My name is Gabby Hirlinger and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a first year Exploratory Studies student but hoping to go into Marketing with a minor in Fashion Studies.

I took the Bonnie Cashin class because when I went to choose my classes I read the description and thought it sounded very interesting. I wanted to take something in DAAP and I thought this class would be a great start. I have always wondered how clothes are preserved in museums and this class would be my answer.

So far in this class I have learned a lot about Bonnie Cashin herself. I find it so interesting that she started designing Coach purses because Coach is my favorite brand of handbags. She is a very adventurous and outgoing woman and I aspire to be more like her. I am very fascinated by the way she used every day items like her car as inspiration for her designs.