If Dita Von Teese had a secret life as a Colombian comedy producer from Queens who counted favorites at The Daily Show as friends and collaborators, she would have much in common with our heroine – writer, producer, and political aide Jessica Flores.
At 24, Jessica found herself in love, pregnant and (with no one more surprised than her), headed briskly toward the spotlight of domesticity rather than the bright lights of her next comedy show. As expected, she was just a tad freaked out (though you’d never know it, because, hello! classy dame, that one).
To help navigate being the bearer of both red lipstick and regular late-night feedings, Jessica created Domesticated Me, a lifestyle website for the domestic diva in all of us. Her digital presence grew quickly, as young moms and brides connected with her love of vintage fashion (her pin-up wedding was the stuff of legend), pop-culture-inspired makeup looks, and of course, knock-your-heels-off sense of humor.
These days, Jessica (along with daughter Catalina Isabel), share how to look and feel fabulous in just a few minutes through outfit ideas, healthy meals, DIY tutorials, giveaways and event coverage. Most recently, Jessica was featured on Latina.com as the winner of their NYFW-inspired beauty look challenge and is part of a Johnson’s Baby YouTube campaign. She is a featured fashion blogger for POPSUGAR Select and a Condé Nast Influencer.
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Formerly the Special Events and Projects Coordinator for New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Jessica has worked in television, booking, event planning and politics.
From 2008, Jessica co-produced a weekly comedy show with Liam McEneaney in New York’s Lower East Side called Tell Your Friends!, which became the film, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film, available on Amazon. The film premiered at SXSW in 2011 and features Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, Jim Gaffigan, Christian Finnegan, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, among others.
She also produced a monthly music/comedy show with The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac called Some Folks, and another monthly comedy show in Midtown Manhattan called Tickle Me Tuesdays at Café Iguana with Mark Anthony Ramirez.Her film about the Mothers of May Square, Through a Mother’s Eyes, screened at the 2009 Left Forum. Jessica currently works as a political aide to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.