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_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ exz|ÉÇtÄ W|ÜxvàÉÜ Hello FGI San Diego! December is here. That should mean it’s every fashionista’s favorite time of year… Shopping for those perfect gifts, searching for truly fabulous holiday finds, and unearthing the most glorious wrapping paper imaginable. As a devout holiday shopper, I take my job very serious, trying to have all my shopping done by December 1st, all gifts wrapped under the tree by the following week and holiday décor in impeccable shape for all the holiday guests. This year however, is proving to be a bit more challenging than in years past… This year has never seemed to stop flying by. I seem to be working around the clock (a good thing for a consultant!), I’m busy as ever, and I never seem to have the time to accomplish everything I have before. As I sit here writing this, my house holds no Christmas Tree, no holiday décor, and my holiday shopping is far from done (let’s not even think about the wrapping). My typically organized life is going up in flames. I keep telling myself I’m going to hire a full-time assistant to help keep me sane, and yet I can’t even find the time to interview! What is a fashionable girl to do!? ANSWER: Go online. My new loves are Gifts.com and Pinterest. Who knew so many unique gifts and ideas were at my fingertips? These websites are saving my holiday crisis! Gifts ordered, décor decided, holiday décor boxes out, Christmas Tree is coming soon… Chill Pill taken! Sometimes being a fashionista can be quite stressful. Wishing each of you fellow fashionistas, a wonderful, stress-free Holiday Season...

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gtuÄx Éy VÉÇàxÇàá Letter from Regional Director………………………………………………………..2 Letter from Editor……………………………………………………………………..3 Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………..3 About FGI……………………………………………………………………………...4 What Do You Want For the Holidays?……………………………………………...5 Member Profile-Erin Fader……....…....……….……………………………………6 Neiman Marcus Members Only Recap…………………..………………………...7 Calendar of Events…………………...……………………………………………...8 UTC Grand Re-Opening Recap….………………………………………………..10 Board Member Profile-Julie Fought………...…………………………………….12 FGI Job Bank………………………………………………………………………..13 FGI Throughout the World..………………………….…………………………….14 Member Corner …………………………………………………………..15 Board Members……………………………………………………………………..16

_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ Xw|àÉÜ IT’S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am in complete agreement with our fashionabulous RD Julie...time has been flying by! It’s seems like just yesterday I agreed to take on editing our newsletter and here I am putting the finishing touches on the 5th issue already! Half a year! Goodness! I’ve been getting a lot of feedback on the newsletter and would love to get even more. This is most importantly OUR publication. It’s designed to be a perk for members, a tool to entice new members and an outlet to share all of the great things that San Diego has to offer in the fashion world. If there’s something you’d like to see in the newsletter, please email us! Send messages directly to the newsletter at FGIsandiegoNewlsetter@gmail.com In the meantime, here’s hoping that your holiday season goes as smoothly as you want it to be and may whatever gifts you receive for whatever holiday you do or don’t celebrate be the MOST fashionable (and the word ‘couture’ in there can’t hurt either) Happy Holidays and see you again in the New Year! Have a fashionabulous month!!! Until next time...

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WHO we are already…

WHAT we do in the present…

FGI Mission Statement…

The Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association with a network of over 5,000 dynamic professionals of achievement and influence from all areas of fashion and related industries including apparel, accessories, beauty, publishing, retailing and interior design.

The Fashion Group International works to promote the advancement of every member, while addressing issues that affect the entire industry. Our commitment to the industry is evident in our proactive approach to business. Our events provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information with industry leaders on a wide array of topics.

The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.

WHERE we are headed in the future…

The goals of the organization are…

Established in 1930, The Fashion Group International was founded on the idea that it takes an exceptional woman to flourish and succeed in the challenging world of fashion. That year, seventeen women gathered by Edna Woolman Chase, editor-in-chief of VOGUE, met for lunch in New York City. They had three things in common: each held a job of consequence in fashion, each respected every member of the group and each held a common belief.

