SP ‘08. “The Show” at Columbus College of Art & Design. In 2008 I had a chance to meet June Ambrose, who was the special guest MC for CCAD’s senior fashion show. She shared her amazing story about leaving her job as a banker to pursue fashion styling. She is pictured here at the finale - a champagne brunch at The Limited headquarters with Dominique Reighard from Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model. At this time, Dominique was, would you believe, my next door neighbor! Yes…fashion greatness, in Columbus, Ohio.
SP ‘08. Our YouthBeat Section focused on young voices. In 2008 I had a chance to cover the Columbus College of Art and Design’s senior fashion show. Rock ‘n’ roll was the theme for this major production called ‘The Show’ which also included a student art exhibition.
SP ‘08. STYLE. Spring/Summer/Pre-Fall.
SP ‘08. STYLE. I am officially fashion struck!
SP ‘08. More on our quilting feature: “Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions,” at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center. The largest of its kind, more than 100 quilts told the story of African-American women, their profound contributions to American society, and their crucial role in the survival of their people from slavery to the present.
SP ‘08. There are two major Quilting Exhibitions: “Material Matters: Quiltmaking in the 21st Century” at Columbus Museum of Art and “Quilting African American Women’s History: Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions,” at National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. I had a chance to speak with Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, internationally known historian and author curator of the NAAMCC exhibit who uncovered interesting aspects of this art form.
It’s Spring 2008 and great things are happening! Presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama is steadily gaining steam, just like my trajectory into fashion. I am now the new Regional Director-Elect for the Fashion Group International, Inc. of Columbus, OH. As I head to NYC for intense training, fashion events literally take over my life! So I guess you can call this edition STYLED, because it was a direct reflection of my life in 2008. Cover Art: “Cherished Times” by Carolyn Crump, 2007; 38 x 38 inches; cotton, machine embroidery, cotton batting;