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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 Larsen (a.k.a. Mishka) founded heymishka.com in 2008, and has since documented her love of DIY, vintage, and creative living here. She curates and sells vintage fashion at Hey Mishka Vintage and runs the annual Sugar x Spice Holiday Makers Market in Brooklyn each holiday season. When she's not blogging, hunting for vintage, or doing DIY projects, Michelle Christina writes marketing copy for fashion brands and helps freelance writers grow their careers at Day Job Optional.