Portfolio In Motion 2014

Its Getting Closer

May 1, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Sigourney Bailey

Public Relations- Team Member

Portfolio in Motion is coming together go fast that it’s making my head spin.  Clothing is in, models are ready and tickets are being sold (so get yours soon)!!!  PIM is something you don’t want to miss this year. If you don’t want to take my word for it, how about taking the word of Women’s Wear Daily? Yes, that’s righ–Marymount University’s  Portfolio in Motion was in the one and only WWD. Check it out


Three Days Until Showtime

April 30, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Annie Khansoth

Public Relations- Team Member

We are only three days away from the premiere night of Portfolio In Motion!  All of the designers, coordinators, specialists, team members and models are working hard to add the finishing touches for the production of Cosmic Dreaming before our premiere night.

Three evening performances will take place on Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 8:00PM at the Rose Benté Lee Center on campus.  The premiere night will feature designer Tadashi Shoji with a cocktail reception for $100 per ticket.  If you missed out on our online or on-campus ticket sales, we will also be selling door tickets for $20 (pending availability) for the shows on Friday and Saturday night.

We’re looking forward to seeing everybody at the show!

Portfolio in Motion’s Designer of the Year

April 17, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Gina Destro

Public Relations-Team Member

“I design to celebrate a woman’s inner strength, to inspire real women and make them feel confident and beautiful. With the cut of the fabric, the color, the drape of the dress — I have confidence that I can make any woman beautiful. Any size, any nationality, any age… All women are entitled to feel beautiful. Thank you so much for being my muse.”

-Tadashi Shoji

Marymount is proud to honor designer Tadashi Shoji at this year’s Portfolio in Motion. Shoji is a Japanese-born American women’s designer, notorious for his elegant evening gowns and stunning red carpet looks. At a young age, Shoji studied fine art in Tokyo and proceeded to study fashion design upon moving to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. In 1982, Shoji launched his own label, Tadashi Shoji. His design aesthetic is appealing to all ages and figures. Some of his signature looks possess flattering cuts and impeccable draping. Currently, the brand is carried in over 4,000 specialty or department stores, including international locations. In 2012, he was accepted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Some of Tadashi Shoji’s loyal followers include celebrities such as Dita Von Teese, Helen Mirren and Katy Perry. Again, Portfolio in Motion is thrilled to host Tadashi Shoji at this year’s opening night, on May 2nd.

Image source: http://www.mbfashionweek.com/FILE/28689/c-bw.jpgv

Quote source: http://30for30.tadashishoji.com/pages/story/20

Information source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadashi_Shoji

On Campus Ticket Sales

April 15, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Mimi Miller

Public Relations-Specialist

With only eighteen days left until the premiere night of Portfolio in Motion, the Public Relations team is focused on our biggest task, ticket sales! That being said, we will begin selling tickets on campus this Wednesday, April 17 at 11 am in the Gerard Dining Hall. We are offering the Marymount community the ability to purchase tickets for the Friday and Saturday night shows at the discounted price of $15. Pending availability, tickets will also be sold on the Friday and Saturday night shows beginning at 7 pm for $20. You can learn more about ticket sales by visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/marymountpim.

Be sure to purchase your tickets early! You won’t want to miss Cosmic Dreaming!


Behind the Scenes

April 9, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Karen Juarez

Backstage Management- Specialist

I love everything about fashion show production, but my heart is truly where the magic happens—backstage!  It has always been the best part of Portfolio in Motion–from the chaos of the dressers rushing to get their models dressed to the models running barefoot to make it on stage on time. The time pressure, the excitement, and the chaos are what make every moment of the process worthwhile! The moment the model walks on stage, and you know she looks flawless, because of you–that feeling is priceless!  Now that I am a senior, I feel honored to be able to lead the team of the dressers who make the magic happen.

