Introducing Precollege Blogger: Chloe

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Taking courses:
HPH 159  Digital Camera Use and Photography for the Beginner

HFA 141 Cityscapes

I am scared. Despite the brave face I’ve put on, I don’t think I’ve ever been more nervous in my life. Change is good and well needed, but keeping up with all the endings and new beginnings going on at the moment is crazy.

Hello everyone, my name is Chloe Tso, and I am a 17 years old girl from Long Island, NY. I’m sorry the intro is very serious, but you should know a lot is in store for me within the next few months. High school has just ended, all my friends are going off on their own paths, and I am going to be a freshman at Binghamton University this September. As you can imagine, a range of emotions and thoughts are racing through my mind. The scheduled life I’ve followed for five years is no more, and the typical “see you next year” doesn’t work anymore. This transitional period of my life is daunting, yet exciting for me.

While I am excited to start the summer program at FIT, to add on to new beginnings, these are the first art classes I’ll be taking since 7th grade. Shocking, I know! For anyone taking the Cityscape and Beginner Photography class, I’m excited to meet you. When I entered high school, I made the difficult decision to put art behind music. Now that I’ve become a decent cello player, I thought it was time to explore my art skills and improve them. I hope to transform the doodles in my notebook and the photos from my Instagram into something more.

The pressures from the start of college will plague my mind, but I’ve decided to enter this program as I will enter college: with an open mind. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know what I want to major in, but I’ve learned to accept and embrace it. The purpose of classes is to experience them firsthand and expose myself to the various fields. I could go off to become a famous photographer, or maybe I’ll decide to go into engineering, but every experience contributes to my future and knowledge. While there is much uncertainty surrounding my future, I know one thing for sure: I am excited for the summer and the FIT program!

 Chloe

Introducing Precollege Blogger: Sabrina

SabrinaGiacomaggioTaking courses:
HDE 112 Graphic Design for Parties, Events, and Fashion
HDE 118  Create and Build in 3D: Model Making for Portfolios

I’m Sabrina Giacomaggio, I’m 17 years young but growing up in New York has made me wise. I currently live on Long Island, a completely different world than Manhattan. Every opportunity I get I find myself escaping to the big city to find the hidden treasures this place has to offer. With a cup of coffee in my hand, and my headphones on my head, I begin my summer days on the LIRR to the most inspirational place I’ve seen yet, FIT.

FIT has been a motivation, inspiration and a thought of all things hope since as long as I would remember. At a young age I found myself gallivanting about fashion and the big school on 7th ave. With doubt of the practicality of the fashion and art world from many straight edged teachers and adults, I find myself with every opportunity moving in the right direction toward my dreams. As fall approaches, senior year comes closer and closer with the thoughts of applications and portfolios bashing into one and other through my head, causing a constant reminder of what’s next. My Precollege Classes this semester will be helping me, and inspiring me as I work on my final portfolio for the fall. With every bit of spare time, a lot caffeine, I’ll type my life away serving, all you readers.

FIT Precollege Programs are one of the most influential and life stirring decisions I’ve decided to partake in yet, as my last summer here, I plan to make it my best. I hope you all find the reins on your life and let this amazing place stir you in the right direction. Every opportunity is what you make it.

Until next time,

-Sabrina Giacomaggio

Introducing Precollege Blogger: Lea

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Taking course:
HFM 060 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future

As summer rolls around and the sun beats its glorious rays down on you, imagine one thing you’d love to have. Yes, you’re thinking it and I’m thinking it…. ICE CREAM! Think of me as your ‘ice cream’ now for all your fashion troubles and sad times when you’re in need of some amazing style. But trust me, I’m not your average vanilla soft-serve with tacky rainbow sprinkles. I’m a magical mix of all your favorite ice cream flavors put into one.

 But obviously, we’re not here for ice cream. So say hello to the blogger who will take you through the sweet world of the FIT Precollege. My name is Lea (not like Princess Leia but more like Lea Michele) but I’d like to be known as the “style saviour.” Fashion saved me from a very dark, depressing, insecure life as a young girl. Literally, my life was ill-fitting head to toe matching jumpsuits. And so I’ve made it my goal to save other’s lives through fashion just as it saved mine by revolutionizing the fashion world and getting people hooked onto the power of ‘looking good’. Underneath all this, I’m just a teenager with a mind from New Jersey and a heart for New York City who loves sitting on the couch eating green tea ice cream while watching Project Runway. My style of clothing is what I’d like to call ‘cool confidence’; I am absolutely head over heels for bold prints and colors, unique textures and quirky pieces. I’m definitely a fanatic over sales at the mall especially at my favorites like Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters or Topshop. In my personal dictionary, fashion has become a synonym to life because it certainly is something I live for.

