Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy New Years!


Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year in 2011!

From all of us at The Undefashion Club.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Party Video!

Check out pics and clips of this year's Underfashion Club Holiday Party!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Underfashion Club Holiday Party: December, 9th 2010

Missed last night holiday party? It was a blast! Check out our photo album of last night's event on Picasa!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Wine Tasting Event - November 10, 2010 at Quality House

Missed out on our latest wine tasting event at Quality House? Fear not! As always, here's a little clip showcasing our fantastic night of networking, wine and new members!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Underfashion Club Holiday Party: December, 9th 2010

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Don't forget to register! Wine Tasting Event - November 10th at Quality House!

Don't forget to register for.....

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November 10th 6:00-8:00PM
Quality House
33rd Street btwn Park and Madison
Members Only Event!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

November 10th Wine Tasting!

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November 10th 6:00-8:00PM
Quality House
33rd Street btwn Park and Madison
Members Only Event!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Paris Trend Report Party!

Paris Trend Report Party
October 5th, 2010 : A view from Camille Block

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paris Trend Report: A view from Camille Block!

Did you miss our October 5th Paris Trend Report? While we would have loved to have you there, as always the Underfashion Club is equipped to let you in on what you missed! Check out the video below of a view from Camille Block!



As always,

The Underfashion Club

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

NYC's Fashion Night Out!

Did you miss out on Fashion's Night Out? Not familiar with it? Celebrating its second year, this event is so much more than fashion. Donating to the NYC AIDS fund, and easing economic crisis with its sale of t-shirts and other swag, Fashion's Night Out is not like any other in its industry. Taking place on Friday, September 10th, celebrities, fashionistas and industry experts got together to sip on champagne, shop till the wee hours and dance the night away all for the cause of Fashion. This year was an enormous success, bringing about industry mark makers such as Diane von Furstenberg, and the cast of Project Runway. Check out the live-streamed video of that night to get amped for next year!

NYC FASHION'S NIGHT OUT


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Simple Tips to Avoid Shopping Guilt!

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Ever felt that buyers remorse? Learn some simple tricks and tips to avoid it with this article via Smarter.com!

Simple Tips to Avoid Shopping Guilt

Monday, September 6, 2010

Choosing the right pair of Nylons!


Nylons are a classic piece of fashion that can be used to spice up any regular outfit, or make a sexy addition to your favorite underwear or lingerie.
Nylon stockings can help improve your appearance drastically by masking imperfections or discoloration of the skin on the legs as well as shaping them to give them a more defined appearance. For some, nylons are nearly a must with every outfit that exposes any part of the legs. 


 
Choosing the right pair, as well as taking care of your legs are key to making a pair of nylons work for you. One of the most important things is keeping your legs clean-shaven and moisturized to prevent at all costs unsightly hair or dry, rough skin impacting the outward appearance of your nylons. The last thing you want is to have hair poking through! Make sure you buy and use the right color and size as well. You don’t want to walk around and have worry about stockings falling down your legs! As for color, it is a matter of personal taste for most, but make sure that the color matches well with your outfit! Especially your shoes.
For more information on buying and how to wear nylons, check out beauty tips article here.

Enjoy!
As always,
The Underfashion Club

Monday, August 30, 2010

Finding the Right Colors for Fall

So, it may still be summer, but fall is right around the corner and you need to stay ahead of the game! Shop for fall now so you can be stylish once it finally rolls around. When the leaves finally begin to change, it’s time to switch away from those whites and bright summery colors, in favor of darker, more subdued colors for the fall. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to go drab and dark with nothing but browns and blacks, a wide variety of vibrant, yet subdued colors can be mixed, matched at your desire to create the perfect looks for this fall 2010. A lot of the looks for this fall juxtapose subdued and vibrant colors alike, mix and match at your heart’s content to create the perfect looks for fall!





For a color report from the experts, check out Pantones Fall 2010 Color Report!


Enjoy!

