A Visit To Tibi Showroom

Last week, I got the chance to visit the Tibi showroom. Just the day before, I was browsing the Tibi website, trying to become more familiar with the label. I absolutely fell in love with the feminine style. Almost every piece had a very “relaxed” feeling to it. The NY State Of Mind collection greatly impressed me because it was such a contrast from the normal clean feeling of the other collections. It had a more edgy feel to it… beautiful pieces that were one of a kind. Tw train rides later, we arrived in Soho (b t dubs Soho is one of my favorite places to visit in the city). Finally, we found 666 Broadway. That day, 666 was nothing but a number. Nothing “unlucky” about it, just a passageway to inspire a bunch of high schoolers. My heart raced as we lifted up in the elevator. As we walked in, we witnessed a photo shoot going on for shoes to be posted on the website. It was almost a little weird to me that just the night before I was looking at their website, and the next, I get a peek at whats new to the website… before it even gets posted. Overall, it was a great experience. I absolutely loved the environment at their showroom, definitely somewhere I would want to someday work! A few blocks down and only several minutes later, we visited the Tibi store on Wooster Street. To be honest, I would buy everything in that store. Only thing stopping me is the fact that my parents would probably murder me…

Inspiration is key to success. Keep your eyes, mind, and heart open to be inspired.


**PS: I posted more photos on our Flickr website!**

In The Halls: Montgomery (Monty)

Student: Montgomery (15) from West Orange, NJ
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: HAC 069 Write to Captivate: The Public Relations Edge
HIN 132 Passport to International Fashion
Describe your personal style? My personal style is very feminine, but with edgy pieces thrown in such as, Dr. Martens and statement jewelry.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
  I go to Starbucks, Pret a Manger, or Whole Foods during my breaks from class.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?My favorite part about FIT is meeting all of the interesting people who are also taking classes, as well as great teachers.
Who or what inspires you?
 People throughout New York City. Each day I see someone who inspires me to try something new, especially when it comes to fashion.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? After graduating from college, I would love to either get a law degree or return to New York City and begin working in the fashion industry.

In The Halls: Pilar

Student: Pilar (14) from NYC
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: HAP 025 Sewing for Fashion Designers
Describe your personal style? I think my style is very unique because I never am just edgy, I’m edgy with some prep, or I’m hipster with some funk.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
  I go to Starbucks or I just stay in the class and work or talk to my friends.
What is your favorite thing about FIT? I love how FIT offers so many different fashion classes. 
FIT really prepares people for the fashion world because of all the hands on work.
Who or what inspires you?
 I think living in NYC inspires me. Just seeing all the stores and outfits people wear can give me inspiration.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to start my own fashion line in NYC.

In The Halls: Dean

Student: Dean (13) from Highland
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses:  JSX 40Fashion Merchandising Trend Spotting   JSX 035 Color Theory and Application
Describe your personal style? Modern.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
What is your favorite thing about FIT?The experience.
Who or what inspires you?
 My family.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Become an interior designer.

In The Halls: Alexandra

Student: Alexandra (16) from NY
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: HAR 089 Fashion Design Portfolio
HFM 060  Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future
Describe your personal style? I’m really into vintage/ edgy clothes, I love black, it’s fashionable and slims you down.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
  The Pita Grill (I <3 the falafels). Also the thrift store, Buffalo Exchange.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?I can express myself 100% and be myself. I also make tons of friends with similar interests.
Who or what inspires you?
 Audrey Hepburn, Paris, winter, layers, scarves, vintage shops, and New York City.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to work some where in the fashion industry, not exactly sure yet. But, I want to live in Paris for a few years.