Tell us a little about Z&L
22 years ago, Arancha and Miklos opened their first store in Ibiza, with their brand inspired by the boho spirit discovered during their travels through India, Thailand and Indonesia. An homage to bohemian style, art, and culture, every piece in the Z&L line represents the spirit of the boho lifestyle. Today the brand can be found in more than 30 countries, including Mexico, Italy, Greece, Brazil, & Australia.
What inspired you to get into fashion?
I was inspired by fashion from even before I was born; it runs in my veins. My family was in the fashion industry for many years in Colombia, with my grandfather representing known brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Manhattan, and Jeff, so I always grew up appreciating fashion and style.
Who is your favorite designer at the moment and why?
I love Paco Rabbane. He’s always been different from other designers, very original and “à l’avant-garde” with futuristic and eccentric designs.
Can you describe your perfect outfit and what makes it the best?
Self confidence is the best outfit you can wear, after that you can wear anything you want and rock it like there’s no tomorrow!
If you were in the cast of The Real Housewives, what would be your tagline?
“Bad vibes don’t go with my outfit”
Where is fashion heading next?
The world is changing and technology is so advanced, I can even see in the near future shoppers could become designers. But pop-ups and trunk show concepts will always exist; their personal touch, human interaction, and vibe has to be experienced in real life with that human touch you just can’t attain from technology or computers.
What is your perfect night in Miami? Any favorite activities in South Beach Miami?
Miami is the hottest spot in the world. I’ve been in Miami for 25 years now and some of my best nights have been at Joia Beach. This place has definitely something special. It’s pure magic and me and my partner, Jackelina Zingales, are very lucky to be part of this magic.
What are some of your off-the-radar hidden gems in Miami? Your top picks for best spots and bars in South Beach Miami?
Le chat Noir for jazz lovers, Pinocchio’s for gelato and the best lasagna in town, Bali Café for Indonesian, and Terras in Little Havana for latin food and great Miami skyline views.
Favorite quote to live by?
“The meaning of life is to find your gift …The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Why do you think Z&L and Joia Beach go so well together?
I found in Joia Beach a part of the essence of Z&L and that combination makes people enjoy fashion, music, and life in a unique and different way. Joia Beach was something that Miami needed and those of us who belong to this “tribe” felt like we were living in the spirit of Ibiza, Mykonos, or Bali.