Wednesday, 30 July 2008

What's next?

It seems everyone is already thinking about what to wear next season, and so am I. My favourite trends for next fall/winter are:

1.- Grunge. Long plaid flannel shirts paired with ripped tights will be my signature outfit.


2.-Lace. Ever since I saw Sienna Miller wearing this lace dress, I've been lusting after one. Thanks to Miuccia for bringing it back.


3.-Men inspired clothing: long blazers, slouchy pants, crisp white shirts...

Daughters by Obedient Sons

4.-Military inspired jackets. Did they ever leave us?

Scanned by Diorette for TFS.

5.-Patterned/Ripped tights, or how to make a statement.


Pennyroyal Tea - Nirvana

Sunday, 27 July 2008


The Inditex* group, in its search for new markets, has just launched Uterqüe a new line focused in fashion accessories for women. They will also sell a selected range of garments and leather clothing.

The firsts shops -already opened in Madrid, Barcelona and La Coruña- as well as the products, are said to be very sophisticated.

Taking on account the current economic situation, it doesn't seem a clever movement. I am guessing everything was already prepared before the crisis took place.

* Inditex has eight sales formats: Zara, Oysho, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Bershka, Zara Home, Pull & Bear and Kiddy's Class.

Dance with me - Adam Green

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Bad girl gone good?

Kate Moss is on the new cover of US Vogue. But this time she's playing a role that doesn't correspond her: the good girl.

The accompanying header reads: How the supermodel rose from bad girl to business tycoon. Really, Anna do you want to fool us? Why does Vogue want to clean-up her image now? I don't get it.

Besides, the main reason many people love Kate is precisely because she's not a good girl at all! She always does whatever she wants without having on account what the public opinion would think.

Golden touch - Razorlight


You might have noticed I changed the header. It's provisional. I just got tired of the old one. But this time, I need your help because I am hopeless at Photoshop. Any idea, drawing, suggestion...would be more than welcomed. Please, send me an e-mail with your proposal at

Tuesday, 22 July 2008


Generally, I enjoy having a look at online shops. But with Impulse is something else. I L-O-V-E every single designer they stock and the way the clothes are presented.

The thing is, they used to sell only through the phone, and I never liked the idea very much. So when I found out they had established an online shop called Totokaelo, I was more than happy.

It's not only a shop but also an online community allowing customers to have a more personal service. Their response is almost instantaneous. And the best is they still keep the same philosophy they had at Impulse: "choosing pieces that are timeless, versatile, and well crafted. "

What else can you ask for?

Work, work, work (pub, club, sleep) - The Rakes

Sunday, 20 July 2008


I am really sorry for not updating these past two weeks, but I connected myself to the Internet thrice, and I only had the time to check my email.

Anyway, here I am to tell you everything about my trip to Paris. I, obviously, had the greatest time ever. My favourite part of the city was definitely Le Marais: the shops, the atmosphere, the arquitecture...I visited a few vintage shops there, being Mamz' Elle Swing one my favourites. All the clothes were in such good condition.

That same day, I also visited the Centre Pompidou and I liked it more than expected. They have such an amazing collection. I discovered Brassaï, and bought a book with some of his works. Apart from that I also bought a Charles Anastase dress, a pair of Vara Ferragamo shoes, a striped tee (so random, I know), Princesse tam-tam underwear, Le Petit Prince book, a vinyl from The Beatles and some CD's. I'll post pics as soon as my friend from Why Fashion? returns.

I went to the Avedon and Valentino exhibitions, and I loved them both. I strongly recommend them.

To sum up, I didn't find women extremely chic or anything, especially taking on account everyone has that damn Longchamp bag! I am not saying the French chic is a fakery, however I couldn't really see anything that caught my eye. I blame it on the hoards of tourists.

Non, je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf

Friday, 4 July 2008

Soñar despierto

*Yesterday, Josep Font presented in Paris his latest collection. Once again, the Spanish designer, took distance from the mediocrity that floods the majority of international catwalks, showing his mastery and savoir-faire.

I can safely say, this is one of the few shows that have made me jump with joy from my chair and made me think about fashion as art.

Like puzzle pieces falling into place, Font conceived this 18Th century story -history itself- taking care of every single detail: from colours, to fabrics, embroideries, silhouettes or even the atmosphere.

More than dresses, these garments are works of art invested with life, capable of leaving behind feelings of astonishment.

* Click here to read this article in Spanish.

Volver - Estrella Morente

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Leaving for Paris

On Sunday I'll be leaving for Paris and I will have two weeks to explore the city. Therefore I've made a list (it's an obsession of mine) of things I would like to purchase there, and on top of it, is getting something at Princesse Tam-Tam.

My love for this brand is well justified. To start with, it's made by women who know that not every kind of underwear fits every body. It's common -and very annoying too- to find a bra you like, whose style doesn't fit you. However, Princesse Tam-Tam makes a wide range of styles in the same fabrics, resulting in timeless classics.

Shopping recommendations are more than welcomed! (you can leave a comment or send me an e-mail)

Leaving for Paris - Rufus Wainwright

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