Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life. This advice is often given to young people who are trying to decide what career path to follow, but Chelsea Blackman, a Clarence native enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising program, is ahead of the curve.
Blackman has found a passion for fashion, and nobody puts that love into words better than she does.
“To be successful as well as happy, I think that someone has to have an unconditional, infinite, and unyielding love for what he or she does. I know that I belong in the fashion industry. I want to experience a fast paced day, full of fittings and photo shoots. I want to travel and meet new people, and see my ideas brought to life,” Blackman explained.
Now a senior, Blackman is preparing for her capstone project: a fashion show that will showcase outfits that she and her classmates designed and produced themselves.