Bringing awareness into the environmental issues is the first step towards resolving them. It is essential and art is the best tool for achieving the goal in a beautiful and meaningful way. This was probably Anna Panic’s thought when she decided to star the “Conscious” project.
I met Carlos Blanco few weeks ago, and we immediately clicked! His passion for engineering and sustainability, as well as his broad knowledge on green energies make his conversation about sustainability interesting and pedagogical. It soon became clear that he was meant to be part of Style Indigo!
Today, I am happy to announce that he will become a collaborator on this blog and without further delay I leave you with his first post. Hope you like it!
Pleats are an intrinsic part of fashion and I find their story fascinating! Pleated fabrics go back as far as the ancient Egyptian civilization, were the Pharaohs and aristocracy used to wear them as a symbol of power and wealth. Pleating was done by hand and a mixed egg was placed over the linen fabric to preserve the pleat. But when the fabrics were washed the pleats will vanish and the process will start all over again, making the pleated garments a very luxurious product. Another great ancient civilization that made the pleated garments part of their identity were the Greeks. We all have in mind the gorgeous Greek caryatids wearing their beautiful pleated tunics or peplum.
It’s been over a year since I started writing this blog and the concept I have been highlighting the most is the #30wears challenge. For the newcomers, it consists of wearing all your clothes 30 times or more before you discard them. It also applies to every new garment, before arriving to the till, you should wonder if you would be able to wear it at least 30 times, if the answer is no, then you shouldn’t buy it. If you want to know more, check this post!
The best fashion accessory to any of your looks is a great and healthy hair!! I haven’t carried long hair since I was in high school. For many many years I used to wear a pixie style (many years before it was trendy), which most people think that flatters me a lot! Lately, is growing, and I am trying to hold myself and letting it long. But here comes the issue, since I have never carried long hair, I don’t really know how to take care of it and lately was looking frizzy and unhealthy, as you can see in my previous post. I’ve started using my sisters conditioners and serums, but they were just a momentary repair, plus I was concerned about how sustainable and healthy those products are. So I tried the traditional way and the results are AMAZING!!
Polka dots are par excellence the most Spanish print, and fortunately are on trend this season! Since my move back to Spain I feel like including part of my country iconography in my looks, and this print is a great way to go. I love how versatile polka dots are, you can either wear them in a very casual way, such as the outfit I am wearing today, or give them an upgrade for a smart look, as the one I was wearing last summer for a wedding, as you can see here! This season polka dots are everywhere, they have taken over the street style, as it was predicted during the SS18 catwalks.
Until not that long ago, wearing second-hand clothes in Spain used to have very negative connotations. Actually, old people still things that you should wear brand-new clothes, and find hard to understand that you appreciate something that used to belong to someone else. Luckily, young people, mainly in big cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, are changing their minds and start consuming preloved clothes and appreciating the history behind those garments. Since the habits are changing, amazing vintage spots are popping here and there.
Since I started this blog, my awareness about the plastic epidemic has grown. I try to avoid its use as much as possible. One of the easiest way to prevent its consumption is through our grocery shopping habits, not just escaping the plastic bags by the supermarket’s till, also throughout the purchase process. In the big supermarkets most the items are packed, making it very hard to avoid plastic. Actually, it’s being proof, that when implementing plastic-free policies in the supermarkets, such as charging for the plastic bag, the use of plastic at the till reduce, while the thin plastic bags available at the fruit & veggies section increase… Which is so sad!
Hi there! How are you all? Sorry for my long absence, lately my life has gone through many changes that I am looking forward to sharing them with you!
Hi there! Hope you are all doing good! I know that I have been completely gone for a couple of weeks, I am so sorry for that. I have been doing some traveling and working in some coming projects and now, I am finally back!