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Homecoming: GIRL CODE @ FIT

This past Monday kicked off the beginning of FIT’s Homecoming Legacy Week, which runs from October 27-November 2! Homecoming is a collegiate tradition that unites alumni, faculty, and current students to celebrate they’re institution.

FIT has a jam-packed week full of super fun events, interesting panel discussions and even shopping on campus! Click here to read more about Homecoming/Legacy Week!

On Monday night, the FIT Student Association hosted it’s first ever comedy show! I am a big fan of live comedy so, I was excited to learn that FITSA is bringing in more events such as this.

IMG_4110The comedy show was called “Laugh FIT with Girl Code,” and it was featuring (you guessed it) comedians from the MTV Show  “Girl Code.” It featured Alice Wetterlund, Andrew Schulz and Carly Aquilino!


Alice Wetterlund


Andrew Schulz


Carly Aquilino

The show was HILARIOUS!! If the roaring laughs from the crowd didn’t prove it enough! It was so cool to see the Haft Auditorium filled with laughing students. After midterms, we could all use a good night of laughs! I think the FIT Student Association hit the nail on the head with bringing some comedians from “Girl Code” to campus. Seeing as more than half of the student population is female – many speak girl code. I’m close to fluent in speaking girl code myself 😉

At the beginning of every semester, if you look at your tuition bill, there is a fee of $65 dollars that goes to Student Activities. Events such as the comedy show are perfect examples of where this money is actually going. FITSA is constantly coming up with new ideas, performers and events to come to our school. I have hope that they may be planning some really cool events/performers in the next year! We will have to wait and see! 🙂

If you’re on campus, be sure to involve yourself in the rest of the weeks fun activities!

PS – Have a Happy (and safe) Halloween!!!



friends on halloween



First thing you should know is I absolutely LOVE wearing costumes, anything that involves a disguise I’m the first one to say YES. This Halloween collided with a term project presentation and a very important guest speaker (Guy Vickers, President of the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, BIG industry player) for my International Corporate Social Responsibility class which meant business attire and no witch hats (boring, right?) So I was trying my best to behave, yet the world found its way to lure me into an unexpected costume.

Make up artist transforming me into a tiger

Transformation begins

When I was walking to the Admissions Office for my office hours, there were tables all around the Breezeway (between the Dubinsky Student Center & the Business and Liberal Arts Center, once you are here I promise you’ll know where it is) with a DJ and free stuff (always my fave).  I realized it was part of Legacy Week aka Homecoming and there was a Pep Rally with our mascot the Tiger (which I was once, promise). Suddenly I realized there was a table with two make-up artists who were turning students into tigers and of course I couldn’t resist. These ladies were amazing and in only five minutes you could totally hear me ROAR!

tiger face makeup





Me in tiger mascot costume

Told you

Since I was feeling adventurous I decided scoot (yes, I own an Adult size red Razor Scooter) over to Mood Fabrics for the first time ever, in search of fabric for last minute costume touch ups. I instantly fell in love with the place, it had vintage elevators (which I was riding next to Sponge-bob) and everyone had costumes on. Mood fabricsI left my scooter with Nicki Minaj, was being helped by fairies at the register and Hulk brought my fabric rolls down. The whole place was absolutely amazing! I received a Loyalty Card (even though I insisted I was a business major) that had a dog on it, which turned out to be the same dog that was running around the store, his name is Swatch.

Swatch the dog

Swatch, the dog!

I also got a free Mood re-usable fabric bag, because I said I was Dominican (guess they thought I was just visiting haha). Overall I must come back to this place with my mom, she would definitely love it and I highly recommend it for anything (they have three floors of magic).

woman in costume

She gave me the bag 🙂

After sitting through my other two classes (yes, as a tiger) my professors couldn’t stop laughing while staring at my face saying that it was really hard taking me seriously. My second professor after failing to recognize me, asked to take a picture of my face, which I agreed to immediately (maybe some extra credit there). When it was time for dinner I realized my face was indeed a costume which meant $3 burritos at Chipotle. (you heard right!) Every Halloween Chipotle (right across the street, WARNING: addictive stuff) offers these burritos to awesome individuals wearing costumes, so my dinner was pretty much settled. I took it to go, and had it at Co-Ed my friend’s dorm (convenience of living just across the street).Right after, I scooted back to mine to start getting ready for our Halloween Party.


Turns out, DIY costumes really pay off because they are cheaper, no one is wearing what you are and it came out beautifully (well I’ll let you be the judge of that).

Peacock costume

Bronquitis & Peacock

This time I was a peacock (and was later made aware by my boyfriend that I was actually a MALE peacock, apparently female ones are boring brown haha, oops.) By far though, my friend Carmen made our night easier when she decided to dress as Kim K in her Shamu outfit, pregnancy really stops taxis, opens up walkways and clears out sidewalks (LOL, really convenient). We went to a friend of a friends house, and had such a great time! There was an interesting mix of Americans, Latinos, Frenchies and Moroccans, which is my favorite part of living in New York it is really the melting pot of the US. I met a ton of new people and they met a peacock.

friends on halloween

It’s all about friends like these.

Carpe diem guys,