Dominican fashion students execute their visions

Cut from the same cloth

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By Christina Pippin

Local Shopping & Fashion Blogger

Ten young visionaries, all students at Dominican University, pursuing a degree in design or merchandising, presented original and diverse collections at this year's annual Spring Fashion Show: nine disparate bodies of work demonstrating downright daring designs.

The title and theme of Dominican's spring fashion production this year was "Awaken," spelled out in distorted Tim Burtonesque lettering in the program and depicting a willowy young woman emerging from a seemingly scorched forest, denuded trees flanking her, her silhouette illuminated by the sun breaking through cloudy skies.

Despite the pitchy palette, there's something hopeful about the svelte figure standing erect at the break of dawn. The artwork mirrors the voyage — the trials and triumphs — of the students who participated in this year's show.

This isn't a coincidence. The program was crafted by the apparel merchandising students themselves. As a matter of fact, the production is completely organized and staged by the apparel merchandising students.

I had the opportunity to sit down previously with three of these budding ingénues, Shannon Seegers, Katherine Johnson and Danielle Moorhouse, who talked about the genesis of each spellbinding design and the journey from sketchbook to catwalk [The spirit of invention awakens, LifeLines, April 13].

Here are profiles of the ten designers:

Igniting potential

Ursula Rivera's brown eyes reveal a satisfied traveler, home after a long-awaited journey. The fashion show was indeed an odyssey — of the senses — for Miss Rivera. She grew up listening to the joyful sounds of flamenco music, including the renowned guitarists the Gypsy Kings. The instrumentals sparked her senses as a child. So it's no surprise that the theme guiding her senior collection was the Andalusian gypsies of Southern Spain.

Adding a splash of contemporary flair, Rivera chose to use spandex, a knit textile that moves easily (the symbolism is ingenious) and hugs a woman's' natural curves. Hers is a natural palette featuring the dark hues of soil and shades of a royal blue desert sky before sunset. Sangria red specks dot her formfitting maxi-dresses and represent the seductive and celebratory spirit of gypsy music and dance. The energetic designs combined with the relaxed fabric are perfect for a tranquil day under the sun — or a lively fiesta.

In perfect harmony

Bethany Bucholz sits poised before her long, off-the-shoulder chiffon dresses. She is soft-spoken, with a pensive expression. When I ask her to speak to the inspiration of her garments, her contemplative eyes shift to her dress forms. A mini-history lesson ensues. The pleats and gatherings of the Grecian toga were intentional, communicating wealth and wisdom — or lack thereof. Bucholz set out to create a modern aesthetic that would incorporate parallel and identically-spaced stitching — pleats that express beauty, not socioeconomic status.

The soft, muted colors in blush and jonquil are polite, the designs controlled, like the designer. Bucholz loves the textiles she chose to work with. "They're prim, proper and wild." Wild? I ask. She smiles sweetly, and something resembling mischief flashes from her eyes.

Upon closer inspection, I see that the flecks of color marking the fabric are actually tiny leopard spots. She reaches out and with the flick of a hand reveals a high slit in the skirt of each dress. A lovely balance of playful and provocative, I imagine, just like the designer. A pleasant surprise indeed.

The emancipation of Miss Foley

Stephanie Foley's ethereal designs took seed in her mind in a far-away locale. While studying abroad in Ireland, Foley was stirred by the natural beauty of the lush, verdant landscape, but it was the Giant's Causeway that moved her most. "The experience was liberating," she recalls. Once back home, designs spilled from her prolific mind: her fantastical frocks came to life, impeccably echoing memories of pillow basalts and cascading ocean waves.

Sun-bleached layers of silk dupionis and silk chiffon intersect in shades of teal and gray and blend logically with leather details in Foley's purposeful designs. The decorative leather accents mirror the igneous rock found at the fourth natural wonder, and the long, flowing lines emulate the basalt columns. These bold, unhesitating designs are flawlessly crafted and yield romantic and whimsical gowns. One feels called to these designs the way one is called to a vocation.

Inspiration uninterrupted

Jane Arvis' refined yet quirky collection of separates pays tribute to the bumble bee. She has adopted the bee as a symbol.

"The bee is an interesting character," she says. "I consider myself a worker bee; I have a strong work ethic, and I'm always on the go." A double major, she is studying graphic design and fashion design.

Arvis was motivated to create a line that reflects the irony of the miniature pollinator's life: its importance to our ecosystem yoked to the danger associated with the flying insect's sting.

She chose heavy as well as gauzy textiles — suede and cotton sateen in tawny hues — to create breezy pieces that mimic the organic shapes and pigments of a bee's bulbous nest and its fragile, diaphanous wings. Confident designs produce structural skirts and shifts, along with gossamer-layering pieces.

Her imagination also prompted an original digitally-designed pattern, a London-inspired Elizabethan fleur de lis in sepia and flax. With this lovely, printed textile, seen throughout her urbane, nature-inspired collection, her designs take flight.

Paint it black

Stacy Portilla has always been drawn to the terrain of big cities: the concrete below, the skyline beyond. Whether in Chicago or Paris, Stacy loves the gritty underground music scenes, graffiti wall art, and covert sectors off the beaten path.

Cityscapes are inextricably twined with her love of the color black.

"I've always had a love affair with black," Portilla explains. "I'm drawn to it." Her goal for the senior fashion show was to create an edgy collection of ready-to-wear separates, reinventing grunge with a point-of-view all her own. She insists this is not about ripped jeans and flannel shirts but a declaration of love for music and art and being true to yourself.

"I always design in black," Portilla says. "I do include elements of surprise: accents of gray as well as studs and other embellishments." She manages to link two seemingly opposed design aesthetics fluidly — granny meets rock and roll, incorporating hand-knit pieces. She also felted a winding path of gray woolen yarn across the bodice and along a one-sleeved LBD. Her little black dress is not ordinary. Apparently, the bad guys don't always wear black.

Marching to a different beat

Jacqueline Bedolla wants to know: What is art?

"I love working with my hands," she says. For the senior show, she worked to create unconventional designs.

"I wanted to think outside the box. The focus for my collection was strength and tenacity."

Bedolla communicates this through chains, creating a smooth under-layer for each unique dress, as well as golden masks that meld into helmet-like headgear.

I have to ask: Where does one wear chains?

"Wear it to go out or dress it down under a blazer," she replies cheerily.

Always resourceful and imaginative, Bedolla wants to travel to other countries, learning native crafting techniques and integrating these elements into her own future designs. She's hoping to pour her creativity into nonconforming apparel that will speak to the masses.

The boiling point

Anna Chmel's inspiration is Malcolm Gladwell. No, not the lanky, curly-haired writer for the New Yorker, but his book, The Tipping Point, that inspired Anna's senior collection. Fascinated by his study on sociological changes as they affect everyday life, she chose to create conceptual pieces rather than wearables.

Chmel has succeeded in creating artistic fashion — unordinary dresses with beautiful bodices that explode at the hip in exaggerated proportions of tulle, silk organza and silk dupionis. Appropriately, she selected textiles in white, gray, and black.

A double major studying business as well as fashion design, Chmel says, "I'm interested in shapes and structure and why we view certain architectural proportions as attractive." She will go on to study architecture come the fall. No matter the scope, she will surely construct edifices that reflect innovative views of the realm.

Rising Star

Katherine Johnson is a slip of a thing, with dark hair framing her small face, and eyes full of vitality. Akin to a hummingbird, Katherine flutters from one dress to another as she prepares her designs for the final show. As we chat about her uncommon collection, she multitasks effortlessly, flitting from one body form to another, scissors in one hand, needle in another, thread propped between her pursed lips.

She seems propelled by a limitless supply of energy – an almost otherworldly vigor. Appropriately, she looks to the stars for inspiration, astrological inspiration that is. Katherine decided to create a series of zodiac inspired wearables and costumesque designs for her senior collection.

Katherine's bewitching faux metal dresses and equally enchanting faux fur frocks are easy to imagine on Lady Gaga. One can picture the songbird strutting across the stage in a Katherine Johnson celestial composition. She effuses, "I love reading my horoscope!" Sans the help of a sky-map, I predict the stars will align for this capable designer.

City of Dreams

Shannon Seegers is a fresh-faced student who believes earnestly that it is what's on the inside that counts. That's because she's a psychology major. How did she end up designing meticulously constructed cotton and wool dresses with stage-worthy polish for our outer selves? She didn't get lost on her way to a cognitive psychology course; Shannon is a fashion design minor.

If you're wondering whether a psych major has the fashion fortitude and creative chutzpah necessary to beget beguiling garments, well, that's like asking if Freud believed in unconscious desires. The answer is unequivocally yes.

Shannon is an unaffected designer whose inspiration was the attribution theory – a concept concerned with how individuals interpret events. She was interested in creating a visual interpretation of internal and external attributions; her line is a material depiction of what we see and interpret versus what is. Shannon shares, "We don't always take into account the entire context. We try to sort through things quickly in our minds to move through life more quickly."

Hence, Shannon has ingeniously conceived two garments for each of her designs: a pithy woolen outer layer with crisp, clean lines and a delicate, soft inner piece, intricately constructed of cotton. "My focus in on functional apparel." Who knew function could look so good?

Big-Time Ambition

I suspect we'll be hearing a lot more about Danielle Moorhouse. Self-possessed and determined, she articulates herself with ease. Danielle's playful yet sophisticated collection of urban-eclectic pieces was inspired by the vibrant and bold colors of the circus as well as the distinct shapes found within the arena: the ringmaster's top hat, the big top tent.

Stripes and polka dots mingle on silk dupionis and poly shantung to create easy separates that would make a welcome addition to any woman's wardrobe. "I wanted to be creative and create clothes that would be fun." The only drawback to Danielle's clever collection: "Ever since I started this collection I haven't been able to get the carnival song [Entrance of the Gladiators] out of my head!"

Sarah Gretencord, the senior fashion show's director, explained that the students' excitement over their impending graduation was tempered by bleak thoughts of a depressed economy and an uncertain job market. But over time the students came together to support one another on their very personal journeys.

"We're confident, we're focused, and we're ready to achieve our goals," Gretencord says. "That's our rebirth, our awakening. Things are going to get better."

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Connor Braun from Waukesha, Wisconsin  

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 11:03 AM

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Posted: June 2nd, 2011 11:03 AM

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Chris Randazzo from Parker, Colorado  

Posted: June 1st, 2011 11:41 PM

Jane Arvis, for sure. I love how unique the dresses look! The layers are fantastic as well. (verified through FB this time!)

Kelli Moore from Lombard, Illinois  

Posted: June 1st, 2011 9:28 PM

Jane Arvis, of course!!

Anne M. Swaine from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: June 1st, 2011 7:45 PM

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Posted: June 1st, 2011 7:30 PM

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Posted: June 1st, 2011 6:00 PM

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Posted: June 1st, 2011 3:54 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 9:04 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 7:53 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 7:50 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 7:15 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 6:14 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 12:53 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 12:33 PM

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 12:26 PM

Ursula Rivera for Winner!

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Posted: May 31st, 2011 11:01 AM

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Taylor Braun from Madison, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 10:50 AM

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Taylor Braun  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 10:46 AM

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Kathy Bridge  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 9:38 AM

Shannon Seegers. Beautiful Shannon!!

Amy Train Pearce from Ann Arbor, Michigan  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 9:35 AM

Shannon Seegers! Beautiful!

Amy Pearce from Belleville, MI  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 9:32 AM

Shannon Seegers! Beautiful!

Nancy Gordon  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 9:03 AM

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Cindy Lukowitz  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 8:45 AM

Shannon Seegers! Lovely dresses....Modest, too.

Diane Wycklendt from New Berlin  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 8:15 AM

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Jim Wycklendt from New Berlin  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 8:13 AM

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Amanda Seidel  

Posted: May 31st, 2011 7:56 AM

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Kimberly Ball Taugher  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 11:53 PM

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Posted: May 30th, 2011 10:31 PM

Trying again to get it verified: Shannon Seegers!

