Yes, I believe individuals who enter into careers in the arts have an entrepreneurial spirit and are always willing to try new ventures. In the fashion industry there are many different career paths one can take. Several of them are related and can easily be combined. Many positions allow you to make your own schedule so you can take on several different tasks each day. You may work incredibly hard but if you love what you do it doesn’t seem like work at all. The most rewarding part of my career is mentoring young designers and models. It is a pleasure to be able to help them establish their careers and gain success in the industry.
Your modeling career started while you were still at BC. How did your time at college help you establish a career after graduation?
My time at college gave me the foundation and confidence to take on any career. I was able to start my businesses knowing I had a strong education that would help me succeed. There have been several occasions when I was chosen above others because of my degree from BC, to serve on Boards, to co-author a book, etc. It became known that I wasn’t “just a model.”
What is your number one tip for a student who wants to break in to the fashion industry?
Never give up on your aspirations, and start establishing connections in the industry now. By attending events and volunteering, you can meet influential people who can help you further your goals. Local fashion professionals are always interested in young talent and are willing to help them enter into the industry. If you are passionate about having a career in the arts and work hard, you will be successful.
What makes you proud to be an Eagle?