Style Encounter: Maryjane Claverol
Maryjane is the humble and understated person that you find at the coffee shop minding her own business, yet she stands out for her bright eyes, and you want to be her friend. She emanates rays of trustworthiness and, after you interact a bit, you know you want to spend more time with her because of her pearls of wisdom mixed with a good laugh or two to draw you in. That’s more or less how we met, and when you see her in her element, alternatively in her studio or with her daughter at the park, she is exactly how she is depicted in these pictures. No “social media persona” – you get the true Maryjane, a rare find.
Name: Maryjane Claverol
Generation: (I am not asking the age, but the generation that defines her style) – “I am very proud to be in the first batch of millennials.”
FB – What brought you to Miami?
MC – The sun, the easy going people, the ocean and business.
FB – Charitable, non-profit or philanthropic organization of choice?
MC – I practice my own karma-charity on a daily basis, I am not the kind of person to work with a big organization. I am more of an everyday helper to anyone who crosses my path. It’s more real. Charity doesn’t need a label.
FB – Which article of clothing do you begin with when you get dressed?
MC – I always try to find the top part first. As an A-shaped-body type, I find it very challenging to balance the volumes of my body. And since I am a trouser kind of person, for me it is difficult to find the right top. I know it sounds weird, but the shoulders are a very important part of my body, and they are key when I see myself in front of the mirror, so finding the right top is my morning challenge.
FB – You have been living in Miami long enough that . . .?
MC – Sometimes feels like a Thanksgiving turkey without the stuffing.
FB – What’s Miami’s best kept secret?
MC – When I feel nostalgia from my beloved Barcelona, I go get Gambas al ajillo at Barceloneta (1400 20th Street) in Miami Beach.
FB – The one thing Miami is known for, but you have never visited, experienced, done, eaten?
MC – I feel like the biggest sinner in the Church, as I have not visited the Faena yet. I know, I am not of the cool school!
FB – A cat or a dog person?
MC – Dogs, always.
FB – The book on your nightstand?
MC – Any by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
FB – The last time you went to the movies?
MC – December, 2013 – Blue Jasmine, a romantic date before New Year.
FB – A food you can’t resist?
MC – My mum’s Oxtail Stew.
FB – Your signature fragrance?
MC – This I keep secret!
Francesca Belluomini is a quick-witted fashion veteran and an unapologetic style savant. She has lived in Miami long enough to know not to blink when peacocks cross the street. She is originally from Viareggio, Tuscany, the same region where Marquis Emilio Pucci and Guccio Gucci were born.
With a degree in Fashion Sociology and a master’s in Mass Media and Communication from the University of Florence, foundations which formed her unpretentious taste, Francesca has dedicated her entire career to fashion and style, and life choices have led her to live in fashion capitals like Milan, Paris and London where she sealed her unmistakable knack for mixing sartorial garments, local market finds, and vintage.
People always complimented her chic style and wanted to dress like her. They admired her ability to put things together with a nonchalant elegance. Her book “The Cheat Sheet of Italian Style” offers tools for every woman to achieve this flair by adapting their wardrobes to the Italian style.
SocialMiami.com, CBS Local Miami, TrustedClothes.com and Italian e-zine www.DDmag.it are some of the latest publications that have enjoyed her sharp and witty fashion writings. You can find her on www.FrancescaBelluomini.com where she voices her thoughts in a more intimate and personal manner.