Emerging Latin Designers I Love IV

Featuring Emerging Latin Designers I Love IV by Stephanie Hill on The Style Bungalow

Emerging Latin Designers I Love IV by Stephanie Hill on The Style Bungalow

We’re so excited to share the newest edition of Emerging Latin Designers I Love this month – especially with the start of a new season (less than 2 weeks away)! I’m touching on a mix of clothing, jewelry and handbag designers I’ve admired for quite some time…some I’ve discovered through other blogger(s) too. I believe learning about each of their stories and beginnings allows me to experience (and appreciate!) the brand in a deeper way. We’re hoping you discover something new and inspiring as well!

Dress: Cala de la Cruz Sandals: By Farsimilar here Clutch: (c/o) Pamela Munson

Cala de la Cruz 

I discovered this Colombian resortwear brand through Jenny Lopez, blogger behind LopezJennyLopez, who wore it effortlessly. I remember combing through the web and realizing how enamored I was by Cala de la Cruz’s beautiful silhouettes – all of which is inspired by the simplicities of nature. There’s also a type of fresh and innovative element consistently seen in their original, textile designs; it holds the perfect dose of timelessness without compromising modernity. I’m so in love with this x piece!

Adriana Castro

This gem is one of the sweetest souls! I remember NYFW last year, in the midst of all the chaos and shows, Adriana personally hand-delivered one of her stunning hand bags to me (so incredibly thoughtful!).

Her entire collection speaks to the type of woman she is: Colombian, fearless, feminine, delicate, refined, down-to-earth, exotic and intelligent. Intentionally focusing on the essence of casual chic and discreet luxury, the accessories from her collection are meant to easily be mixed and matched. It’s because she creates luxury with a purpose, which is destined to survive the fast-paced fashion culture (aka her designs are sustainable). All these products are handmade by cherished Italian and Spanish artisans in Florence and Valencia including the Adriana Castro atelier in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Daniela Salcedo

Daniela Salcedo is also a Colombian brand (and blogger), but one that specializes in jewelry. Her designs started out as an entrepreneurial project for college, which then positioned her as one of the best-known emerging jewelry designers in Colombia! The line is considered fun with a twist of risky, yet always a classic in my book.

Carolina Santo Domingo

Carolina launched her own namesake handbag label after the success of designing STAUD’s highly coveted ‘Bissett’ bag. Her minimalist collection features handbags with artful clean lines and timeless shapes that are all Italian-made. As she’s said before: “It’s an accessory — it puts everything together, it’s the finishing touch.” I love that her goal was never to overpower anyone’s look, but more so to tie every element together.

Maison Alma

In 2017, Colombian-born, Paris-based designer Daniela Bahamon launched Maison Alma. Though, she’s generally known for her signature outerwear pieces, she’s recently released hand-crafted handbags that blend both Latin American aesthetics with French savoir-faire – perfectly. Not only does she source and use only the finest fabrics curated by artisanal techniques, her sophisticated designs are flattering, memorable and completely classic.

Dress: Cala de la Cruz Sandals: By Farsimilar here Clutch: (c/o) Pamela Munson

Emerging Latin Designers I Love IV by Stephanie Hill on The Style Bungalow

Featuring Emerging Latin Designers I Love IV by Stephanie Hill on The Style Bungalow

Xo, Stephanie


  • Just recently discovered you and I am truly inspired by your style! I love how you embrace your latin side, yet reflect elegance through it. Can you please share around what times you do your photoshoots to obtain this glorious “golden hour” effect? Do you happen to edit your pictures with a filter? If so, would you be so kind to share. I’m trying to learn on how to edit blog-worthy content. A post on that would be helpful!

    • Hi Genesis,

      Awe thank you so much! My best recommendation for photography is to study lighting and locations that you love to shoot in (sunrise vs. sunset times). I edit based off of that and what I’ve learned from my recent photography courses. 🙂

      I hope this helps!


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