Why red? Red is not just a color, it comes along with lots of meanings that make women feel more confident and attractive, especially when talking about makeup. As history can tell, red lips stem in the ancient Mesopotamia and Rome got their color from inside gems and applied it on the lips and around the eyes. Cleopatra, the first beauty icon ever, wore this color which she took from bugs and ever since, red pigment has equaled power.
It’s true, wearing red lips gives you self- confidence and highlights a physical appearance. I love this never ending trend and that’s why I’ve decided to share some of my favorite red lip products with you.
It’s a complete line of lipsticks, glosses, and pencils in three different finishes: matte, satin, and metal in a broad variety of red shades. I love them because they have a moisturizer and weightless effect, but most importantly, long-lasting. My favorite ones from the Couture color line are 854 Concorde Cherry Red and Red Smile intense orangey-red. In liquid, my favorites are 999 Bloom and 966 Desire.
If you want a perfect finish, I recommend you to apply the matte or satiny first and then give it a glossy effect with the liquid.
This collection is definitely one of my favorites. The colors are amazing and so powerful. The liquid matte lip stain in Deep Burgundy is the best one for me. This one is really a high pigment and long-lasting product. There are also metallic colors which are great for night-outs. You must try the Chrome Red Clash.
Lancome L’absolu Rouge
With so many shades, it’s so difficult to decide which one’s my favorite. 132 Caprice, 198 Rouge Flamboyant, and 371 Passionnement is wonderful colors. This collection is amazing because these lipsticks are enriched with the Lancôme Pro-Xylane ™ redensifying molecule that gives a moisturizing and bright effect. They also contain vitamin E that protects against environmental factors. These are perfect to use on a daily basis.
Chanel Rouge Allure
For a permanent style, I really like Chanel lip products, this Rouge line is water resistant and is supplemented with Vitamin E that provides a very hydrated and fresh appearance to the lips. I love the design of the container. It’s very easy to apply so you don’t have to worry about getting stained. There are 12 different colors with matte effect. My favorite color is Fresh red, because as its name says it gives a fresh appearance for the whole day.
What were you doing when 2020 arrived?
I hope that you were having a wonderful night, surrounded by people you love and care (And I wish your outfit was the best.) What about your New Year’s resolutions? They come in so many forms and they’re as difficult or as easy as you want. Today, I want to share my New Year’s resolutions, to inspire you to achieve what you really want to do this year. Doesn’t matter if what you have planned seems like a little change or if it sounds like it’d take you all 2020. It isn’t a race against anyone but you!
Classics never get old and having a strong and healthy body is something that we all should seek. Last year I spent a lot of time going to the gym, even when I was traveling for business or due to vacations. Doing exercise makes me feel super good!
So, keep going to the gym is one of my New Year’s resolutions.
Less of these, more of those.
But going to the gym isn’t enough, you know? That’s why I also want to eat better. Sometimes, while traveling, is a little bit difficult not to surrender to your primitive desires, like eating a big hamburger with fries and a milkshake. It’s delicious! And maybe not the best option. I’m not quitting on all that food we love, but I’d like to avoid it if possible.
TOP SECRET! (For a little bit more time).
I love my brother and we’ve been working together in something new since… I’m not sure. A long time. We’ve been building our secret project with love and effort. Finally, this year the next step in our travel will see the light and I’m so excited for you to know what it is!
I’m a busy woman. Working takes almost all my time. But I’m also a mother and a wife and a human, so I can’t be all the time attached to the office, to the phone, to the computer and all that stuff that comes with a job. So this year I’m planning to share more time with my family. I don’t know, maybe a trip all together, forgetting about everything else? That sounds suitable.
Also, a healthy mind.
I’m chasing the healthy body and I’m also hoping for a healthy mind. Meditation is now part of my schedule. All days. That’s a time for me! This 2020, I’ll get to know myself better.
The Walk First Editorial “Toxic Relationships”
The Walk Editorial – “Fresh Start” Dior and Pietro Boselli
Milan Fashion Week – SS20
Grasse with Dior
Paris Fashion Week – SS20
Maleficent Costume for Halloween
Lucy Lara – Style and Power
Global Gift Gala
Tulum with Dior
Bulgari – Save the Children
2019 was a year full of growth. Little by little, I got more involved in the world of fashion and got to meet amazing people. I want to share what this year has left in me and wish you all a new year full of health, happiness, and good times.
Paris Haute Couture – Fall 2019
New York Fashion Week – Fall 2019
Estilo DF Cover
Milan Fashion Week – Fall 2019
Shooting in Milan
Paris Fashion Week – Fall 2019
Mexican Gala Charra
Trip to Vail
Cosmopolitan Magazine Cover
Walking the catwalk of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico
Cancún with Hugo Boss
Louis Vuitton NY Cruise 2019
Seville and Marrakech
Surprise Birthday Party
Saint Laurent Men’s Show in LA
Paris Haute Couture
I declare myself a lover of beauty products, especially face creams. Let me tell you that La Mer has plenty of incredible products and each one specially designed with skin benefits. This is definitely one of my favorite beauty brands. I’ve been using their products for a while and I won’t lie to you, I’ve noticed complete positive changes.
I’m so excited to share some of my favorite products with you and explain the amazing benefits it brings you. By the way, if you haven’t bought all your Christmas gifts, these products are a great option for your loved ones.
The Treatment Lotion
This is the first product you need to apply after cleansing your face because it prepares the skin for the next products you’ll use. The lotion is ideal to improve the texture as it also works like a rush of energy through the skin. The key ingredients are Revitilizing Ferment and Softening Waters.
I have very sensitive skin, that’s why I think this product was made for me. It’s main treatment functions are to strengthen, soothe and protect the skin. It’s perfect for calming redness, inflammation or irritation.
The Moisturizing Soft Cream
The bestseller face cream from La Mer is made with natural ingredients such as seaweed including vitamins C, E and B15 as well as mineral oil. This ultra- soft cream helps to regenerate the skin giving it a young and firm appearance.
The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask
Masks are a fundamental step in my beauty routine. I use them before doing my makeup or at night before I go to bed. As it says so in the name, it’s Japanese technology helps to hydrate the skin giving it a healthy and glowy appearance.
Genaissance de la Mer The Eye & Expression Cream
This eye cream is soft as silk.
The Lumious Lifting Cushion Foundation
This foundation is perfect for daily use, not only because it gives a very natural and flawless appearance, but also because it contains healing hydration. The cushion design makes the application very easy.
Winter seems to be the favorite season for a lot of people. It’s a very special time of the year in which most of us have many dinners and parties to attend. Therefore, we have plenty of outfits to plan and put together! Luckily, this time there are lots of trends to follow, btw, I think I’ve never seen as many as I have now, but the important thing is to choose the ones you identify with and use them for your daily looks to spark joy. This post is to show you my essentials. S
Fury and Cozy
The Caribbean Paradise is the latest inspiration for the cruise collection of Maria Grazia Chiuri. Last weekend, I was invited by the Dior team to celebrate the opening of the pop-up boutique in Tulum, it’s located at an amazing place inside the Azulik hotel. “Amazing” isn’t enough to describe this place. The environment is all about nature and sophistication. Everything is done with organic materials that perfectly blend with the fantastic architecture.
We stayed at the Be Tulum Hotel, a unique place in the middle of nature. It’s way they preserve the essence of the jungle is incredible. They make you walk through it to get to your room. Everything is very rustic and extremely beautiful.
Dior is one of my favorite brands, not only for its designs, but for the background and value that Maria Grazia brings, she has worked very hard to support women and social changes, therefore, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor. It’s admirable that the designer of a big French fashion house has so much love to Mexico and to our culture, for the 2020 cruise collection, she was inspired by the amazing landscapes of the Mexican paradise “Tulum” which, by the way, I’m completely in love with. All pieces are designed to be used on the beach or for hot climates. There are swuimsuits, cotton dresses, pink and white striped shirts and hair accessories, all with the phrase “J’Adior Tulum”. You definitely have to visit the pop-up store and see the new jungle-inspired prints.
For the celebration dinner, I wore a special edition Christian Dior Uniwax skirt and bar jacket in indigo wax cotton mix and a white Lady Dior bag.
Christmas is almost here and I’m so excited because I can spend a lot of time with my kids and my family. I can’t wait for the holidays to begin!
Before we are all enjoying the holidays, I want to share with you a small gift guide so I can help you with your gift selection. I really enjoy doing Christmas shopping and choosing each one’s gift to surprise them with the perfect one. I’ll share with you some options of great gifts, but always remember in making it special for that person.
