Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Advanced Style Book Signing

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums gathered at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that consisted of lectures and panel discussions.  

On October 20th after the panel discussion about Style Blogs, Ari Seth Cohen signed copies of his book, Advanced Style.  Ari posted images of the event on Advanced Style. The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas attended and wrote about the event on their blog.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

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StyleLikeU Book Signing

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums gathered at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that consisted of lectures and panel discussions.  

After the panel discussion about Style Blogs, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum signed copies of their book, Stylelikeu.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

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Ari Seth Cohen Participates on Panel about Style Blogs at Fashion: Now & Then

Ari Seth Cohen is the creator of Advanced Style, a blog devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.”

Ari has a longtime interest in clothing and style and a lifelong affinity for his elders. When he was growing up, his late grandmother (a librarian) was his best friend; her “energy and attitude towards life” continue to inspire him. As a result, he couldn’t help but question the absence of mature faces in the fashion world. “I noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites,” he says. “I wanted to show that you can be stylish, creative and vital at any age.”

At 31, Ari is far from being eligible for a featured spot in Advanced Style. Still, he does have a decade’s worth of professional accomplishments. In addition to developing a blog that’s been touted by the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Forbes, last year he created a special photo installation for Selfridges in London. Before becoming a blogger, he spent years working in fashion production and retail management. Ari lives in New York City.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gathered at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that consisted of lectures and panel discussions.  

After the panel discussion on Style Blogs moderated by Suz Massen, LIM College hosted an Advanced Style party and book signing.  Pictures of the party are available on Advanced Style.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alessandra Branca & Glenda Bailey will Present on Fashion & Interiors at Fashion: Now & Then at LIM College

A child of Rome and the granddaughter of a Vatican Museum art historian, interior designer Alessandra Branca grew up among the finest classical art and architecture in the world. She learned early that even formal beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and somber surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit.  Alessandra divides her time between New York, Rome, Harbour Island and Chicago where she founded her design firm in 1981. Awarded by House Beautiful as their first Master Class Designer and recently named as one of Elle Decor's A-list designers for the second year in a row.  Her work continues to inspire those through confident, livable and ever-changing interiors.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

Resort Fashion: Style in Sundrenched Climates Book Signing


LIM College, Friday, October 19th 2012

Glenda Bailey to Present with Alessandra Branca at Fashion: Now and Then

Glenda Bailey has been the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar since 2001. Under her leadership, the magazine has won numerous awards and had enormous newsstand-sales growth. Bazaar has won five Lucie awards, as well as five Ozzie and four Eddie awards from Folio magazine, and it has been named to Adweek’s Hot List and Advertising Age’s Magazine A-List, which both recognize the 10 hottest magazines in the United States. Bazaar’s covers have been named to Time’s and Advertising Age’s best-covers lists and have won five ASME Best Cover awards and two MIN Editorial & Design awards. In 2010, Bailey was inducted into MIN’s Hall of Fame.

Prior to Bazaar, Bailey was the editor in chief of the U.S. edition of Marie Claire for five years and was named Adweek’s Editor of the Year. During her tenure, Marie Claire was named one of Adweek’s top 10 hottest magazines four times and best publication by The Delaney Report. The title was one of Capell’s Circulation Report’s best circulation performers, and it was the first magazine in the U.S. to be given the Amnesty International Media Award for journalism.

Before her move to New York, Bailey launched British Marie Claire. Under her editorship, Marie
Claire
became the biggest-selling fashion magazine in the United Kingdom and earned virtually every publishing honor, including three Magazine Editor of the Year awards, five Magazine of the Year awards, and two Amnesty International Media awards.

