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Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 4 – Teasers part 1

Hey everyone,

We might have been quiet lately, all due to the fact we’re in the mids of preparing Vol 4 AND 5. Style Kingdom has always worked as a team and we’ll be implementing changes as we progress into bringing the magazine to become even better.

Spoiler – Vol 5 will be one really special edition. How special? Keep watch for updates :)

Here are some teasers for the upcoming Vol 4. Stay tuned to see more teasers!

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Tiviyah Resident

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Yashi Audion

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Nickle Sparrowtree

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Cavey Charlesworth

“Style Kingdom Magazine believes in giving opportunity to everyone to be a magazine model, not only residents with modeling certificates.” – Dougie Boxen

CASTING opportunity – NON-certified Second Life residents

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Style Kingdom Magazine is having a casting for all non-certified residents to have the opportunity to become part of the magazine’s OFFICIAL model’s team! Becoming part of the official team means you’ll be featured in every Vol without needing to cast for every next release!

Yes, you heard us correctly! You don’t need to be a graduate with a modeling certificate to cast as Style Kingdom Magazine believes in giving opportunities to everyone on Second Life!

Casting challenge

Challenge – Style in the mood of having been betrayed.
Keywords are MOOD and BETRAYED.

Casting requirements

1) Avatars minimum age 1.5 yrs old

2) Speaks understandable English (Interviews in text will be held)

3) Has either a flickr portfolio or fashion blog of at least 6 months worth of fashion styles

4) Human avatars only

How to participate

1) Each resident must ONLY submit 1 entry/1 style with both a close up and full body photo

2) Professional editing NOT allowed as we want to see styling skills NOT photo shop skills

3) Email your entries to dougieboxen@gmail.com with your photos and flickr/fashion blog link if you have one, in-world note cards will be ignored.

4) Dateline – 2nd June 2013

**Seeking certified models or professional stylist to help you style will result in immediate disqualification (Trust me, we’ll know if you had help)**

Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 3 RELEASED!!

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Hello everyone,

Here’s Style Kingdom Magazine’s Vol 3, special “Love, Peace & Joy” edition. Enjoy!

Click here

Casting for Vol 4

2 types of castings.

1) Casting – Fixed models (Style Kingdom Magazine’s official model team)

- Needs to be a certified model

- Certificate(s) can be from any agency in Second Life

- Needs to be at least minimum 1 yr old

- Needs to be searchable in-world

- Models already in Style Kingdom Magazine group need to cast if you want to be part of the models team.

2) Casting – Vol 4 models (ONLY model for Vol 4 of Style Kingdom Magazine)

- Do not need to be certified models

- Needs to be searchable in-world

- Has a good attitude and able to work well with other models & photographers

- Models already in Style Kingdom Magazine group need to cast at casting parties or drop mail at the office (details below)

To apply – Drop a mail at Style Kingdom Magazine’s Office & Model’s hangout here (the red mail box on the front desk)

In the mail include

1) Second Life name (not display name)

2) Certified or non-certified

3) Flickr stream, if you have one

4) Your email address.

5) Casting for official team OR Vol 4 only

Reblogged from Dougie Boxen

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Hello everyone,

You all know how much I love blogging about new stores. The owner of a new store dropped me his fatpack of cardigans. After trying them out, I chose one of my favorite Spring time colors, yellow. This style also includes some items that were released last month. Enjoy the style!

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Photo by my bro, the talented Badon Rain

Hair – RAW House – Khaos

Cardigan – Orion – Yellow & Black cardigan NEW

Shirt – Guarded Cross – Black Cross T-Shirt (V5)

Necklace – **RE** – Rebel Cross Necklace M2 NEW

Pants – Epicosity – Skinny Jeans Light Blue

Shoes – Reila Skins – Rush Sneakers NEW

Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium – Seminar SCHEDULE

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Hello everyone,

We will officially be starting our FREE seminars next week.

25th April

YeriakTH Couturier – Seminar on styling, 4 – 5pm slt.

Language : Spanish

Kim Lysette – Seminar on photography, 7 – 8pm slt.

Language : English

Interested in attending? Contact Dougie Boxen via in-world note card or email to request for group invite.

p.s – The SIM will be open some time next week ;)

**UPDATE** Seminar instructors – Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium

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Hey everyone,

More people have graciously agreed to take part in the project of giving back to SL community. Here’s an update of the instructors who will be sharing their knowledge to those who are interested in attending these FREE seminars.

