Monday, July 25, 2011

::Style Philosophy::


When I have to talk about my personal style, the first word that comes to my mind is COLOR, and I think is because of my cultural background. I was born and raised in an island where "seasons" don't exist and summer days last all year long.

I remember, 3 years ago, my first winter season here in Milan. Gray days came and people's clothes started to change. I couldn't bring myself to wear only dark monochromatic outfits; I ran to the first shop I found and bought a turquoise scarf, a bright yellow sweater and a purple jacket (but don' t worry.. I did wear them all together; I just needed some piece with color!!!) . One day, one of my classmates told me "Only you can pull off those kinds of colors during winter", I laughed and responded "Maybe it's because I'm not afraid to wear them", she smiled and said "yes.. you can tell ".

But, don't get me wrong.. There is nothing wrong with wearing neutral shades, in fact it can be very sophisticated, refined and tasteful... it's just that if I only wear those kinds of colors I feel like something is missing. Of course as the years passed by, I eventually, started to get the European vibe of black, gray and beige inside my closet, using them with at least one touch of color, this gave me the opportunity to play with my personal style and force myself to experiment more. In the end, what really matters is that you find something that expresses your personality and that suits you well. For me, the key is to create contrast between colors, textures, silhouettes and styles aesthetics. 

I know that I've been evolving my style philosophy for the last couple of years. .And who knows how it will be in 30 years! ... However, my love for patterns and color will last forever.

Cuando tengo que hablar sobre mi estilo personal, la primera palabra que me viene a la mente es COLOR, y creo que todo se debe a mis raíces culturales.
Nací y crecí en una isla donde no existen las “estaciones del año”, y siempre son días de verano.

Recuerdo, hace 3 años, mi primer invierno aquí en Milán. Aparecieron los días grises y con si la ropa de las personas comenzaron a cambiar. No quería vestirme solo de colores oscuros; así que corrí a la primera tienda que encontré y me compré una bufanda turquesa, un suéter amarillo y una chaqueta violeta. (no se preocupen no utilicé todas las prendas juntas, solo necesitaba tener algunas piezas de color) . Un día, unas de mis compañeras de clases me dijo “Solo tu puedes ponerte esos colores en invierno”, me reí y le respondí: “Será porque no les tengo miedo a usarlos”, ella igual sonrió y contestó “si me doy cuenta!” Aunque no me mal interpreten, no hay nada malo en usar colores neutrales, es mas estos pueden lucir muy sofisticados, refinado y con muy buen gusto, es solo que yo personalmente me sentirá que me falta algo.

Claro mientras el tiempo fue pasando, eventualmente comencé a integrar los colores negro, gris, y beige en mi guardarropa.. solo que les agrego algún toque de color que me hacen sentir mucho mejor, esto me ha dado la oportunidad de jugar con mi estilo personal y me reta a seguir experimentando mas y mas. Porque al final lo importantes es expresar tu personalidad y usar cosas que te favorezcan.
Para mi, la clave esta en crear contraste ya sea de colores, texturas, siluetas y estilos estético.

Se que mi filosofía ha ido cambiando en los últimos años .. y quien sabe como será en 30 años. Sin embargo, el amor por los estampado y el color duraran para siempre.

white shirt/ camisa: tommy hilfiger
pants/pantalones: zara
bag/bolsa: vintage
shoes/zapatos: Seven store
sunnies/lentes de sol: h&M
golden bracelets/ pulseras doradas: h&m
bangles/ pulseras de colores: Ela Design Studio 

cell: Nokia PiNk N8

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

::EDITORIAL: Rule Breaker::

Inspired by the "Smells like Teen Spirit" post, this is the final result of my secret project! 
As you may know, I'm a stylist, however this time I decided to play the role of the photographer as well.
Every single day, I'm searching for inspiration through books, magazines, fashion editorials and photos in general, and I don't know how but a fascination in taking pictures started growing inside of me. I don't have a lot of experience in that area yet and still have a lot to learn but I can say it was a very fun
project to do. It always feels so good when I expand my creativity and push myself to do new things.
Despite the fact that it was my first time as a "fashion photographer wannabe",
I'm very proud of the upshot.
Hope you like it as much as we loved doing it!

