Couture Designer, Nina’s Couture
As an accomplished couture designer with prestigious awards, Nina Gleyzer is no stranger to high fashion. She has spent over 20 years traveling the world to create her namesake, Nina’s Couture, a most exquisite clothing and accessories line is located right here in Atlanta! Nina Gleyzer’s flawlessly cut and finished collections have been presented three times at New York’s Couture Fashion Week and consist of bridal, daytime, corporate and evening attire as well as unique and individually handcrafted accessories. She has won many awards and is renowned worldwide for her meticulous quality, craftsmanship and originality – with a loyal clientele from South Africa, Japan and Europe to Canada and USA.
Costuming Director, Dragon Con
Lee Cox is the track director for the annual Dragon Con. He became interested in costuming while in high school, as he was beginning to gain some notoriety as a magician and became interested in clowning. It did not take him very long to realize that clown costumes of good quality and individuality were hand made. He took to sewing on his mother’s hand-me-down machine and was soon sewing clown costumes for other professional clown performers. Today, Lee sews “special” attire for his full length evening magic show and character costumes just for the fun of being someone else. Lee is most known in the magic community for his comedic legerdemain throughout the southeast as well as Las Vegas NV, and Santa Fe NM. He has also written articles for the Linking Ring (the largest international magic magazine in circulation today,) taught lectures on creating original illusions and comedy, and has won numerous awards for his illusionary work.
Actor, Host and Director of Marketing at Modern Luxury
Growing up in Georgia, Mindy developed a love for the arts and entertainment at an early age as a gymnast, dancer and thespian. After receiving a marketing degree from UGA, she continued to spread her spirit as the Head Cheerleading coach and spirit coordinator for Georgia Tech from 2004-2012. While at Tech, she designed all the uniforms and costumes for the cheerleaders, dancers and the famous mascot Buzz, also choreographing routines that were performed throughout the United States for bowl games, parade and game days, all the way to Paris France. She was the lead choreographer for Nike’s 2010 French All-star Basketball game, designing and creating all costuming, music and performances for the event. You can also see her hosting GPB’s live pledge, during an episode of Downton Abbey or a performance by Celtic Thunder on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Yelena Leuchanka is the Atlanta Dream center who continues to make her mark on the court as well as in the cosmetic and fashion industries. Standing tall at an amazing 6’5”, Yelena is a Belarusian with that rare combination of ambition, athleticism, beauty and determination. She left her beloved country, Belarus on a quest to become a professional basketball player. She is a philanthropist, advocating against domestic violence, giving motivational speeches to raise young girls self-esteem.Yelena is fashion forward when walking runways, red carpets and most
recently participating in fashion events with Maxim Magazine and a cameo appearance on an episode of the “AHW” 2013.