Meet the Designer

You could say I was born into fashion. I was born in the fashion capital, New York
City, surrounded by fashionable women in my family. When asked as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always declared “A Fashion Designer”. I‟m not even sure if I knew what a Fashion Designer really did. But, I did know that Fashion Designers made pretty clothes and pretty clothes made people look and feel good.
So I set out to achieve my dream. My first huge step was being accepted into Fashion Institute of Technology‟s fashion design program at age 16, it was one of the happiest days of my life. I was on my way to fulfilling my dreams of becoming a Designer. After I graduated from the Fashion Design program, I was accepted into F.I.T.‟s inaugural Fur Design and Marketing BS degree program. It was there that I fell in love with furs. After completing the F.I.T.‟s Fur Design program in 1985 I worked in New York City‟s fur industry until relocating to South Florida.
In 2009, I had the privilege of teaching Fashion Design to incarcerated women, as part of the reentry vocational program for the Florida Department of corrections. Today I employ some of these same women.
No matter how I am expressing my creativity, it is my mission to use fashion as a vehicle to empower women and make dreams come true.