I really believe that inside every woman lives a goddess, ready to surpass every obstacle in life. And as women, we really must be strong and walk with our heads up, because the world needs to understand that we’re not gonna let anyone make us feel less than what we really are.
Maria Grazia Chiuri understands this and that’s why she enjoys reminding us, every new season, that we should all be feminist. And Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020 wasn’t the exception to her battle.
Imagine my emotion while I was entering the show and my eyes stopped on the banners hanging from the ceiling, with questions about women and our society. It was so exciting! Judy Chicago did an excellent work challenging us with her art.
“What if women ruled the world?” was the perfect companion for the collection, presented inside “The Female Divine”, an installation made by Judy that represents a goddess. And inside a goddess were more deities, because that’s what we saw on the catwalk. Models with proud expressions wearing clothes as if they were liquid metal: gold, silver, bronze.
The reminiscence of past cultures was obvious and praised, and the reinterpretation was beautiful. The symbolism within every object was precise. For example, earrings with moons, a feminine figure for excellence.
With the powerful, yet comfortable pieces, Dior created a temple for our bodies, in the form of dresses in vaporous fabrics, ears of wheat embodied in all the collection as the key motif, the “Bar” jacket reinvented in metallic colors or gowns with bold and delicate traceries.
Maria Grazia created the perfect collection for the modern day woman. Wearing her designs is easy to remember the goddess that lives inside each one of us and we get to feel empowered and ready for everything that comes our way.
I simply loved it!
Flowers, petals and beautiful textures. Seriously, Ralph &Russo nailed it this season. This haute couture collection was about details at its best,in beautiful fresh colors such as pink, purple and blue.
My first impression about this collection? It made me thought about a sea world: green and purple in soft tones, and the models appearing like mermaids across the runway.
Everything was so beautiful. The simplicity of the silhouettes and those light and weightless fabrics.
I love the essence of Ralph &Russo.They represent the classic women with a fashion style and a very fresh look. The gowns have applicationssuch as feathers and ruffles in different colors, which I love. The same with those asymmetric silhouettes with long skirts in lovely pastels colors.
This collection is a modern and youthful interpretation of the haute couture iconic pieces from Ralph & Russo’s archive, due to its tenth anniversary.
Winnie Harlow walked through the catwalk with a draped long blue dress that covered just one of her armsin a beautiful display of elegance worthy of Haute Couture.
The venue was so simple, all in white, with columns in the center that they walked around. And for the grand finale, all the looks, displayed in front of us like a colorful barrier reef.
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.
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.
Another season, another chance to try new looks and take a risk with the trends. This season I have lots of favorite pieces. The best tip to make the perfect outfit is to combine simlpe or basic clothes with trend-forward pieces that make an outfit look stunning and fashionable, of course.
Well, this days have been super random talking about the weather. Some days are sunny, others are rainy and cold. This makes choosing my outfit very difficult, so I decided to show you different ideas for this season.
You must take a look to the capsule collection that Fendi did in collaboration with Nicki Minaj. Lots of prints and metallic colors, specially in pink tones (which I love, by the way). They also have cozy sweatshirts and leggings. What about those big gold earrings with the F for Fendi or the metallic baguette bag? They’re so charming!
For the cold weather, there’s nothing better than fur and cozy sandals that matches a beautiful Fendi mini bag. I wore them with tights and a long leather black skirt.
The shoes that I’ve been loving are the ones from Bottega Veneta. I really love the square-toe silhouette either in sandals or boots. It’s a trend that has lasted since the summer and remains as a must have for winter. I take advantage of this cold season to mix and match my shoes with socks or tights.
A trend that has lasted several seasons and I can’t get over is the monochromatic look. And as I love pink, I decided to make a Barbie inspired look mixing pieces in shades of pink. I wore a super cute two piece set, with a Louis Vuitton bag and pink fur sandals.
As you already know, I like trying new things and taking risks with my outfits. I can show my Barbie sweeter side or my tomboy side, and as the sweater weather is already in, I combine this Givenchy red sweater with mini shorts and ankle boots.
Up to the knee boots and long skirts or dresses is a perfect trend to use this fall. I like to use colors such as white and black, because this makes an elegant look perfect for any occasion.
What do you think of this preppy look? A mini skirt, a crop sweater and up to the knee socks, all in gray colors with and a velvet green touch on the shoes.
One of my favorite brands in watches!
Known for its elegance, it was presented at the most important watchmaking event in Latin America. SIAR is the International Hall of Haute Horlogerie where the most important watch brands in the world are introduced.
Audemars Piguet is not only amazing for its luxurious designs, but it has an interesting story behind each of its watches. Each project is created by artists who personally make their own interpretations of the cultural origin of this enterprise.
