Working with models who have RL disabilities

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Models with RL disabilities Poster

Some of us in the fashion business in SL face mental and physical challenges in real life that sometimes affect our ability to perform. Join us for a talk on how to recognize the obstacles others face in RL and what we can do to show sensitivity, learn to work with them, and help them succeed.

When: Sept 27 at 10AM (slt) -AND- Sept 29 at 5PM (slt)
Speaker: Suki Rexen
Where: Model’s Workshop (teleport)

Workshop is on VOICE. Please enable sound when you arrive.

Model’s Workshop Monthly Styling Challenge – September 2016

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Please join us for the Model’s Workshop Monthly Styling Challenge!

DATE: September 21st


THEME:  Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Trends

Fashion Week is upon us!  New York, London, Milan and Paris! Style a design based on a  FASHION TREND FROM THE FALL/WINTER 2016 SEASON. Whether it be the trench coat, metallics, fur, one-shoulder looks, etc.  Do your research and use your imagination! We can’t wait to see your  Fall/Winter 2016 look!

Click here for details on HOW TO ENTER

Hope to see you there!


Styling Challenge Committee Chair\

FashionDish – Fashion Show Scripts

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MW Fashion Show Scripts Poster

Join us on Monday, September 12 at 10AM & 5PM (slt) for a discussion on Fashion Show Scripts. Model’s Workshop (click to teleport)

Scripts are a narrative of what is shown on the runway, but are they effective? Do people really read them or are they distracting? Who is responsible for writing a fashion show script? What is the average pay for script writers? Should models be writing their own descriptions for a script? Text vs. Voice – What is most effective?

Share your opinion and your experience. Sabine Mortenwold hosts what will be an interesting debate amongst fashion professionals.

See you there.

MW Styling Challenge – New Worlds Winner

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Congratulations to Rockinman1, Winner of the New Worlds Styling Challenge and Jewell Ember-Snowpaw, 1st runner up. The challenge took place on Aug 24th and both Rock and Jewell did a great job styling fantastic outfits for their vision of a new world!

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Model’s Workshop Newsletter

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We’ve been busy the past few months at Model’s Workshop bringing on board some new staff and planning events and workshops for the remainder of the year. The following is a quick summary of what we’ve been up to:

AriannaJasmine has stepped into her new role as Chair of Styling Challenges and has kept the ball rolling with two challenges thus far and plans for some cool themes and collaborations in the coming months. If you see Arianna walking the halls of Model’s Workshop, or occasionally poking into MW Group Chat, please say hello.

Juliette Gown by HHC_002

Arianna is the reigning Miss Model International at L’Amour and brings years of runway, print and blogging experience to our team. She is the Executive Fashion Editor at Envy Magazine, and has written scripts, taken part in many charity events, and has volunteered as a model at Model’s Workshop for the past two years. She brings a wealth of fashion knowledge to the MW team and we are thrilled to have her on board in this leadership role. Check out Arianna’s blog at

Congratulations to Peter Carter – July’s winner and rockinman1 – August winner. Details re September’s challenge will be posted soon. Read more about Styling Challenges here.

Last week we held a Staff meeting to welcome the new members of our team, reconnect with some of our existing staff and brainstorm MW event ideas for the future. A sincere thank you to the models who have generously volunteered their time and expertise at MW. You truly are the key to our success:

Suki Rexen, CEO / Co-Owner / Workshops Chair
Jena Adder, COO / Co-Owner / Fashion Shows Chair

AJ (AriannaJasmine), Styling Challenges Chair
Sabine Mortenwold, FashionDish/Social Chair

Aorist Chunes
Ava Jhamin
Bai Nightfire
Nesca Fey (Feyonce)
Rhiannon Colclough
Tiszo Cioc
Vanessadelrio Underwood

Lira Savira – Staff Photographer

We’re looking for male models to join the team, so if you’re interested please contact Jena or Suki.

A reminder that the Monthly FashionDish Chat session will take place on Monday, September 12 at 5PM (slt). Topic is Fashion Show Scripts: Are they really effective? Are they distracting? Are they necessary? Style Cards vs Descriptions – are models responsible for either? What is the standard pay for script writers? Mark your calendar for this one!

Some cool workshops are in the plans and include:
— Mesh Heads (continuing series on mesh bodies and body parts)
— Genres throughout the ages (continuing series on Styling)
— Jelly Dolls and how it impacts models
— The economics of modelling (know and stick to your budget)
— Who’s Who in fashion (meet and ask questions of various fashion professionals)…and more

Ok all I will say is that there’s one planned for this year and I’ll be sending a casting notice soon. It won’t be your typical fashion show because if you’ve worked with me in past shows you know I’m not typical. I will be looking for models to add to our roster so watch for details soon.

Jena Adder
MW COO& Co-Owner

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

Styling Challenge – New Worlds

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MWSC - August 2016 New Worlds

Date & Time: August 24 at 5PM (slt)
Location: 􀀀Model’s Workshop (teleport)

Style a design based on a NEW WORLD that you image. Whether it be outer space, under the sea or in the molten core of our planet. Your imagination is the only limit. We can’t wait to see your imaginative look!


  1.  Join the Model’s Workshop in-world group (copy, paste and click GROUP JOINER link below)
    GROUP JOINER: secondlife:///app/group/0b48687e-b400-6d60-5547-48b114c49c8c/about
  2. Prepare minimum THREE POSES with which to showcase your style.
  3. Write a STYLE CARD along with your inspiration.
  4. Wear a DVC when you arrive (one will be provided if required).

Contestants please arrive 30 minutes early.

Anyone with an interest in fashion and/or modeling is encouraged to enter. All levels of experience welcome, including those who are brand new or have not yet attended a modeling academy. This opportunity is the perfect way to expand your skills and build your modeling resume.

The winner will be featured in a magazine, as well as other fun prizes. Your photo will appear on the Model’s Workshop web site and at our in-world facilities. The winner may also get the chance to judge future styling challenges!

The challenge is judged by experienced models and fashion industry professionals, who along with guests also offer live feedback about your styling.

If you have questions please contact me.

Styling Challenge Committee Chair

Get more details about HOW TO ENTER HERE
Instructions on how to PREPARE YOUR STYLE CARD HERE

Mesh Bodies with Lana Eleonara Recap

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Lana Eleonara

Model’s Workshop was thrilled to have host Lana Eleonara (Lana Simondsen) share her mesh body experiences with guests at the recent Mesh Bodies Workshop on August 17, 2016 at 10AM and again at 5PM. The goal of the workshop was to give those who may not have made the plunge to buy a mesh body or may have one and are still trying to figure things out an opportunity to ask questions and address any issues they experienced…READ MORE