The essay "Fashion School - Fashion Merchandising Major" concerns thoughts about fashion and style. "I was hooked, but not just on the creative process. I loved the look and feel of the clothing we made. I can remember the first time I understood what my aunt meant by cutting on the bias and how it affected the lay of the clothing. As I grew up, my interest evolved away from wanting to know how the clothing was made to what sort of clothing would look best on me. I wasn’t as interested in looking like what was in so much as I was looking to express myself in subtle ways through my selection of clothing. Early in my teen years, I studied the fashion magazines we all have seen in the shops. But their appeal seemed to lessen each time I looked into one. I realized early on that these magazines were more interested in fantasy than reality, and that the clothing on those models would never look that way on me. I started to crave reality in connection with fashion. So I started to look at the people around me. I started to notice what people wore when they grocery shopped and what it said about them. It’s not that I admired the fashions in magazines any less, its just that I wanted some connection to fashion that was more grounded.This evolution of thought has brought me to apply to LIM College. I realize that I am not just enamored with creation, design and manufacture of clothing. I am not just interested in runway fashion and marketing. It is the reality of the fashion industry that really
appeals to me."