Murdock said the semi-formal dress code won’t be enforced, but the staff is excited for the opportunity to wear their newest cocktail dresses.
“The fashion police will not be there,” Murdock said. “But there will be fashion observers.”
Jessi Tremayne and Chandler Leik, the models on the cover of fall issue, and three other models will be working the event. Kaleidoscope’s fashion director Samantha Brody said the models will be dressed classic Hollywood style, wearing black cocktail dresses, gloves and red lipstick.
“We want them to be easily identifiable and noticeable,” Brody said.
Along with handing out magazines, the models will pose for pictures with guests in front of East End’s paparazzi backdrop.
This is Kaleidoscope’s first event of the year. The magazine typically promotes its fall issue with a release party and its spring issue with a fashion show, but this year it hopes to incorporate more events to connect with readers.
Because the magazine is funded through the school, it — like most campus clubs — is feeling the effects of the University’s budget cuts, Murdock said.
The proceeds from ticket sales will go to the magazine. Kaleidoscope staff will be in the pit today before the event, selling tickets at a discounted price of $4. Entry can also be purchased at the door for $5.
Although, it is a fashion magazine, Kaleidoscope’s articles range from actual fashion to beauty style tips, nutrition and exercise. The fall edition features a cocktail calorie counter, tips for freshening up after a long night of studying, a self-defense article with a how-to on throwing a punch and an urban chic fashion spread, editor in chief Maria Ward said.
“We cater to the UNC female student, not the female student’s wardrobe,” Murdock said.
If you miss the Red Carpet affair Wednesday night, Kaleidoscope’s newest edition will available at all UNC Libraries and the Student Union on Thursday morning.