Paola Kustra is a fashion influencer and entrepreneur committed to driving positive social outcomes for women in work and life. Her business startups and charitable efforts support sustainability, women’s empowerment, and disruptive business models.

She is the founder of bagromance.com, a designer handbag rental and sales service, as well as fashion and lifestyle blog stylebattalion.com.

She has been featured on ABC13, Amazing 102.5 with Joy Sewing on ‘A Joyful Life,’ KPRC2 Chanel 1 Houston Life, Houstonia Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle as one of Houston’s most stylish.

She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she earned her CPA degree, and came to the States over a decade ago as an IT consultant with one of the Big 4 consulting firms. She is based in Houston but has also called Miami, New York, and Seattle home.

Don't forget the mute button

An Online Workplace Etiquette Refresher

Now that many of us are working from home, we're relearning how to interact with others.

03/30/2020 By Paola Kustra

My Bed is My Office

How to Make the Most of Working from Home

Here's what's keeping us productive.

03/23/2020 By Paola Kustra

Fashion, Baby

To All the NYFW Trends We've Loved Before

Here's what we're repurposing from the February runways.

03/10/2020 By Paola Kustra

Girl Boss

This Female-Founded, Female-Focused App Wants to Connect Women CEOs

HerHeadquarters, which recently launched in Houston, is moving operations here this spring.

02/26/2020 By Paola Kustra

Shop Smart

The End-of-Season Sales We're Loving Right Now

Inundated with emails? Ignore them and start with us.

01/27/2020 By Paola Kustra

Stay Gold

An Argentinian's Guide to Buenos Aires

Find out the top things to do and see in Argentina's capital.

01/16/2020 By Paola Kustra

Party Ready

Upgrade Your Holiday Looks with Inspiration From These Houston Bloggers

When you need more party outfits but your wallet is feeling the strain, have no fear: You can still be stylish on a budget.

12/23/2019 By Paola Kustra

Q&A

Jeannie Mai Talks Stopping Traffic

The stylist and talk show host is on a mission to help end human trafficking.

12/18/2019 By Paola Kustra

You Better Work

Sports Stars and Philanthropic Gentlemen Charm the Crowd at Una Notte in Italia

Festari for Men's annual celebrity fashion show and gala was a sold-out hit.

11/25/2019 By Paola Kustra

Heiress with the Mostess

Aerin Lauder on Houston, Palm Beach, and Her Famous Grandmother, Estée

The legacy—and founder of her own beauty empire—stopped by Longoria Collection this month to promote her new book.

11/18/2019 By Paola Kustra

Reboot

What's It Like in Tamara Mellon's Shoes?

We caught up with the luxury designer who brought her mobile shoe closet to Houston last weekend.

11/04/2019 By Paola Kustra

👢

6 Shoe Trends We're Loving Most This Fall

Long live the cowboy boot.

10/22/2019 By Paola Kustra

Runway Report

Runway Houston Season 11 Spotlights Local Designers and Influencer-Approved Looks

The highly anticipated fashion show landed downtown last week.

10/17/2019 By Paola Kustra

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Kristen Fenrick

Meet the designer behind local conscious jewelry line Klearly Kristen.

10/16/2019 By Paola Kustra

Purse-onally

Keep Calm and Carry On: The Handbags We Love This Season

From micro minis to belt bags, these are our top picks straight out of Fashion Week.

09/30/2019 By Paola Kustra

So Haute Right Now

4 Fashion Week Trends We're Embracing This Fall

What we've fallen for this season, from bucket hats to statement belts.

09/16/2019 By Paola Kustra

Best Restaurants 2014

Best New Restaurants: Ramen

Sure, noodle shops are everywhere, but a few places have turned a simple pleasure into a special one indeed.

09/30/2014 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Seoul Food

Korean Air Brings the Fare to You

Airline food may not be known for its quality—but for a month at least, Houstonians can find out otherwise.

09/30/2014 By Chris Abshire

Trending

Boots and Booties 101

Ready or not, it's time to put away the sandals. Here are four key boot styles you'll need this fall.

09/29/2014 By Nadia Michel

grooving

A Fistful of Soul Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Houston's favorite retro dance party pulls out all the stops tonight.

09/19/2014 By Dean Davis