Monthly Archives: February 2012


Hue is embarrassed to admit that it thought Polyvore was a person with an adventurous palate and a prodigious appetite.

Turns out it’s a website where 13 million fashion-lovers go every month to pour out (and pore over) their creative juices, clipping hot threads from all over the web and combining them to make complete looks. Pricewise, it beats buying all that clothing at retail. More to the point, who has the closet space?

On Monday, February 13, Polyvore, with a little pecuniary assistance from Covergirl, put on what might be the first fashion show ever created by a website. And what do you know, all four designers were recent FIT grads: Vengsarkar Budhu, Fashion Design ’06, Lauren Bagliore, Fashion Merchandising Management ’05, Dana-Maxx Pomerantz, Fashion Design ’05, and Sergio Guadarrama, Fashion Design ’07.

The models were 23 fashion bloggers, who, to be honest, looked just like models, sepulchral glowering and all. Hue wonders how you get to look like that by sitting in front of a computer all day. Is it Fiber One bars?

Check out these gorgeous outfits from the show. Hue is kvelling over its own.

Nadia Sarwar (FrouFrouu) in an ivory silk crepe wide leg pant, red hibiscus printed silk chiffon blouse, and ivory silk crepe blazer. By Vengsarkar Budhu of Gavaskar

Ann Colville Somma (Holier Than Now and Cult of Pretty) in a printed silk draped dress, wrap jacket, and Alejandro Ingelmo shoes. By Lauren Bagliore

Ann Colville Somma in a turquoise blouse, skirt, and Alejandro Ingelmo shoes. By Dana-Maxx Pomerantz, of Dana-Maxx

Nadia Sarwar in an ivory lace and silk georgette gown and MAD by MadStone jewelry. By Sergio Guadarrama of Celestino

The designers themselves: Guadarrama, Pomerantz, Budhu, and Bagliore


In the Fall issue of Hue, Penny Potok Cohn, Fashion Design ’48, comes back to FIT to look the college’s first extant yearbook, which included her picture. Apparently she got some media exposure at the time.

When she was 17, just before enrolling at FIT, she was interviewed on the Tex and Jinx Show, a radio program hosted by the suave, flirtatious Tex and the honey-voiced Jinx. Penny mentioned FIT but was slightly off on the name.

Listen to it here. Some highlights from the clip:

1:04: Jinx asks if Penny made the dress she was wearing to the show. “Well, I fixed it,” Penny replies.

2:09: Jinx gives Penny some extremely uncreative advice.

Years later, Penny played a confederate on To Tell the Truth, the classic game show in which celebrity judges try to guess who of three panelists is telling the truth about herself. Penny is pretending to be June Bingham, the wife of a U.S. representative who dined with Fidel Castro.

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Some highlights:

1:13: “It’s alive! It’s alive! It’s going to fly any minute!”

4:10: Kitty Carlisle, one of the judges, recuses herself because she knows June Bingham and had lunch with her yesterday. (So none of the producers figured this out before taping the show!?)