Mississippi State Fashion Board’s first show of the 2017-2018 year was nothing short of a dazzling experience with our theme being House of Mirrors. The show could not have been possible without the help of all our vendors and amazing backstage crew. It’s now time to call attention to some of our show’s highlights.
Let’s begin with our amazing makeup crew. They did an outstanding job of implementing the theme of the show into their makeup techniques by adding shimmery eyebrows with a popping highlight or by adding silver foil to the cheekbone.
Fashion Board’s backstage crew did a phenomenal job of creating a mirror image set that was absolutely jaw-dropping. Backstage was not lacking in their attention to even the smallest of details. From the light up symmetric flooring down to the reflective mirrors; our backstage crew thought of it all.
Our vendors delivered some signature outfits that reflected each individual, while also allowing the theme of the show to be apparent. Our vendors – Libby Story, Cobo’s, Reed’s, The Attic, Gypster Veil, Swanky B, George Mary’s, R. Tabb, Revolution, Aspen Bay, Deep South Pout, JCG Apparel, Modern D, LA Green, Urban Magnolia, and Belle and Beau – brought their A game when providing the utmost attention to every detail of each outfit.
And of course we couldn’t go without giving credit to our amazing models for killing the runway, per usual. Our models’ personalities were transparent with the clothes they wore and by showing their attitude when they hit the catwalk. We started off with our vendors’ clothing and ended with an express yourself walk — where we had two models walk together to really emit the mirror theme.
We could not be more proud of our first show and cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.
Blog Post Written By Ann Caroline Harrell
Photos by Monay Pierre
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, the beginning. Fashion Board members love going to meet with people who are interested in trying out for Fashion Board, speaking to various clubs about what this organization does and even making displays for tables on the Drill Field and at Orientation.
Every year Recruitment is different. This year a big change in our recruitment process is that all the applications for Fashion Board will be done online through student accounts on OrgSync. Also, there is no recruitment fee and potential new members have the option to apply for multiple positions.The positions we will be offering this fall are: Backstage, Hair & Makeup, Modeling and Graphic Design. This year members can try out for more than one of these positions if they choose to. Our interest meeting will be on August 23rd, 2017, at 7pm. It will be located in the Doghouse in the Colvard Student Union. We hope to see you there!
To us Fashion Board is more than just an organization, it is part of our life. Fashion Boards’, Public Relations Director, Jordan Perry, says, “Fashion Board to me means creative freedom and bringing the art of fashion to the runway in new ways. It means taking a concept and bringing it to life and bringing new people together in new and inventive ways. Allowing people to think outside the box and to work to make ideas possible.”
Fashion Board is a creative outlet, a family, a wonderful networking opportunity, and being a member is so much fun! Fashion Board is one of the oldest clubs on campus. In fact, Fashion Board has been around for more than sixty years!
Our new members help continue the legacy and traditions of Fashion Board by continuing to be creative, fabulous, and fashionable. Fashion Board brings a certain " Je ne sais quo" to the Mississippi State University campus.
Last Wednesday, Fashion Board kicked off the new year with our first show of the Spring semester. “Rooftop Refinery” was chosen as the theme by our backstage heads Julia Putt and Jane Mortimer along with their team. The show was inspired the changing of seasons and our beautiful rooftop venue. The Mill Conference Center hosted us on their rooftop parking garage that overlooks The Mill and Mississippi State’s campus. The venue was very elegant with an industrial-chic vibe that transferred into our theme. Pictured below is our graphic for the show provided by our Graphic Designs heads Kelsey Bishop and Erin Frazier, along with our Trends Board designed by Jesse Newton.
Our backstage team got to work and found a way to let the venue speak for itself while adding our own touch. The background for the show was a view of the newly built Mill Conference Center. The backdrop at the beginning of the runway was an arbor of white sheer curtains and fresh flowers hung from the top to the floor. Two beautiful antique tandem bicycles were used as the eye-catching piece to add a pop of fun to the set design. Our trends head and backstage member, Jesse Newton, lent us the bicycles. Thank you, Jesse!
Our vendors did an excellent job of expressing our trends for the show and styling our models to make sure they looked beautiful on the runway. The clothing modeled was provided by local businesses in the Starkville area. Here is a list of all of the vendors who participated in Rooftop Refinery. Special shoutout to our Vendor Relations Coordinator, Caitlin Gardner, and her team of helping hands.
Deep South Pout
Belle & Beau
We would like to give a special shout out to Urban Magnolia, which was started by two Fashion Design majors at Mississippi State. ReAnna and Anna Claire are excited to announce their online store will launch by the end of March. These two girls have worked very hard to make Urban Magnolia perfect for their future customers. Click the link below to check out their website!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our first show of the Spring! We appreciate your support and acknowledge our success comes from our audience. Be sure to catch our next show, Starkchella, at the Mississippi State Amphitheatre at 5 p.m.
MarySullivan Benton Katie McLemore
VP of Communications Head of Social Media/Blog
Prepare for take off with FB Airlines Flight 757...
Last Wednesday, Fashion Board hosted its first fashion show of the 2016-2017 school year. The theme was "Fashion Board Airlines" which was selected by FB members. The show took place at the very cool Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, an airport hanger owned by Mississippi State. This was one of the biggest venues Fashion Board has ever been allowed to host a fashion show in. Our graphic design team and social media committee made these graphics to share on social media in order to promote the show.
The show opened with two very special guests, FB Airlines Pilot Patrick and Flight Attendant Shelby. Patrick and Shelby took the audience on a fashion flight of a lifetime. Special thanks to Costume Party for the fun costumes! Click the link below to visit Costume Party's website.
The clothing modeled in the show looked flawless on all of our models. The clothing was provided by local businesses in the Starkville area. Make sure to check them out!
Deep South Pout
Belle & Beau
FB Airlines also featured our very own Jesse Newton's full collection from Kansas City Fashion Week. These pieces are designed and handmade by Jesse himself. Kansas City Fashion Week gave Jesse the amazing opportunity to produce his very own fashion show to showcase his line. Here are some Fashion Board members modeling his collection at the FB Airlines show.
Can you say amazing? Fashion Board was honored to have Jesse's collection featured in the show.
Fashion Board had a guest photographer for FB Airlines, Kamau Bostic. His photographs turned out great and we thank him for his work! Click the link below to see his photos from FB Airlines.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the show. Fashion Board appreciates your loyal attendance. Special shoutout to the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory for having us, and a pat on the back to our new heads of backstage Julia Putt and Jane Mortimer.
We hope you enjoyed flying Fashion Board Airlines!