Thursday, February 24, 2011

New York based designer Mara Hoffman and Skintimate are looking for female fashion designers

Hey Girls,

I recently heard that New York based designer Mara Hoffman and Skintimate (the go-to brand for shaving and prep products) are looking for the next generation of female fashion designers with the launch of the second Skintimate Studios Ready for Everything design program online at
Here is the scoop for the contest:

From February 9th to March 23rd, aspiring designers will visit and enter for a chance to win a two week internship with Hoffman helping her team prepare for her 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show. Contestants will upload a female dress design that conveys the theme “Ready for Everything.” In addition to the design, girls will need to answer two questions: Explain details of your design and why it represents the theme “Ready for Everything,” and share what unique qualities you posses and bring to the fashion world. Designs and essays will be judged for both versatility and original creative expression.

Skintimate, along with Hoffman, will select ten final designs which will be announced online April 21st. The finalists’ designs will premier on the Skintimate Studios website from April 21st through May 18th allowing America to cast their vote for their favorite. The winning designer will be announced online May 25th and will be given the chance to spend two weeks with Hoffman and her team in New York and Miami as she debuts her line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show in Miami. The nine other finalists will receive a deluxe fashion prize pack filled with must-have items to help kick start their fashion careers.

In addition to the internship search, fans 13 years of age and older can also visit the Skintimate Studios website to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Mara Hoffman scarf and a grand prize for one lucky girl and a guest/chaperone to go to Miami and attend Mara’s show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim show in July.

Also, aspiring models: Just because you are not giraffe tall doesn't mean you can't use your legs to model. Shoe modeling often involves your legs, and think about swimwear, and health and fitness modeling. Remember that keeping your legs clean and shaven and pretty basically at all times is important as an aspiring model, because castings are last minute, and you want to be best prepared. Personally I am not into waxing...anything, and I shave and use shaving cream.  You can check out Skintimate products here. And here are some design tips from Mara Hoffman:


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