Meet the Team Behind Fashion Club: Art Director Harriet Grant
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Over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out some Q&As with the team behind Fashion Club. Find out what inspires them and what they love about Fashion Club!
As Fashion Club's Art Director, Harriet does it all. Not only does she oversee the look of FC and all the content, she scouts for models, and produces our photo shoots. She even designed the Fashion Club logo!
Tell us a little about yourself: Before I came to FIDM, I worked at Warner Bros. doing movie website design and brand assurance for all the Looney Tunes properties online. Before becoming a web designer I did lots of print design including designing all the materials for a 5-star hotel in Beverly Hills. That was a really fun project!
Tell us a fun fact about you that not many people know: I can play the saxophone and the ukulele.
What inspires you? Classic movies, great typography, art deco and mid-century architecture, art nouveau design, vintage fashion, color, Italy, and being on a boat!
What is your favorite thing about working on Fashion Club? I love that we do something new every month on Fashion Club. We have to stay on top of the trends and figure out creative ways to interpret those trends in our articles. That really keeps my job very interesting. My favorite thing is coming up with the concepts for our photo shoots. It's so much fun working with the FC team to make our ideas come to life!
What is your favorite FC article or section? That's such a hard question because I love them all!! If I have to choose, my favorite section is YOUR FC. I love seeing what the high school FIDM Fashion Clubs are up to in the Photo Gallery and checking out the amazing fashion sketches that people send in every month.
Share your secret fashion or beauty trick: Don't be afraid to try new things. The great thing about fashion is that you can reinvent yourself just by changing your outfit. Try something that might be a little out of your comfort zone like wearing a pair of hot pink shoes, a sassy vintage hat, or even adding a streak of color to your hair. You'll feel like a new person!
If you could be any fashion designer in history, who would it be? Edith Head, although technically she was a costume designer. She worked for Paramount and Universal Studios from the 1920s through 1981. She designed for some of the biggest stars that ever lived. Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor were just a few of her clients. She won eight Academy Awards for her work. What an incredible career and legacy!
Check back soon for more stories from the team behind Fashion Club!