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Lake Charles

2019

Magazine

70’s P S y C h E D E L i C A


A Word From the Founder … Thank You and Welcome to Fashion Week Lake Charles 2019. 70’s Psychedelica is our theme for 2019! We are in our fourth year with the largest fashion event to ever hit Southwest Louisiana. Fashion Week Lake Charles 2019 benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). I have been in the beauty and fashion business for 38 years. My granddaughter Gabbi was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes four years ago. It breaks my heart to see her go through this at such a vibrant time in her life. She is now 20 years old and faces challenges every day. JDRF meets Fashion=FWLC. There is no cure. FWLC and JDRF would like a world without Type 1 Diabetes and this event will further our goal to turn Type 1 INTO TYPE NONE, with no doubt in my mind it’s time to show everyone Lake Charles has fashion!

Julie Branden Of Vivid Image Consulting

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Patrons Launch Party Thursday April 11th, 2019 Blue Martini Lounge 2550 Golden Nugget Boulevard Lake Charles, La 8:00 pm - 12:00 a.m. VIP Lanyard Pickup JDRF Silent Auction Food & Libations GET ON THE LIST! You Must RSVP to attend this event. Must be 21 years or older.

THE RUNWAY The Chandelier Room

3401 E. Prien Lake Road Lake Charles, LA Doors Open for VIP at 5:00 Door Open at 5:30 Show Starts at 7:30

Friday April 12th, 2019 Chicos DB Fashionpb Earth Bound James Allen Jeanne-Claire Designs Kiddy QUAD Tres Jolie UG.L.Y. Walk of Royalty

SATURDAY 13th, 2019 Dress by Rasha Glamm EllaBella Hasani Shujaa Jeanne-Claire Designs Maurices Posh Girls QUAD Reign Wear by Lex Who Cares Clothing

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FWLC19 Team

Makeup Artists

Julie Branden, Executive Producer John Moore, Head of Production Alyssa Burris, Show Coordinator Chalone Branden, Logistics Director Patrick Williams, Lead Photographer Jessica Gardner, Lead Makeup Artist Valleen Vallere, Lead Hair Stylist

Abby Buxton Brandi Fontenot Kylie Gore Sindy Gotreaux Della Gulley Monique Johnson Querencia Joshua Korby Kazyak Sandra Moore Brittney Myles Shaunteal Prejean Armand Rachal Halson Teague Kanesha Wright

Sound/Music DJ Bizzy B

Announcer Chelcey Leahman

Lighting/Visual/ Videograher Wonderland Productions

Event Decor Monique Wiltz

Hair Stylists Cha’Ree Brown Ciarra Foreman Lazavier Haley Lesley Jackson Ashley Manuel Marlena Rollerson Lillian Sanders Shanna Sanders Marcus Wilkins Ciarra Woods Renesia Woods

Models Devaney Bellard Jaidyn Bennett Kennedy Branden Laci Branden Tyler Broussard Noah Bryce Ryah Celestine Madison Collins Shalom Collins Aurielle Conley Nicholas Dodson Madisyn Faux Hannah Fontenot Kaneka Fontenot Ava Glaude Chase Guillory Kiara Herring Amber Jackson Hailee Jeane Orianna Jenkins Meagan Jordan Chasidy Kennerson Miranda Ledet Brookelynn Legans Kelci Lockhart Tyler Malveaux Indya Malvo Blake Mata Alexcia Metts Emili Metts Torra Mobbs Destiny Morris Saige Nicholson Jeanetta Nolden 5

Parker Owens Brandi Pegues Bayli Perrodins Corynn Primeaux Areah Robinson Jaidyn Savant Miya Sias Heather Simien Chrysta Stuart Lily Templeton Kennon Thompson Audrey Tilton Presley Trull Kiana Upshaw Marla Weeks Jalaila Whaley Diamond Williams AJ Wiltz

Volunteers Casey Branden Gale Branden Amanda Hawkins Tamara Hill Lakiyn LaRocca Mary Thomas Margaret Turminello Kris Welcome Damali Williams Gabbi Wiltz Constance Woods

