"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot
Andrea Maria, 25 year-old Mexican from Reynosa Tamaulipas is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dear Milano.com a fashion, beauty, travel, and lifestyle website. She studied marketing in Monterrey, Mexico at Tecnologico de Monterrey and then moved to Milan, Italy during 2009 to pursue her dream to study fashion design at the prestigious Istituto di Moda Burgo. Since her return to Mexico, she started blogging about the fashion industry and her personal style.
Dearmilano.com was launched July 2012. It has a global reach of 135,000 followers and it is seen in more than 170 countries worldwide. It is known to be one of the top fashion blogs in Mexico and is ranked as one of the most influential blogs for fashion, beauty, travel, and lifestyle in Latin America.
Andrea has been interviewed and featured in several fashion editorials such as Elle Mexico, Elle.mx where she also contributed during the summer of 2015, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Grazia, E! Online, Quien, Caras, HOLA, Moda Reforma, BuzzFeed, Buro 24/7, Refinery 29, Racked NYC, The Fashion Spot, LOOKBOOK, Fashion TV online, and El Norte.
She obtained an internship with the Mexican fashion designer Rolando Santana in 2013 and was Producer's Assistant of the well-known fashion and beauty photographer Kenneth Willardt in 2014. She was Assistant Director of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada New York during 2014.
Andrea is based in New York City, but constantly traveling all over the world. She is working as a Marketing Director at Into The Industry, freelancing as a digital marketing consultant, and writing about fashion and mantras at DearMilano.com