Alaska Metropolitan’s Second Life book, So You Wanna Be A Virtual Supermodel, is now available via the SL Marketplace as a Thinc book object. This lengthy publication is written as a how-to guide for anyone interested in becoming a Second Life fashion model.
Topics of the book include body proportion and shape creation, inventory organization, smart shopping, styling and colour theory, runway techniques, choosing poses, finding work, and more. The guide is written in a casual style with plenty of full-page reference diagrams, photo examples, and bullet-point lists. Topics are separated into chapters and chapter reviews are included, making So You Wanna Be A Virtual Supermodel a good companion book to more structured Second Life learning.
The Thinc book format can be read in-world as a rezzed object or a worn “HUD” object. Marketplace customers can also request a .PDF eBook version for convenient offline reading. So You Wanna Be A Virtual Supermodel retails for L$500 at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Book-So-You-Wanna-Be-A-Virtual-Supermodel-by-Alaska-Metropolitan-124-pages/3654160.
While the book makes certain assumptions (the example model, “Ruth”, is slender, Caucasian and female), Alaska’s advice and guidelines should be applicable to any aspiring Second Life model. Even veterans in this cutthroat industry should be able to learn something from this in-depth guide.
For more information please visit http://slfashiontutorials.com/ebooks/so-you-wanna-be-a-virtual-supermodel/ or contact Alaska Metropolitan.
I originally took all my notes from Metro Models, and tried to form a textbook using those with the intent to train Second Life models again. My First Life took over this and many of my projects, but I recently updated, revised, and rewrote much of my work to finish this book. I hope some of you find it helpful! <3