A Week With Paloma Blanco
My name is Paloma Blanco. I’m an entrepreneur, a businesswoman, a wife and a mom of two beautiful little girls. I own several restaurants throughout Bali and recently just dove into fashion.
How would you define your style?
I’d say that my style is modern and wearable; simple but with a pop of something special. I’d include something like a statement jewellery or brightly coloured shoes to add a little something to my look. I love looking polished, but I also love to have fun with fashion.
What got you into fashion?
Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved fashion. I was one of those little pageant queens walking on competitive runways all decked out in costumes my mother had custom made for me. My mother loved to design clothes and I think that had a huge impact on my personal relationship with fashion, inspiring a lot of my earlier styles.
Has being a working mom influenced your day-to-day outfits?
I don’t let being a mom hold me back from experimenting with everything fashion has to offer. But I will admit, I do opt for fabrics that are more breathable and comfier for day to day.
What are some of your favourite tips and tricks to elevate a look?
When elevating a look, it’s easy to get carried away and do a little too much. So, I always say go for something simple, but have that statement piece that can really make the outfit pop. For example, an all-black look with bright blue heels. Having timeless statement pieces makes it easier to turn a boring outfit into something fun.
Your life seems to be very busy. How do you balance your working life with your personal life?
After work, I make my kids an afternoon snack or dinner. I always do my best to make sure I spend time with my kids on the weekend too to balance out the time I’m at work. But, I also think self-care is super important, taking the time for yourself is a way of self-love that I think plays a huge role in our mental health.
What are some of your favourite me-time activities that you do to kick back and relax?
Recently, I have picked up meditating every morning. I light up some candles and incense sticks to create a comfortable and peaceful environment to put me in the right headspace to start the day. This new routine has absolutely changed how I go about my day. It makes me more energised and fresher, as well as more grounded. I also love treating myself with massages and face masks.
What are your personal favourites from the TERRA collection?
I love everything from TERRA but I’m obsessed with the garnet range. I feel like it compliments my skin tone really well. But the cocktail slip dress (Hera) is my personal favourite, it feels so expensive on the skin and it’s so versatile.
Follow Paloma on Instagram @palomablancooka
Photographed by Sophia Charles @sophiacharles