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When Christina Wallace isn’t studying, it’s likely she’s planning a party. The second-year MiraCosta student hosts fashion parties—similar to Tupperware parties—where she sells trendy clothing and accessories for a direct-sales company called Homecoming Trunk Shows LLC, based in California’s Central Valley and run by a military wife.
As one of the founding members of the company, Christina went to Las Vegas in March 2011 for a brainstorming session with fellow fashionistas and came back with a company plan. She became one of the company’s first eight stylists.
“I loved the idea right off,” Christina says. “I can do it on my own schedule and work around my classes.” The secret to pulling it all off, she says, is staying organized.
Christina is taking 17 units and majoring in political science and Native American studies with the goal of getting a masters degree in political science. She graduated from Oceanside High school in three years and decided to enroll in MiraCosta because it made college affordable.
She’s not sure if fashion will be part if her future career, but in the meantime she loves her job.
“I get to pick out new handbags and clothing and accessories each month to sell,” Christina says. Then she transforms her living room into a fashion store and invites all her friends to the “Homecoming” party. “I love to help people find what they like.” She earns a 20-50% profit on what she sells, and some of the company’s proceeds are donated to military nonprofits, such as the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
One of the things I’ve learned is when you work hard, you get what you put in,” Christina says.
To find out more about what Christina is up to, go to christinawallace.shophts.com.