Valencia MitchellFIDM Application Hi, I’m Valencia Mitchell, and I believe FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) is the right school for me. Since the age of 10-11, fashion has been one of those things that I just knew I had a passion for. From reading fashion magazines; memorizing many French, Scandinavian, Italian, and American fashion designers; keeping up with the trends and events on style. com, to catching up with fashion weeks all around the world online; I have finally found my place.
I’m a very independent, social, determined, but goofy person. I love meeting new people. During my free time, I love to listen to music, draw, or watch movies. I love making people smile, and making their day better. I’m a junior in high school, but graduating early this upcoming year due to extra credits. No matter what I’m doing or where I am, I try to exceed the expectations that I have set for myself. I believe that FIDM is the perfect fit for me, because it mainly focuses on the occupation or industry you would like to work in.
FIDM teaches you the inside and out’s of the industry, and prepares you for the future. For three years now, I have wanted to attend this school and I believe that FIDM will bring out the best of my abilities and make my future brighter. Ever since I was given a tour around the San Francisco campus, I have fallen even more in love with this school. The atmosphere, the energy, the display windows – it seemed like the school was made for me!
This has made me even more excited for college and what my future will bring. The major that I’m applying for is Visual Communications. For the longest time, I wanted to be a fashion stylist. I loved how they didn’t just pick/choose and style the clothes – they tried to portray a story with props, location, and history as well. I’ve been a big fan of Grace Coddington (from Vogue), Camilla Nickerson, and Havana Lafitte. Visual Communications takes all those things and puts into one.
When I toured the campus in San Francisco, I noticed many display windows in which were designed by many visual communication students. Every window I came across was different in style, and the story told from what they designed. Being in a classroom is okay at times, but I like being interactive with projects, also. Since I’m a very big dreamer, I believe this major is perfect for me. Upon my graduation from FIDM, I know that I will have accomplished what I always wanted to do ever since the age of 10.
I want to feel that I never gave up on my dream of being who I always wanted to be. I know I will become very proud of myself when I graduate from FIDM. I would have gain the experience that I needed to push forward and explore new opportunities. Hopefully by then, I would have made great connections with different clothing brands such as J. Crew, BCBG, or Anthropologie. I believe that with me receiving education from FIDM, it will help me reach new heights that I never knew I could reach. This is the first step to reaching those heights.