Monica Balut

Who Wore It Best – Seeing Red Styling Challenge Recap

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Congratulations to Bai Nightfire, Winner of the “Seeing Red” Who Wore It Best February  2017 Styling Challenge! Bai impressed the judges with her styling skills by layering a flirty little skirt over red chino pants, one of the items available for use in the challenge, and adding some very daring designs on top. She looked astonishingly sexy and ready for her Valentine’s Day date.  Honorable Mentions include Ava Jhamin and Amy Morgan, who did a great job styling.  The set was done by Suki Rexen and as usual she did a fabulous job!   The challenge took place on Feb 15th and all the contestants did an impressive job styling a look with one of the items sent to them.




See more photos of the event on the MW Flickr.

Special thanks to judges  Aorist Chunes, Rienna Thorne,  and  Saori Kido Rey, Winner of last month’s challenge. Thanks also to Jena Adder for the marvelous photos and thanks to all who came out to support the February MW Styling Challenge. It was a great time for all, with thanks to Suki Rexen for providing the audience members some great Valentine’s Day gifts!  Please join us for our next styling challenge on March 15th. Details to follow soon so stay tuned.

Anti-Bullying Workshop Recap

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Cyberbullying has become a very serious issue for many in Second Life. Model’s Workshop and others partnered with Model’s Giving Back in the Speak No Evil Anti-Bullying/Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign that was started by Jamee Sandalwood and ran from February 7 – February 28 to bring awareness to and help combat the growing trend of cyberbullying.

Antibullying slide

In support of the Speak No Evil Campaign, Model’s Workshop held an Anti-Bullying Workshop on February 28 at 11AM and 5PM (slt) to help educate its members on how to recognize and understand cyberbullying and what to do to stop it. MW members came out to learn, listen…some even shared their own experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-Bullying Workshop RESCHEDULED

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Anti-Bullyig Workshop

The ANTI-BULLYING WORKSHOP originally scheduled for Feb 23rd was cancelled due to illness.

Tuesday, February 28 at 11AM & 5PM (slt)

(both sessions are the same)

Model’s Workshop HQ (teleport)

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you there.

About the Workshop: As one of the partners in the Speak No Evil Anti-Bullying Campaign at Models Giving Back, Model’s Workshop invites anyone who has been bullied, witnessed bullying or is as eager as WE are to stop bullying. Learn how to identify bullying and stop it in its tracks. Understand the differences between bullying and criticism…and more.

MW FashionDish – Model Size

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–   R   E   S   C   H   E   D   U   L   E   –
January 10 at 10AM (slt)
Model’s Workshop (teleport)

Does size matter?

Why are models in Second Life so tall and thin?
Can a short or curvy model also succeed in SL fashion?

Join us for another Model’s Workshop FASHIONDISH Monday to chat about a widely debated topic in RL and SL fashion: MODEL SIZE.

We’ve seen a movement in real life to include curvier models on the runway, print and television ads. Underweight, unhealthy images of models are banned in some countries. Model Ashley Graham has proven that a curvy model can have a successful modeling career. But what’s the trend in SL? It’s not just about runway modeling anymore … so let’s chat, debate, share!

3rd Annual MW Holiday Party Recap

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A great time was had by all at the 3rd Annual Model’s Workshop Holiday Party on December 11, 2016 held at the gorgeous Swan Garden, Angel Manor Estate. Many MW Group members, supporters, friends and family came out to celebrate the holidays with us. The wintry scene with snow that blanketed the entire sim featured a large frozen lake for ice skating during and after the party. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Greetings fr Model’s Workshop

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Christmas Card fr Model's Workshop


If it were possible I would take the time to write a personal note to each of you, thanking you for your undying support of Model’s Workshop. So try not to let this notice detract from the heartfelt thanks I feel toward each one of you. With your help we have accomplished a great deal in this past year: 14 Workshops, 12 Styling Challenges, and 10 FashionDish Chat Sessions all equaling 36 events! Truly a successful year for Model’s Workshop!

Can you believe that it is almost 2017??! I can’t even believe this past Holiday Party was our 3rd annual celebration together!! Monica Balut, our founder, is surely to be overwhelmed with gratitude that something she started seven years ago is still thriving and growing today. And, we are looking forward to another year of workshops, challenges, and opportunities!!

