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Friday, December 21, 2012
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has a top notch Career Center that proves to be vitally important for students, especially in a tough economy. Not only does it offer a wealth of resources for students and alumni, but it also serves as a trustworthy place for recruiters to scout qualified talent.
Ciel Kullman, Men's Product Development Manager for Zumiez, the skate, snowboard, and surf apparel chain, trusts the quality of education of FIDM Grads. "The caliber of qualified candidates from the Career Center is truly second to none. The guess work is taken out when I hire a FIDM graduate as I know they will have a solid foundation of applicable knowledge and true industry experience, even if they're applying for their very first job!"
According to FIDM Career Center Advisor Eliza Kitsinian, it takes more than a traditional job search to land employment in today's market. Just answering want ads is not enough. The solution is "tapping into the hidden job mark women's jackets et." Networking, internships, and utilizing FIDM faculty connections within the industry are the keys to a successful job search, all of which are fostered and encouraged at the fashion college.
Kitsinian says, "We are very big proponents of internships. Students really pull what they're learning from class directly into the work environment." It truly complements their education. The Career Center has seen a large number of students transition into full-time employment from the internships the Career Center helped facilitate.
Meghan Ahern-Schoenleben recently sent a letter to Career Advisor Angela Leavitt letting her know she's now working as Assistant Designer for LOST Clothing in Irvine. She stated, "I am a recent FIDM grad and met with you a number of times while in school. You were instrumental in helping me find an internship that has led to a career in the industry. Thank you so much for everything."
Recently, three Merchandise Product Development students also turned their internships into their first jobs. Kimberly Briskey has been interning at BCBG for the past six months, is set to graduate this September, and has already been extended a job offer as a Planner. 2010 Grad Morgan Murray, who had been interning at RVCA, just received a job offer as a Design Assistant in the Women's Department! Another graduate, Maria Napolez, just transitioned from intern to Assistant Buyer at BEBE this month.
Students benefit immensely from FIDM's established industry partnerships. GUESS Inc. has hired over 1,100 students from FIDM. CEO of GUESS Inc. Maurice Marciano serves on the FIDM Advisory Board. "Currently we have 74 graduates from FIDM working full-time for us in great positions," he said. One of them is Stephanie Hollingsworth, VP of Women's Design for GUESS Inc.
FIDM prepares its graduates for the future. In their final quarter, students have mandatory graduate meetings with a Career Advisor. Not only do they get tips on their resumes and cover letters, they receive coaching on social media and the role it plays in a professional life, as well as how to approach salary discussions and what to wear on a particular interview. Kitsinian says, "They rely on us for more than job leads. We provide the resources and the tools. We are a service."
With four dynamic California campuses, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is the premier west coast fashion design school, educating for careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, and entertainment. FIDM's graduates include renowned fashion designers like Monique Lhuillier, Emmy? and Academy Award? award-winning costume designers, top fashion industry executives, and entrepreneurs.
Plastic Surgery 2010 News Briefs are designed to keep you up-to-date on embargoed studies and other news being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) held October 1-5 in Toronto. All briefs are embargoed until the date they are presented. To obtain an advance copy of study abstracts, for media registration, or to arrange interviews with presenters, please contact ASPS Public Relations at (847) 228-9900, media (at) plasticsurgery.org or in Toronto, Oct. 2-5 (416) 585-3870.
- LIPOSUCTION PERFORMED WITH TUMMY TUCK DOES NOT INCREASE MAJOR COMPLICATIONS, STUDY FINDS
Liposuction is frequently performed at the same time as a tummy tuck to improve contouring and provide better cosmetic results. While liposuction has an excellent safety record when performed alone, there's been debate over whether combining it with a tummy tuck affects patient safety and outcomes. A new study, presented at the ASPS Plastic Surgery 2010 conference, Oct. 1-5, in Toronto, found no increase in life-threatening complications when combining liposuction with tummy tucks. The authors looked at 1,008 patients who had liposuction of the flanks or abdominal wall at the same time as a tummy tuck. Although major complications were not affected, the likelihood of minor complications in these patients was increased. However, the authors conclude that combining the two procedures helps plastic surgeons better sculpt the body and can improve aesthetic results, especially in the lateral hip area, which can be difficult to address with a tummy tuck alone. Overall, liposuction and tummy tucks are safe and effective procedures that allow surgeons to improve body contouring leading to better results.
