Have you been thinking about training for the exciting world of fashion modeling? Do you wonder what it takes to become a successful model in Second Life?

Ewing Elite Model Training

Here’s your chance to be trained by some of the best models in Second Life. The instructors of the Ewing Elite Model Training Program are pleased to announce the start of its next session on Monday, June 22nd, 2009. Class sessions are planned for 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM SLT, enrollment permitting, running from June 22nd through July 3rd, 2009 with the Graduation Show on Sunday 5th July. Classes will consist of three sessions per week meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday plus at least two runway workshops per week. The cost for the course is L$10,000. All serious aspiring models, male and female are invited to interview. Please contact Ella Quinsette or Raine Mcellan to book an appointment for an interview if you wish to be considered. Also, please submit a short bio about yourself and your interests. Each interview is expected to last thirty minutes. If invited to interview, you will be given a location and be expected to dress professionally and appropriately for the world of fashion modeling. After all interviews are finished, successful applicants will be notified and invited to register for classes. More information on the training course can be found at the EFA website. For further information and to stay updated on possible changes, please visit the EFA Fashion Blog regularly and join the ~*EWING TRAINING WAITING LIST*~ group. Ewing Elite Model Training has produced highly successful models including Miss Virtual World 2009 contestants Aleida Rhodes, Tiffany Dragonash and ZoeAnastasia Aeon as well as the August 2008 JCNY Model’Fest Winner, Ella Quinsette, and many others. We look forward to seeing you at the interview and wish you the best in realizing your potential as a fashion model.

Following a hugely successful month where 10 students graduated, the Ewing Fashion Agency is once again; taking requests for interviews to join the new streamlined structured Ewing Elite Model Training Program. Continuing with global offerings for the three major time zones – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia), the USA and APAC (Asia Pacific), classes will once again be offered at 4am, 11am and 5pm SLT running from August 18th until August 30th, enrollment permitting. Classes will consist of three sessions per week with a training instructor, and up to three flexible runway workshops per week with the training assistants. All serious aspiring models, male and female, are invited to inquire. Contact EFA model Ella Quinsette if you wish to be considered. Please also include a short biography about yourself and interests.

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Following a quick discussion with an agency owner, you hesistantly transfer a large sum of lindens to their account. Now it is their turn to come up with the goods, but exactly what can you expect and will this really be a positive return on your investment? The age-old discussion about whether or not to pay for the promotion of your business and professional model training has reared its ugly head again. I was just on an SL blog, which made inaccurate statements about the industry, its professionals and less than accurate statements about the agency and its operations. The agency has also received a large number of queries from people about the value a fashion agency adds to their business and careers, so we wanted to open the door on the world of SL fashion marketing and promotion to help people understand a bit more about agencies and their contribution to the industry.

Before delving into any depth, I felt it appropriate to make the distinction between a modeling agency and a fashion agency – This is a question we get asked a lot and that people who do not really know the business struggle with. A modeling agency is an enterprise that scouts, grooms, markets, books and earns a % of the models fees in return for their hard work. Generally modeling agencies do not organise events – they identify and assign resources to jobs – models/actors and so on. They are the Kelly or the Adecco or the Manpower of the fashion industry.

A fashion (promotion) agency on the other hand should be thought of as a PR and promotions agency focusing on fashion as a tool and an outlet – think PR, think promotion, marketing, brand recognition and sales. A fashion PR agency represents its clients – models, fashion designers and other corporations who either use PR to promote fashion or use fashion to get PR. A fashion agency exists to promote your work and every action they perform on a client’s behalf must be in line with that notion. In return for the promotion of fashion or your brand through fashion, they charge a fee.

The Ewing Fashion Agency is a fashion PR & Promotions agency, consisting of a number of departments and disciplines.

This above screen shot is taken from the agency’s organisation chart on our staff HR database. What it doesn’t show is the section on internal events – please see the next screen shot.

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After another successful month of classes from which we graduated seven more models, the Ewing Fashion Agency is once again taking requests for interviews to enter the Elite Model Training Program. Continuing with global offerings for the three major time zones – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia, The US and APAC (Asia Pacific), classes will once again be offered at 4am, 11am and 5pm SLT running from July 14th to 25th, enrollment permitting. All serious aspiring models, male or female, are invited to inquire. Contact EFA model Ella Quinsette if you wish to be considered.

 

 

EFA’s top model Rena Mascot and titled models Aleida Rhode and Tiffany Dragonash will be heading the sessions this month. For further information and to stay updated on possible changes, visit the EFA Fashion Blog regularly and join the ~* EWING TRAINING WAITING LIST *~ group. Interviews will be conducted July 11th at 11am SLT and Saturday July 12th at 5am SLT. If invited to interview you will be given a location and be expected to dress professionally and comport yourself appropriately for the world of fashion modeling.

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 realizing your potential as a fashion model.

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After sessions on how to quickly change, rebake textures and go in appearance mode while at show to avoid looking like Ruth or having some items missing on your body, we started with practice in walking and posing on the runway. Questions aroused among students: Can we use static poses? Shall we always return to default pose after a pose? Well, static poses – they belong to the photo studio! Choose a pose you would like to return to after another pose and it is what we call default pose. You can have 2 default poses, depending on your experience and how the transition happens – should preferably look smooth from one transition to another.

Tempest Hennesy, our top model: If you happen to be on a runway and lag is bad and you stumble off – what do you think you could do in a situation like this? Do not assume you can walk, jump or climb back – looks extremely sloppy and unprofessional.

Answers from students: “Tp to the backstage,” “Get depressed and go home,” “Tp home, and then Tp back,” “Walk confidently to the backstage area.”

Opportunities are many, but the best a model can do is to walk confidently to the backstage area and always with poise and grace – whatever, own it.

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Spring is right around the corner and it is that time again for the next session of Ewing’s Elite Model Training classes to begin! Think you got what it takes to become a model and have the ambition and drive to learn? Modelling classes start on March 17th to the 28th at either 11am or 12pm.

Interviews will be taking place on Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th of March.

If you are interested in being interviewed, you will need to join the group ~* EWING TRAINING WAITING LIST *~. Information on upcoming interviews will be announced there. The interview usually takes about 30 mins or longer. We want to make sure that we are the right school for you and you are the right student for us. Those who are accepted will be selected and invited to register for the modelling training course.

When you attend an interview, go as if you were attending a casting call. Dress to impress, wear your best hairstyle and show us that you are model material! We look forward to meeting you!

For more information and prices for the model classes, please see the model training course page here.