Winterfest Blacktie at the Hard Rock

Academy of Glam styling the models before the black tie ball event.

Models receiving participants of the Black Tie Ball at the Hard Rock, Fl

From left to right. Model Daniella Neira wearing Eduardo de las Casas, Leila Khabbazeh- Eduardo de las Casas, Autumn Harris on Dalya’s Vidal dress, Jennifer Gerrald wearing Eduardo’s gown, Vanessa Delma wearing Jacinta Ligon, Jenik Starikova on Dalya’s dress, Caasi Salmon wearing Jacinta’s gold dress, and Madison Lerro on Dalya’s red and black dress.

Models receiving participants of the Black Tie Ball at the Hard Rock, Fl

On December 3rd 2011, the Honors Program from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale got to be a part of Winterfest’s Black Tie Ball. Project Managers Allison Croft and Elizabeth Wheeler cordinated the Art Institutes involvement in the event. Eight Models were made up extravagantly by Aveda Institute hair stylists and Academy of Glam makeup artists. They then wore and showcased three designers, from AIFL. Three dresses from Dalya Vidal, a current senior fashion design student, were showcased as well as five dresses from alumni designers Eduardo De Casa and Jacinta Ligon.

The models started the vent by greeting guests in the Casino and directing them to the event. Once the event began the models stood up on pedestals in front of large Christmas presents while guests entered the ballroom

Models receiving participants of the Black Tie Ball at the Hard Rock, Fl

Models receiving participants of the Black Tie Ball at the Hard Rock, Fl


Caption: From left to right. Model Daniella Neira wearing Eduardo de las Casas, Leila Khabbazeh- Eduardo de las Casas, Autumn Harris on Dalya’s Vidal dress,  Jennifer Gerrald wearing Eduardo’s gown, Vanessa Delma wearing Jacinta Ligon, Jenik Starikova on Dalya’s dress, Caasi Salmon wearing Jacinta’s gold dress, and Madison Lerro on  Dalya’s red and black dress.

Caption: From left to right. Model Daniella Neira wearing Eduardo de las Casas, Leila Khabbazeh- Eduardo de las Casas, Autumn Harris on Dalya’s Vidal dress, Jennifer Gerrald wearing Eduardo’s gown, Vanessa Delma wearing Jacinta Ligon, Jenik Starikova on Dalya’s dress, Caasi Salmon wearing Jacinta’s gold dress, and Madison Lerro on Dalya’s red and black dress.

Eduardo de las Casas Fashion Exclusive!

March 11, 2011 AI alumni, Eduardo De Las Casas, put on a beautiful couture fashion show at the Doral Country Club. Doral hosted the 2011 Golf Fest and Eduardo was invited to be a part of the night time celebration and festivities. Adorned with feathers and exaggerated silhouettes the models gently sashayed down the runway delighting the crowd. After the show Eduardo received a standing ovation and lots of praise.

Model walking down the runway wearing white feathered Eduardo de las Casas garment.

Model walking down the runway wearing white feathered Eduardo de las Casas garment.

Models posing right before starting runway show. Sneak peek of the complete collection.

Models posing right before starting runway show. Sneak peek of the complete collection.

 

Model posing wearing Eduardo de las Casas garments. To the left golden ruffled dress and to the right one of the hot pink collection dresses also with exaggerated ruffles.

Model posing wearing Eduardo de las Casas garments. To the left golden ruffled dress and to the right one of the hot pink collection dresses also with exaggerated ruffles.

Models walking the finale on the runway showing off their garments one last time to the public.

Models walking the finale on the runway showing off their garments one last time to the public.


Dresses hanging in rack before the runway show
Designer Eduardo de las Casas taking his walk down the runway next to to one of his models.

Designer Eduardo de las Casas taking his walk down the runway next to to one of his models.

Dresses hanging in rack before the runway show

By Alana Bryant
Photographed by Tiffany Azmouz
Designer Eduardo de las Casas