Fashion

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The new Hollywood "It" bag looks vaguely familiar. (Marie Claire)

So apparently Parisians are obsessed with Los Angeles...can't say that we blame them. (Who What Wear)

And speaking of Parisians, we're in love with these Parisian-inspired looks. (Made By Girl)

14 springtime white buys for under $100--yes, please! (Poor Little It Girl)

How adorable are these glittery black sneakers from the Keds x Kate Spade collection? (Dash of Darling)

One denim jacket, two very different--but equally cool--looks. (Could I Have That)

We firmly believe that everyone needs a little pink in their lives. (The Peak of Tres Chic)

 Dress up your desktop with these free downloads. (Design Love Fest)

20 wardrobe essentials to buy now, no matter what your budget. (Sequins & Stripes)

The evolution of Zayn Malik's hair. (Teen Vogue)

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Faith Ronning is President of Noblesville High School FIDM Fashion Club in Noblesville, Indiana. With her club, she just produced the school's first ever fashion show, and it was a huge success! Just check out the images on Twitter @nhs_fashionclub! We caught up with Faith within hours after the show to find out more...

Tell us about the fashion show: The fashion show has three sections. The first is sponsored by Maurices clothing store where about 20 models walk in bohemian spring themed outfits. The second section has garments designed and sewn by members of the Fashion Club. I actually designed two myself. There are seven designs total. The final is mens stylizing. A few of our young gentleman will present their stylized outfits on the runway.

What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? We are doing the show the day before spring break starts. Doing the bohemian theme will truly get kids feeling ready and excited for spring break. It will give the audience some ideas for looks and trends to use throughout their spring break. 

What are the challenges? We only had a few club meetings before our fashion show. We are putting it together within 3.5 hours of club meetings. It is our first ever fashion show at Noblesville, but everything is coming together beautifully. Many others, and I have been staying after and working extra time to get things done in time.

How did you get involved in Fashion Club? I am attending FIDM in the fall. My advisor (Matt Schug) told me all about the option of starting the club through FIDM. I started this club because I never had the opportunity to display or create my designs inside of high school, and I wanted to give students the opportunity to connect with one another through their love for fashion. For them to be able to share their individuality and their passion for design.

What other kinds of activities does your club do? As our club just started up this semester, we have met about five times. The last three meetings were getting the fashion show together, but we also designed our club’s t-shirts. We are planning to take a trip to Chicago and go to a fashion show and to the Art Institute museum. We are also planning to have people come in, in different fields of fashion careers and talk to the club members. We would love to go to an Indianapolis women's shelter to paint their nails, do their hair, or something along those lines. We want to get out into the community to spread the word of the FIDM Fashion Club along with helping others.

What are your career plans? I am going to FIDM this fall. I am going into Fashion Design. I would love to have my own line one day. 

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Zendaya is talking all things beauty, including some sage advice for prom. (Beauty High)

This interview with J. Crew's Jenna Lyons make us love her even more. (Into the Gloss)

Could this be the most perfect LBD ever? (Ali Luvs)

Get dressed in casual looks inspired by celebs Alessandra Ambrosio, Chloe Moretz, and Rihanna. (College Fashion)

Show up to your spring break destination looking fresh-faced and lovely with this in-flight beauty routine. (Style It)

These DIY graphic tees are simply the cutest. (Studio DIY)

50 spring dresses that won't break the bank. (Style Caster)

Check out these shoes from the Sperry x Gray Malin collab. (Bows & Sequins)

You'll never guess who beat out Chanel for the most-viewed collection of fashion month. (Fashionista)

Oh, you know, just a few stunning photos of Gigi Hadid at NYFW. (This Is Glamorous)

Bountiful

This is exciting! Bountiful High School FIDM Fashion Club is hosting a fashion show tonight AND they secured Madilyn Paige from The Voice as the live entertainment!! Congrats to BHS FIDM Fashion Club President Danielle Rubi for putting this together. Danielle said, "I've always had an interest in event planning, fashion, and styling, so combining the three has been really cool for me!"