By the Numbers:
-Nearly 120,000 tummy tucks were performed in 2009, up 84 percent since 2000, according to ASPS statistics.
-Tummy tuck was the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed last year.
Study: "Liposuction of the Flanks and Abdomen During Cosmetic Abdominoplasty, Safe or Sorry?" is being presented Mon., Oct. 4, 9:30-9:35AM EDT, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
- MOST PEOPLE AGREE, THE BEST SCAR IS THE ONE YOU CAN'T SEE
Upper arm lifts have become a popular procedure to rejuvenate the upper arm and eliminate sagging skin. However, the biggest hurdle of the procedure remains the undesirable, visible scarring. A study presented at the ASPS Plastic Surgery 2010 conference, Oct. 1-5, in Toronto, found that the majority of people find a straight scar placed on the inner arm, as opposed to the back of the arm, is the most aesthetically pleasing option when performing upper arm lift surgery. In the study, photographs of a model with various digitally created scars were produced. An online survey with the photos was sent to 117 people in the general public, 10 plastic surgeons, and 9 people who had or went for an upper arm lift consultation. Across all of those surveyed, a straight scar placed on the inner arm, in the bicep groove, was the most acceptable, less visible option, of scar location for an arm lift.
By the Numbers:
-Nearly 15,000 upper arm lifts were performed in 2009, up 3 percent since 2008, according to ASPS statistics.
Study: "Optimal Placement of Brachioplasty Scar: A Survey Evaluation" is being presented Mon., Oct. 4, 10:15-10:20AM EDT, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
- OBESITY DOES NOT LIMIT ACCESS TO BREAST RECONSTRUCTION OR PATIENT SATISFACTION, STUDY FINDS
Although research has shown 70 percent of breast cancer patients are not informed about breast reconstruction, a new study found obesity is not among the biases that cause referring physicians not to refer women for the procedure. According to the study, presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2010 conference, Oct. 1-5, in Toronto, obese breast cancer patients, although more difficult to treat, are being referred for breast reconstruction at the same rate as normal or overweight patients. The authors examined 384 women after mastectomy and compared breast reconstruction referral patterns, satisfaction, motivating factors and type of reconstruction across weight categories. One-third of the women were normal weight, one-third overweight, and one-third obese. The study found, about half of the women in each weight category received reconstruction and obesity did not limit access to either immediate (at same time as mastectomy) or delayed breast reconstruction. Obese patients were also as, or more, concerned about body image and sexuality, post breast reconstruction, as normal and overweight patients. Although satisfaction levels were similar amongst all the women, obese patients were more likely to feel sexually attractive following reconstruction and were significantly more satisfied with how their clothes fit. Motivating factors for reconstruction were similar, with the majority of women in each weight wanting to feel whole again, to avoid a prosthesis, to feel less conscious during sex, and to overcome the constant reminder of cancer, respectively. Obese women were more likely to choose reconstruction using their own tissue, rather than breast implants.
By the Numbers:
-More than 86,000 breast reconstructions were performed in 2009, up 9 percent since 2008 and up 10 percent since 2000, the ASPS reports.
-1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be d women's coats online iagnosed with breast cancer, according to Susan G. Komen.
Study: "Patterns of Use and Surgical Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction among Obese Patients: Results from a Population-Based Study" is being presented Mon., Oct. 4, 10:20-10:25AM EDT, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Woolworths, the online family superstore, will fleetingly return to the high street to set the Guinness World Record for the largest ever game of pass the parcel, and is appealing for towns and cities across the UK to take part.
By visiting the Woolworths Pass the Parcel (http://www.woolworths.co.uk/passtheparcel) site between the 1st and the 15th November 2010, families can nominate their town to be visited by Woolies' loveable snowmen, Stan and Ollie Snow who will bring along with a giant parcel the size of a small car. The parcel will contain thousands of pounds worth of toys (http://www.woolworths.co.uk/toys/e/b/5132.end), including some of the most sought after gadgets, games and playthings for Christmas 2010 fashion jackets , as well as an abundance of Christmas spirit to start the town's festive celebrations. All items will be given away over the course of Woolies' world record breaking pass the parcel Christmas adventure.
