BCI student presents fashions through the ages

Community Nov 14, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Eve Lauren DeLong was a young girl of seven when she started designing her own fashions on her first sewing machine.

Now 16 and mature beyond her years, the Grade 11 student has become somewhat of a fashion influencer at Brantford Collegiate Institute (BCI).

Her tastes in style, however, aren’t rooted in current trends, but rather in the fashions of years past.

“I like all the different areas like the 20s, the 50s and 60s with Marilyn Monroe, and even up to the 60s and 70s where I can find some Wayne Clark dresses,” DeLong said. “I do use a lot of different brands; some indie brands that don’t have as much into them and other brands where we can go back and try some old stuff, like Joseph Ribkoff.”

DeLong, who is in the school’s Laurier Program as well as the Grade 12 Specialist High Skills Major stage and screen fashion class, often takes discarded clothing and gives it new life. That has served her well when designing costumes for BCI’s stage and screen productions.

To date, DeLong designed costumes for BCI’s Mary Poppins and is currently working on costumes for its upcoming presentation of The Wedding Singer. She also worked on costuming for Theatre Ancaster’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 

“I love it, it’s really fun,” she said of designing costumes. “We have all different eras of costumes (at BCI) and we get to fool around with them and try them on. It’s really amazing to see the kids try stuff on and see the light in their eyes when they like it.

“I love being in the background and being on a headset or getting someone into a quick change because it’s just as important as singing or dancing.”

Now DeLong will host her first fashion show.

Eve Lauren Presents … The Fashion Review Fashion Show will showcase fashions through the ages from gently-worn clothing recycled into new styles.

DeLong found many of the clothes at Closet Couture, where proceeds of sales go to Nova Vita.

“Over 10 wedding gowns were purchased there and many other clothes, including accessories, shoes and belts,” she said. “It’s our way of supporting Nova Vita.”

Other clothes were found at the Clothes Line Shop, Salvation Army and Value Village.

“We’re doing a lot of alterations to the attire, so if there is a belt that we don’t like, we can remove it, we can take a hem in, we can add a belt, we can add some jewelry,” DeLong said. “We’re doing a lot of alterations to it to make it one of a kind.

“I like to separate myself from regular attire so that it is one of a kind and it’s original to me.”

Several students from the stage and screen program will serve as models. Each model had a hand in designing the clothes so they are comfortable in what they are wearing.

Fashion students and fashion teacher Carol-Ann McCaig assisted DeLong in the production, which includes everything from music to clothing choices.

“It’s a huge undertaking and it’s not for everybody but if anybody can do it, Eve can do it,” McCaig said. “She’s got the passion.”

BCI’s fashion class is what drew DeLong to the high school.

“It was one of the reasons that I actually came to BCI, it was for the fashion and the performance aspect of it,” she said.

After graduating high school, DeLong plans to travel before attending university to become a lawyer.

“It’s a very different outlook, but I still want to continue with fashion and modelling,” she said. “It’s a good way to have something fun to do in your teen years; it’s productive and you get to help out the community.”

Eve Lauren Presents … The Fashion Review Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brantford Convention Centre, 100 Market St. S. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the convention centre on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Convention centre doors will be open all day on Nov. 18, with vendors of clothes, jewelry, accessories, makeup and home decor selling their wares.

 

BCI student presents fashions through the ages

Eve Lauren Presents is a first for young designer

Community Nov 14, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Eve Lauren DeLong was a young girl of seven when she started designing her own fashions on her first sewing machine.

Now 16 and mature beyond her years, the Grade 11 student has become somewhat of a fashion influencer at Brantford Collegiate Institute (BCI).

Her tastes in style, however, aren’t rooted in current trends, but rather in the fashions of years past.

“I like all the different areas like the 20s, the 50s and 60s with Marilyn Monroe, and even up to the 60s and 70s where I can find some Wayne Clark dresses,” DeLong said. “I do use a lot of different brands; some indie brands that don’t have as much into them and other brands where we can go back and try some old stuff, like Joseph Ribkoff.”

DeLong, who is in the school’s Laurier Program as well as the Grade 12 Specialist High Skills Major stage and screen fashion class, often takes discarded clothing and gives it new life. That has served her well when designing costumes for BCI’s stage and screen productions.

To date, DeLong designed costumes for BCI’s Mary Poppins and is currently working on costumes for its upcoming presentation of The Wedding Singer. She also worked on costuming for Theatre Ancaster’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 

“I love it, it’s really fun,” she said of designing costumes. “We have all different eras of costumes (at BCI) and we get to fool around with them and try them on. It’s really amazing to see the kids try stuff on and see the light in their eyes when they like it.

“I love being in the background and being on a headset or getting someone into a quick change because it’s just as important as singing or dancing.”

Now DeLong will host her first fashion show.

Eve Lauren Presents … The Fashion Review Fashion Show will showcase fashions through the ages from gently-worn clothing recycled into new styles.

