While there is much to celebrate this week during New York Fashion Week, a family is left to mourn. Yesterday, fashion and jewelry designer Alex Woo intern, Ashley A. Riggitano, tragedically ended her life. The 22-year old New Jersey resident ended her life with a leap off the George Washington Bridge. Leaving behind a Louis Vuitton Purse full of notes, Riggitano listed names of those whom she did not want at her funeral. She wrote “All my other ‘friends’ are in it for gossip,” … “Never there.” She also transcribed about a male who seemed to not have treated her well by inviting him to the furneral and hoping he ” gets what he deserves.” At the current time, there have been no statements from the designer or the family of Riggitano.
Our prayers go out to the young fashionista and the Riggitano family.