"A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance." ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fashion Fiesta!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

This year's Cinco de Mayo inspired a post about how Mexico, and other Central- and South-American countries have influenced fashion, especially in the last few years which have really seen a revival in exoticism.  I choose to include Spain in this collection as well, since my notion of Latino culture is quite romanticized, having never been to any of these countries (yet).  Being a Canadian with Irish and German heritage, I have no idea why I celebrate Cinco de Mayo but I do, albeit in my own little way.  Perhaps I have a little latina somewhere deep down inside me ;)  I am an avid salsa dancer and would love to learn flamenco and tango as well, and I wish I could speak Spanish, so maybe that's part of it...

Anyway, I hope you enjoy (and yes, as usual I posted LOTS of pictures...celebrations aren't a time for restraint)!

images via: 
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 Ad Campaign, Almodovar, Matador, 1985Couture MillineryDaily TimesEdun Summer 2012 Ad Campaign, Elle, October 2008, Elle Mexico, April 2012, Fashion Gone RogueFlair, April 2012, 
Harper's Bazaar, March 2012, 
Harper's Bazaar China, May 2012, 
Harper’s Bazaar Russia, June 2009, 
Harper's Bazaar US, August 2010, 
Huffington Post, 
Marie Claire Italia, March 2011, 
Moschino, Spring 2012 Collection, 
Muse Magazine, Spring 2010, 
Numéro #121, "Matador," 
Teen Vogue, June/July 2011, V Magazine, Spring 2010, 
Vanity FairVogue, 1948, December 2007, March 2008, Vogue 50 Years of Australian Style, Vogue Australia, March 2011, April 2012, Vogue Australia TumblrVogue Bridal NewsVogue Deutsch, May 2009, Vogue España, November 2011, Vogue Germany, March 2010, April 2010,  2008, Vogue India, July 2011, Vogue Japan, March 2012, Vogue Mexico, March 2011,Vogue UK, March 2008, June 2011, Vogue US, March 1998, December 2000, March 2006, West Side Story, Womens Home Remedies

Can I get an Olé!?!  All those beautiful bright colours and sun-kissed skin!
Makes me believe summer really is on its way!




  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! That's a lot of photos and inspiration!

  2. Oh wow so many gorgeous and inspirational photos! Thanks for sharing!


  3. I have been in love with the influx of Latino inspiration! It's so bold and vivacious!

  4. What a great collection of images- you're right fashion would lose some color without the Latin influence.

  5. wow so pretty, i've always been a fan of the spanish and latin culture, I wish I could speak spanish too :D
    the colors and patterns are so bold in their dress, i love it
    XO stephi

  6. wow.Its a lovely collection of stylish Images. I always intersted in these types of images.
    I Have also a good cllection of new images you can check it from REVOLVEclothing.com.


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