The Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC) committee is announcing the Model Crowd Challenge (ModelCC), which will find models for the FCC’s global fashion show. The ModelCC will commence on August 24th. Like the FCC, it will utilize an innovative Crowd Evaluation System (CES) to discover talented models from all over the world, who will represent the beauty standards the public truly believes.
Winners will have a chance to be in the FCC fashion show, which will be unconventional in the form it takes - a fashion festival that anyone can enjoy and is forward thinking in that it foretells a new business model where customers can directly order products from designers.
The purpose of the ModelCC is to offer an opportunity for any aspiring model to be on the global stage. The people who want to be models in fashion shows face an environment that can be very stressful. Many models must starve themselves and are subject to beauty standards that are decided by a few brands that dominate the industry. People outside the industry know those standards are not realistic and this causes many aspiring models to suffer as they try to break into the field.
The ModelCC uses the same crowd evaluation system that is to be used for the FCC. This system allows everyday people to select models who fit the beauty standards of the real world. This can bring new life into an industry where the standards of beauty are not attainable for the average person. By allowing the public to choose models, real people will be able to represent how clothes appear on normal people on the catwalk.
The ModelCC will have 10 winners, all of whom can be on the catwalk for the FCC Fashion show. In addition, for 1st and 2nd place winners, the opportunity to be models exclusively for the FCC fashion show and a cash prize of 10,000 USD and 5,000 USD, respectively.
Prospective models can submit either a video or photos of themselves to enter the competition. The submission period is from August 24th through September 9th. The crowd evaluation period is from September 10th through September 13th. The winners will be announced on September 14th.
To learn more, please visit FashionCrowdChallenge.com
About Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC)
The Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC) is an innovative global fashion design competition initiated to honor the wisdom of the crowd to reflect on the global fashion industry as well as discover and support true designers who value the public’s unique characteristics and preferences. The FCC utilizes its unique self-developed algorithm utilizing collective intelligence technology for the global public to evaluate and select outstanding designers, which is called Crowd Evaluation System (CES). The FCC sets itself apart from the existing conventional competitions that focus on brands and designer backgrounds. Anyone who is devoted to fashion can participate from around the world. The FCC provides a gateway to the global market for designers.
The How-To-Guide on Wearing a Basic Tee that’s Handmade, Independent or Otherwise COOL
Author: Elly Bethune, co-founder of 9th & Elm
We all know you can wear a tee shirt with basic leggings or denim, but what are the other cool ways to wear your favorite boyfriend tees and tanks!? I’ve got some ideas that can help you put some outfits together, or recognize some pieces missing in your wardrobe that you need stat!
The Cigarette Skinny-Legged Pant: You want to make sure these pants are tight, tight, tight, so the tee shirt is the only thing blousy here. Try it with a crop top, or a regular-fitted tee is perfect with this pant-look. Love it with a POP of color with the heels here. Try the cobalt blue like I did. Purchase the Hide Your Crazy & Act Like a Lady Tee here.
The Accordion Maxi Skirt: Much like how we styled the maxi sequin skirt, you can do the same for this look. Love the POP of color with the accordion maxi skirt here. Think it adds a lot to the tank giving it a dressier look with heals or a dressed down look with nice sandals. This look would also be great with a bright pink lip. Purchase the Wild Spirit Tank here.
The Sequin Maxi Skirt: Tuck that tee into the maxi skirt and blouse it a little. Also throw on a statement necklace with this look, so it balances out the loud sequin skirt and the tee shirt being so opposite of one another. A statement necklace isn't 100 percent necessary, but see how it looks. Purchase the I Have Nothing to Wear Tee here.
The Leather Mini Skirt: Throw this on with some tall pumps, and girl you are good to go! Leave it tucked in or let it out. I like both the polished and un-clean look here, so try both to see how you feel hotter! Purchase the But First, COFFEE Tee here.
The Skater Skirt: This is a great look to have more fun with the tank. Try knotting it to the side or in the back and show a little skin. The bottom is so fun and flirty, why not flirt it up with the top too! Purchase the Drink Russian, Drive German, Wear Italian, Kiss French here.
Dressy Shorts: Put away those denim shorts for now ladies and gents, and let’s add a flouncy pair of shorts, or sequin, lace, to add some texture to the tee. While you’re at it, throw on some platform wedges to make sure those legs are looking long and lean! It’s the perfect tee to wear out with the girls to the bar, or out with your man. Purchase the Moon Shine Tee here.
Colored Jeans: It’s spring, after all, which means we need some color in our lives after all that drab black and dark colors in the winter that float around our closet. So let’s add that POP of color with our bottoms. Whether that means jeans or shorts, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you feel like that day, let it shine with your new tee or tank. Don’t have any colored denim, try white jeans too! Purchase the Rock Me Mama Like a Wagon Wheel Tank here.