Born in Derbyshire, England, Bailey was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 in recognition of her services to British journalism and fashion in the United States.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Vintage Cocktails Book Signing

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fashion Forecasting's First Family--Amanda Hallay and David Wolfe


David Wolfe & Amanda Hallay in front of Buckingham Palace

Please Join the Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College for a Lively Conversation with

Fashion Forecasting's First Family
Amanda Hallay, LIM College
David Wolfe, Doneger Group

Followed by a Reception & Book Signing:
Vintage Cocktails
written by Amanda Hallay,
and illustrated by David Wolfe




Kings Road, London, 1968, and a 26 year old fashion illustrator from Ohio forms his own company and creates a whole new industry.  I.M. International ( I.M for ‘Imaginative Minds’) was the world’s first fashion forecasting company, the young David Wolfe decades ahead of his time in his understanding that the fashion industry didn't need to know what was happening ‘now’, but what would be happening ‘tomorrow’.  Having created the forecasting industry, by the early 1970s, Wolfe realized that the future of fashion retailing would generate from the U.S, and relocating to New York, he founded The Fashion Service, America’s first dedicated forecasting company.  Presently the Senior Creative Director of The Doneger Group and LIM College Advisory Board Member, Wolfe’s 53 years in fashion prompted The New York Times to dub him; ‘Fashion’s most authoritative spokesperson’.

At the start of his ascension to his role as Godfather of Forecasting, David Wolfe became an actual father to his spirited daughter, Amanda.  Rebelling against her father’s love of fashion, as soon as Amanda reached her teens, she threw herself into the 1980s music industry, making records with such ‘80s musical luminaries as The Smiths and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.  Returning to education in her early twenties, Amanda went on to become a historian, journalist and author, and it was whilst in her thirties that her background in cultural and popular history merged with her childhood as Forecasting’s First Daughter,and found Amanda Hallay as the European Fashion Editor of Couture and Men Mode Magazines, as well as the European Trend Forecaster for The Doneger Group.

In 2008, Hallay joined the academic community of LIM College, where she now serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in Fashion Merchandising, teaching courses she created exclusively for LIM College, including "Cultural Connections to Fashion", "Who Wore What When", and "Pop Century", her dad a regular guest speaker in all of her courses.

David Wolfe and Amanda Hallay have been dubbed ‘The Fondas of Fashion’, a father-daughter team of cultural visionaries, each of whom bring their own, unique perspective to the field of fashion. Whereas Wolfe is pure fashion, Hallay is pure history, the combination of the two making for a spirited union of minds.

Never happier than when disputing and dissecting the future of fashion,  LIM College’s Fashion: Now & Then invite you to join in with one of David and Amanda's lively, unconventional conversations,which will be followed by a book signing of their most recent collaboration, the cool and kitschy cocktail tome, Vintage Cocktails: Retro Recipies for the Home Mixologist during a cocktail hour which will include Sea Breeze mocktails and cocktails as well as other light refreshments.



Paper Doll books illustrated by David Wolfe will be available for sale and can be signed by him at the event!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Amanda Hallay


Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor at LIM College, is an author and cultural historian specializing in various aspects of 20th century popular culture and how each acts as a catalyst to another (as explored in her courses "Cultural Connections to Fashion", "Pop Century" and "Who Wore What When", created and taught exclusively at LIM College). The author of several books exploring 20th century pop culture, Professor Hallay’s book, The Popular History of Voodoo will be released by The History Press in 2013, and she will be presenting her research (and the challenges she met due to the lack of archiving of what many in the 20th century perceived as ‘lowbrow’) in her talk, "DO DO THAT VOODO! Sex, Sin, Snakes and ‘The Dusky Other’ in 20th Century Popular Culture."

Amanda is the former International Fashion Editor of Couture and Men Mode magazines, and was at one time European Trend Analyst for the Doneger Group, a fashion forecasting service.  She is a graduate of the American University of Paris and England’s Bath Spa University.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

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Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

Jenny Swadosh presents "Not Just 'a Photo of a Bird in a Frock' : Learning to See Beyond Fashion Photograpy's Frames"



Jenny Swadosh is Assistant Archivist for the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives of Parsons The New School for Design. Previously, she held archives and library positions at the Hadassah Archives at the American Jewish Historical Society and the Staten Island Museum (formerly, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences). She received her MLS from Queens College-City University of New York with a certificate in Archives, Records Management and Preservation in 2007. While completing her graduate research requirements in 2006, she was awarded a Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute internship at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York.

