FEBRUARY 1, 2020
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Launching her new collection “Birds are Flowers” at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in February, Mila Hoffman has designed over 30 exclusive gowns, each hand made with premium quality materials and cruelty-free products.
From the elegant shaping of the bodice to the bird-inspired color palette, this new collection is original and absolutely astonishing. Each gown is given the attention it deserves with hand-sewn details and Swarovski crystals. These gowns are the must have in apparel for all of your events this year.
“I am very excited about my new collection,” said Hoffman. “The audience is in for a real treat this year. When people see the designs they’ll understand why I made each gown as a unique piece of art. I put my heart into creating products that inspire and delight the wearer. This collection reflects that philosophy.”
Mila Hoffman Couture is proud to announce that they have joined forces with Society Fashion Week and hiTechMODA to show Mila’s creative presence in the fashion industry. You are invited to the high energy showing of her designs at the following shows during NYFW:
February 8, 2020 at 1:30 PM - Society Fashion Week
Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004
February 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM - hiTechMODA Fashion Event
National Geographic Encounter
226 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
Mila Hoffman Couture is a fashion design studio that specializes in unique, vibrant and eye catching gowns. Mila’s numerous couture gowns have been used in settings from weddings and proms to date night, halloween and everything in between.
For more information about Mila Hoffman Couture and Mila Hoffman please visit our website at: www.milahoffman.com, or find us on Facebook at @milahoffmancouture or Instagram at @milahoffmancouture.
Photographer: Warren Anderson
Models: Shelby Roberts and McKayla
Our beautiful models for New York Fashion Week! These girls will represent Mila Hoffman Couture's new collection during NYFW in February, 2020.
Lyda Chhun is an energetic, hard-working 13 year old from Boston, Massachusetts who has a passion for photography and modeling. She’s was crowned Little Miss Beauty at her very first pageant show at three years old and has loved the lime light ever since – modeling for major brands such as Converse, and L.L Bean. She’s also appeared in shows such as Castle Rock and commercials for Wave Catcher Scooters.
When she isn’t shining in front of a camera, she is refining her gymnastic skills, cheerleading for her middle school team or skateboarding around the neighborhood.
She also enjoys art, spending time with her two dogs, and is an all things horror enthusiast.
She is excited for her first NYFW and walking the run way in Mila’s beautiful dresses.
Photo by - Josh Voto
Brianna Grisales is a 11 years old who loves cheerleading, photography and science.
Brianna had modeled for MHC last year during NYFW and she can't wait to do it again! She met so many people from all over the world who share her passion for fashion.
Brianna has two sisters who she loves couching on how to pose the best in front of the camera.
She is also a brand representative for a cheerleading clothing company.
The next year is going to be full of fun and exciting adventures!
Photo by - Society Fashion Week
Izabela aka "Iza" is Polish-American 13 year old. She lives in Atlanta GA. She has been modeling since she was 4 years old. Her first fashion show was for TV celebrity Cynthia Bailey and her TV show Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Izabela has been published in many promo materials for companies like Graco, Wonder Bread, Boxercraft, and UPS. She loves fashion and runways.
She speaks Polish, plays piano and clarinet, loves animals, especially horses. She is happiest when with her family and friends. She loves to travel, especially to warm places, but vacations in Poland and lately in New York are her favorite as well.
She truly values independence, individual responsibility and helping those who need help the most.
Izabela has a little sister Ella, who in opposite has no interest in fashion or modeling. Izabela's motto is "It's never too late for chocolate ice cream".
Photo credit - Saraj
Our beautiful models for New York Fashion Week! These girls will represent Mila Hoffman Couture's new collection during NYFW in February, 2020.
Amaree is a junior in High school. She lives in Wichita, Kansas where she will graduate in 2021 from East High school.
She has been in pageants since she was 3 and began modeling at 16. She has since walked for multiple designers in LAFW, NYFW, Atlanta fashion week, as well as Dallas, and hopes to make it big one day doing print!
Her passion in life is animals. She plans to join the military when she graduates and go into the nursing field. When she gets out she wants to finish her schooling and become a veterinarian.
