When my husband Bryan Brooks and I decided to launched Evelyn Brooks Designs in June of 2004; I knew it was not going to be easy. I knew there was a lot of work and commitment to make the company work and make it profitable. Perhaps my husband like many husbands out there thought OK, I … Continue reading Making Peruvian Inspired Jewelry Designs for Over a Decade
As a designer how many times do you dream to be in the fashion capital of the world? Many times right? At least I remember my first trips to NYC strolling by Soho, wandering the so called showrooms, browsing windows for some inspiration, and simply dreaming to showcase/sell my work in New York. … Continue reading Is your product ready for a market like New York ?
Peruvian huayruros (WHY-EE-RU-ROS) are without a doubt the lucky seeds even during Pre-Inca times. The Inca, "King of the Inca Empire" will always carry a little pouch with huayruro (why-ee-ru-ro) seeds in it, and use them as a symbol of protection. I still remember I didn't like to wear those seeds in a traditional way, no design just the … Continue reading Peruvian Huayruros named “The Seeds of Beauty” by USA TODAY
My son has been dancing the worldwide known "marinera" since November of 2013 and when in 2014 a friend of mine suggested he could compete in August, as I parent I knew he wasn't ready. I thought there will be other opportunities; indeed there was another competition in November of 2014, and I thought he was … Continue reading Teaching your kids, It is OK to lose (6 years old)