We have recently returned from London after Marilyse Pace participated in Top Model Worldwide Search and what a weekend! It was a weekend of changing glamorous outfits for afternoon shows to evening shows to after parties! We got to know the most important people in the fashion industry – photographers, models, fashion designers.
I was given the editorial and commercial categories of Top Model UK to judge on Friday evening. The participants are upcoming UK models and it was a very difficult decision to take as all were well groomed and looked like pro’s.
The Top Model WorldWide event took place on Saturday at 1pm. 40 models from around the globe took to the runway in designer wear and also modelled self-styled beach wear or lingerie. Marilyse Pace chose a black trikini swimsuit with matching accessories and a beach hat in which she looking absolutely stunning.
The other two designers that Marilyse wore were Omar Mansoor and Serap Pollard. The models strutted their stuff using a high fashion runway walk, which is totally different from the pivots and turns we are accustomed to using. Top Model WorldWide is considered to be a high fashion event with infinite opportunities for the ambitious aspiring models.
The winner is Everline Aboka from Kenya, with the first, second and third runner-up from Ukraine, Sweden and Bermuda respectively. They will consequently participate in London Fashion Week in September.
Sophie Fraser-Smith, the third runner-up model (Bermuda), also won ‘The Face of Maria Bezzina Jewellery’. Vogue Model Management and Geoff Cox, show director of Top Model Worldwide Search, interviewed her and organised a fashion shoot for her by London based photographer Shahid Malik.
The rest of the models will now go into what is called – the model’s pool, where designers participating in the London Fashion Week and London Fashion International will choose models to wear their outfits to walk the runway again in London next September.
The next selection for Top Model Worldwide Search 2014 will be packed with high fashion slots by local fashion designers and the next top model will go to London to participate in this uber-glam event!
Keep an eye out on EVE to see the fashion shoot and upcoming interview of Sophie Fraser-Smith from Bermuda!