We are thrilled to feature the gorgeous and multi-talented Raquel Riley Thomas, Executive Producer of Mrs. DC America. Raquel is an extraordinary woman, a decorated army officer, Elite and Ford model, pageant queen, the owner of Mrs. DC. America, and an amazing mother to two kids. Want to know how she does it all and does it stylishly? We had the opportunity to chat with Raquel and learn her secrets.
Q: How does your experience in the army translate into your life now as mother of two girls, and the owner of Mrs. DC. America?
The military discipline I was taught as an officer in the US army, gave me a better understanding of how tackle challenges with my daughters and the Pomp and Circumstance a lively tradition in the military, taught me the protocol of pageantry.
Q: How did the opportunity to own Mrs. DC America come about?
Q: You are a woman who wears many hats – how do you describe your personal style?
My style is upscale conservative with an edge. I was affiliated with the military for 12 years, and I fell in love with the sleek tailoring of the dress uniform. No fuss. If I do wear a loose top or dress, I will usually put a belt around it, to give it a tailored look.
Q: What does it take to achieve success as a decorated army officer, Elite and Ford model, pageant queen, owner of Mrs. DC. America, and a mother?