Growing up in Los Angeles in a Cuban family, Alina was greatly influenced by the creative designs and dress making abilities of her mother, aunt, and grandmother. She was eventually inspired to attend Otis Collage of Art and Design, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design. While still in school, she was hired by Anne Klein and upon graduation made the move to New York where she joined the design team of Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco. In New York, Alina also designed the "Wear to Work" Collection for Limited Design Services and assisted in the start up of the designer label of KaufmanFranco. She eventually returned to Los Angeles, joining the design team of BCBG Max Azria as Senior Designer. Alina's ventures into the bridal market was borne out of the desire to design her sister's wedding gown. With such a limited amount of custom designers available, Alina seized the opportunity to fill a niche that she knew she could with elegance, inspiration, and individuality. Her sense of romance combined with contemporary design has brought her here, where she now creates magnificent couture wedding gowns and bridal accessories.