Chance or Choice?

This post is dedicated to all of the students going into senior year.

Is our fate determined by chance or choice? 

Personally, I believe it’s determined by choice. The choices I make each and every day contribute to the outcome of my future. But, without the chances I take in life, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Do you believe our fate is determined by chance or choice?

The effort that we all put into our work here, at FIT, is preparing us for our future. The hours that we dedicate to creating our artwork is our choice. These classes that we are taking are preparing us for our future. That’s why we must soak up all of the knowledge we are learning! Seniors, we have to apply the knowledge we have learned to our portfolio. We have to make sure we include some of our best work. What are you thinking of including? How have you been preparing for your portfolio?

I have mixed feelings for week three. It’s my last week here at FIT. What if I never come back? FIT is my dream. It provides everything that I need to be successful later in life. I am so nervous about applying to college in general. Will they like my creations? Am I up to par? What makes me stand out from the rest?

I am channeling all of these feelings into my artwork and creations. I am so determined to make my portfolio the very best it could be. I have hope. If you don’t believe in yourself, then who will?

We must all be sponges this week. Soak up all the information you can. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask your professor. I’ve grown a tremendous amount these past two weeks. I have learned to render some very important fabrics, which is necessary for my portfolio. I have now mastered the industrial sewing machine. I have even learned to use the over lock machine.. It’s my new best friend!!

There will also be a slideshow in the Cafeteria on Monday, July 23rd. It will show all the different majors for FIT and will give tips and information on applying to FIT. Seniors, definitely attend! An Admissions Representative will be there to hand out information and answer your questions!

Good luck to all seniors on applying to colleges!

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door” -Coco Chanel

Your Care Tag,

Bella

Au Revoir!

The sad day has arrived, the last day of Spring 2012 Precollege class, of course there’s plenty of other semesters but it is always sad leaving a class on the last day. Overall, my class has been wonderful, a lot of work but it is rewarding at the end. I have learned so many things about the fashion world from my amazing professor, she is extremely down to earth and really taught us as if we were on the college level. I also met some really nice girls, this class was definitely more friendly then my previous precollege class, everybody got along really well! Of course my plan for the future is to attend FIT, but that’s years away (for me at least) so for now my future going to continue to be Precollege classes, which I love!

This summer I am taking Fashion Art for Fashion Designers, and possibly a second one (hopefully!). I chose this class because I really want to experiment with the design part of the industry, I feel like maybe I would enjoy it.

My class!

As promised here are my theme boards, I pretended to be the fashion director of Aritzia and I had to predict upcoming trends for Spring 2013, my four trends are: 50′s Rock and Remix, Urban Sport, Doll-like Delight, and The Bare Minimum.

 

My advice for you guys considering to take a Precollege class is: Go for it! You can’t go wrong, even if you only take one class it can benefit you in multiple ways. You familiarize yourself with FIT’s campus, NYC in general, meet amazing professors and new friends, all while learning about the thing you love.

It has been great to have been to able share my thoughts and weekly experiences with you guys, it has been such an amazing opportunity! I truly hope you’ve taken as much out of my posts as possible…

So long, Michaela

So, this is goodbye…

This semester at FIT was definitely my most unforgettable. I’ve been accepted into the college, found my roommate, started an internship, and even got a new one for the Summer. Although there were many, many long train rides and a ton of work between my extra classes and school, I had an amazing experience yet again. I’ve made a lot of friends between the two classes I took, and I’m going to miss them.

My presentation boards have made drastic improvement, and in Fashion Techniques we’ve completed the basic bodice, cowl neck, dirndl, flare and pencil skirts. Now, it’s time to make them all for myself. :)

Over the Summer I’ll be interning for Perry Ellis International, where the head designer was very impressed with the classes I’ve taken at FIT. I’ll also be working, to save up so I don’t have to live as a poor college kid. I also can’t wait to start dorm shopping; I’m very excited for college. However, I have a lot to prepare for and I want to take this Summer to make sure I’m completely ready for college. I just had a wonderful prom on World Yacht, circling the New York City skyline all lit up at night. Now, I’m looking forward to graduation.

Even though I’m headed there for school, I’m going to miss Precollege classes. There are so many that I didn’t get the chance to take. My only advice to those who haven’t taken them yet, start right away!

Karlie

The Wonderful City of New York: My Top 5 Restaurants and Shops Near FIT

Do you ever explore the city before or after class? I know I do. Another great feature about Precollege Programs is that the location is in a great part of the city, Chelsea. There is so much for anyone and everyone to do around here and I am happy to share with you some of my favorite food and shopping spots!

My Top 5 Restaurants:

  • The Greek Corner (322 7th Ave)
  • Chipotle (501 7th Ave)
  • Brgr (287 7th Ave)
  • Panera (330 7th Avenue)
  • Rub BBQ (208 West 23rd Street)

My Top 5 Shopping Spots:

  • Mood Fabrics (225 W 37th St 3rd Floor)
  • H & M (435 7th Avenue)
  • Fashion Design Books (250 W. 27th street)
  • Zara (580 Broadway)
  • LUSH (1052 6th Avenue)

I hope you all check these places out next time you get free time before or after class!
Until next time,

xoxoxo Tori

 

The Best of the Rest: My Top 16 Places to Shop, Eat, and Hang-out

New York City is home to some of the best restaurants, and lets not forget: it is one of the top fashion capitals in the world. That being said, myself, along with all of the other Precollege students, are unbelievably fortunate to have the opportunity to take classes at FIT and be able to experience the hectic streets of NYC weekly. So, where do you guys shop, eat and go on breaks? I know where I go so here are just some places I highly recommend!

Due to the fact that Saturday/Sunday Live students get a 15-30 minute break time is limited! So, that means where we go on break is limited also. Here are just a few places to get coffee, a snack, or shop in a very close proximity to FIT (some in which you’ll probably be very familiar with):

  • Buffalo Exchange: 114 W. 26th street
  • Fashion Design Books: 250 W. 27th street (practically on FIT’s campus)
  • Barnes and Noble at FIT: between the A and B buildings
  • The Style Shop (if it’s opened): located in the A building
  • (The infamous) Starbucks: 315 7th ave
  • Argo tea: 275 7th ave (right across from the museum at FIT)
  • Cafe 27: 250 W. 27th street (between FIT’s campus)
  • Moda: 234 W. 27th street (also between FIT’s campus)
  • Trailer Park Lounge: 271 W. 23rd street (Okay, so this place is not the most attractive looking, just see the picture I posted, but it’s actually a really cool place with great food!)

Now, after class if the weather is nice and you feel like going shopping here are some places to shop (only if you are willing to take the subway or have someone to drive you because some of these stores are kind of far from FIT)

  • Beacon’s Closet: 10 W. 13th street (I mentioned this store in another post but definitely try it out!)
  • The Market: 328 W. 14th street (this place is really cool, it’s only open certain days of the week and tons of emerging designers are there with really unique things)
  • Buffalo eExchange: this one is in the East Village (332 E. 11th street) I’d recommend stopping at this store also if you are a big thrift store person because every Buffalo Exchange carries totally different things!
  • Forever 21: 50 W. 34th street
  • Zara: 580 Broadway
  • Brandy Mellville: 518 Broadway
  • And basically any store on Broadway…

Michaela