3 years deep into a design program in NYC, it's time to take my first bite out of the Big Apple

If you can make it here you can make it anywhere. 
It is finally my time. After a long summer of interning and knitting my life away, I got the guts to take my work around NYC and try my hand at this whole entrepreneurship thing. At the age of 20, in a city like New York, you see so many people making a name for themselves, especially at such a renown fashion school. Inside one always thinks "why can't that be me?" Surprise, it can be. There is nothing holding you back besides yourself. All you have to do is get the courage to follow your dreams. 

So there I went, one Saturday morning in the midst of July strolling around the city, a tote bag filled with an array of  my knitting projects in hand and a list of my favorite boutiques in the other. The first boutique I walked into was called ShopUntitled, an uber edgy, all black, super chic fashion boutique. Pushing my fears aside, I asked for the manager and told him my story: a 20 year old in her junior year studying knitwear at FIT. Passionate about fashion and even more so passionate about knitwear. More than all, willing to take a chance.  I'm still not sure if it was my eagerness for the fashion industry or my colorful display of handknits was what sold him, but they loved my stuff and wanted to see what I could do with an all black color palette. I was ecstatic! They loved my stuff! I then went to every single yarn shop that I knew of in the city (which wasn't many at all) hoarded all the black yarns, and haven't stopped knitting since.

After about a month (with overly worked hands and a scatterbrained mind from creating a logo, brand, business cards, a busniess plan, and a photoshoot), I brought the fine gentlemen at ShopUntitled a small collection of 18 pieces, all black, white, and grey. All hats and scarves. 

Willing to take a risk, support a local artist, and give a young designer a challenge and hopefully a career start, the team at ShopUntitled could not have been and be more supportive. They are some of the friendliest, most fashion forward people I have ever had the pleasure of working with and I highly suggest you all stop by to take a peek at their chic boutique. Maybe you'll even see my knitwear in the window....

If you're ever around Washington Square...... ShopUntitled is at  27 W 8th Street btw 5th and 6th

Below features my fellow blogger and model for my collection, Molly, sporting a few of the accessories at ShopUntitled
The first day of having my knitwear in stores felt like my birthday mixed with the most terrifying day of my life. It's all just a waiting game now to see if my stuff sells (and until it gets cold enough that people want to buy them!) Until then i'll be knitting away. Nothing will hold me back. Even if not a single accessory sells, it will be a lesson learned in marketing, working with buyers, creating a brand, time management, life in general as well as a small step towards a fashion career...
Patrick
10/15/2013 8:27pm

So when will you be gracing the cover of WWD?!?

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Dianne
10/15/2013 8:46pm

LOVE your stuff!

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Gram & Dziadzi
10/16/2013 5:04am

Go get 'em sweetheart!!!!!

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Kathy
10/16/2013 5:59am

I love your designs, where can we buy?

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Roni
10/16/2013 2:32pm

Thank you so much!
You can buy them at ShopUntitled at 27 West 8th street between 5th &6th avenues in NYC !

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Joe O
10/16/2013 7:15am

SO IMPRESSED.

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uncle doc
10/29/2013 10:44am

great work. keep it going...

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Julie
11/12/2013 9:15am

AWESOME!! Do you have an Etsy store yet?

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