Saturday, February 27, 2010

Any minute now...

First of all, I would like to thank you all of you for your comments on my last entry! It was my first interview, so I'm glad you liked it! I'm thinking of doing some more interviews, so keep an eye on it!!

Today I spent the evening with Rocío around Barcelona centre, taking pictures and having a fun time... but now I'm almost dead, and I should rest because tomorrow I'm going to a zombie walk! Yes, a zombie walk, but unfortunately, I had no time for doing any costumes, so finally, I'll go but only for taking pictures for my classes!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Interview: Rocio Ponce and the Skins Spain Project.

I wrote today my first interview for Skins, El blog, and I would love to share it with you... enjoy it!

Rocio Ponce has a gift and is the gift of showing us the world through his eyes curious, always expectant to their environment. She began to dream about photography since her very youth, but her real interest was created with about 18 years when she felt she wanted to live by this art. So she left her high school education and began the High-Grade Art Photography at Barcelona.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We're all living in a yellow submarine...


I love going out with my friends and have a good time just hanging around Barcelona. You can discover lots of beautiful places, and that happened today to me!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Some of my classwork...

As you know, I'm doing a Coolhunting course, and last week our teacher told us that we should go around the city and catch some cool looks and places of Barcelona... so I'm showing you some of my pictures!!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quick post: Florence Welch x Viktor & Rolf

I think that you all know by now the brilliant spring collection of Viktor & Rolf, right?

So right, yesterday I discovered this amazing two pictures of Florence Welch (also known as my beloved Florence and the Machine) wearing the first piece. I mean, I've seen lots of famous with these dresses, but she's got some kind of magic that makes her look from another world...


Only a little bit more than 2 weeks for seeing her!! What should I wear to her concert? Any idea? I'll take the book from the Cd and some handmade posters for her... I'm so excited about this!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oh Johnny, oh Johnny oh!


So, this is it!! Yesterday night was THE NIGHT!! 50's party with my friends! Lots of fun and cool looks! Be prepared for a good bunch of pictures!

Friday, February 19, 2010

El Borne, Barcelona

Yesterday I walked into El Borne, another gorgeous neighbourhood from Barcelona, and discovered several nice places... follow me!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blood Red Shoes

I've spent the day taking pictures with Laia. We've been exploring the neighbourhood of Gracia, and we've discovered several cute places...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Valentine's day: a little brunch and a Lolita meeting

Hello everybody! I hope your weekend was ok, as your Monday... did you receive lots of presents last Sunday? I hope so!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Living is a problem... (because everything dies)

Today I went to see Biffy Clyro to Razz 2. Guess what? They didn't allow me to take pictures with my cam. Yep.

I mean, I understand that, sometimes, I can't take pictures with my reflex; it's a big camera (well, not SO big, I mean, Canon EOS 1000D) and someone should think that I want to sell them or something like that (nothing could be further from reality since, in fact, I always try to sign my photos so nobody could steal them. I could never sell one of my photos unless the band allowed me, is like "selling his art" and could not do it).

The point is that in the bigger Razzmatazz, they allow me to do pictures with my reflex... why not here? Still a mystery for me...

Anyway, I enjoyed the concert, and for "celebrate" those who don't allow people to do pictures in their concerts... here is a little bunch of pictures I made last Sziget (and that weren't unreleased before).

Enjoy them!
Paul Smith from Maxïmo Park
(see more gorgeous pictures!)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A single man by Tom Ford

Today I went to the cinema for seeing "A Single Man", a film by Tom Ford in where you can see Colin Firth playing George, a university teacher who suffers the sudden death of his partner.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Fashion Hooligan

I just say I'm shocked. So shocked. This wasn't supposed to happen, was it? I mean... why? The anatomy of suicide is for me, still today, an unexplored path that makes me think about life... I thought about it so much long time ago, when one of my best friends did something horrible that nobody understood at that time...

I think is feeling alone. You think you're alone, in a tunnel, and you can't see the end of it. No matters what people around you say... you can't see the light...

The first time I cared about Alexander McQueen's work was in 1999. I saw this at a Vogue issue, and I was fascinated.

Yes, in 1999. I'm not of those fucking McQueen's fans that simply loved him because of Lady Gaga or something like that. He was a genius, and I recognized that when I saw this, eleven years ago. Since that time, he created lots of gorgeous things that I want to show you... 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Romantic Sugar Punks

Yesterday night I was looking at the March Kera Issue, and I found a lovely editorial that I want to share with you. It's called Romantic Sugar Punks.


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Inspiration: Enid Coleslaw (and old pictures)


Ghost World is probably one of my favourite comics from all the times. First time I read it I had about 16 years old, and it was so funny because in that time, I had a friend, and we used to bee so Enid-Rebecca (at the end, she "changed", as Rebecca... and I move away, so I think this story is so Ghost World-alike). 

In the film, we could see a gorgeous Thora Birch playing the character of Enid Coleslaw... isn't she fabulous?

Sunday, February 07, 2010

All day and all the night...

Yesterday I went with my dearest Laia and Esther to our favourite Kaiten sushi... well, maybe is not the better one in Barcelona, but we love to go there and enjoy our meal! After that, we took some pictures of us in the Saint Ana Church, an small and lovely place in the heart of Barcelona.

Coat - Ben Sherman
Dress and boots - H&M

Friday, February 05, 2010

Skins, drawing the reality: Cassie and the eating disorders.

As you all may know, I write in the Spanish blog of the Skins' series, and yesterday I wrote a very interesting article about the eating disorders. As a psychologist and as a human. What do you think about it? Let me know, please!

