When a friend of mine, Alma Lleras, a former dancer with the American Ballet and now a jewelry designer, invited me to meet her handbag designer friend, I said yes, with trepidation and a little hesitation.
But when she walked into the store and we met for the first time, I knew that we had come upon something special.
Ana Velazquez, born in Canada to Nicaraguan parents and raised in Nicaragua, is a beautiful Latina. Growing up in a creative family, Ana’s mother is a fashion designer, and her grandmother, a jewelry designer.
” I’m inspired by my country, my family and aesthetic pleasures…Nicaragua’s history has produced strong, persistent, loving and hardworking people, people with dreams and a unique perspective of life”…
Like Ana, her bags are works of art, transmitting life, energy, passion, and a postive attitude.
KUERO, meaning ‘leather’ in Spanish, is launching in Pittsburgh, Pa. and is now available at Spoiled Chics the Boutique in Sewickley.
Master Representative, Randy Gray and Associates will roll out the line to other U.S cities beginning in January 2010.