List of instructors

Jade Spectre (Miss Virtual World 2013 contestant) – Seminar on styling & shape modification

Kaelyn Alecto (Established photographer & fashion blogger) – Seminar on in-world photography skills with viewer(s)/windlight

Paradox Messmer (Mr Virtual World academy graduate & vendor model) – Seminar on styling and blogging

Brendan Macarthur (Mr Metaverse Pageantry 2013 Winner & Mr Virtual World 2011 contestant) – Seminar on styling

Kim Lysette (Established photographer & fashion blogger. Official photographer for Liv Glam) – Seminar on in-world photography and communicating with store clients

Ngozi Faith (Miss Essence of Ebony 2012, established model, fashion blogger & owner of {.:Ozi:.} ) – Seminar on styling & posing

Please keep checking back for the schedules of each instructor’s seminars. To apply as a student, simply contact Dougie Boxen via in-world note card.

Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 3 – Teasers Part 3

Hey everyone,

Hope all of you had an awesome weekend? :) Here are more teasers!!!

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sinontherocks (Absi-lutely delectable)

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ninjamonkee (Jaseface)

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Brendan Macarthur (Mr Metaverse Pageantry Winner)

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Chirzaka Vlodovic

Stay tuned for more teasers and updates on our release date, it’s REAL soon!!!!

Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium

Hello everyone,

Style Kingdom Magazine HQ & Auditorium has finally been set up!!!

We’ll be providing FREE basic styling, posing and photography seminars by invited certified models and established photographers.

Our HQ & Auditorium is NOT an agency but meant to be a non-profit education center, focusing on Second Life fashion, modeling and photography.

We also have a mini mall for store owners to set up shop and limited boards to place vendor ads, all for FREE. No rental cost ever AND 100% your store makes goes back to you, not us!!!

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Application – Students

1) Need to be at least 3 months old

2) Searchable and contactable

3) Willing to suit schedules of instructors

4) Have a keen interest in SL modeling

5) A learning attitude

Application – Instructors

1) Certified by SL modeling agencies (minimum requirement – 1 certificate)

2) Able to speak understandable English

3) Willing to be patient

4) Able to hold a seminar at least once every 2 weeks

Note : Instructors will be paid.

Application – Store owners

1) Stores to be at least 3 months old

2) Owners need to be searchable and contactable

3) Stores need to not sell copy-bot items

For more information, contact Dougie Boxen by the following methods below ONLY…

1) In-world note card

2) Email : dougieboxen@gmail.com

ADVERTISE on Style Kingdom Magazine

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Strip’d Fashion for Style Kingdom Magazine Vol 2

During our initial phase, Style Kingdom Magazine only personally invited some stores to advertise in the magazine, for free.

After releasing Vol 2 on the 1st of March, the response, feedback and emails were overwhelmingly good we’ve decided to open it up to ANY store that wants to advertise in the magazine.

Some things to note

1) Every magazine is limited to maximum 4 different store ads.

2) Priority will be given to stores that are 1yr old or less.

3) Stores more than 1 yr old will be given priority too, if we see you could use an extra boost.

4) No cost is involved, we advertise for free meaning we have the right to place whichever ads we want for any particular Vol to maintain the quality of the magazine.

Style Kingdom aims to not only promote residents with styling skills who aren’t official/certified models but also to promote new stores that have good clothes and need that extra boost without the financial burden.

For more information, email dougieboxen@gmail.com [ IM's will be ignored ]

Casting CLOSED

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Thanks everyone for the tremendous support! It has been a short 2 weeks since our debut day and our 1st publication has gotten over 200,000 views.

A magazine is nothing without the professionalism of the models and photographers. Would like to thank everyone who participated, it was an enjoyable experience :)

The response for the casting of the 2nd publication has been wonderful, we have gotten all the models we needed. Thank you :)

Special thanks to

1) SL family – Love you all, thank you so much <3

2) Real Life family, friends & business associates – Thanks for not only being a follower of my Secondlife fashion blog but also sharing the magazine link amongst each other as well as your friends and so on. Really thankful for you guys <3

INTERNATIONAL MODEL CONVENTION 2010 UPDATE – 9.21.10

Update 9.21.10

INTERNATIONAL MODELLING CONVENTION 2010

September 22-26, 2010

Limo to International Modelling Convention

As featured in BOSL

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

Torches are lit in the spirit of the Olympics! The spirit of cooperation! The spirit of sharing knowledge, showcasing our businesses, growing both personally and professionally through sharing and helping others to do so!

Fashion Shows & Boutiques!   Buy the latest fashion trends and tools!

