Where are you from?
My name is Sophia Perrone and I am from Weirton, WV.
Where do you go to school and what are you studying?
I am currently a rising senior at West Virginia University pursuing a degree in fashion design and a certification in small business management.
Your Experience working at love, Pittsburgh
This summer I had the pleasure of interning at love, Pittsburgh. I am extraordinarily grateful for this experience and the knowledge Kelly and Monica so graciously granted me. These past months I worked on a variety of hands-on projects with almost unlimited creative freedom. I specifically enjoyed doing trend research and creating new graphics for love, Pittsburgh’s children’s apparel. I also loved introducing natural dyes to love, Pittsburgh and having the opportunity to incorporate natural dyes into an up incoming t-shirt collection. One of my favorite aspects of this experience was the opportunity to team up and brainstorm with local artisans. A wonderful takeaway from this experience is the inspiring observation of artists being able to do what they love because two people had a dream. Kelly and Monica, thank you for believing in me and many creatives and truly being a champion of local.
What do you want to do when you're out of school?
I plan on working for a company in the Pittsburgh area for a few years after college. However, my ultimate goal is to bring the wonderful qualities of a small business to my own community.
A Little Bit about you.
In my free time, I enjoy sewing, listening to music, thrift shopping, antiquing, taking photos, and trying new foods/desserts with my friends.