A Work in Progress

As the first week of midterms have gone by, us IFD2 students have been working on our portfolios and our exhibition garments. From now till the second week of April, we will be burying ourselves in our work. Below are some photos of our working progress! Can’t wait to see everyones final collections!! :)

{Gaysha working on her figures}

{Katelyn cutting her pantone color chips}

{Anne lost in a world of swatches!}

{Maggie (left) looking for inspiration & Honey checking her swatches}

{Elisa with her music on and world off}

{Taylor going over her concept with Prof. Feuerherm, also the director for the FIT Milan program– for 3rd & 4th year students}
{Thumbnails, inspiration, color cards, swatches & color pencils}

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has a good, relaxing weekend! Or drowning yourself in your portfolio… :)

Arezzo Antique Fair

This morning, we went to Arezzo for their monthly antique fair! They had everything from vintage jewelry, antique home decor, vintage paintings/photos, to collectable items! It was quite overwhelming with the amount of merchandise they had, but nevertheless, amazing. If I owned my own place in Italy, I definitely would’ve gone crazy with the antique furniture and decor!

{some IFD2 girls on the train!}

{leaning trees}

{I want to own a library some day with books like this!}

{Deer in headlights}


{vintage mini sewing machine}

{wall art}

{only 15 euros}

{details of a chair}

{black & white vintage photos}

{stamps from way back when}

{cute outdoor seating to a restaurant along the market}

{ciao Arezzo}
The antique fair is definitely worth checking out. I’m sure you won’t leave empty handed ūüėõ

J’adore Paris

As David mentioned below, our school took an academic trip to Paris this past week! Our schedules were jam packed with industry appointments, museum visits and a trip to Premiere Vision! Even with a tight itinerary, we had the evenings to enjoy the beautiful city.
Here are a few photos from the week :) Enjoy~
Metropolitan stop designed by architect, Hector Guimard

La Seine

lit up night streets

Notre Dame

Hotel de Ville 
Sacre Coeur

Parisian cemetery @ Monmarte

Louvre Museum

inverted triangle inside the Louvre 

A view of the Alexander Bridge while on the cruise along the Seine

a 2 floor carousel

& of course, Eiffel Tower during the hourly light show
At the end of our trip, I really didn’t want to leave.. Paris is SO beautiful and I definitely want to make a trip back when the weather’s warmer :)
J’adore Paris!

Pitti Immagine Filatti 2012

Last Thursday, my class had the opportunity to attend the Pitti Filatti show here in Florence, which is one of the main international events for the yarn industry. As aspiring designers, we were able to see color and yarn forecasts for the upcoming seasons! It was awesome being able to know that we are amongst the first people to see color and yarn trends before anyone else! The show was more than just piles of yarn but color trends were displayed throughout the event through sniff and color combos, foods, drinks, outfits made of knitted yarn swatches, fun colored stools, and etc!
The event was filled with great inspiration for buyers, designers, students, and the like!

Here are some photos taken with my Iphone, which explains the quality :/ Really regretted not lugging my dslr this time. But you can click HERE, and check out their media gallery! 
my roommate, Elisa at the entrance / our Pitti Filati entrance cards

lots of neon!
color forecast yarns / great backdrop
more yarn forecasts 
color forecasts with food!
color forecasts through scent!
raw yarn in these colored funnels, all colors and scents correlating to future colors!
Outfits, and outfit details made of yarn swatches:




Sorry for the photo overload! Had SO many to chose from, it was quite difficult to narrow down! But hopefully these photos gave you a look at some great color inspirations for the future ūüėČ

& We’re Back in Firenze

Hi again! :) It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, but now I’m back in Italy and all settled in for my second semester abroad in Florence! Winter break seems to have flown by and now we’re already in our first week of Spring semester! I haven’t been carrying my dslr much, since I’ve been busy unpacking and settling, but I did purchase an Iphone for this semester which comes with a pretty good quality camera in my opinion!

Here are a few snapsnots around Florence (via Iphone) before I get back into the swing of things! Enjoy~  
welcomed back to Firenze to AMAZING weather / pretty street lighting 
my favorite- basil, mozzarella & tomatoes / made a trip to Grom for the best gelato in the city 
Green-White-Read chairs / BEAUTIFUL interior of our new school campus @ Villa Favard 
dinner & FITSA board meeting at Grace’s :) ¬†/ tonight’s sunset on the Arno <3

¬†I’m anticipating another exciting semester here in Florence! With our Paris trip next month and all the events FITSA has in mind :) Photos to follow!