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VIDEO: THE WOMAN CHALLENGING COLOMBIA’S POVERTY AND FIGHTING AGAINST TEENAGE PREGNANCY | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND CATALINA ESCOBAR

Never in my life have I met a woman with such determination. Catalina Escobar, one of CNN’s Heroes of 2012, is a Colombia native who founded the Juan Felipe Escobar Foundation in 2000 after the tragic death of her 16-month-old son, Juan Felipe. As a volunteer in Cartagena’s largest and most ill-equipped hospital, Catalina also witnessed the deaths of…

STREET ART WARRIOR | FALLING INTO BERLIN’S KREUZBERG NEIGHBORHOOD

Berlin’s “street art” and graffiti scene is crazy amazing. And, instead of condemning it, locals mostly celebrate it. One of the best places to see the diversity of works done by various artists is in the neighborhood of Kreuzberg, which straddles east and west Berlin. I visited the bohemian-chic area for an afternoon and...

VIDEO: THE RINGLEADER BEHIND SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST INSPIRING PUBLIC ART | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND FARIS AL-SHATHIR

Faris Al-Shathir, the young co-founder of New York’s public art rooted non-profit “BOFFO”, has facilitated some of the most interesting collaborations between the worlds of art, fashion and architecture. His idea for BOFFO was born out of a bad economy and a desire to bring together people who could…

SERVING SHOULDER AT ASHFORD CASTLE IN WESTERN IRELAND

Throughout the many acres that make-up the estate of Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland, ruins and walls covered in moss and ivy are prevalent. It’s easy to be inspired here to dress-up and share your confident side with the world. Because, when it’s boiled down, fashion is…

VIDEO: AMERICA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY IMAM IN THE ISLAM FAITH | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND IMAM DAAYIEE ABDULLAH

Imam Daayiee Abdullah is America’s first openly gay imam in the Islam faith. Born Sidney Thompson in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan – Daayiee was raised as a Christian and lived with parents who were religious but progressive in their thinking. He describes his upbringing as one where activism was promoted and dialogue encouraged, Daayiee was…

A LUXURIOUSLY SIMPLE CHUNKY KNIT | MARKET-HOPPING WITH ISSEY MIYAKE’S AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

Issey Miyake is a Japanese label with a global sensibility, and Yusuke Takahashi is it’s leader. Infusing an incredibly unique and memorable design aesthetic is what makes each of his shows remembered season after season. His autumn/winter 2014 collection saw a large amount of…

VIDEO: THE ARCHITECT OF NEW YORK’S MODERN MENSWEAR MOVEMENT | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND SIKI IM

Siki Im fell into fashion design, but it was a happy accident. The designer known in New York for his stunning and thought-provoking menswear conceptualized and constructed in the United States, is someone with barrels of talent and passion for his work. His collections are never what they appear, often referencing…

STAYING AHEAD OF NEGATIVITY AND HATE ON THE RACETRACK AT THE FOUR SEASONS LISBON

Lisbon is known for its colorful skyline. Echoes of pink, white and red-tiled roofs fill the sky with the most amazing colors at sunrise and sunset. On an early autumn day in Portugal’s capital city, I went to the roof of The Four Seasons Ritz Hotel to peer-out at the majestic views. The hotel’s rooftop is lined with a race track for guests to walk or run on, in an effort to…

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11.20.14

Destination: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico is a sprawling metropolis in the center of the country. Often overlooked in favor of resort towns along Mexico’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts, this city has many hidden secrets. The city serves as one of the most important fashion hubs in Latin America and offers visitors everything from world class museums, luxurious hotels, incredible nightlife and more. In light of safety issues reported in the media, Mexico City is still thriving. Stay tuned this week as we curate our favorite things to do and see, as well as document our recent visit for fashion legend Carolina Herrera’s first ever runway show in Latin America. What a trip.

11.20.14
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Let Mexico’s Art Inspire You | The Architecture Of The Soumaya Art Museum In Mexico City

Museo Soumaya in Polanco, Mexico City, designed by FREE Fernando Romero Enterprise, opened to the public on March 29, 2011 after four years of development. The Museum is located on a former industrial zone dating from the 1940’s which today presents a very high commercial potential. It plays a key role in the reconversion of the area: as a preeminent cultural program, it acts as an initiator in the transformation of…

11.19.14
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Let Mexico’s Art Inspire You | Enjoying The Murals Of Juan O’Gorman At Mexico City’s Central Library

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico is known for a cluster of buildings that make up an important area dubbed a world heritage site. The central library at the university is covered in murals from artist Juan O’Gorman.The murals are colorful and stretch from ground to sky, making a strong statement on campus. The southern wall represents Mexico’s…

11.18.14
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North America’s Most Beautiful Palace | Chapultepec Castle In Mexico City

Did you know Mexico City offered visitors castles as attractions? Chapultepec Castle is located on top of Chapultepec Hill. The name Chapultepec stems from the Nahuatl word chapoltepēc which means “at the grasshopper’s hill”. It is located in the middle of Chapultepec Park in Mexico City at a height of 7,628 feet above sea level. The site of the hill was…

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