By Mosha Lundström Halbert
From her base in Los Angeles, Ramya Giangola travels the world (which these days happens mainly via digital portals and virtual showrooms) to discover new fashion talent and introduce them to the industry’s power brokers. Since co-founding Gogoluxe with her husband in 2005, she has gone on to work with some of the world’s top retailers, especially in the Asian market. “I am driven by a desire to help creatives expand their horizons,” she says. But this recognized brand consultant isn’t just known for her business prowess. Giangola’s eclectic, layered and globally-minded style is just as much her professional calling card and has made her a favorite subject of street style photographers. Here, she shares what’s inspiring her now and what’s up next.
Where is the spot we are most likely to find you when you’re in town?
“A visit to Miami is not complete without a trip to The Webster Bal Harbour. Their selection and the way it’s displayed is always such a delight.”
What are some key elements of your AM routine?
“My morning always starts with a fresh squeezed lemon from my garden, mixed into 12oz of warm water and with a dash of pink Himalayan salt. After that, I try as often as I can to do a quick session with my ZIIP device.”
Where are your other Miami stomping grounds and what do you like to wear around town?
“I usually stay at the Soho House or the Faena. Two totally different vibes, but both feel very authentically Miami. I try to be at the beach as much as possible. Dressing in Miami, I would say the vibe for me is definitely more tropical, more color and maybe a little more skin!”
What’s your favorite form of armchair travel and escapism?
“I loved watching Echo In the Canyon on Netflix, the recent documentary about Laurel Canyon. Living in the Hollywood Hills, it’s so inspiring to think of the history and culture that happened in our backyard.”
What would it be hard for you to leave Bal Harbour Shops without scooping up?
“Santa Maria Novella incense, Marni sunglasses and all of Sally Rooney’s novels from Books & Books. I was pretty blown away by Normal People.”
What’s an underrated item that every woman should have (multiples of) in their wardrobe?
“Not sure if it’s underrated but I can’t seem to get enough ERES swimwear.”
Beyond fashion, who is impressing you now? It’s clear from your Instagram that home decor is also a passion of yours.
“I’ve become obsessed with Rogan Gregory’s sculptures. I knew him before as a fashion designer, but this medium is so inspiring and I feel such a sense of calm when viewing his pieces. Also, I am loving interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s recent collaboration with ceramicist Ben Medansky on his large format tiles. I am in awe of their work and would love to bring some of these pieces into my home.”
For fall, what piece is on the top of your wish list?
“I cannot wait to add one of the new Bottega Veneta fringed bags to my collection. I have found that I am really gravitating towards handmade artisanal pieces during these past several months.”
Click here to see the full article in our Fall Issue of Bal Harbour Magazine.