We had the pleasure of welcoming Frolic Mills back to the SL fashion world with a one-hour introduction to his new school, Advanced Modeling Academy, at Model’s Workshop on November 10, 2016. Joining him on stage was a member of his team, Trinity Graves, who started the session with a brief description of what the school has to offer, such as basic runway, advanced styling, photography, blogging, public relations and Frolic’s famous color matching techniques.
Frolic explained that he wanted to offer something different to the modeling community to help bring models back to the forefront of fashion. With the advent of mesh bodies and heads and Project Bento’s full release soon, he stressed that rather than complaining about the advances, we as models need to embrace it and adapt to it. To do this it begins with education and that is why he is starting his re-birth in SL fashion with a school…and a new look.
He explains that back in 2009 the fashion industry placed very little value on models, and the best job he could get at that time was a store model for 7L and hour. He wanted more for models and built an empire, Miss Virtual World and BOSL, that saw models such as Mimmi Boa and Miaa Rebane rise to supermodel status. He says that he understands that SL has changed since his retirement in 2014, and acknowledges that runway modeling has taken a backseat to shopping events, blogging and social media. The model has been devalued and forgotten, but he plans to change that, emphasizing the important role models still play in fashion and with the proper education and guidance, he assures us that he will make models great again.
Frolic has other things planned for the future. He didn’t want to divulge any secrets, but we’re thinking maybe a pageant, possibly a magazine or even a huge charity event similar to the ones he did in past. We don’t know but we’re excited to see what’s to come. We thank him and Trinity for visiting Model’s Workshop, and wish them well with the new school. Thank you Suki Rexen for organizing the workshop.
If you want to learn more about Advanced Modeling Academy, contact Trinity Graves.
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