This fashionista has been inspired by the beauty of fashion magazines since she was a little girl. She loved flipping through all of the pages filled with daring fashion ideas that she was unable to observe while growing up in her hometown in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her fascination with fashion never ceased; in fact, it continued to grow. A recent college graduate from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Design and a minor in legal studies, she hopes that her designs will one day inspire other little girls and boys. Michelle thinks about every aspect in her designs, from the inside and out. She believes that there is a strong connection between a simple silhouette and unique details that make her clothing appealing to the “ordinary” girl, who in reality may not be so ordinary after all. Her designs are all about expression, and whether it be a bold print or a soft ruffle or style line, her unique designs are able to express numerous personalities in her customers, while continuing to be chic, fashion forward, and on-trend all at the same time.
Fashion Industry Experience
I have interned at four different fashion companies, starting in Boston with Prajje 1983 and working my way to NYC. I interned in the design and sales/marketing at Sachin + Babi and learned so much there. It was very interesting to sit in at the fit meetings and work with the technical designers, as well as working the market week with big name stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. I then had another design internship in NYC with a contemporary brand, Eva Khurshid. There, I worked directly with the head designer and worked on patterns, sourcing fabrics, trims, and updating technical packets. My final internship was at Lucky Magazine in Times Sq. I absolutely loved it there and worked in the jewelry closet! I hope now with all of my experience in internships, I am able to get a job in the fashion industry.
Favorite Fashion Designer or Fashion Brand
Alice + Olivia, Zack Lo Shoes
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