Fashion Star has ended (congratulations again to Kara Laricks) and we’re right in the middle of putting together our fall fashion catalogs. This week we’ve been shooting in Mexico.
Why Mexico? Two of the fall trends we’re focused on are rich natural color and eclectic elegance. Both were integral parts of so many runway shows, from Prada to Alexander McQueen. And there aren’t many places on Earth more eclectic and colorful than Mexico City. It’s the people, the clothes, the food. Walk into the dazzling Museo Soumaya (a beautiful museum built in honor of the late wife of Carlos Slim) and the art collection is eclectic—Romero Brito next to Cezanne!
We’ve been shooting some spectacular images all around the DF (the Federal District that contains Mexico City). The only negative is the enormous amount of time we have spent sitting in vans going from one location to another. Genuinely painful.
If you come to Mexico, one necessary stop is Xochimilco, home of the most extraordinarily colorful boats. I have been coming here all my life—there was a time when the trajineras were covered with real flowers.
I snapped this photo of the statuesque Brazilian model Bruna Tenorio in Xochimilco with a real charro, who is part of a mariachi band.