Jessica Farley, owner of vintage clothing shop, ELOFSON, finds joy in all things old, well made, and wonderfully odd. Her passion for one-of-a-kind is not only seen in her overflowing vintage inventory, but in her upcycled designs as well. Jessica believes that fashion tells a story, before, during and after it's worn. She founded the organization, South Dakota Sustainable Fashion (SDSF) with the mission to create a community of local fashion designers and enthusiasts.
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Fashion Forward: From Madeira to Paris
BY FÁTIMA LOPES
@ VOL 1
ON JUL 25, 2014
In Fashion Forward: From Madeira to Paris at PechaKucha Night Loulé Vol. 1, Fatima Lopes, a Portuguese fashion designer, shares the story of her aspirations of becoming a runway fashion designer that began on her hometown, the quaint, lovely Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. From there, she traveled to Libson and then, eventually the infamous mecha of Fashion, Paris. There she persevered and followed her dreams to become the renowned designer she is today. You won't want to miss out on this inspiring tale!
Fatima Lopes (Funchal, March 8, 1965) is a Portuguese fashion designer.
Natural of Madeira, Fatima Lopes grew up in the city of Funchal. Since child showed an interest in the fashion world and during his teens, dissatisfied with the outfit that was sold in Funchal, started creating clothes for herself. Thanks to his fluency in foreign languages, worked in Funchal as a tour guide for a travel agency.
In 1990 he moved to Lisbon in order to pursue a career as a stylist. In this city opened with a friend a store called "Versus", which essentially sold clothing from international designers. In 1992 the store's name changed to "Fátima Lopes". In September of the same year he participated as creative a fashion show held in a convent in Lisbon, where its proposals were well received.
In 1994 shows his first clothing in the "Salon du Prêt-à-Porter Feminin" in Paris. The following year participates in the national fashion event, the "Portugal Fashion". Between 1996 and 1998, Fatima starts to draw shoes and wallets directed either to the female audience, whether the male audience.
In 1996 opens its first international store, located in the city of Paris.
Since 1999 participates twice a year in the Hall Paris Fashion currently being this only Portuguese. In 2000 causes great media attention by parading in the French capital the most expensive bikini in gold and diamonds, valued at about one million dollars.
In 2002 he was invited by Mattel to create a Barbie doll and decided to play the doll bikini gold and diamonds used in Paris. In 2003 he opened his first clothing store in the United States, located in the city of Los Angeles.
In 2010 presented sic program "The Pursuit of the Dream" Face model of the year 2010 "
Cinema Falls: A Love Story
BY JULIE ANDERSON FRIESEN
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 06, 2015
Julie Anderson Friesen is the founder of Cinema Falls, a film organization dedicated to building community and exhibiting indie film, world cinema and documentaries in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She's a co-owner of post-production facility Dakota Video & Post with her husband of 24 years. Motivated to create something for her community based on her love of film, she launched Cinema Falls with a mission to bring film-loving “Cine-zens” together for ongoing screenings. Cinema Falls showcases work by South Dakota filmmakers as well as national, award-winning directors. She launched Cinema Falls Film Credits in 2014, bringing mobile film education events to students
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Works from one of the Swedish Fashion Talents 2015
BY EMELIE JANRELL
@ VOL 53
ON AUG 18, 2015
Emelie Janrell is a fashion designer who this year was nominated for Swedish Fashion Talents 2015, among 9 other promising fashion designers. Beautiful photos of Emelies work are featured in this Pecha Kucha.
Street Fashion Blogging
BY CAMERON ADAMS
@ VOL 28
ON FEB 21, 2016
Cameron Adams, Vol. 18 alumni, is back to update us on street fashion blogging here in Atlanta. Most Atlanta-iens will know Cameron and his ninja-like ability to snap his fashion photos. Now, listen as Cameron describes his start in street fashion blogging, his inspiration, what he looks for, and how he makes his photographs!