Club Highlight: Fashion and Student Trends (FAST)

Emily is a student who goes to UCLA and makes the best out of everyday! A very involved member of FAST, she’s making here mark here on campus. Check out this interview On The Hill did with her on February 24th!

Beverly: What exactly is FAST? What do you do?
Emily: It stands for Fashion and Student Trends and it’s the only strictly fashion group on campus. It’s sort of an outlet for people who like fashion, but since there’s no major or minor it’s a way for them to delve more into that.

Beverly: What’s your favorite FAST event that you’ve helped put on and why?
Emily: During the year we do little things like shopping events in Westwood and speaker events. Our major event is our fashion show during spring quarter, which consists of only student designers, models, and photographers. It takes place in Ackerman Grand Ballroom and is a way to show off student talent.

Photo courtesy of Emily White

Photo courtesy of Emily White

Beverly: Do you have time to be involved in other on campus organizations besides FAST? If so, what are they and which do you enjoy most?

Emily: I’m in a lot of things. I’m in a sorority here on campus called Kappa Delta. I’m also a writer for Total Wellness Magazine, which is part of the Student Wellness Commission at UCLA, and I’m a part of TEACH. I also intern at a fashion company called Black Halo. It’s mostly celebrity clients.

Beverly: Did you ever live on the hill, and if so where?
Emily: I lived on the hill freshman year in Rieber Vista. I liked it a lot.

Beverly: What was your favorite dining hall?
Emily: I went to Hedrick all the time. Me and my friends would just go there and sit for hours because it was never crowded. I also went to Rendezvous a lot.

Beverly: Do you have a favorite band you’re listening to right now?
Emily: I really like Phantogram!

Photo courtesy of Emily White

Photo courtesy of Emily White

Beverly: And probably the most important question: who is your favorite designer?
Emily: Like that I wear or wish I could wear?

Beverly: Both.
Emily: Wish I could wear: Chloe, Proenza Schouler, and Mui Mui. That I actually wear: like Urban Outfitters and H&M…

Beverly: How can a student interested in FAST join?
Emily: You can apply at the beginning of the year into a committee. We recruit models and designers over fall quarter. We have about 100 participants total. We meet when we can. An average meeting consists of both administrative tasks and speaker event planning. We aren’t taking any more applications now but we can add you to our emailing list if you hit us up. We are, however, currently seeking backstage help. Our blog is fastatucla.com, for Facebook just look up FAST at UCLA, and our email is fastatucla@gmail.com.

Interview by Beverly Okhio

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