Thursday, August 23, 2007

Past Vogue CFDA winners doing well

In advance of announcing the winner of the 2006 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award ($200,000), Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour gave a run-down of what’s become of winners past. She also spoke very highly of the award’s career-boosting effects. “In only the third year of the competition, we know that to win a first or runner-up prize is to receive a substantial professional boost. The inaugural winner, Proenza Schouler, is one of the most important collections in New York, and its moving spirits, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, were nominated for Womenswear Designer of the year in 2006 by the CFDA. Last year’s winner, Trovata, has just launched a terrific handbag line… Runners-up winners ($50,000) … have also thrived. Thom Browne, in addition to growing his own brand, is now a guest designer for Brooks Brothers. Michael and Nicole Colovos of Habitual have moved on to become…”

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Zara, Cortefiel, Corte Ingles stand up for Plus Sizes

Leading Spanish fashion houses including Inditex and flagship brand Zara agreed an unprecedented move to draw up a beauty “canon” including harmonizing dress sizes after a recent storm over the number of young women suffering from anorexia.

The 12-point package of measures, or beauty “charter” — drawn up with the health ministry — includes a stipulation that shop windows display sizes of 38 minimum (size 10 in Britain, eight in the United States) and that size-46 apparel be placed in easy view in stores under the generic label “large sizes.”

In a joint statement the couturiers said they intended to harmonize sizes in a bid to reduce the possibility of “consumer error” with sizes currently not in sync from one firm to the next.

Aside from Zara, other signatories included Cortefiel, Mango and chain store Corte Ingles as the Spanish firms, most of whom also sell their wares abroad, are reacting to concerns that anorexia is on the rise and that models are “excessively thin.”

Saturday, August 11, 2007

USA Fashion Schools

Listings by State
Auburn University, Textile Engineering | Auburn | (334) 844-5457

The Art Institute of Phoenix, Fashion Marketing Program | Phoenix | (800) 557-7216

The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, Fashion Programs | San Francisco | (800) 557-7216

California Design College, Fashion Programs | Los Angeles | (800) 557-7216

American InterContinental University - Los Angeles Campus, Fashion Programs | Los Angeles

International Academy of Design & Technology - Sacramento, Fashion Design Programs | Sacramento

Westwood College, Fashion Merchandising Program - Upland

FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising | (800) 624-1200 | Email

Campuses In: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco

Apparel Arts | San Francisco | (415) 436-9738

California College of the Arts, Fashion Design Program | San Francisco | (800) 447-1ART

California State University - Los Angeles, Department of Art, Fashion Programs | Los Angeles | (323) 343-4010

Concordia University - Sir George Williams Campus, Fibre Arts Program | Irvine | (800) 229-1200

Fashion Careers College of California | San Diego | (888) FCCC-999

Otis College of Art and Design, Fashion Design Program | Los Angeles | (800) 527-6847

Solano Community College, Fashion Merchandising Program | Fairfield

Woodbury University, Fashion Design Program | Burbank | (818)767-0888

Westwood College, Fashion Merchandising Program - Denver

Johnson & Wales University, Fashion Merchandising Program | Denver | (303) 256-9300

Gibbs College - Norwalk, Fashion Design & Merchandising | Norwalk

University of Delaware - Department of Consumer Studies | Newark | (302) 831-8714

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Design Program | Fort Lauderdale | (800) 557-7216

American InterContinental University - South Florida Campus, Fashion Marketing and Design | Weston

International Academy of Design & Technology - Orlando, Fashion Design & Merchandising | Orlando

International Academy of Design & Technology - Tampa, Fashion Design Program | Tampa

Keiser University, Fashion Design & Merchandising | Fort Lauderdale

Miami International University of Art & Design, Fashion Design Programs | Miami | (800) 557-7216

Florida State University, Textiles and Consumer Sciences | Tallahassee | (850) 644-2525

Johnson & Wales University, Fashion Merchandising Program | North Miami | (305) 892-7000

Lynn University, Fashion Management Program | Boca Raton | (800) 888-LYNN

American InterContinental University - Buckhead Campus, Fashion Programs | Atlanta

Brenau University, Art and Design Department, Fashion Merchandising Program | Gainesville | 800-252-5119

Clark Atlanta University, Department of Art, Fashion Programs | Atlanta | (404) 880-8122

Georgia Institute of Technology, Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering Program | Atlanta | (404) 894-2490

Georgia Tech School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering | Atlanta | (404) 894-2490

Savannah College of Art & Design, Fashion Programs | Savannah | (800) 869-7223

University of Georgia - Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors | Athens | (706) 542-4853

Maui Community College, Fashion Technology Program | Kahului | (808) 984-3500

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, Fashion Programs | Chicago | (800) 557-7216

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg, Fashion Marketing Program | Schaumburg | (800) 557-7216

International Academy of Design & Technology - Chicago, Fashion Design Program | Chicago

International Academy of Design & Technology - Schaumburg, Fashion Design Program | Schaumburg

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Fashion Design Program | Chicago | (312) 899-5100

Illinois State University - Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Apparel Merchandising and Design | Normal | (309) 438-2517