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Posted: May 30th, 2011 10:25 PM

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Amber Pfenning from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 10:00 PM

Shannon Seegers!!!!!!!!!!

Kimberly Taugher  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 9:58 PM

My vote is for Shannon Seegers. Her style is closest to something I would feel comfortable wearing.

Michaeleen Hinca from Ashippun  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 9:30 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Heather A. Dykema from Delafield, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 11:32 AM

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Jeff Ammons from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 11:18 AM

Jane Arvis

Karen Kamys-Kane from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 10:45 AM

Jacqueline Bedolla's designs are the best

Lizabeth Ruddy Novotny  

Posted: May 30th, 2011 1:00 AM

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Justin Alan Schmidt from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 10:49 PM

Jane =]

Hannah Kathleen Rathsack  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 5:04 PM

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Vickie Freund  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 1:47 PM

Jane Arvis

Gail Clark from Lisle, Illinois  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 1:34 PM

Jacqueline Bedolla!

Bernadette Zhyzneuski from Philadelphia  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 1:04 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS

Jack Taugher from Hartland, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 29th, 2011 4:40 AM

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Posted: May 29th, 2011 4:38 AM

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Lauren Taugher from WI  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 10:13 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS

Mike Krywokulsky from Brentwood, CA  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 10:01 PM

Ursula!!!!!!!!!

Lauren T from Wisconsin  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 6:08 PM

I'm logged into Facebook. I don't know why it won't verify for me? SHANNON SEEGERS

Lauren T from Wisconsin  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 6:07 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS

Lauren T from Wisconsin  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 6:02 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS!!!!

Sarah Dickhut  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 3:37 PM

I vote for Shannon Seegers! Awesome designs overall, though!

Francis Wagner from Mosinee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 3:04 PM

Wow!!! That's all I can say. Shannon's Seegers gonna take this thing like the rapture!

Trevor Gundlach from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 3:00 PM

Shannon Seegers is the next big thing! These are beauty at its finest. I would wear these.

Iris Carney  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 1:11 PM

Jackie Bedolla

Kevin Clark  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 12:19 PM

Jacqueline Bedolla's dresses are hot!!!

Candace Schutt  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 12:09 PM

I vote for Jacuqeline Bedolla!!!!!

Jac Elein from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 11:58 AM

once again, jackie bedolla!

jackieb from dg  

Posted: May 28th, 2011 11:56 AM

jackie bedolla!

Susan Krywokulsky from Willowbrook, Illinois  

Posted: May 27th, 2011 10:08 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera.

Andy Zero from Saint Charles  

Posted: May 27th, 2011 12:22 PM

Jane Arvis

Cruz Bustamont?  

Posted: May 27th, 2011 12:19 PM

Jane Arvis

Gabriella Rivera Eitingon from Orlando, Florida  

Posted: May 27th, 2011 1:27 AM

One more time for Ursula Rivera!

Gabriella Eitingon  

Posted: May 27th, 2011 1:13 AM

Ursula Rivera!!

Sara A. Rivera  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 8:37 PM

Ursula Rivera

Esther Clair from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 7:58 PM

Ursula Rivera

Joseph Baumgartner from Fort Wayne, Indiana  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 6:53 PM

Ursula Rivera

Nancy from Oak Park  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 5:19 PM

SS certainly has a fan base, but Ursula Rivera is going places - elegant, classy, adult.

Aida Manganiello  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 4:11 PM

Shannon Seegers

Jamie Conwell from Fort Wayne, Indiana  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 2:42 PM

Shannon Seegers fb offic this time

Jamie Conwell from Fort Wayne  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 2:36 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Katharine Rose Zahn  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 2:14 PM

Shannon Seegers!!!!

Charlotte Anne from Dousman  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 1:37 PM

Shannon Seegers!!

Ashley Arvis from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 1:29 PM

I vote fo JANE ARVIS!!!

Joanne Farfan  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 12:56 PM

Ursula Rivera rocks!!!! Love love her clothes!

Phillip Lazzara  

Posted: May 26th, 2011 1:17 AM

Jane Arvis, her designs are awesome!

Ariel Alysa from Elmhurst, Illinois  

Posted: May 25th, 2011 8:51 PM

JANE ARVIS BUT OF COURSE> WATT A BEAASSTT!!

Tyler Geldon from Merton, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 25th, 2011 7:07 PM

Shannon Seegers

Tyler Geldon from Merton, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 25th, 2011 7:06 PM

Ya!

Tyler Geldon from Meton  

Posted: May 25th, 2011 7:04 PM

GOOOO Shannon!

Eve Rivera from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 25th, 2011 6:56 PM

Ursula Rivera

Angeica from Elmwood Park  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 11:59 PM

Ursula Rivera. I saw her outfits at the show and the movement of the dresses is remarkable. T

Gina Robbins from Oak Park  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 8:57 PM

Shannon Seegers. I do not know her, I just know I'd like to be in both of those pieces!

Teryn Gehred from Delafield  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 8:50 PM

Shannon Seegers

Jodi Arvis from Riverside  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 8:02 PM

Jane Arvis, my designer, my bee, my honey, my daughter

Jodi Arvis from Riverside  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 7:58 PM

Jane Arvis, my designer, my bee, my honey, my daughter

Joseph Renteria from Alsip  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 7:47 PM

Ursula Rivera!!!!

Jamie Tade from Elmhurst, Illinois  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 6:58 PM

Jane Arvis!!! She's the man! ...er, woman! she's the woman!

Jessica Ratino from Kansas City, Missouri  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 6:06 PM

Stacy Portilla. Woman means BUSINESS.

Lisa Seipel from Waukesha, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 3:03 PM

Shannon Seegers

Janet Webb Shore from Bolingbrook, Illinois  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 1:10 PM

Jane has my vote

Nick Marchese from Macomb, Illinois  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 1:04 PM

Jane Arvis

Amanda Maki  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 10:55 AM

Jane Arvis : )

Jana Ievins from Rome, Italy  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 10:48 AM

Jane Arvis!!! love love love the designs!

