Today I bring you one of my favorite people, Dr. Michele Granger. I first met Dr. Granger while getting my fashion design degree at Missouri State University. She has so much experience in the fashion industry

and also has a new book out called The Fashion Industry and Its Careers: An Introduction. She will be talking to us about her path towards teaching, why she chose to switch to teaching Entrepreneurship after teaching fashion for so long, and how she got started writing.

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 11.22.22 AMShe will also talk about:

  • How she first started out as a buyer.
  • How her parents helped nurture her creative side.
  • The trend in a curated wardrobe of high quality.
  • Her travels to Paris and bringing home souvenir fabric.
  • How traveling inspires her.
  • How she got started in writing and her advice for those interested in writing a book.
  • How she keeps her creative juices flowing in her busy world.


HERE is the link to the Pattern Workshop class by Lauren Dahl that I mention.

Here are links to the patterns she mentioned: Simplicity 1133 & Simplicity 1356

HERE is a link to a blog post I found on Shibori Dyeing.

HERE is the link to her other book: Fashion Entrepreneurship: Retail Business Planning

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 11.11.07 AMAbove is a photo of the patterns with the fabric from Morocco that she mentioned, and a pic she sent me of her Paris top 🙂
Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 11.11.34 AMHere is the wonderful cover of her book and the office we spoke about.Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 9.50.28 AM

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Until next time,
Stay Creative!

ღ Reyna Lay ღ

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