Growing up in Spain during the 80’s and 90’s second-hand clothes were not even part of the equation. The most someone would have had is a hand me down garment from a family member and believe me, there was nothing cool about it!! Thankfully things have changed and buying second-hand clothes is becoming easier and more acceptable. For those who I still on the fence, I have created a list of why you should be buying pre-loved clothes.
Winter isn’t the most popular time for a wedding, but when a woman decides she wants a white Christmas wedding the glamour is guaranteed! That it’s been the case of Sara, of my best friends, who choose last weekend for her “yes, I do”.
Hollywood icon Bette Midler once said “Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world” and she was probably right, but creating the right shoes can also help you conquer the world, Manolo Blahnik is the best sample of it!!
In 2016 The Fashion Revolution movement proposed “Haulternatives”, how to refresh your wardrobe without having to purchase new clothes. They suggested different ways to do it, from DIY projects to renting clothes.
Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra of all good ethical bloggers!! In order to reduce our purchases we need to start buying better and of course, keeping items for longer and today’s post is all about that!!
Being back in Mallorca is a great opportunity to rediscover the island. This weekend I spend some time in Felanitx.
Globalization is unfortunately destroying the social fabric of local communities and countries. Traditional costumes and jewelry are part of the cultural heritage and it is being lost as more and more people adhere to global trends and giving up their cultural identity. There is something sad about it and takes away some of the uniqueness of traveling to distant places, since wherever you go you see similar fashion looks advertised by big name high street retail stores worldwide. The irony is that high-end fashion is constantly looking for inspiration in local traditions ranging from the saree to the kilt. These looks are then re-engineered for a trendy twist on an ethnic look.
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.
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.