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Carnival May-hem

June 18, 2010

Carnival La Ceiba Honduras - carrozas

May = carnival in La Ceiba, Honduras. Luckily, there’s no inappropriate flashing a la Rio de Janeiro, but it’s definitely the month of unlimited booze, chicks in skimpy clothes and excessive crepe paper.

Food stand at La Ceiba Carnival

I happen to reign in the land of night life party poopers BUT I do love to go out during the day with my sisters to share our critique of the parade and obnoxiously stare at the funny looking costumes. We also shamingly admit to DIE for the over-fattening food and underpriced hair accessories.

Sunglasses at La Ceiba Carnival

Sunglasses…I still frowned at the $5.00 price though. My goodness, I’m such a cheapskate!

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It’s like inspiration paradise…a couple of proper little ladies in peter pan collars stand out in the crowd and bright color combos are EVERYwhere.

Guilindrajos en Carnaval La CeibaCutie petuties for cash keepin’.

Underwear for sale at Honduras Carnival

Panties anyone?

(By this point I realise I used the word “chicks” on the first paragraph. It’s the vibe, I tell ya!)

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I missed out on some interesting costumes I later heard about. Dang it. I was probably too busy stuffing my face with cotton candy or small talking with random boys. And by random I mean these daredevils, of course!

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outfit-detail-carnival-la-ceiba-hondurasAs for outfits:

On redhead sis, thrifted dress I altered for her + vintage belt.
On me, thrifted top + selfmade skirt.
Lace + scalloped edges + waist cinching + platform wedges…feels good to be a girl.

Another neat thing about May: los juegos mecánicos. Exact translation would be “mechanical games”. I LOVE them. It’s as close as we get to having a theme park and they’re only here for one month a year.

Outfit juegos mecanicos Honduras

I had a few bad experiences last time I went (one included literally jumping off the ferris wheel when it was stopped halfway while they added more people “to balance it out because something wasn’t working correctly”. I turned pale.) I came back the same week. Not kidding when I said I love them.

Juegos mecanicos La Ceiba Honduras outfit

I prefer to get there early because there’s something *CHEESY ALERT* magical about it when it’s empty. Magical and freaky.

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Besides, it’s always a big plus to have access to delish mango salads without having to fight anyone for the best slices! Don’t you agree?  Anyway, I have plenty of new thrift finds and sewing/design projects to share. Ohhh, and Geral got herself a new sewing machine WOOHOOO. That will be for next post…this one sure took up half the online universe.

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50 Comments

  • Reply Mom Daughter Style June 18, 2010 at 6:43 am

    i just came across your blog, i love it. i like how you post pictures of the street from your country… i came from a 3rd world myself although i now live in another nation.

    oh, and you’re so fashionable

  • Reply Ania June 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Don’t you just looove the vibe in places like these. You can only embrace the awesomeness and go with the flow 😀

    you look super cute, btw.

  • Reply WendyB June 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Looks like a fun time. Your pictures are great!

  • Reply Miss M June 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    The brown shoes in the last pic…OMG…ca-ute!!

    I been to Ceiba during Carnival…at night…by myself…serious mayhem, but pretty cool. Have fun!

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  • Reply Windsor Grace June 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    You look great in your carnival background!

  • Reply cristina June 20, 2010 at 11:05 am

    you have a cute style girl!!

  • Reply Anonymous June 21, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Hola Fabiola (siento q Fabi suena un poco fuera de lugar me disculpo si es tu nombre “real”) antes que todo quiero expresarte mi respeto por lo q haces y por el excelente provecho q le sacas a los poco o escasos recursos que tienes para lograr escribir un blog tan interesante y entretenido, es muy admirable. Me vi en un dilema sobre si escribir un comentario o no, pero en realidad me senti de cierta manera ofendido al ver de la forma tan poco agradecida con la que deliberadamente excluyes a gente Hondureña, que conoces muy bien, y nunca es mencionada en tu blog, Ricardo Rivera (Reconocido fotografo capitalino) Anette Kafati (diseñadora de la marca Mute que recién incursiona en la moda)por mencionar algunos.
    Siento que teniendo un campo como este no contribuir con los demas y “apoyar” su talento, me parece un poco egoista. Estas dando de alguna forma una idea muy errada de Honduras y el pequeño mundo de la moda que tenemos, no le estas dando ningun crédito.
    No me mal intérpretes pq admiro mucho tu trabajo y la manera que escribes aunque el ingles no sea tu primera lengua es bastante admirable.
    Saludes.

  • Reply Hondurandee June 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I love your blog, found it on FB… I’m from Honduras too but girl you are awesome! soo fashionista… you make me feel even more proud to be Honduran… 🙂

  • Reply Fabi Pina June 22, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Anónimo:

    Agradezco mucho tu comentario. La verdad me alegra que exista gente a quien le interesa el talento nacional.
    Lo cierto es que mi blog es solamente un escape personal, en el cual yo comparto el disfrute de mi corazón por la moda desde un punto de vista bastante propio. El propósito del blog no es el de promocionar a nadie y mucho menos por compromiso.
    Sin embargo, ya he mencionado con anterioridad tanto a Annette como a Ricardo. Te recomiendo los siguientes posts:
    http://fashionfabi2.blogspot.com/2010/03/mas-vale-tarde.html
    http://fashionfabi2.blogspot.com/2009/11/boy-wannabe.html
    Tambien éste, donde hago énfasis en el trabajo de Tirso Rubio a quien admiro mucho:
    http://fashionfabi2.blogspot.com/2009/10/ill-settle-for-poofy.html

    Trato de escribir con la mayor sinceridad posible mis experiencias propias. Mi realidad es que el jueves no pude encontrar tul color crema en ninguna de las tres tiendas de tela en La Ceiba
    y las dependientas gozaron cuando les pregunté por lining de algodón. Mi realidad es que siempre espero las ofertas en boutiques porque las cosas que me gustan nadie las lleva.
    Mi realidad es que encuentro inspiración en lo poco (aunque a veces obligatoriamente) y no dejo perder mi motivación.
    Eso es lo que intento compartir aquí, y lo hago de corazón.

    Saludos,
    Fabi. O Fabiola, como prefieran. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous June 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    looking great fabi!!!mari from south africa

  • Reply Anonymous June 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Tienes toda la razon Fabiola. Muy buena respuesta el q me hayas contestado, ante mis ojos, agranda aun mas tu talento. felicidades y no dejes q nadie te diga lo contrario.
    con admiracion mas profunda anonimo cobarde.

  • Reply . July 3, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Que buena entrada, las fotos están muy buenas, no sé nada de moda y tampoco me importa mucho, pero sí es bonito ver cómo te gusta tanto, como podés hacer tu propia ropa y cómo te gusta este país, no creo que esté mal decir las cosas que hacen falta aquí, es sólo la realidad.

  • Reply Anonymous July 3, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Hola Fabi…con ningún blog me identifico tanto como con el tuyo (vivo en un “third world country” también, y en una ciudad muy pequeña). Me encantan las fotos y la manera en que escribes. El hecho de que escribas en inglés es completamente comprensible…vivimos en un mundo globalizado no? La idea es llegar al mayor numero de personas posibles. Sigue haciendo lo que haces! xoxo
    Oriana.

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  • Reply becka July 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    esto luce tan parecido aca 🙂 , saludos

  • Reply Abi-Anne July 7, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Such a fun day spent at a fair! You girlies look gorgeous!

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  • Reply Adriani July 12, 2010 at 2:04 am

    more inspiration from you! Thanks for this awesome update! I miss carnivals such as this….

  • Reply Tere July 14, 2010 at 10:39 am

    great photos! incredibles and very nice!
    is the first time i visit your blog but not the last!
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  • Reply Zapping for Perfection July 18, 2010 at 12:39 am

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  • Reply Grit and Glamour July 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Wow, someone told me about your blog through a comment on my blog, and I LOVE it! Fascinating. Following you on Bloglovin’ and I’m going to comb through older posts on your blog now.

