Kayla Sherman, 4-H Fashion Board and St. James Parish 4-H member, recently traveled to New York City with members of the State Fashion Board. Kayla's jam-packed itinerary included stops at all the landmark sites, including the 911 Memorial Museum, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue and the Financial District, Central Park, China Town and Soho. She was also on the set of Good Morning America and saw the Broadway Musical "Wicked."
The Fashion Board members were guests at the Fashion Institute, where they visited the design lab and toured the institute's museum. The board spent time at well-known design stores like M&J Trimmings and Mood Fabrics. A video made by the group is posted on the Mood Fabrics website and Instagram page.
One of the most memorable fashion stops was at the Lost Art Studio of Jordan Betten, a leather and accessory designer. Jordan met with the girls to talk about his one-of-a-kind designs, which are all sewn by hand. To top off their fashion agenda, the girls toured Macy's downtown store and Union Bay Sportswear and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit
Kayla and the State 4-H Fashion board members plan to use the ideas and inspiration gained on their New York City trip to plan the state 4-H Fashion Camp and other state activities. In our parish, Kayla will help with the Fashion Review and the parish Sewing and Crafting Mini Camp.