Behind the Curtain – What it Takes to Put on a Fashion Show


It’s all-hands on deck for the fashion show committees, finalizing Marketing strategies, Front of House spray painting decorations, Back of House making hair and makeup schedules, Finance putting together basket raffles and Planning Committee organizing scenes! We are all very excited to show everyone what it’s really like to be Limitless!

Meet the Planning Committee!


Planning is the largest department of them all, they have worked hard on organizing meetings, putting together the lineup and making sure every scene coordinator is keeping up with their looks! Pictured above (left to right) is Kali Nichols, Aleah Libori, Emma Prior, Kaeli LaFrance, Annika Staffo, Julia Karabinas and Kento Takayama. If you see them around ask them about their scene!

Finance Committee


With coordinating colors, the finance committee is responsible for budgeting the entire show. The kept up with fundraising and put together the various themed baskets that will be raffled! They also counted money and had to organize the spreadsheets and finalizing the program! Meet the Finance Committee, Ayaka Yamanaka, Larry DeWitt and Becca Bishop.

Marketing Committee


In today’s day in age figuring out social media is its own superpower! The Marketing Committee girls have been blasting and spamming your Instagram and Twitter feeds with updates and reminders on the show. Know the girls behind your screen- Nicole Favata has been taking over Instagram, Gianna Monti has been snapping on Snapchat, Hannah Donnelly writing the blog posts, and Jewel Watters has been tweeting away on Twitter! Not pictured is Emma Mckenna who went on WBTA to discuss Limitless and the fashion industry.  Make sure to follow all GCC Fashion accounts for more information and pictures!

Back of House


They may be tiny but they are mighty! Hard to believe such an important committee only has two people but trust Ashley Barclay and Camilo Pernett with all of the duties! Ever watch a runway show and wonder how all of the models got their hair and makeup done in time for the walk? It’s all about scheduling- these two coordinated when and where each scene’s model gets their hair and makeup runway-ready!

Front of House


Girls with such good taste must be a part of the Front of House Committee. Diamond Jones, Jordan Brown and Sarah Wescott are making the Arena look completely unrecognizable with their styles. They have worked hard outside of the classroom finding and booking entertainment, coordinating with a shuttle bus company and putting out a schedule to pick our attendees. They have also have been gathering decorations and getting the delicious reception food prepared!


GCC Plaid


DSC_5560aGCC Plaid Inventory is still for sale, but time is running out as the end of the semester is quickly approaching!

There will be a table at the fashion show, Limitless on May 4, 2019. Buy your tickets to the fashion show here: Fashion Show Tickets

But, you don’t have to wait until then to purchase your T-shirts, socks, or ties. Email: Alexis Eighmey to purchase your plaid items!

Stay comfortable and stylish while simultaneously promoting GCC and helping out the DECA Club. Look for us during GCC sporting events and on the Batavia Campus Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:20-1:15!



The following items are available for sale:DSC_5574B

Black long sleeve T-shirts $15
Blue short sleeve T-shirts $10
Plaid socks $10
Silk neckties $20
Bowties $30
Scarves $20
Tumblers $10

Catching Up With Finance Committee!


There is a lot of work that goes into a fashion show, our students are doing an excellent job of working together and creating an entertaining show that everyone will enjoy. One of our five committees that create the show is finance, a very important department where they balance the budget and put together the final program.

The Finance group is small but mighty with Larry and Becca, they are putting together donations that have been coming in the past few weeks. Finalizing the program, putting in all of the people and business patrons that generously donated. Another major responsibility is preparing and collecting basket raffles and making sure there are a variety of different themes for each basket. As the show is getting closer everyone participating is working hard and getting stuff done!

Make sure to buy your tickets on! Follow all of our social media Twitter-@trendygcc and Instagram-@gccfashionprogram for more updates on the show.

Get to Know Your Scene Coordinators!


38th Annual Fashion Show Saturday May 4th, 2019 in the Richard C. Call Arena

As the 38th Annual Fashion Show gets closer and closer each scene coordinator is hard at work putting together looks, music and choreography. This week we will be featuring Kali Nichols who will be coordinating ‘Electricity’!

Can you explain how your scene will tie into “Limitless”?

“My scene will tie into the theme “Limitless” this year because I will be putting my own ideas and creations into the clothing.”

What season is your scene? And why did you choose that time of year?

“The season is Summer because of the metallic colors, glitter and shine being used.”

What is the inspiration behind the scene?

“My inspiration behind Electricity was just to have my own scene that really spoke to me. I’m excited to show everyone my scene and what I created!”

Make sure to follow GCC Fashion Program to get all updates! Get your tickets at VIP- $25, General Admission-$5

Twitter-@trendygcc and Instagram-@gccfashionprogram

And follow the blog to get sneak peaks of scenes and updates for the show!

