TFII Trendsetter Members are entry level fashion community aspiring to achieve professional levels in the fashion industry. Through the Texas Fashion industry Initiative, we strive to connect these future professionals with mentors, resources, education and other networking opportunities to further enhance their dreams. Please meet our aspirational Trendsetter Member below.

Bella Bridesmaids

Fashion Merchandising

Elise has a BBA in Fashion Merchandising with a concentration in Styling from LIM College. She is currently working at Bella Bridesmaids in Austin, TX. Before that she was a virtual stylist for Stitch Fix, also in Austin. She has also worked for SSY Designs in New York City through Empire Global Ventures, Fashion to Figure, Brideside, The Wedding Library, and was a styling assistant to celebrity stylist Christina Pacelli. Elise was the recipient of the LIM College Fashion Scholars Scholarship, Underfashion Club’s Mary Krug Memorial Scholarship, Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarship, and the Heroe’s Legacy Scholarship.

“I have a love for fashion, bridal, and business and aspire to create innovative brands that will make the world a bit more fun and give back in some way. I am passionate about making the fashion world accessible to all who desire to be a part of it and helping people feel their best through clothing. I think that Texas has been overlooked in the industry. Rich in culture and talent, I truly believe Texan artists deserve to have a voice in the industry and showcase their work on a larger scale. I would love to be a part of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative and look forward to watching it grow!”