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Meet Gabriela Guaracao

Meet Gabriela Guaracao
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Meet Gabriela

In her own words, meet the things, people, and places that inspire her vision.

Color

I have always been fascinated by the thousands of colors, the differences between shades, and the meaning colors carry.

How empowering and liberating colors can be. They make you stand a little taller and prouder.

It is almost as if we all secretly realize that color is equal to happiness and we want to gravitate towards it.

Black is a color too, and it is a beautiful canvas to truly make your own. Our Raw Emerald Ring gives it a dash of the unexpected that I mention below.

I often am asked why chartreuse is our signature color. It combines so many things that move me. Chartreuse is the marriage of green and yellow. Green for the deep green rolling hills or mountain peaks of the Andes Mountains. Yellow is the first color you see in the morning if you are lucky enough to have the sun shining in your direction.

It also is a color that stands for freshness and optimism–– a color that gives you a reason on its own to be happy.

Travel

I am inspired by the world and its abundance of cultures.

There is so much history around the world and so much vigor stemming from the wonderful fabric of cultures that pepper our universe. 

Europe with its Roman and Greek influences, South America with its Spanish, Portuguese, African, and Native American fusion, the Middle East or East Asia––the centers of so many religions and early civilizations, North America being the melting pot of everything and everyone.

How could anyone pass up the opportunity to explore it if given the opportunity?

There is no other choice but to travel it. 

 

Gothic Architecture

The doors, the spires, and the vaulted ceilings. Architectural dreams were made of this. Whether it is true gothic, Catalan gothic, or gothic revival––this architectural style sings to my soul. And it’s influenced our logo and imagery.

I still remember the first time I walked into Santa María del Mar in Barcelona. Or, I always make sure to stop into St. Patrick's Cathedral if I am somewhere near midtown Manhattan. Last by certainly not least, I am amazed by the Las Lajas Sanctuary––a gothic revival church in Colombia––which is built on and in between a canyon in the Andes Mountains. Fascinating.


Boldness and the Unexpected

But classically done. There is nothing better than a flourish of color or an interesting accessory to elevate classic style in a modern, elegant way. There is magic in the unexpected.

Languages

Languages are the windows or eyes into its respective culture. AMERICAE’s office is based in Philadelphia and consists of  team members originally from the U.S. and from different parts of the world. We speak English, Spanish, French and Italian are always looking to add more languages to our team.

We are fascinated by the historical and geographical elements that make a language. Take English, a Germanic language that is influenced by Old Norse, Latin, Spanish, and French among others. The how and the why behind these influences is mesmerizing. Or Spanish, a Romance language that stems from Latin and has been influenced by languages such as Frankish and Arabic, among others.

The how and the why behind these influences is mesmerizing. 

Curious as to what’s next? Have questions about Americae? Send us an email. 

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