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The city is a kaleidoscope of goings-on as the weather warms up. Here’s what’s been happening, from sewing hangovers to treks through the garment district!

NYC Garment District - Photo Diary - Fashion School - Hey Mishka

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The design mock-up for my senior show look is coming along. I have to make a few adjustments before Alexander Wang (yes, OMG, he is our senior critic!) comes in and reviews our work in about a week.

I’m doing a sporty, Y-3-esque silhouette, but the fabrication and embellishments will reveal a very Persian King in India Circa 15th Century inspiration. The color story will be a mix of navy, warm grey, and sherbet tones.

Fashion Institute of Technology - Senior Collection - Hey Mishka - Fashion School Diary

Like my socks? ;}

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My button collection continues to grow as we take advantage of the student button & zipper lab. I am pretty sure they don’t need 3K pounds of buttons and a 10-per-student limit, so we hijack as many as possible. Yes, I live on the edge.

Fashion school 101: When you just don’t feel like keeping up with the lecture in leather design, make your own Dior cosmetics campaign.

A still life of my desk.

Time for a few hours of sleep before errand running, and class!

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Michelle Christina (a.k.a. Mishka) founded heymishka.com in 2008, and has since documented her love of DIY, thrift-shopping, and creative living here. Fueled by strong coffee and sparkly dreams, MC also mentors freelance writers at Freelance Writing Cafe, hosts the Sugar x Spice Market in Brooklyn, and writes digital marketing copy for some of the world's biggest brands.