Meet the Team Behind Fashion Club: FC Manager Clarissa Ramirez-Hamm
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Clarissa studied Merchandise Product Development at FIDM before going to work at WSA (World Shoe Association). She now handles all FC promotions and events, including contests! Not only that, she's runs FIDM's High School Fashion Club program, not to mention our biggest event of the year—the DEBUT Pre-Party!
Tell us a little about yourself: My first job was as a hostess at Denny's because it was across the street from my college dorm room. When I was at FIDM, I worked for Junk Food Clothing. I also traveled around the country doing marketing and promotions for the motorcycle industry. After college I was the Marketing Manager for the World Shoe Association (a footwear trade show).
Tell us a fun fact about you that not many people know: I know how to sand drywall without ruining my manicure and I have my own drill (it's pink, of course).
What inspires you? I love travel and architecture (especially Gothic and Baroque structures). I enjoy reading great books as well as fashion and interior design magazines. I shop at flea markets, antique shops, and thrift stores because I love the thrill of a treasure hunt. I am also pretty much obsessed with things that sparkle, especially chandeliers and all types of jewelry.
What is your favorite thing about working on Fashion Club? I love picking out the prizes for the contests, because it's fun "shopping" during work!
What is your favorite FC article or section? I can't get enough of the Featured Member section. I love to highlight all the fun and philanthropic activities that our FIDM Fashion Clubs are doing around the country.
Share your secret fashion or beauty trick: I love a great manicure. My secret to a long lasting manicure is always make sure to paint the edges of the tips of your nail with clear polish to prevent chipping.
If you could be any fashion designer in history, who would it be? Gabrielle Chanel. She lived in Paris during the Belle Epoque when the corset dominated the course of womens fashion. Chanel created designs that changed the way women related to fashion. She made garments that were more relaxed, functional, and comfortable for women to wear. Plus, she was big on accessories and so am I!
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