Mexican by Design

THIS SUMMER, MANY OF US ARE STAYCATIONING IN SAN MIGUEL.  OUR BELOVED CITY HAS BEEN NAMED “BEST CITY IN MEXICO” FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR BY TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE. WE ARE SO THRILLED THAT OUR LOCAL VIBES HAVE GAINED SUCH INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION. AND SOLLANO 16’S MID-SUMMER STYLE IS A GREAT DISPLAY OF HOW MEXICAN DESIGN INTERSECTS WITH ORGANIC SHAPES AND FORMS TO CREATE LOOKS THAT ARE 100% INDIVIDUAL.

WE GOT THE BEADS

Mexican jewelry line Kalosoma uses beadwork and natural materials like leather and fine silver to create pieces infused with a true Mexican spirit. Hand-crafted in Mexico City—by women who earn fair trade wages—the results are exquisite yet casual. The beaded works are elegant, friendly and great accessories for summer festivals and outdoor events. Claudia Fernandez, the designer behind Kalosoma, admits her inspiration comes from the beauty of insects and beetles that she and her grandfather, an entomologist, collected during her childhood.

MURALISM & STREET ART

San Miguel’s Guadalupe Art district provides the perfect backdrop for showcasing Kalosoma’s pieces. Since 2013, graffiti artists have been creating murals (street art interventions) and the results are breathtaking. Over 100+ murals in and around San Miguel’s Centro have been created, following the great tradition of Mexican muralism made famous in the 1920s by Diego Rivera and his contemporaries.

NATURE A GO-GO

We appreciate the beautiful landscape of San Miguel and its surrounding countryside. One of our favorite designers Gogo Ferguson is also inspired by the natural world and as a part-time resident of San Miguel, some of her pieces are directly related to the natural patterns and shapes found here.

We also love her sea-inspired looks that are so on-point in jewelry styles today. Shells, starfishes, and seaweed are everywhere this summer.

SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

Vervan is founded on the belief that beauty products can be healthy for the environment and the people they serve. Passionate about sustainability in consumption and tradition, Vervan products are made in Mexico, from natural ingredients and essential oils found here. These popular products are great for summer skin.

Visit The Store to test them and see!

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