From latin latinĭtas, -ātis
1. f. The state, quality or
condition of being latino.

A purple sun setting over the Malecón in La Habana, Cuba

Toes sinking into the sand along the seashore at Las Terrenas, in Dominican Republic

Savouring the sweetness of fresh-picked strawberries with cream in Boquete, Panama

Relishing in the Pura Vida as you catch a wave at sunrise in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

A stop at Pupuseria La Patty after an afternoon spent at the Tunco in El Salvador……

Roaring laughter and clinking mezcal glasses at an extended lunch in Mexico City

Sea salt drying on sunburnt skin during a boat ride from Baru, Colombia

Delighting in freshly baked artisanal pan de la chola, followed by one, two, too many piscos in Lima, Peru

A warm coco tea between your hands while assimilating the expansiveness of the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Sipping mate on a stroll down La Rambla at sundown in Uruguay

Sheltering from the chilled Pacific surf wind with a traguito in hand while reveling in the sunset at Zapallar, Chile

The intoxicating mix of smoke, barbecue and Malbec from a Sunday asado in Buenos Aires

A last late night salsa spin at Siboney in Cali, Colombia.

From Mexico and Central America spanning down to Tierra del Fuego and stretching out into parts of the Caribbean exists a group of culturally diverse countries and territories that make up what is collectively known as Latin America, and share one common characteristic: the joy of living. LATINNESS is a window to this world which, in many ways, remains undiscovered. 

We are a platform that celebrates the diversity, nuances and uniqueness that make this region universally enticing yet equal parts mysterious. Born from a voracious curiosity and interest in uncovering its talent and promoting its cultural richness, the LATINNESS narrative is told through the stories of Latin creatives. A project created by two Latins whose desire is to showcase and honor the infinite cross-cultural beauty of the region through idyllic virtual escapes and candid conversations with its contemporary voices. Through this space, we invite you to join us in our exploration of Latin America in its entirety.



Fashion industry veteran, Cristina Cabarcos is a Public Relations consultant from Panama, currently based in Bogota, Colombia. Through her agency, C3-PR, she has worked extensively with luxury labels such as CHANEL, Montblanc, Cartier, Ferragamo, S.Pellegrino and the Latin American Fashion Summit.

Previously, she was Fashion PR Manager at CHANEL for 6 years. With this role, she fell in love with the region, travelling widely and connecting with creatives. She oversaw various brand initiatives in Latin America, such as The Little Black Jacket exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as the historic CHANEL fashion show in Havana, Cuba.



Kelly Talamas is a Journalist and Creative Consultant with 15 years of experience in the fashion and lifestyle industries. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, over the past decade, she has called two Latin capitals home, Mexico City and Bogota. Talamas worked at Vogue Mexico & Latin America for 10 years holding several editorial posts including Fashion Editor, and was eventually named Editor in Chief at age 28, as the youngest editor to head the international publication. Through this role she discovered her true passion: Latin America. A pioneer in showcasing the region and bringing international attention to its creative talent, she launched initiatives such as Vogue Talents Corner and Who’s On Next.

In 2017 following a move to Colombia, she started her personal venture as a consultant collaborating with a range of clients including American Express, CHANEL, ISEM University Madrid, Leal Daccarett, Polo Ralph Lauren, Silvia Tcherassi and Tiffany & Co. Talamas sits on the advisory boards of Istituto Marangoni Miami, Latin American Fashion Summit and Mercado Global. Since 2015, she has formed a part of Business of Fashion’s BoF500 community as one of the 500 most influential personalities in the fashion industry.