Angelique Juanita Brutus was born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts on December 10. She is a hardworking and studious junior at Framingham State University who is currently pursuing a major in Apparel design and a minor in Psychology. She is a talented alter of clothing whose strengths lie in customizing all varieties of fabrics. Ms. Brutus is also quite skilled in the areas of tailoring, jewelry and hair design.
Angelique’s unique artistic ability and style is a clear reflection of her unique personality that has been refined and polished by the many obstacles she has faced in her lifetime. However, instead of taking their negativity as an excuse for self loathing, Angelique used the flames of their aggression to find and fuel her passion to help others let their inner beauty shine.
Ms. Brutus is currently in the process of strengthening her skills in fashion by submitting her works for critiques from local fashion design experts. One of these experts, Jacqueline Ortega of Ortega Jewelry, has recently praised Angelique’s unique style and expressed deep interest in seeing where her desire for personal growth will lead her in the future.
In addition to this, Angelique continually seeks active involvement in as many culture and fashion shows in her area in hopes that her products will gain more exposure. Her dedication and ambition has awarded her the opportunity to be featured in such acclaimed fashion production mediums such as the following:
New York Fashion Week
Brazilian Fashion Week
“Nostalgia Fashion Show” Hosted by Regis College
“Stamina” Fashion Show Hosted by Regis College’s Black Student Organization
“Culture Show” Fashion Show Hosted by Framingham State University’s Black Student Union
Boston’s “Green Festival EcoFashion Show”
Framingham State University Fashion Club’s Fashion Show
Ms. Brutus’ work is also known to fare quite well in fashion competitions. Recently, she was presented the award for “Most Creative Title” in the “Make It Work” Fashion competition and also placed second in a local show called the ‘Trashion Show” for two consecutive years.
When Angelique isn’t engrossed in preparation for her next fashion-related endeavor, she spends that time using the best of her abilities to give back to her community. Whenever she can, Angelique volunteers to help the youth in her area tap into their creative potential by engaging their minds with various fun and colorful projects. These activities, while not only enjoyable and mentally stimulating, also aim to promote positive practices such as using recyclable materials to make wearable art. Because shaping the minds of impressionable children is key to shaping a fruitful future, Ms. Brutus’ will continue to speak to young children about using resources around them to make a better world. Her willingness to provide a model for how to make the creative process come to life in their lives is fueled only by the happy smiles of satisfaction that come with children finding freedom via expression in the arts.
Angelique’s main goal is in life is to be the head of a self-made business that specializes in the creation of original clothing. Ms. Brutus’ main priority as of now is building reliable networks with professionals and spreading her name to every ear that will hear. For inquiries contact: EnterPavilion@Gmail.com, to see additional work see: instagram.com/charmingly_uncommon
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