FSD, 01. As most of you know I am in school for Fashion Merchandising at a design school right outside of Nashville. If you didn't know, now you know. This is my dream and I am so thankful I am getting to fulfill it at such a wonderful place. I wanted to start this series to give you guys insight on what I do and how fashion school works. A lot of people just aren't educated on it in the south, which is understandable because there aren't many design schools or fashion schools around. Truly, before I knew I wanted to go I didn't realize there were any close to TN let alone in TN. It's definitely not playing dress up or arts and crafts. Hard to believe, I know. I think people need to be educated on it so they can respect the hard work that goes into the fashion industry.  It's not as glamorous as it may seem. My instructors remind us of that CONSTANTLY, don't worry. I'm glad they do though, because it's not a little magical land of Gucci unicorns. Wish it was, though. It is cool and i'm obsessed with it, but it is a lot of hard work despite what you may think. So my first semester of college was at a big university, which I learned very quickly was not my thing. I didn't like walking a mile to class in tennis shoes & nike shorts. Not me. I transferred to a design school the next semester and it was my PLACE! FINALLY, I was with like minded people. I feel like you really have to know what you want to do to go to a school like this because there is only a few majors. No takesies backsies at this point. I will say, it was very different going from 50 plus students in a classroom to less than 10, but nonetheless amazzzing. The more attention, the better. Not all fashion schools are as small as mine, but I think that is what makes mine so special. My school also offers interior design, graphic design and fashion design. SO MANY talented peeps in ONE place. It's neat to see creative people do their thing. To me at least. My first semester I had basic drawing, trend forecasting (so interesting), design & color, speech (normal, but important), clothing construction 1 (HARD. V HARD). They were all really great classes but I definitely could've gone without basic drawing mostly because I suck at drawing, but you get the idea. It's also nice that the merchandising students have to take clothing construction. So, this semester may or may not kick my ass. We all want to be pushed until we are pushed, right? HA. This semester I have Intro to fashion, Retail Buying, Spanish (blah, but necessary), Fashion Technology, and History of Art. I love them all (so, far) and cannot wait to keep learning and sharing my experiences with you guys. I don't have much to share this week about what we I am working on, just because last week was the first week of classes. Below are photos of the things I wore to class last week, because if you don't look presentable, well. Not chic.  Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox - A