My future

Always having an interest in the plus size industry and fashion from comprehensive school age, I was never encouraged to proceed in making clothing to fit plus sized woman. Being seen as too much of a challenge, when all the other kids could wear their creations I was stuck styling my outfits on smaller sample sized women whilst then locking the outfits away in a dust bag to gather dust. 


In college designing soon became a hobby and my interest fell more alongside the promotional aspects of fashion. Heading forward to uni I decided to study the more academic sides of fashion rather than practical and material.


My third year research revolved around the plus size industry, a time where a lot of exciting things were happening and the industry itself was being noticed as a money maker for a lot of high street retailers, whilst taking on board the want and need for trend lead plus sized clothing amongst plus sized ladies like myself .


Through this research I gathered contacts and eventually when I graduated, saving for a few months before, I made the move to London at the beginning of 2013. I was fortunate to work alongside a woman whom I had admired for a while, Anna Scholz and was also lucky to gain an internship with the New Look Inspire team. 


The whole 6 months were hard work in regards to problems behind the scenes and also lacking of money but the experience and contacts I made were amazing.
I was fortunately considered an interest when a position popped up at Annas HQ. Preparing the best I could the way to the interview was intense and crazy.  The interview itself was fine though and when walking out I felt like I had a lot of opportunity to get the job.............

and that's where the story ends/just begins. 


I was lucky enough to impress Anna and her team, enough for them to take a chance on me to fill the position. SO in three weeks time I'll be making the move again, working with Anna Scholz and her team. 


I truly can't be grateful enough and I'm so excited to get there to show what I'm made of. This is only the beginning of my career and making a mark within the plus size fashion industry. I have the support of friends and family and knowing I now have the trust off of an industry professional I've admired for years I can't explain how excited I am now for my career future. 

I'll be blogging on Anna's official blog as of when I start but I will be keeping this updating it as much as I can with my own personal adventures.


Love
Michaela
xo

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  1. Michaela that's amazing! So this is a paid job this time? So excited for you!!!!

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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    1. Hey lovely, Yep all paid :) It's maternity cover right now but I just know this is going to be my foot on the career ladder. So excited but overwhelmed trying to find somewhere to live haha xxx

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  2. I'm so happy for you - you really deserve it and you will have an amazing time, what an opportunity to get! xx

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    1. Thank you lovely. I know I'm so grateful and hope this is the beginning of an amazing career :) xxx

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