Tag Archives: Promperu

Making Peruvian Inspired Jewelry Designs for Over a Decade

When my husband Bryan Brooks and I decided to launched Evelyn Brooks Designs in June of 2004;  I knew it was not going to be easy. I knew there was a lot of work and commitment to make the company work and make it profitable. Perhaps my husband like many husbands out there thought OK, I…

Is your product ready for a market like New York ?

As a designer how many times do you dream to be in the fashion capital of the world? Many times right? At least I remember my first trips to NYC strolling by Soho, wandering the so called showrooms, browsing windows for some inspiration, and simply dreaming to showcase/sell my work in New York.    …

Peruvian Huayruros named “The Seeds of Beauty” by USA TODAY

Peruvian huayruros (WHY-EE-RU-ROS) are without a doubt the lucky seeds even during Pre-Inca times. The Inca,  “King of the Inca Empire”  will always carry a little pouch with huayruro (why-ee-ru-ro) seeds in it, and use them as a symbol of protection. I still remember I didn’t like to wear those seeds in a traditional way, no design just the…

Teaching your kids, It is OK to lose (6 years old)

My son has been dancing the worldwide known “marinera” since November of 2013 and when in 2014 a friend of mine suggested he could  compete in August, as I parent I knew he wasn’t ready. I thought there will be other opportunities; indeed there was another competition in November of  2014, and I thought he was…

This is my PERU, in Washington DC – Folklife Festival

As I was telling a Peruvian friend today, we are so privilege to live where we live, in Washington DC. Having the opportunity to learn about Peru, and learn about traditions that even me as a Peruvian haven’t even experience; it is simply a gift from GOD. For those who live close to Washington DC,…

EVERYONE can learn “Marinera” in Washington DC

I want to share with you something I have learned as a Peruvian-American mom, a mom trying hard to make my kids feel proud of my Peruvian roots, through dance & music. I want for both my kids to learn one of the most typical dances from Peru known as “marinera”. I have always thought how nice it…

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