As some of you may know, I got laid off from JCPenney. I see it as me been "one in the hundreds" that the company decided to part ways with. So, now what do I do? Prior to becoming a Shoe Supervisor with them, I worked for JCPenney as a Visual Merchandiser for 7 years and I absolutely loved it. Not only do I have a degree in the field, I simply enjoyed the thought process of deciding "what goes where and why"; "what will best work for your audience" and then the placement begins.
Samples of what I did over the years:
|Training: Handbag Associate on the placement of aisle merchandise|
|Visuals: product placement|
|Clearance Merchandise: Making sure that the product is placed for the customer|
I also loved interviewing fashion industry players on the Red Carpet when I lived just outside of Los Angeles.
|LA Fashion Awards: Fred Segal|
|California Market Center - Sourcing New Lines|
Initially, I was going to move back to LA.
But after my first visit to Key West, I knew that I could live there. The living expense in LA is extremely high and so it is in Key West. There are a lot of similarities between these two cities and since Key West is closer to me, I've decided to go there. I will be one more person who has decided to make the Keys their home. If I was able to make it in LA, I should be fine in Key West. I'll keep you all posted on how I market myself as a Visual Merchandiser for my new location. Greetings, V.
|Mannequins - are an intricate part of visuals - I donated mine when I left LA - what do you know, I'll be needing them again -|
|She's no longer a bride/wife (1997 - 2012) - all the more reason for me and a change in location - -|
|Pretty and scenic in the Keys|
|And yes, bikes and more bikes in the Keys.|