Exciting Opportunity for Students at the Cherry Valley Public Library!

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The Cherry Valley Public Library is sponsoring an event on June 17 called Library Runway! Based on the popular reality show Project Runway!, participants will be tasked with an unconventional challenge….creating a garment out of the printed page. Book pages, magazine pages, newspaper, any kind of printed page may be used to create the garment of their choice.

In addition, Project Runway! alum Peach Carr, a Chicago-based fashion designer will be on hand to judge the entries.

Library Runway! is open to any participants age 12 and up; teams are limited to 1-3 members. I have attached a flyer with all the relevant information. Most importantly, participants must attend an informational meeting on Saturday, June 3 at 9:00am at the library to register and receive guidelines for their submissions.

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If you have any questions, you can send an email message to michelea@cherryvalleylib.org or call me at the library at (815) 332-5161.

Featured Designers!

COD Fashion Students Hit the Runway with ‘Dimensions’ on May 12!

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Fashion designer, Theadora Iacobellis, and Fashion Merchandiser, Nicole Willis, are featured in this years Fashion Show article! Make sure to read all about the show, dates, and the whole story on these two fashion students!

By Brian Kleemann

College of DuPage Fashion Studies students will showcase their original designs during “Dimensions,” the annual fashion show that will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus in Glen Ellyn.

Fashion Studies adjunct faculty members Melissa Heischberg and Vin Reed, who are coordinating this year’s event, said students have plenty of room to interpret the theme in their own ways.

“We know it’s a broad topic, but the students are having fun as they explore how to define ‘dimension’ in their own work,” she said. “In addition, every year we have a new production team, so they bring in fresh voices and outlooks that give the show a unique look and feel.”

Part of this year’s show will feature student work selected by “Project Runway” all-star and COD alumna Peach Carr. With her style dubbed “Country Club Chic” by “Project Runway” host and mentor Tim Gunn, Carr was featured on the hit reality show “Project Runway” during Season 8 and All Stars Season 2 and finds inspiration from her childhood in the music, art and vibe of the 1960s and 1970s. Last fall, Carr worked with Fashion Studies students and then headed a jury that selected from submitted pieces.

Reed said a new concept this year pairs Fashion Promotion students with designers to create and market personal brands.

“We want the fashion design students to begin thinking about their brands and we asked the promotion students to find creative ways to share the designers’ concepts for the runway,” he said. “We want students to see this show not only as a showcase for their work but also as a stepping stone to the future. You can start a fashion empire anywhere, and if our students are creating points of view that are unique and authentic, they can launch them.”

Enjoying this collaboration are students Nicole Willis (Bloomingdale), who wants to be a visual merchandiser, and Theadora Iacobellis (Elmhurst), a designer who will show two pieces selected by Carr.

“Theadora was terrified when I first came in,” Willis said. “It was initially me helping her create a brand that incorporates her design and name. But we got along so well that we are still working together. She’s very girly but elegant, and her clothes are gorgeous and feminine and carefully put together.”

Iacobellis liked the perspective that Willis brings to marketing her work.

“It’s fun bouncing ideas off of Nicole, because she knows just what to look for and how to share it,” Iacobellis said. “It’s exciting to see the results and think about how this will be incorporated into my future career as a designer.”

Students from COD’s Cosmetology program will assist with hair and makeup for the event. General seating for “Dimensions” is $15 for adults, $10 for students with an ID, and $5 for children 12 and under.

For more information, call (630) 942-2619 or email scalise@cod.edu. For updates about the fashion show, visit the Fashion Studies blog at codfashion.wordpress.com. For more information about the Fashion Studies program at College of DuPage, visitwww.cod.edu/programs/fashion.

 http://cod.edu/news-events/news/17_april/17_dimensions.aspx

 

 

Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek!

Preparing COD Fashion for the Runway!

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Prepping Publications for Dimensions Fashion Show!

Get Your Tickets Now!

Come see what the emerging designers have created this year!

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Getting Ready for the Runway at COD!

Mark Your Calendars!

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Now casting Project Runway!

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Hello Fashion Friends! We’re casting a new season of Project Runway, and I need your recommendations.

Are there any superstar alumni who ought to be on the show? Please send me names!

Spreading the word!

As always, we’re thrilled to offer designers exposure to an enormous television audience, the opportunity to showcase their work at New York Fashion Week, and the chance to win $100,000 or more to launch or expand their fashion line.

Applicants can learn more and apply online at http://www.bmpcasting.com/casting/pr/

The deadline is April 3, 2017.

I’ve attached a flyer, which you should feel free to publish and/or circulate.

If you have any questions: about the application, the casting process, our complex feelings about the drop crotch—anything!

Contact: Rebecca Snavely

Casting Director

Project Runway Season 16

Job opportunity!

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is a sample, bridal shop.  Selling designer wedding gowns off the rack and at a discount.  They run the shop like a high end boutique providing customers with the full bridal experience.  Each stylist works one on one with their bride in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

 

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is looking for a part time (about 2 days/week) sales person. Training included.  Pay is $12/hr. plus commission to start.

 

If interested, please contact Bonnie at 630-286-0286.

Bonnie Wegner

The Bridal Boutique of Naperville