Fashion's Night In

Posted by Rachael Comeau on Sep 16, 2015 11:51:54 PM


This past Wednesday, September 9, members of the LIM Community gathered to celebrate and acknowledge a few of the many talented students that are enrolled here at LIM College. At this year's "Fashion's Night In," not only could attendees shop at booths from the college’s best student vendors, they could also attend the viewing of the FGI Fall 2015 trend forecasting video, listen to interactive panels from New York, Milan, London, and Paris, and enter to win a variety of different prizes. At the Joe Fresh booth, students could enter to win back-to-school shopping gift cards with values up to $500. Another raffle gave students the opportunity to enter to win one of three spa gift sets.

The student vendors ranged from clothing to accessories. One booth sold handmade succulent plant terrariums. LIM College student Jacqueline Hunt and New York Tech student Em Char run Sapphire and Sage. The two friends started selling their merchandise just this past month at craft fairs. They are now trying to expand and hope to sell at more events in the future.

Another student vendor, LIM Freshman Erika Desroches, started her business Erika’s Closet this past year. She sells clothing and jewelry, both of which are bought from wholesalers, then she resells the goods to her customers. The original idea was to start a fashion blog, but she became interested in the buying aspect and turned it into a business.

“Everyone always said to me, 'I want to shop your closet!’” says Desroches, “which is why I named it Erika’s Closet.” The prices range from $15 to $60. Customers can shop the store on Erika's Web site or at the brick and mortar location at 41 E Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Student Shawndia Walker, the owner and founder of Nicole Privé, also sells clothing that she buys from wholesalers. However, Shawndia's store is strictly online. The most recent collection, called ‘Nude is the Limit,’ features solely nude colored pieces such as The Great Gatsby Fringe Top, The Almost Famous Cape Dress, and the Hotel California Crop Top (all of which can be purchased online). The prices range from $20 to $250, and customers can purchase online at

The event was a true showcase of everything LIM students have to offer. The list of impressive vendors goes on from hand-sewn bags and clutches to handmade flower crowns. Based on this year's lineup, it will be exciting to see what next year’s event has to offer. Be sure to look out for these students in the future as they go on to take the industry by storm.


                     Erika's Closet                                               Preach New York: Morillo Enterprise
                     Erika Desroches                                                                 Angelo Morillo
                    Apparel & Jewelry                                                         Apparel & Accessories
               IG: @erikasclosetfashion                                           IG & Twitter: @MorilloEnterprise


                   Dose of Vitamin F                                                              NYC Tye Dye                                                  Tenelle Bailey                                                                  Skylar Stimmel
                       Accessories                                                         Apparel/Accessories & Home
          IG & Twitter: @doseofvitaminF                                                   IG: @nyc.tyedye


                /No Company Name/                                                         Death by Flowers
                 Alexandra Frommer                                                            Patricia Villafano
                      Accessories                                                                       Accessories


                    Nicole Privé                                                                       Iridescence
                  Shawndia Walker                                                           Samaria McCullough
                        Apparel                                                                           Accessories
  Facebook, Twitter, & IG: @shopnprive                                      IG: iridescenceaccessories


                 Sapphire & Sage                                                           Tayloresque Jewelry
        Em Char and Jacqueline Hunt                                                      Thacia Turner
Succulent Plant Terrariums & Accessories                                                Jewelry
             IG: @_sapphire_sage_                                                   IG: @tayloresque_jewelry
                                                                                                Facebook: @ Tayloresque Jewels


Photos by Lindsey Pace


Topics: fashion business, lim-life, Life @ LIM, designers, Fashion's Night In, 2015, handmade

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