Mexican Embroidery


 {My sister, my mom and I in Oaxaca Mexico}

When I was younger my mom used to dress my sister and I in traditional Mexican dresses; although at that time I thought they were ugly and tacky I have now come to cherish the look and love the few pictures we have of us wearing them. I found my mom’s most recent visit to Mexico as the perfect opportunity and asked her to bring back some of the beautiful embroidered shirts that she used to buy for us when we were younger. Although she was a bit confused that after all my years of refusing to wear typical Mexican clothing I was now reverting back to it, she proudly returned with a stunning hand-crafted shirt. Back in the day I used to wear my embroidered dresses with sparkly head bands and light-up flip flops, though now, I am officially looking forward for warmer weather so I can pair this beautiful peasant shirt with my favourite pair of white jeans, a bright pink belt and some gladiators.

mexican shirt

{Embroidered Mexican shirt: similar one here}

To think that someone took the time and effort to embroider this beauty by hand makes me even more appreciative of this lovely new addition to my wardrobe.

Mexican Embroidery

Long Lost Twins

There was a time in my life when I was convinced that for every person in the world there was a second mirror image of them somewhere out there. My obsession with this theory grew when I lived in France for three months and would constantly run into look-a-likes of my uncle twice removed, the girl who sat in front of me in my history class, my brother’s sitter and many other people who I knew back home.  Similar experiences have happened to me ever since and they often while I am away on trips. Eventually I ignored my old high school theory and stopped looking for twins but upon seeing images of Louis Vuitton’s new spring line {which is a beautiful homage to the 60’s and the iconic Twiggy} & Brunell’s project,  I could not help but think back and wonder if my high school thoughts had, maybe, had some wisdom behind them.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

Vuitton’s show was spectacular and classic not just because of the clothing but also, as it’s often times in life, because of the presentation. Two models who could pass as twins, and at times look like mirror images of the other, make quite the impression.

I’m not a look alike! by Fran├žois Brunelle

Those two are not related… can you believe it?! Fran├žois Brunelle, the photographer behind this fun & beautiful project, took it upon himself to find some people’s long lost non-related twins.  He did not ask them to dress or pose differently than they would, if the picture was being taken by anyone else. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? {I wonder where my non-related twin lives and what they are like!}

Lesson learned? The 60’s patterns and frock dresses are making a fierce comeback and twins are technically very “IN” this spring – make sure you find yours!

Long Lost Twins