As I write, Danny Santiago, celebrity stylist and editorial genius, is in Manhattan meeting with Patricia Field, to work on their next big project together. You may have heard of Santiago, as he was partners with Patricia and together, they styled Sex and the City, the movie.
Santiago’s a man with a vision. A gentleman who executes his dreams. That’s what it takes to be a huge success in his industry.
Five months ago, Danny and his friend, jewelry designer and part time Bali resident Erika Pena, had conversation over lunch at Soho Beach House about bringing the fantasy of a 1970’s inspired resort wear line to life.
Merge the words Santiago and Erika, and you get Santika, the name of their brand. These two creative visionaries both saw a missing niche in the market. They took their love for the 1970’s, applied it to today, made it relatable, and in November, it will be available to you.
A few of Miami’s notables were the privileged ones who received an invite to the magical home of Danny, to preview and sample the collection.
Here is what they had to say….
“I love it because it is free, and you know me, I like flow. No constraining!” – Sam Robin
“It is the Studio 54 look. Lightweight and perfect for the Miami lifestyle. The piece I purchased is called the ‘Diana Ross.’ How much more Studio can it get?” – Gingi Beltran
“It is so amazing that we are bringing Santika for a fashion show at the Nikki Beach pop-up in Toronto during the Film Festival. It is perfectly luxurious for our international clientele .” –Julie Fogel
“I Love it. The fabric is intimate. There is so much care and love that goes into it and it is non-size discriminatory.” – Amaris Jones
“It is perfectly practical.” – Andreea Bacalea