During one of the commercials, Ovation featured the second season of The Fashion Fund with Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue Magazine and Diane von Furstenberg, designer and CFDA council member, beginning on January 22.
This looks interesting and since all of my favorite shows are on winter break, I will definitely be checking this out!
A little background on CFDA - which stands for The Council of Fashion Designers of America - it is a not for profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America's foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers. (So if you want to be a fashion designer, you definitely want to gain membership to the CFDA, which is by vote acceptance only!)
The Fashion Fund was established ten years ago as a competition for aspiring fashion and accessory designers. The winner of the competition receives a cash prize to help them fund their business and a mentor (an already established fashion designer) who provides advice and counseling. More about the rules and application process can be found here. Previous Fashion Fund winners have been:
2009 - Sophie Theallet
(a favorite of Michelle Obama's)
2008 - Alexander Wang
2004 - Proenza Schouler
Again I will definitely be watching this because it's about fashion and it's something different from what is already playing on cable TV. Also, I've been following The Fashion Fund now and then over the years and the entire process fascinates me. There are loads of clips on YouTube, if you are interested in learning more and also seeing a more vibrant Anna Wintour than was in the movie, The September Issue.
I'm at work until December 31st when I officially begin my "Winter Sewcation." It's only six days off and right now my plan is just to work on the separates for my Crazy 8 Wardrobe. However, it is six days of uninterrupted sewing time so I'm not complaining!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family...
...as always more later!