Student: Mariah (17) from Somerset, New Jersey
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: Drawing in Adobe Illustrator
Describe your personal style: Classic chic with a bit of an edge.
Where do you go on your breaks from class? Art store, book store, food.
What is your favorite thing about FIT? The Diversity
Who or what inspires you? New York street fashion. Street fashion in general.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Become an Illustrator for a magazine
Student: Mianna (16) from Newport
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: Intro to the Fashion Industry
Describe your personal style: I would describe my personal as something that can’t be pinned. It’s forever changing!
Where do you go on your breaks from class? Starbucks <3
What is your favorite thing about FIT? All of the unique individuals.
Who or what inspires you? Life. Beauty is in everything around us.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I would love to explore the world!
Student: Kassie (17) from Avon
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: Fashion Forecasting
Describe your personal style: Casual and relaxed
Where do you go on your breaks from class? Chill outside and listen to music.
What is your favorite thing about FIT? The teachers are very experienced and they know what they’re talking about.
Who or what inspires you? Rock music and the underground rock scene as a whole. My favorite musicians are Julia Cummings and Clem Creevy, they have great style as well.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to find a job in the city that lets me travel a lot.
Hi guys! It’s crazy how one day I’m dedicating hours to Netflix (I’m sure most of you know the feeling) and the next I’m blogging for FIT! I’m really looking forward to sharing all the things I get to do in my Magazine Design course. Sure, waking up at 5:30 to catch a train from New Jersey to the city isn’t my cup of tea, but stepping onto the concrete in front of Penn Station is electric (although I still need to stop for coffee at Starbucks before class). My Magazine Design course is so unique. We all read magazines, but how often do we get to create our own, from the ground up? From choosing a model for the cover and coming up with a title to deciding which outfit should be on what page, this class has me hooked. Not to mention, the classroom setup encourages focus, while allowing me to gain suggestions from the twenty stylish girls I see four days a week. I love that we all get to work together and help each other create the best magazine possible; seeing other girls’ ideas is such a prominent part of the class. Living so close to New York has so many perks, I can almost say the city is my second home. Getting to be so independent is such a privilege, and I’m looking forward to spending the next two weeks at FIT. I’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything I get to experience each day, whether it’s inspiration from the streets of New York or some of my work from my class!
Until next time,
As July 6th was approaching I started to think I made a terrible mistake. It’s Summer and I want to sleep late, lay on the Jersey beaches and scope out the local music scene at night. Instead I signed up for a 9:30 a.m. Summer class at FIT in NYC. What have I done? What was I thinking? I’m going to be waking up at 6:00 a.m., traveling 3 hours a day on a crowded train and sitting in a boring classroom with the possibility of time consuming homework. Am I crazy? Well, it’s two days into the program and I realize I made the best decision ever ( or as New Yorkers say…eva)! My name is Rachel K. You may see me around campus and recognize me as the girl whose makeup is always “on fleek “. I love to experiment with different colors and looks. I’m commuting from Central New Jersey and taking my first class, The Beauty Business-Art and Science of Cosmetics and Fragrances. I selected this class because I plan (hope) to attend FIT in the Fall of 2016 and eventually earn a BS in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing. My class is fabulously fast paced and fun. In the first two days we got a brief overview of the history of Cosmetics and Fragrances and discussed current job opportunities in this exciting industry. In addition, lab work included making body oil and henna. I even started my first project….A poster board depicting six decades of the evolution of eye shadow. The last thing I would call this class is boring! I’m looking forward to learning all I can about the Beauty Industry, making fragrances in the lab and going on “shopping” field trips. Most of all, I’m excited to blog and share my Summer FIT experience with you!