How The Shop'n Glow Started
Hi! And welcome to our first issue of #Theshopnglowblog
My name is Gloria Kucich… and I’m the face behind our brand, your friend when it comes to helping you
I’ve been wanting to launch this section for quite some time now and I’m super excited to share with you more content about our brand, lifestyle, and tips that as mom I’ve found very useful. Please feel free to comment at any time and I’d love to hear your thoughts on what themes you’ll like to read about -you can leave them below in our comment section- We will have special guests and lots of surprises for you.
Now, since this is our introduction, as far as blogging goes, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself, and how it all began…
I’m a graphic designer, graduated from the Instituto de Diseño Caracas (Design Institute of Caracas) in Venezuela, my hometown. Studying design was the right career choice for me. I’ve always been fascinated with beautiful lines, composition and the fashion industry. After graduation, I started to work in the field and, at the same time, I started taking courses in clothing design, to learn how to cut and sew… you know, I wanted to learn for myself all there was about clothing… and since I wanted to, someday, start my own business, I need to be familiar with the complete process of it.
Next, I moved to New York to continue my journey as a fashion designer at Parsons School of Design. There, I had the opportunity to work directly with a fashion designer; and this chance guided my first steps in the fashion industry.
At 25, I returned to Venezuela and started a custom-made swimsuit brand -MAREA SWIMWARE- along with my lifelong friend, Ana Maria Arismendi. During the following twelve years, I evolved in my design-capacity, grew as an entrepreneur and successfully managed my own business. In that period, I married my sweetheart, had two beautiful daughters and decided to move back to the US with my family. Fun Fact: After every Marea Collection vacation or Holiday, In Caracas, Ana and I used to buy something special to celebratethe success of the season... we always gave ourselves a beautiful piece of jewelry to remember the special moments... I've always loved Jewelry.
It’s been over 11 years since, but now that my daughters are 18 and 15, I’m fully invested into THE SHOP’N GLOW, my new fine jewelry venture and Home Decor venture. Now, enough about me!
A few years back, a group of friends started a non-profit foundation. Every December, they organized a bazaar to raise funds that would go to help people in need in Venezuela, our country. Every year, I was there, selling shirts, bags or cakes… trying to do my part to help our people in these difficult times. So, about two years ago, I decided to look for cute, fine jewelry that everyone would love to have, or give, on any special occasion… I entered the bazaar with a little over a hundred pairs of earrings, and to my surprise, they sold out!... and that’s how THE SHOP’N GLOW started…
Now I get to do what I love the most. I get to visit every Jewelry show and find the best quality and affordable pieces of Sterling Silver Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings so I can help you find the perfect gift, either for yourself, or for that special person…
and the best part is that, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, I will do my best and find it for you… Think of me as your friendly fashion Concierge!
So, are you ready to Glow with me?
I hope you enjoy it, as much as I.