(l-r): Chairwoman Kaitlyn Girodat and models Haley Koehler, Alex Kuch, Morgan Ulseth, Chelsea Compton.
Model Maddie Vammer.
Model Jennifer Kirk.
Model Justin Chartier.
April 26, 2013
MIDLAND, MI – After being postponed due to the flooding, Northwood University’s 12th Annual Style Show took place on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 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, “Reel to Real,” celebrated films and their vast influence on the fashion world. The show came alive through inspirations from some of the most treasured Disney movies that were childhood favorites. There were six different segments that each correlated with the theme which featured 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. Sixteen supporting vendors lent their clothing and accessories for the show including: My Secret Garden, Gems by Em, Doncaster, Andrea’s Closet and Red Dirt Road. The majority of the shoes that were modeled were from Designer Shoe Warehouse. Makeup and hair was done by Bayshire Beauty Academy and this year’s unique programs were printed and sponsored by Quad Graphics of Midland.
Attendance for the two shows were over 400 guests who were thoroughly impressed with the creativity and organization of the student committee. Nearly 65 student models took to the stage and were also joined by a Northwood faculty member. The magical look of the staging, lighting and decorations 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 historic inspirations to skirts and dresses made from recycled materials. Northwood does not have a design program which makes this show an excellent opportunity for these ‘designers’ to express themselves creatively and even receive a monetary award.
Jill Ouellette, professor and Style Show advisor, stated, “I couldn’t be happier regarding the final outcome of our event. Once the students learned of the new date, they went straight to work, without any hesitation. I was greatly impressed with their professionalism, organization and team work. Add to that the support we received from Northwood University as well as from our suppliers and community, our event took place with very few changes. Of course, every year is a learning opportunity—this year, a little more so.”
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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 online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.