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USC Fashion Week 2012 Sponsor Show


A week or so ago I went to the final event of the week for USC Fashion Week 2012- the sponsor show. The event space, 701 Whaley, was decorated beautifully with real leaves strewn about the floor, crumpled paper balls in various neutral shades, and glittering Christmas lights covered in real moss. The program was just as great. We saw the Student Designer Competition Winner- Jessica Argoe- show her collection again. Then we saw eight looks each from each sponsor. I am sooo happy I decided to attend USC Fashion Week again this year. Each year just keeps getting better and better. It is hard to believe that students from the university actually pull this show off on their own.

Here is a list of the sponsors that showed tonight:
Bohemian
Brittons
Just The Thing
LaRoque
M Boutique
Petal
VanJean

USC Fashion Board Gives Back With National Lee Denim Day

From Fashion Board USC:
Ways that you can be a part:

Bring Denim – The denim drive for this week is two-fold. You can either bring denim to the Fashion Board National Lee Denim Day tables in front of the Russell House and the Moore School of Business today between 9-2 or to one of the designated “denim drops” throughout the Week. Denim brought to the Lee Denim Day tables will be donated to local Boys and Girls clubs while denim collected throughout the rest of the week will benefit the Cotton: From Blue to Green denim recycling program which will be converted into insulation for homes.
Buy Baked Goods – In addition to collecting denim today, Fashion Board will also be selling baked goods at their National Lee Denim Day tables. The proceeds from the table will be given to the National Lee Denim Day foundation which will assist in the fight against breast cancer.
Like AE on Facebook – American Eagle has agreed to donate money to a charity of Fashion Board’s choice – in this case National Lee Denim Day – dependent upon the amount of likes we can get on their USC AE Union page.
Spread the word – Feel free to tweet, Facebook, text, and run and tell your friends about a wonderful way to give back to the community. We really need all the support we can get.

Denim drop off locations (all in the Greek Village):
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Delta Zeta
Zeta Tau Alpha: Michelle McCloskey
Alpha Delta Pi
Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega
Phi Mu
Gamma Phi Beta
Delta Delta Delta
Kappa Delta

USC Fashion Week and the Style Exhibition Come to Columbia

Check out this week’s local fashion events!

USC Fashion Week:

Monday, April 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Russell House patio — Kick-off event.

Tuesday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Greene Street in front of Russell House and the Darla Moore School of Business patio. — Bagel breakfast, bake sale and clothing drive benefiting SisterCare, a local organization that gives aid to battered women and children.

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., Public Health Research Building auditorium — Fashion Symposium, featuring Jess James, creator of Style Swap, a fashion-accesory exchange at which attendees bring an item of clothing and accessory to the event and exchange them for other items.

Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. – doors open, 7 p.m. – fashion show, 701 Whaley St. — 2011 USC Fashion Week Fashion Show.

Tickets to the fashion show are $7 in advance and $10 at the event. Beginning at 6 p.m. and during intermission, attendees may browse booths and purchase merchandise from retailers not included in the show.

USC Fashion Week features items from retail stores Bohemian, LaRoque, Brittons, M Boutique, Van Jean, DeLibel Boutique, Handpicked, Just The Thing and designer Laura McCall.

The USC Fashion Board is an organization of students from all majors and backgrounds with a common interest in fashion. The board meets weekly to discuss fashion through history and fashion show reviews and to hear guest speakers from every facet of the industry. The board also plans community outreach projects and events to promote local retail businesses.

For more information on USC Fashion Week, contact Melody Burdette, Fashion Board vice president for promotions, at 404-406-2050.

 

Style Exhibition:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

“Pre-Show Party” at MODA Lounge, Doors Open at 10:00pm. 920 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29210    Admission: $5-Ladies/$10-Fellas  (VIP Available)  Dress Code: Fashion Forward; No T-shirts, Ball caps, or sneakers allowed fellas.

Friday, April 15, 2011

“Happy Hour Networking Social” sponsored by The Solomon Law Group. Held at the Hospitality House, 1510 Canal Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 Admission is FREE so be prepared to connect with others in your field & be certain to have business cards in tow!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

“Über-Hawt” Finale Showcase held at the SC Archive & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road  Columbia, SC 29223   Doors open at 6:30pm, Admission: $20   Attire: Stylish & Fashionable  This will be a grand display featuring our participating designers. *Please Note: Only authorized press & photographers will be allowed to take photos during the event.*

Saturday, April 16, 2011

“After-Glow” held at Mr. B’s, 3128 Two Notch Rd., Columbia SC  29204 Admission: FREE before 10pm.  End the night with us during a signature toast to a successful event!

USC’s Fashion Week

The Fashion Board at the University of South Carolina is holding their fashion week activities this week. I went to the fashion show last night and had a blast. I was lucky enough to get a seat facing the models in the area where the photo pit would normally be. I also got to see some of my friends like Eb from MakeMeOverEb, Anne from The Shop Tart, and others.

The show featured looks from boutiques around Columbia like Bohemian, M Boutique, Mary, Just the Thing, Pink Sorbet, Brittons, Unforgettable Jewelry, La Roque, Van Jean, and Coplon’s. They all showed trendy and very fashionable looks. The thing that caught my attention was the fact that Columbia has awesome boutiques with awesome clothes for sale just like Charleston, but the people in my hometown are not known for their fashion sense, so I don’t see many people dressed in these clothes. Hmmm…

The show also had a showing from the school’s own designers who were called  Emerging Designers. They were all really good. I think some of the lines could have been edited a little bit more, but they were pretty good. Camille Yanair made a collection using recyclable materials. Each model held up a sign stating what their dress was made of. Emma Graham Designs showed fun and girly dresses. Ellen and Ellie used cool patterns. Everything was very retro. Emily Claire Studio reminded me of NYC or Paris. It was for the cool girl that loves lace.  Brad Boltinghouse’s “_aholic” collection was full of dark colors and clothes that used lots of peplum and structure. Some of my pictures came out blurry because the models were walking so so so fast, but I hope you enjoy them. I also had a video, but I don’t think you could see the models that well because of my seat position.