Page 14 - Winter 2018-2019
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 HMM. What was life growing up for you? What kind of family did you grow up in?
RC: Life growing up, I had a very supportive family. As a child, I always had an interest in art and fashion. I would cut up jeans and clothes that my mother would buy me and recreate it into something new. My mom never understood why I was cutting up expensive clothing that she bought me, but she finally understands today.
HMM. How old were you when you knew this was your calling and what you were going to do with the rest of your life?
RC: When I was the age of 14, I bought my own sewing machine. At that time, I didn’t even know how to use it! Soon after, I went to the store and bought easy patterns and would be at home cutting them out from fabric. In my spare time, between school and chores, I learned how to make simple designs. I guess in some ways you can say I am self-taught.
HMM. Were you a dreamer growing up? What kind of dreams did you have?
RC. I was definitely a dreamer when I was young! Looking around me growing up,
I used to have a sense that things
were impossible. Yet, even with
that thought, I never lost faith in myself and/or my dream. I used to have dreams that I was styling celebrities and attending red carpet events
and now it’s coming to life! Anyone reading this “believe in yourself!” I am a firm believer that “my past does not define my future!”
Designing is a VERY, VERY strict and timely hobby. It becomes a career when you stick with it! Remember when you have a passion for something,
“YOU ARE YOUR NUMBER 1 SUPPORTER!” If you do not believe in yourself and your passion, no one else will.

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