Bridal Job Opportunity for COD Student!

Attention: Any students who may be interested! Once again, The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is looking for part-time help at their bridal shop.  You do not have to have bridal experience.  Anyone interested in part time employment can apply. Here is the information:

2 days per week.  At least 1 weekend day a must.

$12 plus 5% commission to start.

Thank you for your time.

For more information, contact:

 Bonnie Wegner
The Bridal Boutique of Naperville

CollegeFashionista | Fall 2017 Opportunity!

Attention students interested in pursuing a career in fashion, journalism, photography, marketing, and/or social media, and are looking for an opportunity to build their skills and expand their network this fall.

CollegeFashionista is a digital media company that focuses on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content for the college demographic while providing them with the skills to pursue their dream career. Our community is made up of thousands of influential college students who are looking to break into the industry. After contributing to CollegeFashionista, students have secured job placements at Vogue, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Refinery29, to name a few. We are dedicated to empowering future leaders and helping students build a network for their career.

Style Guru Description:
Become a CollegeFashionista Style Guru today and join a community of passionate, like-minded college students while learning practical skills and gaining access to the industry of fashion! As a Style Guru community member, you’ll have access to our extensive hands-on curriculum to help propel your career, an online portal with educational videos and webinars, and a job and internship board exclusively created and curated for Style Gurus. The goal? To prepare you for the real world by providing you with advice from industry insiders, as well as a network of other Style Guru community members around the world. Everything is 100% online, so the only thing needed to join is a computer! As a Style Guru, you’ll also be able to attend CollegeFashionista events and get access to contests, shopping discounts, and CollegeFashionista merch! Along with that, Style Gurus have the chance after one semester to gain even more real-world experience with access to apply for CollegeFashionista’s exclusive fellowships. These internship opportunities provide hands-on experience in writing, editing, photography, graphic design, and social media, and will help to strengthen both your professional skills and your portfolio while giving you the chance to work one-on-one with fashion industry insiders. CollegeFashionista’s fall semester begins on September 25, 2017, and will end on December 15, 2017, with the opportunity to extend. Get connected with students just like you all around the world, network with industry insiders, and start working toward your dream career today by submitting your application at ly.


215 Park Ave South, Suite 1801

New York, NY 10003



Library Runway Unconventional Challenge!


Attention all Designers & Non-Designers!

I have attached the Submission Guidelines and the Registration Form for the Library Runway Unconventional Challenge! If someone is interested in participating, they should get the Registration Form back to me A.S.A.P. as I am working on a program for the event this Saturday. The Registration Form includes the library’s fax number.

 The good news is you don’t have to sew the entire garment. Participants are allowed to use base garments on which to build their final product.

 Please feel free to call me back if you have any questions or send an email with students who wish to participate.

Library Runway Submission Guidelines

Library Runway Registration Form

Thank, again,


M. Michele Arms | Assistant Director

Cherry Valley Public Library District

755 E. State St. | Cherry Valley, Illinois 61016

Phone:  815-332-5161 | Fax:  815-332-2441

Look Book Photo Shoot for Peach Carr Challenge Winners – Sunday June 11th



SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017


COD Fashion Studies Department

Sunday, June 11th, Vin Reed will photograph the challenge winners with models at the College of DuPage in order to create a Look Book about the contest.   All participants will have access to digital photos, digital look book and designers will also receive a hard copy to celebrate their achievement.

Designers: Your garments need to be dropped off at COD in SRC1007 by Thursday June 9th, they must be pressed and in a bag with your name on it. Sharon will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-10. Email me with any issues.

You do not need to be at the photo shoot.

Models and Hair and Makeup Team: Please meet in SRC1008 at 10am for hair and makeup, bring a variety of shoes and lingerie for the shoot.

Stylists: Please assist Vin Reed and models to stage the photo shoots.

Please let me know how you will participate.


Questions: Contact Sharon Scalise,

A note from Vin Reed with pictures and more pictures

CONGRATULATIONS on a successful 2017 Fashion Show.
You can find photos of both the Afternoon and Evening runway shows here:
You can find Portfolio photos (on the white background) here:
These photos are provided as a huge “thank you.” Photos are high resolution, feel free to download anything you want for your personal use.
BIG NOTE: I AM SURE I  LEFT PEOPLE OFF OF THIS EMAIL ACCIDENTALLY. Designers, Please share with your peers and models who may not have these links.
Congratulations, Thanks, and have a great Summer.

Dimension Fashion Show Awards – Congratulations to all of our designers

By Brian Kleemann

Eight Fashion Studies students at College of DuPage earned honors during the annual student fashion show “Dimensions.” Click here for photos.


Teddy CV

Theadora Iacobellis (Elmhurst, above right) also received a $5,000 scholarship from theFashion Group International of Chicago.

The award recipients are Ibtisam Younis (Glen Ellyn), Most Outstanding Freshman Designer; Whitney Stahl (Lisle), Runner-Up, Most Outstanding Freshman Designer; Quang Tran (Carol Stream), Most Outstanding Sophomore Designer; Li Sheng (Chicago), Runner-Up, Most Outstanding Sophomore Designer; Theadora Iacobellis (Elmhurst), Judges Choice – Outstanding Individual Garment; Ellen Swartz (Streamwood), Judges Choice – Outstanding Individual Garment; Shelly Gupta (Naperville), Outstanding Individual Garment; and Jackie Rose Bullard (Lisle), Judges Choice – Creativity.

In addition, regional high school students were invited to submit their designs for a College of DuPage faculty critique. The following awards were presented during “Dimensions”: Anelise Walker from Neuqua Valley High School, Best Embellishment; Izabelle Neuen Kirchen from Metea Valley High School, Best Construction; and Gabriella Delson from Hinsdale Central High School, Overall Creativity.

For more information about the Fashion Studies program at College of DuPage, visit

TEXTILE DESIGN – FASHI-2261 starts June 6th – enroll now

Enjoy a summer filled with dying and printing in the College of DuPage Textile Studio. Experiment with synthetic and natural dye processes on different fiber contents.  Shibori, Sashiko, Batik, Block/Stencil, Rust and Ice dying, Eco Printing and Digital Printing Methods will be covered in this 8 week class.   Samples, small projects and a final 2 piece collection will be created by students.

The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-9:50pm, starting June 6th.  Open studio time will be held from 4-6pm, followed by lectures, demos and workshop from 6-9:50pm, so don’t worry if you can’t arrive until 6pm,(but it would be great to arrive at 4pm on the first day.)