Sunday, April 22, 2018

Welcome Our April Runway Styling Challengers!

The official list of April's Regal Modeling Runway Styling Challengers has been selected and it's time to meet our most influential who've impacted humankind...

Disclaimer: The following quotes are written by the competing April models who've given permission to publish their descriptions. These descriptions provided will be judged as part of their total scores.

Dandy Coveria-Hawker (andrijiko coveria) as RuPaul Andre Charles

"Everyone needs someone to look up to...we all have idols that influence our lives, but few influence our very self-image in positive ways, RuPaul Andre Charles is one of those iconic few. RuPaul is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, author, and television personality. His reality competition series, RuPaul's Drag Race, received two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2017. RuPaul is said to be the most commercially successful drag queen in America, and he was one of Time's list of 100 of the most influential people in the world. As a gay man, I've struggled with my self-image, and with understanding the delicate balance of my personal expression. In my mind, RuPaul embodies that fluidity, and validates the beauty and fluidity of the spirit inside each perfect human being. Each human, both male and female, have and express aspects of both genders, in different ways. It is only in recent years that American society is coming to embrace the beauty of every person. RuPaul has most certainly influenced that growth and openness, and validated those of us who've struggled with not fitting into the boxed image that has dominated our world."

Kaid Hawker-Coveria (kaid hawker) as David Bowie

"Is there Life on Mars? If anyone has the answer to that question, it's David Bowie...or perhaps Kaid Hawker, as he pays tribute to the iconic rocker. When we think of influential people, there are many legends, but none more dramatic and memorable than David Bowie.  An English singer, songwriter, and actor, Bowie was incredibly influential in popular music for over five decades. He's been acclaimed by peers for his innovative work, and his career was earmarked by reinvention and visual presentation. He is one of the world's best-selling music artists, and in the UK, was awarded 9 platinum album certifications, 11 gold, and eight silver. He released 11 number-one albums. In the U.S,, Bowie received 5 platinum and 9 gold certificates, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. For more than half a century, Bowie impacted the world as a musician, actor, artist, and icon. He influenced music, art, and fashion. He was--and in many minds still is--a unique and indelible part of contemporary culture."

Dakota Lavarock as Walt Disney

"Influential people.  Much could be said on this subject.  There are bad influences, and there are good influences.  Dakota prefers to shine her spotlight on the good. Some of the most influential people the world has ever known are artists.  They are opinion leaders and trend setters.  Where the artist goes, others follow.  Some artists have short careers, other have much longer careers, and one such artist is Mister Walt Disney. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 and left his life behind on December 15, 1966, after 65 years of contributions to mankind.  His name is a household word in countries around the world, and his classic movies and characters are known by sight by young and old alike. There are very few who have not seen at least one of Walt Disney’s movies, and he produced many movies, from one of his first movies, the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, to following animated classics such as Bambi in 1942, Lady and the Tramp in 1955, and 101 Dalmations in 1961.  In addition, Mister Disney produced many non-animated classics, as well, such as The Absent-Minded Professor in 1961 and Mary Poppins in 1964. In fact, so fantastic are his movies that Mister Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, with 22 Oscars and 59 nominations. He has two Golden Globe awards, an Emmy Award, and several other honors.  Several of his films have been chosen by the Library of Congress to be included in the National Film Registry.  All this is an amazing and fantastic lifetime achievement.When people think of Walt Disney, they think immediately of cartoons and movies.  However, Mister Disney’s sphere of influence goes far beyond being a cartoonist and movie producer.  He helped revolutionize the film industry when he agreed to use Technicolor’s newest process for making color films, and he developed a process to use for making animated motion pictures.  He also introduced synchronized sound for movies.  His contributions forever changed the movie industry. Mister Disney also ventured into the world of television programs, including Walt Disney’s Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club, touching the lives of many. Of course, who does not know of Disneyland and Disney World? People the world over plan their vacations to go to these wonderful amusement parks.  Disneyland has the highest attendance of any amusement park in the world.  If you show a picture of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the icon of Disneyland, to anyone of almost any age from almost any country in the world, they immediately recognize it as the castle at the Disneyland Park.  Mister Disney designed the park and supervised its construction, himself, an impressive feat. Mister Disney was also called on to help with the planning of several popular world cultural events. He helped plan the 1959 Moscow Fair, the 1960 Winter Olympics, and the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Mister Disney affected the lives of millions of people the world over, with his contributions to animation and film-making, his television shows, his amusement parks, and his lesser-known influences, as well.  He made an impact on cultural history that will forever stay with mankind, making him one of the world’s most influential people in history."

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Runway Styling Challenge!

Regal Modeling Academy & Agency welcomes you to enter our runway styling challenge!

