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WATERCOLOR :: Mexicana Chic

STEP 1. INSPIRATION

I’m very inspired by my México: its colors, food, traditions, crafts and, above all, its traditional garments, particularly those from Oaxaca and Chiapas.

For this project, the attention it’s all on México’s style icon: Frida Kahlo. Her unique style promoted the richness of the indigenous people and their craftsmanship through the garments she wore. I love how she inspires me to wear “huipiles” (traditional blouses or dresses) proudly, although I try to give them my own spin, and how she continues to inspire today’s fashions.

Here are some runway looks that remind me of Frida’s wardrobe in one way or another. 

Frida's original wardrobe part af the exhibit "Appearances Can Be Deceiving," at the Firda Kahlo's Museum in México City.

STEP 2. SKETCH

Here are my sketches. I’m having so much fun trying to find the fashion illustrator in me. It’s inspiring seeing all your images and sketches. This class just makes me happy!!

STEP 3. WATERCOLOR

First time using watercolors. I think they're overworked, but I'll keep practicing. Practice makes perfect :D

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