Cognizant of the ever-changing nature of the industry, and the increasingly turbulent nature of business, the Fashion Group International addresses issues relevant to the future of the industry. Our events encourage thinking outside the box, both for members and non-members alike. As we begin the twenty-first century, the role of They agreed that fashion needed a our organization will be more forum for the expression and relevant than ever. Even conducting enhancement of the American fashion “business as usual” will require business and the increasingly foresight and knowledge of “big important role women played in the picture” issues that are the hallmark industry. Ever since, the organization of our events. has brought the best and the brightest in the industry together in unique Global communications and the New ways that provide an unrivaled Media revolution are an integral part support system, while facilitating the of our commitment to being at the exchange of ideas and resources. cutting edge. Fashion Group International’s online presence as Elizabeth Arden, Edith Head and well as localized blogs and social Eleanor Roosevelt were among the media is the industry’s number one founding members. Eight decades cyber-destination for a wealth of later, the names have changed, but information about fashion and the energy, talent and commitment fashion-related industries. Fashion remains the same. Group International’s web site is an ever-evolving resource for industry professionals.

To advance professionalism in fashion and its related lifestyle industries. To provide a public forum for examination of important, contemporary issues in the business of fashion. To present timely information regarding national and global trends that have an effect on the fashion industries. To provide activities and programs which enhance networking skills and encourage interpersonal contacts so as to further the professional, social and personal development of members.

For More Information on Fashion Group International, please visit our local web site: www.fgisandiego.org or our New York web site at: www.fginewyork.org

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This month we asked our subscribers what they wanted for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Boxing Day, Just-Because-I-Deserve-It-Day. Here’s what everyone said... All I want for Christmas is to give gifts that will be appreciated and loved. Of course, Chanel, Prada or Gucci would be nice too! Marie Green www.TheRealReal.com Lots of jewelry sales for the season! Ann Hardee www.annhardee.com I want a Mercedes Maybach. Karen Cantrell www.ladygolf.com For the holidays all I want is for my family and loved ones to be happy, healthy, and prosperous. Marie Fox www.12signswine.com Is for everyone in the world to have financial freedom so we can all be doing what we LOVE!! Kellyn Timmerman www.feNadesigns.com I got everything that I wanted for Christmas this year. All my wishes have come true this year. I am so greatful for that. Rakhi Batra http://events4yourb.wix.com/events4urb A classic Chanel 2.55 would be nice, but I’ll take a cup of spiked hot cocoa and the joy on my kids’ faces as they open their gifts from “Santa”. :-) Jeanette Crutchfield www.classyonabudget.com I'm wishing for Peace In the World for Christmas and The New Year. Marilyn Murlowski www.doncaster.com/mmurlowski

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Like her first line "Trashy Chic," Erin Watch: Vestal for new. Art Deco for Fader's newest creation "Erin Fader vintage. Jewelry Design" features unique, Day Dress: Vintage 1940's - 1950's high-quality pieces from responsibly sourced materials.

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Shampoo: Biolage Moisturizer: Dermodality Hair Product: Hair Spray Perfume: Herve Leger

However, "Erin Fader Jewelry Design" is meant for those times when you need something just a little more glamorous. Using only the highest-grade materials she can find, the pieces in Erin’s new line are one-of-a-kind or limited edition showstoppers, perfect for your next special occasion or big night out.

Day Bag: Tod's Evening Bag: A vintage clutch. I collect vintage Whiting & Davis so often I pull from my collection. Favorite Accessory: Vintage cocktail rings!!! With each piece truly a work of art, Evening Dress: Something black. It Erin Fader Jewelry Design showcases shows off my jewelry designs the Erin’s originality and eye for design in best! many new and exciting ways. Check out the collection at ErinFader.etsy.com or message Erin about custom orders. And don't forget to check out Erin's other line "Trashy Chic" as well!

Home Style: Vintage/Mod/Retro What part of town do you live? Encinitas Artist: Georges Lepape Luggage: Ralph Lauren Flowers: White Casablanca Lilies

And here’s a little more info on Erin: Clothes style: My clothes style depends entirely on my mood! I love to change it up all the time and do something different. For the most part, I mix vintage with classic, trendy, and edgy looks. Gadget: IPhone Jeans: I do not have a favorite brand. With jeans, it's all about the fit. Restaurant: Le Papagayo Sneakers: New Balance Drink: Champagne Dessert: Gelato Snack: Almonds

