I would like to introduce you to one of my dearest friends, Marianna Barksdale. A fashion graduate from Parson's, she is a very wonderful, talented artist and designer. Her work is innovative, riveting, and fresh. She is currently designing jewelry as an assistant designer for Alice + Olivia. She also has many lovely pieces on Etsy. Checking them out is a must! She was one of the 15 students picked to feature her senior portfolio on the Fusion Runway in a competition with 15 other students chosen from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work already being a success, showed even more when her collection won the Designer's Designer Award from Parson's in the competition. Here are a few shots of her gorgeous pieces I was honored to shoot for her that feature her gown, jewelry, and hat used as part of her collection. For more of her work you can visit her personal website. Keep your eyes open for an upcoming blog as well! Congratulations dear, and keep up all of your hard work!