THREE TASTEMAKERS REFLECT ON THEIR MESTIZA PIECES
Posted on 19 January 2021
In honor of our semi-annual archive sale, we're recounting some of our Tastemaker's chic looks by highlighting their favorite aspects about the Mestiza brand and their dresses!
JANELL, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST
In the Pericon Midi Dress
Janell Hickman, a recent bride and Brooklyn based editor and digital communications strategist, remarks on the Mestiza aesthetic. She tells us, "I love the simple elegance of all the dresses but there’s always a special twist — a show stopping pattern, subtle details, or a fabulous fit. It’s also amazing to see how the founders embrace their Filipino-American heritage and really infuse it into the collection." When shopping for dresses for events leading up to her wedding, the Pericon Midi was a natural choice for Janell.
EMMA, CONTENT CREATOR AND BLOGGER
In the Puff Puff Midi Dress
Blogger and content creator, Emma Cortes, reminds us of what Mestiza means to her and her culture as a young Filipino woman. In Emma’s eyes, Mestiza means “bringing two or more cultures together.” She values her Filipino heritage because of “how warm and inviting” it is, something that has allowed her to not only engage with her own traditions but also with those of people from “all walks of life.” As a lover of mixing classic style with a bit of flare, the Puff Puff Midi complements Emma's discerning taste.
APRIL, BALLERINA TURNED BLOGGER
In the Puff Puff Gown
With her goal to "empower and give confidence to the every day woman while looking through a pair of champagne colored glasses", blogger and Artistic Director/Owner of the Livermore Ballet School, April Wagner makes hard work look effortlessly beautiful. April, whose style comprises “classic, feminine and confident” pieces, gushes about the Puff Puff Gown: “It’s gorgeous and even has pockets! Honestly, I would love to line my entire closet with Mestiza NYs fabulous pieces!”