Nominations are being accepted now for the Portland Fashion and Style Awards, presented by NW College, on October 26, 2013 at the Ainsworth Event Center (also known as The Scottish Rite). Showcasing the best of Portland’s very own fashion talents and giving thanks to the hard working individuals making their mark in the film, television, fashion and beauty industry will make this a memorable night for all.
Sole owner and executive producer, Ann Akre, and producer, Jaileenee Eubanks, have teamed up to showcase Portland at its finest. “Portland is quickly becoming recognized for creating a culture where people in creative industries can grow and thrive,” explained Akre. “With so much talent in fashion and style coming from our region, it’s only natural that we hold an event to spotlight and celebrate the best of the best.” Michelle Lesniak Franklin, the 2013 winner of Bravo TV’s Project Runway competition, will appear at the Portland Fashion and Style Awards as a Special Guest Presenter. A total of four Project Runway winners have hailed from the Portland and Vancouver area, providing testament to the creative talents that the Northwest breeds.
With more categories to recognize Portland’s (and surrounding area) fashionable talent, the public is encouraged to cast their vote online. A panel of industry experts will determine the top three finalists in each category. The top vote-getter in each category will automatically earn a spot in the final four. Fans are encouraged to visit http://pfsa2013.com/vote-2013 to nominate and vote for their favorite Portland salon, hair stylist, make-up artist, fashion/wardrobe stylist, model, boutique, accessory designer, fashion designer, fashion show producer, photographer, blogger and TV personality.
Sponsors of the 2013 event include: NW College, Venus Allure Salon and Spa, About Face Magazine, FAB Marketing Group, KLeaR Marketing Print + Distribution, Salon Services and Supplies, Davines Beauty & Sustainability, Kevin Murphy, Keune Hair Design and The Portland Pick.