    ♥ V

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  • Reply Eleh July 25, 2010 at 1:26 am

    wow what a scene! as always, these are gorgeous pictures!

    anwyay, like you, I do cringe at the sight of “overpriced” items that I find at thrift shops 😀

  • Reply FASHION ICE July 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    your photos are great! come follow me http://www.fashioniceice.blogspot.com xoxo

  • Reply Phloem August 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I’m happy you’re still posting!

  • Reply Natasha the whimsical nerd August 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    those photos are so cute and colorful! you and your sister look terrific.

  • Reply Rebekah August 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    So nice to find someone that agrees on the whole “matching fashion” thing! I constantly remind little sis not to get caught up in matching everything from her underwear to her headband LOL One of my favorite things in Honduras would be shopping in the ropa americanas!! I am a woman obsessed and my husband hates it!!! The great thing is finding them on EVERY corner downtown Teguc jaja I love your pics and especially your heels 🙂

  • Reply JARS August 10, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Hola Fabi, disculpe que le escriba en español pero no se nada de ingles xd, excelente blog niña, no se deje quitar esa pasión y amor que le pone a lo que le gusta tanto, Honduras necesita gente como usted.
    Desde hoy tu fan Nº1, Desde San Pedro Sula te mando mis mejores deseos y se que lograras cosas grandes, solo es cuestión de esperar, lo que tienes es un talento que muy pronto lo descubrira la persona adecuada.
    T-K-M.

  • Reply KIRAFASHION August 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    wow! such a great party and it is so brazil too!

    I love it!

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  • Reply Gia August 18, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Fabi dear, what a wonderful post, all your photos are so inspiring and you look beautiful as always…I think your style is amazing and whatever you wear looks great on you, and that’s a big quality:)
    Hope you’re doing great and you enjoy summer!

    xoxo,
    Gia.
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  • Reply LVE+JOY August 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Wow, I love your blog, the photo’s are beautiful. I haven’t been to a fayre in ages and now I want to.
    Your county looks like a fascinating place to live, glad I’m following 🙂

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  • Reply Cristina September 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Fabi, where are you??? We´re thirsting for more fashion pics and here you are making yourself scarce! I too love to go to thrift shops, and I wish I had your fashion sense to turn even the simplest of pieces into incredible outfits. Amazing what you do with limited resources! I sure wish you´re blog would go viral.

  • Reply Raúl Valdivia September 11, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Hola Fabi! soy el de http://fashionplusothermonopolies.blogspot.com

    Disculpá que aparentemente ignoré tu comentario (a estas alturas ya seguramente no te acordás) pero no no sé si creerías que hasta hoy lo acabo de ver. En fin, te agrego en fb,y te agradezco mucho tu comentario. Ah y tu blog? it kicks ass!

  • Reply Liz September 14, 2010 at 12:39 am

    great post, I like the pic with the old woman with the peterpan collar… just came across your blog, its rly good… I like it. Im following you now!! 🙂

    xx

    Liz
    MAJOR DISTRACTION

  • Reply daydreaming + stargazing September 22, 2010 at 2:40 am

    fabii, me encanta tu blog, i will be following it promptly. i think you should def do dome more editorialesque photoshoots like the ones of you in what looked like an abandoned fair!
    stay fabulous!

  • Reply Abbie September 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I love your blog, sooo cool!

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  • Reply Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Si, probablemente lo sea

  • Reply Sew Inspired September 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Your brown heels are FIRE! Who makes them?

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  • Reply LVE+JOY October 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

    where you live looks entirely amazing and inspirational.
    All the colours look fantastic.
    I love your style.

  • Reply Amelia Winnie October 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    seemed like you both had fun there, good pictures too!

    Hellou from me in another side of the world! 🙂
    I’m following you. Maybe you mind to check out my blog..

    X

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