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Monday January 6, 2014

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Neysa Bove Fashion Designer for Barbie Doll

When Neysa Bove emigrated from Spain to the United States, she was a little girl with three Barbies in her suitcase, and today, as a professional fashion designer, she creates new wardrobes for the Mattel company’s classic doll.

“I design Barbies in evening dress so she looks elegant, as if she is going to a party, and others in one-piece bathing suits,” Bove told Efe.

The designer creates her elegant, stylish Barbie clothing in the city of El Segundo, California.

“I work in the Average Barbies department, where we create clothes fit for a normal person, which is different from our Fantasy department, where they dress up Barbies like sirens, fairies and other imaginary characters,” the 27-year-old designer said.

Bove, the youngest of three children of a couple from Barcelona, Spain, who in 1996 won the U.S. Visa Lottery and emigrated to Phoenix, Arizona, said that creativity and design are familiar subjects.

“I started drawing from the time I could walk, because my father, Quim Bove, is a contemporary painter,” the stylist said.

Bove studied at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, or FIDM, in Los Angeles until 2007 and learned animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she attended classes with her sister Lorelay, who currently works in visual development at Disney.


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