Alexia María Esquer: Founder and Creative Director of Alexia María

Designer Alexia María launched her eponymous brand in 2014 to create elegant, made-to-order evening wear with a modern twist. She has become widely known for her ‘Convertible Collection,’ which allows you to pair various silhouettes with a removable overskirt. Today, Alexia María has dressed women from all over the world by creating an intimate and unique shopping experience online, and in her New York City and La Jolla boutiques.

Q: What are three words people use to describe you?

A: Dreamer, passionate, and creative.

Q: Name one of your favorite things in the world?

A: Spending time with my family. My sister just had a beautiful daughter and she is the first baby in the family. I’ve already made her the cutest little dresses!

Q: If you could be born in any decade, which would it be?

A: I would have loved to live during the glamorous 1950s. It was the golden age of fashion, and as a designer it would have been a true dream to live in that decade.

Q: What’s your favorite type of flower?

A: Hydrangeas always lift my mood. I grow them in my garden and have freshly cut hydrangeas in my kitchen and living room.

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Q: What does your power outfit consist of?

A: An LBD—a little bow dress—and a pair of pointy pumps. Nothing makes me feel more confident than a sleek midi dress with a statement bow. I believe that when you feel your best, you also feel empowered. Here, I wore my Bettina Dress with the timeless Perfect Pump 100.

Q: Who is your favorite old Hollywood movie star?

A: Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. They are the epitome of elegance and timeless femininity. I grew up watching their films—Funny Face, To Catch A Thief, and Sabrina are my all time favorites.

Q: What’s your favorite interior design trend?

A: I gravitate towards anything black and white, whether it’s checkers, stripes, or polka-dots. Right now my favorite piece is my black-and-white French bateau clawfoot tub.

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