“Our pictures are our footprints, it’s the best way to tell people we were here!” by Joe McNally is her favorite quot.
Photo by - Warren Anderson
From pageants to fashion runways, Lucia Marie Ruiz has a passion for modeling. Hailing from a small town on the Texas-Mexico border, Palmhurst, Texas, 5 year old Lucia loves dressing up in the latest kids fashion.
She has modeled for both print and runway, but this is the first year that she will be modeling at New York Fashion Week.
She is the current South Texas Princess Hostess and has won numerous awards for Most Photogenic. Lucia has modeled for and was selected as the face of Bebe Bou, a local children’s boutique in McAllen, Texas. Lucia enjoys working with photographers and agencies that have a creative approach. She brings lots of energy and passion for modeling to every project that she works on.
Lucia also enjoys performing and competing in ballet, soccer, and swimming. She has been performing in a local production of the Nutcracker since the age of 3 and looks forward to reprising her roles this year.
Photo by - Roland Sanchez Photography
Addie is a spunky, fun loving 10 year old. She’s into cheerleading and tumbling, she is currently on a junior level 6 team. Addie models for Rebel Athletic which is a cheer brand clothing line. In her free time she enjoys going outside to play and going to Disney World.
Addison is a huge animal lover. She can’t wait to travel and hopes to visit Paris. Addie has ambitions to be a veterinarian. She’s so excited for her first NYFW experience!
Photo by - Brittany Brownlow
Jaedyn Dhaenens, a 14 year old experienced model, singer, and actress. She has walked in New York Fashion Week 4 times and LAFW 3 times. She lives in Washington State and loves to travel.
She is the youngest of 4 siblings, and the only girl. She is an Aunt to two little girls and a little boy.
She loves the outdoors and summer. She also competed for the title of Miss Washington Teen and made it to the Semi- Finalists ( top 15), Along that journey she was interviewed on the news about the pageant and what it’s like being involved in that.
Photo by - Aaron HX
Hawley Herbert is 10 years old. She enjoys photography, painting, drawing and sewing.
She lives at home with her two sisters, brother and mom and dad.
Hawley likes riding her bike with friends and spending time with her family. One day she hopes to be a fashion designer.
Photo by - Kristina
Maddie is a 15 year old from Centerville, Iowa. She started dancing at the age of 3 and competitive dance at the age of 6. She takes all styles of dance including lyrical, jazz, contemporary, ballet, and hip hop. Throughout the years she has won numerous awards and scholarships while attending competitions and conventions. She has been a National Champion as a soloist and with her duet and group dances.
She has always loved modeling for the camera since a young age but did her first NYFW in February of 2017. Since then she has walked for numerous designers at NYFW in September and February the past few years. She was chosen to close the show for a brand at LAFW in March of 2018 and had the honor of wearing a custom made wedding gown. At September NYFW 2019 she walked for numerous designers and closed the show for one of the brands.
Maddie has been featured in numerous magazines and has been on the cover of one. She is a featured model for swimwear and athletic wear brand and loves walking the runway with Maxine.
Maddie loves steak, fountain Pepsi, dessert (it is the first thing she looks at on the menu when we go out to eat), McDonalds french fries, and corn on the cob.
She enjoys drawing and painting, fashion (especially the shopping part), spending time with friends and family, and playing with her dogs. She loves inspiring others and being a great role model to younger dancers and models and is very thankful for all of the opportunities she has been given. One of the things she loves most about modeling and dance is all of the traveling she has gotten to do while doing what she loves and cannot wait to see where this journey she is on takes her.
Photo by - Warren Anderson
Elyse M is a spunky, kind hearted 5 year old who takes her work very seriously. During the holiday season, her pageant duties keep her incredibly busy with appearances and volunteering, but you can also find her in front of the camera working as a feature model for several local designers. When she's not working, you can look for Elyse at the softball diamond with her team, practicing for The Nutcracker performance at the dance studio, or reading books with her school's Spanish Immersion class.
