[private] Who & Where From: Edda Borjas, 45, is a trendy mother to twin daughters. Originally from San Pedro Sula, Edda has worn many shoes in her life. She has been a weather station employee at a US air force base, a teacher’s assistant, a professor of English, a hotel manager, an administrator at San Pedro’s Real España football club during their championship year in 2003. “‘Nothing is permanent… accept change’ is a phrase I like to live by,” says the outgoing, social and creative Edda.
What & Why: We caught up with Edda at a gift-giving occasion at the Port of Roatan. She stood out from the crowd wearing her turquoise cotton dress with a stitched in ornamental ribbon. Her blue dress came from “Charlie,” a fashion store in San Pedro Sula that makes its own dress line. “I modified it. Basically it’s my design… I call it ‘Fashion IT’,” says Edda. “The IT stands for Italy.” Her white shoes were another purchase at “Charlie”–$40. A silver ring was a gift from her Italian friend Andrea. Her necklace, another of Edda’s creations recycled from an old necklace given to her by her mother, contains 16 river pearls and a turquoise bought at Trader Tim’s store in Coxen Hole–$20. Her earrings, also recycled, are an example of Edda’s skills from a jewelry course she took. Her bracelets of volcanic stone, river pearl, white and red coral, and quartz set her back $35. One accessory missing from Edda’s ensemble was a watch. “I don’t use watches because I feel it takes away my time,” says Edda about her missing accessory.
In Conclusion: “You can have jewels that cost $10 or $10,000, but it’s important how elegantly you wear them,” says Edda, smiling. “I don’t like to just wear the fashionable things. I like to have my own style.” [/private]