April 7, 2021

My NYC Apartment + Fashion Design Experience

Happy Wednesday!

A few years ago I had the opportunity to study fashion design at Parsons and live in NYC.  It was the most amazing experience. I found the perfect apartment in the West Village - a block from my subway stop, which I took each day to Times Square. The apartment was very spacious with over 900 square feet.  In addition to this living space, I also had a large bedroom, walk in closet, and an entryway that was large enough for a queen size bed!  I also had a doorman - so I had the safety of someone always see me come and go. The windows you see in the picture overlooked a small park - and it was fun to see people coming and going. I was on the second floor - so I definitely got the sounds and smells of NYC - like sirens all hours of the day and night - and garbage pick up in the middle of the night.

My days pretty much consisted of getting on the subway each morning - for my class that started at 8:30 - and I would spend the entire day in the Times Square area - that is where my class was.  Then, at night I would take the subway back to my apartment.  In the evening, I would walk somewhere to get dinner - and then work on homework.  I loved the sights and sounds of all the people - and the excitement of everything the city had to offer - pretty much anything you wanted was just a subway ride away!


This is my favorite necklace.

This sweatshirt - great layering piece.

These cute sneakers.

These summer sandals.

This sweater dress would be perfect for spring/summer.

This fun smocked pink blouse for only $13.

These workout leggings for 33% off.


This is the 10 piece collection that I designed.  I was inspired by the NYC architecture and building lines.  My fashion design course was an accelerated class.  In a month, we had to learn to sew (on industrial machines) and pattern what you designed.  We had to sew one of our designs.  We also had to learn to draw these fashion croquis - these elongated fashion models - and style them with our designs.  We also had a digital component - where we had to come up with concept boards - and render different prints all online through products like Photoshop.  It was an intense time - but the most fun I have had!  I loved the experience - and so glad I got to be a part of it.  

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  1. What a wonderful experience and that apartment looks like a dream. I cannot even imagine having a doorman!

  2. I’m so glad you shared what your New York City apartment looked like! It was precious I’m so glad you got this experience!

  3. What an amazing experience! The pieces you designed are fabulous! And your apartment sounds amazing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink


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