Introducing LeMerch Creative Director Mercedes Hurtado

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And this is Mercedes Hurtado, she grew up in Caracas, Venezuela where she studied Graphic Design. Her search for new opportunities and experiences took her to Sydney, Australia. After a while in Sydney, she and her husband moved to Manila in The Philippines for one year and then decided to move to a more chilled island, Bali, the place she calls her home, for now… Mercedes has two gorgeous children and is in the process of building her own business!

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Mix This with That

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Colorful dresses are starting to be my signature items. It is easy to do what I do. Mix high and low, mix elegant and sporty, mix business attire and comfort. You will see this trend everywhere, because, who could afford to dress in designer pieces from head to toe?

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Fashion Empowers You

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I have always tried to mix together fashion with my profession. They don’t look alike. They have always been separate. I am a lawyer and law is supposed to be intelectual, intense and fulfilling. Fashion, on the other hand,  is supposed to be superficial, not a match with law and very ambiguous. 

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High it up

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All my Christmas shopping were mum’s style. High-waist dresses, pants, skirts and a beautiful vintage belt that will give a stylish touch to my wardrobe. I haven’t felt that comfortable with any trend in my entire life. It adds elegance to otherwise regular clothes. It gives the feeling of having a fashionable style that is so difficult to achieve with other trends. It gives the impression of really dressing up!

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I Want to Dress as a Mum

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This words are strange for me to say, especially because they carry a not flattering-not sexy stereotype with them. Mums have carried for entire generations the idea that they have themselves go. Just with the fact of having kids, we are immediately moved from the single, charming, elegant and stylish way of life to a parallel world in which we have lost all our essence and have become some kind of automatons that are not interested in taking care of ourselves anymore.

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Simone Veil

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I had never heard of this woman called Simone Veil until I stepped over in France for a holiday. She had recently died and the news of passing away was everywhere on the radio, the newspapers and television. I got curious. Who was she? Why was she so important?

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Visible Stripes

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As a huge fan of Sex & The City, I remember vividly ‘The Real Me’ episode, when Carrie Bradshaw was asked to participate as a real model on a fashion show. Carrie was going to use a beautiful blue sequined dress by Dolce & Gabbana, but instead of that, she was left with a pair of jeweled panties that probably woke up her deepest fears in relation to her body. She modelled it anyway, the right attitude empowered her to go out and looked as well as she wanted to.

After watching that Sex & The City chapter ‘I couldn’t help but wonder,’ should our personal style evolve with the same speed as the years pass, or can we keep it intact and rock the timeless pieces we have in our wardrobes no matter how old we are? 

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Mixing It Up

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We have seen a shift from strict rules to a more relaxed approach when choosing colours, textures and prints. Mixing blue and black, red and pink or mixing an animal print with a Scottish kind of luck was only permitted if you were a clown in a circus show. But a change in our imagination took over those rules and let us in front of an infinitive path towards creativity.

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Beauty Hurts!

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Beauty hurts! I think there is not a single Colombian woman who hasn’t heard that at some point of her life. We like to be pretty, we put makeup almost everyday, we fix our hair, we adorn ourselves with accessories, we never go out without mascara, anywhere!

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