StyleMama – Maria Vasconcelos – Loving NY

This week’s StyleMama, Maria Vasconcelos,  moved to her dream city of New York 2 years ago. She says the city keeps her intellectually curious, while feeding her mind and soul. As a visual artist, she is constantly inspired and energized by the international population, great museums and galleries, as well as NYC’s thriving artist’s community.

Maria Vasconcelos in New York, USA - Photo by Mindy Veissid

Home: New York City, USA (Originally from Portugal)
Age: 41
Children: 3 (2 girls and 1 boy)

Occupation: Maria is a visual artist whose work is full of wonder, life and energy, but my description doesn’t do her work justice…please take it in for yourself at

How does she look so darn good?
Maria works out regularly heading to the gym, taking  a yoga class, or going for a run. She’s says more than physical exercise her amazing husband, kids, and her passion for work give her a positive outlook on life.  She’ s also a big believer in cat naps – moms don’t get enough sleep!

What’s she wearing?
Jacket: Veda leather jacket
Pants: Helmut Lang
Top: unknown
Shoes: S. Weitzman
Bag: Marni
Accessories: Tre necklace, Giles and Bros bracelet, scarf:gift from my sister in Sao Paulo

Her Style:
” I live in sweats and comfy clothes in my studio while I’m working, but I like to contrast that look when I leave for the day.  I look for comfortable yet fun clothes to wear as I run around from one kid activity to another. I enjoy putting my clothes together as I try to combine different elements that I haven’t tried before and hopefully surprise myself. ”  - Maria Vasconcelos

StyleMom Photographer: Mindy Véissid, a native New Yorker, grew up surrounded by lights, shadow and movement. Her photos reflect not only this, but also incorporates her creative background in painting and writing by use of metaphor, texture and composition. Mindy has been called an intuitive photographer, in that she shoots from her heart. Because of this, she is able to capture candid, true and fleeting moments. Before becoming an international fine art photographer in 2009, Mindy worked in the corporate world and found herself living in Luxembourg and Switzerland for six years. Mindy moved back to the US in 2007, and currently resides in New York City. For more information, visit or on Facebook.

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