Based in Mebane, North Carolina; Carolina Bell Designs is named after my 19 year old daughter, Carolina Bell. She is currently a student at Drexel University in Philadelphia majoring in Music Industry Business. She is an artist and inspires me with her fearless fashion style. Born and raised in the South, I am proud at her ability to venture forth into a totally new world and embrace it thoroughly!
As for myself, I have an AAS degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, a Bachelor’s degree in Clothing/Textiles, a MAT in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and a PhD in Consumer, Apparel, Retail Studies. I have many years of experience as a costumer, designer, instructor, and pattern maker. I taught high school fashion design, interior design, and fashion merchandising for 10 years and college level fashion courses at a few universities/colleges. I decided in 2014 to quit teaching full-time and devote myself to my own design business. I teach fashion design courses part-time at the Art Institute of Charlotte and that allows me time to work at my home studio to create!