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_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ exz|ÉÇtÄ W|ÜxvàÉÜ Bonjour fellow fashionistas! I find myself dreaming of Paris as of late. Is it the fact that I have never been there in the fall or the fact that I just drown myself in all of the latest Parisian fashion from Fashion Week!? Regardless I am heavenly dreaming about the city of lights. For those who may not know, I lived in Paris for a time studying fashion. The exquisite art, architecture, and food were all just as inspiring as the fashion the city produces. I find myself pondering what one feels as inspiration after visiting our fine city? I’m sure it’s our stunning beaches and our glorious weather more often than not, however I have convinced myself that one must be inspired by our people. We, like the Parisians, know how to work hard and then relax. My favorite past times in both Paris and San Diego have been sipping a chilled chardonnay at some posh café. I await the day that our lazy beaches will top bucket lists the way the City of Lights does. Until then, I will keep working hard, sipping chardonnay, and dreaming of my next Parisian adventure. Cheers!

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gtuÄx Éy VÉÇàxÇàá Letter from Regional Director………………………………………………………..2 Letter from Editor……………………………………………………………………..3 Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………..3 About FGI……………………………………………………………………………...4 MakerPlace Event Recap….………………………………………………………...5 Member Profile-Kit Kuriakose………....……….……………………………………6 Why Fashion Group International (What’s in it for me?)...……………………….7 Calendar of Events…………………...……………………………………………...8 Save the Dates…..….………………………………………………………………..9 Polo Closing Day Event Recap..…………………………………………………..10 Polo Closing Day Sponsors.……………………………………………………….11 Board Member Profile-Marie Green...…………………………………………….12 FGI Job Bank………………………………………………………………………..13 FGI Throughout the World..………………………….…………………………….14 Member Corner …………………………………………………………..15 Board Members……………………………………………………………………..16

_xààxÜ yÜÉÅ Xw|àÉÜ Hello, hello! With Back to School out of the way and most of the Fashion Weeks concluded, it’s high-time to get our noses to the grindstone and get to work. We have a short window in the month of October to get as much work done as possible before the holidays get here (which are quickly approaching!). Our event recap on MakerPlace will show you a place that can help you be more productive in the manufacturing side of your business and our article on what FGI gives you (“Why Fashion Group International?”) shows you all of the resources that being an FGI member can provide you to help you in your business. With all the work that fall brings, don’t forget to have some fun as well. Being a make-up artist, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday and our cover picture shows you just how much I love that holiday. The model is Mistianna Stromatt. The designer of the dress is the fabulous Jose Maria. And yours truly did the hair, make-up, styling, art direction as well as make all of the accessories. So make sure you schedule some fun, fall time for yourself in the midst of all your hard work. You deserve it after all! Stay fashionable and 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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`t~xÜcÄtvx 9 YZ\ `xÅuxÜ `xxà|Çz exvtÑ ECDE On Thursday, September 13th, FGI San Diego held an industry mixer hosted by the amazing MakerPlace. Most of the guests had never even heard what MakerPlace was or what they did. So...many guests entered that evening into the realm of the unknown. Little did they know that within those two short hours, they would have the world at their fingertips. MakerPlace is THE place where dreams become a reality. Anything that you could possibly imagine to build or manufacture can be made at MakerPlace using all of their extraordinary tools. Want that new bikini you designed to be laser cut? You can do it at MakerPlace. Want to silk screen some tshirts for your business? You can do it at MakerPlace. Industrial sewing machines? Check. Enormous quilter? Check. Embroiderer? Check. 3D plastic printer? Wood working tools? Metal working tools? Check, check and check. While at MakerPlace, guests were able to tour the facility as well as meet and mingle with clients of MakerPlace hard at work making their dreams turn into reality. Wine barrels turned into the most amazing looking Adirondack chairs. Construction wood pallets turned into chic wine racks. Laser cut bikinis. Even the coolest gadget...a hand made, wooden cash box designed for your iPad and Square credit card machine. Stunning! (Don’t believe me? Check out Happy Owl to see for yourself!) The way MakerPlace works is you pay a monthly membership fee (just as you do at your local gym) and that gives you unlimited access to use all of the tools and equipment on the premises. What that also gets you is the ability to pick the brains of all of the other clients working on their projects while you’re there. It very much has a collaborative feel to it. All in all though, FGI LOVED MakerPlace. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship between our members and MakerPlace.

