Posts tagged: Jewelry

NEW Class in Accessories!

By , October 22, 2013 11:52 am

Meet our new Instructor, Christina Caruso!

She will be teaching SXF 218, How to Design and Merchandise an Accessory Line, starting October 31, 2013!
Christina Caruso photo by Peter Hurley

 So, tell us a little about yourself…

I’m, Christina Caruso, a fashion accessory designer living and working in NYC.
I studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design. Upon graduating, I started my own line of fashion accessories (ChristinaCaruso.com), designed for major brands including Liz Claiborne / Isaac Mizrahi, and was a contestant on Lifetime’s Project Accessory show. I’m currently employed with the GAP as the Design Director for Banana Republic Jewelry.

For those of us unfamiliar with this market, please inform us…

The accessory market is a fast growing and profitable industry. Working with an American lifestyle brand like BR/GAP and collaborating with guest designers on a seasonal basis keeps my job exciting. Our designs are available in over 500 stores world wide reaching a massive audience.

Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career…

When I was a student at Parsons School of Design, I knit a bag that was eventually featured on SJP in Sex and The City. This helped launch my career in the accessory world.

What will the students learn from your class?

I will share my personal experience and knowledge of working in the industry.
Students will learn how to design and merchandise a line from start to finish. We will create inspiration boards to tell the story.  I will also bring in other industry leaders as guests to speak about their expertise and share their knowledge of the industry.

Thank you and we look forward to your new class!
To register for this new class, please visit http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister.

 

Bead Society Sale!

By , February 21, 2013 1:32 pm

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Artisan Craft Fair: UCE @ FIT

By , December 6, 2012 8:31 am

It’s that time of year when the FIT employees have their annual Artisan Craft Fair!
Yours truly, along with some other talented Continuing Ed employees, will be sharing a table!
So stop by and visit us!

UCE at FIT Artisan Craft Blog Flyer 2012

 

Handmade Holiday Craft Fair

By , November 30, 2012 11:32 am

The Bead Society of Greater New York (BSGNY) was founded in January 1988 by (the original instructor of SXW 010: Bauble, Bangle, and Bead Stringing) the world renowned artist, Yoshie Marubashi and a handful of her FIT students taking the class. Today, BSGNY boasts over 500 members including a Chapter in Japan. FIT has worked cooperatively with them ever since.

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Nail Art: The Rediscovered Trend

By , August 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Nail Art Brings Out A Whole New Meaning

Written by Chelsea Candelario, FIT Hot Topics Summer Intern.

I look down on my freshly painted light green nails and feel I played it safe. Although the color is out of the ordinary, all I keep thinking is how it would look with a little bit of art. I had my share of stripes and letters, but now nail art has transformed to the next level. It has become sort of like a fashion trend and being surrounded by fashion for the last four years I should know.

Nail art has been around for centuries (try 5000 BC!) and yet it becomes brand new every time.  First, you start out with the simple elegant colors in the 60’s and you slowly make your way to the long fake nails of the 70’s. Jumping forward to the 90’s, you give the rebel side of you a chance while you put on your shade of black. But now well into the 21st century, everything comes together giving you the choice to slap a coat of paint on your nails or brighten up your wardrobe with some stick-ons, something that became popular in 2007.

Stick On NailsThere is not a moment where I don’t see something different on someone’s nails. Nail art has become a part of how we present ourselves to the world. DIY Nail Art has become a well known hobby now. With all the social networks at our fingertips it’s simple to explore what’s out there and see what others are putting on their nails.

How are we feeling today? Are we feeling edgy? Then let’s put on some shatter nail polish. Are we feeling classy and youthful? Then let’s put on some nude coloring. There is a whole collection of options to put on your nails to make it your own. Something women were doing for centuries while the world was moving at a fast pace.

Dzine Nail Art

Artists have gone beyond just putting on a coat of nail polish and began designing constructed gear. Dzine, known for his Latino design culture, began creating the most amazing art through 24-karat-gold nails. I’m pretty sure if I try on any of his art, this blog post would be a challenge to type.

Nail art has become far more than complimenting your outfit. It’s become a part of our culture.

Pack Like a Pro

By , May 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Here is a snippet of my recent blog post from my website. To read the rest, go to http://www.yourstyleworks.com/pack-like-a-pro/

Suitcase Full of Clothes“Pack Like a Pro

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer – and summer getaways!  During the next few months, opportunities abound for short trips that can provide a welcome break from the city or just your usual routine.  So take advantage of these occasions and be prepared to ‘get out of Dodge’ at a moment’s notice.  The trick is to know what to pack and be able to do it as effortlessly as possible.