The show will be at Bountiful High School's auditorium, beginning at 7:00 PM. Food and clothing vendors will be there starting at 6:00 PM.

Throughout the show there will be an ongoing silent auction with food, clothing, and a school dance basket. There will be 35-45 models wearing styles from Banana Republic, Mr. Mac, local boutiques, and more. Students from Bountiful High School will be performing along with top 20 The Voice finalist Madilyn Paige!

Way to go, BHS!! Have so much fun! We want to see pics!

Diversity in the makeup industry

Is the makeup industry finally embracing diversity? We certainly hope so! (Racked)

This is quite possibly the most perfect spring outfit ever. (Kendi Everyday)

We're totally here for these outfits inspired by Taylor Swift's "Style" video. (College Fashion)

We all could use these nail tips from an industry expert. (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Cropped skinny jeans are a must for spring; here are 20 ways to rock the trend. (Style Caster)

Excuse us while we tie the hem of our skirt into a knot. (Clothes to Homme)

Anthropologie really knows how to do gold accents. (MadeByGirl)

Here's what to do when you've {ahem} over-tweezed your brows. (Byrdie)

Paris Fashion Week summed up in 5 photos. (People StyleWatch)

Tips for choosing the right red lipstick for your skin tone. (Keiko Lynn)

Festival-fashion

Like we do every Friday, we found 5 fashions under $50. Today, we're all about festival style! Will Coachella just get here already. LOL

1. Mini Floral Head Crown, $4.90, forever21.com
2. Festival Round Sunglasses, $18, urbanoutfitters.com
3. Metallic Gold Temporary Tattoos, $10, riverisland.com
4. Cutout Back Floral Dress, $14.80, forever21.com
5. Coachella T-Shirt, $17.95, hm.com

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We wanted to pass along some info about this amazing upcoming workshop co-hosted by some friends of ours, Cynthia Harvey and Arali West. Cynthia is actually a Fashion Design Advisor in the Career Center at FIDM, and Arali works on the Career Center as well. We don't know how Cynthia does it, but in her spare time she runs The Sewing Studio in Pasadena, offering classes and fun events for teens. Super amazing. You should check it out.

On April 18th, the studio is hosting an Intro to WordPress Workshop. The class takes you on a tour of how to navigate WordPress and get comfortable with creating, publishing and updating your own blog/website. Check it out!

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Noha Elgarhy, a Fashion Design Student at FIDM, recently participated in Fashion Club's Prom Design Challenge where she designed a prom dress inspired by Jennifer Lawrence. Don't miss our feature story this month on FashionClub.com to see all the styles inspired by celebs.

How does your prom design reflect the style of Jennifer Lawrence, your muse? I was inspired by her style during the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe events. She wore a white mermaid-style dress with a strapless neckline and a train, and this is what I reflected in my design

What was your favorite part of the whole process? The whole thing was a lot of fun, but I have to say I enjoyed the photo-shoot the most as I could really see my design working out greatly and the atmosphere was definitely exciting.

What was the most difficult part of the process? Because the fabric of the dress had a lot of handwork embroidery, I had to do a lot of the sewing by hand which was a bit challenging, but it paid off!

What is a lesson you learned by doing this? It’s possible to create a wonderful dress that looks high-priced, from a low-budget vintage dress. I plan to try that again on my own.

How many hours did you spend on the Prom Design Challenge? I didn’t keep track, but it was a lot of work definitely. Shopping for the dress, researching, making patterns, cutting, sewing and fitting, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Where did you source the original garment you used for your design? I bought it from a vintage shop on Melrose.

What was your budget? $75

How much was the original dress? $58

What was it like participating in a professional photo shoot, working together with a model, stylists, hair & makeup artists, a photographer, and art director? It was so much fun! So exciting! It was my very first experience with a photo shoot that featured one of my designs. Having a say in the hair, makeup and style was very fulfilling. 