Get to Know Your Scene Coordinators!


All of our scene coordinators are hard at work, preparing for the fashion show “Limitless”. With a combination of stylists, upcycling and designers this years show is going to be full of innovative and inclusive garments walking down the runway. Each scene coordinator is taking the theme and adding what ‘Limitless’ means to them; putting together looks and choreographing how the models will walk is all apart of the process. Each coordinator is very excited to show off their looks on May 4th, till then get to know the people behind the scenes!

Jewel Watters- “Promise”

Can you explain how your scene will tie into “Limitless”?

My scene will tie into limitless because, this show is all about having no boundaries and being inclusive. My scene will feature 20 models with all ethnicity, and body size.

What season is your scene? And why did you choose that time of year?

My scene will be taking place in the Winter season. I chose Winter because, I’ve always thought weddings taken place in the winter was extremely beautiful because of the snow, scenery, and the color palette for the dresses and suits.

What is the inspiration behind the scene?

The inspiration behind my scene is what you usually envision when you think of having a winter wedding. I think it’s the most beautiful time of the year and will turn into a really beautiful scene.

To stay up to date on all things fashion and get immediate updates from the Fashion Show on May 4th, Follow our social media and the blog!



If you are interested in purchasing tickets go to VIP $25 General Admission $5

Fashion Show Tickets – ON SALE NOW!


GCC’s 38th annual fashion show, “Limitless” is on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Richard C. Call Arena. It will be a night of fashion, inspiration, innovation and inclusivity. There will be a vendor fair starting at 6 p.m. and continuing after the show with businesses from all over the GLOW region.  In addition, there will be pre-show entertainment and a reception after the show to meet the designers, models, and more!

Tickets to the show are just $5 for general admission and $25 for VIP – which includes SWAG bags and preferential seating.

The best part – tickets are now easier to get! Click here!

Or, visit and search for Limitless!

Follow us on our social media for all updates!



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Carnival in Curaçao: A Spectacular Event


By Navaily Petrona

GCC Student from Curaçao


“Festival di Tumba” (pronounced Toom-ba)  is one of the most memorable parts of Curaçao’s Carnival. It is one of the biggest musical festivals in the Caribbean and has been going on for 49 years. Musicians compete to become “Rei/Reina di Tumba,” King or Queen of Tumba making their Tumba the anthem for this year’s carnival.

There are two competitions one for children and one for adults. Tumba festival for adults is a weeklong event; contestants participate from Monday to Wednesday and on Friday the 30 finalists are chosen and then the winner.

If you are not at the Festival center where Tumba is held in Curaçao, you are most likely home with your family gathered around the television. Tumba has many traditions, and most families come together and either bring a lot of snacks or BBQ. My first year at GCC we all gathered at College village, our dorm and enjoyed the festival in a small group. This year we came together at the Root with snacks and games to watch the festival. The festival started at 8 pm, but as per Curaçao time most of us showed up at 10 pm.

This year titles, such as “Bos di pueblo” (The people’s voice), “Pa kar’i mi mama” (By my mom’s face), “Artista, Pint’é” (artist paint it), “Kòrsou ta den su Gloria”(Curaçao in its glory) and “Bai piki”(pick it up)  kept us warm in the chilly WNY winter weather making us feel like we were not missing out. Watching the snow fall outside while listing to Tumba is quite different.  While we enjoyed the music, we also played Twister, Four in a Row and “Mens erger je niet,”a German board game that we play a lot in Curaçao.

shelter1“Festival di Tumba” is only the beginning of the Carnival season in Curaçao. For the actual carnival there are a total of seven parades. To enjoy the parade, families make shelters along the parade route where they can hide from the hot sun and enjoy the parade in the shade. They decorate the stands with their imagination that is out of this world, and it helps creating the amazing atmosphere.

The route for the parades is approximately 6 km (3.7 miles). The parades jump-starts on Sunday, February 17 with a parade exclusively for horses, riders get dressed up in costumes decorate their horses. The following Sunday February 24   is the first children’s parade, and then Friday, March 1 is the teen’s parade. The next day March 2, is the carnival of “Banda-abou” (takes place on the west side of the island), and on Sunday March 3 will be the grand parade. On Monday, March 4 there is the farewell parade for the children and at the end a fire breather sets  a massive scarecrow in a colorful costume filled with fireworks on fire. Tuesday the 5th is the grand farewell parade which takes place at night. The different participating groups put the spotlight on their member so their beautiful glittery costumes can sparkle even adding LED lights to the costumes. The grand parade must be lit at 12:00 midnight because this is when lent starts.

If you ever decide to visit Curaçao to experience Carnival do not for get your earplugs because Tumba will be blasting!

To see a video of the Koronashon Rei  di Tumba 2019, click here: fest group1

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