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In The South we Always Get Dressed While the code of style has become slightly relaxed over the years, Southern fashion has held onto the mantra that effort is always evident, even when the result seems effortless. Remember the hoop skirt? The frock that become synonymous with the quintessential southern belles of the antebellum south didn’t completely become fashion that time forgot. The proof lies in the go-to fit and flare and A-line skirts; shortened; of course, modernized, while still cinching waists and flattering figures of today's southern girls. The region known for its culture, music, art and food, also holds a distinction when it comes to fashion, compiling a tradition of staples unique to any other region. From Texas to Tennessee; Louisville to Louisiana and every town in between, southern fashion has continued to perfectly apologetically blend edge with elegance, withstanding novelties and trends. When you think of southern fashion and standout pieces, seersucker comes to mind for many. Seersucker, the iconic southern staple has been en vogue since the Louisiana brand Haspel introduced the suit in 1909. Naturally, it was a go-to for those looking to survive summer in the Big Easy. No longer limited in choices in color; as over the years, fashion forward southerns are living outside the basic blue and white striped box. Today, you’re not only likely to see the seersucker suit worn separately, but in bold colors lavender, hot pink, lime, yellow and turquoise. The fabric has come a long way for women as well, giving silhouettes beyond the classic shirtdress, just ask Jolie & Elizabeth, if you reside in New Orleans. Another staple of southern fashion, eyelet is still embraced, but stylists and influencers now view this ultra-feminine fabric as an opportunity to let individuality speak through bold accessories and alternatives to dresses. It’s nothing new to see an eyelet romper, accented with just the right amount of color; be it by way of shoes or jewelry. From Lace to Linen, no matter the fabric; the mix of classic and modern style when it comes to southern fashion, continues to inspire and influence us all to be proud of where we came from. The customs of clothing in the south have become infused with contemporary aesthetics, proving that the old adage stands:

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Anjanette Bellard, Momager I am the proud Momager of Noah Bellard. Noah is a 16-year-old 11th grader, and has been in the modeling industry for three years. I remember the day it all began. We were at a local mall when he decided to help some ladies pick up chairs and tables. The ladies happened to be from Fashion Week Lake Charles. Julie Branden introduced herself and asked if Noah would like to model. Noah simply replied, "Heck, yeah!� I never thought it would turn into something more. The whole experience of his first runway show was both exciting and rewarding. Within one year, he signed with his first talent agency and that same year, he signed a three-year contract with a New York modeling agency. His modeling career became real very quickly.

The trips to New York are like a dream. Noah has been photographed by some of the major New York agencies' top photographers and styled by GQ stylists. It didn't take long to realize just how reachable his dreams had become, and that Noah's life could change in an instant with just one phone call.

Noah Bellard tions. This gives him some down time to catch up on rest, school and just enjoy being a teenager for a while. Noah is at his best when he is feeling his best.

Noah has to be prepared to fly out of state with as little as a 24-hour notice and make potentially lifechanging decisions within minutes. One example is when he auditioned for Fox. The booking agent called to ask if we would move to Los Angeles if Noah landed the role. I had to immediately give an answer as we were leaving in eight hours to meet with them.

Being a professional model signed with an agency does NOT mean you will make tons of money. It means that you now have the outlet to show your talent, but you have to book the jobs to make the money. Being Noah's Momager means separating being his Mom and loving him enough to tell him the truth. I have spent many late nights talking with him the night before an audition, assuring him that regardless of what happens, I am proud of him. As he is leaving for an audition, he’ll look at me and say, "Mom, I got this," and I watch him step into an elevator or climb the stairs to audition alone. Then, I see the smile on his face and celebrate with him when he books a job.

As much as there are highs, there are double the lows. The modeling industry is not for everyone. It takes complete dedication, hard work and the ability to handle all criticism. Noah's suitcase is always packed, and plans are never definite. Some jobs are booked and then cancelled right up until a few hours before we are set to get on a plane. Castings may change from an in-person audition to a video submission on your way to the airport. Either way, we have learned to go with the flow, audition and keep moving.

As Noah's Momager I know when to step back and let Noah do what he has spent long hours training to do. After all, this is his business and his dream.

Balancing modeling, home life and school can be a challenge. We use the option to "book out," which means he is on break from castings and audi7

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Alitha Wiltz, Momager

dle both Most of the time, you are needed at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, we fly with less than a 24hour’s notice.

My son AJ Wiltz is 18 and a senior in high school. He’s been modeling for about two years. I never thought I would have the title of "Momager.” When he got his braces off, his friends said, “Dude, you should so model.” That is how it all began for him. For us.

Momager has to make it all happen: flights, hotels, driving, food, packing, shopping, makeup, hair essentials, snack bags, model bag, suits, etc. I keep his schedule and manage his field calls, emails and social media. With AJ in school, it is hard juggling it all. We have to make sure all schoolwork is turned in on time and see that he is meeting all of his calendar obligations. It is very stressful for him, and it is Momager who monitors his stress and helps him manage it.

We met with Jason Carroll of Jason Carroll Photography to see if he thought AJ had the look for the fashion industry. He assured us that he did and sent us to Julie Branden of Vivid Image Consulting. She chose him to walk for Fashion Week Lake Charles. Just a few months later, we signed with a talent agency in New York! This was the beginning of a “whirlwind, holy heck, let's roll” life.

AJ is moving to Texas for college, and he continues to have a very busy schedule. His agents (that have grown to three) are excited he will be in a major hub for work. I am still learning to separate Mom and Momager. I am mom more, but I’m learning to be what he needs at other times. I am beyond proud of him and what he has chosen to do. This industry is tough, but can be fun as well.

