Intermoda is around the corner!

Intermoda is around the corner!

2016 is giving me the opportunity to share what Mekishico is about. We where invited to IM Trending on New Talents Section. This show is important to the city since you can see together Fashion Lovers and meet the industry. Guadalajara has a lot of designers with great ideas working on their projects so they can become great brands. This year I will be presenting my concept and what this new year brings for hoodies, simple garments and jackets. Try out Oaxaca and Maneki Neko. Meet their stories, take pictures wearing them and share! What could be your favorite style? Mexican or Japanese? And of course stores, galleries and boutiques can make orders to have a piece of Mexico or Japan’s culture thru textures and colors. My designs are made out of fine cotton and other materials like linen. Designs are exclusive from Mekishico and all iconic fabrics are chosen because of it’s beauty. What makes special this brand? The story behind each piece and the enviroment around it will always be with a japanese or mexican essence. We have been around fashion world for a year, and we will be celebrating on Intermoda, so keep reading our posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to know wich day we’ll have a little something to share with you. Let’s do business! Meet and feel Mekishico’s products! You can find Jackets for fashionable kids and of course Japan or Mexico Lovers! Capes for little fashionable girls. Garments with or with out hoodies for ladies that love both cultures. Original art for decoration at home or office. You’ll meet 2016 coming textures for our designs. More...
The heart of Mekishico

The heart of Mekishico

Have you ever thought what would it be to make a business out of your favorite things? Help yourself and others? Live day by day your passion? That is Mekishico for me. It’s probably everybody’s dream and “the thing to do” on every entrepreneurial blog. Well, it’s possible but it’s not simple. It’s not like you can just leave everything and only do this one dream project so it can work 100% in a year and be a success! In my case I’m a mother, leader in a tech community (GeekGirlsMx), blogger at caractercreativo.com.mx, designer for a mexican company and  Mekishico’s creator. I find passion on every project I do but it’s clear to me that each one of them gives me something according to the time I invest. Each one of them has a heart, a meaning of beign otherwise I wouldn’t be involved with them. Today I want to share about Mekishico’s heart. I love both countries; México & Japan. You can see it on the brand and feel the passion on it’s social networks. But what you may not see is what is happening on production and what is comming. This 1st. collection was made by a grandmother that loves being a seamstress working from home. She has great quality and well she needs to be at home to work and take care of her grandchildren. I have seen how many people sometimes go through really bad times, they may not be from a poor place but yet they may be struggling in the city. Not so long ago I saw this proyect in SF that bathed homeless...
The art & ritual of a Kimono

The art & ritual of a Kimono

Casa Teodora invited 3 japanese woman to share with us how to wear a Kimono. And guess what? Of course I took my yukata, perfect place to wear it. At a certain point I got a bit shy since this time it would be the 1st. time to put it on and to be honest I was a bit scared of the OBI. Sara Miau said – you should totally bring it on- and so I did! I gave myself 40 minutes to dress up and i was amazed I had no problem, in fact I did my OBI different. I figured out that I’m really bad with bows so I just didn’t loose time on it and loved the way it turned out. So I was ready, next step go to Casa Teodora. The experience of walking from my house to the cab and getting on it, you really realize why japanese walk with little steps. There is just no way you can walk in a Yukata like if it was your favorite jeans! And then came the stairs…  I just pulled up a little bit the yukata so I could watch my step (I have no idea if that is right though) so I managed to arrive safe and in one piece to the venue. You could drink some tea and Mekishico had the opportunity to be part of the original brands you could buy that day. I loved how the table looked and all that Japanese-Mexico style on them. It was very nice to see young kawaii girls receiving you in dressed up in a japanese style....
Yakuta Time for JapanLovers

Yakuta Time for JapanLovers

A yukata is a summer kimono normally made of cotton. They used to be made of indigo-dyed cotton but today there are a lot of colors and textures. So it was time for me to finally have one and I can tell you one thing: It’s kinda like tattoo feeling, once you get one you want another! They aren’t cheap. But the value I saw on it is that this is a real japanese piece hand made in Japan. I really appreciate this since it’s Mekishico’s soul. As a #JapanLover this was a dream come true. So how exactly is the experience to buy a Yukata? Step 1. Pick your favorite texture. Colors where ok, but textures incorrect. You see the dragonflies don’t go with sakura because of the season they represent. So it couldn’t be part of the sakura fabric I chose. Step 2. Measurements. This I did with a little help. Since it’s a customized yakuta, you must be sure you get it right! Step 3. Obi (Belt) Pick that texture and color that will give an extra personality taste to your yakuta. For me it was sakura all the way! Step 4. Getas (Sandals) Pick any texture you want. As for me I like to choose same colors or very alike, and almost same textures. When Setsuko Ryuzaki sensei from Naguisa called me to tell me my Yukata had arrived we saw each other but I tolde her I didn’t want to open it until next day. I had arranged a little gather with special Japan Lovers: Ana Volta from KaVolta, Yanny from GeekGirlsMx, Diana from Se Crea Diseño and Maggie. So...
Hello MexicoLovers

Hello MexicoLovers

I want to tell you more about México through Mekishico. This country has many great things. Life in México is great since you can choose what ever you want to be in life: You wake up, have some fresh delicious fruit any time of the year, work as freelance or in a company, go to coffee shops or the show or bars on weekends. The lifestyle you decide to have depends on how hard you want to work, but it is possible. If you are an entrepreneur, here you can find creative, hard worker & honest people. Today I want to dedicate this 1st. post to those magical hands who makes rebozos. This has been in México probably since 1572 , at least it was already mentioned on Diego Duran’s stories about indian women. The rebozo has different features depending on wich state of México it was made, and I really need to dedicate a post for each one. It is only fair. The rebozo is handmade and at first it was made to cover women faces when visiting the temple. Nowadays it has becomed an interesting accesory for your outfit instead of sweaters or great helper with babies, since it keeps them warm and close to your heart. Our 1st. collection is a tribute to mexican icons & traditional rebozo. There is still a long road ahead of me but I’m enjoying every step, discovering how I can help to rescue tradition and learn more about my country and my beloved Japan. Remember, Mekishico is about México & Japan together, so stay tooned for a next post! Mattane!/ Hasta...