We may not be comparable to FIT or Parsons, but Providence College has more fashion than you’d think. In fact, the Providence College Lifestyle & Fashion Club, “PCL&F,” has been emerging ever since 2012, providing students with the latest trends, happenings around campus and even hosting some fashion-related events both on and off campus. Like any student run organization, it would be no where without its president and executive board. I had the chance to chat with PCL&F’s president, Meredith Pramer, to hear about how the club generates its success.
Name: Meredith Pramer
Role: President, Providence College Lifestyle & Fashion Club
CollegeFashionista: What is PCL&F and what does the club do on campus?
Meredith Pramer: PC Lifestyle & Fashion is a social media marketing club on campus that has a presence as a blog and does events around campus to promote careers in eCommerce, fashion, fitness, beauty and marketing as well as shopping events at J.Crew, Madewell or trunk shows on campus. As a club, we inform students about the latest trends in fashion, fitness, beauty and pop culture, as well as best eats around Providence through posts on our Tumblr blog. In addition to blogging, we have been able to set ourselves apart from other clubs on campus by reaching PC students’ passions beyond the classroom and allowing them to gain relevant skills that could help them jump start their career.
CF: What are your roles as president?
MP: As president, I wear a lot of hats. I am the person who manages all of the posts going out on the blog and on Facebook. Therefore I manage upwards of 15 to 30 girls at one time—strategically planning upcoming posts, running our meetings and being the biggest advocate for the club. In addition to managing the blog, I am the head contact for planning our on campus events. Thankfully, I can rely on the other girls on my executive board to help me whenever possible in order to stay sane.
CF: What has been your biggest accomplishment with PCL&F?
MP: PC L&F has come a very long way since it was founded in 2012 and I am extremely proud that I have been a part of its journey over my years at PC. I think my biggest accomplishment as the president was bringing Ted McNamara onto campus to talk to students about his experience in the eCommerce industry and about launching a brand in the digital age. Mr. McNamara is one of the co-founders of Rue La La, PC class of 1986 and has experience working with NASTY GAL, Harry’s, Honest Company, Chloe & Isabel and Warby Parker to name a few. Mr. McNamara shared with us his journey through his career, the start of his latest company called Launch and how he launched his latest brand M.Gemi.
Learn More: Interested in fashion at PC? Visit the blog or stay tuned for opportunities to join PCL&F!