In February, I was informed of the opportunity to win a scholarship to attend the NABA Fashion Accessories Design Workshop in Milan, Italy. The competition consisted of my choosing of which USA Olympic Team inspired me the most. After studying the different USA Olympic Teams, the women’s swim team is what caught my interest immediately. I started with sketches, then different types of gems, adornments, an array of materials, and finally the creation of the three. My finished product was two swim suits accessorized with jewelry overlays, fashionable swim head wraps including goggles all of which bring out the essence of the Olympic Swimmer.
To my surprise, I won, I won, wow, I said to myself, “I am going to Italy to study this is a dream come true”. It was an amazing feeling and still is. The scholarship covered my studies for the advanced summer workshop however it does not cover travel, room and board, and other various expenses. Now I needed to get creative. How am I to raise money to go to Italy July 21st through August 5th 2012. I recruited a couple of friends who are also students at Columbia and put together a video informing all of my friends and supporters on Facebook about my endeavor and my need. So far I have received some support but it’s not enough.
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