2019 blessed Elyse with incredible opportunities, including several state pageant titles, having a dress named after her, and being able to walk in her first New York Fashion Week! She is incredibly excited for the chance to walk for Mila Hoffman again, this time kicking off what is sure to be an even better 2020.
Photo by - Warren Anderson
More beautiful models were cast for New York Fashion Week! These girls will represent Mila Hoffman Couture's new collection during NYFW in February, 2020.
Lexi is a 7 year old, 2nd grader hailing from Ulster County, New York. She has previously competed around the North East in both Competitive Cheer and Dance. This year Lexi has turned her attention to Acro Dance and Ballet.
Lexi competes in pageants and recently won the State Title of Mini Miss Spirit of The Empire State.
Lexi promotes a platform of Be Kind built on the idea of supporting goodness with a focus on healing the environment, being a good friend, and thanking law enforcement and first responders.
Lexi enjoys playing with her American Girl Dolls, bike riding, and occasionally playing with her younger brother.
Lexi is looking to make the move into the modeling world and is working to build up her portfolio. Lexi is very excited to walk for Mila Hoffman, this will be her fourth season walking in New York Fashion Week and also marks her fifth designer she is walking for.
Photo by - Nadiya Copeland Photography
Rachel is a 7th grader who's been dancing since age 3 and modeled in NYFW for Mila Hoffman Designs this past September.
She also enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music and keeping up with the latest trends on YouTube and spending time with her rescue dog Marcy.
Photo by - Jared Siskin
Katalina is 7 year old and she is diagnosed with a rare incurable primary immune deficiency. Her immune system isn’t able to kill invaders that enter her immune system and puts her at higher risk for infections. Even though Katalina is sick often and hospitalized, she continues to follow her dream of modeling, runway modeling, competing in pageants and writing her first book.
Katalina is a Make a wish ambassador and wants to help raise money to grant more wishes for other sick children. Katalina’s wish was granted on 2017 to Disney World.
Katalina is very into community service by volunteering at Ronald McDonald house or at the American Red Cross blood drives and doing all sorts of Funraiser’s for her hospital to make the children smile.
Katalina's smile can light up a room and truly no one has seen a happier 7 year old. Despites all of her struggles, she is filled with joy and certainly shares it with everyone that meets her. She amazes people around her by her strength, courage and tolerance. She is stronger than her struggles, she can live a happy and fulfilling life despite the bumps in the road.
Katalina is competing at international United Miss nationals in July 2020 as Miss Connecticut junior preteen and she wants to let every kid know it’s okay to be sick and follow your dreams Because look at me “ I’m falling my dreams “. Katalina lights up on the runway and loves making new friends!
Photo by Catherine Fiehn Photography
Aiyana is an 11 year old from Las Vegas, NV. She is a straight A student and apart of the Elementary Honor Society. She is currently a All-Star Cheerleader who also enjoys Modeling and hanging out with her friends. She is very active in the community and truly enjoys giving back. She is determined to make a difference, be it big or small.
This will be her 2nd time modeling for Mila Hoffman during NYFW and she is over the moon Excited! She had a blast in September and this has become her new hobby and she is constantly working on perfecting her walk.
Her Dream is to be the First Female President! Her Motto is Dream Big or Go Home. She is super excited to see what the future has in store for her, and excited and honored for all the opportunities.
Photo by - Jared Siskin
Piper is 6 years old and from Georgetown, Ohio. She loves singing, dancing, cheering, gymnastics and using her creative skills to create art. Piper also enjoys helping with all the animals on the small farm they live on and getting new foster pets and caring for them while they find new homes. Her favorite color is pink, she loves JoJo Siwa and creating her own YouTube videos with her sister. She enjoys spending time with her sisters and homeschooling together with them. Piper is sweet and is caring and wants to make sure everyone is happy.
Photo by - Hailee Smith Photography
Alexandra is 10 years old and from Georgetown, Ohio. She enjoys helping out on the farm, and doing chores around the home to help out everyone. She loves gymnastics, singing, dancing and exercising. Alex loves to read, loves the color green and enjoys anything Harry Potter. Alex wants to please others around her and has a great bubbly personality everyone loves. She loves her cat and baby sister and enjoys field trips with all her homeschooled friends and watching YouTube.
