About Me

Grace Mattei, writer and fashion blogger behind the Gracest blog poses in front of colorful cacti at a resort in sunny Phoenix AZ.

Hi everyone!

I’m Grace, a graphic designer and self-proclaimed fashion aficionado. In other words…I really like clothes (and shoes).  I’m assuming that since you’re on this site, you probably do too – so welcome! Let’s bond over our mutual shopping addiction.

One of the things that’s always fascinated me about fashion is the ability to make it so personal. You can give two different people the exact same outfit staples, but the way they style them will be totally different from one another’s – each reflecting their own personality, cultural upbringing, fashion influences, etc. This is what makes style so unique! You are the key variable that will determine how all of those outside influences will manifest themselves aesthetically.

That being said, this blog not only serves as a way to share my passion for all things style with you, but also as a reminder to remain true to myself in my fashion choices – because that’s the one thing that will never go out of style (unlike my gold lamé fanny pack). After all, Yves Saint Laurent said it best – “Fashion fades, style is eternal.” Thanks for following along; I’m so glad you’re here!

 If you’re interested in collaborating, hiring me for a design or lettering project, or telling me that my dog is cute (isn’t he?! His name is Cous Cous 🙂 ), please email me at Can’t wait to hear from you!