>> 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.  



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  1. Sóley

    2012-06-16 at 4:04 PM

    Love the pictures. It is really all about the print here so why not just shoot it closely from different angles? Cute cutie cute.
    I wanna go to Meheeco so bad.

  2. Juno

    2012-06-16 at 5:00 PM

    Wow, stunning fabric and the colours are beautiful together.

  3. Tian

    2012-06-16 at 5:22 PM

    It looks great, I love the vivid colours.

  4. ttea

    2012-06-16 at 6:05 PM

    Absolutely stunning! It sort of reminds me of that hippie vibe of the early 70’s. But this is just incredibly beautiful, the colours complement each other so well.


    2012-06-16 at 7:05 PM

    I love it!!! It reminds me of my childhood .. projects!!!

  6. Cassandra

    2012-06-16 at 7:29 PM

    Oh wow, such pretty design and vibrant colors! I love!

  7. Natallia

    2012-06-16 at 9:05 PM

    Wow I love these colors, they are beautiful

  8. Serdane

    2012-06-16 at 9:25 PM
  9. Kellebelle

    2012-06-16 at 9:27 PM

    Wow. This is beautiful! I want <3

  10. becky

    2012-06-16 at 10:14 PM

    LOve it check this out

  11. Grysh

    2012-06-17 at 12:51 AM

    Love the embroidery! (I’m not sure if that is what it really is called but I call those embroideries. lmao.)
    The colors are so bright and vivid 🙂

  12. Material fixations

    2012-06-17 at 12:53 AM

    I love adding just a touch of loud colors to my outfit, and I love that everything in Mexico looks super colorful and fadded all at once. A good indication of the weather and the culture.
    Material Fixations

  13. kimiko flowers

    2012-06-17 at 1:03 AM

    T.T im so sad, cause i really wanted to meet you 🙁

  14. Patricia M

    2012-06-17 at 3:33 AM

    Hi, I live in Mexico City, in fact I’m mexican. I love your work and feel very proud of your picks. So bad the weather is not good tonight. You must see the Museo de Artes Populares in Calle Independencia, it’s really wonderful.

  15. Peter

    2012-06-17 at 4:56 AM

    This looks very Guatemalan – a country renowned for their textiles. I’m dying to get back down there and pick up some fabrics for my mom, sister, and of course, yours truly..
    x Peter @ http://low–

  16. Highland Fashionista

    2012-06-17 at 10:19 AM

    So lovely…makes me miss being back home in the US where Mexican culture seeps up to us and is truly part of our national identity. To look at this lovely embroidery is to be happy. Lovely.

  17. PJ Valenciano

    2012-06-18 at 2:10 AM

    Pieces like this are not just souvenirs. It tells a story of the place, culture and tradition, and of the women behind the exquisite embroidery.

  18. Tombizura

    2012-06-18 at 7:07 AM

    I love Mexican embroidery. ^^

  19. Fashionova

    2012-06-18 at 9:04 AM

    Wooow some really amazing patterns!

  20. Anne H

    2012-06-18 at 10:35 AM

    Lovely photos!Amazing!!!

  21. Brodie Gibson

    2012-06-18 at 11:36 AM

    If any of you out there want to learn about these sort of colours, textiles or embellishment these 3 ladies, all currently teaching at St Martins, will be running a week course at Chesil beach in Dorset:
    Elisa Palomino (
    Natalie Gibson (
    Sarah Gresty (quote from Craig Lawrence – I studied fashion design with a Knitwear degree at Central Saint Martin’s. At the end of first year we had knitwear designer Sid Bryan tutor us for a project. It was really amazing and inspiring to see his portfolio of work. Annalisa Dunn was fun and scary as well, she had a tonne of idea’s on how to do knits in different ways. But I think Sarah Gresty coming in as head of the department for my final year saved me. It was amazing to have such an open minded point of view, it was that bit of extra encouragement that pushed me to really explore the possibilities of knitwear.
    Email for details about The Travelling Fashionistas

  22. Paper cup making machines

    2012-06-18 at 12:55 PM

    it’s a wonderful article, please continue post the interesting writing! thank you.

  23. megan, the frugalista diaries

    2012-06-18 at 5:48 PM

    beautiful colors!
    Xo Megan

  24. Brodie Gibson

    2012-06-22 at 11:08 AM

    My links were not correct so just in case you want to take a peek:
    Elisa Palomino
    Natalie Gibson
    The Travelling Fashionistas ‘Seaside Frolic” 20-26th August.

  25. Paul

    2012-06-29 at 7:22 AM

    tks for your sharing. it is very good. nice article.

  26. Paper cup machine

    2013-01-08 at 6:17 AM

    Vow..excellent.How to make such a beautiful thing.

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