Start Date: October 2009, Los Angeles Campus
Major: Visual Communications, Professional Designation
Favorite Designer: I love Alexander Wang and look to his collections for inspiration. His designs are edgy and fun.
Trend You're Loving Right Now: I'm digging the '80s rocker trend going on right now. I always wear a lot of black, and love all the leather and studs showing up in garments besides jackets.
Favorite Style Icon: Sienna Miller. She always looks beautiful and on-trend and makes it look effortless.
What's the most beloved item in your wardrobe? A black distressed leather jacket I got in Madrid. The leather is so soft and beautiful and the jacket always reminds me of my time in Spain.
If you could own the wardrobe of a TV character, who would it be? Carrie from Sex and the City. She makes bold fashion choices and has a ton of great shoes.
The ultimate accessory is: Confidence. You can pull anything off if you wear it with confidence.
How did you find out about FIDM? I looked up fashion schools online, then talked to family and friends in the arts and FIDM rose to the top.
Juicy Couture Founders
in front of the Juicy Couture Dedication Wall
at FIDM Los Angeles
How did you know FIDM was right for you? I got excited about the range of classes offered in the Visual Communications program, because it will give me the tools to pursue a variety of careers. Also, when I spoke to FIDM admissions officer and learned about the hands-on, art and project based curriculum, I knew it was the right choice for me.
How did you feel when you got accepted? So happy and excited! I completed my interview over the phone, and I was jumping around my apartment in Chicago like a crazy person. I still have to pinch myself when I think about starting on my new life path in sunny California!
What are you most looking forward to about your studies? Being able to really utilize my creative skills. I completed my B.A. at Northwestern University which was very traditional in that grades were based on papers, rote memorization, tests, etc. I have always been an artistic person and am thrilled that I will be able to use these skills. I am also so excited to be surrounded by a group of talented and creative peers.
What do you expect to gain? I expect to gain the knowledge to pursue a variety of careers involving visual communication, as well as the professional tools necessary to succeed in the competitive and fast-paced fashion industry.
What are your future goals? Right now I think I would like to be a fashion stylist, but I am ready to learn and grow and see where the future takes me.