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Li-Fen Anny Chang
Associate Professor | Fashion Design
Design, CVAD

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Trashy Fashion Week 2019

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Trashy Fashion Week 2019 – Grand Prairie
September 5-13, 2019


New York Fashion Week is September 5-13, 2019. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will use this “news peg” as a media hook for hosting Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Trashy Fashion Week across the country (participating locations only). Attractions will have two options that include a one-day runway fashion show or a combination of a runway fashion show and on-site exhibit featuring top entries.

TRASHY FASHION – Runway show Saturday, September 7, 2019
·      Participants register online no later than August 16, 2019. (We need to know that we have at least 6+ contestants before promoting the event to the media.)
·      Participants must submit of significant work progress by 12 noon Friday, August 30.
·      Participants must attend a dress rehearsal evening of Friday, September 6.
·      Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Trashy Fashion Show Saturday, September 7, 2019.
·      Specific time can be determined per market. Participants to arrive one hour prior to show time.
·      “Celebrity” panel of judges
·      Prizes
·      Photographer
·      Participants must be willing to make media appearances, share their submissions, and conduct interviews as available September 4-13, 2019. If participants are not available, their submission may be shown and/or worn by Ripley’s representatives as part of the promotion of the event.


Contest Rules
By participating in Ripley’s Trashy Fashion Show (the “Contest”), you agree to abide by the Contest Rules. Therefore, please read the Contest Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest (“Entry”) constitutes agreement to the Contest Rules. You may not submit an Entry to the Contest unless you agree to the Contest Rules. The Contest Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Ripley with respect to the Contest.  The Contest is sponsored by Ripley Entertainment Inc. (“Ripley”), a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 7576 Kingspointe Parkway, suite 188, Orlando, Florida 32819.
1. No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. 

2. Eligibility
·       Contest is open to individuals worldwide with the EXCEPTION of individuals who reside in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan and Syria.
·       You must have a valid mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
·       Employees, and former employees of Ripley, along with its affiliated entities, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate or receive prizes.
·       Contestants must be 13 or older to enter.
3. How to Enter
·       To register for the Contest, please go by August 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
o   Registration does not guarantee participation. A selection committee will notify contestants of their eligibility to participate in RIPLEY’S TRASHY FASHION SHOW CONTEST three days from the date they registered.
·       The Contest will be held at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Attraction located at 601 E. Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie TX 75050 on September 7 at 1:00 PM (CST) (the “Contest Period”)
o   Contestants must arrive by 12:00 PM CST to check-in.
·       Likenesses of, photos and video of winning entries, once submitted, become the property of Ripley Entertainment, Inc.
·       Any incomplete entries will not be eligible.
·       Any entries that include profanity or lewd content will be disqualified.
4. Selection of the Daily Winner
·       Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
·       The winner will be judged based on creative use of material, model’s runway walk, garment movability, and overall design.
·       Contestants will be required to have the garment worn for a runway walk. The designer can choose to model the outfit, or they can pick of model of their choosing.
·       The winner will be selected and announced at the end of the show.   
·       The prize shall be delivered to the winner to their mailing address at the expense of Ripley.
·       Winners will have 1 week from show date to supply to Ripley their mailing address for the delivery of their prizes.
·       After two weeks, if the winner has not responded to Ripley, the next runner up will replace the original winner in the order that they won.
5.   Prizes
·       All winners will become a “Ripley Feature,” which may include:
o   Appearing on Ripley’s social media
o   Featured on the Ripley’s blog
o   Featured in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! published book
o   Winning garment becoming a permanent exhibit displayed in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
·       One Grand Prize winner will win:
o   A cash prize of $1,000
o   Family 4 Pack of attraction tickets (valued at $250)
o   Ripley’s swag bag of merchandise
·       First Runner Up will win:
o   A cash prize of $500
o   2 Super Combo tickets
o   Ripley’s swag bag of merchandise
·       Second Runner Up will win:
o   A cash prize of $250
o   2 Super Combo tickets
o   Ripley’s swag bag of merchandise
·       All contestants will receive a Ripley’s swag bag of merchandise just for participating.
·       Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings.
·       Winners are responsible for any additional fees or taxes that may be incurred.
·       Ripley Features are not guaranteed and is based on Ripley’s sole discretion.

6.   Personal Information
·       By entering the Contest, you agree and consent to Ripley’s collection, use and  retention of your personal information for all purposes related to this Contest (including, but not limited to, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor’s service providers and contractors necessary to conduct and operate this Contest, communicating with and awarding prizes to winners, making public announcements about winners, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this Contest).
·       If you object to the above, you should not participate in this Contest.
7.  Limitations of Liability
·       By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold Ripley, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and the employees, officers, directors, agents, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest, the entry process, or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
·       Ripley, their subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operations or transmission; computer transmissions, or for technical, electronic, hardware or software, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions of any kind; or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive registration information by Ripley on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof.
·       The information you provide will be used for the promotion of this Contest and or any other Ripley Contests or promotions.
8. General Terms and Conditions
·       The Contest Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Florida, without regard to its conflict of law rules.
·       You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute under the Contest Rules and or your use of resides in the courts located in Orange County Florida, and you further expressly agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. 
·       The prevailing party in any dispute shall be entitled to recover its attorney’s fees from the non-prevailing party.
·       By participating in the Contest, the participants agree to be bound by the Contest Rules. These rules will be interpreted by Ripley’s sole discretion, and all determinations made pursuant to these rules by Ripley are final and binding.
·       All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
·       Ripley may terminate and permanently disqualify any participant who, in Ripley’s sole discretion, determines as being in violation of the Contest Rules.
·       All decisions by Ripley are final.
·       Ripley’s contact info is as follows: Ripley Entertainment Inc., 7576 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 188, Orlando, Florida 32819.
·       The terms set forth the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings relating thereto, whether oral or written.

Monday, July 15, 2019

lnternship Opportunities at the Apparel Group

The Apparel Group, Ltd.
883 Trinity Dr, Lewisville, TX 75056

Tech design position for contractor at Dickies

Tech design position for contractor at Dickies
To assist the technical designer by measuring garments, taking notes during meetings, using our PLM system to enter information for samples etc etc. The hours would be 8-5 Monday-Friday

Send resume/cover letter to Mr. Marcello Gomez at
Product Development Assistant-Womens

509 West Vickery Blvd.
Fort Worth,Texas 76104