Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Make Me a Model

Mario Tricoci is hosting it's second annual "Mario, Make Me A Model" Contest and CFI is excited to be partnering!

At the end of August six finalists were chosen and paired with our DIR.

Jacquelyn Davis with Ashley Zygmunt for Zamrie; Natalie Feliciano with Jess Audey for Audey; Jennifer Harrison with Cynthia Ryba; Veronica Kaczmarek with Catherine Furio for Furio; Cori Munro with Nora del Busto; and bringing back one of our DIR from the beginning of the year, Brian Kerwin with Alonzo Jackson for Fashion Geek. Plus one runner-up, Tatiana, was paired with our DIR Anna Hovet!

The models will spend six weeks preparing to walk the runway at the 2009 Fashion Focus fashion show in October wearing pieces created by our DIR. Our designers' collections will act as inspiration for the finalists' Mario Tricoci make-overs. The DIR will work with the finalists on a photo shoot for Chicago Magazine while meeting with them to fit and style their looks leading up to the show.

Stay tuned for our photo shoot!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Designer/Buyer Matchup

CFI partnered with the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center's Stitches Fashion Program to bring local Chicago boutiques in to meet with our DIR to give them feedback on their collections and their buyer's presentations! Thank you so much to:

Clever Alice

Gamma Player
Habit Boutique