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by Karolina Barnes
The Team

The word ESTILA comes from Spanish "estilo" meaning style. We believe that style isn't only about fashion. Style is who you are, your unique identity. ESTILA  is created by a small team of real women who are passionate about what they believe in. We are businesswomen, bloggers and creatives who took personal journeys to discover our own style and purpose. On the way we realised that once we "found ourselves", we became more confident and empowered to achieve our dreams. 



KAROLINA BARNES -  EDITOR IN CHIEF & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

"To me, style is a mindset. It's how we define ourselves for ourselves. You have to be open to it and dig deep to explore your uniqueness. This isn't easy but once you find it, your life becomes purposeful."

INSTAGRAM: @karolinabarnes 



ANOUSKA LANCASTER - INTERIORS EDITOR &  DESIGNER

"To me, style is an outward reflection of one's individual personality. It is a way of  exposing one's inner self through imagery, be it how we dress ourselves; or how we dress our home. Our personal style is an outlet into our soul."

INSTAGRAM: @noushka_design



EMILIA VESPOLI - DESIGN EDITOR & CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

"To me, style is about listening to your inner self, exploring your true identity and projecting it outwards through the way you live. Being comfortable in your own skin allows you to develop a style that no one else can mimic because it tells the story of you."

INSTAGRAM: @via_san_vito



FLAVIA YOUNG - FASHION EDITOR &  CONSULTANT

“Style is about…confidence, and the only way to truly be effortlessly stylish is by always choosing comfort and suitability over trends. For instance, if you have short legs, do not wear shoes with ankle straps; if you have broad shoulders don’t wear shoulder pads and so on…but most of all, if you are over 40, forget black leather once and for all.”

INSTAGRAM: @luxe_layers



NICOLA - BEAUTY EDITOR & BLOGGER

"Style is about finding the balance between practicality and passion. It can be simple or flamboyant, but never dull."

INSTAGRAM: @strawbryblonde



ANNA - CONTRIBUTOR & DESIGNER

"Style is about celebrating individuality and not compromising on taste.  In order to fully own it, one needs to stop caring what anyone else may or may not think. Be bold, be brave, be you, and run with it!."

INSTAGRAM: @house_anna_



MONIKA - CONTRIBUTOR & BLOGGER

"Style is about what makes you happy and put a smile on your face. Forget what others think, as long as you feel comfortable and confident, go for it. Your personality will always shine through colours and accessories. Never be afraid to experiment and mix and match different styles and trends."

INSTAGRAM: @secretgardenhome



LOUISE  - INTERIOR STYLIST & ENTREPRENEUR

"I believe style is about having confidence and being true to yourself. To be effortlessly stylish you need to own your choices; be it in fashion, interiors or everyday life, and embrace your own uniqueness."

INSTAGRAM: @louise_ives_wilkinson_design



SABRINA CHAKICI - TRAVEL EDITOR & BLOGGER

"Style is about putting your own personality into everything that you do. Style is not just limited to your outfit it's how express yourself and your passions in your own unique way."

INSTAGRAM: @sabrina_chakici

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