The tender age of 4 was when she found her passion for fashion, often you’d find ShA draping dolls with cotton balls and toilet paper as customized wedding and evening gowns. Her summers were often spent with her great-grandmother, MaDea, who was an amazing seamstress. MaDea always made her own clothes even made dresses for the girls of the family. The rhythm of her pedal as it tapped on her hard-wood floors were insinct with ShA’s heartbeat, which inspired her to become a designer.
It was in high school when her guidance counselor suggested a vocational route which would foster, nourish and enhance her talents, dreams and desires.
After high school she moved to Atlanta Georgia where she gained her Bachelors of Arts in Fashion Design with a minor in Fashion Marketing along with the determination to succeed in such an industry.
In January 2003 she moved to the fashion capital of the U.S., New York, where she was blessed to work for and alongside the best of the best. Opportunities with luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, John Varvatos, and Oscar de la Renta to mass-marketing brands like Jones New York, Sears/Kmart and Walmart were where her talents were explored and exploded.
In January 2012, just four months after delivering her bicultural, Jamerican beaut-Autumn, she’d experienced two strokes which led her to make some major adjustments and to refocus on that which was most important. Now, almost 3 years later she is ripping at the seams as a proud product of a second chance, a dedicated single mother, a strong advocate against domestic abuse, an aspired motivational speaker and a “fierce” fashionista.
Her philosophy: “Bad chapters can still create a story that ends well. Let your past to be a part of your story not your identity.”