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FEBRUARY 2011


Spring 2011 Board February Events Fashion & Books FABulistas Behind the Seams: Senior Fashion Show 5 Things Every College Girl Should Carry Gentleman’s Club Day Dreams What’s next...


letters from the editors Full disclosure: Though I love shopping, reading Vogue, and writing about the latest trends, before joining FAB, I probably would have listed my interest in fashion as passive. I’m not a design student-- I can’t sketch or sew, and though I was once in a fashion show for Teen People at the Mall of America, I’m by no means America’s Next Top Model. Without these crucial skills, I thought, it would be impossible for me to really be involved in the glamourous, exclusive world of fashion. I could enjoy it from a far, but I wouldn’t ever really get to be a part of it. Since FAB’s inception in Spring of last year, there have been whisperings of an eventual development of a FAB magazine, a fashion-based publication written just for us, some of the U of M’s most style-obsessed students. It were these initial murmurs that sparked my interest in our organization, that made me become a member, and eventually, that made me become the group’s first secretary. I knew that this was my “in,” and that was something I wanted to be a part of. FAB is truly for anyone of any major with any level of interest in any fashion-related industry. No matter your situation, the organization gives you access to new resources, new contacts, and new information. It connects you to a group of people who share your interests and passions. It makes you a fashion insider. I’m hoping that this publication will give you that kind of inside access and sense of community, too. If you’re reading FABmag and find yourself loving what you see, we want you to get involved. Write us a letter! Submit your outfit photos for FABulistas! Pitch us a topic idea! Become a volunteer contributor! If you’re as excited as we are about this magazine, we. want. you. in. it. Seriously. Rah, Kristen, and I have been working on this, our premier issue, since winter break -- it’s been our personal baby. Now that it’s finally time for us to introduce you, the three of us couldn’t be more excited to share it with every single one of you. Welcome to FABmag!

I have never been captivated by anything but fashion. I mean, besides traveling the world, black-and-white photography, religions, my pet plant Dave, hip-hop, purple highlights, aviators, and the concept of a rockstar. But besides that… Fashion is all I’ve ever wanted to dedicate myself to. But the industry is intimidating. The founding of FAB less than a year ago, and being selected as an original board member, is my most memorable sense of enthusiasm and realization of incomparable potential. FAB has provided this accessible realm that made me an insider and an innovator, and that is exactly what we want for all of you. This is not a magazine made by FAB for you. This is a magazine made by you and us and infatuation for the sake of fashion. You are not a passive audience. This content is not composed by alienated figures typing somewhere in a distant office cubicle, with sounds of copy machines and shredders blazing the background. We are you. Our design meetings are Sunday mornings in coffee shops. We write when we can. Inspiration comes from music, parties, the skyline, cold air, lecture halls, fabrics, bad outfits, bad choices, revelations, frustrations, and the quest to consider oneself successful. You are the fiber of our composition. The world of fashion is not one to be quietly observed, but rather an opportunity to submerse yourself. These lines of text are not only an introduction to the succeeding pages of FAB magazine, but also an introduction to you. A hello. A handshake. Ciao. Salut. 今日は. Shalom. Ahoy. Like locking eyes with a beautiful stranger from across a chaotic room, a budding sense of anticipation evolves. Eagerness. This could go anywhere, and your next move decides that journey.

Rah Riley Editor in Chief Liza Mazyck Editor in Chief


magazine Our objective is to provide an outlet for students of all majors to get together on the common grounds of a desire to work in the fashion industry and to connect them with professionals in the field.

EDITORS IN CHIEF

Liza Mazyck Sarah Riley CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Kristen Holte

CONTRIBUTORS

Elise Diebel, Marlys McGuire, Liza Mazyck, Kevin Tully, Nick Valley

website: mag.fabMN.com FAB: Fashion & Business online: www.fabMN.com email: fab.publication@gmail.com For information on how to contribute please go to the magazine website and for more info on FAB: Fashion & Business please check out the main site at fabMN.com


FAB Fashion & Beats Monthly playlist

This month’s playlist is all about love or sometimes the lack there of. Listen to our playlist on the website! www.fabmn.com February Artists: Good Shoes Calvin Harris RAC Nadio Oh Flight Facilities Jamiroquai Camera Obscura


spring�2011�board� We’d like to introduce you to the board members of FAB! We asked each of them to tell us what they think is FABulous!

President Mass Communications Major Economics & Management Minors

Advisor Scholar of Dress

That inner & natural glow!

