111. Anonymous Says:

    Seeeeeeeeeee even people who know Jersey agree with me about the “freaking student” at the bootcamp orientation.

    Anonymous said on July 26, 2009 at 9:48 pm ->

    I do want to comment on the Jersey holding people up at bootcamp while she SUPPOSEDLY tended to a student in IM. I have trouble believing this, in my experience with her, Jersey misses her IMs and/or ignores them. But if this was the case, she should have just told the student she was conducting bootcamp orientation and she would get with her afterward or have a manager tend to her while she was busy. If you are training students or in a meeting, most people “get it” that you can’t tend to them immediately.””

    Let me do my little, Dana Carvey “Churchlady” dance now.

    The pretentious, anonymous asshole struts it for the amusement of the assembled readership

    How’d that tune go again? Was it kinda like Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust????

    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone
    And another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, I’m gonna get you too
    Another one bites the dust

    I am just trying to bring a little levity to this mundane topic so don’t overthink my intentions here. Youaren’t capable of reading my mind and,for the record, I don’t even know Jersey much less “hate on” her.

    I guess my real question is whether ANY DMA model makes any $Lindens or do they just get paid with clothes and crap?

    The Pretentious Anonymous Asshole

  112. Pygmalion Parabola Says:

    Wow.

    /me blinks

    Thank you “anonymous” for the lengthy, and carefully considered, reply. I’d really like to chat with YOU in-world ( or if you prefer my email is pygmaliononsl@gmail.com if you’d care to discuss some things privately. I’d appreciate that opportunity a great deal, you seem clicked into the SL modeling world ). If you’d rather maintain your anonymity I understand that also.

    I will check into Glance, Avenue and Catalyst of Fantasy (DesPlaines IMd me in-world and invited me to see the new C of F runway and Glitter’s school setup ). I can afford to do a good school so I will check out the others as well before deciding on my next steps.

    As far as DMA goes I’m confused by what you described so I think I will wait till I’ve gone through some training before I pursue anything with DMA or any other modeling agency.

    Thanks again

    I really didn’t mean to kidanp DMA’s thread. I swear to god

    Mr. Pyg

  113. Anonymous Says:

    Pyg it kinda depends on what your goals are as far as schooling is concerned. If you are really ambitious I would suggest Avenue or Glance for training, they are in my opinion the best and most up-to-date on modeling techniques. They also are top notch agencies that may hire you after completion of their program, and even if you don’t get hired, you still have the skills to go to any other agency you want as those schools are highly regarded in SL.

    As far as DMA, it sounds like they still have ALOT of improving to do before they are up to par with other agencies. Jersey’s attitude seems to waver between two extremes: “I’m gonna do it my way” and “we are taking input and making improvements.” I guess it just depends on her current mood of the day.

    What she fails to realize is that other agencies do it a certain way because it works. Stepping outside of that box is fine but think it all the way through and plan it out before starting. Think of everything that could go wrong and adjust accordingly.

    Honestly, when you have a group as large as she does, keeping everyone happy is next to impossible. What I don’t understand is why, with such a large group of current models is she holding more castings? I thought that from the very beginning. We had almost 100 models at one point and she still was holding castings and auditions. My only thought on why was because it was a larger customer base for her to market to.

    Managing that many people is hard! My advice would be to stop holding castings and just work with the models you have and I’m not talking for just one month, keep it that way for several, and when DMA is a fine working machine, then expand.

    I do want to comment on the Jersey holding people up at bootcamp while she supposedly tended to a student in IM. I have trouble believing this, in my experience with her, Jersey misses her IMs and/or ignores them. But if this was the case, she should have just told the student she was conducting bootcamp orientation and she would get with her after wards or have a manager tend to her while you are busy. If you are training students or in a meeting, most people “get it” that you can’t tend to them immediately.

    Before DMA supposedly went through their “improvement phase” we had a practice for a runway show. During the practice two models showed up that weren’t in the show. Jersey had them get on stage and walk a few times, do quick changes, asked questions of them, etc. Those of us at the practice had no idea what was going on, who these people were or why she was doing this. After awhile though, it was apparent that she was holding a casting during practice while the rest of us just stood there wasting our time. Remembering back, I want to say practice was postponed for about an hour while she did this, with no explanation to those of us there. Tending to the freaking out student while everyone waited seems eerily similar, but I guess at least she told you what she was doing. LOL, I guess any small improvement is still a step in the right direction.

    I’m actually surprised DMA has survived this long, but Jersey seems determined enough to keep it going, no matter how broken her system is. I keep checking back to this page to see how things are going with DMA. Sadly it seems that there are several issues and who knows if the day the critiques are posted is a day Jersey is open to change or not. As skeptical as I am that DMA will succeed, I still like a good underdog comeback Cinderella story. DMA succeeding would be more like the ugly step sister getting a makeover, some cosmetic surgery, and getting on some meds to help with that anti-social personality disorder, lol. That would almost be better than the original Cinderella story! All joking aside though, DMA I’d love to see you change and have a good name for yourself.

  114. Pygmalion Parabola - future DMA bound wannabe Says:

    Pyg is all man. Mister pyg might work but that is a weak might.

    I actually think that Pygmalion is a solid name for an SL model wannabe given the derivation of the name.

    Perhaps I just need a makeover and an investment of about L$25,000. With a really good shape, some skins, some hair, a decent AO/Huddle loaded withsome good walks and some fresh poses, and a decent class or 2 I could be a contender too.

    So which school do I let re-make me in their own image and how much does that have to cost anyway? I gotta tell you, Jersey, the bootcamp idea sounded good but it didn’t seem like the implementation of it followed a plan.

    Are there any other blogs I need to read besides this one to get my head squared away on what to expect of a good modeling school, other then lots more female models then male in SL?

    Thanks the chuckles btw. Reading about the “bootcamp” attendees adventures was a hoot and a half.

    That’s Mr Pyg to you.

  115. The pretentenious "Anonymous" Asshole Says:

    My apologies to JD Hansen.I’m not sure where Hudson came from

    oh well

    The anonymous asshole

  116. Delilah Zimer Says:

    The week long model boot camp is finally over. I am very happy I participated and although it was not a piece of cake, it was very innovative, fun and a great learning experience. I think more people should try this. We had some fantastic designers supporting our show and despite the weekend lag, crashes and ‘moonwalks’ I believed all of us there totally enjoyed it! I’d like to thank Jersey , Demi and our team for this. I am proud to be a DMA model. From what I have observed Jersey is one of the most organised, approachable, cheerful, genuine people in SL. So please stop exaggerating and negatively commenting. DMA rocks!\o/

  117. sparkie funizza Says:

    oops hit send before i finished that LOL

    Ok well I’m not a DMA model anymore, although I was for a while, the reason I left is irrelevant.

    My point here is this bootcamp and coming to JCNY, as runway manager at JCNY i feel qualified to respond :D

    GREAT IDEA!!!! We have a LOT of noobs come into store, and generally they are treated with as much respect as someone celebrating their 6th rezz day at least by staff. But we do indeed notice how others treat and respond to new residents so anything anyone does to raise awareness of this and make a difference, well hat’s off to them!!

    WTG Jersey, I’m quiet sure jD has no objections to this either, provided sim rules are not maliciously broken :)

    Oh and I think, in theory the bootcamp idea is a great one, and would love more details, maybe I could make use of an idea like that :D

  118. sparkie funizza Says:

    “On the first day there was this we’ll all go back to our roots and become “noobs” again so we can recall what it was like before we got hip and created our gorgeous avatars. And then we’ll go out to really busy stores like JCNY and tell their customers we are in a modeling bootcamp and we really look much better then this now to expereince the disdain that noobs are treated with in SL. That maneuver had to please JD Hudson of JCNY a lot. Was it really needed? What did it have to do with creating a fashion show under pressure one has to ask oneself?
    Another good move I was glad I missed out on.”

    HMM first off, whoever the wrote the quote above, please check JD’s name and get it right, THAT is more likely to upset her then a lot of ‘fake’ noobs in the store

  119. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    I don’t think so, LOL. Are you male or female? If female…we can call you Miss Pyggy …

    and who knows…maybe there is a Kermit out there just hopping to get into the modeling industry.

    You two could be SL’s next model couple….

    :))))))))

  120. Pygmalion Parabola - future DMA bound wannabe Says:

    This beats Comedy central………

    I am so laughing here

    Does being called “pyg” for short limit my potential as an SL Supermodel?

    Thanks for the chyckles

    Pyg

  121. Butterfli Sorbet Says:

    I only respond to this report on rare occassions…this is one of them.

    I was rejected by Jersey months ago when she first started DMA, yes she was a little rude but was going through a rough time in her life. She apologized diligently and we all have moved on. I later came back and tried again which now am a very proud DMA model.

    I am really offended as a DMA model to keep hearing Jersey being put down. All of these “anonymous” replies are just people trying to either drum up drama or have a personal vendetta with her. If you feel so strong put your name down, I would have no problem using my name because if I had a problem with an agency I would not be so demeaning about it and just state facts.

    Jersey has a lot of wonderful models with loads of experience and personally knocking her down is knocking all of us at DMA down.

    You all have choices to either stay or go, what is the problem?

    As my mother and father used to say, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.”

