Ever since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed about going to Cuba. When I recently designed A Cuba capsule collection inspired by Havana, it was time to go.
The faded colors of Havana. (main image above)
Follow me as I discover Cuba for the first time.
Discovering the island that my family left shortly after the revolution nearly 57 years ago was something quite amazing, eye-opening, complex and raw. From a creative perspective the faded, dilapidated ruins were most beautiful. I was quite literally filled with awe at the breathtaking European architecture right there in the middle of the Caribbean with vintage 1950s cars zooming by in every which direction. I found the people incredibly joyous despite decades of oppression offering whatever they could to be hospitable and welcoming. The music I grew up listening to filled the streets. I left Cuba touched and inspired by her beauty - it was a creative and personal adventure that will live with me forever.
Family photos of my grandmother, mother, aunt & grandfather in Varadero.
A fresh take on the Cigar Band Ring from our #CubaCapsule collection.
One of the many incredible old cars in Havana.
Our Havana tote making its debut in Habana Vieja.
Inspiring architecture - Catedral de San Cristóbal
At La Guarida - one of my favorite places I visited.
Havana street scene.
Our Ofelia earrings.
Striking mosaics - inspiration at every corner.
Driving along el Malecón - truly magical.