Just Accepted Student Interviews

The future looks bright

In these interviews, newly accepted students share why they chose FIDM and talk about their passions, hopes, and dreams. Find out where they're from, what attracts them to design, and what they intend to study.

  • Sep
    29
    2016

    Just Accepted Fashion Design Student Was Named Youngest Fashion Designer at Age 10

    Name: Cecilia Cassini

    Age: 17 

    Hometown: LA and moved to Newport Beach, California when i was 14.

    Previous Work: I've worked in retail since I was 14.

    FIDM Major: Fashion Design

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2017

    Admissions Advisor: Joanne Leonard. 

    How did your advisor help with the process? She helped me with the entire process, from helping me choose my major, to helping me set up my access to the FIDM Portal. I met her when I was 10, and made contact with her again this summer going into my senior year, and she has been nothing but supportive.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Well, I love fashion, Chanel, clothes, shopping, makeup, and anything having to do with amazing outfits. But at the same time I love to be a normal 17-year-old and hang out with my friends and go to the beach. I get inspired from anything and everything around me, but I especially love Karl Lagerfeld.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? My proudest accomplishments so far are my fashion show at International Kids Fashion Week in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as my awards and honors in community service that i have received. I'm the founder of the #FollowYourDreams campaign to inspire kids.

    What made FIDM right for you? I feel that FIDM has always been home for me. When I first visited when I was 10 years old, I remember walking around thinking to myself, "Wow, this place is where I wanna go to college." I feel the love and support from FIDM and know that it will allow me to gain the knowledge need in the fashion industry. I also can't wait for DEBUT.

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project was totally me and embodied my fun style. My looks included a feather suit and a denim dress. 

    What are your career goals? I hope to be a fashion icon like Coco Chanel and Rachel Zoe. I want to have stores around the world and show at all the fashion weeks, especially Paris Fashion Week. 

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn everything about fashion design, including sketching, textiles, pattern making, and trend forecasts. I am so excited to start learning.

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  • Sep
    21
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Has a BA in Art History From UC Irvine

    Name: Jackie Alejandro Age: 22 Hometown: Redlands, CA Previous College: University of California, Irvine  FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Margaret Berger and Cathy Chambers How d … Read More

  • Sep
    19
    2016

    Just Accepted Social Media Student is Ready to Achieve Her Goals at FIDM

    Name: Salona Wallace Age:22 Hometown: San Clemente, CA Previous College: Saddleback College FIDM Major: Social Media FIDM Campus: OC & LA campuses Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did your advisor help with the process? I had a very attentive … Read More

  • Sep
    07
    2016

    Just Accepted Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Student Transfers From Fullerton College to Pursue Her Dreams

    Name: Paulina Gonzalez Age: 23 Hometown: Anaheim, CA Previous College: Fullerton College FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: OC Campus, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisors: Cathy Chambers and Margaret Berger How … Read More

  • Aug
    22
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is Following Her Dreams to FIDM

    Name: Carly Quick Age: 20 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ Previous College: I previously attended the University of Arizona for two years. I also had an internship this past summer in Los Angeles with an advertising/marketing agency called Media Storm. I worked … Read More

  • Aug
    15
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Transfers From University of Arizona

    Name: Morgan Brown   Age: 20   Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas   Previous College: I attended the University of Arizona from 2014 to 2016   FIDM Major: Visual Communications   Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald   How did your advisor help with your process … Read More

  • Jun
    06
    2016

    Just Accepted Merchandise & Marketing Student is a Fashion, Beauty & Music YouTuber

    Name: Jizelle Gutierrez 
 Age: 16 
 Hometown: Anaheim, CA 
 FIDM Major: Merchandise & Marketing 
 FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County Campus, Fall of 2017 
 Admissions Advisor: Erica and Margaret 
 How did your advisor help with the process? Margaret w … Read More

  • Jun
    03
    2016

    Just Accepted Apparel Industry Management Student is President of Her School's Fashion Club

    Name: Alexis Christian Age: 17 Hometown: Menifee, CA FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Susan was a great advisor who hel … Read More

  • May
    23
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Comes From a Famous Design Family

    Name: Natasha Fisker Age: 21 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Previous College/Work: One year at San Francisco State University. Interned at PR Dept in Beverly Hills for fashion names such as Penguin and PopSugar and JMPR, PR agency for automotive companies su … Read More

  • May
    02
    2016

    Just Accepted Social Media Student Is Former Pro Basketball Player

    Name: David Cline Age: 27 Hometown: Rogers, AR Previous Work: Pro Basketball Player in Germany  FIDM Major: Social Media FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus, Fall 2016  Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Susan … Read More

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