The search has begun for the "Face of D'Lola". Below are the 12 semi-finalists to become the face of our growing brand. The D'Lola Couture model search starts March 16th, 2013. The winner is scheduled to be announced on June 2nd, 2013. We received many many entries from models around the Denver metro area and beyond. We have taken one photo from each of the portfolios the semi-finalists have sent us to help introduce the models to you!

 

Please stay tuned as we continue to update the competition with photo shoots and video content. These are very talented girls and you can help your favorite make it to the top by voting for their pictures following each photo shoot at the D'Lola Couture Facebook Page.

 

Photo shoots will be held on:

 

- March 16th

- April 28th

- May 19th

 

Stay tuned. There is more to come!

"Face of D'Lola" Model Search

Final Round

Editorial Fashion Shoot

Location: Teller House - Central City, Colorado.

Designer: D'Lola Couture

Photographer: Image 191 Photography

Hair/Makeup: Studio: a Collective of Stylists

"Face of D'Lola" Model Search

Round 2 Decision

Bridal Fashion Shoot

"Face of D'Lola" Model Search

Round 2 Video

Bridal Gown Shoot

Location: Botanic Gardens - Denver, Colorado.

Designer: D'Lola Couture

Photographer: Image 191 Photography

Hair/Makeup: Studio: a Collective of Stylists

Creative Assistance: Nicole Marcelli

 

"Face of D'Lola" Model Search

Round 1 Video

Prom Dress Shoot

Location: Tattered Cover - Denver, Colorado.

Designer: D'Lola Couture

Photographer: Image 191 Photography

Hair/Makeup: Studio: a Collective of Stylists

Creative Assistance: Nicole Marcelli

 

"Face of D'Lola" Model Search

Round 1 Decision

Prom Dress Shoot

Click on each model to see more about them!

Final three models wearing D'Lola Couture gowns (www.dlolacouture.com) for 2013 model search editorial photo shoot. Image 191 Photography.

"Face of D'Lola" 2013 Winner

"Lola" from D'Lola Couture (www.dlolacouture.com) at Face of D'Lola model search editorial photo shoot. Modeled by Chloe. Photo from Image 191. "DLola" from D'Lola Couture (www.dlolacouture.com) at Face of D'Lola model search editorial photo shoot. Modeled by Chloe. Photo from Image 191. "DLola" from D'Lola Couture (www.dlolacouture.com) at Face of D'Lola model search editorial photo shoot. Modeled by Chloe. Photo from Image 191.

Chloe

"Face of D'Lola" Models Eliminated Round 3

D'Lola Couture model search - Suzanne D'Lola Couture model search - Aspen

Suzanne

Aspen

"Face of D'Lola" Models Eliminated Round 2

D'Lola Couture model search - Dana D'Lola Couture model search - Masha D'Lola Couture model search - Ally

Dana

Masha

Alli

D'Lola Couture model search - Mona D'Lola Couture model search - Savana

Mona

Savana

"Face of D'Lola" Models Eliminated Round 1

D'Lola Couture model search - Briana D'Lola Couture model search - Destiny D'Lola Couture model search - MacKenzie D'Lola Couture model search - Mora

Mackenzie

Briana

Destiny

Mora

 

Face of D'Lola Model Search

...it has begun!

 

D'Lola Couture has officially kicked off its "Face of D'Lola" model search. This competition is for up and coming models, as well as models that are currently working within the industry. The D'Lola Couture brand is one of elegance, edge and integrity. We are looking for a model that will embody the D'Lola Couture image on the runway, off the runway, and through the lens. As one of Colorado's top designer labels, D'Lola Couture offers the winning model a chance to be showcased regularly and consistently through some of Denver's largest media channels. Past models for D'Lola Couture have been showcased on FOX 31, CW2, online and in print for the Denver Post, YourHub, the Arvada Press, as well as over 25,000 Facebook views.

 

The winner of the Face of D'Lola will receive a prize package with a minimum value of $2,800. The winner will:

 

- Be featured in a minimum of two runway shows (paid $275 each) (Fall/Winter 2013)

- Be featured in the "Face of D'Lola" web show (paid $500)

- Be represented on a future "The Wedding Seamstress" web show (Paid $0)

- Be given ONE D'Lola Couture gown (minimum value $1,000 and selected by the designer)

- Be the featured model in 2013/2014 print and web photo shoots and editorial shoots

- Catalog Shoot (paid $250)

- Editorial Shoot (paid $250)

- Other shoot TBD (paid $250)

 

So, what does it take to be the Face of D'Lola? We are looking for models that can truly represent the brand on and off the runway. The winner will need to commit to ALL the post contest photo shoots and runway shows. Missing one component will forfeit the entire prize package. Additionally, personal representation of the brand is the key component. Understanding what D'Lola Couture represents and portraying that is a MUST for the winner to be successful. Remember, as a model you are to sell the brand you represent and this is the ultimate test.

