When we started Rural Fashion Girl, we set out to build an exceptional team and establish a culture of empowerment. This month, we excitedly welcomed Christine Del Rosario Lindo to Rural Fashion Girl.
Photo: Christine is wearing an Esprit striped blouse ($106), Carreli white crops ($72.50), and Pink Martini sandals ($67).
Christine hails from Manila, Philippines. She’s been an High Prairie girl for 8 years. In 2008, she moved to the small northern Alberta town to work as a seamstress at Trends & Images.
Soon, Christine's whole family joined her in Canada. She proudly raises her 4 children in town with her husband, Loreto. She likes High Prairie because it is quiet, and life is calm. Christine says that living in a rural community is a nice change from the hectic city life that she used to have in Philippines. High Prairie is a pleasant place for the whole family.
Christine is a familiar face on the rural fashion scene. She’s a skilled seamstress who learned how to sew in Elementary School. Her aunt, a dressmaker, taught her how to sew at an early age. In High School, Christine learned how to cut. She loved designing her own dresses and helping her aunt out with her dress business. Christine continues to have a keen interest in design and the fashion business. She is a natural fit for RFG.
Years ago, we learned in conversations with Christine that she had studied graphic design in Philippines, but that her education was not transferable. We’re over the moon to announce that we’ve come up with an education and training plan to help Christine upgrade her skills and become a certified visual designer in Canada.
When writing the RFG business plan, we thought about how to make being a part of Rural Fashion Girl more than just a job. We wanted RFG to be a solid career path or at least a steppingstone for one’s future. We decided to put emphasis on growth and professional development from the onset so that everyone involved can reach her/his potential. Now, we're putting that plan into action.
We can't wait for her to put her newfound design skills to work at RFG!
Photo: Christine is wearing an Esprit beige striped blazer ($180), Carelli crops ($72.50) and a Nuddy Patooty special sweat wicking Tee ($59). Though you can't tell in this photo, she's wearing these fabulous shoes below by Pink Martini ($72) on her feet.
Christine often works Mondays. Stop by to say hi anytime!
The Founding Fashionistas