The Sixties Twist 2015 Round Up

With the end of 2015 vastly approaching, I think it’s time to show you the most popular posts of the year.
2015 has been amazing for me. Not only I’ve finally travelled to the city of Los Angeles to meet one of my best friends; I’ve also discovered that I can feel confident with my body through modeling.
Here you can browse my post popular posts during the year. check them all out!

Vintage Illustrators: Robert McGuinnis

One of my favorite Vintage Illustrators, so I had to start a series of blog posts about illustrators from yesteryear. His creations were magnificent, and most of them were used for Classic Hollywood film posters.

The Day We Caught The Train

Outfit post modelling in Barcelona’s Estació de França. A pleasure to shoot with talented photographer Núria Martínez. She takes powerful photos and made me feel like a movie star! 

Autumn Vibes

This one is another of my favorite collaborations so far. I did a sophisticated photo shoot with german  photographer Celina Dolgner. She really captured my funny and glamorous side at Barcelona’s Parc de la Ciutadella. I really cannot wait to shoot again with her in 2016!

Goldie’s Clothing Gal

Second post showing my collaboration with Goldie’s Clothing – previously Cindy Bangs -. I love this brand so much. Not only because I am part of the crew helping the brand, also because they encourage women from all sizes and ages to feel beautiful in their designs. 

Problems That Only Vintage Girls Will Understand

As a proud vintage hoarder and enthusiast, I came across 10 common problems that I’ve always experienced. And I’m sure you too!
Hope you all have a great day and enjoy the last days of 2015! ❤ 

Bad Girl Vibes

Gosh, 2015 is flying by very fast, don’t you think? I seriously can’t believe we are already in June. Less than 6 months to say goodbye to the year. And it’s also been 6 months since I got a job at a Fashion & Lifestyle magazine. Today I am sharing with you all an outfit perfect either to rock your inner rockabella and to wear to work. 

Yesterday I went out for a stroll in the park, and decided to rock my inner bad girl. The weather was hot and a bit cloudy, perfect to take few snaps for the blog. I am wearing the Dior shirt in leopard print from Goldies Clothing – formerly known as Cindy Bangs -, which is such a great garment to pair with a pencil skirt. Inspired by the New Look from the late 1940s, goes very well with my Zara pencil skirt. Since I’ve lost weight in the past months, I’ll have to stretch both garments a bit!
Anyway, I hope you all like the pics. Oh, and might do a blog post about how to wear pin up style garments to the office with style! 😉 This shirt is very classy and sophisticated, and embraces my curves very well.

Hope you liked my post, gals and guys! 
Photography from David Durand
I will keep you updated soon with new reviews coming up x

Between Palm Trees and Old Streets

At this time I’m sure you all know that I’ve had the opportunity to model for Cindy Bangs, a brand from Barcelona that designs amazing vintage retro pieces for modern pin up girls and vintage enthusiasts. Well, here are some new pics from a shoot I did for them a couple of weeks ago. I have to tell you that their new styles for Spring/Summer are to die for! 

Blue is such a great color for this time of the year. And this design is perfect to wear to a wedding, party or any other fancy occasion! 

 A good pair of capris is a pin up girl’s best item for Spring/Summer, don’t you think? I am in love with the Lizzy capris in white. I used to dislike this color on me because I felt I looked horrible wearing it, but I am absolutely in love with these photos! Oh, and they have tiny polkadots!

Oh, and guess what? I am wearing shorts again… 😉

Loving how my hair looks here ❤

All photographs were taken by Beatriz Diaz, she’s an amazing photographer!
Hope you like these new styles, they are gorgeous! xx

Cindy Bangs Spring Summer 2015

Finally they are here! I am proudly showing you some of the Spring Summer 2015 photos for Cindy Bangs. I had the opportunity to model again for this amazing brand from Barcelona. One of my favorite dresses is this one: the Lauren. I own it in red, and it is perfect for a night out, to go on a date or just for any special occasion. Trust me, you’ll feel like Joan Holloway from Mad Men or even an Old Hollywood starlet. 

If I had to choose a favorite picture from the session, I’d say the one below is my ultimate favorite ❤ Reminds me of the gorgeous Doris Mayday, one of my style and pin up inspirations. Here I am wearing the Paola top and the Lizzy pants, all in black. 

Can’t believe I am wearing shorts! I used to be self conscious about my body, but seeing these photographs make me realize that I should feel more confident about my body 😉 These shorts are a must for your casual looks. 

I also like the Tiki and Tropical inspiration behind some of the photographs, which were taken in Montjuic, one of Barcelona’s most beautiful green areas. The Margarita Top is such a beauty!

Oh, and what Can I say about the Teese skirt? 
Have a Great Weekend!!
All photographs were taken by Ferran Porta for Cindy Bangs. 

Joan Holloway and her style evolution

My favorite tv show of all time, Mad Men, came back yesterday for its final seven episodes. I can’t believe it’s coming to an end.
Since I am a total nerd of the show, I decided to make a blog post about one of my favorite characters, Joan Holloway. She’s a total babe, and one of the reasons why I dyed my hair red. Yes, am not joking!
From the very first scene, we can clearly see that her outfits embrace their curves. She’s always wearing fitted dresses, which mark their hourglass figure.

