The Damsel in the Dress

Cynthia Recto, also known in the online fashion world as The Damsel in the Dress, has a great eye for style. Learn more about her others tastes below!


What’s your favorite band? I don’t really have a favorite band, but I do have a favorite musician; Drake! Though Kendrick Lamar is a close second.

Why did you start a blog? I started blogging because I love fashion and have a critical eye when it comes to styling. Combined with my shopping addiction, I have all these clothes and these potential outfits with no audience to share them with. I am very passionate about styling and have an analytical approach to it that I want to share with the world and blogging is the perfect outlet to do that.  My goal is to be recognized as a Fashion Blogger/Stylist and make a career out of it like Chiara Ferragni of the Blonde Salad and Aimee Song of Song of Style, traveling the world, collaborating with the biggest names in fashion as well as attending Fashion week all across the globe! I know that the internet is a vast place, full of opportunity to share my outlook, process to styling so I went for it, and invested some money for a Sony Nex-6 and the rest is history!

Who is your Sheroe? Victoria Beckham. I’ve admired her as Posh Spice when I was very little and has constantly been a style inspiration for me over the years. She’s an iconic figure in fashion and is now a designer of her own line, at the same time, maintaining her duty as a mother and wife.

What is your favorite fashion trend right now? My favorite fashion trend is ruffles, whether they be on poplin shirts, skirts, whatever! I love the drama it brings to a piece! At this point, throw it at anything, I will probably buy it. Another trend that just might turn into a staple in my closet are thigh high boots, so obsessed with them!!!

Favorite designer and why? My favorite fashion house is Celine, I love their ready to wear minimal aesthetic, very clean, very chic, very me!

Favorite city and why? I love Seattle, but as a fashionista, my ideal city will be Los Angeles, I feel like theres a gold mine of opportunity there, waiting to be dug up! Beautiful City, beautiful people, yeah the air is dirty but you’ve got the beach and 365 days of Summer!

Favorite artist? Valfre! Her work is all about girl power, its cute and quirky! I love her satirical portraits of women and her modern interpretation of Girl Power!