The 10 towns or cities with the best letters of nomination will win a visit from the record breaking parcel in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with the writer of each letter invited to tear one giant layer off the parcel and take away some of the top toys for Christmas (http://www.woolworths.co.uk/e/b/4294941767.end) valued at close to ?500.? These will include a Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear (http://www.woolworths.co.uk/toy-story-jet-pack-buzz-lightyear/751118168.prd), Pumpaloons, a Paper Jamz Shark Guitar and a V Tech KidiZoom video camera (http://www.woolworths.co.uk/vtech-kidizoom-video-recorder/743744669.prd), all cult toys that could sell out on the high street as the 25th of December draws near.
Small gifts will be given to the first 100 people who come along and greet Stan and Ollie as they pass through their town.? In total, over ?1,000 worth of toys will be given away per visit.
The lucky town that gets to peel off the last layer of the parcel will get a very special celebrity surprise.
Stan and Ollie, who will be touring the UK with the parcel, said: "We want everyone to know that Woolworths.co.uk is the home of family fun, bursting with toys and surprises for Christmas.??We're bringing thousands of pounds worth of toys to UK towns so we can break a world record as well as spread some festive cheer.
"The kinds of letters we'd love to get would give a good reason why the writer's town deserves to get a visit. It could be that they believe their town is the most festive in the UK, or they really miss their local Woolies, or they simply want to have the best Christmas ever.? Perhaps one family would just really enjoy rallying their town to break a Guinness World Record."
A Guinness World Record adjudicator will be present to watch the start of the record breaking road trip and to wave the snowmen off on their journey.
The Woolies snowmen are also planning on making a surprise visit to the children's ward at each town they visit, to deliver a selection of the most popular toys from Woolworths.co.uk.?
For those towns that don't make it to the final 10, Woolworths is still alive and kicking online at http://www.woolworths.co.uk
Woolworths is part of Shop Direct Group who is the UK's largest online and home shopping retailer with sales of circa ?1.7 billion. The Group has 5m active customers and offers 1000's of big brands across a range of categories including women's clothing, men's clothing, furniture and electricals.
Brands within the Shop Direct Group portfolio include Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.co.uk, Littlewoods Ireland, Littlewoods Europe, Additions, Great Universal, Choice, Kays, Empire Stores and Marshall Ward.
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When it comes to improving your appearance through plastic surgery, there's no such thing as "one size fits all" at the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery (http://www.sinnoplasticsurgery.com). Dr. Fady Sinno is offering his Baltimore abdominoplasty patients 3 variations of the procedure: standard, mini, and modified. By customizing each option he is able to correct a variety of concerns and restore a more youthful abdominal appearance.
"I have quite a diversity of people who visit me for tummy tuck plastic surgery in Baltimore – women and men of all ages who want to reshape their abdomen after weight loss, pregnancy, or simply because of the aging process," explains board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno. "Because people's bodies are so unique, I offer customized abdominoplasty procedures to provide optimal results."
The most common technique is the standard abdominoplasty. This comprehensive surgical option involves a low incision that runs from hip to hip just above the pubic bone and another incision around the belly button. Abdominal muscles that were stretched and separated during pregnancy or weight gain are repaired as well. A surgical drain is often necessary initially to avoid fluid build-up. Most people require 3 to 4 weeks of recovery before returning to work. While it's serious surgery, a tummy tuck is often the only way to an attractive abdomen.
"It's amazing how hard people are on themselves sometimes," says Dr. Sinno. "They often come to me after months or even years of trying to firm up their abdomens by themselves with limited results. I let them know that their skin and muscles have lost elasticity and cannot tighten up on their own, which often brings relief. While it's common to be dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen, each person has their own unique set of concerns."
This is where the variations come in. Dr. Sinno adapts the standard tummy tuck to account for the amount of excess skin to be removed, whether the abdominal muscles are stretched or separated, and whether the belly button needs repositioning. The mini and modified tummy tucks are less invasive options that can be used when the improvement is only needed below the belly button. These options involve shorter incisions, require little or no repair of muscles, and leave the belly button in place. The risk of complications is usually reduced and less downtime is required.
