Pops of Pink & Barragán: a Mexican Barbie Dream Closet

Speaking of Contemporary Mexican art and the upcoming festivities at Art Pace's the Happening next week, I forgot to mention that one of this year's honorees is Eugenio López, President and Founder of Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo. Much like golf, there's not much wisdom I can impart on the ins and outs of this genre. But being that the par-tay is themed on our contemporary artists and architects making magic south of the border (and that I surround myself with really cool, in-the-know peeps to make up for said lack of expertise), I've recently been schooled on the fascinating work of Luis Barragán - and I went full-frickin'-throttle on this notorious Mexican architect and engineer. 

Barragán is regarded as having revolutionized modern architecture in Mexico with his use of bright and vivid colors - but what really sparked my interest were his pink walls (cue the wails from the Barragán-thesis-writers), as they are essentially a Mexican Barbie Dream House aka my dream house (see more pics below). Recognized by UNESCO in 2004 as part of its World Heritage list, Casa Luis Barragán and its creator are the inspiration behind today's post - because no Dream House is complete without a fully stocked Dream Closet. Barragán has been quoted as saying “the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery,” and I'll argue the same can be said about the ideal wardrobe (with a heavy emphasis on the sorcery part).

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Earrings - Mignonne Gavigan// Clutch - Ana Mari Ortega// Flower Heels - Sophia Webster// Sheer Tulle Top - Paskal// Pleated Metallic Skirt - eBay// Off the Shoulder Gown - Markarian NYC// Silk Top - Emerson Thorpe// Pink Culottes - Tibi// Necklace - Lizzie Fortunato// Neon Stripe Clutch - Clare V.// Pom Pom Heels - Loeffler Randall

  Casa Luis Barragán, in Miguel Hidalgo district, Mexico City.

Casa Luis Barragán, in Miguel Hidalgo district, Mexico City.