Alma Journal

Marcela Velez of M2Malletier on Understated Glamour, Effortless Gifting, and Skincare Secrets
Meet Marcela Velez, one half of the brilliant duo behind luxury accessories brand M2Malletier. We couldn't be more excited to partner with them on our holiday collaboration of chic beauty and travel accessories inspired by our shared Colombian roots. Through signature designs that have quickly become red...
Fernanda de la Puente on Freeing Your Mind Through Music & Movement
There is no doubt that music is central to Latin culture (and that Latin music is now central to the world!). For our exploration of the sense of Sound, we were drawn to how Peruvian yoga instructor and actress Fernanda...
Mariana Velasquez on Entertaining, the Perfect Tablescape, and Red Lipstick
Nothing brings people together like a delicious meal - and Latin culture is certainly known for its more-is-more approach to food, friends, and festivities. This week, star food stylist Mariana Velasquez takes us through the sense of Taste and shows us what makes...
Anita Calero on Seeing Beauty, Perfect Lighting, and Ageless Skin
This week, we're exploring the sense of Sight with iconic photographer Anita Calero. A true visionary - and the eye behind our most emblematic images - Anita's career began when she moved to New York City in the 1970s. Today, she is one of the most sought...
Aisha Cort on the Power of Scent in Beauty, Culture & Family History
This week we’re exploring the power of Scent - the sense that is perhaps the most strongly tied to our emotions and memory. Our Muse guiding us through the subject is Aisha Cort, the founder of  our newfound obsession The Vela Negra...
Actress, Model, & Trans Activist Morena Ferreira on the Beauty of Empowerment
For Latinx History Month, we're excited to celebrate the vibrancy of Latinx culture through the lens of all five senses. There is no one better to launch our festivities with and represent the sense of Touch than Morena Ferreira - the first trans model...
Patti Quintero on Mindfulness, Youthful Joy, and Inside-Out Beauty
If you're looking for inspiration on recharging your self-care rituals, look no further than our conversation with Patti Quintero. A yoga and meditation teacher of more than 20 years, Patti is a renowned Birth Doula and women's health and wellness educator. She is also...
Gabriella Campagna on Creativity, Intuitive Health, and her Fertility Journey
We couldn't be more excited to launch our Summer Alma Muse series than with this profile of Gabriella Campagna - a truly creative and intuitive soul, who also happens to be my sister. Beyond her work as an actress and filmmaker, Gabriella is...
Lourdes Martin on Travel, Beauty, and the Skin-Diet Connection
With the dream of Summer escapes finally becoming a reality, we sat down with travel guru and entrepreneur Lourdes Martin. 
Carolina Álvarez-Mathies on Art, Community, and Inherited Beauty Lessons
We sat down with Carolina Álvarez - Mathies, the impeccably chic Deputy Director of Dallas Contemporary, for a conversation on career, community, and beauty. At the helm of the world-class museum in the buzzy Texan city, the Salvadoran art enthusiast...
Marcella Kelson on Beauty, Balance & Maximizing the Joys of Parenthood
Meet our go-to Parental Wellness Expert and Mother's Day muse.
Photographer Andrea Swarz on Beauty, Creativity, and Perfect Lighting
Meet the image maker behind Latin America's coolest brands.
Up Close with Mariana Barran Goodall of Hibiscus Linens & Hotel Amparo
Meet the designer bringing her passion for entertaining to needlework and hospitality.
Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi on Fashion, Family, and Five-Minute Beauty
For budding fashion executive, Sofía Espinosa Tcherassi, style and beauty run in the family. 
Makeup Artist Tatiana Ortiz on Effortless Beauty, Ice Facials, and Dewy Skin
We sat down with Colombian-based makeup artist Tatiana Ortiz to learn her tricks of the trade.
Up Close with Anggie Bryan: Modeling Change, Self-Love, and Embracing her Hair
Vibrant, warm, and visionary, model Anggie Bryan has a contagious energy and spirit that has catapulted her to the top of her game. 
6 Tips for Gorgeous Skin from Within
Our favorite resources and tips for eating (and drinking!) your way to glowy, ageless skin.
Estefania Lacayo on Beauty, Latin American Style, and Entrepreneurship
We sat down with Estefania Lacayo, the co-founder and visionary force behind the Latin American Fashion Summit, for a conversation on style, beauty, and leadership.
Up Close with Taliana Vargas: Actress, Activist, and Former Miss Colombia
  Born and raised in the idyllic Caribbean city of Santa Marta, Taliana Vargas has been a beloved household name in Colombia ever since she gracefully represented her country at the 2008 Miss Universe, becoming 1st runner up.  A true talent...
Dispatch from El Salvador
Spending time in my native and beloved El Salvador has been the silver lining to the pandemic for me. With a little over 21,000 sq. km, it’s the smallest country in Central America, which allows for easy travel to the...
Up Close with Mola SASA Designer Yasmin Sabet
Colombian-Egyptian designer Yasmin Sabet on entrepreneurship, motherhood, and inherited beauty lessons.