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Mermaid Areli Pina

Have you seen a mermaid in Santa Cruz? If so, you might have just spotted local fashion designer Areli Pina embracing her inner mermaid. But she's not alone! Her line of mermaid-themed apparel and accessories has taken Santa Cruz in waves.

Areli Pina studied fashion design at the Academy of Couture Art in Beverly Hills, and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.