DeLong found many of the clothes at Closet Couture, where proceeds of sales go to Nova Vita.

“Over 10 wedding gowns were purchased there and many other clothes, including accessories, shoes and belts,” she said. “It’s our way of supporting Nova Vita.”

Other clothes were found at the Clothes Line Shop, Salvation Army and Value Village.

“We’re doing a lot of alterations to the attire, so if there is a belt that we don’t like, we can remove it, we can take a hem in, we can add a belt, we can add some jewelry,” DeLong said. “We’re doing a lot of alterations to it to make it one of a kind.

“I like to separate myself from regular attire so that it is one of a kind and it’s original to me.”

Several students from the stage and screen program will serve as models. Each model had a hand in designing the clothes so they are comfortable in what they are wearing.

Fashion students and fashion teacher Carol-Ann McCaig assisted DeLong in the production, which includes everything from music to clothing choices.

“It’s a huge undertaking and it’s not for everybody but if anybody can do it, Eve can do it,” McCaig said. “She’s got the passion.”

BCI’s fashion class is what drew DeLong to the high school.

“It was one of the reasons that I actually came to BCI, it was for the fashion and the performance aspect of it,” she said.

After graduating high school, DeLong plans to travel before attending university to become a lawyer.

“It’s a very different outlook, but I still want to continue with fashion and modelling,” she said. “It’s a good way to have something fun to do in your teen years; it’s productive and you get to help out the community.”

Eve Lauren Presents … The Fashion Review Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brantford Convention Centre, 100 Market St. S. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the convention centre on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Convention centre doors will be open all day on Nov. 18, with vendors of clothes, jewelry, accessories, makeup and home decor selling their wares.

 

BCI student presents fashions through the ages

Eve Lauren Presents is a first for young designer

Community Nov 14, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Eve Lauren DeLong was a young girl of seven when she started designing her own fashions on her first sewing machine.

Now 16 and mature beyond her years, the Grade 11 student has become somewhat of a fashion influencer at Brantford Collegiate Institute (BCI).

Her tastes in style, however, aren’t rooted in current trends, but rather in the fashions of years past.

“I like all the different areas like the 20s, the 50s and 60s with Marilyn Monroe, and even up to the 60s and 70s where I can find some Wayne Clark dresses,” DeLong said. “I do use a lot of different brands; some indie brands that don’t have as much into them and other brands where we can go back and try some old stuff, like Joseph Ribkoff.”

DeLong, who is in the school’s Laurier Program as well as the Grade 12 Specialist High Skills Major stage and screen fashion class, often takes discarded clothing and gives it new life. That has served her well when designing costumes for BCI’s stage and screen productions.

To date, DeLong designed costumes for BCI’s Mary Poppins and is currently working on costumes for its upcoming presentation of The Wedding Singer. She also worked on costuming for Theatre Ancaster’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 

“I love it, it’s really fun,” she said of designing costumes. “We have all different eras of costumes (at BCI) and we get to fool around with them and try them on. It’s really amazing to see the kids try stuff on and see the light in their eyes when they like it.

“I love being in the background and being on a headset or getting someone into a quick change because it’s just as important as singing or dancing.”

Now DeLong will host her first fashion show.

Eve Lauren Presents … The Fashion Review Fashion Show will showcase fashions through the ages from gently-worn clothing recycled into new styles.

DeLong found many of the clothes at Closet Couture, where proceeds of sales go to Nova Vita.

“Over 10 wedding gowns were purchased there and many other clothes, including accessories, shoes and belts,” she said. “It’s our way of supporting Nova Vita.”

Other clothes were found at the Clothes Line Shop, Salvation Army and Value Village.

“We’re doing a lot of alterations to the attire, so if there is a belt that we don’t like, we can remove it, we can take a hem in, we can add a belt, we can add some jewelry,” DeLong said. “We’re doing a lot of alterations to it to make it one of a kind.

“I like to separate myself from regular attire so that it is one of a kind and it’s original to me.”

Several students from the stage and screen program will serve as models. Each model had a hand in designing the clothes so they are comfortable in what they are wearing.

Fashion students and fashion teacher Carol-Ann McCaig assisted DeLong in the production, which includes everything from music to clothing choices.

“It’s a huge undertaking and it’s not for everybody but if anybody can do it, Eve can do it,” McCaig said. “She’s got the passion.”

BCI’s fashion class is what drew DeLong to the high school.

“It was one of the reasons that I actually came to BCI, it was for the fashion and the performance aspect of it,” she said.

After graduating high school, DeLong plans to travel before attending university to become a lawyer.

“It’s a very different outlook, but I still want to continue with fashion and modelling,” she said. “It’s a good way to have something fun to do in your teen years; it’s productive and you get to help out the community.”

Eve Lauren Presents … The Fashion Review Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brantford Convention Centre, 100 Market St. S. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door of the convention centre on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Convention centre doors will be open all day on Nov. 18, with vendors of clothes, jewelry, accessories, makeup and home decor selling their wares.