NU STYLE SHOW - A COLORFUL MUSE

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Northwood University's 11th Annual Style Show took place on Friday, April 13, and was an unforgettable event.
Model Justin Chartier

Model Justin Chartier

Model Ipsita Chakraborty

Model Ipsita Chakraborty

Model Sarah Madarasz

Model Sarah Madarasz

Model Shirine Patillo

Model Shirine Patillo

Model Chelsea Compton

Model Chelsea Compton

Krysta Timko receives proposal from Brandon Hartwick.

Krysta Timko receives proposal from Brandon Hartwick.

April 20, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University’s 11th Annual Style Show took place on Friday, April 13, 2012, in the Hach Student Life Center on Northwood’s Michigan Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The event was carried out by the executive board consisting of 18 Northwood students from a variety of majors who volunteered their personal time for many months over the past academic year. These students planned out everything from the theme, selecting clothing from the various vendors, music, choreography, staging, promotions, ticket sales and fundraising. Portions of the proceeds from the Style Show go directly toward a scholarship fund specifically for students pursuing the Fashion Marketing and Management major at Northwood University.

This year’s theme, “MUSE,” was based on the evolution of color which made its transition from classic blacks and whites, to bright neons, plaids and sparkles. The show featured eight segments, each accompanied by its own style in relation to the music, hair, makeup, walk and attitude that fully embodied the concept and theme behind the show’s inspiration. Twenty-two supporting vendors lent their clothing and accessories for the show including: The Buckle, My Secret Garden, Urban Laundry, Gems by Em, RW Threads, BachRach and vintage shops such as Lilly Pulitzer, Uptown Threads, Clothing Cove and MillieBea’s. Unique jewelry designs were provided by ShanideCleo. Makeup and hair was done by Bayshire Beauty Academy and this year’s unique programs were printed and donated by Quad Graphics of Midland. As always, the looks from the show were high-end and rivaled what would be seen at many major New York fashion shows.

Attendance for the two shows was approximately 600 guests who were thoroughly impressed with the creativity and organization of the student committee. Nearly 65 student models took to the stage and were joined by three Northwood faculty members and a seven-year-old staff member’s daughter. The sophistication of the staging, lighting, and draping throughout the show and gala made it an unforgettable event. The ten student designers kicked off the show and were able to have a spotlight of their very own to feature everything from nightlife attire to an Indian Sari. Northwood does not have a design program which makes this show an excellent opportunity for these ‘designers’ to express themselves creatively.

Mrs. Jill Ouellette, professor and Style Show advisor, stated, “I was simply thrilled with the results of the show this year. Every student was a team player and it showed in the end with one of the most creative and spectacular shows we have ever had.”

The Style Show ended with a wonderful surprise when Brandon Hartwick from Cass City, a student at Lawrence Technological University, leaped on stage and proposed to junior Krysta Timko, his girlfriend of nearly four years and show vice chair. All in all, this year’s show was a unique event to remember not only by the newly engaged couple but also all those who attended the shows.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day and evening programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.