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Vice President Retail Merchandising Major Managment Minor

Events Assistant Retail Merchandising Major

I think FAB and all of the great success that we have had is fabulous!

I think that beauty in all aspects and things makes everything fabulous!

Advisor PR Professional It is fabulous to develop your own style and follow your passions!

Advisor Librarian

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Store Manager Marketing Major Design & Fashion Studies Minors Anything classy with that Old Hollywood glamour!

Creative & Art Director Art Major Fashion Studies Minor I think risk takers and those who follow their heart are fabulous. Strive for success, but don’t be afraid to fail.


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newest board members

Partnership Chair Marketing & Retail Merchandising Major

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To me fabulous is a feeling you get when you love the outfit you’re in, enjoy the people you are with, and are happy with what the day has brought you.

Public Relations Chair Retail Merchandising Major Being confident in yourself in the most fabulous thing you can be! Oh and anything sparkly.

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Store Manager Retail Merchandising Major

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Secretary Journalism Major Italian Studies & Fashion Studies Minors Fabulous-ness is a sensation felt when one lives each day to the fullest without regrets, shining from within.

Social Media Assistant & PR Assistant Public Relationship Major I think fashion, traveling, and learning are fabulous.

Editor-in-Chief of Publication & Events Coordinator Fashion Journalism Major

I think our FAB is fabulous! The competencies of those who embrace their strengths.

Editor-in-Chief of Publication Strategic Communications in Journalism Major Glitter, boots, feathers, denim, and just about anything Rachel Zoe touches.

Finance & Sponsorship Chair Marketing Major Fabulous means making an everlasting impression on others through your style, personality, and aura!


February events

Gophers After Dark “Project Runway” Competition February 12th 9pm-1am Location: Mississippi Room in Coffman Memorial Union Teams will compete to conceptualize and construct the best garments and ensembles to be modeled and judged by a panel of FAB Board Members. This is an evening of fast fashion, Kafe 421 appetizers, a live band, and the chance to connect with fellow fashionistas. Oh, and everything is free! (Registration to compete in this event is now closed.)

Volunteer/Attend the Senior Fashion Show February 19th Location: Rapson Hall

Fashion & Books: McGrath Library Tour Week of February 21st-27th (Date Undecided) Always trying to learn more about fashion, design, dress, or style? If so, the University’s McGrath Library houses a collection of fashion and style resources just waiting for you to unearth. The last week in February, FAB’s own Marly’s McGuire will lead any and all interested FAB members on a tour of this St. Paul hidden gem, carefully pointing out the best fashion publications and other helpful materials. Whether you’re planning to write a term paper on a fashion-related topic or simply a styleobsessed FAB member, this special excursion to the McGrath library is designed to pique your interest and introduce you to one of the University’s best sources of up-to-date fashion information.

FAB members are encouraged to volunteer for the Senior Apparel Design Fashion Show! The show, titled “Distortion,” will take place on February 19th, at 5pm and 8pm in Rapson Hall and features 18 designers with 80 models! Need an extra incentive to participate? Volunteers attend for FREE! Dress rehearsal -7pm the day before the show (2/18). Day-of-Show volunteer positions: watching rooms, directing models to runway, (contact Laura, hens0131@umn.edu.) Ticket table, seating guests, ushes, set-up and clean-up, security (contact Hilary, huban003@umn.edu.) Breakfast and lunch set-up and clean-up, reception set-up, replenish, clean up (contact Leslie, randa122@umn.edu).


U OF M JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR Friday, February 25th, 2010 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center, downtown Minneapolis An opportunity to meet with nearly 200 employers recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Whether you are looking for your first job after graduation, exploring summer internships, or just wanting to learn more about careers in your field, this event is the biggest student career fair in Minnesota!

FAB Online Store Opening! (Date Undecided) FAB is proud to announce the opening of our new online store, set to launch mid-month following the CDES Senior Show! Creative Kristen Holte and Store Managers Annie Liu and Jana Bergstedt have been working diligently since January on the much anticipated project and plan to have the store fully up and running by March. The eboutique will offer one-of-a-kind designs featured in the Senior Show as well as FAB-related merchandise.

Companies include: ShopNBC, Buckle, Inc., Kohl’s Department Stores, Maurices & more... Cost is $10 if you pre-register online by February 22nd, or $25 at the door. www.umjobfair.org

More events... Can’t. Get. Enough. Check out our upcoming issues for more information on FAB’s upcoming spring events including touring Mall of America, an after-hours event at Macy’s Rosedale, and our exciting spring show, Scrubbed Into Fashion.


