“Fashion is the most powerful art there is. There is movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we want to be!” -GossipGirl

Hello to all my fabulous  followers!

It wasn’t until the age of 22 when I moved to the West Coast from Boston that my love affair began with fashion. I worked part-time as a model and actress while I lived in Laguna Hills, California for a couple years. Exposing me to movie sets and the magical world of fashion where anything can happen. While living in Southern California I began attending Newport Beach Interior Design Institute. At that moment and time I was striving to work on set design in Hollywood. Acting on the movie sets brought me up-close to celebrities and fashion. Suddenly my addiction to the fantastical world of fashion began.

Leaving that world behind to move with my family I was suddenly in Northern California which is a whole different ambiance compared to the L.A. scene. I continued to model and surround myself in fashion by working for years in store management at some of today’s retail giants including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom’s and Michael Kors. In order to keep up with ever evolving Fashion Industry and it’s wickedly fast pace I received my masters degree in fashion journalism from the  Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  All the while working toward my quest of being immersed first hand into the glossy side of the Fashion Industry.

Jeanie Walsh was just a small-town girl from the East Coast with Hollywood Dreams, trying to make it to the top in the fashion industry while being challenged daily with bipolar, borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorder, and dissociative fugue. Her father told her she was wired wrong since she was a child, but it only fueled the fire inside of her to fight and prove to herself that her mental illness does not define her. For the first time, Jeanie Walsh openly shares her story in the raw, detailing all the struggles she persevered through while building a career in a world where everything looks glamorous amongst picture perfect people. Nobody in this world discuss what’s going on mentally with them, leaving those battling mental illness to feel alone, but the truth is they’re not. Many people, like Jeanie, struggle on the daily to feel safe with themselves, struggle to feel alright inside their own skin, struggle with thoughts that sometimes take over, and more than anything, struggle with being misunderstood every day. Jeanie’s story is one of hope, inspiration, and truth to let others know in similar situations that they are not alone and to help others learn to understand.





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