Danié Gómez Ortigoza featured in ELLE

By Danié Gómez-Ortigoza

December 20, 2017

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“It’s more than a hairdo; it’s my feminist manifesto,” Danie Gomez- Ortigoza says of the signature Frida-esque scarf-and-braid combo that’s even inspired the name of her website, Journey of a Braid, which unites her love of fashion and Latin America with a passion for women’s issues. Not unlike the famous family of peacocks that also call her Coconut Grove neighborhood home, Gomez-Ortigoza cuts a colorful figure around town, often sporting the creations of fashion talents such as local Carolina K or Pompi García—both of whom adorn modern silhouettes with traditional Oaxacan embroidery—and the sleek, sculptural jewelry of Miami-based Soledad Lowe. Come Art Basel, you’ll find Gomez-Ortigoza perusing Primary Projects, a discovery zone for emerging contemporary artists, or sampling the grilled octopus at Mandolin Aegean Bistro in the design district. The buzzy resto is “the unofficial meeting point for all of Miami,” she says. “The people-watching is amazing!”