Gleeks, start practicing your catwalk. Jenna Uskowitz, who plays stutterer-turned-star on Fox's hit show "Glee," is coming to Milwaukee to unveil her new fashion line. And she's looking for models.
The collection will debut on Saturday, Aug. 25 at noon during a runway fashion show held at Southridge's newly-renovated Boston Store. Organizers are looking for 12 local girls to participate.
"Jenna is coming into town to unveil her new line. It's going to be denim, tops, dresses – it's a really cute collection," said Christine Hojnacki of Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. "She's the new face of Wallflower denim brand. Wallflower is in major department stores in the U.S. but Jenna's collection is only going to be at Bon-Ton stores."
And it's only going to be in Milwaukee – for now. The line is available for purchase online after next Saturday, but until Sept. 19 the only place you can find and try on the actual clothes will be Southridge's Boston Store.
Aspiring models can go to bostonstore.com and search for "Wallflower" to download an application to participate in the fashion show. The casting call is on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Southridge Boston Store Junior's department. It's open to girls ages 12-19.
If you're not selected, don't despair. Purchase any Wallflower or Jenna Ushkowitz Collection products valued at $35 or more, and you'll get a chance to meet Jenna and get her autograph.
Wallflower is donating 10 percent of all purchases made on Aug. 25 to Stomp Out Bullying in support of Boston Store's Back to School campaign.
Colleen Jurkiewicz is a Milwaukee native with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and she loves having a job where she learns something new about the Cream City every day. Her previous incarnations have included stints as a waitress, a barista, a writing tutor, a medical transcriptionist, a freelance journalist, and now this lovely gig at the best online magazine in Milwaukee.