2 Model Searches for One Great Cause

La Belle Agency has joined noted photographer Tonya Dailey in the expansion her exhibit showcasing the beauty of children with Down syndrome. Together they will host The 2012 New Faces of Fashion Exhibit & Fashion Show on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the beautiful Ashton Gardens in Corinth, Texas. At the exhibit and fashion show there are plans for a grand silent auction featuring items from great companies in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.

The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas shares the same views as Dailey, that people with Down syndrome should be valued and included. Dailey believes that all children should be represented in advertisements and various children's editorials in fashion. The exhibit was originally created to show the word how it's done by first accepting the beauty of the children for just being children. La Belle Agency has joined Dailey's cause by agreeing to provide styling for her photo shoots and produce the fashion show segment now attached to this great exhibit.

On Saturday, March 3, 2012 Tonya Dailey and La Belle Agency will hold two model searches at one location. A Tiny Hiney Baby Boutique has cheerfully agreed to host the model search at their new location at 11661 Preston Road, Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75230. The model search will start at 11:00am to 2:00pm. Selected models for Tonya's Dailey's exhibit will be photographed on Sunday, March 4, 2012, while models selected by La Belle Agency will grace the runway on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at The New Faces of Fashion Exhibit & Fashion Show.

"The only professionals we are looking for are professional kids with great personalilities," states wardrobe stylist for La Belle Agency, Ivory Narvell. "We do not care about head shots or resumes. We just want happy and outgoing kids." The new flyer for the model search features Brooke Garbe from Arlington, Texas. Brooke has Down syndrome, an outstanding personality and was selected because she is fun to be with at a photo shoot. Brooke was styled by Narvell and then her family drove to Houston, Texas to shoot with Dailey. "It was a cold day to shoot outside but leave it to Miss Brooke to bring the sunshine," stated Dailey.

Helen Owens joins the La Belle Agency team

Celebrity hairstylist Helen Owens, has officially signed with La Belle Agency. She is nationally recognized for her hair styling, hair treatments, her renowned hair extensions and hair-replacement techniques.
Owens’ clientele list is full of well-known names and public figures. She has worked with many celebrities including multiple award winner, actress and singer Cher, Grammy award winner Jennifer Holiday, actress Jenifer Lewis, gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner, to name a few. Owens has also received national coverage from different media outlets that featured her techniques and products. The list includes CNBC, Pink Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Salon Today and much more. 

Owens’ talent has even been recognized in her community. She has received several awards including being named a finalist in the race for the Bay Area’s Most Influential African-Americans in the Bay Area.
Owens’ gift to give back to the community, heighten women’s self esteem and her ability to transform women with thinning hair into women with beautiful, full hair is a talent that has not been overlooked. These are just a few reasons La Belle Agency is honored to have Ms. Helen Owens join our team!

Hairstylist for Ms. Jennifer Holliday 

Helen Owens hairstylist for Cher.

Helen and Jerry Seinfeld

Beautifully Wicked

La Belle Agency stylists worked with photographer and owner of Gracefully Wicked Photography, Tiffany Carter, to produce a high-end fashion shoot for a local showroom. The shoot featured Ivory Narvell, wardrobe stylist for La Belle Agency and newly signed stylist for La Belle Agency, Michelle McBride on hairstylist and makeup artist for model Laurean.

Wardrobe curator, Narvell, styled Laurean as she incorporated pieces that represented a diva persona. A fur vest, gold-sequins pumps, backless leopard print dress, hot pink leggings were just a few, of the many, articles of clothing worn during the beauty shoot.   

Makeup artist/hair stylist, McBride, was able to create several glamorous and edgy hair looks for Laurean ranging from voluminous, soft curls to a tousled Mohawk. McBride also provided the makeup looks for the shoot to give Laurean an alluring appearance that conveyed sophistication and sensuality. Below are some of the amazing pictures Carter took at the shoot.

Photographer Tiffany Carter of Gracefully Wicked Photography
Wardrobe Stylist Ivory Narvell for La Belle Agency
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist Michelle McBride for La Belle Ageny
Model Laurean Lopez
Lighting Technicion Jeff Carter for Gracefully Wicked Photography
Assistants: Amber Jones for La Belle Agency & Endia Dawkins

Amber Fashion Alert

Hey everyone! My name is Amber, and I recently graduated from the University of North Texas. I received my B.A. in Journalism and double minor in Political Science and Fashion Merchandising. Although I love to write, I also have a passion for fashion. Anytime my professors allowed me to write on the topic of my choice I always wrote about fashion; without hesitation!

I also work at a big department store. After working in retail for five years I developed a love for clothes, designers, new trends, and a minor shopping addiction! 

Currently I’m interning at La Belle Agency. I have a big interest in styling, and I’m constantly styling my friends and customers at my job. I also love going through my closet and creating fresh, new looks with clothes I already own. And of course, I would be lying if I said I don’t enjoy going shopping every once in a while. But this is why I’m excited about working at the La Belle Agency. I want to gain experience, get exposure, and expand my portfolio. Although my schooling has taught me a lot about the fashion industry, there is only so much a class lecture can teach. I believe I will gain more knowledge about the industry through actual experience, than from a lecture.  Overall I expect to work hard, learn a lot, and also have some fun!!!!!!

Behind the Glamour with Sarah

Hello everyone!

My name is Sarah Pope and I am currently in my last semester at the University of North Texas, studying Fashion Merchandising; I am very excited to be doing my internship with La Belle Agency to learn about styling, and to obtain invaluable experience about the career. A little bit about me: I love fashion and everything that it involves, whether that be runway shows or the textiles that are chosen for certain garments. The only thing that I love as much as fashion is music; I do hope that someday I will be able to incorporate both aspects into my career somehow. Even with the little time that I have been with La Belle Agency, I have already learned so much and I cannot wait to build upon it! As my internship continues, I will be giving you a behind the scenes look into photo shoots and everything else that comes along! Be sure to check back to get a private look at what La Belle Agency is all about!

Fairooz Imaging & La Belle Agency

Arron Fairooz of Fairooz Imaging reached out to La Belle Agency for wardrobe styling, makeup and hair for his latest video project. The video features Roxanna Redfoot of Campbell and the wardrobe and makeup styling of Ivory Narvell and hair sculpturing of LaTandra Britton . See the behind the scenes images by Karen Kay Acosta Overstreet and then the video by Arron Fairooz.