Toothpaste: Crest 3D White Nail Polish: Shellac Exercise: Yoga & Running Hair Cut: Long Layers Inspirations: I am inspired by life. People, nature, history, love, and the list goes on. As a jewelry designer, my passion is jewelry and so it inspires me. I love the fact that jewelry can be such an intimate object that can connect generations, histories, and families. As I study more and learn more about jewelry, I am inspired more. Place: Anywhere in nature Who Inspires You: Women from the past, present, and future Necessary Extravagance: Religious Facials Shopping: I must be inspired to shop. This can take me anywhere from vintage, discount, designer, or online stores. Hotel: Anywhere. I love to travel. Color: Red

Beauty Style: Casual for day, Dramatic for night Lipstick: MAC 6


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Holiday Party for Members AND Guests

TREND REPORT

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 6 pm to 8 pm WHERE Neiman Marcus-Fashion Valley Mall Zodiac Restaurant WHAT If the Shoe Fits… Come experience an evening of Fashion and SHOES! See a compilation of Fashion Week trends for Spring/Summer 2013 while sipping champagne and seeing the latest and greatest the Neiman Marcus shoe department has to offer! This Shoe-to-Do event is sure to delight as we hear from Neiman Marcus reps on the exciting world of Louboutins, Manolo Blahniks and more! Mingle with industry professionals and find that perfect pair of holiday pumps all in one setting! Complimentary wine, champagne and light bites. All guests will also be treated to a Neiman Marcus gift bag! Limited Seating! Reserve your seat to this exclusive event today! RSVP to FGIsandiego@yahoo.com Link is posted on Facebook to order/pay for your tickets. FGI Members: $15 Non-Members: $25 Students: $20 PRICES WILL GO UP AT THE DOOR!

Join other fashionistas, fellow FGI members and invite guests to share in the holiday cheer at our annual party at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe estate, Casa de Tortuga. We will once again enjoy a full presentation of heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by celebrated Chef Drew McPartlin, along with wine, champagne and scrumptious desserts by www.CupcakesSquared.com. This year, we suggest you bring an item (or multiple items) of clothing from your closet that will be donated to “Dress for Success”. Also bring a wrapped gift for our White Elephant Gift Exchange ($20 limit). In addition, there will be an open opportunity to purchase a ticket for $10 to WIN a $100 gift card to shop at Neiman Marcus. (Winner need not be present.) COST $35 for members $50 for non-members All tickets must be purchased in advance. Check our Facebook page for a link to purchase tickets. (www.facebook.com/fgisandiego) Address will be given at the time your ticket purchase is confirmed.

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SEW LIKE A DESIGNERWORKSHOPAT FIDM

DECEMBER 20 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. In just one day, you’ll learn from a Fashion Designer how to make a garment like an industry pro! Experience FIDM’s unique resources & inspiring environment. Learn about the design process, from pencil sketch to 3D-creation. Create an original designer pattern. Learn professional sewing techniques you can practice at home. Get an inside scoop on the latest fashion trends and how to incorporate them into your designs. $65 per workshop. No prior sewing experience necessary. All supplies and materials will be provided. Lunch will be provided. For more info & to RSVP, go to: fidm.edu/go/sewingworkshop SAN DIEGO CAMPUS 350 Tenth Ave, 3rd Fl San Diego, CA 92101

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jxáày|xÄw hgV@ ZÜtÇw ex@bÑxÇ|Çz When the Who’s Who of fashion are invited out to a fashionable party, you just know that the place is going to be full of FGI San Diego members (we are the most fashionable after all!). The same was true for Westfield UTC’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Thursday, November 15th. After going through its extensive renovations, UTC opened up its airy doors to welcome shoppers to experience the resort that it has become. From gorgeous local plant life in their desert garden to high end stores now taking residence (Hello Tiffany’s!) to a cinematic experience on par with the elegance of UTC (ArcLight Cinemas), UTC has become the most beautiful shopping center in all of San Diego! And FGI members were there to support! Adding to the extravaganza, a fashion show MC’d by the one and only Guiliana Rancic and an out-of-this-world live performance by Natasha Bedingfield made it a night to remember!

