On Wednesday, September 25th, Althea Blackford of Style It Up presented Sew Together, an event whose purpose it was to bring together fashion professionals and provide them with an opportunity to network.
Mel Ellard of Fashion Force provided a presentation of her site, Fashion Force, which aims to provide "an innovative and cost effective online social community and trade show platform to connect companies in the fashion industry."
The producers were thrilled with how the event turned out and the following day Style It Up posted the following thank you on their Facebook page:
"We at Style It Up want to send a BIG thank you to all who came out last night to our #SIUSewTogether #networkingevent. We gained #wisdom made #connections & most of all had #fun. Special thank to speakers Rosanna Ortiz-Sinel & Mel Ellard of Fashion Force. To our fab cupcakes by Love Cake Pastries. Our event partner Uber. Our chic venue Vlora. The fine detail decor by School of Fashion Design. All our volunteers & interns. All our door prize contributors. Big question of the night was when is the next one? Well, Spring 2014. Thank you all."
Special guests in attendance included international student Tai Le, fashion designer and StyleWeek Creative Director Jonathan Joseph Peters, fashion photographer Todd Lee of Todd Lee Photography, Kyra Hunter of Chicrets, and Noel Mathur, Jaron Frieden, and Jimmy Frieden, all part of the creative team behind The Shring.
To learn more about Style It Up and their latest endeavors in the Boston/Providence area, please visit