Heather Shore from Sugar Grove, Illinois  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 10:39 AM

JANE ARVIS :)

Laura Evans from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 8:28 AM

Shannon Seegers

Samantha Marie from North Riverside, IL  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 7:55 AM

Jane Arvis!

Beth Vincent Parker from Jacksonville, Florida  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 7:46 AM

Jane Arvis your designs are awesome.

Jessica Lowe Kloke from Jacksonville, Florida  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 7:39 AM

Jane Arvis Rocks. Love her fashion forward ideas!

Justin Hustlin' Rigoni from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 2:40 AM

Jane Arvis

Dr. Scruples from Chicago, IL  

Posted: May 24th, 2011 2:39 AM

Jane Arvis

Miriam from Lincolnwood  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 9:17 PM

Ursula Rivera

Iris from Berwyn  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 8:54 PM

Dani Moorhouse!

Emily Ruby  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 7:39 PM

Jane Arvis!

Jordan Kappmeyer from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 6:13 PM

Jane Arvis

Annie Bergin Dwyer from River Forest, illinois  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 6:08 PM

Jane Arvis-- I adore the inspiration she draws from nature in her designs. I'd jump down the rabbit hole with her any day. XO

Jordan Kappmeyer from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 6:04 PM

Jane Arvis

Karen Milanovich Kappmeyer  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 5:45 PM

JANE ARVIS PLEASE!!

Keith Pink from chicago  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 4:40 PM

dudes, Jane Arvis!

Liz Russell from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 4:35 PM

Jane Arvis!

Jackie Coakley from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 4:10 PM

Jane Arvis for the win!

Laura   

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 1:43 PM

Jane Arvis!! Fashion forward and creative designs.

Amber Lynn from Chicago  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 1:39 PM

Jane Arvis :)

Kimber Ann  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 1:15 PM

Jane Arvis with her wonderfully unique designs.

Meghan from Omaha  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 1:23 AM

Stephanie Foley, she knows fashion!

Nich Hayes from Missouri  

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 12:21 AM

Stacy Portilla!

Jay  

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 9:48 PM

Foley = LEGIT

Jenny  

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 9:00 PM

Ursula Rivera!!!

George Rivera from Newark NJ  

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 4:01 PM

Ursula Rivera! congrats

George R from Newark NJ  

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 3:57 PM

Ursula Rivera

Rebecca Morris from Omaha, Nebraska  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 10:51 PM

Stephanie foley is the best!,

Stephanie Arnold from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 10:07 PM

Shannon Seegers

Joe Martin from Ann Arbor, Michigan  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 9:37 PM

Shannon Seegers

Marlene Pullorkunnel from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 8:56 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS! Her designs are awesome! and beautiful and something I would totally wear!

Michael Foley from Omaha  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 8:19 PM

Soft, cutting edge... Stephanie Foley

Donna Foley from Omaha  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 8:12 PM

Nanny would be proud.Congratulations on your honorable mention award last night!

Beth Ell from Saint Louis, Missouri  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 4:46 PM

my vote is for Stacy Portilia

Stephanie Martinek from Peoria   

Posted: May 21st, 2011 4:39 PM

Stacy de la Portilla

Jordan Turner from Chesterfield, Missouri  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 3:51 PM

Stacy Portilla

Molly Rebecca Ell from Saint Peters, Missouri  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 3:42 PM

MY VOTE IS FOR STACY PORTILLA!

Danielle Schubert from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 1:44 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Dan Hunoway from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 12:34 PM

shannon seegers

Dan Hunoway from Tinley Park  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 12:33 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Blake Sweet from Pewaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 12:00 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS!!! :)

Michelle Zelinski from Washington, District of Columbia  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 9:55 AM

Shannon Seegers

Colleen Seegers from Menomonie, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 9:31 AM

Shannon Seegers

Sukie Chaveriat  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 9:15 AM

SHANNON SEEGERS!!!!

Bridget Seegers  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 12:13 AM

Shannon Seegers! You are a talented designer! Your uniqueness and attention to detail makes your collection outstanding!

Bridget  

Posted: May 21st, 2011 12:05 AM

Shannon Seegers! So much thought and attention to detail make your garments outstanding! So beautiful! Love your collection!

Kori Massey-Haley from Park Forest, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 10:08 PM

Awesome work Ursula Rivera

Mary Weber  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 9:08 PM

Jane Arvis!!

Pedro Vallejo from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 7:00 PM

Stacy Portilla!

Jennifer C. Kaplan-Ortiz from Hawthorn Woods, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 6:42 PM

Jane Arvis!

Emily Gaulke  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 6:40 PM

Shannon Seegers

Laura Weingarten from Omaha  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 6:34 PM

Stephanie Foley... amazing work!

Jennifer Kaplan from Hawthorn Woods, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 6:24 PM

Jane

Jennifer  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 6:23 PM

Jane

Angela  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 4:50 PM

STACY PORTILLA :)

Clare Miller from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 1:41 PM

Shannon Seegers

Lauren Farmer from Lombard, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 1:30 PM

Shannon Seegers

Lauren  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 1:27 PM

Shannon Seegers :)

Liz Phipps  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 12:47 PM

Stephanie Foley

Liz   

Posted: May 20th, 2011 12:44 PM

Stephanie Foley

Vladmir "ThisVotingProcessIsUnnecessarilyComplex" Emre from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 12:40 PM

Jane Arvis, again.

nadia from chicago  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 11:08 AM

ursula

Patricia Stacy-Hernandez from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 10:58 AM

GO Ursi!!!!!!

Laura Portera from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 10:28 AM

Shannon Seegers!!!! :))

Becky Lopez from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 9:59 AM

Stacy Portilla

Diana Avila  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 9:38 AM

Stacy Portilla :)

Emily Gaulke  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 9:19 AM

Shannon Seegers

Rose Oldham  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 9:02 AM

Shannon Seegers

Mary Groh from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 7:40 AM

Shannon Seegers

Art Arredondo  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 7:04 AM

stacy. portilla.

