Hi everyone! Sometimes the mere idea of jumping into something completely new is more than daunting. Personally, I feel like a plan outlining every detail of a new experience is the only way to be fully prepared; but if I only go by a specific list, how can I really appreciate the surprises?
When I first looked in to the precollege programs at FIT I didn’t know if I was outgoing enough to be a part of a program like it. I have been in design classes before and done camps and played on sports teams, but I always felt shy around new people. On the first day of class at FIT I decided that I would push away my structured plans and not just take the class, but also engage in it. It’s like there were two paths in front of me and one was a path that I knew and felt comfortable navigating and the other was a new path, one that I always wanted to try, but never had the courage to go down.
Since starting classes here, I’ve been more willing to participate in new activities. I generally feel more outgoing and I genuinely think FIT contributed to that. If you were looking at taking a class here I would really urge you to take that jump. It might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. I absolutely understand how intimidating new experiences can be, but when you just stick to your usual schedule and rarely stray from your comfort zone, you could end up overlooking an amazing opportunity. Remember: sometimes the best memories can come from the most unexpected moments! See you soon, bye bye!
So on Thursday, March 26th, I went on a little field trip over to the style shop in the Dubinsky Student Center. It’s so adorable and I absolutely love it; the colors, the layout, everything.
As I walked through the cute little boutique, I was absolutely inspired and went into total styling mode (then again, I was in the Style Shop). They sell merchandise ranging from jewelry (mostly jewelry) to basic clothing, like skirts and sweaters. Most of the merchandise sold is either handcrafted by alumni and students or vintage. Here’s a little fun fact about the Style Shop, its run by FIT’s Merchandising Society, which is actually the biggest club in the school.
OH! and I almost forgot to mention, so although the style shop is usually not open on Saturdays they set a date just for Precollege students. Make sure you guys go check it out on Saturday April 11th between 11 am to 3 pm. MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
As July rolls around and temperatures reach the high 90s, we all secretly desire to go to the beach with our retro swimsuits and dip into the cold water. But when you’re at FIT, you just can’t do that. To solve your problems, I’ve got a DIY on cut-out shirts inspired by the people I’ve met in my Fashion Forecasting class (more on my first day experience in class later).
1. Side-Tie Tee
-Take your t-shirt & cut vertically down on both sides
-Tie the bottoms
-You’re done! Simple & easy
2. Tied-in-Front Tank
-Take any old tee and cut off the sleeves
-Cut the neckline
-Cut the back of your shirt straight across near the hips
-On the material left in the front, cut it so there’s a triangle
-Cut through the middle of that triangle so two sides form
-When wearing, tie the two parts and you’ve got a knotted tie on the front of your tank top
Other simple ideas to try: heart tee (cut out a heart on the back of your shirt), ombre tees/tanks, lace up side tank (made by cutting the sides, sticking holes, lacing through the holes like a shoelace)
These ideas were inspired by the diverse and fantastic people I’ve seen and met at FIT. Initially I was nervous about entering my class, but when I first stepped into the room, I saw all of my classmates and was hit by the multitude of styles. Everyone was fashionable but in their own unique way. I loved seeing gladiator sandals to my left and Nike hightop sneakers to my right. The people and professors are incredibly warm and kind. Tomorrow we’re going to hit up a few stores and analyze trends for the Fall 2015 season. I’m ready to bust out my camera and notepad for all the fashion I see.
Keep watch for my post tomorrow where I showcase Fashionable Students of F.I.T!
Hugs & Love,
The Style Saviour
Tomorrow, July 19, 2012, you have the opportunity to speak with Precollege Alumni currently working towards a degree at FIT in the Dining Hall from 12:30 – 1:30om. Have questions about Fashion Design, Communication Design, Advertising Design, Fashion Merchandising Management or Internation Trade and Marketing majors? Wanna hear what it’s like to be a college student at FIT? These questions and more can be answered one-on-one with students who are just like you. They will be easy to spot in thier Purple FIT shirts (pictured above).
Cecily was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri then moved to Providence, Rhode Island during high school. She completed her AAS in Fashion Design at FIT and is expected to graduate in May 2013 with her BFA (also in Fashion Design) and a double minor in History of Art and Psychology. Cecily is currently involved in FIT’s Student Ambassadors and the assistant coaching staff for FIT Volleyball, and was a previous Vice President of the AAS Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa.
Stephen hails from Huntington NY and completed his AAS in Communication Design at FIT. He is expected to graduate in May 2013 with his BS in Advertising Design. Stephen is the President-elect for the 2012-2013 year in the Art & Copy Club. Click here to view his website: http://www.stephenweisbrot.com
Claudia hails from Queens NY and completed her AAS in Fashion Merchandising Management at FIT. She is expected to graduate in January 2013 with her BS in International Trade and Marketing. She is a member of ITSA (International Trade Student Association) and has worked as an intern at Continental Reliance Group Global Licensing, a Visual Merchandiser at Banana Republic, a Catalog Fulfillment at Bloomingdale’s, and an Assistant to Designer for Quinn New York Inc. She is also a recipient of the BRAG Scholarship for Academic Excellence, was on the Dean’s List 2009-2012 for FMM and ITM, and is currently a contender for the Harold Sachs International Practicum Scholarship.