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Jeanette Getrost Sits Down with Women’s Wear Daily

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Fifth & Ninth’s partner, Jeanette Getrost, recently sat down with Women’s Wear Daily to discuss her up and coming projects. Read more below to see what Jeanette is up to! Stay on the lookout for Fifth & Ninth’s mention!

BETWEEN THE LINES: In New York for a Q&A at Spring Place and a happy hour at Camp David in Brooklyn on Thursday, Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator Jeanette Getrost discussed how the medium is coming back to life.

About 20 will be at the NYFW event at Spring and the crowd will be considerably livelier at Camp David, the co-working space for creatives started by Milk Studios’ Mazdack Rassi and Erez Shternlich. Getrost chalked up the renewed interest in fashion illustration to social media giving artists a platform to get their work out. In addition, “People get a little tired of new media and have this yearning for the past and they want things to be handmade. You can see the same Instagram posts on a daily basis but with artists they are creating something new that you’ve never seen before.

A few years ago she worked for “Project Runway” one season. Sketching the winning looks from each episode for a social media campaign. Next week she will be live sketching at a Ferragamo event in Los Angeles. Getrost, whose work can be found on Absolut Art, also has a line of phone cases coming out with Fifth & Ninth. And she recently did some package design for Kate Somerville that can be found in Sephora. Forerunners such as René Gruau and David Downton, as well as Isaac Mizrahi’s illustrations are among her favorites. “Fashion illustration offers a new way to look at collections even if it’s current runways,” Getrost said…… READ MORE AT Women’s Wear Daily- http://wwd.com/.

 

To shop the Jeanette Getrost x Fifth & Ninth iPhone case collection, click the link here.

Jeanette Getrost Collab: The Scoop

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“Some days are driven by inspiration and I feel this incredible desire to express myself. The process is really my favorite part because I feel most at peace when creating.” — Getrost

We are so excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with Jeanette Getrost, a freelance fashion illustrator who was named one of the industry’s most in-demand illustrators by none other than Vogue magazine!

Throughout the course of her career, Getrost has worked with many luxury brand clients such as Dior, Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Tiffany & Co. Not to mention, she’s also been featured in our some of our favorite magazines including Vogue, Flaunt, and W Mag! So basically, we’re obsessed.

As you can see through her gorgeous illustrations, Jeanette has a unique take on fashion that’s inspired by not only designers, but also the beautiful world around her. She treasures the vintage aesthetic that’s created through her delicate, exaggerated lines, which we thought would look stunning on a phone case. Jeanette is always working to achieve her vision, and our squad is thrilled to be apart of the process.

Much like us here at Fifth & Ninth, most of Jeanette’s business is done through social media, especially Instagram. She has an insane following of 107K loyal followers, with thousands of likes constantly flooding each photo. So, I guess we’re not the only ones who are obsessed with everything that is Jeanette Getrost.

Aside from her incredible collaborations with esteemed brands, Jeanette also sells her own original artwork online, ranging from fifty-dollar silhouette paintings to three-hundred and fifty dollar fashion illustrations. These feminine artworks are the perfect designs for every aspect of a fashionista’s life. They work flawlessly for wall art, clothing graphics, and everything in between.

In fact, here at Fifth & Ninth, we thought they were so great that we wanted to put them on our cases! 

We are so excited to announce that we have created the most feminine, artistic, inspired, and just plain PERFECT phone case that you’re going to be hopelessly in love with. To learn more about the specifics of our collab, click here!

We seriously cannot wait for you to see it, because we know you’re going to be just as obsessed as we are! So, keep your eye out for this collab, because it’s definitely one you won’t want to miss! 

XOXO,

The Squad at Fifth & Ninth

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Want to learn more about Jeanette and her career? Click the link here to read more.

Spotlight on: Bryce McGillivray

It’s every Rhode Island born fashionista’s dream. Graduate from the University of Rhode Island with your first textile kit in hand, pack your bags, and head to the big city. That’s exactly what our Creative Director, Bryce McGillivray, did when she graduated in 2014. However, Bryce’s dream was completely revamped once she experienced New York first hand.

