Profile in Style: Barbara Martelo

Want to know the fashion resume of a style icon who combines reality and catwalk?

Text: Christina Zikou


This week’s “Profile in Style” is dedicated to super stylish Barbara Martelo, born in Madrid and graduated in law at the Universidad Pontificia (Icade). Barbara started her professional journey within the legal department of the Inditex group, where she realized that what she really wanted to do is to work in fashion. For the sake of the industry and of the style hunters, she began working as a stylist at Telva magazine, then joined Vogue Spain before becoming a freelance stylist in 2007 and continuing to collaborate with various publications of the Condé Nast group, as well as with El País and Harper’s Bazaar. Besides that, she provides consulting services to various designers and stores. We would imagine this busy girl not paying attention to what she’s wearing, but to the contrary, she is a style bomb embracing both reality and catwalk…


Barbara demonstrates a unique style that is fashion forward. Everything she wears doesn’t feel forced, as she combines important items with more casual pieces. What can we find into her closet? High-waisted skirts, skinny pants, mini dresses, sharp blazers and shoes to kill for! What I like most about her sartorialist behavior is that she always accentuates her best assets-her long legs- and stays true to her style.


Barbara’s can’t-live-without piece is a leather biker jacket. This maestro of mixing and matching, who enjoys shopping in Paris and New York, has a style recommendation for all of us: “Don’t be a fashion victim, be yourself”. And that’s what we should be: ourselves. But a little inspiration from one of her fashionable outfits can’t hurt, can it?

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