Thursday, August 26, 2010

BLOG #002 FGI Cleveland and 20/30 Young Professional Club present: 4TH ANNUALDESIGNER SHOWCASE FASHION SHOW

It's been an exciting and busy week, and an even more busy weekend for me!
Myself, as well as designer friends Laurie Allen and Katie Wolfrum will be showing collections to support the fashion industry in Cleveland.  This will also be the LAST CHANCE to see my CIRCLE.SQUARE collection live on the runway. Don't miss out!
My favorite model who was killer in my CIRCLE.SQUARE photoshoot, Stephanie Giammarco, will be modeling some of my looks.

Come show your support for local fashion designers and Cleveland as the Fashion Group International Cleveland chapter and Cleveland's 20/30 Young Professionals Club come together to present their 4th Annual Designer Showcase Fashion Show!
For $10 Pre-sale tickets email
Facebook event: FGI Cleveland  and 20/30 Club: 4th Annual Designer Showcase Fashion Show
Friday August 27th
Doors open at 6PM - Meet the Designers
8PM - Runway Show

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BLOG #001: Check out my Fashion Flash article featured in the PlainDealer, 8/25/2010!

I was fortunate enough to be featured in the Plain Dealer's Fashion Flash section!  Finally, my bucket list dream of having an article written about me in a major newspaper has come true.

Check out my Fashion Flash article featured in the Plain Dealer (8/25/2010)!  It is a excellent interview article written by Plain Dealer's own Cleveland's fashion and pop culture queen, Andrea Simakis.  The print version has more pictures which I scanned and added for your viewing pleasure below.  More below the cut.  The full article can be read below or on here.
I even ended up making Andrea Simakis a customized version of the asymmetrical slash skirt I wore to the shoot, making her my first official customer to own a Lisa Malanij original. :]

Fashion designer and Kent State University grad Lisa Malanij talks to Fashion Flash

By Andrea Simakis, The Plain Dealer
The Plain DealerPublished: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 1:00 AM     Updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 9:28 AM

Lisa Malanij, 24, Detroit Shoreway
Fashion designer

What have you been up to since graduating from Kent State University in 2009?

I'm a freelance fashion designer, and I'm also doing my own collection, which I showed for Cincinnati Fashion Week and Cleveland Fashion Week. The collection is called Circle.Square . . . I'm looking for investors!

Monday, August 23, 2010

BLOG #000: Welcome to the Official Blog of Lisa Malanij!

Hello all!  Thanks to my web/graphic designer and Wordpress wizard, Mike Stone, my official portfolio website and blog are in business!!! Some big things coming up in the near fashion future I can't wait to share with all of you!

I promise to update regularly with news, trends, and exciting fashion related events going on around Cleveland.

Stay tuned!