Trendsetter to Know: Mercedes Martinez

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Name: Mercedes Martinez

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Age: 21

Title: Founder + CEO of CEDES; an online Women’s Fashion Retailer.

Married/Single: in a relationship for the last 4 ½ years!

Kids: no!

City you live in: Paradise Valley

A typical day in my life includes…

it varies day by day. Everything that is done for my online store, CEDES, is all me…it is currently a one woman show. So a typical day for me is started by scrolling and engaging on social media, checking my emails,  reviewing any orders for CEDES, planning shoots and pieces I want to buy for the store! After reviewing the orders, I will begin fulfilling each order and getting them ready to go out to our amazing customers! The rest of my day includes shooting photos for social media as well as our website.

I was born…

in Pennsylvania. My family and I moved to Arizona when I was 5 years old.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the gorgeous sunsets and the weather…except for the summer when it feels like a giant oven!!!

I’m listening to…

La La Land by Bryce Vine.

My family…

is everything and my biggest support system! They are constantly pushing me to chase my wildest dreams and to make my goals a reality. I am so lucky to have such loving and supportive people on my side.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Kylie Jenner…no matter what anyone says, she has taken her platform and created an empire! She’s a successful businesswoman and I would love to hear all about it.

One thing I cannot live without…

my phone…and dogs! If you know me, you know I am obsessed with dogs, haha!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a fashion designer! I always knew that I wanted to do something within the fashion industry ever since I was a little girl! I taught myself how to do fashion illustrations/sketching at a really young age.

I’m inspired by…

Lauren Conrad! She is actually how I first learned about FIDM when I was younger, which began my dream of attending fashion school!

The one person who motivates me is…

my dad! He is a successful and hardworking entrepreneur and is always encouraging me to learn new things, get out of my comfort zone and accomplish my goals.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

that everyone be treated with kindness and respect.

The perfect day would be…

a relaxing day at the beach somewhere really tropical! End the day with a gorgeous sunset, good food and probably some shopping!

My first job was…

a Brand Representative at Abercrombie!

My favorite escape…

is a relaxing day at the beach! When I lived in Los Angeles while attending FIDM, you could always find me at a beach in Malibu!

My life…

is exciting! I feel like I am constantly on a new adventure!

I’m currently working on…

growing my online clothing store!

Always…

do what makes YOU happy!  

Never…

let others tell you how to live your life.

Favorite Quote…

“She believed she could, so she did.”

Biggest Dream…

is to have a successful career and eventually open my own store and launch my own clothing line. And to make a difference amongst my community.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people who have an overall negative attitude.



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