Exciting news! The Mata Dressember team has already reached their fundraising goal of $1,000! Thank you so much to all those who have donated – your support will help fight slavery and human trafficking throughout the world. You can still donate to Mata’s Dressember team through the end of the month, and be part of a movement that has already collectively raised over $400,000 in the first two weeks of December!

The Mata Team thanks you for supporting the Dressember cause!


And with two more weeks to fundraise, we want to introduce you to a few of our team members through a holiday-themed Q&A!

What is your favorite Mata dress this holiday season?

Lilly: Amazing Lace in Berry! So easy to dress up or down, and many color options for tights to wear with it!

Justine: Poetry in Motion burgundy! I love all the little details of that dress – little cap sleeves, flattering peplum, low back neckline. I’m all about the little details!

Emily: Devonshire when I want something cute and comfortable, Poetry in Motion when I’m feeling fancy!


What’s your go-to styling/accessorizing for the winter?

Emily: Brightly colorful coats and tights – I like to combat the greyness of winter as much as possible.

Justine: I like trying to mix textures into my outfits, such as chunky knit sweaters over a more sleek silhouette, tall suede boots over polka dot tights, etc. It helps to break up the monotony of winter dressing.

Lilly: Layering up on necklaces! So great to see different pops of colors and shapes when the weather outside is chilly.


What is your favorite December/holiday activity or tradition?

Emily: Drinking mulled wine out of a boot mug at the Christkindlmarket downtown.

Lilly: Going to see the Nutcracker! It is the perfect way to get some Christmas cheer and have a festive day exploring the city before/after the performance. 

Justine: Since I don’t live with my family and only see them once a year, I’m most excited about doing not-that-special things like watching Star Wars together (Oh Han Solo!). Other than that, Filipinos have this tradition called Noche Buena, where we wait until midnight to have Christmas dinner together after we’ve gone to the Simbang Gabi mass. It works out really well to eat so late because Filipinos are quite notorious in always preparing TOO MUCH food, so people are ravenous by then and pretty much nothing is left afterwards.

The Mata Team, left to right: Maureen, Justine, Lilly, and Emily