Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PressExposure) September 18, 2008 -- Renowned fashion expert Lilliana Vazquez wants your audience to know: you can look fresh and fabulous without spending a fortune.
Growing up in Dallas, Vazquez began sketching and sewing at a young age and developed a keen eye for style. After graduating from George Washington University in 2002, her love of fashion led her to NYC where she developed her first collection of belts, name Applestar, that she never dreamed would leave her living room. Vazquez was determined to build the brand into a national success and tapped all of her resources to borrow $5,000 to attend a national accessories trade show. A buyer from Nordstrom immediately took interest in her designs and within six months Applestar grew to a full accessory line and eventually sold in Nordstrom stores across the country. Vazquez's inspirational story provides a shining example that dreams do indeed come true.
After tenure at W magazine and launching two successful accessories companies, Vazquez has quickly become known as a quotable fashion expert. Her friendly and approachable commentary gained popularity among women with small budgets and those with little or no knowledge of fashion. Vazquez currently uses her fashion insight as a style expert, appearing on QVC, The Shopping Network, Philly.com and the WE Network. Her goal is to help women feel confident and chic, whether their budget is $50 or $5,000.
Vazquez can discuss topics including:
Wallet-Friendly Wardrobe Ideas Celebrity 'Looks for Less' Reinventing Your Look 'Best of' Features Accessorizing the RIGHT Way Dressing your Body Type Day to Evening Looks Mixing Trendy and Traditional Looks for 20's, 30's and 40's Timeless Pieces Everyone Should Own Colors and Skin Tones Dressing Slimmer Fashion Hits and Misses Shopping like a Stylist
Lilliana Vazquez is the founder and designer of Pretoria Castle, a stylish and wearable handbag line for today's woman. She currently appears as a fashion/style expert on QVC and The Shopping Channel (representing Maxx New York handbags). She is also the Host and Producer for Style Check exclusively on Philly.com. Vazquez has covered some of the hottest red carpet events and sat down with some of today's top celebrities. She is available for hosting, reporting and expert commentary.