Yaosca Jiménez -one to watch! Nicaragua

Home for Yaosca is San Juan del Sur - a mini paradise for SURF & more......

Having heard about Yaosca's accessories & vintage style pieces I was very eager to see her colection. I managed to track down her boutique, Turquesa , only after doing a street by street recki on the BEAST! VERY VERY HOT Mr P was left cooling down with some MANGO juice at a 'PULPERIA' whilst I do what I love most FASHION

20130501-112216.jpg ME - Do you design for both men & women? YAO- I create fashion for women, although just started to immerse myself into menswear. Fashion salutes individuality, I love it when people feel a sense of aware that they look different and perhaps feel different in my clothes. I keep pursuing new outlets for my creativity and ambition. Boys will enjoy my new collection, elegant luxury, easy glamour and effortless chic.

20130501-113137.jpg ME- Who are your muses YAOSCA? YAO - Inspiration is also a divine matter, the women who have inspired my creativity have been Ana Karina from Denmark, Jane Birkin , Bridgett Bardot and Jessica Alba.

20130501-113619.jpg ME- Did you always want to be a designer? If so when did you decide & why? YAO- I`ve always knew I wanted to be an artist, I love fine arts in General, and what truly inspired my where the kids from my community, as I taught them art for 3 years. Fashion is a conduit for my art.

20130501-114122.jpg ME- What do you think of the initiative 'Nicaragua Fashion week' ? I know you are part of it. YAO-Isn`t that gréât!!!!! I think is the best that could ever happen for young and new artist, allows fashion designers, brands or "houses" to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers and the media to take a look at the latest trends. Most importantly, these events let the industry know what's "in" and what's "out" for the season, and the most important is to let them know that NIcaragua has TALENT.

20130501-114747.jpg ME-Where do you see yourself being stocked? & where are you stocked? YAO- My goal is the European market and Brasil. My designs are being sold already in New York and Los Angeles. ME- You live and work in San Juan YAOSCA which is really a cool place but wont it be difficult to sell from here or are you thinking of doing a web shop? YAO- I Love living on the beach its been a blessing , whenever you are doing what you love the universe conspires, just look how we cross path ;)

WELL well the Universe NOW this lady Is DEFINTELY TALKING my Language !!!! JUST keep BRINGING IT ON Nicaragua !