Academy of Art University Graduates Showcase Their Designs

Skylight Clarkson Square was the location for Academy of Art University’s 21st presentation at New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2017. During the 15-minutes on the runway, graduate-designers presented one-of-a-kind menswear and womenswear lines.

The designers graduated the Academy of Art University with either a Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) or Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA).

  • Dina Marie Lam, MFA Fashion Design, hails from Los Angeles, California.
  • Ryan Yu, MFA Fashion Design, was born and raised in Shenyang, Liaoning, China.
  • SayaShen from Beijing, China holds an MFA in Fashion Design.
  • Eden Slezin, MFA Fashion Design, is from the San Fransisco Bay area.
  • Hailun Zhou was born and raised in Qing Dao, China graduated with an MFA in Fashion design.
  • Jelly Shan, MFA Fashion Design, hails from Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
  • Joanna Jadallah, BFA Menswear Fashion Design, was born in Chicago and grew up in Orange County, California.
  • Cana Klebanoff, BFA Knitwear Design, was born in Queens, New York.
  • Carlos Rodriguez, BFA Womenswear, grew up in Clarksburg, California and born in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Academy of Art University, headquartered in San Francisco, California, was established in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens who was the creative director at Sunset Magazine. President Dr. Elisa Stephens and Chairman Emeritus Richard S. Stephens focus on graduating students educated in current and emerging trends. In addition to Fashion Design, they offer degrees in 21 areas of study which ranges from acting to web design.

Students can participate in accredited AA, BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and a Master’s of Architecture degree programs. The Academy of Art University offers continuing art education and pre-college programs. Future designers have the option of attending classes at the campus or online. According to the university’s brochure, there are over 15,000 students enrolled in their programs.

Some of their notable alumni include Whitney Martin, who worked as a storyboard artist for Fox’s “King of the Hill.” The Academy of Art University alum Deanne Fitzmaurice is a 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner for her photo essay, which focused on the experiences of an Iraqi child’s experiences during the war. They also boast a graduate who won a Student Academy Award, AlyceTzue.

Dallas Brazilian Butt Lift & Why Cosmetic Surgery Is Booming There

One of the most prevalent problems we face in America right now is obesity and so many people are taking the necessary steps to achieve a healthier body and lifestyle. One of the most common occurrences for people after losing excess body fat is the remaining saggy skin.


There are many natural methods for removing this issue but these do not always work for everyone and so the saggy skin can persist which can significantly compromise self confidence and feel like all of the hard work to lose the weight was for nothing.


When the natural methods fall short, one of the most commonly commonly remedies is found through plastic surgery. One of the areas of the body most commonly plagued with saggy skin is the buttocks.


A butt lift could be the answer and like most cosmetic procedures, it can be part of a more complete body contouring package. One form of butt lift that has become very popular is the Brazilian butt lift, which differs from a standard butt lift in a couple of ways. A Brazilian butt lift is designed to add more roundness and subtle curves to the backside.


One of the most vital things to bear in mind when considering cosmetic surgery is to ensure you have a healthy body. When your body is healthy it will not only make you a better candidate for the procedure but it will also assist your body to heal after.


One of the best areas to have any cosmetic procedure done right now is in the Dallas, Texas area of the United States. It is currently home to some of the most skilled surgeons, such as the staff at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or Highland Park Plastic Surgery or through individual surgeons such as Dr. Sam Jejurikar.


Dr. Sameer Jejurikar: Getting to Know the Plastic Surgeon Born to Help

Dr. Sameer Jejurikar known as Dr. Sam by friends and patients has been in the field of plastic surgery for years. His skills are continually refined as he continues to grow because perfection is just something to reach for. Dr. Sam has been working for the respected Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, which is in the heart of Texas. There, he has not only elevated the service provided by the organization but has also been able to change people’s lives. Dr. Jejurikar is known for being a warm and understanding surgeon, who connects with his patients, which is part of the reason many search him out.


His colleagues find Dr. Sam’s work to be inspiring because it is easy to see that he is quite passionate and meticulous about every surgery he performs. It is also obvious to many that his expertise goes beyond clinical since some say his work is artwork. Dr. Sam focuses on reconstructive surgery to help those who have had gone through an ordeal that has left some part of their bodies in disarray. He is also an expert on the face, body, and breasts. Another aspect that makes Dr. Sam’s approach beloved is he takes a very personalized approach. He wants to ensure that the patient feels like he or she is part of the procedure and takes his or her opinions seriously.


It should be noted that Dr. Jejurikar’s willingness to help goes beyond the doors of the cosmetic institution where he works. He has also volunteered with the organization known as Smile Bangladesh. This group gathers a number of physicians and medical experts for a trip each year to Bangladesh in order to help kids who do not have the money for medical care. Dr. Sam’s trips are highlights of his life, and he is excited to help. His medical missions and Dr. Sam’s dedication to his patients show just how much he belongs in this industry.

Dallas-Based Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, Specializes in Brazilian Butt Lift Enhancement


Nabors CEO, Anthony Petrello

The Hurricane Harvey that happened in 2017 left many families homeless by destroying their shelters. Streets became inaccessible as they were flooded and infrastructure got destroyed. The hard hit Houston and Texas areas were able to receive prompt relief from charitable organizations. Led by its CEO Antony Petrello, who is passionate about charity, Nabors Industry was not left behind.

The company offered relief through cooking in large production for the affected families. Apart from being in the kitchen, Nabors employees were always available when their services were needed during the operation. In addition, the company and its CEO donated some substantial amount of money towards the relief. This is one way of Nabors Industries giving back to the community.

Tony Petrello is socially responsible and takes philanthropic works seriously. He and his wife Cynthia loves donating together. They have donated generously towards the treatment of neurological orders and their efforts have seen Texas Children Hospital launch Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The institution has been working on new developments on this treatment and Tony believes that it is almost finding the cure.


As a mathematician, Tony values education and the professors who teach students to becoming better persons in the future. One of his most remarkable contributions to the heroes of education was the honorable sendoff he donated towards the burial of his former mathematics professor at the University of Yale. He was among the Yale University alumni that contributed handsomely which also motivated other alumni in contributing towards the same.

As Nabors Industries grow, Tony has made it an objective to grow the charitable donations as well. He believes that charity should grow and those benefiting from it should also experience consistence in relief.

Antony came from a poor family but through determination and hard work, he has been able to become one of the most successful people at the United States. Although he had an outstanding intelligence in mathematics, Tony did not pursue it in his future life but instead, he opted to practice his Law field.

He is that kind of leader that does not benefit in the expense of others. He believes in equality and honesty. In his term as the CEO at the Nabors Industries and among the topmost paid at the United States, Tony is quick to argue that his salary should not be fixed but should change as the profits of the company changes. That is a decline in the profits would translate to a reduction of his salary. This is almost impossible to hear from leaders of his caliber but well, he makes it possible.