Monday, August 1, 2011

F.I.D.M "3 Days of Fashion"

The clock tower at the main entrance

Rodeo Drive!


"Draping the dress" workshop with Victoria

Clinton Kelly's assistant

Oliver, Victoria, and I (my biddies!)

Shoe design class

Nick Verreos

Katy Perry's dress!

Venice Beach boardwalk!

Now, the long anticipated post about my F.I.D.M visit. At the end of June, I visited the L.A campus of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise with my mom. While I was there, I participated in the "3 days of fashion workshops" which including touring the campus, being part of a talk group, meeting numerous teachers, designing, creating, and living the life of a fashion student. As hard as I'll try to describe it, words really can not describe my experience. It was beyond amazing and never before have I felt like I belong somewhere more than I did there. Going into the program, I had NO idea what I was wanted to do in the fashion industry or whether I really wanted to pursue my dream into the business, but after my experiences, I know I'll end up going to F.I.D.M and having a future with fashion. Now that I've experienced marketing, draping, drawing, and all the other majors, I feel like visual communications is the major for me. If I pursue this aspect of the industry, I'll have an opportunity to become a personal or store front stylist, which has always been my dream. If any of you are at all interested in fashion, I HIGHLY recommend doing this completely changed my life and it was overall very impressive. On a side note, my mom LOVED the campus!

Of course, while I was there I met some extremely nice and fashionable people (shout out to Victoria, Lexi and Oliver!) and explored around L.A for the first time. I went to Rodeo Drive (HEAVEN) as well as Venice Beach (the vintage shops on the boardwalk are to die actually). I also met Nick Verreos (my idol), a F.I.D.M graduate/teacher as well as a past contestant on Project Runway and Clinton Kelly's assistant (who probably has the most fabulous life ever).

All in all, this was an amazing trip...I would easily do it again next summer! Let me know if you have any questions about my experience!