Xina Giatas is a wardrobe stylist, fashion consultant and editor known for her passion for pop culture and period aesthetic.
Having immersed herself in fashion history and anthropology for nearly two decades, Xina has gained recognition for bringing time-honored looks back to life by refreshing them with a breath of modern air.
Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Xina was exposed at a very young age to the art world. As a classically trained ballet and tap dancer, she was constantly engrossed in the customs of the old world, authentic music, glamorous costumes, traditional lessons and complex performances that paid homage to the most creative artists of years gone by.
Xina’s love affair with photography, fashion, music and subculture brought her to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She completed her higher education at FIT with a degree in Fashion Photography and a certificate in Wardrobe Styling.
Subsequently, Xina began her career as an assistant at Gravure Magazine, a limited edition semiannual fashion journal. Within two years she was promoted to associate fashion editor. Meanwhile, she sought to diversify her experience, becoming a fixture backstage at New York City’s Fashion Week as a dresser supervisor as well as undertaking assignments as a freelance stylist, merging both editorial and commercial projects.
Determined to gain insight regarding the value and functionality of personal style and its lasting effects on others, Xina volunteered for two years as the secretary of the Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Image Consultants International. Working closely with teams of image consultants worldwide taught her the importance of the abiding contribution that a polished wardrobe can provide. This experience promoted Xina’s cultivation of a more refined and feminine personal look, which she is now known for.
In addition to assorted industry ventures, Xina currentlyholds the role of fashion editor at Ponyboy Magazine, a publication paying homage to archival and vintage looks while chronicling the NYC music scene and its artists.
Xina has been called "a true visionary,” lauded for her refined and discerning personal style of dress. She believes in celebrating all looks, from the trend-conscious to the obscure. In an effort to inspire and evoke a stimulating visual sensibility to a broader audience, her work commemorates the prolific insight of historic visual artists, all the while providing clever innovations for today, by making it influential to all.
A present day Brooklynite, Xina spends her free time escaping from New York, digging through dusty vinyl records, collecting vintage clothing and shooting her own personal photography projects.