The Mari Before the Sabe


I am Sandra Marilu Leiva, “Mari” is what  most people know me as and comes from my middle name Marilu. Born and  raised in Houston, Texas and now a local blogger, fashion designer and  aspiring entrepreneur. Graduated with a Bachelors in Science from The  Art Institute of Houston majoring in Fashion and Retail Management which  is what drove and pushed me to start my fashion blogging journey. My  journey dates back to 2015, I started with DIY fashion  and then decided to jump into blogging. Since then I have built  countless connections with several amazing local and national business  owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with a like-minded attitude. 

My goal is to build my brand Mari Sabe into  an international clothing brand and influence the world through my  blogging platform. My dreams are definitely not small and will require a  lot of work but one other thing you should know about me is that I  don’t stop until I get what I want. My foundation and faith are based on  Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior and that is where my confidence also  comes from.

In 2019 I had the opportunity to debut my  first collection ever and my first fashion show. There will be more to  come. I am a sweet yet strong minded individual who is still learning  how to love the process of building a dream into a reality. I am blessed  to be surrounded by people who genuinely love me and appreciate me for  who I am. My boyfriend Javier plays a big support role in my life and I  am one lucky girl indeed. 

My final words at this point in my life:  People will laugh, they won’t believe in you, they will talk behind your  back but remember NOBODY sees your own vision of success the way you  do. So, learn to love genuinely, forgive completely, not care for others  opinions and always continue moving forward. As long as you don’t stop, you will reach the top.