fso fall 2016

Your Ugly Holiday Sweater Inspiration

9:00 AM

This upcoming Tuesday, November 29 is our last FSO meeting of the semester! We’ll be celebrating the holidays with our 2nd annual ugly holiday sweater contest, a performance from The Kent Clarks, and some Insomnia cookies and milk! All the fun plus some special speakers begins at 6pm in the Rockwell Auditorium.

We’ve gone ahead and found you some ugly sweater inspiration for the meeting...

Stay glamorous with this Christmas Sequin Bauble Jumper from Topshop

Show your love for Buddy the Elf with this Mr. Narwhal Elf Crewneck Sweater from Etsy

Go more traditional with this Christmas Lightup Story Pullover from Target

Be Santa’s helper while wearing this Elf Hooded Tunic from Francesca’s

Take it Slow in the Snow with this sweater from H&M

Don we now our ugly sweaters!

fso fall 2016

#FSOGivesThanks 2016

9:00 AM

By: Katie McCullough

It’s that time of year again; Thanksgiving! I have always enjoyed Thanksgiving, because it’s a time to spend with family and friends as well as to eat amazing food, but I think this year is even more special because I haven’t been home since I’ve been in college. Maybe some of you are in the same boat, and therefore this Thanksgiving is even more exciting than most. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for whatever you have. Since most often we don’t think about all that we are blessed with, this time of year is the perfect time to step back and look at all that you have, whether that be family, friends, shelter, food, etc. Today I am sharing with you some reason why FSO members are thankful this year.

I am thankful for the friends and family I have been blessed with. They support me through everything and make me stronger everyday. They keep pushing me to be the best version of myself, no matter what they are my rock! I am so lucky to have them and I couldn't ask for any better people to surround myself with! - Bianca Oliver

I'm thankful for so much this Thanksgiving including fashion, music and art! Studying abroad is another thing I have to be super grateful for as well. But I think I'm most thankful for my family and friends, because I'm missing them here at Kent State! :) - Ashley Alpino

I am thankful to be going to one of the top fashion schools in the country, and having such supportive family and friends who believe in me. - Katrina Ore

Well, I'm thankful for so many things but the biggest one this year is that I was able to make so many amazing friends on such a big campus! - Raleigh Schofield

I'm thankful for my amazing family and friends that support everything I do, and for all the opportunities I've been gotten this past year by being a fashion student at Kent State! - Abby Bowen

fso fall 2016

FSO 2016 Photoshoot Exclusive

11:53 AM

We are so excited to share with you the 2016 FSO Photoshoot! All the photos can be viewed on our Facebook page here, but today we’ll be sharing some of our favorite shots from the shoot.

This year, we set up three different shooting locations, from representing our little FSO family in downtown Kent, a chic black and white shoot at the new gorgeous Architecture building, and a Breakfast Club inspired shoot at the KSU Library.

Photos by Alyse Nelson, Ashley Alpino, and Montana Moyer

A huge thanks to all of our models, photographers, and PR Team members!



Behind The Scenes: Art of Contrast: Works of Art

9:00 AM

By Katie McCullough

The greatest part about going to a fashion school would definitely have to be the fashion shows. FSO presented their annual Art of Contrast show Friday, October 21st, and this year’s theme was Works of Art. Designers and stylists were asked to create a look inspired by a work of art. The fashion show was a marvelous success with jaw dropping creations by FSO members. Although what you may not have seen, if you attended the show, was all the work that went from the finished designs to the last model’s walk down the runway. It was my job to get the inside look backstage into all the preparation that went on behind the curtain.

6:00 Model Run-through

6:30 Makeup/Dress


7:30 Doors Open

7:45 Check the Socials

7:50 Model Lineup

7:55 Final Backstage Photos

8:00 Start of the Show

8:30 Models Final Walk

8:45 Awards

Congratulations to all the amazing designers and stylists. The show was a masterpiece!


Frightful Friday Recap

3:46 PM

By: Erin Keller

FSO hosted its 2nd Annual Frightful Friday on October 28, 2016. Board members turned the Province Apartments’ Clubhouse into a boo-tiful party setting filled with games, music, and of course, treats!


Shoutout to Public Relations manager Tracie Pfrogner for trick-or-treating guests with her amazing Halloween recipes!

Everyone in attendance got crazy creative in some pretty amazing costumes. Congratulations to our costume contest winners:
First Place: Frida Kahlo
Second Place: Amelia Earhart
Third Place: The Pink Ladies



FSO members and their guests captured in the night in the photoBOOTH. Check ‘em out!


No ghost stories were told, but partygoers did gather around the clubhouse couch for a game of Heads Up to end the night. It was fab bonding experience to get to know all the personalities of FSO!


Thank you to everyone who came for creeping it real!


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