Name: Vanessa Dembo
What do you like about being Latina?
What I love the most about being Latina is the colorful personality and the warmth. I love embracing who I am and where I come from.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
Well, that’s a question to ask my hubby, he always says that I surprise him with bills LOL. To be honest, some of the people here in the US might not know that I was a professional singer back in Venezuela. I miss that side of me so much. Even though I was able to fulfill one of my bucket list wishes of recording my first single on iTunes. HOY APUESTO A QUIEN SOY.
What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?
For my skin tone I love wearing corals, turquoise and red. I also have a lot of neutrals to pair them with nicely. In the summer I love to wear summer dresses. In the fall there is always room for over the knee boots (I think every woman should own a pair).
What trends are big in your city?
Minnesota is very conservative, and the fashion trends arrive a little bit late here. I guide myself mostly from magazines and from what I bring into my store and most of the time I am ahead of fashion in this city.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
For jeans without a doubt JBRAND, they fit me like a glove, I can always shop them without trying them on. For shoes: Sam Edelman is one of my favorites I love how they fit and the design is always great for any season. My favorite over the knee boots are from Stewart Weitzman they are sleek and elegant. I have discovered that UGGS wedges are super comfortable and I love the colors and designs . BCBG is one of my favorites for clothing in general but lately with the adjustment with a new company I am having a hard time finding the same quality and design as before.
Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?
From the old times, there is no doubt that Audrey Hepburn was an icon of elegance and style. Love the simplicity of Natalie Portman, and Halle Berry is sexy and stylish at the same time. There are a lot of people I admire with certain outfits but they don’t have a great style all the time.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?
Having my own store besides the online store. Keep supporting creative women from Latin America and promote their work here in the US and soon around the world. Keep empowering women to look and feel good about themselves. There is a lot I have been working on but I can’t say much yet. This is just the beginning of a beautiful journey. You can follow my journey & lifestyle @vanessaslife.style and or visit www.vanessastyleshop.com
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