Selena Marie Norris

It's time to be honest. I'm not the stereotypical fashionista. I'm not going to tell you how a shade of lipstick will change your life, or what is the hot must-have item of the month. Don't get me wrong. I love fashion and I am passionate about design and trend forecasting. And I am more even more passionate about people.

I have a vision for the future. I believe my greatest gift lies in my ability to see things as they are, envision what they can be, and make that vision a reality. My co-workers would describe me as a calculated risk taker. My friends would say I am "always in the right place at the right time." My greatest supporters would say I'm honest, hard working, and forward-thinking.

I am a customer driven designer focused on creative problem solving, cost savings, and innovative ideation with professional level experience in an extensive range of fabrications. I have experience in trend forecasting for MPDClick.com where I also worked as a discussion board moderator of Mudpie Fashion, Trends, and Culture, a Linkedin group comprised of over 20,000 industry professionals.

Some might be surprised to know that I spent over 3 years as an image consultant for Hydria, an independent Brazilian metal band. Working with a cross cultural team in Brazil, I built priority lists, set up a calendar, helped to design and conceptualize their first official music video, designed attire, social media, and marketing campaigns- helping Hydria gain a distribution contract with Spinning Records Japan in 2011.

That same year, I launched a Change.org campaign with co-petition organizer, Darryl Warren to "Please Make Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty' A Traveling Exhibition." Our efforts garnered attention from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London who decided to host the show and gained international press, including a 10-page cover story interview with Retro Magazine.

I am interested in the connections between conceptualization and reality, fashion and technology, style and functionality, and the exponential opportunities to spread ideas through social media.

My long term career goal? I have many ideas I would love to share with the world about how to improve and revolutionize the future of the fashion industry and society. Given time and the right set of circumstances, I know these dreams will become a reality.