What do you like about being Latina?
Being a Latina not only means being someone that was born in a Latin American country. It means so much more. To me, being a Latina means that no matter where you were born you have been raised to be strong and have learned that hard work pays off, if only you put your mind to it. It means that your color skin doesn't define you and that you will never be alone because you will always have your family behind you. Being a Latina means that you will develop the best palate in the world because you trained your mouth to experience the best food and not only in one language. Nevertheless being a Latina means rhythm as with any music it will have you shaking to your toes. Being a Latina means being strong, confident, kind and beautiful.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
One thing that most people don't know is that I used to (still do once in a while) belly dance. I grew up being a dancer, from jazz to ballet to contemporary to folklore. But the one dance that stayed with me forever was belly dancing. There is something about the music and the culture that attracts me so much, and that's not the only reason I like it, it's also a great way to get fit and get your workout done in a fun way.
What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?
I love light colors, from whites to nudes but also the classic black. I am also not afraid to use colors depending on the occasion. I would classify my style as sophisticated-romantic or classic-chic. I love to try new trends, and I love to accessorize with statement pieces if the garment needs it. When shopping I always try to look for stylish pieces that are striking and smart and will favor my figure.
What trends are big in your city?
In Dallas, you can get the best of both worlds. And if you are country at heart, this is the city for you, from boots to cowboy hats you find the best selection here in the heart of Texas. But don't let me just emphasize western fashion only. In Dallas, you can be a boss babe as it is a mecca of corporate headquarters with companies such as J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus, but also it's the host to many more shopping venues where you can find brands such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, etc. Lastly, Dallas is a melting pot, where cultures have so much influence in our everyday trends, so finding your style, is just a matter of finding who you are and what you like, as the city will provide it for you.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
I am a Chanel girl. From the beginnings of the brand with Coco Chanel til now, being in the hands of Karl Lagerfeld the brand has revolutionized as the years pass but has kept the iconic and classic style that everybody loves. To me, Chanel means sophistication and class, and the craftsmanship is seriously one of the most detailed in the fashion industry. Not only that but every single piece is unique, and I love the fact that can be passed on through generations, just like the brand itself. Lastly, I am very intrigued by the way Karl Lagerfeld has introduced Chanel to the modern day "IT" girl. Who would have thought that this iconic brand would end up as a must-have piece for street style fashion?
Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?
For this question, I can't just choose a model, or a designer or an actress that have the best style. I idolize and love so many amazing women that have shaped the way I see fashion. From iconic legends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe. To modern showstoppers such like Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge), the Hadid sisters (Gigi and Bella), Zendaya, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, Gal Gadot, and Olivia Palermo. Every single one of these women has such an unusual and unique fashion sense that have put them on the map as the most fashionable icons in the world.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?
Currently, I work as a bilingual social media manager for a company in Dallas, TX and I run a beauty, lifestyle and travel blog called thedailysash.com where I share my everyday experiences with young women who have the same likes and struggles as me. I plan on keep moving forward with my passion for social media and search engine optimization. I believe that the power of social media and e-commerce is taking the world by storm and if people learn to use it properly, it can become a giant asset which we need to take advantage of. Hopefully, I can turn my passion into a business in the near future where I can expand my blog into a place where people can come and find a community, especially young Latinas.
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