An international traveler, Maricela’s designs often are influenced by the art and architecture she has seen on her trips, as well as her everyday life. Her Interlok Collection, in Brighton’s signature silver, was inspired by the timeless beauty of a Celtic knot.
My parents exposed me to art at an early age, instilled in me to have passion for what I do and to work hard and never lose respect or compassion towards others. Also that faith and spirituality are an essential in life.
After completing a degree in graphic design and fashion merchandising from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA, I went on to study painting for a year in Barcelona, Spain.
I’m excited that nailhead designs are resurfacing and still trending. I also love global influences and the mix of textures and prints.
I am inspired by what I see around me on any given day. I take pictures wherever I go, so that serves as my visual diary. I carry a small notebook, so when I come across something I can jot it down or do a rough little sketch.
I take risks and think outside the box. I also find that the most successful designs are the ones that I would wear myself.
Pretty Tough Collection