Academy of Art University Makes Headlines During Fashion Week

Anyone who knows anything about fashion knows that fashion week is a big thing. When fashion week comes around, anyone who wants to make themselves known, they strive to make it onto the runway. The problem however is that most people who want into this business are not as talented as they hope to be. It is very rare to actually find someone who has the talent to actually make themselves known.

 

On September 9th, 2017, the Academy of Art University put on the 21st runway showcase at the Skylight Clarkson Square. This is the actual residence for anything related to style during this week. When the runway showcase was over, ten people who were recent graduates of the university were debuted. There was 5 womenswear collections along with 2 menswear and 2 collections that were collaborated together.

 

The designers who were featured come from all backgrounds. They came from China, Maine and many places in between. Each of them held their own idea and showcased each of their own techniques. When it comes to impressing someone, the one person that is hardest to impress is Ms. J Alexander. You might know the name from America’s Next Top Model.

 

Many talented designers have emerged from the art school since its opening in 1929. What was once founded by Richard S. Stephens has grown into a massive school with over 280 full time teachers and a large number of part-time staff. Currently they offer classes to over 12,000 students each year.

 

The privately held school is one of the biggest properties owned in San Francisco. The main portion of the campus is situated on New Montgomery Street which is located in the South Market district. The school also owns and maintains the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum. Inside of the museum there are 200 vintage cars that have been labeled as the rarest cars on the market as well as the most valuable of all cars. The collection has been featured by Forbes with a value of over 70 million dollars. The school is much more than just an art school. It also houses a sports team which has won awards at the Pacific West Conference Championships.

 

Julia Jackson – a Young Entrepreneur in the Wine Business

Julia Jackson was born in 1988 in San Francisco, California. She is a graduate of Scripps College where she obtained a B.A in Studio Art in 2010. She also has a certificate in general management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Julia is currently a spokesperson for Cambria Estates Winery’s. She is also a winemaker in the company as well as in the international sales team where they introduce wine to new drinkers. Julia is a Co-founder of Rex Apps.

Barbara is Julia’s mother whom she acknowledges as her role model. They both work at the Cambria Estates and Jackson Family Wines which was established in 1987 by her mother. Her mother oversees the operations as the owner of the company.

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With the inspiration from Barbara, her mother, Julia founded a philanthropic program dubbed Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a program that recognizes and empowers women to inspire others. The program gives an award of $100,000 every year to non-profit organizations that empower women promoting equity and community work. The program also recognizes women achievers and those that can be models for young girls.

Julia posits that her father has always believed in women doing business hence choosing to do business with his wife. She has been putting efforts to shine in the wine business which has been dominated by men in California. She works with Katherine, her sister in their family company as vintners.

Jacksons family Wines’ have had a long history of sustainable grape farming. Their company, Cambria Estates Winery, focuses on vineyards owned by individuals and also the soil types. Cambria Wineries has two vineyards named after Julia and her sister, Katherine. One is Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard. Wine Enthusiast named this wine as the wine of the year in 2010.

Julia hopes for her family to continue with the wine business since it is also another way of keeping her father’s legacy whom together with his wife conceived the wines company idea.

Synopsis of Squaw Valley Water Quality

On November 8th, 2016, Placer County Department of Environmental Health issued a statement regarding the discovery of a minor water quality issue at Squaw Valley’s Upper Mountain. Since the discovery of the issue, the quality of the water has improved drastically, according to a statement by Wesley Nicks, director of Placer County Environmental Health.

 

The contamination was caused by torrential rains that overburdened the recently revamped water system, but it’s important to note that water was never available to the public, and there was no imminent threat to public health.

 

Squaw Valley moved swiftly to address the issue and ensure the safety and quality of their customer’s experience, and consulted the Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. The issue hasn’t affected the experience of guests at Squaw Valley’s Gold Coast and High Camp slopes as they had access to all facilities and were provided with free bottled drinking water.

 

Officials at Squaw Valley have reassured the public that the contaminated system will not return to normal use until deemed absolutely safe by water safety experts and public health officials. It’s clear that the issue won’t stop the public from enjoying Squaw Valley’s renowned ski resort, and that they are taking the necessary steps to ensure their customer’s safety and enjoyment of winter sports and all other services on the mountain.

 

Squaw Valley has been cooperating with public health officials and will keep the public up to date on the issue, and bring the existing water system back into use as soon as it is deemed absolutely safe.

 

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