Urban Beach Vibes, Meet Caribbean Flare
Cuba’s style and architecture are just two of the many reasons it's a top vacation spot on my bucket list. Photographs of Havana paint an eclectic and vibrant motif with classic cars, colonial buildings, and eye-catching colors throughout its urban landscape.
When I chose this look I was definitely thinking about bold and bright colors. These types of colors are a trademark in the traditional style of the multicultural island. Cuba being so culturally diverse is a result of influences from Amerindian Taino, Spanish, African, French, Asian, and the English.
I find it fascinating how Cuban cultural dress has been influenced by the African diaspora.
When African slaves were imported to the island country, they brought with them traditions and a style of dress that mingled with the Spanish and French influences present, giving birth to a unique aesthetic of wonderful designs and brilliant colors.
Beauty is found in the shared history of the islands, and coming from a Caribbean background it gives me a true sense of pride.
Afro-Latin style provided inspiration for the look and Venice, CA had the perfect backdrop needed to give off that beachy-urban vibe.