Name: Michelle Tomaszewski
Age: I feel ageless but I’m 52
Preferred Medium: May sound weird but the human body in how it brings clothes to life.
Birthplace / Current City: Lorain Ohio, same birthplace as Toni Morrison, now Los Angeles.
Describe the path that lead you to the work you do now:
Followed my heart, worked hard & surrounded myself with good people who inspired me.
Outside of work, what do you care about?
Systemic racism in the Black & Brown communities
What would you say is the driving force behind your work?
To never take all the hard work that got you here for granted.
What are your most important artistic tools?
To keep positive & organized
How do you find balance in your work?
Make sure to get enough sleep each night
Is there anyone you admire?
All the women in my life past, present who support me & bring me inspiration.
What do you find most fulfilling about your work?
Styling always keeps me on my feet as I’m always learning something new & meeting interesting people.
What does your studio look like?
Very organized + filled with a Lebron James signed Cavs jersey, 6 foot picture of “The Shot” by Kyrie Irving that won the 2016 NBA championship & Vintage Maison Margiela.
Do you have a work outfit?
Always like to mix it up but has to have these three components, pockets, stylish & comfortable.
If you could create your own clothes to work in what would they look like?
Relaxed tailored jacket + pants with great pockets.
Who has the best uniform?
Late photographer Bill Cunningham
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