In The Halls: Rebecka

Student: Rebecka (16) New Jersey
Program:
Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HAC 063 Careers in Advertising
and Marketing Communications

Describe your personal style?
It’s all over the place — sort of grunge I guess.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
On breaks I usually go to Starbucks.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
They have a wide variety pf c;asses based pm fashion and art.

Who or what inspires you?
Kurt Cobain, Taylor Momsen, Lana Del Rey, and Marina & the Diamonds.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I want to start my career, travel, and start a family.

LIFE COULDN’T BE BETTER!!

Monday was awesome! During my fashion design class I could realize how much I have learned in just one week!!!  My drawings are getting better each day and this week we are learning to draw different details. For example, puffy sleeves and ruffles. My homework was to finish an outfit using these techniques. I am doing a kind of retro summer dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My second class is AMC and I love it!!  It is very interesting! Last week we learned the basics of advertising and marketing techniques , so this week we are analyzing some advertisements. My classmates are really funny and the teacher makes the class really interesting because he knows a lot about the subject. He encourages us to analyze each and every detail, really each one! The way I see the advertisings and stores have forever changed after just one week of classes! This course is giving me an idea of what college is, and what my future major (AMC) will be.

This weekend I went with some friends from FIT to the Alexander Mc Queen exhibition at the MET (You can’t leave New York without seeing it! It ends on August 7, so hurry up!). After that we went to Soho and had lunch at this great hamburgers place. The next two days I just relaxed and enjoy New York, and did a little bit of shopping.

This second Monday I felt as if I have been at FIT for months! Last week I learned to organize my time and got orientated in the city, so now I can go everywhere and do whatever I want. I am really impressed at how safe the city is. Last week was fast but this second one will surely be faster so enjoy everything – your friends, classes, food and weather! Time is going fast so live the present moment and be happy.

I would love to know how your second Monday was?

Ximena

 

This Week is Almost Finished & I’m More Excited Than Ever!!!

……This week has been kind of hard  because I had to adapt to this new life food, climate and people. Actually the friends part has gone pretty well; I have met many extraordinary people and each day I get to know them better so that’s awesome.

Yesterday, professor Joanne Galannos, who teaches us fashion art, showed us how to draw a face. I must confess that this has been my nightmare since a was a kid, specially drawing eyes, but today it was amazing how in less than 10 minutes I could draw a complete perfect face with all the details! I was really happy. Have you had that feeling of accomplishment?? Well that happened to me this day.

 

This class goes by so fast for me because I love to draw. Maybe I’m not good at it but soon I will be. Towards the end of the class the professor told us to choose something that inspires us because our final project is going to be to create a collection of clothes. I am thinking about using my travel experiences as my inspiration  but I am also considering New York City. For now I have to read all kind of travel and fashion magazines. I’ll let you know what I choose.

 

My second class is and AMC class with Professor  Jeffrey Buchman. Each time I go to this class I am more decided about my future as a Publicist. This week, we saw all the integrated marketing communications activities.  I don’t know which activity is going to be my final assignment for the class but for homework he asked us to analyze an advertisement. Previously in Mexico I took a short advertising course so this was kind of familiar to me. However, sometimes I don’t understandThis the examples given in class. For example, sometimes we talk about a TV series and my classmates mention  shows like Robot Chicken which we do not have in Mexico.  Have you seen it?? My extra homework will be to watch American TV shows  and commercials. That might be the first enjoyable homework I ever had.

 

I am planning to go to the beach this weekend with my friends. They all want to go to the Jersey shore. Have you been there? What are you plans?

Ximena