Introducing Precollege Blogger: Nicole

NicoleHeaneyColorHi everyone! My name is Nicole and yes red is my natural hair color. Now that that’s out of the way let’s get down to business. I am currently a junior in high school and I live on Long Island, New York. I discovered my love of fashion at a very young age. I remember the first time picking up a magazine and thinking to myself “ Wow look at all these different styles.” Ever since then it has been my goal to pursue a career in something I’m most passionate about, which is the fashion industry. When I’m not looking at the newest trends or browsing the racks at the mall, you can find me twirling flags with my color guard team, blogging and hanging out with my 4 year old sister. (Trust me I know it’s a big age difference)

This semester will be my first time attending the Precollege program at FIT. I am taking The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising and I couldn’t be more excited. In the future, I hope to become a buyer. Analyzing the trends of what consumers are buying and deciding on the trends that will be coming out is what I am all about. Oh hey I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it! Wow sorry for that corny joke, but I felt like the timing was right. Last week was my first class and I was so excited that on the first day, I walked the wrong way for 3 blocks! That’s pretty embarrassing for someone who goes to New York City as often as I do, but hey it happens.

Like most other high school juniors, I was feeling really overwhelmed in deciding what to major in. All of my friends are going crazy trying to decide what they want to do and taking this Precollege class has kind of made me feel at ease. Stepping into FIT just feels right and every time I walk out with a smile. I’m so excited to see what is in store for this semester. Wow that was really sentimental, I think I need to go grab a tissue. Ok, I’m back now. Until next week, xoxo gossip girl.

Totally kidding. I can’t wait to share my experiences this semester with you all. Being able to blog for FIT is such a dream come true and I can’t wait to let you all know how class goes.

Until Next Time,

Nicole

In The Halls: Anna

Student: Anna (18) Great Neck, Long Island
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HFM 060: Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising

Describe your personal style?
I’m very preppy! However, sometimes I tend to dress a little more edgy.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
Depending on my mood, I either go to Starbucks or Green Tomato. 

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
Everything from the professors to the campus to the students! It’s such an amazing environment all together.

Who or what inspires you?
Anna Wintour is my greatest inspiration.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I would love to work for someone like Oscar De La Renta.

 

-Meghan

In The Halls: Michaela

Student: Michaela (15) Springfield, NJ
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HFM 060: Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising & HFS 180 Fabric Styling for Fashion

Describe your personal style?
I’m the perfect mix between edgy and vintage.. not too simple but not too out there.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
Sometimes I stay in class and work on my projects. Other days I go to the Style Shop. They have such amazing stuff!

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love how you can be yourself without being judged. 

Who or what inspires you?
My favorite bloggers! Just with a click of a button you can access thousands of outfit pictures to use for your own inspiration. 

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After college I want to become the creative director of a large designer or company! I just don’t know who I’d like to work for yet.

 

-Meghan

Looking Back

You can have the utmost experience in something and still have room for improvement, that’s just how it is.

Over the course of these last few weeks I have felt like I have improved dramatically in every aspect of my classes here. The difference with this semester compared to others was that this time around I took two classes, which meant a lot more work but also a lot more improvement on my part…and I clearly see it.

As for my morning class, The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising, I got my “decade” project back and I got an A! I was so happy when I saw my grade, receiving A’s in these classes is such an achievement for me and is what I work for over these months. Like I said, although I may have gotten an A, there is still room for improvement. One of my weaknesses is definitely presenting and talking in front of a class. However, this past week I showcased a “Fall Trends” PowerPoint presentation and I just felt so comfortable presenting it. My professor noted how comfortable I looked presenting and it made me feel really good.

In my fabric styling class, we presented our second project this week and it could not have been better! Well, other than the fact that I finished one of the boards two seconds before I had to present! Overall the boards came out really great though. I’m so anxious to see my grade!

“Palermo” dress product board

“Palermo” (Italy) – AKA Olvia Palermo’s clothing line :)

If you go back to this post, you can see my first project from this class and compare them.  The difference is noticeable! Just remember to try your hardest in everything you do at FIT because if you really want something, you’ll achieve it sooner or later! It worked out that way for me!

By the way, I’m considering taking In-Store Marketing and Retail Event Planning next semester, has anyone ever taken that class, if so, how was it?

Fashionably Yours,

Michaela