In the Halls: Victoria

Student: Victoria from West Orange, NJ

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HAP 153 Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design

Describe your personal style:

My personal style differs over time but I’ve always loved NYC fashion. I also love the European aesthetic so I go back and forth and combine. 

Where do you go on your breaks from class? 

I usually grab a coffee or snack with friends during the break.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? 

My favorite thing is the experience I gain and the new information I learn everyday. I love my classmates.

Who or what inspires you? 

Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Alexander Wang inspire me. FIT also does.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?

I want to pursue modeling, become a creative director of a fashion brand and then build my own brand.

Photo Credit: Tyler Roarty

In the Halls: Natalie

Student: Natalie from Hopewell Junction, NY

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style: My personal style is very classy and chic and I like to change up my style every now and then to try new things and open my mind to all kinds of fashion.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

I love trying new cafes on my breaks because there is no better food than city food.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

My favorite aspect of being a part of the Precollege Program is the environment and the students. I love seeing everyone’s own unique style and taste.

Who or what inspires you?

My love for the city inspires me. Coming to the city for these classes at FIT inspires me to try my hardest to get where I want to be.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?

I would love to do interior design after college.

Photo Credit: Tyler Roarty

 

In the Halls: Ryan

Student: Ryan from Livingston, NJ

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HFM 60 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future

Describe your personal style

My personal style is edgy and sleek. I like to take risks and enjoy my clothing!

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

I go to Starbucks on my breaks and get a venti and brew coffee!

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

I lobe how FIT allows everyone to be themselves and encourages everyone to be confident.

Who or what inspires you?

The city inspires me, a city of eight million offers endless opportunities for inspiration.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?

I hope to attend FIT for college and become a buyer or something similar and to be immersed in the fashion industry.

Photo Credit: Tyler Roarty

In the Halls: Katie

Student: Katie from Staten Island

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HIN 131 International Fashion Marketing

Describe your personal style:

My personal style is urban.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

During my breaks from class I like to go to Starbucks.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

Seeing the work of other students on display in the halls is my favorite thing about FIT.

Who or what inspires you?

Cities, like London or Manhattan, inspire me.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?

After graduating college I would like to work for a fashion magazine.

Photo Credit: Marta Regulski

Instructor Spotlight: Renee Azoulay

Successful, multi-disciplined, marketing/communications Professional with 30 years of experience across industries. Renee is a talented, high energy professional that combines a sharp strategic focus with a passion for what she does.

In addition to teaching at FIT, she heads up a boutique marketing/training agency, Diamond Edge Network. Previously at leading marketing/promotion companies, she brought in, developed and managed promotional campaigns for companies including the NBA, The U.S. Postal Service, Spalding, Revlon and MTV Networks (Nickelodeon).

After earning her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, Renee spent ten years in consumer research at the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb s and the advertising agency BBDO.

Website: www.getthediamondedge.com

Prof. Azoulay teaches:
HAC 066 Digital and Interactive Marketing: Who’s Watching You?

Teaching Philosophy:

My teaching philosophy is a “hands-on” approach to learning. I believe in my students’ ability to learn, but also to suggest, comment, question and most importantly contribute their ideas. My goal is to empower students and have them “absorb” the information rather than memorize it. With that in mind, my focus in class is to guide thinking and learning while at the same time encouraging active participation. I tend to create a relaxed environment with laughing and jokes so that we have fun too!

On Precollege Programs:

What a brilliant idea to explore a future career or interest now. Why wait! I think taking a Precollege course can jump-start a lifelong journey of success. Since enthusiasm is the main driver of my teaching style, I am delighted to bring this passion to high school students and spark interest for their future.

Industry Experience:

  • Head of Diamond Edge Network
  • As a motivational speaker, Renee has presented for leading organizations that include The NY Emmys, American Women in Radio & Television, Columbia University, the Professional Insurance Marketing Association, The Brand Activation Association (BAA, formerly the PMA), the eMarketing Association, the NY Builders Show, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
  • Promotional campaigns for NBA, The U.S. Postal Service, Spalding, Revlon and MTV Networks (Nickelodeon)