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Celebrating You

At Diversity Fashion World, we are proud to be a community that celebrates people for who they are and where they come from. We create a safe and inclusive space for people from diverse cultures to showcase the beauty and diversity of their roots, and we encourage them to honor their heritage.

Beyond showcasing culture at its finest, we are also invested in raising funds for charity and making a difference in the world. Our silent auctions channel funds towards charities that power social impact locally and globally, while our work brings people and communities together.

Our work also highlights and celebrates people from different communities across the world as we consciously work towards creating a world built on equality, compassion and diversity.

Meet the Team

In the very heart of Southern California live four creatives.

Each coming from a completely different background, but united by one mission.

Daria Alasmar

Co-Founder & Director

Daria Alasmar

Artist, actor, model, author, advocate of unity in cultural diversity.

Daria is a great example of how gracefully diverse cultures can live in harmony side by side. Being a member of a multicultural family provided her with a unique ability to understand various worlds.

Ms. Alasmar wholeheartedly believes in concepts of “Live and let live” and “To you be your religion, and to me be mine”. She considers herself a global citizen and is an active community member.

Born in Moscow and raised in Frankfurt / Saint Petersburg, she later attended two major universities in Russia; Saint Petersburg State University majoring in Journalism and a Russian State Institute of Performing Arts majoring in Acting. Daria has worked alongside notable personas in major European and Russian theaters, as well as radio and TV.

Singing and acting came naturally to her since a very young age. Daria wrote her first song at the age of 10, enrolled in a Jazz vocal class at the age of 14, formed a pop music band(no longer active) at the age of 19. “I only feel fully alive when I’m on stage; acting, singing, performing. And I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember myself. It is my destiny, and I thank God for creating me this way.”

In addition, she founded an online portal veilwithme.com. With the main focus to inspire and empower, Veil With Me is essentially a tribute to Modest Fashion; a truly universal language that unites a remarkably diverse feminine community worldwide.

You can often see Daria modeling for, and partnering with, various fashion brands from all over the globe.

Pretty Kaur D.

Co-Founder & Director

Pretty Kaur D.

The first Sikh to be crowned from Los Angeles as Mrs. India USA, has created a niche for herself in the world of fashion and beauty.

She earned her degree in Mass Communications & Public Relations and is a Post Graduate in Fashion Design and Merchandising. She also holds a degree in Cosmetology. She took her experience and expertise to the next level and combined them all into one unique practice that focuses on fashion and beauty all together. Her goal is to transform her client’s personalities by providing one stop shop solutions.

Pretty Kaur D believes in “Compassion, Creativity, and Commitment”—the three Cs! She accredits her parents for her inherited talents and her resolve to achieve her dreams. “My father S. Kulwant Singh is a very creative person who has bagged several national awards and my mother was the force behind me who motivated to participate in beauty pageants and I worked towards fulfilling her dreams.

Pretty Kaur D. is a noted Fashion Designer, Stylist and Style Curator who takes pride in sharing her achievements with the world. She’s worked as a special invitee to New York Fashion Week and Style Week in 2016 and recently in 2022. She also has a humanitarian side that compels her to create a bond with each of her clients. Many times she even counsels clients to believe in the power of inner beauty, adding to their confidence that enables them to carry themselves gracefully. Accredited for having curated style for celebrities including Hollywood and Bollywood, she has worked with a wide range of clients. The events she styles run the gamut from red carpet award functions to interviews and interactive television shows. Some of her clients include Adonis King, Julie Steins, Annabellagutman, Mariah Salene, Mario Delatorre, Billion Dollar Brows & Beauty, Natalie McCullough Plain, Vicki Gunvalson, Sharmita Bhattacharya and Manara Chopra.

Pretty Kaur D. also runs her own Vegan Cosmetic Beauty line & Indo Western Fashion brand called Pretty Kaur D. Her niche is to design VERSATILE Clothing which can be worn in many ways, and she designs the complete head to toe look for her clients. Her mission is to introduce and incorporate the Eastern-styled embroidery from diverse cultures into Western clothing.
As a Fashion Consultant, Style Curator, and Special Invitee to New York Fashion Week and Style Week in 2016 she worked as a Choreographer & Beauty/ Fashion Director at NYFW 2022.

She also has a humanitarian side that compels her to create a bond with each of her clients. Many a times she even counsels her clients to believe in the power of inner beauty adding to their confidence that enables them to carry themselves gracefully.

Pretty Kaur D. is also a community leader, and a social media influencer. She is also a co-founder of CA Sikhs (California Sikhs), a non-profit organization that works to create awareness about Sikhs.
She is based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and two kids. She is an active member of the community often engaged in humanitarian projects.

“I am thankful to the almighty for his blessings, and each one of my family members for adding to my strength that empowers me to perform to the optimum,” she says.

Niza Oun-Nguyen

Co-Founder & Director

Niza Oun-Nguyen

First Cambodian woman to win the title of Mrs. Asia USA.

Niza is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA) and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) who currently serves by day as a Partner Advisor at AdvicePeriod in Newport Beach, where she  manages assets for high-net-worth clients, entertainers, and athletes. A financial professional for over 12 years, she filled roles at BNY Mellon, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), and Canterbury Consulting after earning her bachelor’s degree in International Studies-Economics from the University of California, San Diego. She later earned two Masters degrees from Pepperdine University – an MBA in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship. She received her CPWA designation from the Investments & Wealth Institute through the Yale School of Management.

In addition to her professional role, she is a wife, mom of three young girls, and a “mompreneur” who founded the educational YouTube channel Aspire to Bee. Aspire to Bee raises awareness about careers among children through fun, kid-centric content. Through videos and blogs, Aspire to Bee helps young children and their parents identify their interests and envision a future in the world of work.

As part of the Aspire to Bee brand, Niza has written a children’s book that explores careers through a fun, rhyming narrative.

Recognizing that Cambodian-Americans are among the poorest populations in the U.S and with just 45 percent of Cambodian-Americans earning a high school diploma, Niza is committed to inspiring people like herself to overcome the odds through formal education and informal mentorship.

Sherine Zaza

Co-Founder & Director

Sherine Zaza

Leadership and Management Transformation Coach.

Sherine has trained and helped hundreds with their personal development throughout her entire career. Sherine also is a current tittle holder for the Mrs. Global Ambassador 2022 where she has received various leadership awards and a recognition by the United States Congress.

Well-versed in leadership training, philosophy and assisting others in their personal and professional development, Sherine began her career at the age of 21 when she got hired by a major restaurant chain. She was chosen to travel and be the lead in  company’s new development projects, while also training new employees all over the U.S. Her passion for guiding others towards success led her to the next position with Darden Corporation, where she held a management post and handled projects from creation to completion.

Ms. Zaza specializes in Life Transformation, Events/Design & Entrepreneurship. She was awarded with a “Woman of the Year” title by the National Association of Professional Women. Sherine is well versed in leadership, philosophy and event planning, which has helped her in uniting strong amazing powerful women in collaborations. Through organizing large events with many powerful Lady Bosses, Sherine has been able to uplift and inspire vast amounts of women to achieve more and dream bigger!

“We are all in cocoon. Let’s break free.”

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