SOURCE: Of Wit & Will

Of Wit & Will

December 04, 2012 08:42 ET

Suzy Kellems Dominik First-Ever "Couture and Culture Correspondent" at the Elite Model Look 29th World Final in Shanghai

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - Suzy Kellems Dominik, San Francisco-based publisher of online magazine www.ofwitandwill.com, has been introduced as the Elite Model Look 2012 exclusive "Couture and Culture Correspondent" at the competition final held in Shanghai, China. Kellems Dominik provides exclusive "behind-the-scenes" commentary, interviews and insights on the world's longest-running international modeling competition.

Elite Model Look, the most prestigious international model search, has attracted hundreds of thousands of participants around the world in its 29 year history. The contest is open to beginners with a professional aim: discovering and launching the careers of the world's next supermodels. At this year's competition, Kellems Dominik joins Elite supermodels Ming Xi, Michaela Kocianova and Noémie Lenoir to mentor the 65 aspiring models -- chosen from an 800-city worldwide search -- through the grand finale in Shanghai.

Bringing together a timeless collection of vintage couture spanning from the 1920s to the present across Marcel Rochas, Paco Rabanne, Thea Porter, Patou, Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford to an exclusive selection of the final 16 of late designer Alexander McQueen, Kellems Dominik takes the Elite contestants through look selection and offers inspiration on how-to-wear each creation.

Kellems Dominik presents Elite Model Look's first-ever workshop on "The Culture of Fashion," walking the global contestants through the ways fashion is inspired by art, music and literature. The workshop will set the looks in time and place, as she guides the young models to find and channel their inner muse. Finally, Kellems Dominik will provide exclusive "behind-the-scenes" commentary, interviews and insights on the world's longest-running international modeling competition.

"We wanted to expand the breadth of all the experiences our contestants could go through and, for the first time ever, brought vintage couture into their lives thanks to Suzy's expertise and collection," comments Stefania Valenti, CEO of Elite Model World. "Seeing the girls wearing vintage couture and watching their reaction through the process, whether it is during the workshop, fittings or photo shoot, has been incredibly exciting and demonstrated that investing in this format has been a huge asset for the models and for the event overall."

Kellems Dominik's online magazine, www.ofwitandwill.com, will also provide in-depth reporting on competitors, supermodel mentors and couture designers featured in the photo shoot and runway challenges. Additional information about Suzy Kellems Dominik at the Elite Model Look 2012 can be found on the Elite Model Look blog. For a look at Suzy's conversation with the American Finalist Carson, visit Of Wit & Will.

About Elite and Elite Model Look
Founded in 1972, Elite is the world's largest modeling agency, representing more than 2,000 models across five continents including Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, and Claudia Schiffer. Elite is not just a network of modeling agencies; it is a true brand with activities such as model management, the Elite Model Look contest and world-class licensing. Elite Model Look has attracted hundreds of thousands participants around the world in its successful 29-year history. The Elite Model Look contest is open to beginners with a professional aim: discovering and launching the careers of the world's next supermodels.

To learn more about Elite Model Look, visit www.elitemodellook.com or email Elite World Global PR Director, Rita Camelli at r.camelli@elitemodelworld.com.

About Suzy Kellems Dominik
Suzy Kellems Dominik, a social entrepreneur, is dedicated to celebrating culture and life experiences with grace and humor in her online magazine "Of Wit & Will." Launched in July 2012, Of Wit & Will's unique value is as an accessible vehicle to rare, compelling points of view with shared hopes and strategies for living rich, textured, fulfilling lives. By offering smart, positive, new perspectives, Of Wit & Will seeks to inspire those bored by mainstream media to be bold, audacious and unafraid.

To learn more about Suzy Kellems Dominik, visit www.ofwitandwill.com, or email Christine Borkowski at cborkowski@stcassociates.com.

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