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ASPEN FASHION WEEK: Meet Pilar Tarrau’s Western collection

By March 11, 2014 Designers, Interviews

pilar5Did you know there was an Aspen Fashion Week? Well, it was a surprise for me. Located right in the heart of Colorado, this event caught my attention, as what exactly its collections look like? I expect lots of outdoor outfits, of course, as well as leather, furs, fringes, big boots and a wild west breeze.

The rocky mountains of Colorado have been my skiing destination for years now (Vail, specifically) and finding out that it’s about to host the presentation of uprising fashion designers makes me want to just find an excuse to get on a plane and fly to the slopes (I wish).

But the best news of this all is that a new Venezuelan designer debuts her first accessories collection at the fashion week this year and that’s enough reason for me to present an emerging talent from my home country. I’ve known her for decades,  I’d like to introduce you to Pilar Tarrau, an utterly stylish Latin woman based in Miami. Her life under the sun, next to the beach and her steps full of energy are reflected when she speaks with such excitement about her handbag and jewellery designs. Her logo is a bull, do I have to say more?  Read More

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THE SUPER SMART SKIRT: FYODOR GOLAN FOR NOKIA LUMIA

By February 15, 2014 Designers, Events, LFW

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Fyodor Golan’s fashion show yesterday opened with the introduction of the first interactive skirt made of 80 Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphones. The dynamic duo teamed up with Nokia to create design the skirt that uses static images captured by the phone to adorn it.

The pictures on the screen  change colour as the skirt moves, creating a shimmering effect through an app that ensures the shimmer happens in line with the model’s movement. This is again another collaboration that proves that fashion and technology are intrinsically related. 

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Five years, five designers. Happy Birthday Westfield!

By November 9, 2013 Designers, Events, OUTFITS 1
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If I happen to think of the London’s designers of the moment Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait, a high price tag – together with absolutely gorgeous pieces – will come to my head.

However, in celebration of Westfield London’s fifth anniversary, these five designers have created a limited edition piece at the affordable price of £65 each.

Since designer jumpers are the latest must-have of the season, each designer made an exclusive sweatshirt, which of course, isn’t made of the same materials they use for their collections, but, leaving the high end quality on the side, the valuable aspect of it, is that the designs come from their masterful minds. Only 300 pieces were made and sold in an exclusive pop-up shop at The Atrium of Westfield London. All the proceeds from each sale went to their charity partner, Save the Children, guaranteeing raising a minimum of £10,000.

Richard Nicoll offered a grey sweatshirt with a pink ’5′ on the chest; my crush duo, Peter Pilotto, designed a black slim fit jumper; the awesome shoe designer Sophie Webster put the spirit of her shoe designs by mixing monochrome stripes with pastels; Thomas Tait added the masculine oversized and asymmetric monocolour piece; and the textile and fashion designer, Louise Gray, introduced her bright, textured and rule-breaking design, something characteristic from her collections.

I, of course, couldn’t resist and got for myself the colouful Gray’s sweatshirt. Not only I absolutely love the awesome design and the clash of prints in it, but the fact that it’s a limited edition, it’s affordable and best of all, every penny of it helped a good cause.

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Revealed: Isabel Marant for H&M

By September 26, 2013 Designers, NEW IN, Vogue

Another designer collection for H&M ladies! This time Isabel Marant presents her collaboration that will arrive in stores on 14 November. The pictures of the entire collection have gone public now (all photos via Vogue here), from womenswear and menswear to teen and accessories, and with so much variety and Marant’s spirit in full, the collection does not disappoint. I have already made my wishlist below, and those booties with Marant’s iconic fringes on the sides def top my list! What would you go for?

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Otra coleccion para H&M amigas! Esta vez Isabel Marant presenta su colaboración la cual llegara a las tiendas el 14 de Noviembre. Las fotos de la colección se hicieron publicas hoy (ver todas via Vogue aquí), desde ropa para mujer y hombre hasta niños y accesorios. Con tanta variedad y el espíritu de Marant esparcido en toda la colección, imposible decepcionarte. Ya yo hice mi lista de piezas favoritas abajo, pero las botas con los flecos icónicos de Marant a los lados es sin duda mi top 1. Cuáles son tus favoritos?

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Video: Wrapping London Fashion Week SS14

By September 25, 2013 Designers, Events, LFW

Yep, it’s a wrap for London Fashion Week shows in here. Looking at the videos I had under my sleeve, I thought it would be nice to put something together for this season in less than two minutes. Please play the video below to watch a bit of the shows’ finale, backstage excitement and the whole atmosphere during London Fashion Week at Somerset House, which for those out of London, is the usual venue (a Neoclassical building in front of Embankment) that embraces the fashion week in the British capital. Until next season LFW!

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Viendo los videos que tenía debajo de la manga, pensé en hacer un video que resumiera mis dias en el London Fashion Week (LFW) Otono/Invierno 14 en menos de dos minutos. Click play al video para entreterte un poco con el finale de algunos shows, la emoción tras bastidores y la atmósfera durante esos dias en Somerset House, que para quienes estan fuera de Londres, es el hermoso establecimiento (un edificio neoclásico) que durante anos ha acogido la semana de la moda en la capital. Hasta la próxima temporada LFW!

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KTZ SS14: A hardcore collection

By September 23, 2013 Designers, Events, LFW

I’m not sure how exactly I would describe this collection, but there are four things that highlights KTZ spring/summer 14 show during London Fashion Week: Rainwear (quite a depressing weather prediction for next summer, yet realistic), headwraps and veils that made reference to “cultures that use clothing as markers of social and religious difference,” statement jewellery of oversize studs and embellishment, and prints of florals and Islamic mosaics.

After coming to their autumn/winter 13-14 show (see it here), I wasn’t expecting any different or more wearable from Kokon To Zai. It has a strong personality influenced by the background of the label (music, the 80s and travels). However, I was quite surprised this time by few of the garments, which I could totally see myself wearing, plus it’s great to come and see something totally different during fashion week. It has without a doubt, a completely different target and intention. And they did achieve it this season by getting into the controversial subject of religion and by adding some serious studs and unique headgear (which I found particularly cool).

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Nails by Orly at Jean-Pierre Braganza show

By September 19, 2013 Beauty, Designers, LFW
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Check out the nails art at Jean-Pierre Braganza SS14 fashion show and find out how to do them yourself. So easy.

Just  apply a neutral base, in this case the beauty team backstage used Orly Lacquer Powder Puff. Then black crescents were painted in one side of the nails using Orly Instant Artist in Jet Black to create a ‘drop shadow’ effect. The nails were then finished with a quick-dry topcoat for the high-shine look. It matched perfect with his show and asymmetric collection that exposes a woman’s ladylike side and dark side. Voilà!

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