"As with my Baltimore breast enhancement pati fashion coats online ents, my goal for tummy tuck patients is to customize my surgical technique to provide results that naturally integrate with the body. I strive to make people look like they've always looked so good," says Dr. Sinno. "Though scars are unavoidable, I make them as small as possible and place them where they will be concealed by clothing. The tradeoff is usually worth it."
A recent trend in body contouring that enables Dr. Sinno to accomplish spectacular outcomes incorporates liposuction into the tummy tuck. He explains, "The key to great results for many people is lipoabdominoplasty, which integrates extensive liposuction of the abdomen and flanks with the tummy tuck. I can give people the firm, slim, contoured look they want by using liposuction to sculpt the waist and remove stubborn areas of fat."
Regardless of which option you choose, there are important factors to consider before having a tummy tuck. "Because an abdominoplasty is a complicated procedure, especially when combined with liposuction, it's important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery," Dr. Sinno says. "I also recommend waiting until you are done having children and are close to your desired weight."
Dr. Fady Sinno (http://www.sinnoplasticsurgery.com/) is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice since 1994. At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery in the Baltimore area, Dr. Sinno specializes in body contouring, breast enhancement surgery, and facial rejuvenation. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dedicated to patient comfort, safety, and superior outcomes, Dr. Sinno has cosmetic surgery offices located near Baltimore, Maryland in Columbia, as well as offices in Westminster and Pasadena.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
"A GirlÂ抯 Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout": Book Uses Fly-Fishing as Hilarious Metaphor for Finding Mr. Right This Spring
It?抯 more complicated than just hook, line and sinker when women want to snatch a perfect ?揷atch??this spring after a long cold winter of relationship hibernation. However, Gail Rubin expertly guides women ?揳nglers??through the murky waters of the dating pool to help them snag that perfect ?搕rouser trout??in her book, "A Girl?抯 Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout: Reflections on Dating and Fly-Fishing" (AuthorHouse).
"A Girl?抯 Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout" helps a woman define her own angling style in the hunt for her trophy trout. This witty, sometimes spicy book dishes information on other fish in the sea to avoid, quality streams to fish (places to meet good men), leader lines to cast (conversation openers) and natural, artificial and exotic lures to utilize. What to do when the fishing hole runs dry, prospects for angling in the later years, trouser trout tips and tall tales of trout landed or lost round out this quirky, yet informative guide to successful dating ?揻ishing??excursions.
The book starts with an overview of how trout fishing relates to dating, comparing information from the first English text on fly-fishing, written, ironically, by Dame Juliana Berners around 1425. Rubin helps women mold their personal angling styles and identify the many species of trout on the market. For example, Rainbow trout are the athletic types, Gol Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the oasap.com) den trout are wealthy and trout relatives, such as salmon, are the spiritual types.
Equipment is a necessity when fishing, and Rubin helps women build an arsenal of natural, artificial and exotic lures, including clothing and footwear, interesting jewelry, live bait such as pet animals, synthetic enhancements, and attitude adjustments. She delves into further study of expert angling, including understanding the trout habitat, approaching the waters and enduring those days when a woman can?抰 seem to get a bite.
This hysterical book is the perfect addition to any female angler?抯 tackle box, from the college age ?搉ymphs??to the experienced ?搒pinners.??Rubin?抯 insightful commentary takes a light hearted look at a ?搒port??women have been participating in for ages and gives new meaning to the age old phrase, ?揟here are plenty of fish in the sea.??/p>
"A Girl?抯 Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout" won first place in the nonfiction book category of the 18th Annual SouthWest Writers writing contest. Rubin?抯 30-year angling career has included a ?揷atch and release??first marriage and a second marriage to her trophy trout in 2000.
The book is available online for $15.50 at Amazon.com and BN.com, and at a discount direct from the publisher at AuthorHouse.com. For media review copies or interview requests, contact AuthorHouse Promotional Services Department at 800-839-8640 ext. 244, or submit a request by email to email@example.com (please provide a street address).
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