Obscurae Magazine Volume 10 Issue 1: Wilderness - Page 84

To open up the show with adult designers, Benjamin Cottrell premiered his LOST collection comprised of jewelry pieces found by the ocean, lake or sea. Next in line, designer Jennifer Akese Burney, and her colorful African prints, a collection called Akese StyleLines, got the crowd energized and excited. As the excitement intensified the next designer Meekis Castillo paired with jewelry by Danaya Designs 4U took the stage. Models were draped with bedazzlers, part of the Danaya Designs 4U collection. These bedazzlers and custom jewelry pieces made the models shine bright with clothing by Meekis. To close the first half of the show was a soft launch of the menswear collection by House of Collection. This three part showcase included 1. The statement sweatershirts to end violence in Chicago. 2. The women’s custom, one of a kind, gorgeous evening gowns. 3. The House of Collette men’s blazers that everyone in Chicago is raving about. Right before intermission, award winning and Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, John Hill entered the stage to announce The Model Idea filming taking place during the show with the top 30 contestants. The Model Idea TV show filmed an episode during the event; starring Michael Anthony Richardson of M&M Modeling Magazine; American Sweetheart, Sherrie Gearheart, the queen of fashion and reigning Miss United Nations World Ambassador; along with actress/model, Oana Wana; and celebrity model/stylist, Joshi James. Major thanks was given to Adel of Spoil Me Salon for her contributions in the fashion community as a fashion show producer and coordinator along with her involvement with The Model Idea tv show. Obscurae Magazine Page 84 Many thanks were given to WL Lillard and Kevin Fuller and the entire team at Star Planet Television. Live Out Loud Charity crowned its newly appointed ambassadors for 2015: Kassy Harper, Miss Worldwide Princess; Lynae Tucker, Miss Worldwide; Sory Maciel, Miss Worldwide Latina; Tiffani Robertson, Ms. Worldwide; and Nicole Miceli-Pawlowski, Mrs. Worldwide. These ambassadors will speak on behalf of Live Out Loud Charity during 2015. Intermission then took place with tons of media capturing photos of the celebrity audience members, the newly appointed queens, and of the fashions from the first half of the show. After intermission, Yesoe Yoon and Jovie Calma each gave an incredible vocal performance. To open the second half of the fashion show, beauty queen, designer Debbie Permoda premiered her one of a kind evening gowns and cocktail dresses, a clothing line named, D’Jean collection. These lovely dresses were paired with the exquisite jewelry line, Mixxi G. by Michelle Schaps. Each Mixxi G. jewelry piece is made with real gem stones, pearls, and are hand crafted in Thailand. Next, Army Veteran, fashion designer Maury Cesair, showcased his underwater collection, Cesair. Everyone’s mouth dropped as these pastel and deep blues, with purple hues, and bright white gowns floated down the runway It was a gorgeous collection that left everyone wanting more. As if the night could not get any better, international menswear designer, Carmichael Byfield took the stage with a powerful collection of top of the line men’s blazers. Michael Anthony Richardson, brand ambassador for House of Byfield, was honored on stage as a model and host of The Model Idea tv show. >