Hola from Mexico City! In a capital that boasts an urban population of over 21 million inhabitants, it is a frenzied melting pot of cultures and activities. Residential areas are mixed with restaurants and specialty stores thus giving the idea of discovering hidden gems on any given street. That was exactly my experience when I took an afternoon stroll one day last week. What once was a stately home in the Polanco district has been turned into a concept store named Common People. Four floors of retail space dedicated to fashion, art, gadgets and do-dads. Think museum store with a nod to the design industries. What sets this store apart from others that may have a similar feel is its ability to embrace technology. And I’m not just talking about trendy cell phone cases and colorful headphones (which they do carry). Common People sells smart clothing…100% wearable fashion technology! My favorite piece was an unassuming white sweatshirt that comes with a mini ultraviolet light. Place the UV light bulb over the garment and start drawing because the sensitive textiles will respond with your temporary artwork in purple. An extra surprise is that when the sweatshirt hits the sun, a hidden pattern of color and design begins to appear across the front. What I take away from this is a sense of reaffirmation that technology can truly be wearable and that it is beginning to pop up in the most unexpected places. Hasta mañana!