As Always,
The Underfashion Club

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Guide The Best Under-Fashion Boutiques in NYC

Finding a go-to place to shop for your skivies in New York can be an unexpectedly difficult task. With thousands of retailers to choose from city wide, how do you know where you're getting your money's worth for quality, fashion and price?  Luckily, we've done some of the work for you. Here's a few of our Underfashion Club top picks:

Azaleas
233 East 10th street
New York, NY

Azaleas is a small boutique on the lower east side of manhattan amidst turn of the century apartment buildings and a thriving community. Upon entering Azaleas, you are greeted by friendly, helpful staff who offer their assistance in what ever you may need. They are very knowledgeable about their wide variety of under garments and can help you find what you want. Although the store seems geared more towards thinner women, There is something for everyone. Azaleas also has a nice collection of lounge wear and bathing suits where little gems can often be found.

Orchard Corset Center
157 Orchard Street
New York, NY

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Orchard is the lack of visible merchandise, everything is kept in boxes. Extremely knowledgeable staff members (usually little old ladies) take your measurements from behind a curtain and voila, moments later you have the perfect fitting bra. There is no browsing at Orchard which may not be ideal to some women but if you trust in the system, you will not be disappointed. The most pleasing aspect of Orchard is the nonjudgmental atmosphere that will make any woman feel welcomed.

Le Petite Loquette
51 University Pl
New York, NY

Le Petite Loquette (which translates to “The Little Flirt”) has everything you might need but they specialize in lingerie. Upon entering the store, you are greeted by a salesperson who can help you find exactly what your looking for. After you have tried on a few bras, each looking more bootylicious and feeling more comfortable than the last, it will dawn on you that you are in the Mecca of sexy undergarments. Though this is not the place to go if you are particularly frugal (the prices will often shock you) but, Le Petite Loquette has something for everyone.  


Happy Shopping!

As always, 
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Fashion

Wanna know what's happening in the fashion world? There are all sorts of summer events this year. Sample sales, shows and entertainment -- this is, after all, New York City.

Check out The Cut Blog's fashion calender  for the latest in upcoming events!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Provocative For Profit?

Today is the last day to register! Don't forget to sign up!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Best Bras for Summer



The heat of summer is upon us and fashion styles are bare and sheer.  It’s time to rethink your bra selections.  There are hundreds upon hundreds of bra styles out there -- but fear not, we at the Underfashion Club are here to help you sort through them.

A convertible bra offers you the most versatility. It gives you many options for customization while still supporting you well under a backless bodice or halter top. You can go strapless under skinny tanks, halters, or strapless tops. Additionally, cross-back and racer back bras go well with sleeveless tops, with no sign of a bra strap in view. Skip styles with lace or heavy seams for a cleaner look under fitted sleeveless tops and fine knits.

A demi bra is the perfect choice for a plunging or revealing neckline. The wide-set cups cover the nipple, while providing good support with maximum exposure. Flesh tone-colored bras are the best option when sporting pastels or wearing sheer materials like linen or silk.

If you are into outdoor activities, you might consider fighting sweat-inducing humidity by pairing summer attire with a moisture-wicking sports bra. Sports bras provide great support and comfort, while the high-tech fabric keeps you cooler and drier than most fashion bras.

Wanna know more?  Read more!
How to Choose a Bra to Wear With Summer Tops  via  eHow.com



  As Always,
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Best and Worst of July Fashion Magazines

Stay up to date about the best and worst of this past month on The Cut Blog by New York Magazine.
View the slideshow by clicking on the image below.


Via The CUT Blog

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Future of Under Fashion: Via NYmag.com

Recent fashion shows in New York, Milan and Paris have unveiled what the future of underfashion will look like (or at least vaguely resemble). This mouthwatering slide show from NYmag.com is filled with 319 of the most tantalizing concepts from the world’s top designers.

Enjoy!

The Future of Underfashion via NYMag.com

















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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Image Makes the Difference!























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Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Swimsuits!


With summer of 2010 in full swing, it is once again time to ask the age old question: “How can I look my sexiest at the beach?” Well, look no further because here you will find a run down of the top swimsuit trends of 2010. Check out these beach-ready 2010 sizzling swimsuits.

The Cutout
Cutouts, or monokinis, are perhaps the hottest trend this summer. These swimsuits feature strategically placed holes of varying sizes on the sides of the suit for a chic and elegant look. Cutouts successfully bridge the gap between bikinis and one pieces, quite literally. Popular this year are asymmetrical cutouts which add a little unexpected zest to ones look.









One Shoulder Styling
In recent years we have seen many dresses with this asymmetrical look which now appears to be reflected in swimsuits as well. Applicable to one pieces, bikinis and cutouts, one shoulder styling is a subtle yet audacious variation on the classic design.









