Dayton Fashion Week Announces Final Open Casting Call For Models

This Saturday April 28 area models will have their final chance to to strut their stuff in front of Dayton Fashion Weeks scouting panel!  The casting call will take place in the Town Square at The Greene from noon-4pm  come RAIN OR SHINE--even though it's looking more like rain--the show will go on!!  Please note that if you plan on attending this casting call you MUST BE REGISTERED AND IN LINE BY 1PM SHARP or you will not be seen-- no exceptions will be made. We will be looking for models who are at least 5'8 and taller, female models must bring with them a pair of 3" heels to walk in.  … [Read more...]

Dayton Fashion Week Seeks Volunteers

Recently it seems like no matter where I go and no matter what I do, I run into somebody who expresses their excitement or has questions about Dayton Fashion Week-- from my close friends to random strangers who recognize me from my picture on this blog.  The word has gotten out and I’m pretty comfortable saying that the City of Dayton is ready to take its place as the Fashion Capital of the Midwest!! When I first heard about Dayton Fashion Week in September and signed up to help last year, I naively thought this was just going to be a fun little fashion show that will give people something … [Read more...]

Inside Couture – Looking for hosts to cover Dayton Fashion Week

On Saturday April 7, 2012 from 10a-1p Miami FL and the Miami Valley will be partnering up when Dayton Fashion Week holds a casting call looking for four hosts to cover DFW for Miami, FL based fashion series Inside Couture—the casting call will be held at Sun Watch Indian Village located at 2301 W. River Rd, Dayton, OH 45418.  You will need to bring a recent head and full body shot, with your name, phone number, and email address the back. When I first heard that Inside Couture would be coming to cover Dayton Fashion Week and would need four hosts, I immediately grabbed one of those … [Read more...]

Dayton Fashion Week Lands Major Endorsements

Things just keep getting bigger AND better for Dayton Fashion Week so much so that I don’t even know where to start!! Wait--Scratch that-- I do know where to start! I am VERY EXCITED to announce that luxury car brand Bob Ross Fiat has come on board as the Presenting Sponsor! “We welcome the Fiat Brand into the Dayton fashion world. As an elegant, sophisticated brand, it is the perfect fit with Dayton Fashion Week in terms of leveraging the profile of Dayton designer’s internationally.” says Junda Morris-Kennedy the founder of Dayton Fashion Week. The Fiat brand is regarded as the pre-eminent … [Read more...]

Dayton Fashion Week Introduces Makeup Artist ShaTerra Mills!

My interest in modeling is wavering but a couple of months ago my interest once again peaked and I decided to test the waters and submitted my photos online to a couple of agencies in larger markets. Mind you, I’m 32 years old and let’s face it in this industry I’m no spring chicken, so I knew my chances of getting signed were slim especially since the majority of the agencies that I applied to made it very clear of their age restrictions and let’s just say I’m about 9 years past that age but I’ve always been a bit rebellious and submitted my photos anyway—and to my surprise a couple of weeks … [Read more...]

It’s Super Tuesday…Are You Ready To Vote?

Super Tuesday is finally here and Dayton Fashion Week WANTS YOU to exercise your right to vote!  That's right--our candidates stand firm in their beliefs on job creation (after all there's only 1 position open and they each want it), environmental issues(they would love to walk for our eco-friendly designer), and they support small business(each of them are rallying up support for DFW!).  They have diverse backgrounds from a Broadway Actress, to a professional Ballroom Dancer, and yes we even have a career politician on the our ballot--but I'm not talking about the Republican Candidates or the … [Read more...]

DFW’s Casting Call for Children: Cute and Adorable Kids Are Welcomed…No “Stage Moms” or “Talent Scouts” Allowed!

This will probably be one of my bluntest blogs ever so lets get straight to the point--I hate the shows Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, and every other show that has to do with talentless parents forcing their children to live out their failed dreams on national television. With that being said--on March 10, 2012 Dayton Fashion Week will be hosting a casting call for children ages 4-14 at De’lish Café located at 139 N. Main St. in Downtown Dayton from 10a-1p. We are asking that participants bring at least one can good or non-perishable food item with them to the Casting Call for the Dayton … [Read more...]

Important Dates about Dayton Fashion Week and How to Break into Modeling

As the Director of Operations for the City of Dayton’s first International Fashion Week, I can’t tell you enough just how grateful we are for the overwhelming show of support that we have received from the entire Miami Valley area. Plans are really coming together and we have an exciting line up of designers who have come on board to be a part of this ground breaking event for our city including Marlene Haute Couture, Bothdol Fashions, House of Jola, and Dayton’s very own kids line Cupcake Couture just to name a few! Before I go any further there are some important dates to remember that are … [Read more...]

The Ugly Side of a Beauty Based Industry

Hi my name is Caressa Brown, I have acne prone skin, stretch marks on my hips, I pluck unwanted hairs from my chin and neck and I was 28 years old the first time that I felt pretty without a hair weave or straight hair. When I was a kid I had bugged eyes, bucked teeth, dark gums, and would go home crying every day after getting picked on by classmates for being so tall and skinny--they called me names like Skeletor, Jimney Cricket, and Nappy-Go-Happy to name a few. I didn’t get into modeling because I thought I was cute;  in fact it was quite the opposite— at the age of 11 with my self-esteem … [Read more...]

Casting Call for Dayton Fashion Week to be held at De’Lish Cafe