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Looking for a Few Fashionable People…

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2015 at 9:40 am



Fashion Group International of San Diego
is looking for a few fashionable people
to be on our Board of Directors for next year.

If you are interested, please email
our Regional Director, Mary De
at marydestyle@gmail.com

Here are the available positions:

Regional Director-Elect
(would assist current Regional Director and then take over the position the following year)

(take notes during our monthly board meetings)

(conduct the finances of our non-profit)

(spearhead the planning of our events)

(maintains and grows our membership base)

Public Relations
(manages PR of our non-profit)

(secures and nurtures our sponsors of our events)

(manages our website, social media and email database)


FGI San Diego-Under New Management!

In FGI, Uncategorized on July 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

FGI Under New Management copy


Fashion Group International San Diego is very excited to announce that IT’S BACK!  And under NEW management!

We want to introduce everyone to the utterly fashionable new Regional Director, Mary De.

photoMary De

Mary has almost three decades of experience in all of the fashion industry, including designing, manufacturing, management, wardrobe consultation, personal and professional image consultations, as well as the preparation of future fashion professionals through her on-going work as a college professor.

Mary began as a fashion designer in Europe and then created her own activewear manufacturing and retailing enterprise, supplying upscale retailers throughout the continent.  She’s worked as a custom tailor/personal image consultant in Europe and has continued working as an image consultant and fashion stylist in Chicago and now in San Diego.

As an image consultant and fashion stylist, her mission is to use her expertise to empower people to feel confident and pursue their dreams.  She feels this way about her styling business, where she helps clients embrace their distinct personality, appearance, lifestyle and aspirations, and she feels the same can be done with FGI San Diego and the diverse group of fashion professionals and fashion businesses here.

Mary has some great things planned for FGI San Diego during her term and hopes to see many past and future members at the upcoming events.  Stay tuned to hear more about the events!



Looking for a Few Fashionable Women…

In Events, Fashion Events, FGI, Uncategorized on July 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm

FGI San Diego-Need Women

FGI San Diego is back! And we are looking for some fashionable women (ok, some fashionable men too) to help us make this organization THE authority on the fashion industry here in San Diego.

If you want to be a part of it, please attend our informal Executive Board meeting tomorrow. We have Board Member and Committe Member positions to fill.


Meeting is Thursday, July 9th at 6 pm at The Art Institute conference room (7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108).

What does Fashion Have to do with Technology???

In Events, Fashion Events, FGI, Uncategorized on August 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm
photo from London Technology Week
Fashion tech.  Those are two words that don’t really go together.  Or do they?  If Fashion Innovations has anything to do with it, they will become the new norm.
Fashion Innovations is back again this August 8-10 at Co-Merge downtown.  It is San Diego’s 2nd fashion-themed entrepreneurial 54-hour workshop and competition.  They focus on the education of the fashion industry in the area of fashion technology and how it extends beyond textiles.  There are so many ways that our community can use fashion tech, for example: apps, 3D printing, using computers to dress us, games to teach styling (such as http://www.covetfashion.com) just to name a few.
Fashion Innovations is having a hard time getting the fashion industry to understand tech.  And the tech world doesn’t really understand what the words ‘fashion tech’ even mean.  Many tech companies think that they have nothing in common with the fashion world.  What they don’t realize is that fashion is the number one industry in the world and is always on the cutting edge.  Fashion Innovations is working on opening up those doors between the tech and fashion worlds-exploring the ideas of eCommerce, wearable technology and more.
San Diego has had the prestigious honor of being only the third city in the ENTIRE WORLD that has had a fashion-focused tech Startup Weekend.  Highlights from last year’s event included a presentation from an extraordinary company called Electrozyme  who make temporary tattoos that can analyze your sweat to assess your health.  Qualcomm also was there showing a demonstration of their new smartwatch and they didn’t just send a salesperson to speak.  Attendees and guests got to hear from the actual inventor and VP/Lead of the project.
So, Fashion Innovations and fashion tech are a BIG deal, specifically here in San Diego.  If you’ve got a fashion tech business idea that you’ve been kicking around, then this is the perfect chance for you to get help bringing your idea to life! Learn lean methods and meet others excited about Fashion Innovations (think Pinterest, Polyvore, Google Glass, etc.). Attendees pitch their ideas on Friday and form teams with other attendees.  They then build a prototype and validate it with potential customers through the weekend. They get the opportunity to work with mentors provided by the event to hone their pitches and present to a panel of judges Sunday evening.   All participants are provided with 7 outstanding meals, unlimited drinks and snacks, as well as a gift bag.  The winning teams get prizes to help them move their business forward.
Intrigued, but not sure if you want to participate?  This is an event that actually encourages spectators at the Friday night event (when everyone presents their pitches) and the Sunday evening event (when everyone presents their finished products).  So come for the inspiration!
For more information and to register, visit http://sandiego.startupweekend.org/
FGI Members save an additional 30% with code: FGI30

Bruno Aveillan Retrospective Coming to San Diego!

In Events, Fashion Events, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, Uncategorized on June 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm


For those of you who don’t know, Bruno Aveillan is one of the most distinguished and internationally sought after directors across the globe in the communication art industry.  He has directed award-winning short experimental movies and international commercials for such clients as Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Guerlain, Rochas, Chanel and MaxMara.

He has also filmed world renowned stars such as Gisele Bundchen, Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz, Freida Pinto, Natalia Vodianova, Claudia Schiffer, Shalom Harlow, Sharon Stone, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Stam and Virginie Ledoyen.

In 2008, he directed the first ever brand campaign for Louis Vuitton: “Where will life take you”.  It has received 14 international awards including the 2008 Gold Clio Award and the Gold award at the 2008 London International Awards.

In 2009, the Louvre had a retrospective of his work within their major exhibition devooted to cinema in advertising.

And this summer, a retrospective of his work will be on display at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.

The La Jolla Fashion Film Festival is inviting all fashion lovers to attend the Bruno Aveillan retrospective happening Friday July 25, 2014 at 3:15pm.
The event is FREE for students, and a $5 charge for non- students.
For more information, please click HERE.
All information for this article taken from Wikipedia.


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