E. Vincent Martinez with his seven year old standard poodle, Simone, which was gifted to him by a student.
Martinez is publisher of “fashionado” an Atlanta based fashion blog, where readers can experience social soirées including fashion shows, boutique grand openings, fund raisers, product launches and a myriad of other stylish special events. He is also the founder of the Annual Doggies on the Catwalk fashion show fund raiser, that raises monies for local animal welfare. Past beneficiaries includes The Atlanta Humane Society and Atlanta Pet Adoption and Rescue.
Doggies on the Catwalk is hosting it’s ninth year on June 4th, 2016. Held at the city’s trend setting Buckhead Atlanta, the event includes high fashion and celebrity models. However, the real stars of the evening are the doggies for adoption, which are carried and strutted down the catwalk for a fab-fun evening.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Martinez came to the United States where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Barry University. Later he received a fellowship to spend two years at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He received his MFA in photography in Rochester, NY at Rochester Institute of Technology. After earning his teaching certification at Georgia State University, Martinez joined Atlanta’s Grady High School faculty in 2002 and was named Grady’s 2007 Teacher of the Year. In 2010, Martinez received the prestigious Atlanta Families Award for Excellence in Education, the district’s highest award.
Photography by Tomas Espinoza
The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta