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Jourdan Dunn spills on how to look like an off-duty supermodel. (W Magazine)

To do this weekend: distress your own jeans right at home. (Style Me Pretty)

This tropical pineapples and palm trees manicure is perfect for summer! (College Fashion)

How cute is this boho LWD inspired by Jenna Dewan Tatum? (Sydne Style)

The right way to take care of your makeup brushes in just five easy steps. (Fashion Pulse Daily)

Loving these palm print shorts, both the designer and the budget-friendly. (The Budget Babe)

And here it is: your complete guide to shopping for a swimsuit online. (Racked)

Once again Bella Thorne nails the crop top look, this time in the coolest street art-print skirt from Donna Karan. (Red Carpet Fashion)

Check out Bryan Grey Yambao, a.k.a. Bryanboy in the new Hugo Boss optical and sunglasses campaign. (Bryanboy)

Chriselle Lim shares her five favorite beauty masks. (The Chriselle Factor)

Fashion Club Advisor Grant

Any official FIDM Fashion Club can apply for a $400 Fashion Club Advisor Grant. The purpose of the grant is to help clubs achieve the goals set forth in the club's official business plan, and also to assist clubs who are transitioning a new student into the role of president. The grant must be used to improve or support the club.

The application form can be found under "Grants" on MyFIDMFashionClub.com in the members-only (password protected) area of the site.

Find out how Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon utilized their grant! To start an official FIDM Fashion Club or convert your school's club, click here. Any questions, send us an email: info@fashionclub.com.

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Congratulations to Sam Barlow High School FIDM Fashion Club on receiving the $400 Fashion Club Advisor Grant. FC Advisor Kim Calcagno writes about her experience.

The money was spent on snacks for our meetings and the following activities:

  • Hiring a professional makeup artist to create fashionable Halloween makeovers in October
  • Supplies for our Ugly Christmas Sweater project in December
  • Travel costs for a trip to Bridgeport Village to look at holiday window displays and fashion brand images in December
  • Pin bead bracelets project in January
  • "The Devil Wears Prada" DVD for our fashion careers in February

Thank you so much. I've really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the variety of students from our school who participated in our club activities.

Got a Fashion Club story you'd like to share? Send it to info@fashionclub.com. If you're interested in starting an official FIDM Fashion Club at your high school, click here.

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Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale Travel Spray

We've been known to switch up our scents when the seasons change, so with Memorial Day upon us, we're ready for something new. For summer, well, pre-summer and summer, we want something fresh and clean and sparkling with citrus notes. This Mandarine Glaciale from Atelier Cologne is just that, and the convenient travel spray means we can take this gorgeous, citrus-y fragrance with us on all our adventures this season. 

Lucky magazine

Well, we finally have an answer to all the questions surrounding the fate of Lucky magazine: the glossy is to become a quarterly.  The May issue, currently on newsstands, will be the last of the monthly format, and the new format will launch in September. According to Lucky Group CEO Josh Berman the revamped Lucky will have a "premium collectible feeling," more like a coffee table book than a monthly fashion glossy (sounds a lot like the Style.com mag or Net-a-Porter's The Edit). What isn't changing is Conde Nast's limited involvement--the publisher will continue to print and distribute Lucky, as well as remain a shareholder in The Lucky Group. For its part, Lucky will continue to focus on its digital initiatives, including beefing up its video content. Still no word on who will replace Eva Chen, but knowing we'll have a totally new Lucky to look forward to come September is enough for us.

 

Eddie Borgo

Get excited, because New York jewelry designer Eddie Borgo is making his edgy, downtown chic style accessible to the masses with a collection of customizable jewelry, accessories, and wall art. You read that right--customizable! That means fans of the collection can add charms, studs, or geometric totems to jewelry, scarves, or handbags; and there are a variety of different finishes to choose from, so the resulting piece will truly be one-of-a-kind. "I was inspired by the idea of modernizing the 1960s and 1970s craft culture and empowering people to be creative," said the designer. And with prices ranging from $7.99 to $49.99, a completely customized piece of designer jewelry won't break the bank. We're fans already and we haven't even seen the collection, which launches in select stores and online on July 12. 