See Updates on the convention website: http://imcsl.wordpress.com/schedule-of-events/

ALL TOGETHER ON ONE SIM!

Giselle Temple, CEO Premiere Modelling Agency

Convention Owner & Coordinator

http://imcsl.wordpress.com

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mondani%20Tesori/58/204/3000

CONVENTION SHOWS (more to come)









SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO DATE:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

11:00 am CONVENTION KICKOFF & WELCOME – Giselle Temple
12:00 pm LADY THERA Fashion Show
1:00 pm Keynote Speaker: MIMMI BOA
2:00 pm SEMINAR: SHOES: Getting the Color Right: Dancer Dalligio
3:00 pm SEMINAR: Blogging: The Write Way to Give Fashion a Face: Sequoia Nightfire
4:00 pm INDIA POBA Fashion Show

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

11:00am FORUM: AGENCY PRESENTATIONS
12:00pm BLISS COUTURE – Evane Fashion Show
1:00 pm DEMONSTRATION: Perfect Pose Preparation – Arisia Ashmoot
2:00 pm PRESENTATION: Vanity Tour Presentation – Katherine Comet
3:00 pm SEMINAR: The Ins & Outs of Photoshoots – Anabella Ravinelli
4:00 pm BLACKLACE – Venus Models Agency Fashion Show
5:00 pm After show FIREWORKS

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

11:00 am PRISM – Venus Models Agency Fashion Show
12:00 pm SEMINAR: It’s Not Fashionable to be Laggy – Talyia Tarber
1:00 pm SEMINAR: Kay Fairey
2:00 pm SEMINAR: History of Modeling – A Five Year Oveview – Nemi McCoy
3:00 pm SEMINAR: Creations of the Mind: Intellectual Property and Second Life – Nox DEIGAN
4:00 pm International Model Agency: Fashion Show

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010

10:00 am SEMINAR: Intro to Mastering the Balut HUD – Monica Balut
11:00 am TRES BEAU – PREMIERE Fashion Show
12:00 pm SEMINAR: SUPERELITE – Amber Quinzet
1:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FROLIC MILLS
2:00 pm SEMINAR: SETH Diabolito
3:00 pm SEMINAR: The Agency / Model Relationship – Astrokris Messmer
4:00 pm SUPERELITE Fashion Show

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

11:00 am iC MOTIONS FASHION AGENCY Fashion Show
12:00 pm SEMINAR: Lorelei Maggs
1:00 pm SEMINAR: DO’S & DON’Ts of SCRIPT WRITING – Blackbarbie Bravin
2:00 pm DEMONSTRATION: Studio Nails Demonstration – Anastasia Magic
3:00 pm SEMINAR: SHAPE SHIFTING with blackLiquid Tokyoska
4:00 pm PURPLEMOON – Venus Models Agency Fashion Show and Grand Finale
5:00 pm FINALE FIRE DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA!

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A sampling of convention blogs:

http://imcsl.wordpress.com

http://wiccamerlin.wordpress.com

http://styleandaddict.blogspot.com

http://csltm.wordpress.com

http://blacksheepbyfuzzlennie.wordpress.com

http://portland100.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/

A Model’s Promotion Tool

Looking for a new venue to market yourself as a model?  Well, I stumbled another great way to do this.

Now, I went to IM Diconay Boa and I saw on her profile a link for her modeling portfolio.  Not being able to resist checking it out, I was excited what I saw.  Needless to say I still haven’t gotten around to IM her yet.  LOL

The website is Wix, a website design host that allows you to create personal pages with your own flair and finesse.  It’s very easy to use and has so many features that assures no one will have the same page as you.

First, you start with a list of standard layouts to choose from.  Once selected, you can choose to import your own pictures for your background and add text, buttons (to link to additional pages you created), animated pictures to add eye candy, and even music and videos.

This is such an intuitive way to personalize you on the web.  Oh, one more thing that’s great about this, you can add tags to your website page to give you even more search capabilities when someone is browsing the Internet.  Wow!  :D

Check out my page here and see what I created in a short time.  I haven’t posted Diconay Boa’s to show you hers as I haven’t received approval to do so.  But check out her inworld profile and grab her link.

I had so much fun with this, I’m sure you will too.  Once you have created yours, please come back and post your link so we can see yours.

Happy website creating.  : )

~ Jen

Premier Modeling Casting Announcement

CASTING CALL – PREMIERE MODELS

INTERNATIONAL FASHION FAIR

ALLURE INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOW

June 5 @ 2 PM SLT

Premiere Modelling Agency is pleased to invite you to participate in a casting for ALLURE INTERNATIONAL, a multiple designer fashion show at the International Fashion Fair.