Photo by - Hailee Smith Photography
Emma is 10 years old and lives on a farm in rural Augusta, WV. She attends public school and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Her favorite subject is science.
She enjoys modeling and acting. Her most recent commercial was for Shadows in the Forest by ThinkFun Games. She also appeared as an extra in the Tim Janis Production of Buttons: The Movie.
Emma is very athletic and has been a competitive cheerleader since age 6. Some of her favorite activities include traveling to new places, spending time with family, and amusement parks (especially roller coasters).
Photo by - Estate Serenity Imagery
Genevieve is a 12-year-old from Northern VA. She is a straight A student who loves reading, board games and anything that has to do with fashion. She started dancing at the age of 6 and competitively at the age of 8. She practices all styles of dance, including Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet and loves each of them.
Throughout the years, she has won numerous awards and scholarships while attending competitions and conventions. She has always loved the camera since a young age, but started her first modeling job this year modeling for an Australian dance-wear company.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a very hardworking and dedicated person.
She loves inspiring others and being a great role model for younger dancers.
Photo by - Hardlight Photography Group
Kismet Ilise is 10 years old and lives in Midland, Texas. She has been an Allstar cheerleader and competitive hip hop dancer since she was 4 years old. Kismet truly enjoys all forms of dance and is taking a season off from cheer to have more time to immerse herself in other forms of dance as well as to devote more time to her new-found love of modeling. Kismet Ilise’s first experience as a model was in August where she modeled at the UMC Magic trade show.
Kismet Ilise is beyond excited and feels so blessed to have the opportunity to walk the runway at NYFW. It is a dream come true and one she hopes to repeat many times.
In addition to her love of dance, cheer, and modeling, Kismet Ilise adores fashion, makeup, photoshoots, and she is excited to finally have the time to take some theatre classes.
Her favorite place to vacation is Walt Disney World. Kismet Ilise’s favorite school subject is science and her dream is to be a heart surgeon when she grows up.
Photo by - Moondance Photography
Jessica Zemanek, a 15 yr old who has a extraordinary opera voice. She has been singing since the age of 9 years old with professional training. She has competed and won numerous competitions and events.
Jessica got into modeling 6 months ago and she absolutely loves it! She is a local model in Seattle and is currently signed with Colleen Bell Agency. This will be Jessica’s first time walking in NYFW and she is beyond thrilled for this new and exciting experience!
Some of her other favorite hobbies include artwork, reading and swimming.
Photo by - Brandi Jones
Alessandra is a quietly confident 10 year old with a magnetic personality, a big heart and makes friends wherever she goes. She has modeled in many runway shows and loves fashion. She attends fashion school where she learns to sew.
Alessandra is a competitive dancer. She has competed in the nationally televised World of Dance competition.
Alessandra is an animal lover. She is the owner of a Pomsky dog.
Her future ambitions include becoming a famous model and a lawyer.
Photo by - Phil Roc Photography
Trinity Sargent is a 12 year old from Valley Mills, Texas. Trinity has been captain of her select Volleyball team with Texas Legends for the past three years. She loves to travel for Volleyball all over the state of Texas. She is currently the co-captain of the Valley Mills Junior high cheerleaders. She is also involved in Jr high cross country, basketball, track, softball and theatre. Trinity got into modeling three years ago and fell in love with it.
She has been in several fashion shows to raise money for different charities across Texas. Trinity is currently signed with Modelemi modeling agency and My Jane Girl photography. Trinity has been featured in many magazines and websites such as Amazon, Zulily, Red Apple kids, Etsy, AnnLoren, La Mode Child-Teen Magazine and many more.
She is very excited to walk in New York and looking forward to meeting new friends.
Photo by - Tim Bear
More beautiful models were cast for New York Fashion Week! These girls will represent Mila Hoffman Couture's new line of gowns during NYFW in February, 2020
Mary is a 15-year-old high honor roll sophomore at Wheatland chili high school in Scottsville New York. Her passion is dance and has been a competitive dancer since she was very young. She also loves to perform and has been in numerous plays at her high school performing lead dancing roles. Mary is also a varsity cheerleader and varsity volleyball player at her high school.
