Get in the zone with some good music and a little motivation!

I apologize for my lack of posting! I’ve been very busy, I can assure you, here in Florence. The semester is coming to an end (we have only three weeks left), so right now is crunch time! It’s time to focus, get down to our study grind, and obviously make the most of the last few weeks of 2012!

Some people, like me, need a little extra something to get going. My #1 motivation is good music: without it, I will just sit around like a sloth (which is nice too).

Here are some of the jams coming out of my iPod. Take a listen, have a glass of wine, and get to work!

  1. Backseat(Rimer London Remix) – Staygold; Rimer London is an English electronic group I recently discovered. They usually stick with catchy female vocals, deep synthetic sounds, and a pop-beat.
  2. Beta Love – Ra Ra Riot; This band is one of my favorite, and they’ve come back with a great new single. I can’t help but to sing along with it everytime I hear. ** I will find a betttaaaa love! **
  3. Stayin’ Alive(K Theory & TYR Remix) – The Bee Gee’s; It’s nice to have an oldies throwback to get us all nostalgic. This is a remix that will have you’re feet tappin and your pencil snappin! (If that made any sense)
  4. Lifeline – Angels & Airwaves; a song from the Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. II album, which was very well done with indie artists.
  5. Slow Motion(Dr. Luke/Benny Blanco Remix) ft. Three 6 Mafia – Ke$ha; An unreleased gem by none other than KESH – there is no such thing as a fashion student who does not like her.
  6. Sun – Two Door Cinema Club; Another one of my favorite bands, who’s in it to win it. Great song for any time of the day.
  7. Play Cards to Your Heart – Groove Armada; a song that gives me memories of my favorite television series, Skins. This is chill music for studying, or for pensively pretending like you’re studying.
  8. Numb ft. Eminem – Rihanna; From her new album, Unapologetic. So good, Her voice is divine and Em’s rap is swagalicious.
  9. Devil’s Tears – Angus & Julia Stone; This song makes me happy and sad at the same time. It’s essentially just a beautiful song, and is not too distracting to listen to while you multi-task.
  10. Ivory Road – King Charles; Lyrically genius, this song makes you think about your life and what you’re doing with it. It takes a few listens to get into it because it’s so quirky, but give it a chance and let your musical sense be tickled :)

In conclusion, now is the time to snuggle up with a cup of tea and get working on our endless amounts of projects, essays, exams and presentations that are due in no time at all. Let’s rock the rest of the year with good music and straight A’s!

Bacini a tutti!!!!

-(DJ) Zachary R 😀

3rd Semester Draping

We finally turned in our final garments yesterday!! Which I think might be the biggest relief since our draping final garments are usually our biggest final project every semester. 3rd semester draping at FIT focuses on soft silhouettes, so we were given this powered blue jersey and an optional navy blue to use as accents for our final garments. Normally in the NYC campus, we definitely do not get free fabric to make an entire garment, but because we are a much smaller group here in Florence, and since we do not have the convenience of the garment district, we do get our fabric for free, but without much say in what we want. And you might not be a fan of the fabric or the color or etc., but you can’t always get what you want,  but it does save you money! (I definitely spent a lot of money previously on fabric every semester just for my final garments.)

In one of my previous posts, I had a few photos of some classmates working on their final garments, and now here are the final products :)
{IFD2 – Anne Wagnor}
{IFD2- Gaysha Ruiz}
{IFD2- Honey Brahman}
{IFD2- Maggie Clappis}
{IFD2- Brittany Keener}
{IFD2- Katelyn Odom}
{some close ups}
{IFD2- 3rd Semester Final Garments}

We’ve got our most (what I think) stressful final out of the way, but now off to work on our fashion illustration final project due Monday along with our Fashion Past & Present final exam..!!

p.s- Super excited for our FITSA Holiday Party tomorrow @ Hard Rock Cafe :) Photos to come~