Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove
Everything Graciela Molina touches turns to retail gold. The stylist behind Totokaelo’s clean, crisp aesthetic ensures that the store is looking as cool as ever while also maintaining key relationships with clients.
A native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, Graciela dabbled in a number of creative fields like photography and styling, but her journey to Totokaelo had been a long time coming. After working in the fashion industry for eight years, she finally got on the right path when she joined the boutique in 2015. “Working for this company has shown me so much about myself and my view on fashion,” says Graciela. “I feel like I've just scratching the surface of my career.” We hit up this uber-stylist for her expertise on the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
Salespeople, stylists, skincare specialists and all manner of self care mavens—they can be so much more than simply people who provide a service. If we’re lucky enough to score a particularly first-rate one, they might be closer to our therapists, confidantes…basically our support team. They work magic on our wardrobes. They whip us into shape after a rough week. They set us straight when we’re mired in bad vibes. They nix our doubts and fix our hairdos in one fell swoop. They are truly transformation experts. In this series, we’re giving credit where it’s due: to the pros who keep us on point. Get their take on style, wellness, and how we can all learn to love ourselves a little better—even after we’ve left their stomping grounds.