I’m a first generation Mexican American born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. My parents arrived from Mexico in the late 1960’s. I was fortunate through life circumstances to temporarily live in Mexico for three years during grade school and this opportunity is what allowed me to really submerse myself in my culture.
Even as a small child I knew I was born to be an artist. It made me happy and I loved everything artistic from painting, sculpture, drawing, to sewing. I was able to do so from a small age all the way through high school.
I completed my BFA in Fashion Design, and from there went to work for Nordstrom for ten years. This is where I found my true passion, and working for Bobbi Brown made me realize how much I cared about cosmetics. I’ve expanded my talents to fashion shows, non-profit events, and bridal and special event make up applications. My opportunities continued to grow, including work with Oprah and celebrity guests on her Chicago-based show.
This was all the beginning of a journey, my journey. I wanted to own my own business, and everything up to now has taught me how I want to run my company. As a self starter, I remain active in the growth of my creative artistry.
This all comes together in the form of Fresame Cosmetics. It’s a beautiful thing, and I hope you love it as much as I do.