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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
When Cesar Rolon Jr. founded Latino Fashion Week five years ago, he had zero experience in the field, but he wanted to showcase designs from the community. "What really means a lot to me is supporting local artists," said Rolon, who works in community affairs, marketing, promotions, planning and development. "I don't think there's enough of that in Chicago. Even though I did this for my community, I really can't say enough about how much amazing talent there is in this city.
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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
Looking for a quick hit on Latino Fashion Week? Here are three offerings that caught RedEye's eye for who - or what - was being featured. ERIN VOGEL IS A REDEYE INTERN. Zoe Damacela The 19-year-old Chicago designer will be honored with the AWSUM award. For those keeping score at home, that's the Amazing Wonderful Super Unique Me prize. Alicia Estrada The woman behind the vintage-inspired Stop Staring! label will bring her collection to Chicago. She has dressed celebrities such as Chloe Sevigney, Dita Von Teese and Zooey Deschanel.
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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
Zoe Damacela just might be the most famous fashion designer you've never heard of. The Northwestern Student has posed with President Obama in the Oval Office. She has been featured on Oprah's Angel Network. And last month, the editors of Seventeen magazine splashed her across the cover of the October issue. She counts Tyra Banks of "America's Next Top Model" fame among her mentors and clients. But at 19 years old, Damacela has been in the game for fewer seasons than "Project Runway," which, for the record, caps its ninth cycle Thursday with a very special "Behind the Seams" episode.
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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
When Cesar Rolon Jr. founded Latino Fashion Week five years ago, he had zero experience in the field, but he wanted to showcase designs from the community. "What really means a lot to me is supporting local artists," said Rolon, who works in community affairs, marketing, promotions, planning and development. "I don't think there's enough of that in Chicago. Even though I did this for my community, I really can't say enough about how much amazing talent there is in this city.
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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
Looking for a quick hit on Latino Fashion Week? Here are three offerings that caught RedEye's eye for who - or what - was being featured. ERIN VOGEL IS A REDEYE INTERN. Zoe Damacela The 19-year-old Chicago designer will be honored with the AWSUM award. For those keeping score at home, that's the Amazing Wonderful Super Unique Me prize. Alicia Estrada The woman behind the vintage-inspired Stop Staring! label will bring her collection to Chicago. She has dressed celebrities such as Chloe Sevigney, Dita Von Teese and Zooey Deschanel.
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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
Zoe Damacela just might be the most famous fashion designer you've never heard of. The Northwestern Student has posed with President Obama in the Oval Office. She has been featured on Oprah's Angel Network. And last month, the editors of Seventeen magazine splashed her across the cover of the October issue. She counts Tyra Banks of "America's Next Top Model" fame among her mentors and clients. But at 19 years old, Damacela has been in the game for fewer seasons than "Project Runway," which, for the record, caps its ninth cycle Thursday with a very special "Behind the Seams" episode.
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