In 1993, armed with a yellow legal pad, a tiny office in Shockoe Bottom and a small loan from my mom, I started Modelogic, Inc. 20 years later, we are still here and still growing.
To celebrate the occasion we decided to throw a big fancy party and say thanks to all of our clients. We held the party downtown in the offices of our friend, Joel Erb, who owns INM United, a fantastic web development company. His amazing space, with vaulted ceilings, huge windows and graphic flooring was the perfect place to hold our bash. Event planner, Wendy Wyne, owner of Fete Studios designed a gorgeous space with beautiful lighting, cool lounge furniture and tons of tulips (my fav) .
In attendance was our friend Jay Alexander, or “Miss J” of America’s Next Top Model fame, tons of clients including photographers, directors, designers and producers, and of course a few very beautiful models. Music was courtesy of DJ Deff, Trevor Haremaker , who flew in from LA to spin (he is also one of our fav models) and we even had some friends from Wilhelmina LA and Wilhelmina NY. Our new Chicago office was represented by agency director Andrea Shipp and Agent Dan Tower who flew here on a 12 hour delay! (oh airlines ) .. even our awesome assistant Ari was there! A good time was had by all.
Photos by: Sara Clarken and Seth Wood of All Night RVA
Chicago office Director Andrea Shipp and Agent Dan Tower
Model Couple Melissa Britos and Sean Sullivan
Modelogic Booker (and of course model) Julia Naismith with Luke Rabin
Agency Owner Stacie Vanchieri and husband Jeff Hathaway
Wilhelmina New York Scouts Aly El (L) and Jorge Urena (R) with Licensing Director Tara Treacy
Long time agency friend and model Mary Horton with Photographer George Karis
The crowd gathers…
DJ Trevor Haremaker doing his thing
Special Appearance by Suzy Wong, bringing us a Madonna moment
Model Ashely Irvin proves…. Models eat
Evan and Reid from Ledbury enjoy the beverages with Heather Tanton of The Martin Agency
The amazing location at INM United
Actor Mike Marunde has a point to make
Richmond Restauranteur Tedd Wallof with Model Su Thongpan and Agent Emily Moser-Wright
Model/Server Daniel A doles out the sweets!
Director of New Faces Jaime Swingley with Make up artist Victoria Stiles and Jackson
Modelogic Models strike a pose with Miss J
My deepest gratitude goes out to all the support I have received from the advertising community both here and nationally and to all the models and actors who have been so amazing to work with. Here’s to the next 20!!