The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. June is the gateway to summer. It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
While it’s been a quiet year for the fashion world, this season has unveiled seriously bold and stylish designs. Large and in-charge blazers, bold blue bags, and sleek face masks dominated Fashion Weeks over the last few weeks.
10 Summer 2021 Fashion Trends That’ll Bring You Immediate Joy
Super Strappy Silhouettes. Rowan Top. …
Super Strappy Silhouettes. Shiloh Solid Strap Detail Skirt. …
Bra Tops. Sugar Satin Soft-Cup Triangle Bra. …
Bra Tops. Band Bralette. …
Halter Tops. Lulu Top. …
Halter Tops. Bash Wrap Halter Bikini Top. …
Side Cutouts. …
After a year of hibernation, we’ve lost all sense of what casual clothes actually are.
Given that we’ve been stuck in loungeand sportswear for this long, we thought it would be good to have a little refresher on what makes a fantastic casual outfit, taking cue from content creators (and stylish women) such as Brittany Bathgate and Monikh Dale.
These women, while totally nailing dressing up in Cecilie Bahnsen gowns, bold red lips and super high heels, have a particular knack for dressing down, something that is easier said than done. Classic pairings of fisherman sandals and cable knit jumpers are employed by Alexis Foreman, comfy loungewear is a go-to for Abisola Marvel, while Alyssa Coscarelli opts for 1970s jackets and groovy prints, Ellie Delphine pushes the limits of ‘casual’ in short shorts and minis and Stephanie Broek takes minimalism to the extreme in navy, white and black.
While jeans and trainers are obvious contenders for the best casual clothes (for good reason), we don’t think you should be sleeping on roomy shirt dresses, good quality sandals, sturdy bodysuits and chunky knits. While some items work for every budget, we think sometimes these casual staples are worth investing in, to ensure even on your most chill of days, you feel luxe.
From the right New Balance trainers to nab, to styling tricks that with give life to even the dullest pair of leggings, here are 35 casual outfits to inspire your next trip to the shop.
Meanwhile at Bellah Modeling Agency Fashion…
FASHION SECRETS Summer Edition
The Love For FASHION!!!!
The majority of us love fashion, in one way or another. We love the playful new trendsthat we can experiment with every season, the works of art that designers want to encourage us to wear on a regular Thursday, and the excitement of seeing our own personalities in a given dress or specific citrusy hue. While some would like to write off fashion as being something materialistic and vapid, I think it’s something that we create an intense, emotional bond with. It becomes apart of us.
May’s Top Fashion. May just came out of nowhere and summer is closer than ever! We are so excited to see all the New Summer Trends and some the old ones coming back. We are going to show you the best looks for the summer and all of Summer styles and Fashion Trend.
There may be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the summer months right now (will we actually be able to dine alfresco safely?), but one thing’s for sure: Nothing can stop the fresh summer trends from popping up. So gird your loins and pockets, warm-weather lovers, the best season is just around the corner. And your wardrobe needs some prep. It’s time to stash that heavy leather and chunky knitwear and usher in airy dresses, lightweight bra tops, and must-have square-toe mules. With an abundance of trends emerging from both the runways and your ever-shifting social media grid, we’ve gathered some ideas ahead—well, a top five, actually—to let you know what’s worth coveting for summer 2021.
Okay, this may be a summer classic, but it’s back with a fashion force this summer. With variations from maxi lengths to balloon sleeves, you’ll be living in these breezy numbers all season (even from home).
COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK 2021 Quick look back at some of the fashion from Stoi Designs
Bellah Modeling Agency
Bellah Modeling Agency will be hosting there 1st show of the year 2021. Called Fashion Secrets “Summer Edition” Can’t wait to see all the summer fashion that’s going hit the runway. Save the date MAY 29
Bellah Models Have Been busy in May 2021 Take a look at there work.
Sumter Fashion Week 2021
Sumter Fashion Week will be engineering the global fashion experience and attracting industry influences with a passport to arts, culture, fashion and entertainment. The destination is fashion with a journey through art and an encounter with style. Sumter Fashion Week is bridging the gap and connecting continents through fashion! Fashion is more than just the clothes on one’s back. It’s a movement, a feeling and an expression. Sumter Fashion Week and encourages established and up-and-coming designers through numerous industry and networking events.
Sumter Fashion Week will have 2 runway shows, Pop up Shop Vendor Event the day of the main show, Meet the Models and designers event, and the Who’s Who of Sumter’s Celebrity Kickoff and a Kids Fashion Day Spa Event.
This is Sumter’s 4th Annual Fashion Week
Save the date: Sumter Fashion Week 1st Casting Call June 12 Register Today!!!
Look Back on March and April Events
COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK
COLUMBIA KIDS FASHION WEEKEND
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From elegant French actresses to California-cool runway models, these celebrities have some of the most covetable styles.