Jason Gatz  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 1:05 AM

ursela rivera!!!!!!!!!!sorry ladies your dresses were all great but my vote must go to the talented miss ursela rivera you worked your butt off and alex and i are so proud of you girrrl!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3 :-)

Paul Anderson from Moline, Illinois  

Posted: May 20th, 2011 12:38 AM

I'll have to cast my vote for the wonderful Miss Arvis. She's one of the most concept driven designers I know, along with one of the hardest workers I have ever met. Her work ethic alone is enough to inspire other individuals to create. Viewing her completed work magnifies this inspiration and it is a perfect addition to the modern world of fashion design. Keep on beeeeeing a busy bee, lady! Vote: Jane Arvis!

Lauren Tagher  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:27 PM

Shannon Seegers

Z Rivera  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:00 PM

Ursula Rivera

Mike Gleason from Schaumburg, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:06 PM

Ursula Rivera

Rica Hyde from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:46 PM

Ursula Rivera

Catherine from Omaha  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:13 PM

Stephanie Foley!!!

John Foley-murphy from brooklyn  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 7:38 PM

facebook verified, i'll say it again: stephanie foley. ps i was born in oak park, so my vote counts triple.

murph from brooklyn  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 7:37 PM

stephanie foley. no question.

Jennifer Piggot  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 7:34 PM

I love this hoodrat. <3

Luc Michalski from St Louis  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:45 PM

Stacy de la Portilla / Hoodrat

Shirley from River Grove  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:30 PM

Danielle Moorehouse.

Ashley Gans from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:22 PM

Shannon Seegers

Louise Morales from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:18 PM

I vote for Ursula M Rivera. "yes, yes, yes"!

Moira from Denver  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:03 PM

Stephanie Foley!

jackie from chicago   

Posted: May 19th, 2011 4:29 PM

Stacy de la Portilla Hoodrat

Stefanie Fragola  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 4:27 PM

Ursula Rivera! No Contest!

Corie Suzuki from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:56 PM

Jane Arvis!

Anna Arriaga from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:50 PM

Ursula Rivera

Anna Arriaga from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:45 PM

Ursula Rivera

Anna Arriaga from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:37 PM

Ursula Rivera

Lauren  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:23 PM

Stephanie Foley : )

David Gaulke from Pewaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:17 PM

shannon Seegers

Anne Liotine  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:14 PM

Shannon Seegers

Marcelle Gruman from Forest Hills, NY  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 2:15 PM

Go, Jane!

Nancy Jo Littlefield from Vero Beach, Florida  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 2:14 PM

Stacy Portilla!!!

Liz Lenchek from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:40 PM

Shannon Seegers.

Rudy Villalba from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:39 PM

Stacy Portilla. Very edgy

Emily Jackson from Saint Paul, Minnesota  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:23 PM

Stephanie Foley

Kellie  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:18 PM

Stephanie Foley

Liliana from Orlando  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:08 PM

Ursula Rivera has my vote.

Jessie Renee McDaniel from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:04 PM

Shannon Seegers

Jessie Renee McDaniel  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:03 PM

Shannon Seegers

  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:45 PM

Stace

Jackelyn Nagel from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:31 PM

Shannon Seegers

Jackelyn  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:30 PM

Shannon Seegers

Nik Johnson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:14 PM

Shannon Seegers

Nikolaus Johnson from Milwaukee Wisconsin  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:12 PM

shannon seegers

Diana Avila from Berwyn  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:11 PM

Stacy Portilla!

Joy Rager  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:10 PM

Stephanie Foley!!

Leslie Bland from Springfield, Missouri  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:10 PM

Stacy Portilla

Sasha  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:06 PM

shannon seegers

Christine Wozniak  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:42 AM

Ursula Rivera

Art Arredondo  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:33 AM

Stacy Portilla!

Amy Rivera from El Paso, Texas  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:32 AM

Ursula Rivera

Katie Deweese  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:30 AM

Jane Arvis

Anna Rau from Minneapolis, MN  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:23 AM

Stephanie Foley

Alexis Rose Figueroa from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:06 AM

Ursula Rivera

Rosemary Rivera Gonzalez from Carolina, Puerto Rico  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 11:04 AM

L vote for Ursula Rivera

Sarah De Corah from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:54 AM

Go Ursula! You have come a long way. Your work is not only beautiful, it's amazing! Good luck swagg!

Frances Kaaria Sandoval from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:46 AM

Ursula Rivera

Natalie Aquila  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:40 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Jenn Sampson from Glendale Heights, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:37 AM

Ursula Rivera

Christie Klinger  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:35 AM

Stacy Portilla!

Kim Jackson from Fort Wayne  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:32 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Vince Abbate from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:30 AM

Stacy Portilla

Candice CK  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:29 AM

Jane Arvis

Mona Williams from Ann Arbor, Michigan  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:26 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Natalie Aquila from Houston   

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:20 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Natalie Aquila   

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:18 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Crystal Halm from Streamwood, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:08 AM

Ursula Rivera! (sorry wasnt logged in last time)

Z Rivera  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:07 AM

Ursula Rivera

Crystal Halm  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 10:06 AM

Ursula Rivera!

Sam Vosters from Bronx, New York  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:55 AM

SHANNON SEEGERS!

Christine Tja Kim Kaur  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:55 AM

Shannon Seegers! (i think i voted correctly this time :D)

Christine  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:53 AM

Shannon Seegers!!!!!!!!

Mindy Evans from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:50 AM

Ursula Rivera

Anita Lopez from Saint Germain  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:40 AM

Ursual Rivera

Samantha Vosters from Appleton, WI  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:40 AM

SHANNON SEEGERS!

Dianna R Sciaraffa from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:27 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Jessamyn Vargas-Brod from Green Bay, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:22 AM

Ursula Rivera

Rose Stovicek  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:18 AM

jane arvis!!!!!!

Britney Seegers  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 9:02 AM

Shannon Seegers!

