Meet our Sewing Assistant: Sophia

We have a wonderfully talented sewing assistant, Sophia Gallegos. The world needs to know about her because this young woman is going places! Sophia is currently a student in high school who loves all things fashion and design. She sews at the Atelier two days a week and you will be sure to see her in one of her very stylish outfits. We are so excited to share a bit more about Sophia and her inspirations, future goals and visions. ALSO, we will be having a ‘Sophia Style Day’ once a week on our social media accounts to show off her incredible outfits! Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram because you won’t want to miss these outfits!

Q: How did you get interested in Fashion? 

Ever since I was very little I’ve loved to dress up and put on crazy outfits (mostly princess and fairy dresses of course) so I guess my interest in fashion has always been there. When I was in 8th grade I did a school project where I basically got to do something that I was interested in, so I made clothes. It was like a whole mini collection and it made me so happy, so after that Ive been in love with making my own clothes and improving my style.

Q: Can you share a bit about your personal style? What are your inspirations? How do you put together your outfits?

Most of my outfits consist of thrifted clothing, things I buy on Depop, hand me down items or things that I make. I luv thrifting because everything is one of a kind and u r bound to find some funky things, and it’s better for the environment. 

I am really inspired by fashion designers who are pushing the boundaries of fashion and art like Iris Van Herpin and Didu as well as young artists on Instagram who make clothes or jewelry that is very colorful and unique like @petri_kitsch or @klobyklo. 

When I put together my outfits I always pay attention to color, sometimes i like to match all the colors in my outfits but sometimes contrast can be rly nice as well. I also get bored easily so I like to try out a lot of different styles and looks. Accessories are EVERYTHING and since I have a lot of them it’s so easy to spice up any outfit and they are the most fun thing to pick out! Fashion is such a blessing for me because I use it as an opportunity because every morning I sort of get to decide who I am going to be using my style choices.

Q:  What do you hope to be doing in the future? What are your goals with design and fashion?

I would love to be a fashion designer and hopefully have a small line of clothing:)

Q: Are you working on any design projects now? Can you share a bit about your current project?

Lately I’ve been very focused on creating things for my Halloween costume. I am going to be a fairy so I made some painted wings and added some little dangly beads which hang off the wing tips for an extra flourish. I’ve also been very interested in jewelry lately, mostly funky and colorful almost childish looking pieces, so I made a necklace to go with my costume as well. It’s very pink and has little butterflies and hearts on it to give it that fairy aesthetic.

 

Thank you Sophia!! We can’t wait to see where your future takes you! Until then, catch Sophia and her unique outfits every Friday on our Facebook and Instagram! Follow us at @jenniferobergatelier 🙂