Tierra Leachman was born and raised in the inner city on Chicago’s West Side. At a very early age, she was introduced to her love of fashion by her mother who was always the epitome of style combined with class, and a little bit of fun. As a little girl, she wanted to emulate her mother and created a style of her own. This is what led to her dream of becoming a Fashion Designer. After high school, she moved to Miami to attend American Intercontinental University to pursue her BFA in Fashion Design/Marketing. After a year, she returned home and transferred to The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago to continue her education. Tierra graduated with her BFA in 2018 from the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg. During her matriculation, she discovered her passion for Plus Size, Evening wear and Mommy and Me designs. Tierra has interned with renowned bridal designer Bryan K. Osburn, Kreatia, a brand by polish designer, Agnieszka Kulon as well as Tony Long with FashionBar Chicago. Having such renowned recommendations speaks high volumes of Tierra’s reputation with industry professionals. Her work ethic is solid and consistent. She has over 10 years’ experience in creating custom pieces for companies and private clientele. Tierra is set to launch her first full plus size collection under her brand name, Ariel Antoinette, in the Spring of 2019.