My name is Maria Stratigis, I’m a Greexican*person of Greek & Mexican descent born & raised in Houston, Texas! But I love exploring this great state; Peloponnesos, Greece has always felt like my second home, and I feel nostalgia for places I haven’t seen or people I have yet to meet on this precious Earth.
When I started to develop cystic acne as an adult, I fell in love with the power of makeup. What started out as a way to cover up blemishes soon revealed itself as a passion! I eventually started doing makeup on others and it filled my soul so much that my path led me to work as an artist for MAC Cosmetics. Ultimately deciding to put my university degree to some use, I found a ‘stable job with great benefits like health insurance and weekends + holidays off’. However, I knew I still needed a creative outlet because my love for makeup was now a part of me; and I have been blogging ever since!
At the end of 2019, I rebranded as Style Stratigi to encompass all parts of my life – because style is not simply what you wear, it’s how you live your life! My life, much like my style, has changed greatly since my first days in makeup – and I’ve come to realize that my beauty and style routines have always served as a way to patiently care for my body as well as a powerful way to connect with my true, authentic highest self and inner child.
My life and style has been heavily influenced by my upbringing – my mother is first generation Mexican-American, my father is a self-made immigrant from Greece and growing up in a home where two colorful cultures came together as one enriched my life in all areas; from the way I enjoy life through food and music to the way I see the world to my core values and most especially my spirituality and faith in God.
I am here to inspire, but most of all to be inspired.
Life and Style is what you make it, so make it your own.