I’m Michelle, a 20 something Guyanese blogger. I moved to Tampa, Florida in 2010 to pursue a Master of Architecture degree. I am currently in a transition period and am taking time off practicing architecture. I started this blog so that my family could keep track of my journey through architecture school. Over time it has evolved into my space on the web that is home to my musings, book reviews, outfit posts, sewing tales, fashion and interior finds.
When I’m not designing homes or perusing the internet for inspiration, I can be found at a sewing machine or chasing behind my 3 year old nephew. I hope you enjoy the blog as much as I enjoy finding inspiration, perusing Pinterest, and trying not to feel awkward in front of a camera.
I started learning to sew because I would love to eventually launch a line of my own, and creating garments filled the void that graduating and no longer having to make architectural models left me with. I have a multitude of ideas in my head that I would like to take from just being a concept into something I can don, except I can’t seem to sew fast enough for how quickly the ideas pop up. I think understanding the intricacies of how fabrics work and the elements and techniques of construction have given me a better understanding of garment production and a greater appreciation for designers and handmade pieces.
One day, I would love to teach a college studio at an art school that allows for a cross design field collaboration using new technology forms. I think the products of a studio that combines architecture, fashion, and interior design would be mind blowing more so if digital fabrication methods were used.
I’d love to hear from you – whether it is a question, comment, suggestion, or a hello. Shoot me an email at hello(at)withlovefromguyana.com.