Luxury fashion and beauty influencer Victoria Barbara has been hand selected and chosen by Anna Wintour to join the prestigious community of Vogue 100! Vogue 100 is the coveted US based Vogue magazine list of people in the fashion industry. Vogue.com describes Vogue 100 as a “curated list of distinctive creative voices from around the globe, encompassing actors, artists, musicians, athletes, stylists and activists.”
“To be chosen by Anna Wintour is the most incredible honor I could have ever dreamt of. It is such an inspiration to be amongst such an amazing group of creative artists. Anna is my greatest female role model; I learned everything about fashion and female empowerment from studying her over the years. I also have learned so much from her strength, strong sense of boundaries, and how decisive she is,” said Victoria Barbara.
Anna Wintour and Vogue 100 hosted a festive breakfast with Matches Fashion on December 8at Roll & Hill in NYC for all of the honorees. Victoria wore Maison Valentino in pink from the festive ACT collection, which Anna expressed how much she loved the look. The group of Vogue 100 discussed new ideas, fashion trends, and collections over breakfast.
Being an orphan as a young child, Victoria struggled to find the proper role model. Over the years, she stumbled upon Vogue magazine and the legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and she immediately knew she found her mentor and inspiration. Victoria learned as much as she could about Anna Wintour, on her style, how she rocks fashion, how she carries herself with such grace, and integrated it into who she has become today.
Victoria is a one-woman production team and handles every aspect of her image and her content by herself, from hair and makeup to photography, lighting, production, editing, and styling. Victoria is a creative director of her own brand and it is no surprise that the iconic fashionista caught the eye of Vogue Magazine.
She has put together curated content for her followers for years and feels fulfilled to give back to the younger generation of girls the way Anna gave to her. Victoria’s unique, chic style embraces the belief that you do not need to show so much skin to be desirable.
Victoria has collaborated with luxury brands, including Chanel, YSL, Givenchy, Valentino, Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Tom Ford, Celine, and Alexander McQueen, among many others.
She is a long time attendee of all fashion weeks all over the world. This year, she will be attending Couture Week with Vogue, as well as Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Alta Moda Show in Venice, Italy, Milan Fashion Week, and CFDA Awards. Going to the shows this year as a Vogue 100, Victoria will have the opportunity to meet face-to face her favorite designers of all the couture fashion shows she attends.
Jeanel has 15 years of retail, marketing and brand management experience. She has started an ecommerce business in 2019, after working in corporate retail and real estate as a senior managing director and former consultant. She's traveled all over the world, speaks at world renowned trade shows and events, holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce (B.Comm) and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate. You can connect with her on Linkedin.