She’s Got Style Global Fashion Series
Today, my friends, we are headed to Dallas, Texas to meet our new She’s Got Style global fashionista sister. Mariana Raquel was born and raised in beautiful Argentina, but has called “Big D” home for the last 27 years.
This stunning mother of three, holds a masters degree in bi-lingual education, but later decided to follow her passion for fashion, makeup and wellness.
Ten years into her “dream career”, Mariana Raquel now works with clients ranging from high-profile celebrity women to soccer moms!
FCO50: We love your edgy style. What pieces in your closet help define your personal style?
MARIANA: I would say that the ‘clothing’ definition of my signature style would be either a dress with a moto jacket (combining classic with edgy) or jeans, t-shirt and statement jewelry paired with either a blazer, moto jacket or sweater depending on the season. I usually wear a little pump or bootie with either look. The reason behind this “signature” look is because I like to pair elegance and grace with a youthful outspoken edginess. That is probably how I would define my personality as well, now that I think about it!
FCO50: Since you clearly have your finger on the pulse of the fashion scene, what trends are you embracing this season?
I would have to say that the trend(s) that have captured my heart this season is the off the shoulder trend and the incorporation of bold color! I have ALWAYS been a ‘wearer’ of bold color regardless if it was on trend or not but now that it is ‘IN’, I couldn’t be happier! I adore seeing people wear bright colors because I believe it truly changes your mood as colors have their own energy.
As far as the off the shoulder trend, it is more that I have always loved women’s shoulder as they represent strength and beauty. Women hold so many people up within their family, friends and tribe that our shoulders are so powerful metaphorically as well as literally and having them pop out of a blouse or sweater creates a classy sexiness that is so very beautiful to me.
FCO50: What do you consider fashion staples every woman should own?
MARIANA: A great fitting black dress, great fitting jeans and statement jewelry but if I had to narrow it down to my one fashion staple that can be found year round in my closet it at least one high quality blazer/jacket. I have several to choose from depending on my mood but they are perfect to have on hand for travel or when it’s colder inside with air-conditioning even in the summer. You can dress it up or down depending on your event and will instantly change a sexy or edgy look into more classic one that can take you from night to day or day to night by simply taking it off or putting it on.
FCO50: Do you have any beauty or skin care favorites?
MARIANA: I eat very clean with lots of fruits and veggies, little if any dairy and lots of healthy fats. BUT while I believe that what you put inside your body is the best way to achieve great skin and hair, sometimes a woman needs a little help for sure!
My morning routine consists of an exfoliating face wash from Kate Somerville or Dermologica used with a vibrating brush. I follow it with the MOST important thing a woman can use after 30; a vitamin C serum!! My favorites are Obagi or SkinCeuticals. I then use a moisturizing serum (Kate Somerville restore8 or the Dilo oil from Kates collection as well. And finally, I always end with a sunscreen.
I am Argentinian and have been living in Dallas, Texas for over 27 years now!
Although I have a masters degree in bilingual education, fashion, makeup and wellness have always been passions of mine. As a young girl, I would design clothes that I wanted and my mother, a master seamstress, would make them for me. Later, through modeling in high school then college, my passion became greater but decided to finish school and get my masters degree instead.
After having my 3 beautiful children, I decided to take my passion for fashion, beauty and wellness to the next level and started a business of fashion styling. I have been doing this for about 10 years and work with many clients ranging from high profile celebrity women to soccer moms with a few scattered men here and there.
I approach styling from the inside out and always try to incorporate wellness and healthy living along with personal styling. I LOVE what I do and helping people feel their best but I also value my clients so much as I learn something so valuable from each one of them.
Our heart-felt thanks to Mariana Raquel, for sharing her tips, insight and fashion passion with us today!
Until our next fashion journey, keep your bags packed, darlings!