Indiana Business College, Fashion Merchandising Program | Indianapolis

Indiana University, Henry Radford Hope School of the Fine Arts, Textiles Program | Bloomington | (812) 855-1693

Iowa State University, Textiles & Clothing Program | Ames | (515) 294-7474

Lasell College, Fashion Design Program | Newton | (617) 243-2000

Mount Ida College, The Chamberlayne School of Design and Merchandising, Fashion Design Program | Newton Centre | (617) 928-4553

Paris Fashion Institute | Boston | (617) 268-0026

School of Fashion Design | Boston | (617) 536-9343

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - College of Visual and Performing Arts, Textile Design/Fiber Arts Program | North Dartmouth | (508) 999-8564

International Academy of Design & Technology - Detroit, Fashion Design Program | Troy

Michigan State University, Fashion Design Program | East Lansing | (800) 500-1554

Wayne State University, Department of Art and Art History, Fashion Programs | Detroit | (313) 577-2980

Kansas City Art Institute, Fiber Arts Program | Kansas City | (816) 474-5224 | Email

Lindenwood University, Fine and Performing Arts Division, Fashion Design Program | St. Charles | (636) 949-4906

Southwest Missouri State University, Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising Programs | Springfield | (417) 836-5000

Stephens College, Fashion Programs | Columbia | (573) 442-2211

University of Missouri - Department of Textile and Apparel Management | Columbia | (573) 882-7317

Washington University - Saint Louis, School of Art, Fashion Design Program | St. Louis | (314) 935-6500

International Academy of Design & Technology - Las Vegas, Fashion Design Program | Henderson

New Hampshire
McIntosh College, Fashion Merchandising Program | Dover

Berkeley College, Fashion Merchandising Program | Garret Mountain

New Jersey
Katherine Gibbs School - Piscataway, Fashion Merchandising | Piscataway

Berkeley College - Garret Mountain Campus, Fashion Marketing and Management | West Paterson | (973) 278-5400

Berkeley College - New Jersey, Fashion Marketing and Management | Little Falls | (800) 446-5400

Berkeley College - Paramus Campus, Fashion Marketing and Management | Paramus | (201) 967-9667

Berkeley College - Woodbridge Campus, Fashion Marketing and Management | Woodbridge | (732) 750-1800

Centenary College, Graphic Arts and Professional Design Department, Fashion Design Program | Hackettstown | (908) 852-1400

New York
The Art Institute of New York City, Fashion Design Program | New York | (800) 557-7216

Katherine Gibbs School - New York, Fashion Design and Merchandising | New York

Wood Tobй-Coburn School, Fashion Design Program | New York

New York School of Design, Fashion Design Programs - New York | (212) 244-8882 | Email

Buffalo State College, Fine Arts Department, Fashion and Textile Technology Program | Buffalo | (716) 878-6014

Cazenovia College, Center for Art & Design, Fashion Design Program | Cazenovia | (800) 654-3210

Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Textiles and Apparel Program | Ithaca | (607) 255-5471

Eugene Lang College, Parson School of Design, Fashion Studies Program | New York

Parsons School of Design - New York, Fashion Programs | New York | (212) 229-8910

Syracuse University, School of Art and Design, Fashion Design Program | Syracuse | (315) 443-2769

North Carolina
The Art Institute of Charlotte, Fashion Marketing Program | Charlotte | (800) 557-7216

Johnson & Wales University, Fashion Merchandising Program | Charlotte | (866) 598-2427

North Carolina State University College of Textiles | Raleigh

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Textile Products Design & Technology | Greensboro | (336) 334-5250

Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, Fashion Programs | Lakewood

Columbus College of Art and Design, Fashion Design Program | Columbus | (614) 224-9101 | Email

Kent State University, Fashion Design Programs | Kent | (330) 672-3010

University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture Art and Planning, Fashion Design Program | Cincinnati | (513) 556-4933

The Art Institute of Portland, Fashion Design Program | Portland | (800) 557-7216

Oregon College of Art and Craft, Fiber Arts Program | Portland | (800) 390-0632

The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Fashion Programs | Philadelphia | (800) 557-7216

Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, Fashion Merchandising Program | York | (800) 557-7216

Katherine Gibbs School - Norristown, Fashion Merchandising | Norristown

Lehigh Valley College, Fashion Merchandising | Center Valley

Community College of Philadelphia, Department of Art, Fashion Design Program | Philadelphia | (215) 751-8771

Drexel University, Fashion Design Program | Philadelphia | (215) 895-2400

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Fashion Merchandising Program | Indian | (724) 357-2336

Moore College of Art & Design, Fashion Design Program | Philadelphia | (215) 568-4515

Philadelphia University, School of Textiles and Materials Technology | Philadelphia

Rhode Island
Johnson & Wales University, Fashion Merchandising Program | Providence | (401) 598-2352

Rhode Island School of Design, Apparel Design | Providence | (401) 454-6100

South Carolina
Johnson & Wales University, Fashion Merchandising Program | Charleston | (800) 723-3429

International Academy of Design & Technology - Nashville, Fashion Design Programs | Nashville

