Two weeks until I spend a few days in Spain and I am soooooo looking forward to it. Hopefully I will be able to catch a cool Flamenco show while out there. I will be flying into Madrid and then off to Don Benito visiting a friend. Anyone have any cool travel tips? Also, look at the fantastic painting of the beautiful Flamenco dancer I found at renatadomagalska.pl, stunning!
Outfit overview time! Today's offering is what I call The 50s Jock's International Girlfriend! Hair pulled back, fringe nice and brushed then secured tightly with a nice floppy bow made me fee like I was back in 2004 when I was a pink lady in my school musical of Grease. This was cemented by wearing my Fiance's old Carhartt Varsity Jacket that shrunk in the wash so was handed down to me, and my short ankle grazing slacks. The international girlfriend part is served by my favourite trousers of the moment that I copped at the Zara winter sale, they have this awesome print that would fit easily in a throwback The Bamboo District photo shoot. I also opted for some print clashing with my Cold shoulder plaid shirt that I posted up a while back of how to make your own. The coat is my same old coat I wear all the time as it is COLD out there. I am looking forward to my future summer Outfit overviews, ugh, can't wait.
Here are some key pieces below if you wanna get the look!
Hopefully I will be the Mother of some cute quarter Mexican kiddos someday, and it would be nice for them to feel at home in all the places where their linage lies. So when I was dream holiday searching on Air BnB I came across their Mexico City Neighbourhood guide, where it outlines all the different sectors and what you can find in each place. If you haven't looked at this part of their site before you must as it is really useful is choosing where you may want to stay when visiting a new City. I looked at what the creative, Arts centered areas were and found this place called Roma Norte, and it just looks brilliant! I asked my friend who lives in DF if it is as cool as it looks, and she said yes. :) Hopefully in the years to come I can live in many different places, especially in Mexico at some point so I can teach my kids to feel at home as at one point I would have too, and I think I would want to live here! This guide really provides a nice light in contrast to the usual common media Mexico City has for being rough and dodgy, and will hopefully encourage more Europeans to visit and explore such an amazing place.
Air BnB team up with local photographers to showcase an area and these photos that will follow are by Alicia Vera and Javier Sirvent.
This looks like a cool place to eat!
Rave Rave Rave!
Cute little boutiques.
Cool hip stores.
Fresh produce from the Markets.
By Ruven Afanador via Honestly WTF
I'm not reserved in my postings of Fashion Editorials set in Peru, but this time this offering is slightly different to the norm. What is showcased so nicely here is the contrast between setting a clothing. It is nice to see some outfit's styled totally independent of Peru's well known craft and tapestry industry, but still showcasing vibrant colours in modern feminine styles. The green crop top with matching skirt and the 50s cut purple floral dress would be dream additions to my Mexican honeymoon collection!
Love has taken over, and it is all due to the photo above. Those two fine cats are my parents Mr & Mrs Fab. I have talked about their cool style when they were younger before but what I love the most about this picture is the joys and the smiles that they have. The way my Dad is looking at Mum is priceless, and my Ma seems to be having a whale of a time in his arms. As I approach my own wedding day I pray that my relationship is filled with joy and love, and knowing that everyday will not be like that I hope to remember the important things and not get caught up in the daily grind that can cause lows in relationships. Knowing my parents, it wasn't all smooth sailing and even now 37 years it's not perfect, but the love is prevails, and that is what keeps it all going. Cherish the sweet moments, as you can see from above and below the moment causes such a warmth. "What the world needs now, is love sweet love".
Visit my Pinboard "Mahal Kita" for more love!
So there I was, in line for a small presentation at the recent London Fashion week. The designer showing was Mimi Fasi at the Freemanson's Hall in Covent Garden. My friend kindly invited me as she had a spare ticket, and I was super excited to see her that the show was just an extra bonus. It was a rare dry and sunny day when I went to the show, a day sandwiched between days and days of rain, so I was happy to see the yellow glow of the sun out. I nabbed my sunnies, opted for no socks with my pumps but kept everything else winter appropriate. Not doing it purposefully but I ended up looking like a stereotypical film/art critic (which was pointed out to me on twitter when I uploaded a pic on there). As you can see I am wearing another polo/turtle neck like in a previous post but this time in a baggier red version. This actual shirt is my Dad's but said I could have it! (whoop). My round tortoiseshell sunglasses were an old pair from H&M which were something along the price of a fiver which is a score when you keep them for years. I think they make the look really "critic'ish". My beige cigarette pants are from H&M too and to be honest I think they are supposed to be 3/4 length trousers for tall girls but they just fit my short legs perfectly, (double whoop!). The bag is from BHS which was free as my sister works at the head office and brings home samples (triple score!!). My green coat is my go to smart casual coat that I wear all the time though I think my bum sticks out too much in it, my one is from Uni Qlo.
I have found some items online to make the look below!
1. Red Men's Turtle Neck: L.L Bean, 2. Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses: ASOS, 3. Khaki Green Wool Coat: Whistles, 4. Beige Cigarette pant: Topshop, 5. Barrel Bag: BHS
Here is some photos from the Mimi Fasi show I found! Source: Spindle Magazine
These table settings by Designer/Stylist Lula Aldunate are divine. What I like about the table cloth, different sized plate set up is that they don't really match, but they they feel like they do. The contrasting patterns and colours are such a visual treat you may actually be distracted in what you will later be served. I especially love the pairings between floral chinze and strong more linear patterns in the check table cloths. Again, I wish this could all live in my home, you know, my dream home that has 25 rooms and will magically clean itself. A girl can dream.
Have you guys and girls ever watched Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn before? It is already in it's third season and is part of the roster of mini productions for Jay-Z's lifestyle site Life+Times. If you do not know the premise it is basically an online Cooking show with the British model hosting a special guest (usually from the modelling or hip hop industry) while cooking up a dish. Just in case some foodie snobs be hatin, nothing about this show tries to insinuate that Jourdan is some culinary genius, but apparently she loves food, and from the few episodes I have watched really likes to try different and easy cuisines. I have posted about this particular episode as she has the rest of her Yonce model chums Chanel Iman and Joan Smalls join her, and I freakin loved that video! They talk about Queen Beyonce and their parts in the video, and basically have good time. These models are working jobs for high fashion designers to and well known commercial brands and it's really sweet to see them having a good old casual time, plus I just love Jourdan's London accent! Have a look at the video below and learn how to make some Vegan chilli!
All media via Life+Times
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
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