Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad is making her New York Fashion Week debut next month with a limited-edition LC Lauren Conrad Runway capsule collection for Kohl's. Lauren, who attended FIDM, said the collection is an elevated version of the LC Lauren Conrad line currently sold at Kohl's. "It will be a little more fashion forward," she said in an interview. "We were able to take risks that we wouldn’t normally take. It’s basically a runway version of the line, a lot more special occasion pieces—pieces that we wouldn’t typically put in the line." The runway line was inspired by a few different elements, according to Lauren. "There’s a folk-inspired portion with lots of embroidery, lots of white, then it goes into a little more luxe and romantic, where there’s almost a whimsy woodland feel to it. It winds down with more of a vintage glitzy vibe."  Don't worry if you can't make it to the Big Apple next month to see the runway show yourself--you can catch the live stream online. And unlike other designers, whose collections won't be available for purchase until months later, the LC Lauren Conrad Runway collection will be sold in Kohl's stores immediately. 

Lea Michele

Actress Lea Michele rocked the 2015 Teen Choice Awards red carpet in a flirty Monique Lhuillier frock. The Scream Queens star showed up to Sunday's awards ceremony in a sweet floral design from FIDM Grad Monique Lhuillier's Resort 2016 collection, completing the look with red Christian Louboutins, a Giuseppe Zanetti clutch, and jewelry by EF Collection, Norman Silverman Diamonds, Graziela Gems, and Nigaam Jewels. The 28-year old star tweeted before the show, saying, "Getting ready for @TeenChoiceFOX now! Glam time w/ @melaniemakeup @jennahipp @hairbyjohnd & @mrbradgoreski 💕💛." Lea, along with Scream Queens costars Emma Roberts and Keke Palmer, presented hottie Josh Hutcherson with the award for choice movie actor in a science fiction or fantasy film. 

ASOS Say Hello Heels

As far as we're concerned, leopard print is a neutral and can be worn with anything. Because of that, we also believe that, just as one can never have enough little black dresses, one can always add another pair of leopard print shoes to her collection. We're dying to add these Say Hello Heels from ASOS to our shoe inventory, but it's not just the print that has us smitten--it's that chunky heel! We love a chunky heel in the fall (it just feels like the right time to wear one), especially with sweater dresses and tights, or boyfriend jeans and blazers. And this heel is just the right height--it's pump, part bootie, so it's perfect for work and the weekend. 

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Davis High School FIDM Fashion Club President Allie Eaton covered FIDM's 3 Days of Fashion Summer Program for the Standard Examiner. Read an excerpt below, and the entire article on standard.net. Follow Allie on IG @allie_eaton_, and check out her new fashion blog: ALZStyle.com!

"I walked into the building nervous and excited like I get on the first day of school. The courtyard was filled with teens my age who all had a similar interest: fashion.

Probably my favorite part of the whole camp was the opportunity I got to meet two of my idols, the amazing designers Bradon McDonald and Nick Verreos. The two former contestants from “Project Runway” came to talk to us about their journey into the fashion world. Both designers are successful now, designing clothing for big-name people and big-name companies. After they spoke, I had the chance on both days to talk to them and get a photo. They were both so nice.

This camp was so much fun and taught me so many different things that will help me in my dream career of being a fashion designer... This was definitely the highlight of my summer."

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Beauty brand CoverGirl has created a makeup collection inspired by the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, and it's pretty fantastic! When it comes to our every day makeup, we don't necessarily want to look like a character from a sci-fi film franchise, but when said film franchise is Star Wars, we are certainly willing to make some exceptions. And that's exactly what cosmetics giant CoverGirl is banking on. A limited edition beauty collection was created by renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath, and features products inspired by the Dark Side and the Light Side, including Stormtroopers, C-3PO, Imperial Guards, and Cloud City. The collection includes 10 mascaras, each with a Star Wars quote on the tube, 6 lipstick shades, which stick to the Dark Side/Light Side concept (think deep purple, red, and silver for the Dark Side; gold, nude, and lilac for the Light Side), and 3 nail polishes, cleverly named Speed of Light, Nemesis, and Red Revenge. Super fans of the franchise will no doubt be lined up at their local drugstores soon because the collection hits shelves on September 4. 

