Love my daughter. Love how her little mind is constantly working and looking for new and challenging ways to be creative. I do not ever want to impede her from her brilliance, yet, the mess and clean up is a bit much for me to take at times. Admittedly, I have to work at being more laid back about these things. Over the years, I have allowed her to make her own fashion choices, choosing my arguments wisely. I overlook the puddles of glue, the shreds of fabric and the remastering of a tote or backpack. I have even played DJ for the many fashions shows my son and I have been willing audience participants. However, once summer has set in and boredom has become full blown, I can only handle so much. After researching an article for the Desert Companion (One Campy Summer) about Las Vegas summer camps, I came across this fascinating opportunity for my daughter- Fashion Camp LV.


Fashion Camp The Original is our most popular camp.  Fashion Camp “The Original” focuses on the process of fashion design – from sketching to draping, designing and creating. The students will learn to hand sew, sketch fashion croquis, create accessories and participate in several design challenges, plus complete a project on the sewing machine. Our camp week wraps up with our big Fashion Show for parents and guests. There is no experience necessary for the camp, as we will teach the students all that they need to know!  
No experience necessary, all materials included, and all instructors have experience in the fashion industry. This sounded like a summer camp too good to be true for my little fashionista. I contacted Erin Bianchi, founder of both FashionCamp OC and FashionCamp LV, for more detailed information. Here is what Erin shared with me about the Summer Camps:
In our “Fashion Camp – The Original”, our most popular camp, we take kids through the design process.  We start with Inspiration Boards, to Sketching and Draping on 1/2 scale dress forms.  From there, we teach them to hand sew, sew on buttons, and basic stitching techniques.  We also give the participants the opportunity to sew a project on a sewing machines.  All along the way, participants are applying these skills through projects – in this particular camp, kids will go home with an Inspiration Board, Fashion Croquis/Sketches, an embellished totebag, a bracelet, a re-designed t-shirt, a belt and a hair accessory.

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Erin, herself, is a 15-year veteran of the Fashion Industry with experience from Fashion PR Agencies, to Clothing Manufacturers to Retailers, and shared with me her impressive resume:

Erin began her career dressing and styling fashion shows.  She then worked at LA’s StylePR before heading to San Francisco to head up marketing for Karen Neuburger Ltd. – a $60 million sleepwear company, made famous by its multiple Oprah Winfrey Show appearances.  Her PR efforts led to appearances by the designer/company namesake on The View and Good Morning America as well as product appearances on TV and Film.  In 2002, Erin joined Bloomingdale’s as Public Relations Manager.  In her 9-year tenure there,  she executed 200+ events per year, including charity functions, fashion shows and designer personal appearances.  Today Erin is a partner in A+B Group, a PR & Event Planning Firm specializing in Fashion, Retail & Lifestyle.  Additionally, Erin teaches two courses in Fashion at Orange Coast College, and has developed Lady Mardo’s Fashion Trivia, an iPhone application which sold over 1,000 copies in it’s first year.

I just found it so remarkable that something like this was within the city limits of Las Vegas. A very cool, unique opportunity for those with a panache for style and a flair for fashion. Erin has offered Stella the chance to partake in a week of Summer Camp at Fashion Camp Las Vegas in exchange for a review on the classes. I am looking forward to sharing mine and Stella’s thoughts on the experience!

Learn more about FashionCampLV on their website or follow FashionCampLV on Facebook.
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