*Thanks to my fabulous model and best friend....Tika, you're the best! xx

Inspirado en el post "Smells Like Teen Spirit", este es el resultado final de mi proyecto secreto del fin de semana pasado. Como muchos ya sabe, soy una Stylist … sin embargo, esta vez decidí jugar el papel del fotógrafo también. 

Todos los días me la paso buscando inspiración en libros, revistas, editoriales de modas y fotografía en general, y no se cómo, cuando y donde comenzó a nacer dentro de mi una fascinación de tomar fotos. Todavía no tengo mucha experiencia en el área y me falta un mundo por aprender, sin embargo puedo decirles que me divertí mucho haciéndolo. Me encanta siempre expandir mi creatividad y empujarme a mi misma a experimentar nuevas cosas. 

A pesar de que este fue mi primer projecto como “fotografa wannabe” … estoy muy feliz con el resultado final. 
Espero que lo disfruten! 

*Mil gracias a mi fabulosa modelo y mi mejor amiga, .... Tika, eres la mejor! xx

Photography & Styling: Nathalia Medina
Model: Martha Rodriguez
Special Thanks to:
Francesca Gambino
Martha Cuesta
Julissa Roa

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

::Mid-Summer Brunch::

Sunday brunch at "39 ZeroDue".
Pictures taken with the Pink N8. 
I love the camera of this cell phone. It's perfect to snap all the things that
inspire me in my daily life without carrying my Canon Reflex around on my
shoulder. It's easy to use, compact, and you can edit all your pictures right
there in your phone and upload them wherever your want, or transfer them directly to your USB key.

If I have the opportunity to assist NYFW, that would be the first thing I would do: create a visual journal of my adventures in the Big City to share with you. New York is such an inspiring city that it would be so easy to find beautiful visual treasures that will stay with me forever.
Also, let's see how many fashion inspirations I can find on the streets; I'm
thinking of doing some street style shoots here in Milan during the weekend with this fabulous Pink N8, it could be a warm up for New York, ...
Stay Tuned!

PS. Thank you to all who had voted for me,
and believe that I can do a great job at NYFW!
I'll promise you to do my best!
Domingo de Brunch a "39 ZeroDue"
Fotos Tomadas con el Pink N8.

Me encanta la cámara fotográfica de este celular. Es perfecta para captar imágenes de todas las cosas que mi inspiran en el día a día sin tener que cargar con mi Canon Reflex alrededor de los hombros. Es súper fácil de usar, compacta y puedes editar las imágenes simplemente en el celular y subirlas en la web o pasarlas directamente a una memoria USB.

Si tengo la oportunidad de asistir a la Semana de la Moda de New York, lo primero que haré será; crear un diario visual de mis aventuras en la Gran Ciudad para compartirlo con ustedes a través de mi blog. New York es una ciudad tan inspiradora, por lo tanto será súper fácil encontrar miles de tesoros visuales que me ayudarán a recordar esa experiencia para toda la vida.
También, verán mucha inspiración de moda encontrada en la calle; por lo que estoy pensando de tomar algunas fotos en las calles de Milán durante el fin de semana con el fabuloso Pink N8, para comenzar a calentar los motores para New York.
Sigan sintonizados.

PD. Muchísimas gracias a todos aquellos que han votado por me a traves de Facebook y todos los que creen en que podré hacer buen trabajo en la Semana de la Moda. Les prometo dar lo mejor de mi.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

::Sales Season::

It's"Sales Season"!
These are my latest purchases:
1. Stripes espadrilles- H&M 15,00€
2. Floral backpack - Bershka 9,99€
3. Pink shorts - Bershka 7,99€
All the pictures were taken with the Pink N8, that I got for the Nokia+ Elle's contest ...
I decided to play with the filters to create the "Antique Effect"... super cool camera!
Have you already voted for me? No? .. well, here is the link!
Thanks for your support!

