(verb) / (noun) lee-kwah-doh
1. To blend or mix smoothly and inseparably together
2. Smoothie 🥤🍓
Licuado Wear: A delicious blend of cultura.
About the designer
As founder, designer, and CEO of Licuado Wear, Heather Arellano-Zapata is a creative old soul with 20+ years of experience in the advertising and design field. She’s originally from Denver Colorado, currently living in Chicago Illinois with her daughter, husband, and two little perritos named Beans & Rice.
Heather’s work is inspired by her Chicana/Mexican culture, bold vibrant colors, nostalgic memories of decades/generations past, and her experience as an Aztec Dancer in Denver and now Chicago. Her favorite mediums include fashion, digital art, photography, sewing, and anything crafty, from jewelry design to floral crowns for the Muertos season.
You can find Heather obsessively working on her designs and collections on any given day as she’s never at a loss for inspiration or drive. Licuado Wear and the community that’s supportive of her designs give her joy, fulfillment, and the opportunity to express her true authentic self in a way that no other job has ever provided.
Heather’s favorite part of her business is the opportunity to give back with the Licuado Wear Cares program that she implemented at the beginning of 2021. This program donates 5% of all profit to various nonprofits that directly support our communities. To learn more about this program click here.
Licuado Wear Owner & Designer Heather Arellano-Zapata offering Danza with Grupo Xochitl-Quetzal (xo-chee ket-zal) during the 2019 Mexican Independence Day Parade in La Villita Chicago IL.