Ms. Swadosh holds a BS in Media, Culture and Communication Studies from New York University (’99) and worked in the publishing industry before pursuing graduate study. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference, and the Archivists’ Round Table of Metropolitan New York. Ms. Swadosh also serves as the Archives Committee Chair for the Association for Gravestone Studies.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Anya Kurennaya to Co-Present "Effortless Consumption: The Anthropologie of a Brand-Focused Online Shopping Community"


Anya Kurennaya is a recent graduate of the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons The New School for Design, having previously studied linguistics and foreign languages at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and at McGill University in Montreal. She is a contributing editor of the recently launched Fashion Studies Journal, created by students in the MAFS program to showcase masters’ level work in fashion studies. She is currently working to publish selections from her thesis, entitled “Look What the Cat Dragged In: Masculinity, Sexuality and Authenticity in 1980s Glam Metal.”

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

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Lauren Downing to Co-Present "The Anthropologie of a Brand-Focused Online Shopping Community"


Lauren Downing graduated from the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons the New School for Design in May 2012. She received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis where she majored in Art History and Anthropology. Currently, she works as a part-time faculty member at the New School where she teaches art and design history and theory. She is also a co-editor, art director, and co-founder of Fashion Studies Journal, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for the academic study of fashion design and theory. Her current research examines how women cultivate fashionable identities within the plus-size marketplace. Lauren has presented on this topic at the Pop Culture Association of America's annual conference and her work is soon to be published in CUNY's FRAME journal. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Jon.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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George Sanchez to Present "Fashion Education in NYC: Then & Now"

George Sanchez (MLS, Rutgers University, MPS, New York Technical College) came to LIM College in 1985 and served as the Director of the Adrian G. Marcuse Library for 25 years. His experience in retailing and in human resources brought a fashion business perspective to his academic credentials. He was knowledgeable in many areas, such as, general business, film and fashion as well as music. He was also known for his dedication to teaching and working with individual students and faculty on their research projects. Under his leadership, the library expanded along with the college from a 900-square-foot space with 8,000 volumes to a 5,000-square-foot facility with over 18,000 volumes and an electronic collection. George also performed with the LIM College Players as a tribute to the late faculty member Leah Ryan to help raise scholarship funds for students. He recently “retired,” and is currently teaching classes at Fashion Institute of Technology and enjoying time with friends and family.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Ionia Dunn-Lee to Present "A Celebration of the Global Diversity Within American Fashion Design"

Ionia Dunn Lee (Fashion Editor, Instructor, Stylist) MA, Pace University, BS, California State University, is a well-known Fashion Insider in New York City. She started out at Essence Magazine in 1974, and quickly rose from the ranks to become a Fashion Editor. As her freelance styling began to pick up, she left Essence to focus on individual clients, freelance writing, and occasional teaching. She is currently the Fashion Director/Style Reporter for Today’s Black Woman, and she continues to teach at LIM College and the High School of Fashion Industry. In 2009, Ionia founded a non-profit organization called “Threads of Color” designed to celebrate the global diversity within the fashion industry and raise scholarship funds. This organization has held three major events and awarded three scholarships to students at LIM College. In 2010, Ionia was presented with the Adjunct Instructor President’s Award from LIM College for Outstanding Service to the College.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



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Rebecca Collier to Moderate a Panel on Oral History at Fashion: Now & Then


