My friend in Santa Ana California and I exchange small presents every Christmas. Mine has yet to be sent (and wont be nearly as cool), but before she went to Mexico for the Holidays, she sent me the most adorable coin purse. At first I didn’t really get it. I speak spanish, I’ve been to Mexico, but to me ‘conchita’ meant only “little shell”, then I read the tag “Panaderia Xochico” (xochico bread/pastry shop basically). Then I recognized it for the popular pastry it was, the concha (in chocolate, strawberry or vanilla) and was uber-excited! Had I been more experimental…
Mexico Blog Love
We were recently contacted by a blog in Mexico about a link swap. Finding out about blogs or shops in Mexico is not something that happens very often and when I was there last I didnt have much time to shop in Mexico City. Cool Hunter Mexico – www.coolhuntermx.com is a great example of a street fashion blog for many reasons. They’re really original in their presentation, as if influenced by but not imitating every other street fashion blog out there, they show details in each person’s outfits, highlighting not just the overall outfit but the jewelry, pins, unique cuts/details and even…
I bought a few Negro Disaster shirts when I was in Mexico this last June. I thought I bought them for myself but it turns out none of them really fit me and what better way to enjoy something you cant wear than to be able to at least see it on someone you see every day?
Feather earrings have been pretty popular for a while now and although I liked them. sort of, I haven’t been really interested in the new-hippie, boho-chic thing and the browns greens and other neutral tones the feathers come in. Why don’t they use parrot or other brightly colored feathers? Well one reason is because they don’t always acquire the feathers by friendly means and there aren’t any parrot farms to raid the nests of. Although the majority of feather products, headbands, earrings, pins, whatever, are in a boho/hippie style I finally found, during my trip to Mexico, several pairs of…
Gino Caballero, Mexico
Danny Bee, originally uploaded by Gino Caballero. I thought these photos were of particular awesomeness. Each one uses several photography techniques to accentuate the greatness of the model and the fashion. Gino is a member of the flickr group from Mexico and is becoming a popular one at that. You can find him on flickr by clicking on a photo above or here on myspace: //www.myspace.com/ginocorleone