PEARLS – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2020!

PEARLS HEADED TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (FEB 7TH – FEB 9TH)

We are so thankful for our partnership with IMG Models, the producers of NYFW. For the past 3 seasons they have provided VIP tickets for our students of Pearl School of Modeling to attend their fashion shows! Our students receive the opportunity to experience world class fashion shows as well as exposure to the various careers in the fashion industry! #WeArePearls #PearlSchoolofModeling #ALadyNamedPearl

Congrats to our students selected to attend: Makenzie Bowman, Jeniah Dukes, Kelsey Johnson

These students receive the honor of attending our trip based on two qualifications:

They have completed two semesters of training at Pearl School of Modeling, and crossed over into the Sisterhood, moreover, have received the title of ‘Pearl of the Class’ for achieving the most points during a given semester.

 

Pearl at New York Fashion Week

 

Watch this video below of our past visit at NYFW!

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING CELEBRATES 5 YEARS IN ATLANTA!

On Sunday, December 1st, Pearl School of Modeling, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, celebrated its 5 year anniversary in downtown Atlanta, at Bio Bio The Beauty Place. Guests in attendance were Kasim Reed (59th Mayor of Atlanta), Trina Parks (1st African American Bond Woman), Terri J Vaughn (Director, Actress) and Rashan Ali (Host of Sister Circle).

Terri J Vaughn and Rashan Ali were honored with the ‘Pearl of Excellence’ Award in a celebration that highlighted students of Pearl School of Modeling in a fashion show featuring Atlanta designers Batu Collections, Geek Junky, Tutus N U, Bahel Wear, and Kulture Couture. Moreover, students presented entrepreneurship projects created at the school.

Heart felt testimonials were given throughout the event from parents and students on the impact the school served in their lives. 

The event was hosted by Mo Quick, radio personality of Streetz 94.5FM, and Renee Knorr served as the Fashion Show commentator. 

Thank you to our sponsors Bio Bio The Beauty Place, The Opp Group, Lavish Event Planning and Decor, Sam’s Club, Women’s Wealth Warriors, Pink House Pretty, UltraRhythms, Kaiya B Couture, BOP TV.

Thank you to our photographers, production staff, and volunteers.

PSM is now accepting students for its Spring 2020 semester. For more info visit aladynamedpearl.com/school

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Pearl School of Modeling attended Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week. Our students received the opportunity to attend the Son Jung Wan Show courtesy of IMG Models.

African Film & Fashion Festival

Pearl Models participate in the 1st Annual African Film & Fashion Festival held in Stone Mountain, GA on Saturday, Oct 21, 2019. Pearl served as the fashion coordinator, managing the four designers highlighted in the show: Janaji Designs, Yama Designs, Kaasi Marie, and Bahael Wear.

Pearl Youth Models in Ludacris Foundation Event

Students of Pearl School of Modeling participated in the Empower ME event produced by the Ludacris Foundation at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 31st. The event focused on building confidence in girls and young ladies.

Pearl Hosts Black Pride Fashion Show

Founder of Pearl School of Modeling, Linda “Pearl” Fils-Aime hosted the Black Pride Atlanta Fashion Show at the Georgia Tech Hotel on Saturday, August 31st featuring an array of designers including Dwight Eubanks, Jerome D’monte, talent, and vendors.

SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY

Enter to win a scholarship to Pearl School of Modeling!
http://aladynamedpearl.com/scholarship

Miami – 2nd Location Opening Oct 2019

Register for our Miami Classes!

Pearl School of Modeling is opening its 2nd location in Miramar, FL on Oct 2019!

Receive 4 weeks of modeling training for $199. Classes will be held at Sunset Lakes Community Center, 2801 SW 186th Ave, Miramar, FL 33029

Youth Classes:

Oct 19 – 2:15pm – 4:15pm

Nov 2 – 2:15pm – 4:15pm

Nov 16 – 2:15pm – 4:15pm

Dec 7 – 2:15pm – 4:15pm

Register for our classes below!

