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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Marilyn Chavez and family

Here is Marilyn Chavez, one of our students on our trip. Her entire family arrived at the airport at 4:30 a.m. To see her off on her first-ever flight. What a way to break in the flying legs.

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Location:San Diego

We're on the plane to Frankfurt. And then Milan!

Here we are! Tired but excited.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Construction Students... first project... Done!

The first step to designing is learning how to put clothes together. Our students must take Fashion 130: Construction.

Here are some of my construction students, proudly holding the 'child's dress' they sew as a first project.

The dress is no a small feat; they learn how to do the following:
Hong kong, clean finish and overlocked seam finishes
Puffed sleeves
Yoke with gathered skirt
Elastic casings
Machine-Stitched Hems.

A one-on-one Interview with Joint Venture's very own Troy Leos

Troy Leos is a current Mesa Fashion student. He was interviewed by Lisa Washington, Fashion Promotion student.

Interviewer: Where are you from?

Troy: I’m from Houston, Texas

Interviewer: What inspires your work?

Troy: Music inspires me. The way music makes someone feel, I want my clothes to make people feel the way music makes them feel.

Interviewer: Who are some of your favorite artist in the music industry right now that you listen to while doing some of your work?

Troy: Right now I like (Theophilus London, Bizzle, Adele and even Taylor Swift) lol a little bit of everything .

Interviewer: How did you come up with the name for your clothing line?

Troy: (Joint Venture) The name came from some musicians such as Diddy, Irv Gotti who had a Joint Venture with other record labels.

Interviewer: How do you come about when designing?

Troy: I make clothes that I would wear (for the men’s pieces) and that I think would look good on a girlfriend (for the women’s pieces.

Interviewer: How do you remember all your ideas?

Troy: I like to write them down in my notebook or when I’m on the go I write it In my phone.

Interviewer: Where would you like to see your brand In five years?

Troy: I would like Christian stores such as C28 and The Rock Church to carry my line in their stores.

Interviewer: What are your fears when it comes to your line?

Troy: My fear is that people wouldn’t understand my ideas.

Interviewer: What advice would you give other student designers looking to start their own line?

Troy: Go for it Asap! there is never the perfect time to start, so go for instead of putting it off.

Interviewer: What are some fun facts about you?

Troy: Well my parents birthday added together equals mine, I’ve never had Dipping Dots, and my favorite designer is Tom Ford.

Interviewer: Thank you for taking time to sit and allowing us to interviewing you.

Troy: No problem, thank you.

Take time to look at some of Troy’s designs at his website . I really like his v-neck woman tees , really cute and great material.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A look into Campus Fashion at San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College all have their own sense of style/swag. We took a walk around campus and came upon a few who caught our eyes. We asked what inspired their style and where they like to shop .

It seems that most shop anywhere from Thrift Stores all the way to Nordstrom’s apparel and accessories. You don’t have to spend a lot to look great if you know how to shop. Here are the students we interviewed and some of the places they enjoy shopping at .

Logan-Shops everywhere and also makes his own clothes. He said he is anything but steam punk.

Nadia finds trendy clothes at H&M and thrift stores in North Park.
Hailey-Shops at H&m and Pac Sun. mix and matches clothes with inspiration from magazines like Vogue.

Michael- enjoys shopping wherever there are deals and nice clothes.

Alex- Likes to shop at Nordstrom Rack. New York, and Co, Forever 21. She finds nice deals as her bag in the picture.

Dave-Likes to shop at Zumiez,. Urban Outfitters and Underground.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Behind Repeat Boutique

There are two teams: Fashion Rewind and Relaunch Presents 'Cheap To Chic' with one goal--Raising funds for Fashion Program Student Scholarships for Mesa College Students .

The two groups are demonstrating teamwork and dedication while promoting the program and having fun. The teams from the Fashion Promotions class, came up with team names, themes, items, sale techniques, and posters for Fashion Week Repeat Boutique. Now the competition has officially begun with the teams building their boutiques, setting up merchandise, with their best game face on. The teams both have strategized their sales techniques, and have lots of products and goodies for the customers that will be shopping at Repeat Boutique.

Come out and shop for a great cause!

Tuesday through Thursday, March 6th-8th from 9am to 2pm in front of the student cafeteria.

We can't wait to see you...HAPPY SHOPPING!!