Fashion &

Every month, we’ll highlight a favorite fashion-based publication on our radar. Know of any fashion or style resources that YOU consider required reading? Let us know - submit your favorite fashion publications to fab.publication@gmail.com.

The Berg Fashion Library A Recommendation from Librarian Marlys McGuire

The authority on world dress, The Berg Fashion Library is the new, comprehensive electronic fashion resource. The Library is a unique, online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections - including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, sociology, photography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. Search the title “Berg Fashion Library” in the university library’s catalog and be connected to a plethora of fashion resources!

part. Perfect for breaks between classes and research alike, the text breaks down styles of dress, analyzes popular trends, and profiles designers and models. Those interested in a career in the industry will appreciate sections devoted to the business with special focus on fashion advertising, styling, illustrating, journalism, marketing, and merchandising. With topics as diverse as Hollywood’s impact on fashion to appropriate bicycle clothing, The Berg Companion to Fashion is a must-read for devout fashionistas. Think of it as a textbook that you’ll actually want to read. With your superior knowledge of fashion history and style theory gained from your studies, you’ll be perfectly positioned to turn even the biggest nonbelievers into full-fledged fashion converts.

The Berg Companion to Fashion Liza Mazyck

FASHION: A key form of expression and identity, or a frivolous passing interest? This month’s pick from Editor Valerie Steele suggests the former in a smart and stylish attempt to influence and educate. The Berg Companion to Fashion the ultimate, comprehensive fashion reference spanning over 750-pages in length, the Berg Fashion Library’s non-virtual counterThe Berg Companion to Bashion book cover.


Image of the Berg Fashion Library website.

FAB Member Event: McGrath Library Tour Always trying to learn more about fashion, design, dress, or style? If so, the University’s McGrath Library houses a collection of fashion and style resources just waiting for you to unearth. The last week in February, FAB’s own Marly’s McGuire will lead any and all interested FAB members on a tour of this St. Paul hidden gem, carefully pointing out the best fashion publications and other helpful materials. Whether you’re planning to write a term paper on a fashion-related topic or simply a style-obsessed FAB member, this special excursion to the McGrath library is designed to pique your interest and introduce you to one of the University’s best sources of up-to-date fashion information. DATE: Undecided (Week of February 21st-27th LOCATION: McGrath Library main entrance


FABulistas “FABulistas” is FABmag’s monthly showcase featuring some of Minnesota’s most fashionable individuals. Want to see yourself here? Submit your outfit photos to fab.publication@gmail.com. We look for attractive photography, interesting outfits and above all, great personal style.

Major: Fashion Journalism, Art, French (Interdisciplinary) Who or what inspires your style? My style inspiration isn’t an emulation of a person or designer so much as it is a response to seasons--this past spring and fall, my style was very “girly,” with a lot of appliques and floral prints. Now that I have to bundle up for winter, I’ve taken on more of a bohemian, cabinfever aesthetic; think lots of layering, fur, texture, gold chunky jewelry. On dressy occasions, I look to Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl (classic feminine) or Alexa Chung (melange of masculine-feminine pieces and print-mixing) for inspiration. Where do you like to shop? Anthropologie is, has been, and always wil be my financial nemesis. I also love The Clothes Mentor (consignment)--I have a Free People blazer that I purchased there for $20, and a real fur gilet for $25 (it formerly retailed for $900--people in Eden Prairie are very generous...). Turnstyle, Savers, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom and Von Maur have also yielded amazing deals. What are your favorite fashion trends right now? Least favorites? For Fall, my favorite trends were the 50’s/60’s silhouettes shown at Prada and Louis Vuitton--I bought myself a calf-length mermaid skirt immediately, it makes me feel like one of the sexy girls on Mad Men! Very sophisticated. For Spring, I am in love with the comeback of the 70’s Yves Saint Laurent-inspired looks--I never thought I’d buy a pair of flares, but they are the most flattering things in the world when paired with a pair of YSLesque platform pumps. I really don’t know of any 70’s tailoring that wouldn’t flatter the body! I also like the irony of classic accessories in neon hues, like designer Celine’s classic Box Bag in acid-green crocodile. My least favorite trends are jeggings, kitten heels (unless they are from the Prada 2010 FW collection), and with the 50’s/60’s/70’s ascension of trends on the runway between 2010 and 2011, I’m hoping that the 80’s lson. ion by Leslie O Photo contirubt


Photo contribuators show off their style. Pictured clockwise from top left: Carmina, Shiyu, Emily, Aisha (left) & Sam (right).


Designers Clockwise from top left: Carol Lee, Nick Ruffalo, Leslie Randall, Alex Nettnay.

Behind the Seams: The 43rd Annual U of MN Senior Fashion Show By Elise Diebel When we were thinking of what we wanted our show to be titled, there was practically no question that we wanted it to be edgy. We weren’t going to name it something like “Ambition” or “Dreamweavers.” It didn’t fit our aesthetic or our attitude whatsoever. After a good amount of deliberation, we all agreed on “Distortion,” which seemed to fit all of our personalities and our lines best. Our class is probably best described as lively, outspoken, vibrant, and ambitious (the last of which has come back to haunt each and every one of us during the construction phase of our designs). We’re very sarcastic and humorous (in our humble opinions), which has been great because when we spend so much time together, you need to keep a sense of humor or you’ll lose your marbles real quick. We may spend so much time together that we start taking on each other’s personality traits, but we still have extremely varied inspiration sources, ranging from heartbeat monitors,

All Photos by Erin Johnson


modern architecture, remembering the Alamo, a post-apocalyptic world, Tokyo street style to the birds of Africa. No matter the inspiration, we’re extremely passionate about it- we have to be in order to think about it every single day for over a year from start to finish. Each and every one of us has had our share of construction challengesmainly because a lot of us designed garments that we had never had any experience with before. Whether it was a new fabric, complex patterning, intricate detailing, or fabric manipulation techniques, no one has gotten out of this process without pulling out some hair or calling their mother for a pep-talk. We all wanted to challenge ourselves and we definitely achieved that goal. We want you to think we’re perfect though, so just forget I told you that bit when you’re looking at our stuff on the runway. Though we’ve had our challenges and frustrations, when something works out, it really works out and then it’s time for a victory dance (literally). Some of us are more likely to brag about our successes than others, but we’ll each get excited in our own way when we finally figure out that seam finish, get the fabric color just right, or when something actually fits our model the way we always dreamed it would. This program has been around for a long time and this is the 43rd year of putting on this fashion show. Our department is established, and we’ve had students go on to do really great things after (and sometimes before) graduation. We may be students, but Designers Clockwise from Top: Niki English, Elise Diebel, Jessica St. George, Kelly VerDuin


we’ve been taught well and we’re proud of the work we’re doing. Almost all of us have gone to at least the past three U of M fashion shows, so we’ve been able to take notes on what we like and don’t like, which we’ve then taken and put into our show. We’ve changed things and we’ve gotten some really great people to work with us this year. Local company Anthem Heart is DJing the show, has printed t-shirts for us, and is throwing our after party at Honey (t-shirt and after party details on website); Sam Baker has been helping us with music production, we’ve worked with some great photographers- Brad Ogbonna and Erin Johnson; and we have Robyne Robinson as our MC this year. Needless to say, we’re excited. Planning the show has been a lot of work so most everyone has multiple jobs when you lay it all out- we do our part to work as a team to make it happen as smoothly as possible. The majority of us are very passionate about the outcome and we’re working our butts off to make our vision come alive (as cheesy as that sounds). It would probably be safe to call me a renaissance woman when it comes to my role in the production of the show. I’m in charge of music and ticketing, I’m part of the venue planning committee and I’m also onehalf of the after party committee. Having multiple roles is pretty standard. Even if someone has only one official role, their role is huge and they’re probably in charge of a bunch of small pieces underneath a large umbrella.

Designers Clockwise from Top Left: Kayla Frazier, Tierra Oliver, Amanda Matrejek

We’re really proud of the work we’ve been doing, and we really want to share it with you, your parents, your friends, your enemies, that girl/guy down the street… we’re not too picky. Check out our website, buy a tshirt, and most of all…come to our show, it is SO worth your time and money.

Get Involved!

