Monday, September 15, 2014

Fashion Fundamentals Book Report is September's Dedicated Display

It’s that time of year again folks…the Fashion Fundamentals book report due date is quickly approaching! The Adrian G. Marcuse Library has the most popular fashion fundamentals books on display for the month of September.

Here are some of the library staff’s favorite picks:

A.L.T: A Memoir is a book about the renowned (former) Vogue editor Andre Leon Tally. He has also been a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Clearly he has lived quite a glamorous life!

746.92092 TAL

Retail Hell is closely relatable to the lives of many LIM students who have had their fair share of retail woes. Follow Freeman Hall on his journey through the depths of retail.

381.1 HAL

It’s a rush to the reference desk so pick up your book today!

Posted on September 15, 2014 I Blog post by Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Register for the Fashion: Now & Then Conference Before the Early-Bird Rates Fly Away!

The early bird rates for this year's Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary Conference end on Monday, September 15, 2014. 
Registration is open on Eventville.  
Conference RatesEarly Bird*After 9-15-2014
Full Conference** Attendance$200$225
Full Conference** Attendance (Presenters)$150$175
Full Conference Attendance** (Students with Valid ID)$100$125
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0$0

Conference Rates for LIM College Students, Faculty & Staff
Early Bird*After 9-15-2014
Full Conference Attendance$50$75
Friday ONLY Conference (10/24)$25$50
Saturday ONLY Conference (10/25)$25$50
Thursday Evening Opening Reception (10/23)$25$50
Conference Support (Code Needed to Complete Registration)$0$0

*Early Bird Rates apply to registration completed before September 15, 2014. 

Museum Tours Saturday, October 25th at 1pm
Museum at FIT - Exposed: A History of Lingerie & Dance and Fashion (two exhibitions) – unguided 34
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Fashion in Art (general tour – guided) 19
The Museum of the City of New York – Mac Conner: A New York Life – guided tour 19
Brooklyn Museum – Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe – guided34

**The guided/unguided Museum Tours are an optional choice for Full Conference Attendees to attend after the Saturday program. Please only choose one tour option. Tour selections are completed with Full Conference registration on Eventville.

A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact David Benjamin for more information. 

Join the conversation: #LIMFNT

Monday, September 8, 2014

Book Review: “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster" by Dana Thomas

by Dana Thomas
Call Number: 338.47 THO
Location: Regular shelves

Do you want to know how the color orange became Hermès’s signature color? Do you want to know how Prada’s triangle logo came to be? With Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, author Dana Thomas, the cultural and fashion writer for Newsweek in Paris for 12 years, discusses the social history of this high end industry that is entertaining and informative. Traveling from French perfume laboratories to Las Vegas shopping malls to assembly-line factories in China, she traces the evolving face of the luxury goods business, from design through marketing to showroom sales.

But her focus remains on how a business that once catered to the wealthy and elite has gone
mass-market and the effects that democratization has had on the way ordinary people shop today. Labels, once discreetly stitched into couture clothes, have become logos adorning everything from sneakers to your basic t shirt. Perfumes, once crafted by designers with excruciating detail to establishing a particular scent, are now concocted from briefs written by marketing executives brandishing polls and surveys and sales figures. Think about your own wardrobe. Do you ever have just one outfit, including accessories, that is not branded? This book is an eye opening revelation of the evolution of the luxury goods industry from the past till today.

Posted on September 8, 2014 I Blog post by E.F. (Graduate Student Intern of the LIM College Library)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your Library Databases

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be offering database demonstrations from the following databases:

Monday, September 8: Panjiva
Tuesday, September 9: Mango Languages
Wednesday, September 10: ARTstor*
Thursday, September 11: eMarketer

We will be offering demonstrations in the Library as well as remotely (the database sessions are linked above). All sessions begin at 11:00am.

Please contact us at for more information. 

*The ARTstor demonstration will be held in the 8th Floor Conference Room in Maxwell Hall.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome Back, LIM College Students!

Gonzalez, C. (2014, February 17). NY Fashion Week Hot Spots [News article]. Retrieved from

I know this summer has been a scorcher, but who’s ready for New York Fashion Week? I know that I can’t wait to prance around in my new Miu Miu booties around Lincoln Center. 

However, this isn’t about me, today. This special post goes out to all of our newcomers at LIM College. Here’s a warm welcome: 

“People who eat white bread have no dreams”. 
- Diana Vreeland

With that being said I recommend that the incoming freshman and transfer students get a head start on some volunteer activities whether in a showroom or as a dresser during New York Fashion Week. These volunteer activities can be found through LIM College’s Simplicity webpage. These experiences can help mold you for your future internships, remember Condé Nast is no longer taking anymore interns. 

Keep in mind to stay on top of your grades this semester! Feel free to utilize the school's ever expanding Adrian G. Marcuse Library. The Library provides quiet study rooms to shut out background noise as well as textbooks that you can utilize within the Library. They also have a broad range of magazines to keep up on the current trends. See you around...

Posted on September 2, 2014 I Blog post by L (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New & Updated Research Guides to Assist YOU!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library's Librarians have been busy bees this summer. We are pleased to offer three new research guides and many more updated research guides to aide you in your Fall semester studies. 

We are now offering research guides for the follow subjects:

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Tutorials


Visual Merchandising

We have updated the following research guides:

Applied Concepts in Merchandising

Career Pathing

Demographics & Psychographics


Fashion Fundamentals

International Research for Merchandising and Marketing

Introduction to the Library & its Resources 

Product Development & Fashion Forecasting

Textile Science

Posted on August 27, 2014 I Blog post by Nicole LaMoreaux, M.L.S. (Reference and Instruction Librarian)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall 2014 Adrian G. Marcuse Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday: Open 10:00 to 4:00 pm select Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18), November (15, 22) and December (12/6)
Sunday: Closed

Ask-a-Librarian Online Live and Interactive Reference - chat service (via Adobe Connect*) hours:   
Monday - Thursday
Daytime: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Evening: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Daytime: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm