Last days of Summer

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. 
Outfit Details

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! 

Hope you liked my post! 
All photos by David Durand 
xx

Riverside Crazy Car Hop 2016

Hello people!
May is already here, and that means that the Riverside Crazy Car Hop is over. On the last weekend of April I went to this Vintage Cars and Rockabilly Event in Calafell, near Tarragona.
The Riverside Crazy Car Hop is focused on cars before 1965 and also features rockabilly concerts for all attendees. If you missed it but want to go to another festival check my list here.

Springtime in Barcelona

Another week passing by, and really looking forward to the weekend and warmer weather!
How’s the week going? Mine is going to be shorter because I have a day off on Friday – just in time for the Riverside Crazy Car Hop -!

Today I am showing you all a shoot I did last week in the city. The weather was incredibly nice and I got to wear for the first time this houndstooth pencil skirt from Bettie Page Clothing. Don’t confuse the brand with Tatyana!

I got this skirt at Goldie’s Clothing 1st Vintage Market, where everyone could buy and sell vintage clothes surrounded by cool people, music and drinks. I decided to style this skirt with my new Voodoo Vixen top from Pinup Girl Clothing. Seriously, the best top ever made! And this skirt is so comfortable that I could wear it all day long! 


Outfit details
Top & Belt – Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt – Bettie Page Clothing
Shoes – BAIT Footwear
Earrings – Desperate beatnik
Bangles – Vintage
Photos by David Durand
Have a lovely week! 
Will update the blog soon with pics from the Riverside Festival xx

A 1950s life with a smartphone

Last month I did a guest post for Hard Headed Women, a blog in spanish about feminism, vintage aesthetics and other stuff. So I decided to post about it in English for my foreign readers!
As someone who dresses and looks like it has stepped out of a movie set, I often get told “to be 100% authentic, you shouldn’t be using a phone”. The other day I read in the news about a british woman who lives in a house from the late 30s and keeps everything as if it still were 1939. I got really annoyed after seeing rude comments of users criticising her. What’s wrong about wanting to live in the past but also being part of the 21st century? 
Personally and Professionally speaking, I love social media, and I’m a daily and avid user of them. I can’t live without Facebook, Instagram and other social networks. And I like to dress vintage inspired because that’s how I want to dress and look like. I hope to live in a midcentury house someday, own a tiki room for myself and hope tht my boyfriend will drive a Cadillac in the future. Does that make me old fashioned and too old to post on social media? Of course not.

Internet has played a key role in my life. Thanks to Instagram and Facebook I found that there were girls that, just like me, are fascinated by past decades and aim to dress like that everyday. The Rockabilly and Vintage Scene is huge thanks to social media and digital groups created to gather enthusiasts from all parts of the world. 


I’m sick of hearing nasty comments about my appearance and the way I use social media. And I’m sure that those of you who have also been told these things have also heard comments regarding feminism. I know that women and other collectives had less rights back in the day, but because I dress like someone from the 1950s that doesn’t make me racist nor sexist. Wish people knew before judging. 

Goldie’s Clothing Spring/Summer 2016

 
Hello lovelies! It’s been nearly a month since my last blog post.
And today I’m showing you the Goldie’s Clothing Spring Summer 2016 Collection, which was shot a month ago in a beautiful park in Barcelona. Yes, that is Barcelona, although it looks like it’s Mexico or any other exotic place.

 

 
All photos were taken by talented photographer and Instagram pal Patricia von Gray, and the whole collection is now available at Goldie’s Clothing website.

 
Mexican inspired garments, flared skirts, capri pants…Who’s ready for Summer?

 
All photos by Patricia von Gray.

Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese

Last week I finally received Dita von Teese’s latest book, Your Beauty Mark. And what can I say? It’s like a Bible for vintage lovers!
I decided to buy after seeing amazing reviews online and snapshots from other vintage ladies I follow on Instagram. And this book is worth the wait and the price.
One of the aspects I love about Your Beauty Mark is the photo step by step tutorials. Dita herself helps the reader achieve her signature looks, and not only on hairstyling.

She presents tutorials on hair and make up, which will make it easier to try them at home. The book is focused on creating our signature look and style. With tips and information on skincare, make up, inspirational women and beauty experts, this book really does a lot for the reader. It is very encouraging and helpful for anybody willing to find their true self. 

Your Beauty Mark also features interviews with inspirational people, beauty experts and it offers further information on personalities such as Max Factor. How did Classic Hollywood actresses find their signature look back in the day? You’ll learn how. 

It took Dita von Teese nearly 10 years to write this book, with the help of Rose Apodaca. And it’s clear why. Your Beauty Mark features spectacular photos of the Burlesque icon in almost every page to keep the reader entertained. Plus there’s a chapter with step by step exercise routines for a fit body!


Get your copy now on Amazon! A must have for vintage girls. 

Lady in Red

Hello folks!
I am proudly showing you the photographs from a double shooting at one of Barcelona’s most beautiful spots, Laberint d’Horta. This labyrinth in Barcelona has been featured in ‘The Perfume’ and other films, and is a must see if you come to Barcelona. And what’s better than wearing the Deadly Dames Misfits Dress from Pinup Girl Clothing for the shoot?

I collaborated again with german photographer Celina Dolgner, who is very talented, and she really captured the sexy and mysterious side of this dress. The Misfits Dress is very stretchable and curve hugging. At first I felt that I wouldn’t feel comfortable in it, but I have to say that overtime I wear it I feel more confident and proud of my body. The design of this garment is perfect and I love the V neckline – although my bra seems to pop out quite often haha -.
I also collaborated with photographer Sharon Cronin. She’s from Germany too and her photographs are pure art. I feel like a movie star with these photos! 
Outfit details:
Dress & Belt – Pinup Girl Clothing
Heels – B.A.I.T. Footwear

I’m really excited for new projects and what has the future for me. I really can’t wait for Spring and all the Rockabilly festivals out there. Will do a blog post about it soon!

 I just hope you loved the photos as much as I do!
These two photographers are amazing, and I’m grateful to have worked with them. 
Take care!
xx

Throwback: Summer 2015 at the Screamin’ Rockabilly Festival

Hello people! 
Hope all is well. I haven’t updated the blog since last month, how rude! 

I’ve been quite busy with work lately. Oh and 2 days ago I turned 24! Can’t believe another year has gone by. 2015 was probably the best year of my life, to be honest. And today I’d like to show you all a throwback from last Summer when I felt incredible. 
Every year the town of Calella – near Barcelona – organizes the Screaming’ Rockabilly Festival, a vintage sounds festival which is known to be one of the most popular Rockabilly festivals in Spain. Bands from all over the world and even national artists perform there in front of a large audience from different nationalities. 
Sadly last year I couldn’t make it to the festival but I went to some of their free parties at the beach. Santi’s Beach Bar is the meeting point for rockers and pin ups attending the festival, and you can even spot vintage cars. And why not wear the most amazing ensemble from one of my favorite brands? For that day I wore the Voodoo Vixen Top in black and a Jenny Skirt in harlequin. Both were my part of my first order at Pin Up Girl Clothing and I’ve become a fan since that day I decided to order online from them! ❤ 

Really looking forward to this year’s edition! The line up has already been announced, you can check it here.
Photos by me, Pilar Silveste and Javi Portillo
xx

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! ❤