Meet the Rebel Muse team! Below are the guys and gals that help make our wheels go round.
Alicia Xyraxis, Managing Owner
At 27 years young, Alicia Xyrakis is the Managing Owner and creative brain behind Rebel Muse. She studied at FBI Fashion College in Glebe and interned for Kirrily Johnston. Her career in fashion has taken her from managing the White Suede Boutique in Paddington and Glue in Bondi Junction to being a Junior Merchandise Planner for Diva and Honey Birdette. All before deciding to save us all from the fashion drought in Canberra and open up her own store - our beloved Rebel Muse.
A huge advocate for the retail industry she loves the fact a total stranger can walk through her doors unknown and walk out her BFF which is a reason she loves her customers. She also believes fashion can empower and change your mood and will out eat anyone in a pasta eating competition – she’s got drive!
Alicia’s muse: “Christine Centenera – Fashion Director for Vogue AU. She just does her own thing, and is a real trailblazer. She always seem so effortless, cool and wears really minimal makeup.”
Must have item for spring? “A Steele off the shoulder dress!! They are so effortless and light. They can be dressed up for the evening with heels and a blazer, or with sandals or sand shoes during the day.”
Gerard Wilton, In-House Stylist and Public Relations Manager
Gerard Wilton is our in-house Stylist and Public Relations Manager who looks a super youthful 23*…so let’s just roll with that. He started working in the industry as a freelance stylist a few years ago and now divides his time between styling, visual merchandising and fashion PR. As a freelancer he knows a thing or two about multi-tasking and has the ability to manage anything that anyone throws at him – which is why he’s our PR guru… he’s also an ice-cream guru, but that’s another story.
Gerard’s Muse: “My cousin Dana, she’s the most stylish person I know period. She always inspires me.”
Must have item for spring: “Some Superga sneakers. I LIVE in sneakers and Superga's are the classic everyday, every occasion shoe!”
Yadira Galarza Cauchi, Online Editor
Yads’ is our resident blogger and Online Editor. She’s 28 (but shhhh don’t tell anyone). She studied at FBI Fashion College in Glebe before moving on to study journalism and international relations at University. She then worked for a bunch of women’s magazines and later turned to the freelance writing world…basically so she could wear her pyjamas all day and never brush her hair again. Today she’s a freelance journalist and beauty writer by day and an expectant very tired mama to be by night. Writing is her thing…and most day’s peanut butter is too.
Yads’ Muse: “Mirsolava Duma, today, tomorrow, forever.”
Must have item for spring: “Since I’m currently pregnant I’d like to say stretchy yoga pants…although for those days when I feel like swapping them for something a little more glam I'd have to go the Steele Aalto Dress (It's the only dress that still has room for my belly to grow).”
Catalina Vera Vera, Sales Assistant/Alicia No 2
Catalina Vera Vera, is one of our amazing in stores Sales Assistants who you’’ll almost always find wearing heels (and probably playing the same song on repeat until it’s dead). Currently studying linguistics and psychology at University she's had a career in retail that spans over seven years and also specialises in swimwear fitting. Which means she's the best gal to bare your legs to when shopping for a new season wardrobe. She's seen it all. Catalina loves helping customers find a new look to make their own and believes being different is a good thing when it comes to fashion.
Catalina’s Muse: “Claire Marshall, Lydia Elise Millen, Morgan Stewart…can I have a few?”
Must have item for spring: “The Single White Female Lassie Dress in Monocrane is my must have. Our legs have been in hiding for 6 months and we need to ease them back into sunshine.”
Acacia Tsekenis, Sales Assistant/Resident Makeup Artist
Acacia Tsekenis, is one of our fab Sales Assistant’s at Rebel Muse and also our in-house makeup artist. (Which means we call on her at the drop of any beauty crisis!) With a natural creative flair, she knows a thing or two about style and loves sharing that with the customers that walk through our door. She believes that fashion has no boundaries…and neither does layering thick Nutella on anything (or just eating it with a spoon.)
Acacia’s Muse: “My mum is my muse, she has always had this certain style that I think I've grown into and made my own.”
Must have item for spring: “Spring is the perfect season for denim and I can't ever go past the Nobody Cult Skinny. Just pair with white shirt and some Superga shoes and you're good to go!”
Taylor Cichacz, Sales Assistant/Design & Textiles Guru
Taylor Cichacz, is a Sales Assistant who loves nothing more than being surrounded by beautiful clothes (and our lush Palm Collective smells!) She’s a fashion student with a desire to be a designer in the next couple of years and even though she’s only a newbie to the fashion retail scene she loves the way the industry allows you to get as experimental as can be. Which is the reason she loves rocking socks and sandals… (Well, if you can pull them off!)
Taylor’s muse: “Margaret Zhang – I love how effortless, masculine and experimental her looks are!”
Must have item for spring: “I'm in love with the Nicholas The Label Pinstripe Palazzo wide leg pant! Plus they're so lightweight and delicate I know I'll definitely be able to wear them in summer too.”
Images: Rebel Muse, Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi