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Beginning fashion designer Tatiana Shabelnik reaches for the stars
Beginning fashion designer Tatiana Shabelnik reaches for the stars

There is no secret formula for success in the fashion industry. It’s a field where a woman can go from anonymity at a juice stand to having her colorful prints on shift dresses worldwide without ever having been to fashion school, as Lilly Pulitzer did. Or where a young man can start as a Savile Row tailor, become a costumer, study fashion design at Central St. Martins and rise to be the toast of the haute monde, as Alexander McQueen did.Tatiana Shabelnik, a Soviet emigrant who is balancing a day job and civic responsibilities as an active member of the Rotary Club of Pico Rivera, is finding her own path in her quest for success in the field. Shabelnik spent more than a decade working as...

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