After 2 years at community college Aarika realized her major was not going to fulfill her. She soon realized her greatest passion and best investment was her love of fashion. After graduating in 2012 she immersed herself with all things fashion. While working to determine what niche she would pursue in the industry, she had the pleasure of working back stage dressing models during the 2013 Fall/Winter and 2016 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week. including various shows from Marchesa, Oscar De La Renta, Desigual, Diesel black gold and more. She also dressed for EXPRESS, Chicago Akira and Merchandise Mart of Chicago. Since focusing on fashion styling, her mission is to provide new creative style, ideas and concepts to editorials, look-books/catalogs, marketing materials, ad campaigns, video projects and wardrobes.