Category: Raffles

Preppy Class Pinterest Winner

By , December 19, 2012 12:57 pm

50 Shades of Prep
Postponed due to Sandy, the program was held on December 1. The morning interview and discussion featuring G. Bruce Boyer, acclaimed menswear journalist and Celebrity Stylist, Cliff Hoppus was a treasure trove of information and having Bruce take the group through the Ivy Style exhibition really added insight into the show,  as well as this style of dress that has been America’s gift to the world  of dressing starting in the 1920’s , particularly in menswear.

G Bruce Boyer and Cliff Hoppus

The winner from the Preppy Pinterest contest was announced during the lunch break. It was hard to choose a winner, but in the end, Gerardo Giannetti won! See his Preppy Lifestyle board below. Gerardo Giannetti Pinterest winning entry

The afternoon trips included the new Brooks Bros. concept store “Flatiron” where the manager  Anne Alcocer  gave a welcome and talked about the Brooks strategy to attract a younger customer in addition to their loyal following in their traditional stores.  The store at 19th and Broadway is a treat to visit. The next stop was the iconic flagship Brooks Bros. Store at 44th and Madison for an insightful comparison.  Ronald Ferguson, concierge gave an escorted tour of several floors and made sure that we also got a look at both the women’s and children’s  clothing – all just beautiful.

The next stop was Paul Stuart where Mona Reilly  greeted our group and gave the background info on this still privately owned  civilized  and warm luxury store.  One of the highlights of the day was provided by Ralph Auriemma, designer for Paul Stuart and specifically for their upscale Phineas Cole line. Ralph was on hand to talk to us about the designer aspects of the business and how he got started and works today.  After a quick run through J. Press up the street,  the program wrapped up with a personal tour by  Douglas Geller at Gant on 5th Ave with a great assortment of men’s women’s and kid’s, once again underscoring the morning message that prep is really a lifestyle.

Our attendees thought the program was amazing  and were thrilled that we spent so much time on men’s and we promised to cover the men’s business more fully in the future.  We thank all the retailers who welcomed us, in spite of the fact that Christmas business was going on.

Preppy Talk & Tour

Don’t forget to check out the exhibit before it closes!!

EXHIBITION: IVY STYLE
Through January 5

Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
The evolution of Ivy League fashion is featured in this exhibition, focusing on three important time periods: the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, the post-war era to the end of the 1960s, and the style’s revival from the 1980s to the present. Looks created by companies such as J. Press and Brooks Brothers as well as contemporary interpretations of the style from Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger are on view.

 

Preppy Class & Contest

By , October 16, 2012 12:00 pm

50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers and Retailers Talk and Tour with Cliff Hoppus, featuring G. Bruce Boyer

Cliff Hoppus

Cliff Hoppus

When it comes to U.S. influence on men’s dressing throughout the world, Preppy is number one. If you are in men’s image, styling, design or merchandising, take advantage of this action-packed day featuring prep, preppy, Ivy League, and American classics. Find out what these terms mean, what the look is, who wears it, makes it and sells it. Join in a conversation with menswear authorities on the many shades of prep from “genuine” to “authentic”, “old school”, evolved, high, urban and Euro. Participate in a Q and A during a working lunch followed by a tour of FIT’s current exhibit, “Ivy Style”. Program culminates with actual store visits to the best NYC purveyors of preppy goods, such as J. Press, Paul Stuart, and the new Brooks Brothers concept store. Box lunch and tour bus included.

G Bruce Boyer photo by Rose Callahan

G Bruce Boyer
photo by Rose Callahan

Seminar leader: Cliff Hoppus, celebrity stylist with G. Bruce Boyer, menswear journalist and consultant Ivy Style exhibition.

Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30am-5:00pm
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, December 1st from 9:30am-5:00pm

Register now for this ONE TIME ONLY Master Class in Prep (class SXN 520) at http://fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister.

 

 

Want to take this class for free??

 

 

FIT Goes Preppy Pinterest Contest

Create a Pinterest board that epitomizes “The Preppy Lifestyle”. One lucky pinner will attend class SXN 520 (50 Shades of Prep: Lifestyle, Designers, and Retailers Talk and Tour) for free! One lucky winner will be enrolled in SXN 520 at no cost. Winner will be responsible for any travel and related expenses. Winner shall contact FIT within 2 days of notification of award; no course substitutions are permitted. Winner must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

How to enter:
1. Follow FIT’s Hot Topics on Pinterest, http://pinterest.com/hottopics/.

2. Create a board and title it “Preppy Look = Preppy Life“.

3. Fill the board with 25 or more pins that epitomize “The Preppy Lifestyle”, be creative. You must include at least two pins from the FIT website (fitnyc.edu) the rest can be from Pinterest or other websites. View our board as an example: http://pinterest.com/hottopics/preppy-look-preppy-life/

4. Submit your board by commenting your URL link to this Preppy Class & Contest blog post by October 28, 2012.

The chosen board will be announced by October 31, 2012! Class is Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30am-5:00pm.

Happy pinning!

Joan preppy past and present

LEFT: Our very own Joan Volpe and friend in their preppy looks, circa 1966.
RIGHT: Joan and Charles Volpe in their current preppy garb for the FIT Museum’s opening of “Ivy Style” photo by Owen Hoffman.

 

FIT Bookstore: Brad Goreski Book Signing

By , March 7, 2012 1:43 pm

Today at 5pm!

Brad Goreski book signing at FIT

Can’t come to FIT? I found a fun contest that any Fashionista can enter!

Check it out here: http://brad.bookperk.com/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=52618

Brad Goreski contest

Book Raffle #2

By , June 30, 2011 7:00 am

This week’s book raffle is…

The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

The raffle opens Thursday, June 30th and ends on Tuesday, July 5th. The 2 winners will be chosen randomly (http://www.random.org) on Wednesday, July 6th. I will email the 2 winners for their mailing addresses.

To enter, all you need to do is answer the question below in this post’s comment section and make sure you provide your email address.

Question: Are you afraid to start your own fashion business?

Classes Related to this book-
Tools of the Trade: Fashion Design
Microsoft Excel 2: Fashion Design
Fashion Design Up Front and Personal

Don’t forget to check in periodically for more raffles!

Book Raffle Winners

By , June 29, 2011 9:15 am

Congrats to the two winners
for the first book raffle this summer!

 

Carolyn Finn

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Elliot

Book Raffle!

By , June 23, 2011 10:00 am

Well, we have been doing some late Spring cleaning in the D130 office and we found some books and other items that we are going to raffle off periodically throughout the Summer!

The first book we are going to raffle off is -

New York book

New York: A State of Mind

The raffle opens Thursday, June 23rd and ends on Tuesday, June 28th. The 2 winners will be chosen randomly (http://www.random.org) on Wednesday, June 29th. I will email the two winners for their mailing addresses.

To enter, all you need to do is answer the 2 questions below in the comment section and make sure you provide your email address.

Questions:

#1 What great part of this world do you come from?

#2 What kinds of non-credit classes would you like us to offer online?

Don’t forget to check in periodically for more raffles!

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