Some of you may have noticed that the lovely little has now appeared to the right. What is it? It’s Pinterest! Have no idea what Pinterest is?
Well, let me give it to you in a nutshell…
For our purposes, it’s our Instructor & Student Think Tank with topics relating to our Certificate Programs and noncredit classes.
It’s an online scrapbook that students and instructors can use to clip and contain ideas / images, so they are put together as a giant ‘think tank’.
Let us know what you think!
(Bring Your Old Fabric or
Perhaps you are a person who collects ill-fitting garments that you never get around to altering or you have a closet full of “I’m sure I will wear it agains”. Maybe you are a designer looking to join the “green” brigade but not quite sure how. Or possibly you just want to know exactly what sustainable is and how you go about starting the journey.
Come join us for the SMARTER workshop where fun meets facts. This workshop will show you just what to do with that sweater you don’t want to get rid of but will never wear, or show you what you can make from that scrap of fabric that you just can’t bear to throw out all the while learning what makes sustainable design sustainable.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011
from 12 – 3pm learn how to fashionably reduce waste with the SMARTER* Clothing Project team; Bridgett Artise, Iliana Quander and Trudy Miller. Bring your choice of Old Fabric or Old Favorites for the first of many BYO Workshops — come with something old and leave with something new!
Materials needed: Old fabric or Old Favorites (sweaters, hand me downs, vintage finds, can’t throw outs, etc)
Location: FIT’s Seminar Room 9 (SR9)
Joanne Sherrow @ www.funkyjewels.com
You will develop worlds, characters, and moods. We will discuss story lines and genres. We will map out the entire mini (12 pages) as a story board layout and discuss balloons, panels, pacing, the function of the gutter, icons, using color, and lettering. Hone your personal style.You will become familiar with the tools, techniques and technology possibilities for creating comics. By the end of the class you will have a proof of your creation ready to be printed as an edition.
Joanne Sherrow teaches CTD 213: Photoshop II: Fashion Design & CTD 910: Comics, Cartooning, and the Computer.
Deb Seidman, President, Green Silk Associates, LLC
Deb works with business leaders to design and implement high-performing organizations. Deb has over 25 years experience both as a consultant and as an internal HR manager in global organizations. She has extensive experience in human capital management, including organization design and change management, team effectiveness, meeting facilitation, performance management, talent management, leadership development and process improvement.
Deb holds an M.A. from New York University in Politics with a concentration in International Politics and Business, and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Heidi Wooden, Managing Director, The Wooden Hub
Heidi Wooden is the founder of The Wooden Hub, a business strategy and marketing services firm that provides best practices-based, business focused solutions to small and mid-sized organizations. With a commitment to excellence in service, Heidi is responsible for formulating and executing transformational strategies that yield measurable results. She is an accomplished and sought after global marketing executive with 18 years of experience in the technology, financial services, and professional services sectors.
Heidi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.A. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley.
Offered by the Enterprise Center at FIT, 7th Ave @ 27th St, Suite D130, NYC
1950s Jonathan Logan Summer Plaid Day Dress
This summer, the dress is the way to go for comfort and style. Be it long or short, the simplicity of a one piece dress allows you to spend more time thinking of your accessories. And isn’t that easier then figuring out what top or bottom to wear together. The right shoe, jewelry or belt will add just the right finishing touch. So stay cool this summer by perhaps choosing the iconic shirt waist dress which has come a real long way just like women have.
Vintage Colorful Plaid Shirtwaist Dress
The concept of the shirt waist dress originated from a man’s shirt and was seen as early as the 1900s. Although it has a menswear influence, it’s anything but masculine. The 1950s iconic shirtwaist dress, as seen in movies like Pleasantville, emphasized the female waist and the bust and was very feminine. Casual and dressy versions of the shirtwaist dress were staples in a woman’s closet from the time Dior introduced the “New Look” silhouette in 1947. These dresses were worn with petticoats underneath to increase the skirt’s volume and create a more festive look, and girdles to make the waist smaller, creating a very flattering silhouette. They could also be worn casually without a petticoat and were then referred to as house dresses.
So cheers to the shirtwaist dress, you’ve come a long way baby! Try one on!
1950s Cotton Shirt Waist Dress in Olive Green with Orange Floral Print
Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping.
If you are writing the snappy stuff of Hot Topics Insider – or if you’re the casual reader – you just may want to know how to use WordPress.
WordPress is about as hot as a summer sun gets when it comes to Content Management Systems for web sites. And it happens to be what is used to make and manage the pages here on Hot Topics Insider.
On July 28th at 7PM I’ll be doing a one hour webinar. Here’s a little video of just a few of things I will be demonstrating.
Details And Registration
Here’s What You’ll Be Learning In The Webinar
- What the difference is between a web site on wordpress.com and a self-hosted WordPress site.
- How to create and manage pages and posts – and the difference between the two.
- How to use and work with sidebar widgets.
- Where the style comes from in a WordPress site.
- The power of plugins – where to find them and how to get them to work with a WordPress site.
In The Fall I’ll Be Teaching These Classes On Web Design And Development
My 3 classes stress the value of understanding and using web design standards, the way good web sites are made today.
||Starts and Meets
|Web Design:XHTML (online)
||CTD 600 OL1
||Aug 29 – Oct 2
|WebDesign: XHTML (online)
||CTD 600 OL2
||Oct 10 – Nov 6
|Web Design: CSS
||CTD 605 55A
||Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9
||6:20 – 9:10
|Web Design: CSS
||CTD 606 55B
||Nov 5, 12, 19
||10AM – 5PM
|WordPress For Beginners
||CTD 613 55A
||Nov 3, 10, 16, 17
||6:20 – 9:10
Bud Kraus teaches CTD 600 Web Design: XHTML , CTD 605 Web Design: Cascading Style Sheets, and CTD 613: WordPress.