Saturday, November 24, 2012

RAWards Tulsa Semi-Finals (WE WON!)

 I've had an incredible time working with Erik as Creative Director/Fashion Show Coordinator to launch his debut fashion collection.  Erik and I have worked very hard on this project. I'm so happy we won Semi-Finals! 

We're goin' to FRANCE Y'ALL! We're going to meet with Lady St. Petsois JuJu! Just kidding, but if we win regionals we do win a trip to Los Angeles to compete in the Raw Artist Nationals and win all kinds of prizes. WORD UP. 

Congratulations to all the RAWards Tulsa Semi-Finalist winners! Including ERIK ZACHARIAH for Fashion Designer of the Year!

Special thanks to the RAWards Judges, Michelle Firment Reid, Nicci Atchley, and Britt Greenwood and thanks to everyone who came out and voted for us!

 I played hair stylist for this show and didn't have enough time to do make up as well. Special thanks to Morgan Black for taking the time to help us with make up. She had to leave before we could get a picture of her live in action but she did an incredible job in such a short amount of time. To see Morgan's portfolio visit her Facebook  Face On, Face Off Make Up by Morgan

What do you guys think of the ERIK ZACHARIAH debut women's wear collection? I'd love to hear your feedback.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RAW Artists Tulsa - Erik Zachariah F/W 2012 pt 2

A behind the scenes look at Erik Zachariah F/W 2012 for Raw Artists Tulsa event. 

Erik Zachariah is one of the 5 finalist for the Raw Tulsa competition show on November 16th. The winner of the contest will receive a trip to Los Angeles to compete in the RAWards national competition as well as other prizes. I'm so pleased that we have made it to the finals. 

Special thanks to:
Raw Artists Tulsa

Designer: Erik Hallquist (Erik Zachariah)

Art Direction: Jade Gotcher 

Styling and Casting: Jade Gotcher and Erik Hallquist

Photography and backstage assistance: Jamil Gotcher Photography

Film production: Dylan Brodie

Accessories provided by: Jade Gotcher, Samantha Elauf and Meera Kazmi

Dressers: Chella Labold and Joi Slemp

Make up: Jennel Makeup 

Hair: Amber Ball

Models: Shaina Zeff, Anna Kazmi, Callie Burrows, Margaret Vasileva, Caleigh Maura, Chloe Backhaus, Dani Watkins, Emily Williams and Meiah King.

 Myself and Erik, choreographing the show. 

Models Anna and Shaina 

 Myself, model Shaina Zeff, and designer Erik Hallquist

 My dear friend Elizabeth Daniels came to show support and enjoy the show. 

 Me and my beautiful mom and photographer for In The Loop, Jamil Shoemaker Gotcher

 Touching up hair on model, Caleigh.

 Model Margaret Vasileva in hair and make up.

Erik Hallquist and myself

Erik and myself apparently discussing an intense situation.

Boyfriend, film production and chicken nugget provider Dylan Brodie.

 Model, Meiah and her mother.

 Model, Dani and designer, Erik before the show.

Beautiful fresh-faced model Chloe, backstage.

Models Emily above, and Meiah below.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jade Gotcher Creative Directs for Erik Zachariah F/W 2012 Fashion Show

I had the pleasure of producing, creative directing, and modeling for upcoming women's wear designer, Erik Zachariah's Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Show. Tulsa native, Erik Hallquist and I share a similar aesthetic when it comes to textures, silhouettes, color palettes and style, so the process of working together to produce his debut fashion show flowed organically. Basically, it was smooth like butter.

Erik Hallquist (Erik Zachariah) hand sewed and tailored each piece of his Fall collection specifically to fit each model. Erik and I carefully selected and styled each look to suit each model's individual style and personality, yet concurrently made sure the looks maintained a ubiquitousness. The collection is cohesive yet multi-dimensional. The collection embodies downtown style with uptown influences. Lady-like pieces like the knee-length, silk, deep crimson dress with a prudish neckline were toughened by cognac leather trim and black leather gloves, basic mini skirts were given a modern edge with exposed leather pockets, and the use of shiny patent leather gave midi skirts sex appeal.

We're almost to the finish line with one more show for Raw Tulsa this Thursday Oct 18th. I've had an incredible time working with Erik. It was a true collaboration and I think all of our hard work has really paid off in the final result.

Special thanks to our beautiful hand-selected models
Meiah King, Anna Kazmi, Chloe Backhaus, Emily Williams, Shaina Zeff, Dani Watkins, Caleigh Maura, Gretchen Marie, and Callie Burrows.