In The Halls: James

James_Dill_precollegeblogpostStudent: James (16) from Walawick

Program: Saturday/Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
HID 027 Design Process of Interior Design
HDE 116 In Store Merchandising Technique

Describe your personal style? My style is a mix of classic pieces and edge. I like to mix my styles into one look. I have an eclectic style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 To Cafe Bene for coffee or the bookstore.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 The atmosphere and the variety of people you meet, from professors to peers.

Who or what inspires you?
 I am inspired by music and the way it makes me feel. I am also inspired by the people I meet or see on a daily basis. The city is a melting pot of inspiration.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to become my own boss and bring fashion into my everyday life through new and exciting ways.


Introducing Precollege Blogger: Mikey

Mikey_PrecollegeBlogger_SMSo no matter how difficult this may be it’s definitely one of the more exciting things I’ve had to write about so far.

I guess I should start out simple, Hi there! I guess as you may already know from the title, my name’s Mikey. Although it’s the basics I guess I should mention it all. Ok, so I’m a senior in high school, I’m like super tall, I absolutely love fashion, and I’m one of the spring interns in the Precollege program here at FIT. I guess, you could say that fashion is one of the major key points in my life. I absolutely love personal style and fashion photography.

My goal is to be kinda like Rachel Zoe and Grace Coddington, they’re definitely my role models. I would totally love to be a world-renowned stylist or a fashion maven. I love seeing all sides of the world of fashion, so like for example I’ve styled people, assisted a designer with photography and set design for the launch of her new children’s line. During my free time I do some basic fashion photography (ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!) and I do have some knowledge of design. All that’s left to experience would be writing and modeling, there are other things but I really wanna  just focus on the key points.

So I guess I should move on from that, I absolutely love FIT. It’s definitely one of the schools that I, one hundred percent, want to study in. I actually want to major in Fashion Merchandising, that way I can start my career as a stylist. While working on my career I also want to study Fashion Design, that way I’ll have the business side and the art side under my wing.

So I guess that’s all for now, sorry I’m not the best writer and I don’t really know how to talk about myself, but YEAH! thanks for reading. It’d be cool to hear a little about each of you if you wanna post a comment, maybe we’ll see each other on campus. Hope you have a fantastic day! Bye loves

Congratulations Justine!


Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
HAR 087 Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques II
HFM 060 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future
HFM 064 The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising
HAD 150Magazine Design
HAR 091 Anatomy of Fashion
HDE 135 Styling of Fashion, Food and Home Products
HFS 182 Fabric Styling for Fashion

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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!**