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    Journal

    Why I Did It Myself vs. Hiring Out

    I didn’t go to fashion school. In some way, I always felt like I didn’t deserve to call myself a designer because I didn’t have a degree from Parsons on the wall of my…

  • Journal

    I Used To Follow My Dreams

    I used to follow my dreams. This aimless, shapeless being called “your dream” is glorified by society as the epitome of all happiness, serving as the guiding light of the entrepreneurship community. It’s universal…

  • Journal

    2018: Perspective

    I wish I could say I started 2018 with a loud (and productive) bang. But the last days of 2017 and the first few days of 2018 brought me doubt, lack of direction and…

  • Bringing a Dress to Life

    Step 2: Sketching

    It was in my first year of high school during Art class that I realized I couldn’t draw. My ideas always translated better when they weren’t, well, translated. They were clearer to me before…

  • Bringing a Dress to Life

    Step 1: Daydreaming

    My favorite part about the dressmaking process is dreaming about something that doesn’t exist yet. It’s like being a child, when the possibilities are endless and reality hasn’t had the chance to say “this…

  • Bringing a Dress to Life

    Linen: Pretty Close to Perfect

    Beauty. Sustainability. Strength. Linen fabric embodies almost everything you could want in your clothing. It is: -3x stronger than cotton, and gets stronger when wet (unlike its rayon counterpart) -due to the incredible length…

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