Birth of Mestiza
"Mestiza” is a term embraced in the Filipino community as a way to describe a person of mixed ethnicities. Founder, Ashley Paloma, heard this term directed at she and her siblings growing up, which contributed to this word becoming a central part of her identity. Mestiza Original’s style is heavily influenced by a Mexican, Filipino, Chinese, Burmese and Catholic upbringing.
Geodes, at the center of every design, are an ode to her childhood home in the beautiful state of Washington. Hawaii has been Ashley Paloma’s ‘chosen’ home for many years, drawing inspiration from the island elements in many of her designs.