The Team

Sísi - Sylmarie Rivera Ruiz
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Left the island at age 21 for the big city: New York City. Left corporate America after 10 years to start her own clothing label and business: Luxuryia, with co-founder Pola. Passionate about all things design-- she spends most of her days (while traveling) drawing, designing, editing and coding. She is using her skills to make Luxuryia a house-hold name and using this blog to document her journey. Besides traveling and designing, she loves: DOGS, working-out, reading, meditating and meeting new people.

Pola Orellana
Born in Lima, Peru, she is the quintessential “citizen of the world,” splitting time every year between Peru, Europe, Miami and NYC. Pola lives life to its fullest; she loves to dance, is a well-regarded cook and is intensely curious about the world around her and its many varying cultures. Her travels, respect and admiration for cultural diversity inspires her work as a fashion designer. She is the co-founder of Luxuryia, an environmentally conscious apparel brand. She and Luxuryia co-founder Sísi make it a point to share their adventures throughout the world, in photographs and blog posts, through Luxuryia's growing social media platform.

Julio Gomez
Julio Cesar Gomez is fashion show producer and brand development connoisseur. Born in Costa Rica and raised in Florida, Julio has incorporated his Island Caribbean influence and boho-chic style into the world of Fashion. Producing Fashion Shows for designers in Miami, New York City, Los Angeles and London. Julio has collaborated with companies like Elite Model Management and IMG Fashion to bring alive Designers creations. Julio now has engraved himself in the art of helping to develop brands in the art of beauty through sustainable and mindful eyes.