November 2007


Sometimes the most happy accidents occur. I was buying a pair of ice skates at Megg’s when I noticed a building that looked new. Always curious and camera-pan-happy, I scanned over to the small structure across the street.  I found the most charming little shop with a wall of the most intriguing, most exciting hair I’ve seen yet. Les Enfants du Plastique is an eclectic shop with a small selection so far, but Paulie Tamale has created a wall full of intriguing hair.

 Now I must warn, this is not hair for the timid. These styles are bold, avant garde, and should be a part of every haute couture model’s wig wardrobe.  Buy the demo pack and play around with the different styles. There are some fantastical ones in the pack that are guaranteed to turn heads on the runway, or even out at clubs.

COIF Hairstyles - Fun, Unique, Fresh

Shown here is the Holy Mother (left), Jungle Puff (top right) and Marcelle (lower right). Each style contains the fat pack of colors and there is a white that you may recolor as you choose (personally, I’ve made a pink one for every style I bought).

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Price: L$300 – includes 16 colors

Review copy: No

Available in world: Yes

Location: Les Enfants du Plastique

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Tempest Hennesy

Today’s spotlight shines on Tempest Hennesy. She’s a model known for her professionalism, drive, and passion for the industry.

She’s also Ewing Fashion Agency’s tough-as-nails model trainer. She acts as the course content designer and instructor, teaching the students all the aspects of being a successful, professional model.

I met Tempest during the model training class interview and asked to feature her in today’s What Models Wear.

Tempest

Tempest’s outfit is one of Digit Darkes’ new releases from the winter collection. Her shoes are by Sylfie.

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Last week EFA launched its Fashion Apprenticeship program to find two apprentices to partner with members of staff in a unique opportunity for personal and skills development and on-the-job training. This opportnity is open to fashion professionals with an interest in observing the day-to-day running of an agency from within. The deadline for submissions is fast approaching. To be register your interest, please follow the instructions outlined in the original post.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

We have extended the deadline submissions by a week to the 8th of December 2007 12PM SLT. We hope this extension is welcome. Please feel free to address any questions to myself via the contact form.

Ewing Office in Centro Italia

This week’s Models’ Question Time was originally scheduled to have a guest speaker, who unfortunately was unable to attend. However, the attendees had a lively discussion about topics ranging from the new EFA training classes to the importance of having a great looking profile when going to a casting call.

Well over 40 models, photographers, modeling agency owners, and fashion designers attended the meeting in the new EFA office space in centro Italia.

We began by discussing the new EFA model training sessions (which I’m attending so I can learn more about all aspects of the industry). The new students shared our first day experiences, what we learned that day, and discussed our realization of how much it is we have to learn! We also shared our reasons for attending the classes.

The conversation moved on to discussing whether your personal brand as a model is more than just your look. The experts agreed that modeling in SL differs a bit from first life in that your brand is your name, your presence, how you carry yourself and behave, your professionalism, your knowledge you bring to jobs, and so much more than just a trademarked look.

We also touched on escorting and modeling, the importance of first impressions, and the importance of networking.

Please join us next monday at 12:30 SL time for another educational and engaging Models’ Question Time.

As the year comes to a close, we are busy making preparations for the new year’s projects;  one being the EFA Design Awards ’08 and the other major project that we are working on is the new publication we launch in 2008. It is a fashion and lifestyle magazine with all you will want and need to know about looking good, feeling goood and doing good in Second Life, with tons of hints and tips about not only where to shop, or how to improve your avatar, but also about doing well in as a business professional, we are excited about its launch and the value and enjoyment it will bring.

For the magazine launch, we are making a call for writers to contribute to sections and articles for publication. Ideally you will have previous experience with references. If not, you will be asked to submit a sample write-up. To register your interest, please contact us via the contact for stating your name, email address, brief description of experience and your expected salary or payment per article.

Valenttina Carfgano is not only an SL top model, but a burgeoning designer as well. Given that she’s intimately familiar with SL haute couture, we can expect good things to come out of her new shop, Frozen Turquoise Valentine, located in the Tellus IV sim

Valenttina

 This is the ‘Valentine,’ a ball gown with  flow and movement that must be seen in action to appreciate. Fine detailing of the bodice and neckline create a beautiful piece that’s made for showing off on the dance floor.

The pack includes a top on the shirt and skirt layer, two styles of prim skirts and glitch pants and sells for L$300. 

Valenttina

 The “Carolina” is an updated business look. The complex construction of the cuffs and collars required a new approach using multiprims to achieve the look Valenttina desired. Its is a winner for those wanting the coporate, but elegantly feminine look.

The pack includes prim skirt, collar and cuffs with glitch pants and a jacket on the shirt and skirt layers and sells for L$400.

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Review copy: No

Available in-world: Yes

Visit Frozen Turquoise Valentine now! 

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