As a personal stylist, Mariela Ortega has worked with a Who’s Who of famous names: Chiquinquira Delgado for the 2018 Latin Grammys, Valentina Ferrer for Premios Lo Nuestro 2019, and Iman Hasan for Paris and NYC Fashion Week A/W 19, among many others. Her work has also been seen in Cosmopolitan LatinoAmerica, Vogue Mexico, Warner Records music videos, the ad campaigns of Ximena Kavaelekas, Alexis & Carlos Carrizosa and the art installation Raw Pop Up at Art Basel. “I was born and raised in Venezuela and went to the German School, where I was constantly exposed to the European culture that influences my work to this day,” she says. While studying Fine Art in London, her tutor suggested that she enroll in a styling course. She went on to study at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni London and the rest, as they say, is history; Mo-FashionStyling.com.
We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State. These young professionals represent a variety of industries and excel at their respective crafts with superior sophistication and their own unique blend of style and savvy. All have managed to seamlessly balance their careers with their personal lives while continuously giving back to the community that has helped mold them into who they are. Without further ado, flip this page to meet this year’s Top 20 Under 40.
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