She got into modeling after she competed since the age of five at numerous beauty pageants in which she holds numerous lifetime queen titles all across the US. This is her fifth year modeling in New York fashion week and absolutely loves it.
When she isn’t busy she loves hanging out with her friends drawing spending time with her little brother and being on her cell phone. Mary cannot wait for February to model in New York fashion week 2020!
Photo by - Victor Morales Photography
Sophia Grace Grover is an 8 year old from Burlington, MA.
She is an only child that loves competitive dance, gymnastics, modeling, and pageants.
She currently is Miss Mini Massachusetts. She loves traveling, shopping, and hanging out with family and friends.
Sophia is an aspiring actress!
Photo by - Jennifer Lynn Photography
Sydney is 14 years old and is from Wylie, Texas. She began modeling when she was 5 years old. She has been in several ads including the Good Housekeeping Magazine. She was in competitive cheer for 3 years but decided to try school cheer, which she loves! Sydney is currently a freshman at Wylie High School where she is a Captain on her cheer squad. She enjoys everything related to cheer! She was a Rebel Model for 1 year which was a wonderful experience. She meet many amazing people during that time. Sydney has volunteered many hours as a teen juror in Wylie. In her free time she loves hanging out with her friends and drawing. She hopes to one day be a pediatric nurse.
Photo by - Lindsay Bain Photography
Damiana Dalleo is a creative and compassionate eight year old from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. She has the heart to serve her community and has been presented with four Gold President's Volunteer Service Awards. Damiana is happiest on set. To date, she has worked on various television shows, most notably Good Morning America. Damiana is a competitive dancer studying ballet, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, and musical theatre. In June, she will experience the grand tradition of performing at Walt Disney World. Damiana first walked New York Fashion Week for Season Six Project Runway Winner, Irina Shabayeva.
Photo by - Jessielyn Palbo Studio LLC
Skylar Marguerite is a fun-loving, social, 10-year-old from the east coast. She has been featured in child/teen fashion magazines, booked national media campaigns, and has walked the runway in NYFW. When Skylar isn't modeling, she can most likely be found doing countless flips on her backyard trampoline. Her other interests are playing soccer, riding dirt bikes with her brothers, drawing, reading books, and managing her dog's Instagram account. Her favorite quote validates her positive outlook, "We didn't know we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun."
Photo by - Alex Kruk
Hollyn Lorraine Buzbee is an 11yr old from Houston, Texas. She has always been enamored with animals, recently devoting her time and energy to helping homeless dogs in the city of Houston. She has even raised funds and donated them to help with the vetting and adopting of homeless animals. Hollyn spends her free time playing with her horse, Prince; her dog, Maggie; her two goats; Snickers and Oreo. Hollyn is also passionate about playing the piano, creating pastel art pieces, playing tennis, and hanging out with her “girlfriends.” Hollyn has enjoyed doing print modeling for several children’s boutiques, but she is most interested in runway modeling. Over the past five years, she has participated in Fashion week for Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Hollyn is currently choosing between pursuing a career in marine biology or training whales at SeaWorld when she grows up.
Photo by - Vallery Orr
Come and watch these girls rocking the runway presenting our new designs on the 8th of February in NYFW!
We are proud to announce a part of our beautiful cast for New York Fashion Week! These models will represent Mila Hoffman Couture showing a new line of gowns during NYFW in February, 2020.
Hannah Burkett is an 11 year old outgoing preteen from Hampton Cove, AL. She is passionate about dance, especially ballet. She has been studying ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and modern for almost 9 years. She has been recognized as a class standout and scholarship winner at several dance competitions. She was recently cast to perform in the Huntsville Ballet Company’s 2019 presentation of the Nutcracker Ballet with accompaniment by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in Huntsville, AL. A traveler Burkett spends summers studying dance, acting, and singing at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. In October of 2018 Hannah attended an open call agency audition for representation by FreshTalent Group in Nashville, TN and was signed to a contract shortly after.
