Fashioning the festival's future


If Toni Aletto had actually got her way back in 1977, Laura Anderson would have followed her love for style to university in Chicago, turning her back on a medical school scholarship to learn the complexities of colour, cut and couture with her high school friend.

However Anderson was no common 17-year old and on the tender cusp of adulthood she was already quietly charting her life course, an incredibly prescient plan she shared with her granny before heading off to university.

An invitation to a high school reunion ten years ago led Anderson back to that letter as she worked to distil her career into a couple of paragraphs for the organising committee and answer the concern 'are you where you believed you would be back at school?' Feel free to reaad more on franchesca

Anticipate to see technology play a significantly function in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival says Laura Anderson. Anticipate to see technology play an increasingly function in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival says Laura Anderson. Picture: Pat Scala. In some way Anderson had to catch her trip from high school in Naperville Illinois to Melbourne Australia via a few of the world's greatest tech companies, the personal computing revolution, an impressive business profession in addition to an other half and 2 children.

"I truly thought about it and at the time my Grandmother had just died and there was a beautiful letter I had actually composed to her when I was 17 and disappeared to university and it spoke about my vision for my life," Anderson states.


Get Funky on a Retro 1970s CTA Train This Spring

Cue the disco: the Illinois Railway Museum has announced a 1970 s themed leisure cruise on a vintage 2400-series CTA train on Sunday, April 3. The event, titled "Straight Out of the 70 s," will give Chicagoans an opportunity to jump aboard a piece of history as well as dress the part as participants are encouraged to wear bell bottoms, nehru jackets, big hair, and other icons of 1970 s fashion. While the last of the 2400-series train automobiles were retired from service in 2014, this particular example has actually been restored back to its initial requirements and sports the well-known red, white, and blue striped paint job honoring America s 1976 bicentennial celebration.


WOW High Tea Fashion Show advantages transplant fund

A Women of Wisdom (WOW) High Tea Fashion Show at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, this Saturday, April 2, will be an occasion about style with a serious objective.

It will be sponsored from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the WOW women's group of Smoking for Jesus Ministry (SJM) to benefit the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund and local resident Darlene Sanders.

The occasion is two-fold, said Julie Tumblin, an organizer of the event. We do desire girls to delight in a high tea, with its little sandwiches and pastries and tea. We hope they will wear their own preferred fashions and hats to design for one another.