Christie Maruka, Founder of Fashion Fix a Mobile Style Van and Boutique that makes house calls along the East Coast pictured here with Cheryl Burke of DWTS fame who is launching an active collection cee bee. Maruka, was diagnosed at an early age with severe scoliosis and had to wear an oversized body brace through her teen years. Beating both the odds and her diagnosis, Maruka overcame her disability and pursued her dreams in fashion and lead a very active lifestyle received a dance lesson after previewing Burke’s newest designs.
Introducing Fashion Fix: Mobile Styling from CT to VA by Christie Maruka
If you find yourself in a fashion bind and are situated anywhere between Connecticut and Virginia, you can put your trust in Christie Maruka fora complete Fashion Fix. Maruka is a mobile stylist and boutique who heralds a comprehensive closet by way of a chic Mercedes Sprinter emblazed with her fun Fashion Fix logo stocked with everything from jeans to blazers, dresses and glam night on the town attire complete with accessories.
Maruka’s Fashion Fix doles out trend tips as well as dresses and consults a bevy of A-list men and women including celebrities, reality TV show participants, news reporters, beauty pageant participants, executives, housewives and more. Considered to be one of the top stylists in the New York/New Jersey metro region, Maruka also contributes to top magazines such as WWD and Lucky.
Fashion Fix Gives Back
Having suffered from severe Scoliosis as a child, Christie Maruka knows first-hand how it feels to be ostracized. That’s why beyond styling, retailing and penning fashion editorials, Maruka’s favorite assignment is helping teens suffering from a lack of self-esteem. She has been a guest on many national broadcasts over the years—including Tyra Banks, ABC News and Fox, but her personal best TV experiences to date was The Montel Williams Show, where she had the opportunity to dress underprivileged teens. “You may work at McDonald’s now,” she has been known to tell young people in her travels up and down the east coast, “but that doesn’t mean you can’t own your own restaurant in the future. You don’t need a lot of money. You need to work hard, be responsible, determined and have a lot of passion.”
To that end, Maruka has also contributed to several charity fundraisers. Fashion Fix also makes house calls as a “closet editor,” sifting through garments that clients no longer wear. She then suggests clients donate the pieces to shelters, charities or other organizations that advocate for the less fortunate.
Christie Maruka, Footwear Fanatic & Designer
Recently Maruka signed on as a designer for PolyGel®, a multi-dimensional technology leader in research and development, manufacturing and marketing gel-based products. Under the company’s Geluxury brand, Maruka will be creating new designs for their collection of anti-aging slippers and gloves infused with natural botanical and essential oils that hydrate and rejuvenate feet and hands while also keeping them warm (please visit www. polygel.com for more information about these products).