MakerPlace is located at: 1022 West Morena Blvd. Suite H San Diego, CA 92110 619-225-7288 www.makerplace.com

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`xÅuxÜ cÜÉy|Äx@ ^|à ^âÜ|t~Éáx Kit graduated from both New York State University Fashion Institute of Technology with her BFA and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with her AA in fashion design. Although that was never “the plan” growing up. Fashion was way off her radar as a career option. The drama instructor at her high school told her parents to look into FIDM. She had spent her 4 years of high school designing and making the costumes for the school productions, as well as her own wardrobe. She was very apprehensive toward being a fashion designer. She saw fashion as frivolous. She should soon realize fashion is simply what is worn at the current day and time. Fashion can be frivolous. It can be extremely practical but it serves a very distinct purpose and has for thousands of years. So she decided that she was going to be a designer who serves a purpose and has to answer to those who wear her designs. She does not see herself as an artist. She is a designer. She makes clothing that is to be worn: that you can run, do cartwheels, laugh, eat, grow in, that can be washed and washed and washed again. That will be cherished and maybe even passed down. This is the most challenging level of design in her opinion. It is easy to

make something outrageous. It is very difficulty to cultivate your creativity to work on a level that serves both the practical needs of clothing and the romantic needs. She had done her job well. When the girls that wear fiveloaves twofish clothing tell her how much they love wearing their clothing, how comfortable they are, how great they feel in them, how many compliments they get when they wear fiveloaves twofish. At fiveloaves twofish, they are designing clothes to be lived in. They believe that they are growing girls into ladies. It is here that they grow out of toys. Fashion replaces that need for play and they start to play with the woman they want to grow into. Some days are girlie. Some days frilly. Some days sporty. They try to give her the tools she is looking for.

Restaurant: Sultan Banoo, North Park & Kous, Kous, Hillcrest Drink: Mimosa when she is not baking a baby :-) Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Snack: Dried Mango Lipstick: Valentino Red Mascara: Kiehls Exercise: always try to, but usually choose to work longer Hair Cut: always in need of a new one, never it in...no time

Inspirations: undefinable. Anything, anywhere, anytime… Who inspires you: the girls she designs for; her little girls, grade school girls and of course middle ww.fiveloavestwofishclothing.com school tweeners.

Jeans: avoid, prefer dresses Sneakers: avoid at all cost Day Dress: My favorite to sneak off to design and make myself. Day Bag: Moroccan Market Basket Evening Bag: her husband’s pocket Favorite Accessory: oversized pearl earrings Evening Dress: a sari

Necessary Extravagance: travel Shopping: independent brands and boutiques Hotel: small, distinctive hotels Color: all but black and beige

Home Style: Spanish What part of town do you live? Golden Hill Artist: El Grecco Coffee Maker: Nespresso Flowers: Shasta Daisy 6


j{ç Ytá{|ÉÇ ZÜÉâÑ \ÇàxÜÇtà|ÉÇtÄR “What do I get out of being a member of FGI?”

invaluable resource, which list the contact information for ALL FGI members around the WORLD!

“Why should I join FGI?” “I’ve paid my dues, now what do I get by being a member of FGI?” These are all very valid (and very popular) questions we receive from new members of FGI and it’s surprising how many veteran members of FGI can not answer them.

The Member’s Bulletin reports regularly on the latest trends and industry issues that help members market and manage their businesses white it updates readers on member-related news. The RTW Trend Report publishes twice yearly with straight from the runway commentary from some of the most prestigious people in the fashion industry.