Doesn’t matter the occasion: she’s always flawless and sexy. Her character styles 1950s dresses with a 1960s twist, due to her figure. There is no doubt that 1950s and early 1960s fashion fits her best. 
And she never leaves her pendant, which styles nearly everyday with her blouses and dresses to emphasize her curves. 
The two final seasons of the show show us a character that, despite the fashion of the era, tries to fit in a decade that is constantly changing. She adapts her wardrobe a bit, but still wears fitted dresses. 
Hope you have a great start of the week, and If you’re fans of the show, enjoy the final episodes! x

The Look of Love

I know, I know. I haven’t done an outfit post in ages. But here’s one that will make you fall in love even more with Pin Up Girl Clothing.
One of my all time favourite skirts is the Jenny skirt in harlequin, which matches perfectly with many colours. Last weekend I went to a Kustom Culture Event near Barcelona, the Speedfest Festival, where I had the opportunity to be near vintage cars from the 50s and the 60s, two of my favourite decades. And I channeled my inner 1950s housewife look, which drew the attention of many attendees and photographers.

Oh, and how cool is my Chevy brooch by Deer Arrow? I got many compliments at the event! 

What I’m Wearing:
T-shirt is thrifted
Belt from Mango
Brooch from Deer Arrow
Petticoat from Cindy Bangs
Cardigan from Banned Clothing
Shoes from Los Angeles Shop
Bag is vintage

All pics taken by the most amazing photographer I know ❤

I hope you have a great weekend with your loved ones! 
x

Jenny January

Hi lovelies! How are you doing? This is my first post of 2015, woo-hoo!

How is the new year treating you all? It’s only been 12 days but I am enjoying it so far. My job at a fashion magazine is going really well: I couldn’t ask for a better job at the moment!

Today I am showing you all my outfit, inspired by the hashtag #JennyJanuary that Miss Amy May, a gorgeous and lovely gal I follow on Instagram, decided to create for this week (12th-18th January). If you own any Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny skirts or dresses, make sure to post an outfit pic to join the conversation on IG so that other users and fellow Pin Up Girl Clothing fans can see others’ outfit ideas. Sounds fun, huh?

What I Wore

Jersey: H&M
Skirt: PUG
Shoes: Los Angeles
Petticoat: Cindy Bangs
Clutch: vintage Loewe c. 1960s

I styled my Jenny Skirt – which I purchased during the Black Friday sale among with other items – with a basic jersey from H&M and a pair of pink shoes from Los Angeles, a lovely shop in Barcelona specialized in cute designs on shoes.

I promise I won’t take long to show you another outfit!

Much love,

x

P.S: If you own any Jenny skirts or dresses, join the celebration! x #JennyJanuary

Cindy Bangs Gal

Hi lovelies!
I haven’t updated the blog decently in weeks! Recently I got a job in a magazine so I spend from Monday to Friday writing articles non stop. Sounds great, right? It is really cool but exhausting! That’s why I don’t even have time to blog.

Remember I told you about the idea of becoming a model? Well, then here you go! Last week I had the opportunity to model for a vintage-inspired brand from Barcelona called Cindy Bangs. They make great garments inspired in the 1940s and the 1950s, and the quality is excellent.
And I couldn’t be happier, to be honest!

All pics taken by Ferran Porta.
Have a great week, my friends! Will share another photoshoot with you all soon. Stay tuned ❤
x

Review: What Katie Did suspender belt

I have wanted to do this blog post for a while now, and I think it’s time to get on it! Some months ago I purchased my first What Katie Did item. After wanting to get one for a long long long time, I finally decided to give it a try. Thanks to Instagram, where I follow a bunch of nice and stylish ladies, I got the chance to get a brand new Maitresse Suspender Belt at good price. 
So here comes my review! 
Sizing: Since all their items are made inspired in vintage lingerie and made of vintage garments, the sizing is quite stretchy. Just make sure to order your correct size according to your measurements and there will be no worries! This suspender belt has to go stretched on your hips, so if you are torn between two sizes, grab the smallest! 
Material: Made of vintage style satin, this suspender (or garter belt) is to die for. It embraces your curves and it feels like you’re wearing nothing, it is super comfortable! 
Styling: Designed with 2 extra straps, this glamorous item is a must for vintage ladies. I style it with some stockings (the ones sold at H&M go well and are super cheap) and a pencil skirt, or even a long 1940s swing skirt. The longer the skirt is, the sexier I feel when uncovering “my surprise” 😀 That’s my personal motto in terms of style: “Stay classy outside and be sassy inside”.
After rating this beauty with a 5 out of 5, I am really looking forward to purchase more items from WKD. Have you seen their bullet bras and corsets? Take a look here
Do you have anything from What Katie Did? Or If you haven’t, what would you get from them? 
x

Lazy Sunday

Hello lovelies! 
Today I am sharing with you a beautiful vintage skirt that belonged to my grandmother. It is made of wool in the 1960s, and it is from a local shop in Barcelona where she would often buy clothes from back in the day. 
At first I wanted to sell it on my Etsy shop (which you can visit here) but after talking about it with others I have decided to keep it for myself. 
So how was your Sunday folks? Mine was a bit boring. I haven’t slept well and my head hurts a bit at the moment, plus I have to finish a reportage for tomorrow. I hate deadlines, but that’s what it takes to be a journalist haha. 
You’ll have to excuse the low quality photos, the aim of this post was to show you the beaut I am wearing and I posed in a bit of a rush 😉 Also ignore my weird face above, on Sundays I try not to wear make up. 
Some details:
Top from Zara
Shoes from a local shop

P.S! I blogged about a stunning Cocktail dress from the early 60s that I also kept for myself, but it is now on the shop, so make sure to check it out
x