Like any little girl, Christina Carathanassis loved to dress up. But for Christina, this childhood stage grew into a full-blown fashion obsession that has shaped her entire life.
Before her passing, her mother Ro explained, “When Christina was five years old, she gave me styling advice … and I actually listened to her! She has always had this amazing sixth sense of what looks good on everyone. When she wasn’t trying to collage new outfits in her fashion journal, she was writing about them. I would like to think she got that gene from me…”
Naturally, in high school and college, Christina’s closet was often raided by her friends and family. She always knew that her closet had a special draw; it always held the right clothes and Christina proudly wore the label of the “go-to-girl” for beauty, fashion and shopping advice.
Growing up in Bergen County, New Jersey (a short 15 minute ride into the Big Apple), a career in beauty and fashion was a natural choice. Post-college, Christina quickly climbed the ranks as a Manhattan-based publicist working for high-end, luxury clients. It was there she was entrenched in red carpet, star-studded fashion events (The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards and Fashion Week). In the midst of all the celebrity-driven, fashion hype and glamour, Christina knew she too had a special talent and had been sitting on the sidelines for long enough.
In 2004, Christina’s brainchild Christabelle’s Closet Boutique opened her online doors bursting with designer treasures and designer duds, culled from Manhattan socialites, LA’s famous faces and high-powered elite. This Closet was designed to hold only the most pristine, authentic designer bargains – to be sold at deliciously low prices and always supporting charitable causes.
In 2008, Christabelle’s Closet – The Blog was born. Since then, privileged readers get the daily inside scoop. A former beauty & lifestyle publicist for innumerable high profile companies and personalities, her finger continues to be on the pulse of new trends and must-have products. She covers the gamut when it comes to lifestyle topics including beauty, fashion, wine, spirits, food, plastic surgery, home décor, travel and more. Christina holds space as Blogger-In-Chief at ChristabellesCloset.com but is also a frequent contributor to a host of other beauty and lifestyle publications. She has been a featured expert on broadcast outlets The CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, ABC News and the Discovery Channel, as well as print publications Entrepreneur Magazine, Shape, Women’s Health and Star magazines and has blossomed into a media sweetheart.
Christina currently resides in SOHO West section of Jersey City, NJ, where she sleeps, breathes and lives fashion & beauty… alongside a host of her on-trend friends and family.