The theme is international and this will be a multiple designer show. The runway will be over 2 sims to help address lag.

For the casting please style something form fitting, any style. Please use 3 poses on front of runway for the casting.

Male and Female models needed.

PLEASE! Be respectful of the designers, your agency and your colleagues by first checking your RL and SL calendars to be sure you can make all of the following dates and times.

Monday May 31 @ 2 PM SLT ~ CASTING CALL

Tuesday June 1 @2 PM SLT ~ REHERSAL

Wednesday June 2 @2 PM SLT ~REHERSAL

Friday June 4 @ 2 PM slt FULL DRESS REHERSAL

Saturday June 5 @ 2 PM SLT ~ SHOW TIME! ( arrive backstage @ 1 PM SLT)

VPC is required for this show but not required for the casting.

See you at the Casting!

Giselle Temple, CEO

Premiere Modelling

* Premiere Modelling was established 2008 and maintains a policy of paying its models.

LM To Backstage @ Premier Modelling Agency

Model Spotlight ~ Dancer Dallagio

I am pleased to present the next Confessions of an SL Top Model Spotlight ~ Dancer Dallagio.

We all know this wonderful women. Not only is she Stilleto Moody’s right hand woman at Stiletto Moody Shoes, but she is a talented model to boot. Her grace, charm and wit livens up a room. Dancer has always been someone I look up to and I am honored to have worked with her. I still talk about the great times even now.

So, please, join me in welcoming Dancer Dallagio as our Model Spotlight. :)

JT. Please tell us about yourself and how you ventured into the modelling industry.

DD. First, let me say how very honoured I am to be asked to do this interview! My first venture into runway modeling was doing a show for Eshi Otawara on the Paisley Beebe show. Prior to that I had done some print work for Stiletto Moody and Baiastice/BehaviorBody. I also did some RFL and Maseno charity runway shows about the same time, and had been a fashion show stylist since 2008. I entered the Miss Virtual World 2010 competition, and had a crash course in modeling :). This led to more runway shows, more print work, and invitations to Model Agencies. Now, I’ve got a lot of experience with all facets of modeling, from being featured on the cover of Runway Magazine, being featured in several issues of BOSL Magazine, Too Sexy Magazine, vendor ads, magazine adverts, and many many runway shows. I take my work quite seriously, but I also love to have fun with the great people that I have the pleasure of working with.

JT. Please tell us about some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career.

DD. From being voted a Top Ten Finalist in MVW 2010, named one of the Ten Most Elegant Women in Second Life, to being featured in vendor and store magazine advertisements in most major publications in SL, having clothes and jewelry made especially for me by fantastic designers, being photographed by some of the best photographers, working with many of the best models and agency staff/heads, I’m still growing within the industry, and I think every single moment is a defining one. I love showcasing the work of the amazing talents we are fortunate to have here in SL, and the creativity of the sets and choreography are just fantastic. I’m also now teaching modeling, which is so wonderful to share what I have learned with others. I’m still learning every day and loving it!

JT. You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model. Do you have any advice for aspiring models?

DD. I think the main thing to have is a good sense of style; if you have this, you can learn the rest. Most facets of modeling can be taught, but a sense of style is like a sense of rhythm or music to a dancer–you really need these to be successful. You also need patience, humility, a certain grace, and the willingness to learn and grow. My best advice for aspiring models is to define your unique look whilst remaining true to yourself. We are all people behind our barbies and there are great friendships and knowledge to be had by remembering this.

JT. What do you like and dislike about modelling?

DD. I really love being able to use my fashion eye to showcase a designer’s creation in the best way that i can; to me, it’s all about making that design look well and promoting sales for the creator. The excitement of being on a stage is pretty terrific, too, just as it is for a ballet performance. Each show has great energy. I also really love being in promotional adverts and photos to represent a given design–this is so fantastic to think that the designer trusts me not just to take a design down a runway, but also to sell the actual product. :) I suppose the only thing i dislike would be a lack of professionalism, but I’ve been very lucky in this so far.

JT. Finally, please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?

