Posted on by Sydney's Closet Fashion Team

What an honor to be invited to be on the panel of apparel professionals for the Career Networking Seminar at Stevens Institute of Business & Art in downtown St. Louis.  I loved sharing my passion for fashion!   The curious students asked about how I created Sydney's Closet, a niche clothing company catering exclusively to plus size women and teens shopping for dressy dresses for life's special occasions.  So I shared with them the journey that took me from the pressure of daily deadlines as a newspaper reporter to a full-time focus on designing dresses.  It was super fun getting to see the students personal sense of fashion.  I even spotted one wearing a leopard jacket:  this season's must-have animal print.  I wouldn't be surprised if the next Ralph Lauren or Donna Karan came out of that class.  Thanks to the faculty at SIBA for having me visit their school. [gallery ids="3116,3115,3114,3113,3110,3112"]