On this opportunity, they presented the Millenary Collection with a beautiful contemporary design. The case is oval and the dial on the sphere is out of phase. Some are decorated with handmade diamonds. I love the variety in designs of this collection. There are different colors such as frosted gold, opaline with gold, rose gold, brown, and blue. They also come with leather, mesh, and metal straps.
Code 11.59, is a watch with lots of experimental design. Its case is circular and has a sapphire crystal with a double curvature to give it a deepness effect and play with its perspective as well as its light. It is one of the most important projects for AP since the technology they used is very complex. It’s made of thin golden layers and a six calibres mechanism that ensures its accuracy.
Another wonderful thing I love about the brand is how they relate to different concepts like art, sports, music, and its foundation. With these watches is how they help preserve the forests aside from inventing incredible designs, set trends, contribute preserving the environment and give the example that we can all be supportive in different areas.
They created a beautiful ambiance at the suite of the St. Regis Hotel, where the event took place. At the entrance was the installation “Voyage” created by Arin Rungjang.
Here are some pictures of my favorite pieces.
On Monday night, I attended the Bulgari cocktail that took place in the boutique of Palacio de Hierro Polanco to receive the new collection created by Fabrizio Buonamassa, Bulgari’s Creative Director. The event was presented by Christian Konrad and, as special guests, the brand ambassadors, Mario Casas and David Alexander Flinn.
Fabrizio Buonamassa is an industrial designer and has been designing for Bulgari since 2001. His main source of inspiration is art. His designs are always characterized by being clean and classic and always keeps the essence of the brand, reinventing traditional designs.
The new collection for women, Serpenti Seduttori is the reinterpretation of the seduction icon of Bulgari. The design of the watch’s head is drop-shaped with a classic and elegant bracelet. In three different colors, gold, rose gold, and my favorite is the silver one.
The Octo-Finissimo is the thinnest watch in the history of watchmaking, its design is a game with very clean geometric shapes. In addition to its aesthetics, it has innovative functions such as automatic charging. I think its design is very practical and versatile, you can use it to do sports or for work, whatever you prefer.
Here are some of my favorites pieces and my look for the event.
The Belle Èpoque-era Paris was Nicolas Ghesquière inspiration for this Spring Summer 2020 collection. The importance of this era besides art and literature is the emancipation of women.
The silhouettes present flocked sleeves and round necks, short and flared trousers. It was a collection full of Art Nouveau style details, mainly in the organic figures prints full of colors such as purple, yellow and orange; Pink and white flowers on the blazer lapels and shoes with a masculine touch.
The hairstyles of some of the models such as the “Gibson Girls”, with lots of volume above the head, others with round top hats and vibrant red lips.
The bags were the perfect accessory and my favorite part of the Louis Vuitton collection. I loved the proposals of size from mini to maxi and the variety in the forms, such as the egg bag, this season they made it 3 times larger than what I used in my look for the show.
I also loved the classic luggage style bags with the monogram, although this time the proposal was super retro with a VHS cover.
My outfit was blue from head to toes, along with an incredible big feather earring, wet look for my hairstyle and blue eyeliner.
Once again the last PFW show was presented in the Louvre, in a clear environment, where it was projected in an original version Sophie’s music video “It’s Okay To Cry” in collaboration with Woodkid.
From the floors to the seats, everything made entirely of wood collected in a sustainable way, certified by the PEFC from the forests in the Landes, the main idea is to donate this wood to reuse it as part of a partnership with ArtStock. I think this is a very good change, knowing that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting, there is always a way to save the environment.
My favorite outfits.
Today is the day. The Paris Fashion Week has come to an end. Tuesday was full of surprises and Chanel was one of my favorites.
As everybody remembers, Karl Lagerfeld passed away this February and we all were expecting who would be the new Creative Director of Chanel. Virginie Viard was everything but disappointing. She manages to keep the kaiser’s essence and shows hers without hesitation.
Let me begin with the venue: you can feel Karl’s touch on it. He used to choice extravagant locations for his shows, like train stations or galleries. Today, for her third Chanel’s collection, Virginie took us to a Parisian rooftop, and everything was perfectly settled.
This collection embodies a free spirit and displays independence, being red the main protagonist. Checkered and line patterns are everywhere: on jackets and pleated skirts, on shirts and trousers and mini-shorts, the same as layers.
This time, we saw only one bag per model, something completely different to what we used to see with Karl. Other patterns that surprised me, appeared in the form of a city landscape: black, white and red drawing an urbanistic space on the dress, blending in perfect harmony with a more town-ish, homelike design.
And to close the details of the day, we saw a committed person today: Gigi Hadid, who stopped, a French YouTuber who doesn’t worth to mention her name, that tried to sneak into the catwalk. Wich seems to me totally unrespectful because everybody knows how stressful but as well passionate is to have every detail perfect for the Fashion Week shows.
Photos by Jason-lloyd Evans and Hatnim Lee.