Wardrobe stylist, entrepreneur
by Todd Ramos
Sexy and smart Tonya Borisov is hip in the Heights and setting trends. Borisov has lead an interesting and fashionable life. Born in Mexico to a Russian father and Italian mother, she was raised in Mexico City and moved to Houston in 1981. Her sense of style started before she was born. “My mother used to dress ‘to the T.’ She had great taste and really cool shoes.”
This fashionista landed on the scene and immediately began making her mark. Borisov’s boutique, Edin, has put the Heights on the fashion map, with some of the hippest finds for young women. “Houston can be very conservative; and now, with downtown growing, people are starving for something different, and I offer that.”
Enjoy most about styling?
Being creative and making the individual look fantastic – I get really excited making someone feel good.
Best styling quality?
I have a really good eye and am able to look at a person’s body type and create a look that works for that individual.
Going to Mexico City and driving into the little villages, taking road trips through New Mexico and driving up the west coast to Vancouver, British Columbia
Your favorite look?
I am most comfortable being casual, wearing my Miss Sixty jeans and a T-shirt.
Celebrity that has visited your shop?
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Who rules in your closet?
It’s all about Miss Sixty: everything from jeans, blouses and skirts to dresses and shoes. In addition, unique vintage pieces and lots of boots and hats
Other designers you like?
I like a little bit of everyone from Sigal Dekel and Betty’s Blue to Juicy Couture T-shirts and Christian Lacroix
A Barcelona chair and a collection of pre-Colombian art
Audrey Hepburn, I love her style. The way she dressed was classic and chic.
Tootsie Plohound in New York. I love them because they have all the really good brands and labels from Europe.
A Bottega Veneta bag Words of wisdom? Live life to the fullest. Live in the moment, and be happy.