Students to strive for runway

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The office of student life invites students to audition Oct. 1 for a student-directed modeling show.

Gabriela Rodriguez

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Students who dream of strolling the runways à la Cara Delevingne or Francisco Lachowski can audition this week for a fall fashion show at this college.

Male and female students will try out 2-4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center. Applications can be picked up in Room 260A of Loftin or at the auditions.

Senior Student Success Specialist Carrie Hernandez will direct the 10th annual fashion show from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Fiesta Room.

But first she needs a few good models.

There aren’t any physical appearance, height or previous experience requirements.

“Our goal is to have students involved and boost up their confidence,” Hernandez said.

The dress code for auditions is from dressy-casual to full-out formal as preferred by each student. Makeup is optional, but women should bring a pair of high-heels. For those whose forte is not walking on heels, Hernandez says there will be six weeks of rehearsals with plenty of time to learn how. Rehearsals are 2-4 p.m. every Thursday in the Fiesta Room until the day of the event.

The audition will require prospective female models to walk in high heels as music plays. A photographer will shoot photos to get a headshot that will be attached to each application.

“We hope to get about 25 girl models — the more the better,” Hernandez said. She hopes to have male models as well, though she does not have a specific number in mind.

Students already have shown interest in designing and making clothing for this fashion show, Hernandez said.

“The purpose of the fashion show is to engage students and show some other students’ clothing designs,” Hernandez said.

The number of outfits per model will depend on the number of models and the amount of clothing from each designer. Hernandez estimated an average of two to three items per model, and there will be no swimsuits in any of the collections.

“The whole point of the fashion show is to engage as many girls as possible and make them feel special and confident,” Hernandez said.

In past fashion shows, stores such as A’gaci and the Buffalo Exchange outlet store have contributed clothes, as well as local designers.

“Keeping it open helps students and designers to be creative,” Hernandez said.

The Campus Activities Board helps to organize the event, she said. The board is composed of students who help with activities such as movie nights and book fairs.

Students who want to volunteer for the fashion show may visit the student life office to sign up. Hernandez is also looking for student photographers, makeup artists and a DJ.

“Before contacting anyone to help with the show, we like to put students first,” she said.

Every show is different depending on the people who work together.

“The reason why it has lasted for 10 years probably is that the students get so excited and we don’t discriminate, and so they get involved and they want to continue coming and being part of the show,” Hernandez said. “The students have a lot of input on the show. They make it a part of them; they make it their own.”

For more information, call Hernandez at 210-486-0128.



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