Two years ago I had the pleasure to meet the blogger Katrin Bury of Estilo Palma. Estilo Palma is a must read if you are living or visiting Mallorca. Estilo Palma started 3 years ago as a personal project in which Katrin shares her passion for this beautiful a Mediterranean island and its bohemian residents. So when Katrin proposed we do a collaboration on our blogs, it was natural that we shared our passion for the unique fashion from this delightful island.
We have been hearing for a really long time that the 21st century is going to be the century of women’s power but we still see the ongoing struggle faced by our female ancestors. Throughout history, fashion has been a reflection of society’s values and the historical moment in which we live. This trend will continue as nowadays, there are more women creative directors in charge of the main fashion houses that ever before!
Hi, all! How are you? Last week I did a clothes swapping party and I would like to share with you how it all went.
Today, I want to show you an outfit that is super comfortable, very easy to replicate and where the accessories play the main character.
The Four Season Hotels of Atlanta has recently partnered with the talented Michael Patria as Executive Chef to reinvent their gastronomic offered. Sunday I went there to discover for myself what he has got lined up for his patrons. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
Monday I shared pictures of what I was wearing this weekend in Charleston and today I would like to share with you what I wore on my second day at the coast. On Sunday we visited Folly Beach (which is technically not Charleston anymore but it’s where the locals go) and spend the day at the seaside. It is strange for me seeing the Atlantic Ocean from the opposite coastline since I am used to seeing it from the European side. The colours of Folly Beach reminds me a lot of the northern Spanish coast because of the long beaches and the dark water, which created in me a mixed experience of feelings…
This weekend I visited Charleston, South Carolina and I completely loved it! Charleston has a picturesque historic French Quarter, complete with cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. It is an art and food lovers dream! We thoroughly enjoyed this romantic weekend by the sea.
As spring turns to summer, I have started to wear my summer dresses. Dresses are great for this time of the year, they require no mix & match thinking in the morning and the are fresh and cool! Two summers ago this outfit was my Saturday staple, I used to wear it every week to go grocery shopping in the morning and then later go to the beach and more often finishing my day with drinks at the beach bar. The best part is that this outfit could adapt for any of these occasions.
The fashion industry, like any other, is in constant evolution. For the outsiders, the evolution might be just in the colours or the silhouettes. But there is an evolution that might not be that obvious and it is technical and fascinating. This evolution, and sometimes revolution, comes from the textiles development. Until the 20th century, all the fabrics that were available in the market came from natural fibres that humans have been using for centuries, such as cotton, linen or wool. In 1934 Wallace Hume Carothers y J. Hill developed the Nylon, it took a further 4 years before the DuPont Corporation (a chemical company) was able to commercialise the product. After this development, the fashion industry went through a revolution in which new synthetic materials were added into the equation. Almost one century later this synthetic fibres have invaded our wardrobes, like weeds invade your garden. Leaving behind a wake of mass produced, not biodegradable materials.
How would you feel, if I tell you that there is a beautiful island in the Pacific Ocean that still remains fully virgin. This island is more than 5.000km away from any populated land and its beauty is so, that in 1988 was added to Unesco’s list of World Heritage Site. The ecosystem is so rich, there are 10 plants and 4 land birds that are local to the island, the sand is white and the sea water is turquoise.