fashion documentaries

Must-Watch Fashion Documentaries

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Our amazing President Jess wrote up a little guide fore her favorite fashion documentaries:
Happy Spring Break fashion friends!

If you're like me, you can't get away from fashion even during spring break! I will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to visit my aunt but you know while I am there, I'll be looking for the latest trends and examining how fashion is different in the south compared to here at Kent. To satisfy your fashion fix during spring break, I put together my five top fashion films!!
1. Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf's… The documentary opens your eyes to the world of luxury retail. See how amazing Bergdorf Goodman's truly is and why Linda Fargo should be your style idol (available on Netflix).

2. The September Issue… After just returning from Teen Vogue Fashion U in NYC, the world of fashion publications is simply fascinating. This one featuring the one and only Anna Wintour will inspire your next career with Conde Nast or Hearst (super cheap to rent). 
3. Valentino: The Last Empire… Meeting and seeing how a haute couture designer works is truly incredible. Valentino is a personal favorite of mine so seeing him (and his puppies!) trekking through Europe is too adorable to not watch (available on Netflix).

4. In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye… It's the most serious of the bunch but there is a corresponding book that were both produced with Vogue.
5. Devil Wears Prada… I mean, yes, this is so typical but who doesn't love this movie?! And if you’re sick of watching it, the book is extremely well-written and is a great read over your next week of vacation.

What are your favorites? Let's chat about them in the comments below!


Goodwill Show Diary

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It's been said more times this year than we can count: we really have the most amazing board and group of members to date. To think that the Goodwill Personal Styling Fashion Show sold double the amount of tickets as last year, even though it was cancelled and rescheduled last minute, is amazing. Nobody, the board included, has a chance to really see the looks before show night. We were running on bling faith that the volunteers, hair + makeup team, and stylists wouldn't let us down. And you guys certainly did not disappoint. 

Our theme this year, Designer Driven, was meant to give our members a direction without boxing them into a specific look. From a board that has 4 graduating senior, we couldn't be more thankful and proud of how our last ever FSO show finished. You guys seriously rock.
See ALL of the photos from the show on our Facebook page!
Thanks to the every amazing photographers: Madison Gander, Sarah Rosenson and Wing Lip.

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FSO Goodwill Winning Stylist // Maddie Meinhardt

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After our recent Goodwill Personal Styling Fashion Show, we had a chance to talk with Maddie Meinhardt, the winning stylist, about her outfit. Keep reading to learn her tips on thrifting, a possible career in styling and her designer inspiration!

Stylist: Maddie Meinhardt
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Year: Senior
FSO: Did you know from the beginning that you wanted to find something that was inspired by Dolce & Gabbana?
MMYes, Dolce & Gabbana is one of my favorite luxury designer brands. When I heard about the "Designer Driven" theme, D&G was one of the designers that immediately popped into my mind as a perfect inspiration. I love how elaborate and intricate the details of their designs are.

FSO: What thrift store(s) did you visit to style this amazing look?
MM: I went to The Village Discount Outlet. It is a thrift store in Cuyahoga Falls. It is a huge store with such a large selection. I've participated in this show for four years, and every year I have been able to find some great looks at The Village. 
FSO: What was your favorite part of putting the look together?
MMI was really excited when I found the floral jacket! The shape, colors and intricate floral pattern perfectly inhibit a Dolce & Gabbana feel. It really screamed Dolce & Gabbana to me. When I found this piece I knew I was going to be able to put together an awesome D&G look. I also like mixing prints, so I am glad I was able to incorporate that into this look.

FSO: Do you see yourself wanting to pursue a career in styling? 
MMI think styling is so much fun, and it is a career path that really excites me. I have certainly had a great time styling outfits for this show the past four years. I will definitely be looking for future opportunities to style.
FSO: Having won the Goodwill Personal Styling Show last year as well, what are some tips you can share with us on how to find designer inspired looks for less?
MMYou definitely have to go in with a vision and idea in mind. Look for pictures or images that you want to mimic or that inspire you and bring them with you. This year I was inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana spring 2015 runway show, so I saved some of my favorite looks from the collection to my phone for me to refer to while I was shopping. You also have to have an open mind. You won't find the exact same pieces, but you must be innovative to recreate the same effect they have with similar pieces you do find. 

Thanks Maddie! We absolutely loved your look and can't wait to see where your career takes you after graduation.

PS—Below is a sneak peak at the rest of the pictures coming to the blog, Facebook and Instagram this week!

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