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“When you are foreign, don’t speak the language and are poor, you learn pretty quickly how to find common ground with others. Style was a way for me to do that, it was my language.” Fashion has always been the universal language of the world and Marisela Altamirano of Diverse City Style used her knowledge of the language to launch her blog and keep a finger on the pulse. She has been featured in Lucky and also works as a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant in the Las Vegas area.
Born in Mexico; raised in Albuquerque, NM
Current city/ state:
Las Vegas, NV
Why did you decide to create your blog?
I was looking for a way to keep my finger on the fashion pulse. Something to help me personally stay involved in the fashion industry and as an outlet to keep my creative juices flowing. It’s my passion and where I express myself, so if no one read it, I would still have it.
What’s your personal style mantra?
Wear what makes you feel good but know your audience. Being appropriately dressed is always in style.
How did growing up affect your personal style?
When you are foreign, don’t speak the language and are poor, you learn pretty quickly how to find common ground with others. Style was a way for me to do that, it was my language. However, I wanted to be friends with everyone so my style was all over the place depending on the group. Now that I can communicate with words, my style is a little more steady.
What are your must-have beauty products?
When it comes to beauty, I am not very adventurous. If it does the job, it is in the club forever. I did a post about it here. I seriously can not live without Nivea Kissable Lip Balm. I have one designated to every room in the house. I also use Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara and Laura Mercier’s mineralized foundation. As far as my cleansing products, the only consistent product is the Peter Thomas Roth Peel Pads. They are the best exfoliator around. Trust me, I’ve tried my fair share.
Where do you get fashion inspiration from?
Pinterest is my jam. My inspiration changes regularly but these days, I am inspired by the simplicity of French style.