Thursday, July 22, 2010


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I wore this the day I attended the first annual Rebozo Festival at the Guild Theatre. My mother thought I'd be interested in seeing the fashion show featured as part of the celebration, and so invited me. Her primos, Alfredo y Abel had told her about it, as an amigo of theirs was the designer. The designer, Rory Castillo, has worked as a costume designer in Hollywood for film, television and theatre. He was invited to design a collection based on and inspired by the Rebozo

The Rebozo is a traditional Mexican shawl and is a proud symbol of Mexicanos. The Sacramento cultural group, Reina Fiestas Patrias chose to this humble article of clothing as a point of celebration of the richness of Mexican heritage. 

The event did not disappoint. 

There were various performances of song & dance, including a memorable  one by the Ballet Forklorico. And the fashion show was muy bueno! I regret I was unable to photograph during the show.

I took exactly 3 pictures in the courtyard behind the Guild, while we waited in line for a plateful of tacos, and Jarritos sodas. The first is of my second-cousin Alfredo, whom I met once when I was 3 years old; not surprisingly I don't remember this. He wore an awesome  Mariachi-style outfit, complete with sparkles down the sides of his pants, and I'm bummed I didn't take any pictures of it. The second one is Mama Q, my mamacita, and my psychopomp to the event. Mama, I'm so glad I went!  Estoy un momento tan divertido ver el desfile de moda con usted!  The third shot captured some of the folks who attended. Note the lady wearing a top made from a rebozo. Shows you a little flavor, ¿no es así?
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Well instead of a rebozo, I have a blazer. A re-blazo, if you will. Black & white cotton plaid with pushed up arms. No songs will be written about it, no poems for it, and not one festival created. The new Coach wedges, however, may be another story.
Now Wearing: 
  • White plastic sunnies, ¿quién sabe?
  • Polka dot scarf head wrap, thrifted
  • MAGIC cotton folk print dress, thrifted (Thrift Town)
  • JH collectibles, B/W cotton plaid blazer, thrifted 
  • '60's vintage floral broach, Crimson & Clover
  • We Have Not Met Yet tote, Urban Outfitters
  • Striped cotton socks, thrifted (the Thrift Store)
  • Coach wedges, Macy's


kiwaczek2 said...

those glasses are so cool. i lost my white ones last year ;-(

jemina said...

BELLA, this is my FAVOURITE, LOVING all the clashing patterns and socks and strappy shoes combo, a WINNER!!!!! love love love, XOXO, J

luciana said...

I love all the photos. And I really like your outfits!

theequinebovine said...

Oh my goodness! That blazer is so hot over that dress!


You have such cool style, can't believe i have only just come across you!!! - following!! :)


the Citizen Rosebud said...

I'm so stoked to see a comment from my dear pal Casia! Haven't heard from you in a while, girl. White sunglasses loverrs unite!

Jemina, thank-you! (I think this outfit is one of my faves, too ;P )

Thank-YOU Luci Ana. You are such a dear and I cherish your sweet words!

Kerry Lin: I LOVE YOU!

Paddy, thank you, and HELLO! (now I'm off to check out your blog.) Cheers! -Bella Q

Isquisofrenia said...

oh wow how fun and theres some history about it too.
your so fun and this outfit i really like it with the blazer
your the queen of mixing patterns
this is really good
and i dig those socks too with those wedges of yours!
muy bueno!

natale eve said...

I love the mixture of all the various black and white prints, especially the shoe/ sock combo... well, especially the shoes in general :) Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun time for sure! I really like the pattern of your dress and your blazer is fantastic.

Meggstatus said...

That little girl looks absolutely gorgeous, I gathered so much inspiration from that one photograph. Thank you!!!

I love this basic black and white color palate with the different prints. It really pulls the entire look together!!!


HA....reblazo. You're funny. And really good at mixing prints, I might add.

♥ V

theequinebovine said...

Is the blazer and wedges for sale? IF so, what are the sizes?

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you, Meggs & G&G. Mighty sweet complimnets coming from you.

@ Fashion Farms: the wedges are from Macy's brand new, size 7. So I'm keeping! The blazer, I'm not sure. I likey, and am in the middle of shortening the sleeves to 3/4. Size 8-10, I believe.

Unknown said...

Your style is Awwwmazing!!!
Thanks for following my baby!
I am your newest fan as well!
Great to "meet" ya!

Lisa said...

I love your dress!