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Fashion designer competition on Fort Lauderdale beach

Staff Writer

OK, you didn't know about the casting for "Project Runway" (even though I told you about it right here).

And "Fashion Star" got canceled before you could get your portfolio together.

Here's your last chance, Fancy, don't let me down.

Fort Lauderdale's Atlantic Hotel & Spa will host a fashion designer competition this fall and the online application deadline is Sunday, July 20. JUST CLICK HERE TO DO THAT.

You can submit either women's or men's apparel in the following categories: Avant Garde; Haute Couture; Ready-to-Wear; Swimwear or Wedding.

The way you move on to the next round is have fans, family, friends, f**ks vote for your design at

The semi-finals will have the top 15 compete on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

Finally the 8 finalists will duke it out by presenting their collections (5 looks in a 3-5 minute time slot) on the catwalk in "The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show" on September 20 at 6 p.m.

What's it all for? The grand prize winner gets a $1,000 cash prize; photo shoot; video and radio production for a commercial; 1st Place trophy and product placement in a Fort Lauderdale boutique.

Second place wins a photo shoot and a 2nd Place trophy while third place gets a trophy.

If you have any questions, call Pheline Jerome at 954-226-1407 or email


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