Most people straddle two sides of the fence – either they pack too little and don’t feel they have what they need, or pack enough for several days longer than they’ve stayed. The goal is that sweet spot where you have everything you need and use; and wear most everything you brought.  How does one do this?   Read on, my compadres.

Less is more.  For a three day trip, think two bottoms, three tops, and a sweater or jacket.  Add in a dress that can be dressed up (no pun intended) or down.  A maxi is a great choice.  It can easily work pool or beach side with a big hat, sunglasses, and flip flops.  Or, for drinks and dinner, you can add embellished wedges and an armful of bangles. …”

To read the rest, go to http://www.yourstyleworks.com/pack-like-a-pro/

Carol Davidson teaches SXF 810: Color for Wardrobe Planning, SXI 100: Introduction to Image Consulting, SXI 110: Image Consulting Confidential.

Dior recommends talking to your Jewelry

By , May 24, 2012 11:14 am

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Luxury Brand Christian Dior has created a two-part video marketing strategy for its new jewelry collection on mydior.com.  In doing so, they have humanized the jewelry collection by featuring model Raquel Zimmermann in a candid conversation truly opening up across the gamut from fashion, beauty, emotions and dating. She concludes both videos with “My Dior is My Dior. Imagine talking to your jewelry.”

There’s truly an emphasis on the product because she speaks about various experiences, and in in a sense, it’s like her Dior jewelry has become her security blanket.  No matter what, she can count on that to be beautiful and consistent part of her life while Zimmerman proclaims her feelings and flaws.

In this micro-video, she is continuously re-styled with red lipstick and black eyeliner, to nude lip gloss and messy hair, truly exemplifying that Dior Jewelry can be universal in the various occasions or even everyday wear-age.

This is not only a much more engaging opportunity for Dior to get their brand messaging across, it’s an interesting opportunity in regards to their brand positioning and how deep their future approaches will be in terms of brand messaging.

Dalia Strum teaches SXF 120: Blogging Smarts for Business and SXF 130: The Social Media-Social Commerce Revolution: What You Need to Know to Keep Up

Summer 2012 Catalog & Registration

By , May 17, 2012 4:17 pm

Register online: http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister
and click to download the Summer Catalog.

HT Summer Brochure Ad 2012Register online: http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister
and click to download the Summer Catalog.

How to Wear Your Color ‘Crush’

By , May 10, 2012 12:56 pm

Here is a snippet of my recent blog post from my website. To read the rest, go to http://www.yourstyleworks.com/blog/

“Just like men…sometimes we love a color that is simply not a good match for us. For instance, I’m crazy for the “solar power” yellow that’s in stores this season, but it doesn’t love me back. (It makes me look a little “unwell” in fact!) While admittedly there’s a potpourri of colors to choose from this season, sometimes we just can’t break the attraction to the colors we know are not well suited for us. (Sound familiar?) How can we wear the colors that are not necessarily ‘our best’ and still look fabulous? Read on for some helpful hints.

Tangerines/Oranges are everywhere this spring season. If you love the color, but it overwhelms your features or leaves you looking tired, here are some suggestions:

1. Pair orange with your favorite neutral. Let’s say navy looks great on you (and it does on many people.) Pair your favorite navy blouse with tangerine jeans! This is a great way to brighten your outfit and to be right in step with the bold pant trend. The trick is to keep the orange hue away from your face.

2. Accessorize in orange. If adding an orange top or bottom seems like a bit too much of a good thing, look for an orange accessory! An orange skinny belt can add a pop of color to your outfit. Tuck a white blouse into a high-waist tan pencil skirt and add a skinny orange belt to your waistline or just wear it with your favorite jeans to spice things up.

3. Think outside the box. Make orange your go-to color and enjoy it many times a day by using orange-colored zipper bags to help you organize the contents of your handbag.”

Read the rest at http://www.yourstyleworks.com/blog/

Carol Davidson teaches SXF 810: Color for Wardrobe Planning, SXI 100: Introduction to Image Consulting, SXI 110: Image Consulting Confidential.

BRAND Strategy HOW-TO from Cartier

By , March 22, 2012 11:15 am

HOTTOPICSINSIDER  recommends that if you have not seen the new  Cartier 3 min+ ad you absolutely have to.  Not only is it stunning, but it absolutely embodies a breakthrough concept in advertising style and  exemplifies what Brand strategy is all about.  The emphasis here is about authenticity, passion, dreams, and desire.
Get in on the buzz.   View it now.

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- Is the Cartier ad the start of something new?
- Cartier Watches the Luxury Market

 

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