On Sunday evening, many from parents, supporters, and designers filled the Polish Heritage Center for an epic night of FASHION. New Faces 2016 was an evening of Fashion Food and Fun Children from age range of 5-14 Sponsored by Stella Loisir and Delux magazine, we were very honored by the presence of Recording artist Penelope Jones and her non-for profit org.HIP-C, which gave Clothing and other gifts to 3 chosen inner city youth. The event coordinated by St. Louis’s own Michael Jones, Jermell Keys, and Rochelle Harmon. As 6pm approached, music and spoken word invited guests setting the ambiance for a breathtaking night. Introducing and hosting, Jordan and DJ Wilson warmed the audience with a few crowd participation chants. Thanks to our 3 Divas Samiyah Love, Rocky, and NJoy, these talented young ladies opened the show. Also Samiyah is a designer/model she makes her own Glasses at the tender age of ten.
5 designers: Phyllis the DressCode, KEEDIE LO, Cem Designs, Cristo, and MODHA, prepped their youthful models to own the runway. In which each model definitely did. Judges Ro Chanel, Sheridan Young, Lexi Shanklin, Kathy Kirkman, and director for Ms. Universe and former contestant, Kyria Virshelle were left speechless as charisma and confidence graced the catwalk. With special musical guests and performances including Pointe of Surrender Dance Studio, showcased how talented our youth truly are.
Many awards and recognition were presented including Best Walk. Winner Desharia Wilkes showed the crowd why she owned that category by giving a flawless spin and a twist as the worked the runway one last time to receive her trophy. Nyce Williams, as suave as he can be, won the Best Male Model. London Baker wearing designer, Keedie Lo was crowned as Best Female/Designer of the evening and deemed Designer of the Year. Special congratulations to Montie Christoe for winning for best Male Design.
Stella Loisir’s New Faces of 2016 was a complete success and definitely an event to look for each year.
Thanks to Jordan Jones and Darryl Wilson for being awesome hosts. Thank you judges, you guys really rock. Shoutout to the whole Stella Loisir team, CEO Michael Jones and Production Director Jermell Keys and the Awesome Stephanie Harmon. Most of all thanks to all our Patrons you guys are the best absolute best guest ever with over 300 guest and great entertainment and Fashion, food, and fun we can’t wait for new faces 2017.