  122. Anonymous Says:

    has anyone mentioned yet that she also invited people in to the agency on the 2nd and 3rd day of boot camp and how odd that seems if it was to be fair?

  123. Proud to be in DMA Says:

    “Modeling bootcamp or a Jersey/Demi ego-trip?”

    1.) Yeah, its an ego trip. I’m sure Jersey spends all of this time working on and with DMA to satisfy her large ego. (eyeroll)

    “I was looking forward with anticipation to a modeling “bootcamp” as a way to kickstart my training in SL as a model. Join the DMA Students/prospective Models Group for L$100? Seemed like a no-brainer to me.”

    2.) A no-brainer, but you somehow managed to overlook something that was stressed to everyone during open house, orientation, group chats and more: this was not a training class for new models- this was designed for EXPERIENCED and TRAINED models to go through as a process of acceptance into the agency; not to kickstart a modeling career.

    “But first go to an “orientation” to get the lay of the land. That makes sense too. So I did. Jersey Ceriano had relentlessly spammed a bunch of SL modeling groups to generate a crowd at her open houses. So I went to one to have a looksee.They wanted people to come to an orientation session. I thought to myself sure.”

    3.) Yes, an orientation makes sense, to know what you are getting into and receive information first hand about the program, in addition to being able to ask questions, see the venue and more. There is nothing wrong with advertising in the model groups for this. Its part of what a lot of them are there for.

    “I go to a late one on Saturday night. Lots of people at the orientation. This might be fun I thought. Some good looking male avatars too. Even better. I’m hopeful that this will be fun. Silly me.”

    4.) You complain, yet you again overlook the fact that there were other orientation times that Saturday that Jersey hosted herself, not for her benefit, but for everyone elses.
    “The “orientation” starts really late with lots of hellos and needless chatter slowing it even more. But then it gets worse when it is interrupted by a “student” of Jersey’s who is somewhere “freaking out” in Jersey’s words.”

    5.) Meetings start late a lot, especially when dealing with larger crowds and those who think that showing up late is no big deal. What is wrong with hello’s and some chatter before the meeting starts? Don’t be so anal.

    “So 20 people wait while Jersey tends to her “freaking out” student’s IMMEDIATE need. Now is this student that important to you Jersey you ask? Jersey, obviously, thinks so.”

    6.) A student is just as important as those attending orientation and come off it, we didn’t wait THAT long. Its probably a bit hard to flat out ignore someone who is quite possibly actually “freaking out” in an IM.

    “This is reminiscent of what happens in a retail store where you are with a salesperson and the phone rings. So they turn away from you and answer the phone. Then they gesture to you that they will be RIGHT BACK WITH you. Butttttttttt at this instant, this second, the phone is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT then YOU are. FFS. You the customer, the one who got in her car and came to their retail store IN PERSON, who is now standing there with cash in her hot. little hand ready to buy something IN PERSON. But the phone is muchhhhhhhhh more important. Bad, bad, bad move Jersey, keeping all of your live CUSTOMERS, that you were shilling for your school ( I mean c’mon, that’s what this was all about right? ) waiting needlessly while the ever so attentive, and compassionate, Momma Jersey tended to her flipping out baby. Strike ONE. ”

    7.) If Jersey was tending to a student, then that means that the person was also a customer as well. The student was more than likely not at the orientation, so probably did not have the benefit of just asking Jersey a question in open chat like we were able to. Again, you overlook that this was not orientation or open house for her school, but for the bootcamp, which is not a school or class or training program.

    “The painfully, laggy sim didn’t encourage me either. Strike TWO. ”

    8.) What do you expect with over 20 avatars in one spot? It was not that laggy; I have been through way worse; blame it on SL and blame it on your computer.

    “Then we listened to her describe, interminably, what DejaVu Modeling Agency was sorta, kinda up to with the bootcamp. Vague pontifications which we could have been spared if they’d merely passed out something ( can you spell notecard? ) that covered what would take place during the 4 days we’d be spending in the “bootcamp”. Nope. couldn’t be bothered with writing something up. Strike THREE .You’re out. ”

    9.) Jersey did ponder the idea of creating a notecard in place of orientation and plans to for future participants, since orientation was more of a one time event for DMA. However, you were asked to come to orientation for a more personal introduction to the program, as it was brand new. So people could meet others in the group and also get their questions answered and hear answers to questions that others had. DMA operates with a family/community style approach that steers away from traditional and formal operations.
    “I’d seen enough to scare me off. Thank god.”

    10.) Yes, because having someone like you with your attitude in our group would have sucked.
    “But I did follow up with some of the participants who signed up for this disorganized, Jersey is the Ringmaster and all will bow before her, circus event.”

    11.) And then decided to go bitch and moan about Jersey and DMA regarding the stupidest stuff that probably you alone had problems with, all while remaining ANONYMOUS on here.

    “On the first day there was this we’ll all go back to our roots and become “noobs” again so we can recall what it was like before we got hip and created our gorgeous avatars. And then we’ll go out to really busy stores like JCNY and tell their customers we are in a modeling bootcamp and we really look much better then this now to expereince the disdain that noobs are treated with in SL. That maneuver had to please JD Hudson of JCNY a lot. Was it really needed? What did it have to do with creating a fashion show under pressure one has to ask oneself?
    Another good move I was glad I missed out on.”

    12.) I thought, as did the others, that it was a brilliant activity that made several of us take a second look at how we treat others and what it was like to be new. I have to admit that the way a few acted in the first store we visited was almost too much; call it over-enthusiastic. Jersey curbed that behavior quick. This activity had another purpose; to see if we would carry out and follow instructions or complain, refuse or drop out.

    DMA Bootcamp has different activities each day as we have learned. Day 1 was the store visiting noobs. Day 2 we put together a fake fashion show in 45 minutes under the guidance of a DMA model pretending to be a designer and we also participated in fake photo shoot with another DMA model pretending to be the photographer. This activity had its purposes, but I just do not feel like explaining them to you any further if you are too blind to see them yourself.

    “Then the coup d’grace, eliminations ala Survivor. Very original concept this one.People got voted off the island by Jersey, not by their teammates for not “participating” enough. One teamleader, that Jersey had appointed before tthe bootcamp began was summarily ejected. Gotta love that. Iloved you yesterday but not anymore. Ohhhhhh you suck so you flunk. Buhh byee. Shades of the Mean Girls movie.”

    13.) We all knew that eliminations were taking place twice during bootcamp: one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday. This, again, is a program created to select competent and qualified models for the agency. If they did not measure up to the agencies standards, then they were pulled out, as Jersey let us all know ahead of time. Originally, we were told that we would have to vote someone off on our team on both days, which none of us were really thrilled about and were relieved to know that Jersey decided to do eliminations herself. In my honest opinion, those who she chose to eliminate were not model material; maybe because they lack training or their computer could not keep up or a multitude of other reasons. For the thousandth time, this was not a class. You either made it through bootcamp and into the agency, or you didn’t.

    The team leader that was eliminated (yeah, eliminated: she wasn’t ejected cause I just checked in our group and she is still there) yesterday does not yet appear have the training or experience to make it through a program like bootcamp. That much was apparent from multiple people, including myself.

    “Jersey, dear, the people who signed up came to learn how to create a fashion event, in a hurry, under pressure not to get voted off the island by you for some obscure reason or another, Jersey you twit. Inviting them to continue but not be in the show was adding insult to injury by the way.”

    14.) Anonymous asshole, the people who signed up were entering the bootcamp program that includes putting together a fashion show, but was not the main or even large part of the program’s goal or activities. No one was invited to continue but not be in the show. People were eliminated and told they could participate again in a month or so, perhaps after some training, if they desired, but they were not asked to continue with this bootcamp term or to participate in the show.

    “I am so glad I bailed on this spectacle before I got started.”

    15.) Because you lack the mental capacity to process information correctly or attempt to understand things on a better level.

    “After reading this entire set of comments about DMA and Jersey I have to say that the lady protesteth too much. She claims to have learned lessons from her previous mistakes and changed based on the feedback that she got dumped on her. Sorry, I don’t think so.”

    16.) After reading your entire bullshit rant about DMA and Jersey, I have to say that you do not pay attention to much of anything. Your accusations and complaints are false and negative. I have watched DMA grow from a crappy little agency into what it is now, which is a huge improvement. Its on a great road to success.

    “DMA gets a C for an interesting concept that I’m sure some other agency will adopt and do a better job of organizing and staging.
    DMA flunks outright on their execution.
    Sucks to be them.”

    17.) And you, Anonymous Asshole full of BS, receives an F, flunking outright on your ability as a human being. Hopefully you fail miserably as a model because we don’t want you.

    Sucks to be you.

  124. anonymous Says:

    Modeling bootcamp or a Jersey/Demi ego-trip?

    I was looking forward with anticipation to a modeling “bootcamp” as a way to kickstart my training in SL as a model. Join the DMA Students/prospective Models Group for L$100? Seemed like a no-brainer to me. But first go to an “orientation” to get the lay of the land. That makes sense too. So I did. Jersey Ceriano had relentlessly spammed a bunch of SL modeling groups to generate a crowd at her open houses. So I went to one to have a looksee.They wanted people to come to an orientation session. I thought to myself sure.

    I go to a late one on Saturday night. Lots of people at the orientation. This might be fun I thought. Some good looking male avatars too. Even better. I’m hopeful that this will be fun. Silly me.

