Guatemalan Color Burst


The weekend is here and after yesterday's somber day of blogger silence I wanted today to be full of Colors, Colors, Colors! So here's the dazzling Chichi (Chichicastenango) Sunday Market in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala. I found it really interesting how their clothes imitate the shapes and colors of nature – vibrant like a rainbow colored parrot with hues that match fruits and vegetables, and the triangle patterns signify the sun. The market had so many beautiful things but believe it or not all I came out with was a little box of worry dolls I bought off a little girl. BIGgest mistake ever! Then it seemed like the whole town of children came after me to buy something! ..lol.. Now I really know what the meaning of 'relentless' is. With the worry dolls, there is a legend amongst the Highland Indian villages that goes something like this: "If you have a problem, tell one worry to each doll before going to bed, then place them beneath your pillow. While you sleep, the dolls will take your worries away."... Can't say I believe it but I like the concept!
Happy Saturday Everyone :-)



Btw, I'm loving this Mayan lady's cheapy bag! I think it would look really cute on the beach with a black strapless one-piece, red beach sandals, and big sunglasses...it could even work on the streets of New York if you pair it with a gyspy-bohemian look. What do you think of her little tote? Let me know your thoughts on it all!


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46 comments:

marionachic said...

fantastic blog!!!follow you follow me???

Villa Bisono said...

This was a beautiful day at the market. My favorite has to be the one with the little girl and the dusty rose crochet top and high waisted skirt with her mom! I can easily translate it to an outfit here...I loved it. And I love how the "Guatemantecos" combine colors together as it all seems to work!

xoxo,

Maury

Sick by Trend said...

YES!! COLOR COLOR COLOR!! thanks for the info :D enjoy your weekend :D

xx

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Got A Passport said...

Amazing bright colors. Haven't been to Guatemala yet...have been to Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. I'm a fellow New Yorker www.gotapassport.com

Kandice said...

i LOVE all the vibrant colors and the pictures themselves are great!
thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, i'm glad i could come see yours, i like it!

new follower :)

LINDA from OEKE said...

Hi .. I found you via Lise's urban style vibes blog. With all that colour how could I not follow. Congrats on starting your blog (-:

Brittany H. said...

Look at that little girl! I'm in awe of all those bright, cheerful colors..

Happy Saturday!
X

Kimberly Bernardo said...

love the colours :D

travelkate said...

Love these chichi photos you posted! Your photography is truly inspiring! I am in the mood for color too and reminiscing about my recent trip to Guatemala!

I have always been a fan of worry dolls, and picked up a few there as well, I am telling myself that this legend is true :)

Nicole✗✗ said...

Okay wow!! That is simply beautiful!!! I LOVE all of the color!! : )

Have a great weekend!

Brooke said...

woah! It must be amazing there all those colors!! I love that picture of the mom and daughter :D

Elizabeth said...

Such a super blog!
loved the colors
recently back from Morocco
rather similarly gorgeous!

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments!..

TravelKate, I was given worry dolls from Mexico yeears ago and I must agree, there seems to be some truth to the legend!

ChiccaStyle said...

This post is amazing!!!Thanks for sharing and for the lovely comments...I really apreacite them!
Have a nice day,
Federica
http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

Becky-May said...

Beuatiful colours! So vibrant :)

The Flower Girl

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Charm Is An Attitude said...

Hi and thank you for visiting me!

I've lived for a few months in NY last year and use to come at least twice a week...it's almost perfect, lucky you!

Your pictures are amazing...thank you for
sharing ;)

I'm really glad to support your beautiful blog,

Baci dall'Italia <3

IdaLinda K.
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W. said...

this set of pictures are amazinnnggg!!!

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mirjam schuurkamp! said...

seems 2 be great there!
you look stunning
lovely smile


i have a new outfit post, maybe you can check?

www.mirfashion.blogspot.com
everyday a new post.

Xo model from holland

Sana said...

We would get long really well. Gorgeous. PS Do love the little bag!

theLENNOXX said...

Oh my what an explosive fest of colors! Than you so much for stopping by my blog, so happy to have found yours =) Love the fabrics you showcase on this post, they are all so happy and colorful. That Love the parrot too, and that lady's tote is definitely cute.

xo Linda

A Certain Vintage said...

thank you for the comment on my blog :) your photos are fantastic, they make me want to go to Guatemala like...now! this market looks so amazingly colourful, i love the little tops/dresses behind you in the first picture..i just adore markets when I go travelling and your photography is stunning.
Very beautiful, inspirational blog and yes I agree, what a great bag! Oh to travel to somewhere far off and wonderful this year...
xox

Mariel Villanueva said...

Mom and daughter looking so chic!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

What gorgeous colours and what a beautiful culture! Looks like an amazing trip to the market...thanks for sharing :)

MaNAa said...

lovely pics full of colors

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

Lorena, I didn't get a chance to check out some of your other posts earlier...this is AMAZING!! your photos are just gorgeous and I love reading the story behind them. OF COURSE I have subscribed to your rss feed!(via netvibes)

HeKeLa said...

Wow. These pictures are amazing! Its must be so great to have captured all of those awesome colors in one place and experienced this. makes me wanna go there :) thank You for following my blog. Iam now following you! You are absolutely stunning :)

Spell said...

Aggghhh! gorgeous!! I didn't even read where these pics were taken - but brings me right back to mexico!! Heaven!!

(Ps thank you for the comment!! Great to have discovered your blog!!) X Lizzy

Maryam Maquillage said...

What a great post and what a terrific blog!!! Central America is incredible and Guatemala is one of my favorites, the textiles vary from village to village... it is just so inspiring!! Great job Lorena :)))

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C. said...

Ahhhh...Guatemala! Such an amazing place. Everyone should visit at least once, a truly worthwhile experience!

Kaitlyn said...

GORGEOUS photos!

x K
http://modernlegacy.blogspot.com
-An Aussie girl's fashion musings.

Domestic Sweetheart said...

I love your blog!

Roberta said...

WOW!!! I have no words to describe my appreciation!! Wonderful pics!! :)

I'm your follower! ;)

http://roberta-withlove.blogspot.com/

A Casa da Vá said...

Wow Lorena so colorful, love it so much! I would die with all those handmade fabrics around... I live in a big city in Brazil so you don't see those handmade things too much anymore... Guatemala seems fun, and I would rock that red bag!

Julie said...

so many colors.love it :X

Alyce said...

All of these pictures are amazing!! All of the bright colours are so inspiring

xx Alyce

Lorena said...

lovely pictures!!
kisses.
http://lookladymode.blogspot.com/

Nathalia said...

im a fan of color ! totally loved all the pictures .. im dying to visit south america!
I'm a new follower .. you can visit my blogs
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Wander.Lust said...

I am currently living in Costa Rica, so I love that you choose to showcase a Latin American country. this market looks amazing!

LOCA said...

These pictures are amazing! The colors are so striking and gorgeous.

Besos,
Denise

FASHION ICE said...

love the tote! what a fab post love all the color!!

Sarah said...

These pictures are so gorgeous, the colors are amazing!

Leather & Lace said...

you have such a beautiful blog..the colors are amazing in this post..wow..following you! love it all!
xoxo

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Lottie Loves said...

love this post, so fun and colourful!

Subversive Lulú said...

Love the prints and colors. The place is absolutely amazing!-
First time in your blog and lov it.
xx
http://subversivelulu.blogspot.com/

LO' said...

Your pictures are aboslutely amazing.
So inspiring.

xxx
Laura

dnova427 said...

Love the back shot of the little girl with the older lady - i think the skirts are great and the colors are of course all wonderful!

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