In The Halls: Olivia

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Student: Olivia (17) from Hammonton

Program: Summer Live

Pre-College Courses: Advertising & Marketing Communications

Describe your personal style: Boho chic

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Out to eat.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? The great location.

Who or what inspires you? Models such as Gigi Hadid

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Find a career in advertising and spend some time in Italy

~Nayantara

In The Halls: Sumiko

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Student: Sumiko (17) from New York

Program: Summer Live

Pre-College Courses: Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop

Describe your personal style: To be honest, I don’t think much about my style, I just wear whatever I want. So everyday I almost have different styles because I can’t be consistent.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? My friends and I usually just hang out in the hallways.

 

What is your favorite thing about FIT? Everyone here is so creative, it’s inspiring to be around such artful people.

Who or what inspires you? A photographer I met inspires me – he went to college and worked a normal job before realizing his true interest was fashion photography, so he went to SVA and is now a successful fashion photographer.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to become a doctor, so after college would be medicine school.

~Nayantara

My Trip to FIT

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Hi everyone! Every Saturday I get up bright and early to make my train into the city for class!

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Once the train gets in, I rush to the shuttle to Times Square!

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I transfer from the shuttle to the 1 train and get off at 28th street

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I finally arrive and get a quick coffee at Caffe Bene before heading to class!

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I hope you have a great day and an even better week! Bye bye!

~Kaela

Reflecting and Improving

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Hi everyone! So this week, after studying for tests and working on projects and completing countless hours of homework, I decided to look at some of my “earlier work”. I think it’s really important to reflect and improve in life; reflect on what you have done in the past and improve for the future. Here is a dress I made a few years ago and a pair of shorts I made this week!
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Unlike the dress, this pair of shorts is sewn with different kinds of seams, each seam is finished and the shorts are overall stronger than the dress is. I’ve also learned that I can’t just pick a fabric that I really like when making something because, although it’s really really pretty, it might not work for the project I’m trying to complete. If I find a fabric that I am in love with I will go home and design a garment that will work for that fabric, I will make sure that I am making a responsible decision regarding the project instead of just deciding what I am going to do and praying it will work!
I hope you have a great day and an even better upcoming week! Bye bye!
~Kaela

Spontaneity

Hi everyone! Sometimes the mere idea of jumping into something completely new is more than daunting. Personally, I feel like a plan outlining every detail of a new experience is the only way to be fully prepared; but if I only go by a specific list, how can I really appreciate the surprises?
When I first looked in to the precollege programs at FIT I didn’t know if I was outgoing enough to be a part of a program like it. I have been in design classes before and done camps and played on sports teams, but I always felt shy around new people. On the first day of class at FIT I decided that I would push away my structured plans and not just take the class, but also engage in it. It’s like there were two paths in front of me and one was a path that I knew and felt comfortable navigating and the other was a new path, one that I always wanted to try, but never had the courage to go down.
Since starting classes here, I’ve been more willing to participate in new activities. I generally feel more outgoing and I genuinely think FIT contributed to that. If you were looking at taking a class here I would really urge you to take that jump. It might be exactly what you’ve been looking for. I absolutely understand how intimidating new experiences can be, but when you just stick to your usual schedule and rarely stray from your comfort zone, you could end up overlooking an amazing opportunity. Remember: sometimes the best memories can come from the most unexpected moments! See you soon, bye bye!
~Kaela