Hello! I have just returned from a week long adventure in the colonial mountain town of San Miguel De Allende Mexico. The trip was an end of Summer treat – a fine way to close an exciting but somewhat overwhelming season of work, a major home move and the upcoming launch of something quite exciting (more on that later…). I have much to tell about the small mountain town and my creative adventures there, but to get the week started I wanted to share some of my instant influences from my travels.
NY SS13 was of course streaming through while I was away and I couldn’t help but take a peek (or 100 peeks, actually) to get my fashion dose. I started to see the connection between the details of the collections and my surroundings in the every day. I’m not sure if this is a case of being more seduced by the collections or my immediate environment, but either way, I was drawing connections everywhere.
the rich earthenware terracotta and metallics from the DVF collection
reminded me of this hand-painted gold leaf shelf…
the vibrant blues and relaxed beauty from Nonoo’s collection
reminded me of with this textured wall from the streets of San Miguel…
Suno’s gorgeous ornamental slingback’s in dark black blue
brought to mind this repetitive patterned wall in the mountain town of Dolores Hidalgo…
the classic Mexican inspired embroidery patterns at Suno
showed up everywhere – even beyond the textiles.
The hand painted details and intricate pattern-work in the every day surroundings kept me inspired the entire time!