DD. My motivation is from a love of fashion and performance. I once was pulled aside by a designer who thanked me for really showcasing her design instead of myself, and I was so thrilled. Whilst I’m definitely “me” with my own unique style, I’m primarily there to be whatever look the designer wants and will make their design look fantastic. I am inspired by so many, from RL designs to SL designs, classical dancers, and models. In SL: Kay Fairey, Mui Mukerji, Blackbarbie Bravin, Barbarella Fuosing, Mimmi Boa, Miaa Rebane, Sora Tatham, Agtaope Carter, Natasja Schumann, Mavi Beck, Sabine Blackburn, all of the MVW contestants, Linnda Scofield, Payton Heron, Wicca Merlin, all of the models from Agata Agency, Avenue, BLVD, BeStyle, EIMA, Evane, ModelX, Premiere, Modavia, Opium; pretty much everyone! If I listed all of the names, I would fill up pages and pages…I learn from everyone and anyone, and love the bonds that form from being together in shows.

JT. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

DD. I’ve been working in fashion and perfomance most of my life, and I am so thrilled to be continuing that in SL. I adore creativity, and this is a fantastic niche to be a part of. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped me come this far and who will help me continue to grow.


Thank you Dancer for allowing us to spotlight you.  We wish you all the best on your future endeavors in SL as well as RL.

Don’t forget to comment on Dancer Dallagio’s spotlight!  Your feedback is always valued.  :)

CONFESSIONS Agency Spotlight: Opium Fashion Agency


Website:

http://opiumsim.wordpress.com/.

Moolto:

http://moolto.ning.com/profile/OpiumFashionAgency.

FaceBook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Opium-Fashion-Agency/154862973431?ref=ts.

Opium Fashion Agency is a thriving, diverse and extremely active model agency in Second Life spawning approximately 3-4 shows per month. One of the most unique facets of OFA is that many of its models specialize in skills which coincide with modeling, be it building, photography, scripting amongst other things. OFA is also profoundly known for it’s blog which provides its models with the opportunity to participate in fashion blogging and the like. It is an extremely driven agency which is demonstrated by their enormous success.

We interviewed Anastacia Markova in her capacity as in the agency’s CEO and here is what she had to say.

Q: There are contests within the SL modelling industry which are gender specific, namely Miss Virtual World, Mr Virtual World, House of Beningborough amongst others.
What are your perceptions on gender specific contests within the modelling industry?

AM: I think they are wonderful and very needed. It helps break up the categories and allows us as models to show that both sexes play a vital role in the Modeling field.

Q: Is it important that a model carry the same gender in SL as they do in RL? Does this affect the industry in general?

AM: Not at all. SL is a virtual world and the sky is the limit. What you portray is what you are here. I don’t think what sex you play in SL has bearance on the industry here.

Q: What attributes must a model possess in order to gain admission into your agency?

AM:Loyalty, Knowledge, Desire to Learn and Style.

Q:Is a potential candidate for your agency required to undertake training specifically with your model academy?

AM: No. But we do expect them to wish to continue to learn and train if not with us and we offer them continuing training within the agency.

Q: There is a general perception amongst models that some agencies only hire those who have established a reputable name for themselves, whether it be with a top-tier agency or otherwise. Is this important to you? Model training aside, are you willing to take a chance on a model who is new to the industry?

AM: Some agencies do only hire top name models. Opium However is a wonderful mix of established, on the rise and new models. We have always prided oursleves in taking on new models that wish to learn and grow. By offering in agency training our seasoned models take the new under their wings and help them. We are a true family setting type agency. We do not compete with each other, we support and we celebrate when one of our models wins titles and accolades. We are very proud of each and every one of them.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OpiumFashion

Thank you Anastacia for allowing us to interview you! We wish you all the very best of success with Opium in the future :)

Please feel free to share your thoughts on Opium Fashion Agency by commenting below!

Confessions NEWS: New Modeling Academy Opening Soon: Opium Elite Fashion Academy

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Opium Elite Fashion Academy is proud to announce the opening of their doors on November 9, 2009. The Long awaited school promises to change the way fashion is taught in Second Life.

“Our goal is to train the most advanced, sought after members of the fashion Industry in the Metaverse”, says Opium Fashion Agency Owner Anastacia Markova.

Courses will be offered In Basic, Advanced and Elite Modeling, Fashion Show Production, Fashion Design, Set Design and Musical Production. The Curriculum is packed full of training from A to Z to learn every aspect of the *Fashion* business in Second LIfe.

There is no other academy at this time that offers as much knowledge as OEFA does. If you’ve ever been to an Opium fashion show, you can see the talent and creativity the fashion agency holds.

The Courses are affordable for everyone as well as monthly schloarships wil be awarded.
Please stop by the Academy Office to pick up registration forms and class information.

For information please contact Anastacia Markova or Nisa Constantine.