Vibrant Colors
Commensurate with the recent crowning of Mimosa as color of the year, this summer is all about beautiful, vibrant colors. Beaches are packed with melodious blends of neons, blues, greens and reds. Elaborate graphic prints are reminiscent the 80s and early 90s are also hot this year. 








Vintage Look
With the recent resurgence pin-up inspired fashion, looks harking back to the 50s are making waves this summer. These classic swimsuit designs are flattering to any woman’s figure and exude confidence. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fashion for the Fourth!

It's the Fourth of July! Which means friends, family, parties, and fun! Why not consider breaking out some new looks for Fourth of July weekend? With all the get-togethers, it is the perfect time to look fabulous and be noticed for your patriotism and great style! We tend to overlook July 4 as a holiday to get dolled up for, leaning more towards a bathing suit and towel around your waist as your garb of choice, which makes this holiday a great time to stand out from the crowd.

Of course. looks involving red, white or blue are essential, and those colors in either solids or polka dots or stripes can be super cute. Even something as basic as a white top, denim shorts (blue jeans – an American fashion legend), and sexy red pumps can really draw attention. Cowboy boots can be very sexy and, of course, as all-American as they are, very appropriate. You can accessorize with a basic dress by using flowery hair pins or a red, white, or blue scarf, a denim vest or some fancy star-shaped earrings. Another idea is to think nautical. Most nautical-themed outfits come with an American flare already built-in. If you feel you are lacking in the red, white, and blue color options in your clothing, check out what belts and totes you may have that could perfectly complete your outfit.

While it is preferable to stay away from tacky graphic tees and American flag embroidered hot pants, and to try and stay a little casual to beat the heat and stay comfortable all day, there are so many ways to get creative with everything you already have to be hotter than a July day and more stunning than any fireworks show.
 
So party on, fellow Americans, and look darn good doing it!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Horizontal Stripes for Summer Zip

Stripes are fun, and they're back -- and we are all asking ourselves the same question: "horizontal stripes? NO WAY." But, here's a super fun little slide show showing some clean and ladylike horizontal stripes that are actually both fun and flattering. Check it out! Especially the shoes.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Underfashion Club Wine Tasting and Networking Party!

A big thanks to all those who attended The Underfashion Club Wine Tasting and Networking party!

Wine was tasted, cheese was eaten and fun times were had all around! For those that missed it, fear not! There's always next year -- and in the meantime, check out the video and pictures from Wednesday night's event!


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Underfashion Club Wine Tasting and Networking Party



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Monday, June 7, 2010

Wine Tasting and Networking!

The Underfashion Club helps you get over hump day! 

You (and a friend) are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 16th for Wine Tasting and Networking at the Quality House! (see map)

Copy and Paste the registration form below and RSVP  via FAX (845-758-2546) or EMAIL by June 14th to underfashionclub@frontiernet.net to join in on this once a year event to meet new members and get involved!


June 16th Wine Tasting

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hot Weather calls for Hot Pants!

Just in case you needed extra incentive, this year's spring and summer fashions will definitely have you making your way to the closest gym. Super short is back in, and those hemlines are creeping up shorter than ever! Hot pants and the like are back in action!

Click on the link below to get all the details, tips, rules for wearing and styles via Fashionising.com!

 
Hot Pants Spring Trends Via Fashionising.com! 


















 Happy hot pants!


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nail it!

What's the most underestimated and overlooked fashion accessory? 

Your nails!
                                                                                   Image via: Flickr User: вεάuтү Gίяl in Czech Republic

Nail color can make or break an outfit. Are you up to date on the latest nail trend colors this season?
So far the line-up is looking as follows:
Pastels, Bright Colors, and More Pastels!  This seasons top trender offenders are classic pale pinks, whites, baby blues and bright yellows. The article linked below, from Refinery 29 has a cute little slideshow displaying this seasons best picks at acceptable prices right off the runway!


10 Spring 2010 Nail Polish Colors via Refinery29



















Happy Color Shopping!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's arrived! Get Ready for Sample Sale Season!


