Our Story

Paloma meaning dove in Spanish, is a creature of both earth and air, representing the fine balance between dreams and reality; idealism and life.

Acting as the bridging link between a higher consciousness and the practical realities in which we live in, our project is committed to undertake a socially-engaged curatorial practice that offers a curated selection of Latin American design with a strong emphasis on supporting sustainable development through culture.

As Australia’s first curated collection of contemporary design and art from Latin America, we are changing perceptions of the region; offering a fresh and unique definition of artisanal craftsmanship, sustainability and luxury. My Paloma curates a collection of statement jewellery, resort wear and one-of-a-kind creations by fashion social enterprises underpinned by artisanal savoir-faire passed down through generations.

Just as the dove acts as the liaison between dream and reality, MY PALOMA hopes to generate positive outcomes for society; while offering limited edition pieces for our conscious consumers.

Come and enjoy our world!

OUR FOUNDER

Founded by Peruvian born, Sydney based Eliana Gamboa-Chapman, MY  PALOMA was built on the premise that good design has the capacity to inspire and transform.

Growing up in Latin America and Australia nurtured her interest in art and fashion, and an appreciation of the importance of contributing to the exchange of expertise between designers and artisans to create unique and sophisticated pieces that open our minds to new cultures and responsible collaborative practices.

Eliana studied Communications and earned her Master's degree in International Relations, and her second Masters in Art Curating & Cultural Leadership. She is a certified fashion stylist with the Australian Style Institute, and has worked as a buyer of a leading international luxury fashion house in Italy.

After assisting UK companies succeed in the Australian market, Eliana was inspired by the craftsmanship and talent in Latin America and yearned to bring these unique designs and artistic flair to an Australian audience. She now leverages her passion for curating to shape MY PALOMA’s philosophy – a style hub whose vision is to constructively work with talented designers who offer a unique definition of craftsmanship and luxury; while maintaining strong links to their heritage.

Eliana Gamboa - Chapman
Founder + Curator

Photo: © Ben Pyke