Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

Another one bites the bullet” Andre West stated as the Fashion Show ended and the eye candy descended on the streets of Las Olas Blvd.


This was our fifth year with the Wine and Food Festivities and to tell you the truth our talent is like wine the older we get the better it produce.


Among some of the designs were The Dear Sweet Cupcake Dress designed by Christian Tinson and the Marshmallow Fondue dress Designed by Lorena Pires that placed first place. The garments all were crafted to resemble a food or to have some type of food included in the garments. The show was a success. We look forward to next year’s showing.

by Sheila Rodriguez


The Fashion Accent Art Show

The art exhibition “Fashion Accent” by Irina Ivanova was officially opened last week. The art show runs through March 31st  in the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery .Gallery hours are M-F: 8am-10pm; Sat.: 9am-5pm; Closed Sundays and Holidays. Gallery  is located on the first floor of the college at 1799 SE 17 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316, call for info 954.308.2109.

More information about the  art-show’s website   and on the art-show’s blog

Thank you all who joined us on the opening. Please read below the article and enjoy the photos  by Louise Hendry (Fashion Merchandising Student .AIFL).

“Inspiring!” was the word of the evening on
who were there to support their favorite teacher. Many viewers told me
that she had changed the way they draw. It was refreshing to be in a
gallery full of people smiling and enjoying the art rather than
scratching their heads in confusion. In Ms. Ivanova’s art work, you
can feel the flow of the ideas from the head to the hand in her fluid
lines. Each piece has a sense of playfulness and wit. The reception
was successful and because it was so easy for everybody to celebrate
the work of someone who inspires and enlightens.

Irina V. Ivanova’s Fashion Accent Art Show. The gallery was full of students, alumni and current,
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article and photos by Louise Hendry . Fashion Merchandising Student .AIFL

More photos and more information about the show art-show’s website   and on the art-show’s blog


at Mark K. Wheeler Gallery (The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale) . 1799 S.E. 17 St. • Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33316 . Opening reception March 6th 2008 at 6:00- 8: 00PM PM . The exhibition runs through April 2nd , 2008


The name of the show is Fashion Accent. You can find preview information online
Fashion club members who would be you are interested in volunteer opportunities :Volunteers are welcome for organizational part of the show.