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Project Runway finalist judges Threads Fashion Show

(04/23/16 5:22pm)

Detroit native, Season 13 finalist on "Project Runway" Char Glover was the guest judge at Threads Fashion Show on Saturday.Clad in a red beanie, sequin skirt, lace-up black sandals, reconstructed bold red trench coat and t-shirt with her fashion label's slogan "Never met a girl like me," Glover talked about her career as a fashion designer with Central Michigan Life.Threads Fashion Show is an annual student-run production by Central Michigan University students in the fashion merchandising and design program.

Edgy spring collection created for Threads Fashion Show

(04/20/16 10:12pm)

As she designed her collection for Threads Fashion Show, Megan Gregory kept her models close in mind, and used their physical features as inspiration while she created the clothes they would wear on the runway.“My goal was to have my actual looks compliment my models, so I created my looks off of them," said Gregory. "My one model has tattoos and I wanted to make sure to show them off since that’s who she is."

Past NVC winners reflect on successes, business failures

(04/10/16 6:44pm)

When her cosmetics company failed, alumni Shannon O'Donald had a hard time not feeling the sting of shame.O'Donald's business, Shannon Evans Cosmetics, won $1,000 during the first ever New Venture Competition in 2011 for the best elevator pitch in the contest. Central Michigan Life tracked back with some of the past winners like O'Donald to see where they are now and how their businesses are faring.Enspire: Patrick McAvena; Chris Green, Christian DayShannon O'Donald; Shannon Evans CosmeticsSamantha and Joseph Pina; Revolve Replication

Sales fraternity places second in country

(03/30/16 3:09pm)

Despite only existing for seven years, the Zeta Nu chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon took second in the country out of 70 chapters at the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention. Six students in the chapter were named finalists for the Pro Am sales competition, out of 375 students that started the competition in the fall.The chapter competed against larger schools, including Ohio State University, Michigan State University and Georgia University.“I like to tell the students ‘Hey, we can beat these people’ because I don’t think they’re used to hearing that at CMU.

Alumna adapts to job market after graduation, models in NYC

(03/23/16 2:35pm)

When Mack Dihle graduated in 2004 from Central Michigan University, her plan was to get a job as a band director; the now 33-year-old Chicago resident never expected to find employment as an androgynous male model in New York Fashion Week who plays saxophone at jazz clubs when she is off duty as a police officer.Dihle said she never would have gotten to where she is today if she wouldn't have attended her alma mater with a full-ride trumpet scholarship, and made the move to Chicago.

Students manage healthy diet, exercise to look good for spring break

(03/01/16 7:53pm)

After quitting gymnastics and losing what she called "that perfect athlete body", Kaylee Wood told herself she needed to stop eating to make herself thinner.That was two weeks before spring break, which the Macomb sophomore said she had believed to be the perfect time to stop eating.She began to go five days at a time without eating and after noticing her quick weight loss, she kept starving herself after spring break ended.