Category Archives: Fashion

A look at all things fashion through the views of us at El Interior.

The Rise of the Caftan in Self-Quarantine

“Ah, the caftan. We should have paid attention earlier. But it’s not too late. You too can board the caftan train, and you wouldn’t be alone. Actress Amy Landecker, who played Sarah Pfefferman on the Amazon dramedy “Transparent” for years says she ordered one on Friday. “The amount of baking and laying around that is going […]

Celebrating 40 Years in Style!

To commemorate El Interior’s 40th year of business, we visited Candy’s beautiful lake house for some fun, relaxation and a festive photoshoot featuring a hand-picked selection of our favorite fashions from El Interior. In honor of reaching this glorious milestone, an extravaganza hosted by store owner Marcia Lucas will be taking place at 6 PM […]

Winter 2019 Lookbook

Whether you choose to don one of our vibrant, one-of-a-kind San Antonino dresses, chic and flattering long huipiles, or stunning Puebla dresses, our new arrivals of hand embroidered traditional Mexican dresses will have you looking stylish all winter long! The following photos highlighting our newest collection of Mexican fashions were shot in and around our […]

El Interior’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

1. San Juan Colorado Huipil – Unique and versatile, these long huipiles work wonderfully for all seasons.   2. Guatemalan Clutch Wallet – Stay organized year-round with one of these handcrafted beauties.   3. San Antonino Dress – One of our most-loved and popular garments!   4. Chiapas Huipil – Bold colors and intricate patterns make our Chiapas huipiles […]

The Art of Embroidery and Making of a San Antonino

The following is a story written by Marcia Lucas, owner and founder of El Interior. The art of embroidery is fully on display in our beautiful San Antonino style dresses and blouses. They are a classic favorite in the wardrobes of many Austinites and Texans because of their gorgeous handwork and comfort — one can dress them up or […]

Everyday Fashion: The San Antonino Dress

Mexican dresses

The San Antonino dress, also known as the traditional Mexican dress, is characterized by the delicacy of its embroidery and the preservation of traditional forms and motifs. This particular style of Mexican dress has soared in popularity over the years; many admire the intricate hand embroidery and vibrant colors, but few know the history behind […]

Frida Kahlo: Artist, Icon and Fashionista

Select pieces of beautiful Mexican and Guatemalan clothing once donned by one of our all-time favorite fashionistas, artists and prominent trendsetters Frida Kahlo are currently on exhibit at the Victorian and Albert Museum in London. The weavers and indigenous people of Mexico and Guatemala helped inspire the traditional style of Ms. Kahlo, who utilized their […]

Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico

Day of the Dead Fashion Sugar Skull Makeup | El Interior

The Days of the Dead, the first two days of November, are the most important Indian celebration in Mexico. Many Mexicans believe that the souls of the dead people return to their families for a night’s visit, and upon the occasion of this annual reunion of loved ones, the spirits are received and welcomed as […]

Guatemalan Huipiles: The State of the Art

Event | Guatemalan Huipiles: The State of the Art

We are excited to be co-hosting another wonderful event with the Austin Friends of Folk Art! David and Sally Hamilton of Indigena Imports will be having a show & tell panel discussion about Guatemalan Huipiles. Our store owner, Marcia Lucas, will also be joining the discussion. Marcia Lucas and the Hamiltons have been visiting Guatemala for […]