Fashion Plate for Aug. 28, 2014

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Charleston Fashion Week has launched its 2015 model search, a platform for aspiring models to gain access to careers in fashion modeling and design. The event’s nationwide model search and Rock the Runway Competition support and showcase up-and-coming and undiscovered talent in the realm of runway modeling. Interested applicants must first complete an online application on Charleston Fashion Week’s website by Sept. 11.

Former Fashion Week models have later landed contracts with agencies such as IMG, Elite, Ikon, Red NYC, and Ford and have secured jobs with events such as New York Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week; magazines such as Seventeen, GQ, Elle, Rolling Stone; TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model and Gossip Girl; and brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Gilt Groupe, Marc by Marc Jacobs SS13.

The Charleston Fashion Week model search will be judged by an industry panel consisting of model scout Karen Lee Grybowski of the Karen Lee Group, model coach Michelle Wood and Fashion Week style director Ayoka Lucas. Applicants who are selected for the casting call will be notified and provided with an official date and time during casting call weekend. For those who miss the online application deadline, an open casting call will take place Sept. 21 at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant. View official rules and regulations online.

Charleston Shop Curator, Finicky Filly and Haute Hanger will partner with O-Ku and Bellelina Skincare and Makesup Studio for a fashion-focused social media party on Sept. 4. The event, called Sip. Selfie. Shop, will take place at Finicky Filly, 303 King St., and its affiliate store, Haute Hanger, at 307 King St. Beginning at 5 p.m. shoppers at the two stores will be encouraged to snap photos of themselves and post them on Instagram using the hashtag #hautefilly. Guests who post and tag will be entered to win a gift certificate from Finicky Filly, Haute Hanger or O-Ku.

During the event, Finicky Filly and Haute Hanger will be offering 20% off all dresses, O-Ku will be serving sushi and sangria at Finicky Filly, and Bellelina will be providing mini makeovers. Shoppers can drop by the stores between 5 and 8 p.m.

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