Estamos en "Temporada de Rebajas"
Estas son mis ultimas adquisiciones:
1. Alpargatas de rayas- H&M 15,00
2. Mochila de Flores - Bershka 9,99€
3. Shorts Rosados - Bershka 7,99€

Todas las fotos las tomé con el Pink N8 que obtuvé para el concurso de Nokia+Elle Magazine...
decidí jugar un poco con los filtros y crear el "Efecto Antiguo"... es súper divertido!
Ya votaste por mi? No?... bueno, aquí te dejo el link!
Gracias por tu apoyo!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

::Smells Like Teen Spirit::

Do you remember the flick "Empire Records"?, the story is silly but I love watching the clothes. Oh, my ... how can we forget the grunge style of the 90's, when everything matched with everything; flannel shirts, washed jeans, tomboy spirit, Converse's sneakers, Doctor Martins’ boots, messy hair without makeup... So ironic, I started thinking: "Did we really wear that!?" ... oh, yes we did!
So, I started looking for images and felt inspired.
I'm leaving you a little research I made and later on, I will publish the final result of my secret project!
Hope everybody had a wonderful weekend!
PS.: Keep voting for me! HERE

Algunos recordarán la película “Empire Records”?; la historia es un poco tonta, pero me encanta ver la ropa que usaban. Oh, Dios… como olvidar el estilo grunge de los 90, cuando todo combinaba con todo; la camisas a cuadros, jeans lavados, el estilo masculino, los converse, las botas Doctor Martins, el pelo despeinado y nada de maquillaje. Es tan irónico, ahora pienso:
“ De verdad, usábamos todo eso?... oh, si, lo hacíamos!

Así, que empecé a buscar imágenes de referencia y me sentí inspirada. Aquí les dejo algunas fotos y más tarde publicaré el resultado final de mi proyecto secreto del fin de semana.
Espero que todos hayan pasando un maravilloso fin de semana!

P.D: Sigan votando por mi!

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::Everything I Need::

Thanks to Nokia and Elle Magazine for my style correspondent's kit.
I promise I'll use it wisely!
Thanks to those who have voted for me, and for those who haven't here is the l ink.
I'm having so much fun doing my style portfolio so keep coming back to see what I'm posting, and remember that I always appreciate your lovely comments!

Happy Sunday!

Mil gracias a Nokia y Elle Magazine por mi kit de Corresponsal del Modas.
Prometo aprovecharlo al máximo!

Agradezco a todos los que han votado por mi, y aquellos que todavía no , les dejo el link donde solo debe darme un "LIKE". Me estoy divirtiendo muchísimo preparando mi Portafolio de Estilos, así que continúen visitando el blog para ver todo lo que estoy publicando, y recuerden que siempre tomo en consideración sus maravillosos comentarios.

Felíz Domingo!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

::One lace skirt, 3 Outfits::

I love to do this project; take one item and play with it, creating new oufits.
Do you remember last year's post with the lace shirt? Well, today I decided to do the same with this DIY lace skirt I did a few months ago. What do you think? Which one do you prefer? ... I think outfit#2 would be perfect for a night out in NYC, obviously, me being the Nokia+ELLE's style correspondent!
 Literally, I'm day-dreaming on my desk right now... and thanks God, dreams don't cost a thing!

ps. Remember you can vote for me HERE!!
Thanks for your support!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

::The Great New Designer:

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There is a typical/common question people ask you when you tell them that you studied fashion .. "Who is your favorite designer?" or better yet "Which designer do you admire the most?".. I don't know about you, fellows fashion lovers, but for me it had always been a difficult question; not because I don't know the answer, but when I started studying Fashion Styling, I began to see things differently with varying meanings .. but that's another story, so back to the question... "Who do I admire the most?"; the answer I have been using in the last couple of years is: A Great New Designer, because, yes I can tell you how wonderful Prada is, or how much I love the way Marc Jacobs can create a new style for women every fashion season, but that you already knew ... However, there are so many great new designers out there, waiting to be discovered,  I admire those who have the talent, creativity, the capacity to do garments impeccably and have the power of believing in themselves.
Last week, I went to the Istituto Marangoni Fashion Show, and I felt inspired.
There were so many good outfits; some were very crafty, others more constructive, maybe one or two too avant-garde, others more casual or pieces that were very sophisticated. At the end, I felt it was an explosion of good taste and individuality. There were almost 300 students showing there work, so for me it was kind of difficult to admire the outfits, take the picture and remember the designer's
name all at the same time.. so I apologize for that!
These were my favorites.. do you have one that you like?
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