O'More College of Design, Fashion Design Program | Franklin | (615) 794-4254

The Art Institute of Dallas, Fashion Design Program | Dallas | (800) 557-7216

International Academy of Design & Technology - San Antonio, Fashion Design & Marketing | San Antonio

Texas Woman's University, Fashion & Textiles Programs | Denton | (940) 898-2661

Wade College, Merchandising and Design Degree Program | Dallas | (800) 624-4850 | Email

Johnson & Wales University, Fashion Merchandising Program | Norfolk | (757) 853-3508

Marymount University, Department of Art, Fashion Programs | Arlington | (703) 284-1500

Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Art, Fashion Design & Merchandising Program | Richmond | (804) 828-0100

The Art Institute of Seattle, Fashion Programs | Seattle | (800) 557-7216

International Academy of Design & Technology - Seattle, Fashion Design Programs | Seattle

Seattle Pacific University, Textiles, Clothing and Interiors | Seattle | (206) 281-2000

Mount Mary College, Art and Design Division, Fashion Programs | Milwaukee | (800) 321-6265

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Apparel Design & Development Program | Menomonie | (715) 232-1232

Friday, August 10, 2007

Jean Paul Gaultier : Fashion Show FW07-08

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Beyonce's The House Of Dereon Fashion Clothing Line

There is a great online place to visit that is hot, hot, hot. Beyonce's The House of Dereon Fashion Clothing Line will leave you drooling for more. This new clothing line is defining the popular fashion term, 'urban chic'. You don't want to miss out on Beyonce's and her sister's modeling this feminine and exquisite fashion line. Not only will you want to purchase some of these fashions and accessories, they're easy on the wallet with their affordability. You can show off your figure and your style with all types of clothing from denim jeans to their well-designed blouses while accenting them with modern accessories that are also offered.

Top-quality suede satchels with numerous accents are now part of the Beyone House of Dereon Clothing Line. Accents include intricate embroidery designs, classy studs, leather trimming, elegant plush trimming, handy side pockets, magnetic claps and even double chain link straps. For shoppers wanting the casual shoulder bags, the Beyonce House of Dereon Clothing Line has a special Hobo line that will fulfill this need. You are sure to find the perfect outfit from the choices of classy skirts, darling shorts, matching shoes, blazers, jackets and even active wear. Top quality fabric is used to create the House of Dereon Clothing Line to virtually fit any size and accent the natural body's curves. Women feel not only comfortable but beautiful for their outings when wearing this clothing line. Jeans are a real favorite and shoppers can easily find chic styles from cropped Bermuda, straight leg, boot cut, Capri to the more traditional type of jean. The emblem for The House of Dereon is proudly displayed on the back pocket of the jean line letting everyone know that shoppers are wearing a top brand of clothing. You are not limited to simply one or two colors for denim when you wear a pair of comfortable denims from Beyonce House of Dereon Clothing Line. The denims come in stonewashed, black, blue, white and even darker blues. You might find that you like their denim so much that you want to have an all denim outfit, such as their jeans and blazer jacket. Show off your features with the bodice darts and princess seams to offer a striking contrast against a dark denium. You can really accent your jeans by wearing the new Dereon Fleur Hoodie which comes in a cream color, golden accents and detailed beading. This is the same hoodie that Beyonce sports in her newest video. You will feel your best and look gorgeous for an evening out on the town with your friends.

Beyonce's clothing line on the Internet is terrific for shoppers on a tight budget. You can shop through the clearance section and find all types of wonderful items that will surely fit your budget size. In addition, they offer gift cards. Gift cards for the Beyonce House of Dereon Clothing Line are a great way to make sure that friends and family really enjoy the present that you bought them for birthdays, anniversaries or just because you like giving them presents. You can all shop online together and enjoy the terrific deals from Beyonce's House of Dereon Clothing.
By: LaCola Berry

About is a blog for stylish college coeds, featuring fashion tips for students, the latest trends, beauty tips, coupons for shopping on a budget and advice on how to maximize university life.

Briana (an alias) is the name behind this blog. I’m a blond, blue-eyed college junior and I attend a large-ish university in New England, USA. I’m all about fashion, but unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with rich parents, so I’ve learned the hard way how to manage my money and still look hot. I’m all about well calculated splurges on designer pieces every so often and style on a budget the rest of the time.

My Favorite Designers are Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Michael Kors. For my designer denim fix, I like True Religion Jeans, Frankie B, Seven for all Mankind, and Hudson. I love casual and cute clothes from designers like Juicy Couture, Ella Moss, Primp, Splendid and Rachel Pally. I have a taste for Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton handbags, even though I probably won’t get my first for many many years. I lust over Manolos like any true fashion addict, and don’t even ask me what I would give for a pair of Christian Louboutin heels.

On the cheap, I’m into American Eagle, Amercrombie & Fitch, Guess? and Hollister clothing. I love AE jeans, A&F tops, Guess? sweaters and Hollister leggings. Mix that all together with some designer pieces, and you’ll have somewhat of a picture of my style. Oh, and like any college girl, I also adore Victoria’s Secret Pink everything and own a pair of Old Navy flip flops in every color under the sun.
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