Asysha Hogan-New York based contributor to Project Lena. My professional experience includes fashion retail sales at stores including BCBG MaxAzria and Chanel, as well as high-end fashion consulting for a nationally renowned custom apparel firm. This, however, tells you little about who I am and what triggers my passion for SACHI and the fashion architecture business. So let me then share with you a few important pieces of my personal story: I was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Panama City, in Panama, a country whose natural richness, warmth and diversity helped me develop a special sensitivity to organic shape, vibrant color and effortless proportion. New York, on the other hand, has armed me with a deep appreciation for the urban landscape and everyday work experience, so necessary when meeting the needs of the success-driven fashionista. My sense of style was developed at a very young age—my earliest recollection going back to age 4–, when I took delight on my grandmother and mother’s perennial elegance, manifest even during mundane trips to the local grocery store. I was a quick study,avidly taking notes and emulating what these two amazing women did to look stylish, strong and feminine at all times. My grandmother and mother made an impression everywhere they went, so I became an ardent believer in fashion and the power of a dignified presence. My passion is to make people look great, for any occasion and on every budget, and this passion is the reason why I started SACHI. I love helping busy women and men look their best and feel more confident and happier, throughout their work day and after hours. My clients include attorneys, investment bankers, directors, CEO’s, housewives, or anyone who can appreciate the service. Their busy agendas rarely afford them the time to go shopping for the unique, smart looks they deserve. I work around their schedules to visit with them and/or work on my own to dissect their closets, provide advice on new looks and shop for those special pieces that can turn an ordinary suit into a memorable image. During my free time, I’m a volunteer survivor advocate for Mt.Sinai’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention program (SAVI). I also enjoy traveling to new places and trying new foods.Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me!