Cactus Fashion

{October 9, 2009}   Two fashion professionals coming to Tucson!

We’ve got two very exciting events happening in Tucson this month and next month. See below:


Celebrity Fashion Stylist
Kristi Brooks
is coming to Pima West’s
Fashion Design & Clothing Department

About Kristi Brooks…(

Upon completion of her degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM), Kristi Brooks worked in the wardrobe departments for celebrity entertainment programs such as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider as well as The Hallmark Channel network. In addition, Kristi has been a style contributor for E! News and TV Guide Channel, along with several local network morning shows.

Combining her love for high-fashion glamour and the excitement of Hollywood, Kristi began celebrity dressing for prime time TV shows and big budget movies. Working with designers such as: Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Versace, Missoni, Fendi and Marchesa, Kristi has built a strong relationship with the world’s leading fashion houses. For the last four years, Kristi has been dressing actress Sharon Stone with her work appearing in InStyle, People, Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly, Ebony and More magazine.

You won’t want to miss her talk and the opportunity to meet this talented and industry-recognized celebrity fashion stylist!

When: Friday, October 23rd at 12:30 PM

Where: Fashion Design & Clothing Department Lab – Pima West – Room HG-07 (Tucson Building)

For more info: Georgeanne Fimbres @ 206-3334 / or
Nancy Spaulding @ 206-3028 /

World Renowned Patternmaker & Textbook Author

Helen Joseph- Armstrong

is coming to Pima Community College’s West Campus Fashion Design & Clothing Department
About Helen…

Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. She has attended UCLA, USC, CSULB, and is a graduate of the Fashion Center at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College where she now teaches. She has been a sportswear designer for 18 years and is also a consultant, lecturer, teacher, and author Patternmaking for Fashion Design, published by Prentice Hall,is a comprehensive text covering virtually all aspects of pattern design and patternmaking in the context of contemporary fashion. It is widely used as required reading at many fashion design schools around the world since 1985 when the first edition was published. Helen has been described as “Patternmaking Royalty”!

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to meet and talk with Helen about her work as a designer/professor, her publishing career, and the latest edition (5th edition) of her newest patternmaking text. Her books are used in over 41 countries worldwide in colleges/universities all across the U.S.

When: Tuesday, November 10th at 5:30 PM (reception);
discussion begins at 6 PM

Where: Fashion Design & Clothing Department Lab – Pima West Campus
Room HG-07 (Tucson Building); see college website for map.

R.V.S.P. / more info: Nancy Spaulding @ 206-3028 /

In addition: Lisa Shanley from Wild Ginger Software will be here, too, and will provide Q & A as well as demo her patternmaking software.

This is an evening you won’t want to miss!



Much thanks to you and your team for putting together the event last evening. It was so fun to hear Helen speak and Lisa was a wealth of information!

(ASDP member, Tempe, AZ)

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