The City That Never Sleeps

Hello, Pretties!

It feels like forever since I’ve had time to sit down and put a blog post together!  I’ve been working hard in Parson’s Summer Intensive Studies Program (in Fashion Design) for the past few weeks and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share all of my recent experiences!

The course is fast paced since we are learning in a short month what a typical Parsons design student learns in a whole semester.  There have been a lot of homework assignments, field trips, projects, and new concepts involved in the course and I have already learned SO much.  The whole course is geared towards preparing us for our final presentation.  The final presentation consists of 1 constructed garment from our collection, 10 fashion illustrations of our entire collection, and 10 complete “flats” of our collection.  The final presentation is graded by all of our professors during our last class session and is the culmination of all of the work put forth during the Summer Intensive.

In order to prepare us for this big presentation, we have four classes that rotate throughout the week: 2D, 3D, Drawing, and Digital.  In 2D, our professor helps us brainstorm ideas for our clothing line’s concept.  In 3D, we are taught how to construct clothing, create patterns, sew etc.  In Drawing and Digital, we are taught how to create our clothing line by utilizing the art of fashion illustration and photoshop.  Needless to say, we are kept very busy during the week!

On the weekends, we typically finish our homework up and venture out into the city.  My favorite outings so far have been going to tea at The Plaza, a picnic in Central Park, watching a baseball game at Yankee stadium, exploring the dozens of awesome consignment shops in SoHo, and spending a wonderful weekend with my boyfriend (who was kind enough to fly from Los Angeles to spend a weekend exploring NYC with me!).  I want to share my experiences in photos, so please take a scroll through them and let me know if you have any questions about places to visit in NYC (or my experience at Parsons!).  Stay tuned for my next post – it will definitely include my final presentation and constructed garment.  Hopefully, it will all turn out fabulously!  {Many of the photos below are of me and a great group of girls that I was lucky enough to meet at my  Residence Hall.} Enjoy!


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Can’t wait to show you my final project! 🙂  Thanks for reading, Pretties!



I'd love to hear from you! Please leave your comment below. XO, Jacqueline

  1. What an amazing experience, Jacqueline!! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful illustrations/designs and your final creation!

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