In the fifth grade, Daphna was studying math flashcards with her abuelita and she remembers telling her abuela that one day she was going to be a fashion designer. With a degree from the University of Texas, Austin, today she is known in the New York fashion industry as a stylist that can miraculously pull shoots together come hell or high water. One of her favorite jobs was working on a shoot for Purple magazine with Mario Sorrenti. But she prefers working on creative side projects with her closest friends, “They are all so talented and some of our best work comes out when we are just messing around having fun!”
Place of Birth: Houston, Texas
Parents: From Mexico City
Occupation/Aspiration: Stylist/ I aspire to be happy everyday, follow my heart, and be open to everything opportunity that comes my way.
When did you move to NYC and why?
October 2006. Moved to NY to pursue a career in fashion design. It was something I wanted to do ever since I was a child. The diversity, craziness, and energy of this city always intrigued me.
Where do you live in the city and why?
Brooklyn. I live in BK because that is where most of my friends live and it’s a bit more laid back than the city. Although I do miss the energy of the East Village!
Name a New York moment:
New Years three years ago, I was drinking champagne on the rooftop of the Domino sugar factory with Hassidic Jews that owned the building. It was totally random and unexpected!
How do you keep it Mex in the City?
I like to share things from my culture with my "gringo" friends like introducing them to elote and buying mango con limon y chile at the park in Bushwick.
Who is your favorite designer?
Dries van Notten, YSL, and Rick Owens. I also love watching the fashion shows of graduating students from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
What's your favorite song?
At the moment...”Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Favorite Mexican expression:
"Cria cuervos y te sacaran los ojos", though my mother says "Cria hijas y te sacaran los ojos!" Haha.
What Mexican do you admire and why?
Emiliano Zapata aka "El Tigre del Sur" because he started the Revolution!
Describe a fun or interesting fact about you.
I have some pretty sweet “fly girl” dance moves.