Life After Graduation

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to all the new 2011 bloggers, you’ve almost made it through 8th semester!! That should be a triumph in and of itself!

8th semester for me was very tough. I thought the previous 7 semesters weren’t going to pay off, but I was definitely wrong. 8th semester made me want to give it all I had and put all my effort forth in whatever I did. In the end, everything fell into place (and believe me when I say life goes on, even if you don’t get picked for the show).

I am currently working as an assistant designer for Le Mystere, a well-known intimate apparel company that I interned for during my 8th semester. I can remember how good it felt to be recognized for my hard work and offered a job. Your first paycheck, your very own business card, your own desk, your first real design! There is life after FIT! I have already learned so much working at Le Mystere, more than school could have ever taught me, because this is real life, the BIG LEAGUES! I am very busy most of the time, but honestly it feels good. I have become part of not only a great company, but I feel as if I am part of a tightly knit family.

Christina surrounded by Le Mystere bras (size 40G, if you're wondering)

I just want to say that even though you’ve heard it a thousand times, putting forth your best effort and taking pride in ever little thing you do (no matter how menial the task is) will be recognized. Even if you don’t get the A+, the spot in the show, or even the job, its all life experience that will help you be a better person for when the right opportunity knocks at your door.

Good Luck!


Time Passes By…….

Its been almost 10 months since my words of fabrication have posted this site and yet so much has passed in that amount of time.  First things first, I would like to wish this years bloggers and graduating class the best of luck in the show and the rest of the year.  I have been very lucky and wish you all the best in your endeavors.

I found a job as a head designer for a private label exclusively for Village bridal and Boutique.  I am working on a small collection for them of wedding gowns and betls.

I am also working for a web based accessories collection called ZP Atelier.

The biggest diffenece from the last year of school and now is the following…… LOL not to much actually.  I still don’t sleep much, I’m in the studio all the time working and I actually have to juggle more then I did in school.  But the best thing is that I get to create and be apart of a very important day and for that I wouldn’t trade anything.

I have attached pictures of pieces from the private label as well as the accessory line, only sold on line.

The “ROXIE” belt

The “Ada” Flower and “Lucy Flower from ZP Atelier

The “Lola” Flower from ZP Aterlier

The “Luella” Gown

The “Lillie” Gown