James, feeling wisdom-tooth pain, at the dentist in Puerto Vallarta. The walls. The frickn’ walls. He compared prices for a little dental work. We appreciated the aesthetics of the place. Check out the BLOW OUT SALE we’re having over at our online store filled with eccentric Artisan Handmade bags and accessories, always for the wild and the free, Bird Trouble. A lot is happening over here! I’m … Continue reading New at BIRDTROUBLE.COM + James at a Dentist in Puerto Vallarta
The many buildings of Guadalajara, Mexico. The lives, sometimes uncounted for. The lines of the buildings, shadows of the trees, and faces seen daily, nearly uncountable, besides for those who leave a mark, and those making memories with me. The colors of the buildings, the towering depth of their floors, and textures of fruit, or unlikely grass when multiplied. Many thanks to the visuals, Guadalajara, Mexico. Photos by Alexz … Continue reading “Visions of Guadalajara” told in Photos & a Poem by Alexz Sandoval
Ajijic, Mexico is always such a treat and a breathe of fresh air, especially as an artist + a creative + a small business owner, more especially after spending a lot of time being in a big cities like Guadalajara and Chicago. A lot of our time was spent on my dad’s roof top, soaking up the sun as we listened to music such as 13th Floor Elevators, as we … Continue reading Stimulations in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Coffee Legacy Coffee. A favorite place in Guadalajara, Mexico, to sit down and enjoy a coffee in a charming atmosphere, while watching a sidewalk filled with people walking and skateboarders rolling past. Life slows down here and yours truly, a chill life lovin’ lady, sure does like that. Check out the list of favorites Bird Trouble has for Colonia Americana, on my previous blog post: Things to Do in … Continue reading Coffee Legacy. Chapultepec Ave, Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Mexico by Bird Trouble
Guadalajara has been so good to me in this last year. I can’t even believe I’ve lived here for almost one full year. An entire year of personal and professional reflection and to get this whole Bird Trouble vision clear. I’m SO excited about this Fall line. Bird Trouble has truly become an offspring of myself and my personality, and this is the best line I’m … Continue reading Reflecting // Living and working in Mexico for the last year.
Bird Trouble has been incredibly inspired by Mexico’s crafts since I’ve gotten here. I’m constantly in awe of the beautiful and colorful textiles and crafts handmade in this country, and the stories that are behind them. I will bring more of it into BT and back to the US with me because I know I’m passionate about ethically supporting and sharing my culture, combining it … Continue reading How Mexico is Inspiring Bird Trouble // On Sustainable Fashion, Fairness, and the Traditional Huichol Culture.
I am currently enjoying a little Sonic Youth, a cup of tea, and an open window for my early Sunday evening but this is a story about one Monday afternoon here in Guadalajara. It features myself, Karla, Luis, Andrea and Minerva. Karla is a rad chick I met through my Brooklyn buddy Isai. Isai said he thought we’d hit it off. He would say “Karla’s … Continue reading BT <3's Good Guadalajara Vibes
Last week I wanted to find a colorful handmade hamper for my dirty clothes, so my mom and I went to Tonala. Tonala is in Jalisco, it’s a major handcrafts shopping center. Honestly, it’s quite exhausting! There’s so many stores and streets to walk down, including a ton of vendors on the main street. It’s exhaustingly fun. I didn’t find a colorful hamper, I only … Continue reading A Shopping Trip to Tonala, Mexico – Handcrafts Shopping
I took some photos when I went for a walk with Tyler, my dog, in my Guadalajara neighborhood – Colonia Americana – recently. I’m still testing out the settings on this Canon Rebel camera that my photographer friend Aaron is letting me borrow (so nice of him!). I find it hard to use the Manual setting because my hands aren’t completely still and my photos … Continue reading Bits and Pieces of Bird Trouble’s Neighborhood in Guadalajara, Mexico.
all photos taken by yours truly, Alexz Sandoval, Bird Trouble. March 30, 2014. This last Sunday I slept in, I stopped for my dirty chai, and I walked to the flea market with Tyler. They have it every Sunday and if you know me, you know that I LOVE flea markets and old things. I always want everything, but I need to strap the … Continue reading Flea Market Sunday in Guadalajara
Last weekend, Steph and I went to the celebration party of El Nierika + Van’s 1 year anniversary at the Guadalajara Vans store in Andaras mall that had the support of deliciously tequila drinks mixed by Tequila La Revancha Mexico. I was absolutely swooning over all the bright the colors in the beautiful and detailed handcrafted work done by traditional Huichol artists in collaboration with Vans. They created a super limited collection … Continue reading El Nierika + Van’s Party, Vinil Independent Press, and Mexico Street Fashion.
I’ve been watching a lot of Rolling Stones documentaries and have been wishing for more bell sleeve dresses & more lace. I dreamt about making one coming up home in the elevator today. You know, great ideas happen in elevators. Oh! I have the perfect jacket for my Keith Richards days but it’s not cold enough for it yet. Mexico does get cold, so I hear. … Continue reading Channeling the Keith Richards in Me // Personal Style Outfit Post
I went to Guadalajara’s Festival de la Cerveza this past weekend with my parents, Ron, & Lloyd (my dad’s best friends) & was blownnnnn by the carnival side of it. I love that a lot of things here is simple & it’s not all “suped” like America does it – including these rad carnival rides I’m going to show you. I would like to report that I played the … Continue reading Wishing for Zombies at Guadalajara’s Festival de la Cerveza