We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexis Chiquete-Nuñoz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexis, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to create a brand that helps and supports community. My goal is to eventually be able to have all of our blog features meet and possibly network. To celebrate all of our uniqueness and Lift Each Other Up. I have also been recently pursuing my love of fashion and learning how to sew and design. That is the new chapter for Como La Latina but same strong message. Be Strong, Intelligent and Fierce. Be You, Como La Latina. Mujeres Lift Each Other Up.!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always been creative. I’ve studied photography, worked in a creative field and finally pursued my love of couture fashion. At the moment I work in alterations. I’m constantly learning new things and I’m so thankful. This job means a lot to me because I’m in the process of learning how to sew and design. A passion I never knew I had until I realized my love for fashion photography finally brought me to recognize I’ve always wanted to design. My grandma back home even has wedding dresses I designed for my aunt’s wedding back when I was a kid. Perspective comes when you least expect it. Thank you grandma for keeping those sketches. Como La Latina is always going to be growing and I with it. I feel confident in the direction we are going. I’m slowly trying to be less shy and much more confident within myself. I hope Como La Latina reaches people in a positive way. That’s also a goal of mine to keep helping Mujeres Lift Each Other Up.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love visiting Marina del Rey. That’s my favorite beach so far in the city. Still need to explore more. I’d also check out The Huntington Library, If you love nature and art. Also support one of my favorite galleries out here Sugarmynt Gallery in Pasadena. There is also the Heritage Square if you are interested in old LA architecture, it’s a beautiful small museum. There are also so many places for amazing food. Two of my go tos is Sonora Town in Downtown LA. and a place called Cha Cha Chili’s my friend Dominique took me too and I’m obsessed. These are some of the places I’d recommend personally.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
When I first thought of Como La Latina my creative best friend Natalie and I were constantly collaborating together doing photo shoots and that’s where I got inspired to create Como La Latina. Thank you sis for your friendship. I’m also so lucky for my amazing team, husband and family. Thank you all for believing in my dreams.
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Photography by Adriana Garcia Fernanda