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Whether you scan the red carpet for the latest in celebrity trends or you prefer to get your style inspiration from Instagram these days, there’s no denying the influence our favorite actresses and musicians have on seasonal style and fashion trends.
While most celebrities have access to an entire glam team and endless stylists on speed dial, certain famous folks rise above the rest when it comes to their personal style—both on and off the red carpet—which is something that can only come from a combination of self-confidence and a keen eye for design.
Here, we’ve rounded up a list of 50 of the most fashionable celebrities.
From elegant French actresses to California-cool runway models, these celebrities have some of the most covetable styles on the red carpet (and on Instagram) at the moment.
When it comes to celebrities pushing the boundaries around style and fashion, Rihanna reigns supreme. The elusive musician and fashion designer has been recognized by everyone from Vogue’s CFDA committee to the British Fashion Awards for both her designs and personal style—which are all about celebrating what makes her unique, rather than following existing runway trends.
“When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that’s the thrill in fashion.”
English model, actress, and singer Cara Delevingne is best known for her signature bushy eye brows and androgynous runway looks—she’s tried-and-tested everything from a glossy bald look to a fitted blazer with little else—but the well-loved actress is most respected for her laissez-faire approach to fashion and the brazen confidence that comes along with it.
“I like a little bit of designer, with a bit of vintage and high street mixed in. I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces.”
Fashion designer, best-selling author, and Instagram personality Rachel Zoe mixes her own designs with timeless classics, like vintage Chanel and Hermes, to create her own brand of laid back California-cool meets Parisian model. The ethereal designer prefers to stick with the classics rather than trends, by way of her impressive capsule wardrobe.
“I always say that I don’t like it when people follow trends too much, just because it is on the runway. I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.”
For many fashion aficionados, Victoria Beckham is the reigning queen. While the former Spice Girl first made a name for herself in the music industry, her foray from singer to designer came naturally thanks to her unmatched eye and attention to detail that has propelled her into the upper echelons of the fashion industry.
“I love fashion, and I love changing my style, my hair, my makeup, and everything I’ve done in the past has made me what I am now. Not everyone is going to like what I do, but I look back at everything, and it makes me smile.”
Whats up Bellah’s World Blog readers and fashion extraordinaire’s! If you are neither of these we still welcome you because you obviously want information on the newest trends in Fashion, or you randomly cam across this on you google page and decided to give it a gander. Either way….Welcome All!
COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK MARCH 23 – MARCH 27
I obviously did not post about March, so I am going to catch you up on what you missed out on locally and internationally, like I always do. One of the newest and biggest things that happened this month for the City of Columbia, SC was the first annual Columbia International Fashion Week. This was a week filled with interesting fashion from all over and from Columbia itself. It was a sold out show, and there were many fun filled events leading up the the Look Book Finale Fashion Show that was held on Saturday, March 27th.
March 23rd kicked of Columbia International Fashion Week with a Fashion Panel that was held online and in person. Of course, the COVID restrictions were followed to the letter for every event in order to keep people safe and healthy. There fashion consisted of four people who all are involved with the fashion world in different ways; Grace Cuffy (who own Cuffy designs), Stoi (who is another designers who owns The Stoi Company where customization pieces can be ordered), Laschaska Salmond (a walking coach and free lance model), and Macie-Lynn Shafer (model, assistant to Donna Anderson, and actress). The fashion panel was intense and many hard hitting fashion questions were asked from the latest fashion trends, to how to make it in this line of work, how to get men’s fashion to strive outside social norms, and how do women continue to strive for positions of power that were previously male only and still dress like a woman. It was a very intriguing one hour long session. Many of the question came from not only the in person audience but also the audience who where in attendance through Facebook live. Seeing as how this was the first year for something like this, there is obviously room to improve and grow, but it was a great start for an extraordinary week of fashion and fun.
March 24th was the Come Get Styled event that was held in a boutique called Now & Then in downtown Columbia, SC. Naida Rutherford and Donna Anderson, two of the most well know fashion experts in Columbia, personally styled all who came to this event. People came in with high hopes, and left with smiles and purchases that will keep them in style for months to come. It was truly a fun event for all in attendance.
March 25th was the virtual fashion show by another local designer, Dope the Model, and her brand/ boutique called Bend the Trend. This was one of the designers who also happened to in the finale fashion show as well. Her clothing line is very fashion forward, and melds colors and patterns with the latest fashion designs. It fits all body types and makes any one look good. The models involved with this had a blast, and the virtual fashion show was a great success and a sneak peak for what was to be expected on the coming Saturday. The photoshoot that was also held turned out great photos that were able to be posted on their social media sites.
March 26th was the Model Meet & Greet with all the models, designers, and other important personnel` who wanted to be involved with this event. It was held at the Gold Den, which is a hookah lounge and bar that is for high end dinning and partying. It was a fun event with a lot of networking and the food was phenomenal. It was a great way to relax and get to know all the major players for the next day.
March 27th was the highly anticipated fashion event of the month and a great end to the first annual Columbia International Fashion Week, the Look Book Finale Fashion Show. The morning started out for all of us involved, myself included. Models, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, and many more had to be at the venue at 9 am to start getting ready and to start setting up the venue for the show itself. The layout of venue space was an old Old Navy store located at Columbia Place Mall in Columbia, SC and gave off a retro warehouse vibe. The seating arrangement was two single rows, one on each side of the runway, in a U shaped pattern, giving each person a perfect vantage point of the two entrances/exits where models would be coming onto and leaving the runway. The vendors were also popping! There were a variety of vendors from food, to wine, to even non perishable goods and clothing. The line up designers also ranged from Urban Street-wear to High Fashion Couture; Mrs. Tyga’s Body Art (Show Opening), Bend the Trend, Melanie Caballero, Magnifique, The Stoi Company (Finale line), Tre’s Custom Design Collections, Law & Lady Law Wealth Collection, Obsessions Fashion, The Yellow Butterfly Collection, House of La’Rue, and much more! There was even a live performance by Nicole Marie! Overall, this was a week of nothing but non-stop fashion fun. If you missed out, then you have to wait til next year.
Did I forget to mention that it was covered by the news? Because it was. It made fashion history, and so did it’s owner Donna Anderson.
CHARLOTTE SEEN FASHION SHOW DAY
Another major fashion event that happened was the most anticipated show of Charlotte, NC, CHARLOTTE SEEN on Saturday, March 20th. CHARLOTTE SEEN is known for its high fashion couture shows, and I do mean shows. They have three shows in one day. The fashion ranges from Urban everyday wear to clothing that you see on Runways in major international shows. This year was no different. Out off all the three shows that I had the privilege of attending with the BellahLive Team from Bellah Modeling Agency, the second show of the day was my favorite. The them was retro/vintage decades, and boy did they represent. All the fashions were unique and eye catching. The models themselves ranged from young to old, and all ethnics were represented as well. The DJ also did an amazing job with the song selection, and everyone there was left impressed. One of my favorite collections included two amazing performers called TwinNation. These hip-hop performers were amazing, and they even recently performed at the Superbowl. I had the honor of following BellahLive around as they interviewed many models and personnel backstage. The talent that was there was just amazing. It was a great night.
MARCH 2021 HIGHLIGHTS
One highlight in the fashion industry from the month of March is the Louis Vuitton Men’s Summer 2021 Collection. If you haven’t seen the ads and video promos, then I urge you to go ahead and do so. 21 Savage was the featured model of this magnificent high fashion summer collection, and he did an amazing job modeling the attire. The new LV Men’s Summer 2021 Collection is a Capsule collection which blends the energetic and artistic vibes of West Coast skaters and artists in perfect harmony. The focus of this collection is lightweight leather, embroidered shirts, and light denim. Some of the highlighted pieces of this collection is even eco-friendly. They are made out of eco-friendly cotton and wool without chlorine and chemical paints and dyes. The collection was launched in two parts: first the blue Ink Watercolour pieces and the secondly the Ink Multicolour design pieces.
Next, Salvatore Ferragamo launches a new virtual interactive games that allows people to explore Spring/Summer 2021 collection, and it is called Enigma. It allows people to get acquainted with the styles, brands, and other aspects of the company’s fashions.
“Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, the company’s CEO revealed that the effort intends to reach new generations, while it also ties in with the revamped website’s intuitive browsing experience.”
Another highlight from the month of March 2021 is on of my favorites and deals with Coach. Coach has recently entered into the embroidery business by offering it as a service with its Coach Forever new collection. So far they have partnered with Sheena Liam in Malaysia to produce embroidered products like the ones you see in the image above.
Now I know you are probably wondering why this is a huge deal. Embroidery is on many things that you buy today, and most clothing has some small embroidered pattern or detail that makes it stand out from other clothing pieces. But what you don’t understand is that those are machine made, meaning that its embroidery but not really due to it being machine produced instead of individual produced by an actual person. Embroidery is actually a beautifully painful art and takes a large amount of time to learn and perfect.
There are only 5 of these embroidered bag total as of right now. They are beautiful and exclusive.
There is, however, more embroidery options for spring/summer collection and ready-to-wear collections coming soon.
This should not come as a shock, but it is a highlight from the past month. Kpop has become huge in America, there is no doubt about how these amazing international groups like BTS, Blackpink, Stray Kids, and other artists and groups are dominating the music charts. I mean just take how the BTS fans, referred to as ARMY, demolished the charts by religious playing BTS music and videos because they did not win a Grammy. (I myself happen to be a part of this fan base so I am partially to blame as well).
Therefore it should not come as a surprise that Kpop Idol Jisoo, from the famous girl Kpop group Blackpink, has become a new global ambassador for fashion and beauty. If we are honest, not only is international groups amazing when it comes to music, but Asian inspired street wear and fashion has also come to dominated the American Fashion Industry. Jisoo has inspired House of Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Dior Fall 2021 collection. Blinks, aka Blackpink fan base, keep an eye out for Jisoo-approved looks on the runway because they will be nothing short of inspiring!
Since I referenced the Grammy’s earlier, of course I have to give my opinion on the fashions that showed up. Honestly, they were pretty impressive. Of course Billie Eilish came in a signature Eilish looking outfit, which she looked outstanding in, and even had a matching mask to wear. Noah Cyrus came in a stylish gown in a creme color with a cap effect that circled her face. The host of the Grammy’s, which happens to be one of my favorite comedians and host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah came in a stunning classic suit by Gucci with a magnificent Afro hair style. Though there were many amazing and intricately dressed celebrities, the Queen of of the Grammy’s was none other than Doja Cat. She appeared in neon feathers and a moto-inspired look zipped all the way down. She rocked the look and left all of us wondering what show stopping ensemble she’ll pull out for the next award show.
Alright! We took care of the highlights of March, and now its time to focus on the month of April! This month has just started, but there are some exciting things coming up locally and in internationally that must be talked about. We can’t have you all left out of the loop.
COLUMBIA KIDS FASHION WEEKEND
First we will discuss a major event that happens in Columbia, SC every April, Columbia Kids Fashion Weekend! Every year, Donna Anderson host a kids fashion weekend where kids have photoshoots and get to rock the runway in the latest child fashion this side of the East Coast. This year it will be held April 24th-April 25th. If you have a kid that wants to be a part of this amazing fashion event, then be on the lookout so that yo can sign them up for it!
SPRING FASHION TRENDS
Lets talk about some of the most recent Spring Fashion Trends of 2021 that we have started to notice.
Bubblegum Pink has been dominating Instagram and spring themed fashions. If you are a lover of pink, then this Spring 2021 is for you, because its time to show off you Bubblegum pink outfits.
“It’s not hard to see why this perky shade of pink is resonating right now. “I think everyone is ready to make a statement with their clothing after such a quiet year,” our reader Ambika Dhir explained, and I feel that so hard. The whimsical color couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, as neutrals dominated for several seasons and many of us are eager to dress up again. Aniyah Morinia agrees with this sentiment: “You’re bound to turn heads and make every outing or errand a lot more fun and exciting when wearing this shade of pink.””
Another Spring 2021 fashion is none other than knit sets. I am confused on this one, but hey who am I to say no to this trend. Knit sets are becoming a thing on all shopping platforms. This is becoming a staple item that is a must for any fashionista or for those who are fashion enthusiasts. Its a quarantine trend that I think is here to stay. Especially with the weird change of weather from cold to hot.
“”The perfect happy medium, they’ll still look just as fantastic worn outside of the house as they do inside,” Dhir described. Seeing as these knit sets are offered in a range of combinations for every occasion, mood, and season, they’re here to stay, pandemic or not.”
Now a personal favorite trend of mine that I can’t wait to jump on is the baggy jeans trend. Baggy jeans with a cute fitted crop top or and over-sized t-shirt is just a comfy, and cute way to style these. The loose, lived-in style of these jeans are perfect for a relaxed and laid back Spring that we all our experiencing.
“I’m planning to wear them with an oversize blazer, white tee, and heels.”
The last Spring 2021 trend that I will talk about is the chunky boot. That’s right, the chunky boot is a stylish trend. Honestly, I do not hate them, and I can see the appeal of them when it comes to choosing them over other heeled boot options. Not only do they look comfortable, they look less hazardous that normal stiletto-ed heeled boots. I think its time we take a page out of the Goth, Emo, and Lolita style books and keep this trend around for a while.
“Nothing screams power and confidence quite like a pair of chunky boots.”
APRIL HIGHLIGHTS TO LOOK FORWARD TOO
A company called Dan Cassab (a Mexican Leather Jacket Label) will be debuting their first line of accessories made in collaboration with artist Leta Sobierajski. This collab will focus on infusing the artist’s vision with the already amazing leather production sustainability. The three post-modern patterns that Leta Sobierajski designed specifically for this collection are the Blob, Bolt, and Protozoa. You will be able to find then on crossbody bags, phone slings, and two different styled totes. A Mexico City artist even translated Leta’s swirls and zigzags into body paint for the campaign and advertisement of this collection.
Nike is ready for a relaxed and sunny summer with the launching of their new line of both men and women swimwear. The range and variety of the swimwear is astounding, including not only one-pieces, but bikinis and minkinis as well. The suits are made out of premium jersey knit with 100% recycled lining and an 85% recycled outer jersey. You can find this collection in playful, vibrant colors and patterns. It a swim wear that looks good on the beach and on the streets.
Something to look forward to in the month of April in In-House. In-House is an e-commerce destination for celebrity. athlete, and taste maker brands and will be launched this month. This includes brands led by talents such as The Weekend. The founders of In-House are Rob Lubin, MArk Obuz, and Tucker Radecki. These three have worked for many companies in the fashion industry and noticed the lack or destinations where brands such as these can be found. So they created In-House in 2019, and now it will offer 15 brands to start, and expected to increase to two dozen by mid-April. In-House launched Smokepurpp’s 6 Dead Bats brand exclusively in tandem with the artist’s EP “Psycho (Legally Insane) on Feb. 10, and the collection sold out in one day. This is definitely something to check out!
“We want to make sure our partners are brands with one main tastemaker behind it,” Obuz said. “We make sure that whoever we bring on has a story to tell.”
Lubin added, “It’s important to note that we’re not trying to be about an influencer marketplace. It’s really about fashion — brands built by a tastemaker but that stand on their own.”
“A couple years ago, it was about these collaborations where a big brand supports a tastemaker,” said Radecki, “but now tastemakers are doing things in their own way. Now people are bringing brands to life independently and it’s up to us to bring them to mass.”
An interesting and exciting thing in the fashion industry is that Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga are now fur Free!!!
NAIROBI DESIGN WEEK
April 3 to April 10 is Nairobi Design Week!
This year’s digital Nairobi Design week will showcase Kenyan talent through a series of live-streamed talks and discussions, as well as a curated showcase.
The event will start off with a panel talk, where over 30 creatives will share how they got where they are today and answer questions from the audience.
Modernism week will be held April 8th through April 18th!
Some of Palm Springs’ most iconic buildings will be opened up to the public through a series of guided tours. Some of the properties included is Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate and Sunnylands (the winter residence of Walter Annenberg).
Visitors will also be able to join a tour of the desert city’s first wholly modernist neighborhood called Twin Palms.
FOR MORE AMAZING EVENTS IN APRIL
For more amazing international and cultural events got to the following site:
Happy Year of the Ox! Lunar New Years happened this past weekend, and now we are on a new lunar cycle!
It has been a month since 2021 has come into play, and the fashion and events at the beginning of this year has not disappointed all of us citizens of the fashion industry. There are many things that I need to catch you up on before the month of February is over and the month of March begins.
Before we deep dive into the fabulous month of February and the fashion that it aspired and gave to the public….lets talk about ground hog day. I, like most inhabitants of the world, was looking forward to warmer weather and spring time fashion. Unfortunately, the groundhog saw his shadow and cursed us cold-blooded people to suffer 6 more weeks of cold, shivering winter. *cue the eye roll and tears*
Something big that has happened in the world corresponds to one of the top fashion events that we all look forward too every year, New York Fashion Week. The CFDA Chairman, Tom Ford, announced earlier at the beginning of the year that he would no longer be putting out a NYFW Schedule. Instead they have an “American Collections Calendar”, but this is not the only change that our beloved NYFW is and has gone through this year.
NYFW has once again gone completely virtual on account of the still prevalent and spreading Coronavirus. With all the travel bands and rising cases worldwide, and all the health and safety concerns with hosting an event such as this, it just made more sense to keep the event viral with non-famous labels. Those high-fashion brands that normally held reoccurring spots in the annual NYFW shows futures are vague or they are just under wraps.
The CFDA has promised to not only release the schedule for those American Designers and Labels in NYFW, but also where those not in NYFW plan to host shows or appear worldwide. The American Collections Calendar features a handful of shows that will be virtual, starting this Sunday, and designers who will be present in mid-April. Some of the fashion weeks changes that were put into place due to the pandemic have been confirmed to make a permanent appearance in NYFW’s to come.
One of the labels that popped off in 2019 was the Fenty label that was owned by renowned R&B artists and performer Rihanna. After being in production for a little under 2 years, she has decided to close down her fashion label. The lingerie and makeup brand will continue to produce and sell as normal. Her ready-to-wear line has also been put on hold til further notice.
Though we all love Rihanna and Fenty, the truth of the matter is is that the prices for her amazing products were just too steep for the normal, everyday consumer. She promises to try to make the brand more economic, and to focus once again on her music. Though this is sad for all of the Fenty Fashion House lovers out there, just know that we love and support Rihanna’s choice.
Valentine’s Day has come and passed, but this year was probably the most fashionable yet. With everyone being stuck at home, online sites like SHEIN, Romwe, and more had high sales on cute Valentine’s Day lingerie and outfits. People also got creative with their gifts this year as well. From hand made gifts, to cute date ideas, Valentines day definitely got a makeover. Some of the most interesting gifts this year came from the celebrities, for example Michael B. Jordan gifted his girlfriend stocks for the holiday of love.
I do not know how that translates to a romantic gift and to a romantic evening, but hey……if it works than it works. All I know is that I would not know how to react if someone gave me stocks as a gift, no matter what Holiday it was.
Since we got whats happening in the Fashion Industry out of the way, and covered the most Romantic Holiday February has to offer, lets get down to Bellah business. There are many cool things that are about to be happening for Bellah modeling agency.
The first and most important thing that Bellah Modeling Agency staff would like you all to know about is our new location in Charlotte, NC. We now have a facility where we can host classes and other fashion events in this amazing city! If you are a model or an aspiring model in or around the are a of Charlotte, NC please go ahead and register to be a part of our Charlotte branch at http://www.bellahmodelingagency.com
Columbia International Fashion Week, which will be happening in March, has its first model casting call this Saturday, February 20th. Columbia International Fashion Week is a new Fashion Week that will be gracing the world and hopefully blowing other ones out of the water. We have high hopes for this fashion week and can’t wait to see how it turns out for its first year of being established. If you would like to join in on the fun as a model, designer, hair artist, makeup artist, or a volunteer please go to http://www.columbiainternationalfashionweek.com.
The other major event that Bellah Modeling Agency has coming up is the Annual Bellah Modeling Agency casting call. This is where BMA gets many of its new talents for the agency, and how you can become part of the agency yourself. This casting call will be happening March 6th! If you would like to be a part of this casting call then go to eventbrite.com and register today!
Bellah Affaire Magazine also had some pretty good issues come out. The last issue, which was the January-February, was on the beautiful and talented Naida Rutherford. We also included the Top 10 Influential Woman around the Columbia area, as well as some interesting SPring fashion and fashion related articles. If you, your business, or anyone you know deserves a chance to be in our magazine….please go to http://www.bellahmodeingagency.com and let us know why you should be in our next issue or our featured person/ business.
Last but not least, I would like to talk about the fantastic YouTube channel that Bellah Modeling Agency runs called Bellah Live! Bellah Live is a talk show that interviews business people, community leaders, and fashion icons to share with the world where they got their start in life and tips for the average, everyday people to aspire to be like them. This months special guest are Lisa Hopkins (debuted on Feb. 4), Rashika Cambell (Feb. 28), and Whitney Brown (Feb. 21). If you have a story to share with us, go to http://www.bellahmodelingagency.com and send us a message so that we can interview you as well. Also, don’t forget to follow and subscribe to our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages!
Hello Bellah Blog Readers! We are heading off the new year on the right note. COVID-19 is still a thing but there is now a vaccine out, so hopefully the would will be back to attempting to be normal soon. Even though there is a vaccine out, I know many of you will be staying away from it just because of the uncertainties that any new vaccine brings with it when it hasn’t been tested by the public yet. Just be safe, wash your hands, social distance, and wear your masks when out in public.
Martin Margiela Combeback?
I know you are probably wondering why I am talking about a person named Martin Margiela, especially if you are not from the fashion industry or involved in it. Martin Margiela is actually a fashion legend who retired about 12 years ago. He was a well-known fashion designers who retired in 2009, and now he is making a comeback…..but not as a designer. Mr. Margiela is making his comeback as an artist. There will be an exhibition called Martin Margiela opening on April 15th at the Lafayette Anticipations gallery in Paris, France. This will be a collection of paints, sculptures, and other work done by Mr. Margiela that have been previously unseen by the public. It portrays the same qualities of breaking the rules that his fashion collection had, which only reinforces the fact that Martin Margiela has always been, and will always be an artist. Let’s welcome back this legend and be supportive of his art as we all were of his fashion.
Alber Elbaz Returns??
Apparently this is the year for fashion legends to return to the industry or to industries that are closely related. Another fashion expert who is making a comeback in the year 2021 is no other than Alber Elbaz. Alber Elbaz in known for turning the fashion house of Lanvin into one of the most sought after-luxury brands. In October of 2015, Elbaz was pushed out of the Lanvin fashion house. Hes worked on some other small projects within the industry, but nothing as major as his new project that is re-entering him in the fashion industry…but with a dramatic twist.
Alber Elbaz is working on a film that he is keeping underwraps, but the one thing that we know is that it is fashion related. It is a joint venture with Compagnie Financière Richmont, dubbed AZ Factory, which is on the couture schedule for January 26th at 8pm.
Elbaz described AZ as “an innovative and dynamic start-up, meant to turn dreams into reality.” The luxury giant, parent of brands including Cartier, Chloé, IWC, Van Cleef & Arpels and Dunhill, said the venture would be project-based rather than the standard seasonal approach of most designer collections.
Yes it has been a rough 2020 and we all are hoping for 2021 to make life more bearable. This year has been filled with a catastrophic pandemic, a crazy presidential election, and domestic and international crisis. Overall, its been one heck of a year!
Before we ring in the new year, we must first celebrate one of my favorite holidays! That’s right, its Christmas time, the time where families gather together to celebrate each other and all things happy! While you might have already decorated the house, put up the tree, and decided on the guest list and dinner menue…….you might not have finished up your Christmas shopping. Deciding on the perfect gift for you loved ones can be difficult, but we here at the Bellah Blog aim to help you choose the most fashionable gifts of the season.
Here are the must have gifts of the 2020 Holiday season!
Pearl Hair Accessories, Pleated Skirts, Mary Jane Pumps, Under the Knee Boots, the latest Perfume and Cologne, Luxury spa and self-care gift sets, the latest iPhone and technology.
These are just a few of the hottest Christmas gifts to give to your family, but the best gift you can give is your time and appreciation!
BELLAH 2021 TAKEOVER
Though 2020 is wrapping up, us at Bellah Modeling Agency are already looking towards the new year and what we plan to do with it.
To finish up the year 2020, Bellah is hosting a Gala on Saturday, December 19th that is invitation only! Model, parents, clients, designers, and other VIP guest have already received their invitations and have RSVP’d. This event will be one to end the year on a high note. It’s a formal black tie red carpet event that we at the blog will cover in full detail. Expect a scope on who wore what, and any drama that takes place! We also heard that there will be amazing performances, food, and secret awards given out. Look forward to hearing all about it in next weeks post!
With the Gala ending 2020, what will be opening 2021 and what surprises can you expect from Bellah Modeling Agency with the incoming new year?
Well the first show of the 2021 season will be Bellah Modeling Agency’s “Show Me Your Beauty” annual fashion show. This show promotes special needs models and clothing brands. It shows that anyone has what it takes to be a model, and that High Fashion can be for everyone.
After this is the annual Bellah Modeling Agency casting call that happens every February. Here, people from all over come to audition to be apart of the number one modeling agency in Columbia, SC. Potential model candidates walk in front of panel of judges and answer a set of questions for them.
Along with the normal fashion shows and yearly events and fashion weeks that Bellah puts on every year, there are two new projects that have been added to the upcoming year’s calendar. March 23-27 will be the first ever Columbia International Fashion Week. This will be a fashion week filled with model, designers, and people from all over the world. A week full of high fashion that will one day be the talk of the world. The other new project for 2021 is the Sumter Beauty Pageant that will take place on September 18th. This will also be an annual thing that people from SC can be a part of.
With all these, and more, amazing things going on…..Bellah Modeling Agency will not only become a household name but a world recognized power in the modeling and entertainment industry. Are you ready for us to take over 2021?
I hope that everyone has been staying safe and trying to not go stir crazy while still being stuck in the house. Those of you who are able to start living life with the new norms….please do what you must to not only protect yourself, but others as well.
TIKTOK CHINESE STREET FASHION
While we have all been living this crazy COVID-19 Quarantine life for over half a year now. During this time, the social media app TikTok has become the nation’s, and the world’s, favorite past time. Why? Well to be honest, the videos on the app are fun to watch, create, and share.
Many businesses and those who rep brands are able to spread the word of those companies, same as social influencers who want to reach out and connect with more brands. It is a perfect platform to show off clothing, and in China, the people have taken it even further.
The fashion ranges from classic streetwear to traditional “hanfu” clothing reinterpreted in fresh, modern ways, and worn with a signature confidence and attitude that comes across especially strong when the slow motion effect is on.”
-Hannah Hyclack, “These Hypnotizing Chinese Street Style Videos are Taking Over Tik Tok”
If you are an avid TikTok scroller, you have probably realized that a lot of the feed on your for you page have been nicely, fashionably dressed Asians on the street. I am here to tell you that these TikTok’s might not just be your average good looking and well dressed people who enjoy making videos for the rest of the world to like and recreate.
There has been some speculation that these videos are a response to the indoor fashion events that been cancelled world wide. Many people are now becoming invested and interested in learning more about Chinese Street Fashion. Most of the world was not aware of how into fashion the Chinese were. These videos have brought attention to a culture and its fashion that would’ve probably been ignored or unknow to the world in today’s society. Social media is a spectacular way to connect with the world outside your own.
2020’S TREND OF BANDANA’S
Chinese street fashion isn’t the only trend that TikTok has brought to the US. The app has also brought back the trend of wearing bandana’s.
