Mia Carreras, born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, developed her love of fashion at a very young age as she grew up with a mother she constantly remembers being at the sewing machine! Whether they were enjoying a night out on the town or attending a special engagement; personal shopping, styling, designing and sewing unique fashionable items for friends and family soon became the norm. Mia refined her skills while attending New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology where she obtained a degree in Fashion Merchandising Management.

In 2001, Mia began an internship with leading urban menswear company, Sean John which she soon parlayed into a full time position serving as the executive assistant to the VP of Retail. In this position, some of Mia’s responsibilities included product selection, staffing, and store design for Sean John’s flagship store in New York City located on 5th Avenue. Her experience with Sean John was instrumental in her being awarded a position as the Southeast Territory Account Executive, overseeing wholesale accessories accounts, for urban fashion company AKADEMIKS.
In June of 2007, Mia moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue opportunities with BLOOMINGDALES / MACY’s Inc. where she currently serves in the role of an Inventory / Data Specialist for MACY’s Inc. in their corporate offices.

Mia’s love for fashion, coupled with her years of experience of the fashion retail industry, fueled her to create, G.E.M Stylez Boutique in 2013 which was her online women’s boutique.

Recognizing that carrying others brands was stifling her creativity and sewing skills it was then in early 2016 that the GiGi Carreras collection was born. Based out of Atlanta, GA, GiGi Carreras, is a comprehensive brand that consist of her woman’s ready – to – wear line, personal shopping, custom designs, styling and Head Wraps by GiGi.