March 31, 2017
After graduating high school in 2009, I attended my local Community College called “Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.” I received my two year Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising. It was a wonderful start to my career in the Fashion Industry.
While in school, I had visited “ Savannah College of Art and Design.” I fell in love with the charm of Savannah and SCAD. The School Of Fashion was over the top. When on my tour, I was able see all the students working. Once I saw the Accessory Department, I knew that this was exactly what I wanted to study. I came home, applied and got accepted! The next step was leaving my comfort zone to start my future. I was able to meet amazing friends, my fiancé and learn from amazing top professionals in the industry. My classes consisted of hand making handbags and shoes from start to finish. In between, I had to take core classes such as art history, life drawing and critical thinking skills. I was taught the skills needed to move forward. Because of my path and attending these schools, I am confident in what I do today. It is such a wonderful feeling being able to hand make accessories for people to express their stories and who they are.