Last week I presented Style and Power (Estilo y Poder), Lucy Lara’s fourth book,
Style and Power is a book with a fluent language, easy to understand and that leaves no one out: you don’t need to be a fashion expert to enjoy it (moreover, this could be your first approach to this wonderful world).
While reading it, it seems that you’re talking to a friend, thanks to the very pleasant way in which Lucy tells not only the anecdotes, but also all the concepts that perhaps, in someone else’s words, could have felt complex and heavy.
Lucy manages to introduce the reader, quite naturally, in a visually attractive text. When you less expect it, you realize you’ve learned a lot of new terms and her words have made you want to run to your wardrobe to dress you with a totally new style.
Style and Power is divided in two parts: The first is a tour through the traditional rules of style, addressing issues such as what type of physiognomy you have and what you should buy so that you look good, and includes a fairly practical guide on how to dress for events . In the second part, Lucy takes all the rules she taught you and encourages you not to follow them, to find your personality through what you wear. It’s a fabulous adventure of 8 chapters that will make you not only learn how to dress, but it’ll also make you love yourself.
This book has become a must in the process. It’s a very practical guide to understand fashion and understand yourself in the process. Lucy has created a text where fashion is presented as an innovative way of expression, an extension of who you are. Lucy shows that style is for everyone.
Style and Poweris an invitation to find who you really are find yourself and love yourself. It’s not only about style, but about how you can and probably would love to live.
It is true that I’m
And before we continue, let
I’d like to begin with a beautiful classic that maybe you think should be here. Of course I’m talking about Breakfast at Tiffany’s. As you may know, Audrey Hepburn is one of the women I admire and her work in this movie is just terrific: not in vain it’s her most memorable role. Audrey Hepburn herself said that this was her most difficult role, because she was such an introvert girl and Holly is a girl who can eat the whole world with her open attitude.
Do you know that this film is preserved by the National Film Registry of the United States? This entity works to ensure the conservation of movies that has a cultural relevance. It is amazing that Breakfast at Tiffany’s deserves this honor, don’t you think?
Sometimes, when I’m in New York (and if I have the time) I like to visit some of the film locations and of course, this includes the Tiffany and Co. at the Fifth Avenue.
Our next movie is also a classic, and maybe you’d like to sing with me? Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street, Pretty woman the kind I like to meet! Did you know that the song by Roy Orbison inspired the movie? Pretty Woman i s a beautiful love story. Maybe a little bit cliché, but that’s not a problem. A cliché, well managed, could be turned into a story worth to see again and again and again. I read that Richard Gere was ready to turn down the role when he saw a post-it with a note written by Julia Roberts: “please say yes”. And he said yes. You should never doubt the power of a woman! And, just another curious fact: the necklace that Vivian uses during the opera scene, actually costs $250,000 dollars and they had its own security guard looking after it.
I can’t help it. I am a romantic woman and I just have to say, about Pretty Woman: We all deserve someone who save ourselves right back.
Pulp Fiction is our next movie! I think you didn’t see that coming, did you? I also have my Tarantino side (we all should have a Tarantino side). I love how it’s narrated, its humor and irony and how it has inspired other movies and directors (I’m willing to have my own Pulp Fiction-themed video, can you imagine it?).
What do you think that’s inside the briefcase? Everytime I see it, I like to think another new thing, some serious and some more funny, like french fries.
Maybe one day I’ll have the time to see all the movies that inspired Tarantino to make one of its most iconic movies.
Now it’s time for a movie closer to this days (well, maybe not that closer, because it’s from 2010, and that was nine years ago!): The Tourist, where you can see another woman I admire and that inspires me: Angelina Jolie. She always have powerful roles, with powerful women on the screen. I love the Elise’s plot twist, that makes her even a stronger character. I love all of Angelina’s movies, but this is one of my favorites, because even if I am a romantic girl, I also love action!
And last but not least, we have Pride & Prejudice, another movie with a powerful woman in the leading role character. Yes, maybe you’ve noticed by this point: I’m in love with movies that portrays women as we are, strong and delicate at the same time. And I don’t just lovePride & Prejudice for its lovely story, but also for its costume design, made by Jacqueline Durran. And just for another fact, did you know that the movie is settled in 1797 because it was the year in which Jane Austen wrote the first draft of her book? Imagine living in that century and tell stories such as Pride & Prejudice!
Well, now you know. This are a few of my favorite movies. Which one do you like the most?