We all love the story of the underdog. Every Cinco de Mayo, millions of people on both sides of the Rio Grande celebrate the story of an underdog: Mexico.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday honoring the victory of the Mexican army over French invaders. Their triumph showcased the strong-willed nature of the Mexican spirit; ill-equipped, the Mexican army was able to defeat the French, whose army was double in size. With that, every Cinco de Mayo we celebrate Mexico and everything else that is great about its culture.
One of our own lovely staffers just returned from an inspiration trip to Mexico City, where she immersed herself in the rich culture, from food to art to fashion. One of the highlights was a visit to Frida Kahlo's home, La Casa Azul, where Vogue Mexico has recently displayed some of Frida’s never seen before clothing and personal items. Brooke’s trip was just the motivation we needed to add some sass into our own wardrobe.
Embrace the flavor of Mexico with a vibrant palette, intricate embroidery and big, bold prints. We’re obsessed with Lena Hoschek’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, which is a fabulous nod to Frida’s iconic style.
Whether you are devouring a margarita bigger than your handbag or indulging in our decadent Chocolate Margarita bonbons (now on sale through 5.5.13), we hope you’ll join us and dress the part with a little Latin flair. How are you going to add some spice to your wardrobe?