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Model Monday // Art of Contrast Best Model

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Happy Model Monday! Today we are featuring our winner of Best Model from Art of Contrast “A Night in Bollywood”! Melissa Darin is a sophomore fashion merchandising major with a minor in business from Lake Orion, Michigan. Melissa modeled a gorgeous garment created by fellow FSO member Annie Skoch. Fun fact: Annie is a fashion merchandising major who also has knack for designing too! Annie was also the first recipient of the FSO scholarship last year as well! Melissa has modeled in previous FSO fashion shows before her win at Art of Contrast, so we’re sure that we’ll be seeing her strutting her stuff on the FSO runway in the future as well! Keep on reading to learn a little more about Melissa..

Favorite Designer: ChloĆ©, Chanel, Pnina Tornai
Favorite place to eat in Kent: Bistro on Main
Your typical Starbucks order: Salted Caramel Mocha or Iced Green Tea
Favorite place to shop: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom Rack, & Thrift shops! 
Favorite class you’ve taken at Kent: Fashion Tech!
Career Aspirations: To work on the corporate level for a bridal designer or bridal company. I love wedding dresses and evening wear! 
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cake batter
Random Fun Fact about yourself: I'm studying abroad in Florence next fall and hope that when I'm there I can take a trip to Greece and visit the village where my mother was born!
Melissa with her stylist, Annie Skoch

Congratulations Melissa!


Model Monday // Krya Rogers

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Happy Monday! It is now the week of Art of Contrast: A Night in Bollywood! This Monday we will be featuring a model who will be modeling in the show, and has modeled for FSO before! Read all about Krya below!

Name: Kyra Rogers

Major: Fashion Merchandising 

Grade: Freshman 

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Favorite Fashion Designer: Michael Kors

Favorite place to eat in Kent: Panini's

Starbucks drink: Caramel Macchiato 

Favorite place to shop: Marshalls

Favorite class at Kent so far: Psychology

Career Aspirations: Work for Michael Kors

Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate chip

Random fun facts: I'm obsessed with my Chihuahua, Chuy, and shopping for shoes! 

What are you most excited about for Art of Contrast?
I'm most excited for the Bollywood theme with all the bright colored outfits and decorations!

Kyra also adds: I'm so excited I was picked to be a part of this! I can't wait for what else FSO and Kent State has in store for me! 


Frightful Friday

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The Fashion Student Organization hosted its first ever Halloween party this past Halloween weekend. FSO transformed the Province Clubhouse into a haunted mansion that was packed with delicious treats and spooky decor. We held a wicked costume contest that was so hard to judge because we were so impressed by everyone's costumes! From the intricate makeup to the ghoulish ensembles... every glam ghost was dressed to impress! Keep reading to check out some of the haunted highlights of the evening...

The FSO board became Greek Yogurt, Catwoman, a Puppet, and Mary Poppins for the evening.

We had so many yummy Halloween-themed treats..thank you to board member Dana Rausch for baking all day!

Our skeleton butler was even showing his #FSOLove!

We even had two pairs of special guests from the Upper East Side....

xoxo Gossip Girl

Spider Cookies and Graveyard Brownies were enjoyed by all. 

Inside Out's Disgust meets Princess Leia

Meet our costume contest winners! We loved the bold skeleton makeup, and Anastasia looks like she stepped right out of the animated movie. We were so impressed that our 1950's girl was wearing real vintage clothes from the 50's! FSO members definitely know how to come up with the best costumes.

Goosebumps Punch and Monster Munch were on the menu for the night's event. 

We monster mashed the night away with the help of our DJ, Edna Mode. 
Thanks so much to Aswang for agreeing to provide the music for this event!

FSO's Frightful Friday was such a boo-tiful time, and I know that all of us in FSO greatly enjoyed the opportunity to mingle and make some new friends! 
On behalf of FSO, we hope you had a ghoulish Halloween.


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