chuck's story

the beginning

I was born and raised in Lafayette, and attended Cathedral Carmel  for elementary and middle school followed by Comeaux High School. I then went to LSU and obtained a BA in Mass Communications with a focus in Advertising. After graduation I moved to Austin...and the beginning of a 15 year journey began. I did not realize at that point how life-changing it would be. 

Chuck's Note: I have never been married.

the journey

Having worked in retail since the age of 14, I chose to continue on this path after college. An eight year career in the luxury eyewear industry continued in Austin and would eventually lead to a job transfer to New York City. It was here that I returned to the apparel & accessories industry, working for Levi's, Mavi Jeans and Saks 5th Avenue. After three years in NYC, I chose to return to Lafayette.  

Chuck's Note: I am not the missing Olsen twin.

the moment

Here I began an unexpected career with David's Bridal. This five year period proved to be the most rewarding and challenging of my career. I was promoted and moved to Tampa, where I spent another three great years...but something was missing. I came back to Lafayette and realized I needed to  contribute more. I had witnessed the struggle that so many women face to attain an imaginary standard of beauty. That was the moment. I knew.  

Chuck's Note: Again, not my wedding. 

the now

I was fortunate enough to manage Lemon Drop for 15 months before I decided to embark on this new journey. Every woman deserves to look beautiful, because every woman IS beautiful, regardless of size, shape, age or race. This is the mission of The Dress Diaries: to empower women, to celebrate beauty & to inspire everyone. Now is the time to rewrite the story, and we do that together.The Dress Diaries. Wear your story.  

Chuck's Note: Smile more. It's contagious!

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