So i'm working as a Style assistant on the most talked about show starting this weekend in Lagos. The elite model search Nigeria. It is a fabulous event and you should be very excited. My team is made up of the most hardworking and amazing stylists in the land. Also the girls will be rocking clothes and accessories from 7 designers including one of my favourites,Bridget Awoshika. I cant wait to bring you stories and photos from the show and backstage madness afterwards. It'll be hard work but it'll also be fun.
Here's a bit from the press release on the show.
Elite Model Look is the most renowned international modeling contest in the world. It is unique in providing the opportunity for young girls to enter the fashion world, become models and begin fabulous careers. The Elite Model Look contest is a prestigious event open to beginners with a professional aim: looking for and discovering the young hopefuls who will become the top models of the future.
Since 1983, Elite Model Look competition has discovered future industry luminaries. Super models such as Cindy Crawford, Oluchi Orlandi, Stephanie Seymour, Tatjana Patitz, Claudia Schiffer, Karen Mulder, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Denisa Dvorakova and Gisele Bundchen were all discovered through Elite.
The Elite casting team selected 50 girls from Lagos, Abuja. Port Harcourt, Enugu and Benin to participate in the national finals and 14 girls were selected to compete at the semi finals. The finalists will meet in Lagos on the 28th of August 2011 for 7 days of intensive preparation. They will showcase their talent during the Final Show that will be held on September 3rd 2011 at the Civic Center Lagos Nigeria.
The winner will join the finalists of 80 other countries and will participate in the prestigious World Final which will take place on Dec 6th 2011 in Shanghai.
The 14 finalists for the 2011 edition of Elite Model Look Nigeria are:
Chinwe Princess Ejere
Chidera Loveth Okoro
Dorathy Chizoba Alieze
The show itself is in 4 segments.The New Urban section featuring Eki Orleans and Republic of Foreigner, Swimwear by Melissa Odabash, Vintage with Virgos Lounge and Bridget Awosika as the closer and headliner. Jewellery by Kristos & Anita Quansah London.
Sponsors of Elite Model Look Nigeria 2011 include: Mercedes Benz, The Avenue Suites, Moet & Chandon, Arise Magazine, Montaigne Place, Black Up, Cool FM, Reze Bonna Photography, Perfect Coordinators, Blush Beauty, BellaNaija and many more.