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Future Fashionistas

Future Fashionistas

When you were 5 years old, do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Well, these determined youngsters know exactly what they want and Future Fashionistas is where their dreams are self-crafted towards becoming a reality!

Future Fashionistas of Livingston, NJ inspires and empowers their students every day to think creatively and express themselves through fashion. Hallie Dennis, fashion designer by trade and owner of Future Fashionistas, is utilizing over 20 years of experience and changing the world of fashion as we know it. HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino visited the studio, where she spoke with Hallie to gain more insight into what Future Fashionistas is and what they do.

Aside from giving youngsters ages 5 to 18 a place to let their creativity run free, Future Fashionistas provides its students with real experience in the fashion world. They provide three different class sessions from fall to spring, which all lead into their huge annual event in June, The Future Fashionistas Fashion Show. From the lights to the music, runways and more, original pieces from each student are strutted down the runway by the young designers themselves.  This is the most talked about and anticipated fashion event in the area!

“We put together the real fashion show production because it teaches them the real art of fashion design,” explains Hallie. “There is no other program like this that provides the same experience for those who want a head start in achieving their dream towards becoming a fashion designer.”

This year’s fashion show will be held on June 4th at the Wilshire Grand Hotel of West Orange, NJ, and class registration is now open! For more information about Future Fashionistas and all that they offer, visit their website today.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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