Congratulations Rachel!

CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL DEAN WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT!

Student: Rachel Dean
Major: Fashion Merchandising Management

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
 HFS 180 Fabric Styling for Fashion
HPM 067 Manual Patternmaking and Sewing

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: Michaela

Student: Michaela (15) Springfield, NJ
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HFM 060: Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising & HFS 180 Fabric Styling for Fashion

Describe your personal style?
I’m the perfect mix between edgy and vintage.. not too simple but not too out there.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
Sometimes I stay in class and work on my projects. Other days I go to the Style Shop. They have such amazing stuff!

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love how you can be yourself without being judged. 

Who or what inspires you?
My favorite bloggers! Just with a click of a button you can access thousands of outfit pictures to use for your own inspiration. 

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After college I want to become the creative director of a large designer or company! I just don’t know who I’d like to work for yet.

 

-Meghan

In The Halls: Alina

Student: Alina (18) Astoria, NY
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HFM 060: Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising

Describe your personal style?
My personal style is glam meets urban. I love the Kardashian style, as well as the style of Victoria Beckham.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I either go to Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
It’s location! I’m a total City Girl.

Who or what inspires you?
My main inspiration comes from my mom, the Kardashians, as well as Kanye West. 

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
Upon graduating, I want to become a celebrity stylist. I also want to have my own styling business in the fashion industry.

 

-Meghan

In The Halls: Stephen

Student: Stephen (18) New Jersey
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course: HFS 180 Fabric Styling for Fashion

Describe your personal style?
I have a very relaxed and layed back style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I usually go to Dunkin Donuts across the street.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love the environment and the people.

 

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by Pharrell Williamsm. He inspired me to be the best at whatever I do.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I would like to start my own business.


-Meghan

Looking Back

You can have the utmost experience in something and still have room for improvement, that’s just how it is.

Over the course of these last few weeks I have felt like I have improved dramatically in every aspect of my classes here. The difference with this semester compared to others was that this time around I took two classes, which meant a lot more work but also a lot more improvement on my part…and I clearly see it.

As for my morning class, The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising, I got my “decade” project back and I got an A! I was so happy when I saw my grade, receiving A’s in these classes is such an achievement for me and is what I work for over these months. Like I said, although I may have gotten an A, there is still room for improvement. One of my weaknesses is definitely presenting and talking in front of a class. However, this past week I showcased a “Fall Trends” PowerPoint presentation and I just felt so comfortable presenting it. My professor noted how comfortable I looked presenting and it made me feel really good.

In my fabric styling class, we presented our second project this week and it could not have been better! Well, other than the fact that I finished one of the boards two seconds before I had to present! Overall the boards came out really great though. I’m so anxious to see my grade!

“Palermo” dress product board

“Palermo” (Italy) – AKA Olvia Palermo’s clothing line :)

If you go back to this post, you can see my first project from this class and compare them.  The difference is noticeable! Just remember to try your hardest in everything you do at FIT because if you really want something, you’ll achieve it sooner or later! It worked out that way for me!

By the way, I’m considering taking In-Store Marketing and Retail Event Planning next semester, has anyone ever taken that class, if so, how was it?

Fashionably Yours,

Michaela