DFW Homeschool in Texas FIDM Fashion Club President Victoria Hall shares how she’s staying inspired during the coronavirus pandemic.
How are you personally staying inspired right now? After a good workout I feel 10 times more inspired than before—it gets my blood pumping and clears my mind up! My favorite workout right now is a good old fashioned run. I love to keep my eyes peeled for any inspiration from nature. I’ve also been cooking and baking new recipes to share with my family. I’ve been sewing for over 13 years, so I have put my skills to work to help those who are fighting for all of us. I have carved out time every day to sew masks for medical professionals all over the area and sewed over 120 masks in the last week and have no reason to stop! My biggest tip to find inspiration during this time is to feed your mind, stomach, and soul.
Are there specific brands or personalities you admire who are showing leadership during this health crisis? I have seen so many brands and influencers out there doing their part during this crisis. Some people out of the many I’d love to highlight are Chaco Footwear, who’ve paused production of their shoes in order to create and ship out protective masks and Quigley (Casey) Goode, who along with others, have been sharing multiple small businesses with her followers. Casey and her husband Alex have also advocated for people to donate to local food banks in order to help those around us in need.
Have you held any virtual FIDM Fashion Club meetings? Our club has yet to hold a virtual meeting, though one is on the books! During my FIDM Fashion Club takeover, I was able to showcase what a meeting is like (minus the snacks!), while connecting through Instagram, and I found that it was a great way to not only connect with my members, but members across the globe.
Do you have any tips for staying connected with fellow members during this challenging time? I think connection is so important during this time, so I have been sure to send out texts to our members to check in and see how they are doing through it all. I like to see how everyone is staying creative and keeping their minds and bodies moving while stuck at home.
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