It's that time of year again! (No, not just Spring)
It's Sample Sale Season! That's right ladies, gents and the like, we have stumbled upon that wonderful section in the year that designer stores all over the city hold those amazing opportunities to catch the best deals on designer clothing and accessories. While we'll be covering and announcing these wonderful little gems as they come up throughout the season, here is a list of the upcoming ones for the month of May. (Check the calendar we've included below or click the link at the bottom of this post for more!) Haven't bought your Mom a Mother's Day gift yet? Take her sample sale shopping!

Enjoy!

As Always,
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SAMPLE SALE CALENDAR via Dailyfrontrow.com


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tips to treat your swimwear right!

So if you took us up on our Swimsuit Buying Tips from our last post, you've found your perfect suit and you're (almost -- weather providing) ready to wear it to the beach. After a few weeks, those great bright colors start to fade out, those little ball-shaped pieces of fluff start to appear and you can feel the lycra-spandex blends slowly slipping away from the places it should cling to.

Wait! What happened?! I just bought this suit!


The likeliest culprit was -- well, you. A little bit of simple bathing suit care can go a long long way. The main offenders here are salt, sun, hot tubs, sun lotion, and chlorine. The material that allows you to achieve that great stretch and comfort in your suit, Lycra, is more fragile than most wearers are aware of. It's easily worn down by chlorine and chemicals and abrasive surfaces like concrete patios can tear the fabric. Hot water is the first step to stretching the elastic and once it hits the perilous environment of your washing machine, consider it destroyed. While you can't avoid most of these elemental wears and tears, a little bit of Swimsuit TLC can help prolong the life of your bathing costume.


1.When you bring it home: (Before First Use Only)
Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white Vinegar per quart of water. Soak your new swimwear in the mixture for approximately 30 minutes. This will slow down the fading process and keep those wonderful summer colors bright.

2. Let your body enjoy the heat, not your suit:
Heat is one of the quickest way to destroy a suit. If your suit is wet, even the heat from the sun will fade out your colors and mess with the elasticity. If you're planning on entering a hot tub, consider wearing an older suit -- and NEVER put a bathing suit in the dryer.

3. Always Rinse:
Whether its an ocean, swimming pool, hot tub or kiddie pool of Jello -- After a swim, rinse. All that salt, chlorine, and bromine will eat away at the fabric. If you plan on keeping the suit on, rinsing yourself under some cool water will wash away most of the harmful suit-ruining chemicals. Gentle ring out your suit and hand it to dry in a shady spot. To dry it out while still wearing it, try to place it in a area away from the sun.

4. Just say NO to the Washing Machine:
Washing machines can wreck havoc on a new suit. Instead, when you return from your swimming escapade, gentle rinse it out in cool water. If you must detergent wash a soiled suit, hand wash the fabric with a gentle soap and hang it to air dry in a cool place away from the sun.

5.Don't keep it under wraps:
Try not to wrap your swimsuit in a towel immediately after swimming -- that towel will contain all the chemicals you just tried rinsing off your suit. Even worse, if you shove that towel in a closed bag with a wet suit, the towel will heat up and make the worst chemical combination possible.

6.Think Twice:
When possible, try to bring two swimsuits -- and wait 24hrs for your first one to dry and form back into its original shape. The lycra/spandex is a type of "memory yarn". Letting it dry a full 24hrs before re-use will help stop that weird problem where your suit keeps getting longer and longer.

7. Wait, where you gonna put that?
Be careful where you sit. Even if it feels smooth, decks and the edges of pools can be rough on the fabric. It will pick up the bottom of your suit or catch on the front if you're leaning over the edge. Take that extra moment to grab a towel to sit or lay on. Your swimwear will thank you.

8. Don't wait to worship:
This is for all your sun worshippers out there. Try to make it a point to tan before your swim. Getting your suit wet and then sitting in the sun is a sure-fire way to fade out the colors. If you prefer swimming first, change into that alternate swimsuit we mentioned in tip #6 to sunbathe with.


And while no suit will last forever, a little bit of proper care will keep those colors vibrant and maintain the form fitting shape throughout the entire season -- giving you one more reason to smile at the beach!

Surfs up!

As Always,
The Underfashion Club

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Tis' the Season to go Swimsuit Shopping!!

