I had the tremendous honor to be invited to the opening ceremony of Kaipi Peru 2014 at the National Museum of the American Indian.
What a great opportunity to share my culture with the love of my life my hubby dubby. It is very important since we are TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES, to share and try to make him understand, why we are how we are. Why we are so passionate about everything we do from our food, to our dances, to our culture in general. I think Peruvians we have a special way to love our country.
The night began with a speech of the representative of the Museum, then follow by the Peruvian Ambassador to the OAS and the Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Harold Forsyth whom officially inaugurated the event.
Then came the most emotional moment of the night with the presentation of ANU Proyecto Universal a group of Peruvian dancers, then our traditional marinera from the coast of Peru and our huaylas a traditional dance from the mountains of Peru. I had tears in my eyes to share this special moment with my husband. It was like being in Peru for 15 min, but we were actually in Washington DC.
When ANU started to play and make music with many different instruments and loud noises and I was telling him, maybe now you could understand why Tyler is so loud…it may be in his veins, it may be part of his culture.
After the opening ceremony guests were treated to pisco sours and Peruvian delicious ordv’res including aji de gallina, solterito de quinoa, suspiro a la limenha and alfajores.
The reason why I share all these stories through my blog is because I would love to inspire other Peruvians to share the love of our country with new generations, with our kids and so that they pass it to their generations.
I left my country eleven years ago and I don’t regret it. Now that we have two kids Tyler & Stella, I am trying my best to teach them to love Peru, as much as I love it; to teach them to be responsible citizens of the world:)
I am just so thankful that now we have the opportunity to have a little bit of Peru so close.
Kaipi Peru will be in exhibition at the American Indian Museum through August 3rd.
Evelyn Brooks Designs has been invited by the cultural attaché of the Embassy of Peru in Washington DC Dr. Flor Diaz, Mr. Juan Luis Reus from PromPeru and the coordinator Mrs Heidi Castrillon of Bizz USA & Americas to participate during the Peru Fashion Night. This coming Wednesday November 20th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel located 1000 H St NW Washington, D.C., DC 20001 (6p-10p)
At the event, guests will have the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the Evelyn Brooks Exotic Ecofriendly Jewelry Collection 2014. Her jewelry pieces are crafted with recycled sterling silver and naturals Huayruro seeds from the Amazon of Peru. The seeds maintain a predominantly red and black coloring with unique shape, color and texture that complement the designer’s jewelry style.
Her innovative designs are influenced by modern art and the latest fashion trends, while incorporating elements of her Peruvian heritage from the Nazca and Mochica pre-Incan cultures. The Mochica culture metal work is impressive, while the spirals in the Nazca calendar are still an enigma. “Spirals are a modern motif these days, but they have historic meaning in our Peruvian culture,” says Evelyn.
When asked to describe her Newest Jewelry Line for 2014 Evelyn Brooks said, “Exotic, Extravagant, and Statement Jewelry…that is how I describe my jewelry pieces; people will notice you when you are wearing a piece of Evelyn Brooks Designs. We will add hair pieces and our baby line.” The huayruro seeds have been used for many generations by Peruvians as jewelry decor during religious ceremonies and it is presented to newborns in the form of a tiny bracelet as a gesture of good wishes.
Peru Fashion Night brings together recognized Peruvian Fashion Designers, as well as small and medium alpaca wool producers who will be coming to the United States, directly from Cusco, one of the regions of Peru that has the largest production of this natural fiber.
This is the first PERU trade Mission in Washington DC. We invite buyers, stores, importers, brokers, chain stores and alpaca lovers to be part of Peruvian Fashion Night in the Nation’s Capital.
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Based in Washington D.C., Evelyn Brooks Designs creates exotic jewelry pieces that are inspired by natural elements and Peruvian culture. Each piece is handcrafted with fine care and exceptional workmanship, offering unique, contemporary and eco-friendly jewelry designs. Evelyn Brooks Designs is known for their designs using the Peruvian red and black Huayruro seeds, which are a symbol of good luck, happiness and prosperity.
Evelyn Brooks strongly believes in a socially responsible business, and through EBD she organizes events to raise funds for community groups and non-profit organizations. EBD raises funds for and contributes to the success of organizations such as Fashion Fights Poverty, Empowered Women International, the Fund for Women Artists among many other organizations
Awarded recently with the Excellence Tumi Award in the Category of New Generation Entrepreneur 2013. Council Magazine recognized Evelyn Brooks as Entrepreneur on the Rise for her exotic MOSCHIK jewelry collection for men and women. Washington Life magazine named her as one of the most notable Peruvians in the Washington D.C. area, and she was also honored at The Embassy of Peru with the Successful Peruvian Women in America 2013 award. Her other recognitions include the Fashion Chamber Choice Award, the Young Entrepreneur Award and the Anna Maria Memorial Business Funds Award, Outstanding Artist Achievement Award.
Her work is exhibited at the most prestigious boutiques, galleries and museums in the United States & the U.S. Virgin Islands, such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History, The Women’s Museum in the Arts, The Museum of Art & Design in New York, the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. and The Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas. Her collection has been worn by celebrities including Donna Karan, Tim Gunn, Eva Pig ford (America’s Next Tope Model), Grammy Award winner M-YA among other famous and so famous people.