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NYC Conference Edition


_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ exz|ÉÇtÄ W|ÜxvàÉÜ “Client Relationships” I have been thinking a lot about client relationships lately. Most of the time people ponder relationships, it’s because they are having extreme difficulty or extremely good times. I haven’t had either as of late, but felt the need to address this important aspect of our lives. I am a sole proprietor… I do my own sales, my own marketing, my own PR (although with a little help from Peplum PR), my own labor, my own invoicing, and my own….. the list goes on. For those of you who are also small business owners, I’m sure you can relate to the never-ending workload. We never have the time to really focus on those client relationships as we should. We are always focusing on the next “big thing”, always the future… not so much the current. I know in my own life there is always room for improvement, but I want to encourage others (and myself) to really value those clients we currently HAVE! Even though they seem overwhelming at times… with all their questions, phone calls, emails, and attention… we need to take a breath and remind ourselves that these are the people who are making our financial life possible. They are the ones continuing our business and will ultimately be the ones who either refer us to others, or don’t. I know I want to be the type of business owner that always appreciates what I have while also striving for the best possible outcome my future holds. Trust your instincts and follow you heart… You are in control of your own destiny and remember… if you are comfortable, you aren’t necessarily growing. Stretch yourself on a daily basis. Maybe that means taking the time for a cup of Joe with that needy client or simply writing an “I appreciate you” email. Let’s thank those that keep our small businesses growing.

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gtuÄx Éy VÉÇàxÇàá Letter from Regional Director………………………………………………………..2 Letter from Editor……………………………………………………………………..3 Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………..3 About FGI……………………………………………………………………………...4 Calendar of Events……………..................………………………………………...5 Opening Night Cocktail Party Photo Recap…………………………………….…6 Stephen Burrows-When Fashion Danced…………………………...……………8 The Players Club Award Dinner with Tracy Reese……………………………...10 FGI Throughout the World..………………………….…………………………….12 FGI Job Bank...………….…………………………………………………………..13 FGI San Diego Members....………………………………………………………..14 Members’ Corner……………………………………………………………………15 Board Members……………………………………………………………………..16

_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ Xw|àÉÜ Hello FGI San Diego! I am so excited to say that our little newsletter (in its current form) is one year old!!! It was last year at this time that I recapped my visit to the Big Apple representing San Diego at the INTERNATIONAL conference. This year I was given the privilege to represent you as well and thus this month’s newsletter issue is a recap from that phenomenal event. Getting to meet so many amazing people from all over the world was so exciting. There were representatives of Japan, South Korea, Mexico City as well as all over the States. Talking with all of these people reminded me that FGI is indeed INTERNATIONAL. We tend to get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we forget that we are part of something bigger, something more important, something prestigious. FGI is the only INTERNATIONAL fashion organization of its kind, started way back in the 30’s by the then-editor of Vogue and other remarkable women such as Eleanor Roosevelt. We are a part of that legacy and it feels pretty amazing to think of it in that way. So when you are out and about, perhaps having “one-of-those-days”, remember that as a member of FGI, you are part of something bigger and greater than yourself. :-) Have a fashionabulous month!!! Until next time…

]xtÇxààx VÜâàv{y|xÄw FGI San Diego Board Member-Communications Chair/RD-Elect 3


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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You've asked, we deliver! This is a member only event where we will get to mingle and network while sipping cocktails and nibbling on half priced appetizers. Don't want to come solo? No worries, feel free to bring a plus one. Price is free and must be a member to attend. Oh, and did we mention swag for members plus $3.00 margaritas? Here's to great food, great friends and great fun! Monday, June 10th, 2013 6 pm to 8 pm Elbowroom 5225 Kearny Villa Road San Diego, CA 92123

Are you a current member of FGI San Diego? Enjoy 25% off your tickets to the 2013 La Jolla Fashion Film Festival! Check your email for the private discount code. Didn’t receive the email? Email fgisandiego@yahoo.com. Once we verify your membership, we will forward you the discount code.

Do you have or know of any fashion events going on in the San Diego area? Did you know that FGI San Diego has an online Fashion Calendar integrated into its blog? www.fgisandiego.wordpress.com Want to have your event included on the fashion calendar? Send the information on your event to fgisandiegoblog@gmail.com!

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Opening night of the FGI Conference in New York City was held at the gorgeous Estee Lauder Headquarters on 5th Avenue overlooking Central Park. Being in such an exquisite place, with an amazing view and mingling with all of the various regions in attendance, it was truly a fantastic night for all! It was the start to a PHENOMENAL conference!

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The second night of conference, we had the distinct privilege to attend a gallery event at the Museum of the City of New York celebrating the career of Stephen Burrows. Burrows was born in New Jersey in 1943 and began designing in 1966 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology. The first African-American designer to receive international acclaim, he is considered an industry legend for his innovative work in matte jersey, chiffon and velvet. Dubbed “an American original” by The New York Times, Burrows is recognized as the designer who created the fluttery hem referred to as “lettuce edge”. In 1973, he was one of the five designers selected to represent the United States at the “Battle of Versailles” benefit fashion show, whre he and fellow Americans Anne Klein, Bill Blass, Halston and Oscar de la Renta showed alongside Parisian icons Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanual Ungaro. When Fashion Danced, (at the Museum of the City of New York) is a retrospective of Burrows’ career. When viewing these extraordinary clothes, it is impossible not to want to dance the night away. Add to it that Burrows himself walked us through the exhibit made a night never to forget.

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g{ÜÉâz{Éâà à{x jÉÜÄw [xÜxËá ã{tà zÉ|Çz ÉÇ tÜÉâÇw à{x ãÉÜÄw4 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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Ytá{|ÉÇ ZÜÉâÑ]Éu UtÇ~ 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!

Interested in becoming more involved with FGI San Diego? We are currently looking people to fill a couple of vacancies in our board.

Email your job description with contact information to fgisandiegonewsletter@gmail.com

Interested? Send us an email to set up an interview! FGIsandiego@yahoo.com

Department: Academic Affairs Position Summary:Instruct and facilitate meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment. Provide education through learning centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. Key Job Elements:• Provides competency-based education• Designs/delivers class instruction• Enables student exit competencies• Delivers learning-centered instruction• Promotes student success• Manages the learning environment• Contributes to a culture of learning• Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning Must have Master’s Degree

Darlene C. Ritz, MBA Academic Director, Fashion The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University 7650 Mission Valley Road San Diego, CA 92108 858.598.1333 www.artinstitutes.edu/sandiego

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UÉtÜw `xÅuxÜá Regional Director…………………………………………………….Julie Fought Secretary…………………………...………………………………Jeanie Haddox Secretary-Elect……………………………………………………...Elle Chaseton Treasurer…………………………………………………………Sushmita Utpala Programs Co-Chair……………………………………………………Lena Evans Programs Co-Chair…………………………………………………Kit Kuriakose Programs Co-Chair………………………………………….……..Melissa Lewis Membership Co-Chair.……..…………………….………………Currently Open Membership Co-Chair…………………………….………………….Liza Pinard Public Relations Chair………………………………………...……Vanessa Diaz Publicity Chair…………………………………………………..Kailynn Bowling Hospitality Chair……………………………………………………..Marie Green Sponsorship Chair…………………………………………..…….Currently Open Communications Chair/RD-Elect……………………………Jeanette Crutchfield Communications-Elect…………………………………...………...Shahnaz Zarif 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 June 2013  

FGI San Diego Newsletter June 2013

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