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

Friday, March 9, 2018

Thank you Princess Avalon Chrome!

Princess Avalon Chrome of Regal Modeling is an honorary model who's earn her Advance Patent of Nobility & the title of Princess of Regal in 2014. Princess Avalon is a remarkable model, who's left an imprint on fashion world, BUT Regal knows there's more to come!

On March 7, 2018 Princess Avalon published "The Mermaid of Avalon" an inspiration piece based on our present Reigning Champion Dakota Lavarock's styling of The Little Mermaid. Regal Modeling Academy & Agency would like to personally express our gratitude to this stunning publish!

Princess Avalon, thank you for bringing the beauty of your heart into the work you've done for Regal & the fashion world.

Photographer, Model & Stylist: Avalon Chrome 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Congratulations Dakota Lavarock!

Through out the kingdom it is known Regal's Fairy Tale character winner is The Little Mermaid by Dakota Lavarock. Dakota enchanted the judges with her skills of runway sophistication, classiness, inner creativity, and the Fairy Tale theme. Should you have vanished without a trace on such a bewitching day, have no fear, for the magic mirror will turn back time and display! Should you have attended then it's time to meet the magical mermaid personally and hear her message for the new challengers who will fight for her title Reigning Champion in April!

In case you missed the runway challenge show, Dakota would first like to share her winning style card description with you!

"Dakota’s mermaid body parts and belt are from Jomo’s Female Naga set.  Her Little Mermaid Bra Pink is by FDD Stories.

Dakota’s accessories include Kio Kio’s Rare Oceanid Deluxe Bindi and also Starfish Kisses that she wears in her hair and on her cheek.  Also, in her hair, she is wearing Hextraordinary’s Teapot Hermit Crab with animation.  Her Shell Earrings in gold are from Amala.  Her adorable sand dollar Marlena Necklace 1 is from Tantalum, and Cae provides her Starfish Bracelets.

Additional accessories include LadyBunny’s Fantasy Bubbles2 to Wear, which you see rising in the sea surrounding Dakota.  The Sea Glitter in Strawberry color around her is from E.V.E.  And, circling slowly around, is the I’m Planet Fish School, pastel, from a.n.c.

And, to finish off this lovely ensemble, Dakota is wearing a body accessory from Izzie’s, the Body Beach Sand for Maitreya."

Photographer: Anouk Lefavre | Stylist & Model: Dakota Lavarock

What did you enjoy most about Regal's Runway Styling Challenge?

"Well, honestly, I loved the fact that it was so well organized, which allowed it to run quite smoothly. We all knew what to do, when to do it. I also really appreciated the work that went into making the lovely fairy-tale set."

Your fairy tale of choice was the Little Mermaid, was there a certain reason behind choosing this fairy tale and if so, why?

"I think mermaids are beautiful and graceful, uniquely different, and I wanted to portray that on the runway.  The story of The Little Mermaid as originally written by Hans Christian Anderson is a sad, bitter-sweet story, and I enjoyed sharing a glimpse of that story with others.

In that story, she is not a child, but a young woman of marriageable age who falls in love with a prince, and longs to belong to the world up above. She gets legs, which will always hurt her to walk, in exchange for giving up her voice. She must make the prince love her and marry her, or she will turn into sea foam and cease to exist. The prince marries someone else. The Little Mermaid's heart is broken, and, as she waits to die in the morning, her sisters bring her a knife. If she will kill the prince and let his blood drop on her feet, she will once again become a mermaid and live out her life in the sea. But, she cannot bring herself to kill the prince.  In the morning, she throws herself and the knife into the sea.  But, instead of ceasing to exist, she turns into an ethereal spirit and rises up into the air. So, even though she did not win the prince, she was rewarded for her goodness, instead of ceasing to exist. It is a wonderful story, I think."

How does it feel to be the Reigning Champion of Regal's Runway Style Challenge?

"Oh, my goodness!  It does really feel fantastic!  I honestly did not think I would win it, so when I did, I was completely amazed!  I have been walking on clouds ever since! The competitors were incredibly talented, and I knew I would have to put up a good fight!  I can't wait until April, when I will have to defend my title!"

Photographer: Anouk Lefavre | Stylist & Model: Dakota Lavarock

What would you like to say to the next challengers who'll be going against you in April?

"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! Additionally, on a more serious level, I would like to let them know that this is a very-well organized, professional competition, one that they will enjoy. The people they will work with are very kind, generous, thoughtful, and helpful.  It will be a very thrilling and fun experience."

AND... The Little Mermaid lived happily ever after. The End.