Douglas Littlefield from Saint Louis, Missouri  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:59 AM

Stacy Portilla has the best collection

Becky  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:48 AM

Stacy Portilla

Nick Claywell from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:46 AM

Jane Arvis

Zac R  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:35 AM

Ursula M Rivera

Jeff Reynolds from Auburn, IN  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:28 AM

Shannon Seegers

Stephanie Trenary Reynolds from Auburn, Indiana  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:26 AM

Shannon Seegers

Donna Smith Carlson from Saint Louis, Missouri  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:09 AM

Stacy!!

Thea Wagman from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 8:07 AM

Jane Arvis

Abby S. from Winfield, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 7:55 AM

Jane Arvis!

Camia Redovan from Berwyn, IL  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 7:16 AM

Stacy Portilla OF COURSE!

Georgina Garcia from San Antonio TX  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 7:00 AM

My vote its for Ursula Rivera Grat Collection!

Margaret Farawell from Crystal Lake Il 60014  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 6:43 AM

Ursula Rivera!

judy tadsen from hicksville  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 6:27 AM

shannon seegers!

Andrea Foley-Murphy from Brooklyn, NY  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 6:12 AM

Stephanie Foley

Amy Buuck from Fort Wayne, Indiana  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:59 AM

Shannon Seegers! :)

Amy from Fort Wayne  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:53 AM

Shannon Seegers has my vote!

Ann from St. Peters, Mo / River Forest, IL  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 5:06 AM

Stacy Portilla!!!!!!

Mary  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 3:03 AM

Shannon Seegers

Phil  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 2:10 AM

Jane Arvis

V Voeta Vargas from Champaign, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 2:05 AM

Jane Arvis

Aida Ivelisse Martinez  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 1:30 AM

I vote for Ursula Rivera!!!

Mary Krug-Moore  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:44 AM

Ursula Rivera... wow this voting made me feel STUPID! I think i got it this time!!!!

Patricia O'Shea  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:43 AM

Stephanie Foley

Mary  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:43 AM

Ursula Rivera

Fabian Dominguez from chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:37 AM

cut from the same cloth- stacy de la portilla

Mary Moore  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:36 AM

Ursula Rivera

Na Deen from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:35 AM

Ursula Rivera

Mary from Lombard  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:32 AM

Ursula Rivera

Amy Lawrence from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:28 AM

Ursula Rivera!

Caitlin Gillespie from Omaha  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:28 AM

Logged in now hopefully, still for Steph Foley!

Khadiza El-Helo from Chicago  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:26 AM

URSULA RIVERA!!!!!!!!

Caitlin Gillespie from Omaha, NE  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:24 AM

Stephanie Foley!

Mary  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:21 AM

Ursula Rivera

becca from omaha  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:16 AM

STEPHANIE FOLEY!

Alex Fons  

Posted: May 19th, 2011 12:08 AM

Shannon Seegers

Laura Louise  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:48 PM

Jane Arvis. Very creative designs!

Amy Lawrence from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:42 PM

Ursula Rivera

kay from omaha  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:33 PM

stephanie foley!

Lauren TheFox McIntosh from Saint Charles, Missouri  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:15 PM

Stacy Portilla!

cassandra hornbuckle from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:06 PM

stacey portilla

Jules Anne Mark from Normal, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:06 PM

Jane Arvis!!

Jess  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:03 PM

Stephanie Foley, she did such an amazing job!

sabrina ortiz from bolingbrook  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 11:02 PM

Ursula Rivera gets my VOTE!!!

Jerry Rose from Saint Charles, Missouri  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:59 PM

Stacy Portilla wipes the floor with you ingrates. Facebook verify that!

Kelly Lynch Abbate from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:58 PM

Stacy de la Portilla IT MUST BE

Tony Abbate  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:57 PM

Stacy de la Portilla ALWAYS

Kelly Abbate  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:55 PM

Stacy de la Portilla it must be!

Tony Abbate  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:49 PM

no contest...Stacy Portilla

Stacy de la Portilla  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:49 PM

hoodrat. always&forever.

Neven Armic from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:44 PM

Jane Arvis!

Sean Goes  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:40 PM

Jane Arvis!

Stephanie from Milwaukee  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:38 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Garrett Harper from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:37 PM

STACY PORTILLA!! hands down!

Ian Watts  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:35 PM

Jane Arvis

Jerry from St. Charles  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:34 PM

Stacy-Fartface-Portilla :P

Erin  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:29 PM

Stephanie Foley

Leslie B. from Springfield  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:27 PM

Stacy Portilla

Carmella Garcia from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:27 PM

Ursula Rivera

Cassandra Hornbuckle from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:24 PM

STACEY PORTILLA!

Leah Marie Sweeney from Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:21 PM

shannon seegers

stacy from chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:17 PM

hoordat. stacy portilla.

Leah Sweeney from Milwaukee  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:17 PM

Shannon Seegers!!! You go, girl!! :)

Joe Martin from Ann Arbor, MI  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:15 PM

Shannon Seegers

Margarita Sandoval from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:14 PM

Ursula Rivera!

Jordan Kappmeyer from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:07 PM

Jane Arvis (finaly..)

Kellie   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:04 PM

Stephanie Foley

Art Beresheim from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:03 PM

Jane Arvis!!! Great and talented artist, she has painted 3 of my guitars and I display them proudly on my wall for everyone to see. If it was appropriate to hang dresses on a wall for the world to see I would hang the ones she made. FACEBOOK VERIFIED!

Kellie   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:02 PM

Stephanie Foley

Art Beresheim from North Riverside IL  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:02 PM

Jane Arvis!!! Great and talented artist, she has painted 3 of my guitars and I display them proudly on my wall for everyone to see. If it was appropriate to hang dresses on a wall for the world to see I would hang the ones she made.

Lindsay Boler from Omaha  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 10:00 PM

Stephanie Foley!

Evy Koutzas from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:59 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Laura Weingarten  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:55 PM

Stephanie Foley

Jordan Kappmeyer  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:51 PM

Jane Arvis

Sam Brown from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:44 PM

Jane Arvis! Go Jane Arvis!