Uh oh! It’s that time again – Women around the country will soon be scurrying about to Department Store racks performing the arduous but necessary task of the one and only: Swimsuit Shopping. Buying a swimsuit is a necessity that most women dread, but curb your fears, ladies. We, at the Underfashion Club will help you move and wade through the countless options of swimwear and help you learn how to choose the perfect cut and style for your body type – plus some tips too. Now, onto the proverbial question – How do I choose a swimsuit style??

Provided that you are in the 1% of super slim cellulite-less Americans that half of the swimsuits seem to be made for, you have quite the plethora of swimsuit options. Of course, most of us (over half of Americans are considered overweight) don’t ‘fit’ into that category – but fear not! There are plenty of ways to play up your strong points and best assets. When purchasing a suit, take the time to consider the different styles and features available so you can decide what’s right for your specific needs.

While the classic one piece has been around for longer, two-piece suits have become a favorite amongst women. There are generally more styles and cuts to choose from than any other bathing suit and with so many different styles out there, there's a suit for almost everyone.


One Piece Swimsuits


Maillot:
Pronounced my-oh - Traditional one-piece suits, also known as a tank suit. These bathing suits can have a variety of tops: bandeau tops,halter or regular tank top straps. Maillots have a variety of leg openings, from high-cut to low.
Who is a maillot for?
*Women who want more coverage in a swimsuit.
*Women who want to conceal their tummy.

Fitness: One-piece swimsuits with a sleek fit (for speed) and a racer back (where the straps cross in the back) are meant for people who are more interested in swimming laps than aimlessly napping in the sun.
Who is a fitness swimsuit for?
*Any fitness enthusiast who does water exercising or competition.
*Women with athletic-builds find it particularly flattering.

Skirted:
A one-piece swimsuit with a skirt attached at the hip.
Who is a skirted suit for?
* Women who would feel more comfortable with maximum thigh coverage.
* New moms and those who have recently lost weight who would like additional coverage for stretch marks/loose skin.

Monokini:
Two piece-ish suit with fabric that comes down the middle of the front connecting the top and bottom. The side cut-outs vary in different degree, some more revealing than others.
Who is a monokini for?
* Women with boy-shaped bodies who want to create the illusion of curves
* Women with leaner hips that want to add some width.

Two-piece swimsuits


Triangle top bikini: As the name implies, the cups of a triangle top bikini are two triangular panels the cover the breasts. The attached ties allow the wearer to make adjustments as she wants. Triangle top bikinis are available with different types of bottoms.
Who is a triangle top bikini for?
* Curvy women who want to adjust the top to flatter their curves
* Women with boyish figures who want to visually create curves


Halter top bikini:
Halter bikinis have a top that ties behind the neck. The straps are usually wider than those on a triangle top bikini and often are non- adjustable.
Who is a halter bikini for?
* Large-busted women who require more support of the breasts.
* Small-busted women who want to create cleavage.

Hipster bikini: This bikini has an exceptionally low rise -- meaning that the waist is lower to the hips.
Who is a hipster bikini for?
* Women appreciate their lower area and would like to show off their toned stomach.
* Women who appreciate the modern look of low-rise swimwear bottoms.


String bikini:
One of the more flattering styles, string bikini's have strings that connect the front and back of the bottoms. It can be paired with a variety of tops.
Who is a string bikini for?
* Women wishing to create a more defined figure and curves.
* Women with larger hips that wish to be able to adjust the fit of their swim bottoms.

Tankini: A tankini is just like a tank top that is paired with bikini bottoms. The top most often comes down to the top of the waistband of the swim bottoms, similar to a shirt, so the wearer has a two-piece suit with maximum coverage.
Who is a tankini for?
* Women wishing to wear a more modest two-piece swimsuit
* Women who wish to conceal belly imperfections.

Because a swimsuit is meant to fit right against your body, the correct choosing of size is essential. So haul out that measuring tape and measure yourself in front of a mirror.


How to Measure
1. Measure your waist: Bend to one side; the crease is your natural waist. Measure your natural waist with the measuring tape snug against your body and parallel to the floor.
2. Measure your bust: Again with the measuring tape snug against your body and parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part of your bust.
3. Measure your torso: Starting at one shoulder, wrap the measuring tape down your body, between your legs and back up your back to the point where you started.
(Via Overstock.com)
Women's Swimwear Sizing Chart
Bust Waist Torso Suit Size
33" 25" 58" 4

34" 26" 59" 6

35" 27" 60" 8

36" 28" 61.5" 10

38" 29.5" 63" 12

39" 31" 64.5" 14

41" 33" 66" 16


Happy Swimming!