Becky Collier (Adjunct Professor, Theatre Artist) MA, New York University, BA, Columbia College Chicago, has taught speech, theatre and writing courses at the college level for the past five years. She has worked with LIM College, Fashion Institute of Technology, City College New York, Manhattan College, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She has also worked as both a director and a performer with several Off-Off Broadway companies. Her play, “Lil’ Bud,” was produced as part of the Theatrix 24 Hour Play Festival at New York University, and she recently appeared in the independent film, “City Park Rangers.” Becky teaches a Research & Analysis class at LIM College, and loves working with students as they develop and execute their projects.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Rebecca Collier will moderate a panel on oral history:

"
Speaking about Style: Preserving a History of Fashion in the StoryCorps Archive"

Virginia Millington, StoryCorps


"Fashion Education in NYC: Then & Now"
George Sanchez
 

"A Celebration of the Global Diversity Within American Fashion Design"
Ionia Dunn-Lee



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David Wolfe to Present with Amanda Hallay

As Creative Director of The Doneger Group, David analyzes trends influencing big-picture developments in style, culture and society.   A high-profile personality, David’s wit and wisdom have earned him a stellar reputation over his 50 years in the fashion industry.  He is known as “America’s Foremost Fashion Forecaster” and is the most quoted authority in the industry, his views and quips appearing in various publications and on television.

A native of Ohio, David began his career there in a small department store.  In the 1960s he moved to London where he quickly established himself as a leading fashion artist published in Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and The London Sunday Times.  In 1969, he helped to establish the “fashion service” segment of the industry and is credited with being the originator of what became known as “trend forecasting” while working for a decade as Creative Director of IM International.  He then established TFS The Fashion service and returned to the U.S. as President of that company.  He joined The Doneger Group in 1990.

Today David devotes much of his time to public appearances including frequently acting as guest lecturer at LIM College where his daughter, Amanda Hallay, teaches, and where he serves on the Advisory Board.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Kenneth M. Kambara to Present "The Mode of Fashion Information: The Use of Nolli Maps"


Kenneth M. Kambara uses his multidisciplinary skills in a variety of endeavors, including analysis and consultation in social media, independent film production, screenwriting, and teaching marketing at LIM College. One of his screenplays is currently a semifinalist in the Nicholls Fellowship of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and he is producing a documentary on the decline of family medicine, The Mercer Street Medical Case. His current research is on the use of visualization in marketing research and the phenomenon of brand backlash in the era of social media. He received his doctorate in Management from the University of California at Irvine, was an intercampus scholar at the Hass School at UC Berkeley, and received his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Oregon. Dr. Kambara has recently published an article from his dissertation on brand management, presented several papers at the American Sociology Association (ASA) in recent years, and contributes to an ASA group blog on culture, politics, and discourse.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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David S. Benjamin will Present "Archives as Aesthetic: Ralph Lauren and the Appropriation of American Cultural Desire"

David S. Benjamin graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in American Studies.  He has worked as an actor, a magician, unloading trucks, installing closets, selling cigars, pens, vintage clothing, as a clerk in a municipal records office, a reference librarian, an archivist, a rare books and documents specialist, an aesthetic consultant, and as a freelance writer.  He holds a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University’s Palmer School as well as one in History from New York University.  He divides his time between consulting and teaching at LIM College. His research and writing interests include post-war and contemporary American popular culture, 19th century American literary and intellectual history, information and metadata-syndetic theory, as well as the critical and philosophical investigation of consumer behavior.  His writing has appeared in both print and on the web.  He lives in New York.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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"Fashion Blogging and the Fabrication of Authorship" will be Presented by Robert Clark


Robert Clark is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Writing Center at LIM College.  In addition to his responsibilities as the Director of LIM College’s Writing Center, Dr. Robert Clark teaches several courses in the Arts & Communications Department, including "20th Century American Literature", "New York Writers", "News Reporting", and "Research and Analysis". Prior to joining LIM College in 2008, Dr. Clark was a Senior Editor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Contributing Associate Editor for Columbia Magazine, and an Associate Editor at Lingua Franca magazine.

Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Boston University.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

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Caroline Rennolds Milbank to present "Confessions of an Autodidact: Highlights in Research from a Self-Taught Fashion Historian"


Caroline Rennolds Milbank has been involved with the history of fashion for more than 30 years. Beginning with her first job after college at Sotheby's she has worked as an auction house expert of couture clothing, an appraiser and as a curator of the costume components of art exhibitions at the Clark Art Institute, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has written articles, on-line articles, essays for museum catalogues, along with four books. Her focus is European and American women's attire during the 19th and 20th centuries.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

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Cassie Davies-Strodder to Present "
The Heather Firbank Collection: The Use and Interpretation of One Woman's Wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum London 1960-2012"

Lucile from Collection of Heather Firbank © Victoria and Albert Museum, London  
 Costume | Lucile | V&A Search the Collections

Cassie Davies-Strodder graduated from Sussex University with a BA in Art History  in 2006. For the last five years she has worked as an Assistant Curator in the Fashion and Textiles Department at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Britain’s leading museum of Art and Design holding the National Collection of textiles and dress. Whilst her specialism is early 20th century dress, Cassie has been heavily involved in the Contemporary Programme at the V&A, working on the hugely popular ‘Fashion In Motion’ series of contemporary fashion shows at the Museum and ‘Friday Lates’, the V&A’s a curated programme of evening events working with contemporary practitioners in fields as diverse as Architecture and Japanese Lolita fashion. Whilst working at the V&A she studied for her Masters Degree in History of Design and Material Culture under the tuition of renowned dress historian Lou Taylor.  Cassie’s research into the Heather Firbank dress collection at the V&A will be published early next year in a book entitled ‘Shopping for Fashion in Edwardian London: The Heather Firbank Collection.’

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



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Lucy Collins Presents "Fashion and Consumerism: New Approaches for the Fashion Victim"



Lucy Collins received her PhD in philosophy from Temple University where she specialized in existentialism, ethics, and fashion theory. Prior to entering graduate school, she worked for several fashion firms in New York as an editorial and PR assistant. She has presented papers at several national and international conferences on topics related to fashion theory. Dr. Collins teaches courses in ethics and fashion theory at both LIM College and Parsons the New School for Design. She has also delivered lectures at the School of Visual Arts program in Design Criticism.

She has been a blog contributor for Worn Through, Fashion Snoops, and a contributor to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of National Dress. Her writing has also appeared in Fashion Projects and Fashion Theory, as well as The Philosopher's Magazine. She is a member of The Costume Society of America, The American Philosophical Association, The American Society for Aesthetics, and The Popular Culture Association.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.



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Kimberly Detterbeck Will Co-Present "Off the Cuff: How Fashion Bloggers Find and Use Information"


Kimberly Detterbeck is the Art Librarian at Purchase College, State University of New York. She has previously worked at Frostburg State University as the Visual Arts Librarian and University of Maryland, College Park in the Art Library and has held an internship at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a MA in the history of art from Syracuse University. Her presentation, with Marie Sciangula and Nicole LaMoreaux, is based on their research report on the information seeking behaviors of fashion bloggers, as part of the myMETRO Researchers Pilot Project.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

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Marie Sciangula Will Co-Present "Off the Cuff: How Fashion Bloggers Find and Use Information"


Marie Sciangula is the Assistant Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC) at Purchase College, State University of New York. She has been working with Purchase College faculty and educational technologies for over a decade. She received her MLIS from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. Her presentation, with Kim Detterbeck and Nicole LaMoreaux, is based on their research report on the information seeking behaviors of fashion bloggers, as part of the myMETRO Researchers Pilot Project.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Nicole LaMoreaux Will Co-Present "Off the Cuff: How Fashion Bloggers Find and Use Information"


