On how we deal with our personal history is how we deal with the world

This year, Mother’s Day in the United States is braided with the Mexican celebration that always takes place on May 10. I wake up with cards from my children, and breakfast in the balcony, and the promise of my six-year-old son to build a magic wand to bring my grandparents and my dog ​back ​to […]

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A Premonition: Fragmento uno

Ideas and insights into the future are up in the air. If you listen, sometimes you are able to grab them. But more often than not, the noise around you doesn’t allow you to listen. Yet when you do, you gear towards your purpose, as abstract as it might seem. It’s easy to think and to […]

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On braiding

On the surface of the unimaginable/ La superficie de lo inimaginable

The unimaginable happened. Time stopped. We have a truce for better or worse; we have a moment of silence to just be who we are, to remember who’s inside, aside from expectations, from timelines or deliverables. And yet that instant gratification system that we created and that we’ve become so accustomed to, forces us to keep […]

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The Surrealism of Belonging/ El Surrealismo de Pertenecer

There is something very special about having surreal real friends; they have the capacity to pull you into their surreal worlds. Meet Nina Surel, a Miami-based Argentinian artist who owns a gallery known as the collective 62. She introduced me to ‘Women Who run with the Wolves,’ and if you know that book and you’ve […]

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Once upon a piñata/ Había una vez una piñata

Oh piñatas, Lovely and colorful objects of desire that make children and adults so very happy. Carton, paper, glitter and metallic hues. Cathartical works of art that allow us, since early childhood, to work towards a common objective. Joy, friendship and laughter, that eventually give way to our darkest thoughts: violence, followed by ambition and […]

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On building a successful gallery; a conversation with Lexing Zhang from Art Lexing

For me fashion is a lot more about art, than about clothes. In this very special conversation with Lexing Zhang we explore the different situations that led her to create Art Lexing, a very special gallery in Miami.

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Made in Miami: A conversation on styling and fashion with Danny Santiago

Entrepreneurship takes courage. A lot of it. I got to work on a project with GoDaddy where we focused on  entrepreneurs and small business owners in Miami . During the interview we were able to highlight their entrepreneurial journey and how they made their own way pursuing something they love. I wanted to take that […]

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On balance, and vertigo

Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’, must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No. Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It’s the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us. It is the desire to fall, against which terrified, we defend ourselves. – Milan Kundera […]

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The Noble Art of Letting Go and my dream super-power

If I could choose a super-power, it would be being able to let go. I used to think that mind-reading was a better option, but what good would it bring me if I’m not able to let go of all the information I get? It’s actually counter-productive.

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Day of the Death: Celebrate Life

Being alive is a fatal condition. The moment we are born, we basically begin to die. I’ve always been intrigued by Death. Every year I honor her, and the effect she has in my experience of life by celebrating ‘Day of the Death’ with my family.

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Journey Through Surrealism

I’ve always been intrigued by the possibility of a different reality. Through science fiction and surrealist art, I’ve found the perfect escape: Remedios Varo, René Magritte, Leonora Carrington, and obviously Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí, have transported me to worlds that cannot be, yet are so very real. Fashion has that power as well. We […]

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We Should All Be Activists

I was discussing the current state of the world with a friend not long ago, and she said that the more she felt the chaos around us,  the more she wanted to stay inside her bubble with her son, not caring for anything else. I used to be her, and my bubble was so very […]

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