Fashion Designer, Consultant, and Stylist / Product Developer, Merchandiser, and Marketer
2007 - Present
Research trends to create a concept and colorways, transform design inspirations into fashion sketches and/or technical drawings, select textiles and trims, develop designs and select styles, create patterns and sales samples, work with fit models, determine costs, follow through to production, and give professional presentation of line; Provide creative fashion solutions to clientele by making an evaluation of clients' physical attributes, lifestyle, and fashion style in order to make recommendations on which fashion choices will help the client achieve and maintain their desired image; and Conceptualize visual images by selecting the best range of merchandise and keeping a keen eye on every emerging fashion trend.
Creative Director / Fashion Designer / Hair Stylist / Make Up Artist for a Ruby / Jarvis et al / Houghton Collaborative Effort
Alpha Female Photoshoot, Las Vegas, NV
July 11, 2009
Designed a collection inspired by wardrobe to compliment an alpha female.
Creative Director / Fashion Designer / Make-Up Artist for a Ruby / Gordon et al / Houghton Collaborative Effort
Modern Oriental Photoshoot, Las Vegas Academy Art School, Las Vegas, NV
May 30, 2009
Designed a mini-collection inspired by oriental apparel for modern day.
Creative Director for Urban Artisans Fashion Show
41 N. Mojave Ave., Las Vegas, NV
April 25, 2009
Designed floor plan for the stage, seating arrangement, lighting, dressing areas, hair and make-up areas. Debuted the Alpha Female: Modern Oriental mini collection.
Creative Director / Fashion Designer / Hair Stylist / Make-Up Artist for a Ruby / Collins / Houghton Collaborative Effort
Peasant’s Revolt Photoshoot, Old Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
October 7, 2008
Created a concept based on the contrasts of homelessness and high fashion. Combined pieces from past collections and used accessories to achieve vision.
Creative Director / Fashion Designer / Hair Stylist / Make-Up Artist for a Ruby / Marova / Houghton Collaborative Effort
Alpha Society Photoshoot, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV
September 27, 2008
Created a concept based on high class society that combined pieces from the Alpha Female collection and accessories to achieve vision.
NAFD /Las Vegas Red Carpet Fashion Experience / Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
August 11, 2008
Fashion Designer / Make Up Artist
Andrea Green for D2 Models, Portland, OR
June 16, 2008
Created original designs for a professional modeling photoshoot at the Washington Park in Portland, Oregon.
Fashion Designer / Merchandiser
18th Annual Gourmet Grazer Scholarship Fundraiser, Alliance of Black Culinaries, Las Vegas, NV
June 29, 2008
Designed a dress based around the objective of incorporating goods utilized by chefs.
Fashion Designer / Hair Stylist / Make-up Artist,
International Academy of Design and Technology - Las Vegas, NV
Eco Fashion Show, Designer / Hair Stylist
February 11, 2008
Red Rock Country Club Fashion Show, Designer, Hair Stylist / Make-Up Artist, November 4, 2007
Joy Wolfenbarger, Las Vegas, NV
December 15, 2007
Designed and constructed a couture gown.
Tony Vaz-Ono, Las Vegas, NV
December 20, 2004
What the Butler Saw, Las Vegas Little Theater, Las Vegas, NV
Fashion Stylist / Make-Up Artist,
9020 Corporation, Portland, OR
March 1999 – July 2003
Fashion Designer for Fierce Fashions & Co.,
Bletson Wedding, Seattle, WA
December 6, 2000
Costume Technician (Volunteer),
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat, Concordia University, Portland, OR November 1999
Fashion Designer / Stylist,
Fierce Fashions & Company, Portland, OR
August 1999-April 2003
Fashion Designer / Stylist for Fierce Fashions & Co.,
2 Real Records, Portland, OR
September 1999 – October 2001
Favorite Fashion Designer or Fashion Brand
Ives St. Laurent, DVF, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen and Zac Posen
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