Happy Birthday, Paulina!

Today’s Tidbits Birthday Girl is local wardrobe stylist Paulina Padilla.

Happy birthday! How are you celebrating your birthday this year?
Thank you! Dinner with the husband at Le Jardinier.
How many candles are you blowing out?
What’s on your birthday wish list? 
Love shoes!
You’re a wardrobe stylist and creative consultant. Tell us about your business.
I style personal clients for everyday lifestyle as well as special events, work with fashion brands styling their collections and help small businesses with creative direction.
What’s your background?
I’ve been working in the fashion industry for over 18 years. Sales, visual merchandiser, store manager, womens apparel buyer, marketing and social media, styling e-commerce and creating content. You name it and I’ve done it! Starting my own business was simply the next chapter.
Three things women are doing wrong when getting dressed in the morning.
Not dressing for their body type, not having pieces they love which they can style more ways than one and following too many trends.
What are your goals when styling a client?
For the client to feel confident is always my number one goal. Also, it’s my job to get them out of their comfort zone and try a few new things.
You’ve worked with Christy LynnMIRTHInclan Studio just to name a few. Favorite styling moment to date?
I worked with a young musician styling her for her first music video. It was a cool project.
Favorite trend right now.
Brown. It’s the new black.
Your daily uniform?
T-shirt, high waisted jeans and sneakers.
Always in your tote.
Dior lip balm.
Fashion essential for the Texas winters.
Lightweight cashmere sweater.
Your go-to boot or coat.
Combat boots. Oversized menswear coats.
First thing you do when you wake up, last thing at night?
Drink lemon water. Set an alarm to meet my trainer.
People would be surprised to learn this about you…
I was born in Santiago, Chile. I dislike garlic.
What neighborhood do you call home?
Timbergrove (west of the Heights). We love how close we are to everything but not in the middle of the city traffic. I rarely leave my bubble on the weekends.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, where are we most likely to find you?
Boomtown for coffee. Bistro Menil for lunch. La Lucha or Aiko for dinner.
Three apps you can’t live without in my job?
LTK (Like To Know It). Later. Venmo.
Best place for a celebratory cocktail?
Lychee martini at Le Colonial.
Series you’re addicted to?
White Lotus. Succession. Only Murders in the Building. Currently watching Wednesday.
Your most memorable birthday celebration ever?
The few birthdays I’ve spent with my cousins in South America. I don’t get to see them as often as I would like but we always have the best time together.
First job ever. 
Abercrombie & Fitch.
What is your sign and do you identify with it?
Capricorn. Absolutely.
Want to be the next Tidbits Birthday Girl? Tell us why at submissions-houston@gotidbits.com.

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