Two days ago I launched an Instagram for a pop up business idea I’ve had for a while and I am beyond excited about it. In collaboration with Ashley Olafsen, we will be releasing a total of 4 BE A HERO subscription boxes.
I think the mix of my colorful, urban, whimsical, outlook- with my moms laid back eye for art- is something that’s truly beautiful and unique to my design style, and therefore, my customer.
After being absent from blog posts for a while, I decided it’s time to show you why. Here’s what I have poured all my time, effort, and inspiration into this year. I have truly felt more inspired then ever, and although I may not be in Florence, I sure have not let that stop me from diving fully into the endless opportunities fashion has given me at Marist.
When I’m not at the beach with my family and friends, painting, or working on projects of my own, I’m working for a small sister owned boutique called ARTichoke.
Running a business by yourself isn’t all success stories, smiles, and endless money flow into your own bank account. It’s a lot of hard work, planning, and organization. You have to play all the different roles by yourself that are needed to create a functioning system. But support from friends and family can make it the most rewarding job in the world.
When you’re little you always question the “big happenings” of the future- whether it’s what college you’ll go to, who your first boyfriend will be, or what job you’ll decide to pursue. As a fashion designer seemed to become more and more of a realistic dream for me, I added the ongoing question of how it would feel to finally see people wear my clothing & my brand.
I have always had a secret obsession with watching fashion documentaries and this is something people who know me can attest to. There’s just something about staying up into the late hours of the night watching beautiful garments come down a flower surrounded runway during Raf Simons time with Dior as the creative director.
I like to think of myself as an artist first and fashion designer second. I’ve always had a passion for art but at the same time I’ve always had a serious interest in fashion and how fashion can change the perception of a brand or a person.
Instead of looking through the screen of my iPhone 6s and taking a high resolution picture of a place I’ve been lucky to visit (believe me, I realize iPhones do take really great pictures), I decided to take what some may call more of an “old fashioned” approach and sketch what stood out to me most about every place I visited.
Trends come and go, but they’ll make their reappearance with time–or so I’ve always been told.
One’s clothing can say a lot about them. I was inspired by an ironic concept from the famous movie Mean Girls, which is “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink,” and wanted to relate my piece to this exact scene.