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UÉtÜw `xÅuxÜ cÜÉy|Äx@ ]âÄ|x YÉâz{à Stationery: Kate Spade Flowers: Tuberose

Exercise: Heated Yoga Hair Cut: Long. Straight. Bangs. Inspirations: Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn

Clothes Style: Classy. Chic. Jeans: True Religion Sneakers: I don’t think I own sneakers...Kidding. I do, but they aren’t fab enough to mention. Watch: Chanel Day Dress: Simple Day Bag: Michael Kors Evening Bag: Alexander McQueen Favorite Accessory: SHOES! (I have a shoe addiction, or so my husband says.)

Gadget: Love my fancy wine bottle opener Restaurant: Old Venice Drink: Chardonnay Dessert: Crème Brulee

Snack: Cheddar or Salt and Vinegar Chips (guilty pleasure!) Evening Dress: Fancy. Anything with sequins.

Beauty Style: Simple Lipstick: None...I’m a gloss girl! Mascara: Lancome Home Style: “Happy Pants” Shampoo: Redken What part of town do you live? Moisturizer: Epicuren Del Cerro Hair product: No product Artist: Monet here...again, simple girl. Sheets: 500 thread count and up… Perfume: Michael by Michael Kors Luggage: Louis Vuitton (although I can’t say I own any…) China: I’m not a china person...I think my dishes are Crate & Barrel Coffee Maker: Keurig

Place: Paris Who Inspires You: My Mom. Shopping: Yes please! Hotel: Recently stayed at the Hotel Vista Del Mar in Catalina. Loved it! Nice. Quaint. Highly recommend the weekend getaway.

Toothpaste: Crest Whitening Soap: Neutrogena Color: Pink, of course. Nail Polish: No clue...whatever the manicurist uses! 12


Ytá{|ÉÇ ZÜÉâÑ]Éu UtÇ~ Are you an entrepreneurial woman who loves fashion and beautiful clothes?

Need some help around the office? Have a project coming up and need help? Have a position open in your company? Need interns? If you are a member of FGI San Diego, then you are able to advertise your job openings (paid or not) in the FGI newsletter for FREE! Email your job description with contact information to fgisandiegonewsletter@gmail.com

Are you self-motivated and looking for a stream of income with unlimited earning potential and a flexible schedule? Consider becoming a Doncaster Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant. For further information contact Marilyn Murlowski MurlowskiM@aol.com

The FGI San Diego Board is looking for the following interns: Public Relations Assist PR Chair with promoting FGI San Diego events. Event Planning Assist Programming Chair with producing events. Sponsorship Assist Sponsorship Chair in securing donations for events. Social Media (blog, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn) Be responsible for adding pertinent content to various social media platforms. We are looking for an intern for each of the above platforms. We are a non-profit organization and can supply you credit if your school requires you to do community service. Interested? Email fgisandiego@yahoo.com

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g{ÜÉâz{Éâà à{x jÉÜÄw Travelling soon? Did you know that Fashion Group International is indeed INTERNATIONAL!!! With chapters all over the United States as well as Mexico, Canada, England, France, Australia, South America and so many more, there are FGI events being held all over the world that you are invited to simply because you are a member of the San Diego chapter! Quick! Grab your passport and let’s see what the rest of FGI is up to!

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`xÅuxÜáË VÉÜÇxÜ Do you have a business or service that would be beneficial to the members of FGI San Diego? Would you like some free advertising on our newsletter? Offer a discount to the members of FGI San Diego and receive FREE ad space every issue! Email FGIsandiegonewsletter@gmail.com To submit your ad!

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UÉtÜw `xÅuxÜá Regional Director…………………………………………………….Julie Fought Secretary…………………………...………………………………Jeanie Haddox Treasurer…………………………………………………………Sushmita Utpala Membership Chair…………………………………………………….David King Public Relations Chair………………………………………...……Vanessa Diaz Hospitality Chair……………………………………………………..Marie Green Programs Chair……………………………………………………….Erica Hecht Programs Co-Chair…………………………………………………....Lena Evans Sponsorship Chair…………………………………………………….Lupe Ahern Communications Chair/RD-Elect……………………………Jeanette Crutchfield District Director……………………………………………………...Pam Iannota

Interested in becoming a board member? You must serve on a committee before consideration. Contact FGISanDiego@yahoo.com for more information.

P.O. Box 86545 San Diego, CA 92138

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FGI San Diego Newsletter - December 2012  

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