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BÁRBARA MORI
ACTRESS
Bárbara co-starred in the smash TV-hit Mirada De Mujer with TV Azteca, then she starred in the soap opera Azul Tequila. Her big break came in 2004, with the telenovela Rubí (a remake of the 1968 series) by rival network Televisa, in which she played the main character. She also has starred in feature films and music videos.
MAYELA VÁZQUEZ
MAKE UP ARTIST
Born in Monterrey, México, Mayela graduated with a degree in Fashion Design and went on to become an key make up artist in Mexico and New York City. Mayela has worked with acclaimed director Joe Pytka, actors James Franco and Chloe Sevigny, fashion designer Ricardo Seco, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Ivanka Trump.
JAVIER ORTEGA
PHOTOGRAPHER
Javier is a fashion photographer based in New York whose work can be seen internationally in ELLE México, GQ México, GQ India, Harper’s Bazaar Dubai, Harper’s Bazaar México, Harper’s Bazaar Kazakstan, Marie Claire México, Emirates W, Nylon México, Schön, Madame Figaro Grecia, Vision China, and Zink.
JUAN ANDRÉS
PRODUCER
Born in Mexico City, Juan is the Production Manager for YO SOY MÉXICO. He produced Ricardo Seco’s last three collections in New York City – FOREVER, POWER, and ALIVE – and has collaborated in production for alternative music concerts in Mexico with artist such as Justice, Hot Chip, Tame Impala and Vimes.
AID FOR AIDS
NON-PROFIT
‘Mexico on Wheels’ project which is planned to support the organization ‘Aid for AIDS Mexico’ and indigenous Huichol community. Aid for AIDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV and the population at large by improving their quality of life and reducing stigma.
GIOVANNI PIACENTINI
MUSICIAN
Giovanni is a classically-trained guitarist that has composed for TV Azteca, México, performed at numerous concerts and festivals including Marlboro “MX beat” in Guadalajara and SXSW in Austin, TX. He recently completed his graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Danielpour.
CUSTOM PROJECTS
WOOD FRAME SUNGLASSES
From start to finish, the innovative projects of Custom Projects are handmade in their workshop in Mexico City. Made with Carl Zeiss UVA and UV lenses, the sunglasses are crafted with certified FSC sustainable wood, such as teak and walnut, and are chemical and colorant free. For each pair of sunglasses they sell, they seed a tree.
GERMÁN NÁJERA
PHOTOGRAPHER
Germán is one of Mexico’s most influential fashion photographers whose work has been featured in Vogue, GQ, MarieClaire, and Cosmopolitan. He has worked with Samsung, Givenchy, Swarovski, and Coach. In 2010 he was awarded Photographer of the Year and Fashion Producer of the Year by Fashion Group International.
JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ
ARCHITECT
In 2008 José opened his architectural firm “ia02” in Mexico City and in 2011 he opened “Taller R” the first Mexican line of tailor-made furniture. He has taught at the prestigious Universidad Anáhuac del Norte and he contributed to “Discover Mexico”, a museum located in the island of Cozumel, which he co-designed.
URIEL SANTANA
PHOTOGRAPHER
Uriel Santana (Guadalajara, México), graphic designer, art director, painter and photographer, has been linked to fashion and celebrities for his excellent mastery of light through the lens. He has published major covers and major campaigns that have made him one of the most recognized photographers in and out of Mexico.
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