For those of you who have been wondering, here’s some of the things your membership gets you: Didn’t get your Member Directory? Make sure we have your correct FGI is a GLOBAL organization. It mailing address. consists of people from ALL areas of the fashion and design-related Want to know where to view the industries such as apparel, Member’s Bulletin and RTW Trend accessories, beauty and home. There Reports? Go to are chapters all over the United www.sandiego.fgi.org and click on States in addition to countries such “FGI Bulletins and Trend Reports” as Columbia, Mexico, France, under “News and Features” on the Korea, Australia and Canada. left hand side. You will have to log in to be able to access that The mission of FGI is to help its information. Exclusivity after all! members become more effective in their professional lives. The The FGI website is actually a wealth organization offers insights on major of information and you are allowed trends in person (Trend Report to access any and ALL of the FGI presentations), online (FGI website) chapters web sites. Simply go to our and in print (RTW publications). page and at the top of the screen, We host programs and business click “Visit Another Region” and the symposiums and provide access to world is at your fingertips. These industry leaders and peers. websites include the entire FGI community and include Members get EXCLUSIVE access to comprehensive news, event various publications provided information (as a San Diego straight from the fashion capital of member, you are able to attend ALL the world, New York City. They FGI events around the world! You include the International just pay the event’s FGI member Membership Directory, an price.)

A huge perk for FGI members (and not many know this), is The Archives. For over 75 years, Fashion Group International has been archiving and chronicling the fashion shows from all over the world in slides, photographs, film, video, books and magazines. The Archives are located in New York, but are available to all visiting members to view. How’s that for an exclusive perk! FGI members also get to learn from contemporary trend and business information, industry sources and market data. Members get to increase their visibility in the competitive business environment and receive advantages for them and their employees. They also get to connect with fashion’s leaders and decision makers. The global talent pool of executives, entrepreneurs and professionals from every sector of the industry include your counterparts in design, marketing, finance, manufacturing, retail, media, education and consulting. To top it off...interested in getting a year of FGI membership for FREE? Refer 4 executive-level members to the San Diego chapter in one calendar year, and we will PAY your membership fees for the following year. It pays to share!

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Holiday Party for Members AND Guests

FGI Career Day

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. WHEN Saturday, October 20th, 2012 9 am to 1 pm WHERE Mesa College, G102 SPEAKERS Margaret Linville San Diego/Mountain Regional Recruiter, Nordstom Carol Gardyne Boutique Owner, Carol Gardyne Boutique, Little Italy Susan Ashbrook Author, Celebrity Marketing Expert & Pioneer of Red Carpet Marketing Rebekah Sager Culture, Fashion and Lifestyle Contributor to Fox News Latino.com Kit Kuriakose & Heather Hass Owners, Fiveloaves TwoFish Fashion driven lifestyle clothing brand for girls, tweens and young contemporaries Cost: $10 To get more information and to register for the event, Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fgisandiego

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, in lieu of a gift exchange, we suggest you bring an item (or multiple items) of clothing from your closet that will be donated to “Dress for Success”. 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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TREND REPORT

VÉÅ|Çz fÉÉÇ4 FGI’s Bi-Annual Trend Report Straight from the International Runway! DATE TBD (Beginning of December) LOCATION The ultra-fabulous Neiman Marcus at Fashion Valley THEME If the shoe fits… You DON’T want to miss out on this! Check our Facebook page often for up-to-date information! www.facebook.com/fgisandiego

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS

Royal Fashion Design Competition & Fashion Show WHEN Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 Start sketching your designs NOW and enter this competition for a chance to have your garment as part of a fashion presentation aboard the famed Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, judged by “Project Runway” All Stars Mila Hermanovski, Gordana Gehlhausen, Michael Costello and Christopher Straub, as well as Bert Keeter and Joshua Christensen from Season 9. The winning designer will receive a cash prize, a vacation aboard the Queen Mary, their dress displayed alongside the Diana-A Royal Exhibiition, among other prizes, as well as lots of media attention. The design presentation will take place on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 in the Queen’s Salon aboard the Queen Mary, to benefit both the Pink Ribbons Crusade and Sentebale.

