Second Life modeling
MW FashionDish – Model Size
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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!
FashionDish: Project Bento
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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
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 »
MMI 2017 Info Session
MMI 2017 Information Session
Thursday, December 1 at 10AM & 4PM (slt)
Model’s Workshop Auditorium (Teleport)
Model’s Workshop welcomes Ava Jhamin and the MMI team for a one-hour info session on one of SL’s top Styling Competitions, Mr. & Miss Model International. If you’re undecided and have questions about MMI, come meet the team and get answers. Hear from past contestants, learn what it takes to be a winner, and get all of the information you need to enter this exciting Competition.
(Conducted on voice. Enable sound upon arrival.)
Frolic Mills Returns With a New School
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. Read the rest of this entry »
FashionDish: Model/Agency Loyalty
November 7 at 10am and 5pm (slt)
Model’s Workshop (teleport)
Come join the discussion on Model/Agency Loyalty. What are the expectations of an agency to their models and vice versa? Should a model be loyal to one agency or more? Why do some agencies cast the same models from one show to the next? Let’s talk, debate, share.
Working with models who have RL disabilities
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 29 at 5PM (slt) -AND- Sept 30 at 10AM (slt) – new time
Speaker: Suki Rexen
Where: Model’s Workshop (teleport)
Workshop is on VOICE. Please enable sound when you arrive.
FashionDish – Fashion Show Scripts
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.
Model’s Workshop Newsletter
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:
NEW STYLING CHALLENGES CHAIR
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.
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 http://www.worldofvirtualfashion.com/
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.
THE TEAM IS GROWING
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
Nesca Fey (Feyonce)
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.
MW COO& Co-Owner
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
Styling Challenge – New Worlds
Theme: 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!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- 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
- Prepare minimum THREE POSES with which to showcase your style.
- Write a STYLE CARD along with your inspiration.
- Wear a DVC when you arrive (one will be provided if required).
Contestants please arrive 30 minutes early.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
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