Have you resolved to learn more about subjects that interest you….My resolution is to make the nenasnotes The Fashion Book and Film Clubs as well as nenasnotes The Fashion Master Class open to more attendees. The following is what I have prepared. I know many of you already attend the monthly events but many of you don’t…if not interested, perhaps you know someone who might enjoy our conversations.
Here we go…….As we begin a new year it’s time to learn new things and since the subject of fashion is interesting to so many and has so much diversity why not think about monthly get- togethers to learn more about this fascinating world of FASHION! You can do exactly that by joining nenasnotes fashion series of events.
A bit about me….Nena Ivon, upon retirement from a 50+ year career at Saks Fifth Avenue as Fashion and Public Relations Director in the Chicago store, began a new career as a lifestyle blogger with her nenasnotes blog, and also does freelance writing, and hosts monthly nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club where she is in conversation with the authors of fashion and lifestyle books and The Fashion Film Club as well as a monthly The Fashion Master Class where she discusses the history of the fashion industry. She also writes two monthly posts for the Randolph Street Market blog. (My regular readers know these details!!)
That is a very brief paragraph of my past and what I am doing now….here is more detailed information on the events I host.
nenasnotes The Fashion Book Club…Meets the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 Central Time via zoom. The fee $25.00 per month payable via PayPal. I’m usually in conversation with the authors of fashion and lifestyle books for the first hour allowing a half an hour for Q & A. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE BOOK…IT IS NOT A PREREQUISITE! YOU WILL GATHER INFORMATION FROM THE CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHORS. I ALWAYS RECOMMEND USING MY INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER OF CHOICE THE BOOK STALL. https://www.thebookstall.com
We will start year six of The Book Club in June and have done over 50 books from fashion monographs, to lifestyle books, to novels, to anthologies….and even a bit of Proust!!
nenasnotes The Fashion Film Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 Central Time via zoom. Fee $25.00 per month via PayPal. The films coordinate with the month’s book selection. Attendees discuss how the actors costuming is relevant to the storyline of the film AGAIN, NOT A PREREQUISITE TO VIEW THE FILM, ENOUGH DO SO YOU CAN LEARN JUST BY ATTENDING!
One of our first films and one of the best, in my opinion, identifying the characters through their garments ADRIAN is at the top of his form….we start year four in March….lots and lots of documentaries, trend setting fashion films, during the past three years and lots more to discover and uncover!!
nenasnotes The Fashion Master Class Series 6 meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 Central Time via zoom. Fee $50.00 per month payable via PayPal. Each month’s presentation deals with a fashion topic with PowerPoint presentation and offers insight into my personal stories of working in the fashion industry. Topics in 2023 will include: Fashion Editors as Style Arbiters from the 1800’s to today; The Story of Pearls; The History of The Little Black Dress; Late 20th Century and early 21st Century Designers such as Adolfo, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors; Couture Millinery; Bespoke Men’s Wear; Couture in Dance, Opera, Theater; Flowers in Couture Fashion; etc. This is probably my favorite of the presentations….I get to, in many instances, delve into my experiences with some of the over 200 fashion designers and other creators that I have worked with over the years
I hope I’ve stirred your thoughts of fashion and you will consider joining my journey into the fascinating world of style!!!!! For further details please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.