I was super busy last week. I went to San Francisco with my parents to graduate from the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Fashion Journalism. I am exhausted and excited! Thanks for all of your support during these long three years. In that time, my blog went from a hobby to my final graduate thesis project. Now I can relax, try to get a job, or try for my second masters or Ph.D. Who knows what the future will bring?!?!?
FASHIONMYLIFE! Since I am packing for my trip to Charleston Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow, I asked a stylist friend of mine to write a guest post on how to dress for fashion events. I was featured about a week ago on her website Mannequinsf.
The best part about being in fashion is all the amazing events that you get invited to attend. It doesn’t matter if it is a runway show, store opening, NYFW or whatever it may be. You must always dress to impress.
Thanks Jennifer Nelson for this wonderful guest post. I hope this helps some of you out there who are looking for an internship.
Photo from here.
People in the fashion industry know that going to the best fashion school is a great way to land a fashion internship. Internships allow you to get hands-on experience that will make your resume pop, as well as give you examples to show prospect employers of your creativity and dedication in a professional environment. Here are five essential fashion internship tips for how to get a fashion internship.
The Academy of Art University Graduate show was amazing. These students were so great. I loved all of the indiviual collections. I can’t wait to graduate with these students in May. I wish them all the best and good luck. View the video for the entire show.
Yesterday was a very emotional day. I went from nervous, to scared, to calm, to happy, to everything in between. After all the hard work, which took about three years exactly, I passed my Final Review. I presented my thesis yesterday. After next week I will be done with graduate school. I will soon be able to walk in May in Sac Francisco at the Academy of Art University, where I will receive my MFA in Fashion Journalism. Whew!!! I can relax now. Photo from We Heart It.
I can’t believe I forgot to blog about the Academy of Art (AAU) Fall 2011 Graduate Fashion Show. This one was the best one yet. They always look really good. The students are always so talented, but this year was THE best. I also got to meet my intern Erin from Pixel Perfect. You may recognize her from her uber informative and fun Trend Report posts. All in all a great time was had by all.
This was the best show AAU yet. The talent is astounding. I’m so glad the AAU fashion blog has the video up now because my video for the show sucked, and it was hard to take pics and video sooo… anyway you can watch the show up above.
I am going to give you all the details on the graduate students who presented in order. If you couldn’t tell already each new collection comes up with each music change.
Jungah Lee- M.F.A. Fashion Design Looks 1-6
The collection was inspired by the faded colors of antique books. Her collection featured hand dyed garments made from latex and silk.
Cara Chiappetta -M.F.A. Fashion Design Looks 7-12
Inspired by Helmut Newton’s photography and Bridget Fonda’s character in “The Point of No Return”, she used rubber, mesh, silk, wool, and nylon to present a feminine collection.
Louie Llewellyn M.F.A. Men’s Wear Design and Xiang Zhang M.F.A. Knitwear Design Looks 13-18
Louie designed the menswear for this collection and Xiang designed the knitwear. Two different ideas and multiple concepts came together to create these looks.
Print Collaboration Looks 19-26
This collection was created by a group of Technical Design, Fashion Design, and Textile Design students.
- Technical Design-
Lindsey Gong and Jackie Nguyen
- Fashion Designers-
Anasa Greaves, Han Yoon, and Emma Erickson
- Textile Designers-
Ruby Guerra, Gabrielle Cols, Yi-Hui Wen, Amanda Carrillo, Chanchai Tanapornwattana, Jennifer Chen, Sarah Appiah, Jennifer Filp, Adriane-Luaren Hueso, and Leah Rossi
April Howard-M.F.A. Fashion Design Looks 27-32
April was inpsired by found objects sculptor Kathy Kelley, a decaying concrete and plastic covered urban wasteland, and Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road.” The collection was made of stretch leather.
Camilla Olson-M.F.A. Fashion Design Looks 33-38
Camilla’s collection was inspired by “Blade Runner” and samurai arts. Everything was made with laser cut silk chiffon and silk faille cage.
Maria Korovilas M.F.A. Fashion Design Looks 39-44
Maria’s collection was inspired by the Jenny Lewis song “You Are What You Love.” Maria’s collection was full of beading, silk, and lace.
Picture I took in 2007.
I’m sooo excited! If you have been reading my blog for the past year and some change, you would know that I love NYC, and I plan on moving there. I also told you guys that one of my goals is to go to New York Fashion Week!
Tomorrow I leave on a super early flight to go to New York City. I may not be going to many shows, but I will report from my graduate school’s fashion show. They are they only fashion school in the country to show at the tents. You can view the live stream on September 10th, 2010 at 5 pm PST. I will also visit two different showrooms. I am also trying to meet up with some of my blogger friends, and I will attend the IFB Emerging Influence Conference. I am making the most of my week.
- Intro to Journalism: I am learning how to write like a journalist.
- Style Icons in Fashion and Media: I am learning about the style icons that have influenced the fashion world.
- Intro to Styling: I am learning to be a stylist…YAY! Fun!
I feel like even though school is tough, I can accomplish anything.
One of the reasons I was so busy, and still am, is because I am busy working on Grad School projects. For my Dynamics of Fashion class, I had to design a ready to wear collection and present it to the class. My inspiration were many. I was inspired by the Art Deco period, Paul Poiret, Asia, Equestrian and Fox Hunting events. I was also inspired by the movies “Gosford Park” and “Easy Virtue”. Thank’s Eda from Eda’s Planet for introducing me the “Easy Virtue”. I love that movie and it helped a lot.
My collection features two knit dresses, a blazer and a coat, a pair of denim, and two riding outfits.
So I am now into my fourth week of Grad School. Yay! I can’t believe I am actually in grad school, but I am. For those of you who don’t know, I am doing the Masters in Fine Arts program in Fashion Merchandising at the Academy of Art University. I am taking Dynamics of Fashion, Fashion Marketing, and some Textile class that I hate. So far everything is good. It is a whole lot easier than I imagined, and I am doing well in my classes. Maybe I am speaking too soon. Maybe I am just taking easy classes. Who knows? Oh well I will keep you up to date as things happen, change, or move along.
Photo by Kevin Dooley
This week I started grad school at the Academy of Art University. I am planning on earning a Masters of Fine Art in Fashion Merchandising. So far all has been well. I am taking three online classes. Crazy you say, why yes I already know that. I am trying to balance school, Delta Sigma Theta, guitar and photography lessons, and my own personal life. Hopefully I will be able to have free time to run this blog and have a personal life in the process. I don’t want to get twisted.