Alex Sifuentes from chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:41 PM

Danielle Moorhouse

Judy Smith from Bartlett,Il  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:41 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera, she has the best fashions. These dresses could be worn by many and easily be go to any occasion.

Karen Murphy  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:37 PM

I'm voting for Jane Arvis. Awesome job.

Lauren Calabrese  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:35 PM

Jane Arvis!!!

Eileen Eck  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:34 PM

Jane Arvis (not trying to revote...just trying to "facebook verify"

Jenny Hale  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:31 PM

I was and remain in awe of this year's senior collections. It was lovely meeting the senior designers. My vote is unwaveringly for Miss Jane Arvis. It takes pure creativity and a dash of courage to draw inspiration from such a humble creature, all the while maintaining her whimsical touch.

Mary from St. Paul, MN  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:29 PM

STEPHANIE FOLEY!!!

Eileen Eck from Oak Lawn  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:25 PM

love the bumbles!

Lisa Foley  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:25 PM

Stephanie Foley! Her dresses are gorgeous!

Rachel Velez Kermath from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:22 PM

Ursula Rivera!!!

Radek Zawadzki from Elmhurst, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:17 PM

Jane Arvis!!!!!

Alex from schaumburg  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:14 PM

Jane Arvis

Ben  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:12 PM

Jane Arvis!

John Goes from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:11 PM

I vote for Jane Arvis.

John G.  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:10 PM

I vote for Jane Arvis.

Lauren Calabrese from Oak Park  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:08 PM

Jane Arvis!!

Charlotte Sullivan-Castillo from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:07 PM

Ursula Rivera!!! You executed your vision(s) beautifully!

Lauren from Oak Park  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:03 PM

Jane Arvis!

Mary Holz  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:03 PM

Shannon Seegers!!!!!!!

Julie Shirey from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:00 PM

JANE ARVIS!!!

Noemi Monroy from Huntley, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:59 PM

Ursula Rivera gets my vote

Sara Rivera from Tampa  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:48 PM

Voting for Ursula Rivera

Alfredo Rodriguez from Summit, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:45 PM

Stacey Portilla! :D If I had another vote it would go for Ursula Rivera. Congrats ladies on some interesting and innovative designs!

Taylor Braun  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:38 PM

Shannon Seegers!!

Katie from Lisle  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:35 PM

Dani Moorehouse!!!

cait  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:28 PM

jane arvis :]

Chandra King from Indy  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:27 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera! I hope this one counts.

Kelly Christina Esch from Melbourne, VIC, Australia  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:21 PM

STEPHANIE FOLEY. Absolutely lovely- congrats!

Bridget Hamata  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:07 PM

Stephanie Foley! Amazingg!

Emily Jackson from St. Paul  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:05 PM

Stephanie Foley! Such beautiful pieces

Allysha Emerson from Centerville, Massachusetts  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:04 PM

shannon seegers

Chandra from Indy  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 8:01 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera!

Jamie Anne Visser from River Forest, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:53 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Sam from North Rvierside  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:46 PM

Jane Arvis! So fun and unique!!!

Sue Fowler from Antwerp,Ohio  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:45 PM

I vote for Shannon Seegers

Anicia Fye from Melrose Park  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:43 PM

Ursula Rivera

Jaron Salazar from Benton, Arkansas  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:35 PM

Jane Arvis. Hope this one counts

Danielle Schubert from Germantown  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:34 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Aida   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:34 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera!! =)

Danielle Marie DiTirro from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:32 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Mo Osman  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:25 PM

Bethany Bucholz

Christopher Harrison from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:22 PM

Ahh...Facebook login...Shannon...done.

Christopher Harrison from Fort Wayne  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:21 PM

Shannon Seegers

Nadia from chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:18 PM

ursula rivera

Astin from riverside  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:09 PM

JANE ARVIS

Nadine Martinez Velez  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:08 PM

I Vote For Ursula Rivera

Gloria Hernandez  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 7:03 PM

Ursula Rivera

Becca from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:54 PM

Shannon Seegers!

rose  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:29 PM

JANE ARVIS!!

Susan Krywokulsky from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:20 PM

I vote for Ursla Rivera .

Angela Zamarripa Rivera from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:19 PM

URSULA RIVERA......!

Katie Eck from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:16 PM

Jane Arvis!

Donna from St. Charles  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:12 PM

I vote for Stacy.

Erika from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:06 PM

Shannon Seegers!!!!!

Jessica Lauren from Chgo  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:04 PM

I vote Ursula Rivera

Sharon Rubo  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 6:04 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera

Unknown  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:59 PM

I vote for Ursula Rivera.

amber brink  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:59 PM

Jane Arvis<3

Ann from Saint Peters, Mo/River Forest, IL  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:51 PM

Stacy definitely gets my vote.

Danielle  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:49 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Kerstin  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:48 PM

Shannon Seegers!!

Therese Elizabeth  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:42 PM

Jane Arvis

Evan O'Brien from OakPark.com  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:23 PM

If you want your vote to count, your comment must be Facebook Verified. If you are not already signed in to Facebook, use the Login with Facebook feature at the top of this page. When adding a comment, leave your name exactly as it appears on Facebook. You may change or delete your city, but your name must remain unchanged.

Lauren from St. Louis  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:20 PM

Stacy Portilla!

Mike from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:17 PM

Stacy Portilla!!!

Lauren from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:02 PM

Stacy Portilla

Michelle Zelinski from Ixonia   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 5:00 PM

Shannon Seegers

Mieko Fujiura from Willowbrook, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:56 PM

Stephanie Foley

Kellie  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:44 PM

Stephanie Foley

Rose  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:38 PM

Shannon Seegers

Colleen from Menomonie, Wisconsin  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:36 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS!

