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Women of Style 2018

By Lauren Swanson-Tyda and Taylor Transtrum

Photography Credits as Noted


For these chic Valley natives, having a melodious blend of beauty, brains and success never looked so good.

Victoria Mendoza
The multitalented model, pageant consultant and former Miss World America knows that giving back is what makes any woman a true queen.

What drew me to work with the charity Feeding America: I’m passionate about helping the hungry because, frankly, it breaks my heart to see so many people in our own country suffering. Originally, I got involved with St. Mary’s Food Bank and was directed through them to Feeding America during my year as Miss World America. In the last five years, I’ve helped raise tens of thousands of dollars around the nation, served hundreds of hungry families and even hosted my own charity fashion show in New York City during New York Fashion Week—one of my favorite moments of all time!
In regards to jewelry, I opt for… delicate pieces that complement many different outfits. I love pearls, diamonds and white gold because I can pair them with almost everything!
Dresses or pants? Dresses for sure. They’re easier!

Photo by Constance Higley, shot on location at White Horse, an award-winning Scottsdale development by Camelot Homes; fashions courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue of Biltmore Fashion Park; hair by Molly Bardon Gerdes and makeup by Bryanna Casey, both of Phoenix Makeup Collective