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 sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive