Greetings and welcome to my website!
Let me introduce myself! My name is Shawn Monique and those who know me well might tell you that although small in stature, I am a social butterfly with a big voice and great ambitions.
A country girl at heart, born and raised in rural South Carolina, I credit my upbringing for my deep appreciation of the simple things such as the peace, tranquility, and beauty of nature which has nurtured my artistic imagination and creativity.
Design and fashion has always been a passion of mine; however, I did not start out longing for a career in fashion design. Growing up, I always dreamed of being a doctor (obstetrician/ gynecologist), but quickly learned in college that I was not able to stomach it (literally).
I was formally introduced to sewing in my eighth grade Home Economics class. I have always liked being original and personalizing my style. It was then that I began sketching designs and sewing them on my mom’s sewing machine. Realizing my enthusiasm, my mom surprised me with my first sewing machine which I still have today. Over the years, I continued designing and crafting pieces for my own personal use as well as creating custom jewelry.
Through exploring fashion and design, I have come to the realization that fashion plays a profound part of who I am at the core. It has just taken me a while to connect the dots, but I have found that I am happiest when I am using my creativity to construct a beautiful piece of wearable art.
With this new-found awareness I decided to turn my hobby into a possible profession. While maintaining my financial corporate career which spans over numerous years, I decided to enroll in the Fashion Design program at the Art Institute of Charlotte and pursue that which inspires and stimulates me most. I find great satisfaction in actualizing my masterpieces through creative visions and witnessing the flow of the design process as it progresses from that which is imagined in the mind to being constructed by the hands and ending in the completed concept.
I LOVE designing. It not only allows me to express myself, it also brings me a sense of peace and freedom while allowing me to lose myself in my creativity. I aspire to afford each of my clients this same peace and a personable experience as we collaborate to successfully meet their needs.