Inspiration Filled Lunch Break

During my lunch break, I usually walk from the C building to the D building just to look at some of the creative things in the lobby. TiaraBland

Some of the things that I have seen are in the picture above. I found the quotes on the board really inspiring. As a student at F.I.T., I get to work with with my peers in my pre-college classes. These classes really motivate me. Walking around and looking at the other student’s work has given me some ideas on what I would like to draw, create, or even build!!! I take advantage of everything around me because you never know what will truly catch your eye and help you create your next biggest design. I think next week I will visit the Museum.

Tiara

Friendships

Hi guys! 10 weeks should feel like a long time, but these weeks have gone by so quickly. With only two classes left, the friendships that have been formed is what I will miss so much. FIT is fabulous because you are brought together with people who share your interests. This is so different from school because there are very few people who have an interest in what I do. Being in a classroom for hours every Saturday with similar, yet different people is so amazing. I know that I will still keep in contact with the friends I have made after these two classes, and I will hopefully see them again. In my first class, sewing, it is fun to sit at a machine next to friends and sew & talk. Since we have extra time in class, my friend and I made shirts that we taught ourselves to make. It was fun discovering what we could do and what we had learned. It is also really nice to be in a classroom filled with so many sewing machines, it just makes me happy! In my second class, drawing the fashion figure, we have so much fun. I think I have made a new friend every class! Our teacher is always cracking jokes, and makes us all laugh. In this class, the ages range from 14-20. It is cool to talk to juniors about their experience and ask them advice for what I should do. I look forward to my last two classes, but I don’t want them to be over!

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Photo from “FITchella” last week!!

~Emerson :)

Hang Outs

Coming in from the city and staying for at least 8 hours can be tiring, but everything is worth every ounce of energy. It is so exciting waking up (at 6 A.M.!) on Saturday mornings knowing I am coming to be with new friends and to do what I love. As much as I love my classes, it is nice that we get 15 minute breaks in the middle of each class, and an hour lunch break in between my two classes.

For the 15 minute breaks, the perfect place to go is Starbucks. I usually go with friends during both breaks to grab a drink to have before returning to class.  It is the perfect place to go because it is right across the street and convenient (if the lines aren’t out the door!)IMG_3639

Here is a photo of some friends on our way to Starbucks!

For lunch my friend and I go to the perfect place- Whole Foods! I never thought about going there for lunch, but they have a salad bar which has everything imaginable- I love it. Whole Foods is only 3 blocks away, so we go and it takes about 20 minutes to get there, get our food, and get back. That leaves us 40 whole minutes to get back and eat. We either eat in the lobby or outside if its nice! IMG_3211

 

This is my friend, Larson and I after eating our Whole Foods in the lobby. (BTW – if you’re on snapchat, check out the geotag for FIT) I cannot believe there is only three classes left! :( Time flies when your having fun!

~Emerson

New Apparel and Meeting the FIT Community

Hey guys; it’s Liz!
Every Saturday my commute to FIT begins at around twelve when my train arrives. Often times I’ll have to transfer at Jamaica and so I take that time to check out the different styles of everyone on the platform. For a good five minutes or so I become enthralled with the variety of clothes, hair, and makeup that the city has to offer. The train ride itself can be quite lonely, which is why I preoccupy myself with a sketchbook I carry with me on my trips to the city, an idea recommended by my professor. I sketch any idea that comes to mind that I can use for my final clothing line at the end of the spring semester. The city is full of inspiration.

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Something extremely interesting was my first ever trip to the Style Shop! Going through the vintage clothing and the clothes that were created by FIT students, I was able to recognize some of the styles, stitching, and fabrics we had touched upon in class. I ended up buying a black jersey that stated “Fashion Institute, New York” on the back with netting on the arms/shoulders and sleeves, along with a silver necklace. I ended up getting two compliments on the jersey while waiting for my train at Penn Station!11094180_748149801964688_1547988731_n

At the Style Shop I had a conversation with a student who attends FIT currently and we found out we were both from similar areas. She was so friendly and willing to offer advice about the school that I felt even more excited to be attending FIT. Being surrounded by older, supportive students is something I find to be very special about FIT and the opportunity that I have to be studying here.

This past week at FIT I’ve been working on perfecting my croquis. Also in class my instructor focused on drawing pleats and the different styles we can incorporate them into. My professor let us know that next class we have a test that will involve designing an outfit with some sort of fabric design incorporated into it. Wish me luck on my exam!

See you soon,

Liz

Spring Break Weekend

This week from April 3 – April 13, I am on spring break and it has given me time to think why I really love attending FIT. Even though I may be on break, fashion is on my mind 24/7.

I love FIT because it keeps me busy. It gives me a chance to have different experiences and create things out of my comfort zones. At first, I thought that attending FIT would be a lot to handle, but I look forward to going on Saturday.

My mind is constantly running on…What materials do I need for my sewing class? Did I finish my dirndl skirt for my draping class? What type of material should i choose, knit or woven? Phew!!! That’s not even all of it. My blood doesn’t even pump with adrenaline, it pumps with “fashaline” (a little word I created for myself when I am rushing through life, being a part of the fashion world). Many will think that since I’m on break I should just relax, but to be honest fashion does relax me. Since spring break began, two of my Saturday classes at FIT were cancelled … Ugh!! But that didn’t stop me, last week I asked my professors to tell me what I needed to work on for my projects and they let take my projects home. I got the chance to catch up on my sewing by working on my jean apron …I added more detail to make my project “POP”.

I remember that I needed to soon make a trip to Moods Designer Fabrics because I had a projects at my school Fashion Industries and I needed woven fabrics to create a shirt for yours truly, and I needed to get cotton woven fabric and muslin for my sewing and draping classes at FIT. It might seem like a lot on my plate but going to Moods is like a fashion paradise. I can go to Moods and stay in their for hours and come out with more ideas than I came in with. While you’re in the area you can go visit Moods…its only on 37th street. Some other suggested places that I like to visit are Daytona Trimmings which sells trims and different items to embellish your designs. As well as Fashion Fabrics that offers great deals on some nice fabric. Both are located on 39th street not to far from FIT.