Maranatha Alum Wins Marc Jacobs’ Fashion Week Contest

first_img Business News Maranatha High School alumna, Michelle Washington ’09, is no stranger to making headlines for her stunning fine art submissions and here she is, yet again, being recognized for another outstanding achievement. The young and talented artist from Pasadena has been on the scene for a while now and has been known for her admirable and fearless passion in submitting her artwork for a slew of various contests all over Los Angeles and beyond. On February 17, 2016, Michelle was announced the winner for the Marc Jacobs’ New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 campaign.With only 24 hours left to submit a piece of artwork, Michelle spent the evening designing and creating her own piece. She spent time researching other submissions and bought herself a few fashion magazines, searching for the inspiration that would bring her vision to life. Through her research stemmed the intricate and unique graphic that would put her on the next plane to New York City for an experience she would never forget. Michelle noted, “As an artist, I’m a very proficient procrastinator, so I was used to working within a limited time frame. I pulled an all-nighter to complete my artwork, and before I knew it, I got a message saying I won. The next day, a driver came and picked me and my friend up to take us to LAX. Next thing I knew, we’re flying to New York.”It was Michelle’s first trip to New York, so arriving in the fashion that she did was surreal to her. The contest organizers had set her up at the Viceroy Hotel, less than a block away from the famous Carnegie Hall. After exploring the city, she returned to get ready for the Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2016 Fashion Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Before the show, they gave her the opportunity to walk around the venue and interact with other attendees, including singer Andra Day and the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. “The show itself was incredible! Especially as an artist, I was really able to appreciate the level of creativity put into the Marc Jacobs line. I think it just reinforced what my parents told me all along which is, according to Proverbs 18:16, ‘A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.’”Having been raised by artists, Michelle has been passionate about her craft for the majority of her life. “My family always told me that if God gives you a gift and you use it, He will provide the open doors for you to use it.” The influence and encouragement of Diane Barnhart, her Advanced Placement Art teacher at Maranatha High School, has also impacted Michelle’s life greatly, and she has only continued to grow and advance in her talent since then.Michelle is constantly creating and designing and is currently working on her own, personal projects. You can also catch her artwork at the California Pizza Kitchen in Pasadena, as they frequently display her original chalk art for their pizza box display. Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Design Maranatha Alum Wins Marc Jacobs’ Fashion Week Contest By MICHELLE KARIM ’07, Maranatha Manager of Alumni Relations Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:36 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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County to Hold Public Information Session Aug. 17 on Bay Avenue Project

first_imgThe Stainton Senior Center is located inside the Ocean City Community Center. The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) will host an information session and Q&A regarding the replacement and rehabilitation of its wastewater force mains located underground along Bay Avenue between Eighth and 31st streets in Ocean City.The discussion will outline the scope of the work as well as provide CMCMUA contact information that may be needed throughout the duration of the project.The meeting will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Howard Stainton Senior Center, which is located inside the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Amid criticism, ICC defends not having reserve days for league matches

first_imgNew Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended not having reserve days for the league games of Cricket World Cup 2019. The ICC came under fire after the game between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday washed out due to rain. This was the third game in this World Cup that had to be abandoned due to rain.Following the washout, Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes expressed his frustration saying that “we put men on the moon, so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament.” Rhodes said that there is enough time between the games and a washout is a big disappointment not just for the teams but for the fans as well.”I know logistically it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. I know that it would have been difficult, but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it. The games are spread out. I would say that it’s disappointing for the crowd, as well. They have got tickets to see a game of cricket, and you know it would be up to them if they can get there the day after,” the Bangladeshi coach ranted.The game against Sri Lanka was crucial for Bangladesh, after they lost two consecutive matches. They were the favourites for the match and losing a point to a team like Sri Lanka was indeed pretty hard to digest.Reacting to the criticism, CEO of ICC governing body David Richardson said that having reserve days for every league game would have been a task extremely complex to deliver.”Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” he said.”It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officials availability, broadcast logistics and very importantly the spectators who in some instances have travelled hours to be at the game. There is also no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain either.”Up to 1200 people are on site to deliver a match and everything associated with it including getting it broadcast and a proportion of them are moving around the country so reserve days in the group stage would require a significant uplift in the number of staff. We have reserve days factored in for the knock-out stages, knowing that over the course of 45 group games we should play the large majority,” Richardson said. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Ighalo set for Manchester United exit as loan extension talks stall

first_img Source: Goal Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United this week unless there is a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.The 30-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in January on a loan deal until the end of the season, with his his short-term contract set to expire on May 30.The suspension of football due to Covid-19 and the consequent delay to ending the season has seen all Premier League teams agree that clubs can temporarily extend contracts of players whose deals are coming to an end this summer.United are keen to keep Ighalo until the season is resumed and played to a completion, but there has yet to be progress in negotiations with Chinese Super League side Shenhua as they want to have the ex-Nigeria international back to begin preparations for the resumption of the CSL.There is no definitive date for action to resume in China, but a lack of squad depth means Shenhua see Ighalo as a key part of their squad.Llifelong United fan Ighalo wants to extend his stay at Old Trafford, and while manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to add a forward to his squad in the summer transfer window, Goal can confirm that an offer has not been made to sign Ighalo on a permanent deal.Shenhua would be open to selling the former Nigeria international if United made a “reasonable” offer, but the Red Devils are looking elsewhere for a long-term reinforcement.The deadline day deal to bring Ighalo to United in January was widely criticised, but he has impressed during his time in Manchester, scoring four goals in three starts for the club.Marcus Rashford has returned to full fitness after the back injury which has kept him sidelined since the start of the year, so the club are relaxed over Ighalo’s future as Solskjaer will have options when the season resumes.United’s players returned to training at the club’s Carrington base last week after the go-ahead was given for socially distanced sessions.Each club is regularly testing their players and staff for coronavirus, with the latest round of results released over the weekend showing two positive results after 996 tests.last_img read more

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