Photographer: Sophie Gerrard
Most of my life was spent on the isolated island of Guam. Perhaps growing up in a relaxed environment developed my craving for a change to a bustling city. I moved to this exciting multi-cultural city of London five years ago to attend University and study Fashion Design & Marketing. Despite everyone's pessimistic view on the chances of pursuing a career in the luxury fashion industry in London, I continued to chase my dreams.
Currently I'm an Online Fashion Merchandiser and Analyst for one of the world's most recognised British luxury fashion houses. I love walking around London, discovering new places. Being a Londoner for me means having an agenda every day and making the effort to explore, both socially and culturally, 'what's on' in the city.
I enjoyed my sitting with Sophie as we had so much to talk about, including our experiences of our travels to Burma and other Far East countries. It brought me back to those initial moments and impressions I had of moving to this city.
By Jenny Liu
Sophie Gerrard, photographer - www.sophiegerrard.com