“If you a give a man a fish, he will eat for one day. If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for the rest of his life.”
I learned this quote from this session of F.I.T Precollege and it has resonated with me since the first time it rang in my ears.
“Fashion Forecasting” has given me the tools and beginning experience to fish for the stars. The darkness of the future does not haunt as me as much as it once did and I can see myself dominating the fashion industry years from now. I’ve visited showrooms, felt authentic Prada clothing (I still can’t get over that), and most importantly, learned so much about the fashion business industry. I’ve met friends who have given me so many great laughs and have been taught by an excellent Professor Wolf who really wants us to succeed. I will keep fishing for the stars in hopes of bottling them up for my own one day.
Thank you to those who have read and who have had some stroke of interest in my posts or just fashion in general. I promised my farewell post would be short; I just really wanted to thank you all and let you know I appreciate you even if I don’t physically know you. Please never stop fishing.
Farewell, hugs and love included,
The Style Saviour
To be honest, my typical lazy summer days at home consist of me head to toe in comfortable pajamas: slouchy school tee shirt and thin, loose shorts. Basixally , I usually look like a huge bum over the summer…
…Until F.I.T came along. This institution truly has transformative powers to the point where my whole summer outfit has changed. I bring out the flashy rings, lace up my shiny sneakers, and throw on a wacky but stylish dress. I’ve got a bad case of “OOTD madness” now.
What I’ve really learned from my class (Fashion Forecasting) is how to scout out trends while simultaneously reinventing my own personal style to a more refined level. As I watch how fashion is influenced by the world and different events, my personal world and mindset are influenced by fashion.
So let me share with my crazed OOTD fanaticism:
So until next time my sweet peach pies!
Xoxo, The Style Saviour
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.
Loving the details of the print on the shoes and the dress
Three amazingly sweet girls from my class who always happen to have a similar color scheme going
Another girl from my class who always dresses incredibly stylishly and always exudes a very sweet, classy & clean look
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
My finished bottle of perfume :)
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,
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