We’re always looking for volunteers to be a part of the show. We la-la-love volunteers. If you have any special talents such as working magic with a comb and some hairspray, are a massage therapist, or are excellent at serving food, we want to hear from you. Even if you don’t have any of those particular talents but still want to be a part of the show, we still want you to contact us. Like I said, we love volunteers. If you’re interested, contact our volunteer coordinator- Alix Nettnay (alixmn@gmail.com) and she’ll hook you up with some ultra glamorous job, I’m sure. Designer Autum Kirchman


5 THINGS

every college girl needs in her bag

As spring semester begins, we all have to adjust to new schedules, changing classes, and different books. Does the way you carried your things for fall make a seamless transition into spring, or does a back-to-back schedule mean you’ll now be toting your laptop all day long? Whatever your situation this semester, you’ve got to have the necessities: ID, keys, and phone. Beyond that, though, there are a few other items stylish girls should have on hand. Though these five handbag essentials are super basic, there are tons of fun fashionable options for customization. Check out our suggestions (and adorable picks!) for ideas and inspiration!

Alexandra Cassaniti 4-Pocket Backpack

During cold and flu season (…which seems to be every season in college!) it’s always a good idea to have hand sanitizer in your bag. On an average day, we touch dirty doorknobs, use germ-filled bathrooms, encounter coughs and sneezes, prepare food and eat, and sit at tables and desks used by many, many students before us. And, since we’re constantly on the go, few of us have time to take a hand-washing break after each class. The solution, of course, is ultra-portable hand sanitizer which uses alcohol or other chemicals to disinfect and cleanse as needed. Far beyond the days of Purell gel, manufacturers now often hand sanitizers in scented spray, lotion, and foam forms that do double duty by killing germs and moisturizing. An item that keep you pretty and healthy? A definite FAB do! Pure Seduction Travel-Size Anti-Bacterial Sanitizing Hand Gel, Victoria’s Secret. Belli Motherhood Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer, Petit Trésor.

If you’re going to classes, you probably already have a notebook and pen in your bag. These two items, however, are just as essential for time spent outside the classroom! Mini notebooks are ideal for jotting down random ideas, making lists and schedules on the go, and for general distraction! Even if you can’t spare the space in your handbag for a notebook, a pen is absolutely non-negotiable! Have you had those times when you really wanted to write something down during the day (an e-mail address, website, whatever!) but couldn’t? Having a pen on hand in the same spot in your bag ensures that you’ll totally avoid those issues. Watermelon Pen – Sniffly Scented Pen Set, Fred Flare. O’BON + Bird A6 Peacock Notebook, Econscious Market. Bob’s Your Uncle Who, What Notebook, Velocity Art and Design.Appaloosa Horse Pen, 1928.


5 THINGS

every college girl needs in her bag

Anyone on the go can attest to the importance of keeping pack of mints or gum within reach. Both are excellent options for consumption pre and post lunch or for freshening up. Mints are ideal for covering up nasty latte breath, can decrease tummy rumbles, and can even make a good “snack” (if you can call it that!) in your last-class-before-lunch pinch. Chewing gum can keep you awake and alert, remove stains from teeth, and as some studies have shown, increase brain function and memory. Aside from mental and physical benefits, fun-flavored gum is a great mid-day pick me up! With flavor options ranging from classic mint to strawberry shortcake and mint chocolate chip to tropical fruit, if you’re a gum girl, there’s enough variety to last an entire year. Whichever breath freshener you choose, it’s an essential in your bag.

Though often forgotten in snowy and rainy months, sunglasses are a definite handbag essential for college students. Though often forgotten in snowy and rainy months, sunglasses are a definite handbag essential for college students. Not only do they shield your pretty eyes from the sun’s rays, but a great pair can create a focal point for an outfit, conceal a tired face, function as an impromptu headband, or just make you look mysterious! Like a pen, a pair of sunglasses is often only noticed when you find that they are missing from your bag on super sunny days. So pick a go-to pair and keep them on hand at all times! Look for a pair that comes with a protective case or buy cheapie lenses and splurge on a post-market case (I love the ones by Vera Bradley!) to ensure that your shades won’t be crushed in your bag. Watermelon Pen – Sniffly Scented Pen Set, Fred Flare. O’BON + Bird A6 Peacock Notebook, Econscious Market. Bob’s Your Uncle Who, What Notebook, Velocity Art and Design.Appaloosa Horse Pen, 1928.


