Monday, April 30, 2012


On Wednesday Night I will be attending Portfolio Night at FIDM. Please see below for more information about the event. I am excited to meet new designers, models and network with other fashion industry professionals.

Portfolio Night is a platform created for fashion and art industry professionals including: models, photographers, stylists, fashion designers, bloggers, media professionals and graphic artists. It is a networking event where attendees share their portfolio with others in a show-and-tell format.

It is a networking environment where attendees are encouraged to brainstorm and share new ideas including career advises. Learn on a grassroots level and connect with guests who have the same goals and passion about their work in the arts and fashion industry.

WHAT: Portfolio Night & Open Casting
WHERE: FIDMSF, 55 Stockton, Conference Room, SF
RSVP: $10 General Admission Door or Online @ - FREE to all current students with ID (All Schools)

+ CASTING CALLs for the following projects:

1) Models for Pigment Cosmetics & Blush School of Makeup
2) Models for SF Design Week 2012, Runway Show
3) Retailers & Contestants (Hairstylists & Makeup Artists) for The Beauty Expo
4) Fashion Bloggers/Models for The Beauty Expo
5) Fashion App Developers for Startup Demo
6) Speakers for Apple Workshops for SF Design Week 2012
7) Interns & Volunteers for SFFAMA events

To find more about PORTFOLIO NIGHT, please our Facebook Page here:
-or visit here:
Here is the photo of the day from One Hope Many Hopes. Please come to the event this Thursday and help this young lady get an education.


This coming Thursday, May 3rd, 2012,  I will be co-hosting a fund-raising event for One Hope Many Hopes. The event is called "Get on the BEAT": An Evening Benefit at Meridian Gallery!  Currently there is still time to buy your tickets. Please make sure to go to and purchase tickets in advance. This will be a special evening of art, wine, food and music. 

All proceeds will go to rescuing, housing and educating the girls at Mudzini Kwetu in Kenya. Advance purchase tickets are $30; tickets at the door are $40. 

To meet the girls you'll help and see Mudzini Kwetu, check out this 3 minute video:

Many thanks for your support of One Home Many Hopes. We'll see you May 3rd!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Here is some information about me.... 
I work in the Fashion Industry.   Currently, I am a recruiter/advisor who helps people in the design industry.  For the past 5 years I have worked at FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.  Prior to working at FIDM I was an Elementary School Teacher. I taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade in the private, public and charter school systems.  I loved my job as a teacher, but I always felt like I loved the relationships I built more than teaching. Growing up I always loved to be creative and loved to do projects. I also loved to shop. I seriously got a “high” off of shopping.  I always loved fashion, but growing up in Minnesota “Fashion” was not an industry for a career.  When I was a teacher I worked at Banana Republic, Gap Inc. and realized how much I loved to style outfits and help people find clothes to fit them.  After moving to San Francisco, I soon realized I could work in the fashion industry. At that point in my life I decided to change careers and try something new.
Entering the world of the fashion industry, has been absolutely amazing!  I have loved every minute of it and I am constantly thinking and brainstorming new creative ideas. Two years ago, I realized I wanted to become more involved in the fashion industry.  A good friend of mine, Bart Skorupa, was going to produce his first fashion show for his non-profit GO, Groundwork Opportunities. He contacted me because he knew I worked in the fashion industry and knew I had some connections to the industry.  Him, I and a few others started attending fashion shows here in the city.  I soon realized I knew a ton of people in the industry and loved networking and meeting new people. It wasn’t long after, I realized I wanted to find a way to connect talent to talent. I knew designers, models and producers, but I wasn't sure how I could connect all of them.  Randomly one night I woke up at 4 AM and said hey why not start a Facebook Page. It could be a page where I list events and connect people to other people in the industry. At that moment, I started a Facebook Page and called it, Lj Productions.  For the past year I have used the page to connect talent to talent and to talk about current events happening in the industry. Please free to “like” my Facebook Page Lj Productions. Two years ago, I started a blog called Lj's Fashion Styling and for some reason this past year my Facebook page has taken over me writing on my blog. I'm now in the position, where I am realizing I can use my blog to share what I am doing in the industry. Please continue to follow me on my blog and see what I am doing in the industry.