MODELING – HOW TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY
JANUARY 25, 2014 | 4p – 6p
If you are interested in a career as model or in need of some helpful advice in your modeling career then the world of modeling workshop is a perfect fit for you! The world of modeling workshop will cover aspects on how to get an agency, how to properly prepare for go-sees, industry standards, and tips on a successful career path in the industry.
Speaker: Cynthia Bailey
5’10 Alabama-born supermodel Cynthia Bailey moved to New York City 25 years ago to pursue a career as a fashion model. With nothing more than a high school Homecoming Queen crown and a few local beauty pageants under her belt, she knew that she had arrived when Wilhelmina Models in New York City jumped at the chance to sign her to a 5 year contract. From there things really started to take off! Her first booking was for the cover of ESSENCE magazine which not only was one of the highest-selling covers in ESSENCE history, and was also a personal favorite of then editor-in-chief Susan Taylor. It wasn’t long before Cynthia would find herself gracing the cover of ESSENCE magazine again for the second time which literally flew off the newsstands!
The next move was to Paris & Milan where you could find Cynthia strutting down the runways for Fashion Week. After living abroad for almost a year Cynthia made her way back to New York City, and was in high demand for campaigns like Maybelline & Oil of Olay. Magazine editorials Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Vanity Fair were soon to follow. Over the years she has become a very recognized face for Macys, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Talbots, Chicos, and Bregdorf Goodman. Cynthia’s biggest career moment was when she beat out Naomi Campbell for a co-starring role opposite Sandra Bernhardt in her film WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING. From there she was always on call for her friend and super-star film director Brett Ratner for all of his early movies & music videos. Mr. Bill Cosby casted this southern beauty for 2 episodes of THE COSBY SHOW, and other television appearances include NY UNDERCOVER, SOULTRAIN guest model host, and host spots on BET. Cynthia’s commercials include Macys, Levis, Mercedes Benz and many more.
Cynthia considers her greatest accomplishment as a fashion model was being photographed by photographer Annie Leibovitz for VANITY FAIR magazine alongside Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks.
MAKEUP 101 – HOW TO PAINT A FACE
FEBRUARY 22, 2014 | 4p – 6p
Makeup 101 is geared to those beginners who have a thirst to become a makeup artist and eager to learn about techniques. Also, advanced makeup artist who are interested in learning about perfecting their craft, getting into the industry, and maintaining a clientele. Makeup demonstrations will be giving so please be encouraged to bring your makeup kit.
Speaker: Jeremy Dell
Jeremy Dell is the new kid on the block painting celebrity faces, and he hasn’t wasted anytime securing his place among the best. Jeremy has an impressive clientele list that includes Keri Hilson, Kirk Franklin, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, Elise Neal, Aubrey O’day; TV shows such as The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Real Housewives of Atlanta and many more. Some makeup artists spend years perfecting their craft and building a solid professional resume; however, Jeremy has accomplished more in his evolving professional career then most makeup artists with over 7 years of experience.
Jeremy was born and raised in Atlanta Ga. While working in corporate banking he stumbled upon a career as a makeup artist by accident. His passion for beauty and fashion led him to an undiscovered talent of makeup artistry. In 2008, while working at a bank one of his clients invited him to a salon where he perused all facets of the industry. From that point on there was no turning back for this young talented face painter. Atlanta’s Hollywood catapulted nationally in 2010 when reality TV garnered more viewers than scripted shows. Jeremy positioned himself to ensure he capitalized on all available opportunities.
“Clean and precise” describe Jeremy’s work, and his strong commitment to his craft, creativity and willingness to learn have paved the way for his success. Jeremy has never been one to turn away or back down from a challenge. However, Jeremy is a man with steady hands comparable to that of a surgeon. His passion has become a new dream, a new vision, a new inspiration, and a new breath of fresh air to the world of makeup.
Some of our greatest skills and talents are hidden within waiting to be exposed. Jeremy uncovered his natural talent which has allowed him to experience this awesome journey of painting the faces.
The interest in the way a woman walks all started when Adeline, Antoneo Lee’s older sister, turned to him and spoke these iconic words: “I am going to show you how a real woman walks in heels; pay close attention and notice that my heels don’t wobble when I walk!” After that, she turned around in one exquisite motion, in her cream colored, four inch stiletto’s with no backs and did just what she said. From that moment on, a woman’s walk has forever intrigued Antoneo Lee.In high school, Antoneo Lee developed an interest in fashion and attended John Casablanca’s modeling school where he learned the base principles of confidence, make-up, acting and runway. It was not until after Antoneo Lee moved to New York City to pursue a modeling career, that he developed a desire to train people to walk with individuality, grace and confidence like the models they admired. Since 2005, Antoneo Lee has trained numerous actors, models, singers, socialites and modeling troupes. Antoneo Lee dabbles in the worlds of Visual Merchandising, Styling, Fashion Show Coordinating, Writing, Singing and Acting from time-to-time. Currently, Antoneo Lee’s main focus is building his career and reputation both as a Runway Coach at The Bailey Agency School of Fashion along with his co-instructor, Marcia Dore, and independently.When asked what he finds so great about being a Runway Coach, he answers, “The fact that I was able to teach someone something they will never forget. Seeing the look of pride and confidence once they have grasped and put into play what they have been taught is almost life changing every time. I can stand back and say, ‘I did that.’ But the best part of it all is that I get paid to wear pumps!”
