Kaki Gaines - Huma Blanco 

What are your routines for getting ready/putting an outfit together?

If I am dressing for an event I typically will purchase something as I love any opportunity to style out new pieces. Events are the perfect time to showcase seasonal trends. My everyday outfits tend to stay more on the classic side. I rotate between several pieces that can all be easily paired together to keep my routine in the morning very simple. Dressing in pieces that complement my body type is always part of putting together an outfit for me, as the slightest adjustment (ex. purchasing high waisted jeans vs. normal rise to highlight the waist) can make the biggest difference! I love to polish off all of my outfits with a fun pair of shoes and statement jewelry.

Who are some of your favorite designers?

I am a very feminine dresser, and love pieces that incorporate architecture and color. Delpozo, Alexis Mabille, Rosie Assouline, and Johanna Ortiz are a few of my current favorites.

Kaki Gaines - Huma Blanco


Where do you find inspiration?

I am a huge Pinterest and Tumblr ( & are two of my favorites!) user and love finding inspiration through these outlets. I am so visual, so these site are a perfect way for me to organize my creative ideas.  I enjoy putting boards together and reflecting on how I can translate my favorite images into my own personal style. I also find inspiration from the runway. I am constantly looking through the shows during fashion months and saving concepts that I want to incorporate into my wardrobe.

Flats or heels? 

I am on the taller side so I tend to gravitate towards flats or low heels. I love the height of the heel on my Huma mules! They are the perfect shoe to transition from day to night and can easily be styled with practically any outfit.


Craftsmanship is at the heart of each pair of Huma Blanco shoes.

Huma Blanco is a footwear brand, designed and handmade in Lima, Peru. The line was born of an appreciation for the simple luxury of Peruvian hides and textiles, along with a goal to sustain long-term jobs for shoemakers in its designer's home country.

The raw beauty of these Peruvian materials - such as suede, alpaca and calf hair - inspires the designer, Adriana Crocco. Crocco works with them using natural dyes, or leaving them in their pure form. The line fuses classic silhouettes with interesting construction and unexpected textures.


The Designer

Huma Blanco is created by Adriana Crocco, a third-generation shoemaker and designer based in Lima. Her Peruvian and Italian shoemaking heritages have led Adriana to an appreciation for quality of materials and construction.

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