Recent Posts by Xochil

About Me: Alumni Interview

I was recently interviewed by Katelyn Doyle for an alumni newsletter piece for my alma mater, The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. I'm sharing some of my answers as an "insight" into how I'm inspired and how I work. Where do you draw inspiration from? Everywhere. I “people-watch” on the train, read lots of magazines,…
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Press: The Real Chicago – New Style In Old Town

I was interviewed by The Real Chicago about re-styling garments as the Design and Re-Styling manager at the Chicago boutique, Eliana Lily. I discuss the process of working with clients to bring new life to their treasured and oftentimes expensive or sentimental items, from bridesmaid dresses to fur coats and heirloom items.
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Press: Honorable Mention in New City Chicago

I was mentioned by Melissa Turner in an interview with writer Jennifer Berg, in this article that appeared in NEWCITY CHICAGO on 6/13/2006.   First Fashionista: A conversation with Melissa Turner, Chicago's new fashion director Jennifer Berg Last week, Mayor Daley announced the formation of Chicago's Fashion Advisory Council, a group dedicated to keeping local…
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Press: Unity in Diversity Fashion Show

I had the opportunity to produce a fashion show at the Foundation Room at House of Blues Chicago, while still a student. I created looks using re-designed t-shirts, hats, accessories and other materials, and invited two of my friends and classmates, Crystal Ocegueda and Casey Cox, to join me. After the show, we had our…
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