    The “orientation” starts really late with lots of hellos and needless chatter slowing it even more. But then it gets worse when it is interrupted by a “student” of Jersey’s who is somewhere “freaking out” in Jersey’s words.

    So 20 people wait while Jersey tends to her “freaking out” student’s IMMEDIATE need. Now is this student that important to you Jersey you ask? Jersey, obviously, thinks so.

    This is reminiscent of what happens in a retail store where you are with a salesperson and the phone rings. So they turn away from you and answer the phone. Then they gesture to you that they will be RIGHT BACK WITH you. Butttttttttt at this instant, this second, the phone is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT then YOU are. FFS. You the customer, the one who got in her car and came to their retail store IN PERSON, who is now standing there with cash in her hot. little hand ready to buy something IN PERSON. But the phone is muchhhhhhhhh more important. Bad, bad, bad move Jersey, keeping all of your live CUSTOMERS, that you were shilling for your school ( I mean c’mon, that’s what this was all about right? ) waiting needlessly while the ever so attentive, and compassionate, Momma Jersey tended to her flipping out baby. Strike ONE.

    The painfully, laggy sim didn’t encourage me either. Strike TWO.

    Then we listened to her describe, interminably, what DejaVu Modeling Agency was sorta, kinda up to with the bootcamp. Vague pontifications which we could have been spared if they’d merely passed out something ( can you spell notecard? ) that covered what would take place during the 4 days we’d be spending in the “bootcamp”. Nope. couldn’t be bothered with writing something up. Strike THREE .You’re out.

    I’d seen enough to scare me off. Thank god.

    But I did follow up with some of the participants who signed up for this disorganized, Jersey is the Ringmaster and all will bow before her, circus event.

    On the first day there was this we’ll all go back to our roots and become “noobs” again so we can recall what it was like before we got hip and created our gorgeous avatars. And then we’ll go out to really busy stores like JCNY and tell their customers we are in a modeling bootcamp and we really look much better then this now to expereince the disdain that noobs are treated with in SL. That maneuver had to please JD Hudson of JCNY a lot. Was it really needed? What did it have to do with creating a fashion show under pressure one has to ask oneself?
    Another good move I was glad I missed out on.

    Then the coup d’grace, eliminations ala Survivor. Very original concept this one.People got voted off the island by Jersey, not by their teammates for not “participating” enough. One teamleader, that Jersey had appointed before tthe bootcamp began was summarily ejected. Gotta love that. Iloved you yesterday but not anymore. Ohhhhhh you suck so you flunk. Buhh byee. Shades of the Mean Girls movie.

    Jersey, dear, the people who signed up came to learn how to create a fashion event, in a hurry, under pressure not to get voted off the island by you for some obscure reason or another, Jersey you twit. Inviting them to continue but not be in the show was adding insult to injury by the way.

    I am so glad I bailed on this spectacle before I got started.

    After reading this entire set of comments about DMA and Jersey I have to say that the lady protesteth too much. She claims to have learned lessons from her previous mistakes and changed based on the feedback that she got dumped on her. Sorry, I don’t think so.

    DMA gets a C for an interesting concept that I’m sure some other agency will adopt and do a better job of organizing and staging.

    DMA flunks outright on their execution.

    Sucks to be them.

  125. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    What casting call????? lol

  126. Anonymous Says:

    after a two hour shouting match and plenty of drama, I left the casting call empty handed and heavy hearted. this discouraged me from being a model in secondlife :( the overseer was bossing around assistants like it was a 1789 slave traders market. all around it was not fun

  127. Dia Says:

    Part of the job in modeling, particularly in SL, is the ability to wait, to deal with difficult people and things and to smile and do what you need to do no matter what. My experience has not been bad at DVM, if a bit less mainstream than norm. So far so good :)

  128. Anonymous Says:

    I just recently started modeling boot camp and the academy at DMA. My first impressions so far varies. Today was the first day of the camp and the classes. I enjoyed the class so far. I got an idea on some measurements that some models should have. I had a hard time trying to figure out my shape in the past and this session was extremely helpful. I, however, won’t change my eyes drastically. Personally, I don’t want them to be too big.

    So, class was nice. However, I feel mixed feelings about the boot camp so far.

    I shouldn’t really give away what the first assignment of the boot camp details, but I thought it was a really interesting excercise. I learned an important lesson from it, so- I thought it was valuable to me. It makes me look forward to what else is going to happen in the camp.

    However, there were some things that happened with the team I am in that is frustrating. There is a pink team and a yellow team that is doing boot camp this week. Due to members of each team having too complex of time schedules, each team had to be split in two. So, we got two pink teams and two yellow teams. The first team of say… Pink, meets in the AM while the other half of the pink team meets in the PM. Add the yellow team to the mix. The AM pink and yellow team, according to Jersey, have to meet together and be on the SAME TEAM. So… We might as well get rid of the whole yellow and pink and give them a different color. This same thing goes with the PM team. The PM team has a disadvantage. The AM team is the first to participate in the challenge(s) for the day… Later on, when the PM team had their turn, members of the AM team teased the PM team and hinted about the challenge. “Oh just you wait, it is going to be fun.” or “Just wait and see.” and they just wouldn’t stop. There is a chance that future challenges will be ruined for the PM team because of this. Someone might not be able to meet their mouths shut…

    Something else bugged me today. Someone, I won’t say their name, showed up today for the boot camp but they were not suppose to start until next Monday. They were assigned to be in the boot camp session that starts a week from today. I hinted at the person that they were not suppose to be there and well… They stayed anyway. I kept my mouth shut and didn’t tell Jersey about it. I just think it is going to be unfair to the next week’s set of groups who are going to participate in the boot camp.

    I also have some concerns about what will happen if and when I graduate from boot camp. According to Jersey, if we graduate from the boot camp, we will most likely be invited to join the agency. Now, there are MANY people on this boot camp. I saw the model house and saw that there are only about… Well, at least 10 picture of models on the walls that are in DMA. What about all the other models in the agency? Just how many are there total? Do they constantly get work or get to be in a show weekly? I have a feeling that only a certain number get work or/and are actually involved with the runway shows.

    Another thought comes to mind. I read some of these negative comments here and from what it sounds like, models who are selected to join the agency get put on a wait list… I am actually in the group where the waiting takes place, but only as a member of the boot camp. I haven’t checked on how many people are in the group yet, as I am not logged into SL, but it sounds like there are quite alot of people in it. One comment I read on this page talks about how this person has been on the waiting list for what seems like forever and I just wonder… Is there a false promise involved? I don’t know how to word it.

    Do you get put into the waiting group and have to wait for a long time to be accepted as a model? Or are there actually other models that have advantages and join the agency? How many models are in the agency and are active?

    Maybe I am repeating myself here, I am not sure.

    Now, I have second thoughts about the academy and the boot camp… Good news is that currently I only spent $1k on the academy and the boot camp. If you do the academy and the boot camp all at once, you get the boot camp free… Which is priced at $100 linden.

    So, I have all these concerns but yet I have had mostly good experiences from the class and the boot camp on this first day. I think I should stick with them and see what happens. I am not sure if I would personally join the agency though if my concerns for it are actually true. Sorry for the long windedness.

  129. Precious M. Says:

    I am new to this agency and like most waited a long time to finally be added to a group. But, I wasn’t too concerned about the waiting because I was working on a couple of big shows for other agencies. I am in the bootcamp and so far everything has been great. Jersey and her staff seemed to be very organized. We’ve had several meetings to meet her and other models and to go over the details of bootcamp. Since this is the first time she’s held a bootcamp, we all had to figure out together the best times to meet and to organize into smaller groups which is to be expected. Today was the first day of bootcamp and I thought it was great. It was informative, we had fun, and it wasn’t long. I’m looking forward to planning our fashion show.

  130. Curious Says:

    I want to know how this agency and the owner adds up now. I see them alot in sl and hear mainly good comments about them.
    Are the models there happy? Have things improved or gotten worse?

  131. Anonymous2 Says:

    The issue was with the DMA Prospective Model Group, not the model group, so I guess Dejavu ‘models’ wouldnt know of this particular issue, about the endless wait, the commercial spamming and all :)

    But it is a good thing that since this was brought up, Jersey immediately notified the Prospective Model Group about the plans undertaken regarding them. At last some action has been taken. So thanks for bringing it to light.

  132. DejaVu Current Model Says:

    My first impression about Deja Vu was that the owner was a very easy going, laid back individual. Which is quite new here in Second Life and my mind hasn’t changed since. Compared to some places, it is a breath of fresh air. Since this is a fairly new agency there were a few issues here and there but nothing that seemed like it could’t be fixed. I’ve never had any of those issues mentioned above. So I don’t understand why some are so negative.

    To address the Simone shopping expedition, I didn’t go. I’m a very picky shopper. I also don’t remember that notice saying it was mandatory, it was merely a friendly suggestion to adhere too or not. That’s your choice.

    As far as rehearsal’s go, we always have our scheduled notices sent out in advance. Rehearsal’s occur 2-3 times a day to accommodate the different time zones.

    So far it has been fun in the sun! And I like the zig zag walk. The day you start limiting yourself on how things can be showcased is the day you’ll find yourself stuck within a mold. Fashion is Art, have fun with it, or don’t. The choice is yours.

