In her nearly 20-year fashion career, Georgia Alexia Benjou has worked as a national buyer and merchandiser in New York City, Milan, and Paris for luxury and designer houses, including Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, and Chanel. In search of more creative work, she left the Big Apple in 2002 for the West Coast and decided to make the leap from merchant to editor and stylist—a job move that was unconventional at the time. As a stylist, she has worked on fashion features for Numéro Russia, Inspirato Magazine, Mint, and Modern Salon.
The certified natural perfumer and owner of Grand Junction-based La Fleur By Livvy talks about growing up in (and being inspired by) India, the benefits of natural fragrances, and how to shop for them.
From classic leather belts to innovative base layers and high-impact artisanal garments and accessories, these independent designers are showcasing their talents and staying true to their unique aesthetics.