 

Alaia perfume

It's so common for fashion designers, luxury houses, and even pop stars to have one or many fragrances (Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Britney Spears--they all have several), that we're always a little surprised to learn when a major designer doesn't. Until now, Azzadine Alaïa fell into the latter category, but after over thirty years in the business, the designer is finally launching a fragrance. The perfume is called Alaïa Paris and features notes of freesia, pink pepper, peony, and musk (the inspiration behind the scent, "the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk"). But you'll have to wait to see what cold water on hot chalk smells like; after putting off a perfume launch for over three decades, the designer is waiting until September to release the fragrance. 

Lupita Nyong'o

A look at Lupita Nyong'o's top five red carpet looks. (Flare)

Beauty editors sound off on their favorite mascaras. (Fashionista)

And speaking of mascaras, here's proof that blue mascara is hot, hot, hot right now. (The New York Times)

We're totally into the fashion and home pieces inspired by a simple painting by Maya Bee. (I Spy DIY)

Check out the Roland-Garros collection by Lacoste in time for the French Open next week. (True Fashionista Now)

 The best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale. (The Sweetest Thing)

We're kind of obsessed with Australian fashion label Kate Sylvester. (And She Saw Stars)

Well of course Sophia Webster has the most enviable shoe closet we've ever seen! (The Coveteur)

Here's what you need to know about wearing a midi skirt. (PopSugar)

We're swooning over Rachel Parcell's jewelry line. (Pink Peonies)

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Welcome to our new series on the Fashion Club blog about the style and music interests of our Fashion Club members. We asked Fashion Club members to write about fashion and pick ten songs that play off of their personal style. Here's Caldwell Renà Harris of Leon High School, writing, "Fashion Rites of Passage."

I am celebrating a milestone because my FIDM Fashion Club just presented its first annual fashion show entitled EQUINOX. The Leon High School Fashion & Design Club embarked on this endeavor just four months ago. Based on our determination and commitment, we succeeded on different levels and learned many lessons along the way. We not only raised funds for our club, but to our surprise, the event was attended by a talent agent who expressed an interest in recruiting several of our models for shows in Europe.

Fast-forward one week later, Advanced Placement (AP) and End of Year Exams are nearly over. Summer break is almost here, and I get to focus on my greatest passion since elementary school—fashion design.

My favorite thing about fashion is the fact that it allows the clothes to speak, each item conveying a separate message. Fashion designers are truly unique and inspirational; they have the ability to express individualism through different fabrics and dynamic cuts that comprise clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories.

I would describe my personal style the same way that I describe my music taste: varying. There isn’t a limit to the looks or styles that I am interested in, so I like to try a little of everything. The styles that I like the most are boho chic, minimalist and vintage. Some of the favorite pieces in my closet are my multi-patterned long romper (paired with leather sandals), vintage baseball jersey + '80s high-waisted shorts (paired with canvas shoes), maxi dresses, and (of course) menswear sweaters (in muted-colors).

These Fashion Rites of Passage are more than milestones.  They represent an opportunity to further explore my personal fashion sense and develop a style that is relaxed and unique.

Top 10 Playlist: Caldwell Harris

Caldwell Renà Harris is a sophomore at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida. She founded the school’s Fashion and Design Club in August 2014 and currently serves as the President of this FIDM affiliated club. Caldwell spends her spare time studying the fashion industry and hopes to become a notable fashion designer. She is also a competitive swimmer who enjoys playing piano and electric guitar, and is also learning French.

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If you're reading this blog post, you either are A) a major fashionista and/or B) you plan to have a career in the fashion industry. Either way, it's great to be able to correctly pronounce the names of famous fashion designers, right?! Here you go...

Anna Sui: Ah-na Swee 

Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march

Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-kah

Balenciaga: Bah-lin-see-ah-gah

Balmain: Bahl-mah

Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta

Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree

Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some

Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Ey-reh-ra

Christian Dior: Kree-styan Dee-yor

Christian Louboutin: Kree-styan Loo-boo-tahn

Comme des Garçons: Comb day Gar-son

Dolce & Gabbana: Dole-chay and Gab-bon-a

Etro: Eh-tro

Gareth Pugh: Gar-eth Pew

Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee

Gucci: Goo-chi

Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn

Hermès: Air-mehz

Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay

Hussein Chalayan: Who-sane Sha-lion

Issey Miyake: Eees-ay Me-yah-kee

Jean Paul Gaultier: Sj-awn Paul Goat-ee-ay

John Varvatos: John Var-vay-toes

Lanvin: Lon-vaun

Louis Vuitton: Loo-ee Voo-ee-ton

Manolo Blahnik: Ma-no-low Blah-nick

Marchesa: Mar-kay-sa

Miu Miu: Mew-Mew

Moschino: Mo-skeen-o

Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Car-dain

Proenza Schouler: Pro-ehn-za Skoo-ler

Rochas: Rho-shas

Rodarte: Ro-dar-tay

Salvatore Ferragamo: Sal-va-toh-reh Fair-a-gah-moe

Sonia Rykiel: Saun-ya Ree-kee-eel

Thakoon: Ta-koon

Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Moog-lay

Versace: Vare-saw-chee

Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-moto

Yves Saint Laurent: Eve Sane Laur-ahn

Zac Posen: Zac Poe-zen

Start an official FIDM Fashion Club at your high school and qualify for fashion college scholarships.

No Fuss Floppy Felt Hat

We plan to spend a lot of time in the sun this summer, so we'll be needing a lot of hats. This No Fuss Floppy Felt Hat from Cotton On has a wide brim to offer all the sun protection we need (we're so responsible!) with the style we require (because we are fashion editors, after all). We can wear it with nearly anything, and to any place we might want to go. The fact that it's only $16.95 is the icing. 

Olivier Rousteing and Jourdan Dunn

The premiere of Taylor's Swifts widely anticipated video for "Bad Blood" wasn't the only cause for excitement at last night's Billboard Music Awards; Olivier Rousteing, creative director for Balmain announced that the French fashion house is set to collaborate with fast-fashion retailer H&M! The fashion designer took to the red carpet with beauties Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner on his arm, each of them rocking looks from the upcoming collection. For his part, Rousteing acknowledges what a big deal this is, even for a luxury fashion house. "When you do a collaboration with H&M, it’s a big step in the fashion industry. It’s a big achievement," he said in an interview with Style.com. He went on to explain, "When you work for a superluxury brand, you don’t have so many stores, your vision isn’t the entire world. With H&M, you know you’re part of the world, you touch all the continents." This marks the eleventh year of high-profile designer collaborations with H&M, and Rousteing is in good company, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli (for whom Rousteing was once a design assistant), Lanvin, and Alexander Wang. We obviously cannot wait for this collection to hit stores on November 5!

 

Rihanna Dior campaign

Rihanna's "Secret Garden IV" ad campaign for Dior is one we've been waiting for for a very long time--it's the first time Riri has collaborated with the label and also the first time the French fashion house has featured a woman of color in one of its campaigns, particularly noteworthy given the industry's lack of diversity. The "FourFiveSeconds" singer shared several preview images with fans via Instagram and Facebook last week, and, as expected, the shots are gorgeous. They were shot by Steven Klein at the Palace of Versailles (is that not beyond fabulous?!) and feature the singer in the most beautiful Dior gowns. We're dying to see more of this ultra glamorous and historic campaign!

 

Rebel Wilson

Pitch Perfect 2 beauty Rebel Wilson is taking on a new role--she's breaking into the fashion industry with a collaboration with plus-size retailer Torrid. This is the first time the retailer has worked with a celebrity on a designer collaboration and Wilson seems to be a perfect fit. The comedienne brought a sense of playfulness to the collection, which includes several nods to her own life: microphone-shaped hardware to represent her role on Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, and a koala-print t-shirt to represent her native Australia. The inaugural Rebel for Torrid line includes twenty-five pieces, with prices ranging from $25 to $128. A follow-up collection for Spring 2016 may be in the works. 


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