Having been raised in a very multicultural atmosphere, I have a bit of a soft spot for multi-ethnic clothing and textiles. Mixed Up clothing has brought a variety of cultures to the masses through fashion with their unique fabrics inspired by locations around the world. The one I like in particular is the Papel Bonito sundress available in both white and black. The black version really showcases the skulls, but I’m partial to the subtility of the white dress .
Papel Bonito is actually inspired by the celebration of the Day of the Dead or (Dia de los Muertos). This Mexican holiday is celebrated in Mexico as well as around the world and occurs every November in connection with Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. During this holiday people honor the deceased using marigolds, sugar skulls and the deceased favorite foods and beverages.
The Papel Bonito dress comes in sizes ranging from 6/9 months to 7 years. My daughter has been wearing her sundress as a swimsuit cover-up for the last few weeks and loves the adjustable straps. She has yet to recognize that there are skulls on her dress as it can also be mistaken as a ‘floral design’. I look forward to her reaction when she realizes what those pretty flowers actually are .
*Rachel Florio PR sent samples for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*