My name is Christen Ruff and I am in the Fashion Design class of 2016. I grew up in Vandalia Ohio and have always been fascinated with design, color, and dogs – all loves of Bonnie! This course has been an awesome learning experience from beginning to end. Between learning all about Bonnie’s life, visiting curated collections at museums, photographing garments, and creating an online database, I have gained valuable skills in my field. I found particular interest in the leather details and binding of Bonnie’s garments, which was very forward for her time. Bonnie will always be one of my favorite designers for her passion and her simplistic outlook, both qualities I aspire have in my own life.

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