Royal Dalia´s arrival

IMG_0396Since last week and for a few more days, I´m visiting my hometown: Mexico. After a year living in Barcelona, I certainly found the city more fascinating than ever; easier routes to move around, emerging young leaders, excellent new restaurants and, of course, interesting fashion proposals from Mexican designers.L1020670 - Version 2

L1020681As a fashion lover, I decided to head to Common People, a Concept store located in Polanco´s heart. This store offers exquisite brands such as: Carolina Herrera Bride, Alexia Ulibarri, Malafacha, Almatrichi and Assouline; but among all of them, there was one particular brand that caught my attention: Royal Dalia. L1020696 - Version 3

L1020728 - Version 2Spreading Mexico´s richness, color, history and beauty, Royal Dalia´s accesories make themselves different from others. Bags, bracelets and traveling accessories, are some of Royal Dalia´s launching products for it´s first collection: Mexico in it´s rebellion. Each of it´s products are hand-made, giving every accessory a certain uniqueness.

L1020731 - Version 2Royal Dalia´s luxury touch makes it perfectly wearable for casual, trendy or evening events. Personally, I adored the black messenger bag with golden details, a must on my Christmas wishlist!

I urge you to get to know this new brand, as Mexican designers are emerging each day with new concepts worth admiring.

Images are courtesy of Royal Dalia


Mexico´s Jewel

There is something about jewelry…it has a majestic effect on women, an amazing influence combined with clothes and the ability to become objects of desire.

I have to confess though, that I never was a huge fan of jewelry; I always wore simple earrings and small necklaces that were almost unseeable, but this changed the day I first bumped into L.F.R Designs.

The first contact I had with the Mexican brand was when I worked at Vogue, we used to publish many of their creations as they were always refined, eclectic, original and trendy.

It was only three years ago when Leslie Fastlicht Russo launched L.F.R Designs (named after her initials). “It happened while creating a Buddhist necklace for a friend”, she affirms. For Leslie, this was only a hobby, but it turned out that this specific piece was the first one on her initial collection. Now there are six collections going on!

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, made out of stones and gems, are the leading materials in her creations. All of them have a nod to Indian Maharaja royalty and an homage to Thai and Italian master craftsmen.

What I love the most about L.F.R. is the uniqueness of each piece, inspired in culture and art itself, and the way any casual outfit can boost immediately while wearing them.

As time goes by, fame has grown paralelly with the Mexican brand. Famous celebrities such as Paz Vega, Jacqueline Bracamontes and Ludwika Paleta are some of the admirers of this hand-crafted jeweled designs.









Personally, I consider myself as a huge fan of L.F.R Designs, specially when it´s about the rings. Every time I wear mine, it causes certain curiosity on the people around me. It´s originality but, at the same time, design and materials, convert it in a masterpiece worth admiring. I assure you that L.F.R has the power to convert any anti-jewelry girl into an assiduous buyer…trust me.

All Images are courtesy of L.F.R Designs