I have wanted to be a fashion designer since I was in grade-school. I grew up in Wichita, Kansas and went through 12 years of Catholic school education. I was constantly sketching girls with dramatic clothing. This sourced from my utter amazement at fashion magazines. I had to wear a uniform five days a week, so sketching was the only way I could express my individuality at the time.
Picking my major in college was the easiest thing I have ever done. During my time in the Kent State University fashion program, I grew as a designer and a creative. I continue to find myself through pushing the boundaries of what is expected.
The main source of my motivation and drive is from the women role models in my life. Therefor, I reach to those women as well as other strong women in history for inspiration.
Women who are not afraid of what others think, women who are not afraid to be themselves, women who know their value and therefor, have made their mark as a sui generis.
Whether it is how women have been historically portrayed, or the impact they have made from emotional intelligence, or creativity. Determined women will always take whatever comes their way and make it motivation for improvement.
I design for these women.