Gentle heads to Big Apple for shows and shoots

POSTED: 11/23/11 6:52 AM

St. Maarten – Local Model Yulanda Gentle is heading to the ‘Big Apple’ – New York City – next week after the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation Executive Director Arthur Lugisse received an official invitation for her to visit, mingle and participate in fashion activities during her stay. The visit is an initiative of Virgin Islands Fashion Week, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Henry R. Marsham Jr.’s “New York Office” and the Tallahassee – St Maarten Foundation Inc. Marsham Jr. says Gentle was chosen to make the trip because of the great qualities she displays on and off the fashion runway.
“It was a very easy decision to have her in New York to get her marketed in the fashion industry. As you would agree with me that New York is one of the “World Fashion Mecca” and is where every model dreams to be where they can further market their skills and talent as a model,” Marsham Jr. stated in a release.
Gentle will also be the “Fashion Model Ambassador” for the island of St. Maarten while in New York. She is scheduled for four professional photo shoots by some of the industry’s best fashion photographer’s in New York City such as Don Thompson of Drac Inc and Clive Booth few. The photos will be used to build her portfolio that will be presented at go sees at some of the leading agencies based in New York City that are scouting for new and fresh faces for New York Fashion Week 2012 set for February of next year.

Gentle will also place a courtesy call to New York State Assemblyman, Nelson Castro, meet and interact with international models, designers, media, fashion editors and other fashion officials and accompany the CEO of Virgin Islands Fashion Week on a visit to Lincoln Hospital Pediatric wing to give out Christmas gifts and participate in a photo shoot with the kids dubbed a “Caribbean Christmas.” On December 9th the young model will travel to the nearby Tri-State area of Philadelphia where she will be featured at a fashion show as the official model for Asodami clothing line on December 10 at the Ark at 7:00 pm.

Gentle is also set to appear in a runway show for other top leading designers such as John Ashford and shoot with Queens’s leading designer Deliahi Haligun for her 2012 spring clothing line. There are also plans for a side trip to Washington DC to visit the Martin Luther King Memorial and the White House.
People who wish to contribute towards the trip should contact Gentle’s manager Arthur Lugisse at 1-721-587-9367 or 850-391 0977. They can also email

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