Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Weekender: May 2nd-May 4th

Hi Everyone!!

Hopefully this rain clears up soon. See below for some fun weekend activities to do during your last few weeks in the city, and good luck with finals and final projects. We really appreciate all of your hard work this semester and hope to see you next year!!

NYC Ballet at Lincoln Center:
April 29–June 8
"Highlights of the 2014 spring season include a weeklong festival of 21st-century choreographers, with works by Alexi Ratmansky, Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. The major event, though, is the world premiere of the latest collaboration between the company's own Justin Peck and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. Peck solidified his standing among the highest ranks of 21st-century choreographers with Year of the Rabbit, which he premiered with City Ballet in fall 2012, at the tender age of 25. The new, as-yet-unnamed piece anchors the spring gala, on May 8, and will be performed later in the month (May 22, 29 and 31). The season closes with George Balanchine's full-length version of A Midsummer Night's Dream."

 Bill Cunningham: Facades
Through June 15
"The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., 212-873-3400
Long before street-style bloggers, there was Bill Cunningham. The street photographer's impromptu fashion shots graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune and Women's Wear Daily, but he became a regular contributor to The New York Times after a candid shot of Greta Garbo in a well-cut coat caught the eye of Times editor Arthur Gelb. Facades is an exhibition of Cunningham's eight-year-long photo essay work, which includes photographs of models dressed in period costumes against historic architectural backdrops."

Food Truck Rally
May 4th
Where: Grand Army Plaza
"If you're as obsessed with food trucks as the rest of New York City, then you'll want to head to Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza for some serious sampling. Featured fare includes cheesesteaks, tacos and gourmet ice cream. Later, work off your lunch with a stroll through the 585-acre Prospect Park, home to ball fields, a carousel, zoo and a natural forest habitat. You can also take the kids to free Pop-Up Audobon activities at the park's Binnen Bridge throughout the afternoon."

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Street Style: Wrapping it Up!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe that our last MS meeting is next week?? The time seemed to fly by! As a tribute to all of our street style posts, we are going to include our favorite looks from August to April!! We hope to see you next week at our end of year party.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Exec Board Elections

Elections are tomorrow!!!
Here is a quick review of the responsibilities of each position as written by the current members of the Executive Board to keep in mind when voting at tomorrow's meeting. Also remember that there will be an opportunity to write in a member of the club for a position at the meeting even if they were not nominated last week!

"The responsibilities of the President are to hire and oversee all Merchandising Society teams, act as a liaison between the FIT Student Association and the Merchandising Society concerning club affairs, lead weekly meetings, and support the rest of the Executive Board as needed."

Vice President:
"The Vice President is responsible for planning the two corporate trips we take in the fall and spring semesters. I contact different companies we would be interested in visiting, and coordinate with them to see if a visit to their headquarters is possible. I organize the agenda with the company, and I plan out flight arrangements and accommodations for our visit. I also get to plan fun activities for us to do in our free time whenever we may be, from museum visits to sightseeing excursion.  I am basically the Merchandising Society travel planner! I also assist [the President], [Secretary], and [Treasurer]  in any housekeeping details that need to be taken care of within the club."

"As Secretary I have four main roles: Create weekly agendas, plan and attend community service events, write thank you notes for guest speakers, and tracking and recording members' attendance and points."

"The Treasurer acts as a liaison between FITSA and the Merchandising Society concerning the maintenance of the Merchandising Society account and handles all finances for the club, including fundraising and handling team budgets and trip expenses."

Be sure to come to tomorrow's meetings to hear everyone's speeches and vote for next year's Exec Board!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Weekender: April 25th - April 27th

Happy Weekend!!

We hope that you aren't stressing too much about final projects and exams yet!! Below are some ideas for what to do this weekend for a fun time. Enjoy, and don't forget that our club elections are this coming Tuesday!!

Dance Theatre of Harlem:
April 23–27
Jazz at Lincoln Center Rose Theater

Dance Theatre of Harlem's spring 2014 season is highlighted by a New York premiere of past-carry-forward, a piece that considers the legacy of the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance. The two programs, which alternate days, also include choreographer Robert Garland's New Bach and Gloria (set to music by Francis Poulenc) and Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven (set to music by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt). There's a family matinee performance on April 26.

Andy Warhol's 13 Most Wanted Men and the 1964 World's Fair:
April 27–September 7
Andy Warhol was an up-and-coming artist in 1964. Invited to contribute a piece to the World's Fair that year, he sparked controversy by plastering prints he made of "most wanted" mug shots on the exterior of the fair's New York State Pavilion. The mural was painted over at the direction of fair officials before the event opened to the public, leaving a large silver square as the singular evidence of the artist's only public-art commission. Warhol used the original screens to produce a series of 20 Most Wanted Men paintings, which forms the core of this exhibition. The show marks the 50th anniversary of the fair and celebrates a Warhol work that rubbed the Empire State establishment (namely Robert Moses, Nelson Rockefeller and Philip Johnson) the wrong way.

Brooklyn Flea:  
The Brooklyn Flea has grown exponentially since it started five years ago, and now takes place in Fort Greene on Saturdays and in Williamsburg on the East River waterfront on Sundays. Featuring over 100 vendors selling an array of vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture and home décor, as well as gorgeous handmade items and some of the best food in NYC, it’s the perfect way to spend a sunny day this spring or summer. Start the day with a donut from Dough, then sip a homemade cola from Brooklyn Soda Works or cool down with a People’s Pop while you browse the unique vintage and handcrafted treasures. Once you’ve shopped up an appetite, make another stop for brick oven pizza from Pizza Moto’s portable brick oven, a pulled pork sandwich from Porchetta (your dog will get a special treat at this tent, too), or any of the dozens of other equally delectable choices. The vendors vary each week, so be sure to check the vendor layout each Friday at noon for that week's confirmed vendors. For more information, visit

all activities courtesy of

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WWD Wednesday: Coachella Chic

WWD dedicated two editions of its "They Are Wearing" street style feature to the Coachella music festival, one for each weekend. Here are some of our favorite trends found in the California desert:

 Crop Tops
This versatile staple can be simple, fun, and sexy!

Shorts, pants, short sleeves or long sleeves, this all-in-one is the easiest trend to try out this spring.

This peek-a-boo is a fun way to show some skin in tops, rompers, or dresses.

Floral Print Shorts
Match them with a simple white tee or dare to mix-and-match with a striped crop!

Matching Sets
A perfect trend for showing off your favorite print.

Try our Skirt and Crop Top sets on sale now at the style shop!!!

All of these photos and more Coachella fashion can be found here:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Street Style: Easter Wrap-up

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

I hope you had a relaxing spring break. Can you believe there are only four weeks of school left??
With that being said, let's reflect back on some of the fabulous bonnets and hats that made an appearance at the annual Easter Parade!! Which one is your favorite?

Too cute!!
Very vintage!

We wonder how many pounds this weighs...


Love the bonnet look!

Fab....that is all we have to say.


Very dapper!!