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Fashion Camp OC!


Budding fashionistas can take part in a summer camp that caters to kids as young as eight up to college age students who are interested in following their fashion dreams.

Fashion Camp OC is currently offered at the OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, giving young fashionistas the knowledge and tools needed to tap into their creativity, learn about design and style as well as taking part in a Project Runway-type competition.

It’s also designed to promote self-confidence and hone fashion skills including merchandising, special events, fashion shows, and visual displays. The camp series was founded by Erin Bianchi, a fashion Industry veteran, who is also a part-time fashion instructor at Orange Coast College.

The camps are designed for juniors (ages 8 to 12); teens (ages 13 to 17); and college students (18 plus). Fashion Camp costs $250, plus a $50 material fee.

There are several weeks of Camps available starting today through the week of Aug. 8, which is the advanced week. It’s designed for students who may want to take a second week of camp, so all activities are unique from previous weeks. To register and find out more information, visit

Fashion Camp OC at The OC Mart Mix is at 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa.


Summer Photo Contest!

OC Fair Are you getting the picture that this year's OC Fair is all about eating? We’re asking Greer’s OC readers who attend the "Let's Eat!"-themed fair this year to shoot pics of their favorite foods. Whether it be deep-fried Kool-Aid, deep-fried brownies, deep-fried Girl Scout cookies, or tried and true deep fried butter, we want to see what you’re eating. So send your OC Fair pic to Gretchen at and we'll post them on our Facebook page. Please make sure to include your name, date the photo was taken and a brief description.

We will pick a winner each Friday through the duration of the Fair. The winner this week will receive a $25 gift card to Zpizza.

The Fair is open Wednesday to Sunday through Aug. 24. The OC Fair & Event Center is off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit

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