  133. Anonymous Says:

    While I was at DeJaVu she used her modeling group in the same fashion. We were a group to be marketed to and it felt like it. Sounds like she has another group of “customers” that she is marketing to, a “prospective” models group. I understand sending out notices for show or maybe a new release from one of the clients, but she takes it too far. Multiple notices that are mostly just spam. The idea to gather a bunch of customers on the premise of modeling may have been a fine marketing concept, but if we can see right through it, it’s not going to work.

  134. DMA Bound Says:

    I am new to modelling in SL but I am lucky to be accepted as part of some of the best modelling agencies in SL. Initially when I heard about all negative comments about DMA, I decided not to judge the owner Jersey Ceriano or the management based just on what people say. I applied to DMA and I was invited into the Prospective Model Group after a group conference ‘orientation’ in which JC said that we would be invited to be models once she was done with the waiting list of applicants. Fair enough. So I joined this prospective model group, got a “DMA Bound” tag and waited. And waited. And waited. And I am still waiting. No notice from her about the furture course of action. No notice about any casting. I am astonished and disgusted with her notices to us that ina nutshell, were about:

    1.Excuse the spam, but I have a yard sale going on. Items are no copy, take the landmark, blah blah blah

    2. Come to the night club. Let me see your sense of style in designing a building! (WTF??!!!..LOL) Its “your club” do it up yourself. Use your own textures, furnitures, etc

    3. Take the landmark, I need you people here at the club. Help me move the chairs around!

    Most of us in this group I am sure are serious models who are not at all interested in stupid yard sales and strip clubs. There is absolutely no notice about ‘MODELLING’. No news about any casting happening. Nothing.

    What can I say about Jersey? I dont want to involve in mudslinging but is this the way a model agency is run even if you choose to run it on your own terms?? Seriously, all I want to say is WTF am i doing here in DMA when there are so many more professional agencies. DMA is a flop, will always remain a flop show. I am not saying this under the influence of others but from my own experience.

  135. jerseyceriano Says:

    Dear Anonymous –

    Thank you for your input/opinion about DMA and your thoughts concerning it. Regarding management, that is something we are currently working towards – we have had a few managers in the past who for whatever reasons, it didn’t work out. We have one in now who I believe, and I’m hoping, is a much better fit all around. I’m also working towards building a small staff within DMA as well..funds are not the problem really..its finding people who will actually work (and enjoy it) and stick around so that the models come to know them and so forth.

    Anyways…also, ty for your feedback, like I said, but…also, ty for providing it in a non-attacking/agressive manner. It makes a huge difference, at least to me, when receiving, or even giving, constructive criticism or advice of how its done. I’ve always been the type of person where…you bite…I’ll bite back..you approach me in a calm, collected, respectful way..I’ll give that back as well. I know (biting back) is probably not the best way to handle business issues..actually, I know its really not, so I know thats something I have to defuse with myself.

    All in all though, regardless of the tones of all the feedback on here, I do appreciate everyones input, negative or positive. If you don’t make mistakes, you really can’t learn much…and not that I want to go making mistake after mistake just to learn, but I’m sure you get my point.

    I am, 99% of the time, a very nice, open person, and yes, I do give people a shot, regardless if they are new to the industry or not. DMA has a FANTASTIC group of models right now..I’m incredibly proud of all of them…and we have an amazing group of prospective DMA models and students..and I’m excited for them to join us soon b/c I know most of them will be a great addition to DMA. And DMA itself, while its had a rocky beginning…all I can say is we’re slowly climbing out of the woodworks (slowly, b/c of me), but have faith in DMA..maybe even me too…we’re getting there.

    And I am soooo long-winded. I think the AR needs to have a maximum amount that you can write, just for me, lol.

    Regards,

    Jersey Ceriano
    DMA CEO

  136. Anonymous Says:

    Here’s my thoughts about DMA and btw I am a model and no I’m not a member of the agency although I’ve been to castings and I’ve met Jersey several times through various fashion organizations.

    Jersey does what so many agencies refuses to do – she will give modeling opportunities to new models and not just the ones willing to spend $200,000L to create the perfect SL model (which btw I’ll admit that I am one of them).

    After reading all the Anon comments (and might as well make mine the same) I do believe the concerns are legitimate but easily correctable and Jersey could create a great agency that helps build new models and give opportunities to new designers.

    My suggestion to you Jersey, if you’re reading this post, is simple. You need to get a management staff in there that can help organize your agency a bit. I’m not sure what the funds you have to pay for a person to do this or perhaps it’s a great opportunity for someone who wants to build a career in model management to build their resume.

    Jersey, you have potential here NOT to be one of the ultra-elite agencies (those agencies took years to get where they are today) but a great agency that could help build some of the the top models of tomorrow. There needs to be a reliable agency out there that can give new models the chance to learn, to shine and to walk in runway shows. I mean there are agencies out there but too many of them are more for scamming and less of creating the next Mimmi Boa.

    You need to evaulate what you want to do with this agency. You can learn from what was posted here by everyone and rebuild the agencies to be sucessful or you can be just another Downtown Modeling Agency

  137. Anonymous Says:

    lol i think Jersey’s reply says it all that these reports aren’t far off from what people are saying.
    wow maturity at its finest.

  138. Jersey Ceriano Says:

    Let me first start off by saying that I don’t run DMA (and yes, its DMA, not DMC) like others might run their own agencies and quite frankly, if you don’t like it…don’t be a part of it.

    This is SL…and this is me…I’ve never ‘played by the rules’ in RL and I’m not about to start in SL. My open auditions are not ran like other agencies are…my casting calls aren’t ran like everyone elses…I don’t select models and top models and students like everyone else does…I mean..c’mon, if you want this stiff, rigid, run of the mill, boring, stressed group full of people who are so far up their own butts that they can’t see anything more, then..go join one of the many agencies out there that are like that (and just so we are clear, I am not targeting any agency in particular nor am I speaking of any model).

    But DMA, for those that truly appreciate the effort and time I take with them, to interact, to help them out, to listen to them, talk, work with them, give them money, give them some actual human attention and focus…is a great group. Are we all perfect in it? Of course not. But do we completely suck? Nope.

    I believe in giving people chances. If someone were to come to a casting, completely new to modeling, which has happened a lot, chances are, I’m not going to turn them down. SL is about having fun, creating your dreams, creating memories, helping others…living your dreams. Not being a stuck up bitch and running a ship so tight that people can’t be who they are.

    I did lecture on attitude at one casting call b/c I wanted people to know that negative attitudes won’t be welcome at DMA..right off the bat. Designers don’t want it, models don’t want it, I don’t want it…no one wants it. I’ve seen enough of it in other agencies and even in my own to know I don’t want to bring that in more. If you didn’t like it, then why stay? I know that in RL my time is valuable…in SL, the same applies.
    If I disagree with how something is ran or what a person is overall saying…I’m not going to stick around, pretend that I care, accept an invitation into the group, be two-faced about it all and then get on some website and complain. Give me a break!!

    Right now….I don’t charge anyone anything to be in DMA…whether thats the academy or agency. I’m a nice person who spends my own money to keep DMA around…not because I feel I have to or need to..but because I want to. I don’t charge designers to have their clothes in the show…maybe one day I’ll charge a small fee when DMA is up on top (and yeah, I will be laughing to myself at those of you who keep trying to knock it down), but for now…who cares. I don’t charge the students right now to be apart of the academy…I don’t charge the models to join the agency…I don’t charge when we have contests..in fact, I give stuff away. I try to be as fair as possible with everyone, I try to be considerate of others, such as…a good handful of my models, as is the SL population, are in European time zones, so I try to schedule two rehearsals a day to accomodate…and when we had our last model meeting…I held 3 throughout the day, to accomodate to almost everyone.

    As far as the models going zig zag down the runway…that was the ROUTINE. Are you familiar with them? Like I said, I don’t run DMA like other agencies, meaning, I don’t do the same routines as they do. I personally think that walking from backstage straight to the end of the runway and back is boring..and I’m not even a model. Now, I’ll have some shows that are like that, but I want some flippin variation to the shows…I don’t want the audience KNOWING that the model is going to walk straight down the runway, pose a certain way and walk back. Don’t like it? Well, as I’ve said..don’t stay.

    I was reading up on the last 3 comments and the one on June 3rd…at the end…is the exact type of person I strive NOT to be with DMA. No one is “beyond” repair and most pple deserve a shot at doing something like modeling or anything else. I truly feel sorry for your agency b/c they have to deal with someone like you. And I’m not saying I’m perfect or am the nicest person or anything…but geez..if you’re this anal in SL…I am glad I don’t work for you or know you in RL.

    I’m going to now touch down on this crap that agencies are turning down DMA models simply b/c they’re apart of DMA. To the agencies that are doing that…HAVE YOU FALLEN AND SMACKED YOUR BIG FAT HEADS ON THE PAVEMENT? I’m not being rude here either…some of you really have BIG heads, meaning, you are full of yourselves..you’ve lost the entire concept of SL not to mention how to behave and treat people.

