Fashion Week Honduras ’10

December 1, 2010

Last month I attended the Fashion Week Honduras event for the second time. For this post, however, I’m going to focus on my personal experience rather than the fashion itself. Blogging kinda loses its fun when people start taking my opinions too seriously. Not even I take them seriously!

Luis Menieur designer

Luis Menieur, from the Dominican Republic

Anyway, I took an 8 hour bus ride to our capital (sore bum for sure) and was able to make it to the second day of shows. I missed the first day which was, err…at a mall. And YES, yours truly sat front row for two nights. It wasn’t exactly due to the fact that I blog or because of my extreme (and inexistent) popularity…I payed for my tickets! Hahaha…just like anybody else could’ve. ENJOY YOUR LIFE TAVI GEVINSON!

Fashion Week Honduras

It was fun, but the poopy part about front row seats is that you reeeally have to watch how you sit. Serious lady mode: ON!

Lutfi Janania Fashion Week HondurasAbove: Lutfi Janania. See his yummy lookbook here.

As usual, my camera wasn’t at its best behavior, but I’m posting these anyway, plus a few a friend let me borrow.

Aldo Marcucci Fashion Week HondurasAldo Alonso Marcucci 

I noticed something I thought was kinda silly. The event was promoted as Fashion Week Honduras 2010, Fall Collection 2011! It seems that we are one season ahead of, well, anyone else?! Paris Fashion Week better catch up! Heehee.

Fashion Week Honduras

My outfits were very last minute, and I don´t mean it in a “I’m so effortless and cool I just threw on the first thing I saw” way. I actually panicked because half my clothes were dirty and had zero time to make anything on my own.

On day 1 I ended up wearing a vintage blouse + long sheer skirt. The skirt is made of a lovely, textured, sheer fabric my cousin’s grandma gifted me.  I made a quick sketch for a lovely seamstress and she sewed it up for me in a day. Pictures of the skirt:

Sheer Maxi Skirt

Sheer Maxi Skirt detail

On day 2 I wore a printed, linen jumpsuit I designed. Wore it with a pair of tights I’ve had for a few years already, but have only used them a couple times. Vintage clutch + red smoochers.

Playsuit outfit for Fashion Week Honduras

Fashion Week Honduras is a very elitist event, so two nights of it are more than enough for the shy but also strongly opinionated-when-it-comes-to-politics person I am. Every now and then it feels good though, to step out of the microscopic bubble I live in and hang out with a few people who are just as enthusiastic about fashion as I am. Speaking of which, I finally got to meet Raul! He wrote an awesome and may I add particularly blunt post on FWH.

Anonymous C - Fashion Week HondurasArmando Carranza aka AnonymousC

Mute by Annette Kafati Fashion Week HondurasMute by Annette Kafati 

I was pretty upset because I missed Tirso Rubio’s show. He’s been doing great lately. Here’s a link to a site with pictures of his show in  the Dominican Republic event “Dominicana Moda”. How cool is that?!

Tirso Rubio Fashion Week Honduras

Tirso Rubio - Fashion Week HondurasTirso Rubio

 It’s really no surprise how tough it can be for most aspiring designers in this country, or any third world country for that matter. These collections, until now, have never gone past sample sales and the veterans who’ve been doing it for the long run have dedicated themselves to dressing socialites: mostly night gowns and prom dresses to be precise. Is this all there is? Of course not! Our status quo should only inspire us to be truly and organically creative as well as perseverant. 🙂

For more pictures of the collections you can go here: Augeboga.

…and thankyou so much if you keep coming back! I know I’m not exactly the most efficient blogger. *Insert embarassed face here*P.S. I’m now decently active on my twitter.

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  • terren December 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    GURL I LOVE YOU (and your tavi comment)
    keep being perfect etc

  • Jenny December 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Looks like an amazing time! Love your blog!

    Jenny @vpv


  • Coatlicue Fatale December 1, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I have really missed your blogging!! I absolutely love this post and all your comments about the fashion show!!

    what a great post I would also love to see more pictures of the outfit you wore!!

    one of the best posts I have read in a blog in a LONG TIME!!

  • WendyB December 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I like reading the personal experiences more than reviews!

  • Mom Daughter Style December 2, 2010 at 3:56 am

    i’m glad you’re back to blogging. i love your blog and i’m thinking of doing a bib necklace DIY too.

  • anastasheeka December 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    love your style. and glad u be back too 🙂

  • Dylana Suarez December 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Amazing pics!



  • Sew Inspired December 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I’ve been following your blog for a loooong time! = .)

  • Abbie December 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    You looked amazing!!! So did the shows! Check out my blog at http://www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com

  • Lentes de Pasta December 16, 2010 at 12:45 am

    A mi también creo que tus experiencias tienen mucho más contenido…

    Me encantaría conocerte… Si algún día estás en México te serviré bien de guia…

    Encuentro muy interesante tu intimidad con el Estilo, muy honesto, tienes una relación saludable con la ropa…

    Yo por el contrario soy un ser despreciable, lo que tengo con ella es LUJURIA, soy un devorador de tela…

    We would get along…


  • Abbie December 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Hello! I love your blog and would love to interview you! I would love to expose my California neighbors to your awesome blog!. please leave a message at my blog http://www.msmadeulook.blogspot.com to let me know if your interested. I will give my Email address from there. Hope to hear from you soon!

  • .Avi January 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Me gusta tu contenido.

  • Elieth Chaparro October 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Ameee la coleccion de Lutfi Janania el año pasadoo ! Estoy ansiosa por fwh este año! Me encanta tu blog por cierto ! Hoy precisamente lo descubri y ya le hice publicidad en twitter y facebook ! Keep blogging dear :*