Wednesday, October 23, 2013

IADT + Pointe Orlando

First of all, thank you so much to Lisa Holaday for giving me this incredible opportunity, and to be able to be a part of, and blog about this cool partnership between The International Academy of Design and Technology and Pointe Orlando.

Pointe Orlando is a beautiful and exceptional shopping and dining area. It houses world class shops, and restaurants, there is really nothing else like it in the central Florida area. IADT is an academy with locations all over the US, where students go to get their associates or bachelors degrees in design, media arts, marketing, or technology. The dedicated staff aims to help you develop your abilities and prepare you for these exciting professional arenas. IADT and Pointe Orlando have teamed up for a second time, to showcase a few lucky IADT Visual Merchandising and Fashion Design students ideas. By showcasing their creations at the entertainment and shopping complex. They've been offered a store window where they will be able to design and advertise for IADT, while also showcasing the talent of the individuals and at the same time brings even more fashion, upcoming trends, and beauty into Pointe Orlando. It's a win-win for everyone!
The idea is to give these students who are studying the art of visual merchandising and fashion design, a real world experience by working within a retail environment.
 The students were given a theme and were then asked to come up with a window design draft to convey that theme, then present their ideas to the Pointe Orlando Team. 

Here is the window space they are going to design!

Make sure you stay tuned for an upcoming post on the exciting unveiling of the completed window, happening on November 7th!

As we found out at the group meeting, the students went above and beyond and definitely delivered! Lisa Holaday {Commercial Leasing Specialist for Pointe Orlando}, Natalie Khosrozadeh {Marketing Coordinator for Pointe Orlando}, Susie Findell {Professional Blogger}, Maria Rexach {Community Relations Manager at IADT of Orlando}, and Chelsea McCown {Fashion Design and Merchandising Lead Faculty at IADT of Orlando}, who all listened to the students present their window designs and even offered their advice, their favorite aspects of each design and gave constructive criticism.

 Some of the top favorite aspects from the students designs included, a red carpet, fun textures like chains and paper flowers, dramatic lighting, framed magazine covers, and drop-dead-gorgeous dresses!

Here are the fabulous student designers and their visual boards!
Great job ladies!!

Pointe Orlando chose the best ideas, now they will work together to come up with the window. "We hope to give IADT students an opportunity every semester to put their talents to work."
-Lisa Holaday
{Commercial Leasing Specialist for Pointe Orlando}

Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando also has top notch fashion oriented stores, including one of my favorites: Charming Charlie! I want everything in that place... especially the bangle bracelets! Ooo la la!

Alright, so you've shopped till you dropped. Now for dinner and a show, head over to the Regal Cinema Box Office. It's the perfect date night escape.

Here is a list of some of what's on the upper and lower levels of Pointe Orlando, including the fabulous restaurants located throughout the complex. The only problem you'll have, is deciding where to go for lunch or dinner!! It's so hard to pick just one!

If there isn't enough to do and look at already, you have to stop what you're doing and take in all the unbelievable landscaping and gardening in and around the entire property! This is something so unique to Florida, because all of the malls and shopping centers in the sunshine state are roofed and closed in, but not this one! You get to enjoy the beautiful sunshine while shopping down the palm tree lined sidewalks.

If you're ever visiting Florida, be sure to visit Pointe Orlando, located off of I-drive!

Have Questions?

IADT Contact Info:
Chelsea McCown:
Maria Rexach: , Instagram

Pointe Orlando Contact Info:
Lisa Holaday:
Natalie Khosrozadeh: , Twitter

Professional Blogger Info:
Susie Findell:

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  1. Oh girl, I'm so proud of you! Finally, I'm reading this post! Just love love love it! Did I just see another Natalie in this post? Is she your mum's friend? I hope I'm right!

  2. WOAH , it's so creative and exciting !!


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