Carla Sta Cruz is a writer for carlastacruz.com and a digital creative for @carlastacruz and @thecarlastacruz on Instagram and Twitter, respectively. She is also a member of Vanity Fair Social Club. She also designs accessories, bags and couture for Carla Sta Cruz and Guerra Manila -both brands that train and employ single mothers from developing countries. Before this, she apprenticed under Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Milk Made. She graduated from Parsons, The New School with a degree in Fashion Design and pursued further studies in Central Saint Martins for shoe design, and construction.