Carla Ortiz is the Founder and Blogger in Chief of Haute Cocktail. The Latina blogger behind this lifestyle destination was born under the Aries sun and the Virgo moon in the enchanted island of Puerto Rico. Growing up she always had a fascination for fashion and anything entertainment related, so she became an expert in turning blankets into unique dresses, and TV remote controls into top notch microphones.
A girl with an artistic streak, she always found herself immersed in the worlds of art and performance. In 2006 she completed a BA in Media Production and Advertising from Universidad del Sagrado Corazon. Carla also successfully completed a modeling course and an acting course from D’Rose International Agency while training her voice at Escuela de Bellas Artes de Bayamon, Eileen Larracuente Voice Studio and at Garden Street Performing Arts School in 2012. In 2006 she moved to New York City to start her life after graduation and pursue a career as an actress and singer.
It wasn’t until the summer of 2008 that Carla decided to pursue her interest for fashion by doing an MFA in Fashion Design. In the process, Haute Cocktail, a fashion and cocktails blog, was born. At that point, and because of incompatibility with the sewing machine, she switched her degree to Fashion Journalism making this website her main career goal. Throughout this time Carla worked in the corporate side of fashion companies like AmyClaire, Ralph Lauren and Steve Madden before deciding to go after her career as a full-time blogger and freelance writer. She completed her degree in May of 2013.
Carla Ortiz currently writes for the fashion and beauty blog of Celebrity Stylist, Derek Warburton, Derek Loves Shopping, as well as monthly columns for Latin-e, The Fashion Potential and Mist Magazine.
Haute Cocktail is a lifestyle blog focusing on fashion and cocktails. Carla Ortiz started it on April 2010 as a source of fashion inspiration, cocktail recipes, beauty finds, and fun experiences. This blog aims to promote a more beautiful, positive and happy lifestyle through exploring and celebrating life through fashion and the experiences the world has to offer.
Fashion Blogger Carla Ortiz in Bella NYC Magazine | Haute Cocktail
Carla Ortiz from Haute Cocktail has appeared on Pix 11 Morning News discussing Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List in 2013, and as one of the ‘Slammin’ Six’ bloggers of Bella NYC Magazine on their March/April 2014 issue. She has also been interviewed for several online publications. Haute Cocktail has worked with brands like ShoeDazzle, Alpine Lace Cheese, Kleenex, Hpnotiq and No Nonsense tights and leggings.
Haute Cocktail is all about having fun with fashion and in life. Dress up, order a cocktail and celebrate life one fashionable moment at a time.
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