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February 11, 2009

Baltimore City Community College
Liberty Campus, New Building, Common Area, 12 Noon
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215


Ms. Rosemary Reed Miller, author of THE THREADS OF TIME, THE FABRIC OF HISTORY (38 profiles of Afro-American Designers from 1850 to 2007), will be speaking about the role and contributions of selected African-American designers to the world of fashion. Ms. Miller holds a BA from Temple University. As an educator, she taught at Prince Georges Community College, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia.

Rosemary E. Reed Miller, Author, THE THREADS OF TIME, THE FABRIC OF HISTORY, 38 profiles of Afro-American Designers from 1850 to the Present. 2007, 288 pp, Photos, ISBN 09709731-0-3, $24.95, Available in book stores, and at URL: Tel. 202- 723-9007.

Accompanying Ms. Miller will be Ms. Paula Brooks. Ms. Brooks is the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions to the local fashion industry. She received the Council for Equal Business Opportunity in recognition for being the first African-American woman to operate a fashion boutique in a major mall that she owned and operated with her family for thirty-five years. Ms. Brooks will be speaking about her Mother, the late Pauline Brooks, who started the business along with her sister Geneva France and her daughter Paula. In addition, Ms. Brooks will address some of the designers, milliners, NAFAD members, and other retail merchants that contributed to Baltimore's rich fashion industry.

Both lectures will be accompanied by videos or PowerPoint presentations.

February 18, 2009

Baltimore City Community College
Liberty Campus, New Building, Common Area, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Fashion Designer and product developer, Ms. Dyanne Marte will be speaking about WEARING THE RIGHT COLORS FOR YOU.  Ms. Marte has over ten years experience in the fashion field. She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from The Savannah College of Art and Design and a Master's in Design Management from Pratt Institute. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the Fashion Program at BCCC. The presentation will help the audience understand color and how to wear it. The event will also explore how a person can wear prints, stripes, and bold patterns successfully. Models will be used as examples of how color and pattern can enhance the visual image. The lecture will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available on the premises. For additional information, contact Sally Di Marco at or call 410-986-5522


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