Breakfast with the Boss: Week of June 10th, 2013

The Breakfast with the Boss summer event series kicked off last week on Tuesday, June 11th. Ten excited students had the opportunity to meet Kevin Burke, President and CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to learn more about the organization and Kevin’s experience in advocacy. The next day, ten more students eagerly … Continue reading

FSF Panel Topic 5: Reaching Success

At what point in your career did you know you had succeeded? For each panelist, success took on a different meaning. Panelists Amy Levin, Jeni Rose, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger and Malcolm Carfrae discuss. Moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh.

FSF Panel Topic 4: Overcoming Self-Doubt

Was there ever a point in your career when you thought you weren’t cut out for it? Rising from homelessness and without a business background, Nary Manivong overcame all odds and his own self-doubt to launch himself as a contemporary women’s designer. “I’ve been to a point where I wanted to walk away, but not … Continue reading

FSF Panel Topic 2: Biggest Driving Force of Fashion in the Future

As the borders of fashion dissolve between celebrity, music, advertising, art, bloggers, consumers and even the everyday enthusiast, what do you foresee as being the biggest driving force of fashion in the future? Panelists Amy Levin, Jeni Rose, Annabel Tollman, Nary Manivong, Alexandria Hilfiger and Malcolm Carfrae discuss. Moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh.

Photo Gallery: 2011 YMA FSF Intern Social & Fashion Industry Panel Discussion

Fashion Industry Panel Discussion: Thursday, July 28th

      Attention scholars! This coming Thursday evening, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is hosting a fashion industry panel discussion from 6:00-8:30 pm. The event will be held at NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study and will be moderated by fashion writer Lisa Marsh. In attendance will be scholars interning in NYC for the … Continue reading

Breakfast with the Boss July 13: Michael Balmuth, CEO Ross Stores

Michael Balmuth, CEO of Ross Stores, hosted a Breakfast with the Boss on July 13. Discussion included the role of e-commerce in the fashion world, developing a product with mass market appeal, and the value of maintaining business relationships.  Mr. Balmuth also discussed the importance of empowering people to do their jobs and accepting that … Continue reading

Breakfast with the Boss: Paul Rosengard, YMA FSF Chairman Emeritus & Executive Vice President / Head of Menswear

LF USA, hosted a Breakfast with the Boss on Wednesday, June 22. 2011 scholars Caitrin Watson, Emily Banas & Samantha Duke were in attendance as well as Amy Levin, founder of the street style blog College Fashionista: Paul discussed how to be proactive in a summer internship by finding ways to contribute, learn, and have … Continue reading


“Diva’s Shop ( is a fundraiser event thrown by the New York City Opera that I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in this year. There was an impressive list of artists/designers who participated in the event ranging from fashion illustrators like Bil Donovan to designers like Nicole Miller, Peter Som, Carolina Herrera, … Continue reading

Tips for the First Day at a New Internship

By Blaire Rabenhorst, Visual Merchandiser and Stylist at Rent the Runway 1. Have your most stylish outfit picked out and ready for you to put on in the morning. First impression is everything (especially at a fashion company). 2. Be early for your first day. Showing up 10 minutes early to get settled and start … Continue reading


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