We had the good fortune of connecting with Brenna Guez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brenna, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
It started as a hobby. After living in New York City for a few years, I grew to love fashion and style. I wanted to help people feel the best they could when getting dressed in the morning but more specifically I wanted people to feel their best when they looked back at their family pictures.

Pictures are so important. You keep them forever, and sometimes it’s one of the only things people leave behind. I wanted families to love what they look like when they see their pictures and sometimes people need a little bit of help with that.

There really isn’t a person or business, that I could find that can style your whole family, and I thought if I am looking for that, then other people must be as well. I started helping family and friends for their pictures and events and grew from there.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Starting a business is never easy. It takes a lot of time but if it is something you love and a passionate about then you don’t mind putting in the work. The hardest part for me, was putting myself out there. I don’t love the attention and promoting myself was hard but at the end of the day having a successful business is more important than what others think of you. I have received some really positive feedback and that encourages me to keep going. What I have learned is not everyone is going to love everything you choose. You may have to change your original design multiple times before the client likes it and that’s okay.

I want the world to know that looking at your closet and finding articles of clothing you love can feel overwhelming but there are people out there, like me, who are happy to help.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There are too many amazing restaurants in town. But I would definitely make sure we went to Goode Company Taqueria, Hugo’s, Pink’s BBQ, Uchi, and Breakfast Klub. For drinks, definitely margaritas and ranch water.

I grew up in New England, and when people visit I try to show them not only the best parts of Houston but also the best parts of the south, including food, live music, line dancing, and we always go somewhere with a great rooftop or patio.

I would take them to the Heights, EADO, Rice Village, Highland Village and the Galleria.

Houston has a lot to offer and its really hard to narrow down my favorite places but these are usually my go tos.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband, he has been really supportive about finding my passions and pursuing them. He has a lot of drive and is very passionate as well and that has really encouraged me.

My sister, I turn to her the most for advice in everything from business to my kids. I look up to her in so many ways and she has been my biggest cheerleader.

My kids, everything I do, I do for them.

Website: brennaguez.com

Instagram: @stylebybrenna

Image Credits
Kelli Durham Photography Jessica Maranda Photography

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