The $10,000 Yaz Design Contest - Enter Now!

Friday, May 16, 2008

--By Jules Newmark

Yaz Design Contest
So you think you can design... the Yaz birth control case. That should be the name of the next fashion design reality show to hit MTV – I mean someone has to compete with Project Runway, or at least air while they are filming a new one!

While designing clothes and accessories might be two different skill sets, a contest to makeover the dreaded plastic pouch your monthly birth control comes in sounds like a skill all in it’s own. Good ole Nina Garcia-- yes, she’s judging someone again-- has launched a contest with Step Up Women’s Network and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals to design a new case for Yaz to be submitted by June 30th, 2008. What an opportunity! You could dictate the future iconic accessory of the birth control case that every girl wants – a sell-out, an eBay “buy now”, the must have!

Yaz Design Contest - Nina Garcia, Judge
Well, since your wheels are already turning, take a moment and wrap your mind around the $10,000 prize to invest in your dream design career and be the talk of the town during Fashion Week this fall. Yep, that could be you. The Yaz birth control case designer. “The design challenge we’re posing is a fashion transformation unlike any other,” says Garcia. That’s for sure, the case could literally be made of anything if you think about it, but it must be fashionable to impress the judges. “We're taking an iconic accessory-- the birth control case-- and asking aspiring designers to take a shot at redesigning it into a chic, more sophisticated carrying case that they could slip into their purses.”

This could cause a revolution – just think, you could be the person who made just having the case “so now”, girls wouldn’t necessarily even be on the pill, just having the case would be enough. So go into your wannabe design studio, okay, your converted closet, and make it work!
Jules Newmark
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.