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Cuba Capsule

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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.

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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.

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Family photos of my grandmother, mother, aunt & grandfather in Varadero.

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A fresh take on the Cigar Band Ring from our #CubaCapsule collection. 

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One of the many incredible old cars in Havana. 

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Our Havana tote making its debut in Habana Vieja.

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Inspiring architecture - Catedral de San Cristóbal

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At La Guarida - one of my favorite places I visited. 

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Havana street scene.

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Our Ofelia earrings. 

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Striking mosaics - inspiration at every corner. 

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Driving along el Malecón - truly magical.