“If there is one thing about this industry I love, it is all the magic that is created backstage. Even though it is stressful, we always make it look effortless!” –Dayle Angus (Backstage Management Specialist)

“I am very excited to be involved with the backstage team, because I love the high-intensity environment behind the scenes of the Portfolio in Motion show. The backstage team does so much work to make sure everything goes perfectly, and I can’t wait to be a part of that on the nights of the show!” – Erin Wright (Backstage Management Team Member)

“Backstage is where everything happens – it’s crazy, hectic, fun, and exciting!  I can’t wait until May to experience, first-hand, everything fall into place.” – Amanda Fenzau (Backstage Management Team Member)

Ticket Update: On Campus Tickets

April 9, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Amparo Pelton

Public Relations- Team Member

Greetings Fashionistas! Come see what Cosmic Dreaming is about. Purchase your Portfolio in Motion ticket on campus for $15 during April 17-19, 22-26, and 29-30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gerard Dining Hall and from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium.

Three evening performances of the show will take place in the Rose Bent Lee Center on Main Campus. Premier Night, featuring Designer Tadashi Shoji, will be held Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m. with a $100 admission fee. Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 the fashion show is scheduled at 8 p.m., and general admission is $20. Mark your calendars and get your tickets soon!

Online Ticket Sales Have Begun!

April 9, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

After months of designing, the Public Relations Team finally produced this year’s ticket for Portfolio In Motion for the Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 shows. The atmospheric background and ink drop effect have become center stage for this year’s theme and will hopefully captivate the audience as well. Online ticket sales have begun for the Premier Night: Thursday, May 2, honoring Tadashi Shoji as Marymount University’s 2013 Designer of the Year, as well as the Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 shows and the Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception/Fashion Show for Saturday, May 4. For additional information regarding purchasing tickets for these events, please refer to: http://www.marymount.edu/pim/tickets.aspx.

Tickets for the May 3 and May 4 shows will be sold at $20 a piece, with a small processing fee.

To purchase Friday show tickets visit: pimcosmicdreamingfri.eventbrite.com

To purchase Saturday show tickets visit: pimcosmicdreamingsat.eventbrite.com

See you there!

Online Ticket Sales Coming Soon!

March 21, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Annie Khansoth

Public Relations- Team Member

We are in the process of creating our ticket stub design, while we prepare for ticket sales!  In addition to selling tickets on-campus and at the entrance of the show, we also sell tickets online.  We began selling tickets online for last year’s show, Gilded Forest.  It was a huge success, so we’re continuing it this year as well.  It is extremely convenient and will also save time for those who would like to attend the show and cannot come to campus to purchase tickets.  By selling tickets online, Portfolio In Motion will reach a wider audience, while gaining more exposure throughout the community.

Online ticket sales will begin soon, and we will post a link as soon as possible!  Stay posted for additional information about when and where you can purchase your tickets for Portfolio In Motion 2013 Cosmic Dreaming.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Update: Garment Review #2

March 21, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Mimi Miller

Public Relations-Specialist

With each and every day we are getting closer to Portfolio in Motion 2013 and before we know it, it will be show time! That being said, we just completed Garment Review #2 on Wednesday, March 13. It is hard to believe we only have one garment review left. Garment Review #2 was dedicated to the first two garments from the senior designer’s lines, in addition to resubmissions from Garment Review #1. Overall, the garment review was very successful and we received many unique garments that we know the audience will love! The styles of the garments ranged from floral spring dresses to South Asian inspired gowns and fun beach cover-ups. We hope you are just as excited as we are to see the show come together in its final production. See you on the runway!


Lyrics, Quotes and Commentary

March 18, 2013 | Uncategorized  |  Leave a Comment

Nicole Howard

Public Relations- Specialist

The PR team will soon begin the process of looking over the Lyrics and Commentary projects from the Fashion Show Production class. These projects will serve as inspiration for scene names for this year’s show and be related to the theme, “Cosmic Dreaming”. A few of my favorite quotes that I came across during my own personal search are as follows:

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your Eyes Turned Skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”


“There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.”

― Frances Clark

Although these quotes does don’t necessarily mention “dreaming”, I think they allude to the concept of dreaming and looking towards the sky and space. I really enjoy looking at quotes and the other aspects of this project, because they allow the PR team the opportunity to have creative freedom for an important part of the show.

It’s hard to believe that all the work the students are doing is starting to come together. Soon we will put up information about ticket sales, and we are working on the design for the tickets. I’m excited to see the rest of the show progress and develop into a full-fledge fashion show.

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