I’m a native of the savvy streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. My obsession with fashion started in 2003 with my first fashion show production entitled Expressions of DiVa Fashion Show.Since then, I have produced three fashion shows independently. My fashion education began with my attendance of John Casablanca Modeling School. I was trained in makeup application and fashion modeling. I received a Bachelors in Science with a Concentration in Fashion Studies and minor in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University in LA.
In addition, to my education I decided to gain fashion industry experience by studying independent fashion studies in Milan, Italy. I had the pleasure of visiting and researching fashion houses, textiles mills, and luxury fashion markets.
Returning to New Orleans I was able work as fashion stylist for the New Orleans Film Commission projects.I had the pleasure of working for couture designer Harold Clarke.I partnered his couture house in styling special events such as the Wheel of Fortune New Orleans with Vanna White and Celebrity fashion stylist Roberta Wagner.
For over 10 years worked as a fashion brand strategist of fashion brands such as Nike, Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson,Le Mystere, On Gossamer, Betsey Johnson, Steve Madden,Michael Aram, Calvin Klein, Hot Sox, Ralph Lauren, Kensie, NFL/New Orleans Saints Apparel.
I also worked in a wide range positions from executive level as visual merchandiser to trend-forecaster for the fashion elite. My fashion insight is shared with my membership of the Fashion Group International of New York Division. I have continued my studies with a MBA in International Business. I have extended my training in Fashion Trend Forecasting partnering with Geraldine Wharry of Trend Atelier in London in 2016.
Finally, I’m owner and Senior Brand Strategist at The Fashion Brand Guru! I'm a traveling fashionista allow my expertise to curate your fashion brand !
I reside in New Orleans , La with my fashionable dogs named London & Gia ! You can see all the fashionable happen'ns on my social media!
Fashion Blog: Tumbr: FashionNotion55
- Apparel/Merchandise-Brand Development
- Fashion Trend Forecasting
- Textile-Research & Development
- Fashion Marketing-E-Commerce Relations
- Fashion Journalism/ Contributor
- Receiving and Distribution Management
- Sourcing & Supply Chain Management
- Italian Language-Beginner Level