Elba was born in Lima and grew up in Piura, a northern city famed for its fantastic seafood. Currently studying Business Management at university, Elba has aspirations of starting her own company to contribute to social assistance programmes. Her hobbies include cooking and reading, and she enjoys listening to pop and música criolla. Her personal motto is "Everyday gives you a reason to be happy; enjoy, smile, kiss, help, and share."
In Her Own Words...
"As a 21 year old Business Administration student from a small town in northern Peru, Elba Fahsbender had dreams and ambitions of using her education to help disadvantaged communities through social economic autonomy programs. By serving as an Ambassador of Artisans and by being inspired by her own cultural roots, Elba developed a strong interest in the promotion and innovation of Peruvian’s artisan heritage as a means to generate income for rural communities.
Her love for helping people also compels Elba to participate in social programs that aim to make a difference with children that have special needs. She is a positive and optimistic person who believes that making the best of every moment is a blessing to share with and learn from others. Even with the difficulties and challenges in the world today, Elba hopes that each successive generation does not lose sight that by working together, we can help build a brighter future."
A royal blue strapless silk chiffon gown, designed with an extraordinary combination of structured and flowing elements. The strapless gown features a sweetheart neckline with an array of gold and clear toned rhinestones. The stones are arranged in a unique pattern which accentuates the figure-hugging top half. The skirt falls freely offering an amazing flow to show off the layers of silk chiffon.
Born in India, designer Mac Duggal’s enthusiasm for women’s couture fashion was honed at an early age when he took a sketch pad and began to merge the rich, royal history and opulent traditions of his native land with a sophisticated and contemporary esthetic.
Arriving in the United States at the age of 23, Mac’s American success story began with a custom designed tulle ballgown featuring a subtle hand-painted underlining. Dubbed his “Wish Upon A Star” design, the dress launched his namesake collection and remains the inspiration for some of the brand’s most sought-after ready-to-wear bestsellers.
Today the Mac Duggal Design House, headquarted in Burr Ridge, IL outside the city of Chicago, continues to showcase seasonal collections known for their statement and entrance-making drama, feminine detailing and modern sensibility. Each Mac Duggal design reflects Mac’s vision to create weaerable gowns and dresses that encapsulate the very essence of the women who wear them and reflect her strength, confidence and inner beauty.
Mac Duggal’s creations are as magnificent as the maharaja palaces that served as the brand’s earliest inspiration. From sleek and streamlined silhouettes to intricate drapings and body conscious shapes that garner attention to more jewelled, beaded, embroidered and embellished styles – each present an early indicator to the upcoming season’s trends with an exquisite attention to detail that are the hallmark of an authentic Mac Duggal design.
From couture one-of-a-kind styles fabricated for red carpet, performance, stage and screen to cocktail dresses and gowns to mark special occasions and milestone moments – every Mac Duggal design is a timeless and ageless fashion statement that defines every stage of a woman’s life and fashion lifestyle.