Bandana’s was trend for the early 90’s. Stars and famous personnel in the 90’s used bandana’s in many unique and fun hairstyles. The star Hilary Duff had many bandana looks in the hit Disney show “Lizzy McGuire”. TikTok has definitely reminded people and the younger generation how cool and fun a bandana can look.
Some of the most popular bandana looks are the following: the film star, the royal, the Jackie O, the Serena Van Der Woodsen, the French Girl, the Cowboy, and many more. Another show that highlighted bandana styles is none other than Gossip Girl. The shows iconic character “Serena Van Der Woodsen”, played by Blake Lively, use bandanas in many of the episodes.
Bandana’s are becoming more popular everyday, and this is definitely a trend that we at Bellah are okay with!
The year 2020 has taken us all for a ride! From fires, to a pandemic, to murder hornets, and now to riots! I think we can all agree that this was not how we expected 2020 to turn out….
But that is alright! You know what they say…..When life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade!
Though this has been a tough time for us, there are many other people who are having it worse. I know everyone has been glued to the news watching and monitoring the status of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
I am not here to give you my opinions on this matter because that is not what we are about. We are about fashion…and many celebrities’ and heads of fashion industries have decided to support the Black Lives Matter Movement in their own way. Many are taking the initiative to donate large sums of money to this movement, others are using their social media platforms in order to inform and empower people and their fans. It is important that as a public we stay informed about the issues going on before we decided to say something.
Here are what some stylists, brands, and celebrities are doing to help:
– celebrity stylist Law Roach started a fund with his own money to rebuild Black businesses that were destroyed during the protests
– Catbird boutique donated thousands of dollars to many organizations
– Celebrities and Brands are using social media to raise donations, and them matching them
Though the time that we are living in is hectic, chaotic, and mainly doesn’t make any sense. The fact that communities everywhere are banding together to help the movement and communities in need during this time restores the faith in humanity!
For more information….check out the article by Us Magazine called “How Fashion Brands, Designers, and Industry Leaders are supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement.”
With the COVID-19 Pandemic running about, many fashion events were either cancelled or rescheduled for the 2020 Fashion Season.
The one highly anticipated fashion event of the year has been and always will be the Met Gala. This years met gala was not cancelled…..just postponed due to the virus pandemic the world is fighting! Though it was postponed, many celebrities and stylist kept its spirit alive on May 4th, 2020. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offered a virtual preview of this year’s Costume Institute exhibit, About Time: Fashion and Duration, which is now expected to open this fall on October 29, but some just couldn’t wait that long to get fabulous.
What do we mean by this? Well, celebrities and stylist got together and did a virtual look book with all who decided to dress up as one normally would to attend the Met Gala. People took to their social media, and those who normally would not be able to attend this event due to its exclusive guest list were able to join in on the “High Fashion Twitter Met Gala”.
…..“”High Fashion Twitter Met Gala” showed off images, collages, illustrations, and mood boards of what people would wear to fashion’s favorite night. It all gave many the opportunity to actively participate in an event that’s known for its exclusive guest list.” – Time’s Magazine
Now… I bet you all are wondering “Who came up with this event?” Well the who is surprising. This virtual event was organized by none other than Aria Olson. She is a 19-year old aerospace engineering student, and with the help of 10 other young women created a virtual event that no one can stop talking about.
The event itself was a full 24-hours with 4 different categories that over 800 people participated in. Those who participated also made a donation to the International Medical Corps and shared their looks with the hashtag #HFTMetGala2020. Not only was there a twitter gala…but there was also a #MetGalaChallenge where people could look at and share their favorite past Met Gala looks.
There is some big news in the Fashion World and I am here to give you the Tea!
Everyone remembers the royal wedding of 2018, it was a phenomenal and major event all around the world. We all envied the dress that Meghan Markle wore, and Clare Waight was the one who dressed her.
Now I know you are probably wondering…”Who is Clare Waight Keller? Why is this important?”
Well, she was the artistic director of the brand Givenchy for 3 years. The designs and ideas she brought to the brand and its team were truly revolutionary. Not only did she crate Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, but she also introduced the boy-meets-girl formula which became her signature. On top of that….she also revived couture when she brought the brand Givenchy back to the Haute Couture Runway!
These are all pretty big and awesome accomplishments….but her biggest accomplishment was becoming the first female artistic director of the French Label Givenchy since it began in 1952 when Hubert de Givenchy founded it.
Clare Keller has stated that she has appreciated the 3 magnificent years she had as the artistic director Givenchy, but since April 10th, 2020 she has left the position of artistic director and left the Givenchy House of Fashion. The Givenchy house has yet to announce who will be taking over this position….all I know is that whoever gets passed this mantel has some pretty big shoes to fill!
We in the fashion world will surely miss Clare Waight Keller and all that she did as part of Givenchy.