    DMA has a LOT of good models and if you are shallow and big headed enough to not accept them just b/c they are with my agency, then, in my opinion, and I’m sure a lot of others will agree…they don’t need to be in your agency. I have had run-in’s with other agency owners that I dislike…I have heard TONS of crap about other agencies, from how they treat their models to scams…and all I do is just shake my head, maybe warn my group about an agency (with valid reasons only) and continue with building DMA..b/c like I’ve said, I’m not perfect and I sure as hell know that none of you are, so dont even try to pull that one on me. But, the point I was making is that regardless of what I think or know about different agencies, I do not pass that judgement on to the models. I still hire them. I don’t think its fair at all to say, “well..I don’t like this agency and you’re part of it, so I’m turning you down.” Nor do I ask any of my models to leave an agency, regardless. I don’t play dirty like that.

    So…DMA isn’t perfect..OMG…whatever will we do now? Post more ridiculously stupid remarks here? Probably.
    Jersey isn’t perfect and doesn’t always do things the right way. OMG…lets post more stupid remarks about that, ok?
    DMA doesn’t run like all of the other generic agencies out there. OMG…more stupid remarks..feel free!
    Jersey believes in giving people chances and accepting them regardless of who they are affiliated with or if they need work on…OMG…lets go post more stupid remarks about that!
    DMA is a fun, laid back, compassionate agency…OMG…can I help you write more stupid remarks about that…please?

    If you want to join a standard agency where things are well…bleh…then…you have them by the busloads. If you want to join an agency that plays by their own rules and doesn’t care (hint hint) what others think (except in certain situations) and has fun and still manages to get the job done, then there are agencies out there like that too and DMA is one of them.

    And you want to know what makes it all worth it? When you give someone a chance who hasn’t been given one and you work with them and you believe in them and encourage them and help them shine…and they do…and then they come back to thank you for that chance, for believing in them and helping them shine…thats what makes it worth it. DMA is here for those that need and want it and to help those that need and want it…we are an agency, but, we also have hearts and I’d rather have a heart and make pple smile and be happy, than treat people like crap and pass them up b/c they don’t fit with other people’s “preciously anal” standards.

    BTW…I know who two of you are, who posted 2 of the 3 comments…and that includes you, EX DEJAVU MODEL.

  139. Ex DMA Model Says:

    There is a lot of bad feedback about the agency. I chose to ignore it and give Jersey a chance.
    I should have payed closer attention. I recently left the agency due to being turned down for jobs by other potential employers! I also was appauled by the recent show I watched. Sitting next to one of my good friends we watched in shock horror as several models walked down the runway in a strange zig zag line , and fail to pose correctly. I have never seen such a poorly oraganized show in my life. My friend and I sat there giggling half way through at the 80′s choice of music and the most bizzare outfit Jersey had on. It amused us that everything was “80L”
    You would have thought Jersey could afford better shoes from running such a “Professional” Agency.
    I Advice all models to ditch dejavu and continue along a clean modeling path.

  140. A Fool that should have listened! Says:

    Well I attended my first meeting with Jersey Ceriano and her monkey helper Angelica Kweller today.It was really a awful experience .I guess she had some problems with her models in her last Fashion show so instead of talking to them one by one she pulls all of us into this drama ridden meeting that lasted for two hours and started off by trying to explain arc and why there is lag a piss poor attempt now there are ppl running around thinking they have on ten thousand prim or so lagging the sim up basically on there own,A suggestion Jersey if you don’t understand something please don’t try and explain it.Then continues to tell us for the next hour she wants to be an attention whore very professional I may add.So we basically all started out by being yelled at for being too laggy at her meeting then to go on saying how some of us our attitudes truly suck which is probably true but bring those people aside Jersey it’s not our fault you did a half assed call for your agency and didn’t take the time to interview prospective people.She talked down to us like we where children and when she wasn’t doing that we had to listen to Angelica determine which shade of lipstick she wanted to plant on Jerseys cheeks.When she wasn’t belittling people and thinking it was ok to say a kind word about them after she had done so, we then had to listen to Angelica’s dramatic storm stories.It wasn’t a meeting at all it was a big bitch session on Jersey’s terms.My biggest suggestion to you Miss Ceriano and Kweller take a class from a real agency learn how its done heed your own advice, and run Angelica run when this ship sinks your going down with it.I can truly say DMA is the biggest mistake i ever made please don’t do the same things haven’t changed the owner just doesn’t swear quite as much as before.

  141. Anonymous Says:

    Went to a DeJaVu casting call the other day where we were told to stand in a line and then she would all group tags based on whatever, I thought that was the most tacky way for people who are actually looking for a model gig. It is misleading because they place people who aren’t up to par under the DMA tag, I was placed under that because “they didn’t know what to do with me” I think it was because I had a short avie, but whatever, sorry im not 7 ft tall. They accepted male models that looked like noobs under the “model” tag. I accepted the group invite just to see what this agency was about….I waited 2 days, waited 4 days, waiting because they told me that the DMC tag meant that they would place me accordingly soon, well I already knew that I was NOT going to pay for modeling school, are you kidding me?I all ready knew how to use the model huds and have print, runway work that range from various designers and photographers. I ultimately left the damn group because their spamming of group notices, and the whole unorganized bull of it all. They say they are now organized, and they are totally not. She needs to get a better grasp on organization, I own my own model agency and if I don’t know what to do with a model that comes to an open call I simply don’t hire them, I don’t add them to the group, because that is misleading and I figure if they are beyond repair already why the hell would I hire them as a model to represent me? LOL What a joke.

  142. Anonymous Says:

    Well I must congratulate Jersey!!

    She took on board everything that was said on this website, went away, thought about it, talked to her team, SORTED herself out and came back.

    I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves a second chance, so when I heard she was relaunching and doing castings I went along.

    I have to say Jersey was much friendlier and seemed better organised. Her staff where more helpful and informative too.

    Having been taken on as a model this time, I’ve also been able to see things from within the agency. So far Jersey has come across as very friendly, joking with some of us on open chat, she appears patient, but most of all she INFORMS and informs well.

    The notice for last casting call included full rehearsal schedule (times and days) and the date that clothes would be distributed. I wish more agency’s would consider doing this, it enables us to tell if we can commit fully to a schedule BEFORE we go to a casting!!

    Brilliant Jersey, keep this up girl!!
    And everyone else – please lets give her a chance. We’ve all made mistakes so second chances are always appreciated :D

    I’m staying annonymous because I’m kinda shy about doing this, but I guess some of you that know me well will figure out who I am :D

  143. Flower Says:

    I appreciate your answer, Jersey, I really do.
    Personally, I wouldn’t explain my attitudes in Sl with my RL. See? We all have RL situations, problems, whatever.
    I have been in SL long enough to see people dealing with RL issues, others weren’t able to cope, not even in SL. People tend to explain their SL attitudes with RL situations. I don’t accept that. If I’m not ok, RL, I just log off. Period.

    To bring RL into SL, well, it must be very well documented or proved. Cause I honestly don’t believe what people say about their RL. I don’t. We can say whatever we want to.
    Nobody really knows if Simone’s cat was ill or not.

    I had two cats, one of them died recently (can you tell if I’m telling the truth? You can, because I’m not asking for money, I wouldn’t dare!!). Would I go to SL asking for money to save my cats? I would not!

    And you can bet I LOVE animals, always had animals at home. But SL is not for that purpose, not at all. I mean to use SL money to help individuals in whatever situation it may be. This is my opinion, of course. When it comes to raise money to a RL situation, again, it must be well documented and proved.

    Apologies accepted, in my case, Jersey.
    I left Deja Vu a long ago, as a SL Model, and I don’t have any intention of coming back. My time to apologize.
    I saw you the other day in BOSL Group badmouthing some guy. I saw it and kept silent. This attitude of yours shows that you haven’t changed at all. This is not a good way to restart, I’m afraid.
    It’s your Agency, your attitudes, your reputation.

  144. jerseyceriano Says:

    WARNING: This post from me may be a bit long, as I am replying to the rest of the comments here so I’m not creating comment after comment here. :)

    DeJaVu, well, I, was very unorganized at the time and when you are trying to run something as large and important as an agency, thats not the best thing to be (unorganized). I have immensely improved on organization, both personally and within the agency. I did notice one mishap in particular that I did recently that could of been prevented with more organization, such as when I gathered the list of models for the retake of our Spring show on May 2nd, I verbally agreed to have one or two models specifically as backup and never used them b/c I what…? Verbally agreed…I didn’t document it, so when I needed to find a replacement for a model, I looked within the modeling group, but totally forgot that I already had backup models.
    I’m not perfect…I’m going to make mistakes, but the important thing is, as I make mistakes, I’m recognizing and changing them.

    In RL, I do have this experience behind me…in SL, I do not. I don’t claim to know everything or make no mistakes. Not that I’m making any excuses for the past, but I was battling an infection in my foot in RL for a while, and therefore was medicated quite often, which did affect my mood/behavior sometimes. But, as much as I will say, well, I was doing this or taking this, or thinking about that…its an excuse…I’m the only one in control of what I say and do, so…..

    I would like to sincerely apologize to those that personally felt any of the terms below or if I was any and/or all of the following towards: unprofessional, unorganized, rude, immature, childish, belittling, bitchy, insultive, ignorant, rushed, confusing, verbally agressive, clueless, moody, scattered, abusive, not punctual, lacking in manners, eratic, mistreated, unethical, cruel, careless, unkind, dishonest, stressful, inconsiderate, un-apologetic, hurtful, blown off, felt used, scammed….

