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!

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Feeling like you'd like to try something a little different from prom? Go for a prom faux hawk! Here's how:

1. Start with clean hair and comb it out. Creating a U-shaped part on the crown of your head, pin your hair up.

2. Use a pomade or something oily to slick back the sides. We used Redken for Men Outplay Texture Putty.

3. Spray with a flexible hold hair spray such as Sebastian Shaper.

4. Clip the sides back to hold the shape.

5. Back comb and tease the top section with a rattail comb.

6. Create as much volume as you want.

7. Smooth the top and mold to the desired shape, lifting underneath with the end of the comb.

8. Hair spray the entire style to give it a good hold! 

DesignForHer

Hey, aspiring graphic designers! We just found out about this amazing contest from My Social Canvas, and we wanted to share it with you!

Create a fashion forward and inspiring graphic design—to sell on a t-shirt, tote bag, makeup bag, and other products that will launch this fall for back-to-school in major retailers—for your chance at a $1,000 scholarship! Plus, your design inspiration, name and school will be featured on the product when it's sold in retail.

You'll also get exposure in major retailers, fashion magazines and blogs, and you'll be honored by a high profile judge panel that includes model Christy Turlington and Marie Claire EIC Anne Fulenwider.

The deadline to enter is Sunday, March 30th, so upload your submissions ASAP on mysocialcanvas.com!

My Social Canvas, a fashion brand that is on a mission to make a difference by jumpstarting the careers of emerging student designers, is proud to join forces with WomenOne, whose goal is to ensure every girl has access to a quality education. #Design4HerEducation invites the next generation of designers to "Educate a Girl and Change the World," by submitting designs representing this powerful message in the hopes of being selected to win a scholarship and the chance to design a new collection from which a portion of proceeds supports girls' education in the developing world. 

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Selena Gomez's side-swept hair is perfect for prom. Here's how to get the look, in 10 easy steps:

1. Comb the hair straight and create a side part.

2. Separate the top section and pin up.

3. Apply dry shampoo at the roots. We used Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo, which we picked up at Costco.

4. Use a large barrel curling iron and curl big sections of hair, starting with the bottom layer.

5. Pin the curl to help set the shape.

6. Once you have a few curls pinned into place, spray with hair spray.

7. Let down the side hair and continue curling large sections.

8. Curl and pin the remaining sections of hair.

9. Remove the pins and use a flat boar bristle hair brush to smooth hair.

10. Gather hair over one shoulder and form the hair into an "S" wave and spray to set!

Madewell Slim Boyjean Patched-Up Edition in George Wash

Can we just say we're obsessed with these jeans. Obsessed! We typically like to invest in new denim that's more practical--you know, something we can wear anywhere and with anything in our closet--but the Patched-Up Editon of the Slim Boyjean from Madewell is so good we're thinking they'll be a great investment for spring. And even though they're decidedly rugged, we know they'll look as fabulous with a blazer and heels as they will with a T-shirt and Chucks. 

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott

Emily Current and Meritt Elliot are, without a doubt, fashion's It girls. They launched denim label Current/Elliot (they left in 2012), are stylists to countless A-list celebrities, design a so-hot home collection for Pottery Barn Teen, and wrote a book called A Denim Story. Now the duo are back to designing their own fashion label, and it's aptly named The Great. The Great, which launched in time of Spring 2015, is a multi-category contemporary label with a "whimsical Americana" aesthetic. "It’s sort of like a more feminine, charming Ralph Lauren. We really have this American aesthetic with heritage workwear, army denim, t-shirts, fleece... like, these classic fabrications [that have] our take on them in terms of proportion and detail," said Meritt Elliott of the new label, adding, "A lot of times people use this term 'American wonderland.' We love that, too; it kind of feels like a wonderland." 

 

WWD

It's been 105 years since Women's Wear Daily printed its first paper, but times, they are a-changin', and in this new age WWD is dropping the "Daily." Like many fashion publications, including Lucky and W, WWD is going to scale back on the print side of the house and focus on its web presence. Starting the week of April 29, WWD will print a weekly publication. The paper will still feature the same types of industry news stories--retail news, original profiles and photography, party coverage, op-eds--while the website cover up-to-the-minute news and updates. 

 

DEliAs

And in case you missed it, online fashion retailer dEliA*s is no more as of last week. dEliA*s, which was similar to Charlotte Russe or Wet Seal, launched in 1993 and pretty much ruled the decade. Sales have declined in recent years, though, and in November of last year dEliA*s was delisted from the Nasdaq Global Market. Some dEliA*s brick and mortar locations are still liquidating merchandise, as well as store fixtures, so if you have one in your area you might want to check it out. Goodbye, dEliA*s; we'll miss your denim maxi skirts, daisy prints, and stacked eyeshadow pots.

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

Wordpress

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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