Sunday, May 20, 2012

Returning to Visuals - The Florida Keys!

 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

So why the Keys?
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.

Till my next post everyone, V. 

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