Stella Bonds is well-known as a designer in the DC area, who holds many events throughout the year. Her experience collaborating with the Hispanic community in the DC/VA/MD metro area includes participation in fashion events and bilingual community outreach. She has been a partner of the First Miss Señora Latina USA, Speaker at El Poder de Ser Mujer’s Conference, and Director/Anchor Segment SoloModa in Univision and Telemundo TV with Mayi El Show. Additionally, has participated in multiple fashion shows, including DC Fashion Week, and Sherry Secret Society in New York as their exclusive designer. She was awarded Best Colombian Designer in USA 2011 by Premios Colombia USA. Stella Bonds also writes fashion columns in a Quinceañera DC Magazine, as well as a fashion column for the newspaper The BALTIMORE LATIN OPINION. Additionally, she works very closely with the Latino community. Stella Bonds promotes Photohispana Group – large and fast growing group of professional photographers in the metro area – as its wardrobe designer. She has the ability to create fantasy dresses for photo shoots, dressing models according to the selected subject.
Stella Bonds is a graduate of design programs in both the US and Europe.”Stella Bonds” – her signature clothing line – unifies old world craftsmanship and elegance with new world style and sensibilities centered on men’s sportswear and high-end clothing and shoes for women. She is a native of Bogota, Colombia, where she opened her boutique – Trendiest by StellaBonds – and where she is working on branding her name as StellaBonds, blending the sophistication of her South American roots with the vision and vitality of her experiences living in the US.
In addition to her design experience, Stella Bonds has approximately fifteen years of experience in programs to promote cultural education, including performances, diversity workshops, and after-school programs. Her experience with Latino music and culture programs includes being featured at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, DC. The programs promoted Latin America’s dance, music, and culture by teaching youths and adults, organizing festivals, and presenting choreography and live performances of Mexican and Latin American folk dance and contemporary tropical dance, such as mambo, cha-cha, and salsa.