FIDM Student: Natalie Ellen

Students give an inside look at their college experience

Natalie Ellen

Merchandising & Marketing

Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Natalie Ellen, a Merchandise Marketing Student at our San Diego campus. Follow Natalie on Twitter @FIDM_Natalie for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM.

Q&A with Natalie:

"Sheridan, Montana… a ranching community that didn’t even have one stoplight."

Describe your style:
"Keep it classy."

Currently listening to:
"Beyonce, Madonna, CCR."

Favorite brands:
"Kate Spade, Chanel."

An icon who inspires you:
"Audrey Hepburn."

Favorite place to eat in San Diego:
"Snooze. Totally worth the wait."

Dream job: "Fashion Consultant."

Best advice for FIDM Students: "Just keep going."

San Diego’s best kept secret: "The thrift stores and coffee shops of North Park."

Your FIDM experience in three words: "Totally worth it."

You know you went to FIDM when: "You know exactly which designer inspired that dress hanging in the store window."

Connect with Natalie:
Twitter: @FIDM­_Natalie
Blog: Think Fashionably

More about Natalie:
"Hello! I’m a Merchandise Marketing student at FIDM in sunny San Diego. I was born and raised in a tiny town in Montana and I grew up on a ranch. Wearing heels to school was definitely different in a sea of boots and Wranglers. Even though I never really felt like I belonged, at FIDM I felt at home - now no one asks why I’m all dressed up! I moved to California by myself, and it has been the best adventure. I am all about trying new things and having new experiences. I love to travel, as I have a severe case of wanderlust. I want to use fashion as an avenue to see the world. I am starting my own company so that I can be a part of many different aspects of this industry. What we wear affects so many areas of our lives and I want to help people understand the importance that fashion plays."

Please Note: The information contained herein was confirmed at the time of original publication.

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