Calling all models in the Central Florida area! We will be hosting a model call to cast all runway models for the Sidney Bruce Fashion Show taking place on Saturday January 26th, 2019. We are looking for women ages 18 and up, all races, all sizes. Please be prepared to walk for the casting directors and bring a comp card, headshot or photo with your name and contact information. We will be casting about 40 models. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Note: You do not have to be present the entire time! Please stop by between 3pm-7pm and meet our casting directors. We will be in touch with the models chosen to walk in the show.
Orlando Fashion District is well on its way to helping make Orlando a fashion destination and building a Garment District here.
Here are some of the highlights, accomplishments, and partnerships we formed in 2018.
With the help of Juan Bermudez, Sr Creative Director, we now have a website featuring a fashion event calendar to help locals and tourists stay informed on what’s happening in Orlando’s Fashion Scene.
Richard Krent of Krent Studios has agreed to help Orlando Fashion District define our project development plans architecturally. As Orlando’s former city architect and Sr. Facilities Design Manager for Universal Theme Parks, development projects in Dubai, Africa, Panama and other major cities around the globe, our literal plan proposals are coming soon! http://krentstudio.com/
KDS One Studios has become the home of Orlando Fashion District while our future plans are in development. Gina Vincenza, Orlando Fashion District’s Founder has taken up residence there as a celebrity seamstress, fashion, costume and tactical designer and shares her Design House Of Vincenza space with OFD for meetings, a monthly fundraising event and more, with workshops and seminars coming soon.
KDS One Studios, 3601 Vineland Rd, Suite 10, Orlando, FL 32811
Bob Kovacevich, Principal at Avatar Company, an International nonprofit sector consultancy since 1978 is helping Orlando Fashion District advance its readiness to launch a feasibility study that measures the compatibility and fundability of the project. To learn more about Avatar Company visit www.facebook.com/Avatarway
Orlando Fashion District supported our first local runway with “Africans In Orlando” by providing runway show event services including garment rack rental, seamstress and wardrobe services, steaming and ironing equipment and volunteers to help their designers prepare garments for the show, dressing and changing models.
Orlando Fashion District partnered with the Goodfinds department of Goodwill Industries Of Central Florida to produce their first ever runway show of “Little Black Dresses” at the Southern Women’s Show using Goodwill employees, volunteer models, hair stylists, and makeup artists.
If you’d like to support Orlando Fashion District’s nonprofit mission with your time, talent, skills, connections, venues, brands, products, services, funding or donations please email us as through our website or at Info@OrlandoFashionDistrict.com
As a model, I had learned a lot in 20 years in the making and one of them is that a model SHOULD always carry a tote bag with items necessary for any castings, runway shows, tv shows or any photoshoot. I will describe the top 25 items needed at any model’s tote bag but if you need to add anything that personally you feel you need just pack it. It is better to remedy than having to regret, and when you’re there it is late to get whatever it’s necessary to make it smooth. You will have the basic items and the advanced ones, I always carry all of them, just in case.
This Cute Tote looks soooo cute and has the perfect size for everything!
1- Nude and black underwear, bras and thongs. You don’t want to model a couture dress with the wrong underwear that’s a big NO! I also recommend nude pasties cover for See-through clothing.
Some examples of this kind of underwear:
2- Personal grooming items as a hairbrush or lip balm. Those are personal items you shouldn’t share them by any means
3- A bottle of water to stay hydrated
4-A book or Ipad ( I love to read during any casting while I’m getting prepared)
5- Your Phone ( to take pics or to add any contact)
5- Swimsuit- Always bring a swimsuit to a casting if you’re 16 years or older, even if they didn’t ask for it. Being prepared is the key
6- Your portfolio, Comp Card, Model’s resume. ( On a casting is very probably they will ask for it if not well you still have it, you never know who you can meet in a casting or event)
7- Appointment Book or Calendar ( I use my phone, but a lot of people loves the fact of having an appointment book or calendar just for the modeling jobs)
8- Pen or pencil
10- All the above
11- Hair styling tools as bobby pins, elastics, and flat iron.
12- A silky scarf to put on the face while changing clothing that way you make sure you don’t stain them with makeup
13- Variety of shoes: Nude, black, silver, gold and white as basics
14- Bring Basic Makeup Brushes with you, that’s a personal item that shouldn’t be shared or use another’s person makeup brushes.
15- Stand Up Mirror ( so you can retouch or see yourself)
16- Safety Pins ( They had saved my life on the backstage rush so many times)
17- Lint Roller
18- Scotch Tape ( They are a savior, they fix everything and anything)
19- Light Snacks ( Make sure they are healthy and light, you don’t want to have a bulge before a casting, photo or a runway)
20- Tylenol, Benadryl, Bandaids
21- Clear Deodorant
22- Dental Floss
23- Razor ( for those last minute hair bumps)
24- Mouth Wash
Remember anything that you think is necessary just pack it, is better to have it that need it! These 25 items are the most necessary to endure long hours of what you love to do and learn on the way while doing it!
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As a huge advocate of giving fashion a second wind beyond its original owner, I must say I was thrilled when Orlando’s Woman Of The Year and Goodwill Of Central Florida’s COO, Karla Radke contacted me about putting Goodwill Fashions into Runway Shows of Orlando, FL.
What I learned on their “WOW Tour” of the behind the scenes operations, was truly impressive.
- I had no idea Goodwill received so many Luxury Brand items, they have an entire department dedicated to authenticating each item and posting it for sale on their auction site!! See for yourself at http://goodfindscfl.com
- Goodwill has a boutique on Orange Avenue in Winter Park, FL where many brand new high end items end up with the tags still attached!!
- I learned funding from items we donate to Goodwill is used to help people find jobs. Goodwill employs many who have a harder time than the rest of us in finding jobs including people with disabilities, who are homeless or who’ve been in prison. They help them in many ways including providing job interview clothing and other basic needs.
On the tour I attended I met with workers from Orange County Corrections who asked me about coming up with programs for inmates who want to learn how to design, pattern and sew. At Orlando Fashion District we’re working on those solutions.
As a result of meeting with Goodwill, I am excited to say Orlando Fashion District is working with Adrienne G at Goodwill on producing their first Runway Show! They’ve entered their “Little Black Dress” collection into the Fashion Events of the Southern Women’s Show!
There will be 3 opportunities to see some of the amazing and trendy designs in this collection, most being first time modeled by their own employees!!
This collection will debut at the Southern Women’s Show on Friday 10/26 at 3:30 pm and again on Saturday 10/27 at 3:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center’s North Concourse, Hall B.
If you’d like to see more of the “Little Black Dress Collection” you’re invited to shop it at Goodwill’s Pop Up Shop on Tuesday 10/30 from 6-9 pm.
Come join us for a kid friendly Halloween Party and Pop Up Shopping Event at Studio One Orlando’s exciting new soundstage location at KDS One Studios, 3601 Vineland Rd, Suite 10, Orlando, FL 32811
We will have food, fun, magic, tricks and treats at a benefit event for Orlando Fashion District!
Admission is free, but space is limited so reserve your tickets today!
If you’d like to donate, sponsor, volunteer or otherwise be involved in these or other fun fashion opportunities please feel free to contact me!!
Stay Tuned for more on how things went!
Orlando Fashion District
Orlando Fashion District’s Nonprofit Mission is to Unite, Support and Educate in the Fashion, Costume and Beauty Industries.
Our goal is to make Orlando a Fashion Destination and build a Garment District here.