Antoneo Lee is currently working with models from The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, One Source Talent, Global Management 101, IMG, Click NY, Re:Quest and Chosen.
FASHION STYLING – A SENSE OF STYLE
APRIL 26, 2014 | 4p – 6p
You have a sense of style and creative; fashion styling is right up your alley. Our fashion styling workshop focuses on the role of a stylist, identifying your strengths, how to gain clients, and what is enclosed in your styling kit.
Tameka Raymond is the quintessential fashion giant particularly noted for developing the personal styles of celebrities. Her early collaboration with Lauryn Hill where she gave music a signature moment, combining Raymonds love of classic vintage with clean modern lines, she transformed the iconic singer into a Fashion maven. Raymond has underscored as a pioneer, dressing mega stars from Jay Z, Usher, Chris Brown, DrDre, Toni Braxton, Mary J.Blige to legends Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan to name a few. Raymond can be credited for the once risky, now fashion marriage of fitted caps and “button up” shirts. Modestly, the FIDM Merch Marketing student would continue to unknowingly develop trends while eager stylists anticipated her next iconic discovery. Simple strategies like “bangle stacking” can be attributed to Raymond. With nearly two decades of fashion experience, Raymond fast tracked, becoming distinguished for pairing classic yet forward pieces that made her clients look great but also cementing them in the Fashion haute monde. Raymond has received recognition for her work in Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Esquire, GQ, BlackBook, Vibe, Essence, People, Details magazines.TV mediums- E!, Access Hollywood, MTV & Good Day Atl have all called on Raymond for her insight. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fall 2010 from the Art Institute Atlanta Akin to her success as a Stylist, Raymond is noted for her Philanthropic efforts w/Lost Ones Foundation (501c3- Retreats for Girls that focus on Health, Image & Self Esteem, also Co-founding Oakland Natives Give Back, which donates Backpacks/School Supplies. Raymond continues to evolve and push the envelope as Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Business woman. On March 29th 2013 In honor of her son Kile Glover. She celebrated the launch of “Kile’s World” a Foundation geared toward children ages 10-17- Offering Comprehensive Art Education focused upon Music, Performing and Applied Arts
Derek knew he would be an artist from the moment he could write. Born and raised in Mississippi, his mother realized his talent and enrolled Derek in special art schools. His talent did not go unnoticed as he grew older. By the time he was ready for college, Derek selected to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he studied fine arts and commercial illustration. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving his bachelors in Fine Arts. While in Baltimore, he worked both as a painter and a freelance designer for several prominent clients such as The Walters Art Gallery, The Baltimore Sun, and the city paper. His love for the south brought Derek to Atlanta, where he has become a prominent and dedicated artist, illustrator, designer, and photographer. Word soon spread of the new talent in Atlanta, and soon Derek had his pick of capable assistants. Among those vying for the opportunity is Mississippi resident Mick Nash, who literally travels the six and half hour distance for a chance to work with Derek Blanks. “I have seen Derek place the most unusual elements together to form unique, but beautiful, transformations”, says Nash. His works of art are tangible illusions. Derek uses his subjects to illustrate an underlying story or meaning. Derek’s comical and quirky personality shines through all of his pictures. Whether it’s his graphic designs, painting or photographs there is always a concept present. While this humble photographer might be the last to admit his talent, he would be the first to offer his gift to the community. Derek’s art was recently featured in the African American Children’s book “Up the Learning Tree”. His illustrations can also be found in several national publications including Society of Illustrators, Communications Art magazine, America Magazine, and North Eastern Magazine. Derek’s work has been shown at several national galleries including The Corcoran Museum(Scholastics Art Awards). Most of his work is currently showing at Gallery 119, located in Jackson, Mississippi. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true Derek Blanks body of work speaks VOLUMES.
As socially controversial as he is charming, celebrity hairstylist and philanthropist Derek J. is the epitome of “stellar.” Derek shines bright as a stylist because of trendsetting technique, as a personality because of unparalleled “je nais se quoi” and as a philanthropist because of his boundless heart.These collective qualities have garnered Derek a bevy of accolades and accomplishments including top honors at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show, a starring role on HBO and Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” and the featured celebrity host spot on Oxygen TV’s “Hair Battle Spectacular.” Raising the bar of expertise and influence, Derek J. presented a “How-To” styling segment live on the red carpet for the 2011 Academy Awards with celebrities including Kris Jenner and Kelly Osbourne. Other clients include ESSENCE Magazine, BRAVO, Chevrolet, WEtv, TNT, and E! TV.Derek J. is currently owner of one of Atlanta’s premiere styling emporiums, The J Spot and hosts the hilariously hip “Salon Sizzle” segment on the afternoon drive show with Big Tigger on V-103. On a weekly basis, Derek can be seen on Fashion Queens on Bravo TV.