You Should Know: Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah

by guestofaguest · October 21, 2015

Shilpa Shah and Karla Gallardo

Fast fashion is all good and well (God knows we're supporters) - however, Shilpa Shah and Karla Gallardo felt something was missing in the industry. Enter Cuyana, an online shopping experience with meaning. Producing astonishing, chic, quality pieces from all around the world, these two are changing the fashion world, one product at a time.

Karla Gallardo, Shilpa Shah

Karla Gallardo

Occupation:

CEO & Founder of Cuyana

Place of birth:

Boston, MA - grew up in Ecuador <3

Instagram/Twitter:

@kggallardo, @kggallardo

Karla Gallardo

What do you actually do all day?

Meetings, numbers, photoshoots & events & drink lots of coffee

Favorite song growing up?

Me Enamoro de Ella (Juan Luis Guerra)

My biggest secret is…

nutella and shopping binges

Why do you live in San Francisco?

Work, love, friends, indian summers

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

Uber

My motto is…

Fewer, better things

My alter ego is…

a couch potato

The last drink I had was…

coffee

My secret crush is…

my new husband - so in love! <-New and first FYI!

What was your first job?

Driving the college shuttle

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

Brunch at Mission Street Cafe, Young Museum in the afternoon, dinner at Rich Table

Coming from? Going to?

Gratefulness / Gratefulness

What is your favorite work of art?

Anything made by my friend Nicole Stiffie

Who should we know?

As many people as you can; different backgrounds, financial statuses, friends of friends, not friends of friends. I am always surprised by how much I gain and love when meeting the most unexpected people.


Shilpa Shah

Occupation:

Founder & CXO (Chief Experience Officer)

Place of birth:

Arcadia, CA (Los Angeles)

Instagram/Twitter:

@shilparshah, @shift8designs

Shilpa Shah

What do you actually do all day?

Design

Favorite song growing up?

"Tear in You Hand" Tori Amos

My biggest secret is…

I love cilantro (just kidding)

Why do you live in San Francisco?

Oakland

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

Bart & Uber!

My motto is…

"Everything happens for a reason"

My alter ego is…

a six year old boy who loves fighting bad guys with my kids

The last drink I had was…

A Last Word - I'm obsessed with spicy Tequila and mezcal drinks

My secret crush is…

Mark Ruffalo

What was your first job?

Scooping ice cream at Baskin Robins - best bicep workout ever

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

Go for a hike at Marin and eat oysters at Tomales Bay

Coming from? Going to?

Nothing... going back to nothingness...

What is your favorite work of art?

Picasso's sketches of Maria Therese

Who should we know?

My husband because I wouldn't be worth knowing if it wasn't for him and his endless love + support!