    Most of the comments here are quite truthful…I do know for a fact that some are exaggerated to a certain point, but the main thing to remember not just with me or you…but everyone…is….a persons reality is based on their own perception. So, to one person, I may have appeared ok..not the best, but not the worst and no major rudeness and to the person right next to them, I could have come off as the rudest person alive. Now, what a lot of pple do in those situations is deny that they were rude or made a mistake or had an attitude, because to that person, they probably thought they were doing nothing wrong, but something I’ve learned is that, its not important what you, yourself, think of how you treated others…its how others think that you treated them. So if you feel that I treated any of you in any way other than nice and respectful, then again, I sincerely apologize and I am very closely monitoring my own behavior not because suddenly, theres a whole page of comments that make me look bad…but, because I’m, in all reality, a really nice person…a great and loyal friend..I have my flaws and personal moments, but I’m not a bad person, nor am I a rude person, by nature (although I can be, as any of us can) and I don’t want to one, treat people rudely in any way or create that sort of image for me.

    I thought that my comments would be much longer b/c of all the comments here, but they are pretty much similar in the dislikes and feedback.

    I will say that…DeJaVu Modeling Agency has put together 3 shows since it has been open. The first show went fairly well although there were problems behind the scenes (b/c of me)..the second show was just a complete mess, again, because of me. I did have RL issues that prevented me from being there earlier than I was, but that was no excuse as to why everything else wasn’t planned and carried out way before then. I felt bad for the models b/c they had shown up on time, worked hard to get the routine down, stuck with it to the end even though they didn’t have their clothes until right before (and some never got their clothes..again, b/c of me) and had to rush rush rush and make do with the little time they had and all the time that was wasted waiting around. I felt sorry for the designers who participated in that show b/c that not only was a poor reflection on DeJaVu as a whole, but also the designers for participating. I felt sorry for the audience who I kept waiting and sat through the show that started 45 minutes late.
    After that show, things started turning into a wakeup call. I realized that I needed to massively change things around and quick, or just close it down right then. Models/staff walked out, some during the show, a lot afterwards and at first, I was taken back at this and blamed them, but that lasted…a very short time and I realized that they were leaving mainly b/c of me.

    So, after that show, I put the agency on a month long vacation while I worked on different things with it, including myself. We recently came back from that vacation and on May 2nd, re-did the Spring Fashion Show…which, while it wasn’t perfect (on my behalf), it was a ton times better than the original and the participating models and designers all seemed happy with it. And now, things are massively picking up here at the agency…more than I really want to say here b/c this is so long as it is, but hey, maybe come down and see for yourself, or talk to one of the models or staff if you wish.

    Finally, I do want to say how blessed and thankful I am for one, all of the models and staff who joined DeJaVu, for those who stuck with it even during the low points, and how thankful and appreciative I am that in some sort of twisted way, I was given a second chance to turn things around…and let me say, I’ve grabbed that chance and DMA is going to soar to incredible heights one of these days…not just b/c of my efforts, but because of the group..the DMA family, pulling together to make this the best.

    Thank you, and once again, my apologies for everything.

    Jersey Ceriano-
    DMA CEO

  145. jerseyceriano Says:

    Hi there. Its easy to think that because other pple pull these type of scams, everyone else does too. Simone’s cat, at the time, was in the hospital in serious condition and she was trying to raise extra funds to help pay for his ever large and increasing bills (come on, if you have a pet, you know how spendy and money focused some vets are). This cat had quite a few health problems and was a rescue, along with his siblings.

    A few of Simones friends, me included, at that time, were trying to think of different ways, with Simone, to help raise the funds. She did an auction, had a concert set for a few days from then (that never happened b/c the performer backed out at the last minute)..I created a sign and put in a script to raise funds and placed the sign around various parts of her store and then at my runway. Simone was offline when I threw a last minute, model party I think it was at the runway and was asking if pple could please donate anything…I didn’t care if it was $1L or $1000L..any little bit would help and I know Simone would be (and was very much so) thankful. I asked people to donate to the sign (which went to me where I was keeping record)instead of Simone directly so one, the donations and her store funds would be kept separate and also so I could keep track of who was sending it, how much and also most importantly, make sure it got to her (we all know about SL glitches). In that one night, people donated over $10,000L and it all was given to Simone I believe, the following day (I say “I believe” because I know she wasn’t on as much during that time and lets face it, I’m not there 24/7).

    Unfortunately, her cat did not make it. The money that was donated instead has gone to help the cats siblings who, Simone was told, have genetic health problems as well and need preventative care to possibly bypass the same problem that this cat went through. The entire feline family was rescued.

    It may not seem like it to some, but I do have a heart. You can’t listen to a friend cry and just not do anything…its in our nature to want to reach out and help those in need and thats all that was done. Don’t look down on Simone because of it…it was one of those “series of unfortunate events” that happens to us all in some way in RL.

    And please don’t look down at me either for knowing a friend needed help, and helping her. I didn’t do anything wrong…this whole situation was an honest, but like I said, unfortunate one.

    Thanks.

    Anonymous Says:

    April 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Dont forget about the “my cat is in the Vets and I need money” scam too they pulled! Jersey wouldnt let us pay Simone directly, she said to pay herself. Some of us gave 1000’s of lindens. BIG SCAM!!!

  146. Ocean Miami Says:

    Hello All,
    I am posting again tonight to update the record regarding my previous 4-11-09 posting about entering the logo contest with DejaVu: As it turns out, this was a misundertanding/oversight and NOT intentional on part of Jersey: Jersey sent me a really nice IM tonight to clear the matter, and paid me DOUBLE the amount. Her message to me was so courteous, it is indeed humbling. I am copying the gist of it (below) to clear the record and so that everyone can see it for themsleves. (Thank you Jersey for this wonderful gesture and apologies for the misunderstanding.) LOL to all:-)

    [Message received on 5-2-09:
    "Hi Ocean....I know this is terribly late.........about not being paid for winning the contest and omg, I am so so sorry! I went ahead and just dropped $1,000L for you....$500L for winning and $500L for not receiving your prize in a timely manner at all...and also for me never getting back w/you. My sincerest of apologies."]

  147. Anonymous Says:

    Dont forget about the “my cat is in the Vets and I need money” scam too they pulled! Jersey wouldnt let us pay Simone directly, she said to pay herself. Some of us gave 1000′s of lindens. BIG SCAM!!!

  148. Unknown Says:

    not part or will be a part of this agency , but have a couple of good friends so upset over this entire mess. does sound like the owner and designer were in this scam together.

    shame…simone is a talented designer but will Never shop there or put out info on my shopping groups promoting sales at her shops.

  149. Flower Says:

    Going straight to one of the comments below… why doesn’t Jersey answer these comments?

    Ladies and gents, maybe because she – or he, we never know who’s behind any avatar, right? ;) – is getting a kick out of all this.

    If “Jersey Ceriano” wanted attention, seems she got it , right? ;)

    No drama, ladies and gents, just get a good laugh at this and move forward.
    I was there too, in Deja Vu, went through some of the situations mentioned here and , honestly… had a good laugh at it. Left the Agency , of course lol
    It’s simply so ridiculous that all we can do is laugh!

    It’s her reputation, her actions, her behaviour. Not ours. So, let her/him be the only “drama queen or king” (again, we don’t know who’s behind that avatar)
    Maybe a kid? Maybe an old lady in a wheelchair? a fat guy with a really really bad beard? LOL

    Have fun in SL, and if I may make a suggestion: let’s forget about her? or him ? ROFL
    Let’s move on to our SL Model work with dignity :)
    Nobody can take that away from us :)

  150. Anonymous Says:

    Besides being a “game”, SL is actually a metaverse universe. It allows us all to represent what we wish, build what we wish, design what we wish, and unlike other web games, it allows us to relate closer, because of the physicality of the avatars etc.

    And yes, we should never forget that behind each avatar is a person. So, an Agency CEO should be the first person to act with respect and be polite to the Models she is hiring. Yes, it’s true, we never know who that person is. In SL, we may be a “simple” Model, but does the avatar called “Jersey” know who she is talking to? She doesn’t. As the owner of an Agency, her reputation should be the first thing to cherish.

    To be sick in RL is no excuse to be rude, to hide behind an avatar is no excuse. Actually, personally, I was not raised like that in RL, so I am not rude when I’m playing SL. If I’m sick, I log off. I don’t go around SL behaving like Jersey did. And this goes to all kinds of businesses in SL. If you create a bad reputation for yourself, this is what happens. Jersey is “collecting” the consequences of what she did. Nobody likes this kind of attitudes we read about, here. I know, I’ve been through them also.

    To lighten up our environment here, let me tell you … at the first casting I went to with Jersey, my RL husband was sitting next to me at home, and we laughed a lot, I confess. Because if we take the drama out of this, we have to laugh. All that first casting was so ridiculous that I honestly laughed, in RL. At the second casting, Jersey asked for Simone’s clothing. I also went to Simone’s shop and bought “something”. I bought a 2000L gown (nobody asked me to buy such an expensive gown, of course). I wasn’t chosen to be in the show (thank God eheheh) but I left that so called “Agency” that moment. Not because I wasn’t chosen (in our SL Modeling careers we may get chosen or not; and we deal with that.) I left because I saw so many “wrongs” things, that I thought as I always do: I play SL to have fun. Not to do any kind of drama. So, I left before some of the things you mention here happened.