4 Classes for $199. ($99 deposit needed to secure seat)

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Make-Up Techniques

Yesterday, our Rising Pearls learned some basic make-up techniques from Andrea Mickens of DV Creativity, a member of our beauty team.

Jaden Robinson served as the model for the class, for having the most points in class.

  1. Start with a moisturizer
  2. Afterwards use a primer
  3. Go in with a light foundation
  4. Then concealer
  5. Add eye shadow
  6. Mascara
  7. Eye liner
  8. Fill in brows

Pearl School of Modeling – Elevator Pitch Challenge

PEARL SCHOOL OF MODELING
WEEK 9 of 12

Today our #RisingPearls delivered their elevator pitches. As a former university professor, I challenge our students with a curriculum similar to a university leadership program. Did you know how to deliver an elevator pitch when you were 10? 13? or 17?

Congrats to our students selected as the top winners of our Elevator Pitch Challenge: Yomari Jackson and Jasymn Allen.

Honorable Mention: Tisa Nuwagaba, Alaina Crisostomo, Kelsey Johnson, Mara Solis


Thank you to judges Attorney Roodgine Bray of the David Bozeman Law Firm and Real Estate Broker Charles Lawrence of Charles Lawrence Realty for providing their knowledge and wisdom to our students!

Here are some tips on composing an elevator pitch!!

Components of an Elevator Speech

  • I am (personal introduction)
  • My interests are (relevant to listener’s needs)
  • I know about your organization (I have done my research)
  • My skills/accomplishments are (I can do what needs to be done)
  • I would like an interview/meeting/ eferral (I am confident you will benefit from the meeting)

I am …..

  • Name ___________________________________
  • Graduating with a ______________________ degree in May from __________________________
  • Looking for a position as a  ___________________________________

My interests are

Examples:

  • developing marketing plans
  • in the field of __________________________
  • providing _____________________ service

I know you

Examples:

  • I’ve researched your company and learned ________________________
  • You produce _________________________
  • You are a leader in _________________________
  • You need _____________________ in your company

My skills/accomplishments are

Examples:

  • I excel at ___________________________
  • I can bring __________________________
  • My previous supervisors have said I ________________________
  • I produced ______________________________
  • I can deliver _____________________________
  • In my last position I accomplished ____________________________

I would like an interview/meeting/referral

  • You must make a request at the end of your speech
  • Don’t ask for a position or about benefits
  • You want to discuss further:
  • Your skills
  • The company
  • A project
  • Obtain career advice
  • A referral

Sample elevator speech, separated into components

(I am) “Hi, I’m/this is Mary Smith. I’ll be graduating from USF in May with a bachelors degree in marketing and I have a real passion for the environment.

(Interests) I love creating outside‐the‐box marketing strategies for new products, especially environmentally‐sensitive ones.

(I know you) I understand that your company has produced some new products that aren’t on the market yet.

(My skills / accomplishments) Last semester, while interning for a local firm I created an aggressive marketing campaign for a new product, which improved their sales.

(I’d like to meet) I’d love to talk to you about how I might be able to use the skills I’ve learned to help your company. Are you available for a brief meeting on Monday or Tuesday?”

Putting it all together

“Hi, I’m/this is Mary Smith. I’ll be graduating from USF in May with a bachelors degree in marketing and I have a real passion for the environment. I love creating outside‐the‐box marketing strategies for new products, especially environmentally‐sensitive ones.

I understand that your company has produced some new green products that aren’t on the market yet. Last semester, while interning for a local firm I created an aggressive marketing campaign for a new product, which improved their sales.

I’d love to talk to you about how I might be able to use the skills I’ve learned to help your company. Are you available for a brief meeting on Monday or Tuesday?”

Some Do’s and Don’ts

Do:

  • Rewrite your speech in order to sharpen its focus.
  • Make it sincere and provide a glimpse into your personality.
  • Speak confidently and enthusiastically.
  • Practice your speech until you’re comfortable with it from beginning to end.
  • Maintain eye contact with your listener.
  • Prepare different versions for different situations.

Don’t:

  • Use more words than necessary.
  • Include industry jargon or acronyms.  
  • Rush breathlessly through it.
  • Make a “canned” presentation.