Welcome to the third episode of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. This episode we’ll be focusing on the story of Jennifer Gomez.
Gomez is a professional stylist from New Jersey. Her love for fashion developed over time through her love of photography, architecture, and arts and crafts. She views fashion as the perfect medium to meld all of her interests together into one passion.
“Style is showing who you are without speaking,” says Gomez.
She describes her style as being minimalist, but with a pop of color. When working on set, Gomez wears a lot of comfortable black styles from Nike. These styles allow for Gomez to be mobile while on set, and the muted color palate allows for her sneakers to shine. Gomez is partial to bright and bold colored kicks, such as the Air Max 90 “Fur.”
Gomez cites that her time growing up in Colombia was influential to her success today. Colombia symbolized freedom to the young stylist. She could oft be found spending time outside playing with her friends from the neighborhood. The lack of technology during those days allowed Gomez to focus on what was truly important – having fun.
The essence of fun permeates her work, influenced by the lively city for which she’s from. She says that Colombia is a fun place with beautiful weather, happy people, and incredible food. Her ability to adapt to any situation, and keep a positive outlook, stems from her Afro-Hispanic heritage.
“Being not only Hispanic, but a Black Hispanic woman, means celebrating every victory, because every victory has been earned,” she says.
The dream-chasing stylist has had to work for every opportunity she was afforded, and she knows that hard work pays off. If you’re reading this article, Jennifer Gomez would like to relay a message to you. Follow this advice and you will know what it takes to achieve success.
“Detach from fear and follow your dreams. Keep creating no matter where you are, or where you come from. You’ll always be rewarded for following your passion.”