Film Syrup traveled to Rockaway last weekend, on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 for Living Urban Culture’s (LUC)
Fashion Show. Our team presented themselves with their talents and positions: Vice President and Stylist, Roxanne Pfaus interviewed models, along with contributing writer, Jordan Danner, with our creative director, Paige Skelly and creative advisor, Sarina Penza as accompanying photographers. Phil Zorawski interviewed designers, with Tommy Stang, Grace McGovern, Shaun McMahon helping our cause. Colleen Rowe, Film Syrup’s founder and managing editor of the blog, photographed the fashion show.
Below are the interviews we performed as a collective group, because before anything else Film Syrup is a team.
Interviews by Jordan Danner:
Wearing: Designer, Sinead Martin
Favorite Designer: Chila 4 Fun
Favorite Film: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Her favorite thing about LUC is the unique designs and how you will never see another like them at other shows.
Roxanne Pfaus and Jordan Danner conducting interviews with L.U.C. models.
Wearing: Creative Era, Designer Whitney
Favorite designer: herself, Crookid
Favorite Film: Eve’s Bayou
Her favorite thing about LUC is that it is a melting pot of everything that she loves artistically in film, fashion and music.
Wearing: Creative Era, Designer Whitney
Ashley does not have a favorite designer because she says everyone is different in their own unique way.
Favorite Films: Taken and The Fast and the Furious
Her favorite thing about LUC is being able to work with a variety of different cultures.
The Ashleys: From Left to right: the second Ashley with the first Ashley interviewed.
4. Okeema (MC of the event)
Dress by Eudora of LUC and accessories by MoonGoddie
Favorite designer: Eudora of LUC because she makes and envisions all of her outfits
Her favorite films are Baggage Claim, the Twilight series, Think Like a Man and The Best Man
Her favorite thing about LUC is allowing every model to express their individuality and not discriminating based on race, gender or size.
Sarina Penza and Jordan Danner conducting interview with Okeema, the fashion show’s MC.
Interview by Paige Skelly:
Model’s Name: Julissa
Where are you from? The Bronx.
What brand/designer are you wearing? Creative Era
Favorite Designer? Carolina Herrera
What is your favorite movie(s)? Titanic, Avatar, The Notebook
What do you love about Living Urban Culture? Meeting people and traveling.
Interviews by Roxanne Pfaus:
In speaking with some of the show’s models and getting an up close look at the garments, I was able to gain a better understanding of the brand Creative Era, a collection that was completely hand crafted.
-Roxanne Pfaus, Film Syrup Stylist
What is your name? Raven Salmon
What designer are you wearing? Creative Era by designer Whitney House
Who is your favorite designer? Highly Humble
What do you love about LUC? I love that it is so unique and different
What is your favorite movie? The Exorcist
Models Raven and Denecia Raven was wearing a top made of both lace and denim, giving a sheer quality to her back. She was also wearing leopard print skinnies. Her outfit was accessorized with the designer’s signature bow tie and thick brimmed glasses, giving her a spunky look.
Models Raven and Denecia.
What is your name? Joshua Smith
What designer are you wearing? Creative Era by Whitney House
Who is your favorite designer? Asher Levine
What do you love about LUC? I love the diversity, and that it is like a big family that comes together.
What is your favorite movie? Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton version
Joshua was sporting a plaid blue flannel, opened so that you could see his white tee underneath. He was also wearing black skinny jeans, along with his retro styled bow tie and glasses.
Model, Joshua, and Film Syrup’s stylist, Roxanne Pfaus, interviewing.
Interviews by Phil Zorawski:
Designer name: Sinead Martin
Favorite thing about fashion: “People are able to see and identify with who i am, and how people use my ideas so they can benefit themselves and others in the future.”
Designer name: Yalken Ford
Film: Blood Nightmare
Favorite designer.: “None. Mine!.” (laughs)
Inspiring designer: Kiki palmer
Inspiration for designs: My grandmother.
She says of designing: I love the joy it gives me to see others enjoying my clothes.
Sinead Martin and a friend during L.U.C’s Fashion Show at Dred Surfer Grill in Rockaway, Queens. September 21, 2014.
Stay “tuned” into Syrup for the fashion show, Part 2! With designs by Creative Era, Sinead Martin, Living Urban Culture, etc. To be released soon!