Thursday, 31 May 2007


Talla Cuarenta urged me to do a list of 8 things about me. I should do the same with another 8 bloggers, but don't worry,I am not going to. But obviously you are free to play if you want.

1.-My favourite flower is Lilac.

2.-Music is my other passion.My favourite song is called "Last Goodbye". I adore Morrissey and I am a punky at heart.

3.-I am very very very shy.

4.-I am fan of British humour: everything from Monty Python's, A bit of Fry and Laurie, Little Britain, etc...My humour is very absurd and silly.

5.-I have just asked a friend to define me, and she said that I am very curious, in her own words, I have a thirst for knowledge.

6.- My hair is very long. But I am planning to try a Bob haircut.

7.-I live in a small village near the north-west coast of Spain. It is so ugly, grey and depressive. It's full of factories, I call it the small Manchester.

Mon amour!

Following Le Portillon example, I am writing about one of my favourite shops: Mona Moore.

If you are a fan of Azzedine Alaïa, Lanvin, Marni or Balenciaga shoes and accessories, then Mona Moore is your shop.

A few things I like:

Azzedine Alaïa suede flats

Marni clutch

Pierre Hardy sandals

Lanvin flats.

Tuesday, 29 May 2007


Yesterday I was looking for inspiration and I found an old Capri photo album.

And what comes to mind when you think of Capri? Audrey Hepburn.

After "Sabrina" and "Funny Face" Capri pants became a classic. Audrey had the power to turn a simple pair of cropped pants paired with ballet flats, into a sophisticated outfit.

To be honest I am not a huge fan of her as an actress. But I think she has a tremendous influence in fashion. Every single piece she wore, has become a classic.

I have a pair of cropped black pants I bought in Zara last year. But I hardly ever wear them, because I don't like the fabric. So I decided I need a pair made of black denim.

Habitual Audrey cropped pants

Saturday, 26 May 2007


I am a fan of Liberty prints. I love them to death, and I am always looking for new pieces. Flowery dresses are a great investment for spring and summer and they never go out of fashion.

Arthur Lasenby Liberty made popular the Tana Lawn fabric during the 1920s. The good quality fabrics made of cotton soon became famous, and lots of designers have been using Liberty prints since then.

Pre-Raphaelite influence on Liberty of London.

John Millais - Ophelia, 1850. This image comes to mind when I think of Virginia Woolf's suicide.

Waterhouse-My sweet rose

Waterhouse-Ophelia (by the pond),1894

Waterhouse- The lady of Shalott

I was shocked when I saw some of this pictures at the Tate Gallery. I had seen pics of them before, but seeing them in real life was an incredible experience.

Jean Bousque created Cacharel at the end of 1960s and rediscovered Liberty, inspired by the old-fashioned elegance of croquet games and English garden. A book about the collaboration of Cacharel with Liberty of London was recently published.

Thursday, 24 May 2007


It's been a long time, since studs -as an influence of Punk and rebelliousness- were included in all types of garments; from belts, to bags.

Chloë Sevigny with the YSL "Downtown"

Lena Wald turned them into earrings. It's time to emancipate!

Credit to: the fashion spot and aloha rag.

Monday, 21 May 2007

Cover your arse!

I've never been a fan of leggings for two reasons:
1º.-I don't like them worn under skirts or shorts.
2º.-I am not brave enough to wear leggings only.

But thanks to Isabel Marant, I found a solution to my problem: camisoles.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Gia Coppola

First of all, sorry for the lack of updates. I've been quite busy this week.

Gia Coppola is the daughter of Gian-Carlo Coppola and the costume designer, Jacqueline Getty. She was born in 1987 and she's studying photography.

Gia adapts perfectly the vibe of her aunt Sofia, to the style of a young girl. Her best look: flowy dress with flat sandals.

It's clear, fashion is in her genes.

With Liz Goldwyn

Friday, 11 May 2007

New Look

A few days ago, I found this pic on Face Hunter. It caught my eye immediately and inspired me to do a post about "New Look".

Christian Dior showed his first collection, called "Carolle Line"(aka "New Look"), in 1947. The shape was very feminine: large bust, small waist, and full skirt. After the war a dramatic change was needed, and the new silhouette became popular very quickly.

Bar suit

The epitome of New Look: Carrie Bradshaw

Wednesday, 9 May 2007


If you are looking for original and comfortable flats, Maloles is your answer. The prices range from 170€ to 250€, which is a lot for a pair of flats. But they worth it, the quality is beyond excellent.

Sandals, 230€ Le Bazar Parisien

Satin flats, 250€-shopbop

175€, Le Bazar Parisien

Lanvin-esque flats, 180€ shopbop

Maryjanes, 200€-Matches

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Le Smoking

Lately, I've been obsessed with tuxedos. They are a good investment, and never go out of fashion. The first examples were adapted to women's body by Yves Saint Laurent in 1966 as a part of a collection, called "Pop Art". A white organdy blouse was worn in contrast with the male black suit.

Soon women like Catherine Deneuve or Bianca Jagger became fans.

Tuxedo appears periodically at fashion shows.

Two good examples: Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola.

Saturday, 5 May 2007

Sister Act: a cognitive analysis of second lines.

Fashion designers creating "affordable" second lines:

The prices aren't justified at all: the quality isn't very good and the clothes are hideous.

375€ via net-a-porter

Dress, 530€ .

85€, it doesn't worth it!


Defined by her designer as "effortlessly stylish but never trend-led". It is really good for basics.

190€ via La Garconne
150€ via Net-a-porter


I am losing my faith in Alexander McQueen. The clothes are very expensive, and I don't like them. Definitely the worst second line.

$825 via Shopbop

$340 via Shopbop


I fell in love with Sonia Rykiel clothes watching the last season of Sex and the City.

360€ Matches

170€ via Matches

Striped cardigan 214€


Everything is so pretty that you forget to look the high prices.

560€ Net-a-porter

950€ via Net-a-porter

Attaining value for money: Paul&Joe Sister and See by Chloé .

Paul&Joe sister via urbanoutfitters

See by Chloé pullover 290€ via Azalea.

See by Chloé dress, 330€ via Matches.

See by Chloé t-shirt, 60€ via LuisaViaRoma

See by Chloé 150€ via Azalea.


It's in my opinion the best second line by far, a bit pricey though.

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