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Taylor-Bloom

Taylor Bloom is a Fashion Design, Professional Designation Student at FIDM and recently designed a prom dress inspired by Elle Fanning, as part of Fashion Club's Annual Prom Challenge. Don't miss our Feature Story this month on FashionClub.com to see all the styles inspired by your favorite celebs.

How does your prom design reflect the style of Elle Fanning, your muse? I felt particularly inspired by Elle Fanning's ability to dress romantically, yet in a fun and whimsical way. This came through the design with the iridescent pink and purple colors, the black floral details, and the two-piece silhouette.

What was your favorite part of the whole process? The photo shoot was a really great experience—it was my first time seeing my own designs being shot by a professional photographer, with industry stylists, make-up artists, hair stylists... the works!

What was the most difficult part of the process? Dealing with a small amount of fabric, for sure. I had to make two pieces out of a single jacket, so I had no room for error!

What is a lesson you learned by doing this? You can never have too many fittings.

How many hours did you spend on the Prom Design Challenge? If I'm including sketching, meetings, fittings, and actual sewing, probably around 30 hours.

Where did you source the original garment you used for your design? A three-story thrift store called Iguana Vintage in Hollywood.

What was your budget? We were given $75 to find the vintage garment to begin from, as well as any additional fabric or trims we needed. I think I ended up spending around $40.

How much was the original dress? It was actually a jacket! And it was $30.

What was it like participating in a professional photo shoot, working together with a model, stylists, hair & makeup artists, a photographer, and art director? So incredible—probably my favorite part of the whole experience. It felt like an added reassurance that I'm on the right path as a designer. I felt like I was exactly where I wanted to be.

Anything else you'd like to share? I'd love to encourage everyone to get involved. Whether it's modeling, assisting, or designing!

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Monique

FIDM Fashion Design Student Monique Vang recently designed a prom dress inspired by Michael Jackson in Fashion Club's Prom Design Challenge. It should come as no surprise that Monique is interesting in the costume industry for film or theater! Don't miss our feature story on FashionClub.com to see all the prom looks designed by FIDM Students.

How does your prom design reflect the style of Michael Jackson, your muse? Michael Jackson style is very unique. He usually wore a simple sleek silhouette, adorned with trims and embellishments. So, for my design I decided to have a simple silhouette, asymmetrical, one sleeve with a full circle skirt, but then put a lot of trim on it. 

What was your favorite part of the whole process? My favorite part of this project was being able to create what I had envisioned and seeing it come to life exactly the way I wanted. Another element that I enjoyed was the photo shoot, as I have a great interest in film and photography.

What was the most difficult part of the process? The hardest part was time, everyone would have loved if there were more time but it was a deadline we had to meet, therefore we delivered. 

What is a lesson you learned by doing this? I learned that even with a small budget you shouldn’t limit yourself because you can still create what you imagined. It might mean tweaking things here and there but ultimately you can still achieve it. 

How many hours did you spend on the Prom Design Challenge? Well we had about 5 1/2 weeks to work on the dress. I probably worked around 15-20 hrs, more or less a week, so around 80-100 hrs total. 

Where did you source the original garment you used for your design? It was a thrift store on Melrose called American Vintage.

What kind of overall budget did you have? $75 exactly

How much was the original dress? Instead of a dress I bought a bridal corset top, possibly originally from a 2-piece wedding dress for only $7!

What was it like participating in a professional photo shoot, working together with stylists, hair & makeup artists, a photographer, and art director? It was amazing! I’ve always wanted to be a part of fashion photo shoots and see what really goes on behind the scenes and I was able to get a first hand experience so it was wonderful and I would love to do it again!

Anything else you'd like to share? A word to the aspiring designers out there, don’t ever limit yourself and push until you’ve reached where you want to go! I’m cheering for you!

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