September 28, 2012


HAPPY FALL SEMESTER EVERYONE! FFP IS BACK! We are looking for new bloggers for the Fall 2012 Semester! If you are a member of FFP and are interested in writing for us, below are some details:

If you haven't already, navigate yourself around the blog! Get a feel for which section you are interested in writing for and familiarize yourself with the style.

To Apply:

There are currently there are four writing sections to apply for:
1. Ram Runway: Featuring fashions of Fordham’s female students
2. Maroon man: Featuring fashions of Fordham’s male students
3. Couture for the College Girl: “Look for Less” articles--taking high end pieces/trends and finding similar ones for student friendly prices
4. Intern Diaries: Documenting one’s fashion interning experiences (If your company does not want you to reveal its name, you can always change it, please ask your internship what they would prefer)
  • Your post should consist of 250-500 words
  • If writing for Maroon Man/Ram Runway, discuss the look that your subject is wearing, what you like about it, and how someone else could replicate the items from it. If you want to include links that will be posted in your article please put them to the right of the word in parenthesis 
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  • Pictures (Maroon Man/Ram Runway): Please make sure to take photos with a REAL CAMERA and NOT a cell phone camera. Make sure they are clear and quality photos. Do not crop, add text, and/or add filters to the photos!
  • Couture for the College Girl: Don’t worry about formatting it exactly like the current blog posts. A word document with photos will work fine for now!
  • Also, please mention any writing/blog experience you had in the past/currently!
  • Please write in a word document & e-mail as an attachment
  • Email to
To Apply:
  • We see what your editing capabilities are!
  • After we receive blogging submissions on 10/3, we will forward you some of these posts to be edited.
  • Please make as many or as little changes to the articles in either any color (that is noticeable against the black text).
  • You don’t need to have any prior experience with editing but please indicate any that you do have!
  • E-mail your responses to

If you meet the qualifications, you will receive an email with more details about your position!

Remember! You aren’t restricted to the categories above! Please feel free to come up with new ideas that you think would make for great sections! You can also apply formore than one section. Also note: you may apply for editor and blogger, but you may not be both.

Can’t wait to read your posts! Have fun & Happy Friday!

May 22, 2012

Thank You!

We want to thank everyone that helped make this blog a huge success this semester!

Sama Habib has been involved in FFP since freshman year. She loved working with the blog team this semester and looks forward to being the clubs Executive PR Coordinator for the 2012/2013 school year! She would describe her own fashion style as New England prep meets southern chic, but anyone who knows her would add that she has an unhealthy obsession with headbands. Although not an artist herself,she believes that fashion is the most powerful art there is and uses it to show the world who she is and who she'd like to be.

Caitlin Van Horn is a junior studying English & Medieval Studies. She is pretty fashionably inept, but luckily has two stylish roomies to dress her in the morning, and all the wisdom of the Ram Runway posts she edits. In her spare time she likes reading books with lots of footnotes.

Katie Garrity is a sophomore at Fordham University. She has worked hard in making sure many of the blog posts for FFP are error free!

The Ram Runway
Alex Casolaro is currently a junior at Fordham University and is a Communications and Media Studies major. Alex is completely enticed with the fashion world and living in New York City has only inspired her more to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She is greatly influenced by photographing and documenting street style and keeping tabs on the happenings of the fashion industry locally and globally.

Bryn Evans is a junior at Fordham University where she majors in Communications and Media studies. Originally from Washington, DC, she has been dreaming of a career in the fashion industry since a young age. She absolutely loves the energy of NYC and the amazing opportunities it has to offer!
Nicole Fishstein was born outside Chicago, then spent a chunk of childhood in Atlanta, flew over to New Jersey, and then found herself at Fordham University. She always had a love for fashion (she used to want to attend college for clothing design), but decided to go to business school instead for fashion marketing. Nicole knows, whatever career path she chooses, fashion will always be a part of her life.

