Hi Andrea -- I was impressed with your statement, "Education is very important to me... You mentioned you live in Boca Raton. So, in answer to your request, I suggest you take a few fashion courses at the Art Institute, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising... You will also be able to make contacts while attending school...
Also may I suggest that you read the following that I send to all newcomers to this site:
Welcome!…Successful, designers and those in the fashion business or seeking a career in fashion must know how to market themselves as well as their collections/services… Check out our two most recent Fashion books; Fashion Public Relations,(2010) and The Real World Guide to Fashion Selling & Management, Gerald J. Sherman & Sar S. Perlman, Fairchild Books, Division of Conde Nast Publications, NY…Available for purchase directly from the publisher:
Call Fairchild Books, call Customer Service – 1.800.932.4724 or www.amazon.com
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the books, Fashion Public Relations or The Real World to Fashion Selling & Management...I will be most happy to be of assistance...Best wishes, gjs