Sunday, August 29, 2010

Palacio de Hierro

Living in México is more exciting than I thought. Walking through this streets, full of amazing buildings, great stores, people dressed in interesting/bizarre ways is what I love about a city. Architecture, fashion, tradition and people are just a few important elements for loving a place and México has all of this and more.

So, on Wednesday I went to Centro Histórico, near El Zócalo, watching mini stores, full of fabrics, clothes, some of them nice, other not so nice, tacky, mainstream, fancy... And then, I ran into the Palacio de Hierro shop windows and I went speechless. They have nothing to envy Saks or any other famous store from the U.S or Europe. In September, México will be celebrating its bicentenary, so the city is getting in a festive mood, the government is investing billions of pesos for this huge and important celebration. Besides planning a parade starting in Reforma and getting to El Centro Histórico, all building around El Zócalo are decorated with white, red and green (colors of the mexican flag) and of course some gold to make it shinier.

And because of this, Palacio de Hierro also made its own and they decorated and designs the shop windows in a festive way, without leaving behind the class and glamour for what it's known. So I took some photos you can see this gorgeous windows, that are a homage to mexican culture, to their traditions, including not only textiles, but ceramic, jewelry, silver works, tequila, candles, etc.

I think that having such a strong culture and being so attached to their tradition without getting stuck it's one of the things that makes México such a strong country and unique. Walking around an old city that at the same time looks modern and contemporary is priceless. So I'm in love, not with a guy but with this city and I think we are going to have the greatest relationship ever.

"México me gusta tu estilo" <3

Mexican piñata.

Silver necklace and traditional textile poncho.

Amazing red gown.


Día de muertos' window.


Styled as traditional costumes but with modern brands as Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, etc.

"México me gusta tu estilo".

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blow by Blow

More news on Isabella, my favorite person (doesn't matter I never met her)...

Her husband, Detmar Blow and Tom Sykes (brother to my beloved Plum Sykes) wrote a book about Izzy, called "Blow by Blow" and it will be out in November 9 in the U.S. The book tells details about Blow's tragic life, starting with the death of her 2-year-old brother, who drowned in a swimming pool while she was supposed to be watching him (she was 5), and ending with her suicide at age 48.

When she killed herself fashion lost one of its biggest icons ever, no one's gonna be like Izzy, not even Daphne. She had a unique taste and also a great eye for spoting great creators, like McQueen and Treacy. But she commited suicide, the same way he's father in law did. "My immediate feeling was one of sickening déjà vu: my own father had died in 1977 after drinking weedkiller, and it had killed him in half an hour as the liquid burned out his insides," Detmar writes.

Can't wait for this book to come out, hopefully it will pay homage to one of the greatest figures fashion will ever met.
R.I.P Izzy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shoe obsessed

It's been a long loooooong time since the last time I wrote, but I've being going through lots of changes, moving location and starting a fashion internship so I've been busy. But there's a thousand things to blog about and now it's time for shoes!

We all know about photo blogs, many of them doing collaborations for, GQ, Esquire and many other fashion magazines and webzines. A huge one is Jak & Jil, created by Tommy Ton, who is now celebrating a photo exposition in Holt Renfrew, the Toronto luxury department store. What's the expo about? About shoes! What else could it be?

His blog, focused on photographing shoes and amazing outfits is worldwide renowned and it's a must for everyone who loves fashion. Tommy does not consider himself as a street style, his specialty and what he loves to shoot is gorgeous people during fashion weeks, where he gets the 95% of his shots. He never studied photography, but like some people, he has "an eye" and that's what makes him one of a kind.

As everyone else he's obsessed with shoes and Celine and of course fashion weeks and most of it that what he does, but he does it in a special way, like I said, he has an eye for fashion and that what makes his blog so special and fun to watch.

Here are some photos from his Holt Renfrew exhibition.