As Always,
The Underfashion Club

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Monday, March 29, 2010

11 Fashion Industry Job Searching Tips

Here we go again! We've said it time and time again, we at Underfashion Club care about our students out there. That's why we've compiled this list of some valuable tips for new fashion industry entry-level job seekers sending out their resumes....



Keep it personal.
1. Try to not use a school, work or shared email address on your resume or responding to online job listing. Seeing an address linked to another place of employment or your student database may be a turnoff to employers. If necessary, create a new email address solely for resumes(and don't forget to check it for responses!).

It's rude to be lewd.
2. While having the email address "stantheman69@xxx.com" might have been funny in high school, keep in mind that recruiters and your potential future boss will be reading your email address. Also, try to shy away from email address that could be interpreted as spam; sticking with something that is derivative of your name works best. (ie: j.smith@xxx.com, or jane.smith@xxx.com)

Hey, that's not punny!
3. We see it over and over again. Please do not use the phrase, "passion for fashion" in any form of correspondence with recruiters or hiring managers. We get it, it rhymes, but it connotates a lack of basic professionalism.

Prove it, Mister!
4. If you are a designer or graphic artist applying for a position, having a resume is simply not enough. In fact, your portfolio is a better reflection of your capabilities than your resume could even begin to address. Make sure that potential employers can see samples of your work. Whether its a link to a web album, a website or an attached file folder with .jpegs, make a point to include it in your first form of correspondence.

We got your message, loud and clear.
5. It's simply not enough to just send your resume off into the "Jobosphere", cross your fingers, and hope for the best. With the gaining popularity of social media, employers are interested in your personality now more than ever before. It's no longer just about what you sell, or your qualifications on paper, people want to know who you or your company are. Market yourself! All resumes submitted via email should contain, at the bare minimum, a short message. This is a great opportunity to tell your potential employer something about you that is not on your resume.

Reign it in, Rico Suave.
6. While it might be convenient (not to mention tempting) for you to juggle multiple applications at once, try to make it a point to handle them individually. Under no circumstances should you ever send your resumes to multiple companies or recruiters at the same time. Take your time with each and every detail of you email and address each email as a separate entity.

Don't get marked as Spam, man.
7. With the increasing popularity of spam filters in web mail providers, take a few minutes to make sure you make it to the inbox. Any resume submitted via email should contain the Job Title in the subject line of your message. Blank or poorly worded subject lines are likely to get overlooked and/or deleted.

Cover your tracks, this is bear country.
8. Sometimes, its easier to use a template when creating your resume than doing it from scratch. By no means are we denouncing the use of templates, as they can be a great tool. However, if you're going to be using a template to create your resume, make sure that you eliminate all the remnants of the original document. Those responsible for reviewing resumes at company look at those suckers all day and can tell when you used a pre-formatted template.

Say my name, say my name.
9. Yup, even the file name of your resume counts. When sending a digital resume out as an attachment, the file name should be easy to locate, place and recover. It should include your name, and the word RESUME. Steer clear of nomenclatures that are intended as your own personal ego boost such as: "bestresume", "elegantresume" or "perfectresume". Let the big boys decide if it's any of those things -- they'll let you know by hiring you.

Spell Check: Man's best friend.
10. Long passed are the days where spelling and grammatical errors are even remotely acceptable. Please, spell check your work. It's built into your software for a reason. Get into the practice of doing this for ALL your correspondence with future employers, recruiters, co-workers, current employers and even your mom. Trying to tell your future employer that you do sloppy work, are careless and just plain "don't give a damn"? Sending off an email with spelling errors would be your best bet. Spell check. No exceptions.


The truth? You can handle the truth!
11. Most importantly, be honest. It's just better to address any gaps in your employment history than to try to hide them. Lying your way through your resume may get you an interview, or even through the door, but you still have you prove your capabilities to firmly land that job. Lying about knowing software systems or being able to perform a task will be exposed at some point -- And cuttin' down cherry trees ain't getting you out of that one.


As always,
The Underfashion Club

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

LinkedIn Event with Paula Cohen

A week or so back, Underfashion Club hosted an event with guest speaker, Paula Cohen to discuss the benefits of Social Media, such as LinkedIn and what it can do for you. A big thanks for all who attended, and for those who missed it, this video discussing the key points is just for you!

