At quiet a young age, while other kids watched Saturday morning cartoons in her Washington Heights neighborhood, Gisela was glued to the TV watching Elsa Klensch's reports from the catwalk. Years later, circumstances led her to New York’s Wall Street area after obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from Oswego University. 

After working 6 years in finance and spending most of her life as a closeted fashionista, she bravely decided to leave the lucrative corporate life behind in 2002 and relentlessly pursue her true call. Now, 11 years later, her resume reads like a fashion stylist’s dream: Contributing Harper’s Bazaar Espanol, appearance as a judge on Canada's Next Top Model, and she counts the iconic Iman as one of her most loyal clients. Her work has graced the pages of W magazine, American Vogue, Cosmopolitan Espanol to name a few. Gisela Castillo is based in New York City, is married and a mother of 3.


Maurenice has been surrounded by high fashion and elegance since her early childhood. Born in the prominent city of Santiago,  Dominican Republic, she spent most of her youth in her mother's designer boutique where she'd admire the socialite clientele and envisioned creating fashions that would capture their essence.

When her family relocated to the fashion capital of the world,  New York City, she found it offered the opportunities needed to pursue her passion for design.  She later obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Fashion Design & Textiles from Syracuse University. Post graduation she spent a fascinating year in Italy absorbing the culture and lifestyle of the Europeans. 

After stints with Carlos Marquez, Christina Perrin, Jill Stuart and Anne Klein in New York, she was compelled to start her own exclusive luxury lingerie line, Vagin Pouvoir, based on the power of the confident woman. Since then Maurenice has steadily worked as a freelance Fashion Designer and has now expanded into the marvelous field of Interior Design.
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