In February the title of Reigning Champion went to Dakota Lavarock as  The Little Mermaid. When Regal asked Dakota what she would like to say to the next challengers who'll be going against her in April? Dakota answered "Hee, hee. I would challenge them to do their very best, to make it a really great competition, and, to take the title IF they can! [read more here]"

Will you accept the challenge our Reigning Champion Dakota Lavarock made? Do you have what it takes to become the new Reigning Champion & keep the title for the full year of 2018? Or will Dakota keep her title Reigning Champion, win 5,000 lindens, a professional photoshoot, that will be displayed at Regal Modeling Academy & Agency for her reign, and receive a featured article on the Regal Modeling website again? Only YOU can decide this fate by entering!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

What Does REGAL Mean?

You may have heard in Regal Modeling Academy & Agency's student applications, personnel application, castings, contests, and challenges that you must be REGAL, but what does that mean?

Regal isn't just part of our brand name but it stands for the values Regal Modeling Academy & Agency carries.

Mission Statement

Regal Modeling Academy & Agency encourages a foundation of dignified elegance, character, and knowledge to further enhance aspiring opportunities.

The Values of REGAL

All personnel, models, and students learn and live by our REGAL values of Reliability, Enthusiasm, Graciousness, Adaptability, and Loyalty. Our values are the foundation of what we do at Regal Modeling Academy & Agency and we all uphold these values even outside of SL.

Reliability - We are genuine when being counted on and will try our best to follow through in not only the fashion world, but in everything we do.

Enthusiasm - We are ambitious, eager, and inspired to learn no matter how much we may already know.

Graciousness - We are thankful for people who've helped us with present and future opportunities. We choose to help others who may not have the same opportunities as we did.

Adaptability - We are able to adapt to any given situation through maintaining a professional decorum while abiding by our own moral compass.

Loyalty - We are devoted and carry integrity to not only the company that we know has done right by us, but toward the actions of others who have earned it.

Resemble what you truly want to be... Regal.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Heels Scholarship!

Ad Creator: Morgan Whitfield
Heels by Morgan Whitfield is generously offering the Heels Scholarship at Regal Modeling Academy. Today Regal Modeling Academy & Agency was able interview her personally on this exciting news!

What is the Heels Scholarship?

"The Heels Scholarship is a small way to give back to the Second Life Community.  If there is a woman or man interested, seriously interested in becoming a Second Life fashion model, Heels will fully pay for tuition at the Regal Modeling Academy for the classes 101 - 301."

Why offer a Heels Scholarship at Regal Modeling Academy?

"I have been approached several times by people inquiring about becoming a Second Life model.  Many have these stereotypical pre-conceived notions that SL models just stand around looking glamorous and that it is an easy job.  When I explain what being a SL model entails, they have a hard time believing it. I always stress that having proper modeling education is VITAL to becoming a successful model.  One must know the protocols and lingo to become a SL model from proper styling and fitting to choosing the appropriate poses for a particular project you are assigned to.

Sending a modeling student at Regal will not only assure the winning applicant a proper education, but also how to conduct yourself as a model during your off-time which includes how you should act accordingly in-world and on social media, just like real models who are under contract.  SL models just cannot conduct themselves like loose cannons and believe that they can be like a "kate moss."  Your behavior outside and inside of the modeling industry will reflect either negatively or positively to potential agencies and designers. I, personally, will not hire a model who has a soiled reputation or possess a bad attitude (aka "diva" or "bully").  Being trained at Regal, the winning applicant will receive solid educational training as well as etiquette and mannerism of being a SL professional certified model.  If you look at the list of professional models at Regal Agency and alumni of the Academy, they are all stellar individuals in the industry as well as community overall."

Heels 2018 Logo
What does the Heels Scholarship include and how did you deiced what to include?

"The Heels Scholarship will include fully paid tuition to earn their Basic modeling certification at Regal Modeling Academy. The winning applicant will receive a  proper foundation of modeling for their start as models, with their first three classes paid for in full at Regal.  Should the Heels winning Scholarship Applicant find they want grow more serious about their modeling carer in the Second Life fashion world upon finishing the last 3 classes, they may continue on their Regal education at their own expense. Upon completion of their basic modeling certification, Heels will offer the graduate a position as part of the print ad modeling staff. "

To be granted the Heels Scholarship what is required for the applicants?

"The applicant to be at least 6 months old (that way the person already should be familiar with maneuvering around SL and the controls), a positive and friendly demeanor. Open to changes of their avatar if need be to become a professional SL model this includes changing your shape. Additionally, required applicants must submit a full body and perm picture of themselves wearing Heels; and complete a minimum of 500 word essay answering the question of: Why do you want to walk into the shoes of an SL model?"

