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2012 Stop Staring! Established in 1997, Stop Staring! is the leader of original retro chic dresses and separates that flatter the figure and cater to a woman’s independent spirit with timeless and classic styles at consistently affordable prices . Alicia Estrada, head designer and founder of the Stop Staring! collection, started sewing at the age of seventeen. With a house full of 3 brothers and 6 sisters, Alicia quickly forayed her hobby into a thriving business! In 2005, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, awarded Stop Staring! “Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year ” Today, Alicia’s love of all things vintage plays a key role in her design process. She continually incorporates the details of yesteryear into her beautiful and flattering retro-contemporary dresses and separates. MARCH 2012 - the Los Angeles Fashion 77

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