MUSIC SEEN: A Peek Inside The Intimate World Of Ximena Sarinana

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It’s been a whirlwind month for VH1′s latest You Oughta Know artist Ximena Sariñana ((phonetic pronounciation: hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na). She’s been hitting the promotional circuit hard in support in support of her self-titled English language debut; in addition to a well-received performance on the Tonight Show, she’s been delighting audiences all across the country. She was in New York City near the end of last month, when she stopped by our office for an awesome You Oughta Know Live set, and our ace photographer Zev Schmitz was able to trail her for a day while she made the rounds all around town for our recurring photo-based series, MUSIC SEEN. We’ve got the results, as well as a few comments from Ximena herself, for you below!

“These shoes I bought while on tour in Austin. I love finding small off the beaten path clothing stores. These shoes I’ve had for over a year now but are so worn out because I wear them almost every day on tour.”

“I had a lot of fun singing at VH1. My brother and I rehearsed “Maps” before our performance in Detroit. We both love that song so it was so fun to perform it!”

“This is the first time my brother Sebastian and I tour together. It’s incredible how well we understand each other and we have the same sense of humour so we are constantly cracking each other up.”

“I got to see the final cut of my music video right after performing at VH1. I was so happy to see it done!”

“In this photo you can see the keys to my house, a small perfume and my planner. Even with so much technology around me I still feel the need to write down plans, dates and things by hand.”

“I bought this little heart pin at a Mexican arts and crafts store. It’s just a little something to remind me once in a while of where I come from.”