Fashionable Students of F.I.T

If I had a list of ‘awesome amazing days,’ today would definitely top the list, no doubt. For today’s Fashion Forecasting class, we visited 6 retailer stores: H&M, Zara, Gap, Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, Victoria’s Secret. No, this wasn’t a shopping trip; we used our skills and gathered data from taking notes on the clothes to predict fall 2015′s trends. I’ll give you a little hint: some will go bold, some will go soft.

On my fashion trip and during my walk on the campus, I got the chance to snap some photos of truly poised, stylish F.I.T students. Take a look & don’t be ashamed of drooling over their outfits. Trust me, it’s expected.

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phpd7Ly1aPMThree amazingly sweet girls from my class who always happen to have a similar color scheme going

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Another girl from my class who always dresses incredibly stylishly and always exudes a very sweet, classy & clean look

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The colors are incredibly synchronized and I love all the little details of texture and accessory

Beyond just the classes, F.I.T is a breeding ground for amazing fashionistas.

Stay fancy lovebugs!

XOXO, The Style Saviour

First Day of Classes

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My finished bottle of perfume :)

Hi everyone!
I have begun another exciting adventure at FIT. Monday was the first day of my Cosmetics and Fragrance class and let me just say I am already in love! The way this class is being run is that each week we get a new professor for three weeks. The first week my Professor has a degree in working with fragrances, the second week my professor has a degree in the marketing and management aspect of the beauty industry and the last week my professor has a degree in cosmetic design. I am really excited to get an inside look at what really goes on in the beauty industry.

Walking into this class I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but on our first day we were able to make a perfume! It was so cool! We got to pick the scent and color we wanted it to be so my partner and I decided we wanted a fruity smelling pink perfume. We mixed together specific amounts of the scent, color, distilled water, perfume oils and alcohol. Personally I think our perfume came out great.

I think one of the great things about this class is that it is really hands on rather than having  a class that is only a lecture for three hours. I really enjoy learning how to make products and how each product was developed. If you are into the beauty industry I would recommend you take this class if you have the opportunity it was only my first day and I am already having so much fun!

Until next time,

Nicole

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: 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

It Isn’t the End, It’s the Beginning

So Saturday, May 17th, was the last day of FIT’s Precollege classes. It was so sad saying goodbye to my classmates and my professors, and I’m really going to miss being at FIT. I sadly won’t be able to attend the summer courses.

However, this isn’t really the end, because I’m coming to FIT in the fall. It’s so exciting to know that this isn’t “goodbye”, it’s just “I’ll see you soon”. I told my professors I’ll be visiting them next fall (more like harassing them non-stop), and my friends, although they are not coming to FIT next fall, will be taking more Precollege classes, so they can always stop by.

These Precollege classes were so amazing. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, and I had so much fun. I cannot fully express how much I enjoyed classes this semester. To anyone who wants to learn about the fashion industry or is considering going to FIT: take Precollege classes! You won’t regret it.

I really do believe that FIT is the best fashion school out there. August 18th (orientation) cannot come quickly enough. I’m counting down the days (literally, I have an app that counts down the days) until I move in.

So this isn’t the end of my time at FIT; it is just the beginning.

This is, however, the end of my time blogging for FIT’s Precollege blog. Thank you all for reading. This won’t be the last you hear of me though. ;)

Love,

Arielle McManus