Will everyone who applies for the Heels Scholarship receive it?

"No, during each term one (1) winning applicant will receive the Heels Scholarship. Should Regal and I not find a good fit we will move the winner selection to the next term."

Photographer & Model: Morgan Whitfield

Do you have any suggestions how I can improve my chances of receiving Heels Scholarship?

"I would suggest for the applicant to know the Second Life modeling industry before they commit to it by talking to certified professional models around the grid. Also, attend free workshops given by Models Workshop and start understanding the industry we are in and what designers and agencies expect from us.  Most importantly, start developing your style from putting together outfits to knowing what skins, shapes and avatar components are out there.  Also visit pose shops like PosESioN and BAXE Group and familiarize yourself with the various poses out in the market!"

A warm thank you to Morgan Whitfield for her time & offering the Heels Scholarship at Regal Modeling Academy. Should you have further questions about the Heels Scholarship please look the the frequent asked questions below or go to the 'Scholarships' tab at the top of the website.


Q: How do I apply for the Heels Scholarship?
A: Please find detailed steps how to apply to the Heels Scholarship under 'Scholarships'

Q: How do I know my application & picture has been received for the Heels Scholarship?
A: Confirmation will be given by Morgan Whitfield (mmorganwhitfield) and/or  Zaks (showtoons1239 Zaks). Should you not hear any confirmation, the application and/or picture was NOT received.

Q: How do I know if I've been selected for the Heels Scholarship?
A: If selected you'll be announced on the Regal Modeling Website with your pictures & essay. Additionally Heels by Morgan Whitfield will adverse the picture you've submitted at their store & other social media.

Q: I have my Heels Scholarship but I missed my class at Regal Modeling Academy! What happens next?
A: Even with the Heels Scholarship, should you miss a class, the Student Rules & Requirements set by Regal Modeling Academy will apply to you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meet the Photographers of Regal Modeling 2018!

Photographer: Anouk Lefavre | Model: Rhiananna Janus

Regal Modeling Academy & Agency take pride in our Regal personnel. We understand each Regal personnel has their own individuality and talents that leaves a lasting impressions on not only Regal itself, but the people our personnel may or may not meet.

Luckily, Regal Modeling Academy & Agency knows our personnel very well but we also know outside of Regal some may not.  Today we wish to high light our very own Regal Modeling photography personnel of 2018.

Morgan Whitfield - Is one of Regal Modeling Academy & Agency's newest photographer personnel of 2018. Designer and owner of Heels by Morgan Whitfield, she shoots her own print ads and models on a daily basis. Recently Heels by Morgan Whitfield has paired up with Regal Modeling Academy to create a Heels Scholarship for future models. Morgan is additionally the owner & educator of Care and Hope Center, which is a nonprofit information HUB to instill awareness on the horrors of domestic violence and violence against women. Morgan has a heart of gold and Regal Modeling Academy & Agency is proud to have her with us!

Alex Avion - Has recently joined our Regal Modeling Academy & Agency photography personnel of 2018. Though he is new to the company of Regal, he is not new to the SL fashion world! Owner of AA Photography  his talents are never a repeat of what has been done, for his photography creates stories with a single snap. Alex's previous work has been with Nu Vibez, Diversity, Envy, Stuff groups, RFL & Stand4Love. Outside of photography Alex has been a model in SL for 10 years! Alex, Regal Modeling Academy & Agency is ecstatic to have you apart of the Regal family!

Anouk Lefavre - Isn't new at taking pictures for Regal Modeling Academy & Agency, for her recent work can be seen on March 5th in the publish of "Congratulations Dakota Lavarock." Anouk is a freelance photographer that follows her passion of photography. She often captures the beauty of SL landscapes that most people of SL overlook. We are delighted to have her as an official member of our photography personnel of 2018.

Memory Thorne - Also known as Princess Memory, has been apart of Regal Modeling Academy & Agency photography personnel since 2016. Memory's photography work can be seen in the recent Amazing Impressions Modeling runway show from January 2018 & Models Giving Back events. Though she's been in the fashion world close to a decade her talents are endless from photography to modeling. Regal Modeling Academy & Agency is over joyed she renewed her contract with us!

Sydney Garnet - Since 2014, Sydney has gifted Regal Modeling Academy & Agency with being one of our first personnel photographers. Sydney is a sensational photographer that leaves an impress immediately after you see her work! Along side her partner, Linc Garnet, they own IMPACT Photoworx, which is going strong for 9 years. Outside of the photography realm, Sydney is a semi-retired top model who's work is still talked about today! Regal Modeling Academy & Agency is thankful to have someone as loyal & hard working as her.

Resemble what you truly want to be... Regal