Beyonce Vogue September issue

You guys, Beyoncé is on the cover of Vogue's big September issue! (Nylon)

From miniskirts to ballet flats, here are 8 fashion staples that never go out of style. (Who What Wear)

DIY your way to the coolest dorm room or college apartment. (HuffPost Home) 

These Selfie iPhone 6 cases are everything. (Ban.do)

Hot guys in cool clothes. You're welcome. (Red Carpet Fashion Awards)

Taylor Swift is giving us some serious cat-lady chic in this date night outfit. (Lucky)

Where has 'DKNY PR Girl' gone? (Refinery 29)

Manicure secrets from a celebrity nail artist. (Beauty Editor)

Cut your morning routine in half with these beauty tips. (Byrdie)

Score Bella Thorne's comfy and cute sweatshirt/sneakers combo for less. (The Budget Babe)

FIDM Grad Blake Patterson is a celebrity—a contestant on the new season of Project Runway! And to think that only last year he was modeling for FIDM Fashion Club and participating in our Prom Design Challenge! Watch him tonight on Lifetime: Thursdays at 9/8c!

Let's take a look back on his early days of stardom!

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Here is Blake Patterson posing with his model on Fashion Club's Prom Design Challenge. At the time, he was an Advanced Study Fashion Design student at FIDM, and was challenged by Fashion Club to do a redesign of a thrift store dress inspired by Lucy Hale. 

When asked what he liked best about participating in the challenge he said, “taking something unwanted and turning it into something fabulous. I found my dress at a Goodwill. The color spoke to me. It was an eight dollar Diane Von Furstenberg day dress with a bunch of ruffles.”

Blake transformed it into a prom dress he describes as “fun and flirty.” He said anyone who wears it to prom can dance in it all night and play with the layers of tulle!

Look at him now! Check this out. He's giving Lifetime a tour of his closet and home...

As a student at FIDM, Blake was also in Fashion Club's back-to-school shoot, modeling our punk and glam looks! Can't wait to see how the newest season of Project Runway goes!! Go, Blake!

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Aldo x Target

You're gonna want to make room in your closet after reading this, ladies and gentlemen, because Aldo is teaming up with Target! That's right, your favorite mall shoe and accessories store, is collaborating with your favorite, well, everything store, and just in time for back-to-school. The footwear brand is collaborating on a 17-piece collection of flats, boots, heels, and handbags, all made of high-quality leather and suede, but offered at Target's wallet-friendly prices (think $45 for a pair of boots and $25 for a pair of flats). The collection launches on September 6 and you can pick up your favorite pairs at all Target stores. Don't worry if your favorite style is sold out because a few will be sold on the Aldo website as well. 

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Victoria Mallett, FIDM Fashion Club President and junior at Palo Verde Valley High School in Blythe, California, talks style and shares her Top 10 Playlist!

I'm from a very small town that is very hot, dry, and boring! We don't have a movie theater, a bowling alley, or anything, for that matter! All we have is a Starbucks!

I just recently started an official FIDM Fashion Club at my school this year, and I'm super excited about it, as are many other members! I'm excited to see what this year has to bring! 

I love fashion because it is a way to express yourself in your own way. You let people see who you are on the outside and the inside! I also love it because it lets me introduce new trends and new things to my small town where people wear nothing but boots, Wranglers, and an old baseball cap. 

I don't necessarily have a "specific" style. I go from country chic, boho, and dark and mysterious, to trendy, funky, and punk rock! You never know what I am going to bring to my school! I always keep my peers guessing and that is what I love about my style. It never stays the same.

 
Top 10 Playlist: Victoria Mallett
 

 
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Once again, being a Fashion Club president has its perks! On Saturday, a select group of Fashion Club presidents were invited to attend an exclusive Adidas party at Milk Studios in Los Angeles to showcase their design talent—and meet Pharrell!

Tables of six to seven students (ages 15-18), were set up throughout the space, with sketch paper and markers. Everyone was asked to create a graphic design for the tips of the iconic Superstar. One at a time, the designs were displayed over a projection of a giant 3-D Supershell on the wall. Pharrell stopped at every single table to say hello! Go Fashion Club!

Check out our Instagram @fidmfashionclub for more!

 

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Pharrell making the rounds!

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Sage, Chelsea, and Brian representing Orange County School of the Arts and Brea Olinda High School.

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