    So glad I did!!

    And please, no excuses for “Jersey” like be sick, be stressed up… going through RL problems. Come on, people. We all have real lives. And more important thing is…. do we even know if the sickness, the stress, the RL is true? To be really really honest, we don’t. People can tell you anything in SL, RL is usually a great excuse.
    Whatever RL excuses one may have, none of them justifies “Jersey Ceriano” behviour roleplaying a Model Agency owner.
    Ladies and gents, really if she wanted to upset someone, make sure she didn’t :)
    Surely didn’t upset me, my Modeling career in SL continues and I honestly don’t care about what happens to Deja Vu. In fact, if we play SL for quite a while this is a “Deja Vu” situation, so one good thing: the Agency’s name applies here!! lolol

    Have fun, ladies and gentlemen. This is something to laugh at, not really to be upset about.

  151. Anonymous Says:

    That last comment reminds me of once in group IM that Jersey asked us to donate money to Simone because she had a sick pet and vet bills were mounting. This agency is a sham in more ways than one. Jersey is a [not nice person] and a fraud, it is very sad that 98 models were pulled into her web of evil. It sounds like Simone is okay with Jersey’s fraudulent tactics, and because of that I will NEVER buy anything or promote anything from Simone or Style Starts Here! “Simmy isn’t happy with sales” is what I heard Jersey say at one point. I can tell you that sponsoring DeJaVu and going along with Jersey’s lies may have gotten her a temporary boost in sales and donations. But 98 wronged people has a very wide reach. DESIGNERS, if you hire Jersey, be AWARE that she will lie to people to get you sales, and this will eventually HURT your business instead of help it! Yes I do hope this agency fails and I expect it to.

    *edited by admin due to improper content

  152. Anonymous Says:

    About 10days ago, I have given the private record of IM between Jersey and the designer by one reputated model who also left Dejavu.

    Jersey once asked to us ( by group chat and group notice ) to donate money to Jersey for Simone because Simone was sick. However that was lie.

    In that private IM, Jersey was laughing at us how stupid we were and giving money to her. When I read that IM, I had decided to leave DeJaVu.

    People sometimes make mistake, and noone is perfect.
    We all know and hope she correct the way she is.

  153. anonymous Says:

    If none of the issues are related to the models themselves, then why would this be a dark spot on a resume? Why are you saying it will be bad for the resume and saying “BE WARNED”, yet you remain anonymous?
    Yes, there were/are many problems with the way this agency has been run. I think the owner rushed into this and without much experience. The first show was completed by the models that stayed, as well as it could have been done under the circumstances. The owner is trying to correct the things that were problems and she at least deserves a chance. I can’t help but think there are certain comments left by certain people that are hurt and taking it out in a personal way now, as anonymous, in hopes the owner fail completely.

  154. Anonymous Says:

    I also left DeJaVu. Too much mess ! I am fed up with CEO to yell her models. It’s also harm to put this agency in my resume.

  155. Anonymous Says:

    She sucks! Dont need to say more..!

  156. DEAR DEJAVU MODELS.... Says:

    GET OUT NOW WHILE YOU CAN!! DEJAVU MAKES YOUR RESUME LOOK BAD!!!! BE WARNED!

  157. kithdecuir Says:

    I am absolutely not afraid to post my opinion here about this agency. Frankly I feed used and scammed by Jersey and her crew. The ridiculous little dog and pony show of an ‘audition’ they put on earned them 75+ models who were eager to work. She refused to organize herself or her organization even while people begged for group notices to be posted about when casting calls were done.

    I went to ‘Simone’ with one of the former models below and was asked to buy something. I knew that it was not a typical thing asked of models but I figured a little money wouldn’t hurt and bought some anyways. Right after doing so she said there was NO Simone show planned but since Simone was the agency sponsor then ‘we should all own some of Simone’s clothes’. What the hell. I was furious. If she’s the ‘sponsor’ then shouldn’t we be getting the clothes for free? Not the other way around, with us sponsoring Simone.

    When I approached Jersey about this saying it sounded questionable and I felt taken advantage of she blew me off. She said ‘being a model is expensive’ and reiterated that Simone was her friend and our sponser….She basically stopped replying to me when my questions got more intense. So I quit.

    I have no respect for Jersey OR Simone at this point, I deleted my clothes and have no intention of ever covering Simone’s work in my blog.

    Please avoid this unprofessional agency. As it was my first time auditioning or participating in any agency it’s definitely soured me on ever trying something like this again.

  158. Anonymous Says:

    To the person who wrote this long comment below me, thank you so much for taking the time to write this eloquent comment (on behalf of all of us models):

    Yes, this is not about being mean or dramatic or trashing someone.. Come to think of it, it’s not even about Jersey per se. This is about a larger issue that hit a real nerve for all us models:

    SL being considered a “game” should NEVER be an excuse for the REAL hurt and abuse that so many of us have endured at DejaVu during our long nights in castings or in practice. We all work extremely hard trying to make these shows happen, and to make our bosses and our designers look good. We spend REAL time on this site, and we spend REAL money buying your fashions (if you have a store like you say below).

    Being a runway model myself, I can tell you that it takes a LOT of work, grit, time and dollars to make these fashion shows happen! You call it a game, think again! We often have to wake up WAY early on a sunday morning or stay up very late over night to practice our routines, to make our designers and our agencies look good, and so that we don’t let our model-partners down!!! This is time we could have spent out in the yard gardening or going out with our families! Don’t you think that deserves a little bit of respect and kindness and consideration on part of agency-heads?

    I have worked with several agencies over the past few onths and none of my bosses are ever rude or unkind to me.. They too have RLs and stress and other issues, but at least they make an effort to be cordial and considerate, and they will apologize if they mess up! This is not something we ever saw from Jersey: it is not that she showed up late to her own show (when we all depended on her, cause she had all the clothing and everything else) IT IS THAT SHE WAS RUDE AND UNAPOLOGETIC WHEN SHE FINALLY SHOWED UP!

    In my other agencies, we all work together as a team, CEOS designers and models alike, and that is how these shows are put together. This is NOT what Jersey offered any of us.

    SO here, we are simply warning others from our faux pas. We are not trashing anyone or being mean to anyone. If you do not agree, because jersey is your personal friend that’s fine too. But try not to intimidate other people from making their voices heard simply because you don’t like the truth. After all, this is what this website is about: To warn others and to hold the SL business community accountable at last.

  159. Anonymous Says:

    Anon: The things stated here are real experiences, they are not simply trashing someone, there is a big difference. There are REAL facts behind these opinions! Real things that did happen and whether it takes place in a virtual world or not people need to be held accountable for their actions and words.

    The people commenting here are only sharing their personal experiences– to try to save someone else the trouble of getting into a similar situation with this agency.

    I was surprised at allot of your comments as they are exactly what many are trying to say!

    “everyone on this game should be polite to others and NEVER reem out anyone in open chat or anywhere” This is EXACTLY what many people had an issue with. Jersey was extremely verbally rude to those around her, this is FACT, and anyone that was there saw it, it was one of the reasons I and many others left.

    “They are people behind these Avatars and we all have real lives.” I think this is also something Jersey needs to take into consideration before she cusses at a person or the group as a whole. OR something she should have considered before replying “HELL NO!” to a new model asking if she could audition. OR something she should have considered before cutting people from the show for not making it to sporadic/erratic rehearsals. Jersey doesn’t even realize how many people she had in tears one day due to what she did!

    “SL is starting to seem more stressful that RL.” This is another factor in why I left DeJaVu. I was stressed out because it was such a hostile environment. No one knew what was going on, no one knew when practice times were, no one knew what they were wearing, no one knew when or if they would get clothing, the shear disorganization of it all was STRESSFUL! And add on top of that her attitude to everyone around her, it was just too much to ignore, and so I chose to leave.

    I think allot of us realize that she may have had RL issues that morning of the show. But clothing could have, and should have, been passed out the day before or even earlier! Many of us were begging her to give us clothing earlier than the day of! That also doesn’t excuse her abusive behavior and the disorganization that transpired over the course of three weeks or so that I was with DeJaVu.

    During my time at DeJaVu, I met many wonderful models, all polite and helpful, trying to do well even with all the bad circumstances. I also met a couple of her staff that were also nice. There really was only one antagonist in the equation that made DeJaVu unbearable for many. I know sometimes the truth hurts, but it needs to be said so that history doesn’t repeat itself with another fresh group of people that would otherwise be unaware.

  160. ocean miami Says:

    One thing to add about DejaVu’s owner perhaps: Be very careful when submitting “logo” entries to her as well. I had designed a logo for her academy, and gave it to her in-world as a texture with full permissions. This is what she had asked for, as part of her advertized logo-contest whereby the ‘winner’ was supposed to be paid a small sum of lindens for their work. I later found out (through my friends) that she had picked my logo as a winning entry, and showed it around to everyone in her spring fashion show on March 29. YET she never paid me for my logo NOR even notified me that I was a winner, NOR even responded to my IMs afterwards. In any case, lesson well leaned: Never give her full perms ANYTHING unless you are paid upfront or have a contract or something of the sort.
    LOL to all of you and please be very careful out there -ocean

  161. Anon Says:

    Also…everyone on this game should be polite to others and NEVER reem out anyone in open chat or anywhere. If you have an anger issure get off sl that day or take a breather. So let’s all stop trashing a person and a game and get on with it. It is not like anyone knows who you are in rl and if people are that shallow to not hire “Models” because of an agency, then you are just as bad. I have a shop of my own, all I care about is having fun and making people happy. Maybe you should try to do the same. A Kind word goes a long way!!!!!!

