MIMUN

MIMUN stands for Mexico City International Model United Nations. It´s the first MIMUN and is organized by the Chicago University, where this kind of models have been done several times.

It´s a model I was not used to. First it is held in a hotel, the Hilton Hotel in Reforma was chosen and we stayed there 4 days.

Secondly I participated in a historical debate and was a person, not a delegate of some country. I was Leonid Brezhnev, the Chairman of Presidium, in the Soviet Politburo. It was 1962 and we debated the Sino-Indian border, the issue was whether or not we should support China and if we could support India.

It was a tricky question, because China was still communist and comrades should support their fellow comrades. However Nikita Khrushchev was against  Stalins ideas, the “desalinization” was going on actually, and China was ruled by the dictator Mao Tse Tong who supported Stalins ideology.                                                                                    India on the other side was capitalist, but was also weak and had a difficult relationship with the US, so the USSR could take it by its side? even though it would mean that they wouldn’t support their fellow comrades?

Then we had a cries at 1am regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis, We debated until 4am….it was all so exciting! The “capitalist pigs” where now the topic and ideas to finish them were on the table. We were the Soviet Politburo after all we could do whatever we wanted and Security Council would have to deal with it…yes we all were connected as in a real 1962 situation!

It was so cool because you did not represent a country but a person, just like I did with Rigoberta Menchú, so you could put i bit of your own opinion in the debate and since we were on a Cabinet we got to know how politics really work.

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M8M6The first day we had a fancy banquet so that we could meet our “comrades” in my case and other delegates. It was all very formal and the food was great, typical mexican food.

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At the end of the day we were at one of the nicest hotels in the city so we also took a break in the pool which has an amazing view to one of the iconic buildings of Mexico City, El Palacio de Bellas Artes.M1 M5After four days of debate, and no sleep at all – …remember the crisis at 1am? We also debated until 11pm…. – our efforts were rewarded and we won the Best School Award!

I had a marvelous time with the delegates of my school, who are also my friends…and more like family!

Congratulations to all of them!

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Love,

M.L

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Fashion Week …Tregua

I was running as fas as I could because Mexico City was a chaos and I was already late. It had been raining the whole afternoon and the traffic was worst than usual.

But I made it!! I could enjoy the TREGUA Runway and I was pleasantly surprised. Tregua is a brand where Natalia Casal, Lucía Cornejo y Marina Rulli combine their ideas in order to create fantastic clothes.

They studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina. However they are trying to create a name in Mexico and what better way to do it than in Mexico´s Fashion Week.

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Oh and by the way, Marina Rulli is cousin of the famous actor Sebastian Rulli, who acts in several mexican series.rulli

Love,

M.L

 

 

David Salomón…Fashion Week

I got the pleasure of getting invited to a private event powered by American Express. This time David Salomón was presenting his collection.

David Salomón is a mexican designer who lives in Cancún, Quintana Roo. There he has find an inspirations for his “Hippie Chic” looks. He is actually the creator of this style in Mexico and is one of the most influent designers in Mexico. This has been said by the “Fashion Book Mexico” one of the most important publications in the country.

David Salomon´s goal is to create spectacular designs through simple lines and structures. Because of this stars such as Eva Longoria, Kate Walsh, Teri Hatcher, Bárbara Mori, Lupita Jones, Angélica Vale among many others are his usual clients. His designs are often on the  “best dressed” lists in Mexico ant the US.

David Salomón and his beautiful creations

David Salomón and his beautiful creations

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My camera was not at its best then, so I took some pics of my favorite outfits from fashion week.mx. You can check the entire collection there!!

I also took a video on the runway check it here–>  David Salomon Runway  You´ll be able to hear the music and the good vive of the show 🙂   This video is from my personal account on Instagram, feel free to follow.

Love,

M.L