Apparel Design and Technology Silhouette Gazette Volume 1, Issue 3 Final Issue of 2008 Nov/Dec 2008 As our final issue Sneak Peeks: of 2008 we would Halloween like to wish you a Pictures Happy Thanksgiv- Calendar of ing and Happy Events Holidays and a Logo Winner Happy New Year! Black Friday Enjoy this time PFA with your family Life Updates and friends, stuff Christmas your faces and List sleep in. Holiday Recipes —Your Communi- Show Countdown Holiday cations and Media 130 days! Wishes Team Fashion:2009 Date: April 4th Show Times: 1pm and 8pn Location: Shively Room (Ross-Ade Pavilion) Congratulations to Clara Kunz! Winner of the logo design contest! Apparel Design Gift Wish List Barbie Convertible Power Wheel my size Barbie A Man Carrie Bradshaw’s closet from Sex in the City A Pony World Peace Internships Ability to stop time Frye Boots Louis Vuitton Elves to help with senior collection Safari Jessica Simpson Purse Snow Travel Kate Spade necklace in yellow Dog Clothes No more life drawing, ever Cashmere “Daniel Craig with a big red bow” - Nancy “Mike Rowe, no bow required, clean or dirty…” - Susan Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 2 IMPORTANT December 2008 DATES TO Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat MARK ON YOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 CALENDAR PFA Dead Week 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Dead Week ... ... ... Finals Week 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Finals Week ... ... ... ... PFA Silk Ribbon 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Embroidery Merry Christmas! Workshop 28 29 30 31 New Years Wednesday, Eve December 3rd 7pm FGI Career Day, November 14, 2008 MTHW 201 Chicago, Illinois Contact On Friday, November 14th, the Chicago chapter of FGI, Fashion Group Interna- tional held it’s annual career day, “Designing Your Future”, in Chicago, Illinois. Blythe Chapman Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization to sign up whose members are associated with the fashion industry including apparel, accesso- ries, beauty and home. At 5:30 A.M., Susan Owens and Nancy Strickler took a group of 40 students on a bus to Chicago. This year the keynote speaker was bachapma@ Michael Hawley, General Manager, Saks Fifth Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Following Mr. Hawley’s lively presentation, participants in the career fair were purdue.edu given the opportunity to choose which of the offered break out sessions they wanted to attend. FGI brings in speakers from the apparel industry field to talk about an assortment of careers during these sessions. Also as part of the event, companies such as Zappos and Nordstroms sent representatives to speak with the students about possible careers and internships. The day was topped off with an interview with a guest designer and a fashion show. This year’s guest designer was William Frawley, a freelance designer who has done work for Anne Klein New York among others. The fashion show is comprised of selected student entrants of the FGI sponsored show. Garments are designed and made by the students and winners are selected from each category, and awarded with monetary prizes and scholarships. Following the fashion show, 42 weary, but enlightened travelers boarded a bus and headed back to West Lafayette. Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 3 Ashley Powers Holiday Greetings from Communications & Media Team Senior Winter is definitely my most favorite time of year! I love Christmas, my birthday is a week before Christmas (mark your calen- dars kids) and New Years! I will admit I listen to Christ- mas music year round, but now I Samantha can be more public about it. For Holappa Christmas I want a Junior giant Urban Outfit- Finally time for the ters gift certificate, holidays and and since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for family, friends, low gas prices (knock on wood), and Christmas music! I Chuck Bass. am heading home for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I can’t wait! I love Hatley Edgeworth when the tree is up Junior and the house is decorated and it This break I am going to always smells like Florida and I the holidays. Aside cannot wait… from seeing my I’m going for family and friends I 3 weeks! will be working a bit, got to make money for pre- Hopefully I sents! I must say this is my favorite season because will come of the holidays! I will be stuffing my face for thanks- back really giving and I can’t wait! Mmmm delicious, I can’t even tan and put you all to pick a favorite food! Lastly I want to wish everyone shame– Happy Holi- probably not. days!!! Currently I am obsessed with this video http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=eidpOdDX8Qg and I get the song stuck in my head all the time. I must admit that the first time I saw it I had no idea why he is wearing a leotard and dancing in such a se- ductive way. I now know! I’m thankful for my fam- ily, fiancé, and friends! I want lots and lots for Christmas (hint, hint LVs please!). Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 4 Halloween Costumes Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 5 Black Friday Fun! Black Friday is the grand shopping day where businesses get out of the red into the black. Will that be the case this year with our economic woes? I worked the day after Christmas last year at the mall in Fort Wayne. At that time, working at Hollister, I thought that the store would not be overwhelmed with business (after all, it is Hollister). I was completely wrong. The store was chaos and sales were booming. This year, I am scheduled to work black Friday from 6am to 2pm at Men's Express. Our manager is still expecting a crazy day. She has informed us to show up to work 30 minutes prior to our start time in order to avoid the lines. For express, we have hired some people solely to work black Friday and nothing else. Our store staffs under the amount of employees needed for Black Friday. Am I expecting success, or not? It is hard for me to make a prediction since I was proven wrong last year. I hope sales are still up and that we end with a successful day! Morgan Hicks Black Friday: A Retail Nightmare…or is it? Angie Frizzell In the world of retail, one of the biggest days of sale is on the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday. Here, stores open their doors early to eager customers hoping to find the best deals on some of the most popular items. As for myself, I am an employee at Jo Ann Fabrics in Avon, Indiana. Even though it is not a Tar- get, or a Best Buy, we still have lines that wrap around the store with people looking for anything to satisfy their crafting needs. The day is hectic, even at a fabric store. We open our doors at 5:00 am, and people are eagerly rushing into the departments which have their products. However, most of our shoppers, from my observation, are returning customers that shop at Jo Ann’s on a regular basis. This allows them to get into the store and get exactly what they are looking for, or what they saw advertised in our ads. Also, many of the customers are polite to both the other guests and the workers. This makes for a comfortable atmosphere to both shop and work. As a worker, I have a pleasant time working on this hectic shopping day. Usually, I am working at the cut- ting counter, cutting fabric of all sorts. The line is usually very long, and oftentimes I will stand in one spot and cut fabrics for over four hours. However, the customers usually know how much they want, and are very specific to help move the line along at a faster pace. Overall, the setting is relaxed, since people are polite and willing to wait for customer service. They are respectful of us as workers, and always thank us for the time we take to help them with their projects. Overall, working at Jo Ann Fabrics on the day after Thanksgiving is anything but a nightmare. The people I work with make the atmosphere fun, and the customers keep things calm and collected. Things can get very busy at certain points throughout the day, but eventually people begin to tire out, and they start to become more relaxed with their shopping. I truly enjoy the atmosphere, and will continue to return and work at Jo Ann Fabrics for many of the breaks. Happy shopping everyone! Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 6 Holiday Recipes! Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs Cook Time: 35 min Level: Easy Yield: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside. Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return the pota- toes to the same pot and mash well. Mix in the milk and melted butter. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes. Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill. Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies Ingredients 1 8oz brick cream cheese (room temperature) 1 stick butter (room temp) 1 egg 1tsp vanilla extract 1 18oz box of moist chocolate cake mix Confectioner sugar for dusting Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the va- nilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confec- tioners' sugar, if desired. Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 7 Happy Holidays Nancy and Susan…..