Stella was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Portuguese and Italian roots. Her artistic talent was recognized with several awards since childhood for the passion and devotion in the Fine Arts and music fields. Stella had an introduction to Fine Arts in Lisbon, Portugal and graduated from Commercial Design at George Brown College in Toronto. She was the founder and Creative Director of 17 Designs, a Graphic Design and Web Development company for 20 years. 17 Designs was the Award winner of the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre in the Emerging Business category in 2001.