I have been a fashion stylist for 7 years in Sunny Miami beach Florida, I truly consider myself lucky to have such a creative and interesting job! I am originally Venezualan and have been living in Miami for 10 years. I’ve always had a life-long interest in the fashion industry, and have enjoyed growing with the Miami fashion scene over the years. Being in Miami, I’ve had access to many great talented photographers and opportunities to really test my skills. I’ve also paid my dues by apprenticing under top fashion stylists and assisting on more shoots than I can remember. Thanks to wonderful clients and offsite locations for editorials and more , I’ve been fortunate to travel around the world doing what I love.
In my free time I enjoy reading, drawing, red wine (larkmead!), traveling and last but not least, taking my dog Bean for a walk (He’s a Pomeranian with attitude).
What’s it like to work with Me?
As a professional Stylist, my goal is to always provide you a completely customized and personalized experienced. I always like to do an initial consultation where I listen carefully to what you need and where you want your fashion to take you. It goes without saying that fashion styling can be very valuable during transition times. Perhaps you are embarking on a new career, dating, entering the workforce, preparing for that special occasion etc. Once I have that information, we discuss your personal fashion preferences which allows me to craft your new signature look.
I have been told I am kind, engaging, patient and fun to be around. I live and breath fashion, so I always know what’s in style and what’s not anymore. I am constantly connected with who the key designers and players in the fashion industry are. With this knowledge, it This allows me to give my clients the most fashion-forward recommendations to you. Interested in working with me for your fashion needs? Contact me
Still Want to learn more?
LCStyling is known for its professional side, creativity and always being among the best in the business. However, it is time to get to know the woman behind LCStyling, the super stylists herself – Lorena. How did she get into the fashion business, what are her favorites, and what advice does she have for us – these were some of the questions. Here is what she had to say.
When did you become interested in fashion?
Fashion has always been a part of my life. I was surrounded by it either through family members and friends, or the entertainment industry. Somehow it crawled into my life and never left. I remember, I also liked dressing up and performing for my parents. It was a fun activity in the house, but it grew into a big love towards fashion.
As I got older I stopped performing and focused more on the clothes, instead. Moreover, throughout high school and my later years, I was always reading fashion magazines and following the trends. So, my friends knew I was their go-to stylist when they needed my advice or to borrow clothes, which never bothered me. I was happy to serve them because it meant I knew what I was doing. I took it as a compliment every time I got asked for advice.
Have you always wanted to be a fashion stylist, or did you aim towards fashion design, for instance?
I think, yes. Instead of designing, and thinking of what to make, I always preferred playing with the creativity of other designers, rather than creating something from scratch. Even though you are given the tools, so to speak, I still had to create looks with my own input. Everything I created was of my own making.
Like I said, since I was a kid, I liked putting on clothes and trying different styles and combinations. That was what attracted me – the ability to create a vast spectrum of outfits just with a handful of items. It was like magic, in some way. I never really thought of creating something myself. Somehow, I preferred the already made clothes.
What is your favorite fashion era?
I have a weakness for the roaring 20s and 50s. There is something special about those decades. I don’t know if it was the fashion, the music or the whole spirit in general, but for me those were probably the best times. During the 20s, the ladies competed with each other, trying to out do one another in terms of fashion. While in the 50s, women looked flawless without even trying. Those dresses looked simple, but super elegant.
However, I really try not to put emphasis on one or two fashion eras. The best solution would be to mix it all up, if possible. Take something from here, something from there and you’ll have a great fashion moment, without a doubt. Truly, all of the eras, up until the 80s, were charming in their own way. Each one deserves a shout out.
Do you have a favorite designer?
This is a tough question. Each and every one of them is unique in their own way. Every designer brings something different to the table, something of their own making. Each item is their own idea, a thing they created with great thought and imagination. But, if I had to choose my top favorites, then I would go for Valentino, Raf Simons and Zac Posen. I love the others, too, but these are my top three. Valentino and Zac make stunning dresses, in my opinion. But if I’m going for something more relaxed, I choose Raf.
How do you manage to follow all the trends and stay on track?
By being active and alert 24/7. If you want to work in fashion styling you have to be present all the time. There is no vacation here and I wouldn’t have it any other way
What are your must-have items every woman should have in her closet?
I would suggest something more casual than the usual LBD. My choice would be a pair of perfectly fitted black jeans, a black leather jacket, of high quality, and a fabulous pair of boots. And it is fine if you spend a little bit more on the jacket. It will last for a long time and never go out of fashion. It’s money well spent. If you ask me, these are the items that could get you through any day. They are casual, comfortable and timeless. Oh, and speaking of timeless, I would add a special must-have: a Channel purse. It’s a classic.
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere, really. But if I am searching for something specific, I would go through magazines, selected Instagram feeds and fashion blogs. I love those because you can find so many options, and looks. Additionally, I turn to the old trends from the past. All in all, when I look for inspiration I look for both models and clothing items, because a piece of clothing could be worn in various ways. Therefore, you can get a few ideas from one piece.
What is the best city for shopping?
Well, it’s impossible to choose only one. It would be a lie that only one city is the best. Every place has its own spirit and fashion trends. So, I guess picking a good mixture would be the best solution. I say you could always do Paris, London and NYC. These are some of the best and most prominent fashion cities in the world. Each of them has a diverse spirit that could inspire and teach you a lot, both about fashion and life.
What is the best part of your job?
Other than playing with clothes and getting to shop only the best, I’d say saving people’s time, and making them feel special. There is this feeling of satisfaction I get when I see that a client is happy. When I see them smiling and being happy with themselves, because they feel beautiful and sexy – this is what makes me love my job.
What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
There are a few things on top of my mind. For instance, I would advise younger me to dress with the mood. It feels honest to others, and more importantly to myself. It is great to follow trends, but instead of doing it blindly, I would say to myself to make them my own. Basically, be more relaxed, fashion-wise.
What is your favorite store in Miami and Why?
There are so many amazing stores in Miami. All of them have something specific they focus on, and are famous for. But my definite favorite would have to be Curve (listed in my article about the top 10 fashion boutiques in miami), no doubt. If you need me, you will find me there.