SARAH VALIN: FASHION DESIGNER/MODEL

Amarcord Vintage Lookbook, Instagram: @sarahvalin

Sarah Valin is a fashion design student, specializing in sportswear (LOVEEEE!!). Her designs are extremely applaudable and amazing! Not only does she design, Sarah models too. With her cute bob haircut and unique style, she definitely stands out in FIT grounds. Not to mention, she's a true sweetheart :)

What inspires your designs?

"My inspiration constantly grows as I develop and my environment changes. In the past, I've been inspired by dark subjects with the intent of finding the beauty within them. Recently, I've been inspired by my roots in the South. I'm focusing on natural life forms and the agricultural aspect in that region."

What do you love about modeling?

"I enjoy modeling because it is a way for me to express myself through clothing, make up, body, and movement."

Click below to check out more of Sarah's designs and modeling.

Instagram: @sarahvalin

Below are some of Sarah's superb designs and modeling pictures...

Photography: Juli Teitler

Photography: Juli Teitler

Photography: Juli Teitler

http://www.amarcordvintagefashion.com/pages/timeless-classics-lookbook

http://www.amarcordvintagefashion.com/pages/timeless-classics-lookbook

http://www.amarcordvintagefashion.com/pages/timeless-classics-lookbook

http://www.amarcordvintagefashion.com/pages/timeless-classics-lookbook

Photography: Juli Tietler

Posted on April 4, 2016 and filed under FIT.

MALAK DABCHA: FASHION BLOGGER

Instagram: @thefrontrowjournal

The Front Row Journal, a fashion blog currently run by a good friend of mine Malak Dabcha a.k.a Coco. Follow her for many inspirations on fashion, travel and food. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Advertising and Marketing and hoping to study abroad in Paris next semester. Her style is elegant, chic and crrrazy hot. She loves staying up to date with the latest trends, whether it's from Topshop or a well known designer. You'll always spot Malak at Paris and and New York fashion weeks wearing a beautiful fur coat in the winter or a snow white dress in the summer with cute colorful heels. Follow Coco's The Front Row Journal for the best places to eat, beautiful countries to visit and great styling tips

"I've always been told that I have great personal style and I knew I have enormous love for traveling and good food so I decided to combine them all into one big guide to personal style, travel, and dining. It gives me the opportunity to explore while giving my readers's ideas on what to wear to eat or where to go." 

Website: www.frontrowjournal.com

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Posted on February 16, 2016 and filed under FIT.

JON SANTIANO: ARTIST

Instagram: @jonsantiano

This week's FIT feature is illustration major, Jon Santiano. He's an extremely talented artist with lots of passion for what he does and much of his work being inspired by moments and life itself. His art is meaningful and explores many aspects life has to offer. I love his work! It truly inspires and motivates me. Here's some touching and powerful words Jon had to share about his art:

"I've been tapping into my creative side since I was a young kid, but when I was in my senior year in High School, I made a decision that I will be going to College to study the arts. It's because for me, creating "art" is something that brings out my true self. I believe that as human beings, we are here to contribute to society with what we do best, and what feels natural to us. My work is influenced by a lot of things: The female figure, nostalgic moments, human society, technology, the past, the present, the future, and psychedelics. But lately, my work is strongly influenced by altered states of consciousness. Recently, the idea of consciousness has been something that I've been genuinely interested in. Consciousness is one of the greatest mysteries of science – perhaps the greatest mystery. We all know we have it, when we think, when we dream, when we savour tastes and aromas, when we hear a great symphony, when we fall in love, and it is surely the most intimate, the most sapient, the most personal part of ourselves. Yet no one can really claim to have understood and explained it completely. There’s no doubt it’s associated with the brain in some way but the nature of that association is far from clear. In particular how do these three pounds of material stuff inside our skulls allow us to have experiences? So I decided to to explore for myself. Not long ago, I had a great spiritual experience with a few of my friends. We went to the Catskills, where we were surrounded by nature for a whole week. And in that trip, we decided to take Psilocybin Mushrooms, (Magic Mushrooms / Shrooms). It was my first time taking it, and I could say that it has changed my life drastically. It is because taking this psychedelic will make you look at life in a very different way. During this experience, I learned how to appreciate the simple things, things that we human beings take for granted. From that experience, I wake up everyday thanking whatever is out there for this great gift called life, I appreciate the fact that I'm still breathing, but most of all, I feel the need to contribute to society with spreading positivity. Psychedelics are vehicles for human potential. Yes it might be just a hallucination, but it is immensely beneficial. Or it may not be a hallucination, and we just might not have an account on what the fuck goes on in human consciousness especially during altered states. It makes me wonder why these vehicles for improvement are illegal. I believe that psychedelics are here for humans to take, to move on to the next level of consciousness, and it could elevate us away from our war like ways."

Instagram: @jonsantiano

Below are four of his artworks that were inspired by his trip, as well as other of his artwork that I loved. 

Artist: Jon Santiano, inspired by his trip to the Catskills

Artist: Jon Santiano, inspired by his trip to the Catskills

Artist: Jon Santiano, inspired by his trip to the Catskills

Artist: Jon Santiano, inspired by his trip to the Catskills

Artist: Jon Santiano

Artist: Jon Santiano

Artist: Jon Santiano

Tap into your creative side and inspire yourself by following Jon on Instagram to see more of his super cool and awesome artwork :)

Posted on May 7, 2015 and filed under FIT.