The Boyfriend Jean: I love a good distressed boyfriend jean. Make sure to tight-roll those jeans, yes I said tight-roll like the 80’s (roll them high enough so they almost look like a capri skinny jean), and put on some baller heals with this look. Preferably a pump or one with an ankle strap and you could also add a blazer to complete this look. Purchase the Be YOU Tiful Tee here.
So stop wearing your tee like everyone else, and let’s jazz it up this spring! But first, you need a cool tee that screams you. Try out these tanks and tees this spring and bring your personality out with not only the top, but the bottoms too.
Whether you’re single or taken this Valentine’s Day, nothing rings in this holiday better than looking hot, hot, hot. Beyoncé Knowles,’ “Single Ladies,” makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day tune. You could be making up, breaking up, or making out… it covers it all! Check it!
Single or not, this is the day to dress up, because there is not a more important relationship, then the one you have with yourself. I’ve got the perfect three looks for you, so if you’re hitting the town with girlfriends, or going out to a romantic dinner with your partner, one of these looks is great for you!
All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies (All the single ladies)
All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies
Now put your hands up
Up in the club, we just broke up, I’m doing my own little thing
Beyoncé’s infamous song rings loudly, as the anthem for all those single ladies this Valentine’s Day, which is why I chose Black Single Ladies Jumpsuit. This black little number has a skinny leg and deep v-neck plunge to show off your ladies so you choose. Its silky-look is sultry and luscious and will be the sure attraction for all those single men out there. A large cocktail ring compliments this as well, layered with a 14K gold monogram ring, along with a chandelier earring, and a great stiletto. And to top it off, add some cuffs or bangles, or even a watch if you want to keep him on his toes. Nothing would be complete without my Costella Handbag in black leather with gold stud hardware. This cross-body will give you the convenience of being hands-free all night while at dinner, or lounging around or at the bar.
Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it
Don’t be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it
Well if he put a ring on it, then I would recommend this ensemble. Sugarlips’ Magenta Me Dress is the perfect little twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day Dress. I’m in love with the two-tone colors here. I think the fuchsia and marsala (the color of the year) colors really complement one another and make this dress great for not only this holiday, but also this spring. The cut-out back adds a little sexiness to the dress, and is subtle, so it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. Love this with a little bootie or a wedge. Layer it with bangles or cuffs, a large cocktail ring, a large statement necklace, and you’ll be sure to be a show-stopper for not only your man, but the entire room.
Pull me into your arms
Say I’m the one you want
If you don’t, you’ll be alone
And lastly, but certainly, not least, I’m loving this last option, because it’s very Valentine’s Day meets boho-chic-look. The Off the Beat Dress is the perfect dress, single or not, for the more chill holiday. If you’re just going out for some cocktails with girlfriends, or going out for a four-course steak dinner, this is the very “hip/cool-look,” without looking like you care or you’re trying. The fire red color, with the sheer bottom to show off your long legs, would look great with an awesome statement necklace, because of its crew collar, and some leopard wedges, to add a little pattern and sassiness. To lighten it up, add the Costella Handbag here in white leather with gold stud accents. The long gold chain hung on your shoulder or across will be a sure firecracker way to hold all your items, such as your cell phone and lipstick, so you can take #selfies all night long!.
Now it’s up to you to decide what kind of girl you want to be Valentine’s Day. Don’t let him decide that for you. You have all the control. You tell me…you want to be the vixen, the lover or the single girl that night? Purchase soon so I’m no longer in the dark. I can’t wait to find out!
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Top 3 Prom Dresses Trends for 2014
Prom is an extremely special time in a teen girl's life. She wants to feel like a princess and she wants to be the belle of the ball!
Allow me to direct you to three of the dreamiest prom dresses that I have ever seen and the prices are amazing! If these are not the dresses that you are looking for, then at least they can be an inspiration!
Check them out and share your thoughts...
Long Turquoise Sweetheart Prom Dresses
If you didn't know, turquoise is a color that people have been wearing to proms for a very long time. Sweet heart lines are always popular and this long dress is the perfect look for a young and classy lady. It has all the makings to be #1 in our books.
Custom Made A line Sweetheart Floor Length Prom Dresses,Dresses for Prom, Graduation dresses, long Bridesmaid Dresses, wedding party dresses - $165.99, 29.99 shipping - Available at Etsy
Short Lace Prom Dresses
Prom dresses this season will be seeing lots of lace but keep it classy ladies. Opt for dresses like this one that is sweet and lady-like.
