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BCHS Alum’s Passion for Fashion Walks the Runway to Entrepreneurship - May 15, 2018
We are proud to feature, Diana Inzunza, a 2010 graduate of Bourgade Catholic High School for this month’s alumni spotlight.
While at BCHS, Diana participated in a variety of activities including dance team, cheer, soccer, and also serving as a varsity baseball manager. Following Bourgade Catholic, Diana attended Arizona State University at the Downtown Campus where she studied Nutrition Dietetics, ultimately graduating in 2014 with her bachelor’s degree.
Today, Diana is an up-and-coming entrepreneur. Her passion for fashion and fashion accessories has led to her venture in Aislinn (ay-leen) Couture. Aislinn Couture is a fashion boutique, owned and operated by Diana, which specializes in women’s apparel, accessories, and handbags.
In May of 2016, Diana made the decision to pursue a career in what she had loved her entire life. She spent countless hours researching and following all the necessary steps to become a business owner. Six months later, Aislinn Couture was born and Diana officially operated her very own online fashion shop.
Diana expressed that her biggest challenges in starting her own business lied in having to be independent. She cites finding her suppliers as an example, claiming that there isn’t just some sort of list where you can go choose who you want to deal with. As a business owner, it was up to her to pursue those options and to research her suppliers that would eventually partner with Aislinn Couture. As one can expect in fashion, the focus is always on quality of the product. Keeping this in mind, Diana is very selective in who her suppliers are as she is always trying to have the best products available for her consumers.
Another challenge Diana found herself needing to overcome was the ability to flat out say “No!” when it came to dealing with suppliers. In the early stages of her business, she continuously found herself feeling bad for having to reject a supplier for insufficient quality of their products. She now uses her confidence to not only make the best business decisions for her, but to also offer constructive criticism to suppliers regarding the quality of their products.
Diana cites that the constant motivation for pursuing her dream as an entrepreneur is rooted in the sense of freedom that it brings. Having worked in a corporate America environment before, she was able to see how it can quickly engulf your entire life and she realized that it wasn’t the path for her. Also, in dealing with her fashion work, Diana shared that she is able to find a sense of service in what she does. Having the ability to work with all types women, given her industry, allows her to bring a sense of self-confidence through her products.
When trying to express what the overall success for Aislinn Couture looks like, Diana was adamant to express that in her experience with entrepreneurship, financial wealth is not always the product of success. She is able to find success in simply pursuing what she has a passion for. Also, in having her products showcased at Phoenix Fashion Week events or the feedback she gets from her customers on the quality and value of her products. All in all, having the drive and work ethic to pursue something she loves and being able to stick with it through the ups and downs is really Diana’s highlight of Aislinn Couture.
On behalf of BCHS, we’d like to wish Diana the very best of luck in her business and thank her for the time she has given us to help feature her as a very successful alum.