Monday, December 13, 2010

Rainy Evening founds

If there's one thing I love is to do fashion research. I don't need to buy things to have fun but to look for inspiration in stores watching the way people dress and the way the clothes are designed can make my day happier.
This week, when I finally realized I'm on vacation, I spent the afternoon walking around. Not only I discovered an amazing store, I couldn't help myself from taking photos of my favorite things around. Hope it inspires you too!

This basic and expensive T-shirt carries one phrase that called my attention for being exactly what I think about when choosing an outfit.

I fell in love with these martini colorful skirts....

these amazing lace dress remembered me of a dress I drew.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shuffle Stuff

Maybe it is a lot of information on only one post but as I am not posting too much recently, I decided to resume my last month with some nice things I noticed around.

this nice outfit called my attention this week while I was walking on my way to buy cupcakes. My friend asked me if I didn't find it tacky but "different" is a way I found to describe it better.
a nice wall of Bienal
to white dresses on two little girls at Bienal
a great sense of style on a 5-year-old-girl that happens to be my sister. (I loved the hair and the rainbow skirt)
rainbow nails painted by me
a nice old telephone I found out (it happens to be one of my new vintage addictions)
a notebook for a friend made by me
cute bracelets
my friends heart shoe I just loved
the amazing polka-dot shoes I bought when remembered about an article I read about Tom shoes

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saved by the old

Last saturday night, while spending our usual hours before the party talking and getting ready, I suddenly opened my friend's wardrobe wondering if I could change my outfit (and help Lau to choose her own) but I couldn't find something that seemed right to wear.

Lately I've been looking forward all kind of vintage stuff and the idea of sneaking into her mother's closet and trying to find something else to wear was exactly what we needed to have a couple hours of fun. The outfits are a result of one of the looks we chose and, as we liked, decided to take some pictures.

One thing I could discover this Saturday: my addiction on finding old "vintage" stuff around the house was way better than spending an evening at the shopping.

my outfit (left) includes Lau's grandma's purse and a beige lace skirt used as a dress.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

While most people go to Disneyland for their Sweet Sixteen present, I got something a little different, but that couldn't make me happier. It happens that making handmade dresses takes too much time (something I don't usually have due to tones of daily homework), so having a sewing machine sounded like a dream.
Fortunately, that was a dream that could come true (differently from all my no-material dreams that seem not to be realized) and this weekend I found myself enjoying my present.
For the ones that thought it couldn't get better, as I got home friday night I had a dummy as another present waiting for me.
I have to thank my grandparents and my friend Ma for the amazing presents :]

mama giving me my dummy

the dress I plan to finish soon...

Growing, Dressing, Noticing

It's weird to even think about it, but I'm starting to feel useless. While before I could notice my help was almost required for my family to dress up (not that they always followed my fashion advices), now I'm starting to loose space. Of course I still see some lame looks coming from the streets but from my family, I can't even complain.

What makes me more surprised is that my not-too-little sister has lately started dressing so cute. I am starting to be so proud of recognizing on her some personal style that I decided to post some clothes I've seen on her lately. And I have to admit seeing her cute girly looks at 6 am at morning is one of the reasons I get to smile on my way to school...
my sister (right) with a friend.

at a walk to buy cupcakes on a Sunday

Another thing i've been noticing is my instant desire to photograph people I see on the streets, so one of the things I've been wishing is I could have a camera with me all the time, just to photograph this people with looks that really inspire me.
Unfortunately, I can't photograph anyone I see (at least without permission) so I make an effort to feel happy photographing people I know. My friends do have a pretty good taste on clothes and one of my new hobbies may be to photograph them...
this is the first look from a friend that I decided to photograph. thanks to Bru!

Monday, October 25, 2010


I know. It's been a long time. It's not about not having enough things to post or not having enough time, it's just a transition my mind seems to be having.
I've been just thinking about everything, asking the world all the reasons we are here and everytime I was going to write something I asked myself: "Do I really feel like posting this? Is this what I wanna be?" and then I just stopped and could do nothing. I just wanted all that questions to get out my head.
No music, no drawings, no posts, nothing. I was tired of thinking.
But suddenly I realized I couldn't change what I wanted to. My school wouldn't stop giving me homework and tests, my hair wouldn't wake up nicer, my clothes wouldn't change suddenly and nice books wouldn't appear near my bed for me to read them. So slowly I started to realize if I wanted something I'd have to go and get it, and that's what I started doing.
For now I guess all I want is a little of peace, so I am just living, letting it be. I know it seems weird but I am trying to consider it a break of my life. After all, school is ending... ...and summer is coming...

This is how my house looks like. I just moved and the view from my bedroom is not very pleasing yet...

they just painted the wall of my little gray house, and now it's all painted in the same pastel color, like any other house. It's boring.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Funny Pasta

When I was told we were going to have pasta for dinner, I didn't think twice before asking for my usual salad, but as I sat on the table and realized how different that colorful foods was, I forgot about any possible kind of lettuce and became excited to help to cook the dinner.

