LIM College Faculty Blog

Orry-Kelly: The Boy From Oz

Posted on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 02:44 PM

by Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor, Fashion Merchandising

Prof. Amanda Hallay Discusses Legendary Hollywood Designer Orry-Kelly.

When we think of costumer designers from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the first names that spring to mind are inevitably Edith Head, Irene Sharaff, Walter Plunkett, and (for those in the know) Adrian. These are the names we remember, yet I would argue that the costumes we remember the best were the products of a designer who (in my opinion) trumps Sharaff, Adrian, and even Edith Head in his absolute understanding of how costume contributes to character; Orry-Kelly.

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Topics: Jazz Age, costume designer, Orry-Kelly

Small Town Sweetness Softens Our Screens

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 04:05 PM

by Amanda Hallay, Assistant Clinical Professor, Fashion Merchandising

Looking at the Cozy Binge-Watch Trend

“Fashion is not an island; it’s a response!” This is a mantra heard often in all of my classes, reminding students that fashion does not stand alone, but is a product of a million other socio-political and cultural forces.

Trend forecasters look outside of fashion for the clues to what will happen next, and television is always a pretty good barometer of how people are feeling. And as "fashion is feeling" (another much heard mantra), TV can be counted on to give a generally reliable indication as to fashion’s next move.

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Topics: TV trends, Binge-watch, sweet, nice

In Naples: Enjoy the Pizza. Skip the Ice.

Posted on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 03:45 PM

by Fred Steinberg, Adjunct Faculty in Marketing, Management & Finance

Enjoy the pizza

There are many good reasons to go to Italy and among them is visiting Naples. This city is billed as home to more historic monuments than any other city in Europe and is just an hour from the magnificent ruins of Pompeii.

But for foodies, Naples is also Mecca for pizza lovers. And while some Israeli historians claim pizza evolved from a time 2,000 years ago when Roman soldiers added cheese and olive oil to matzos and certain Chinese scholars ascribe to the theory that Marco Polo brought pizza back from the Hidden Kingdom during his travels, most historians believe that Naples gets the credit when in the mid-19th century tomatoes and olive oil were added to a Neapolitan galette flatbread often known as “pizza,” a street dish originally sold for just a few lira.

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Topics: Italy, Naples, Pizza

A Summer Spent Studying in Europe

Posted on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:42 AM

by Gavin Goldstein, Assistant Professor, Marketing, Management & Finance

I am excited to return for this Fall 2016 semester. I recently came back from an amazing summer studying in Europe.  I learned about the celebrated tolerance of Holland, the spirit of Belgium, the love in France, and the cuisine and beauty of Italy. 

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Topics: Paris, Italy, new semester, Gavin Goldstein, Belgium

A Cosa Nostra Encounter on a Sicilian Vacation

Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 02:44 PM

by Fred Steinberg, Adjunct Faculty in Marketing, Management & Finance

Sicily was added to our travel bucket list just some three years ago after many friends and relatives came back with almost universal raves for the big island off the bottom of the boot in Southern Italy. After listening to their travel tales, I realized there were 10 factors to take into account when visiting -- five broad attractions but five broad warnings.

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Topics: Italy, Sicily, Catania, Fred Steinberg, Syracusa

Faculty Focus - LIM College Faculty Newsletter

Posted on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 12:23 PM

The inaugural edition of LIM College’s Faculty Focus newsletter is now available. Learn about what our talented faculty are accomplishing in the professional and academic arenas.

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Topics: faculty, newsletter, faculty focus

The Importance of Professional Development

Posted on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 04:39 PM

by Nicole LaMoreaux

This past month I was given the opportunity to attend the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA)’s annual conference. I always leave conferences feeling refreshed and inspired and this conference was no different. I have come back to the Adrian G. Marcuse Library with so many ideas to not only implement in the Library, but also to share with our Archives, classes and academic departments here at LIM College.

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Topics: Adrian G. Marcuse Library, Art Libraries Society of North America, conference

Patagonia's "Down With It" Parka

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 01:47 PM

by Hilda Alfonso

I use every drop of toothpaste, ketchup, shampoo, and even expensive outerwear. It’s just who I am. So, it was quite a shock to my family and friends when I decided to retire my trusted Patagonia Parka. I wore my faithful black down parka for eight years. We braved sleet, rain, and the unending snow of 2015 together. It kept me warm and fashionably New York on a daily basis.

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Topics: Patagonia, green agenda, Hilda Alfonso, environment

Icelandic Fashion

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Eve Proper
Assistant Professor, Management

I had the opportunity to spend a month this summer in Iceland. It’s a beautiful, rugged country with good tourism infrastructure. You may know it as the location where Game of Thrones is filmed, or as host to several music festivals, but you probably don’t think of it as a fashion capital. While there is a small high-end fashion scene in Iceland, including the annual Reykjavik Fashion Festival in March, its strongest offerings are in the outdoor apparel market.

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Meet Professor Andrew Cotto

Posted on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

Hi. I'm Professor Andrew Cotto, a Lecturer at LIM College in the Department of Arts & Sciences. I'm the course coordinator for Writing Essentials, and I also teach Composition.

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Topics: faculty, faculty blog, Andrew Cotto