Without doubt, eating disorders are every day more common in our society, not only the best known, such as anorexia or bulimia but some new concepts with slowly advancing that coexist with us, often without realizing it: orthorexia, bigorexia, binge eating disorders and obesity ...

In the first generation of Skins, we find a character who has a type of eating disorder, anorexia. As you all know, I'm talking about Cassie, the nymph in a sea of doubts ... but is it really seriously addressed this character and veracity ...?

The answer, happily, is yes.

The first thing that caught my attention when I began to see Skins, was the character of Cassie. As a psychologist interested in the topic of eating disorders, I decided to observe the treatment of the character closely. For years I have reported widely on these topics, and I had the opportunity to know (first hand) evidence of boys and girls with this type of disorders, among other things. That is why, every time I see some mention on television or film, or in a (dreaded) number of teenagers, I tremble, because the writers of the series tend to be influenced by too many myths that give more to morbid information than truth.

But in the case of Skins did not, and the living expression of this is Cassie, a girl terrorized by the world, penned under the belief that if you gain weight, something bad can happen. Undoubtedly, Cassie's fears are many, and around her happens a number of problems that are likely to be those who have developed the disease, which in many other series have forgotten; such series typically focus only on the Purging fact of the disease, as well as highlight the lack of food intake ... but, is that anorexia only, not eating?

Undoubtedly the most striking factor in anorexia is the loss of weight and lack of food intake (or binge eating, followed by purging either by vomiting or laxatives); but are not the only factors that occur in a case of anorexia or any eating disorder. The fear of gaining weight or perceptual disturbance to one's body come hand in hand with feelings of guilt, worthlessness or simply not being wanted, in short: lack of control over your life. That is why people with eating disorders begin to "control" their weight as something that is easy to control (dieting, not eating certain things, etc). But gradually, this control becomes obsessive, sometimes even trying to expand to other areas of everyday life where, inevitably, will not be possible to carry it out, going so what I call "the first failure".

Sunk, rejected, disappointed with herself, the person with an eating disorder will seek to control more momentum that already "controlled", ie your body weight. More restrictions, more seriously and focus on achieving the goals, sometimes even extending them (wanted to reach a 38 ... but why not a size 36?). And with each failure, more tough on yourself until the situation becomes untenable. And then you break, and you begin to dream to join the pieces.

It is at this point where we meet Cassie, a being broken dreamer, hopeless hopes and a heavy heart. Someone very big but it is believed very small and is afraid to get off the ground. Someone who knows the tricks (unforgettable the scene of Cassie and Sid in the cafeteria, where she explains what to do to feed more people and that they believe comes) but no longer knows if he wants to apply, but does not know how to stop (the message of "EAT", present during the same episode). A desperately Cassie seeking emotional and physical stability ... and that by not getting it, punishing her body with the false belief that you can get at least that physical peace.

Fortunately for Cassie (and for all who want and, in some ways, we feel a bit like her), manages to win those battles to a greater or lesser degree, disturbing the ghosts of his past trying to hang on to their knees. If she can, why not be able to others? It is a message written between the lines of Skins, carefully deciphered by those who know what Cassie has passed; transcribed words in this article for those who perhaps had not noticed it.

The creators of Skins made Cassie a real person, evoking hope, change and encounter with oneself, beyond her candour and charm, Cassie is a hymn to life ... a song that sounds in a whisper saying "Wow, lovely".

Thanks for reading and your opinion!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Live aus Berlin: last day!

As I promised, here are the pictures of our last day at Berlin. We had breakfast at Frankfurter Tor, visited the Bang Band Club (finally we couldn't go by night *sniff* ) went to The Museums' Island, ate at Alexanderplatz and finally, we went to the Desigual Party at night!

Be prepared for a bunch of pictures!

This wasn't supossed to happened...!

Yes, because it was supposed that today I would write about our last day at Berlin, I know... but... it has been a long day!!

I woke up early in the morning because I had to fix some papers in the centre; after that, I walked a while, leaving my CV in some shops... yes, I'm looking for a job!
Later, I came home and saw the new season of Lost... Ohmylost!! And at 5 o'clock I was at Urgell because I had an appointment with guiding for searching a job... but suddenly, my phone started to ring; it was my friend Vega, who said that in their Claire's shop they're looking for a girl... and they want me for an interview... so please, wish me luck for tomorrow!

And now the most amazing thing: today, I helped to save a life. Yes. I was in the underground, and I found my friend María Baeta walking through the red line. After chatting a little bit, we said bye and I keep my way... until I found a guy on the floor. He was an inmigrant, and seemed like he was not breathing... so I put him in the lateral position, checked if he was breathing (hopefully yes) and asked for help. Some passersby stopped and helped me then too ... and soon the ambulance arrived.

This makes me think about life, death and how we sometimes waste our time with stupid things. I mean, what if I can't buy a pair of Prada shoes? What if I can't get a Miu Miu dress? What if I'm on two extra kilos? We only live once, as the Strokes said... And we should enjoy life love ourselves; and smiling particularly real smiling.

Today I feel happy because, after all my life, after all the good and the bad things; I'm alive...

Thanks for reading, tomorrow I'll try to do an outfit post, read all your comments (and answer them, of course) and talk about our last day at Berlin!

Monday, February 01, 2010


As I mentioned in the last entry, Laia and I discovered a lovely and wonderful brand at The Brandery Winter Edition 2010, and it's called Diksí (Di que sí in Spanish, what means "Say Yes!")