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!
One of my favorite things of going abroad or on holiday outside Spain is to look for vintage and antiques shops in the area I am visiting.
Although vintage is nowadays very popular in my country, especially in Barcelona, there’s something that has always caught my eye: the prices.
Yes, it might seem unnoticeable to you, but I’ve found that prices for second hand garments and other stuff here is quite high. Moreover, most of the things you can find at a vintage shop date from the 80s or 90s. We also have great vintage furniture shops in the city, with original furniture dating from the 60s and 70s. I really understand the prices in that case, although in the States it is easier to find cheaper prices. Check El Recibidor en Barcelona for great quality pieces for your home.
Nevertheless I will be posting a list of my favourite vintage shops in Barcelona soon so that you can all check them out. Sometimes you can find bargains and really good clothes!
One of the things I always do when I visit the States – the paradise for vintage lovers – is keep a lot of space for the things I’ll shop during my trip. Below you can find me swooning over the many antiques and vintage garments at Playclothes, one of the best second hand shops in Burbank, California.
Why are prices so high here in Spain despite the ” bad quality” of the clothes, which date from the 80s or 90s? Last week I found cheaper prices at the Screamin’ Festival flea market, where everyone could sell stuff there. And some garments were from the 60s and in perfect condition! I’ve always found that vintage shops here in my country are more interested in business rather than keeping and finding new owners to vintage pieces. Or maybe it’s due to the lack of “authentic” garments that prices are higher than in other places. Who knows.
What’s your point of view? Do you find vintage garments and other stuff cheap where your live?
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!
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
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.
Today on the blog I share with you my last photoshoot of 2015. I did a collaboration with photographer Raquel Olivera in the centre of Barcelona, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
How is 2016 treating you all? For me it’s fine, let’s just say.
When a new year starts, everyone makes some resolutions for the following 12 months. One of my goals for 2016 is to make my hair game stronger. I still need to practice more! Anyway I’m happy with my improvements in the last year. Soon I’ll write a blog post about some ways/tricks to get a vintage hairstyle.
My amazing boyfriend also posed for the shoot. He’s my best friend and partner in crime and the one that makes me smile every single day. I’m so lucky to be sharing my life with him: we have so many things in common!
I have other resolutions for this year, such as getting into shape and exercising more. I’ve been quite lazy lately. I also want to dream bigger in terms of my job. 2015 has been amazing for my professional career as a journalist, and I’d like it to get even better in 2016.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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