I LOVE it when I get the chance to work with other women in the industry that are driven by the benefits of fashion. I recently chatted (okay, we messaged via Facebook) with the dedicated Julie Causey of Ju Ju Beez Models & Talent to inquire about the upcoming Art of Fashion Celebrity Fashion Show that is scheduled to take place on September 2nd, as a predecessor to Mobile Fashion Week 2012. The event will feature reality star K Michelle, a FAMU graduate who has been seen on “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” and is receiving notice for her vocal ability.
Ju Ju Beez Models is having the first model call on Sunday, July 22nd to allow young women in the surrounding areas to be featured in the show. Ladies, a minimum height of 5’7 is required to be considered (I’ll continue to do print work I guess 😦 )
Ms. Causey states : “I love fashion, because it allows me to be who I am as an individual no matter my budget, what I’m wearing, or who I may be styling. A true fashionista is able to bring any garment to LIFE whether it be couture, vintage, trendy, or just a simple T-shirt and jeans. I am so elated to be able to bring my vision and passion for fashion to life!”
The visionary was kind enough to take a break from preparing for Atlanta’s Fashion Week to discuss the exhileration surrounding the event.
What is The Art of Fashion, and what can attendees expect?
Our goal is to bring forth a high fashion runway experience to the City of Mobile in which we will incorporate the art of dance, music, and fashion. The Centre for the Living Arts: Space 301 is an impeccable facility that will enable the audience to appreciate the ambience that it will offer to the attendees. We have incorporated Pointe-ballet dancers from the Melinda Leigh Performing Arts Center whom will gracefully open the show which, in result, will continue to set the tone for the evening. The fashionable designs of our featured designers will ensure that this runway experience will be an anticipated must-see event. VH1 Television Star and Singer/Songwriter K. Michelle has been invited to entertain the attendees with her pop melodies and relatable accounts on life. Through her soulful sound, she will continue to capture and captivate her audience. Not only do these efforts support our love for fashion but they also provide opportunities for philanthropic growth as partial proceeds of our event will be donated to charity. We have partnered with the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. to provide awareness to such a mighty cause. This event will be a fashion and art extravaganza! It is poised to receive unprecedented press exposure and bring additional notoriety to the featured designers. It will also promote networking among fashion industry professionals including educators, retail buyers, fashion journalists, trendsetters, tastemakers and consumers.
What was the inspiration to create an event like this for the Gulf Coast?
A dream of mine is to sit front row Milan, Paris, and New York Fashion Weeks and others to select those wanted and needed pieces for my clients. I’ve always had a love for fashion and the arts, so I wanted to provide the area with an event that could mesh cultures and eliminate cultural barriers for the sake of fashion.
What celebrities can be expected to be present?
VH1 Reality Tv Star and Singer/Songwriter K. Michelle will definitely be in the building as our nationally recognized guest performer! You can definitely look out for our “local celebrities” from a widespread demographic, because this event will attract those who aspire every day to push their ideas and dreams to the next level! Dream Big!
How will the event be differentiated from other fashion shows that take place?
With only sample-size models, featured designers, and the ambience of Space 301, this event will sincerely exude high fashion!