Boss Babes: Meet Pia Arrobio

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

If you Google “Pia Arrobio,” you may find the words “cool-girl” in the headlines next to her name. That’s no coincidence — besides, how else would you describe a smoking hot babe who designed for Reformation and is besties with Erin Wasson? But really, those aren’t the only reasons we crush on her hard.

Known to most as Pia, Lara *Pia* Arrobio is putting her infectious personality and talent to brilliant use with her new label, LPA. Though her line was conceived as more of a last-minute opportunity, its impact amongst “cool-girls” alike (while we’re on the subject) shows just how harmonious this leap of faith was. Pia’s destiny went from almost taking a job at Zara where she would’ve had to move to Spain, to receiving a life-changing email from the Revolve team offering her to create her own label under their umbrella. Now, with major celebs by her side and accolades from some big time fashion outlets, there’s no denying that LPA is well on its way to being in all of your closets.

We caught up with Pia on her most recent trip to NYC and shot her at the most talked-about restaurant of the moment, Pietro Nolita. Get to know the girl designing the clothes of your dreams (ps: she’s wearing LPA in all of her photos) and shop her designs below.


Pia Arrobio
Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Hometown:

Pasadena

Current location:

Venice Beach

Birth sign:

Scorpio

On your Spotify right now:

Bob Marley

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

LA spot you frequent:

Sunset Tower

Next travel destination:

New Orleans and Jamaica

Favorite beauty product of the moment:

Tom Ford bronzer

Guiltiest pleasure ever:

Salt and vinegar chips

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

You already have had Kim K, Emily Ratajkowski + other major foxes in LPA. Who’d be your ultimate, dead or alive, and why?

Sophia Loren because she’s such a woman.

You’ve been designing for years and even turned down a job at Zara to pursue your own label. What ultimately drove you to make that bold decision?

Being able to have creative control is the ultimate dream.

What sort of footprint do you hope to leave in the fashion industry?

Let’s just all be nice.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

We love that you’ve sourced your models through Instagram and that you don’t retouch the photos. What do you look for when working with up-and-coming models?

Vulnerability.

Fill in the blank: I’m in love with ______  

my mom.

Fill in the black part deux: I’m scared of ________

sharks and acne.

Fill in the blank part three: I’m proudest of _________

how hard I’ve worked.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda. Pictured: Pia with Pietro from Pietro Nolita.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda. Pictured: Pia with Pietro from Pietro Nolita.

Last thing you read that resonated with you, good or bad:

An article about Los Angeles giving apartments to the homeless.

What’s your growth strategy for LPA?

Who knows! Taking it day by day!

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I want to make lunches for my kids.

Advice for future Boss Babes, particularly those looking to become designers…

Just work hard. Cold call people. Send emails to people you admire. Put yourself out there!

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

To keep up with Pia and her whereabouts, follow her on Instagram here, and shop her line on Revolve below (some of our favorites included.) Special thank you to Pietro for having us at his picture-perfect restaurant. 

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xxcyndi

Photography by Vanessa Granda

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