Congratulations Kirsten!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KIRSTEN LUTLEY WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL 2016 FOR ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS!

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HIN 131 International Fashion Marketing
HSX 133 Fashion Journalism
HSX 131 Public Relations for Fashion: The Industry in Action

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!

Email: Marta_Regulski@fitnyc.edu for more information

Congratulations Alexa!

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Congratulations Alexa!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEXA WINAKOR WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL 2016 FOR FASHION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT!

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HSX 123 A Week in the Life of a Merchant
HFM 064 The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising
HIN 131 International Fashion Marketing

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!

Email: Marta_Regulski@fitnyc.edu for more information

Daily Routine in NYC

Though the FIT Precollege Program classes are almost over, I still want to tell you guys about where I go on my free time. Who knows, maybe you’ll want to do these things even after the classes are over!

My train pulls in to Penn Station around 12:30, leaving me about an hour to do whatever I want until my class starts. Usually I make my own lunch, but recently I discovered this cute sandwich shop, Pret A Manager, located on 29th and Seventh. Here you can find all kinds of sandwiches, salads, and baguettes that are all freshly made and placed on a buffet-type shelf. You can choose anything you want because they’re all pre-made that morning and continually throughout the day! I highly recommend trying the Chicken and Mozzarella baguette…absolutely delicious! The prices are fair and vary from about $2.00-$10.00 for the pre-made foods.

Anyway, after I grab my lunch, I try to find an open seat in the cafeteria at FIT to quickly eat…no time to waste! Once I finish, I usually go to Starbucks and grab a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino…my fav! If I feel like taking a trip, or if I even have money, I will go check out the latest fashions in Buffalo Exchange. This store never fails to amaze me with the low prices and outrageous clothing! Yesterday, I picked up the cutest floral blouse with a peplum style shape for only $20! Definiely recommend checking that out as well!

During my breaks, my friends and I usually gather at the end of the hallway and chat about random things…just to pass the time. If it’s before 3:00, some girls go to Starbucks to grab a drink before it closes, but most girls grab a snack from the nearest vending machine. I don’t like to go far from the classroom because I wouldn’t want to be late returning to class!

This class has brought me so many friends from all over the world. We have all planned to meet up after class on the last day and spend the night together in the city…maybe go shopping and have a nice dinner in Times Square.

Yes, I am sad that the classes are almost over, but I am happy to say that I’ve had a wonderful experience here and made wonderful friends!

Fino alla volta prossima!

Gabriela

Fashion Repeats Itself

So I can officially say that I have completed my first project for FIT! Our assignment was to create a big display board full of cutout pictures from fashion magazines. Each group was assigned one of the following styles: men’s fashion/denim, retro, swimwear, or prints. My group was given retro and we did an awesome job!

Retro themed display board

We based our board on a bunch of different things; short hair/short bangs, “twiggy” makeup, shoulder pads, big sunglasses, bell bottom jeans, big hair, color blocking, high waist pants, scarves, and bold colors. It was so interesting to see how all the photos came together. My group originally wanted to place the photos by era so you can see how the fashion changed over time, but sadly there was not enough time for that! For us, it was easy to find “retro” fashion because these styles are now returning! I never realized how much fashion actually repeats itself until I completed this project. I wear high waisted pants all the time… it’s so weird to think that my mom used to do the same at my age!

Fino alla volta prossima!

Gabriela

Watch What You Say

Until today, I never realized how different one culture is from the next, and how much it impacts daily lives. In my class, International Fashion Marketing, we had a very engaging conversation about how to promote your brand in another country besides your own. My professor talked about how certain things may offend one culture whereas another culture might praise that thing. For example, in the United States, we generally associate the color white with peace, purity, innocence, weddings, etc, but in China, the color white represents death and funerals. In America, we wear black to funerals, but in China, they wear white. Interesting right? Another example is numbers. In China, the number 4 is very unlucky and represents misfortune and death whereas in America, the number 4 has no relevance. However, the number 7 is a lucky number for the typical American.

Because of this, certain brands and companies change what they sell or how they advertise their products in order to please the consumer. McDonalds in America is much much different than a McDonalds in India or Paraguay, for example. India’s McDonalds’ serve veggie burgers instead of beef burgers, and in Paraguay, McDonalds’ appear more like a restaurant than a typical fast-food place. Also, in countries like India and Iran, magazine pictures showing nudity are usually covered up by black bars whereas in America or Europe, it is completely fine.

It is just so crazy to think about how different each country behaves. Personally, I had no idea that McDonalds is different in other countries; I never really thought about that before. When visiting another country, you better watch what you say! You may offend someone and you won’t even know it!

If you guys know about any other cultural things in relation to this, comment below…I would love to hear!

Fino alla volta prossima!

Gabriela