The MNY Spotlight

Meet Claudia Lisotta, Founder of shoewear brand Claudia Lisotta

Introduce yourself!

Hi my name is Claudia Lisotta Im the Owner and Designer of the shoe brand Claudia Lisotta. I live in Dallas TX with my husband and our two boys Nathaniel and Nicholas.

Claudia wears the Carmen Mini Dress in blue/ivory

Your style is fun and colorful! Where do you draw your inspiration from?

I truly get inspired by my home country of Brazil, the beautiful fashion, stunning looks, colorful nature and playful palettes are easy inspirations for daily looks.

How would you style Mestiza & Claudia Lisotta together to create the perfect spring look?

Awww that’s an easy one! Mestiza's flowy materials and colorful palettes makes it easy to pair with a solid elegant sandal like the White Tabitha. For a more fun outfit I would wear a colorful dress from Mestiza, such as the Elliana Barong Midi Dress, with colorful shoes to make more of a statement look. I love being playful with color when it comes to putting a look together.

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Who are some of your favorite style icons?

Currently I love Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively, and Zendaya. Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy are some of my forever favorites as well!

As someone whose style is such a big part of your identity, how does your style appear in other aspects of your life?

For me, style also has to do with how you feel, so incorporating love into everything I wear is essential to look and feel stylish on a daily basis, whether that's dressing for work events or simply being at home with my boys.

You’ve overcome many obstacles - moving here from Brazil, learning english, and launching a business. Do you have any words of advice for those looking to follow in your footsteps?

First of all, dream big! Take the step to pursue your dream by intentionally zooming in and focusing one day at a time, so when you zoom out you don't feel overwhelmed. Secondly, take the obstacles and rejection as lessons to move towards your dream because there will be many. Third, surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed and will be there with you regardless if you're on top of the mountain or deep in the valley. It's very important to have a support system because you can't do it alone!

What draws you to the Mestiza brand?

The colorful pallets that beautifully tell a story, the elegant silhouettes that fit perfectly when you put them on, and the unique details added to every style and piece of garment.

What do you love about the Carmen Mini Dress and how are you styling it?
The Carmen Mini Dress has this softness to it that immediately caught my eye. I love the elegant blues and whites which brings a sense of peace, and the cut adds movement and a beautiful shape. So I chose to pair the Carmen Mini with the Tabitha in White that feature a flower appliqué to create the perfect summer look!

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