Charm School Design, a venture

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I’ve made my own jewelry and accessories since I was a kid. In 2006 I began showing hair accessories and hats with feathers and other found objects from the Garment District, toy stores, and the flotsam and jetsam of life. I vended at the Bust magazine holiday fairs and the Young Designers’ Market in Soho and quickly picked up wholesale accounts from overseas boutiques, local fancy spot Catbird and online fun retailer Fred Flare.

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Having recently graduated with a Master’s in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation from Pratt, instead of entering the field, I went full-time as an early Etsy seller and designed, marketed and filled orders for three years.

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These days, I am back to making accessories mainly for myself and friends, for weddings, and also selling costume pieces at local pop-up venues around Halloween and Mardi Gras…

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