Who’s That Girl?
While in art school, my first visit to New York was by way of a Greyhound Bus. The Manhattan skyline filled me with a wonderment that was unlike any MTV music video, old movie or book I had ever read during my youth that had led me there.
My unimpressive entry level position was relatively thankless in New York's Garment District. I was 21 years old and wouldn't trade that experience for anything! As a result, I have fondly called this city home since 1989.
Stepping back a bit...
I grew up a middle class kid in Alamo Heights, Texas. My parents, a retired aerial cartographer and an art museum docent, lead by example to each of their children.
They provided us with a house of my dad’s design, filled with creativity, independent thinking and seemingly endless encouragement.
Having a strong work ethic in combination with mentorship was taught to us at home and in school. The Girl Scouts, NAHS and student council forged an admiration of community outreach with my artistic endeavors at a young age.
Fast forward to today.
I am a fashion designer by profession and a graduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It’s quite a balancing act, but completely worthwhile.
With no kids of my own and an appreciation for the betterment of us all, I also take a special interest in causes that assist in knowledge, change and/or sustainability. My hope is to someday have a charitable foundation.
Oh wait... I do! Check out marisoldelunafoundation.org. I like to believe my designs are more meaningful than a “Little Black Dress”.