Instructor Spotlight: Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter is an experienced communicator with a background that includes creating successful publicity and marketing campaigns on behalf of top consumer products, consulting firms, luxury brands, and governments.

Hunter attended Fordham College and the Gabelli Graduate School of Business with a focus on business and marketing. She lives in Manhattan and in her free time works as a professional calligrapher, making appearances on location for cosmetic companies, liquor brands, and charities.
As Vice President of Public Relations of the original campaign supporting Absolut Vodka, she worked with 500 contemporary artists and dozens of American fashion designers who created original designs for the brand’s celebrated advertising campaign. She has worked with all major news outlets worldwide, and has been interviewed and quoted on the front page of major dailies, fashion magazines and interviewed on television.

Hunter is a member of the New York Society of Scribes and the International Association of Master Penmen and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). She tells us that she will write on any surface — and that writing in silver paint is her favorite!

Prof. Hunter teaches the following FIT Precollege Classes:

Teaching Philosophy:

“The world is changing very quickly. I believe that developing polished, strategic writing skills, and understanding the modern media, will give students a distinct advantage in their careers and in their lives.”

Industry Experience includes:
Absolut Vodka
K2 Investigations
Avon Products
The Country of Japan


Congratulations Kirsten!

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Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HIN 131 International Fashion Marketing
HSX 133 Fashion Journalism
HSX 131 Public Relations for Fashion: The Industry in Action

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Congratulations Elizabeth!

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Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:

HSX 133 Fashion Journalism
HSX 120 The Fabulous World of Fashion Forecasting!

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!

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The Perks of Fast Fashion

First off, what is fast fashion? Fast fashion is easily accessible, fairly priced clothing with a high end look that maintains a casual feeling. In today’s fashion world some people look down on fast fashion however I believe it is one of the most useful categories in fashion for these reasons:

  • Appreciated diversity – Fast fashion is a good way to get a wide selection of looks withoutfast fashion2 going too far out there. While people may look at you and like the originality in your outfit they also may appreciate a modest look as well. Sometimes when you watch runway shows for designer brands you see models take the runway in ridiculous, glamorous outfits, and while it may be enjoyable to watch that’s all those clothes will be, an enjoyable show that belongs on the runway.


  • Reasonable prices – Mostly everyone in the fashion industry wants to look nice; it’s a fact of the industry.  It’s more than just looking nice though, it’s looking nice with different styles and clothes. However filling that wardrobe can cost a lot of money especially to achieve that high class look.  Fast fashion is great for filling space for your here and there casual outfits to your everyday wear. Not only can you achieve a similar look but you can do it for a much cheaper price.


  • Convenience- As fashion evolves so do the collections and how they are released. Very fast fashion3limited quantities are become a more common thing in collection releases and sadly most people don’t have the proper connections to guarantee themselves a garment. Fast fashion is the complete opposite of this, it’s always in stock and always nearby. If you see a piece you like you won’t have to make a million calls or wait outside a store forever just for a single garment, all you have to do is walk in to your nearest H&M, Urban outfitters etc. buy it and call it a day.


I Hate to Wake You Up to Say Goodbye

Well this is goodbye I guess. I don’t really know who I’m saying goodbye to because I’m not sure if anyone reads these posts except for maybe my mom and few of my fellow bloggers. But to be honest, I don’t really care. I did this more for myself than anyone else. It doesn’t matter to me how many people read what I write. I’ve used this as a platform to say what I want. To speak my mind and express thoughts and feelings about fashion and the world around me through a medium that is appropriate and in an environment that will respect me for what I have to say, because I have a lot to say.

I spent most of my time here writing in metaphors about New York and my observations and my loves and what I think it true. The truth can be very subjective at times. There’s your truth, then there’s someone else’s truth, and then there’s the truth. All different based on who you are and where you come from and what your agenda is. I truly enjoyed every minute of this. Writing this blog is what I enjoyed most about my time at FIT this Spring. I still don’t like bloggers, my opinion on that has not changed, but my opinion on myself has.

After writing this I’ve really begun to reconsider what I want to do with my career moving for ward. And while I absolutely do not have to decide now, I do very much enjoy writing and fashion journalism. The fashion world has so many complex layers. It is fluid and open but incredibly ruthless. It is not for everyone. I might even find that it’s not right for me. I don’t know and none of us will ever know until the do or die moment comes, and we see it all presented in front of us, then we will see what it right.

“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go, I’m standing here outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye, but dawn is breakin’ it’s early morn, the taxi’s waitin’ he’s blowin’ his horn, already I’m so lonesome I could cry.”  – John Denver

Thank you very much.