Wednesday, December 30, 2009

los angeles rain...

Monday, December 28, 2009

online bloggers just as important as Anna Wintour?!

The fashion world and the means for accessing it is forever changing. These days you'll see young blogging hipters sitting FRONT ROW at Fashion Week next to cut-throat magazine editors!
Read the fill article from the NY Times here.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

quarter's over; grades are in...

Let me break it down for you...
D = Damn


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

quote of the day

"have you taken a look at the tree outside? with all the money that comes into this place, you'd think they could afford to put up some ornaments!"
- a very disappointed carlos

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Sunday, December 13, 2009


there's this knot on my right shoulder right now that won't go away. it comes right around the same time every quarter. FINALS.

why is it there? because i am on S.T.R.E.S.S. overload.

no matter how hard i've worked for the last nine weeks in the quarter, the last day of class--which can take in the form of a major project, a porfolio, an oral presentation, or a good ol' fashion final examination--can be tremendously stressful.
i'm burnt out, i'm tired, i'm sleep-deprived... after this week, i am so ready to pass out.

"stress" is tension, both bodily or mentally; "state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion, as well as irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physiological reactions such as headache and elevated heart rate" (wikipedia).

school, work, family, social situations, financial problems, and surroundings are all factors of stress. stress can lead to depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, muscle pain, and substance abuse.
someone recently spoke about stress in my organizational behavior class and i personally wanted to blog a little about it. we're all stressful, but we can't let that affect our schooling. (of course, it will a little) we still need a strong finish. so in an effort to try to relax before finals, i am writing a blog entry for thefidmlife. hey, a little perspective sometimes helps. enjoy the picture below. :-)

here's some tips on stress management strategies:

*find a good support system (friends, family, coworkers, advisors)
*excersie (seriously, it SOUNDS stressful, but it works)
*time management
*relaxation/meditation - take a moment to be by yourself. get out of the city, walk around in a quiet to an old friend, pray.

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RT: @FIDM Museum Shop...

LAST CHANCE! High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale & the Haute Couture closes on Sunday, Dec. 13th!
**photos belong to FIDM Museum & Gallery - No copyright infrignment intended

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

FIDM Students: Need Help Finding Scholarships?

FIDM's Scholarship Foundation will work one-on-one with you--at no charge--to uncover scholarship opportunities you may not know about. Contact Chanel Addison at 213-624-1200, ext. 2613 or just stop by the office. Located directly behind the Scholarship Store on the L.A. Campus, the Scholarship Foundation is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can also stop by the Financial Services Department on the L.A. Campus from 11:15 to 12:15 on Thursdays for free Scholarship counseling.

Repost from Kim A - FIDM Facebook

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going into finals...

I should be studying… but here I am blogging. I think it’s safe to say that the honeymoon’s stage is over. I’m talking about FIDM. A whole year has gone by and I’m not even sure I’m ready for a completely new year. Sure it was fun and all in the beginning; you’re happy to move to L.A.; you’re at a fabulous new school; you’re meeting new people, making new friends. Then … well, FIDM reality happens. Between trying to stay caffeinated all night and staying awake during class, I feel like I’m stuck in a repulsive hangover that won’t go away. I want to be happy and enjoy my stay at FIDM, but I’m always so tired. Maybe it’s because FINALS are next week – and I’m stressed. I don’t know. It’s gotten me to think: is this all worth it? You tell me. I’m too tired to think. Goodnight.