I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and have been passionate about the Arts and Fashion since the age of ten. After years of chasing my dream, I was offered the opportunity of attending a three- year course in fine tailoring with Master Tailors from Italy. This intensive course allowed me to gain invaluable knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted Master Tailor techniques which consisted of sewing a suit together completely by hand to contouring/shaping (The Cut) for the perfect fit on the male and female body. This impactful experience was the catalyst to my successful career in Fashion.
In 1975, I graduated the from the Tracy - Warner- School of Fashion and Design. Upon completion, I began to teach fashion at my alma mater and received the honor of being ranked Top Teacher while being one the youngest instructors in the institution’s history.
In 1999, I returned to my beloved hometown of Philadelphia to take care of my mother who became ill. While handling family business, I took the opportunity to open two fabric stores and clothing boutiques which I successfully operated for 10 years.
Currently, I reside in Atlanta, GA and decided to use my years of experience and talent to launch two innovative, new clothing lines. In the spirit of giving back, I also use my gifts and passion to tutor future fashion innovators with the goal of educating Urban America on how to move forward in the apparel business; a space where Americans once dominated.