We love to celebrate our diverse client base. We create fabulous and unique looks just for you! Just reach out to us and we will happily answer any questions you may have.
We create ready-to-wear apparel and accessories. You can find our products at Rochester area boutiques. In addition, we attend craft show as well. Where will we be next? Find us here.
Luci & Dona has helped many clients look fabulous in handmade fashions for weddings, proms, drag shows, theatre and many other special occasions. Contact us to find out how we can help you!
Want to see more runway collections? Check out our Youtube channel.
Born in Puerto Rico, Josean's love for fashion started when he was very young. At age 16 he started experimenting with sewing after buying a sewing machine for his mother. By 24 he was making dresses for beauty pageants across Puerto Rico.
Josean studied Elementary Teaching at the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce. To further his passion, he took a fashion design course at Sor Isolina Ferre Centers in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
In 2011 Josean relocated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to Rochester, New York to further pursue his career. Within that year he met his future husband, Mikey Vargas-Rodriguez, and together they both explored ways to turn Josean's passion into a business
Our business launched under the name "J.Vargas" in early 2012. We began as an accessories business, primarily selling Bow Ties and Skinny Ties that quickly became popular. In 2013 Advocate magazine, a national LGBT publication, named Josean as one of their "40 Under 40" for 2013. In that same year J.Vargas expanded to include custom made apparel for clients.
J.Vargas has shown full runway collections at Peppermint Sewn Seeds Fashion Showcase from 2013 to 2017 as well as the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Fashion Week of Rochester shows.
Today, the husband and husband team have come together to further grow J.Vargas into a fashion label. This includes a name and brand change that launched In November of 2018 as Luci & Dona. Why the name Luci & Dona? Simply enough, it's our drag names! Mikey is known as "Lucida Bright" and Josean is known as "Donatella Mirage".