February 27, 2012
“I think it’s going to be crazy,” fifteen year old Eastside Memorial freshman Alexandra Coleman said referring to the annual Glamour Girl fashion show.
It’s spring again and what began as a one-time deal in 2010 has now become an annual fashion show for twenty-two Eastside Memorial Glamour Girls as well as one Glamour Boy, Jeffery Flowers. Stefani Davidson and Roseline Jayah, two graduates of Eastside and their director, Life Skills teacher’s assistant, Jacqueline Jackson work together to guide the show.
“I think this year will be a lot more successful because we’ve been given $1,000 to help us out with stage equipment, Davidson said. “There are a lot more student participants and I’m just excited to come back here and be a part of another fashion show.”
Last year Jackson was accompanied by at least dozen women from her Curve Appeal Modeling Agency to model with the Glamour Girls as well as prep them but because of some unidentified issues, Jackson only asked one of them to return.
This year’s shows will take place April 13 in Performing Arts Center. One show will be held for students immediately after school and the other later that evening for parents, family members and others. Jackson said she hopes the additional show will increase ticket sales by at least 10 percent.
Jackson, along with her assistant Monique Hill, a senior at Eastside this year, chose the name-Natural Disasters of Fashion-to express what different types of fashion sense would develop in major weather situations. Jackson said that the name was “so cool” because it gave guidance for the choices of wardrobe and the different varieties of hairstyles and makeup.
There will be scenes consisting of dancing as well as cat walking to songs that retain to the various disasters; tornados, blizzards, earthquakes, and heat waves. Hannah Jaramillo, another senior at Eastside, will work with a few other unidentified makeup artists to transform model’s into actual parts of the disasters using makeup and other face accessories. Last year’s make up was applied by Jackson’s sisters from the Curve Appeal Modeling Agency.
Pat Cunney, director of Eastside’s Drama Club, works with senior, Tyrone Cleveland, juniors Tre’veon Johnson and Sean Pemberton as well as Eastside graduate, Eric Howard every day after school to build the runway, repair lights and work with all other backstage and on stage construction. Junior Trevon Gray will be drawing all artwork for the show by hand and will be assisted by the backstage crew to get any supplies and space he needs to work with.
In addition to modeling, Jackson invited a group of individuals to work with the Glamour Girls every other week to prepare portfolios for what the girls maybe interested in doing when they are out of high school. Portfolios will be designed on website: mediaxperiments.com to be viewed by anybody that might be interested in the girls work. After portfolios are complete, they will be given to employers that will choose certain models to work in the summer, pursuing what they always wanted accomplish in their careers.
When both shows have concluded, there will be an encore at Victory Grill on East 11 st where the models will do one more dance to the song Tambourine by Eve and reunite with their families to celebrate. They will be escorted to the after party in a limo with a selected photographer that will take photos on the way there and throughout the night at Victory Grill.
The Glamour Girls (as a team) said they hope that their peers, teachers and family members come out to support them at the show and the after party at Victory Grill.