All posts by Dinna Soliman

ONE for ONE

I’m sure we are all familiar with the amazing efforts of TOMS Shoes.  In addition to helping children in need of footwear they’ve expanded their efforts to providing vision care for people around the world.  With a purchase of TOMS sunglasses on person in need will receive an exam, prescription glasses or vision surgery.  At only $135 a pair, I think that’s an amazing deal!  Check out my favorite pair, the Classic 201 in Turquoise and Orange. http://www.toms.com/eyewear/womens/classic-201/classic-201?color_frame=274&color_tip=287

Dinna Soliman teaches CTB 012 Microsoft Excel 2: Fashion Design, CTD 131 Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator, and various TOT: Fashion Design classes.

 

The Amazing Bottomless Closet

FASHIONABLE CAUSE


On June 16th, I attended the 5th annual Handbag Awards, a collaborative event from InStyle Magazine and Handbag Designer 101.  An amazing event to say the least, but another star of the show was the participation of the non-profit organization, Bottomless Closet.  This charity helps under privileged women receive interview-ready clothing.  Not only do they help them look the part, but they are also diligent about making sure their resumes and interviewing skills are up to par.

Find out ways you can help.

www.bottomlessclosetnyc.org/donate.html

 

Dinna Soliman teaches CTB 012 Microsoft Excel 2: Fashion Design, CTD 131 Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator, and various TOT: Fashion Design classes.

FABRIC: OPERATION REUSE!

FASHIONABLE CAUSE

Hey Fashion Designers!

I know you have tons of fabric that don’t make the cut at the end of your seasons or semesters and that you have fabric that’s been laying around for ages because you “one day want to use it” or you had a “great idea for a project” a year ago.  Let’s face it, it’s just taking up space in your little apt.

The solution? MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS!  This amazing reuse center takes designers unused fabrics and trims (and pretty much all types of art supplies) and donates them to schools and non-profits that don’t otherwise have access or funding to these much needed materials.

So next time you are doing some spring cleaning head over to the MFTA and support local schools and non-profits!

MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
Email: info@mfta.nyc.gov
www.mfta.org

 

Dinna Soliman teaches CTB 012 Microsoft Excel 2: Fashion Design, CTD 131 Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator, and various TOT: Fashion Design classes.