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Sharnice Breeden

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Blogger and Content Creator, Hanging on My Hanger
The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Washington alumni Sharnice Breeden

The exploration of various parts of the fashion industry prepared me to navigate the business. In school, the emphasis on real-world experience helped me to understand the relationship between business and consumers. Sharnice Breeden , Blogger and Content Creator, Hanging on My Hanger 2011 , The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Bachelor of Arts, Fashion & Retail Management, 2011

Runs Washington DC Fashion Blog, Covers Events, Reviews Products

Sharnice Breeden is a blogger and content writer for the website Hanging on My Hanger. She creates feature stories, covers events, reviews products, and participates in on-camera interviews highlighting fashion professionals in the Washington, D.C. area. “I have sole control over the content and aesthetics of the blog, including the photography and video editing. The website also features merchandise for sale. I am responsible for managing the inventory and distribution of the online store. In some cases, I personally design the pieces.”

She says that there’s no typical day in her job. “Everything is very project-oriented and based on the content that is featured on that day. There is a constant focus on balance between producing content, engaging with readers, managing social media, and handling the merchandise and inventory.”

Sharnice started her blog as a personal outlet to discuss the things she loved about style and fashion. “I took several breaks from it and would revisit it from time to time while I was designing handbags. I loved designing but had to figure out what I was doing and how I would move forward with each brand.”

In 2015, she placed her entire focus on Hanging on My Hanger. “I began to develop my voice as a writer and content creator.” She worked hard to develop an identity and brand for the website, and soon began to receive media-only invitations to events. She was also asked to participate in ambassador programs and was sought out for collaborations and affiliate projects. 

While she admits that fashion can be a tough industry, Sharnice encourages students to remember their passion. One of her biggest challenges came when she had to choose a career focus. “I have ventured out on several paths, from teaching fashion illustration to working as a stylist and even designing apparel. All of that experience helped to enhance the skills I learned in school but also gave me a clearer picture of what I really wanted to do. I can say that I have greatly valued the journey and use all the knowledge from each experience every day.”

Sharnice earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion & Retail Management in 2011 from The Art Institute of Washington. She enjoyed the fashion program’s exploration of the various parts of the industry. “It prepared me to navigate the business. My education also emphasized real-world experience that helped me to understand the relationship between business and consumers. As a student, I was always encouraged to reach the highest standard of work, inside and outside of the classroom.”

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