Short lace bridesmaid dress knee length short prom dress party dress homecoming dress cocktail dress short quinceanera sexy casual dress - $90.00, 30.00 shipping - Available at Etsy
Decorated Corsets on Long Prom Dresses
Costume designs are a big HIT every prom season. Decorated corsets are really going to be the eye catcher this season whether it be sequin, pearls, or rhinestones decor is a must-have!
Long Prom Dress, Blue Prom Dress, Prom Dress 2014, Sequin Prom Dress, Evening Dress, Long Evening Dress, Prom Dresses - $139.00, 26.00 shipping - Available at Etsy
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Postpresso.
Top 5 Eye-Catching Swimsuits for the Summer
Looking to make a big splash this summer? Do you know what swimsuit is best for the beach or the pool? Well, look no further. We put together 5 of our top swimsuits for the fabulous summer months ahead.
Check them out!
'Penelope' Crochet Overlay One-Piece Swimsuit
This swimsuit is sensual without being over-the-top. The swimsuit has the illusion of being a two-piece but covered by a crochet overlay for comfort and style.
Profile by Gottex Bandeau Swimdress
A fun and flirty swimsuit that makes our top pick! We love the simplicity of the sweetheart neckline and the modern twist of a built in skirt.
Peep Show Halter Mio Suit
POW! This swimsuit is not for the shy. This bathing suit is all about style, confidence and chic.
Rialto One Piece Swimsuit
This swimsuit is for all the thick and curvy girls. We love the cut of the bathing suit because it is black and ruched, making for a thinner look.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Postpresso.
Shopping for a New Year's Eve Dress: Fashionably Fit for the Occasion by @TweetyElitou #TheSashaMarinaShow
If you are going to be hosting your own upscale "invite-only" dinner affair than this metallic evening dress is what a host should be wearing. This dress has so much panache, no one will ever forget what you wore!
This snug fit dress is dashing and daring! A dress that is fit for almost any party or event.
No matter the dress or how you will celebrate, have fun enjoy life and look forward to what the new year has to bring!
Do you know what you will be wearing?
Which dress tickles your fancy?
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If you find yourself drawn to solid colors, classic cuts, length, and vintage inspired designs then your style is “The Classic Lady”. The “Classy Lady” is a respected Fashionista who is heavily inspired by women of the past. She is more than happy to bring the class of yesteryear into the future. She chooses to be viewed as smart, clean and classy.
If you find yourself drawn to simplicity; simple patterns, designs, cuts, colors, and sophisticated modest clothing, then your style is “The Modernist”. The “Modernist Lady” is a Fashionista who enjoys the simple things in life and it not afraid to show it. Although she is up-to-date in clothing, she is more concerned with fit and quality. She chooses to be viewed as sophisticated, professional and well-tailored.
If you are a lady at all times and you are drawn to girly colors, lace, ruffles, fringes, and girly accents then your style is “The Romantic”. The “Romantic” is a Fashionista who enjoys luxuries and the sweet styles of women’s clothing. She looks forward to being swept off her feet and she thinks her fashion will do the trick. She chooses to be viewed as kind, dazzling and a “sweetheart”.
If you find yourself drawn to unique and sometimes odd patterns, out-of-the-box cuts, mix-and-matching, and sometimes controversial designs then your style is “The Free Spirit”. The “Free Spirit” is a Fashionista who enjoys being different and unique. She is sometimes considered a fashion faux pas but she never lets that get to her head because she is her own Stylista. She chooses to be viewed as fun, distinctive and bold.
If you find yourself adoring the glamorous life and you are drawn to the spotlight, shimmer, shine, sparkle and spectacular dresses then your style is definitely “The Glamorous”. The “Glamorous Girl” is a Fashionista who enjoys the attention that her style brings her. She chooses to be viewed as bright, entertaining, and a star!
If you find yourself always the center of attention and you are drawn to bright colors, long flowing dresses, and attention grabbing cuts then your style is “The Hostess”. The “Hostess” is a Fashionista who enjoys being the queen bee of the room. She loves all the attention she gets and her dress shows it. She chooses to be viewed as outgoing, glamorous and the showstopper.
What is your style? What have you learned about your fashion panache?
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One thing that we all can agree upon when it comes to the winter is this:
When the winds are blowing and the snow is building, it can be quite difficult to get out of our warm toasty beds and head off to work or classes. It’s not easy facing Old Man Winter head on... Or maybe we can face the wrath of the bitter old man by covering our head in a warm and stylish hat that is perfect for the cold wintry days and nights.
Some hats are perfectly stylish for the holiday season whether it’s to wear to the mall or on the slopes. You can find a fabulous hat for wearing out on a holiday date or wearing on your commute to work.
There is no need to take a beating in fashion because of the weather. Fight back by wearing one of these young, hip and chic styles of hats and be the knockout we know you are!
What items will you be splurging on for the holidays?
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