Nicole LaMoreaux is currently an Evening Librarian at LIM College’s Adrian G. Marcuse Library and a Reference Assistant at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Gladys Marcus Library. She received her Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo, SUNY and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. Nicole has had a keen interest in fashion dating back to when she was in kindergarten in Alabama and always wore a wedding dress. Her presentation, with Kimberly Detterbeck and Marie Sciangula, is based on their research report on the information seeking behaviors of fashion bloggers, as part of the myMETRO Researchers Pilot Project.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Lisa Ryan Organizes Fashion: Now & Then Conference at LIM College

Lisa Ryan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Having been “bitten by the fashion bug” as a teenager, she came to New York in 1988 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lisa has been preserving fashion information on her own since 1983 when she began collecting fashion books. Now she owns (and has cataloged) a collection of more than 1,000 volumes, which she manages to squeeze into her Manhattan apartment. “I don't look at having my library as a sacrifice…although my husband and daughter would disagree.”

She received her M.S. from Pratt Institute and has worked at Christie’s as an Associate Librarian. Lisa started as the Archivist and is now the Reference and Instruction Librarian at LIM College. She is active in ARLIS/NY (the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America) and is a member of ARLIS/NA and ARLIS FTC (ARLIS/NA Fashion, Costume and Textile Librarians), and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries.)

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Tal Nadan, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division to Present at Fashion: Now & Then


Tal Nadan is the Reference Archivist for the New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division. In addition to an MLS, she also holds a MS in the History, Theory and Criticism of Art, Design and Architecture. Her interests are in 20th century design as relating to consumer culture, previously studying packaging design for her master's thesis. The presentation will discuss the relationships of different areas of the industry and the modes of information sharing, rooted in the activities of the non-profit Fashion Group International throughout its 80-year history.

Tal's presentation "Fashion Group International and the Practice of  Information Sharing" will be followed by a five minute presentation by Jean Meek-Barker. Ms. Meek-Barker began her career assisting Paramount Studios librarian Gladys Percey. Among her credits, she has been a photo stylist for Mademoiselle, a store merchandising representative for Harper's Bazaar, a reporter at the New York Herald-Tribune, and fashion editor for Redbook. Ms. Meek-Barker is the current archivist at Fashion Group International, and a 50-year member of the organization.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Tom Cary to Present "The Cary Collection" at Fashion: Now & Then

Shot by noted society portraitist, Tina Barney
Tom Cary presides over his eponymous rare book/ fine art business, The Cary Collection whose global specialty retail clientele reads like a veritable who's who in the design/ fashion industry: Kate Spade/ J. Crew/ Holland & Holland/ Bergdorf Goodman/ & Polo Ralph Lauren!

Tom has amassed a staggering 15,000+ rare book inventory in such diverse/ 'glam' categories as: Men's & Women's Fashion/ Photography/ Jewellery/ Interior Design/ Architecture/ Gardening/ Cookery & Gentlemen's Sporting Pursuits: Equestrian/ Yachting/ Polo/ Horse Racing/ Golfing/ Racquets/ Angling/ Mixology (Cocktailing)/ James Bond/ & Private Clubs, et al!

Tom's vintage 'showrooms' have been featured in magazines & on blog sites 'round the world: Nest Magazine, USA: shot by noted society portraitist, Tina Barney (see image)/ The Rake Magazine, Singapore, Malaysia/ Permanent Style, London, UK/ The Vintage Mono, Tokyo, Japan/ Unabashedly Prep, Dallas, Tx/ Yale Daily News, New Haven, Ct/ & New York Social Diary!

