Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Small Things In Life

"If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things." -Emily Dickinson

Friday, November 6, 2009

Take Me Back To NYC

Always a line at Magnolia Bakery...

The Highline

Christian Louboutin @ The Meatpacking

Cute West Village Townhouses

Bloomingdale's Soho Display

Favorite city in the world for inspiration and people watching! I could do that for days....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Wish I had Kids! Stella McCartney for Gap Kids has Launched

Stella McCartney's collection in collaboration with Gap Kids and Baby Gap has me hoping I had kids... Or maybe hoping I was a kid so I could wear this fashion-forward pieces, that besides clearly reflecting Stella's signature style, are more affordable than her regular designer prices.

The collection includes a gray sweater dress for girls with a leopard print on it, skinny gray jeans with ankle zippers, and a very "Balmain" styled band jacket.

Check out the entire collection here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oxford Brogues

Blame Agyness Dean on this trend, the gentlemen's Scottish shoes are back!

I'd wear them with cute femenine dresses, or with skinny jeans and a slouchy t-shirt.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

British Magazines

Kate Moss, Topshop, Sienna Miller, Burberry, Agyness Deyn, Pixi & Peaches Geldof, Matthew Williamson, Temperley, Alexa Chung, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood...
What's the common denominator in all these? British AND Fashion

I've always loved British Magazines... I go and browse the pages at the magazine store because here in Mexico they are so expensive (about $22 dlls,bollocks!). When I buy one I immediately experiment feelings of guilt, thinking that I could have spent that money on a book or something.

I loved this photos of Sienna Miller (including the cover) by Mario Testino in October's British Vogue.

Kate Moss, Topshop, Sienna Miller, Burberry, Agyness Deyn, Pixi & Peaches Geldof, Matthew Williamson, Temperley, Alexa Chung, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood....
Cual es el comun denominador entre ellos? Britanicos y Fashion!

Siempre me han encantado las revistas Britanicas (Vogue, Instyle, Grazia Magazine).... Pero siempre tengo que hojearlas en el stand de revistas porque son carisimas (Vogue UK de Octubre cuesta $280 pesos!!). Lo que me pasa cuando me compro una es que inmediatamente experimento sentimientos de culpla, pensando que podria haber gastado ese dinero en un libro o en otra cosa mejor.

Me encantaron estas fotos de Sienna Miller que hizo Mario Testino para la Vogue UK de Octubre.
En la portada, ella trae un vestido de Stella McCartney.

Friday, October 9, 2009

ACL Recap

Well, I really had intentions of bringing good pictures from ACL, but the downpours of saturday ruined those plans....

The highlights of the festival:

-Phoenix's performance: A-w-e-s-o-m-e. Definitely the best act of Friday. The Band showed very enthusiastic and Thomas Mars, the lead singer repeatedly said "Thank You!" and "Merci Beaucoup" to the crowd, mentioning that it was the biggest crowd they've ever played for. Everyone seemed pleasantly surprised by the amazing show they put on.

-John Legend opened his act LITERALLY in front of me, with Bob Marley's "Redemption Song".

-I saw Molly Sims with a group friends watching the Kings of Leon.

-Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam joined the Kings of Leon onstage for their last song "Slow night, so long", banging a pair of tambourines as hard as possibly.

-Dave Matthews Band rocked the park, keeping thousands of muddy concert-goers entertained.

What I liked most about Austin:

-South Congress Cafe
-Vintage Boutiques
-Cupcake trailers

Aunque tenia toda la intencion de volver del festival con buenas fotos, la lluvia arruino mis planes....No iba preparada con camara contra agua.

Los "highlights":

-El concierto de Phoenix. Estuvo increible. Thomas Mars, el cantante del grupo no dejo de agradecer y de interactuar con el publico. Estaba tan emocionado que hasta brinco entre las masas de gente.
-John Legend abrio su concierto literalmente a medio metro de donde yo estaba!
-Molly Sims con un grupo de amigos en los Kings of Leon
-Eddie Vedder de Pearl Jam acompano a los KOL en su cancion de cierre, con un par de panderos.
-Dave Matthews Band mantuvo prendido a su publico de mas de 20 mil expectadores que cantaban y brincaban llenos de lodo hasta las rodillas

Monday, September 28, 2009

In Music Festival Mode

I had been patiently waiting for this weekend to arrive.... I know it's only the beginning of the week, but in just a couple of days we're heading off to Austin, Texas to attend the ACL (Austin City Limits) music Festival.

I hope to bring cool pictures back.

This is just some inspiration...

Outfits, from left to right: T by Alexander Wang Tank, Siwy shorts, Sigerson Morrison cage gladiators, Urban Outfitters fringe bag; French Connection striped dress, Topshop vest, Topshop quilted bag, Juicy Couture biker boots; Alice + Olivia tank with scarf, Topshop shorts, Jimmy Choo cross body bag, Pour la Victoire boots.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Can't wait for Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland

Alice has always been one of my favorite characters!
As a kid, I watched my betamax cartoon video so many times, that the tape probably wiped out.

That's me and some friends in Alice in Wonderland costumes circa 1983.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hello Dream Closet!

This is my wish upon a star: Aerin Lauder's Closet.
As featured in Harper's Bazaar a few months ago.
Is it to much to ask???

photography by Anders Overgaard for Harper's Bazaar

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Back from The Sea

I spent the weekend Boating with friends within the waters of the Sea of Cortez.
It was amazing in so many ways! Sunny days, great company, whale watching, perfect sunsets and starry nights...
Sometimes it's hard coming back to reality!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Phenomenal Mascara!! Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes

This is really the best lengthening mascara I've ever tried...

At first, the brush might seem a little bit tricky to use (I sticked it inside my eyed the first time I tried it) but you get used to it faster than you think.

In the photos you can appreciate my eye without, and then with the Phenomen'Eyes Mascara.

It gives volume, definition, and lots of length.... Bravo Givenchy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Accessories Featured in Glamour Mexico (September Issue)

Shaila Durcal wears headbands made by me in September's Glamour Mexico!!

Shaila Durcal con diademas que yo hize en la edicion de Septiembre de Glamour Mexico!!

**Click on the photos to enlarge

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Winter Trend Obsession: OTKs

From Left: Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, Gucci

Givenchy, Pucci, Gucci

YSL, Joie, Prada

In past years, if we weren't either superheroes or, ahem.... hookers, we wouldn't be able to pull off the over the knee boot. But since they became the stars of the fall/winter 2009/10 runways, I'm becoming more and more decided to embrace this trend.

Models rocked them in the catwalks of Rodarte, Viviene Westwood, Prada, Chloe, Isabel Marant, YSL, just to mention a few.

From flats to super high platforms, the OTKs are definitely this fall's IT boots.

Will you dare to wear them?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Desperately looking for Boyfriend...

Don't get me wrong, I'm happily married. But I've been looking all over for some boyfriend shorts! Since the super slouchy Boyfriend Jeans craze never felt too suitable for me, I've decided that the shorter, summer-friendly version of this denim trend is what I want to try. What I like about these shorts is that they can be dressed up or down. They'll look equally cute worn with flats, a plain t-shirt and a vest; or with some killer ankle boots and a dressy top. I'm afraid of ordering them online because I think it's a style that must be tried on to assure a nice fit. I've tried on a couple of styles (zara and helmut lang), with no luck...they didn't fit right. I've got my eyes on AG Adriano Goldsmith's Ex Boyfriend Shorts, in the photos they look baggy enough to look "boyfriendish", but not too much as in to make the look saggy.

In this photo: Current/Elliot, AG Adriano Goldsmith, Abercrombie and Fitch, Hudson Jeans