Fashion Show Tickets – ON SALE NOW!

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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.

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Carnival in Curaçao: A Spectacular Event

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By Navaily Petrona

GCC Student from Curaçao

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“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:  https://youtu.be/lGlmSWrN1bwTumba fest group1

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Call for Models

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Models wanted for Limitless, GCC’s 38th annual fashion show

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The fashion business program is searching for models for our 38th annual fashion show “Limitless”. We are looking for models with diversity in size, age, ethnicity and gender. At this year’s fashion show we are creating an innovation, inclusive, and inspirational evening. With this in mind we want to encourage all to give it a try. If you can walk in heels bring them! If you are a person that takes direction well and are interested in participating in our fashion show on Saturday May 4th, please attend one of the following model tryout dates;

Tryouts are in the Batavia Campus at the Conable Technology building, please attend any of the following days:

  • DSC_5320Tuesday February 5th 12:30-1:30 in T122
  • Wednesday February 6th 4-5:30 in T119
  • Thursday February 7th 12:30-1:30 inT119

We hope to see you there!

Makeup’s Effect on Women’s Confidence

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Makeup’s Effect on Women’s Confidence

By: Kaitlyn Tipton – Fashion Business Student and Makeup Lover

 

Makeup is an ever growing trend and a huge part of the fashion industry, and while it is continuously growing every day it keeps hand in hand with the world of fashion. Fashion trends are communicated through makeup. For example, an earthy trend would filter into makeup trends as natural and matte rather than glossy. 

The most popular brick and mortar store to purchase makeup today is Sephora. Sephora is a makeup empire that originated in a small shop in Paris, France. By selling a wide selection of quality makeup, Sephora has become the store women shop at for their beauty items. But an increasing number of women are purchasing makeup online. 

makeup 1Makeup is becoming more popularized though the internet. Female consumers are choosing to watch YouTube makeup gurus to help them along in their makeup journey, and with celebrities constantly always trying to look their best. The way these icons interact with the viewer makes them feel as if they are talking/interacting directly with them and then at the end of each video they sell their makeup products to their viewers. Some of these products and services these makeup gurus pedal could often include lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliner, and liquid lipstick. While makeup in itself is growing, people’s self-esteems are continuing to fall, this is due to the fact that people feel the need to be perfect on a day to day basis. The huge makeup tend in 2018 was bigger is better, this means that girls felt the need to apply more and more makeup to their faces to feel secure in their bodies.

Women should feel comfortable in their own bodies no matter how much makeup is applied to their skin. The constant battle of “should I look good enough”, should not be a constant struggle anymore. This struggle should be considered obscene in today’s day and age. It is 2018 and women have earned their place to stand tall and confident, regardless of how much makeup they wear.

makeup 2In conclusion people should feel confident no matter how much makeup they put on their skin, but with the makeup industry continuously growing this trend is not going anywhere soon. Celebrities and other lovable icons will continually endorse makeup as long as the fashion industry keeps making it, because while makeup does cause some women stress, it also play a huge role in our society.

Sneakers

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Sneakers

By Tykayila Hawkins

Sneakers. Sneakers. Sneakers. Either you love them or you don’t. For those who love sneakers they know the hype surrounding them and they know what shoes are going to sell out compared to others. Everybody loves Adidas and Nike. For Adidas the most popular is Yeezy and for Nike it’s “Off-White”.

sneakers off white redYeezy is designed by Kanye West and he hypes them up by wearing them before the release date. Sometimes it’s hyped up too much to the point that it backfires and the shoes will sit on the shelf due to over production. The most recent pair of Yeezy’s are the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 which are the “Zebra” and “Sesame” print. “Zebra” has features that make it recognizable, a chunky bottom, logo, and the overall design. The Zebra print have clean ice (clear) bottoms. The red logo SPLY-350 is the known trademark and then of course you have the Zebra Print. The best thing about these shoes (being an owner of a few pairs) is the fact they are really comfortable. They feel like you’re walking on air all the time. They won’t disappoint.

sneakers off white blueAnother shoe that is really popular at the time is Nike Off-White 1’s. These shoes aren’t your typical go to pair. You could wear these to the family function when you want to show off, or if you want your outfit to pop. I love the detail of the shoe. It has the zip tie on it so you know it’s a part of the “Off-White” family. They also come with 2 different color shoe laces so you’re able to change the colors.

Overall, sneakers are amazing. You’re able to wear them to any function and you’re able to piece different outfits together to create a one of a kind look. From Yeezy to “Off-White” you can make any outfit, a runway outfit.

See You Next Semester!

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See You Next Semester!

By: Jewel Watters, Fashion Merchandising Major

 

As the fall semester is officially coming to a close yet again, and the holidays are upon us. I thought I would reflect back on all the amazing memories I made this semester. This semester taught me many things, such as visual display, the behind the scenes of the fashion business world, and a sneak peek into how it’s really like to work in the fashion industry.

This semester, I was in an internship class where I needed to complete 150 hours at a job site related to my major and career goals. I am honored to say I am working at Charles Men’s Shop, Inc. right here in Batavia, New York at 200 East Main Street! While working here, I was able to acquire the necessary skills that I will need in the fashion industry and further my career. I am very thankful that I was given the opportunity to practice what I have learned in the classroom.

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Our fashion students  worked on deciding for a theme for the next fashion show, “Limitless” taking place on May 4, 2019 at 7 pm. I am so excited to announce that my scene concept has been chosen for the show. My scene “Promise” is wedding scene and will transport you to a winter wedding. I can’t wait for you all to see what I have in store for you next year!

Open HouseI was also given amazing opportunities to travel to Rochester to go to a speaker series with my fashion program, and learned valuable information, and learned a few things about starting my own business later on in life. I was also given the opportunity to travel to Buffalo to go to the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives meeting where I was able to interact with fellow entrepreneurs, and find some amazing contacts along the way.

I hope you all had an instructive fall semester and hope you have an amazing Winter Break. I hope to see you all at GCC’s 38th annual fashion show ‘Limitless’ on May 4th at 7 pm where you will see “Promise”.

Inside the World of Modeling

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Inside the World of Modeling

by Emma McKenna Fashion Business Student and Freelance Model

 

model 2In anticipation of the 38th annual fashion show, and as an experienced model since the age of 16, I wanted to write this blog to introduce you to the inside world of modeling. Modeling in the fashion industry can be stressful, demanding and time consuming. Additionally, models have the expectation of behaving in a certain manner while promoting a brand. There are freelance (independent) models and industry models who are endorsed by a brand. The difference between industry models and myself is that I am freelance. Freelance models pay for photo shoots up front, and generate income by selling the images, while industry models are compensated upfront for their photoshoots, time, and incidentals, but they do not own the images.

model 1This year’s fashion show is “Limitless”, meaning nothing is restricted. One of the greatest things about this show is the coordinators are using models of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and race.  This is extremely important because it broadens the idea for outfits and designs as well as includes everyone who wants a chance in the show. I modeled in last year’s show, and it was an amazing experience!

 

In conclusion, this year’s show is all about being yourself and letting your creativity flow. The 38th Annual GCC Fashion Show will be on May 4th, 2018 in the Richard C. Call Arena at 7 pm. This is going to be a big year for GCC’s Fashion Program and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store! Look for me on the runway!