My Final Project: Trend Boards

It’s so sad that this class is coming to an end.  I’ve truly enjoyed my class so much and I’ve met some really cool people.  Overall, it was an amazing experience and I’ve taken advantage of my Saturdays to learn more about New York City.  Now whenever I go into the city with my friends or family, I know where to go and how to get there.  I’ve also learned so much from my amazing professor, who is really passionate and in love with what she does.

Our assignment for our final project is to create 4 trend boards for Spring 2013.  I chose the trends Ladylike, Neon, Punk, and Prints.  We are starting to see these trends this Spring so I think they will stay strong and carry over into next year.  I put a lot of work into my boards and had a lot of fun making them.

Ladylike:

 

Neon:

Punk/ Edgy:

 

Prints:

 

I hope you guys like these boards!

Thanks for reading, see you guys next week!

Jennifer

 

The End is Near

So I’m finally done with high school, and soon enough I’ll be at college. My very last Precollege classes are also coming to an end, which is bittersweet. I feel as though there is still so much to learn before I go to FIT, and I want to be as prepared as possible.

For Fabric Styling, my final project is to style a celebrity for a photo shoot. We get to pick the celebrity, color pallet, clothing and location. I’m still using Rooney Mara for this project, because I love how versatile she can be. My presentations have come really far in this class, my first one unfortunately wasn’t the greatest. It’s also helpful to see how other students prepare their presentations.

For Fashion Techniques, we just finished a basic bodice and our last project is a cowl neck top. We already started, but i’m really excited to take home the pattern and make my own out of different fabrics. This class has been a lot of fun because you can make the clothes to fit yourself and you learn how to alter them.

Although I love the fact that I no longer have to wake up early on a Saturday, my last Precollege class will be really sad. I’m going to miss all the friends I’ve made, and taking classes that aren’t stressful and highly demanding but still teach a lot.

Karlie

That’s a Wrap!

That’s a wrap! I had an amazing time in my 3rd week of class.  This week we were doing our photo shoots for the bag that each group chose.  The first shoot we had to do with the bag was the “high fashion shoot.”  We had to choose someone from our group to have one of their body parts with the bag and since my nails were coincidently nicely polished, I was volunteered to hold the bag. The shoot required me to kneel on a table holding a watering can, pretend to pick a flower, and kneel on the ground holding fake butterflies.  We then moved to our 3rd location for the still life.  It was so much fun, I loved all the preparation we did to put into it to finish with amazing photos! The photos are amazing!                                                             

Sample picture from the photo shoot

So, If you have not read or heard about this yet, this will then be some fun and exciting news!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2012 costume exhibit opening May 10 – August 19 will be “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible conversations.”  The exhibition is about Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, who are two Italian designers from different eras.  I don’t want to give to much away but the exhibition will showcase approximately ninety designs and thirty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890-1973) and by Prada from the late 1980′s to the present time.  And if you didn’t think that was exciting enough they are live streaming the Met Gala this year!  It will be live streaming Monday, May 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 (est), you can go onto Vogue’s website or the Met’s website to view the live stream.  There will be interviews from the gala’s co-chairs and celebrities from the world of fashion to film, society, sports, art, business, and music.  I am very excited and I hope you are able to watch it and enjoy it as well!

Madeline

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Second class of my workshop was amazing!  For homework we were assigned to choose a celebrity, show, or magazine and either dress or change the format.  I selected Blake Lively.  To do the homework we have to go onto polyvore.com (and if you’ve never been on this website you should its very fun for making amazing inspiration boards!) and make an outfit for our celebrity.  I have to style Blake for three outfits; the red carpet, awards ceremony and the after party.  I am very excited about next week because we will be doing our photo shoot for the handbag.  There are many places in New York that I love to go to each time I’m there.  I love many places all around New York but there are a few near FIT!

  • Joe Fresh- Everyone should go here at least once, its affordable & fun!
  • FIT Museum- If there is an exhibit there while you are taking a class you should definitely stop in and check it out, the exhibits are always amazing.
  • Buffalo Exchange- (I have not been yet but I have heard that it is fun to go to)
  • Eleni’s-  My favorite cupcake store ever in Chelsea Market!…and it is also nut free for people with allergies like me

Other places around the city that I love to go to are:

  • Soho-Best time to go is in the Spring or summer so you can walk in and out of all the fun stores

Of course the 4 “B’s”!

  • Barney’s- check out their new CO-OP cafe and shoe floor of course!
  • Bergdorf Goodman- It’s a must to go to their newly renovated shoe salon!
  • Bendel’s- Has the best accessories ever!
  • Bloomingdale’s- Overall just a great store & you can never leave out the 4th B!
  • 5th Ave & Madison Ave- also very fun to walk down and spend your day going into stores, and if you’re lucky you may just see Bill Cunningham taking pictures like I have on these two streets!

My grandma and I talking to Bill Cunningham on 5th Ave!

These are my top favorite places that I love to go to while in New York! Of course there are many other places but then this would become a very long post. Looking forward to next week’s class for my photo shoot, can’t believe I have only 2 weeks left!

Madeline

Planning For The Future

All  I can say is…wow. We’re in our last week! Let’s make the most of it shall we?

I will be applying to FIT in the fall. Along with your college essay is your portfolio, if you are going into an art major like myself. It’s not an easy task I can tell you that! Even though I am applying into the Communication Design major, I do fine art as well, so I’m including that work in my portfolio too! FIT played a big part in preparing me for this process. From the 3 Summer and Saturday live classes I’ve taken, I have so many refined and great pieces I can send to colleges. A word of advice everyone, ask people for their opinion on certain pieces, ESPECIALLY your teachers at FIT and school. It helps narrow down your final choices and most people will give you honest opinions.

FIT is my dream school. I’ve wanted to go here since my guidance counselor showed me the school and once I visited the campus, I fell in love! The people, teachers, and the vibe is just amazing. I’ve been to other college campuses and they just weren’t the same. FIT is a place where anyone can just be themselves and do what they want to do artistically and fashionably!

After completing my associates in Communication Design, I want to get my bachelors in Graphic Design and minor in Italian or Art History. I also want to do a study abroad program in England at FIT! It sounds like a great experience! After college I want to either do freelance graphic design or start my own creative firm.

I am SO happy I took the typography class. I know it’s helping me with my graphic design work, and it’s given me the opportunity to work with just type!  This Monday we started a project that made us use two letters and combine them in an attractive way to make a design. It was pretty cool to see how many different things you can do with letters. For our final project we have to take photos of typography in everyday life and display them in a creative way. I have a few ideas in mind!

I can honestly say I will miss my summer live class. My professor is great and so is everyone in my class!

Good luck and work hard on your final projects! (Trust me, it’s so worth it!)

Victoria