She is licensed as a child performer in New York and Georgia and her ambition is to be a NYC Broadway performer. Burkett began her acting career in January of 2019 and has been featured in two movie shorts as well as an upcoming TV show making its season one debut in 2020.
She loves modeling and has been a model for On Pointe Dancewear in Huntsville, AL since 2017. A fun fact about Burkett, she is the niece of Channel 7 news journalist N.J. Burkett at station WABC in New York City.
Photo by - Lenka Drstakova
Rylie Yvette, age 16. Rylie started modeling a little over a year ago and began to realize how much she loves being in front of the camera. She was going through some tough times and It really allowed her to open up and regain confidence in herself. She’s very grateful to have had the opportunity to walk in NYFW February & September 2019 for some amazing designers. It was the most amazing experience of her life and hopes to continue with it!
When she’s not modeling she’s enjoying school. Math is her favorite subject but she is also taking classes to become a nurse while in high school. In her free time she volunteers as a certified cheerleading coach for a youth program. She enjoys time with her family and wouldn’t be where she is without the love and support they give her daily.
She hopes she’s able to inspire others to reach for the stars, because dreams do come true.
Photo by - Luis Omar Cajigas.
Shelby Roberts, a 12 year old from the small town of DeBerry, Texas. Her passion is modeling and entertainment industry. She is an experienced print and runway model but is also currently learning to navigate the acting segment of the industry.
She attends public school where she plays basketball, volleyball and runs track. She loves animals of all kinds and currently has three dogs. Her mom and dad have been married for almost 20 years and she has an 8 year old brother whom she adores.
Most importantly, she loves spending time with her family. They enjoy traveling the world together and exploring new things. This past year she had the opportunity to model on the Almafi Coast in Italy. It was an amazing opportunity that allowed her meet new people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Giving back to the community and to those less fortunate is extremely important to her. She is currently overseeing “Shelby’s Kindness Couture” Campaign wherein she designed and is now selling “Shelby’s Kindness Couture” T-shirts to raise money for charity.
She volunteers at her local animal shelter and firmly believes in the fight against bullying.
She has had the honor of walking in NYFW on several occasions and can not wait till the next one. She is excited to see what her future has in store for her.
Photo by - Warren Anderson
Tyl-Elle, 11, is delighted to model again for Mila Hoffman Couture at New York Fashion Week. Tyl-Elle is represented by agencies in both New York City and Boston, and has modeled for print and runway, including numerous designers in fashion editorials and a variety of shows at New York Fashion Week.
Tyl-Elle is an Ambassador of Dixie Magazine and also a clothing brand ambassador. Along with her brother Tuxel, Tyl-Elle is a Face of La Belle, La Belle Kidz and Teen Fashion Magazine, and she is featured in this year’s 50 Most Beautiful of Wild Child Magazine. Tyl-Elle enjoys school, skiing, skating, reading, and piano. She also enjoys participating in her local church and loves sharing time with her family.
Photo by - Lilly K Photography
This is Madison Delaney and she is 12 years old. She was born in San Antonio, Texas but has lived all across the United States. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Madison is a straight A student who enjoys playing the flute and being a competitive dancer. She was recently cast in a local production of the Nutcracker. Madison has started modeling within the last year, since then she has appeared on the cover of a magazine and has been featured in several others.
She supports brands with a positive message and has partnered with Wild Child Magazine to be a brand ambassador. Lastly, in her free time Madison enjoys spending time with her dog and chinchilla.
Photo by - MSM Imaging Chicago
Emma Baxter is 17 years old and she has been modeling since January 2019. This is going to be her first participation in NYFW. She is so excited to get this opportunity so soon at her modeling career. Modeling is an important part of her life. She says It feels really good to be able to do something, that makes her feel good and helps other girls be confident.
She is a senior in high school and will graduate with her associates degree as school has been her main focus for the last four years.
Emma's hobby is photography and in her free time she likes to take pictures of nature.
She also volunteers helping little kids by tutoring them.
Photo by - Kristin Frakes Images