Mario Testino Displays His Photos of Beautiful Native Peruvian Clothing

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Famed photographer Mario Testino took a different turn with his highly acclaimed work to capture the breathtakingly colorful clothing of Native Peruvians of the mountainous region of Cusco. His exhibit is called “Alta Moda” or High Fashion in Spanish. The fabulous photos will be on display at the Queen Sophia Spanish Institute in New York until March 29th, 2014. The images are vivid and truly inspirational. The color and texture, along with musical and cultural elements really set these photos apart from lots of mainstream fashion photography.

Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, under the chairmanship of Oscar de la Renta, is the first American venue to present ALTA MODA, a series of photographic portraits by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino. Known primarily for his work in fashion magazines, Testino makes a bold departure with this series. Alta Moda—literally “high fashion” in Spanish—documents Peruvians in their vibrantly colored and ornately adorned traditional and festive dress from Cusco, one of the highest mountainous regions of Peru. ALTA MODA by Mario Testino is accompanied by a series of related public programs that will additionally serve to reinforce the Institute’s mission of promoting greater awareness and understanding of the culture of Spain in the United States through a steadfast dedication to advancing scholarship in the humanities and the arts. Please check the website www.qssi.org for a schedule of events.

So, if you happen to be in the city during the next 4 months, take a day to mosey on over to the exhibit. For now, check out some of the photos below!

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Via NYMag

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POP UP SHOP @ Hyde Park Art Fair in Tampa October 26 & 27

tampafestivalCecilia Gonzales Jewelry will once again be making it’s way West from Miami to Tampa for the 24th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair! We love the fair- there’s always such interesting art and amazing vendors, so we’re really excited to be a part of this event.

Our POP UP SHOP will be showcasing our best sellers and closeout pieces! We will also be taking custom orders for the Hand Stamped collection! Customize your very own necklace or bracelet, or get a personalized gift- or both!

24th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, Florida)

October 26th & 27th, 2013

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION

1622 Snow Avenue
Tampa, Fl. 33606

Stop by our tent!

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Monday Inspiration: NYC

Hello New York City! We are back once again to the City That Never Sleeps for ENK’s Accessorie Circuit show and we couldn’t be more excited. The weather is gorgeous, the people watching (when we have time) is always entertaining, and the scenery has that classic New York attitude that really makes the city come alive.

We stumbled upon these great walls on the way to the show, showcasing Street Art in it’s rawest form- Graffiti. The huge pieces are so vibrant and eye catching. Something about these walls is so trained, so experienced and  professional, yet so whimsical and free that we had to share them with you! Please enjoy, and get inspired!

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Cecilia’s Story

Cecilia Gonzales - Jewelry Designer

Cecilia was born in Lima, Peru. Her mother’s side of the family included artists, musicians and crafters by tradition, so she was naturally inclined to develop her own artistic sensibilities.

Fashion has been her passion; so right out of high school she enrolled in fashion design school and started making clothing and accessories for herself and the people she loves.

As she moved to the USA in 2001, enjoying being exposed to so much diversity all around, in the cities, new ideas, people from all over the world…it didn’t take long for her to realize that designing and fashion were the right things.

So in 2008, Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry was born. Each new collection has its own life and story. Cecilia draws inspiration from art, cities, music, architecture and awesome people around her.