During my summers and winters working at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, I was constantly surrounded by dazzling varieties and quantities of fabric—I had the privilege of interacting with these fabrics daily, cutting and folding them for customers. It was there that I learned to get inspiration for my own fashion and sewing projects from fabric first; I would fall in love with the raw material, then scramble to come up with a deserving application for it—instead of having a vision first, then finding a deserving fabric. As a result, my work during my college experience has covered a broad spectrum of moods and appearances; yet, my projects are tied together by a love for color, drama, fantasy, and ornamentation, the tenets of fashion that I hope to continue to follow wherever the fabric takes me.