Thursday, February 16, 2012

Your results are in... It's time to announce our Model Search winner!

First off, we would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to our Model Search!  Despite the negative feedback received, this contest has given us access to more beautiful aspiring models than we ever could have dreamed, and we hope to work with many of the contestants on future projects.  All of the top six finalists are amazing, and this decision has been extremely difficult.

All of that being said... Here is your winner -- Emily Garnet Sapier!

Last night, we asked our finalists to answer a few questions for us to assist in the decision-making process, and so that we could tell you all a little bit more about the winner. After reading Emily's answers, our decision was solidified and we are SO excited to meet her next weekend! Tomorrow afternoon, we'll be posting another blog with more details about our new clothing line... including the name of it, the inspiration behind that name, and a new sample dress. In that blog, we'll reveal more about Emily, and what she said in her survey that made her perfect to represent the line.

 In the meantime, here's a bit of basic info about our winner:
Age:  18
Home Town:  Spartanburg, SC
Occupation:  Hostess at Wild Wing Cafe/Student at the University of South Carolina
Major:  Tourism Management
Hair Color:  Dark Brown
Eye Color:  Light Green
Height: 5'10"
Found our contest through Angel Pitch, a fellow contestant who Emily had previously met through modeling.
Has been modeling for three years.
For more, you'll just have to wait until tomorrow!

In case you've forgotten... This is what she wins:
*Emily will be featured in the spring lookbook for the launch of our new clothing line, with photography by Jake Simpson
*Emily will be photographed individually in at least 8 outfits
*Hair & Makeup for the shoot will be provided by Katie Cotton
*The photo shoot will take place at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell,GA
*Emily & one guest will also receive a 2 night stay in one of the suites at Cateechee Golf Club the weekend of the photo shoot
*Emily will also receive a $350 McAuley's Gift Card!