Flor de Maria Rivera
City you live in:
I live in Los Gatos, California. It is a small town, 50 miles from San Francisco.
I speak English and Spanish. I grew up in Peru, so Spanish was my first language. I moved to the United States when I was 14 and even though I had studied English in Peru, when I moved here I could only say “Hello, how are you?” haha.
Favorite Latin food you can’t live without
I am from Peru and I LOVE Peruvian food. It is delicious and I eat it every chance I get. My favorite plates are lomo saltado, ceviche, papa a la huancaina, papa rellena and anticuchos……just thinking about it, is making me hungry, hahaha. My mom is a great cook and I am lucky I get to eat it often.
What is your Latina contradiction?
My Latin contradiction is that I don’t know how to cook, opsss, I know huh. Many people think that because you are Latina you are a great cook, unfortunately I haven’t mastered that yet! Un día espero cocinar tan rico como mi mamá!!!
When you think of Latin culture what are the first words you think of?
Passion & Heart.
What is your ethnicity? Or where is your family from?
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru
Latina? American? Both?
Favorite Latin artist or music?
I LOVE all Latin music from salsa, merengue, bachata, pop, rock. My favorite artists are Maná, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Juanes, Alejandra Guzman and Paulina Rubio.
iPhone or BlackBerry?
I had a blackberry for almost 4 years but I just got an iPhone and I can’t get enough of it.
How do you describe your style?
I don’t think I have a particular style. I dress according to my mood. So one day I can be feminine, the next I can be more edgy, romantic, sexy, bohemian, classic. I just have fun with fashion and add my own twist to it!
What media in English and/or Spanish do you prefer/consume, as in what magazines, newspapers, TV shows, etc?
I like both! I am addicted to “La Reina del Sur” right now and I am reality TV junkie. I love all “The Real Housewives” shows. I read both in English and Spanish. And of course being a fashion journalist, stylist and blogger, I LOVE any fashion magazines and TV shows.
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