Introducing New Precollege Blogger – Rebecca

I have had my life planned out for years. I will get a job for some fashion magazine like Elle or Harper’s Bazaar in New York City, and after having been there for about three years, I will move to Madrid, Spain and work for Vogue, hopefully. I have even looked up apartments around the area that the Conde Nast building is. I know I may have gone a bit overboard, but that’s okay. I don’t expect to be the next Anna Wintour, Franca Sozzani, or Carine Roitfeld, but I want to make my mark doing what I truly love. Fashion is something I have always loved ever since I was five and made my first “look,” or costume, that resembled a pelican out of grocery bags. For a five year old, it was pretty impressive if I do say so myself! I even made a beak and flippers out of cardboard and pipe-cleaners. My next projects included sewing dresses for my American Girl Dolls and making a skirt out of my dad’s old ties (which still fits!) On top of that, I have always loved to draw, paint, write and play my guitar. Without the arts and people to share it with, I think I would go insane!

Considering I just entered high school and turned 15, I have not had many chances to pursue my love of fashion or take any classes at FIT yet. But I can now, FINALLY!! So far, my Fashion Art for Fashion Designers class is going great! It is the thing I look forward to most in my week. I am sure I am not alone here. And that is the greatest part about these classes. You can meet other kids that have the same passions and interests as you. Plus, you are taught by professors who make everything look so easy, and they make it impossible not to fall in love with the vast world of fashion. I just wish it didn’t go by so fast. My goals for this class are not only to master drawing fashion figures, but to become better educated in the fashion world. Another thing I really want to understand is how these beautiful pieces of wearable art are created. How do designers know where to begin? What inspires them? These are all questions that I never really understood, and looking at the sheet my professor gave us about the process of designing a collection, I am even more amazed by these legendary artists that have written their names in stone and will never be forgotten.

I am ready to begin my first semester out of many to come at FIT this spring. I have been dreaming of this moment for days, and months, and years, and finally it has come. When you have planned nearly every part of your life already the first thing you have to do is start somewhere. And here I am, slightly scared, partially unsettled, but undoubtedly excited. There are other things I love as well, such as writing, but this is why I cannot wait to get my chance to blog, and combine my love of fashion and art with my love of writing. I hope to help other people who are new to FIT in any way I can. I am not one to give up easily, and in the fashion world people are tough and critical, but if you can remember to make your thoughts concise, point of view clear, and remain confident you are off to a great start! Good luck to all!


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