Passion for Fashion: Jasmine Elliot, Atlanta 11th grade designer

Meet Jasmine

Hi! My name is Jasmine Elliott. I am from Douglasville, Georgia and attend Douglas County High School. I am in the eleventh grade.  I got involved in New Look when I was introduced to it by my friend’s mom. She knew that I enjoyed being involved in the community and thought it would be a great opportunity for me.

Passion for Fashion

When I was nine, I told my mom that I wanted to be a millionaire by the time I was 18 because I wanted to help people that were less privileged than I was. So, she helped me to start a business. I began with something simple– doing hand painted designs on jeans. Since then, I have begun to design t-shirts and make hair bows and bow ties. As the years progressed, my love for fashion has increased tremendously!

I have designed so many different things.   I have designed t-shirts, jeans, purses, hats, cell phone cases and I have even gone as far as custom nail design. I love designing shirts, sweatshirts and unique bow ties.

I don’t think that I have a specific style, because I really enjoy trying out different things. However, the one thing that I always wear is a bow. Even people at school sometimes compare my style to Janelle Monae because I love to wear bow ties.  My fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn because of her effortless elegance and my favorite designer would probably have to be Marc Jacobs because his individual pieces are always well made.

My Future

I would really love to become a fashion stylist because I love helping people choose their outfits. In 2012, New Look afforded me the opportunity to intern at a fashion show during Atlanta International Fashion week. It was so much fun helping the designers figure out what to put on the models and helping the models get dressed. I have had so many opportunities through new look to meet new people and have had wonderful experiences!

I have been accepted to the Savannah College of Art and Design as a dual enrollment student starting this March. My plan for college is to major in Graphic Design and minor in Fashion Marketing and Management. I will attend SCAD full time after I graduate in May 2015.

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