Briana Rotello is a junior at Fordham Campus, Rose Hill. She grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended Wootton High School. She had always pictured herself living in New York City, and after she found Fordham University, she was able to put her dreams into action. She picked Fordham University for both its academic integrity, strong focus on writing, and its location. She is planning on majoring in Communications. Briana aspires to be a fashion journalist after college and appreciates all the learning opportunities offered to her in the great city of New York. She is ecstatic to experience more of the fashion world, and to learn more about the art of writing.

Couture for the College Girl
Sara Jansson is a senior at Fordham University, majoring in English. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Sara finds inspiration in the fashions and fast-paced lifestyle of New York City.

Reylisa Anico is a senior at Fordham University where she majors in Psychology and minors in Business Administration. Reylisa believes that fashion is the ultimate form of expression. She creates her own style by observing the greatest runway of all; the streets of New York City. Combining styles and making them your own all while trying to keep a happy wallet is a challenge; but somebody has to do it.

Maygan Anthony is a junior at Fordham University, double majoring in International Political Economy and Anthropology and minoring in Arabic. Her hobbies include community service, traveling, and staying fit. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Maygan has had a love of fashion and writing from an early age. She finds inspiration from fashionistas like Emily Schuman, Coco Chanel, and Vera Wang, and enjoys creating high-end looks at an affordable price.

Maroon Man
Colin Croughan is currently a sophomore at Fordham University and is a Communications and Media Studies major. After first modeling in the club’s annual show last year, Colin has become inspired to combine his interests in fashion and journalism. Colin hopes to pursue a career in the men’s’ fashion world and has come to love Fordham’s urban environment and close proximity to the city. Though Colin is excited to exhibit many Rose Hill fashion trends, he is particularly interested in sharing trends in men’s fashion that are low-effort, stylish, affordable.

Intern Diaries
Christina Corrado is currently a junior at Fordham University. She is a Marketing major in the Gabelli School of Business. Originally from Summit, New Jersey, Christina has always made time to get into New York City for internships, shopping, events, and more! Christina aspires to have a business career in the fashion industry.

Sponsorship Bloggers
Noelle Tomulich (also writer for Couture for the College Girl Fall 2011) is a junior at Fordham University where she majors in political science and psychology. This is the native New Jerseyan's second year working for the Fashion For Philanthropy blog and she is beyond excited to help her friends find stylish, catwalk-inspired steals at affordable, college-friendly prices. If only there was a financial aid application for a college girl's wardrobe!

Ellen Wray is a junior at Fordham University where she is a Communications and Media Studies major. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Ellen always dreamed of living and studying in New York City. She has always found inspiration in New York’s forward-thinking fashion scene and is excited to be experiencing it first hand.

Thank you to all of our bloggers, editors, sponsors, and club members who made it all possible! Have a great summer everyone! See you next semester!

May 21, 2012

Featured: Seventeen Magazine Comes to Fordham!

Molly Ritterbeck FCRH '10 and Yesenia Almonte FCRH '97
at Rose Hill Commons

On April 12, Fordham students and fashionistas had a great opportunity to speak with Yesenia Almonte, beauty editor at Seventeen Magazine, and Molly Ritterbeck, beauty assistant at Seventeen Magazine. Both Yesenia and Molly are Fordham Graduates and came to talk about some great tips for making it in the magazine business and beauty and fashion journalism.

What did we learn about careers in communication and working with Seventeen?

1. Be yourself in interviews! Employers look for sincerity and genuine characters to add to their teams.
2. Be sure to network! You don't know who might be able to help you out when looking for a job.
3. Experience is key. Working at great internships will be beneficial to a career after school.
4. Take advantage of the opportunities around you including the events held by Career Services and the city, of course!
5. Be prepared for an exciting job! Working in the magazine business is full of new projects and experiences to be had.

Be sure to join in on more events by checking out Fordham Career Services on Facebook and following them on Twitter @FordhamCareers. Be sure to check the new Career Services Blog for more events too!