I grew up with the fashion world around me. My mother has worked in retail for 30 years. She would bring me into work with her and give me small tasks like letting me dress a half mannequin or folding the shirts and sweaters to complete a display. I love fashion because clothing has a silent power and language to it and I want to help others convey that power, emotion, and language with their clothes. I also love fashion because it is not just clothing, it is art and it is science, a combination of my two loves in one unique way.