Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

China Machado

One of the few who can boast the official title of “Ambassadress of Elegance” – coined during a stint with a German department store – China (pronounced Chee-na) lives up to her stylish moniker.  As the first non-white woman to land the cover of a major American magazine (Harper’s Bazaar, Feb 1959.) – China went on to influence an entire industry as fashion editor, TV producer, film costumer, designer, the list goes on... Her life oozes intrigue –  left home at 19 in a madcap love affair with famed bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín, lifelong friend and collaborator of Richard Avelon and a mainstay model to the houses of of Givenchy, Dior, and Balenciaga, China still captivates, and continues to book gigs, today into her eighties – a feat in a culture that idolizes youth. A bonafide style influencer.

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