2013 Annual Meeting of the Members Welcome the new 2013 Board of Directors while mingling with fellow FGI members. We will be introducing the new board members as well as new FGI members. Members who have recently joined FGI San Diego will be asked to introduce themselves to the group. WHEN Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 6 pm WHERE Location still to be determined. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information Www.facebook.com/fgisandiego

Submit sketches and entries via email to Connect@JadePhoenixCorp.com ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 2nd TO BE CONSIDERED. Email the same address for outline of rules for design. To purchase tickets to the event http:// royaldressdesigncompetition.eventbrite.com

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cÉÄÉ VÄÉá|Çz Wtç exvtÑ On Sunday, September 30th, under the VIP tent at the San Diego Polo Club, the most fashionable members of FGI San Diego celebrated the closing day of this summer’s polo season and the Spreckels Cup Final. Members were treated with complete VIP treatment including reserved seating in the VIP tent, lunch, beverages, dessert, champagne during the divot stomp as well as a fully stocked swag bag. The Spreckels Cup celebrated over 100 years in San Diego and the closing day was a Gatsby/Roaring 20s theme. In true FGI fashion, the organization raised over $1000 for their student scholarships through their admission sales as well as their ticket sales for an opportunity drawing to win an iPad 2. Immediately following the matches, guests were entertained with live music presented by The Belly Up Tavern as well as a “Meet and Greet” with the polo players in the Players Club Area. All-in-all, it was the chicest way to end the polo season and raise money for student scholarships.

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UÉtÜw `xÅuxÜ cÜÉy|Äx@ `tÜ|x ZÜxxÇ Clothes Style: Classic with a touch of edgy glamour Jeans: J Brand or Current Elliott skinnies Sneakers: Reebok Watch: Cartier Day Dress: DVF As the Director of Training for The Day Bag: Lanvin RealReal, Marie is responsible for Evening Bag: Chanel initial and ongoing training for all merchandise managers at The RealReal, a luxury designer consignment website based in San Francisco. The RealReal has sales of over one million dollar/month and 12 merchandise managers responsible for acquisitions. Favorite Accessory: hoop earrings Evening Dress: Valentino Marie closely follows fashion trends and whether it's editing a Home Style: Contemporary wardrobe, organizing a closet or Artist: Kedar Nelson helping clients consign designer Luggage: Tumi items, she is always striving Coffee Maker: Nespresso to help women achieve their best Stationery: Crane personal style. Flowers: Orchids Gadget: car phone charger As a former fashion editor and writer, she has appeared on Restaurant: Kitchen 1540 in Del national television, radio, and in Mar magazines. She is a Fashion Group Drink: Champagne International board member and is Dessert: Her mom’s chocolate chip a member of the Women cookies Presidents' Organization. Prior to Snack: Cheese and crackers her career in fashion, Marie managed her husband's sports Beauty Style: Modern fem marketing company, Dennis Green Lipstick: Too Faced gloss in Flirt Sports Marketing. Even when trying to keep up with her two teenagers and pro-sports, her style is classic with a twist of edgy glamour.

Mascara: Tarte Shampoo: Bumble and Bumble Moisturizer: La Prairie Hair Product: Moroccan Oil

Perfume: Jo Malone Blue Bell Toothpaste: Sensadyne Soap: Dove Nail Polish: Butter Exercise: not enough Hair Cut: Long layers Inspiration: Dennis, Vanessa and Zach (her husband and kids) Who Inspires You: Ruth Roitenberg, the most fair-minded, nonjudgemental yet fashionable woman she knows Necessary Extravagance: La Mer Body Lotion Shopping: Barney’s New York Hotel: Ritz Carlton downtown Los Angeles Color: Blue

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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! The FGI San Diego Board is looking for the following interns: Public Relations Event Planning Sponsorship Social Media (blog, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn) 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

Style Your Life is looking for 2 Wardrobe Stylist Interns ( for credit) Flexible Self starter FUN Great with people is a must!! writing skills creative love of style and fashion Job duties include: Assist with personal client appointments locally Assisting on News Segments Assisting with Tween Style projects Social Networking (Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Instagram) Photography Photoshop editing images Running errands for clients and stylist Calling PR companies for samples and returning samples as needed email resume and cover letter to jennifer@styleyourlifeblog.com 13


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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 Regional Director Elect/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………………………………………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 October 2012  

FGI San Diego Newsletter October 2012

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