President of J. Love Fashion School of Etiquette Jackie Love, has a passion for fashion, and she is not only to showcasing cute little models on the runway, she is also focused on enriching the youngsters with knowledge of their cultural heritage.
Last Sunday, Dec. 20, Love, the director of Models USA for Fashion Avenue News Magazine, hosted a youth fashion extravaganza at the Brownsville Heritage House in Brooklyn, as part of an African art and product exhibition by neighborhood residents.
Festively dressed, and accessorized with red and white Santa hats, the models strutted down the carpeted runway wearing handmade handbags by “My Bottom Bag.” The cute accessory, created from recycle jeans, skirts and jackets, dazzled in plaid, bright hues, and denim.
Designer Shemaine Williams said she sees clothes as handbags and as such, started to work with recycled clothes making them new again into handbag.
“I love fashion, and ideas just seem to flow,” said Williams, a Harlem resident who was discovered by Jackie Love at a recent show in Manhattan.
The youngsters received loud applause for the chic way they display the pieces, a skill they brought with them from the J. Love Fashion School that has a comprehensive modeling program. The school offers workshops to adults and youth.
Students learn runway, proper posture habits, look analysis, proper eye contact, voice projection, on camera auditioning, professionalism, poise and photo posing.
Jackie Love, who was featured in many magazines and a novel by Pastor Lorraine Walker titled “Woman to Woman Dying to Love” said, J. Love Fashion School of Etiquette has bridged the gap between her students and the movers and shakers in the industry.
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