The Ed Hardy clothing line was designed and launched in 2004 by French fashion icon Christian Audigier. He was granted the exclusive rights to the designs of Don Ed Hardy, considered the “Godfather of Tattoo.” Hardy’s artwork is known for its incorporation of Japanese aesthetic and technique into its design. Audigier not only built a fashion design, but a lifestyle upon Hardy’s art. Celebrities such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Bret Michaels and Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus Eight fame are frequently seen wearing Ed Hardy clothing.
“This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for hot, sexy, young women and men in the region who’ve dreamed of having their chance at stardom to compete at this live model search. Representatives from Ed Hardy Clothing will be flying out from Los Angeles to oversee the show and they will be looking for their next big star. While there are no guarantees that a model from this contest will become an official Ed Hardy Clothing model, dreams really can come true and you’ll never know if you can make it unless you come forward and show what you’ve got,” said Lake of the Torches’ director of marketing Michael J. Broderick.
All models selected to compete in the fashion experience are guaranteed to receive a $150 stipend for the event, at least one piece of Ed Hardy apparel, and a pair of VIP tickets to the King of the Cage “Strike Point” MMA show that night. The top four models judged at the experience with receive prizes of $750, $500, $250 and $100 in cash accordingly and in addition will receive a complete Ed Hardy outfit. Judges will include representatives of Ed Hardy Vintage Tattoo Wear as well as surprise celebrities of T.V., sports, business, and the big screen.
Anyone interested in participating and competing in the event as a model in the Ed Hardy Fashion Experience should send both a head shot and full body shot (front and back) with their name, date of photographs, contact information with phone number and address, and date of birth to Michael J. Broderick, Director of Marketing or Leana Schlecht, marketing Manager. The images can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent to Lake of the Torches/Ed Hardy Fashion Experience, c/o Michael J. Broderick or Leana Schlecht, 510 Old Abe Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538. Images sent by mail or E-mail must be postmarked by September 30th, 2009 in order to be considered. Models will be contacted if they are selected to appear in the fashion experience. All models must be at least 18 years of age. All images sent by mail will not be returned.
About Lake of the Torches Resort Casino:
Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a non-smoking area), 12 blackjack tables and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the 24-hour Game Time Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars.
More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at www.lakeofthetorches.com.
About Ed Hardy:
Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier is a clothing brand based in Los Angeles. Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier is a leading name in both men's and women's fashion internationally today offers the most hip and appealing lines of tattoo art-on-fashion clothing and accessory designs, including Asian snakes, dragons and tigers. Today's consumer will easily be noticed by all of his or her friends wearing any of Ed Hardy's iconic and famous skull tattoo wear. The company is just over 5 years old and can be found in 600 stores within the United States alone. Ed Hardy clothing can be seen in movies, magazine, videos and worn by the who's who of Hollywood, music and sports. More information about Ed Hardy™ is available at http://www.donedhardy.com