Fashion Guru Hits Harmony
Read with Caution ~ Contains Scoopage
Fashion trendsetter Charlie Lapson appears as himself in two upcoming episodes of Passions. Portraying a long time friend of socialite Rebecca Hotchkiss Crane (played by Andrea Evans), Lapson arrives in Harmony just in time for the Founder’s Day Dance on Friday, May 7, 2004 and stays through Monday, May 10, 2004. Lapson works in scenes with Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy) who wants him to “discover” the career of burgeoning fashion designer Charity (played by Molly Stanton). Thanks to some wonderful “magic” by baby Endora, Lapson winds up having quite a moment with Kay (portrayed by Heidi Mueller).
Lapson currently hosts his own show on ShopNBC where he shows his signature collection of stylized jewelry consisting of precious and semi-precious stones, 14- and 18-karat white and yellow gold and sterling silver. Additionally, Lapson designed fashions for American Idol’s top competitors last year. Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Tamyra Gray, RJ Helton and Jim Verraros, along with 20 other participants all sported clothes and jewelry designed by Lapson. On a final episode of the hit-TV series, Guarini had worn Lapson’s sheer blue water print shirt, as well as a Lapson-designed military-style black knit top trimmed with leather on the shoulders and sleeves, over tan leather pants.
A native New Yorker, Lapson lives in Los Angeles and divides his time between Hollywood, New York, Miami and Europe, traveling the globe for inspiration. Lapson came to Los Angeles to design clothing for what was to become the mega million-dollar success story of the Bugle Boy clothing line. He has also been a design and marketing innovator for other industry leaders such as Permit and Positano. Lapson has been the Style Host for Soap City of Sony Interactive, fashion designer for Playboy TV Latin America and Style reporter for several French and Italian television shows.
But just how he will impact the lives and fashion of those in Harmony? We will have to tune in and see!
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