Stylist, Los Angeles
Disposable Magazine x Urban Outfitters
Where are you from originally and what brought you to LA?
I am from Barcelona and love (and adventure) brought me to LA.
How did you start styling and was it always your vocation?
I don’t think styling was or is my vocation per se, but it’s something that I can do well and I enjoy. And most important allows for a lifestyle full of improvisation and good times.
I was always into fashion one or another way, but I didn’t really make styling my career until clients started booking me. So I guess the career chose me. Almost every day, I had early morning coffee with 2 of my best friends who happened to be photographers. The 3 of us would meet at LaMill or sometimes Tropicana right before heading to our respective full-time jobs. They wanted to start shooting more fashion and asked me to style some shots that got a nice response, and we all started booking shoots shortly after.
Who is your ultimate Icon when it comes to style?
Carrie Bradshaw was the first figure that made me believe that there was such thing as having a career in fashion. I probably wouldn’t stand behind any of her actual styles, but I admire her bravery and determination. I think she is my ultimate Icon because she made me believe.
Being in contact with amazing fashion pieces on a daily basis, do you sometimes think about creating your own line?
All the time! Although not because I work with great fashion, but because there are pieces that I envision for specific projects and I am not able to find anywhere.
Your idea of happiness?
Your idea of misery?
If not yourself, who would you be?
A better version of myself.
What is your present state of mind?
Go with the flow / Work hard and be nice / Treat yourself / Empower your thoughts with actions / LOVE
Bedside table books?
Right now: The Automatic Millionaire / The Boudoir Bible / Emotional Intelligence
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
I relax and let my mind go.
Do you collect?
No. I try to keep my possessions to a minimum.
Tea or coffee?
What is the best dish you can cook?
Pà amb tomàquet
What is your middle name?
I don’t have a middle name, but my legal first name is Maria del Mar.
What do you do in your free time?
I like being active (swimming, hikes, tennis, climbing) and chilling in the sun.
What inspires you?
My parents inspire me every day to live my best life.
What do you do for money?
I dress people.
What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I never believed in the magical figures that were supposed to bring you gifts at night like Santa or the tooth fairy, but I did believe that a “bad guy” was going to break into my bedroom and hurt me at night… so I’ve always had a defense and escape plan ready no matter where I am.
What are your plans for this weekend?
A fashion show and a friend’s housewarming party on Saturday. A petit comité home cooked dinner party and perhaps a drink after with a friend who’s visiting from Mexico on Sunday. I only make plans when these involve other people who require to plan events in advance, otherwise I play everything by ear if possible.
Perro Fiel by Shakira