Deca

DECA Direct has an article entitled "The Fashionable Side of Wearable Technology," in their current issue, featuring FIDM's Textiles & Materials Manager Kristine Upesleja and the Innovative Materials Conference that she curates each year. The article features cutting-edge wearable technology such as 3-D printed garments, LED fashion, wearable devices like Google Glass, and biodegradable apparel. 

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The Fashionable Side of Wearable Technology Featured in DECA Direct

DECA Direct has an article entitled "The Fashionable Side of Wearable Technology," in their current issue, featuring FIDM's Textiles & Materials Manager Kristine Upesleja and the Innovative Materials Conference that...

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Sara

Fashion Design Alumna Sara Song, who designs multi-functional tote bags under the new label Lunch Time by Sara Song, is already selling at the FIDM Museum Store and has an online shop. We recently chatted with Sara to learn more. 

Why did you begin making your tote bags? I had always dreamed of having my own brand since I started studying Fashion Design at FIDM. When I was a student, I was looking for a fashionable tote bag that I could take every day to school, my work, the gym, or the mall, but I couldn’t find one that really complimented my style. So I started to design tote bags that suited my needs and style.

How are your bags different? Unlike other tote bags, my bags are multi-functional, with insulation inside so that you can use it as a purse when you hang out with your friends, or when you go to work, you can use it as a lunch bag and put your sandwiches and fruits to keep it cool and fresh.

How does it feel to see your product at the FIDM Museum Store? As an Alumna of FIDM, I’m so excited to introduce my bags for the first time at my school. I believe this will be a great opportunity for my line to go forward. I’m so grateful to be able to start my journey with FIDM Museum Store!

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Fashion Design Grad Designing Multi-Functional Tote Bags

Fashion Design Alumna Sara Song, who designs multi-functional tote bags under the new label Lunch Time by Sara Song, is already selling at the FIDM Museum Store and has an...

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Taylor Pruitt completed her Associates Degree in Beauty Industry Merchandising and Marketing and is continuing at FIDM for the Advanced Study Beauty Industry Management program.

Why are you going on for another degree?

I've chosen to be a part of the Advanced Beauty program because I want to get a third year of education about beauty before going into the industry. My previous AA focused more on retailing in the beauty industry, and this specific program mainly focuses on how to manage your own business which is one of my long-term goals.

What would be your ideal job after graduation?

My goal in the industry is to become a Marketing Director for any beauty company—preferably color cosmetics. Also, later have my own line of color cosmetics.

Are you interning?

I'm not interning at the moment, but it is required for the program. Any internship that focuses on social media, PR, or marketing would be suitable for me to achieve my goals in the industry.

What trends are you excited about?

Some trends that I see taking off are ombré hair colors, nail products-such as natural gel nails, and men's grooming.

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Beauty Industry Management Student Aims for Cosmetics Career

Taylor Pruitt completed her Associates Degree in Beauty Industry Merchandising and Marketing and is continuing at FIDM for the Advanced Study Beauty Industry Management program. Why are you going on...

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Mentalist

FIDM Graduates Amanda Friedland and Suzy Magnin are the Costume Designer and Assistant Costume Designer, respectively, on CBS's The Mentalist. Both Amanda and Suzy have worked on the show for Season 4, 5, 6, and are currently working on Season 7. 

"We love the collaborative aspect of working with creative writers and directors on an episodic basis," says Suzy. "You really get to know your characters having worked with them for so many years. Costuming is a visual form of storytelling that we both enjoy."

Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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FIDM Grads Working As Costume Designers on The Mentalist

FIDM Graduates Amanda Friedland and Suzy Magnin are the Costume Designer and Assistant Costume Designer, respectively, on CBS's The Mentalist. Both Amanda and Suzy have worked on the show for...

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Jobfair

New FIDM Students: Your Fall 2014 Job Fair is coming up on Tuesday, October 7. 

Los Angeles

Employers attending the LA campus Job Fair include: Kate Spade, Forever 21, BCBG Max Azria, J.Crew, Williams Sonoma, and Nasty Gal. 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4th Floor, Student Lounge

San Diego

Employers attending the San Diego campus Job Fair include: Kate Spade, bebe, BCBG, and MAC.

9:00am– Registration: Room 3415 9:30am – Interviews: Room 3535/3540

Orange County

Employers attending the Orange County campus Job Fair include: GUESS, Kate Spade, MAXAZRIA, Ted Baker London, and Forever 21. 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Library, Room 139

San Francisco

Employers attending the San Francisco campus Job Fair include: Sephora, MAC, Anthropologie, and Bloomingdale's. 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5th Floor, Room 501

Here's how to get prepped for the Fall 2014 Job Fair: 

Step 1: Bring several copies of your resume, or download and fill out this application form.

Step 2: Attend the Job Fair workshop during your orientation.

Step 3: Get a good night’s sleep.

Step 4: Dress for success! Casual business attire, please.

Step 5: Arrive early.

Step 6: Have fun!

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Racked takes an inside look at teen fashion line Brandy Melville, the privately held company that capitalizes on social media to grow its California brand.

"Product research is made up of all teenage girls," reports Kjerstin Skorge of Malibu, who is paid to work with a group of about 20 in space behind the Santa Monica store. That group brainstorms new concepts and consults on existing ones. "Let's say there's a cut of a T-shirt that's doing really well, they'll ask our opinion on it. Do we like it? Should we make more? If so, what colors?" Kjerstin goes on to explain how the marketing team sends the teens out with a photographer to take the photos that eventually land on Instagram. Read more.

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