 

The model requirements are:

 

- No previous experience is required to apply.

- Minimum height of 5'6" (sorry, but for runway this is not negotiable).

- Minimum 18 years of age by September 21st, 2013.

- Have no tattoos, or at a minimum have the ability to cover them properly.

- Have agency permission, if signed exclusively, to participate.

- Models currently signed with an agency are encouraged to participate. If the winner is already signed with an agency, payments will be made direct to the agency per photo shoot or runway show, and the agency will then pay the model.

- Living, or able to travel regularly to the metro Denver area.

 

PDFs of all entry material can be found by CLICKING HERE!

 

Submissions (CLOSED)

 

Remember, this is a contest. The final decision for the winner will be the decision of designer Deedee Vicory. The winner will be the face of her brand, her company and her vision. Popularity will be taken into consideration, but so will the ability to connect with people. This is a multi-tiered contest and will follow the following format:

 

STEP 1: Submissions to be considered for the model search will be turned in via email to models@dlolacouture.com and include the following:

- Full length picture of yourself (minimal makeup).

- Head-shot (minimal makeup).

- Up to three (no more!) photos of yourself that you would like us consider.

- Filled out form/questionnaire about yourself.

- A 1-3 minute video of yourself. Tell us why you want to be the "Face of D'Lola", why you enjoy modeling, how you heard about the competition, and where you see yourself in three years in the modeling/entertainment industry. Feel free to take us on a quick tour of your life! This is your show and possibly the only chance we will get to know you. Please feel free to use an iPhone or other device to record the video. You can upload to YouTube and send us a link if that makes it easier on you! Please DO NOT EDIT or ADD EFFECTS!

 

STEP 2: The top 8-12 (depending on strength of field) semi-finalists will be contacted to continue on in the process. Waivers and release forms will be signed and the competition will begin.

 

STEP 3: There will be ONE editorial photo shoot with all semi-finalists. This may possibly include an imprompto runway show. Selected images will be posted to Facebook for fan voting. The more votes you recieve the better your chances are of moving forward! Friends will help here!

 

STEP 4: The top 6 will continue on and do a second editorial shoot. Again, images will be uploaded to Facebook for fan voting.

 

STEP 5: The top 3 finalists will be selected by our panel. Making the finals almost guarantees future work with D'Lola Couture. However the top spot is the one you want! There will be ONE more high fashion editorial shoot. Images will be uploaded to Facebook for fan voting.

 

STEP 6: Designer Deedee Vicory will consider all past vote totals and select the model from the top three that she feels best represents her brand and image. In the event that the winning model is unable to perform as contracted the runner up will be asked to take her place.

 

Time-line

 

STEP 1 - submissions must be received by March 1, 2013

 

STEP 2 - Semi-finalists will be announced on March 8, 2013

 

STEP 3 - Editorial shoot #1 will take place on Sunday March 17th, 2013 (yes, that is St. Patrick's Day). Facebook voting will commence the following day and continue through Friday March 22, 2013.

 

STEP 4 - Editorial shoot #2 will take place on Sunday April 28th, 2013. Facebook voting will commence immediately after the photos are uploaded and continue through Friday May 3rd, 2013.

 

STEP 5 - Editorial Shoot #3 will take place on Sunday May 19, 2013. Facebook voting will commence immediately after the photos are uploaded and continue through Friday May 24th, 2013.

 

STEP 6 - The winner will be announced in person at a "wrap up session" with the finalists on Sunday June 2, 2013. Results will be immediately publicized via all avenues, including Facebook for immediate public recognition of the winner.

 

Voting

 

Voting will be based on a formula that takes into account the panel of judges scores, as well as the social media scores.

 

Terms and Condition

 

Yes, the fun stuff... All information submitted will be used for the Face of D'Lola Model Search. D'Lola Couture LLC and all affiliated agents are not responsible for damages resulting in the submission of this information. All candidates under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian signature to participate. All images, video, voice recording or other captured likenesses of all candidates are the full property of D'Lola Couture LLC and can be used in any way that D'Lola Couture LLC or its agents see fit... Yes, there is lots more, but you will be signing a model release form so you can read it there!

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