EPIC Rocks Fashion Announces Retailers and Models
PERRYSBURG - The EPIC Rocks Fashion Show is proud to announce the line up of the featured retailers from Northwest Ohio that will contribute the “couture” for the evenings’ events. The retailers will be showing off over 100 fashions on the runway, including the hottest fall fashions on September 26th, 2009.
The retailers include: Meig, Elegant Rags, Red Envy, Francesca’s, Bella Brie, Gallipos, C Sterling Jewelers, Michael David, Jos A Banks, and Chico’s.
“This year’s event is even more regionally targeted than last year. We don’t just have Levis retailers in the runway show because it’s at Levis Commons,” said Cheryl Hardy, Chair person for the event. “A collision of Culture and Couture is our theme this year, and we hope that people feel free to not only dress the part, but come expecting more than just a runway show. We’re setting the stage for future shows and we hope to keep the audience intrigued through our themes and use of Northwest Ohio assets in addition to the great salons and retailers in the area.”
The EPIC Rocks Fashion Show is being produced locally this year and all the runway models are local models provided by Starbound NYC, a local talent and modeling agency, run by EPIC Rocks Fashion show committee member and choreographer of the runway models, Wendi Davis.
“As a first year event, it made sense for us to hire a production company and see how Toledo would embrace the show,” stated Wendy Gramza, Executive Vice President of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and the person responsible for bringing the show to Northwest Ohio. “Because of the overwhelming success of the show last year, we decided that we could take on a local production with the help of a committee. So we turned over the production to the committee and hopefully, from this point forward, we will not only create a signature event in the region, but we’ll also be supporting local businesses and charities as the event continues to grow.”
This year, Cheryl Hardy, Lauren Gilmore, Wendy Gramza and Wendi Davis, along with The Toledo Blade, started a local modeling competition to fuel the runway model need for the EPIC Rocks Fashion show. Today, they announced that 60 models from the Runway Rivalry competition will be involved in the show in addition to the two first place models that will be featured on the runway on September 26.
“There is so much wonderful talent in this city,” stated Wendi Davis, owner of Starbound NYC, a local modeling and talent agency. “When Cheryl asked me if I could help, I was thrilled. And now, we have the opportunity to have sixty of local Toledo models in a local runway show. That’s just great experience and it’s just good for Toledo.” Visit www.runwayrivalry.com for a complete list of models that were invited to participate in the show.
The EPIC Rocks Fashion show is made possible through sponsorships and the hard work of committee members. Because ProMedica and Paramount believe that good health is ALWAYS in fashion, they are the presenting sponsor of EPIC Rocks Fashion. The Toledo Blade, WTVG, CH 13 and Clear Channel are very effective and supportive media partners of the event; The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and EPIC Toledo, Toledo.com, The Perrysburg Messenger, HOT Printing and OnLetterhead.com have also contributed valuable services that have made this production possible. A special thanks to Larry Dillin and the staff at Levis Commons for hosting the event.
The committee includes: Cheryl Hardy, Chair; Lauren Gilmore, Assistant Producer; David Broadway, Creative Director; Kathy Gummow, Sponsorship Chair, Melani Wittenmyer, Ticket Sales; Cheryl Hardy, Marketing; Moussa Salloukh, alcohol and VIP Party; Casey Pogan, Logistics; Cheryl Nicolaidis, Retailers; Rita Allen, Salons; Wendi Davis, Culture; and Paulette Cousino, EPIC.
Tickets for the Epic Rocks Fashion Show are on sale at www.epicrocksfashion.com. VIP and seated tickets are limited, and can be purchased on-line and picked up at C Sterling Jewelers until September 25th at 12 noon. The featured retailers will also have tickets available for sale in their establishments.
Tickets for the EPIC Rocks Fashion Show are on sale now! Visit any of the retailers or salons participating in EPIC Rocks Fashion to purchase your ticket.
For more information on Epic Rocks Fashion please visit www.EpicRocksFashion.com
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