Click the still below to view! Enjoy!



As always,
The Underfashion Club

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reach out for resources...Check out our Top 5.

Remember that mantra we keep chanting every post?
(You do? Yes/No/Maybe/Check a box?)

Well, just for you(and posterity's sake) we'll say it again:

It's all about your resources!!

We at Underfashion Club care about our students out there. Which is why we've compiled this TOP 5 List (in no particular order) of some websites and blogs that every fashion, design and textile student should know and even try to take the time to follow. Each of these blogs have plenty of educational and supplemental information that could play an integral part in your research and in school design projects. Since we all know how busy all you future fashionistas are out there, these sites offer a quick way to find what you're looking for regarding patterns, fashion history, textiles or entrepreneurship while working you're creative little brains to the max.



FashionStudentsOnline.com :
An online fashion, design, illustration and textiles resource center who's aim is to provide supplementary and accessible educational materials for fashion/design students and home learners alike.

Content includes: An educational book directory listing over 150 books with reviews, a detailed school directory listing citing educational facilities around the globe, a directory listing freelancers from around the world,a manufacturers directory, and other useful links to websites and resources. It also includes an extensive archives interviews with industry professionals,an array of articles covering topics ranging from history and theory to garment care and tutorials plus industry equipment reviews and much much more. The site also provides portfolio and blog hosting.

Fashion-Incubator.com:
Written and maintained by Katlheen Fasanella. As a professional pattern-maker, Kathleen is loaded with lots of experience working with Designer/Entrepreneurs and other industry folks. The website provides insights on the basic knowledge required to branch out successfully into the industry.

Content includes: Updating on an almost daily basis, and covering topics ranging from manufacturing,tips for working with industry professionals,marketing, technical illustrations and pattern-making,this website contains more than 16,000 pages of content.


Fashion-Enter:
Joining forces with UK's FashionCapital, Fashion-Enter is a dedicated non-profit company suppling fashion designers with all the tools they need to succeed. Based on years of work with the London Fashion Forum (LFF) Jennifer Holloway, Director Fashion-Enter Ltd, decided to continue the excellent work of the LFF when the funding from the London Development Agency expired in March 2006.

Content includes: An extremely wide variety of information pertaining to the industry,trends, live interactive web forums and a range of applicable tools to help new and young designers succeed. These services include retail boutiques, a Showroom to sell designer collections, courses and business mentoring and a factory, dubbed "The Workshop" located in Haringey, North London. A membership opportunity is also provided that entitles you to discounted services and all restricted parts of the Fashion Capital portal that provides specialist support in a wide cross section of business areas for designers. These include and range anywhere from financing,an on-line boutique, printing and custom web design.


AntiqueDress.com -
Yes, someone should probably give her a quick lesson on Dreamweaver, but don't just this book by its cover. Despite the archaic web design, this site is a "must-have" for any fashion, costume or textiles student.

Content includes: Picture of gowns, dresses and clothing ranging from 1800's through today. This site encompasses information on Victorian gowns, Edwardian whites, 20's flapper dresses, corsets and bodices, bridal gowns, hats, purses, undergarments,children's clothing,textiles and much much more. There are a plethora of images of clothing and accessories available for your study and research purposes. On top of their extensive database of antique clothes, there is also an index of clothing worn by celebrities that are known for their boundary-pushing ensembles such as Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli,Whitney Houston, Carol Channing and more.


Style.com:
The online version of Vogue Magazine,this site is your best option for the fashionista who wants to know what's fresh with major designers from all around the globe. While it may be a commercially run site, frequenting it is a great way to stay up to date with the newest collections hot off the runway.

Content includes:Check out the File Style Blog to see the latest from their editors. Stay in the loop about upcoming fashion shows, people and parties, news, trends, shopping tips, beauty and more. Stop by their Trend Reports, Item of the Week and Shopping guide.They even have a Beauty Counter Blog offering you insider tips on beauty products, hair, makeup, skincare and more.Registering on the siteenables you to save images that tickle your fancy to a feature called your"Lookbook", a handy tool for any novice designer who needs a little inspiration.


Happy Hunting, As Always!
- The Underfashion Club

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Last sign-up day for LinkedIn presentation with Paula Cohen!

