Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising Alumni

Madi Meserole


Madi Meserole

Formerly an LSU TAM Apparel Design student, Madi Meserole had the amazing privilege to have her designs shown by Flying Solo during Paris Fashion Week! The show took place at La Galerie Bourbon, a salon located a block away from the Arc De Triomphe, on September 30th, 2021. Her inspired designs caught the eye of both the Marie Claire Italia and Elle Italia publications and were featured in their respective magazines. 

The collection, named Optical Emotions, is a story of human feeling, celebrating the brain and how it processes the very emotions each of us feel and go through on a daily basis. Made of an avant-garde mix of velvets & vinyls, Optical Emotions is comprised of 8 total looks - each inspired and named after a unique emotion. The entire collection took just under a year to produce and was all made by hand. 

Madi now owns her own womenswear label, MEZ Atelier, and continues her work in Austin, Texas and is creating garments for clients that range from ready-to-wear to custom couture ball gowns.

Flying Solo Pairs Fashion Week Poster featuring MEZ look 2Runway model wearing MEZ look 1Runway model wearing MEZ look 2Runway model wearing MEZ look 3

Runway model wearing MEZ look 4Screenshot of Marie Claire Italia magazine featuring MEZ look 3Screenshot of Elle Italia magazine featuring MEZ look 1

Annie Claire Bass

Chelsey Blankenship (right) and Annie Claire Bass (Left)

Chelsey Blankenship (right) and Annie Claire Bass (Left) . Photo Credit Lacey Rabalais 

LSU alumnae Chelsey Blankenship and Annie Claire Bass use their southern style to grow their business.

The sisters started SoSis Boutique online in 2014. Blankenship, who also works in social media marketing and website development, uses her mass communication degree to help build their online presence.

While Blankenship uses her mass communication degree to help advertise the boutique, Bass uses her degree in fashion merchandising to buy and style for the business. The two sisters use their proximity to the University in promoting their brand and choosing the most appealing merchandise.

Southern sisters use their LSU degrees to build their business.

Natasha Miller Popich


Owner and Designer at Natasha Marie Bridal. Natasha has 10+ years of experience in the bridal industry and 20 years of sewing experience. She has a Fashion Design Degree from LSU's Apparel Design program, has interned with New Orleans couturier designer Suzanne Perron St. Paul, completed a fashion field study in China, designed for former First Lady of Louisiana Supriya Jindal, and donated a custom red gown for the American Heart Association, Baton Rouge Chapter. 



Suzanne St. Paul

Alumna Suzanne Perron St. Paul has designed gowns for celebrities, brides, débutantes and Mardi Gras royalty. She recently gave the LSU Golden Girls a new look.

Suzanne St. Paul working on LSU Golden Girls uniform.Examples of Suzanne St. Paul wedding gowns.Suzanne St. Paul discussing wedding dress sample.Suzanne St. Paul modifying gown.

Suzanne St. Paul adjusting LSU Golden Girls uniform.Suzanne St. Paul with students.LSU Golden Girls in Suzanne St. Paul Uniform.