Portions of The Cary Collection have been prominently featured in both The Museum of The City of New York's landmark exhibition: "Cecil Beaton, The New York Years" as well as currently in The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology's "Ivy Style" exhibition!~

Tom attended The Nichols School in Buffalo, NY & New England College in Arundel, West Sussex, England~

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Elisa Goodkind & Lily Mandelbaum to present on "Style Blogs" Panel


StyleLikeU Co-founder & Editor in Chief, Elisa Goodkind, was a former fashion editor at Self and Glamour and a veteran fashion stylist with work published in Interview, In Style, Vanity Fair, Tatler, L’Uomo Vogue, Italian Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine and Gotham Magazines, among others. She has also styled many celebrities in the film, music and tv industries and is a former yoga teacher and partner at Yoga Zone. Her daughter, Lily Mandelbaum, is StyleLikeU’s other founder & Editor in Chief. She is a documentary film student at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies and is passionate about social activism with a focus on creating social change through the medium of film. Lily is also the published author of the book StyleLikeU.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Monique Vandresen will Present "Fashion Elegance in the Narrative of Brazilian Woman's Magazines"



Monique has taught Fashion Communications at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina in Brazil since 1998. In addition to working as a journalist  at Revista Nova Cosmopolitan, Jornal O Estado, Revista Veja, and Jornal AN Capital, Monique has also worked in public relations at Compania de Notícias, CDN.  Her research interests are fashion, consumerism, magazines, and new technologies.  Monique holds a BA in Communications from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, a MA in Developmental Studies from Institute of Social Studies (den Haag, Netherlands), and a PhD in Communications from Universidade do Estado de São Paulo.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Joseph Ungoco to Moderate Panel Presentations "New Perspectives"

Joseph Ungoco is an Adjunct Professor at LIM College where he teaches the Capstone course for graduate students in the MBA program. He has over six years of progressively advancing Editorial experience in the Fashion Magazine Industry and over 16 years experience in strategic planning, communications and public relations. Professor Ungoco is the founder of ICON Consulting Services, a consultancy group that provides small business entrepreneurs with business solutions.

Professor Ungoco received an MBA, cum laude from Boston University, as well as a BA, cum laude and MA in Medical Science.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Maheen Khan to Present "Preserving Heritage Textiles and Craft in Contemporary Bangladesh Fashion"


Maheen Khan is a well-known pioneer in the Bangladesh design industry, having created the market for prêt-a-porter garments featuring local traditional designs. She founded and is the managing director of Mayasir Limited, a fashion house whose innovative designs reflect contemporary interpretations of indigenous Bangladeshi style. Ms. Khan's goal is to put Bangladesh's rich heritage on the global fashion map, while providing support to over 3,000 rural artisans working in textiles, jewelry, and other fashion accessories. She also writes a regular column on design and heritage crafts for the Daily Star Bangladesh, and is the founding chair of Arts Council Dhaka, which advocates for and promotes long neglected Bengal art. While on fellowship, she will examine heritage textiles, study folk arts promotion and related social enterprises, meet with fashion designers, and visit museums and galleries featuring Central and South Asian Collections and Native American Arts. She is currently a 2012 Eisenhower Fellow.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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Laura Layfer to Present "Fashion at Auction: Want vs. Wear"


Laura Layfer is currently the Art & Antiques Director at Branca, Inc., a design firm with offices in Chicago and New York. Prior to taking on this role, Ms. Layfer was the Furniture & Couture Specialist in the Interiors department at Christie’s, where she organized and directed the inaugural multi-owner couture sale for Christie’s New York in July 2008. Ms. Layfer joined Christie’s in 2005, as a junior specialist in the American Furniture & Folk Art department, and later served as the liaison for the Iconic Sales/ Collectibles department on special collections, handling all cataloguing and research for couture and accessories in such notable sales as: Maria Félix: La Doña (July 2007), The Nan Kempner Collection (October 2007), and Property From The Estate of Kitty Carlisle Hart (December 2007). Ms. Layfer returned to Christie’s as a fashion consultant in 2011, to work on The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor (December 2011).

Previous to her positions at Christie’s, Ms. Layfer was the Assistant Director of the American Arts Course at Sotheby’s Institute. Additionally, she has written for various print and online publications on the topics of fashion and furniture.

Ms. Layfer holds a B.A. in art history from the University of Michigan, a graduate certificate in American fine and decorative arts from Sotheby’s Institute, and an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts & Design from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Masters Program with Parsons the New School.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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