Monday, May 5th, 2008


Summer is fast approaching and so our thoughts naturally turn to … school?  Yes, that’s right, School.  Along with dieting and exercising to get that body back in bikini or speedo shape, aspiring and professional models, male and female, should consider making time to attend the upcoming round of Ewing’s Elite Model Training classes.

To date our training program has been conducted in English only and focused on those within the European time zone. Now, we are pleased to announce an exciting change for the better. Beginning this May the Ewing Fashion Agency will launch simultaneous training programs for the three major time zones – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia, The US and APAC (Asia Pacific).  This months classes will be conducted at 4am, 11am and 5pm SLT running from May 12th to 23rd.

EFA’s Top models Tempest Hennesy and Rena Mascot and recently promoted titled model, Aleida Rhode, will be heading these sessions with a new and enriched curriculum tailored to your local needs.  For further information and to stay updated on this exciting new development, visit the EFA Fashion News Blog regularly and join the ~* EWING TRAINING WAITING LIST *~ group.  Interviews will be conducted May 8th and 9th at 10am SLT.   If invited to interview remember to dress as if attending a casting call.  This is your first chance to show you have what it takes.

After all interviews are finished successful applicants will be notified and invited to register for classes at a time slot convenient for them.  More information on the training course can be found at the EFA website.

We look forward to seeing you at the interview and wish you the best in realising your runway potential. 







Fine Art and Fashion Design graduate, Pixieplumb started out designing vintage purses and found herself quickly drawn into the world of accessories – shoes, belts, bags, you name it. Pixieplumb works hard and listens to the needs of her customers, something that is very rare indeed. She took a little time out from her busy schedule to tell me exactly what her new business empire, Baby Monkey, is all about and where she hopes to go next.

Harriet Gausman: When did you first start designing in SL?

Pixieplumb Flanagan: Early in January, this year.

Harriet Gausman: Did you have any RL design skills or did you learn inworld?

Pixieplumb Flanagan: I got my B.A in fine art and fashion design in 1981, but designing for SL is very different from designing in RL. And of course, the raw materials are virtually free in a virtual world!

Harriet Gausman: What or who do you consider your inspiration for your designs?

Pixieplumb Flanagan: Initially I wanted to make hats and bags (purses) with a retro 1940’s and ’50’s look. They were things I wanted and couldn’t find in SL. Some of my friends liked them and suggested I make them to sell. From there it was like Topsy and just growed! I listen to my customers’ feedback about the styles they would like to see, and I have to put in a thank you to my rl husband who is also my sl partner, Gonkerplumb Flanagan. He makes my sculpt maps, and is infinitely patient and kind.