Until Next Time…

I’m not really good with goodbyes, so I guess this is a “I’ll talk to you later…”

My experience at FIT this semester has been more than phenomenal. I found my utopia here. I have learned so much about myself and my abilities by interning in the Precollege Office. I’ve learned that doubting yourself is the worst poison and confidence is beautiful. I now know more about Adobe Photoshop and digital cameras than I would have ever expected in my lifetime. I feel that by working closely with such amazing managers, I have too developed the trait of amazing. When I first spoke to the Director of the Precollege Program (Michele Nagel) I knew that I was going to contribute to FIT, but I never knew that in return I was going to gain so much. I have met the most talented people in my generation, built on my existing communication skills and have learned how to feel comfortable thinking outside the box.

I will definitely miss working in the welcoming environment of FIT’s Precollege office. The amount of care and oepn arms in the office made it more than easy for me to be myself and have a good time. A normal teenager would dreaded waking up Saturday mornings to go to work, but for me it wasn’t “work,” it was my therapy. I will miss meeting new people and the overall environment at FIT, but hopefully in the future I will be here studying fashion merchandising. But before that hopefully I will be here blogging for all of you again real soon!

My advice for high school students is to get involved in FIT; it really is an amazing experience.  The Precollege classes have amazing people. I’ve had the pleasure to meet so many new friends there and amazing professors. Everyone in the Precollege office is extremely nice and you’ll love ever moment here! So don’t hesitate apply for the Precollege classes or internships – do anything that will get you involved!

I always hated goodbyes because always seem so bitter, but I could consider this one to be sweet. Until next time…

Expectations and What I’ve Learned So Far

My expectations for Fashion Design Techniques are to learn how to drape and to learn how to place the muslin correctly on the dress form. I have noticed that the class is getting harder. I thought everything was easy until we went to put the muslin on the dress form…Let’s just say things didn’t go so smoothly. It’s really hard to get everything lined up and if it’s not then everything will be wrong after that. My self expectations are to get accepted into FIT and to get all As and Bs – this can be a challenge because I’m in 2 AP classes and I’m not doing to well in physics (Science is always my worst subject; I can’t wait to NOT have to take it senior year.) I put a lot of pressure on myself to do well, but it’s a comfort that your portfolio matters a lot too.

I haven’t really had to change anything about myself coming to FIT. I like how everyone has such different styles but you can all talk about fashion. I love how on the 1st day of class you can scope out everyone’s individual style and see if they have a similar style to you. FIT changed me in the way that I became more open to other’s opinions and styles. FIT made me become a better drawer for sure. I couldn’t even draw before I took Fashion Art for Fashion Designers. If I do say so myself, I’m a good artist now. I can draw the croquis. FIT is so different from my school because everyone dresses kind of outrageously, where at my school the atmosphere is definitely more normal. I like expressing myself at FIT.

I was surprised that I learned to draw really fast and even more surprised that I’m doing very well in draping so far. I could actually help other people when I’m usually the one that needs to be helped. The atmosphere at FIT is friendly, although of course there are those that are not very friendly and don’t have a nice attitude to put it nicely. But that’s ok. I don’t really put attention to those people because I’m here to have fun and learn about the different aspects of the industry. FIT is my favorite part of the week; I get to go to my dream college, shop, learn, and explore the city.

See You Next Week,

Emily