Women@Dior + A Day in the Life of a Fashion Student - Maisie Regan
Maisie Regan graduated in July 2017 from the L4 Fashion Retail course. Maisie was chosen to participate in a programme with Christian Dior called Women@Dior. This project was launched for their 70th anniversary on the 8th of March 2017 - International Women's Day, across 10 global cities. The year long mentorship consists of pairing female employees with students interested in pursuing careers in the industry.
Find out more about the mentorship on the Business of Fashion website.
Maisie also runs her own blog 'She Wears Stripes' focusing on fashion and lifestyle, the FRA was lucky enough to be featured! Here's a little snippet of what she had to say:
"Right at the start of my time at the FRA I wrote a post called Why University wasn’t for Me , where I talked about my experience of university application and the start of my time at The Fashion Retail Academy. Now I’ve finished the course and graduated, I felt an update was needed and to be honest it’s pretty short. I’m not going to lie by saying it wasn’t hard, because it was, especially on my final project, but the hard work definitely paid off. My final project was my favourite piece of work on the whole course, and all the work and stress I put into it earned me a distinction and an outstanding student award. I’ve made amazing friends, networked with so many people in the industry leading me to opportunities, oh’ and I’ve got myself a graduate job in PR & Social Media. So, a year on from deciding to not go to university, I would say that I’m very happy with my decision and have declined the offer I did have, as everything I would have wanted from uni, I have got within a year from the FRA."
Read the full blog post here: A Day in the Life of a Fashion Student