Being in my Element

I just finished writing a personal narrative for my English class, in “regular” high school, by the way. We were given pretty general directions which enabled us to choose basically anything we wanted to write about. I chose to write about finding my passion, which is essentially when I am in my element. The term “being in your element” stems from a book I was required to read titled The Element by Ken Robinson. It wasn’t the most exciting book, but it presented a good topic. Being in your element is defined as “the place where passion and skill meet”. In other words, it’s something you not only enjoy, but excel at as well. In my essay, I discussed trying to “find myself” earlier in life.  I discussed the trials of exploring different activities, such as joining sports teams, and not feeling as if those we the best suited for me.

Can you guess what I included in half of my essay? FIT and fashion, of course!

Here’s a little part of my essay:

At the end of the day, I realize that these classes are way more than just a learning experience for me; they have changed me in so many different ways. When I step on to FIT’s campus, I’m filled with independence.  I have an attitude that anything is possible because I am in my element. The fact that I am surrounded by what I love and people who love the same thing as me for an entire day stimulates me to exude confidence and happiness, unintentionally. I also acquire a sense of  feeling carefree, which stems from the comfort and liberalness that I pick up. Additionally, because I am in my element, I am inspired to reach out and aim for any opportunity I can receive. This mix of confidence and inspiration has led me to complete five FIT classes in addition to my high school studies, become a blogger for FIT, start my own blog six months ago and serve on Nordstrom’s fashion board.  These opportunities would never have been accomplished if it weren’t for me finding my element.  Finally, I feel as if FIT and its classes provide an escape for me.  When I’m there, I am able to leave everything behind and focus on the one thing that lifts my mood, despite the situation.

 

I suggest everyone discover The Element and get a feel for what the author portrays as “the element”.   I think it could benefit each and everyone of us. FIT is such a career-focused school.  If you come here, you should know what you want to study here because there’s no “deciding” time once your in. Therefore, reading The Element will help drive your dedication to whatever your passion is.

Today my fabric styling class went to MOOD and M&J Trimming. Both places were great, I can’t wait to go back!  I have to say though, my favorite part of my experience was seeing “Swatch”, the owner’s dog at MOOD. I’ve seen him before on Project Runway, but when I saw him in real life, I thought I saw a celebrity!  That’s how excited I got.

Swatch!!!

Fabrics galore!

By the way, can you believe there’s only three more classes left! That’s crazy! When I was looking at my calendar, I was expecting five or six more!

Fashionably Yours,

Michaela

Think Pink.

This year, FIT’s graduating class was thinking pink for their senior show. The display, titled The Pink Issue, is Barbie themed and features fashions, graphics, and interiors designed by FIT’s talented students. During some down time today, I stepped into the hot-pink world of Barbie to take a closer look at the exhibition.

I was so inspired by each students’ explanation of their work. Weather with plastic, typography, or iridescent paillettes, everyone had something beautiful to contribute to The Pink Issue.

Looking at the display got me so excited for next Thursday, when I’ll finally present the magazine I’ve been working on for these past two weeks. Even though I’ll be devastated that Summer Live is over, I’ll be happy to share my hard work and see what my classmates have created.

So when you get a chance, be sure to check out The Pink Issue in the lobby of the D building. It’s innovative, creative, and just so pretty.

Until Next Time,

Lindsay

Now Showing: The Pink Issue

The Pink Issue, Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion
Barbie is at FIT – come visit her in the D-Lobby now through August.

It’s an Original Barbie World! Designed and installed by FITs very own students!
Students from Jewelry Design, Interior Design, Photography, Fashion Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design came together and created a beautiful masterpiece and are now sharing it with us all!

The background Story:

“A two-story installation inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion

  • Barbie and Ken fashions made from non-traditional materials on life-size mannequins
  • Models of new rooms for Barbie’s Dreamhouse
  • Full-size replicas of furniture
  • Photos and short films with Barbie and Ken
  • A storefront window inspired by Barbie’s Dreamhouse and Play With Fashion Joe Zee, creative director, Elle, will name the top three FIT student winners from each of five programs: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Photography, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design.

First place winners receive $5,000, second place winners receive $3,000, and third place winners receive $2,000.”
Who would you choose?

 

 


 

 

 

Now Showing: Fabric Styling Exhibit

The Fabric Styling exhibit is located in the D building, showing now- Wednesday, May 2nd.

Everyone in FIT has a special talent that the school helps them to excel in and pursue. The Fabric Styling students have
strong fashion sense and an eye for color and pattern they stay ahead of the fashion game.

Check out the exhibit when you are on campus this weekend, Precollege students!
View Precollege courses in this major here.