FIDM opens doors. Student Harmony Viray is well aware. Through the FIDM Career Center, she found out about an internship opportunity at TeenPROM Magazine. "I have always been interested in working for a magazine and my career advisor thought it was a great fit for me!"
Harmony is working on the 2010 issue of TeenPROM. "This is my first time ever working for a magazine, so everything is a learning experience for me. Luckily, I have been able to participate in the many angles of magazine production. I would have never guessed just how many dresses and accessories need to be pulled in order to find the right fit for a story. I've also had exposure to the beauty department, researching the best bargain make-up and picking the perfect body scrub. I have found there are so many aspects to putting a magazine together, including everything from booking models to finding a nail polish for under $2."
Would you believe the prom styles for 2010 have already been created and are beginning to go into production! Harmony is in the know on all the new trends. Here she is swimming in samples called in for shoots.
We asked her what the major dress trends are for next year. "For 2010, there are a ton of bold and exotic prints. It's all about color! There is also lots of glitz, so anything metallic or sequined is something to look forward to. My favorite trend is probably the short party dress because it will always call for a fun and flirty night!"
With the internship at TeenPROM, Harmony has been exposed to styling prom dresses as well. "I am loving feather accessories in the hair. Piling on bangles and bracelets can make the outfit more fun. Also, belting dresses makes for a totally different look."
Harmony is majoring in Visual Communications. "I'm learning an array of things--I'm sketching, creating digital imaging, and making marketing proposals. I think the major is broad enough for anyone trying to figure out exactly what they ultimately want to do. I am looking forward to taking Fashion Styling & Coordination because through my internship, I have found I have a huge interest in styling and working on editorial photo shoots."
"The best thing about FIDM is that you are surrounded by people who share a common passion and interest. Everyone is reaching for a similar goal, which makes it an inspiring place to be. People are creating things and thinking in unconventional ways."
Here is Harmony in the TeenPROM shoe closet. "The thing I love about fashion is that it's fun!" We couldn't agree more.