A Harvard grad, Maria has designed the homes of prominent celebrities, entrepreneurs, fashion executives and CEOs, sharing her knowledge with them to turn them into significant art collectors. In 2015 Complex Magazine selected Maria as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and she also received USA Best Book Awards for her best-selling monograph - “Out There” in 2013. Recently, using her wisdom in integrating art and design, Maria founded her eponymous premium label of luxury fashion accessories. Every season, Maria collaborates with various artists and forges a creative partnership of innovative designs, colors and materials. Maria and her collections have been appeared in various leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Style Section, Elle Magazine, W Magazine, Time Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar.