San Cristobal de las casas, Chiapas, México

The jump that Dalua made in San Cristobal de las Casas

As I write this post, life outside s full of Corona Virus and uncertainty. Practically everything is paralyzed, although life goes on anyway and we need to keep movving forward as good as we can. That’s why I propose a trip to the past; to a place and time when we couldn’t even imagine that this worldwide madness would explode.

It is the year 2017 and I was enjoying my nomadic life, always accompanied by Dalua (who is almost like a daughter!). At that time I was living between California, Mexico and Spain. As I am one of those who travels slowly and likes to enjoy life in other cultures, I settled for a while in San Cristobal de las Casas; a magical town in southern Mexico. Here, time goes by quietly. Creativity comes out of the colors the town and the streets transported me back to my childhood.

There I rented a house (which reminded me a lot of my grandmother’s house) and a workshop that I shared with Francy (@ainhoabyfs) and Adriana (@cuchi_mex), two beautiful and creative Venezuelan women. I loved being there. A big and old house shared also with Enrique (@enrique.farrera) who does Jujitsu and Karina (@karinaqlopezbjj) who practices boxing.

In those Mexican lands, Dalua and I grew up in many ways. I started to create the website, I improved my social networks; and people from all over the world started to come to the workshop to take pictures and try on the clothes. It was a time of experimentation and enjoyment on a personal and professional level. Along with Guatemala, they’ve been the two places that have inspired me the most; both for their colorful life and for the people I met.

A tribute to San Cristobal de las Casas

This video was made by Daniel (@unweydelentes) with so much love for Dalua. In it I explain a little bit about what it’s all about: merging textiles, linking historical garments with current ones and betting on sustainability. At that time I was starting to shape my personal brand; to have more present my values and to know the pillars on which to base myself.

It was in San Cristobal de las Casas that Dalua finally took shape.
Dalua is committed to freedom, creativity, multiculturalism and sustainability. To be able to carry out all this in a respectable way, you need a lot of responsibility with yourself and with the environment. To develop new ways of thinking and living, to finally be able to make your mind and soul flexible, to open them up to the world.

Many experiences lived outside my comfort zone are helping me a lot to face this uncertain stage called Corona Virus. Travelling around the world alone, integrating into different families and cultures; as well as getting into unknown situations makes you accept uncertainty from calm and love.

That’s why I encourage you, when all this is over, to take a leap into the unknown (another one); because that’s where you will find the essence of life and ultimately your own.

In the following posts I will show you more parts of Dalua and me so you can get to know us a bit better. If you want to know more about this adventure called life, just write me or leave a comment.