In The Halls: Mariah

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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

~Nayantara

In The Halls: Mianna

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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!

~Nayantara

Putting It All Together…One Page at a Time

The excitement to complete my magazine is definitely starting to kick in! As much as I’m dreading the last day of class, I can’t believe how far along my magazine has come. I never knew I’d be able to make something that looks so professional. Today in class we had a “critique,” which is when we all gather around a table and present what we’ve done so far, and our classmates give us constructive criticism to help improve the magazine. This is such an important part to the class because it helps me improve what I’ve done, and I also love seeing what everyone else has been creating!

One of my favorite pages of my magazine is the Table of Contents. It tells so much about what’s about to be revealed in just one page. Mine still needs a few more adjustments, but here it is so far!

My magazine's table of contents

My magazine’s table of contents

I wanted my magazine to be simple with a lot of white space so that it makes the images the main focus. I can’t wait to show you guys the finished project!

-Marisa

In The Halls: Kassie

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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.

~Nayantara

At FIT We Always Kiss and Tell!

About to apply my new favorite delicious plum lipstick!

About to apply my new favorite delicious plum lipstick!

Do you love experimenting with lipstick colors? I do! One day I’m wearing “Gwen Stefani red” and the next I’m applying “Kim Kardashian nude”. Usually I buy a new lip color weekly but not anymore because… now I can make my very own!

This week in the Cosmetics and Fragrance lab we created our own lipstick by melting 28 ml of wax on a hot plate and mixed in 0.1 ml of our favorite dye color as well as 0.1 ml of our favorite flavoring. My partner and I decided to do a chocolate-cherry plum lipstick using purple dye and cherry and chocolate chip flavoring. When finished and mixed to a nice, smooth substance; we poured our mixes into actual lipstick tubes. It came out absolutely AMAZING! It has a beautiful sheer color that matches any look.

What cool things have you created in your precollege class this summer that you’re proud to show off? Share below!

– Sealed with a kiss, Rachel