I got a phone call today while at work that I am one of the 10 finalists!!
In 19 days, voting will open up on the vitaminwater Facebook page. I'll post again to remind everyone when the voting is up - but dear readers and followers (that are on Facebook), if you would like to help out and vote for me it would be amazing! The grand prize winner has their shirt produced along with the 6 other top designers' designs, and a $5,000 scholarship.
Since concentration was scarce today (big news is very distracting) I daydreamed a lot about what I would do with $5,000 dollars if I were gifted that opportunity.
A Superior Model Form in a size 6 (best brand on the market); $525
This would definitely be the big thing. And I think I'd stick the rest right into savings - and use it for my senior thesis collection fabric (which shouldn't put much of a dent in it at all), and then save the rest for starting up a line after I graduate. This would be such an incredible start to a business - so often money is what holds a lot of designers back, or causes them to fail.
If you would like to support my dream, stay posted for when I announce the date that voting opens. I'll include the link and it shouldn't take more than 30 seconds to help me out!
I am so excited!
However, whether I win the scholarship and design or not, all 10 finalists get to go to Fashion Week for a two-night stay in NYC with a friend (I'm bringing my mom! It's gonna be an awesome few days!). This will be unbelievably inspiring!!