Welcome to our new feature, #MirameMuchacha. Each month we will highlight a woman who you can't help but notice. She works hards and shines while doing it. Read below to find out more about our first Muchacha.
Volume one features Colombian born fashion stylist Lina Bracky.
Where are you from?
I am from Bogota, Colombia and a proud dual citizen. I came to the US as a teenager. I spend most of my time in Greenwich, CT where I reside, and some play time in NYC whenever I can. As for my vacation time, I love Europe and am working on visiting the countries on my bucket list. So far I’ve made it to Germany, Spain and UK.
What is your job and what do you love the most about it?
I am a fashion stylist but also act as a creative director in the shoots I produce. As a stylist I love enjoy the whole process, especially when there is a major transformation involved. To make someone over from their regular beauty to an enhanced level that displays both their physical and internal qualities is a joy. When working on photo-shoots, I not only style the model(s), but sometimes also act as the creative director; doing so means coming up with the story line for the shoot – which can be challenging, especially if budget is low, or none (cross-collaboration) – that is when creativity must kick in high gear. It can be a very stressful process, but good stress if that makes sense.
What do you hope to contribute to the world?
I hope my work contributes opportunity to the world. I have worked many times in cross-collaborations, and although that isn’t the long term goal, the goal is to help promote talent. Photographers, designers, models – (even want to be models who have talent), makeup artist, videographers, etc. they all start somewhere and it can be a long and arduous road, but some have a more difficult time than others and not all achieve success.
As a freelancer and a startup I know how hard it is to find opportunities. I have seen so many gifted individuals on the streets of NYC, hoping to collect enough money to buy food, it is heart breaking. I have many goals in my life, the main one is to affect this world, to leave a very strong and recognizable foot print and to inspire others to do the same. One of my intentions is to gather the troops if you will, and to help these people find a source where chances can be given to them, so long as they are willing to try hard and passionately. No one works for free, I don’t, but when starting up a little investment comes along the way.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years, I see myself traveling the world alongside my sister who is a designer, learning and adapting ideas from other cultures and interpreting them into our own label and fashion brand.
What is your favorite beach destination?
Ah favorite beach destination – not a fair question. Currently my favorite is the Hamptons – beautiful clear ocean, but as a former Floridian, I will always say Bal Harbour. Anytime I visit Florida that is where I go. Funny to see this question, my bucket list contains a list of countries whose beaches I would like to explore: Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Maldives, Benidorm, Positano, etc…. ask me again in 10 years :).