Fashion Newsletter

March 2014 

Volunteer Opportunities

Available for our Spring 2014 Fashion Show. Sign-up sheets are in TC3W, TC308 & on our bulletin board in the hallway. See page 8 for details. Please participate ! 

GAP University

Gap UniversityOur GAP University program starts March 20th at noon in room TC3W. Pick up a registration form in the classrooms or hall rack and drop off of contact Evonne at evonne.bowling@mesacc.edu.  

During the series of workshops you will receive materials on a variety of merchandising topics.  There are also job possibilities and a chance to earn one of six $250 scholarships for use at MCC—a class, books. 

You must register   Sign up sheet on Evonne’s office door 

Schedule

  • Thursday March 20th - Communicating Effectively                 
  • Thursday March 27th - Time Management-
  • Thursday April 3rd - Job Search to Job Offer
  • Thursday April 10th - Interviews
  • Saturday April 12th - Job Shadow

You will receive a “diploma” if you attend all classes and it is a huge resume builder!

3rd Annual Festival of the Arts at MCC.

MCC 3rd Annual Festival of the ArtsThursday, April 3rd. We will have two stages set up with student musicians, theatre performances, dancers, poets, and storytellers.

FASHION DESIGN STUDENTS, YOU CAN SHOW YOUR DESIGNS and WEARABLE ART.

Visual artists will be set up all around with tables and tents exhibiting and selling their work. We will even have students demonstrating ceramic throwing, drawing, and painting. Student clubs will be selling food, and we will have free popcorn and snow cones. Fashion design students will have a table for demos. If the students have a club and would like to raise money they are welcome to sell things, or as individuals. We could even do a fashion show on one of the stages. Please let Evonne know if you would like to sell items for the club. If you would like to sell items for yourself— you will get to keep the money. 

Early Earth Day event at MCC .

March 26th from 9—1 Re-cycled items. You can sell your designs at this event. *see Evonne for details.

Student Highlights

Christopher MarchiniChristopher Marchini

What are your career plans after school?
 Someday I hope to be able to launch my line on a much larger scale, but in the mean time would love to have the opportunity to work as a creative designer in the industry for successful, established designer lines like Gwen Stefani’s ‘Harajuku Mini’, Matilda Jane, and Tea. Their funky style really speaks to me and my design esthetic.
When do you anticipate graduating from MCC?
 Since I still work a full time job I am only able to take night classes,  I suspect it will take me longer than I would like to graduate, but I am really enjoying all my classes.
Mydaddyshirtboutique.comYour declared major in the program?
Fashion Design.
Are you working on a Certificate of Completion at MCC?
I’m not currently working on any Certificate in particular, but I may look into them to help fast-track my career plans.
My Daddy's Shirt Upcycled BoutiqueDo you have a current fashion related job?
Yes and No… I work full time in the Telecom industry… but I do design a small Children’s clothing line on my off-time.
Anything else that you would like to add?
A  I enjoy using reclaimed and recycled materials in my designs and LOVE working with knits. I have a very short attention span and don’t like working mass-production too much, creating one-of-a-kind and limited editions really excites me.

Urban Princess

Urban PrincessHere is an outfit inspiration I put together for the urban princess with an edge!

My inspiration was Rihanna and the excessiveness of gold. From the SS 2014 collection of Balmain I used his coated tweed mini dress alongside I loved the thick collar necklace they had and also paired it with a quilted bootie and gold tip to keep the cohesiveness of gold going through and also to help the different textures be one and not off putting.

I would also pair this with a vintage Chanel full flap bag with gold hardware. Every girl needs some good diva sunglasses so I added Dolce & Gabbana cat eye sunglasses.

To finish off this look I recommend a good red lipstick like this new MAC Cosmetics lipstick called Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick goes great with many skin tones!