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sounds SILENCE OF Loewe paseo XL bag $3,950, at Neiman Marcus, Opposite page: Miu Miu top $8,600, skirt $7,700, boot $2,050, brief $595, and bra, all at Forty Five Ten,, O ur fashion shoot plays on contagious insanity or shared delusion. What better place to share such a divertissement than the 17th-century Ex-Convento Desierto de los Leones in the south of Mexico City, a cloistered monastery for Los Carmelitas Descalzos for almost 200 years. The monks and nuns lived within the walls in eternal silence, discipline, and penance. The enormous convent consisted of a main cloister, cells, refractory, library, kitchen, laundry, and garden, and a labyrinth of tunnels wound below, all surrounded by a thick forest. Abandoned in 1810, the convent was later declared a national park. 43

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