Hailey Strobel

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Hailey grew up with a mind and attitude like most creatives. Always asking questions and functioning through her own mess, she found that she could express and find herself through art. As the daughter of a construction worker, it was no surprise that working with her hands was where she found the most joy in her work. After highschool Hailey attended Inver Hills Community College and graduated with an associate's in contemporary business, all while taking art courses to keep her sane during the process. This May, Hailey will graduate with a B.A. in apparel design and a minor in product design.

"Boujee" is a response to the chaos, disruption and confusion of the current state of the world. Inspired by the french film "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie". The film pokes fun at the bourgeoisie social class that revolutionized the industry and modernized society by exposing their sense of entitlement, hypocrisy, and intense fears through satire. Through her inspiration, Hailey has compared the working class from that era to the privileged conservatives of today and uses bright colors, harsh pattern contrasts, and vintage construction techniques as a weapon of her liberation.