In The Halls: Sunshine

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Student: Sunshine (17) from Aburi, Ghana

Program:  Saturday/ Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
Magazine Design
Develop An Eye for Styling

Describe your personal style? Probably edgy, dark, but funky some days

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I like to sit on a chair and go on tumblr for inspiration.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 That all the students are creatively diverse and share a passion for fashion.

Who or what inspires you?
 Diana Vreeland and the history of fashion

What do you want to do after you graduate from College? Go to Japan and work there or at a fashion magazine.


In The Halls: Natalie


Student: Natalie (16) from South Beach, NY

Program: Saturday/ Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
Creating The Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style?
I like to mix modern, edgy, accents (shoes, jewelry) with classic southwestern vibes, such as studs, boho jewelry, and effortless tops

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I love grabbing a quick coffee anywhere i can find a shop, or going to the art supply store for new markers and pencils.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love being able to express my sense of style and embrace what i would love to pursue in the future.

Who or what inspires you?
My favorite designer is Alexander Wang and he is a huge inspiration to me aesthetic-wise, but i am very inspired by southwest desert landscapes

What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
My ultimate dream is to own my own business but i would love to go into the merchandising or styling field as well.


Introducing Precollege Blogger: Mikey

Mikey_PrecollegeBlogger_SMSo no matter how difficult this may be it’s definitely one of the more exciting things I’ve had to write about so far.

I guess I should start out simple, Hi there! I guess as you may already know from the title, my name’s Mikey. Although it’s the basics I guess I should mention it all. Ok, so I’m a senior in high school, I’m like super tall, I absolutely love fashion, and I’m one of the spring interns in the Precollege program here at FIT. I guess, you could say that fashion is one of the major key points in my life. I absolutely love personal style and fashion photography.

My goal is to be kinda like Rachel Zoe and Grace Coddington, they’re definitely my role models. I would totally love to be a world-renowned stylist or a fashion maven. I love seeing all sides of the world of fashion, so like for example I’ve styled people, assisted a designer with photography and set design for the launch of her new children’s line. During my free time I do some basic fashion photography (ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!) and I do have some knowledge of design. All that’s left to experience would be writing and modeling, there are other things but I really wanna  just focus on the key points.

So I guess I should move on from that, I absolutely love FIT. It’s definitely one of the schools that I, one hundred percent, want to study in. I actually want to major in Fashion Merchandising, that way I can start my career as a stylist. While working on my career I also want to study Fashion Design, that way I’ll have the business side and the art side under my wing.

So I guess that’s all for now, sorry I’m not the best writer and I don’t really know how to talk about myself, but YEAH! thanks for reading. It’d be cool to hear a little about each of you if you wanna post a comment, maybe we’ll see each other on campus. Hope you have a fantastic day! Bye loves

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.



The end is near…

My last class in Styling of Fashion, Food and Home Products for the Visual Industry is rapidly approaching.  This semester has gone by so fast, it’s unreal.  I do not have an official ‘final project’ in my class but we did our mannequin photoshoot this Saturday and next Saturday is the food photoshoot!  I am particularly excited for next week because my group is doing sushi, my favorite food and I will get to eat it after the shoot (at 10 in the morning yum haha).

Anyway, for the mannequin photoshoot my group was going for a classy-yet-still-young-and-chic look.  Getting to see the mannequin and wig closets in the D building was very cool experience (and a little creepy).  Before we were allowed to touch the mannequins we had to learn the etiquette and rules from Professor Sokoli because they are very fragile and very expensive.  Our mannequin was the fabulous Erin O’Connor, a model from the 90s.  There was so many too choose from but she was the tallest and skinniest, so our clothes would look the best on Erin.  Overall I am very pleased with how our pictures came out and it is definately a piece to add to my portfolio.