Often I like to take a late afternoon stroll around my neighborhood on the Lower East Side. If you have been away for any length of time, like I was for the month of August in the country, when you return you will find that stores and new restaurants have popped up like mushrooms on a steamy day.
But one Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago, I took my usual route up Orchard Street and found a delightful pop-up shop called Mestiza.
Mestiza owners Alessandra Perez-Rubio and
They met at Washington University in
Four ornate cocktail dresses.
Embroidered Gladiola Dress
Each of the designers has a connection
to the Philippines which is
reflected in this dress.
A gentleman friend shows off
the Fiesta Coral Gladiola Dress
Mestiza is a term used in the Philippines
to describe a person of mixed ancestry.
Sage Crinkle Chiffon Bauhinia Gown
Elaborate sequin and bead
Tropical window display.
The Smokeshow Half-Moon Dress
The Black Terno Midi in
the Mestiza Look Book.
So if your off to a fancy party, look up