Posted November 28, 2012 by Chelle B in Style and Fashion

Celebrity Blogs: Angela Simmons ‘My Apprenticeship with Rachel Roy’

Fashonista Angela Simmons took over the blog on Fashionbombdaily.com to share her experience as an apprentice for top American fashion designer Rachel Roy. Announcing her up coming fashion line and new website, AngelaIam.com (coming soon), she also shares the impact Rachele has had on her career. Read her blog below.

My apprenticeship was primarily focused on learning from Rachel’s experience in the fashion industry and gaining insight and tips to success. Some of these tips included surrounding myself with people smarter than me, and staying true to my vision. She warned me that I will face difficult decisions throughout my career, but that the hardest decisions to make are usually the right ones.

I tried to take advantage of the time I had with her and retained as much knowledge as possible. Rachel shared her story with me, and demonstrated the relevance of knowing all aspects of the fashion industry. She credits a great deal of her success to her climbing her way to the top, starting as an intern in retail before becoming the famed designer she is today.

I could not have asked for a better mentor than Rachel, as she is truly an inspiration to me! In just three days, Rachel motivated me to be the best I can be at my craft. My hope is that I can be the same kind of inspiration to young designers today that Rachel Roy has been to me.