Born in 1977, Lara lives in London.
Currently a PhD student at the University of the Arts London, where she develops a research project entitled "Towards a practice of unmaking: a strategy for a critical fashion design practice”, under the supervision of Prof. Sandy Black and Dr Thomas Makryniotis at the London College of Fashion, with a grant of the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal.
She attended the MA Fashion Artefact, at the London College of Fashion, with a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and graduated with distinction.
She graduated in Fashion Design from Citex in Porto in 2003.
In 1998 finished her Jewelry and Metals graduation, at Antonio Arroio Art School, in Lisbon.