|Tatiana Santo Domingo|
|Born||Tatiana Santo Domingo Rechulski
(1983-11-24) 24 November 1983 (age 30)
|Alma mater||American University of London|
|Spouse||Andrea Casiraghi (fiancé)|
Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr.
Tatiana Santo Domingo Rechulski (born 24 November 1983) is a Colombian heiress and socialite. She is the daughter of the late Colombian businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. and Brazilian socialite Vera Rechulski. Santo Domingo is engaged to Andrea Casiraghi, the eldest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, who is the second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.
Early life and educationEdit
Tatiana Santo Domingo Rechulski was born on 24 November 1983 in Geneva, Switzerland. Her father Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. (1958 — 2009) is the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo (1923 — 2011), who was cited as the second richest man in Colombia by the Forbes in 2011. Her mother Vera Rechulski is a former Brazilian socialite from São Paulo, who currently has a boutique in Paris that sells Indian antiques. Tatiana Santo Domingo has a younger brother, Julio Mario Santo Domingo III, born in 1985. She spent her childhood in Switzerland.
Santo Domingo was educated at a boarding school in in Fontainebleau, near Paris, where she met her future fiancé Andrea Casiraghi. She later studied history of art at the American University of London.
In 2011, Santo Domingo launched, in partnership with Dana Alikhani, the Muzungu Sisters fashion venture, which focuses on ethical business practices that allow them support local craftsmen, buy handmade garments at a fair price and then sell them. Their brand has been supported by other socialites, such as Eugenie Niarchos, Margherita Missoni and Gaia Repossi.
Santo Domingo also supports several charity organizations, most notably the Motrice Foundation, which funds research into cerebral palsy and which her fiancé Andrea Casiraghi also supports. In August 2006, she and Casiraghi paid a very serious visit to Manila on behalf of a joint venture of the AMADE and the Virlanie Foundation.
Personal and media lifeEdit
In July 2012, it was announced that Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo became engaged after a seven–years relationship. According to the Vogue Italia, the wedding will take place in 2013. The pair met while studying at a lycée in Fontainebleau, near Paris. The son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and the nephew of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Casiraghi is currently the second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. Should he eventually become the Prince of Monaco, Santo Domingo will most likely become his Princess consort. She has already accompanied Casiraghi at some of most important social events in Monaco, such as the Rose Ball, the Red Cross Ball, the Monaco Grand Prix and the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.
Santo Domingo is known for her unique fashion sense, which varies from the elegant style to the vintage, boho-chic, hippie one. She cites Loulou de la Falaise as her style idol. In 2010, Santo Domingo was included on the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List. The German Glamour also listed her as one of the one hundred stylish women.
Santo Domingo splits her time between Rio de Janeiro, Paris and New York City. She is close friends with socialites such as Charlotte Casiraghi, Eugenie Niarchos, Gaia Repossi, Dana Alikhani, and Teresa and Margherita Missoni.