Latina Fashionista empowers Latinas in the apparel industry by sharing information about education & leadership
Latina Fashionista founder Roseanna Garcia and Integrative Health Specialist Dr. Desmonette Hazly will discuss how fashion reflects who we are and how we are feeling. Vernon Library will be hosting a Mariposa Project Series in July for teens. If you are between the ages of 12-19, please join us for three weeks of fashion fun.
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Participants will be introduced to how to manage basic self-care needs and will learn how to make self-care products.
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Participants will learn how to choose clothes that flatter their specific body shape and will learn how to shop at vintage and thrift stores to create trendy and classic fashion styles.
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Various careers in fashion will be covered and a review of requirements and skills with a Q & A for students who are interested in pursuing employment in the fashion industry.
Latinas are powerhouses! We are the prime decision makers for purchases in our households. And we love looking and feeling good and it shows. Latinas purchase more beauty, skin, hair products and children’s clothing than other females in the US. We can build on empowering ourselves by continuing our education and attaining college degrees.
Latina Fashionista programs consist of workshops and presentations held at middle schools, high schools, public libraries, and youth conferences. Lets talk fashion - education, resources, and Latina leaders in the fashion and beauty industries.
The California Department of Education (2013) states that 53% of California K-12 girls are Latina. Graduation rates for high school Latinas increased 6.9% between 2011 and 2015. And there are more Latinas enrolled in college than Latinos. Lets keep that momentum going!
"Thank you again for all this info and I find what you do to be really great. You're giving young women a chance to get closer to their dreams."
“You've changed my life, literally....Latina Fashionista has helped me so much, I dream of being successful in the fashion industry, not just there but there is so much I want to do in life.”
"Thank you for all your hard work and all the wonderful information you share with us..."
(My answer...yes, yes, yes!) Employers usually hire individuals who have an associate or bachelor fashion degree; however, a bachelor's degree can provide more career opportunities and higher pay.
Listed below are colleges & universities in Los Angeles where you can earn an Associate and Bachelor degree in fashion.
Latina Fashionista was founded by Roseanna Garcia, a Latina employed in the Los Angeles apparel industry. As she worked in management for various apparel manufacturers, she observed inequality in the industry especially with minorities. This inspired Ms. Garcia to share her challenging experiences as well as her successes with those entering the industry. She believes through education and leadership, we can increase our presence in an industry we notably contribute to.
Roseanna Garcia works in the Los Angeles apparel industry and in higher education. Her professional experiences took her to Russia where she worked with a lingerie company and to China to share Latina Fashionista with college students. She also conducted research for an L.A. County report on the educational institutions offering apparel programs.
She has an MBA in operations management from Ca State Polytechnic University, Pomona, a BA in design from Ca State University, Los Angeles and an AA in fashion design from Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
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