Many of us vintage enthusiasts are fascinated by the atomic designs from the 50s and early 60s. The Atomic Era was a cultural, social and artistic movement that took place in America between the late 1940s and the mid 1960s. Midcentury designs are hard to find nowadays, but thanks to some vintage inspired brands like Los Flamingo and Piplotex, one can go back to those years.
Today I wanted to show you the photos from my latest shoot with artsobu, one of my favorite photographers from Barcelona. Last weekend we had a shooting in Barceloneta, right in front of the Mediterranean sea.
Sometimes I like to remind myself of how far I’ve come. As a girl who suffered a lot of body issue struggles during her teen years, I am so excited and thrilled to announce I’m on a cover of a magazine. If I could talk to the insecure and shy teenager that I was and tell her that, in 10 years time, she would be on a cover of a magazine, things could have gone slightly different.
Some of you might have noticed that my blog is slightly different. The thing is…I have a new blog header! And by the super lovely Alice Negri, a very talented illustrator from Italy.
I met Alice in 2015 through Instagram, where I discovered her illustrations inspired by vintage girls from all over the world. She even drew me taking inspiration from some recent pictures featured on my Instagram.
Her style is very neat and elegant, and uses many colours for her compositions. No doubt I had to ask her to design my new blog header. I love its tiki design and tropical vibes. I’m a big fan of the tiki culture and aesthetics, and she created this beautiful header for my blog. Couldn’t be happier!
Since I started this blog, back in late 2014, many things have changed: my style, my experience and also my community of blog readers…and the list could go on! So I guess it was time for a big makeover! I also plan on making other design changes during this year. Stay tuned! ✌
Alice Negri has her own site where you can commission her and buy her art, either prints, pillows, phone cases or even brooches.
Valentine’s Day is now over and it’s time to get ready for Spring. As you may have noticed, brands such as Hell Bunny, Collectif Clothing and Pinup Girl Clothing have already launched – or at least given us a sneak peak – of their Spring/Summer 2017 collections.
Today I’d like to talk about t-shirts, a basic staple on every modern pin up girl’s wardrobe. T-shirts are a must! Either styled with a pair of capris, denim trousers or even a pencil skirts, they are very versatile and help you achieve the classic rockabilly look everybody loves.
For those who love old school tattoos and cartoons, Mischief Made is the place to go. A California based japanese artist offers a great selection of tshirts and long sleeved tops with vintage inspired illustrations. She has also teamed up with vintage bloggers and influencers such as The Cherry Dollface, The Pink Collar Life and Junebug and Georgia Peaches. Available sizes: XS – 3XL.
Atomic Swagis another favorite of mine. They have great designs inspired by US states, classic cars and vintage pop culture. All their designs are both for men and women, and come in sizes XS-2XL.
Instagram has become the best platform for illustrators to showcase their art. I’ve recently discovered interesting brands and artists that design t-shirts with vintage inspired illustrations. TheOriginal Bad Girl, from Australia, definitely have the best designs for bad girls. They sell tops perfect to channel your inner vixen, as well as t-shirts inspired in classic Hollywood starlets such as Jayne Mansfield.
Sveta Has, the creative behind some of The Original Bad Girl’s best tshirts, has her own brand, Flaming Mamie. I instantly fell in love with her work when I discovered through Instagram. Her SS2017 designs look ace!
Clumsy Kateis a British based designer of accessories, t-shirts and even brooches. Her designs take inspiration from exotic places such as Mexico. Sizes S-4XL.
These are some of the t-shirt brands I’ve fallen in love with. Wish I had the money and space in my wardrobe to buy them all!
Another year passing by, and time to talk about some of your favorite posts. Because this post is about my readers. 2016 has gone by too fast, leaving great memories and collaborations behind. Here’s the list of the most popular posts from 2016.
Hello! September is here, and that means that autumn is just around the corner. I have to admit that although Summer is perfect to wear more colorful dresses, I’m really excited for Autumn.
Today I’m showing you some of my latest acquisitions, a match made in heaven and perfect for the last days of Summer.
Last month I did my first ever Vivien of Holloway purchase, and got their Gypsy Top in white. And I gotta say it has become one of my favourite tops ever! It is very comfortable and looks great with a mexican inspired skirt, a pair of shorts or even capri pants. Here I paired it with the Collectif Clothing Ayana gingham shorts, which I won at a recent giveaway they held on Facebook.
Top – Vivien of Holloway
Shorts – Collectif Clothing
Bag – Sunjellies
Shoes – Lluis Ponts Barcelona
Accesories – Vintage
I have no words for their Ayana gingham shorts, seriously. It’s been years since I finally decided to wear shorts again. I’ve never liked my thighs and had low self-esteem about this part of my body, but after trying these shorts I feel more confident in my body. Summer calls for colorful accessories, so I styled my look with a Sunjellies bag I won recently. It’s perfect!
My hairstyling skills are getting better each day. Tried a suicide roll after time practicing and I’m amazed by the result!
With June nearly coming to its end, I guess it’s time to review this year’s Screamin’ Festival. This year it’s been my second time there, and I have to admit that it gets better with age hehe
Got to hang out by the beach, with splendid weather – despite the early morning clouds on Saturday – and met really nice people.
This year we couldn’t make it to the whole festival but visited Calella on Saturday for their free car show and flea market. One can find beautiful bargains there!
Also met two wonderful friends who happen to own the same car as my boyfriend. We had so much fun!
The flea market on Saturday also had live music, brought to us by The Kabooms. This Spanish rockabilly band is awesome and apart from playing in Calella they also play in other countries. Don’t miss these guys out!
Really looking forward to next year’s Screamin’ Festival. I decided to wear the Señorita dress from Pin up Girl Clothing, Tommy Hilfiger wedges and a Lady Luck’s Hair flower.
Photos by Pilar Silvestre, Matilde Hervella, RD Rocker and Enfocando Miradas.