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Meet Mariela Torres of Killem With Chic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mariela Torres.

The name came after seeing this quote, “CHIC – creating happiness inspiring confidence” She thought “That’s the sort of movement I’d like to create.” Killem With Chic was brought to life in her hometown of San Diego after a ten-year-long relationship ended, quitting her corporate job as a lease manager inside Bloomingdales, and the passing of her mother. She was presented with many challenges, which ultimately inspired her to follow her dream.

Killem With Chic started off as a fashion blog which quickly turned into a tee shirt line. In the past year, the brand has expanded into a clothing line, blog, podcast and spiritual/biz mentorship for other boss babes. She now makes it her life goal to mentor other women with their business (or to start something of their own) and see a massive shift in their mindset, what they believe about themselves, and a see a preeminent boost in their confidence and self-esteem.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There were many potholes, dirt roads, hills and mountains. I don’t think it’s ever a smooth road when starting something of your own. I believe we go through the things we go through though to toughen us up, grow and learn from. I have come to realize that shit is going to happen, it’s inevitable and when those moments happen it’s up to us to persevere and keep going. “Magic happens when you don’t give up, even when you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart.”

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Killem With Chic is a brand, blog, podcast and mentorship for other boss babes.

We are mostly known for our clothing line because that’s what we started off as but have transformed into being known as a business for women empowerment.

I am mostly proud of our mission and message, which is helping women redirect their path to a more magical life. I’d say what sets us apart is that I do it my way. I am unapologetically myself and want other women to know that they can express themselves in that way too.

What were you like growing up?
I was a very shy but rebellious and curious kid. I’d question everything and always wanted to know why I had to do something; like learn about US history and attend church on Sundays…

I always loved fashion and home decor. I liked making things look pretty even at an early age.

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Image Credit:
Brigitte Patton, artifacts, Megan Porras Photography, Inky Snapper, 656 photography, H photography

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