Panamanian born, Taide Argelia developed her sense of style at an early age. Her mother always made sure she had a custom-made dress for church. The excitement and anticipation of getting to wear a beautiful dress, made just for her, was all the motivation needed to get her through a list of chores in exchange for the privilege of being mommy’s muse. She began to understand that quality clothing can transform and transcend your physical and mental state of being.
PROFESSIONAL DRESSER & TAILOR
After college, Taide worked in Production for Anna Sui Inc. She visited factories, selected fabric and trims, and took part in meetings for sample garment fittings. This is where her first thoughts of creating her own clothing brand took root. Since then she has worked for Audrey Smaltz’ The Ground Crew, providing professional tailoring services to top design houses such as Ferragamo, Hache, NAHM, Jenny Packham, and Donna Karen. She has also worked for the New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a professional backstage dresser for Jason Wu, L’Wren Scott, Donna Karan, LACOSTE, Academy of Art University, Tom Ford, B. Michael America, and Vera Wang, among others. Taide taught fashion design at the High School of Fashion Industries where she also served as the Coordinator for their Annual Senior Fashion show. One of her guilty pleasures is working the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, where she has dressed top models like Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Miranda Kerr, and Grace Bol.
Today, Taide is a fashion designer with a startup womenswear clothing line. As much as Taide aspires to dress celebrities, her main aim is to help the average woman feel and look like a celebrity every time she wears a TAIDE ARGELIA original. She wants all of her clients to know they are beautiful, important, and uniquely created. And, through her tailored fashions women of all ages can look and feel like a million bucks as they confidently pursue their dreams.