“The days you work are the best days.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe
From the very start Michele showed a love for fashion, art and design. A childhood and adolescence filled with art lessons and classes laid the foundation for what would become a Bachelor of Art & Fine Art in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico. It was in her diverse coursework in painting, drawing, and costuming that Michele discovered her great affinity for fashion. She took her passion for this subject to Parsons School of Design in New York, where she acquired a profound understanding for fashion, art, and their fusion, and went on to work in the footwear and accessories design industry. Her well-rounded artistic education and experience have led Michele back home to New Mexico, where she runs Schushop with all the affinity and passion that brought her dream to life.