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The Pageantry Podcast with Mrs. Michigan 2019 and Miss Michigan USA 2020

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Release Date: 12/12/2019

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An art historian falls in love with curating footwear and changes history.

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Rocco Leo Gaglioti, Fashion Outlier: From Modest Model to Media Mogul show art Rocco Leo Gaglioti, Fashion Outlier: From Modest Model to Media Mogul

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From the outside looking in, Rocco Leo Gaglioti is the epitome of American success. The tall (6’5”) handsome fashion celebrity seems to know everybody who’s anybody in the world-of-fashion. But, Gaglioti’s story is more of intrigue and personal triumph than fashion lore. While Gaglioti describes his 26 years in the fashion industry in a very linear, matter-of-fact way, it’s been anything but an unencumbered ride to the top. In fact, Gaglioti is so humble, the listener may get the impression nobody is more surprised he ended up an influential fashion media mogul than Gaglioti himself!...

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Lauryn Vaughn, Against All Odds: Building a Resale Fashion Giant in the Canadian Prairies show art Lauryn Vaughn, Against All Odds: Building a Resale Fashion Giant in the Canadian Prairies

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From the western Prairie Province of Alberta, Canada, in the oil boom and bust city of Calgary, Lauryn Vaughn, Founder and CEO of The Upside, joins Fashioncast via Zoom to share her amazing story of online retail success. In 2015, against all odds, the smart and savvy super entrepreneur launched The Upside the old fashioned way--from her basement, and never looked back. Today, the business is the largest luxury online consignment retailer in the nation. Once you meet Lauryn Vaughn, you’ll know why. Vaughn is full of endless positive energy, articulate, knows the resale business, and most of...

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From her 18th century apartment in Paris, France, internationally acclaimed photographer, Iris Brosch, the impassioned articulate intellectual of art imagery, joins Fashioncast via Skype to share her multifaceted photography experience in the world-of-fashion. Brosch, the German-born photographer and filmmaker, specializing in fashion, nudes, art, and performance art, has been shaped by both the German and Italian Renaissance periods. Her portraits are instantly recognizable as they clearly show Brosch’s reach for artistic expression and spirit. In addition, her work is celebrated for giving...

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Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Genusee: Forging the Future of Fashion in Flint show art Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Genusee: Forging the Future of Fashion in Flint

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From Flint, Michigan, under a continued COVID-19 quarantine, Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Founder and CEO at , the first circular economy eyewear brand, joins Fashioncast via Zoom to share her inspirational and motivational story of struggle, renewal, and awakening in her quest to build a company that matters. There’s no denying Ali VanOverbeke is on a mission. The Parsons School of Design graduate began planning her fashion career in the second grade and set her sights on Parsons in the fourth grade! Innovative, intelligent, visionary, and driven, the articulate VanOverbeke leaves the...

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Mia Macfarlane and Julien Crouigneau, Building an Artistic Legacy in the Fashion Capital of the World show art Mia Macfarlane and Julien Crouigneau, Building an Artistic Legacy in the Fashion Capital of the World

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From Paris, France, under a COVID-19 quarantine, the fashion photography artist couple Mia Macfarlane and Julien Crouigneau join Fashioncast via Skype to share their amazing careers as art photography creatives living in the fashion capital of the world. The couple describes themselves as “self-taught” fashion art photographers, but don’t be fooled, they are both highly educated artists who happen to love photography and are clearly two of the most creative people we have ever had the pleasure to interview (see links to their work below). Combining their diverse and extensive...

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Thomas Werner,  An Unrivaled Photographer Discusses the International Art of Fashion Photography show art Thomas Werner, An Unrivaled Photographer Discusses the International Art of Fashion Photography

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas Werner, renowned international fashion photographer, author, professor, and consultant calmly and dutifully made it to the Fashioncast studio and delivered one of the most compelling and entertaining podcasts to date. In this amazing episode, Werner weaves a dramatic and authentic narrative to his rise in the world-of-fashion and gives new meaning to the word perseverance! He’s been through lean times, had great success and is clearly comfortable with his current myriad of fashion endeavors. In fact, his curriculum vitae is 24 pages! Knowing...

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Andrea Arndt, Acclaimed Patent Attorney Explains the Slipperiest Legal Slopes in Fashion show art Andrea Arndt, Acclaimed Patent Attorney Explains the Slipperiest Legal Slopes in Fashion

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Listen up Fashioncast fans, court is in session!  Whether you’re steeped in the fashion industry’s legal jargon or not, this week’s guest, Andrea Arndt, Patent Attorney at Dickinson Wright, informs and demonstrates why anybody in the fashion industry with something to protect should get their legal house in order.   Arndt, with degrees in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, and law is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and specializes in foreign patent prosecution and intellectual property law in the fashion...

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Jay Calderin, Boston's Fashion Genius show art Jay Calderin, Boston's Fashion Genius

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Welcome to Boston Fashioncast fans! Often referred to as a ‘brain factory” with 50 higher educational institutions and more than 250,000 college students, heady intellects are easy to find. But, this week’s guest, Jay Calderin, is literally a fashion genius. Immersed in the world-of-fashion since the age of 14, Jay Calderin is a “Who’s Who” in the fashion industry and arguably is the intellectual force behind Boston’s fashion scene. As the founder of Boston Fashion Week over 25 years ago, Director of Community Relations at the School of Fashion Design, Boston, and successful...

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Stunning! It’s the only word to can describe the two guests on this episode of Fashioncast. Mrs. Michigan 2019, Rachel Adenaas and recent winner of the Miss Michigan USA 2020 contest, Chanel Johnson, agreed to appear together and talk about life challenges, their paths to pageant victory, and of course, fashion!

You couldn’t see it, but these two beautiful women came to the studio dressed in high style and a sense of fashion elegance.

They even brought and wore their sashes! You’ll marvel at how each lady decided to compete for their respective crowns, the first-hand experience of training and competing, and how they seem to effortlessly juggle a year-long schedule of appearances and commitments on behalf of their once-in-a-lifetime position.

Finally, we actually talk fashion including how specific outfits are chosen, designer sponsorship, and upcoming events! One of our most intriguing and motivational podcasts to date. Enjoy!