HOT CHOCOLATE DESIGN:
Founded in 2004 by Pablo Martínez & Carolina Aguerrevere, Hot Chocolate Design emerges into the Venezuelan market as a local fresh and innovative accessories brand, based on the consumers’ need of fleeing away from the uniformity and creative rigidity provided by mass produced brands.
They define HCD as a design brand which occasionally blends with art as the concept, design and fabrication of each item they produce shoes, bathing suits, purses, bags, home products, among others – is intended to reflect the individuality of each item. Betting on their customer’s need for originality, they offer limited collections and their retired products have become collector’s items for many of their fans.
The inspiration behind HCD comes mainly from their own lifestyle; their passion for collecting vintage items and certain nostalgia for all of the
things that made them feel happy and comfortable when they were young.
In their design brainstorms, they draw from items, colours, textures and patterns that they treasured in their infancy as well as their yearning to come across them again in our adult lives, transformed as Hot Chocolate Design ® one of a kind accessories.
Their current brands are formed by their main line Hot Chocolate
Design®, accompanied by its dead twin and dark side, Dark Chocolate Design®. Welcome zombies, Gothic Lolitas, the living dead, ghosts and spectrum with naughty thoughts.
Who we are!
We're a small trading business that believe on good quality products and cares about having happy customers and good relationships.
We love the daily craziness of trading in the markets, always learning from what we experience and supporting each other as traders; we ask questions, we help each other, we give and receive advices and moreover, we look after each other's at all times!
Bringing you deliciously designed shoes from the happiest place on earth, UKinkalla encourage you to enjoy your day with a smile :)
We're currently not in the markets but you're taking part in a few awesome shows! Our favourites are Fantasy Basel and Bikers Days Basel, although we also love going to the summer festivals and winter markets of the ISB and SIS schools!
About our brands!
And this is me ;)
She is Gayle, also known as the “Candy Queen,” and Popping Candy is her baby, born down under from her love of shoes – especially fun, quirky, unique shoes with an artistic flair.
Popping Candy is all about empowering women and girls – finding and owning our true selves, embracing our similarities and celebrating our differences, and living the Sweet Life!
We’re not shy, we don’t hide in the corner, and we love attention! And we want you to have fun, be brave and put your best foot forward… all while rocking cute, comfy shoes!
Popping Candy makes life sweet!