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 Bayamón, Eileen Larracuente Voice Studio and later on, in 2012, at Garden Street Performing Arts School. 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 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.
Since then she has appeared on TV modeling for Celebrity Stylist Derek Warburton, commenting on celebrity fashion, and was also featured as one of the “Six Slammin’ Bloggers” in Bella NYC Magazine. She has also written guest articles on various magazines on fashion and cocktails, plus hosted the red carpet of the DMX DJ Choice Awards for Latin é TV. In the summer of 2015, after shooting a short film in Washington DC, Carla decided to take a break from the Big Apple and explore the fashion and cocktail scene in Miami for a year.
Carla Ortiz currently writes for Latino entertainment website, Latin é, and does social media for various hospitality businesses.
Haute Cocktail is a lifestyle blog focusing on fashion and cocktails. Carla Ortiz launched it on April 2010 as a source of fashion inspiration, cocktail recipes, beauty finds, and fun experiences. This blog aims to inspire and promote a more beautiful, positive and happy lifestyle through exploring and celebrating life through fashion, cocktails and the experiences the world has to offer.
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 ForceField NYC, Abbott, Glucerna, TRESemmé, LDR Brands, Coca-Cola and Vivino.
Haute Cocktail is all about having fun and taking life in. Dress up, order a cocktail and celebrate life one fashionable moment at a time.
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