My Inspiration: Cuba

My Cuban heritage and Latin blood is the spark that ignites my inspiration for the Nicolita Collection every season.  My parents and grandparents would tell me stories of their childhood living in Cuba and showed me photos of their homes. I heard endless stories that brought theCuba that they wanted me to get to know and appreciate to life. Those photos and stories were my tangible connection to Cuba while I was growing up in Orange County, California. I fell in love with my families old photos taken during the 1940’s and 50’s and the glamorous fashion of the era.

Below are some more of my favorite photos of my parents as children in Cuba







I also love all of the vintage posters from the 40′s and 50′s that were about travel and a romanticized jet set lifestyle.