Strut LA mines for ‘Fools’ Gold’

Courtesy photo Strut LA model strikes a pose on the runway.

Courtesy photo
Strut LA model strikes a pose on the runway.

Last Thursday evening, Strut LA modeling troupe hosted a fashion show entitled “Fools’ Gold” consisting of five scenes. 

The hosts of the show were Russell Simms from New Orleans who also served as the 2013-2014 president and Mionne Featherstone from Atlanta.  Both DJ twins were in the building on the ones and two’s, keeping the crowd engaged and excited for a promising show.   

The models showcased a variety of clothing including formal wear, casual wear, and swimwear.  Clothing lines were modeled from a variety of designers from Chicago to New Orleans. Chicago native, Bruce Davis introduced his new line titled, “22nd Element”. Alex Johnson and Thomas Walker showcased their line of T-shirts. Alex says his line represents the different hometowns and cultures on Grambling’s campus.  “It’s a little taste of home with a dose of where you are now”, Johnson. 

The third scene was used to display Miss Strut LA senior Taylor Wright from Austin, Texas, and Mr. Strut LA senior Marcus Darden from Dallas.  The scene was full of glitter, sparkle, and tutus.  

The show was closed to Beyonce’s “Upgrade You”.  The models wore their own personal outfits.  This scene was more of a party scene because Strut wanted to end the show as a celebration. 

They made sure to introduce their entire eboard to the audience and thanked them for putting the show together including the president Tamara Ellis, vice president Rachell Chinn, and secretary Jakailya Strawder. 

Ellis said she couldn’t be more proud of the eboard. “It was our first show as a new eboard and we did amazing.” 

Ellis is already anxious to begin working on the next show. “This show had a lot of excitement, creativity, and energy to it. If you missed it, sorry! Stay tuned for the spring semester, we have a lot in store.”