Style-Off at mall Saturday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Project Style 2012 Style-Off begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Macy's Court at Charleston Town Center Mall. The event features the four preliminary round winners and involves a live one-hour fashion challenge.
Finalists are Kenzie Frye of Spurlockville and Peyton Leach, Courtney Masinter and Susanna Tucker, all of Charleston.
To get to the finals, the girls submitted photos showcasing their personal style and were one of two contestants selected for their preliminary round. They were then given a $150 mall gift card to put together a new outfit, which they showed off in photos and a video on the mall website. They were named a finalist through online voting.
They will be judged by Laura Sheets, a former professional model and current Macy's assistant manager; Olivia Smolder, the inaugural CTC Project Style winner; Stephen Matthews of Sephora and Lisa McCracken, the mall's marketing director.
The winner receives a $1,000 mall shopping spree and becomes the face of Charleston Town Center advertising in 2013. She will then compete with other Project Style winners across the nation for a trip to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York next year. That grand prize winner will be chosen by Project Style hosts Nick Verreos, a fashion designer and season 2 "Project Runway" competitor, and Jeannie Mai, a correspondent for NBC's "Fashion Star" and host of Style Network's "How Do I Look?" For more information, call 304-345-9525 or visit www.charlestontowncenter.com.