Founders

Valeria del Rey, our founder. 

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Valeria has always been influenced by the sea and nature.

At the age of 18, she moved to Washington D.C. to pursue a bachelor’s degree in communications and history at American University. During this time, she worked at Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford, where she cultivated a strong interest in Fashion and Design. She then ventured off to Italy to earn her Master's in Luxury Brand Management at Polimoda. After having lived in Paris, New York, and Florence, she moved back to her hometown, Puerto Rico, to grow La Gotta by combining her culture, experiences, and style to craft distinctive, meaningful, and sustainable designs.

 

Vivian Eiroa, our Skincare and Lifestyle co-founder. 

Better know as Vivi, she was born in Honduras and raised between Tegucigalpa and Miami. She is extremely passionate about self care and wellness rituals.

She moved to New York where she studied Economics at NYU and did a semester abroad in Shanghai. During her studies she worked for different luxury and fashion brands including Alexis and Vacheron Constantin. Her experiences working in Miami and New York in different beauty and skincare brands such as Guerlain, Dior, Rituals and licensing company Interparfums have made her the ultimate beauty industry guru. Her passion for natural and healing ingredients combined with La Gotta’s nature-loving identity was a perfect match. She now lives in London while she pursues her Master’s in Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins and will soon be starting an Herbs for Everyday Living Program at the College of Naturopathic Medicine of London.