Vianely Rivera, The Mexican Fashion Blogger to Keep Tabs on This Summer
Vianely Rivera is an extraordinary fashion blogger from Mexico. She is an empowered entrepreneur and founder of @refugioofficial. Refugio Official is for all the #refugiogirls who love to spice up their summer wardrobe. Vianely Rivera has a vast collection of sensual bathing suits that compliment women’s bodies in distinct ways.
Vianely started her career in fashion and show business in fashion TV as a host. Soon after she went to TNT for the direction of the Latin Grammys for three years. She is currently a fashion advisor for elite politicians in Mexico. She also participated as a mentor in Fashion Week Academy by Mercedes Benz, to later become Creative Director and finally Brand Manager of the Mercedes Benz fashion week in Mexico.
Vianely is a power engine. She managed all of this, all the while working on her personal brand as a fashion blogger and luxury personal shopper. She is currently working as a brand ambassador for brands such as Dior, Givenchy, Fendi, Chopard, louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, La mer, Chanel, Farfetch, Mac, BCBG amongst others.
Here at Galore we had the pleasure of interviewing Vianely on all things fashion.
Hi Vianely! Thank you so much for chatting with us here at Galore. For those of us who don’t know you, how would you describe yourself in 5 words?
Determined, dreamer, creative, persistent and positive.
What inspired your line @refugioofficial?
Could empower the women.
What does it mean to be a #refugiogirl?
That whatever piece you wear, the most important thing is yourself, and feel comfortable with who you are.
What was it like working with TNT and the Latin Grammys? How did this experience help your career?
I love it… I love music sooo I love to be in touch with the singers, dj’s etc.
You worked as a Mentor, Creative Director and Brand Manager for the Mercedes Benz fashion week in Mexico. What were some of your favorite moments?
I loved to work as a teacher in a platform that for me it was one of the tops when I was younger… I think it was a huge self satisfaction. I can make my own runways for fashion week! It’s one of the things that I also like… not always be at the spot light
Have your designs been featured in Fashion Week?
Not yet, but I’m working for a elementary clothe collection apart of Refugio where we have another exposition points.
Do you envision working with any specific models?
I like to work with any kind of models, tiny ones… tall ones, blondes, brunette, skinny’s… I think diversity is really important right now and I think is sooo important that we change the stereotypes of women that we have… the pretty and model profile is now so old and I’m so happy about it… and for me that I have a brand is super important to change that, cause that create traumas.
Who are some other Latinx fashion designers that you recommend for the Galore audience?
Chris Goyri and Carlos Pineda, I think they both have a heavy proposition to the world
If you could be sponsored by a festival design a collections, what would be the name of the festival, where would it be located, and who would you want to represent your clothes?