Fashion After Bark

Today is the 3rd Annual Pet Fashion Show!!

Since I gather all student submissions for the show, I took a few sneaky snapshots as a preview of what’s to come later tonight!

Show Designers:

Lisa Barnes
Dawn Deisler
Wanda Jaller

Abby Kass
Lauren Kmiotek
Jessica Linder
Susan Linton
Irene Liu
Lindsey McGraw
Keith Sanna


This is all you get until the show tonight! Next Friday I will do a recap of the show for those of you not attending. Hope to see you there!! Click for Show Recap


Technicolor Dreaming


I was dreaming in technicolor about hues and textures of hats and what people will be wearing to the Royal Wedding. Remember the colors in Princess Diana’s hat collection?

There were lots of cool blues in brims and bows, reds for excitement and flirty, girly pinks. Green-casted turquoises or aquas for the calm and meditative look. Queen Elizabeth is completely free of psychological classifications in her selection of colors and textures. Sometimes I think that her color choices have nothing to do with her outfits, but there are always lots of colorful bird feathers attached. The daughters of Prince Andrew wear abstract hats sometimes in complimentary colors to their dresses. Prince Edward’s wife wears neutral grays with whites that look like origami. Charles’s wife looks like she is always wearing a warm-colored analogous flower arrangement. Princess Anne wears lots of beige neutrals with netting and textures.

The Spring 2011 Women’s Collections showed a great variation in colors that began with straw naturals and eco colors from Yohji Yamamoto and D Squared to Marc Jacobs’ bright warm oranges and yellows. Textured natural straws with wide brimmed bands were used in Prada’s black alternating with brilliantly colored stripes, creating a total coordinated color ensemble. Chanel’s pink and white hats push all the Princess buttons.

Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture, SXC 110: Color Discovery Interactive Workshop, SXC 260:Color Painting Studio, and SXF 840: Career Opportunities for Working with Color


CS 5.5? I just got CS 5!

I am sure you heard that Adobe will be releasing CS 5.5 sometime soon. I haven’t been able to find the actual release date in their press releases, so I guess it’s top secret and currently only available for pre-order.

When will FIT update to CS 5.5? Most likely we will have it up and running in all the computer labs the following semester after it’s finally released.

So what’s new with it and how will it impact your daily work load? Well, I found a few good blog postings that review what’s new with CS 5.5, see below.

Adobe CS 5.5

Adobe CS 5.5 inches closer to build once, output many
by Lori Grunin
Let’s get this out of the way first: if you’re looking for updates to Photoshop, move along, there’s nothing to see here. Ditto for Illustrator and Fireworks. While there’s a lot going on in Adobe’s…
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Thumbs up for CS 5.5
By Tanya Combrinck
The latest version of Adobe’s Creative Suite has much to offer mobile and PHP developers.
The big news is Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP software – providing for the first time an…
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