Yolonda Ross wearing MADE IN NY designers at the Independent Spirit Awards

YOLONDA ROSS nominated for an Independent Spirit Award supports

MADE IN NY designers

On Saturday, March 1st 2014, YOLONDA ROSS nominated for SUPPORTING FEMALE: Go for Sisters – “Fontayne” will be wearing several MADE IN NY designers.  While on the search for the perfect dress, Caravan Stylist Studio’s stylist took Yolonda to several designer showrooms to find the perfect dress. Yolonda was able to meet several designers that are not only designing in NYC but are producing everything locally.  On the red carpet,she will be supporting three designers that are really behind this movement of keeping more production in New York City – her dress is designed by Daniel Silverstein, her jacket by Nanette Lepore and her jewels by Kira Kira.  She worked with Daniel and Suz from Kira Kira to adjust some of the details on original pieces to customize them for Yolonda for the Independent Spirit Awards. She found a jacket from Nanette Lepore that really showcased her inspiration for that season.

Yolonda loved the story about bringing more jobs to New York City through the fashion industry.  In the beginning of her career, she managed boutiques and helped with merchandising and buying.  

Also nominated  in her category are : Lupita Nyong’o ( 12 Years a Slave ), Melonie Diaz ( Fruitvale Station), Sally Hawkins ( Blue Jasmine), and June Squibb ( Nebraska).

 “Go For Sisters”:

Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew so close people said they could “go for sisters”, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer.

When Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered, Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of disgraced ex-LAPD detective Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers, and corrupt cops before Rodney meets the same fate as his partners. Go for Sisters is as much a story of relationships as a story of crime.