Known by Sel for short, she is a designer who creates evening gowns and chokers. She had a dress seen on the red carpet at just the age of 20. Her fashion designs are also seen on her sel.xo account by more than 140,000 followers.
She got her start on the web running an amateur Tumblr fashion blog with friends.
She majored in fashion design at the High School of Fashion Industries, but, uninspired by what her teachers would tell her, she bought a sewing machine and began making her own work right after graduation.
She is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, and is from New York.
She recreated an iconic outfit worn by Selena Quintanilla in honor of the late singer.