Monday, February 4, 2013

Found: In Colombia.

This is my third and final installment in the Color Me, Colombia series...

And it's my favorite! The goodies- YES, please!

I simply had to pick up a few of the South American essentials and in bright, delicious colors.
 
The bold and the beautiful, ladies and gents:

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Handmade, beaded necklaces I purchased in el Centro.

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From left, 1. teal and gold hand-beaded necklace. 2. Genuine Colombian leather cuffs. 3. Woven half-moon shaped black and white bag with a pop of rose, yellow-gold, and mint green.
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Genuine leather and woven green, blue, orange and green wrap-around wedges. They buckle at the back of the ankle, and a girl-y bow serves as a garnish, sitting atop the toe. Handmade in Colombia, purchased at a local high-end dress shop.
 
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Typical woven black and white woven Panama-style hat...and yes, it is hanging right next to my faux fur hat. Oh, the irony!
 
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Four beautiful yard-long fabric swatches I saw and fell in love with at a fabric store in Cartagena. I could have bought everything in that store- the patterns, the colors, the textures. These swatches are huge, and I love them that way! I actually have worn them as scarves, shawls, etc. I even used one as a blanket on the airplane! They add so much life to any drab, fuuuuhhhh-reezing winter ensemble. I plan to finish their edging at my girlfriend's studio to create a more refined look since their edges are simply rough-cut. Although, maybe I won't. I think they look pretty fab as is. Sparks!


As I landed in New York, I kept thinking to myself, "Oh my gosh, I have this suitcase FULL of beautiful warm-weather wear in the most beautiful colors and patterns ever...and Holy shnikes! It's freezing! What about my wedges? Where's my coat? Gloves? Snow boots?" Totally 180 degrees from where I had just been a few hours prior. But, like I mentioned about the fabric, I can strategically accessorize some of my cold-weather gear with a little Colombian flavor. Unfortunately, not all at once, but it does make the ever-elusive season of spring appeal to me that much more.
 

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