It was about a lot of different shapes and colors of pasta, shaped like stars and eiffel towers. Of course the sauce covered it in a minute but watching that funny pasta being cooked was the top pleasure of that wednesday night.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

sunday couture

Weekends can be very boring with no booked parties or GNO's but the last weekend proved that spending the sunday just walking on the streets can be as pleasant as sleeping till 3pm.

this were the first stockings I wore that weren't black and I actually enjoyed

I just hate the way all boys wear the same outfit in my school so it was even worst to realize in my family they wear exactly the same clothes. Can I say girls are more creative when choosing an outfit?

my sister stockings are so colorful and fun that I wish I was 10 again just to be able to wear them without looking like... well, a 10 year old girl

just loved the shoes the daughter and mother I found walking on the streets were wearing.

Friday, September 24, 2010


Maybe they're already old, I am not sure, but a couple months ago I was crazy for a floral dress.
I started my hunt for the perfect one but couldn't find one that deserved to be mine; but while living without it, I've noticed flowers everywhere else.
Not everyone is wearing them, and I'm pleased for this (cause usually when everyone start wearing something I get sick of it) but I hope the florals don't become ordinary as bandage skirts became (why does every girl insist on wearing the same piece?).

I want to continue seeing them around (in a soft delicate way, not as an uniform) and that's why I collected my favorite florals. I love the way they can be delicate, elegant, casual, classic or modern depending on how you wear it.

1.Forever21 Cropped Rose Cardigan
2.Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Silk Floral Dress
4. Delia's Kristy Floral Tap Short
As I said, I hardly find something floral I actually like so it was hard to find 4 great items

Friday, September 17, 2010

Little Lazy Time

It's been a while since the weekend became so desirable to me. I am not saying the week is bad but the idea of thinking about nothing for 48 hours seems just so comforting.
Of course the family dinners, plans with friends, parties and homework can disturb me a little (in a good way) but making absolutely no plans is what I want most for this weekend.
I've been looking for some inspiring things lately, as I am starting to redecorate my fashion wall, and there are little things that will help me stay calm, inpired and happy this weekend.

the reason why weekends are way better that week days

how do I expect to lay on my bed all day long

this amazing shoes I felt in love with

I just love how comfortable pajama pants can be

and remember, every time you're felling sad, heart broken or just exhausted,
close your eyes, clear your heart

all images taken by

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fashion victim

I was reading some fashion quotes when one specific question called my attention: one girl was asking if 16 years old was too old to wear a specific label.

The question, obvious for me to be a lack of self-confidence(not knowing what you could or not wear?), had even more bizarre answers: "you should wear it just to stay home or to go to the gym" or "use this label but do never wear that one...". I stopped. The world around stopped. I couldn't pay attention in any of the tabs opened in my computer.

My daily clothes passed in my head. Yes, I wear that label, not only to go to the gym, but some of the mornings I wake up at six am to go to school, and even at some parties. The answers for that quote all said when wearing the label you wouldn't be elegant and wouldn't have style.

I stopped once again. I liked what I wore, I was comfortable, the clothes were nice and, I felt good in them.
I may not look elegant when wearing that comfortable sweaters and converse, but,somehow, I even used to feel styled with them.

If I used to feel good wearing that phrased shirts and skinny neon jeans, that day I felt that feeling might never come again. Do you know when you are a little kid that realizes Santa Claus doesn't exist? or when you're on seventh grade and realize you won't have a charming prince waiting for you? that's how I felt.

All my confidence on wearing my comfortable clothes were gone and I felt one of that stupid fashion victims that doesn't have the taste to wear styled, and then, I felt what I was always afraid to feel, I felt common, I felt ordinary.

Maybe the problem is not on the comfortable go-to-school clothes I wear everyday.
Maybe, just maybe the fashion victims were the girls who created personal rules not to wear an specific label.
What if they like something from that label? wouldn't they buy? Is the tag all what matters? If the answer is yes, I feel sorry for them. They turned into addicted fashion victims (giving "fashion" advices?) into poor little girls that guide their personal style (if they have one) into a bunch of written rules I'd never follow.

I may not wear labelled shoes everyday or have a closet full of amazing expensive clothes, but for once in a while I felt lucky; Lucky to be happy with my own little closet and all the millions of different labels (or vintage pieces) I carried with me.
That is what style is about. It was about liking what I wear, wearing what I feel like wearing, and not feeling guilty to wear or not a specific label; it was about being me.

I closed the quote and continued reading my daily blogs. Even though I don't see my favorite bloggers wearing that label, I was happy to have it in my closet, cause as all my clothes, that popular, cheap label showed a little about myself.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Navy dressed

When I woke up this morning and I was trying to find something to wear I first saw in front of me one striped blue dress I made a month ago. The dress doesn't fit perfectly in my body (although I made it my size) and while I was grabbing a comfortable t-shirt to wear, my friend Lauly decided to try the dress on. It fitted perfectly and she looked so amazing I had to take some pictures.

Laura wearing the Navy dress