Andrew from Kansas City  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:35 PM

Dani Moorhouse

Katy  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:34 PM

Shannon Seegers

Sukie Chaveriat  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:32 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS

Mary   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:31 PM

Shannon Seegers

Andrew  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:29 PM

Ms. Shannon M. Seegers

Christine  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:29 PM

Shannon Segers! I love the watercolor look :)

Megan  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:20 PM

Stephanie Foley

Jackelyn  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:14 PM

Shannon Seegers

Evy from River Forest  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 4:12 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Anna  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:57 PM

Stephanie Foley

Jaron from Benton  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:56 PM

Jane "Sally" Arvis

Laura from Riverside, IL  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:51 PM

JANE ARVIS

nick  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:42 PM

Jane Arvis!!!

Janet Patterson  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:41 PM

Shannon Seegers is outstanding in a group of very talented young women.

Edgar Nieto from Mundelein, Illinois  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:38 PM

Shannon Seegers

david wilson from ft wayne, IN  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:29 PM

Shannon Seegers has done a great job. Love the colors and the alivenees of her work.

David from Fort Wayne  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:04 PM

SHANNON!!! :)

erika from chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 3:03 PM

Stacy Portilla and Shannon Seegers

Dan Hunoway from Tinley Park  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:54 PM

SHANNON SEEGERS!!!

Jackson from chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:51 PM

Jane Arvis

Alison  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:50 PM

Shannon Seegers

Sarah   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:48 PM

Shannon Seegers!!

Julie from Chicago, IL  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:42 PM

JANE ARVIS!!!

alyssa  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:40 PM

Jane Arvis

Matt  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:40 PM

Shannon

Annie Hussey from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:40 PM

Shannon Seeger's garments are my favorite, but it is so hard to choose! The senior collection this year was very strong!

Lauren from Glen Ellyn  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:40 PM

I vote for Jane Arvis!

Monica from Ann Arbor  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:34 PM

Shannon Seegers. Beautiful!

Kathleen S. from elmwood park  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:31 PM

Shannon!

Kimberly  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:31 PM

I vote for Shannon Seegers as that is the clothing line more towards my style. Good luck Shannon and take the fashion world by storm!

Ashley  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:26 PM

Jane Arvis

Amanda   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:22 PM

Shannon Seegers!!

Andrea  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:19 PM

Shannon Seegers - - love her collection!

Randy Kapp  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:18 PM

JANE ARVIS

KP  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:17 PM

Stephanie Foley

Randy  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:17 PM

JANE ARVIS!

Mary Jane  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:16 PM

Jane Arvis

karen kapp  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:15 PM

JANE ARVIS

KAREN   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:14 PM

GO JANE ARVIS!

Ellen  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:14 PM

Shannon's collection!

KCK  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:11 PM

Shannon Seegers

Stephanie  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:10 PM

Shannon!

Andrea  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:07 PM

Shannon Seegers!! I would love to wear her designs

David  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:05 PM

Shannon Seegers

Danielle DiTirro from Cleveland hts  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 2:00 PM

Shannon Seegers for sure!!!

Melyssa P  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:59 PM

Jane Arvis!!

Radd boness  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:57 PM

Jane Arvis for sure!

Brent Smythe from Carol Stream  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:55 PM

Ursula Rivera

Janet from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:51 PM

Jane Arvis!

Kate  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:51 PM

Shannon Seegers

Zero B. Awesome  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:50 PM

Jane Arvis

Britney from Fort Wayne, IN  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:49 PM

Shannon Seegers! Her concept went PERFECTLY with the garments she created. They are fashion-forward and something I could see myself wearing daily!

Bridget  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:48 PM

I love you collection Shannon Seegers!

Marlene from Elmhurst  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:48 PM

Shannon Seegers!!!

Jamie  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:48 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Molly  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:47 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Laura  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:47 PM

Shannon Seegers! :)

Theresa   

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:47 PM

Shannon Seegers!!

sjffnmbfaf  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:47 PM

Shannon S.

Catherine A. from Houston  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:46 PM

I vote for Shannon Seegers! Simply beautiful! Great job.

Jamie  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:46 PM

Shannon Seegers

Colleen from Ocnomowoc  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:46 PM

SHANNON!!!!

Emily  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:46 PM

Shannon!

Corrie  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:44 PM

Shannon Seegers!

Chris Randazzo  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:31 PM

Jane Arvis, for sure. I love how unique the dresses look! The layers are fantastic as well.

Jordan  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:25 PM

Jane Arvis

B  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:17 PM

Jane Arvis, Please!

John B. from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:09 PM

All of the designs looked stunning. But my vote goes to Jane Arvis for her captivating concepts, and lovely blend of textures and colors.

laura from Brookfield  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 1:04 PM

Jane Arvis- creative and unique style yet trendy and wearable.

Julie M from Brookfield  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:58 PM

Jane Arvis: Inspiration uninterrupted!!!!!!!

Lisa H  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:54 PM

Jane Arvis!

T  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:53 PM

Jane Arvis!!

Chris  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:52 PM

Jane Arvis.

Ck  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:51 PM

Jane Arvis! Beautiful work

John G  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:51 PM

Jane Arvis

Kim  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:50 PM

Jane Arvis for sure. Unique designs with clean looks!

Patrick  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:44 PM

Jane Arvis!

indy from lyons  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:43 PM

i'm a big fan of bees, i'm going with jane arvis!

Bethany  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:42 PM

My vote goes to Jane Arvis, because her work is extraordinary. Always a fan.

Izzy from Chicago  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:42 PM

Jane Arvis!! Thoughtful, smart concepts and beautiful designs.

SJB  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:40 PM

Jane Arvis.

Sam  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:40 PM

Jane Arvis!

Toni  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:38 PM

Jane Arvis!!!! love u doll face!!!

KB  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:36 PM

Jane arvis

Kent  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:34 PM

Jane Arvis all the way.

Jameson  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:31 PM

Jane Arvis!!

Meghan  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 12:29 PM

Danielle Moorhouse!!!

Jenny  

Posted: May 18th, 2011 9:45 AM

I was and remain in awe of this year's senior collections. It was lovely meeting the senior designers. My vote is unwaveringly for Miss Jane Arvis. It takes pure creativity and a dash of courage to draw inspiration from such a humble creature, all the while maintaining her whimsical touch.

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