I’m sure you can imagine how much effort It takes to have a successful year in an organization like ours. It takes incredible leadership from our Committee Chairs: AriannaJasmine Styling Challenge Chair and Sabine Mortenwold FashionDish Chair; along with the dedication from our talented volunteer committee staff: Aorist Chunes, Ava Jhamin, Bai Nightfire, Lira Savira, Nesca Fey (Feyonce), Rienna Thorne (Rienna Rieko), Rhiannon Colclough, Tiszo Cioc and Vanessadelrio Underwood. We are all looking foreword to your input in our 2017 event plans, so get your thinking caps on, and be ready to rock another year with Model’s Workshop!

As this year comes to a close, I want to thank all of you for your contributions—large or small, ongoing or onetime—and your attendance at our events be it with constant energy or a burst…it all matters!! I want to thank the various designers, magazine publishers and other contributors from the fashion industry.

Most especially in this holiday time when our thoughts turn to family and friends, I want to express my gratitude for the team spirit among our members (now over 1,230). Your genuine caring for each other’s well-being and your willingness to be supportive in times of spiritual, emotional, and even physical need as evidenced by your use of the MW chat. Obviously, we all care about the collective us, for without that care we could not have reached the height and breath we hold in this virtual environment.

From the time I accepted the responsibility of being the owner and CEO of this magnificent group, I have been humbled by the task of continuing its existence in SL. I could never have done this without the help of the very talented and highly esteemed, Jena Adder. We both believe that working with a group full of seasoned professionals to the newest beginners is a responsibility we do not take lightly. In fact, It is our deepest honor to be your COO and CEO.

With that said, Jena and I wish you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

~♥Suki Rexen

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

In the photo (l-r): Nesca Fey (Feyonce), Arianna Jasmine, Suki Rexen, Lira Savira and Jena Adder.

Mesh for Males Workshop with Caesar Langer

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Mesh for Males with Caesar Langer

Mesh for Males Workshop with Caesar Langer

Wednesday, December 14 at 4PM (SLT)
Model’s Workshop Auditorium (Teleport)

Hey guys…this one is for you! If you’re thinking about finally bringing your avatar into the mesh evolution, join us for a workshop to help you do just that. Caesar Langer, Mr. Virtual World 2015, model, blogger and photographer, will offer tips on finding the best mesh clothing and accessories for male avatars. Don’t miss it!

Model’s Workshop Holiday Party – Dec 11

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MW Holiday Party 2016

You are invited to

Model’s Workshop Holiday Party 2016

Sunday, December 11 at 10AM – 1PM (slt)
Swan Garden, Angel Manor Estate (Teleport)

Please join us and dance to the music of DJ Balhem Soulstar, lace your skates for some ice skating, look out for the mistletoe, enter one of our contests and so much more!

At 10:30AM (slt) don’t miss the special performance of Model’s Workshop owners and hostesses, Suki Rexen and Jena Adder, and joined by some of the MW staff.

So whether you are on the naughty or nice list, come on out for the fun!

FashionDish: Project Bento

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FashionDish: Project Bento

Join us for a conversation about


Monday, December 5 at 10AM and 5PM (slt)

at Model’s Workshop (teleport)

Last year Linden Lab introduced Project Bento, the addition of new bones to the Second Life avatar skeleton that gives creators the power to build more sophisticated avatars than ever before. Though still in its testing phase, the Project Bento Viewer has been available for users to test for themselves, and Bento hands, heads and AO have already hit the market.

So we want to hear from those who have tried Bento. What do you like or dislike about it? What elements have you tested? What do you recommend? How can we as models take advantage of the new Bento features?

We have lots of questions and we know you will too.

MMI 2017 Info Session Recap

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MMI 2017 - Panel
(l-r) AriannaJasmine, Cyberdawg Foxclaw, Ava Jhamin

It was an exciting day on December 1, 2016 at Model’s Workshop. We had two incredible information sessions with Ava Jhamin, CEO of L’Amour Productions, Cyberdawg Foxclaw, COO of Mr. & Miss Model International and AriannaJasmine, the reigning Miss Model International. Ava and her team came by to tell us what is in store for MMI in 2017, and to offer advice and provide all of the necessary information to those who want to participate in the Competition.

Mr. & Miss Model International is in its third season, and like previous years, it promises to deliver fun and unique challenges, fair judging, incredible prizes and most importantly a fabulous educational experience for participants. Ava stressed that her organization doesn’t care who you are behind the screen.“We want you to represent who you want to be on SL. You be you!” She added, “We don’t voice verify. We look solely at how well you can style and represent yourself in the Competition, and how well you can represent MMI as the winner.” Read the rest of this entry »