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LRFW announces 2012 Model Search

LRFW announces 2012 Model Search

Little Rock Fashion Week Announces 2012 Model Search

By Alexandria Washington

LITTLE ROCK – Little Rock Fashion Week is back again to heat up the runways July 16-21. After much success last summer, Brandon D. Campbell, creator and executive producer of LRFW, and staff are ready to roll out the red carpet on its fourth year. 

"I’m extremely excited about Little Rock Fashion Week 2012. There’s something magical about this year. I can sense that LRFW will be even greater than previous years,” said Campbell. “People have spoke positively about LRFW and have supported our functions throughout the year. Ever since we wrapped LRFW 2011, last July, I’ve been contacted weekly by models wanting to be in LRFW 2012. That speaks volumes of LRFW’s significance and the amount of love that people have for our industry. I’m grateful.”

America's Next Top Model contestant to appear in Pine Bluff fashion show

America's Next Top Model contestant to appear in Pine Bluff fashion show

Furonda Brasfield, a contestant on cycle six of America’s Next Top Model, will appear in the Fourth Annual Easter Fashion Parade Extravaganza Saturday. The event is set for 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

America’s Next Top Model creator and supermodel, Tyra Banks described Brasfield as the one who “marches to the beat of her own drum.” Born in inner city Michigan, Brasfield calls Stuttgart home. She appeared on the hit show America’s Next Top Model after earning a degree in political science from the University of Arkansas. Brasfield has worked as a fashion model for Beyonce’s House of Dereon line and been featured in ads for Ultra Glow cosmetics, Sears, Voom, Nanette Lapore, Yana K, Sterling Capricio, and Project Runway’s Korto Momolu.

LRFW kid models to star in Belk Fashion Show in Conway

LRFW kid models to star in Belk Fashion Show in Conway

On Saturday, March 24th at 12:30 pm Belk, located 601 Elsinger Blvd in Conway, AR, is hosting its Kidsfest Fashion Show. The fashion event will star experienced runway children models from Oneofakind Talent Inc. modeling agency and kids from past Little Rock Fashion Week presentations. They'll wear new spring clothes from Belk.

The fashion show is in conjunction with Belk's Kidfest event, which is being held in the store on the same day at 12 pm to 3 pm. At Kidfest, customers can receive discounts on the entire stock of kids' apparel, play games, win prizes, and register to win a trip to North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Admission is free. The Belk Kidfest is being organized by Belk associates.

Oneofakind Talent Inc. is the official modeling agency for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012. Last month, OTI and past model of LRFW starred in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Conway Bridal Fashion Show.

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Fashion extravaganza March 24 at Pine Bluff Convention Center

Fashion extravaganza March 24 at Pine Bluff Convention Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Fourth Annual Easter Fashion Parade Extravaganza and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Bridgette Odigwe is the featured fashion designer for the event.

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Board, the event will include a luncheon, silent auction, vendors and door prizes. Guests can also have photos taken with the Easter Bunny. It’s the first time that the event will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

“We’re extremely excited about this year’s fashion parade,” said Event Chairperson Alamae Harris. “It’s in a new venue and the show will spotlight one of Pine Bluff’s own – Bridgette Odigwe, a cutting edge designer.”

Campbell to co-produce Conway bridal fashion show

Campbell to co-produce Conway bridal fashion show

Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will co-produce the fashion show at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Conway 2012 Bridal Show on Sunday February 26, 2012 at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds, located at 2505 East Oak St. in Conway, Ark. The bridal show is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The fashion show is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The fashion event will star the high fashion runway models, of all ages and sizes, from Campbell's Oneofakind Talent Inc. modeling agency and past Little Rock Fashion Week presentations. They'll wear clothes from Belk, David's Bridal, Dillard's, Men's Wearhouse, and Reba's Formal Wear.

This will be the second ADG bridal fashion show that Campbell is involved in, featuring OTI and LRFW models, in a month. On January 15th, the ADG Bridal Fashion Show in Little Rock featured models from OTI and LRFW.

Local teen fashion designer makes New York debut

Local teen fashion designer makes New York debut

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Aaliyah Fisher, of Little Rock, has reached a milestone in her young fashion career.

On February 10 Fisher, 14, presented her Grafetti Couture clothing line at PLITZS New York City Fashion Week. Twice a year, PLITZS showcases 36 emerging fashion designers during New York Fashion Week. This season 1,300 designers applied.

15 looks from Grafetti’s spring collection was seen by media, fashionistas and buyers inside NYC’s historical Warwick Hotel. At the show, Fisher was interviewed by ChannelTV and Fashion World Magazine. Afterwards, some attendees purchased Grafetti clothes.