My name is Madison Ely, but all my friends call me Mads. Although Cincinnati feels so much like home, my true home is in Columbus, OH. I am in my fourth and final year here at the University of Cincinnati, pursuing a major in Marketing with a heavy interest in Fashion. I’ve always been interested in fashion, but it wasn’t until I went on an International Retailing Study Abroad Trip in Milan, Italy last May that I truly fell in love. When it comes to fashion and my personal style I always remind myself of one quote I heard years ago, “Forget the rules, if you like it, wear it.” I took the Bonnie Cashin course because I wanted to get a first hand look and feel of garments that are ageless and unique. Through this course I’ve learned how important the preservation of garments is to future generations. This way, there’s always an opportunity to see how garments from history are truly timeless.