Saint Charles Missouri, St Louis, America discussed on Ring of Fire Radio
It's like a little town. literal America yeah Midwest they sent me to a little town called Saint Charles Missouri just outside of St Louis so yeah I I study business for a year went back home finished my undergraduate then you know after graduation I was you know telling my paintings in our galleries and kind of working full time as a visual merchandiser and window dresser at a department store I was doing both of those I was like painting on the weekends and working full time and then I was like okay like what else I guess not it you know I kind of had a taste of kind of being in America and you know even though business was not my thing I was like well how do I get back and it's like I don't have any money. hi so I you know obviously I had the money that I was making selling paintings and you know my full time job and so I contact my school and I was like Hey I want to come back but can you offer me like part scholarship so I can call pay for tuition and like yeah do a masters because I wanted to do a masters in fashion like if I had to do that back home I have to start like with that undergraduate first one thing you know yeah so they offered me part part scholarship I literally only because I worked a ton of hours at the president's office at school I probably only had to pay like six dollars out of pocket for masters I worked so hard and I literally whatever's savings I had from like when he saved in Belfast I like to get with me and I give it all to them and then you and then I did you get to New York okay so my my boyfriend at the time was like Hey so if you're starting fashion like and you want a job on fashion you should probably go to New York like you should try to get an internship in New York trying to get you out of there that's what I thought I was like what you're trying you're like you're gonna send me away with each other what are you gonna do you gonna stay here I was like what and he was like no he's like I think it's like that's what you need to do like what you gonna do after you finish your masters of Mike he's right so I can arrange the idea and I was like okay I'm gonna start applying for internships so I applied for. for three internships actually one of them was I went back to Johnson and my professor had said to me don't take that one she will make you sweep the foreign coffee like anything like a smaller place that's going to you really use two and that really needs to and it's going to like teach you all kinds of stuff and so I chose to smaller ones and I got a job out of one which later today so is the smaller contemporary designer was tons of work but it kind of crash during the whole like recession I was the last one when things kind of close stop I was the last one mile out yeah so it was contemporary it was like cotton so it's very modern so it was after that job that you were sitting at a coffee shop right are now yeah so after that job I was like okay things aren't going well here I need to find a new job I was on a visa of course because I was you know I'm not a citizen or anything so they usually last three years so I was like I had a time frame on when I had to find another job otherwise I would have to leave the country so it was really stressful so I moved from the Upper East Side to Long Island City with a friend of mine and I was at a coffee shop working on my portfolio calling recruiters you know making stuff happen and Daniel was right next to me who is now your husband is on my husband. it was like literally my first full day long and city I took my laptop to the coffee shop and he was right there he was also worked on his portfolio because he just walked out on his really stressful job he worked in a photo studio in New York.