Thursday, May 24, 2012


First blog post as a college graduate!  Yay!
On Tuesday May 22nd, I received my BFA from FIT, graduating summa cum laude with a major in Fashion Design, specializing in Sportswear, and with a minor in English.

My family arrived on Monday morning so we could have some time together in the city.
rose with raindrops rain
It was rainy, but that didn't stop us from having a lovely time.
Jane Hotel water bottle
My mom, my brother, and my Aunt Nancy were staying at the Jane Hotel, and this is the bottle of water from the room-- my mom gave me the bottle because it's so my style and so cute!  thank you mom!
FIT graduation 2012
My friend Cara and me before the ceremony-- thanks for the photo, Jewels!
Fashion institute of technology commencement graduation 2012
the stage and student seats-- Carolina Herrera received her honorary doctorate from FIT during the same ceremony, which was so cool!  And I was in the center of the front row, so I had a perfect view.  Yay!

After graduation, we went to the Russian Tea Room for celebratory dinner.  It was so wonderful, definitely one of the coolest places I've ever been.  We had dinner on the first floor, in the main restaurant area, but afterward, we were allowed to go upstairs to see two of the coolest features of the restaurant.

Russian Tea Room bear aquarium
The first one is this glass bear aquarium-- it's 9 feet tall not including the base, and it revolves!  Since we were there when there wasn't an event going on (which is why we were able to go up in the first place), it wasn't lit or revolving at the time, but it was still amazing to see.
Russian Tea Room Egg Tree
The second beautiful curiosity in the Bear Lounge is this incredible egg tree, decorated with Venetian blown glass eggs.  It's one of the most magical things I've ever seen. I'm absolutely enamored with it.
Full disclosure, this picture is the one off the Russian Tea Room site (with a little post-processing by me) because we didn't want to over-stay our welcome with the very sweet manager who let us go into the closed area.  But it was just as gorgeous in person.  

Just to give you another look into this amazing space...

Congratulations to everyone who graduated from FIT on Tuesday!  I feel so privileged to have been able to share the past four years with you.  And congratulations to everyone who has graduated this year, from any school!  


  1. Congrats! Summa cum Laude in Fashion & especially sportswear: wow! Cannot wait to see your work in the future


    1. Thank you so much, lovely! That is so sweet.

      xo Julie

  2. I feel famous for making the blog :) love that pic of us!

    1. Aw, Cara! You're the sweetest, I'm so glad we got a picture together. I miss our little collection crew!

      xo Julie

  3. Oh my gosh. I know this is a late greeting but... Congratulations! It's like you're living my dream. But of course, this is your dream. :)) Sorry. XD FIT is one of my dream schools. Summa cum Laude, wow! You are so amazing.

    1. Oh my goodness, you are too sweet! Thank you so much! FIT really was a dream come true for me. If ever you have any questions about the school, feel free to send me an email at julieATjulierosesewsDOTcom!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      xo Julie


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