Carla embraces her Caribbean roots, culture and foundation entwined with her North American experiences to cultivate a new sense of fashion. Carla has long been setting trends in fashion on the Caribbean Island of Dominica, with the advantage of a seamstress grandmother, known as Iona DeFoe.
Grandma Iona crested a of fashionable designs including Dominica’s National Dress and many Carnival Costumes in her time. Carla’s early teachings from Grandma Iona, her mother Shirley Hazel and her Aunt Euella Marie inspired her own unique creations and fashion quest.
Carla seriously began making her mark in fashion at the 1985 Miss Dominica Fashion Model Contest and held the “First Runner-Up” title. The following year Carla became the first ever Miss Dominica Zodiac 1986. And as if this was not enough, Carla went on to compete in one of the island’s most prestigious competitions, “Miss Dominica Carnival Queen” where she made an impact with a costume designed by her sister Caryl Hazel called “The Pride Of Dominica.”
FOF is managed by a team of very skilled and qualified professionals with over 50 collective years of experience in all aspects of business. Carla is a Fordham University alumni, as well as, Parson-The New School for Design student. Under her direction, finance meets fashion with over 20 years experience in Financial Accounting, Business Management, Fashion Modeling and Fashion Design. As both Founder & CEO of Face Of Fashion Modeling & Fashion Design Management, Carla is taking talents and fresh faces of fashion to higher heights affiliating with organizations like Ford Models Inc. – Ford Models’ Supermodel of the World as producer of “Ford Models’/Face Of Fashion Supermodel of the Caribbean” licensed in Trinidad & Tobago, Saint Lucia, Martinique and Dominica from 2006 to 2008; The Caribbean Tourism Organization – USA and “The Fashion International Group (FGI)”a proud Executive Member to name a few. Accessing a network of over 8000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The core team is complemented by a network support group of consultants, performers and technicians.
Our youthful and talented management team can relate to the needs of young models and their families, through their honesty and integrity. They possess a wealth of talent drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, degrees in business and fashion, and vast entrepreneurial experience.