Mario Testino has been exciting us with his pictures for decades, well now you can even shop his favourite things and just in time for Christmas. The celebrated photographer has launched his online shopping site Mira Mira’s ‘La Bodega’ collection – an array of gifts hand selected from some of the top designers in Peru and Latin America.
Mario Testino’s Mira Mira digital platform, which translates from Spanish to ‘Look, look!’, is a homage to the famous Mario’s curious mind and how he sees the world around him. The exclusive content is designed to give readers a never-before-seen look into Mario’s friends, family and work, through films, podcasts, galleries – and also encompasses an online store, inspired by Mario’s Peruvian roots.
‘La Bodega’ by Mira Mira offers a range of gifts including: striking clothing, footwear and jewellery expertly crafted by Peruvian and South American designers in partnership with Museo MATE in Lima, t-shirts from London’s SEX Clothing’s debut range, and four Mario Testino books and catalogues perfect for art-lovers.
FLTZ are beautifully handcrafted in Peru by local artisans with decades of experience in footwear design.
This MATE design is a great homage to MATE Museo Mario Testino art gallery and exhibition space in Peru. Made locally, these are a simple but stylish piece of Peruvian culture for any woman’s wardrobe. Currently available for women in sizes 2-7.
MECHE CORREA POMPOM EARRINGS
These statement earrings aren’t just for Christmas. Created by the award-winning artist and designer Meche Correa, they are sustainably made in Peru and meld native colours into a distinctly modern design.
Meche Correa is committed to sustainable luxury and design and through her products she aims to rescue and conserve Peruvian ancient heritage.
SEX COLLECTION CLOTHING
These comfortable, simple T-shirts are cut from soft-cotton that’s been washed, for a worn-in look and feel of an old favourite.
The iconic SEX logo embroidered on the front allows for a simple, yet distinctive, statement for men and women.
Available in black, white and grey. Made from 100% Italian Yarn. Sizes S-XL.
CRISTINA RAMELLA BRACELET
An elegant, classic piece of jewellery, inspired by the wanderlust designer Cristina Ramella. Her jewellery reflects the cities, cultures, and unknown parts of the world that evoke fascination and desire to live outside the lines.
Made in Mexico, MATE organised for this bangle to be designed with LONDON and LIMA.
MONICA SORDO YMA EARRINGS + CHOKER
Hailing from Venezuela, Monica Sordo’s geometric designs are unique and bold. Working alongside local craftsmen in
Lima, Sordo has made her name as one of the country’s leading tastemakers.
These pieces are versatile, distinctive and incredibly popular. Designed in Venezuela, made in Peru.
UNDRESSED CATALOGUE, TASCHEN, 2017
This catalogue accompanies Mario Testino Undressed, his exhibition blurring the boundaries between fashion, eroticism and art, displayed at the Helmut Newton Foundation between June 2 – November 19, 2017.
Published by Taschen, it features an exclusive conversation between Testino and long-time collaborator Carine Roitfeld. Also included is an essay from psychiatrist and psychologist Manfred Spitzer, who offers a neuro-scientific perspective on humanity’s visual perception of bodies and beauty.
Contributions by Matthias Harder, Manfred Spitzer and Carine Roitfeld. Designed by MARIOTESTINO+. Multilingual Edition: English, French, German.
KATE MOSS BY MARIO TESTINO
Muse, friend, star – Kate Moss by Mario Testino
views her as only Mario could. 100+ images, from
decades of friendship. Available now after popular
demand, this is a perfect gift and coffee table staple.
With a foreword by Mario and an exclusive essay by Kate Moss.
ALTA MODA, MATE, 2015
First published in 2013 by MATE – Museo Mario Testino, in tandem with the opening of Mario Testino’s touring exhibition Alta Moda, this book showcases Testino’s portraits of Peruvians local to the mountainous region of Cusco, wearing festive attire.
The series is the result of a five-year project that investigates both Peruvian traditions and the history of photography.
Contributions by Hamish Bowles, Dr. Jennifer Allen, Soledad Mujica, Fedora Martínez, and Mario Testino.
77 CONTEMPORARY PERUVIAN ARTISTS, MATE, 2017
77 Contemporary Peruvian Artists navigates the dynamic contemporary art scene in Peru through a selection of works spanning a vast array of mediums, including photography, sculpture, painting, installation, performance and video.
This publication intends to show the world the talent of Peruvian artists. It explores the role Peruvian art plays in the construction of national identity, and how its vision has contributed to Lima becoming a global urban cultural destination.
About Mario Testino
Mario Testino OBE is widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of our times. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine and Vanity Fair. He has contributed to the success of leading fashion and beauty houses, creating emblematic images for brands from Gucci, Burberry, Versace and Michael Kors to Chanel, Estée Lauder and Lancôme.
Alongside his 35-year practice as a photographer, Testino has realised a body of work as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector/collaborator and entrepreneur. In 2007, at the request of his clients to provide full creative direction services, he formed MARIOTESTINO+ which today is a growing team of individuals who support Testino to realise the breadth of his creative output.