Maiden City models sought to mark 20th birthday

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Londonderry ladies are renowned for their beauty, so it won’t be difficult selecting the ‘Face of Foyleside’ to mark the shopping centre’s 20th birthday.

That’s according to Tracey Rodgers, Director of the Style Academy Modelling, which is searching for a modelling superstar from counties Londonderry, Tyrone and Donegal.

To mark its 20th Anniversary, Foyleside Shopping Centre, in conjunction with Fashion Fest 2015 and Style Academy Model Agency, is calling on budding young models to compete in the most prestigious modelling competition in the Province.

Ms Rodgers said: “We are thrilled to be working with Foyleside Shopping Centre on such a land mark occasion – what better way to celebrate their success than to find a local ‘face of fashion’ to represent them in their 20th year.

“The ladies of Derry/Londonderry are renowned for their beauty, so we know we will be spoiled for choice in our search for ‘Face of Foyleside’.”

Over the next six weeks twelve lucky finalists will be chosen and fully trained to compete in a catwalk fashion show at Foyleside Shopping Centre on Saturday, September 26 to mark the Centre’s 20th anniversary.

The overall winner will pick up a host of prizes, including a modelling contract with Style Academy Model Agency and the chance to model at Derry City & Strabane District Council’s Fashion Fest 2015 in November.

Fergal Rafferty, Centre Manager at Foyleside Shopping Centre said: “We are absolutely delighted to introduce ‘Face of Foyleside’ to mark our 20th Anniversary. Foyleside has become synonymous with fashion with retailers including Next, H&M, Monsoon, Debenhams, M&S and Dunnes all under one roof. Therefore it is fitting that we mark our 20 years of trading with a competition that not only showcases our fashion offering, but also provides a platform for girls in the North West to become the ‘Face of Foyleside’ and try their hand at modelling.”

Danielle McNally, Business Officer at Derry City & Strabane District Council said: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with a number of organisations to deliver our second Fashion Fest, from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th November which will incorporate a host of events including a major fashion show, industry focused workshops, fashion demos, in-store fashion events and much more.

“The ‘Face of Foyleside’ offers a unique and exciting opportunity for potential models locally to get involved in our renowned fashion scene”.

To enter simply pick up an entry form in Foyleside Shopping Centre and post your completed entry in the post-box at Customer Services in the Centre, check out the Foyleside Shopping Centre Facebook page or email booker@styleacademy.com for further details.