Aspirations often develop at a young age, when all is possible. “When I Grow Up…” is a frequent topic guiding the inevitable daydream. Imagine, at 10 years old, being told that that day may never come. For Milene, this is her reality. Milene is a 10 year old aspiring fashion designer. Unfortunately at the age of 8 she was diagnosed with lupus, leaving her with less time to focus on her dream and more time spent in treatment. We heard Milene’s story through the Make-a-Wish Foundation and were immediately inspired by her determination and willpower. It is Stitch Factory’s mission to help emerging designers fulfill their dream and Milene’s is no exception. She has been working meticulously with our instructor, Kevin Smith, to design and develop her fashion line for her first official fashion show coming up at Fashion Show Mall on August 29th! At 2:00PM Milene's dream will unravel as models walk the runway in designs connected and created by her.
As the nerves start to settle in, Milene is working harder than ever to prepare for her big day. As her mom Gloria says, "She is such an inspiration." Her spirit is impeccable - despite the intense medical process she has had to go through, Milene has managed to keep a smile on her face. We cannot wait to show Las Vegas what Milene is made of as a fashion designer!
This amazing 10-year-old is keeping us motivated this month!