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Lipstickfables T-Shirt

September 27, 2014

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Ana became a comedian pretty much by accident. Her Youtube channel, Lipstickfables, was originally intended to be a beauty tutorial vlog. After uploading the infamous “S*** Hondurans Say” video on the same channel, she garnered thousands of followers and is now a national internet sensation. Adding another surprise to the mix, she recently earned her BA in Graphic Design and has found the way to put all her talents into a business venture: t-shirts with funny, Honduras related graphics. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! You can buy one of her Tees here, watch her hilarious videos on her Facebook or Instagram account, or her beauty tutorials on Youtube . Let me warn you though, despite being an incredibly sweet girl, she has a foul mouth and is not apologising for it. My favourites are her parodies of a typical Honduran mother through a fictitious character “la mamá de Carmen Suyapa”. SO. ON. POINT. Love you mom!

Outfit details: Lipstickfables ¿Cómo nos Dicen? T-shirt (Men’s Size Small), ASOS faux leather skirt and sunglasses, ZARA white handbag, Vintage earrings.

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Spotlight

Maria’s Bag comes to Honduras

December 26, 2013
This Maria's Bag dresses up any outfit!
Casual outfit featuring a beautiful Maria's Bag.

I’m a sucker for pretty things that have inspiring behind-the-scene stories. When Alida Boer, the super smart (and GORGEOUS) designer behind Maria’s Bag, told me she wanted to gift me a bag from the latest collection I almost peed my pants. It got to me in a very Central American fashion: she sent it with a friend of hers who was visiting Guatemala but lives in the city where my mom is also currently living in and so on. Once in my hands, it was love at first sight and touch! They are made from amazing hand woven huipiles in Guatemala and the quality is impeccable. The best part is that Maria’s Bag provides jobs to over 50 artisans, giving them the opportunity to generate income and provide for their homes while doing what they love.

You can check out their website here, or follow them on Instagram to be updated on the newest stuff and to see some really great shots of the artisans in action.

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Spotlight, Style Inspiration

Illustrator | Wilmer Murillo

February 22, 2012

 In Honduras, if someone opens a successful baleada stand, it won’t be long before eight more open on the same block. Harsh, but true. Just like that, in any existing art form there are trend followers and trend setters; Wilmer Murillo falls in the latter category. Many copy his work but the way his work evolves is only proof that he is the shizzle.

Tookoon Book of Love by Wilmer Murillo

One of his earlier pieces, Tookoon and the Book of Love 

His illustrations? Cute, melancholic robots and imaginary creatures that are subtly creepy in a good way. He gets so much online press & collaborates in so many different international projects, I sometimes have a hard time believing he does it all from tiny Honduras. I asked him a few silly questions:

What is your usual breakfast?

Pancakes and coffee.

How do you picture yourself at the age of 80?

Preferably dead (I don’t wanna live so long!)

Monokrit by Wilmer Murillo, Honduras

Funniest comment you’ve ever received about your work?

One day a girl told me that my characters look pretty similar to myself. I still can’t believe that… do I really look like a robot?

Jackie O’ or Marilyn Monroe? 

Jackie O’.

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The Jetsons or The Flintstones?

The Jetsons, please!

Favorite place in the whole wide world?

My favorite place is wherever I can stay with my favorite things and people.

What do you think about crocs?

I don’t like them. (hooray!)

Krooglium by Wilmer Murillo

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How would you react if you tripped and fell in front of a huge crowd?

I would say “I’m so stupid!” and couldn’t stop laughing.

Where can we find & buy your work?

On my website (www.wilmermurillo.com), it includes my showcase, store and some freebies. Thanks so much!

Isn’t Wilmer a sweetheart? Anyway, I could’t post this without an outfit inspired by his art/interview. Turned out my closet lacks half the colors he uses (I’ll make sure to change that). I did end up wearing a “litmus” color top á la Krooglium and a skirt I made inspired by Judy Jetson.

Fabi Pina in a Wilmer Murillo inspired outfitTop: thrifted. Skirt: self-made. Shoes: Nine West.

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Go team Jetsons!

Jetsons inspired skirtI posted about this skirt on my spanish blog in July of last year. I used one fabric, all wrong side except for the center panel. Easy to make and very…intergalactic?

Thankyou Wilmer for such a fun interview. Make sure to check out his stuff, spread the word, make him even more famous.


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