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Gauchos in Real Life

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Checking in with our favorite people living their best Gaucho - Buenos Aires life. This week: @elianaromando

With her artwork housed in private and public collections in Argentina, Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Mexico, America and Paraguay, Eliana Aromando is a natural-born traveler of the world – just one of the many attributes, in our humble opinion, that make her a true gaucho. Born in 1971, the self-taught Argentine painter is heavily influenced by her native land and its diverse horizons – vast plains, bucolic farmsteads and hilltop villages are the subjects of many of Eliana’s pieces, but she also takes inspiration from her global travels. Fascinatingly, Eliana never enters her work in any awards. Intrigued? You should be. Here, she tells us more about herself…

ELIANA PAINTING IN HER STUDIO, BUENOS AIRES 

What’s a typical day for you?

I get up very early and from 8am I am in front of my easel working until 2pm. After, I like to walk and listen to music (The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Annie Lennox are on my playlist right now).

Tell us your secret BA hangout(s)?

I enjoy eating at Dadá and Roux; Vasalissa for chocolates; drinks from Presidente and sunsets at Crystal Bar. To unwind, I go for walks and get lost in the streets of San Telmo taking pictures, or I visit the El Ateneo gran Splendid bookstore and let an author call me from the shelf. The Museum of Fine Arts is also a must.

ELIANA WEARING THE ICON SILK SCARF (LEFT) AND THE SILK CAPITAL SCARF (RIGHT)

How would you describe your style?

From a very young age, I have incorporated the aesthetics of the gaucho into my closet – ponchos, hats and hair accessories – which is why I love Gaucho - Buenos Aires for its jackets, leather goods and accessories.

What are your top Gaucho - Buenos Aires picks of the season?

I love the Junin Jumpsuit in white – I'd wear it for an evening event – and the Talcahuano Jacket in White is ideal for cold winters. I’m into accessories and the Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase would be perfect to take to a work meeting. To finish my look, I’d add the Mercedes Corset Belt in Green, the Silk Ceibo Foulard, and the Quintana Hat.

ELIANA's top picks

#1

"I love the Junin Jumpsuit in white - I'd wear it for an evening event."

Junin Jumpsuit White
Junin Jumpsuit White
Junin Jumpsuit White
Junin Jumpsuit White
Junin Jumpsuit White
Junin Jumpsuit White

Junin Jumpsuit White

$333.00

The minimalist white of our Junin jumpsuit belies its sophisticated structure, with elegantly slashed, deconstructed long sleeves creating a cape-like effect. The wrap-style design features a straight-leg silhouette, cinched at the waist with an extra-long belt. Just add statement earrings.

  • Silk-cotton crepe
  • Specialist clean
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#2

"The Talcahuano Jacket in white is ideal for cold winters."

Talcahuano Jacket White
Talcahuano Jacket White
Talcahuano Jacket White
Talcahuano Jacket White
Talcahuano Jacket White
Talcahuano Jacket White

Talcahuano Jacket White

$995.00

Oversize, boxy and butter-soft, the Tacahuano take on the biker jacket ticks every box for creating a style splash. Silver Gaucho-embossed buttons add a minimalist hit of hardware. Push up the cuffs for a look that's all louche elegance.

  • Argentine leather
  • Specialist clean
  • Made in Argentina
  • Item G01JAC05
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#3

"I’m into accessories and the Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase would be perfect to take to a work meeting."

Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase in Tan
Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase in Tan
Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase in Tan
Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase in Tan

Tilcara Hand-Braided Briefcase in Tan

$795.00

We're all about finding beauty in practicality, and our Tilcara briefcase is a perfect expression of the artisanal everyday. Made from soft strips of sustainably produced Argentine leather, the woven checkerboard design conceals a protective cotton interior that includes a laptop pocket. There's a detachable strap too, for easy commutes – or sophisticated styling options, if you prefer to make it fashion.

  • 100% cow leather
  • Hand-Braided
  • Monogram cotton lining
  • 15.3" x 11" x 3.5" (39cm x 28cm x 9cm)
  • Specialist clean
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#4

"To finish my look, I’d add the Mercedes Corset Belt in Green..."

Mercedes Corset Belt Green
Mercedes Corset Belt Green

Mercedes Corset Belt Green

$175.00

Drawing inspiration from traditional gaucho belts, which are often adorned with coins, our Mercedes corset belt offers a sleek, minimalist interpretation that nonetheless brings the drama. Style it over dresses, blazers and blouses, and loop the belt end for an authentic flourish.

  • 100% Croc print leather
  • Size ONE 3.1/2H x 31W (9cm x 79cm)
  • Size TWO 3.1/2H X 35W (9cm x 89cm)
  • Specialist clean


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#5

"...the Silk Ceibo Foulard..."

Silk Ceibo Foulard in Blue
Silk Ceibo Foulard in Blue
Silk Ceibo Foulard in Blue

Silk Ceibo Foulard in Blue

$265.00

Nothing encapsulates Argentina better than our national flower, the Ceibo, and the horse – both emblems of our history, folklore, and legend. Made in Italy, the hand-painted design of this exquisite silk foulard will make you feel as though you're wearing a work of art. Style it with sunglasses or against a dark bag to make your look pop.

  • Made in Italy
  • Hand-sewn finishes
  • 100% Silk (Twill 12mm)
  • 35” x 35” (90cm x 90cm)
  • Specialist clean
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#6

"...and the Quintana Hat..."

Quintana 10W Hat in Brown
Quintana 10W Hat in Brown
Quintana 10W Hat in Brown
Quintana 10W Hat in Brown
Quintana 10W Hat in Brown
Quintana 10W Hat in Brown

Quintana 10W Hat in Brown

$185.00

Gaucho - Buenos Aires is the essence and spirit of the Gaucho and an icon of everyday Argentine lifestyle. Because of its authentic heritage, Gaucho - Buenos Aires' contemporary take on the classic wide brim hat is an exceptional complimentary accessory.

Choose your own adventure with our homage to the authentic gaucho hat, complete with leather trim. Wear it for its intended purpose – dramatic entrances – or utilize its practical nature to keep the heat off. The choice is yours. 

  • 100% Wool
  • Leather trim
  • Unisex
  • 10 cm Brim (4" inch)
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