At Abuela’s House

The Caribbean is a hot place that sometimes might feel like hell itself. But still, every abuela knows the right way to drink a cafecito at 3 pm is to serve it as blisteringly hot as possible– María cookies included. An afternoon at abuela’s is never complete without a shot of caffeine or the smell of polvo Maja. Anastasia Lovera and Anthony Velázquez recreate that feeling in Emperifollá‘s first editorial, shot by Maridelis Morales Rosado at Jones Beach Café in Brooklyn, New York.


Anastasia and Anthony wear Silk Laundry, Miranda Frye, Glamsrock Jewelry, Parpala Jewelry, Senso, Missoma, Loup, Mr. Larkin, Viva Aviva, Kurt Lyle, Cecilia Vidal, and Fragmentario.

Photographer: Maridelis Morales Rosado

Video producer: Stephanie Stoddard Cortés

Fashion coordinator: Bianca Nieves

Production: Frances Solá-Santiago

Social editor: Andrea Devoto

Frances Solá-Santiago

Born in Puerto Rico, based in New York City. She is the editor-in-chief on Emperifollá. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Glamour Magazine, Numéro, Refinery29, Remezcla, and Bustle.

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