In The Halls: Caylin

Student: Caylin (17) Rocky Point, Long Island
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HAR 016 Fashion Art for Fashion Designers

Describe your personal style?
I like to be comfortable! I like to add unique or original twists to different styles.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
Anywhere I can find coffee!

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
The professors and the atmosphere.

Who or what inspires you?
I get a lot of my inspiration from music and the Long Island music scene.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
Intern and eventually get to a point where I have my own successful line!

 

-Meghan

In The Halls: Lauren

Student: Lauren (16) Rockland County, NY
Program: High School Precollege Workshop
Precollege Course:
HSX 121: Passion for Fashion Styling 

Describe your personal style?
I would say my style fluctuates depending on my mood each day. I don’t like to stick to one “Look.” I express how I’m feeling through the outfits I wear.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 I have only had two classes so far! On my first break from class I went to the pizzeria across the street. 

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
My favorite thing has to be all the stylish people here! 

Who or what inspires you?
I would have to say my two biggest inspirations are Rihanna and Rita Ora.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After graduating from college, I want to continue to pursue fashion and collaborate with top designers.

 

-Meghan

In The Halls: Danie

Student: Danie (18) Bronx, NY
Program: Precollege Intern
Job Title: Social Media Assistant

Describe your personal style?
 I’d like to think I dress like something fuzzy that has a super awesome personality.

Where do you go on your breaks from work?
Dollar Pizza, Taco Bell, or Trader Joes.

What is your favorite thing about interning at FIT?
The opportunity to meet so many of the great professors and students here. It gives you a different perspective on the school itself. My job consists of photographing classes, and updating websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I love having the opportunity to intern here while still in high school.

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by all forms of art. I try to see the beauty in the little things that most don’t notice.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
Be employed! More specifically become an art teacher or possibly even go into toy design.

 

-Meghan

Whimsy in Winter

Winter is a fairytale season.  Ladies, It’s time to break out the babydoll coats, fake fur hats and combat boots. While Christmas and the holiday season do have their fair share of fashion, I’ve always believed that winter fashion was the best. While my personal style is more “soft-grunge” than “fairytale”, I always let my style become more whimsical as the weather gets colder. Because there were no FIT classes this past week, I thought I would share some tips on how to work whimsy into your look, without having to completely change your wardrobe. Fair warning, though…I’m not what one could call a “style guru”. I do well enough with designing and sewing clothes, but I’m far from a stylist!  My tips are mere guidelines instead of actual how-to’s.

First up, Shoes:

Let’s face it, while shoes are a girl’s best friend, they’re expensive!  I wish I could buy a new pair of shoes whenever it strikes my fancy. I’ve noticed that shoes are a great way to harden or soften an outfit. Teen Vogue just featured a photo shoot with feminine frocks and tough combat boots. My favorite pair of shoes to pair with my dresses are my knee high leather lace up boots. Because winter is more whimsical and less “vampire hunter”, I must advise buying cutesy shoes instead of boots. I recently purchased a pair of red brogues with fringe and a slight platform. They we on sale!  (Yes, Black Friday folks, this is how I was able to afford completely random shoes.)   It’s always a good idea to wait until sales to make extra purchases- more money for extra stuff!  If you’re like me and lack fancy, girly shoes: buying a cheap pair just for winter is a good option.

Coats: Coats are a big deal in the winter. For one, they keep you from freezing to death! While having a stylish coat is fun, having a warm one is important. Fashion should be at least a little comfortable!  Coats also happen to be one of the most expensive clothing items, so buying an extra coat isn’t usually an option.  What you can do though, is spruce up your old coat!  Depending on the style of coat you have, you could add a belt.  My coat is a little big, so I added an equestrian belt that I happened to have. Whatever belt you happen to have will do. You can also replace the buttons. Your coat might not have buttons, but if it does, I bet they’re the same color as your coat, which might be black. If your coat has exciting buttons or is not black, stop reading this section and feel very lucky!  For those of us who like black coats and/or have one, adding colorful buttons is a cute way to add a little whimsy. My sister added red buttons to her black coat- pretty cool. You could also buy yourself a capelet. I think capelets are cool. We should all have capelets!

Scarves, hats, and gloves:  A fun and cheap way to look fancy is to buy them in fancy colors.  White, red, or blue are great options.  Scarves, hats, and gloves are pretty useful, so your options are endless.

So…go off and have fun channeling Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Rose Red or anything else that has to do with winter!

Sissi

In The Halls: Alondra

Student:  Alondra (16) Bronx, NY Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:�
HFM 60: Fashion Forecasting: Seeing Into the Future

Describe your personal style?
The way I’d describe my personal stlye is comfortable, casual, with a little nit of a dressy aspect to it. I like simple jewelry and pops of color incorporated into my outfits. I’m more on the girly side.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
On my break, I usually go to local stores, to eat, or to look at clothes.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?
My favorite thing about FIT is the fact that as students here, we have access to trend forecasdting services (such as Donegar, WWD, and StyleSight) that help us get out foot in the door.

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by how much fashion changes. I love to see different styles evolve, such as  “Punk/Rock”, “Hobo”, “Preppy”, etc. I also am inspired by street fashion.

 

-Meghan