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MAZATLAN ATTRACTIONS: HISTORICAL DISTRICT ARCHITECTURE. PINO SUAREZ MARKET, DAY OF THE DEAD MEXICAN ART & SKULLS.


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Goths in hot weather, this post is for you! Apologies for the delay in my Mexico travel series. The videos will be up soon.

Here’s a preview of my Mazatlan escapades. In the Centro Historico, you’ll find spook-tacular Mexican handicrafts and architecture from the 1800s.

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The locals are all-around-the-board nice. Mazatlan is a visitor-friendly area, and you can get by with US dollars.

Dress: h.NAOTO, from Closet Child
Anchor socks: gifted from Sourpuss Clothing
Red purse: Nina Ricci, belonged to my mother until I took it. Here’s a new version of the purse.

MAZATLAN tourism, centro historico, plaza machado, plaza mazatlan, old mazatlan houses, mexico tour ATTRACTIONS: HISTORICAL DISTRICT ARCHITECTURE. PINO SUAREZ MARKET, DAY OF THE DEAD MEXICAN ART & SKULLS, food market, souvenirs, mexico dolls, dia de los muertos, sugar skulls

Rainbow dolls in Pino Suarez market. Can you spot the bloody pig’s head?

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Skulls and bones are everywhere in Mexican art.

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I talk about dark handicrafts and Catrinas (skeleton ladies).

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After a stupendous seafood lunch (marlin dip – amazing!), I staked out the haunted Hotel Belmar.

During the Prohibition, Hollywood stars like Cary Grant came here to let loose. Sometimes, the revelry got out of hand: the Sinaloa Governor was murdered during a hotel ball. Guests have reported inexplicable noises, and visions of a woman in white. Do the ghosts of the past still walk these halls?

MAZATLAN tourism, centro historico, plaza machado, plaza mazatlan, old mazatlan houses, mexico tour ATTRACTIONS: HISTORICAL DISTRICT ARCHITECTURE. PINO SUAREZ MARKET, DAY OF THE DEAD MEXICAN ART & SKULLS, food market, souvenirs, mexico dolls, dia de los muertos, sugar skulls

We walked around and admired the architecture. Colorful facades. Colonial-style arches. Hidden courtyards and plazas.

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Above two photos by Frank DiMarco, a fellow journalist on the press trip.

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Sunglasses: gifted from Erica Anenberg
Bracelets: gifted from Fashionology (crosses and skulls galore.)
Skull brooch with ribbon: gifted from BabyClay (check out their Etsy shop – you can request custom designs)
Dress: h.NAOTO, from Closet Child in Tokyo
Big floppy sunhat: from a street stall in Hong Kong

MAZATLAN tourism, centro historico, plaza machado, plaza mazatlan, old mazatlan houses, mexico tour ATTRACTIONS: HISTORICAL DISTRICT ARCHITECTURE. PINO SUAREZ MARKET, DAY OF THE DEAD MEXICAN ART & SKULLS, food market, souvenirs, mexico dolls, dia de los muertos, sugar skulls

See those two yellow spires? That’s the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, known as the most beautiful church in northwest Mexico.

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The cathedral was finished in 1899, and you can see Gothic and Baroque influences throughout. Light shines through stained glass, forming an outerworldy glow. Locals come here to light a candle, and pray among the gold statues and carvings.

Have you ever been to Mexico? What do you love best about the food, culture and people? Let me know in the comments.

Also coming up: New York Fashion Week reports!

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31 Comments

  1. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Love the Hat! XP

  2. Naz
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    absolutely adorable ✿♥‿♥✿

  3. leyla
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    wowza! lovely pictures! looks like so much fun!

  4. Suming
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 4:37 am | Permalink

     i love ur dress

  5. Teq
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Love the eye lashes!

  6. Melissa Rundle
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! You are by far the prettiest thing in Mexico! <3 LOVE!

  7. Ramona
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    great pics! :) i love those of the chirch the most. :) but you’r stunning too on those pics

  8. Arkueld Valesco D Ellis
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    beautiful photos, I’m from mexico and I am glad you came to visit, I hope at some point whether you come to another city in mexico, you look beautiful as always

  9. WUAS
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    lovely post! <3 it looks amazing and also I love your outfit!!

    wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

  10. Bobbie Austin
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    you look so cute
    love your look
    you have so much character

  11. Jen
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    These are gorgeous shot of you!

  12. Hatsumi
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    awesome!! hope someday you will visit Guadalajara Mexico, come and will take you on a city tour *o*

  13. Ziz
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    i found the pigs head its on sale LOL on the left of your shoulder? ;D yum

  14. LL
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    I have to say, you look pretty stellar here. Even more than usual.

  15. Jessica
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    love the color of your hair

  16. Martin
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    I want one of the dolls on the right, and two of the one on the left!!

  17. Kyoko
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:24 am | Permalink

     ah! i see two heads! :O one of them looks kind of happy….. its a bit scary XDD

  18. Friday
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    We’re having the same skulls scarf ! lol Wish I was there !

  19. Rev
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Owww nice shop…

  20. Edu
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    WoW nice ungry or scary kittye… ;·3 good travel

  21. Cammie
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    outstanding clothing too. Hello there!

  22. Ben
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    cute pic

  23. short wedding dresses
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    We’re having the same skulls scarf ! lol Wish I was there !

  24. majeedjan
    Posted April 9, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Some nice kind of cotton shirts for ladies wear in wedding

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