So here’s the plan:

            Mondays- Global Fashion News

            Tuesdays- My Precollege Experience

            Wednesdays- My own OOTD’s (Outfit of the day for those of you who aren’t fashion lingo savvy, although I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you know)

            Thursdays- D.I.Y Ideas & Tips

            Fridays- Fashionable Humans of F.I.T

 

Trust me when I say this will be the best ice cream you’ll ever have. Stay classy & fashionable; stay tuned,

The Style Saviour

 

Introducing Precollege Blogger: Izzy

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Taking course:
HAD 150 Magazine Design 

AN INTRODUCTION, OF SORTS

So, yes, hello. My name is Isabell Geffner, Izzy for short, and I hail from Long Island. I am 16, and am currently going into my junior year of high school. This semester I will be losing my FIT virginity as I venture into the magazine design class in hopes of expanding my knowledge, meeting new people, and spending my summer doing the thing I love.

All my life I’ve had a thirst for knowledge, it could possibly be my most defining trait. Even if it’s the most seemingly irrelevant fact in the world, knowing for the sake of knowing is one of my greatest drives. I love being able to know everything I can, be it the fact that the word chivalry was derived from the French word for horse, cheval, or the fact that the first ever typeface was invented by Johannes Gutenberg, and was based off of the handwriting of the scribes, who had previously been the ones to create books. Knowing gives you a sense of understanding of the world around you, gives you new perspectives to look at, and information you could use in everyday life, even if you didn’t know you needed it.  I love knowing, and I believe that no matter how much you know, and no matter how long you’ve spent learning any topic, you could always know more. This need for knowledge is the driving factor in why I’m taking this class. I love design, I love talking about design (In fact, I never shut up. At this point most of my friends know the difference between a serif and sans serif typeface, and can properly identify between old style, transitional, and modern serif typefaces. I’m quite proud.), I love looking at intricate logos and thoughtful advertisements, and most importantly I love sitting down at my laptop and creating a poster or a website.

 My passion for design along with my passion for knowledge has brought me on a never ending quest, to learn all I can about design and use that knowledge to become the best designer I possibly can be. I’m so incredibly excited to be enrolled in this course, to be able to expand my horizons, grow as a designer (and hopefully a person) and continue on this quest. I hope you packed your armor, and brought along your cheval, because it’s going to be an exciting journey.

Until next time,

Izzy

Introducing Precollege Blogger: Charisandra

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Taking courses:
HFM 060 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future
HFS 182 Develop an Eye for Styling

Hey Mod Mavens!

My name is Charisandra – weird, I know – and I’m going to be one of lucky gals that get to take you along with me on this Precollege journey! This summer will be the summer of many firsts for me. I have never blogged just as I have never had formal training in fashion-related anything. Like so many of us here at FIT, I have had a ‘passion for fashion’ since a startling young age.

Some can sing before they speak – I could tell the difference between a fashion feat and a fashion faux pas before I knew my ABC’s. This did not come as a surprise to my parents as there is a long line of stylish ancestors in both their families. I decided to take that evangelical zeal that fills me as I walk into a store seriously and take up a potential career path in it.

Being 17 years old, a rising senior, and starting to think about my future in fashion, I saw this Precollege program as a marvelous opportunity to test the waters. Starting July 7th (two weeks!), I will be attending Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future and Develop an Eye for Styling. Taking on these two courses was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking because the fashion industry is so foreign to me. Nerve-wracking for obvious reasons, I don’t know what to expect and it could literally change my life – not something to take lightly. Exhilarating because I am going to be surrounded by people that get me and gaining knowledge that could actually serve me in my future (not the formula for photosynthesis).

The three short weeks I am spending at FIT this month are going to be filled with the tips, tricks, and info I couldn’t get anywhere else from experts in my dream field. I am totally ready, so strap in because it is going to be one heck of a ride!

Talk to you later.

Xoxo, Chari