Where to begin…As of this moment as I am typing out my bio I feel extremely grateful and blessed to be where I am in life.  For many years I was wearing invisible shackles due to wrong life choices.  I’m not one to dwell in the past but its easier to embrace your past and move on with your future.  This is why I feel so fortunate to be able to have these dreams of long standing finally come to fruition.

Ever since I was a little kid growing up in the Texas panhandle born to Mexican immigrants, I was fascinated by beautiful shiny objects.  Whether it was jewelry, clothing or home accessories. I guess you could say that my inner interior decorator/fashionista was aching to come out.  I remember like it was yesterday moving my mother’s furniture around or decorating my “home-made” forts in my bedroom.  My mother would always ask me for my opinion when we would go furniture shopping or when she was getting dressed for a special event and she always made me feel like my opinion mattered.  It solidified my love and interest in fashion and home decor.

I feel like this is where I should share that everything that you read in my website is strictly my opinion when it comes to fashion or home decor advice.  I am basing my body text from my own experience.  Not to toot my horn but I like to think I have a good eye when it come to all things beautiful.  Hopefully, that doesn’t sound egotistical as I mean for it to sound confident.  The reason I decided to put my small print in the world wide web is to share my love and passion for fashion and home decor.  For me fashion and home decor come hand and hand in expressing yourself.  They both express your individuality and unique nature.

I would also like to mention how I came up with the name, 1 Dapper Latino.  Well, one reason is pretty obvious.  Ok, not to sound narcissistic but pretty often friends, family and at times complete strangers would compliment me by telling me how dapper I look.  Now, thats not to say that I always look “dapper”.  I’m just a normal guy who during the week is pretty much in workout clothes, “athleisure”, if I may.  When the weekend finally arrives or a special event is onboard, who doesn’t like to “tszuj” (pronounced zhuj) it up.  When it comes to my website/blog well I’m a 1 man show. So thats how I became, 1 Dapper Latino.

This is all very new to me but I’m ecstatic and nervous to be going on this journey.  What consoles me is that I’ll be going on this journey with all of you.  I do want to thank my web designer and photographer for bringing my idea to life.  I am excited for what the future has in store for me.  Much love.

J. Josue Montes