Following her graduation, Bryce took a bold step and took on an unpaid internship at Bismark Phillips Communications and Media, a PR agency that represents some of the most famous names in the fashion industry. With the experience she gained, a door was then opened for her as an Executive Assistant for Kelly Cutrone, who gained her fame being a public relations mogul in NYC. Although the experience was incredible, it gave Bryce a new mindset to realize her heart belonged home. “These two experiences gave me a very clear understanding of how tough the fashion industry is, and it wasn’t necessarily what I had set out in the beginning”, Bryce explained.

Returning home to Rhode Island, Bryce reconsidered where she wanted to take her career. After reconnecting with Mark Mesrobian, the Executive Vice President of Fifth & Ninth’s parent company, Complete Sourcing Solutions, she accepted a position as the social media and marketing coordinator.

As the saying goes, you can take the fashionista out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the fashionista (or that’s how we say it here at F&N!). After working as the social media and marketing manager for a few months, Bryce’s passion for fashion and design was pushing her to accomplish more. She then developed into a Creative Director for a new in house brand, Fifth & Ninth. The name was inspired by the fashion garment district, “where trends are born.”

Given the freedom to let her creative side soar, Fifth & Ninth took off. In it’s most recent endeavor, F&N has partnered with several online celebrities and social media influencers, such as Smashbox Cosmetics Lip Editor in Chief, Vlada Haggerty, (you can purchase her case here!?) to create a line of cobranded iPhone cases. In the future, the company is looking to expand into lifestyle products such as sunglasses and watches.

Since launching the brand, Bryce has been passionate about providing internships to local Rhode Island girls so they can get industry experience in their own backyard. In addition, the company also took on eight extraordinary College Brand Ambassadors (stay tuned to read about the program)! Bryce’s advice to young female entrepreneurs is to “take the low paying job, the free internship, feel what it is like to be at the bottom and struggle.”

The sky’s the limit and the opportunities are endless when it comes to F&N’s future. Bryce has the vision to expand their tech accessories to more than just phone cases and beauty banks, potentially adding sunglasses, watches, handbags, and so on. Bryce is also newly engaged (???) so a wedding collection could potentially be on her mind.

Bryce does an exceptional job at representing the city in the Ocean State, by influencing girls to believe that you don’t have to be in New York to be successful in the fashion industry. For more behind the scenes about F&N, check out our article in the Providence Journal and Rhode Island Monthly. To keep up with our Creative Director Bryce, follow her blog Blonde in Boutins.

Xoxo, F&N Squad ?

Joanna Vongphuomy “Fallspiration”

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We’re falling into Autumn with Joanna Vongphuomy!

The story behind the phone case

“Keep it simple and classy, yet different and bold; that’s the motto I go by when it comes to fashion, and it was the motto I went by when designing this phone case. Free handing the design, I specifically drew a peony flower because it symbolizes honor, compassion, romance, and beauty. The vines surrounding the peony symbolize strength to move forward. Vines have the ability to grow in any environment and in order for them to survive they will go through any cracked space to reach the light. They never stop fighting. Choose to see the beauty and elegance in everything and everyone that surrounds you. Now, take a second look at this case and tell me what you see.”

-Joanna Vongphoumy

Pumpkin spice season has arrived, and we can’t wait to break out the sweaters and booties. We paired up with Joanna Vongphuong to give you some Fallspiration!

Cozy up with your oversized sweater, a pair of jeans, and your fave black booties. Match your Jvongphuomy case to add a personal flare to your look.

Pick up a pair of light washed distressed jeans and a fun, sheer crop top. Top if off with a leather jacket, and your Jvonphuomy phone case, of course.

This phone case is a necessity if you have a pair of knee high boots this fall! Complete the look with a fall colored skirt and a cozy scarf.

You can never go wrong pairing up a beanie with a flannel! Add some autumn flare to the look by adding a maroon long sleeve and the Jvongphuomy phone case.

When in doubt, layer it out! This phone case is the perfect last layer after a striped long sleeved, a scarf, and a jacket.

Here at Fifth & Ninth, we absolutely adore Joanna. Currently, she is a make up and henna artist based out of Providence, RI.