AJ has worked with major photographers and designers from all over the world and we’ve made numerous friends and contacts. In February, AJ walked New York Fashion Week for the first time, which had us spinning.

The biggest thanks go to Shane Wiltz, AJ's daddy and my husband. Without him, this would not be possible. Momager I am, but at his dad's sacrifice. Shane cannot always be with us, and we miss that. But this is AJ's choice, and he is building his life just as we taught him.

Now that life has changed and AJ has a full schedule, that means I do, too. This industry is not for everyone. It is beyond fast-paced, and it can be brutal. You will hear praise just as much as you will hear criticism, and you must learn how to han-

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The Walk of Royalty Kelsey Miller Miss Louisiana Jr. High America Gracie Petry Miss Louisiana High School America Erin Ledet Miss Louisiana Collegiate America Pageant Presley Trull Relay for Life Deb Miss Queen Jennifer Jones Very Special Miss Westlake Family, Fun and Food Festival

Fashion Week Lake Charles 2019 STYLE ICON AWARD

Indrea Gordon is a self-starter, self-motivated, hardworking, persistent woman who always strives for the best. She is the proud owner of Platinum House of Style, which was developed in 1995 in Seaside, Ca. Platinum House in now located in Lake Charles, La and is the umbrella company for Quad Clothing Co. and Heavenly Weddings. Indrea's designs are known for its unique style mixed with unusual fabrics worn by some of the most elite fashion goers. In her spare time, she enjoys personal time with God, being a mother of four, being silly with her husband who is quite comical, and helping others achieve their goals. After relocating to Lake Charles, she began to reinvent her style with more of an emphasis on texture and fabric content. Her favorite to design is evening wear, but she has been known to blaze the urban markets with trendy designs as well. As alumni of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, Indrea often reflects back on what she learned as a student. “The basics never change; you just give or take a little”. Many of Indrea’s designs have been among the celebrity elite such as Vivica Fox, Cheryl Underwood and Ginuwine. Her fashion empire continues to grow, and she offers a large variety to choose from.

Audry Tilton Princess America National Little Miss

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Julie Brandon’s granddaughter, Gabbi.

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DEVANDTHECITY 2019 SPRING / SUMMER STYLE REPORT! Greetings Fashionista(o)s! It's that time of year again! The months of bringing your ultimate slay are amongst us and I'm here to tell you just how to do it. Last Spring / Summer was all about the boisterous ’80s, but this year designers decided to scale back a bit and showcased collections with very clean lines, smooth textures, and patterns. The influence of the late ’90s and early 2000s were heavily present. As a ’90s baby who started to grow a true love for fashion during that decade, I am truly excited to rock the trends shown for S/S ‘19! The late 90’s / early 2000s was an era dedicated to everyone embracing their own version of sexiness. It was the “do you” decade, a major shift was happening within the world, which was reflected in everyone's style choices. I can remember clothing being expressive, yet monotone. It was the logo era, and everyone rocked items that were massively printed from head to toe. FUBU, Baby Phat, Von Dutch, Juicy Couture were the brands all of the fashion divas and style icons wore. It was a good time for allusive expression.

Max Mara S/S ‘19, LaQuan Smith S/S ‘19, & Louis Vuitton S/S ‘19

Well, that’s it for the DEVANDTHECITY style report! To see me rocking some of these trends be sure to follow me on IG: @devandthecity ! I also would love to see you all wearing some of the S/S ‘19 trends, so be sure to try them and tag me using #FWLCXDEVANDTHECITY ! To read more of my style tips or get style inspiration head on over to thedevandthecity.com Xo,

Since fashion designers have taken a page out of the 90s and 2000s designers handbook, we’ll be seeing a lot of butterfly details, bucket hats, tiny shoulder bags, and fanny packs. Fishnets are making a return as well, and not just as stockings, but as dresses, blouses, and of course cover-ups. Surprisingly, head to toe neutrals and nude tones were shown a lot on the runways for S/S ‘19, so tuck away some of your bright-colored clothing and a opt for some fleshtoned pieces. Another trend I noticed showcased a lot on runways was lavender everything. Last year Pantone’s color of the year was ultraviolet, and it seems creatives were not ready to let the purple family go. Also, biker shorts were shown A LOT and seem to be going nowhere soon, so grab yourself a pair.

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To incorporate the looks of S/S ‘19 in your wardrobe start small. You don’t want to recreate a look and it doesn’t feel like you at all. Instead, buy S/S ‘19 pieces to swap out for your old go-to’s. For instance, substitute your favorite festival bag for a fanny pack. Try a lavender blouse in place of your standard black or white one. Or elect for biker shorts to replace your jean cut-off shorts.

*Deveney “Dev” Marshall is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and actress based in New Orleans, LA. She writes for several media platforms and runs the website thedevandthecity.com. To learn more about her please be sure to visit thedevandthecity.com 11

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