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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Treasury Reflects On Six Years of Reform Progress

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Treasury Reflects On Six Years of Reform Progress Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act U.S. Department of the Treasury 2016-07-27 Kendall Baer Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Cash Sales Share Slows Next: Ocwen Remains Positive Despite Another Quarterly Loss Home / Daily Dose / Treasury Reflects On Six Years of Reform Progress About Author: Kendall Baercenter_img When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law in 2010, the United States Department of the Treasury reports that it was “the most comprehensive, far-reaching set of reforms to our financial system since the Great Depression”. Today, they share that they economy is back on track, growth has returned, and the financial system is safer because of these historic reforms.In addition to these statements, Treasury also reports the unemployment rate has been cut by half and jobs continue to grow with an average of more than 150,000 new private sector jobs per month in 2016 so far. Additionally, household net worth has grown by about $30 trillion to levels well above those from pre-crisis, and business lending has increased by over 60 percent.Treasury also states that Wall Street Reform has also brought greater transparency and stability to the financial system therefore developing a foundation for maintainable, all-encompassing economic progress.During these past six years, Treasury says that banks have added over $700 billion in additional capital to lend to consumers and businesses and that will make these institutions more resilient in the event of unexpected losses. Standardized derivatives are also now required to be centrally cleared and traded on exchanges or transparent trading platforms in order to increase transparency and reduce risks to the financial system.In addition to these developments, Treasury also notes The Financial Stability Oversight Council who has brought in their opinion the entire financial regulatory community together to identify and respond to potential emerging threats to financial stability. Finally, they note The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who has secured more than $11 billion for more than 27 million hardworking consumers.The report says that in the words of Secretary Lew “this progress must not lead to complacency”. Treasury doesn’t believe their work ended with the passage of Wall Street Reform, but instead was just the beginning. They share that creating a safer, more stable financial system is an ongoing project and it requires constant vigilance.They also say in the coming months, they will remain focused on seeing the implementation of Dodd-Frank through, opposing efforts to weaken the reforms we’ve put in place, and creating a system that protects taxpayers, consumers, and Main Street communities all across the country. July 27, 2016 1,258 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act U.S. Department of the Treasury  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Rank Your Top 10 Fave Hairspray Songs

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Good morning, Baltimore (or wherever you lovely Broadway fans are!). Hairspray started the beat on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002, and 14 years later, the big, blonde, and beautiful musical has been adapted for the screen a second time (fun fact: the tuner is based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name). NBC is going for number three with the super-starry Hairspray Live!, which will air on December 7. As you celebrate Hairspray’s anniversary this weekend by boogying down like one of the nicest kids in town, let us know which song from the Tony-winning tuner is your fave! Broadway.com Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan started things off with her top 10! Run and tell us which Hairspray song makes you want to live in the ’60s!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com!last_img read more

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