Have long hair? Keep a hair tie or two in your bag! They’re great for those moments when you decide you want to put your hair up on the go like going to the gym or keeping hair out of your face during an exam. They also have many other uses – In a pinch, a hair tie can function as a rubber band to hold school supplies together, cinch regular bra straps into a racerback, or provide secure closure for an open bag or container. I’ve even heard of girls attempting to squeeze into their skinniest jeans creating an accommodating “loop” with a hair tie woven through their button holes and then secured to the buttons for an extra inch! From a fashion standpoint, many companies are making stylish alternatives to simple banded and scrunchy styles by offering bands that double as bracelets or hair accessories.

what’s in your bag?

Let us know your handbag essentials! Snap a photo of the current contents of your bag and a basic description for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of FABmag. Submit letters to the editors at fab.publication@gmail.com

*Liza Mazyck. Originally published for CollegeFashion.net 01/19.


The Gentlema By Kevin Tully

Sometimes I’ll be walking to class, minding my P’s and Q’s, when all of a sudden I see a girl that makes me do that Exorcist-style head rotation after they pass me. It’s like they catch my eyes on a leash and are pulling me along like a disobedient Jack Russell Terrier. What causes such a borderline-creepy action to take place? How they look, obvz! Before you slap me in the face, allow me to explain: I don’t care what you’re wearing, really. I’m a jeans/sweater/t-shirt sort of dude, so if I threw stones or tried to tell you something was “in,” I’d be out of my element and make myself look like an ass. So, wear whatever you want -- as long as you rock your outfit like YOU actively decided you look fantastic in it today, I’d be willing to bet you’re going to look fantastic in it today. Now, that’s not to say you should strut around letting everybody know how great you look, because as the old saying goes: To look and be truly awesome, you gotta know that it doesn’t matter who knows it.

Yo u a re a ll b e a u ti fu l -- I m e a n it -- a n d if I w a s s in g le -e r, o ld e r, d ru n ke r a n d m o re s e n il e , I’ d te ll e a c h a n d e v e ry o n e o f y o u th a t to y o u r fa c e. Now, your outfit’s out of the way, allow me to get on my soapbox for a sec: You are all beautiful -- I mean it -- and if I was single-er, older, drunker and more senile, I’d tell each and every one of you that to your face. BUT, try as you may to deny it, you were all born that way. Make-up’s fine, dying your hair is fine, whatever -- but I wish y’all would eliminate the entire “Don’t come in, I’m not wearing make-up” line from your conscious. Products should accentuate your natural beauty, not create artificial beauty, because as cheesy as it sounds, there’s nothing more attractive than what is truly you. If you follow these two easy paragraphs of advice, please don’t make eye contact as I neck-swivel around like a caffeinated giraffe when you pass me by. It’s awkward.


an's club State of the Union: A dress By Nic Valley Men’s fashion is one of the more understated aspects of the fashion world. Obviously fashion is tailored more to women and less focused on men, but in recent years there seems to be an upsurge in changing the way men dress. Many designers have been changing the classic silhouettes men have donned for decades and finding new and creative ways to add more variety to choose from. The men’s basic shape is usually more tailored and simple. But what has been appearing are ambiguous shapes in the form of baggy tops and longer pieces such as sweaters that extend to the knee in almost a dress form. These may seem like minor changes, but the fact that designers are interested in redefining what men can and should be wearing seems to be a much needed domino effect opening up a lot of possibilities for what potential men’s fashion has in store in the future.

at R e c e n tl y it a p p e a rs th a re m o re m e n in A m e ri c a b e c o m in g fa s h io n c o n s c io u s --

Men have always had a much more condensed selection to choose from and the clothes seemed to have become stagnant from decade to decade. Recently it appears that more men in America are becoming more fashion conscious creating a much larger market for designers to create for. The more men become interested in fashion, the more fashion risks they are willing to take, therefore broadening the previously narrow selection of clothing available. As a person interested in fashion, the future seems to behold a lot of possibilities, ones in which I can’t wait to wear.


Day Dreams Fantasies Fairytales Castles in the Air Sleepwalk into a wardrobe of daydreams dressed up with fantasy and romanced with fairy tales. Delicate dresses, soft sweaters, layered stockings & scarves, plush fur jackets & fluffy fur booties let your mind drift into dreams of your own happily ever after.

Photography Rah Riley & Styling Assistant Stylist Rachel Koshiol Model Amanda Arends


fashion spread


And she lived happily ever after...


FUTURE FABmag CONTRIBUTORS

Stephanie Audette Summer Jackson Laura Marrinan Shannon Murphy Leslie Olson Emily Palecek Carley Rosen Jenna Whitcomb

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FABmag Issue One February 2011  

FAB: Fashion & Business

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