If you've been following my blog since the early days or you know me personally, it's no secret that it has been my lifelong dream to live in New York City. After a few stressful months of planning, applying to college and sorting out a visa, I'm finally here for fashion school in the Big Apple! I'm studying at LIM College on 5th Avenue and taking courses in Economics, Fashion Photography, Buying & Merchandising Mathematics and the Branding. This is part of my placement year at London College of Fashion, where I shall be returning for my final year in September 2015.
I arrived on Wednesday and I'm still very much in tourist mode. I visited very briefly last summer but I'm still so in awe of the city and I'm still pinching myself as I wander down the beautiful streets and stare at the skyscrapers. New York City will be my home until December and I'm really excited to be taking my readers on the journey with me. Hopefully a few of you may be inspired by my story and that dreams really can come true (cheeeeeeesy!).
Above, you can find a few snaps from my adventures so far in NYC. Make sure to keep up by following me on Instagram (@monicabarleycorn), Twitter (@helloomonica) & Facebook!