Design.

Larissa's infatuation with style began as a costume designer for herself and fellow cast members as a youth actress. Shy and reserved when not onstage, wearable art became an important means of self-expression in her life, more so as she entered the world of modeling as a teenager. Larissa was discovered by a talent scout at the Mall of America and was subsequently scouted at the IMTA convention, where she signed with multiple agencies. 

 

Larissa, the designer.

/dəˈzīnər/

noun (informal)

  1. a person who plans the form, look, or workings of something before its being made or built, typically by drawing it in detail.

  2. one that creates and manufactures a new product style or design.
    "sleek designs that are upscale and sophisticated"

Concept evolution
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Design for good

Design for good

Larissa opened her first business when she was in seventh grade. Within a year, she had established a strong base of loyal clients.  Subsequent projects, all of which featured artistic components and elements of design, allowed Larissa to continue exploration of her natural inventiveness and creativity. Rarely without a sketchbook or notepad on hand, Larissa documents the world around her to ideate and positively impact lives.

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Fashion forward

Fashion forward

Larissa's artistic influences and inspirations include futurism, surrealist and brutalist design. Larissa served as Chief Creative Officer for the Road to Vintage Fashion Show, produced by F+J Productions, an event dedicated to celebration of multi-cultural fashion design while raising awareness about the human trafficking epidemic.

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Concept evolution

Larissa began designing jewelry and accessories at the age of nine, and later sold custom and ready-to-wear pieces to clients. In 2014, Larissa opened Rad Retreaux, a vintage-luxury boutique. Larissa's science-fiction inspired digital bazaar, Lunescape.com, launched in 2021. 

 

"Larissa is one of the most talented designers I've ever worked with...exceptional."

- PAULA ROSARIO, NESTLE

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