The perfect bun, the Peter Pan collar, the two-toned shoes—the minute Liana de Mena walked into Neiman Marcus at Merrick Park for the Skaist Taylor viewing, I knew she was Bella material. I’ve known Liana for almost as long as I’ve been a Miamian. We met at a book club a decade and change ago, where we discussed chick lit that I only pretended to read. (I hate chick lit almost as much as I hate chick flicks.) Nevertheless, the company was great, worth tolerating bad literature for. Ever the savvy business gal, this entrepreneur (she started her own company along with a gal pal) and event planner in Miami isn’t above raiding her sister’s closet and turning a table of ladies who lunch into bun-craving hair harpies. Deets below, so get reading.
Name: Liana de Mena
Claim to Fame: Owner of The Agency Events.
Wearing: J. Crew ballet two-tone flats. J Brand jeans. Gucci belt. Forever 21 top.
Sum up your style: Ever changing.
Most treasured item in your closet: My wedding dress—Oscar de La Renta perfection.
Secret shopping go-to spot: My younger sister Claudia’s closet.
Beauty tip: Drink lots of water, have regular facials and keep the dermatologists number on speed dial.
When you were a kid you wanted to be: A doctor.
Never leave home without your: Three things: my wedding ring, cell phone and Lorraine Schwartz evil eye tennis bracelet.
At the top of your fashion wish list is: A fabulous dress for my brother-in-laws wedding and an everyday jean jacket.
Currently addicted to: The perfect bun. (Deets on how to get it here.)
Last song you listened to: This sounds crazy, but I hardly ever listen to the radio.