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                    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
                    Happy Thanksgiv-
 Calendar of
                    ing and Happy
                    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
                                                    Date: April 4th
                                               Show Times: 1pm and 8pn
                                                Location: Shively Room
                                                  (Ross-Ade Pavilion)
   Congratulations to
     Clara Kunz!
 Winner of the logo design

    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
Ability to stop time
Frye Boots
Louis Vuitton
Elves to help with senior collection
Jessica Simpson Purse
Kate Spade necklace in yellow
No more life drawing, ever
“Daniel Craig with a big red bow” - Nancy
“Mike Rowe, no bow required, clean or dirty…” - Susan
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IMPORTANT                                 December 2008
TO                             Sun        Mon        Tue      Wed           Thu          Fri       Sat
                                      1          2          3           4            5         6

   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
                           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          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.

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                                                     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://
                                            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!).

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                             Halloween Costumes

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                                   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!

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                                        Holiday Recipes!

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs
Cook Time: 35 min Level: Easy Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  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

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

   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.

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Happy Holidays

Nancy and Susan…..

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