Model Search Contest for Retailer’s National Marketing Campaign Has $1,000 Grand Prize, an online prescription eye glasses retailer, is hosting an open casting call and model search.
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April 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Amateur and professional models will have a chance to win free eyewear and a grand prize of $1,000 as well as a chance to be used in Ochiwear's national marketing campaign. An open casting call will be held at their eyecare boutique and showroom, Contemporary Vision Center, in St. Louis, Missouri on April 21 & 22.

Professional and aspiring models between the ages of 18-40 can come out to Contemporary Vision Center, Saturday April 21 from 3-6 p.m. or Sunday April 22 from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. They will register and be photographed for judging purposes.

Following the casting call, the panel of esteemed judges will narrow the field down to the finalists. Ochiwear will announce the finalists on their Facebook page on Thursday April 26, at which time voting commences.

Voting for the most popular model ends at 11:59 pm on Wed. May 9th and the winners will be announced Thursday May 10 on Ochiwear’s facebook page.

The top two women and two men as chosen by popular vote on facebook will receive one free pair of prescription or non-prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses from or Contemporary Vision Center, with a retail value not to exceed $500.

The person with the most votes on facebook will in addition, receive the grand prize of $1,000.

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Panel of Esteemed Judges:

Suzy Bacino
Style Editor,
Town and Style St. Louis

Suzy has more than 20 years' experience in the fashion industry, including having modeled in St. Louis, Chicago and Japan. She has written about fashion for several different local publications over the past 10 years and is an avid guitar player and country music enthusiast. Her band, Whiskey Morning, plays local venues.

Professor Florence Dewan
Chairperson of the Fashion Design Program at Lindenwood University

Florence has more than 15 years of apparel/fashion industry experience, having worked with large corporations including J.C. Penny and May Merchandising Co, as well as being an industry consultant for major apparel companies.

Laura Kathleen Plank
Fashion Designer and recent top 5 placing contestant on the popular TV show Project Runway

After getting her degree at Western Kentucky University she studied fashion design abroad at Accademia Italiana in Florence Italy. She has a Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection that is available for wholesale to retailers. Laura Kathleen also has a fashion jewelry line, Love Armour. She is releasing a limited collection of fine jewelry with a local St. Louis jeweler in late spring. Look to for updates throughout 2012.

About Ochiwear
You expect value online, but at you get value along with their unique twist of style and professional quality. Something that consumers won’t find at most of the online prescription eyewear sites.

With complete pairs starting at $99, consumers find a great stylish pair of glasses without breaking the bank. Plus, with designer brands like Kate Spade, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Juicy Coutoure and more, trend setters and fashionistas alike will have a great time browsing for a new pair … or two.

Ochiwear was founded by two ambitions and focused individuals. Dr. Traci Hahn, owner and optometrist at Contemporary Vision Center, and her husband, Andy Hahn, designer and artist. Together they balance their passions for quality and professional eyewear with style, fashion and everything trendy.

About Contemporary Vision Center
Healthcare has lost the word “care” in most instances, but not at Contemporary Vision Center. Guided by Dr. Hahn’s passion and unwavering standards of care and service, Contemporary Vision Center is reinventing eyecare in St. Louis. Founded in 2010, Contemporary Vision Center, combined with, co-owner, Andy Hahn’s since of style and brand, is becoming a popular destination for fashion seekers as well as people just fed up with bad service elsewhere.

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Ochiwear is your online source for all your prescription glasses, sunglasses and eyewear needs. We are owned and operated by a practicing Optometrist, so you can trust that we will be delivering accurate and quality eyewear to your door.
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