Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Style Extra

UC student fashion contest finalist

University of Cincinnati product development senior Jennifer Daggy, 23, is a finalist in a national competition sponsored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Target. As one of three finalists, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning student from Richmond, Ind., will go to Target's Minneapolis headquarters in early April to interview for a one-year paid internship with the company. Daggy designed a 15-piece line of clothing for the junior market.

"For the competition we were not only required to design 15 pieces, but we had to designate how we would take it from initial concept to marketing to how it would be displayed on the floor," Daggy says. "So we had to do sketches, cost it out and do all the follow-up, including designing magazine ads."

Seventeen schools were asked to submit work for up to four of their best students.

Daggy's project is a denim-based line she calls "Blueprints," aimed at Generation X customers. The winner will be selected by mid-April.

`Seventeen' winner: Megan Beasley, 15, of Price Hill and nine of her friends will get an Old Navy shopping spree, limo transportation and a night on the town as winner of the Old Navy and Seventeen magazine's Sweet Stuff sweepstakes.

Saturday, Beasley and her friends will be pampered at the Aveda Institute in Hyde Park with manicures and pedicures, plus a $250 shopping trip (each) at Old Navy. They will receive advice from two Seventeen merchandising editors and an MTV stylist, lunch at Johnny Rockets and a night at the Millennium's Presidential Suite with a pizza party, tarot card readings, jewelry making, karaoke and a mystery celebrity visit.

Model search: Fabulous-Furs, the faux store and catalog center, is looking for catalog models for the coming season.

"Our products cover a broad age and size range so we're looking for little girls as young as 3 or 4, as well as women of all ages. We're adding several men's coats, so we need a few fabulous men, too," president Donna Salyers says.

The search will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 601 Madison Ave., Covington. Bring a photograph. All attending get a 20 percent discount on any purchase that day. Information: (850) 291-3300, Ext. 217 or online at www.fabulousfurs.com.

Prom shirts shot with color: Look for more guys to show up at this year's proms with colorful shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds and accents, says Ascot LLC, a formalwear designer and distributor. Ascot worked with the bridal industry to come up with a color palette to complement bridesmaids and prom gowns that includes mint, wisteria, blue, cardinal red and willow green. Skeffington Formalwear is a Tristate Ascot LLC retailer. Get a look at the colors and cummerbund styles at www.mytuxedos.com.

Lazarus Gen-Now party: Music, contests, giveaways and a spring fashion show will feature a live performance and autograph session with Velez and Donna D from KISS FM (107.1), 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kenwood Towne Centre store, first floor.

Moeller show: There will be a fashion show with clothes from Stein Mart and a raffle and dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason to benefit Moeller High School. $30. Reservations: 791-1680, Ext. 117.

Bridal show: Wedding pros are available for last-minute help 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at French House, 3017 Section Road, Amberley Village. Information: 351-4777, Ext. 10.

Talbot's Woman: The previously announced expansion of Talbot's into plus sizes is open next door to the Rookwood Commons shop in Norwood. The new store will carry petite women's 12WP-24WP and Talbot's Woman 12W-24W. Information: 321-9090.

Historic hats in Milford: Hats worn by men, women and children between 1850-1950 will be part of a display during April at Promont House in Milford, home of John Pattison, 43rd governor of Ohio. Open 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 906 Main St., Milford. Admission: $3 adults, $1 children. Admission will be free April 13, Clermont County Museum Day. Information: 248-0324.

Contact Joy Kraft by phone: 768-8467; fax: 768-8330; e-mail: jkraft@enquirer.com.

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