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Welcome to Fashion Eutopia, the only podcast that combines fashion, art, and psychology to help people attain self-actualization. Do you know that what you wear speaks volumes? Serves as a representation of who you are as a person? Is it Helping or hurting you? In this podcast, we approach all these questions and more with cutting-edge experts in the industry. I am your host, Kelly Dowd, Fashion Journalist, Founder and Image Consultant, AIMA Imaging Consulting. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kelly-dowd/support

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Welcome to Fashion Eutopia, the only podcast that combines fashion, art, and psychology to help people attain self-actualization. Do you know that what you wear speaks volumes? Serves as a representation of who you are as a person? Is it Helping or hurting you? In this podcast, we approach all these questions and more with cutting-edge experts in the industry. I am your host, Kelly Dowd, Fashion Journalist, Founder and Image Consultant, AIMA Imaging Consulting. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kelly-dowd/support

    The Psychology of Fashion: The Science Behind Clothing and Human Behavior

    The Psychology of Fashion: The Science Behind Clothing and Human Behavior

    This is the wrap-up of season one of Fashion Eutopia podcast. In this episode, we had a recap of previous conversations with industry experts. We will be back with season two in Spring 2020. Stay tuned! Thank you for subscribing to our podcast.

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    • 25 min
    Fashion Across The Globe: The Multi-dimensional Influences of Fashion from Diverse Cultures on the United States of America

    Fashion Across The Globe: The Multi-dimensional Influences of Fashion from Diverse Cultures on the United States of America

    Fashion Across the Globe is a six-part series episode whose primary focus is to address how fashion immigrated to the United States of America from all over the world. Basically, the origin of what we wear, which often makes us feel fabulous. In this first part, we analyzed the traditional attire of the Native Americans, the importance of clothing to the people, the cultural sensitivity, and what is considered offensive to the indigenous..


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    • 23 min
    Fashion Psychology: Embracing Differences and Attaining Self-actualization with Micah Kessel

    Fashion Psychology: Embracing Differences and Attaining Self-actualization with Micah Kessel

    In this episode, we uncovered the conundrum behind Fashion Psychology: Embracing Differences and Attaining Self-actualization with our special guest, Micah Kessel.
    Micah Kessel, a design strategist, focused on the study of emotion. He is the Principal, founder of Playground of Empathy, an organization whose mission is to spread empathy through design.
    Playground of Empathy designs immersive experiences that raise capacity for empathic choice making. Their creative work develops experiences in emotional subjects such as self-perception, racial bias, laughter, and gender awareness using clothes and accessories of individuals of different socio-economic backgrounds. To learn more about our guest and the Playground of Empathy experience, please visit: https://www.playgroundofempathy.com/

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    • 28 min
    Self-actualization: Understanding the Power of Being Different 

    Self-actualization: Understanding the Power of Being Different 

    Being Different has an advantage whether you are different because of the color of your skin, orientation, race, nationality, gender, and any other elements that make you stand out.

    Being different is a blessing in disguise, it is often hard to understand because of the baggage it brings; may it be pleasant or unpleasant, but when fully understood and embraced, it is a magical feeling that transcends us to a Eutopia of deep creativity and happiness. Journey with us to learn more about the Power of Being Different. 


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    • 17 min
    Fashion Psychology: The Act of Self-respect and Happiness, with Fielding Pierce Biggs

    Fashion Psychology: The Act of Self-respect and Happiness, with Fielding Pierce Biggs

    A good fashion sense promotes self-esteem, boldness, and creativity. Healthy self-esteem is both positive and realistic. Because it is based on the genuine achievement of practical ideas, and on feeling accepted for what one is, such self-esteem provides a strong foundation for enduring happiness.

    Welcome to Fashion Utopia podcast! This week, we took into account what role fashion plays in promoting self-respect and happiness.


    Using fashion psychology, I present to you, “The act of self-respect and happiness” I am your host, Kelly Dowd - Founder AIMA Image Consulting. A special thanks to our incredible listeners for sharing their time with us. Enjoy!

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    • 36 min
    The Art of Fashion with Annie Temmink

    The Art of Fashion with Annie Temmink

    Welcome to the introductory episode of “Fashion Utopia” I am your host, Kelly Dowd, Founder and CEO of AIMA Image Consulting. Thank you so much for Joining us in the first season of Fashion Utopia - where we discuss the world of fashion; how people can discover and explore their fashion culture with cutting edge professionals in the industry. This episode focuses on the Art of Fashion - how fashion is an art in everyday life; today, I have the honor of interviewing an eclectic, artistic fashion entrepreneur, Anne Temmick!

    Annie Temmink is a sculptor and costume designer with international accolades for her work. Her costumes, headwear and constructed accessories have been featured in the World of Wearable Art (Wellington, New Zealand), at the Video Music Awards (Los Angeles, Ca), on stage for the Crucible (Oakland, Ca), on the cover of Whurk magazine (Richmond, Va), and in numerous fashion shows along the east coast. The recipient of a prestigious Watson Fellowship, Annie has worked with master craftsmen in Indonesia, Japan, India, Uganda, and Ghana. Annie has a BA in sculpture and math from Davidson College and loves to dance. Her research has spanned topics of Kudzu and Kente weaving to house building and Boolean logic. Her eclectic interests strive to find a balance of form and function, seeking to transform humble materials into emotive experiences. She currently works independently designing for theater, dance, performers, and private clients.

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    • 35 min

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