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.

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 [...]

On balance, and vertigo

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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 [...]

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

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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.

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.

Journey Through Surrealism

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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 [...]

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 [...]

The heartfelt message behind ‘The Biennale of Moving Images’/ El sentido mensaje detrás de la Bienal de Imágenes en Movimiento

Thursday was my last night making an appearance as a Glamour Correspondent. Honestly, I had no idea of what to expect from this experience. I suddenly felt as if I was different person now that I am not part of the power house that Condé Nast represents. Yet there I was going down memory lane and having [...]