Xochimilco, a borough in the south of Mexico City best known for its lake, its ‘chinampas’ (artificial islands dating back to the pre-Hispanic period), and of course its ‘trajineras’ (ultra colourful gondola-like boats). What was in the good old (very old!) days the key distributor of vegetables and flowers to the capital, is now best known for its pleasant rides (and abundance of colour).
And guess what?! This time I even saw one with my name, ‘Viva Paola‘!
Oh, and going back to the fashion, I made this satin jersey dress a few weeks ago and let me tell you a little something. Every single time I sew jersey-like fabrics I always get a hangover-like effect. Aka, I always swear to ‘never ever again sew them again’. But a few weeks later there I am again, sewing a fabric with a life of its own and with the consistency of liquid mercury. But alas I finished it to perfection, and have simply just been love its heavy drape and (slightly iridescent) sheen.