Monthly Archives: May 2015

Be a Sweetheart

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In collaboration with Almacenes Simán, I have chosen a couple of my favourite gowns perfect for this year’s graduations. This sweetheart dress will make you stand out as one of the guests to that special night. 

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Mamma mia!

First of all, Happy Mothers’ Day! I know today is not that special day were we gather together, make cheesy letters, and eat something nice and decent. But honestly, I think mothers deserve more than one of the 365 days of the year, and I think I’m not too late to say this.

My brother always tells me: “You are just like mom!” And as I grow up, I sometimes do feel a lot like her and I find myself thinking WOW! Did I just did or said that? There is a song that I love that goes: “Mamma, thank you for who I am, thank you for all the things I’m not”. It is true. Many people would agree with me when I say that they are who they are and where they are at, all thanks to their mother.

Every day, when I open my messy closet and can’t find a clean shirt, or when I open my fridge and there is just a slice of bread,  I wish I could thank her for all the years she cooked for me, washed my clothes, and all of the other things that she did for me.

You know, mothers have written books, have gone to the Olympics, have studied big and important careers like medicine. I know many mothers do this as a profession, but I’m talking about super genious people who achieved amazing goals by getting home after a hard day of work, and had a lovely supper ready. Or those atheletes who needed a drive not just for them, but for the whole team. Or those students, who studied for hours at home with friends and needed energy and most of it, food.

So, don’t wait ’till next year to say how much you love her. Even if you live far away, you can always get in touch. Call her,  write to her, snapchat her (mothers love pictures of their babies). Mothers rock!

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Watered down

IMG_1136 Frankly, when I shop, I am always unintentionally drawn towards the blacks; so I really have to push myself into trying other colours and prints. However, this dress came to be an exception. The minute I saw it, I loved it and wanted to try it on. And it happened that it not only looked good on the hanger but it looked even better when worn. The watered floral print, and the dress’ cut make it a beautiful piece that will easily look great on any body.

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Are you a runner?

40 minutes into the race and I was barely half way; after the 5th Kilometer, I seriously thought, I wasn’t going to finish the race.

I am not an athletic girl, I never was, and few months ago I thought I was never going to be one. I signed up for a 10K run; well, actually, my boyfriend did. I owe this initiative to “Mc Farland”, the movie. While watching it, I experienced a number of emotions, I laughed, I cried my eyes out, but what really stuck was that it made me think about my life goals, big and small.
The movie is about a cross country running team that is able to overcome not only a physical or mental challenge, but most importantly, they are able to destroy a social and economic barrier through a sport. Running for them is an expression of achieving their goals. The kids in the movie taught me that life is so wonderful, and that we have so little things to complain about. They also taught me that laziness is a word that should be removed from the dictionary, because when you want to do something, you just have to do it.

I started running on December 25th. Only because, on Christmas Eve, I assured to my brother that I was going to start doing it the next day. I ran one day, the next one, and the next. Then I stopped and I barely kept on doing it. I used to think that running was somehow pointless, if you run with someone, you can’t talk because you get a stomach-ache, it also makes no sense to move fast if you are going nowhere, and, on top of that, I found it boring. But then I realized that I ran because I wanted to be skinny, and it seemed like such a good work out. So I trained, and challenged myself. If Dany Díaz, from McFarland, made it, why couldn´t I? I had this on mind, and I made a really cool playlist on my phone, and decided to have fun. Besides, did you know all the benefits of running? It’s cheap, it’s therapeutic, it’s healthy, and it’s great if you run with someone, although you have little conversation, it’s good to have a bit of moral support.

So, back to the 10 Kilometer run, when I was halfway, I saw this kid on wheelchair, his mother was running with him, and he was shouting: “we can do it!” He had the biggest smile on his face, and I thought: “If he is here, I should be here too.” So I said I’ll run 1 more kilometer, and 1 more, and 1 more, and I ran as fast as I could. When the race was over, I found out that the non-athletic girl, ran the first 5 kilometers in 40 minutes, and the last 5, when I thought my body was about to give in, in only 25 minutes! When you have a reason to fight and challenge yourself, there’s nothing that can stop you. Let’s run!

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Ivory Light

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It so happens that white will always make you shine. There is a goddess-like allure to the colour, and it becomes much more obvious when it comes in the shape of a chic maxi dress. Let me tell you, I could feel a greek muse vibe emanating from this thigh high number. But my favourite piece of this look is, hands down, the white flower headband; the perfect Spring accessory!

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