Congratulations, Gabe!

CONGRATULATIONS TO GABE PECHIA WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR COMMUNICATION DESIGN !

Student: Gabe Pechia
Major: Communication Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HSX 022 Portraits for Portfolios

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information

Congratulations Danielle!

CONGRATULATIONS TO danielle covington WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR ILLUSTRATION!

Student: Danielle Covington
Major: Illustration

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
 Precollege High School Intern

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: David_Bryant@fitnyc.edu for more information

 

In The Halls: Rebecka

Student: Rebecka (16)  Cresskill, New Jersey
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HFM 060: Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising 

Describe your personal style?
My style consists of different forms of grunge. Some days I dress more girly, and other days I dress more hardcore. 

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
On breaks from class, I love going to Starbucks! I also love going to local cafes in the Chelsea neighborhood.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
FIT has so many career options and internship opporunities. I also love the lively art community here.

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by Kurt Cobain, even though he’s dead. I love him!

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
Work! I would love to travel the world, and let my life become consumed in fashion.

 

-Meghan

How to use the most of your break time when at FIT!

Time is precious, therefore you should always use it wisely! When at the FIT program, you’re given a break that ranges from 15 to 30 minutes. During this break, you can do anything, like grab a snack, eat a meal, buy a couple of things, hey, you can even venture for new possibilities! But, I suggest staying in a close rage to the campus (you must have time to get back on campus, or you’ll miss class, which is a no-no).

Since NYC is so compact and there’s virtually a store within a 10 feet range- there’s so many options available to you!   Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but I’m here to show you my routine when I’m on my break to give you some ideas.

I always exit out of D building onto 27th street. On the left side you’ll see a variety of restaurants and stores! But my absolute favorite has to be the Lily Farm Deli!

 

The number one thing I’ll always buy at Lily Farm’s is Snapea Crisps! It’s healthy, absolutely delicious, and affordable!

Other places that I like going to on break are:

  • Rosa’s Pizza ,168 W 27th St .At 7th Ave. (left of Lily Farm)
  • Papa Johns, 213 W. 28th St (pizza is good for the soul)
  • Fashion Design Bookstore, 250 West 27th Street  of course!)
  • Revolution Books, 146 West 26th Street

Of course there’s many other places you can go too, but these are the ones that I find very comfortable. Time passes quickly in the City and with that being said, you should always keep time in your hands.  You don’t want to miss class!

Since after class I don’t really have a designated departure time to catch the bus (since it comes every five minutes), I  walk around the city to discover new things and take time for myself! I enjoy walking for a long periods of time. If I could, I would walk all the way to Central Park! I always venture off deep into the city.

Here are some places that interest me when I’m in NYC:

  • Buffalo Exchange, 114 West 26th Street
  • H mart, 25 West 32nd Street
  • Tokyo Rebel, 170 Avenue B
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore, 1073 6th Avenue
  • Bleecker Bobs, 118 West 3rd Street
  • My Plastic Heart, 210 Forsyth Street
  • The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street
  • ONASSIS, 71 Greene Street
  • Any store on Broadway

The City is filled with such wonderful things. It would take years to discover half of what’s there! But the joy of it is, I get to have the great opportunity to go every Saturday cause of the FIT.

Time to explore even more!

Jharline

My FIT Friends & My Spring Break Follow-Up

As someone who was going to travel to FIT alone, some of my main concerns were what kind of people I would meet there. Was everyone going to be really into fashion? Will they criticize my outfit? Do they even have sports there? Well, the answer is, FIT precollege students come from all over, with many different backgrounds and interests! Not everyone knows what Marc Jacob did last fashion week or who the editor of Vogue is. Not even all the students know who their favorite designer is, it all depends on the individual and how serious they take fashion.

As far as the people I’ve met at FIT, they’ve all been kind. There’s so much to talk about; it’s easy to start conversations with whoever’s sitting next to you. Sometimes, you may not have very much in common, which has happened to me. I suggest sitting towards the middle of the room so there’s people all around you to talk to, that way, there’s bound to be someone with the same interests. Also, you only see these people once a week, so there’s a lot to talk about. I usually ask my friends if they’ve had time to work on the project, go swatching, or get new supplies.

I don’t know anyone who stays for two classes, so during my lunch break I go solo. I usually go for my 2nd or 3rd extra-large tea from Dunkin’ Donuts, and maybe a large coffee (i’m the caffeine queen). During the warm weather, I like to go shop at American Apparel and other various stores around the block from FIT. During colder months, I stay closer to the school and eat lunch inside, or across the street at the pizza place. I also love the discount art store, I just got a 72 set of Prismacolor pencils for Easter! Last Saturday, there was a room full of people decorating bags to send to children in Haiti, and making paper cranes for children in Japan. They offered free food and made name plates and drew caricatures. I stopped by to decorate a bag or two.

In my second class, it’s a lot more chatty as people are following the step-by-step instructions on how to create garments. I talk away with a friend as I sew and sometimes hang out in the room during break or go to grab another hot tea or a snack. I like to take notes of all the steps so it’s easy to remember later, and I can make things later at home. After school, I grab something to eat for dinner and head to the subway. Every once in a while I wander around Time Square before catching my train, but most of the time I just get a magazine to read while I wait.

Spring Break was incredibly unpredictable, but completely fun. Of course, I procrastinated and spent much needed time with old friends, but I also hand-beaded most of my prom dress and finished my shrug and started my purse. I had various runs to the art supplies store and fabric store for my FIT projects, which are just about finished up. Shopping was also fun. I got a cute floral sheer shirt from Forever 21, as well as a sequined bandeau top and cream sweater. I went to Marshall’s, which is totally great because their prices are always so good. I got a cheetah print dress, another floral top, and khaki capris. I also bought a white frilly blouse from New York & Company. My Spring Break definitely rounded out my wardrobe more. I’ve also been finishing a book I’ve recently rented called Models As Muse: Embodying Fashion.

Karlie