  162. Anon Says:

    I have to say with all that I have seen in SL this is very sad. What people should always remember is tha RL dies play a factor in everything. Did anyone ever stop to consider that Jersey may have had RL issue before that fashion show? Does anyone realize that posting stuff like this.. is very hurtful and try to Remember, even if you are trying to make an income of SL this is all VIRTUAL!!!

    They are people behind these Avatars and we all have real lives. Consider that and next time you trash someone, perhaps think about the RL issues also. This is a game that should be enjoyed and people should not be trashed.

    Also I have found that MANY people on this game also have many serious health issues.. so say what you will but try to be kind. It is a game where fantasy can be played out.. but trashing people is such poor morals. Fashion designers look at Models and what agency they are with? I don’t care who they are with. If they do a good job awesome.. if not give them another chance. Sheesh.. SL is starting to seem more stressful that RL. People play and have fun.. stop trashing people who try to do things the best they can.. and can you tell me that RL or health or whatever.. has never been a factor for you in sl?

  163. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, im really shocked at all these claims, very sonfused about what to do myself now

  164. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t know what i can add that’s not been said here, apart from I agree with it all! Pls don’t look to work at this agency – the only positive experience that you’ll gain from here is how an agency ‘should not’ be run. It’s sad, but true.

  165. Designer Says:

    DESIGNERS STAY FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS AGENCY! At her last show Jersey did not even announce WHAT her models were wearing! All she said was “Look at this fabulous design by “so & so”. No name of the actual outfit, no details what so ever.
    The models were not given time to adjust any prims on the outfits, given the fact that they received them 20 minutes before the show started! So they were also not able to pick proper poses and accessories to show of the designs in a proper way.

    I also noticed a lot of her top models have LEFT!! Good choice ladies! Us designers DO take notice what agencies you are with. Staying with DeJaVu looks like you are desperate…stay away! Better to only have one or two GOOD agencies, then a lot of crappy ones.

  166. Anonymous Says:

    I was at that same show, the one that started 45 min late. Jersey kept saying the show was going to start in a certain amount of minutes, which never happened on time, audience members were getting restless asking if the show was ever going to start. When the show did start, Jersey, seemingly, in a poor attempt to make things better, praised the models during the show; and (shockingly) she asked the audience to TIP the models! She also made a speech to the audience about things that went wrong and how awesome she, her staff, and models were for still pulling it off, which struck me as very unprofessional. The designer’s garments were not the focus at all, instead it seemed more about the models. From a spectator view it looked like Jersey was trying to kiss ass because the models were upset. Jersey also kept thanking one of her staff that obviously had walked out due to the mess. One of the designers was there, I can only imagine what they were thinking, and I would be surprised if any designer would hire this agency again to do a show. You don’t even need to be an “insider” to notice this agency has major problems.

  167. Anonymous Says:

    I, too have to agree with everyone here. The agency is way unorganized and unprofessional. The owner does not know one bit about business ethics in the Modeling world. She is very rude, cruel and doesnt care what she says regardless who is around. I have to agree with whoever said this: “make you buy clothes from Simone, because Simone is her friend, then talks down to you like you are a piece of crap.” She took alot of us on a shopping trip to Simone’s store right before a casting, I was thinking these clothes were going to serve a good purpse but instead only to have models cut during cast right afterwards. So I bought these clothes really for nothing. I attended one of her fashion shows and I would have to say that was the most unorganized show I’ve been to. The show started almost 45 mins late and a few of the models did not have their complete outfits till 15 mins before the show. I was on the model channel watching the chat and some of the models desperately needed her for whatever reason…I could tell she didnt respond cuz the models were getting upset or kept repeating what they wanted. And then the fashion show started, She was the host, all she would say is who was wearing what..did not give a complete discription of the clothing. So in my opinion, this agency is a total joke.

  168. EX Daja Vu model Says:

    I’D LIKE TO HEAR WHAT JERSEY HAS TO SAY ABOUT ALL THIS…. a response would be nice…. you obviously talk alot of shit Jersey, why stop now???

  169. Anonymous Says:

    I have a feeling that DejaVu is going to get a lot of negative feedback. I am also a former DejaVu model, and I can only say that I’m sorry I didn’t leave sooner. I gave it the benefit of the doubt, thinking it could get better, but it didn’t. I was never in any shows, but I know how it feels to have your time wasted, and that is exactly what happened. There were erratic casting calls, calls to stores to buy clothes from the owner’s friends (which I’m still upset I bought and will never go to that store again for that reason) and mistreatment by the owner. The models were wonderful, but I don’t see how there are any left! For your sanity and well being, stay clear!!

  170. Anonymous Says:

    wow i went to a dejavu casting (the first i’d ever attended) so didn’t pick up on all the negatives, not knowing any different.

    I didn’t get chosen, but boy seems I had a very lucky escape!!! Thank you for all these comments, I definitly will NOT be re-applying.

  171. EX DeJaVu Model Says:

    I also left DeJaVu because I think being a part of this agency may actually hurt my modeling career.

  172. ukn model Says:

    Unfortunately I have to agree with the previous critiques… the owner is very unprofessional, not punctual and extremely rude to her staff. For castings, she starts up to 2 hours late…make you buy clothes from Simone, because Simone is her friend, then talks down to you like you are a piece of crap. Is it possible that this agency will grow and become reputable? Likely not, will her models get false hope? I wish not but YES. Jersey…you need to act professional if you want to have a professional well respected agency. I would also question any designer who choses to hire DeJa Vu over the other established agencies.

  173. ex deja vu model also Says:

    i left bc she is rude, unprofessional and has no manners. I agree with everyone that it sucks and i dont recommend this agency to anyone

  174. Anonymous Says:

    This agency sucks. nothing more to say but to not go there. the owner is a complete bitch and is on some sort of weird high from power. you will be spammed 1200 times a day with worthless notices and she was 2 hours late to her first fashion show. sad is all i have to say, you can do so much better.

  175. Anonymous Says:

    I have to agree about this agency being disorganized and unprofessional. While I showed up for the casting and waited while they tried to get their act together, I walked out of the casting as I could see how poorly it was going. Additionally, they were rude to the models casting and abusive in nature if they did not feel someone was good enough.

    It’s a shame so many came in a response through BOSL … they clearly have no idea how to run an agency, let alone deal with people professionally.

  176. anonymous... Says:

    Steer well clear! Owner is moody, scattered and can’t keep it all together. Totally unprofessional! Your best bet is to go out and find other agencies!

  177. Model turned Stylist Says:

    The DejaVu agency is a mess, highly unorganized and very unprofessional. I’m fairly new to modeling but I’m pretty sure rehearsals are meant to be set up ahead of time and give modesl a chance to make them. I think the problem is most of the people in charge have no clue what they’re actually doing. And the size of the group seems to be an issue for Jersey, therefore she cut a lot of good people and kept those that participated in silly chats and focused more on coming to parties and rehearsals they just happen to catch a clue about. Be warned if you’re serious about modeling find another agency to work with.

  178. Anonymous Says:

    This agency is a mess. Show castings are poorly done, while the owner, Jersey, cusses, taunts, and insults her models and staff. She insults models during rehearsals out in open chat and also in group chat. She also ignores personal IMs. Rehearsals are called either spur-of-the-moment or minutes before they are supposed to start. Models are cut or replaced if they don’t show up to the rehearsals, sometimes people are cut or left off the walk list for no apparent reason. Rehearsals are also often announced in group chat and not in an announcement, and they wonder why people don’t show. Rehearsals consist of allot of standing around (almost an hour one time) while management tries to get their act together. Clothing from the designers is handed out minutes before you are to walk on the runway. Choreography is poorly planned and changes several times to where everyone is confused– and then you are yelled at if you don’t get it right. Do not get involved with this agency unless you want to stress yourself out, be insulted, and/or have your time wasted.

  179. Ex DeJaVu Model Says:

    Never in my life have i seen so many upset ppl.Public negative critism to models. Good models cut before they have walked. Emotional ups and downs from the owner. Numerouis staff changes, firings and rehirings. Watching confusion, no outfits till 15 mins before the show. As well as numerous staff feeling upset and people leaving at the showcase, models and stnned patrons to scared to move. While the owner yell , was 30 mins late. Staff left for , then the owner proceded to thank herself for the show going on?? It was unprofessional and a no respect cattle call. Run, this place is infamous not famous.

  180. EX DeJaVu Model Says:

    Very unexperienced, unprofessional, unorganized agency.
    Never heard so many *F Bombs* during a simple casting by the owner. Actually never heard ANY until I went to a DeJaVu casting.

    Jersey the owner seems very immature and loves to hear herself talk. Sorry, this is just my honest opinion.

    This agency will not last, run while you can!!!!

  181. Anonymous Says:

    This is a very unorganized agency, not one I would recommend.


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