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Speaks for itself.

HOME PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS DEVELOP NEW BAKE SALE TECHNOLOGY

Hue didn’t think the FIT bake sale could be improved upon. Homemade confections, bargain prices, friendly service.

Then came this.

The latest innovation in bake sales: wheels.

Mona Lisa Tan, Home Products Development ’13, arrived in Hue Too HQ unexpectedly the other day, pushing… a bake sale cart! It was like room service at Hue’s favorite hotel.

Apparently, HPD students sell cookies to raise funds for the trade shows they attend.

“This cart is usually full,” said Tan, “but this was an emergency bake sale. Next week we’re going to the Housewares Show in Chicago, and we’re a little short.”

Hue isn’t telling which treat it purchased, but here’s a hint: Before she arrived, there were three M&M cookies on that tray.

FASCINATING HUE VIDEO FEATURES FIT ALUMNI AND STUDENTS WHO WEAR HIJAB. PLUS VALERIE STEELE

Hue is always noticing things, and wondering.  Here’s something we pondered:  what’s it like to wear hijab at a place like FIT?  Do you wear the same type of head covering to the mosque as you do for your workout?  Do you dress the look up for weddings or other formal rituals? 

In the current issue of Hue, one alumna and one student answer the question in their own ways, but Hue got even nosier.  So we made a little video on the subject, featuring FIT students, alumni, a noted Muslim scholar, and Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT.  Watch it here.

Lensed by the always-wonderful Larin Sullivan, filmmaker extraordinaire.

THE OWNER OF THE BROOKLYN CIRCUS IS NOT OPPOSED TO ANKLE NUDITY

Hue is noticing a disturbing trend among scalawag youths these days: shoes without socks. Socks have a practical application: absorbing perspiration and inhibiting ungainly odors. An aesthetic one, too, as they cover up embarrassing ankle nudity. Yet some would throw caution to the winds and go sockless for the sake of style.  Bah.

FIT alum Ouigi Theodore, co-owner of the Brooklyn Circus, was recently spotted in Brooklyn without socks.

Shoeless Joe, Sockless Ouigi

Ouigi without socks, in front of the Brooklyn Circus

Ouigi: I’m sockless today.

Hue: Shame on you.

Ouigi: Some shoes are more comfortable without socks. I wear a lot of canvas shoes without socks. Why I didn’t wear them today, there’s no explanation.

Hue: How do you deal with the embarrassing foot odor?

Ouigi: Your feet will stink more in sneakers. These aren’t too bad.

Hue: (Disapproving silence.)

Ouigi: Sometimes I wear quarter socks. You can’t see them but they’re there.

Look ma, no socks!

The feet in question

(Ouigi and his store, the Brooklyn Circus, is featured in the fall issue of Hue. Wearing socks, of course.)