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I have an extensive background in the apparel industry as a professional fashion designer and a technical designer. With a passion for sewing and anime, I have decided to merge my dream job and my love of all things anime and high fantasy. I have a wide array of experience working with leather, woven fabric, knit fabric, brocade silk, lace, mesh, feather as well as beading, embroidery and painting.
Raised in New York City, I started sewing around age 14, after I graduated junior high school, and never looked back. I entered a High School of Fashion Industries majoring in Fashion Design, and went on to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After I finished college, I worked for labels such as Norma Kamali, Eileen Fisher, and Nordstrom’s Classiques. On the job training sharpened my eyes for details and workmanship. Working with higher priced labels refined my hands for good quality fabric and their ability to drape. It also taught me about best practice construction methods. As I became more acclimated with anime (Oh My Goddness!), Japanese culture and high fantasy (Lord of the Rings) I discovered that all of those costumes could be made to fit a real person! That’s when I started to really investigate theater art and Cosplay.
In my spare time, I love traveling and seeing people around the world. I have lived in New York city, Seattle, Eastern Washington, China, and Hong Kong.
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