Ruby, originally from Brooklyn, is here visiting her son in Panama City. Works as a jewelry designer for her own company called Bejeweled.
What’s your favorite thing that you’re wearing today? This bracelet [on the right]. It’s Hopi. My shoes are from Mexico, from the village Diego Rivera is from. Rivera is a very important artist for me.
What’re you looking forward to doing in Panama? I’m going to Santa Fe in the Veraguas province. I grow flowers and they have many species there, especially orchids.
Keyra, Panamá, Panamá. Estudiante.
¿Tu cosa preferida que estás llevando hoy? Los zapatos. Son de Conway.
¿Que recomendarías de Panamá? La playa, especialmente Isla Grande.
Siu Fung. Panamá, Panamá. Works in mass media.
Tell us a little about what you’re wearing. It’s called Lolita. It’s a modern fusion of European styles. I buy [the clothes] directly from Japan.
Where do you shop in Panama? Sometimes I go to Saks or the Estampa outlet.
What’s happening on that stage behind you? I’m not sure. I just came here to see my friends dance.
Bradley Luna Wilson, freelance drafting, art, and furniture-making. Originally from Austin, Texas. See some of his work here.
What’s your favorite thing you have with you today? My motorcycle. It’s a 200cc Honda XL.
What’s the best place in Panama to listen to music? I hear there’s a good jazz bar but I have yet to find it.
Valeska, originally from Miami, Florida. Occupation: bad bitch.
What’s your favorite thing you’re wearing today? This sheer shawl from American Apparel.
What’s the best place in Panama to drink wine and watch old movies? DiVino Enoteca.
[Edit: Valeska’s necklace is for Festival Abierto, a big event that’s going down in Parque Omar in April.]
Carlos Aguilera, Costa Rica. Trabajando en circo espectaculares. Su compañía se llama las 3B.
¿Cual es su cosa favorita que llevas contigo hoy? Mi uniciclo.
¿Donde te gusta escuchar musica en la ciudad? No conozco mucho de Panamá. Conozco poco.
Jessica Lee, Panamá, Panamá. Diseñadora gráphica.
¿Qué es tu cosa favorita que estas llevando hoy? Mi sombrero. Lo compré aqui en Panamá.
¿Qué es tu restaurante favorita en la ciudad? Fridays.
Fernanda Quirós, from Panamá, Panamá. Designer of the beautiful line Pura Jagua and blogger at ModaPTY.
What’s your favorite thing you’re wearing today? “The vest. It’s too bad I’m not wearing anything of my own. (Laughs) It’s from Zara.”
*Note: The shirt in the second photo IS her design.
What’s the best way to start the weekend in Panama City? “In the plaza at Casco Viejo, having drinks. Ego, I like.”
Salvador from Los Santos, Panama. Writer.
What’s your favorite thing you’re wearing today? “The cutarras. They’re Panamanian.”
What’s the best way to start the weekend in Panama City? “Platea because they have live music, and drinks, of course. And you can dance.”