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Upcoming Events ~ Trend Report ~ Job Bank ~ Fashion Redux

2013


_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ exz|ÉÇtÄ W|ÜxvàÉÜ “Parisian Heartache” Last month my letter was about not getting lost in the busy day to day; about taking time “between flights” to chill and have a moment for yourself…… This month, I want to focus on flying again. Later this month, I will be flying to the City of Lights. I know I have talked about Paris before, but only because this marvelous city means so much to me. I anxiously await stepping into the heart of this city again, where I left a piece of my soul years ago. 24 days now, and counting… While studying trend forecasting and color theory in college, I discovered this amazing city in only the way a “resident” can. I found off-beat cafes, hole in the wall shops, un-touristy parks, and savored the best café au lait the city had to offer. Since my time there (almost 8 years ago), I have literally hurt for this city I miss so much… sometimes my heart literally begging me to jump a flight and reacquaint myself with this magical place. I have since gone back on little weekenders while traveling through Europe, but have never had the opportunity to really LIVE like the Parisians (and I did) since. Sadly, I never probably will again. Although a piece of me will always reside in this fabulous city, I really do love the life I have created here. Sunny California weather, lazy days at the beach, and the calm lifestyle San Diego offers. Sometimes I wish our city would have more of an emphasis on fashion like my beloved Paris does. How fabulous would it be to have couture the way they do!? Chanel, Lanvin, Gautier, Valentino… A multitude of icons come from this amazing city. Is it to much to ask that we have at least one?? A girl can dream… I’m sure as our city grows and as we fashionistas band together, we will create fabulousness here too. Ok, maybe not ever achieving greatness the way the City of Lights has, but in our own unique way. Until then we will keep working hard, and visiting (as often as possible) this inspirational city which means so much to me and many others… Paris, I will see you soon. Bon Voyage!

]âÄ|x YÉâz{à FGI San Diego Regional Director

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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 Fashion Redux Photo Recap………………………………….………………….…6 Congrats to Pretty-Is!..…...……………………………………………………..…...7 Front Cover Feature……………….…………………………………...……………8 Save-The-Date “IT” Fashion Show…………….……....…………………………..9 Trend Report Photo Recap………………………………………………………...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! As I write this, I must admit it’s really hard for me to concentrate. By the time you read this, I will be on a plane to New York City to represent all of YOU at the Fashion Group International Annual Conference. It’s an utter privilege to represent all of you and I have to admit...I’m SUPER excited to get to go again this year! I keep checking The Weather Channel app on my iPad to see what the weather’s going to be like, planning each fashionabulous outfit accordingly. And I’m even more excited to get to share this trip with the ever-so-lovely Marie Green (did you see her company mentioned in WWD in the last newsletter!!!). Her excitement and enthusiasm are truly contagious and I just know that our experiences at this year’s conference will help our chapter EXPLODE with even more greatness! Stay tuned to the next newsletter to hear all about the conference and to see pictures! 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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Join us for "Celebrating Couture 2013" Presented by The Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus Featuring NAEEM KHAN Tuesday, May 21, 2013—The Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel As a proud and active supporter of the Celebrating Couture 2013 annual fashion show, FGI is able to offer up to 100 “STANDING ROOM” fashion show tickets to see the Naeem Khan Fall Couture Collection to benefit The Old Globe. Presented by the Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, on May 21, 2013, the “standing room” tickets will only be sold by FGI, via this web site, on a first-come, first-served basis. The special Standing Room ticket price covers viewing the fashion show, from the Standing Room Only area, but DOES NOT cover the luncheon, beverages and auction. For information on full-price tickets please click on www.GlobeGuilders.org/fashionshow Proceeds to benefit education, artistic and community programs of The Old Globe Theatre. http://www.TheOldGlobe.org/ This is a unique opportunity to see this couture collection on the runway, in SAN DIEGO, at this price! Please join us to see the work of fellow FGI member Naeem Khan. Guests will also be treated to a viewing of the Naeem Khan Fall/ Winter collection immediately following the fashion show. Naeem Khan himself will be present at this event. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this amazing designer!

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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On Friday, April 19th, 2013, FGI San Diego Boards Members were invited to be judges at the Fashion Redux Celebration at the San Diego History Center. Sponsored by the Costume Council at the SDHC and The Fashion Program at Mesa College, four student finalists created garments inspired by the Roaring 20’s. Below are their fashionabulous dresses!

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to FGI San Diego Member Lupe Ahern and all of Pretty-Is for their fab mention in Pacific Magazine!

*To read the entire article, please go to: http:// www.pacificsandiego.com/2013/ 03/27/just-four-looks/ 7


Front Cover Feature

Photographer Daniel Juare Model/MUAH Dakota at My Elite Models

An Afternoon At the Park NOTE: Are you a photographer, model, make-up artist, etc. who would like some great exposure? FGI San Diego is always looking for contributors for the covers of our monthly newsletters. As we are a non-profit, trying to raise funds for fashion related scholarships, we can not pay for your photos, however we can offer credit of course, free advertising in our newsletter for you and your business as well as exposure to fashion peeps in San Diego and all over the world. For more information, email fgisandiegonewsletter@gmail.com 8


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

Interested in becoming more involved with FGI San Diego? We are currently looking someone to fill a vacancy in our Board! We are in need of a Sponsorship Chair. Responsibilities include helping find sponsors for events, annual sponsors for FGI San Diego in general as well as assistance in finding “swag” for our various events. Interested? Send us an email to set up an interview! FGIsandiego@yahoo.com

CONGRATS TO MESA COLLEGE RECIPIENTS OF THE FGI SAN DIEGO FASHION SCHOLARSHIPS!!! On April 26th, 2013, FGI San Diego Regional Director, Julie Fought, and FGI San Diego Treasurer, Sushmita Utpala, presented scholarships to three extremely talented mesa college fashion students! Thank you to everyone who supports our events! Without you, we would not be able to give out multiple scholarships each and every year!

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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.……..…………………….………………Maria Delgado 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-May 2013  

FGI San Diego Newsletter-May 2013

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