>> Remember that vivid and stunningly crafted mant√≥n de Manila, which I saw at a Loewe event in Barcelona a while back? Well, it's not quite fine silk embroidery but this cross stitch poncho/top piece which I picked up at the Mercado Artesanal de la Ciudadela in Mexico City, has everything else going for it, bearing some resemblance to that magnificent Spanish shawl. The colours, the bold thickness of the yarn making the pattern stand out even more and the design, which in true Mexican fashion is in yer' face and doesn't shirk away from being as insanely loud as possible. It goes without saying of course that on my last day in Mexico City today, I'm a little sad to leave. I want to take the whole city away with me, everything from the faded painted shop exteriors to the shit ton of cheesy day of the dead trinkets, also found at la Ciudadela. Clothing wise, I haven't been to extravagant with my world travelling this time but I suppose when one singular garment has about fifty different colours on it and is overun with lively birds, flowers and foliage, I guess in this instance, quality overrules quantity. Me-hee-co, you've treated me well.
June 16, 2012