Two South Bay residents have been named the first finalists in South Bay Galleria’s Project Style contest, an online fashion competition which provides local fashion enthusiasts a chance to show off their unique styles through a regional and national platform. Round one winner Christy Chen and round two winner Jennifer Gonzales will now compete in a final Style-Off competition on Sept. 15 for the grand prize: a $1,000 shopping spree.
The Finale's Style-Off winner from South Bay Galleria will then have a chance to win the National Grand Prize—a trip to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2013 in New York City with Nick Verreos.
Both Chen and Gonzales were selected from a pool of more than 50 candidates. Chen won a spot as a Project Style finalist by achieving more than 750 votes during round one, and Gonzales received more than 150 votes to win round two. Chen’s Project Style ensemble features clothing and accessories from Forever 21, Reflections, and Nordstrom, while Gonzales also selected items from Nordstrom and Forever 21, and included an item from Angl at South Bay Galleria.
Round Three Now Underway
In addition, a third round of the national Project Style competition is now underway, and the public may vote for current contestants from now through July 30 by visiting southbaygalleria.com/project-style/49. Two local fashion bloggers—Jamie Walsh and Tori Thompson—have been selected as semi-finalists in this round.
Final Round Still Open To Public
South Bay residents can participate in the next round of the competition by entering online before Aug. 1. Entering is free and easy: local trendsetters may visit southbaygalleria.com/project-style and upload a photo of themselves in their most stylish outfit, along with a brief explanation of why they should be selected. Two semi-finalists will be selected, and each semi-finalist will be awarded a $150 gift card in order to purchase items for a featured outfit. A video of each semi-finalist’s outfit will be posted on the South Bay Galleria website for voting starting Aug. 15, and the stylist with the most votes will move on to the finals.
Celebrities to Attend Final Style-Off
Project Runway designer Nick Verreos and The Style Network’s How Do I Look? host Jeannie Mai, will be hosting the Live Finale Style-Off, which will take place at South Bay Galleria on Sept. 15. The live event will provide an opportunity for all finalists to compete in an in-person “style-off” by selecting and modeling an outfit from the shopping center. Verreos and Mai will judge the competition, and select a grand prize winner to receive a $1,000 shopping spree, and a chance to win a trip to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2013 in New York City with Verreos.
For more information on the contest, please click here.