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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
— Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde once said, “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” I’d agree with him, with one divergence: One should either create a work of art, or wear a work of art.

Fashion and painting have always been my twin passions. I began sketching dresses at age eight, and by ten, I’d started my own tie-dye business. (Hey, it was the late 80’s, so I was very on trend!) When I was twelve, I went to sewing camp to expand my empire, and in high school I took French so I would be ready for my fashionable, post-university Parisian life. However, it wasn’t until college when I was in my third year studying costume design that I realized one critical obstacle to my fashion designing aspirations…I HATE to sew! Luckily for me, that small detail didn’t derail my budding career. In 2000, I moved to Chicago and was hired as a stylist (minimal sewing!) for the opening of the Nordstrom flagship on Michigan Avenue. There I learned to channel my creativity and love of fashion into building wardrobes, from the striking and stylish to the grounded and practical, for all types of audiences and clients. I have now worked as a visual, production and personal wardrobe stylist for over 13 years. 

Currently, I reside in Nashville, TN, working as a stylist for TV/film/video production, as well as with personal clients, photographers and online retailers. I continue to paint in my free time, and I find my love for art and fashion inform one another. I am honored to see my work hang in private homes, art galleries and public shows all over the world.


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