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By Deena Campbell

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Alicia Piller has designed many things – bags, paintings, and even candy boxes. But her most prized possession has been the birth of her own business, Designs by Alicia P.

It all started four years ago when Alicia was laid off from an unfulfilling design job. Realizing that she could make more money doing what she loved, she decided to launch a line of paintings, suede & beaded jewelry, and hand-painted clothing; all made by Alicia P. herself.

But she didn’t stop there.

Each garment has intricately arranged letters, shapes and lines…on washable fabric paint. And her jewelry intertwines crystals and semi-precious beads creating lightweight suede works of art. “My works appeals to literally everyone – the young and the old,” says Alicia.

When asked which is her favorite to design, Alicia excitedly screams: “Couture! I love to make weird and crazy elaborate things. I really enjoy painting free-hand designs too – I can let my mind go wherever it wants.”

Currently, Alicia is busy designing innerwear and dresses for a solo fashion show later in the year.

For more information visit http://www.designsbyaliciap.com.

Originally published April 2009
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