Last Day at FIT

It is so sad that my class at FIT is already over! These past 3 weeks created memories I will hopefully never forget!

For our last project, we had to create a plan to introduce a brand to any African country. My group chose to promote the shoe brand Bakers in Morocco. We created a big poster board displaying traditional Moroccan footwear compared to Bakers footwear, and also wrote out our marketing plan in order to do so. The project turned out great and our presentation was even better!

My group and I with our project!

After all of the groups presented their projects, we held a mini graduation ceremony as our professor handed each of us our diplomas…we even played the Graduation Song to make it more meaningful!

My class with our diplomas!

For the last 45 minutes or so, we had a little party with snacks and drinks that everyone brought in! It was a great way to end the course.

After class, a few girls and I walked to Times Square, took some photos, and enjoyed a nice dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. We had so much fun!

Overall, my last day at FIT was bittersweet…there are no other words to describe it!

Only one more post until my FIT blogging experience is over!

Fino alla volta prossima!


My Last Class!

The final class of my Spring 2012 semester was a bittersweet ending. It was sad knowing I was going to be leaving my professor and all of the fun things my class had done and made. Throughout the semester, my class created many things. Some things include body wash, lotion, bath salts, lipstick, shampoo, and much more! My class also attended a field trip to the “Big B’s” (Bendel’s, Barney’s, & Bergdorf’s) to show us how stores market their products. I learned many things about the beauty industry and how it really goes hand in hand with the fashion industry.

Though it’s sad that the Spring semester is over, we are one step closer to Summer! This Summer I will be taking the week long workshop HSX 131 Public Relations for Fashion: The Industry in ActionI am very excited to see what the class has to offer and teach me!

My plans for the future are pretty set. This fall, I plan to apply to a few colleges, FIT is my first choice. Along with FIT, I plan to apply to Montclair State University, LIM, Philadelphia University, and the University of Rhode Island. I plan to major in Fashion Merchandising and hopefully someday become a buyer! What are everyone else’s plans? Anyone know any other great colleges for Fashion? Comment  below!

xoxo Tori

Au Revoir!

The sad day has arrived, the last day of Spring 2012 Precollege class, of course there’s plenty of other semesters but it is always sad leaving a class on the last day. Overall, my class has been wonderful, a lot of work but it is rewarding at the end. I have learned so many things about the fashion world from my amazing professor, she is extremely down to earth and really taught us as if we were on the college level. I also met some really nice girls, this class was definitely more friendly then my previous precollege class, everybody got along really well! Of course my plan for the future is to attend FIT, but that’s years away (for me at least) so for now my future going to continue to be Precollege classes, which I love!

This summer I am taking Fashion Art for Fashion Designers, and possibly a second one (hopefully!). I chose this class because I really want to experiment with the design part of the industry, I feel like maybe I would enjoy it.

My class!

As promised here are my theme boards, I pretended to be the fashion director of Aritzia and I had to predict upcoming trends for Spring 2013, my four trends are: 50′s Rock and Remix, Urban Sport, Doll-like Delight, and The Bare Minimum.


My advice for you guys considering to take a Precollege class is: Go for it! You can’t go wrong, even if you only take one class it can benefit you in multiple ways. You familiarize yourself with FIT’s campus, NYC in general, meet amazing professors and new friends, all while learning about the thing you love.

It has been great to have been to able share my thoughts and weekly experiences with you guys, it has been such an amazing opportunity! I truly hope you’ve taken as much out of my posts as possible…

So long, Michaela

So, this is goodbye…

This semester at FIT was definitely my most unforgettable. I’ve been accepted into the college, found my roommate, started an internship, and even got a new one for the Summer. Although there were many, many long train rides and a ton of work between my extra classes and school, I had an amazing experience yet again. I’ve made a lot of friends between the two classes I took, and I’m going to miss them.

My presentation boards have made drastic improvement, and in Fashion Techniques we’ve completed the basic bodice, cowl neck, dirndl, flare and pencil skirts. Now, it’s time to make them all for myself. :)

Over the Summer I’ll be interning for Perry Ellis International, where the head designer was very impressed with the classes I’ve taken at FIT. I’ll also be working, to save up so I don’t have to live as a poor college kid. I also can’t wait to start dorm shopping; I’m very excited for college. However, I have a lot to prepare for and I want to take this Summer to make sure I’m completely ready for college. I just had a wonderful prom on World Yacht, circling the New York City skyline all lit up at night. Now, I’m looking forward to graduation.

Even though I’m headed there for school, I’m going to miss Precollege classes. There are so many that I didn’t get the chance to take. My only advice to those who haven’t taken them yet, start right away!


Goodbye, for now!

My professor, Sonja Lamut

Is this really happening? The day of class I take for Spring 2012, the last post I’ll make for this semester? It all just flew by! My 12 weeks are up, and I’m so glad I’ve used them wisely!

To sum up my experience for the Precollege Program in simple terms, it was a-ma-zing! From the first day class, till now, was such a wonderful time. My creativity level has boosted and of course, so has my drawing skills! I’ve learned so much, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world!

I’ve learned many things throughout this course. One major lesson I learned was to draw from life. Now anywhere I go, as long as it’s still, I can attempt to draw it with full detail. I’ve also developed to be more comfortable with myself drawing around others and learn from them as well. I know I’ll miss everything about the course. From waking up, to going, to learning, to drawing, to everything, I wish it wouldn’t end!

In the future I am planning on coming back to FIT and taking more Precollege courses! It maybe not in the summer or fall, but I can honestly say next spring I will be back and ready to take another class. Which? I do not know. BUT! I do know it will be a Communication Design course! I’d love to take the screen printing T-shirts course as well.

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Until next time, hugs and kisses with a slice of bacon,