Underfashion Club is still taking last minute registrations for the LinkedIn presentation with Paula Cohen tomorrow March 4th, 6-7:30pm.
Held at 8 W40th St(7th Fl),this presentation will cover the topic of the Social Networking site LinkedIn and how it can aid you in your job search and career choices.

You MUST be pre-registered to attend, so make sure you sign up today.

To register, e-mail: Underfashionclub@frontiernet.net -- Subject line: LinkedIn Event -- or FAX (845-758-2546) this form to register. Make checks payable and mail to Underfashion Club, Inc., 326 Field Road, Clinton Corners, NY 12514. If you have any questions, email underfashionclub@frontiernet.net or call 845-758-6405.
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Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Only a few days left to register for the LinkedIn Event!!

Still having trouble on the job search?

At Underfashion Club, we really want to help! That's why we've put together this LinkedIn Event with Paula Cohen to help you learn how social media outlets can aid you in your search!

Register for the LinkedIn presentation with Paula Cohen on March 4th, 6-7:30pm (@ 8 W40th St, 7th Floor) to learn what LinkedIn can do for you!!! You MUST be pre-registered to attend. Sign up today! There's only a few days left!

To register, e-mail: Underfashionclub@frontiernet.net -- Subject line: LinkedIn Event -- or FAX (845-758-2546) this form to register. Make checks payable and mail to Underfashion Club, Inc., 326 Field Road, Clinton Corners, NY 12514. If you have any questions, email underfashionclub@frontiernet.net or call 845-758-6405.


RESERVATION FOR:

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*Special Offer for Members Only:
Sign up a nonmember and YOU attend for FREE __________________________

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE __________________________


Contact Name: _____________________________________________________
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Street Address: _____________________________________________________
City:______________________________ State:________ Zip:______________

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** For MasterCard, VISA and Discover, the security code (usually 3 digits) is located on the back of the card in the signature panel after the last 4 digits of the card number. For AMEX, the 4-digit security code is located on the front of the card, right above the account number.





Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LinkedIn Event with Paula Cohen- Next Thursday, March 4th!!

Hello again!

Just reminding all of you fashionistas out there to register for the LinkedIn presentation with Paula Cohen on March 4th, 6:00-7:30pm held at 8 W40th St, 7th Floor. You MUST be pre-registered to attend, and there's only a few days left to do so!
To register, e-mail: Underfashionclub@frontiernet.net -- Subject line: LinkedIn Event -- or FAX (845-758-2546) this form to register. Make checks payable and mail to Underfashion Club, Inc., 326 Field Road, Clinton Corners, NY 12514. If you have any questions, email underfashionclub@frontiernet.net or call 845-758-6405.


RESERVATION FOR:

_____ Member(s) @ $15* = ___________________

_____ Nonmember(s) @ $50 = ___________________

*Special Offer for Members Only:
Sign up a nonmember and YOU attend for FREE __________________________

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE __________________________


Contact Name: _____________________________________________________
Firm: _____________________________________________________________
Street Address: _____________________________________________________
City:______________________________ State:________ Zip:______________

Telephone:____________________________ Fax:________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________


TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Enter ALL of the information requested below

_____AMEX ______MasterCard ______VISA _______Discover

Cardholder’s Name:_________________________________________________ (Exactly as it appears on the card)

Account Number:__________________________________________________

Expiration Date__________________ **Security Code_______________

Billing Address:___________________________________________________

City:________________________________ State:_____ Zip:_____________

** For MasterCard, VISA and Discover, the security code (usually 3 digits) is located on the back of the card in the signature panel after the last 4 digits of the card number. For AMEX, the 4-digit security code is located on the front of the card, right above the account number.






We hope to see you there!

Monday, February 22, 2010

You guessed it..... More Femmy!

Underfashion Club got featured! Check out these featured articles in US Weekly, CupidIntimates, Life and OK! Magazine about this years Femmy Awards and presenters!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Femmy! ('cuz we know you can't get enough)

Upset you didn't get in on the live Femmy action? Pictures just not "doing it" for you? Well,all you cats in Fashionista Land, don't worry your pretty little heads because the official 2010 Femmy Gala Video is up! Again, we at Underfashion Club want to thank all those who attended and can't wait to see you all again next year!!