Have you ever wonder where the fabrics come from or who designs the patterns for the textiles or who decides the colour combinations of the fabrics? Well, today I want to show you the talents of a textile designer.
Slow fashion allows you to push boundaries. Back in the day people had fewer clothes and possessions in general and they were also more rigid about their image, they would buy a complete outfit and wear it the same way for years. The pragmatic side of clothes had more importance than the creative aspect. Nowadays is all about individuality, playing around with your look to try to express yourself. This has driven the success of fast fashion, you can buy clothes to give you a new look everyday if you wish, unfortunately, our environment pays a high price for all this production. When it comes to staying fresh while having a sustainable approach things get a little bit harder. In order to remain fresh, I try unusual combinations that in most cases end up working together. Thanks Carrie Bradshaw for your never-ending inspiration! One of my favourite combos are party clothes with everyday garments, seen here.
This is a very controversial post, I have been thinking about it for few months and some people told me not to do it, but finally, I decided to talk about this taboo subject. If you are of a delicate nature, maybe skip this one and come back for the next post.
Growing up in Valladolid it wasn’t necessary to have clothes for each specific season, as we only had two seasons, 2 months of summer and 10 months of winter, hahaha. But in the last few years the weather patterns are shifting unexpectedly (yep, climate change is here and planning on staying) so, I have been wearing my Autumn outfits. One of the things I like the most about this time of the year is the colour palette, the low saturated greens, oranges and yellows. They look so beautiful and cosy! For this occasion, I have revived a jacket from last year (you can see more about it here) that I can’t stop wearing. Thanks to its colourful patches it works quite well with most colours and outfits.
I spend this weekend with my girlfriends and I was delighted to find out how interested they were about sustainability and how they are all implementing changes in their lives to reduce their carbon footprint. One of them ask me what was the one thing she could do to have a more sustainable wardrobe. Of course, my answer was simple and doable by anyone, let’s start by using what we already have and getting the most usage out of it. Secondly, we can invest in timeless good quality clothes that will last forever, ideally, we should go for a sustainable brand and natural fibre but there are many ways to be sustainable, as explained here.
Few months ago I come across Naav, a new sustainable clothing brand from India. Avneet Adwani, the founder of Naav, has been working in fashion for more than 15 years. Over a year ago she decided to start this fashion project with the intention of empowering the women in her community by offering them a dignifying job through the use of their skills.
Have you ever thought to yourself, I would like to wear what that other person is wearing, but knowing that you will never buy that garment? I know how it feels, and that’s the reason I love borrowing clothes from my sister’s wardrobe. I get to be a new person with a completely new wardrobe without having to consume or waste natural resources and it feels great! For this occasion, I got this knitted top with a back detail to fall in love with! And you might be wondering, can it get any better? Actually, yes, it can!! I also borrowed some of my mother jewellery pieces!
Today, I want to share my latest pictures taken in Atlanta!!
I have a very big surprise for you all, even though some of my Instagram followers have probably guessed what I am talking about, I have returned back home to Majorca. A beautiful Spanish island in the Mediterranean sea!!
One of my best friends got married on Saturday in Valladolid, Spain. Since I have been living abroad I wanted a very Spanish look for the occasion so I chose two of the most iconic themes found in a flamencos dress; polka dots and a manila shawl.