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'Tis the season of sparkle and shine. That's why we're devoting this Friday's #dressforless to sequins!! Enjoy and happy holidays! 

1. Mimi Chica Glitter Leggings, $30, nordstrom.com
2. Cynthia Rowley Sequin Skirt, $39.50, belk.com
3. Ban.do Mini Heart, $10, shopbando.com
4. Sequin Bomber Jacket, $39.99, macys.com
5. Sequin Cami Dress, $49, express.com

White bedroom

Tips for creating a bedroom that could rival the coolest hotel. (Glitter Inc)

These last minute gift ideas are pretty perfect. (A Pinch of Lovely)

We're all about a fun, flirty party look this holiday season. (Haute Off the Rack)

Here's a very cool way to rock a party dress during the day. (On the Racks)

Ever wonder what happens to the denim you recycle? (Madewell Musings)

Not sure about Fair Isle? Get inspired by these super cute and affordale looks. (Penny Pincher Fashion)

Finally! The ultimate guide to hair serums. (The Beauty Department)

We're kind of girl crushing on Prince's muse, Damaris Lewis. (Into the Gloss)

A breakdown of dress codes to help you get ready for all those holiday parties coming up. (Ruche)

How insanely adorable are these DIY Christmas light leggings? (Studio DIY)

Check out the five most liked Fashion Club IG photos of 2014! It's all about the festive lobby at FIDM (awwww....), a special FC Giveaway by FIDM Alumna Danica Ybanez (who is also a former FC President), Club Rush, Foothill High School selling In-N-Out on campus, and Cali!!

#1 Festive FIDM Lobby at the LA Campus

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#2 Fashion Club Giveaway by FIDM Grad Danica Ybanez—WhatDayMade

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#3 Fashion Club at Club Rush

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#4 Foothill High School Fundraiser—In-N-Out!

In-and-out

 

#5 Cali Love

Cali

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We've selected the twelve winners of the 12 Days of Giving Contest. Now it's time for you to select the Grand Prize Winner from the top five essay entries!

Using the poll below, PLEASE VOTE for the charity you think deserves to win, and Fashion Club will donate $100 to the charity with the most votes! Voting ends December 22, 2014.

Vote to Select Grand Prize Winner in Fashion Club's 12 Days of Giving Contest
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1. Ashley's Dream, Submitted by Brittany Liscoe from Middletown, NJ

"With $100 at my disposal, I would make a donation to an organization called Ashley’s Dream, a charity that raises awareness concerning the dangers of drinking and driving. I selected Ashley’s Dream because the issue of drunk driving is one that is close to my heart. At the age of eight, I became a victim of drunk driving when the vehicle I was a passenger in was struck by an intoxicated driver. Fortunately I emerged from the accident with only minor injuries; I know, however, that many are not as lucky. I learned at a young age that although I may be doing nothing wrong, I can still suffer from the mistakes of others such as those who choose to drink and drive. Ashley’s Dream is making the effort to ensure that others do not learn this lesson the way I did, and for that reason, the charity deserves a donation."

2. Girls Inc., Submitted by Sara Ayobi from Elk Grove, CA

"Growing up, I was never motivated by anyone to set any dreams, let alone accomplish any. Sure, I had a few random adults who would give me the typical reach-for-the-sky speech here and there, but I never really felt encouraged to go out and make those dreams a reality. As a young girl, I never had any examples of women in my life to show me that it was even possible to do so. Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization that gives girls the role models they need through many projects, including Operation SMART. This is a great example of how they use their resources to expose girls to an environment that many women are held back from. If I could donate to any organization, I would donate to Girls Inc. and support them in their efforts to inspire our girls in the change they can create."

3. Hartford Interval House, Submitted by Danielle Smith from Manchester, CT

"A charity that is very important to me that I would donate $100 to is the Hartford Interval House. The Hartford Interval House is a group of battered women's shelters located in Hartford, CT and Manchester, CT that has worked tirelessly since 1977 to provide as much help and safety as they possibly can to women and children who are trapped in violent households and have nowhere else to go. I am very passionate about gender equality and women empowerment, so this charity is very important to me. Their exact locations remains private and they offer counseling and support for legal situations. These are prime examples of how the Hartford Interval House goes above and beyond to ensure the safety of women and children."

4. Make-A-Wish Foundation, Submitted by Ashley Consolo from Glendale, AZ

"If I were given $100 to donate to a charity of my choice, I would donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the world’s greatest wish-granting association. This amazing charity grants wishes to children suffering from life threatening medical conditions. This organization was established in 1980 and had granted over 165,000 wishes, which is incredible. Can you imagine growing up with a serious illness, trapped in a hospital, and wondering what it is like to go on amazing adventures? I sure can’t. I think it’s so wonderful how this foundation gives sick children the opportunity to visit Disneyland, spend the day as a fire fighter, or do whatever they desire. I feel this organization is such an outstanding charity and if I were given $100, I would want to give ill children their greatest wishes."

5. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Submitted by Ireland McCartin Monterey, CA

"Being a child who grew up around a mother who had stage four Hodgkin's disease, and a Nana (who basically raised me) who had MS, I know how horrific illness can be and how taxing it can be on a family. Although it took hold of the majority of my life, if I had not grown up in these circumstances, I would not have learned so many valuable life lessons. I learned what it means to truly be selfless, and what it means to carry someone and care for someone with everything you have, whether that be literally or metaphorically. This being said, I would like to donate to the Ronald McDonald foundation. This only seems appropriate, seeing as I spent a frequent amount of time at the Ronald McDonald House as a child. I have many fond memories of their kindness and selflessness toward myself and, of course, my mother. So their foundation only makes sense to me."

Giving
Congrats to all the winners of our annual 12 Days of Giving Contest! All of the entries received were truly heartwarming. We love you and this season of giving. Mwuah!

Day 1 Winner: Ashley Consolo
Prize: Ultra CHI Sparkling Rose Iron
Organization: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Day 2 Winner: Makiya Berry
Prize: Sol Republic PUNK Wireless Speaker
Organization: Action Against Hunger

Day 3 Winner: Beate Loiseau
Prize: Zara Zipped Bucket Bag + $25 Forever 21 Gift Card
Organization: Place of Hope

Day 4 Winner: Ireland McCartin
Prize: Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System
Organization: Ronald McDonald House Charities

Day 5 Winner: SarahLane Waite
Prize: Crosley Cruiser Turntable
Organization: Manny Mota Foundation

Day 6 Winner: Jordon Konze
Prize: Dolce Vita Boots in Taupe
Organization: American Society for Deaf Children

Day 7 Winner: Brittany Liscoe
Prize: Brother Project Runway Sewing Machine
Organization: Ashley's Dream

Day 8 Winner: Tricia Spellmon
Prize: Sephora Prize Pack
Organization: Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Day 9 Winner: Shelby Irby
Prize: Fitbit Flex
Organization: Locks of Love

Day 10 Winner: Brenda Mendoza
Prize: Obey Sweatshirt + TOMS Sunnies
Organization: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Day 11 Winner: Danielle Smith
Prize: Caché Clutch & Earrings + Sephora Perfume Sampler
Organization: Hartford Interval House

Day 12 Winner: Sara Ayobi
Prize: Apple iPad Mini
Organization: Girls Inc.

The year is quickly coming to a close. We're not really sure where the time went, but we do have the closets to prove it happened. LOL! Let's take a look back at the fashions that rocked our sartorial world! From summer styles to homecoming glamour, it's been another amazing year of style. 

Homecoming

HOMECOMING: This year, it was all about granny-chic maxis and stunning all over sequins. In fact, sequins have been so hot you will definitely be seeing more of them in 2015. 

Sequins

Celeb-fashion

CELEB STYLE: Who can resist looking to celebs for style inspo? We can’t, that’s for sure! This year, Lauren Conrad showed us a midi done right. We also super love Ashley Madekwe's matchy matchy look. It's all over cute!

Denim

DENIM TRENDS: This year we saw denim get patched and destroyed on a whole new level. And dark raw denim continues to get stronger and stronger.

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SUMMER TRENDS: Floral prints were huge for guys over the summer, not to mention camo and preppy looks. For girls, it was all about the crop top, rompers, and fringe!

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PROM TRENDS: Short party dresses reigned supreme for prom, along with luxe pantsuits! Each year, Fashion Club mentors FIDM Fashion Design Students in upcycling thrift store finds into picture perfect prom looks inspired by celebs. How amazing is Sania Josiah's design inspired by Janelle Monáe, and this Lucy Hale look by Blake Patterson.

Prom

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Looking for the perfect makeup look for the holidays? Perfect! Beauty vlogger Megan Mauk just uploaded her second makeup tutorial for Fashion Club, and you're going to love it!

Megan was inspired to create her own YouTube channel, MakeupbyMegan711, after she started watching Bethany Mota’s videos. 

Subscribe to Fashion Club's monthly email for more fashion trends and beauty tips!

Rogue-Love
Fragrance designer André Barnwell, who teaches Fundamentals of Fragrance in FIDM's Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Program, is our guest beauty blogger, reviewing fragrances and reporting on fragrance trends. André says...

This delightful slightly fruity fragrance is Rihanna’s latest scent. Rogue Love by Rihanna has top notes of mandarin, red berries, peach, and coconut; middle notes of jasmine sambac absolute, honeysuckle, and orchid; and base notes of vanilla, caramel, amber, and creamy wood. Rogue Love is available in 30, 75 and 125 ml eau de parfum spray.

You'll love the packaging, too. Rogue Love by Rihanna comes in a sleek white-on-white stingray patterned carton trimmed with rose gold accents. The bottle design is a heavy glass with inverted rose gold spikes. The matte white cap tops it all off, so to speak!

Did you know that you can get a college degree in beauty industry merchandising & marketing? Find out more about FIDM and kickstart your career.

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn

Burberry continues with its British-supermodels-of-the-past-and-present theme (you've seen the Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne ads, right?), this time with the incomparable Naomi Campbell joined by Jourdan Dunn. The pair, who have never worked together, will front the Spring 2015 campaign, which was shot by Mario Testino under the direction of the label's CEO Christopher Bailey. "Naomi and Jourdan — two great British icons, two strong, beautiful women and the two perfect faces for our new campaign," said Bailey. The campaign will launch globally in January, and will be quite aggressive, featuring outdoor and indoor prints as well as platforms on Burberry.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, Youku and WeChat.

 

Olivia Wilde H&M

For its Conscious Exclusive collection, Swedish fashion chain H&M has linked up with actress Olivia Wilde to be the face of the environmentally sustainable clothing line. "Sustainability is one of my biggest passions," said the actress, who worked with H&M earlier this year on a DoSomething.org campaign called Comeback Clothes, which encouraged young people to recycle their clothes. The new Conscious Exclusive collection draws inspiration from African, Asian, and Indian cultures, with a focus on dresses (yay!) and hand-drawn prints. We can't wait to see the entire collection when it hits stores and the H&M website on April 16.

 

Style Print

If you're a fan of Style.com's quarterly print magazine we have a bit of bad news for you--after less than three years the glossy is going bye-bye. The decision was made to nix the print version, which launched in 2012, because traffic to the website has seen a significant increase.  "Since relaunch in early September, the site continues to exceed growth expectations," a rep for Conde Nast said in a statement. "To continue that momentum, we've made the decision to focus 100% of our efforts on our core digital business." The good news out of all this--we clearly don't have to worry about our beloved Style.com getting the axe.

Topman All Over Breakfast Print Socks

If ever there was a gift for the guy who has everything, these Topman All Over Breakfast Print Socks are definitely it. These are perfect for the guys on our list who are impossible to shop for, and while we admit they're cheeky (and some may say tacky), they'll add a much needed dose of playfulness to hipster cuffed jeans or a dark suit. There are a few other prints so we can stock up for all the men in our lives.


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