“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”- Coco Chanel
This Chanel quotes emphasizes how fashion can be seen in all different parts of life. Since I was little, I always loved fashion. I would be dressing up in my mom’s clothes and high heels at age four. I want fashion to be in my life forever. Fashion merchandising is what I desire to be my career. My experiences that made me love fashion were working in a retail store and visiting Paris, France.
I currently work at Ugg Outlet. Even though this is a shoe store, I have learned and seen so much fashion. The store I work at is the central hub for everyone to go shopping at. You see so many people where all different styles. A lot of Europeans come in and they have a lot different style, which I respect and like a lot. They wear different patterns that you do not see Americans wearing. The Asians have their own funky style, which they created. Working in retail made me see how much I love the business aspect and I want to create my own fashion business one day.
My most significant event was going on my school trip my junior year to France. This was the best trip I ever been on. I saw how Paris is very fashionable like New York City but they have a different fashion sense over there. They are more up to date with their fashion. Very modern and stylist look is what they sport in Paris. I saw how people took different patterns and mixed them together to make a great outfit. I noticed how the fashion was different in Europe by the way people put outfits together and the colors people were. Going to Paris, France made my love for fashion expand more. My trip inspired my goal to be a fashion merchandiser and explore the fashion world even more than I already have.