Meet the models:

Christie Beran (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / August 31, 2011)





What is it about the British and great fashion?

Even in his death, Alexander McQueen's exhibit drew thousands upon thousands to New York City this year. Effects of the royal wedding are dominating a number of fashion trends for women this season. Lace, fancy hats are still huge. Tartan patterns, tweed, fur accents are a must. Peter-pan collars are regularly sported by MTV personality and British import Alexa Chung, And British songstresses such as Adele, Duffy, Leona Lewis and Estelle are red carpet regulars. And let us not forget style icon Victoria Beckham.

The British are here to stay. And so are browns, grays, and nudes, which will all be big colors this season. Pop colors such as red and blue will also be everywhere.

Many of these trends don't come cheap. Yes, you could head to Burberry and dress like one of their mannequins, but what is the fun in that? Be authentic and go vintage for some of those classic looks that top designers are recreating right now. Plus, doesn't it sounds so much better when you can say that a piece of clothing is vintage?

About the shoot



b teamed with CoverGirl and Towson Town Center to conduct a regional model search for this Fall fashion spread. The models: Christie Beran, Natalie Hessler, Farrah Palmer, Michael McVearry and Ramar Robinson, were chosen from more than 100 hopefuls. CoverGirl makeup products were used exclusively for the shoot.

Styling: John-John Williams IV Assistant styling: Adee Lawal and Toria Turner Hair and Makeup: Leah Sarah Bassett, T.H.E. Artist Agency